Teachers Teaching Teachers #281 - National Writing Project Teachers Ready to Celebrate Digital Learning Day on Feb 1 - 1.25.12
What are your plans for National Digital Learning Day #DLDay on February 1, 2012? http://digitalis.nwp.org/site-blog/what-are-your-plans-national-digital-lea/3369
Enjoy this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, recorded a week before the big day.
helped us invite this amazing list of guests. They are listed below, along with one thing we've asked them in our conversation about Digital Learning Day.
, Central California Writing Project and middle school teacher; presenting the Digital ID wiki http://digital-id.wikispaces.com/Welcome as part of California Digital Learning Day presentations in Sacramento on Feb. 1
, Area 3 Writing Project and Instructional Technologist in Elk Grove, California; also presenting the Digital ID wiki as part of Digital Learning Day presentations in Sacramento
, Red Cedar Writing Project, doc student at Michigan State University, who is working with Michigan State’s MA in Ed Tech program to “try something new” and document; artifacts from and about the experiences will be found here: http://dlday2012.tumblr.com/
, Program Director for the MA in Ed Tech Program, is coordinating efforts with Andrea; here’s a link to a post at Leigh’s bloghttp://www.leighgraveswolf.com about Digital Learning Day.
, Northern California Writing Project & National Writing Project, English Professor at Chico State University, will be presenting digital compositions created by his students at the Digital Learning Day presentations in Sacramento
, Hudson Valley Writing Project, 8th Grade ELA teacher in Dover, NY, doing things for Digital Learning Day in his classroom
, former Tech Liaison of the Tidewater Writing Project in Virginia, and a professor at Radford University, currently working with Chris Dede from Harvard on an Augmented Reality project called EcoMobile, which will be presented in D.C. on Feb. 1 as part of Digital Learning Day activities there.
09:34 Paul Allison: Getting ready for a lot of National Writing Project teachers who will be participating in the National Digital Learning Day on February 1, 2012 https://plus.google.com/u/0/113993022447291199374/posts/hWuBzjdp4SK
09:50 guest-1891: Hello
09:50 guest-315: Hello all.
09:51 guest-1903: great to be here everyone!
09:51 guest-1901: Hi everyone!
09:51 guest-1904: hi everyone
09:51 guest-1889: Hello everyone.
09:52 guest-314: Greetings everyone.
09:52 guest-314: Hey Andrea. I started 11/22/63. It's great.
09:53 guest-1901: Yay! Karen, do you love it?
09:53 guest-314: I do!
09:53 guest-1902: hi all!
09:54 guest-318: Hi all. Guess I'm late - the hangout is full
09:54 guest-314: Hi Scott
09:54 guest-314: Hi leigh
09:54 guest-318: Hi Karen
09:55 guest-1901: digitalis.nwp.org
09:55 guest-1902: hi karen
09:55 guest-1905: Hi all
09:55 guest-1907: Hello all!
09:55 guest-1901: ONE WEEK UNTIL DLDAY!!!
09:56 guest-315: I'm not familiar with the Alliance for Excellent Education. Who are they?
09:57 guest-1901: Alliance for Excellent Education tweet @all4ed
09:57 guest-1889: significant amount of echo. Is anyone else having that problem?
09:57 guest-1901: They do the SOTU bingo....
09:57 guest-1901: I hear a lot of echo for sure.
09:58 guest-314: Alliance for Excl Ed...Bob Wise...political folks from DC, but despite that :) they seem to be involved in a lot of important work
09:58 guest-314: http://www.all4ed.org
09:58 guest-314: I was a part of a rural ed event they did in DC that was good.
09:59 guest-1798: Hi everyone! Great to be joining you tonight
09:59 guest-314: Hi Peggy
09:59 guest-1903: Here's the link to Digital Learning Day website: http://digitallearningday.org
09:59 guest-1907: @andrea tomorrow we are posting digital is BINGO :)
10:00 guest-318: Hello Peggy
10:00 guest-1901: I want to do Digital Is Bingo!!!
10:00 guest-1903: We've also got a space up at NWP.org: http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/3761
10:00 guest-318: Yes, hangout is full
10:01 guest-318: no echo on livestream
10:01 guest-1798: I'm not hearing any echo here in the Livestream
10:01 guest-315: hmm. Just echoing in the Hangout then
10:01 guest-1911: Hi
10:02 guest-1901: Good to know the livestream is fine. I think it might be a problem with too much data in tiny little pipes ;) Moving sloooow.
