12-13-11: Making the Classroom Safe for Twitter

December 13, 2011 at 7:45 am Leave a comment

When you think of a classroom, hashtags and YouTube videos may not come to mind.  But there’s a group in Baltimore that believes that’s just what we should envision. Every three months, a group of teachers, administrators, and technologists gathers for a Baltimore EdTech forum, where they discuss how the culture of 2011 technology can be put to use for students.

Tomorrow evening, the second of these forums will take place at Digital Harbor High School.  This one will focus on technology and special education.

Sheilah talks with one of the organizers of the forum, Shelly Blake-Plock, a faculty associate at Johns Hopkins School of Education, where he holds classes about 21st century teaching.  In that vein, he also teaches virtual high-school courses to students at John Carroll School in Bel Air, and with Kyle Fritz, a Baltimore-area programmer and software developer, who will be part of the forum.  As part of his work, he has developed tools to empower people with disabilities.

The conversation ended up going WAY beyond air time, about 40 minutes (!), but it’s all really interesting.  Take a listen to the long version, right here:

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