TTT#367 Why Open Matters When We Share Curriculum – Connected Educator Month Series (2 of 5) 10.9.13

On this episode of TTT, recorded on 10.9.13 as part of our series of Connected Educator Month http://connectededucators.org shows, we explore why open matters when we share curriculum.

We are joined by:

Greg Mcverry's profile photo Greg McVerry Christina Cantrill's profile photo Christina Cantrill Johanna Paraiso's profile photo Johanna Paraiso
Karen Fasimpaur's profile photo Karen Fasimpaur Joann Boettcher's profile photo Joann Boettcher Sheri Edwards's profile photo Sheri Edwards

Here’s a Digital Is http://digitalis.nwp.org/ resource on this topic, written by one of our frequent (and always welcomed) guests on TTT, Karen Fasimpaur:

Why does “open” matter?

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There is a lot of talk about “open” these days. It’s the new black. It’s cool and hip, and marketeers are calling their products “open,” whether they are or not.

But what does “open” really mean? And why should we care?

For the purposes of this discussion, “open” refers to content that can be remixed, modified, and redistributed by anyone.

There’s an endless supply of free content on the Internet. How is open different from everything else that is free? In the United States, any content that is not public domain (by virtue of its age or designation as such by the creator) is copyrighted, whether or not it is indicated as such. Subject to certain excpeptions such as fair use, the copyright owner has exclusive rights to reproduce, prepare derivatives, and distribute the copyrighted work (section 107 of the copyright law).*

Open-licensed content, though, can be reused and redistributed without prior permission.

The most common open licenses are those provided by Creative Commons. An attachment below summarizes the various licenses and gives more info about open resources.

As educators, why should we care about open? Some of the reasons include economics, remixability, and promoting a culture of sharing. We’ll explore each of these in the chapters that follow.

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– See more at: http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/3837#sthash.ewnNpvyc.dpuf


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TTT#365 Colorado Floods and Youth Voices w/ Griffina Blake, Haley Sladek, Joann Boettcher, Maria Lam, Kiran Chaudhuri – 09.25.13

What an exciting group of teachers join us on this episode of TTT, recorded September 25, 2013. We talk about curriculum plans and using http://youthvoices.net together to connect our students and their inquiries. Enjoy this live webcast, and plan to join us soon on a Wednesday at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific.

Before all of that, at the beginning of this episode we take time to check in with a colleague who had been facing flooding in Colorado in the days before this webcast.

Joining us on this episode:

Griffina B.'s profile photo Griffina Blake Haley Sladek's profile photo Haley Sladek Joann Boettcher's profile photo Joann Boettcher Karen Fasimpaur's profile photo Karen Fasimpaur Maria Lam's profile photo Maria Lam
Kiran Chaudhuri's profile photo Kiran Chaudhuri Marina Lombardo's profile photo Marina Lombardo Jake Jacobs's profile photo Jake Jacobs Tommy Buteau's profile photo Tommy Buteau Aliyah Hayes's profile photo Aliyah Hayes


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TTT#375 Hour of Code and Dasani w/ Nikhil Goyal, Maurya Couvares, Mia Zamora, Kim Douillard, Stephanie West-Puckett 12.11.13

On this episode of TTT, recorded on 12.11.13, join Nikhil Goyal nikhilgoyal.me/about/ , Maurya Couvares @MauryaCouvares , Mia Zamora @MiaZamoraPhD , Kim Douillard @kd0602 , and Stephanie West-Puckett @fieldpeaz as they help us make connections between Hour of Code http://csedweek.org/ and the recent “Dasani: Invisible Child” series in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/invisible-child/#/?chapt=1

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Pat Delaney wasn’t able to join us but he sent along this provocation: http://weedingthecollection.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/ignoring-what-most-schools-dont-teach/

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Monika Hardy exploreed the juxtaposition of Hour of Code with Dasani, when she wrote in an email:

I think the stories of Leo http://redefineschool.com/leo-grand/ and Marc http://redefineschool.com/marc-roth/ fit in nicely as well.

Freire’s – how to have liberation without trust.. esp the story behind Leo and Patrick: Did we trust a homeless black man could code? Did we trust a young white tech entrepreneur wasn’t just wanting to look good in his offer?

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ScriptEd’s co-founder, Maurya Couvares http://www.scripted.org suggested:

You might want to read this article. One of our students wrote it — I think it might a good talking point for [this episode of TTT]: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-nyarko/learning-to-computer-program_b_4098707.html

ScriptEd teaches computer programming to students in low resource high schools, and places its students in internships with technology firms.


