EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #43
One Year Anniversary and Jeff Lebow from Worldbridges
May 15, 2007
This week we celebrated our one year anniversary, woot! We have managed to get to our 43rd episode, only taking a few weeks off for vacation last summer. We reflect on what it has been like, and bring in our mentor Jeff Lebow, founder of Worldbridges to discuss 21st Century Learning and EdTechTalk.com
We also discussed the recent NY Times article about schools getting rid of their laptop programs. We gave some of our own critiques and discussed how schools could be more successful with 1:1 initiatives.
Next week, we’ll be discussing faculty professional development with Jeff Ritter, from St. John’s School in Houston Texas. See you all then.
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[Jeff] Check out the global user list http://webheadsinaction.org/profile
[arvind] Want to have a laptop program? Try: http://www.learningwithlaptops.com/
[arvind] Talk to people who are doing it and succeeding
[arvind] Attend the laptop institute: http://www.laptopinstitute.com/
[arvind] The most important video I have seen on teens and online social spaces: http://www.netcaucus.org/events/2007/youth/video.shtml
[arvind] The fears are largely unfounded, we need to let kids go a little on the laptops
[arvind] too much concern places on monitoring/administration of the programs
[arvind] and not the prof dev of faculty and shift in pedagogy
[arvind] Scott McLeod runs Leadertalk: http://scottmcleod.typepad.com/dangerouslyirrelevant/
[arvind] National Association of Independent Schools rec’s for technology: http://www.nais.org/about/seriesdoc.cfm?ItemNumber=149157&sn.ItemNumber=146810
[arvind] beat you to it
[arvind] Web Heads in Action: wiaoc.org
[arvind] Jeff Ritter next week, don’t miss the show!