#FemEdTech

Holding A Mic Up for #FemEdTechVOICES on #InternationalPodcastDay

Happy #InternationalPodcastDay, y’all! If you were not aware, TODAY, September 30th celebrates all those pods we listen to around the world. It’s true! https://internationalpodcastday.com/

“The celebration is a great opportunity to connect with fellow podcasters, podcast listeners, podcast enthusiasts, and leaders in the podcasting industry. Help spread the word by telling your friends, sharing the celebration on your podcasts and social media feeds, and using #InternationalPodcastDay. There are several ways to get involved and plenty to benefit from by taking part in International Podcast Day.”

To start the pod conversation with you this year, I want to amplify the voices of women in educational technology. As the designated “curator” for the @FemEdTech network, I’ve been sharing presentations, talks, podcast hosts, and episodes featuring interviews/conversation from members of the ##FemEdTech community using the hashtag #FemEdTechVOICES

Thanks to those of you who have shared the podcasts, episodes, and more using the #femedtech hashtag or tweeting/DM -ing the @femedtech Twitter account. I appreciate your suggestions and curating these does take a small digital/global village online. ūüôā

To properly curate and share all the recommendations, I present an open Google sheet I hope YOU will contribute to this week… and beyond! Expect to find this repository on the femedtech.net website soon.

Or just click on this link:

http://bit.ly/femedtechvoices

to find three tabs organized to share the #FemEdTechVOICES — the talks, presentations, podcasts, episodes, etc. we need to hear. Here are the tabs and more about this spreadsheet’s organization:

  1. Recommended Podcasts for the #FemEdTech Network: This tab of the spreadsheet is to curate the podcasts the #femedtech network would want to subscribe and listen to. Please include the podcast name, URL link where we can subscribe or find it online, and the brief description of this suggested podcasts. Typically we are interested in podcasts created for and/or hosted by women involved in teaching, learning, ed tech, academia, or general issues impacting feminism. {If you need to understand what the #femedtech network is about: femedtech.net/about-femedtech/}
  2. Suggested Podcast Episodes & Interviews: This tab of the spreadsheet is to share a specific episode we should listen to. This might be an interesting interview with a member of the #femedtech network, or perhaps a conversation topic relevant to this community.  Please be sure to include the Podcast/Show Name, Episode Number/Title and URL link to the SPECIFIC episode audio and maybe even the show notes, description, etc., if available.
  3. Amplifying Your Talks, Presentation, & Panels: This tab of the spreadsheet is to include a link to either your or other #femedtech presentations. This might be a conference session, workshop, webinar, keynote, or panel you contributed to related to this network. Please include the speakers names/Twitter handles, Conference or Event Name, Title of the Talk, and link to where this presentation can be viewed (e.g. YouTube, Google Slides recording, webinar archive, etc.) You can promote an upcoming session or future talk, but ideally — we’d love to hear and watch the recorded archive if there is video or audio available.
#FemEdTech, Learning Community, Networked Community

Curating & Amplifying the Voices of #FemEdTech

For the next couple of weeks (September 23 through October 4), I’m the designated “curator” for the @FemEdTech Twitter handle and hashtag: #FemEdTech If you are not aware, this is an organic network of feminists working educational technology who collaboratively and collectively support conversations on Twitter. Learn more at http://femedtech.net/ #MakingTwitterFeministAgain

This voluntary network of peers aggregate and share conversations, resources, posts, ideas,¬† etc. for and by the #FemEdTech community online. I signed up to curate earlier this year, as y’all know my love for online, rogue networks that lift others up and share knowledge. The purpose of #FemEdTech is to tweet, retweet, and amplify those in the community so… for the next couple of weeks, I will be curating all of the #FemEdTechVOICES !!

My plan is to connect others to the VOICES in the community. These might be the conversations, interviews, presentations, panels, discussions, podcasts, and more — that are shared online and in our professional circles. I want to SHARE and TWEET upcoming and past presentations, podcasts, talks, and panels where you are sharing your work, expressing ideas, curiously learning, and showcasing the things you love in education technology (and maybe life). As the Fall 2019 Conference season is now in full swing — this means that many of you will be presenting sessions, moderating panels, giving talks/keynotes, and more. Why not tell this lovely network all about it in advance to #HumbleBrag about your work AND if it’s being digitally archived/recorded — why not share with this network. This might be your presentation slides, a video/audio recording, a webcast or webinar, or a future session others should check out with the conference hashtag. If you have a presentation, why share about it with the #FemEdTech hashtag?