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TTT#361 Taking Summer Experiences into the Future 8.28.13

Summers are often filled with exploring and learning. This summer was no exception for many students and teachers. Join teachers and students from IDEC 2013 and the Youth Voices Summer Program on this episode of TTT, recorded 8.28.13 We talk about about amazing experiences of learning and being together this past summer, and perhaps most importantly, we ask how these experiences were coming with us into the fall.

We are joined by both teachers and youths who worked together in the New York City Writing Projects Youth Voices Summer Program http://youthvoices.net/summer2013 and teachers and students who attended IDEC 2013 http://www.idec2013.org/

What an exciting group to ask: What future do you want to create?

Monika Hardy and Paul Allison host Karen Fasimpaur, Grace Raffaele, Jim Nordlinger, Marina Lombardo, Cristian Buendia, Eva Martinez, Darcy Bedortha, Amori Richards, Javarius Jones, Darcy Bedortha, Jerry Aero, Aliyah Hayes, Sabrina Joy Stevens, Matt Murrie, and Tolu Olorunda


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TTT#358 #clmooc Imaging Futures w/ Christina Cantrill, Karen Fasimpaur, Fred Mindlin, Terry Elliott, Mia Zamora, Sheri Edwards

On this episode of TTT (recorded 7.24.13), we invite you to join some of the instigators and nurturers of this summer’s #clmooc (A Massive Open Online Collaboration about Connected Learning). Listen as these inspiring educators envision future communitites of learning together.

Making Learning Connected http://blog.nwp.org/clmooc/ #clmooc was a massive open online collaboration — it was a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience focused on making and connected learning. In #clmooc, participants designed and engaged in “makes” — creative projects — that tapped into participants’ personal (and professional) interests.

In this episode of TTT, we talk with several participants and facilitators of #clmooc about their experiences and how they envision taking what they have learned forward to apply it in other contexts.

Christina Cantrill's profile photo Christina Cantrill Karen Fasimpaur's profile photo Karen Fasimpaur Allie Bishop Pasquier's profile photo Allie Bishop Pasquier
Fred Mindlin's profile photo Fred Mindlin TERRY ELLIOTT's profile photo Terry Elliott Mia Zamora's profile photo Mia Zamora Sheri Edwards's profile photo Sheri Edwards


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TTT#357 Crafting Digital Writing with Web Based Texts w/ Troy Hicks, Andy Schoenborn, Erin Klein, and Beth Nelson 7.17.13

On this episode of TTT, we are joined by Troy Hicks, author of the new Heinemann title, Crafting Digital Writing Workshop: Composing Texts Across Media and Genres, and Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project at Central Michigan University, as we conclude a two-part series exploring the principles and practices described in the book. For this second episode, we welcome three new teachers to the conversation as they discuss how they approach the craft of digital writing with web-based texts and presentations.

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Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University, discusses how to study digital writing through the lens of author’s craft.

Andy Schoenborn, Mt. Pleasant High School, describes how his students employ Prezi for visual arguments.

Erin Klein, Cranbrook Academy, shares several alternative tools students use to present their work.

Beth Nelson, Greenville High School, shows how she has her students create digital essays.


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TTT#355 What education stories need to be told? with Karen Fasimpaur, Jim Nordlinger, and Marina Lombardo (Youth Voices) 7.3.13

On this episode of TTT, @kfasimpaur @JimNordlinger @paulallison @monk51295 and Marina Lombardo consider what video or videos might come from the Youth Voics Summer Program.

This is a planning-in-public episode on Teachers Teaching Teachers, which we held less than a week before we launched into the three-week Youth Voices program this July, which was the New York City Writing Project’s participation in the Summer of Making and Connecting and part of the National Writing Project’s Educator Innovator.

The week before this episode of TTT, with my colleagues in the New York City Writing Project, Grace Raffaele, Jim Nordlinger, Noah Gordon, and Aliyah Hayes, we had been individually meeting 13 high school students were joined by five teachers for a three-week summer program focused on http://youthvoices.net/grid and http://youthvoices.net/play

What an exciting group of youths we were lucky enough to gather for this program! And thank you to all of our supporters who contributed to make this possible!

On this episode of TTT, Jim Nordlinger our video production lead and Karen Fasimpaur (who joined us in the third week) and I continue an ongoning conversations we’ve been having about the story we want to tell with a video that Jim has been shooting about the deep learning students and teachers do together on Youth Voices. Even as I type these notes for the podcast (from my one-week vacation in mid-August) Jim is working to finish editing the many, many hours of video that he captured during our work together in July. Reviewing this episode of TTT and seeing your comments should at least inspire Jim, and might also suggest an angle that he had forgotten.

