Teachers Teaching Teachers #38: Teaching Blogging
January 31, 2007
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The night before she started her Spring Semester classes at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in New York City, Susan Ettenheim participated in a dialogue via skype with teachers from four different Writing Projects: Paul Allison (NYC), Matt Makowetski (South Coast, CA), Bill O’Neal (Trenton, NJ), and Bob LeVin (Area 3 in CA). This is a podcast of that conversation.
Along with Chris Sloan in Salt Lake City (Utah WP), the six of us are beginning a complex, exciting collaboration with our students in an elgg, YouthVoices.net. Listen as we plan, take a look at Susan’s introduction to her students, and consider joining us. You might leave a comment here, then go over to YouthVoices and see what all the excitement is about.
Here’s Susan’s introduction to her students:
Can, or should, the newest technologies change how we see and understand the world around us?
How and why will these new technologies change the way we live our lives?
In this class you will be working online with other high school students from New York City, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia, and California. What are your expectations about people who live in different places? How might your expectations change once you get to know them? Do you share the same interests? Do teens all share similar concerns?
The topics for the course are:
• Intellectual Property – what’s ok to copy and use online and why?
• How to use and make the most of free online applications.
• How to set up your browsers for maximum use and find and keep track of information that interests you.
• How to use online and 3D maps for sharing stories.
• How to write and respond to people in a professional setting for classes online.
• How to use free online image editing programs to enhance your online presence.
• How can animation add to your online storytelling?
• How does a wiki work and why would you use it?
• Online, what is private and what is public? How do you find information to answer your questions?
• What is credible information? What is unreliable information?
• How does audio and video add to your online storytelling?
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What are the twenty questions referred to in the talk?