Monday, July 20, 2009

The Technologically Literate Teacher

Nicole Coomer, Dana Reeves, Dr. John Strange, Kitty Ruzic, Megan Brown

Nicole,Dana, Dr. Strange, Kitty and Megan discuss how we would define a technologically literate teacher. What does a tech literate teacher know: What is he or she able to do? What experiences has he or she had? What attitudes does a tech literate teacher exhibit?

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We also produced a video of this podcast. At present, it is only available here since it is a trial to see whether all, some or none of the podcasts next semester will be videocasts instead. To watch the video click Watch the Videocast of The Technologically Literate Teacher.

This discussion stems from Karl Fisch's a 2007 post by Karl Fisch, author of The Fischbowl and Director of Technology for Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado: "Is It Okay to Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?"
The material the class reviewed in preparation for this podcast can be found in a separate blog: The Schools of Tomorrow and The Tech Literate Teacher.

The conversation is ongoing. We invite you to participate in it through the wiki Tech Literate Teacher

Should All Teachers Be Technologically Literate?

Nicole Coomer, Dana Reeves, Dr. John Strange, Kitty Ruzic, Megan Brown


Nicole,Dana, Dr. Strange, Kitty and Megan discuss whether or not all teachers should be technologically literate teachers.

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We also produced a video of this podcast. At present, it is only available here since it is a trial to see whether all, some or none of the podcasts next semester will be videocasts instead. To watch the video click Watch the videocast Should All Teachers Be Tech Literate?

This discussion stems from Karl Fisch's a 2007 post by Karl Fisch, author of The Fischbowl and Director of Technology for Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado: "Is It Okay to Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?"

The material the class reviewed in preparation for this podcast can be found in a separate blog: The Schools of Tomorrow and The Tech Literate Teacher.

The conversation is ongoing. We invite you to participate in it through the wiki Tech Literate Teacher

Friday, July 17, 2009

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Anjel Clark, Rosa Howard and Owen Gates

Anjel Clark, Rosa Howard and Owen Gates discuss using ITunes in Education.


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A Discussion about Burpback Education gt04summer09

Ashley Ryals, Jessica Miller and Ashleigh Hill

Ashley Ryals, Jessica Miller and Ashleigh Hill discuss Burpback Education.


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Use of YouTube in Education gt03summer09

Jeremy Evans, Lindsey Parker, Brandee Moore and Keith King

Jeremy Evans, Lindsey Parker, Brandee Moore and Keith King discuss using Youtube as an educational tool.


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Technology and the Military in Education gt02summer09

Robert Mounsey and Mark Collins

Robert Mounsey and Mark Collins discuss Technology and the Military in Education.


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Use of Games in Education gt01summer09

Courtney Parker, Jonathan Orr and Amanda Norwood

Courtney Parker, Jonathan Orr and Amanda Norwood discuss using Games in Education

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

How Technology is used in Classess at USA

Pictured from left to right are Shelley Graham, Eve Tatum, and Melanie Kriner Shelley Graham, Eve Tatum, and Melanie Kriner discuss how technology is used in their classes at the University of South Alabama.


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Websites discussed on this podcast:

USA Online

Mr. Sullivan's Class Blog

A Discussion of "Shift Happens"

Pictured from left to right are Scott Thomas, Hollye Galloway, and Tomorrow Haynes Scott Thomas, Hollye Galloway, and Tomorrow Haynes discuss the significance of "Shift Happens", a popular web video.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Reflections on the Last Lecture of Randy Pausch

Pictured from left to right Martha Miles, Blake Middleton, and Kelly Howell Martha Miles, Blake Middleton, and Kelly Howell offer a reflective discussion of the inspirational last lecture of Randy Pausch. Links mentioned in this podcast are listed below.



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Links to the lecture:
The Last Lecture Website
View Pausch's Last Lecture on YouTube

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Useful Internet Sites for Elementary School Teachers

Pictured from left to right Bre Yrabedra and Jackie Reynolds Bre Yrabedra and Jackie Reyonalds present and discuss some excellent websites that are great resuurces for elementary school teachers. Links to all websites discussed are listed below.


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Websites discussed in this podcast
Elementary Teacher Resources.com
Find and Write Lesson Plans
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Reader/Writers or Listener/Watchers?

Photo by Kitty Ruzic
In this podcast Dr. John Strange discusses his belief that we have left the reading/writing culture and entered the listening/watching culture with Megan Brown and Dana Reeves.


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We also produced a video of this podcast. At present, it is only available here since it is a trial to see whether podcasts next semester will be videocasts instead. (Or some will be videocasts). To watch the video click See Megan, Dana and Dr. Strange discuss the change from a reading/writing culture to a listening/watching culture.

A note from John Strange. Since this podcast was recorded on June 29, 2009 I was told (by my friends on Twitter) about an absolutely fantastic presentation by Dr. Richard E. Miller, Chairman of the English Department at Rutgers University. To really understand how to "write" with multimedia, the primary topic discussed in this podcast, I strongly recommend that you watch Dr. Miller's presentations!

Other materials referred to in this podcast include:
John H. Strange (1995). "A Cultural Revolution: From Books to Silver Discs". Metropolitan Universities, 6 (1), 39-53.
Shane Hipps (2009). Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
Shane Hipps (2006). The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
Next Generation Learning

Out With Schools - In With the Internet?

Photo by Dana Lynn Reeves

Kitty Ruzic and Nicole Coomer discuss with Dr. John Strange his suggestion that perhaps we should replace schools with the internet.


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We also produced a video of this podcast. At present, it is only available here since it is a trial to see whether podcasts next semester will be videocasts instead. (Or some will be videocasts). To watch the video click See Kitty, Nicole and Dr. Strange discuss whether we should replace schools with the internet (and other things as well).

In this discussion the following resources were mentioned or referred to:
John H. Strange (1995). "A Cultural Revolution: From Books to Silver Discs". Metropolitan Universities, 6 (1), 39-53.
Godfrey, D., Parkhill, D., Madden, J., & Ouimet, A. (1979) . Gutenberg Two: The New Electronics and Social Change (2nd ed. rev. 1980). Toronto: Press Porc├ępic.

The "Last Lecture" of Randy Pausch
Mr C's (Mr. William Chamberlain) Class Blog
Mr. Lamshed's Class Blog