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The Virtual Coffee Shop Podcast – session 4

This session of the Virtual Coffee Shop Podcast features a conversation with Jane Mitchinson Schwartz.

Jane shares her experiences in school hosted radio programming through the perspectives of community building and interesting curriculum connections.

Head to the kitchen to prepare your favourite brew, relax and enjoy the conversation.

Resources
Connect with Jane on  twitter 
Visit Jane’s website

~Mark

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The Virtual Coffee Shop Podcast – session 1

Today’s post is the official launch of my Virtual Coffee Shop podcast.  Podcasts will be featured on this blog as well as part of the fabric of VoicEd Radio.

I was thrilled that  Tania Bumstead  joined me for this kickoff discussion.  Listen in to hear her take on STEM, innovation and changing practice.

Resources:
Follow Tania on Twitter: @taniabumstead
Read Tania’s  Blog

~Mark

AI and You

As I settle into my new retirement/flex time groove, I am dedicating more time to reading, listening and learning from blogs, podcasts and video channels as I find tuning in “on the ground” to learn and reflect with people who openly share really rewarding.

The great find this week was a CBC podcast titled “The Dangers of an Insular Web”.   The podcast digs into some important challenges of curating information in a personalized way in our digital online society.   Without giving away the details of the interesting panel discussion,  if these elements of digital communications tickle your interest, then this podcast is for you.

  • open internet
  • participatory internet culture
  • impact of smart phones and apps, power of geo location to personalize info
  • triangulation:   tech companies, data, personal use/habits
  • triangulation:   AI, algorithms, full user control and
  • personalizing is a dual edged sword

Social Media Information Overload

Whether you are a heavy digital communicator,  new to this arena or perhaps a teacher considering media literacies,   I am sure you will find this podcast raises your awareness and  stimulates your thinking.

Live link to the CBC podcast:
Screened Off: The dangers of an insular web

As always, please consider sharing your learning and thinking through a comment here or connect on  twitter.

~Mark
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Graphic credit:  creative commons license from Flickr user Intersection Consulting .  

Handing Down Knowledge

I happened to catch a rebroadcast of the December 27th 2015 Cross Country Canada radio show and was intrigued by the topic – “Has the wisdom of older people become sidelined in the age of Google and YouTube?”

I found the commentary from the various participants very insightful and wide ranging.  Some users talked about relationships, comparing face to face ( F2F) to phone, F2F to video call (skype, facetime, GHO etc.), F2F to email – well, you get the picture.  Other comments focused more on the knowledge transfer aspect of the discussion.

One could easily argue that with all of the fantastic audio and video recording tools available now, online storage and search capabilities we have the best opportunity ever in history to capture and publish  and share knowledge, perspectives and stories  from generation to generation.  Perhaps we simply need to be more thoughtful about going about this process of handing down knowledge.

Hands Across Time

I couldn’t help but wonder about  making some more intentional connections to school systems here. What role might students play in making connections with the senior members of society, building relationships and capturing their knowledge and stories for future generations to explore?

Listen to the fascinating CBC podcast  [here].

Note: Image credit Bill Gracey via Flickr creative commons license  (flickr link)

~Mark
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Being Intentional About NEXT

As summer winds down and the sunset times are getting notably earlier,  the start of a fresh school year is almost upon us.  Generally, I sense a focus on  anticipation for what will unfold,  but within this notion,  I find myself zeroing in on what will be different, what opportunities will come into play and how to bring change into effect.

I look forward to my continued work with  Donna Fry  on the OSSEMOOC  project where we focus efforts on  connected leadership  and the importance of  Now and NEXT.  I have set a personal and group ‘NEXT’ for 2015/16 and thought I would share them in different formats to illustrate that there are many approaches to creating your online voice.

Personal:

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— prepared with  Tellagami  which I learned about at #CATC15

Group: 

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Listen to the podcast:

What will your NEXT be?  Join the conversation by sharing your plans via blog post, podcast, animation or video clip with OSSEMOOC by contributing to the  collaborative  project.

~Mark

 

 

 

BIT14 Interview with George Couros

I appreciated the opportunity to team up with Michelle Cordy and Doug Sadler to  have a pre  Bring It Together 2014 conference  interview with keynote George Couros  yesterday.

Watch the interview:

 

Additional ECOO video podcasts are online  [here].

~Mark

Podcasting: a versatile curriculum tool

There are many good fits for podcasting in the curriculum. Podcasts and vodcasts may be used for presenting poetry, non fictional writing/reports, interviews, story telling, cumulative work, audio note taking (idea generating, debating etc.), book reports, lesson recaps, homework assignments and reading aloud (second language learners).

Podcasting is a great learning tool because it is easily adaptable to many curriculum settings and learner age levels. Podcasts can be easily created with standard computer equipment so success is not based on extra funding.

The Podcast Collection by Judy Scharf, hosted on the Curriki website, provides a good set of resources that covers:

  • what is a podcast
  • benefits of podcasting
  • practical tips for creating successful podcasts (‘road’ tested with a real class!)
  • podcast hosting options
  • uploading to iTunes
  • rubrics
  • assessment ideas
  • sample projects

This Podcast Collection received an exemplary rating from Curriki.

Additional Resources

Gary Stager:  Educational Podcasting
Kenton County Schools:  Podcast Resources
Wes Fryer:  Teach Digital
Podcasting Resources:  Podcast Info

Get your podcasting ideas flowing and try a podcast project to meet your curriculum needs.

~ Mark