Welcome to the
newsletter for October 2 – October 16, 2010! The K12 Online Conference
began this week with a pre-conference keynote session with the keynote
presenter, Dean Shareski. ETT’s show hosts and community members, Jose
Rodriguez and Maria Knee, are co-conveners for the K12 Online
Conference. Several ETT members and show hosts are part of the
conference organizational team as well as conference presenters. You can
view the entire conference schedule at http://wiki.k12onlineconference.org/home/for-participants/2010-schedule
The past two weeks was an exciting time for ETT shows. It was great to see Ed Tech Brainstorm airing again. Parents as Partners was in full swing as well as a host of other ETT shows. There was a flurry of activity in the ETT community and if you missed any of the live shows be sure to listen to the podcasts. Definitely a period of ‘don’t miss hits’ to add to your podcast playlists!
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A Week in Review
This week, we tackled the
question of where to go for support in our schools. New teachers
usually get mentors. What do others do? What do you do when you are
trying something new and have no one to turn to for support? We all agreed to try to connect with someone new this week.
Teachers Teaching Teachers #221 – Calling for creative students to bring their passions into the classrom – 10.06.10
Martha, a senior at the East-West School of International Studies in Queens (Paul Allison’s school) begins this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers
by putting out a call for other students to join us on TTT. She wants
to talk about how students express themselves creatively outside of
school. We hope more students will be able to join us on the next TTT,
Wednesday, October 13, 9:00 pm Eastern / 6:00 Pacific.
Margaret Simon, whose elementary school students have
been shining on Voices on the Gulf joins us on this podcast as well.
Margaret has invited a few of her students to join us on TTT this coming
Wednesday as well.
Gail Desler, Chris Sloan, David Pulling have updates to share with us as well. We talk about research, I-Search and more!
Enjoy this podcast. Join us on Wednesday, and invite a student to join us as well.
Teachers Teaching Teachers #217 Low floors, high ceilings, wide walls: Using Scratch and learning about the BP Oil Spill 9.08.10
- Paul Allison, Susan Ettenheim, and Chris Sloan
- Stacey Ferguson, 5th grade teacher in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
Rafi Santos, a graduate student at Indiana university
Michael, a senior at Chris Sloan’s school, Judge Memorial High School
- Laura Fay, 8th grade reading and Scratch teacher at Fisher Middle School in Ewing, New Jersey
- Tim Kong, a teacher who uses Scratch with his 10-year olds in New Zealand
Kylie Peppler, an Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Join Alice, Bob and Cheryl as
we have a conversation with Adora Svitak all about Listening to your
Children or Students. We mean really listen to your students. Adora is
the organizer, presenter at TedXRedmond-Live
she organized a conference by students, for students! You won’t want to
miss this show. The clips of the videos are being released, make sure
you find them and follow up with this remarkable conference.
This was our fall semester kick off.
On this episode, you’ll hear:
September 29, 2010
Hear how Vinnie and Alex are using their iPads. Will the iPad be the
new new thing of education? What are the most useful apps? How do we
see the iPad being used in a classroom?
This and more…
After all the teacher and
union bashing this week from Waiting for Superman and Education Nation,
Terry Shay reminded us, on twitter, that we have to start supporting
each other. He asked us to name some teachers who inspired us. We
decided to carry on this positive conversation on our show.
Parents as Partners Episode 36 October 4, 2010 Lee Kolbert, Will Richardson and Penny Lindballe Teachers as Parents
and Lee Kolbert
their views on their philosophies as educators and how it impacts on
their relationships with their child’s classroom teacher. Penny Lindballe
shared her insights as a parent. More details to follow.
Dave, John, and Jen welcome guest host Alvin Trusty to
continue the new format for EdTechWeekly that offers a deeper look into
a smaller number of topics. This week, the discussion focuses on the
Dave’s Link: http://openstudy.com/
Jen’s Link: Elevating the Education Reform Dialog: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106358
John’s Link: Cyberbullying: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2010/09/30/cyberbullying-and-a-stud…
Alvin’s Link: Why Johnny Can’t Program: A New Medium
Requires A New
Next Week’s Guest: Ginger Lewman, Director, f2f Program, Turning Point Learning Center, Emporia, Kansas
ETT21 #138: Getting Things Done (GTD). Again.
September 24, 2010
Alex, arvind, and Vinnie revisit David Allen’s Getting
Things Done framework for keeping track of your life’s to do list. All
three of us are trying to do better by our commitments. In this show we
review how the process is going, problem-solve trouble areas, and share
some anecdotes. Jason added some helpful posts in the chatroom, too.
What does a twenty plus year
primary teacher do to jazz up her classroom in her spare time? Join us
as we delve deep into these questions with Cherrie MacInnes, from
Brewer, Maine. Last year, Cherrie decided on a whim to have her students
video chat with third graders in all 50 states. It was so successful,
she now has a new project. Join us for this exciting podcast.
Congratulations to the “Teachers Teaching Teachers” team! Through their affiliation with the National Writing Project, the TTT team was awarded funding to keep WorldBridges in operation for several years. TTT will host four shows per year as part of the National Writing Project’s outreach program. Way to go TTT team!
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