10:02 guest-1902: glaad there is no echo on stream
10:02 guest-1798: that's where the feedback comes from if you're in both the hangout and the Livestream
10:03 guest-1798: this afternoon Common Sense Media did a great presentation on Cyberbullying for the Middle School Portal. Great day for digital citizenship learning!
10:03 guest-314: http://digital-id.wikispaces.com/
10:03 guest-1902: good call peggy
10:03 guest-1901: I love the Common Sense Media stuff.
10:04 guest-1902: hi rehab!!!!!
10:04 guest-1798: I agree Andrea! great resources and all free and can be embedded on sites and shared freely
10:04 guest-1911: Hi Leigh
10:04 guest-318: I plan to do a digital citizenship / bullying lesson at next week's Boy Scout meeting.
10:04 guest-1911: Thx for mentioning this on FB
10:04 guest-1902: welcome Rehab, joining us from Dubai! :)
10:05 guest-1901: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators
10:05 guest-1901: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators
10:05 guest-1902: welcome rehab, joining us from Dubai :)
10:05 guest-314: Avid rocks
10:05 guest-1798: are there educators participating in Digital Learning Day if they don't have students?
10:06 guest-1902: yes peggy, we are hoping some of our own MA students participate (some are not teachers)
10:06 guest-318: Yep - doing some work with my scout troop
10:07 guest-1798: awesome panel!
10:07 guest-1907: Natalie. It would be wonderful to have you share some of that work in digitalis.nwp.org!
10:09 guest-314: cool
10:10 guest-318: what age/grade do you work with?
10:10 guest-1798: is anyone hosting a twitter chat for digital learning day?
10:10 guest-1901: Peggy, I'm not sure. I know the #Dlday tag has been pretty active
10:11 guest-314: #dlday
10:11 guest-1798: I know that there is a hashtag for #EduWin where every day educators are sharing what they did that day that made a difference. We could share there too. :-)
10:11 guest-1907: I love hearing about Natalie and Tom's work. But mostly I love how excited they are!!!!
10:12 guest-1798: wow! earthquake??? you're so calm!
10:13 guest-1902: 1.7 mag. earthquake
10:14 guest-1798: good idea! showcase day!
10:14 guest-1907: How
10:14 guest-1798: hearing great here
10:15 guest-1907: How about on digitalis Tom?
10:15 guest-1912: Does someone in the chat have that link?
10:15 guest-1798: which link?
10:15 guest-1912: Does someone in the chat have that link?
10:15 guest-1901: http://www.wix.com/ajcoolblue/puttingapriceonnature#
10:16 guest-1798: thanks Andrea!
10:16 guest-1798: if we can hear through his headset mic it will work I think
10:17 guest-1798: perfect!!
10:17 guest-316: great
10:17 guest-1798: seeing and hearing it great
10:17 guest-1907: My role tonight is to get you ALL to publish on digitalis!!!!
10:18 guest-316: very cool
10:18 guest-1547: Hi, All!
10:18 guest-1798: this is so cool!!
10:18 guest-1901: Hi Chad!
10:19 guest-1798: please share the url for this project after the video is finished :-)
10:19 guest-1891: Wow... is this location specific?
10:19 guest-1798: Harvard/Boston?
10:20 guest-316: nice
10:21 guest-318: Monika and Peggy - Kelsey says hello
10:21 guest-1798: Hi Kelsey! Love having you here with us! Are you doing something special for Digital Learning Day?
10:22 guest-316: hey Kelsey
10:22 guest-1914: Oh, my such great ideas for DLDay
10:22 guest-318: She didn't see any reason to do anything differently -
10:22 guest-1798: DL Day is an incredible opportunity to make the public more aware of the importance of technology for learning
10:22 guest-318: She was also a bit disappointed the hangout was full - gave up and went to bed to read.
10:23 guest-1798: but Kelsey--you have to share what you do every day to make the public more award
10:23 guest-1798: aware
10:23 guest-1901: http://dlday2012.tumblr.com/
10:23 guest-1901: Try something new!
10:23 guest-318: She tries - takes her nook to school to show interesting things to her teachers
10:23 guest-1901: http://playfreshair.com/
10:24 guest-1901: Play Fresh Air is from Matt
10:24 guest-1798: yes! I'm interested in that! Thanks
10:24 guest-316: http://ecomobile.gse.harvard.edu/video/EcoMOBILE_demo_Fall2011.mov
10:24 guest-314: @scott love that!
