Cut paper robot.
Amazing Papercut Bass Relief!
A great drawing contest
From the page: "Robert Piersanti has shown all over the area and has had his work featured in Weird N.J., which is one of my favorites. Robert was one of the first artists I met when I saw his artwork up at lluzion on Washington Street and I was really impressed with his style."
From the page: "I think I gained a lot of insight and I had a great time talking with Leslie, John, and Chris. We recorded the podcast live on Talkshoe which I really liked because we were able to have a live audience who could "call in" or type into a chat window."
Mao on Parade!!!
Better late than never.
quick and dirty.
Hey Yo yeah this is awesome.
Great article from teacher, Bob Sprankle.
From the page: "TeacherTube - 50 States and Capitals cartoon song"
In this episode I interview Dr. Scott McLeod. Scott is the coordinator of the Educational Administration program at Iowa State University and director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE). You may be more familiar with Scott's work on his blog, DangerouslyIrrelevant.org, where he discusses education and technology from the perspective of administrators and teachers.
Though it seems like I have been spending a lot of time defending YouTube, I want to make it clear that video sharing sites are not all butterflies and rainbows. YouTube has greatly effected the way interpret and interact with the media. Just think of the recent controversies in national politics. In an article in the Hartford Currant, aptly entitled "YouTube, A Blessing and a Curse". The author discusses how the permanence and the availability of video news, gives certain videos an impact they would not have had earlier. Just think of McCain's "Bomb Iran", Clinton's sniper fire, and the controversy surrounding Jeremiah Wright. How would things change if video coverage and the videos themselves were not available on demand 24 hours a day. "In past years, controversy... might have lasted a day or two before people lost interest." (Weir)
This 'on demand effect' isn't limited to the presidential campaign. What if you applied this to classroom management? More specifically issues like behavior and cheating. With little or no effort it is easy to find a ton of instructional video on how to cheat on tests and game the system. Over at his blog, Learning in Hand, Tony Vincent collected many of these interesting videos. What happens when kids have access to material that allows them to game the test and cheat their way through class? While these videos are concerning I am more interested in what I found on Scott MeLeod's Dangerously irrelevant. In this post Scott has collected videos by students taken with their mobile phones. These videos show scenes of teacher/student confrontations in class. One one hand these are an invasive look at a few bad moments in what are probably good classrooms, while on the other hand these videos could be student-citizen journalism exposing the abuses teachers. To try to make sense of all of this I brought Scott McLeod on the show to talk about his post and the changing role of YouTube in the Classroom.
From the page: "During a session at PodCamp NYC 2 led by Christine Cavalier, I had a revelation about the way we look at YouTube. Christine's session was all about "how to raise kids in this digital world" and there were a lot of interesting ideas brought up. Christine talked a lot about becoming digitally literate so that we can speak to the digital natives in our lives. She also drew a lot from ELL education, and made the case that we should teach technology in the same way we teach children to speak and interact in an English(American) culture.
As I figured it would the conversation led to the recent controversy surrounding a staged video of a group of girls beating up a younger classmate. One of the attendees, Aldon Hynes, talked about the dangers of social networking as a tool for bullying and abuse. I don't want to misquote anyone, so I'm going to do my best to paraphrase what I heard and hopefully if I'm off base someone can come on the show and correct me or just fix and inaccuracies in the comments. Aldon talked about how a lack of proper modeling/teaching/supervision led to the assalt/video and how it had the potential to ruin the lives of everyone involved because these kids didn't understand to scope of their actions and the permanence of the Internet.
It was at the moment that I realized that most of the people in the room not only spoke a different "technological language" than many young people, but that we are not even part of the same paradigm. Aldon's comments made me realize that kids are operating under different social codes, norms, and perspectives about how to use social media/networking/the Interwebs. Which brings me back to Christine Cavalier's point about teaching digital skills and responsibility like it is a language. Just as everyone thinks and sees the world through the lens of their native language, the "digital natives" in our lives see the world through their own lens.
To better explain this idea I wanted to talk to someone who understands young people, particularly teens, and the role of social media in the lives of kids. Vanessa Van Petten is a blogger, author, podcaster, and life coach who teaches parents to better understand their teens."
In this episode we begin our discussion about the role of YouTube in our culture effects the k-12 classroom. YouTube allows us to have a great deal of engaging content easily accessible. Though not all of the videos are "classroom ready", YouTube is becoming a valuable resource to teachers, students, and learners of all ages.
YouTube in not just for consuming content, and a vibrant community of content creators and enthusiasts has formed on the site. In this episode we address some of the issues and concerns many teachers have about the site, and why YouTube is a factor in education even though it is not often part of the classroom.
Next Episode I speak with author, blogger, and teen life coach Vanessa Van Petten. Vanessa and I speak about why teens find video sharing so interesting to teens and how it has changed the way they interact online. You can find out more about Vanessa at her site: http://www.vanessavanpetten.com
In this we continue our two part series on reluctant readers. We talk about the many new approaches teachers, administrators, and librarians are using to get young people to read. In this episode we talk about some of the approaches teachers, librarians, and parents are taking to reach out to reluctant readers. We discuss the use of audio books, graphic novels, and alternative young adult literature.
If you are interested in being our next listener/guest for this episode you can leave a comment on Teaching for the Future.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the page: "In this episode we begin the first episode of our two part series on reluctant readers. We talk about the many new approaches teachers, administrators, and librarians are using to get young people to read. In this episode we talk about some of the controversy over some of the tactics being used to entice young people to spend more time in the library. "
From the page: "InsideOut Portrait Part 8"