In 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?