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What a great list of educators to join us tomorrow on TTT!
 
Find out about this year's K12 Online Conference goo.gl/nRfA6 with organizers and keynoters on TTT edtechtalk.com/ttt 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times: goo.gl/DMiia
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Join TTT at edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wednesday, 9.5.12 at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times http://goo.gl/eRsYT

We'll be taking a look at our new game at youthvoices.net/play

Paul Allison, Monika Hardy, and Chris Sloan will host: Erick Gordon, Shantanu Saha, Valerie Burton, Jeremy Hyler, Jim Nordlinger, Ken Stein, Jennifer Woollven, Ann Neary, Fred Haas, and YOU!

Join this list of amazing educators as we explore some of these gnarly questions:

We're considering a new way of looking at Youth Voices. What it was played like a game? What if there were badges to mark a student's journey on Youth Voices? What if we all worked together to build alternative paths toward recognized (Common Core) standards within this game? When we do some of that does our commitment to being a place where students can explore their passions get compermised or clarified? Can we hold on to our own passions for authentic conversation?

We'll look for you at edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wednesday, 9.5.12 at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times http://goo.gl/eRsYT
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Thanks to +Fred Mindlin for organizing Wednesday's TTT - Join us!
 
Learning in 3rd Space on TTT#311 edtechtalk.com/ttt Wed 8.22 at 9PM ET / 6PM PT / World Times goo.gl/H8bRN 

Join some of the participants in 3rd Space Conference and others interested in community collaborations to discuss what went on in St. Louis last month. We'll also talk about and how we can bring this work into our local communities in the future, wherever we are.

The 3rd Space Conference, held July 9-13, 2012, in St. Louis,
ourcolab.org/the-invitational-summer-institutes-teachers-teaching-teachers/ brought together teams from local sites of the National Writing Project and museums around the US to explore creating projects and curriculum that take advantage of collaborations among  students, teachers, and local communities.

Join us on this episode of TTT edtechtalk.com/ttt to learn more about combining the insights and work of artists and museum professionals with hands-on art making and understanding activities for students. 

*Third space? Third place?* 

There's a useful summary of some of these concepts on Wikipedia, and it starts like this: 

The third place (also known as Third Space) is a term used in the concept of community building to refer to social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home and the workplace. In his influential book The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg (1989, 1991) argues that third places are important for civil society, democracy, civic engagement, and establishing feelings of a sense of place. --Wikipedia (accessed 8.21.12) en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Third_place&oldid=500220817

Jump into this conversation with the fascinating educators, artists, museum directors... 3rd Spacers!... on Wednesday, August 22 at edtechtalk.com/ttt Wed 8.22 at 9PM ET / 6PM PT / World Times goo.gl/H8bRN 
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Here's some of the reflection posts from participants on our Ning:
http://ourcolab.ning.com/forum/topics/w-a-3rdspace
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Paul Allison hung out with 9 people. #hangoutsonairPeter Rawsthorne, Andrea Zellner, Vanessa Gennarelli, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Sheryl Grant, Sunny Lee, Chris Sloan, dave cormier, and monika hardy
TTT#309 Badges: Peril or Possibility
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Lively, vertical/horizontal, top-down/grassroots conversation about Connected Learning Month.
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Looking for Chicago teachers to join us on TTT Wed 9.12 - 9PM ET/8PM CT/7PM MT/6PM PT. Let us know if you can join goo.gl/IJd2P #NWP
 
Exciting TTT Hangout with these students and educators planned for Wed. We'll talk about the new book:@nikhilgoya_l One Size Does Not Fit All goo.gl/Ru5ZI on edtechtalk.com/ttt Wed 9.12.12 at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times: goo.gl/9gVDg

Given the revolution proposed by +Nikhil Goyal I was wondering if there are any teachers in Chicago who might join us to give us their perspective on the strike there, such as these teachers on Democracy now today: http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/11/thousands_rally_in_chicago_teachers_strike

Join us on TTT - edtechtalk.com/ttt Wed 9.12.12 at 9PM ET/6PM PT/World Times: goo.gl/9gVDg
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TTT#311 - Third Space Learning
 
Third Space Learning - Join the conversation!
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Looking forward to the next node of this ongoing conversation about badges.
 
Badges again this week 8/15 on +Teachers Teaching Teachers at an earlier time: 4PM ET/1PM PT/World Time: goo.gl/tERfa Last Wednesday, we joined the conversation with educators who are developing a practical, pedagogical discourse between the heckling and the hype around badges. 

