EdTechWeekly #168

September 19, 2010

Regular hosts: Dave, Jen, John
Guest hosts: Diana Laufenberg, Science Leadership Academy

This Week's Menu:

  • Jen's Link: Jen is going to take the opportunity to get our guest host's perspective on involving students in an externally supported science design challenge, such as http://www.nasarealworldinworld.org/Home.aspx. Some questions to consider are: How can teacher's work this into their semester / school day planning? What is the benefit to kids? What is the motivation for a teacher / students / professional mentor to participate? Where can teachers find out about similar challenges? Are they worth a teacher's / the kids' time and effort?

  • Diana Laufenberg: Newstrust (http://newstrust.net/). Using the network to verify/validate the claims made in current news stories.

  • Next week's guest: Camilla Elliott, Teacher/Librarian from Melbourne, Australia.