MS Podcast#110 / Rezed Podcast#3

peggysheehy

The hub for learning and virtual worlds podcast series.

(WORLD) The third RezEd podcast, produced by MediaSnackers with Global Kids.

Peggy Sheehy is a Middle School information specialist facilitating the Ramapo Islands Project and the first school-based educator to use Teen Second Life in the classroom—wow.

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0.00—0.24 intro
0.25—3.05 RezEd news from Amira and Barry from Global Kids (any news or events can be submitted here)
3.06—3.23 Peggy Sheehy podcast intro
3.24—4.34 how she started out using Second Life
4.35—8.16 what form it took
8.17—11.15 teacher buy-in
11.16—13.42 measuring impact
13.43—15.21 advice for other educators thinking about using virtual worlds
15.22—17.26 future for learning in virtual worlds
17.27—17.36 thanks
17.37—19.28 Amira and Barry detailing the upcoming events for the RezEd community (any news or events can be submitted here)
19.29—19.36 outro

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A Readers Challenge

nasa

With inspiration from NASA.

(WORLD) We know we get a cross sector readership on the MediaSnackers blog here (people from charities, brands, marketing and advertising agencies, voluntary and community organisations plus government departments and so and so forth), so here's a little challenge for you guys…

Check out this great slideshare deck below from some young workers at NASA exploring why their organisation are not engaging their generation in their operations and offering suggestions:

NASA – GenY Perspectives

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Your challenge:

Create a slideshow based on your organisation exploring why you should be creating discussions, conversations and/or participation routes for this younger generation (which for many of you are your client base, students, customers, users of your service etc.).

Maybe look to the youngest guys in your office or department to compile it… when you have completed them drop us a note and we'lll be happy to feature them on here. Looking forward to seeing your creations.

MS Podcast#109

hilarymason

Introducing the first UK youth worker blogging.

(WORLD) The MediaSnackers podcast focusses on individuals, organisations or companies who are simply impressing us and which are crying out for more discussion.

Hilary Mason is Senior Manager for West Sussex Youth Service AND the first ever uk-based statutory youth worker blogging.

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0.00—0.24 intro
0.25—1.22 why Hilary started her blog
1.23—2.20 barriers of entry
2.21—3.11 internal feedback from the organisation
3.12—4.35 following the digital breadcrumbs and wider impact of blogging
4.36—5.31 specific tools and platforms
5.32—6.16 inspiring other to blog (Dave Petrie
6.17—7.05 advice for other youth workers thinking about blogging
7.06—7.55 future
7.56—8.07 outro

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MS Podcast#108 / Rezed Podcast#2

sashabarab

The hub for learning and virtual worlds podcast series.

(WORLD) This is the second RezEd podcast, produced by MediaSnackers with Global Kids.

Sasha Barab is an Associate Professor in Learning Sciences, IST and Cognitive Science at Indiana University. He also holds the Barbara Jacobs Chair of Education and Technology, and is the Director of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology—talking here about one of his project called Quest Atlantis, an international learning and teaching project that uses a 3D multi-user environment to immerse children, ages 9-15, in educational tasks.

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0.00—0.08 intro
0.08—3.19 RezEd news from Amira and Barry from Global Kids (any news or events can be submitted here)
3.24—3.45 intro from Sasha Barab
3.46—4.25 an overview of the Quest Atlantis project (intro film on Rezed)
4.26—5.22 scale, background and scope
5.23—6.13 measurable learning outcomes related to project
6.14—9.32 application of the virtual learning environment
9.33—11.36 Shelley’s Frankenstein example
11.37—16.30 challenges for adopters for educators / teachers
16.31—19.30 the future for Quest Atlantis and the use of using games in learning
19.31—19.41 thanks
19.42—21.33 Amira detailing the upcoming events for the RezEd community (any news or events can be submitted here)
21.34—21.50 outro

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Oldham Youth Services Staff Conference

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Speaking.

(GBR) At a staff conference yesterday for youth workers in Oldham where I delivered a short talk on social media and young people plus a little masterclass illustrating a few platforms.

Absolutely fascinating. What caught my attention was how we as Youth Workers could use the talk sites to promote what we are going and communicate with young people. Please could I go on any training that DK is running as I thought it amazing. Thank you he was an inspiration.

Enjoyed the session delivered by DK, it certainly opened my eyes. I am interested in further sessions as this is an area that us 'oldies' have not got a clue.

An inspirational session—it was a real light bulb moment and I can't wait to start integrating social media methodology into my work… DK was a very inspiring and engaging facilitator.

It was a cool, sexy and superb presentation. A great platform for us to get motivated and catch up with the young people we work with. Can't wait for the training!

It was awesome and left me wanting further hands on training. I think it's important training for all those working with young people.

Quotes from the youth work staff whom atended.

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