Seems like our colleagues at Seedlings, Bob Sprankle, Cheryl Oakes, and Alice Barr are right in declaring this the year of Student Voice, which they did in their wonderful conversation with Adora Svitak (2010-10-07 Seedlings Show # 94).
At Teachers Teaching Teachers we seem to be handing the microphones over to students more and more as well.
On this episode we are joined by students Martha (12th grade), Maci (6th), Michael (12th), Christian (12th) and Erin (college) in a rich, real discussion about out-of-school creativity!
Maci made this painting and published a poem called “Refreshing Day
” on Voices on the Gulf.
Click Read more to see a copy of the chat that was happening during the webcast.
20:50:52 Chris Sloan: Hi Margaret
20:51:28 Chris Sloan: Sorry we couldn’t make the chat with the photographer today. How did it go?
20:55:51 margaretsmn: wonderful she has given us permission to use some of her photos in a voicethread
20:56:10 margaretsmn: I also got a recording of some of it I will post.
20:56:43 Martha: Hey everyone. =]
20:57:15 Paul Allison: Hi everybody…
20:57:33 Paul Allison: Rushing to get an ISTE proposal out — due by midnight.
20:57:33 margaretsmn: Paul, did you get Maci’s name? bubster99 She is waiting for a call from Susan. Is she doing the calling?
20:57:39 Paul Allison: But I’m HERE now.
20:57:42 Paul Allison: yes.
20:57:57 Paul Allison: bubbster99? or bubster99
20:57:57 Chris Sloan: I can help with the ISTE thing tonight Paul
20:58:11 Paul Allison: I need your school address.
20:58:14 margaretsmn: the second one…bubster99
20:58:21 Paul Allison: okay
20:58:22 margaretsmn: email or snail
20:58:26 Paul Allison: Looking for Susan
20:58:28 Paul Allison: email
20:58:33 Paul Allison: no.
20:58:36 Paul Allison: snail
20:58:49 margaretsmn: I’ll email it to you
21:01:31 Paul Allison: Your skype name Martha?
21:01:58 Chris Sloan: My student Michael said he’s available.
21:02:04 SusanEttenheim: martha what’s your skype again?
21:02:14 Chris Sloan: Also Emily
21:02:31 SusanEttenheim: what’s emily’s skype?
21:02:38 Martha: It’s the same as last week, Hatake Kakashi
21:02:59 SusanEttenheim: yeahhh but it doesn’t say martha
21:03:05 SusanEttenheim: got it
21:05:40 SusanEttenheim: hi peggy can you tell us if we’re broadcasting?
21:05:46 PeggyG: not hearing anything yet
21:05:49 Chris Sloan: Her Skype is emilytandrews
21:05:50 SusanEttenheim: should be now
21:06:01 PeggyG: I went to the EdTechTalk room but it was empty…
21:06:12 PeggyG: hearing you now
21:06:29 PeggyG: always love to hear from Martha!!!
21:06:34 Paul Allison: Peggy can you watch for that?
21:06:42 Paul Allison: and invite people over?
21:06:51 PeggyG: I’ll try
21:07:06 PeggyG: it was the default 🙁
21:07:12 Paul Allison: cool
21:07:43 PeggyG: the ETT room is a dropdown menu
21:08:19 SusanEttenheim: thanks!
21:09:00 PeggyG: I can’t monitor the other room because it logs me out of this room. Sorry
21:09:39 PeggyG: always love hearing from the students!
21:13:06 margaretsmn: Paul, my student’s name is Maci (no r in there)
21:13:21 Paul Allison: thank you
21:19:36 SusanEttenheim: hi cathy e – welcome!
21:19:53 Cathy E: Hello all!
21:22:24 PeggyG: Hi CathyE
21:26:29 SusanEttenheim: hi david!
21:27:40 david pulling: Hi,, Susan
21:30:15 Cathy E: I have made a few diaper cakes, too
21:30:23 SusanEttenheim: 🙂
21:31:56 PeggyG: what is a “Math Mood” ? 🙂
21:32:13 Martha: Well
21:32:42 Martha: i wasn’t in a ‘math mood’, particularly, the mood to do math.
21:33:07 Martha: Like, math was the last thing on my mind that day, I just didn’t feel like doing it
21:33:45 PeggyG: aha 🙂
21:35:44 PeggyG: this is an excellent, articulate description about his poetry passion! love it!
21:36:23 PeggyG: need a backup 🙂 so sad to lose all of your poems!
21:37:44 margaretsmn: I got in a Math mood for the very first time today working with 2 fifth graders on the numbers for the oil spill.
21:38:11 margaretsmn: we did conversions and comparisons, like the book “How much is a Million.”
21:38:51 margaretsmn: I still think we need a channel on voices for lessons.
21:39:04 SusanEttenheim: 😉 margaret
21:39:11 SusanEttenheim: meant a wink
21:39:11 Martha: I’m usually never in a math mood. lol There are days I don’t mind it but I’ve never really been excited or looking forward to doing math. >.>
21:40:51 margaretsmn: this reminds me of a friend of mine who superimposed Leonardo Davinci on images from Katrina..amazing connection.
21:45:07 Cathy E: Great conversation – will catch the ending a little later.
21:51:16 PeggyG: you’ve become really creative as you develop your self-confidence Martha! Loving listening to you!
21:53:48 margaretsmn: creative nonfiction?
21:54:41 margaretsmn: Could you write in one of the voices from fiction?
21:55:50 margaretsmn: too bad Maci’s not here… I just assigned research on Paul Revere for an essay contest.
21:57:10 Martha: when you say write in one of the voices from fiction, do you mean write something from a fictional characters’ point of view?
21:57:32 PeggyG: sorry I have to leave you for another conference call. Thanks for a great conversation!! You all did a great job!
21:57:41 margaretsmn: Research actually shows that using interest areas works for successful students.
21:57:43 SusanEttenheim: bye peggy!
21:58:00 PeggyG: bye-see you next week
21:58:06 margaretsmn: @Martha, yeah, use the fictional voice to tell the research info.
21:58:41 Martha: I think I could have fun with that…
21:58:56 Martha: It would depend on the research topic…
21:59:06 margaretsmn: Should try it, Paul???
21:59:10 Martha: ACtually, no, I can be flexible with it. lol
21:59:28 margaretsmn: Yeah, probably not Paul Revere’s ride, huh?
22:00:05 Martha: I kind of like a challenge…
22:00:18 margaretsmn: Sounds like it.
22:00:25 david pulling: Alas, poor Erin–I did introduce the I-search paper last Thursday–but it was just a cursory overview. I was hoping she made the connection to the discussion tonight, but she’s just not to that point yet.
22:10:00 Chris Sloan: freshthemovie.com
22:10:27 Martha: We should change the name of the show to Students Teaching Teachers. =]