In on last week's episode,

+Paul Allison @paulallison
+monika hardy @monk51295
+Chris Sloan @csloan

hosted

+Peter Rawsthorne @prawsthorne
+Andrea Zellner @AndreaZellner
+Vanessa Gennarelli @VGennarelli
+Elyse Eidman-Aadahl @ElyseEA
+Sheryl Grant @slgrant
+Sunny Lee @threeqube
+dave cormier @davecormier

There's only so much that this many thoughtful participants can say in an hour, so we invited everybody back and a few others
Join us as we continue our conversations about badges on TTT with:

+Peter Rawsthorne 
+Sheryl Grant 
+Sunny Lee 

and we will be joined this week by:

+Barry Joseph @radical.media– goo.gl/EY6hc
+Doug Belshaw @dajbelshaw– goo.gl/x0x10
+Myrna Rubel – vimeo.com/41312848
+Samuel Abramovich 
+Kathryn Godwin 
+Leora Wollner 
and YOU! Anybody is welcomed to join us.

We'll continue these conversations live at edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wednesday, 15 August at 4PM ET / 1PM PT/ World Times: goo.gl/tERfa. NOTICE THE EARLIER TIME.

We’ll continue to focus on incorporating badges into K-12 education and beyond. There’s so much to say on the topic.

What’s your favorite blog post, video, article, resource about Badges? Please add a couple of links in the comments below. We want to be open and flexile about all of the ways people are talking about the issues involved. And, we are interested in keeping it real. We’ve been developing some ideas around badges for Youth Voices youthvoices.net, and there's more about this on P2PU goo.gl/oKQ1R.

See you on Wednesday.
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What does it really mean to be a connected educator? Help us as we celebrate the opening of Connected Teacher Month!
 
Join this amazing group of educators on TTT Wed. 8.1 9ET/6PT at edtechtalk.com/ttt as we help to kick off Connected Educators Month http://connectededucators.org/cem/ in our own way--with a conversation about what it all means to us, especially when we think about how important it to be connected locally and physically as it is to be connected nationally or globally and virtually. 

Paul Allison, Monika Hardy and Chris Sloan host this conversation about Connected Educator Month (CEM). This special show will focus on online communities of practice and include guests such as:

--Darren Cambridge http://ncepr.org/darren/, director of the Connected Educators project
--Kevin Hodgson http://dogtrax.edublogs.org of the Western Massachusetts Writing Project;
--Pamela Moran http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=97282&, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools and a teacher-consultant at the Central Virginia Writing Project
--Steve Moore https://twitter.com/stevejmoore/ of the Greater Kansas City Writing Project
--Karen Fasimpaurhttp://www.k12opened.com/blog/about, founder and organizer of P2PU's School of Ed.
--Jeff Lebow http://jefflebow.net/ founder of worldbridges.net and co-founder of edtechtalk.com (Jeff will be joining us late, perhaps with a class.)

Learn more about some the Connected Teacher events on this recent post by +Steve Hargadon, "Connected Educator Month - Week One's Amazing Schedule!" http://www.stevehargadon.com/2012/07/connected-educator-month-week-ones.html

Let's connect!
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Join us on Wednesday, 7.18 4PM ET / 1PM PT / World Times http://goo.gl/YGi7Q http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
 
On TTT Wed. 7.18 - 4PM ET/1PM PT (Earlier than usual), join +Denise VanBriggle +Kym Sheehan+Rex Veeder, and +Daniel Glick who will tell us more about a film project called "A Place to Stand." You can join the conversation at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt - Again notice the early start time -  

On a recent post on the National Writing Project's Connect http://connect.nwp.org/national/blog/16429/join-us-support-place-stand-documentary Denise and Kym write:

_"A Place to Stand" is a documentary film (http://kck.st/NsBX8g) about New Mexico poet Jimmy Santiago Baca and his transformation in the 1970s from an illiterate convict to a celebrated poet. Since his release, Jimmy has become one of the foremost Mexican American poets in America._ 

We're not viewing this as just a film. For us, this is about service. Jimmy’s memoir and poetry have inspired prisoners to leave gangs, drug addicts to stay clean, and countless others to dramatically shift the course of their lives. A Place to Stand will make his inspiring story and poetry available to many who would never find it otherwise. Free copies will be given to detention centers, prisons and schools for at-risk youth, coupled with programming designed to help people find in themselves what Jimmy found through his poetry: a place to stand in life, a sense of self-worth, and a reason to live.

_If you are interested in supporting this film about Jimmy Santiago Baca's poetry, visit http://kck.st/NsBX8g_

Find out more about Jimmy Santiago Baca's life and poetry and this Kickstarter project on +Teachers Teaching Teachers at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 4PM ET / 1PM PT.
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