IdeaJam was 2 1/2 hours of great dialog about the changing role of teachers, the infusion of technology in teaching and how everyday students are making digital footprints worth following! When given the opportunity; when we open the door and then step out of the way of students (to quote Garth), kids can create knowledge and take learning beyond textbooks and assessments.
Kudos to Garth and I, the Twitter feed during the event peeked (huge spike) while Garth and I were discussing the online textbook. The idea of creating a wiki-book was re-Tweeted nearly twenty times during our 28 minute interview. People seem to be very excited by our project and the work of our students.