EdTechWeekly #170

EdTechWeekly #170 

October 3, 2010

Guest Host: Alvin Trusty

Dave, John, and Jen welcome guest host Alvin Trusty to continue the new format for EdTechWeekly that offers a deeper look into a smaller number of topics. This week, the discussion focuses on the following:

  • Dave’s Link: http://openstudy.com/

  • Jen’s Link: Elevating the Education Reform Dialog: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106358

  • John’s Link: Cyberbullying: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2010/09/30/cyberbullying-and-a-students-suicide

  • Alvin’s Link: Why Johnny Can’t Program: A New Medium Requires A New Literacy http://www.huffingtonpost.com/douglas-rushkoff/programming-literacy_b_745126.html

Next Week’s Guest: Ginger Lewman, Director, f2f Program, Turning Point Learning Center, Emporia, Kansas

Wiki Agenda

Chat log below

18:54:33 Lesley Edwards -> Good afternoon.
18:54:41 dave -> hi lesley
18:54:46 JenM -> Hello!
18:54:51 Lesley Edwards -> Hi Dave
18:55:03 Lesley Edwards -> Hi Jen
19:01:56 dave -> http://openstudy.com
19:02:09 PeggyG -> what an exciting bunch of people!! πŸ™‚
19:03:12 dave -> http://openstudy.com/studypads/Old-dudes-learning-Programming-4ca1edc26ea03a7fb7313e2b
19:03:49 PeggyG -> I’m with you πŸ™‚
19:04:35 PeggyG -> cool! study pad to learn about using study pad πŸ™‚
19:04:47 dave -> http://openstudy.com/studypads/edtechtalk-4ca90c079b7a3a7f53d8ece8
19:07:04 dave -> http://openstudy.com/channels/MIT+6.0+Intro+Computer+Science+%28OCW%29
19:09:02 PeggyG -> is anything threaded?
19:10:43 dave -> https://openstudy.com/settings/?
19:12:39 dave -> need a beer… brb
19:12:48 Lesley Edwards -> Wouldn’t you have to click on Follow This StudyPad before they start sending you emails?
19:12:49 PeggyG -> are we going to hold our ETT community meeting in OpenStudy tonight?
19:13:18 dave -> back now
19:13:21 JohnS -> No. We don’t want to make everyone sign up for an account to participate in the meeting.
19:13:39 PeggyG -> good point
19:14:07 JenM ->  http://www.learncentral.org/event/106358
19:15:26 PeggyG -> I’m really interested to see how they can give everyone time to speak but Steve is a master facilitator. πŸ™‚ I’ll be there!
19:19:06 PeggyG -> I think that is a good thing if it stimulates thinking, conversations and brainstorming possible solutions/next steps
19:19:56 dave -> @peggy yup.
19:22:57 PeggyG -> the blame game is not productive and never has been
19:24:14 JohnS -> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/30/nyregion/30suicide.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1
19:24:27 JohnS -> http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2010/09/30/cyberbullying-and-a-students-suicide
19:24:43 dave -> http://cribchronicles.com/2010/09/30/mightier-than-the-sword/
19:29:00 JohnS -> Stop Cyberbullying: http://www.stopcyberbullying.org Resources for different age levels, parents, and schools
19:29:08 JohnS -> NetSafe: http://www.netsafe.org.nz/ New Zealand non-profit, Free DVDs for NZ schools: At a Distance (years 5-7),  
19:29:16 JohnS -> Childnet International: http://www.childnet-int.org/ UK organization,  Let’s Fight it Together (7-10)
19:29:24 JohnS -> Kidsmart: http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/ Resources for parents and teachers.
19:30:47 PeggyG -> those are excellent links! why are so many of these sites coming from the UK πŸ™‚
19:32:12 PeggyG -> is bullying being managed better in the UK or are they just producing more/better materials?
19:32:44 JohnS -> I think they’ve just focused on it a bit more, or this one organization has their act together.
19:35:49 PeggyG -> Hi Kim πŸ™‚
19:36:26 kcaise -> hi peggy
19:36:47 dave -> http://blog.ouseful.info/
19:37:18 kcaise -> hi doug
19:37:35 ds -> hi Kim
19:37:40 ds -> and all
19:37:51 dave -> @ds dude.
19:38:03 JenM -> yay, ds!!!
19:38:18 PeggyG -> does labeling it and defining it make it easier to manage and deal with?
19:38:36 ds -> hey Dave and Jen!
19:39:11 dave -> http://blog.ouseful.info/2010/09/23/digging-deeper-into-the-structure-of-my-twitter-friends-network-librarian-spotting/
19:39:22 dave -> direct link to cluster stuff from tony hirst
19:39:30 Alvin Trusty -> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/douglas-rushkoff/programming-literacy_b_745126.html
19:39:30 ds -> technology also provides a tool to bring bullying to light and generate dialog around underlying issues
19:40:13 PeggyG -> pasting doesn’t work-have to click and drag the url into the text box
19:45:38 ds -> very little in the office suite of apps (or equiv) that can’t be puzzled together with a google search
19:48:52 PeggyG -> programming for ipod/ipad/iphone apps is a growing interest πŸ™‚
19:50:15 JenM -> @peggy .. good point … for android, too
19:50:40 PeggyG -> yes!

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