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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. :)

Introductions

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

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  • 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.

Shifting Our Schools episode 12: Your Standards or Mine?

By , 26 May, 2008, 1 Comment

Introductions

Chris O’Neal, educational leader and consultant, joined David and Jeff for tonight’s show.


Essential Question

Your Standards or Mine?

David> See his blog post.

Jeff> We don’t have standards for paper and pencils so why would we need them for technology? Aren’t we working with teachers to help them reach their subject area standards with the help of technology?

Take away from the discussion> The higher order rich NETS are helping frame the conversation with administrators as they talk about learning in their buildings. What is another name for “standards” when we talk about the NETS as learning outcomes we want integrated across the curriculum.


Blog Posts of the Week

Jeff: See his 3 posts on having standards for technology: 1 2 3
Chris: Bionic Teaching
David: Practical Theory


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* Next show is Thursday June 12th at 7 PM Shanghai time.
* Our guest will be Rick Pierce of Rising Sun Consultants, Andy Torris from Shanghai American School and Struan Robinson from International School Bangkok.
* Essential Question for the show: What stalls the shift?
* Don’t forget to post Web sites/blogs to the SOS Del.icio.us bookmarking site that support our upcoming EQ.

Shifting Our Schools episode 11: How Do We Connect Technology and Classroom Instruction Seamlessly?

By , 15 May, 2008, No Comment

Introductions

Kim Cofino, Justin Medved and Dennis Harter joined Jeff and David for tonight’s show.


Essential Question

How do we connect technology and classroom instruction seemlessly?
David: See his blog post.

Jeff:

Take away from the discussion-

-Big move in their library in the elementary now called the Learning Hub at ISB. Merging and bringing together many ideas and strategies for what libraries will be in the future.
-They fully integrate the technology skills into the curriculum. No stand alone technology classes in elementary and one in MS.
-Just in Time support.
New Literacy Wiki
21st ISB Literacy

Blog Posts of the Week:

Jeff: Connectivism Sentiments on Common Sense

David: Transliteracy: The Digital Hub

Kim: Educational Origami

Justin: Moving at the Speed of Creativity Thinking Allowed

Dennis: Always Learning

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* Next show is Monday May 26th at 7:00 PM Shanghai time.
* Our guest will be Chris O’Neal of Edutopia’s Spiral Notebook.
* Essential Question for the show: Your standards or mine?
* Don’t forget to post Web sites/blogs to the SOS Del.icio.us bookmarking site that support our upcoming EQ.