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My final run included a detour on the South Loop of the Steepletop Reserve. Who knew it was there? I love discovering new things on the final day of a vacation, kind of makes a loop to next summer.
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TTT#501 Dan Doernberg Previews NowComment's New Image and Video/Audio Annotation Features
  Join  + Dan Doernberg  from  http://nowcomment.com  tonight on  http://edtechtalk.com/ttt  at 9pmET/6pmPT who will give us a preview of NowComment's new image and video annotation features.  + Johanna Paraiso  and  + TERRY ELLIOTT  will be will us as well...
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TTT#500 THANK YOU! Now, let's get started on the new year with Letters to the Next President
Tonight on TTT#500 we launch a series of episodes over the next few weeks focused on the new school year here in North America.  has started already and  starts Monday. Maybe your students are coming soon. Or maybe, like in the Northeast, you are just start...
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Tonight on TTT#500 we launch a series of episodes over the next few weeks focused on the new school year here in North America. +Chris Sloan has started already and +Joe Dillon starts Monday. Maybe your students are coming soon. Or maybe, like in the Northeast, you are just starting vacation! Still, it's time to think about the coming academic year and how to connect our students.

Tonight, and over the next few episodes of Teachers Teaching Teachers at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt, we'll be talking about:

-- #2nextprez  Letters to the Next President is launching as I write -- or at least soon! Some of us have been building curriculum, collecting ideas, and testing the new site. Let's catch up on some of this work with KQED and the National Writing Project tonight. http://letters2president.org Also how does Do Now http://ww2.kqed.org/education/about-do-now/ and the the many other rich pieces of curriculum at KQED get integrated into our work with students this fall?

--Getting started with the new Youth Voices http://youthvoices.live So many new features: Which will we use? What's missing? Thanks to +Kim Jaxon and her colleagues and students at California State University, Chico, the new Youth Voices has been tested and is ready. More importantly: it has been seeded with amazing Letters to the Next President by over 200 of their students who will continue using the site this fall.

--NowComment http://nowcomment.com +Dan Doernberg will be joining us next week, August 17 to introduce new features that allow students to annotate images and video. I've been testing a beta version of this with Dan, and can't wait for it to be released!

--hypothes.is is everwhere! It's built into every page (except the homepage) of the new http://youthvoices.live. I've been exploring how student might annotate each others' posts as a step toward writing a more coherent response at the end. See: http://www.youthvoices.live/2016/08/03/product-of-our-environment/ There are many oportunies to use hypothes.is as part of Letters to the Next President https://hypothes.is/letters-to-the-next-president/ Let's talk about having our student find each other in the margins this fall!

--Youth Voices LIVE! Let's get times when young people can use Hangouts to learn together. Check these out from the summer if you need inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLY9e9zEmLwtOBic7TIdFqkK6gtFtISJvU&v=JwL6QYIJp8Y

There's more, so stay tuned -- and start making it a habit (if you can) of joining us every Wednesday at 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

Also, tonight's episode will be TTT#500. Thank you +Jeff Lebow and +dave cormier  and +Susan Ettenheim and +Karen Fasimpaur and +monika hardy  and +Chris Sloan and ALWAYS - +Peggy George  and more! I hope to be able to thank as many people as possible for talking to me over the past decade.

See you tonight at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 6PM Pacific
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TTT#499: I, Too, Arts Collective with Renée Watson, Tokumbo Bodunde, Ladi'Sasha Jones
Tonight 6pmPT/9pmET on  http://edtechtalk.com/ttt , join --acclaimed author and friend,  + Renée Watson   ( http://www.reneewatson.net/ ) --high school teacher,  + Tokumbo Bodunde   --digital storyteller,  + Ladi'Sasha Jones   for a conversation that will b...
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Join us http://edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wed Aug 24 9pmET/6pmPT Dan Dorenberg RE: image&video NowComment annotation.
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Join +Dan Doernberg from http://nowcomment.com tonight on http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9pmET/6pmPT who will give us a preview of NowComment's new image and video annotation features. +Johanna Paraiso and +TERRY ELLIOTT will be will us as well as YOU (we hope).

Next week (if all goes well) Public interest group http://Fairness.com will be announcing a new release of NowComment with...
"fully integrated in-context commenting and annotation of all major content types: Text, Images, and Embedded Video/Audio."

Dan will be inviting TTT listeners and participants to beta test NowComment's enhanced image and video capability which will be available for the 2016-17 school year.

Dan Doernberg expects NowComment video commenting to be popular during the run-up to the November elections. “Teachers can use it to help students engage intellectually with media, e.g. to fact check candidates’ speeches or to offer evidence of media bias. Outside the classroom, it will be great for partisan political annotation and commentary (likely friend-to-friend, conceivably even by the campaigns themselves).”

Join Dan and all of us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific tonight, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

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Join +Dan Doernberg from http://nowcomment.com tonight on http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9pmET/6pmPT who will give us a preview of NowComment's new image and video annotation features. +Johanna Paraiso and +TERRY ELLIOTT will be will us as well as YOU (we hope).

Next week (if all goes well) Public interest group http://Fairness.com will be announcing a new release of NowComment with...
"fully integrated in-context commenting and annotation of all major content types: Text, Images, and Embedded Video/Audio."

Dan will be inviting TTT listeners and participants to beta test NowComment's enhanced image and video capability which will be available for the 2016-17 school year.

Dan Doernberg expects NowComment video commenting to be popular during the run-up to the November elections. “Teachers can use it to help students engage intellectually with media, e.g. to fact check candidates’ speeches or to offer evidence of media bias. Outside the classroom, it will be great for partisan political annotation and commentary (likely friend-to-friend, conceivably even by the campaigns themselves).”

