September 26, 2010
Guest Host: Camilla Elliott
Dave and Jen welcome guest host Camilla Elliott, Teacher/Librarian from Melbourne, Australia, 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 following:
- Dave's Link: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/letter_to_nbc_news_protesting_the_one-sided_presentation_of_education_nation
- Jen's Link: There is NO way Jen can pass up speaking with our guest host about e-books in education!!! Here is a post Camilla recently made on her blog ( http://edubeacon.com/ ) sharing a discussion on the topic of e-books see -> http://edubeacon.com/?p=418 Questions for Camilla ... Where are we now vs where should / could we be with regard to e-books and e-publications in education? Are we near an e-publication vs print tipping point? What are the primary road blocks to e-distribution of library content (copyright? DRM / distribution rights? hardware?) Is there a e-delivery model you see as most viable?
- Camilla Elliott: Google Earth is a powerful tool for learning that provides a level of perspective to learning. Google Lit Trips developed by Jerome Burg and Google Lit Expeditions by Thomas Cooper are two sites that extend the use of Google Earth. A page of resources to support the use of these tools is available on my Linking for Learning wiki. For schools where GE is a problem, Dr Alice Christie has created Google Treksusing the simpler Google Maps which offers options for learning across the curriculum from Kindergarten to Adult. Attention is also drawn to the British Youth of Today project: Plugged in, untapped: using digital technologies to help young people learn to lead. This is a project dedicated to enabling and inspiring young people to lead positive social change. Resources for Victorian students and educators is accessible to all - FUSE portal - content is growing rapidly.
Join us for next week's guest Elizabeth Helfant, Instructional Technologist with Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School.
18:50:01 doris3m -> Greetings.. smiles
18:50:41 JenM -> hello!
18:50:46 Sara Douglas -> Hello from California!
18:50:48 dave -> Hi there
18:52:28 JenM -> special guest tonight Camilla Elliott
18:54:14 JenM -> http://edubeacon.com/?page_id=2
18:56:06 doris3m -> Hola from Venezuela!!!
18:58:47 tim -> afternoon
19:00:26 dave -> http://edtechtalk.com:8000/listen.pls you can click this to listen
19:00:38 PeggyG -> Hi everyone! I'm finally able to connect live during your show! :-) So great to have you back!
19:00:50 JenM -> hi, all! glad you could join us tonight!
19:00:54 tim -> School holidays for me in NZ!
19:01:11 tim -> so an opportunity to listen in on a few more edtechtalks.
19:01:11 PeggyG -> Did any of you participate in the Connected Principal webinar this afternoon?
19:01:44 doris3m -> yes..:)
19:01:58 doris3m -> really inspiring..
19:02:06 PeggyG -> http://www.connectedprincipals.com/ very exciting conversation! looking forward to the monthly meetings :-)
19:03:47 PeggyG -> I like the new, fun conversational format with guest hosts :-)
19:04:02 PeggyG -> welcome Camilla!!!
19:04:03 JenM -> Here are the show notes ... http://edtechweekly.wikispaces.com/EdTechWeekly169
19:04:05 doris3m -> evening here, too
19:05:01 camillaelliott -> Thanks Peggy.
19:07:39 tim -> Re: Education Nation panel - didn't the University of Phoenix sponsor the LeBron announcement?
19:08:06 dave -> @tim i hadn't noticed that
19:10:24 tim -> Yep - U of Phoenix did sponsor LeBron's decision announcement, I didn't realise they were a big online chain of education services
19:10:59 tim -> NZ govt has implemented "national standards" this year
19:13:41 dave -> @tim how is that going?
19:14:40 tim -> @dave. not well - they were a political agenda - no educational basis in them at all
19:14:52 dave -> @tim there rarely are.
19:15:18 tim -> designed to "raise student achievement" - but in reality all they do is identify students we already know are failing...
19:15:57 JenM -> http://www.educationnation.com/
19:16:20 PeggyG -> https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/pages/Teacher.aspx
19:16:37 tim -> govt has set aside approx 35mill to help those identified as "failing" - which works out at $60 per student....
19:17:15 PeggyG -> wow tim! can't do much with $60 per student!
19:18:11 tim -> @Peggy - indeed. but the standards are a political agenda, so we have to try and play the game as teachers
19:19:44 tim -> Re: education nation - I'm reminded of Ken Robinson's comment about education - everyone has an opinion - and everyone is an "expert", because everyone has had one.
19:20:41 dave -> http://stager.tv/blog/?p=1442
19:21:12 dave -> link above ^
19:23:25 Connie Sitterley -> Hi everyone-sorry to be late
19:23:34 dave -> we're never on time
19:23:39 dave -> you're doing just fine
19:24:05 JenM -> http://edubeacon.com/?p=418
19:28:34 PeggyG -> I've lost my audio--did anyone else?
19:28:46 Connie Sitterley -> It was gone but it is back now
19:28:49 alanadianne -> Yes Peggy, but it's back now
19:29:01 dave -> sorry... not sure what i did.
