Skip to main content

Join Us Tonight!

Here is a note we sent out this week to parents, teachers and students. I'm looking forward to the conversation!

Edina Parents, Teachers
and Students
,
On Friday, February
18th, Twin Cities Public Television will be airing a program
entitled, Digital Media: New Learners of the
21st Century
at 8:30 p.m. (The program will also are on
tpt 2.3 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 19)



From the tpt Website: “Targeted at parents, teachers and
anyone concerned with education in America, this documentary takes viewers to
the front lines of an education revolution. "Digital Media: New Learners of the
21st Century" examines how mobile devices and digital media practices can
empower young people to direct their own learning. Documenting five success
stories both inside
and out of the classroom, the program demonstrates how digital media, games,
smart phones and the Internet are fundamentally transforming the way young
people communicate, collaborate, participate and learn in the 21st
century. 56 minutes long”
We would like to invite you to watch the program and to engage in a “Virtual Viewing Party!” During the show, you can either join our live chat on Today’s Meet at:
Or
You can also follow the #edinae&i hashtag on Twitter and share your thoughts as you watch the
program.
Either while viewing the Digital Media: New Learners for the 21st Century video, or after the program, please take a moment to provide us feedback. You may also look at the video and Web resources we have collected to spur thoughts or discussion. Thank you!


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Educon 2.1: Panel Discussion on Educational Change and Reform

The Sunday panel moderated by Andy Carvin, National Public Radio , focussed on Education Change. The panel included: David Bromley -- Regional Director, Big Picture Schools Chris Lehmann -- Principal, Science Leadership Academy Marc Mannella -- Principal, KIPP Philadelphia Bette Manchester -- Former State Educational Technology Director, Maine Gary Stager-- Executive Director of the Constructivist Consortium Mike Wang -- Executive Director of Teach For America Greater Philadelphia January 29-31, 2009 Educon 2.2 announced Save the Date!! Here is a clip from the session . Carvin asked each on the panel give an "Opening Statement". What does School Reform Look Like now that we have a new President in the White House. Lehmann -"I am hopeful", That data driven decision making recognizes that the best data we have on our students is the work that they do in the classroom every day. Mannella -Explained that KIPP schools fundamental belief that "All of us WILL Learn

Nos Chemins vers la paix: Award Winning Video!

Valley View Middle School French Imersion teacher, Heather Palmer created this award winning video, Nos Chemins vers la paix , for the Tel.A.Vision " Vision For America " Contest. Photo and video editing at www.OneTrueMedia.com Powered by One True Media , Tel.A.Vision.tv allows students to create videos that share their vision for the future. Heather wanted to use this video to promote the Wiki she and her students created for "6 Billion Paths to Peace." On the wiki, Palmer states: Our project was inspired by the program " Six Billion Paths to Peace ", an initiative of the Shinnyo-en foundation. We like the challenge the program offers us: commit to making a difference in this moment, in this day, in this lifetime! Palmer received her award last week at the National Service Learning Conference, in Nashville, TN. Way to go, Heather! NOTE: A few weeks ago while looking at the copyright free music available on the site, I notice a cover of the "Spin

Notes on EduCon 2.1 Opening Panel Discussion: What is the Purpose of School?

The "Official" opening to Educon 2.1 featured a panel discussion on "the purpose of school" at the Franklin Institute. Panel Members included: Joel Arquillos -Executive Director of 826LA (Writing workshops) -his boss has now started “ Once upon a School ”, a program paring classroom teachers with adult community members. Dr. Molefi Asante -Professor, African American Studies, Temple University (1st African American Studies program in U.S.) Kendall Crolius -Founding Partner, The Sulevia Group, also affiliated w/Heifer International Jeff Han -Founder, Perceptive Pixel and inventor of the Multi-Touch Screen (iPhone users were genuflecting in his presence!) Prakash Nair -Co-Founder, Fielding Nair International- Archetects and Change Agents for Education Dr. Steven Squyres -Principal Investigator, Mars Exploration Rover Mission Diane Castelbuono Deputy Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education PA Department of Education Moderator-Frederic Bertley -Vice Pr