Getting Connected No Guest, we're good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it people like us. We can handle this alone.

Intro: (1min) [Durff talks] Welcome to It's Elementary Show #7 Getting Connected: plug into the network with our guest: John Pederson. We are streaming live on the EdTechTalk Channel of the Worldbridges network. This is Lisa Durff, a K12 teacher in Maryland, AND Jose Rodriguez, third grade teacher in Los Angeles CA, AND Alice Mercer, a Elementary computer lab teacher in Sacramento, CA, AND Maria Knee a Kindergarten teacher from Deerfield, NH. Today is Monday, September 24th 2007.

1. Definitions/Setting the stage:

What are Social Networks? Lisa will ask and Alice leads discussion.
  • Online group of people who communicate with a variety of web tools that are centered on a site.
  • A group of like-minded individuals who have a common interest

Allow for discussion and feedback from team.

2. Reasons to use technology in elementary

  • It's a great resource for professional development and support
  • It lets teachers tryout the technology before using it with kids.

3. Examples from our Team.

Ning: Alice
Ed Tech Talk: Maria
Webcast Academy: Jose
Twitter: Lisa
Other informal networks of bloggers, Flickr groups, etc.

4. Opportunities and Challenges

What opportunities are there, what challenges do we face?
Looking forward, using it with our kids? Webkinz? Meebo? Ning? YouthBridges

5. Review and wrap up

[Alice talks] Summary of what was discussed
Outtro by Maria [Outtro] This has been It's Elementary. Show # 7. for Monday September 24h., 2007. Thank you for coming. Thanks Jeff Lebow and Dave Cormier and all the edtechtalk community for your support. This has been Maria Knee, Jose Rodriguez, Alice Mercer, and Lisa Durff webcasting live on the edtechtalk channel of the worldbridges network discussing Social Networks for Teachers, Getting Connected; plug into the network. Our next show will be Monday October 8 as we preview K12 Online Conference. You can check out episodes, leave comments, and find out what's going on at our blog: itselementary [dot] edublogs [dot] org. Thank you for being here. Good Night!

6. Roundtable with audience

Bring in the public