Steve, I will be calling on you soon. I had a death in my family. I want to talk about doing some inservice work in my district in the spring and on a seperate note I am looking to develop some online courses (like electives) for students in our high school. I need to get around some contractual issues with the association but I think we can work together to make this happen. I think high schools need to adapt to stay successful and deliver educational services to fit the needs of all students.
Steve...I'd very much like to discuss with you the alternatives in providing instruction should H1N1 become a problem. We have just begun to discuss what we could or could not do...infrastructure-wise, contractually, culturally, economically, etc. I need to find the link, but I recent read an article about this also...
I did try it and asked for feedback after the presentation. Many found it a bit distracting (one even said seasick!) and did not like the static "screen shots." (I do pretty detailed PPs with images flying in at various times, etc.) I do want to try it again, so if you have any ideas, please share:-)! Thanks:-)!
Hi Steve. I was wondering if you have students or educator friends who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
What type of assistance would you provide schools who want to develop exchanges of students and teachers with China. We currently teach Mandarin in our schools (K-12), and, right now, we have three visiting teachers from China. We'd like to begin exchanges by this summer if possible. Do you have any thoughts? I am interested in the New School Student Ambassadors, Inc.
Reading your quotes on the School 2.0 Wiki I wanted to hear your response to the video "Voices from the New American Schoolhouse." Sudbury schools seem to have years ago fulfilled many of the ambitions that technology is now awakening in conventional educators.
If you're interested to get a bit more online synchronously with your students and China I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom. I also recommend you take a look at authorstream's power point presentation platform, it could prove useful if students want to put a power point on the web for their Chinese counter parts to view. Anyhow, both are web based, have a bunch of features and free basic service.
Thanks for the invite. Worthy goal too. I just finished reading "Three Cups of Tea" so I'm feeling especially yearning to help. Let me know how I can be of service. I currently live in Shanghai and have been active in slowly expanding my social network and finding ways my own students can reach out globally. Kind regards. Mike
Thank you for the invitation to join you. I've been so busy lately that I haven't been very active in Classroom 2.0. It's good to be pulled back in.
After an extended career in the Boston School System, I started a software company to develop a web-based, collaborative authoring environment that would allow teachers and students to create web content in a drag & drop environment. It has been an exciting new direction to take - and the cause of my being so busy.
One of our users, David Lewalski, may be of interest to you. He teaches EFL to foreign students who want to attend US colleges, and one of his approaches is to have his students create a growing website that engages them in all kinds of skills development. It also connects what they are doing to thir families at home. He's featured in our website with a link to his site. His comments and project link are at:
Hi Steve. Expect to meet my wife and I living in the same faculty apartment building. I hope we can work together and I can learn from you. I have a French as a Second Language, English as a Second Language, elementary and high school Science background. Our expected arrival date is September 21.
I was not aware of your appointment and am not surprised. You have carved out your own path, Steve. You have been relentless in your quest. I cannot wait for the next batch of pictures and clips from China. And..the July date will work out fine for your chapter. I will let Scott Willis at ASCD know. Tim Tyson's chapter is fantastic. Frank Baker's on media literacy is clear and direct and strong. I love how this is coming together. I am going to make the 2010 CMI conference a total focus on the new essential curriculum and want to feature you there..I will have Kathy get you the dates. I will likely run something in 09 at Columbia TC..and will work with you on that as well. Thanks for getting back to me and I will check out your recommended sites. hhj
Steve. Please get in touch regarding your promising chapter for the new ASCD book on 21st century curriculum. Trying to locate you ..and, knowing, that you likely are in China near the Mongolian border doing your great work..can be a bit daunting. Give me a direct email asap. THANKS. I am certain that whatever you are doing right now..it is exquisitely interesting.
Good to talk just now and am excited at the prospect of this type of international collaborative work.
There was a time in the UK when one went to a conference to find out about the latest methods and new ideas.
I think we are at paradigm shift.. we are the conference and it's 24/7 ! If live cast was built into this site (maybe it is) that would add another dimension. That's one of the things that rafi.ki has which is v.useful
Interested to hear more about the virtual world..
Hi Steve. I am currently in a workshop with Heidi Jacobs and she has suggested that I make contact with you. If you read my profile, you will see where my interest lies and I believe that Heidi thinks that you can help me.
Hello Steve, firstly my school is a Secondary School and I agree with your query as to participating in a common project starting next year. I´ve got some students working on blogs, podcasting, wikis, screencasting ...
But let me know more about the project in detail please.
You could get in touch with me also - maybe it´s difficult with Skype because of different hours to meet: email@example.com