So you want your K-6 students to blog because you want them to have an audience beyond your classroom. What do you do? Do you set up a blog for each student or for your class, perhaps using http://edublogs.org? Do you join us at http://youthvoices.net or do you join http://kidblog.org ? And there are plenty of other choices.
But here’s the rub: How do you get your students’ posts out there in the world to get responses from K-6 students like them? How can be build a stronger community of elementary school teachers whose students are blogging together?
We would like to invite you to help us consider some of these questions with the amazing educators listed below on this week’s TTT at edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wednesday 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times: http://goo.gl/w4D83
Come consider QuadBlogging and other complications around having your own class EduBlog or working in a community like Youth Voices or KidBlog, and the problems and delights of having different ages working together, or not?
Gail Desler and Kevin Hodgson started this conversation last month at NCTE and they would like to see if it might not be possible to get something started with NWP elementary school teachers around some sort of community that gets more and more comments flowing.
Here’s Gail’s recent email that led us to schedule a TTT around this topic:
I would love to head into the New Year with some shared discussions on creating an elementary community of digital kids/digital writers that would lead into YouthVoices, but would actually be its own community. As I mentioned to both of you at NCTE, I’m spurred on by Suzie Boss’s (who will be joining us on TTT) recent Edutopia post: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/quad-blogging-technology-classroom-suzie-boss Just seems like a perfect NWP project - that would be pretty easy to initiate and maintain.
Please plan to join us as edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wednesday, 12.19.12 at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times: http://goo.gl/w4D83
Look who’s coming!
Chris Sloan, monika hardy, Kevin Hodgson,Gail Desler, Matt Hardy, Suzie Boss, Paul Allison, Tony Iannone, Aman Dhanda, Gail Poulin, and YOU!
Join us for Youth Night on TTT http://edtechtalk.com/ttt Wed 11.28 at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times: http://goo.gl/2GN6q Join us or listen in as we turn TTT over to youths to plan impromptu and scheduled webcasts via Hangouts On Air that will allow them to deepen their conversations with each other and to amplify their voices. We invite youths from all over to join us for this open, chaotic, ground-level planning session.
How can we get out of their way even more? http://youtu.be/LsMew9Bamhg
Paul Allison, Monika Hardy, Chris Sloan, and Jeff Lebow
Join @monk51295 and @jefflebow on TTT as they host an amazing group of teachers and students at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times: goo.gl/cgiDJ onedtechtalk.com/ttt We’ll be following up last week’s show, “Reclaiming the public in public education. Please join us!
Here’s who will be in the conversation:
monika hardy, Jeff Lebow, Jacob Kauffman,Nikhil Goyal, Sierra Goldstein, Antero Garcia, Cristian Leobardo, Beth Sanders,Gregory Hill, Jayeesha Dutta, and Seth Latka
Join us for a discussion: Reclaiming the public in public education on TTT Wed. 11.7.12 - 9PM ET/6PM PT
Learn more about the Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA)democraticeducation.org on TTT edtechtalk.com/ttt - Wed. 11.7.12 - 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times: goo.gl/QA0tM
From the IDEA site:
Democratic education is not a type of school or research-based practice. It isn’t one kind of learning program or philosophy. It is a frame. It’s a way of gathering together a vast and powerful set of ideas, philosophies of learning, research, school models, teaching practices, policies, and community visions so that a powerful story can be told that reclaims the “public” in public education — that is, education owned by all of us.
Join our discussion on reclaiming the public in public education. Come on over to TTT edtechtalk.com/ttt - Wed. 11.7.12 - 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times:goo.gl/QA0tM
Until the nuanced story is clear, truthful and told by and large by those who are experiencing the greatest suffering (ie: young people), the solutions generated will not be the ones our city needs.
- Jayeesha Dutta
Find out about this year’s K12 Online Conference goo.gl/nRfA6 with organizers and keynoters on TTT edtechtalk.com/ttt 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times: goo.gl/DMiia Chris Sloan, monika hardy, Karen Fasimpaur, Valerie Burton, Jose Rodriguez, Natalie Bernasconi, Peggy George, Gail Desler, Susan van Gelder, Paul Allison, Jim Nordlinger, and Charles Freij
Learning in 3rd Space on Teachers Teaching Teachers - Wed 8.22.12 - 9PM ET / 6PM PT edtechtalk.com/ttt
ourcolab.org/the-invitational-summer-institutes-teachers-teaching-teachers/ brought together teams from local sites of the National Writing Project and museums around the US to explore creating projects and curriculum that take advantage of collaborations among students, teachers, and local communities. Join us on this episode of TTT edtechtalk.com/ttt to learn more about combining the insights and work of artists and museum professionals with hands-on art making and understanding activities for students. *Third space? Third place?* There’s a useful summary of some of these concepts on Wikipedia, and it starts like this: The third place (also known as Third Space) is a term used in the concept of community building to refer to social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home and the workplace. In his influential book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg (1989, 1991) argues that third places are important for civil society, democracy, civic engagement, and establishing feelings of a sense of place. —Wikipedia (accessed 8.21.12)en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Third_place&oldid=500220817 Jump into this conversation with the fascinating educators, artists, museum directors… 3rd Spacers!… on Wednesday, August 22 at edtechtalk.com/ttt Wed 8.22 at 9PM ET / 6PM PT / World Times goo.gl/H8bRN
Paul Allison, Monika Hardy, Chris Sloan
Badges conversations continue on TTT with Doug Belsaw, Barry Joseph, Myrna Rubel, Sam Abramovich… and more! Wed. 8/15 - Earlier time: 4PM ET / 1PM PT
@csloan hosted @prawsthorne
@davecormier There’s only so much that this many thoughtful participants can say in an hour, so we invited everybody back and a few others
Join us as we continue our conversations about badges on TTT with:
and we will be joined this week by: @radical.media– goo.gl/EY6hc
and YOU! Anybody is welcomed to join us. We’ll continue these conversations live at edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wednesday, 15 August at 4PM ET / 1PM PT/ World Times: goo.gl/tERfa. NOTICE THE EARLIER TIME. We’ll continue to focus on incorporating badges into K-12 education and beyond. There’s so much to say on the topic. What’s your favorite blog post, video, article, resource about Badges? Please add a couple of links in the comments below. We want to be open and flexile about all of the ways people are talking about the issues involved. And, we are interested in keeping it real. We’ve been developing some ideas around badges for Youth Voices youthvoices.net, and there’s more about this on P2PUgoo.gl/oKQ1R. See you on Wednesday.