Thursday, December 25, 2008

Teachers Are Talking Episode 14

Steve Dembo joined us to discuss Discovery Channel, the Thirty Days to Better Blogging challenge and much more. Enjoy the freewheeling discussion.

Listen to the audio and view the chat here.

Steve Dembo at Discovery Channel
DEN Blog

Book recommendation: Teacher Man by Frank McCourt

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Teachers are Talking Episode 13

Sharon Peters joined us to discuss her work with Teachers without Borders - Canadian. She is an inspiration and had us all almost ready to sign up ourselves.

Listen to the audio and view the chat here.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

David Warlick - Episode 12

David Warlick joined us for a lively discussion about the future, blogging and how to initiate change.

Listen to the webcast

Class Blogmeister

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Ben Papell and Steve Muth - Episode 11

Ben Papell and Steve Muth, the creators of VoiceThread joined us on September 18 for a lively discussion. Neither has been involved in education but both are listening carefully to the needs of educators and are responding with changes and additions to VoiceThread.

Listen to the webcast

Book Talk
Brain Rules by John Medina
The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
TED Talks: Jill Bolte Taylor - my stroke of insight

Ed.VoiceThread - secure environment (fee based service)

Most viewed mathcast

More VoiceThreads
VoiceThreads 4 Education
VoiceThread for Educators

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Wesley Fryer Episode 10

Wesley Fryer joined us on this episode. Wes is an educator, author, digital storyteller and also serves as a co-convener for the annual K-12 Online Conference. His blog, "Moving at the Speed of Creativity" was selected as the 2006 "Best Learning Theory Blog" by eSchoolnews and Discovery Education and is the co-director of the statewide Celebrate Oklahoma Voices digital storytelling project.

We had a lively conversation about the K12-Online Conference and his new project, StoryChasers.

Listen to our show and view the chat here.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hall Davidson Episode 9

Hall Davidson from The Discovery Education Network joined us for a discussion about cell phones in the classroom.

Listen to our show and view the chat here.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Networking Options for Children Episode 8

On May 1st, we had a wonderful roundtable discussion with Kevin Honeycutt, Ginger Lewman, Kim Cofino, and Brian Crosby about the pros and cons of helping students create networks.
Come listen to our show.

Listen to our show here.

Chat can be viewed here.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Natalie Rusk and Karen Randall Show 7

Natalie Rusk from MIT and Karen Randall, a teacher from St. Paul Minnesota joined us for a discussion about Scratch.

Listen to the show here

Learn about Scratch

Scratch Conference

Natalie Rusk at MIT - Lifelong Kindergarten

Learn Scratch
"This site contains Video Tutorials and Practical Guides designed for teachers and students. "

Hosting Scratch projects on your website

Scratch boards - using Scratch with sensors

Karen's class on the Scratch site

Wiki from a workshop by Karen

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Karen Janowski - Show 6, March 20

Karen Janowski

Karen Janowski is an occupational therapist who has worked with special needs students. Her blog can be found at:

You can listen to the show here.

Sites mentioned in the chat room
Karen's free technology toolkit for udl (Universal Design for Learning)

Book Recommendations:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Love this book!)
Books by Torey L. Hayden - Specifically One Child

Past Shows

Welcome to our new blog. Teachers are Talking presented its first show in September 2007. Guests so far have included:
  • Jennifer Wagner who spoke about the Technospud projects,
  • Colleen King who spoke about math and Math Playground
  • Alice Barr, Cheryl Oakes and Bob Sprankle who spoke about their work with teachers through Seedlings
  • Jeff Lebow who spoke about World Bridges - past and future
  • Alannah King who shared her experiences with online projects
The audio files and transcripts from the chat room can be found at: EdtechTalk