Welcome to the EdTechTalk newsletter for August 21, 2010 through September 3, 2010. North America is getting ready to return to school during the next couple weeks. We expect several shows to return to a regular broadcast schedule at that time. During the last couple of weeks while many of us were intense upon enjoying the last of our summer’s, the following shows were on the air.
Time to put a little fun into online learning–with good reason: ‘Emotional arousal helps the brain learn’. Medina (2008), Brain Rules, 94. Joni Dunlap lead the IDLive team in considering how to incorporate fun into the fabric of a course to provide a more stimulating learning experience.
Zuochen Zhang, Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Windsor University, and Richard F. Kenny, Associate Professor at the Center for Distance Education, Athabasca University, joined us this week to discuss the perspectives of International students in online courses.
On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers,we talk to teachers from the Gulf Coast again. School has started in many places along the Gulf, and there are many different and mixed reactions as the emergency has turned into a long-term clean up effort and part of a chronic crisis in the region.
On this podcast discussed was what teachers and students on the Gulf were thinking about the BP oil spill in at the beginning of August, about 3 weeks after the cap was put on the Deepwater rig. Also discussed was why they believe that the “Voices on the Gulf” project is more important than ever. If you haven’t signed up yet. We’d love for anybody who listens to Teachers Teaching Teachers to join the site!
We expect that students’ voices will dominate on the site once more schools start up, but we’d love to hear your plans, your thoughts, your voices on the site right now! Thanks!
- David Pulling, National Writing Project of Acadiana, Louisiana
- Stacey Ferguson, Live Oak Writing Project, Mississippi
- Catherine Tibbs, Live Oak Writing Project, Mississippi
- Lynette Herring-Harris, Program Associate, National Writing Project, based in Mississippi
- Andrea Zellner, Stumbling Toward Proficiency
- Chris Sloan, Sloan Space
- Matt Montagne, The Digital Downlow
- Diana Laufenberg, Living the Dream
- Buffy Hamilton, The Unquiet Library
- Lisa Nielsen, The Innovative Educator
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