Join Antero, Bud, Diana and Zac as we explore what it means to be civil as teachers, students, citizens, and folks in the world today.
Episode Ten: Bud Is Convinced – He’d Teach American Vandal
In this slightly time-delayed episode, Antero and I find ourselves in the same place (an extra-echo-y enclosed porch – so please enjoy the fun sound) and in a discussion on some of our project-based learning work and its intersection with true crime media. Well. Mostly the true crime. A little bit PBL. Be prepared that … →
Episode Nine: When Will Antero Bring the Funny?
In this episode, Antero and I are reunited after a summer apart and we are in catchup mode. We discuss a talk from the Connected Learning Summit back in July, wherein Baratunde Thurston and Joi Ito discuss the role of humor in learning. We know. Talking about talking about humor. But stick with us, because … →
Episode Eight: Libraries are the Civic Hearts of Schools
In this episode, Bud talks with teacher, librarian, and facilitator Tavia Clark. If libraries are, as we believe, the “civic heart of schools,” what does that look like, and how do we build stronger ones? Tavia mentions collection development, community development and culture development as pieces of the puzzle. How are you building civic spaces … →
Episode Seven: Debate!
In this week’s episode, we talk with Dr. Nicole Mirra, a frequent collaborator of ours and a professor at Rutgers University, who suggested we spend some time with an episode of Radiolab where we explore the world of debate. Along the way, we declare a half dozen or so “future episodes.” You should let us … →
Episode Six: Get Off Our EdTech Lawn!
In this episode, old school edublogger Dean Shareski and I talk about some of our early explorations in online media spaces, then pivot into some of Dean’s recent writing and reflection on his concerns about how we can use social media for exploring opinions and changing minds. Or not. Mostly not, says Dean. Along the … →
Episode Five: Citizen Science?
In this episode, Antero and I are joined by Joe Polman, a colleague of ours on the Compose Our World project. Joe’s done lots of work around citizen science and journalism. We talk with him about what it means to do that sort of work and why “citizen science” is a complicated term. But first, … →