I guess we've settled on a name for this collaborative project we began back in January. ;-) We had a great discussion today largely motivated by a recent post by David Warlick. This is what we set out to discuss (submitted by Miguel):
- »David Warlick talks about telling a new story. I'd like to see us more clearly define it. Is this new future just an amalgamation of new, untried solutions (e.g. digital storytelling, blogging, podcasting, wikis, etc)? How do these fundamentally transform teaching, learning and leadership aside from serving as a big distraction?
Wes, Ewan, Miguel and I were joined by two educators from Washington state, Jeff Allen (Director of Educational Technology at Olympic Educational Service District 114) in Bremerton, Washington and Marc Ahlness (3rd grade teacher at Arbor Heights Elementary School) in Seattle, Washington. David wanted to join us as well but he was travelling at the time we recorded this conversation. We'll try again next time.
As Wes pointed out we've probably raised more questions than we answered.
When we sat down to actually talk about "The New Story," I must admit, I wasn't really clear on what David was suggesting the new story is. By the time we got to the end of the hour I think I both understood the question and, with the help of everyone, figured out a preliminary answer. Let us know what you think ...
Over the Pond and Through the Fiber #2 (58 minutes 9 seconds)
David Warlick's post: Telling the New Story
Darren's Classes in a SuprGlued River (Great metaphor Wes!)
Clarence Fisher's Class, Excellence and Imagination
Bob Sprankle's Class, Room 208
Carr, V. H. (2006). Technology adoption and diffusion. Retrieved January, 01, 2006.
The World is Flat (Thomas Friedman's Book)
David Warlick's post again (Boy, you really made us all think Dave!)
Queensbury High School in West Yorkshire, Scotland
Naked Conversations (Robert Scoble's and Shel Israel's book)
Naked Conversations (Robert Scoble's and Shel Israel's blog)
Mark's Class: Mighty Writers
The MET School in Rhode Island
Curriculum as Mashup (an article by David Warlick)
Fullan, Michael (1998). Breaking the bonds of dependency. Educational Leadership, 55(7), 6-11.
I Love This Blog by Anne Davis (actually the post title is "A Math Weblog to Note!")
Pull vrs. Push Education by Will Richardson