21st Century Learning #112: Ahsan Karim on NYSAIS, NYCIST, and NEIT

21st Century Learning #112NEIT2008
October 20, 2009
Ahsan Karim on NYSAIS, NYCIST, and NEIT. 

A conversation with Ahsan Karim, Director of Technology at The Buckley School and President of NYCIST.  We discussed the relationships between the New York Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the New York Consortium of Independent School Technologists (NYCIST), and the NYSAIS Education and Information Technology Conference (NEIT).  These organizations have lots of overlap in their membership, creating a rich network of education technologies who have each other at their fingertips, yet balance these online with numerous face to face meetings. 

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21st Century Learning #110: H1N1 and School Communication

H1N1

21st Century Learning #110
September 29, 2009 —
H1N1 Preparedness

H1N1After a recenty NYSAIS Professional Development seminar, NYCIST held a meeting discussing H1N1 preparedness.

Alex and arvind discuss what schools are doing to be prepared for closures and high absense rates. 

Resources to find information include Flu.gov, ISTE.

We also discussed the importance of connnectedness of the community.  The importance of creating an online space for students and faculty to continue to keep the community intact.  We asked if Facebook could be that space?

Plus some edtech news from our schools… 

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21st Century Learning #108: 21CL Brainstorm Call in…

21st Century Learning #108Rotary Phone
June 4, 2009 —
A 21st Century Learning Brainstorm Call in…

Alex and arvid reflect on the end of year and plans for the summer.  They discussed professional development in open space and summer social media projects in Flickr and Shelfari. 

Jose Rodriguez joined us to discuss a the protesters who were hunger striking in the Spring. 

Mark Lauria, Executive Director of NYSAIS joined us.

Bill Stites from Montclair Kimberly Academy, in Montclair, New Jersey discussed the use of social media on their  Irish Studies 2009 trip.
 

21st Century Learning #104: NEIT Teaching With Technology Conference Debriefing

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21st Century Learning #104
Teaching with Technology 2009 a NEIT Production
May 7, 2009

A conversation debriefing the NYSAIS Techning with Technology 2009.  TWT2009 was a teacher lead technology professional development conference.  Check out the session information at the wiki here: TWT2009 Schedule and notes

What is your favorite technology professional development?

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21st Century Learning #93: Catching up

21st Century Learning #93
Checking in with Alex, arvind and Vinnie
January 29, 2009

Vinnie TextingAlex and arvind were on location at the NYSAIS Assistant Head’s and Division Director’s conference at Mohonk Mountain House while Vinnie held down the fort in chilly Chicago.  We discussed professional development for our faculty as well as current projects that we’re working on including
realigning Math, Science and Technology curriculum, coordinating faculty professional development and implementing a tablet program for 8th graders.

On February 5th our guest will be Carol Broos (Music Techie) to speak about her conversation with Arne Duncan, our new Secretary of Education.  On February 12th we have Wendy Drexler, creator of the youtube video The Networked Student, to speak about her doctoral research project on building student PLNs.  


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21st Century Learning #46: Year in Review, Professional Learning, Summer Plans and Reading

EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #46
Year in Review, Professional Learning, Summer Plans and Reading
June 19, 2007

This week, we discussed our year, our summer plans, a professional development learning network, and our summer plans and reading.

To contact us, please submit a comment on this post or send us e-mail at 21 [at] edtechtalk.com.

Click here for the show notes

 

21st Century Learning #20: Bill Fitzgerald on DrupalEd

EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #20

A Conversation with Bill Fitzgerald on Drupal in Education

October 31, 2006

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We had an excellent conversation with Bill Fitzgerald, from FunnyMonkey.com, OpenAcademic.org and the brand spankin new DrupalEd Distribution on how Drupal fits into education. The goal of the show was to create a cookbook for a conference site with Drupal — we got to it in the last 10 minutes! Thanks to Bill for his time and the excellent conversation.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the Drupal Education movement, join the Drupal Documentation Listserv,comment on the DrupalEd Distribution page, and join DrupalEd Drupal.

Past Shows on Drupal, Elgg, and Open Source:

# 11 – Open Source Show

# 17 – The Read/Write Web Conference

Other Drupal Resources:

About Drupal

Drupal Wikipedia Entry

CMS Academy Drupal

Drupal Page at the School Computing Wiki

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