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 following:
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:
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
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.
Guest Host: Diana Laufenberg, Science Leadership Academy
Dave, John, and Jen welcome guest host Diana Laufenberg to continue the new format for EdTechWeekly that offers a deeper look into a smaller number of topics each week. This week, the discussion focuses on the following topics:
Jen's Link: Jen is going to take the opportunity to get our guest host's perspective on involving students in an externally supported science design challenge, such as http://www.nasarealworldinworld.org/Home.aspx. Some questions to consider are: How can teacher's work this into their semester / school day planning? What is the motivation for a teacher / students / professional mentor to participate?
Learning Networks: PLEs, Free vs Owned, Google Apps
Ending their summer hiatus, Dave, John, and Jen kick off a new format for EdTechWeekly that offers a deeper look into a smaller number of topics each week. This week, the focus is on learning environments. Dave shares links and insight into the new PLENK2010 MOOC (beginning this week) considering personal learning environments and networks. As a postmortem to the demise of most free Ning accounts, Jen asks the group to consider the implications of teachers using free vs owned online environments. John shares his perspective on using Google Apps in a school setting.
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