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Bit by Bit Podcast: 117

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Bit By Bit Podcast: July 29, 2010
Show #117

BLC2010: Bob & Zoë Sprankle’s VoiceThread Presentations
(Both beginner and advanced sessions)

CLICK for Wiki with Slides/Resources

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Music:

“Tech Talk” by Kevin MacLeod

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July 29, 2010   1 Comment

Bit by Bit Podcast: 116

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Bit By Bit Podcast: July 28, 2010
Show #116

BLC2010: Angela Maiers’ Presentation:”Writing for Real”
Angela Maiers, Independent Consultant, Des Moines, IA

Session Description:

“Writing is not just a school subject. Writing is lifework. Writing about our lives, living what we write and understanding the power of our words is what makes us human. We can no longer afford to teach writing and reading divorced from real life. If our students are to know writing in this way, the experiences they have as writers in school must mirror both the intellectual and emotional work of real writers. This session will explore lessons, resources and new technologies that prepare our students for the lifework of writing and empower them with the confidence and excitement to share their voices with the world!”


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“Tech Talk” by Kevin MacLeod

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July 28, 2010   3 Comments

Bit by Bit Podcast: 115

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Bit By Bit Podcast: July 27, 2010
Show #115

BLC2010: Adora Svitak’s Presentation: “Creativity in the Digital Age: How New Technologies Can Further Student Expression”
Education Technology and Literacy Advocate, Teacher, Speaker and Author, Redmond, WA

Session Description:

“Creativity is best when expressed, and 21st century technologies give students countless ways to share their unique talents. Learn how online tools can be used to publish, illustrate, develop and explore student work. Using engaging, collaborative activities, Adora shares her student’s eye view of she puts digital tools to use in her own life, and how your students can show their creativity with online and offline technology.”


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“Tech Talk” by Kevin MacLeod

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July 27, 2010   No Comments

Bit by Bit Podcast: 114

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Bit By Bit Podcast: July 26, 2010
Show #114

BLC2010: Marco Torres’ Presentation: “Don’t Just Write About It, Produce Documentaries In Your Class”
Marco Torres, Teacher, Creative Director, Media Coach, Sylmar, CA

Session Description:

“Adding value to learning and marketing what we do/think/produce are key ingredients to our learning spaces today and tomorrow. Many of our schools are, however, still using traditional means of producing research papers and reports – text-based final products. Using the power of visual storytelling can intrinsically motivate all involved (including teachers) to explore new and exciting ways to create learning, and more importantly, showcase it to the world. Documentaries are an important form of media that allow/empower content area teachers new avenues of adding value to their learning goals. This is a quick workshop that will explore strategies on how to best create an environment where these projects can be produced and shared.”

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(Correction: During the workshop, I misquote the price for the Zoom Handy Recorder H2… by about $100 dollars! (My brain was in denial, I guess). Here’s .)

Music:

“Tech Talk” by Kevin MacLeod

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July 26, 2010   No Comments

Bit by Bit Podcast: 113

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Bit By Bit Podcast: July 25, 2010
Show #113

BLC2010: Maria Knee, Amanda Marrinan, and Kathy Cassidy’s Presentation: “Let’s Do It:Planning for Technology in Early Childhood Classrooms”
Amanda Marrinan, Year 2 Teacher, St. John Vianney’s Primary, Brisbane, AU; Maria Knee, Kindergarten Teacher, Deerfield Community School, Deerfield, NH; Kathy Cassidy, Grade One Teacher, Moose Jaw, SK

Session Description:

“The three presenters will share their instructional strategies and techniques for integrating technology in Early Childhood classrooms based on their varied classroom experiences. We will describe our classroom setup and the necessary planning required when using technology tools with young chil- dren. Classroom examples will illustrate how to use Web 2.0 tools with young children as well as how to organize for this. The presenters will talk about blogging, collaborative wiki projects and Skype, plus how they use these and other tools for reflection and collaborating with others around the world. They will also offer tips and techniques that will help make it work in participants’ classrooms. Let’s do it!

Attendees will gain:

  • Ideas for setting up their own classroom environment
  • Techniques for involving students in using the tools and effectively managing the teaching and learning
  • The opportunity to share their own experience and ask questions
  • A wiki with the session contents, including pictures”

Kathy Cassidy, Amanda Marrinan, Maria Knee

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“Tech Talk” by Kevin MacLeod

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July 25, 2010   5 Comments

Bit by Bit Podcast: 112

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Bit By Bit Podcast: July 24, 2010
Show #112

BLC2010: Peggy Sheehy’s Presentation: “Have You Seen Avatar?”
Peggy Sheehy, Virtual Education Consultan, Suffern, NY
Session Description:

“Now you can build your own avatar and experience the power of Second Life as a professional learning tool. Come join Second Life pioneer, Peggy Sheehy (Maggie Marat SL) as she takes you on a tour of some of the ways they can be used to support teaching and learning. Peggy will demonstrate Second Life as a viable, engaging professional development platform and then will share her successes using Second Life with middle school stu- dents. Bring your questions, your concerns and your thoughts about virtual learning environments and the role they are likely to play in your district’s classrooms in the years to come. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the multi user virtual world of Second Life and will establish them- selves within this thriving and dynamic educational community. Basics involving communication, navigation and avatar appearance will be addressed and everyone will leave with a firm foundation that will support continuing participation after the conference.”

photo by Beth Lloyd

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“Tech Talk” by Kevin MacLeod

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July 24, 2010   No Comments

Bit by Bit Podcast: 111

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Bit By Bit Podcast: July 23, 2010
Show #111

BLC2010: Dean Shareski’s Presentation: “When you’re not the smartest person in the room”
Digital Learning Consultant, Prairie South School Division, Moose Jaw, SK, Canada

Session Description:

“This session moves beyond the theory of being a facilitator and provides examples and insights to opening up our classrooms to the world as well as ways to leverage the resources that each of our students bring everyday.

Some ideas we will explore include:

  • finding experts to bring into classrooms
  • broadening our ideas and notions of expertise
  • creating opportunity for expertise to arise within our classrooms”

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Music:

“Tech Talk” by Kevin MacLeod

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July 23, 2010   No Comments

Bit by Bit Podcast: 110

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Bit By Bit Podcast: July 22, 2010
Show #110

BLC2010 Keynote: Rahaf Harfoush!
New Media Expert; Member of President Barack Obama’s Social Media Team, Geneva, Switzerland

Rahaf Harfoush

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“Tech Talk” by Kevin MacLeod

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July 22, 2010   No Comments