Vintage Radio Isolated on White with Clipping PathIn my Twitter monitoring, I came across this post by Christopher Dawson on ZDNet Education. He links to a series of podcasts focusing on the impact of social media on teaching and learning done by Toni Pennacchia, a student at City University of New York. She interviewed 6 people “in education” (professionals and one student) and covered topics including synchronous versus asynchronous learning, Facebook, Ning and MySpace and Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.


It is worth taking a look at the the summaries of the podcasts and listening to any that catch your eye. I have sampled parts of each and have found them to be interesting.


Incidentally, Christopher Dawson also posted a piece asking a very good question: What do we do with those classroom computers? He doesn’t suggest much in the way of answers there – asking a lot of him to do so – but he is asking a very important question. I would love to hear some examples of how your school is using computers in the Web 2.0, social media world… are you teaching more than typing, Powerpoint and online research?

Steve Ritchie

Steve Ritchie

Co-founder at edSocialMedia | The Proof Group

Steve is a co-founder of edSocialMedia and of The Proof Group. He is a former independent school teacher, coach and dorm parent who loves that his jobs keep him in the middle of the school world.