From the intake interviews in the last week of June (and even before in a teacher’s classroom) to the final exhibition on July 25th Jim has been pointing his camera at our interactions. On this episode of TTT we be talk about what story we want to tell with this video project.

Please take the time to listen to this podcast, then we would love for you to add any insights you might have about what audience we should be aiming to connect with (the average civilian?) and what message we want to convey about the way teachers and students can work together in an online learning space built on National Writing Project values and beliefs.

Enjoy this episode of TTT, as we make transparent our planning process. We would love to have you challenge us and support us, to make us re-think and to be inspired as well.


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TTT#354 Birmingham Brave New Voices/Real Life Poets w/Beth Sanders, Al Elliott, John Taylor, Chaniya O’Bey, Chase, Ebony, Justin

On this episode of TTT, enjoy @MsSandersTHS @ellication @reallifepoets Chaniya O’Bey and three youths, Chase, Ebony, and Justin from the Birmingham Brave New Voices and Real Life Poets.

Young Alabama poets competing… for Brave New Voices festival in Chicago

http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/06/young_alabama_poets_competing.html>

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Birmingham poets age 13-20 have a chance to participate in Brave New Voices 2013, a festival that will be held in Chicago in August. BNV is a network of more than 70 organizations that hosts a HBO series that “captures teenager picking up the pen and taking hold of the microphone with passion, intelligence, creativity, honesty and power,” according to the BNV web site.

We celebrate poetry with young poets from Birmingham, Alabama on this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers.

Along with the youths, we are joined by:

Beth Sanders @MsSandersTHS
Educator working on making a ruckus. Social justice, technology equality, educational equity for everyone. Youth Converts Culture Co-Founder. ADE Class of 2013.
Birmingham, Alabama

Al Elliott @ellication
Dad. Educator. Learner. Currently serving as a 5th Grade Teacher + Green Valley Elementary | Hoover City Schools | Real Life Poets, Inc. [Board Member]

John Paul Taylor @reallifepoets and Chaniya O’Bey
The Real Life Poets Inc. is a 501 c3 non-profit community service organization that uses and encourages communication using spoken word poetry and the arts.
Birmingham, Alabama http://reallifepoets.org

You don’t want to miss this one!

TTT#353 Teachers Speaking Up-2 w/ Andrea Zellner, Katherine Schulten, Steve Zemelman, Jen Ochoa, Beth Sanders, Pat Delaney 6.19

A provocative conversation about Teachers Speaking Up w/ @AndreaZellner, @KSchulten, @StevenZemelman, @Ochoajen @MsSandersTHS, and Pat Delaney on this episode of TTT (Please subscribe with this link: http://www.teachersteachingteachers.org/feed/podcast/ (And BTW http://cloud.feedly.com is a great replacement for Google Reader. The App, BeyondPod now integrates with Feedly.)

On this episode of TTT, we are joined by:

Andrea Zellner's profile photoKatherine Schulten's profile photoSteven Zemelman's profile photoPatrick Delaney's profile photoJennifer Ochoa's profile photoBeth Sanders's profile photo

This episode is a follow up to TTT#351 Teachers Speaking Up w/ Jesse Hagopian, Diana Laufenberg, José Vilson, Steven Zemelman, Pat Delaney, Maribeth Whitehouse https://edtechtalk.net/node/5198 — and we plan more on this topic later this summer.

Here are a few notes from the show:

Look at what happened in Michigan today, Andrea Zellner writes: Our teachers are passionate and outspoken: http://www.michiganradio.org/post/teachers-rally-lansing-more-support-public-education

Jen Ochoa’s “Give Them an Apple, or a Hug: Help Teachers and Students Survive Testing” http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/schoolbook/2013/apr/16/give-them-an-apple-or-a-hug-help-teachers-and-students-survive-testing/

Kevin Hodgson’s blog: http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/

Be sure to follow up at Teachers Speak Up http://teachersspeakup.com , a blog, where Steve Zemelman is a co-convener.

Some of the interesting things going on in Philly for Teacher Voice –
http://facesofthelayoffs.org/about-the-project/
http://thenotebook.org/
http://www.educationvoterspa.org/index.php/site/take-action/
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/school_files/ (Kristin’s live-tweeting of the SRC meetings is legendary and an amazing resource for the community)
http://www.tagphilly.org/

Brave New Voices –
http://youthspeaks.org/bravenewvoices/
Fundraising link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/team-atlanta-goes-to-brave-new-voices-2013

Lisa Neilsen’s group on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/homeschoolingunschooling/
A place where parents, students, teens, and teachers frustrated with traditional schooling can come together to discuss the more effective options they are pursuing. Conversations often address things like opting out of testing and other traditional schooling issues.


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