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Shift Our Schools Episode 14: What Were the Big Picture and Practical Classroom “take aways” from the Learning 2.008 Conference?

By , 7 October, 2008, 1 Comment

Note: Technical difficulties prevented the recording and subsequent posting of this podcast. We will get it right next podcast with quadruple flux capacitator backup procedures. :)


Kim Cofino and Julie Lindsay joined David and Jeff for this start of the second season of Shifting Our Schools podcast.

Essential Question

What Were the Big Picture and Practical Classroom “take aways” from the Learning 2.008 Conference?
Some take aways from the discussion>

  • The need to prepare teachers for progressive conferences like Learning 2.008. Scaffold the process so they will take time for the networking, unconferencing and reflection portions of conferences like Learning 2.008.
  • Look to have regular presentation sessions that lead out into and scaffold into unconference sessions
  • Look to shift our regular presentations in the way we organize the rooms and work to make them more discussion focused
  • Need to differentiate for the “shiftedness” continuum of the participants
  • Jan 24-26 Flat Classroom Conference in Qatar

Blog Posts of the Week

David> GenTech podcast by Steve Whitaker, Mark Hofer and Michael Kelly
Jeff> Video by Chris Lehmann   |   Connectivism Blog by George Siemens
Kim> Slideshow of Brain Rules for Presenters
Julie> The Educational Technology Site by Terry Friedman

Sign Off

  • Next show is Thursday October 23 at 7 PM Bangkok time.
  • Our guest will be Clay Burell.
  • Essential Question for the show: Where do you start the shift?
  • Don’t forget to post Web sites/blogs to the SOS Diigo bookmarking site that support our upcoming EQ.


By , 29 March, 2008, No Comment

Over two days I set up shop at a desk in the commons area at the EARCOS Teachers Conference and recorded conversations with anyone who walked by and looked at the crazy guy with headphones and microphones set up. Thank you to everyone who stopped by or who I grabbed to get your prespective on the conference!

Podcast Link:

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