Also, how could I not share your ACTUAL voice(s) you might have recorded for an audio presentation, recorded panel, or even a podcast you have been a part of — either as a host or guest?¬† Is there a podcast you might recommend the #FemEdTech network should check out as well? Tell me about it.¬† With #InternationalPodcastDay just around the corner (September 30th), I want to curate a list of podcast episodes, series, and shows the #FemEdTech network will want to listen to and learn from — so be sure to tell me what’s caught your ear?

Want to amplify a presentation, podcast, OR voice for the #FemEdTech network? Here’s how:

  1. Post a TWEET with your “VOICE” (presentation, podcast, etc.) that includes the #FemEdTech and/or #FemEdTechVOICES hashtag so I can RETWEET it.

  2. COMMENT on this blog post to tell me WHO and WHAT voices need amplifying in the #FemEdTech network, and I would be happy to brag, boast, and share.

  3. Send me a direct message (DM) on Twitter to @femedtech or @laurapasquini, if you’re a bit shy about highlighting your own work/voice/presentations/podcast — I can do it for you!

  4. EMAIL me by sending me a message through my “Let’s Connect!” page on this website.

EC&I831, Learning Technologies, Photo Sharing, Social Media

What’s In A Story?

Everyone loves a good story. Think of your favourite story. What is it? Why do you like it? Tell me more.

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Image c/o Scholastic.ca

When asked this question in #eci831 last week, the first story teller I connected to as a child was ¬†Robert Munsch. I fell in love with almost all his books, especially The Paper Bag Princess, Love You Forever & I Have To Go. ¬†These books are great read aloud and audio books, since most stories were created as an oral tradition in during Robert Munsch’s daycare working days. I was fortunate to meet Munsch during my 2nd year of undergrad when he visited my Children’s Literature class at the University of Guelph. Although the audience was older than his usual reading groups, Robert was still able to keep these “kids” on the edge of their seat.

Alan Levine shared some interesting & useful resources for using new media for Digital Storytelling. In both his presentation (you may need to download Cooliris to view in Firefox or Safari) and 50 Way Wiki there are numerous tools to explore for effective online storytelling.

Here are a few examples of digital stories we shared & discussed:

How do you share your story online? Check out a few tools to support your digital story telling:
Collaboration, web 2.0

Web 2.0 Tools for Effective Teaching

There are a lot of different ideas for teaching & learning with web 2.0.  I have been fortunate to share with the Web 2.0 Tools for Effective Learning group on SlideShare.  I would like to extend thanks to Elaine Talbert (etalbert) for archiving and collecting presentations & information about what educators are doing with web 2.0.  I think this is a valuable resource for those of you interested in engaging with online learning & development at your institutions.  Check it out!

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etalbert is “Keen researcher of technology and education. Fascinated by the potential of web 2.0 applications to transform learning.” And I happened to¬†stumble upon Steven Downes’ post about Elaine’s contributions on SlideShare today, which made me think of the community of collaboration there is for education.¬† Keep connecting & learning from those around you and online.

NACADA Tech Seminar 2009

NACADA Presentation & Resource Archive

New Trends in Technology for NACADA

Today was a pretty exciting for NACADA as they host their 1st NACADA Technology Seminar with 118 participants in Clearwater Beach, FL. The sessions were filled with lots online tools & resources. It was great to follow up these sessions with discussions at lunch & in Learning Communities on how to use these mediums for advising. I enjoyed the sharing, questions, & thoughts about the future face of advising & technology. There is definitely room and space for this discussion to continue tomorrow – and onwards!

Be sure to stay connected to the many resources & presentations that are being shared at NACADA Tech, to help you work on you plans & development for technology:

  1. NACADA Presentation Archive (this will be updated as they are posted)
  2. The NACADA Tech Hub
  3. Faculty Wiki & Pages: Karen, George, Eric & Laura

Happy sleeps to all! We shall continue this tomorrow…and beyond.