19:29:23 Connie Sitterley -> It has been rebuffering a lot tonight
19:29:33 PeggyG -> yeah! mine's back too :-)
19:30:12 dave -> huh
19:38:52 Connie Sitterley -> Several ed tech folks use lulu for publishing
19:39:20 PeggyG -> lulu is very efficient! David Warlick publishes his books on lulu :-)
19:39:33 tim -> orgs like wikieducator are doing some great work in online textbook/course content
19:39:37 PeggyG -> Jeff Utecht recently published his book on lulu too
19:39:48 JenM -> Google Lit Tips .. http://www.googlelittrips.org/
19:40:05 PeggyG -> I love the links you have included in the notes about Google Earth Camilla!!
19:40:27 PeggyG -> Alice Christie is one of my colleagues at Arizona State University. We're both retired now but her Google Treks site is amazing!
19:40:44 PeggyG -> http://googletreks.org/
19:40:54 tim -> Or Connexions - cnx.org
19:41:01 Connie Sitterley -> A Social Studies teacher in my past district was creating many of his "units" within Google Earth
19:42:00 PeggyG -> there are so many creative things you can do to engage learners using Google Earth! Such a powerful tool for all subject areas--not just science or geography :-)
19:42:24 PeggyG -> many of them were created by Jerome Burg
19:42:56 PeggyG -> anyone can create google lit trips and Jerome encourages people to create and share them on his site
19:44:00 PeggyG -> teachers who have access to Discovery Streaming can embed video clips with citations into their google lit trips right in google earth!
19:44:23 Connie Sitterley -> Our area of rural PA has only recently become a part of the detailed options in Google Earth-Kindergarten teachers are using it for neighborhood walk prep
19:44:38 PeggyG -> that's a great use Connie!!!
19:45:11 PeggyG -> it can provide some amazing virtual field trips--even right there in their own neighborhoods and communities
19:45:38 JenM -> Google Trek ... http://googletreks.org/
19:46:05 Connie Sitterley -> A high school teacher is combining Google Earth with geocaching to develop studies for community history
19:46:15 PeggyG -> yes her google treks are fantastic! she debuted them at our AZ tech conference last May
19:47:43 PeggyG -> Alice has also done some incredible things with geocaching and GPS: http://www.alicechristie.org/geocaching/
19:48:23 PeggyG -> I love Thomas Cooper's expeditions because they focus on science and math expeditions while still incorporating literature :-)
19:48:24 JenM -> Plugged in .. http://www.youngfoundation.org/publications/reports/plugged-untapped-usi...
19:50:22 JenM -> PDF from Plugged in ... http://www.youngfoundation.org/files/images/Plugged_in_FINAL.pdf
19:50:55 JenM -> PDF 2 from Plugged In ... http://www.youngfoundation.org/our-work/youth-leadership/youth-leadership
19:51:30 PeggyG -> I wish we could get these full links to display in the chat logs that are archived. Is there a way, Dave?
19:51:53 dave -> @peggyg not sure... can't think of a way here
19:52:04 PeggyG -> fabulous conversation with explanation!!! love it!
19:52:34 PeggyG -> the show notes are VERY helpful!!!
19:52:59 tim -> What's really tough - is comparing this reality of digital tech/student led learning/real collaboration, with the EducationNation/standards based model
19:53:56 PeggyG -> @tim--that could be the topic for a whole session!! :-)
19:54:23 Connie Sitterley -> @tim-agreed
19:54:44 JenM -> Camilla's Blog ... http://edubeacon.com/
19:55:29 PeggyG -> This is another excellent link from Alice Christie about planning for virtual field trips. Wonderful resources! http://www.alicechristie.org/search/trips.html
19:55:52 PeggyG -> I like the term "on my radar" :-) nice Diigo feed!
19:56:06 Connie Sitterley -> @Jen-so there is a way to do that fast-paced links party-we just do it ourselves in your and Daves' voices...
19:56:09 PeggyG -> that's what I do also--bookmark in Diigo to feed back into Delicious
19:56:36 PeggyG -> drip feed :-) wonderful visual...
19:57:39 PeggyG -> it's better to do it the other way--start in Diigo and feed into Delicious :-)
19:57:53 PeggyG -> this has been fantastic! Thank you Camilla!!!
19:58:10 tim -> Cheers for the two google links - new ones for me
19:58:26 Connie Sitterley -> Great discussion-thanks Camilla-appreciate the info and the links
19:58:48 PeggyG -> love the new format Jen and Dave!!! Thanks!
19:58:53 PeggyG -> Helfant
19:59:01 Connie Sitterley -> Thanks to Jen and Dave also
19:59:05 PeggyG -> she will be a fantastic guest host!
19:59:19 sroseman -> Thank you, Camilla!
19:59:21 PeggyG -> see you next week!
19:59:52 tim -> Cheers guys - thanks very much