Come talk about +Howard Rheingold’s Net Smart: How to Thrive Online http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12827 Join us on +Teachers Teaching Teachers this Wednesday, April 25, at 9:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Pacific / World Times: goo.gl/3eOxS Join us at http://edtechtalk.com/live-tttLike it or not, knowing how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information is an essential ingredient to personal success in the twenty-first century. But how can we use digital media so that they make us empowered participants rather than passive receivers, grounded, well-rounded people rather than multitasking basket cases? In Net Smart, cyberculture expert Howard Rheingold shows us how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully. Howard will be joining our conversations next week, Wednesday, April 2.
+Amal Aboulhosn’s 10th graders at Green Dot Charter School http://schools.greendot.org/newyork/ are asking some interesting questions, and have begun to find “Relevant and Reliable Research.” Please take a look at this New York City Writing Project http://nycwritingproject.org teacher’s assignment or “mission” and give us your thoughts: http://youthvoices.net/node/38057Also feel free to engage any of the students as well. You and your students are welcomed to leave comments! What do you think might be the next steps for these students? Maybe this mission? http://youthvoices.net/node/34240
Join +Teachers Teaching Teachers in Minecraft on Wed. 4.18.12 at 9PM Eastern / 6PM Pacific / World Times: http://goo.gl/UxIDe . We’ll be Livecasting from +Joel Levin’s/@MinecraftTeachr’s server with+Liam O’Donnell /@liamodonnell, +Chad Sansing /@chadsansing,+Diana Maliszewski /@MzMollyTL and +Denise Colby /@Niecsa. Join us.Watch at http://edtechtalk.com/live and make fun of us in the chat as+Paul Allison and +monika hardy learn first-hand what’s so engaging about Minecraft! (Also any volunteers? We have another slot open for anybody who wants to join us. Just comment on this post or email Paul email@example.com) Consider this an “in-world” follow-up to these TTT episodes:http://edtechtalk.com/node/5001 and http://edtechtalk.com/node/4980And also 21st Century Learning’s recent interview with Joel Levin:http://edtechtalk.com/ett21_166 Should be fun!
We would like to invite you to join our book group on TTT http://edtechtalk.com/live this Wednesday, 4.11.12 at 9:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Pacific, World Times: goo.gl/RGE4F. We’ll be talking about the introduction to +Howard Rheingold’s new book, Net Smart, which is available for free http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12827&mode=tocWe’ll also be talking about a High School Syllabus that Howard “compiled.” He considers this to be a rough draft and he wants high school teachers to help him re-make it so that it’ s appropriate/useful/exciting for high school students. Please join us at http://edtechtalk.com/live where we’ll Livestream the Hangout, and where you can participate in a chat. Tell us what you find to be most resonating part of Rheingold’s book so far. What resonates with you as a learner and as a teacher? Also bring your questions about Net Smart. We will be meeting again about Net Smart on April 25, then Harold Rheingold will be joining us on May 2. We hope that you will be able to join us on those Wednesdays as well.
We will be talking about what we talk about when we talk about #trayvonmartin this week on +Teachers Teaching Teachers at 9:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Pacific / World Times: http://goo.gl/rAfwW What have you been talking to your students about this? Here are some of the things that have been going up on Youth Voices this week:
http://youthvoices.net/node/36643 I’m ready to suggest that we create a “Walking While Black” mission (set of assingments on http://youthvoices.net ) where students tell stories of what it’s like to be on the streets of America. And given that it’s poetry month, I’m wondering if it might not be a powerful poetry unit. If you’ve clicked on the links above you can see evidence that I am working through some of this with students. Yesterday, when I walked into my teachers room, it took about 4 seconds of talking about what my students were doing for three African-American colleagues to talk in wide-ranging ways about violence and protecting children and dress and racism… and… I just listened as carefully as I could. I’m not even sure what the questions are. We plan to have this conversation on http://edtechtalk.com/live-ttt tomorrow evening, Wednesday 4.4.12. Perhaps it’s a time for white folks to listen. As Dan Cantor wrote recently on the Working Families blogs: …What is new and welcome is that more and more white people are reminded or learning for the first time what the persistent existence of the color line means to millions of our fellow Americans. http://www.workingfamiliesparty.org/2012/04/my-son-doesnt-look-like-trayvon/ If this is a conversation you are having with students — or you wish your were having. Join us in the Hangout. Let us know by commenting on this post that you might want to join us. Or listen in at http://edtechtalk.com/live-ttt at 9:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Pacific / World Times: http://goo.gl/rAfwW