We had a great conversation last night! I've been getting mail from Wes, Ewan and Miguel about how much fun we all had. (This is the first chance I've had to write anything about it. It's been such a crazy busy day -- TGIF!)
Kudos to Wes for getting us organized and moderating the discussion last night. We had decided to keep the discussion limited to one hour. We cut off our conversation after only hitting on the first three of the five questions.
Thanks also to Ewan (he made the heroic effort of participating at 4 am his time!) and Miguel for including me and their tremendous professionalism. Our positions on some issues are close, on others not. Miguel, Ewan and Wes are all real gentlemen. The level of discussion was entirely focused on the issues. When we disagreed with each other it was always based on the merits of our arguments. I feel fortunate to be part of this group.
We're planning a follow-up podcast in the next week or so to round off the discussion and touch on the last two questions. We managed to work in the replies Bud and John left in the comments to my earlier post. Wes suggested we invite Bud, John and any other interested educators to participate by submitting text or podcast responses to these questions:
- 4. Will corporate interests (Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Apple, etc) overpower the energy of web 2.0 technologies in their drive to monetize the Internet?5. How much should our enthusiasm for web 2.0, technology specifically and modernism in general be tempered by the "costs" we hear and know about regarding globalism?
It was really great sharing ideas with educational leaders from two other countries -- I've started thinking of this as the "From Three Countries Across One Big Ocean Podcast." ;-) If anything illustrates how education is going global, the simple fact of the four of us getting together this way to share ideas and learn from each other does.
So without any further ado, here it is:
The Other Side of Outsourcing (Thomas Friedman, "The World is Flat" - Video)
Excellence and Imagination (Clarence Fisher's class)
Darren's classes: Pre-Cal 20S, Pre-Cal 30S, AP Calculus AB
What If Your Blog Was Gone?
OLÉ (Darren's workshop)
Ellie's Math Blog (Darren's Niece)
Remote Access (Clarence Fisher's blog)
Island Bloggers at the ECML (Scotland)
Luddite Literacy (Wes' podcast)
The Impact of the Gutenberg Printing Press
Korean blog list
Levels of Technology Implementation (LOTI)
Dr. Chris Moresch Ed. D.
Assessment For Learning site
Assessment is For Learning (Scotland)
Scottish Schools Digital Network
Ewan's pilot project (MLFE)
Guidelines for ethical behaviour online (from Darren's classes)
John Pederson's blog post - 2006 Online Edublogger Conference
Ewan's students podcasting
Bob Sprankle - Room 208 (Grade 4, USA)
Ewan's Jordanhill U. presentation
Time For Knowledge and Wisdom
Oversold and Underused by Larry Cuban
Open Source Applications (Free): Open Office, Think Office
TECSIG (Technology Special Interest Group - Texas)
NCLB, Title II Part D
Integrated Learning Systems
Read/Write Web Reading List by Will Richardson
Alan Levine’s blog: CogDogBlog, a recent workshop
Brian Lamb’s blog: Abject Learning, some wiki based workshops
Modern Foreign Languages Environment (MFLE) (Scotland)
Redefining Literacy by David Warlick