10:24 guest-318: Corp. wants to push bring-your-own-devices.... but teachers are against it
10:24 guest-1903: FYI, Matt just put out this link about his project's work: http://playfreshair.com/
10:24 guest-1798: that's great Scott! have her share that on the Digital Learning Day site
10:25 guest-1903: Here's a link Matt sent out to the full EcoMobile project: http://ecomobile.gse.harvard.edu/video/EcoMOBILE_demo_Fall2011.mov
10:25 guest-318: I'll send her a livebinder with some links to show and share
10:25 guest-314: that's great.
10:25 guest-1798: wonderful Scott!! love that idea!
10:26 guest-1903: ah, i see monika posted that already ... thanks, Monika!
10:26 guest-314: i can use that activity in some other work i'm doing...good opportunity to be reflective about digital learning
10:26 guest-1798: what's their tool for their online portfolios?
10:27 guest-1798: that's great! before/after visions
10:28 guest-1798: are those students using the tlday hashtag or their own hashtag?
10:28 guest-1912: Scott Shelhart -- can you share the livebinder link here?
10:29 guest-1547: Ooooo. I have my " EduCon Hack Jam in a Bag" all packed.
10:29 guest-1901: Peggy, our students will be using #dlday tag :)
10:29 guest-1901: YAY! HACKJAMMARAMA!
10:29 guest-318: @sheri I have not compiled the links yet. I'll post it on twitter when done. @kd9sr
10:29 guest-1798: why do you have to declare a school when you register for the day? that's what made me think I couldn't participate because I'm a retired educator.
10:30 guest-1901: Peggy, for their online portfolios they get to choose the platform
10:30 guest-1912: Oh thank you, Scott
10:30 guest-1798: fantastic Andrea!
10:30 guest-1798: what are they using Andrea? just curious
10:31 guest-318: Yes, Andrea - I'm interested also. I used Google Sites for mine.
10:31 guest-1798: these are all such exciting ideas!!
10:31 guest-1901: They are declaring their platform this week, so the results are trickling in, but last semester they chose Weebly, Wix, and Google Sites. A few did Wordpress.
10:31 guest-1912: We use Google Apps also...
10:31 guest-1901: We have them explore at least two platforms before they commit to a platform for their portfolios.
10:32 guest-316: too funny
10:32 guest-1798: thanks! those are great sites for eportfolios!
10:33 guest-318: @Peggy - I noticed Lake Havasu is hiring. Do you know anything about the area?
10:33 guest-1798: is the digital learning day just for the US?
10:33 guest-1798: I think of it as a day to showcase what you do all year long
10:33 guest-318: It is a bit like earth day - a focused day of awareness
10:34 guest-1798: I think so Scott. I doubt people are doing technology projects just for the day if they're not already using technology.
10:35 guest-1798: that will be a great topic to follow on Youth Voices :-) use of mobile devices in school :-)
10:35 guest-1901: On this issue of doing things all year long: we'd love to have anyone tonight submit a little story to our Dlday Tumblr: dlday2012.tumblr.com
10:35 guest-1798: from the student perspective
10:35 guest-316: the day that could be..
10:36 guest-1798: Lake Havasu is one of the hottest places in AZ!!!
10:37 guest-318: Hmm. I'll have to look at that a bit closer.
10:37 guest-1798: but this day could be a celebration of digital life :-)
10:37 guest-1798: I think it's a great idea! Legislators and the public need to become more aware of how technology enhances learning
10:38 guest-1798: there are lots of places where it isn't that seamless (sadly)
10:39 guest-1798: that's a great idea!! it reminds me of something we do in AZ called "Principal for a Day" where a businessman spends a day shadowing a principal. Incredible learning for the businessman. :-)
10:40 guest-1798: funny!
10:40 guest-316: who's this guy?
10:40 guest-1901: That is Tom Fox: he's at Chico
10:40 guest-316: thanks
10:40 guest-318: https://plus.google.com/105544518531949471491/posts
10:41 guest-1901: I am a huge fan of Tom Fox
10:41 guest-1907: I also don't think people know how much important work is happening in the classroom too. All the innovations!
10:42 guest-1798: I really agree with these points!!! TTT doesn't represent the majority of teachers but we hope they will begin to do more of this kind of thing.
10:43 guest-1798: I love your passion about this!! I just want to say "AMEN" :-)
10:43 guest-1912: I totally identify with her comment. I'm so glad she keeps going; it's not easy.
