This podcast is a recording of a conversation over skype on May 14, 2010, with Dean Mantz in Sterling, Kansas, Dean Shareski in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, Cyndi Danner-Kuhn in Manhattan, Kansas, and Wesley Fryer in Edmond, Oklahoma. For the past several years, each participant has taught pre-service technology classes for undergraduate college students. In this conversation (which runs long, about an hour and a half) topics ranged from how course activities are selected, structured and assessed, epiphany or “a-ha” moments in teaching, changes which have been made to the course or how the course is taught (mixing face-to-face, online and blended modalities) and how to best leverage face-to-face interaction opportunities with students. LOTS of great ideas here. Check the podcast shownotes for most (if not all) of the referenced websites, curricula and resources from our conversation. This podcast is labeled (part 1) because we plan to continue the discussion in upcoming months!

Show Notes:

  1. Dean Mantz (@dmantz7)
  2. Dean Shareski (@shareski)
  3. Cyndi Danner-Kuhn (@cyndidannerkuhn)
  4. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  5. Dean Shareski’s Winter 2009 Course Wiki
  6. Dean Shareski’s Fall 2009 Course Wiki
  7. Dean Shareski’s Spring 2010 Course Wiki
  8. Dean Shareski’s list of his students’ twitter accounts
  9. Weekly session links from Dean Shareski’s students (serving as class scribes / google jockeys)
  10. Twitter Help for Teachers
  11. Great sample preservice teacher professional portfolio (Dean S’ daughter): meredithbuchanan.wordpress.com
  12. Cyndi’s Technology for Teaching and Learning Course Links
  13. Future Teacher’s Ning (Dean Mantz)
  14. Challenge Based Learning (from Apple)
  15. Free Etherpad backchannel options: TypeWithMe, iEtherpad, PiratePad
  16. Skype in Schools Wiki
  17. Twitter4Teachers Wiki
  18. Wesley’s “Technology 4 Teachers” Curriculum
  19. Pecha Kutcha presentation model (WikiPedia)

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