I ran into a very interesting person on Friday. She started talking about micro-education projects in Brazil, cutting edge education at MIT and how the television was the key technology in breaking down accessibility barriers. I said… “wow, you’ve gotta come on the show and tell us about it.” she said yes.
A day of governance. We sat down with some people from the community and discussed where we are going on many issues. If you want to be involved in edtechtalk/educationbridges this’ll be a great show. If you just like to listen and skip to the next track, this might be one to pass on by.
EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #11 for July 21, 2006:
Open Source, ePortfolios, Moodle, Drupal, Elgg, Open Source Schools, Exeter, FunnyMonkey.com>
Our guests included: Steve Kossakoski – Assistant Superintendent, Technology & Research for SAU-16 in Exeter, NH and a pioneering open source practitioner – See http://www.k12opensource.org/ & http://www.spdc.org/ Steve Haragon from http://www.k12opensource.com/
Bill Fitzgerald from http://www.funnymonkey.com/
An Exciting Conversation about the use of open source software and its uses in schools. See the show notes for amazing links that were shared during the conversation.
We had a fantastic interview with Nancy White this afternoon. We talked about online collaboration, the difference between blogging and elgging, and discussed various ways to address and deal with online collaborations. If you are currently collaborating online or plan to, Nancy’s perspective is a must-hear.
EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #10 for July 14, 2006:
Arvind discusses his visit to Science Leadership Academy and what he thought of the school.
Education Bridges Elgg Server – Alex installed Elgg on the WorldBridges.net server and he and arvind are the only two users. Sign up – tell us what you are into, and let’s start collaborating via Elgg.
Alex’s Information Literacy Curriculum Wiki. Alex and his department are collaborating on a K-12 Information Literacy skills matrix this summer. The matrix will have stories to give examples how to use the different skills in your classroom. Check it out — tell us your Information Literacy story.
We had a very entertaining conversation with School Librarian Extraordinaire Joyce Valenza this week. We talked about the place of librarians and libraries in 2006, about all the great work that librarians are doing and about how libraries may evolve in the future. It’s a great introduction to what’s happening in the world of Libraries 2.0.
EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #9 for July 7, 2006: A discussion with the faculty from Science Leadership Academy (Chris Lehmann, Principal) where Arvind worked with their faculty on the use of Moodle in the classroom.