Teachers Teaching Teachers #97 – Foxfire for the Firefox Generation – 03.26.08

This podcast begins with a focus on the work of two technology teachers and two students from The Baccalaureate School for Global Education
(BSGE) in Astoria, NY. Madeline Brownstone and Shantanu Saha describe
their two-year technology curriculum that has students doing global,
multimedia projects.

Madeline and Shantanu have been working with
schools here in the US through the New York City Writing Project and
World Bridges/EdTechTalk. And their students have been participating in
a project with a school in the Netherlands with iEarn.

More recently
their students have also begun working with teachers and students
involved with the Horizon Project,
which was founded by Vikki Davis and Julie Lindsay. Listen to hear how
these teachers and students integrate these national and international
projects with the curricular expectations of a technology
concentration that leads to an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

That might be enough, but Madeline and Shantanu and their students also
found wonderful ways to relate their work to the collaborative study of
rural culture that is being planned by Lee Baber in Virginia and Woody
Woodgate in Alaska. Woody tells his students that they are natives of
Alaska and the digital worlds.

In this podcast we explore all of these ways of connecting urban, rural, global, and digital youths!