Stephen F. Austin Middle School in Bryan ISD, Texas has participated in the Texas Technology Immersion Pilot Project for the past two years as an immersion campus, where every 6th, 7th, and 8th grade student along with all the teachers have access to an iBook laptop computer 24/7. This podcast includes three sections: An update on my changing job status, some reflections on student content creation in the classroom, and an interview with Barbara Ybarra and Sharon Ogden of Bryan ISD who help support teachers in their technology immersion project. Barbara and Sharon share their perspectives and some lessons learned after two years of successful technology immersion with middle school students and teachers.

Program Length: 29 min, 40 sec
File size: 13.6 MB (encoded at 64 kbps instead of my normal 32 because of a partially included song)

Podcast 14 June 2006(Click here to listen to this podcast)

Show notes for this podcast include:

  1. Bryan ISD Technology Immersion project website
  2. Blocking social networking sites is an insufficient response
  3. Texas Technology Leadership Academy Video Perspectives
  4. The 1-to-1 Stories Project
  5. Footfalls_Toward_Home.mp3 by Wesley Fryer (Linked from my Free Audio page)
  6. TxTIP official information website
  7. My blog posts mentioning TxTIP
  8. My digital literacy curriculum from this week (on a wiki, focusing on blogging and podcasting in the classroom)
  9. Every One Learns – Pedagogy, Technology, Motivation (Blog of Mike Muir)
  10. Digital kids, School Relevancy, Poverty, & School Reform

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