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It’s Elementary #31, Self Directed Learning


43:04 minutes (9.86 MB)

 

In this international edition of It’s Elementary we are joined by Dennis Newson and Nick Noakes session facilitators for EVOVWLL 2009 and Vance Stevens the original webhead.  We attempted to define what self directed learning is and how it has changed over time. We talked about the importance of learning in a network and building our own Personal Learning Environment (PLE or PLN).  We talked about the structure of the EVO sessions and the role of the facilitators. We evaluated the different tools used in the course such as the wikis, nings and the like. We concluded that it really IS about the people and how we connect in these online spaces. Check out all the great links in the text chat

It's Elementary #30, Wikis in Education


22:33 minutes (5.16 MB)

JeffUtechtIt’s Elementary interviewed Jeff Utech from the Thinking Stick.  After a roller coaster ride on the Ustream train and some very interesting audio looping :-), we were able to salvage the last 20 minutes of the conversation.  Thanks to all that showed your patience and support during our live show and especially to Jeff Utech for his spirit of collaboration and a great example of an edtech superstar.  Make sure to check out all the great links in the Text Chat 

It's Elementary #29, School Websites


63:19 minutes (14.49 MB)Silvia Tolisano
In this edition this edition of It's Elementary we discussed school websites with Silvia Tolisano from langwitches blog.  Silvia shared her experience with school websites. She told about the transition from a static website to her new wordpress format school website. Each teacher has their own blog linked to the school website.  We discussed the options available for your website especially looking at having a walled garden. Have a listen and find out more about building and having a successful school website.  Click on attachment to view Text Chat.

It's Elementary #28, Educon 2.1


47:26 minutes (10.86 MB)

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It’s Elementary #28 was a preview of an upcoming conference, Educon2.1. The conference will be held in Philadelphia at the Science Leadership Academy. Chris Lehman, the principal at SLA, was on our show. Also on the show were SLA teachers Tim Best and Zac Chase. One of the innovative sessions will be a virtual session led by Julie Lindsay, Qatar, and Vicki Davis, Georgia. Vicki was on the show to preview her session, which will be a connection between Educon and the Flat Classroom Conference in Qatar. Vicki and Julie will both be in Qatar and connect virtually with Educon. This is modeling the very skills we want the children in our schools to exhibit. More information about our show is available at It’s Elementary on edublogs.

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Conversations Episode 21


62:18 minutes (28.52 MB)

Maria Knee and Lisa Parisi hosted a conversation this week about dress codes for teachers and staff.  They were joined by Lisa Durff and Angela Maiers.

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