10:44 guest-1798: those are often the mentor teachers for the student teachers
10:45 guest-1912: If your only tech is one iPad in the classroom, what woud you do?
10:46 guest-1901: I love Katie's post...
10:46 guest-1901: http://www.all4ed.org/blog/katie_mckay_do_our_students_have_access
10:47 guest-316: exactly
10:47 guest-1798: @Sheri-use it as your tool for capturing student projects/observations of their learning
10:47 guest-1901: When digital learning goes wrong
10:48 guest-1798: just "showcase" how you use your ipad during a school day normally :-)
10:48 guest-1912: All my staff have iPads, so one in each classroom. That's an idea, Peggy, I think we could do.
10:48 guest-1891: An apple tv connected to your projector can be a great way to extend one ipad
10:49 guest-1798: do we really want to be judgmental re the sharing on this day to say that some projects/ideas are ok to share and others aren't? That worries me
10:49 guest-1912: apple tv can connect to the projector? Wow...
10:50 guest-1798: yes Sheri! that's a great way to use it like a notebook or "document camera"
10:50 guest-1891: yeah it lets you "mirror" the entire ipad to the screen... cool for some of the ipad specific apps
10:51 guest-1912: I'm going to need to figure that out!
10:51 guest-1798: there's a great app called Splashtop that you can use to access anything on your computer remotely to share on your iPad
10:51 guest-318: D2L and the "walled garden" approach is used at my college. I'm not a fan.
10:51 guest-1901: I don't think it is about not sharing various practices as much as honoring that these practices may leave those behind that do not have such saturated technology access
10:51 guest-1798: and then project it :-)
10:51 guest-1901: Because it isn't about the tool, but the way the tool enhances student learning and actually empowering learners
10:52 guest-1798: I'm thinking that by everyone sharing on this day some of the teachers and administrators will see that there are some better ways to use technology :-)
10:52 guest-1912: Do any of you know http://www.goorulearning.org/
10:52 guest-1798: yes Sheri! awesome site!
10:52 guest-1912: math/science lessons videos etc tied to standards
10:52 guest-1798: are you using it Sheri?
10:53 guest-1904: I got another meeting at 7, believe or not. So I gotta go. Thanks everyone for the great conversation.
10:53 guest-1912: a Google 20% time project
10:53 guest-1547: My experience with augmented reality is Skyping with Paul Oh.
10:53 guest-1901: Bye Tom!
10:53 guest-1912: Yes. We're designing a project where students choose a focus of interest to them (and others)
10:53 guest-316: nice chad..daring
10:53 guest-318: Thanks Tom
10:53 guest-1798: it's mostly math/science isn't it?
10:54 guest-1798: gooru?
10:54 guest-1798: that's funny @Chad!
10:54 guest-1912: Yes, but you can create your own units by copying / adding resources. As a writing teacher, I'm using it for content to write about!
10:55 guest-1798: yes! it's not the technology, it's the people!
10:55 guest-1912: The science teacher and I are collaborating for integrated projects.
10:55 guest-1798: @Sheri I love that idea!
10:55 guest-1891: Does gooru let kids share resources between them and collaborate?
10:56 guest-318: Tech makes good students and good teachers better.... Technology does mot make an ineffective teacher good.
10:56 guest-1912: Yes. It is in beta. There are connections and we are still figuring it out. They can gather their own resources for their projects.
10:56 guest-1911: @Scott couldn't agree more
10:56 guest-1798: I think it's teachers that create the account on the site
10:56 guest-1547: "It will eventually get into K12," should be someone's motto.
10:56 guest-1912: It integrates with Google Apps. The kids sign in to our kid site and can go right to gooru from there.
10:57 guest-1798: but are the kids adding to the site or just accessing it?
10:57 guest-1547: Paul, are you broadcasting any from EduCon?
10:57 guest-316: thanks guys
10:57 guest-1912: The kids can add to their "collections"
10:57 guest-1798: great question Chad!!!
10:58 guest-1798: Detox has special meaning to them :-)
10:58 guest-1798: thanks Sheri!
10:58 guest-318: Good to meet some new folks tonight.
10:58 guest-1547: Look for NWP folk at EduCon!
10:58 guest-1912: Yes. You're welcome. Thanks for all the infol
10:58 guest-318: Twitter - @kd9sr
10:58 guest-1912: @grammasheri
10:58 guest-1798: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nwp_radio
10:59 guest-1798: bye everyone! awesome show tonight!
11:06 guest-1903: night everyone!