Join Dan and all of us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific tonight, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

https://youtu.be/M8-ZMiTd5QU
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Tonight on TTT#500 we launch a series of episodes over the next few weeks focused on the new school year here in North America. +Chris Sloan has started already and +Joe Dillon  starts Monday. Maybe your students are coming soon. Or maybe, like in the Northeast, you are just starting vacation! Still, it's time to think about the coming academic year and how to connect our students.

Tonight, and over the next few episodes of Teachers Teaching Teachers at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt, we'll be talking about:

-- #2nextprez Letters to the Next President is launching as I write -- or at least soon! Some of us have been building curriculum, collecting ideas, and testing the new site. Let's catch up on some of this work with KQED and the National Writing Project tonight. http://letters2president.org Also how does Do Now http://ww2.kqed.org/education/about-do-now/ and the the many other rich pieces of curriculum at KQED get integrated into our work with students this fall?

--Getting started with the new Youth Voices http://youthvoices.live So many new features: Which will we use? What's missing? Thanks to +Kim Jaxon and her colleagues and students at California State University, Chico, the new Youth Voices has been tested and is ready. More importantly: it has been seeded with amazing Letters to the Next President by over 200 of their students who will continue using the site this fall.

--NowComment http://nowcomment.com +Dan Doernberg will be joining us next week, August 17 to introduce new features that allow students to annotate images and video. I've been testing a beta version of this with Dan, and can't wait for it to be released!

--hypothes.is is everwhere! It's built into every page (except the homepage) of the new http://youthvoices.live. I've been exploring how student might annotate each others' posts as a step toward writing a more coherent response at the end. See: http://www.youthvoices.live/2016/08/03/product-of-our-environment/ There are many oportunies to use hypothes.is as part of Letters to the Next President https://hypothes.is/letters-to-the-next-president/ Let's talk about having our student find each other in the margins this fall!

--Youth Voices LIVE! Let's get times when young people can use Hangouts to learn together. Check these out from the summer if you need inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLY9e9zEmLwtOBic7TIdFqkK6gtFtISJvU&v=JwL6QYIJp8Y

There's more, so stay tuned -- and start making it a habit (if you can) of joining us every Wednesday at 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

Also, tonight's episode will be TTT#500. Thank you +Jeff Lebow and +dave cormier and +Susan Ettenheim and +Karen Fasimpaur and +monika hardy and +Chris Sloan  and ALWAYS - +Peggy George  and more! I hope to be able to thank as many people as possible for talking to me over the past decade.

See you tonight at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 6PM Pacific
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Tonight 6pmPT/9pmET on http://edtechtalk.com/ttt, join

--acclaimed author and friend, +Renée Watson  (http://www.reneewatson.net/)
--high school teacher, +Tokumbo Bodunde 
--digital storyteller, +Ladi'Sasha Jones 

for a conversation that will begin with Renée's recent project, "I, Too, Arts Collective" http://www.reneewatson.net/itoo/ Last week Renée announced:

... the launch of the nonprofit organization, I, Too, Arts Collective, with the goal of creating a space for emerging and established authors to gather, create, and showcase their work. The organization’s first project is to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Langston Hughes by leasing the Harlem brownstone where he lived and created during the last twenty years of his life. Currently empty, Watson envisions the brownstone as a space for artists, poets, and creators to come together, mentor one another, and build upon the rich cultural legacy left by Hughes.

Join us as we catch up with what these writers and teachers have been working on, and let's explore how we can connect with their efforts.

We'll see you at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific tonight, Wednesday, August 3.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Paul Allison. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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TTT#499: I, Too, Arts Collective with Renée Watson, Tokumbo Bodunde, Ladi'Sasha Jones
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    English Education, M.A., 1988 - 1990
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Paul Allison has been been teaching and learning ever since he graduated from Hunter College, CUNY in 1983. Early in his career, Paul helped start University Heights Secondary School in the Bronx, NY, one of the first Coalition of Essential Schools. Paul and his colleagues learned that doing school better didn't have to be the same-old, with more effort. They replaced grades with portfolio assessment, re-thought subjects and departments with cross-disciplinary, project-based teaching teams, and taught multi-aged groups of students without regard to age. 

After teaching at University Heights for 12 years, Paul moved on to work with English Language Learners at the International High School in Queens for a few years, and he has worked as a technology teacher, before returning to teaching English. For the last two years, Paul developed and taught students in a multi-disciplinary blended learning program at the Bronx Academy Senior High. 

Paul has been the Tech Liaison the New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) for over ten years. In 2003, along with colleagues in other local sites of the National Writing Project, Paul helped develop Youth Voices youthvoices.net, a school-based social network where students develop, display, and discuss self-directed digital projects, and where teachers build and collect curriculum together. Paul has also been one of the co-hosts of Teachers Teaching Teachers, a webcast and podcast that has been broadcasting live at edtechtalk.com/ttt every Wednesday since 2007. 

The last two summers, along with colleagues in the New York City Writing Project, Paul co-facilitated a Youth Voices Summer Program that brought together 13-17 high school students from different schools in every borough of NYC and 4-6 teachers to develop interest- based, passion-fueled, multimedia projects that will gave all new experiences in making and learning more about connected learning. 

Currently Paul is a 6th grade English teacher at a brand new public school for over-aged, under- credited youths in the Bronx. New Directions Secondary School will be a 6-12 that where the curriculum is available to all students online, and their study becomes more and more asynchronous as individuals demonstrate specific learning competencies within the schools mastery-based curriculum.
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