Paul Allison, an English teacher in a NYC high school, facilitates an in-depth conversation among 8 other English teachers and writing project leaders. The topic is a new matrix of language arts learning activities designed around the CCSS, which incorporate high-level tech competencies as well.
Here is Allison's intro to the conversation (posted on 9/2/12, before the video conversation took place on 9/5/12):
"I'm excited to invite teachers and their students into youthvoices.net/play -- our new game, a set of Challenges and Tasks that have this as the Object:
The object of the game is to become a social media power user through commenting on other players’ posts, responding to literary and informational texts, doing long-term research projects, composing, revising, and publishing with text and media, and becoming a self-directed learner.
Join us and help us build this new approach to curriculum in ELA, history and social studies, arts and media, and science.
Level One badges -- issued through P2PU -- are ready now. Level Two and Capstone Level badges will be ready later this week."