I can’t vouch for this, but it was shared to me by a friend of mine at Google who runs YouTube for education. Class about teaching with youtube, using youtube. I’d love to hear your thoughts on some of it.
So we spent some time looking at Flickr today … what we’d like you to do is take the next step and actually create a Flickr photo set that you can use for teaching. Once you’ve done it, please write a brief description of what you decided to teach and the approach you’ve taken on your personal blog. Today in class we looked at a few examples:
For those of you that don’t know, Cole was recently in San Antonio, TX for the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI 2008). Sounds like an amazing conference, maybe I will be able to go someday. Anyway, one of the speakers was Michael Wesch, the creator of the Web 2.0 video you watched the first week. I thought you might be interested in seeing him talk about his ideas and what he sees as the implications of a Web 2.0 world for his teaching. Here is the link. There are other good talks for you to take a peek at, in particular, Henry Jenkins is a well known media scholar from MIT, and there is a talk about the Horizon Report.
I have to admit as a person that was a classroom teacher K-12 and then spends a lot of time thinking about teaching and learning I am always a little frustrated by folks from other disciplines (i.e not education) that come to the “revelation” that lecture halls filled with students is not a good model. It also makes me sad that faculty without prior teaching experience end up reinventing the wheel in the name of innovative practice without ever considering that they are likely on the same campus with people that can help them think about what they are doing in interesting new ways.
Quick read from the NYT related to home schooling and online charter schools.
A while back we completed another Hot Team white paper related to social rating sites — think of digg.com as the big example. Essentially a space where content is either aggregated in or submitted by users and then voted on by the community to raise the opportunity for exposure to all readers. Lots […]
Posts are coming at a very slow pace these days over here. It is obvious I have entered into a very hectic travel, work, life period again. I have been on the road much of January … first to FL for vacation, then to Arizona for a couple of talks, back to FL […]
A great post by Chris Stubbs. Chris works here at PSU and thinks about how technology can impact teaching and learning.
Scott McDonald and I are co-teaching a course in Penn State’s College of Education this Spring. We’re teaching Curriculum & Instruction 597, Disruptive Technologies for Teaching and Learning. One of the things we’ve decided to do is produce a course podcast as much as possible. Today we sat down and recorded the […]