James “Jamie” Ewing @mrewingteach, former men's fashion designer and the 2013 innovator of the year, is an amazing Science Teacher. I met him when I judged his work at the Microsoft Innovative Educators forum and was blown away with how he does science fairs online. It is such a powerful model of how science teachers can involve students in authentic research and could be done in any school.
If you want to know how social media and online tools can be used in the 21st century classroom, study his work. (He's also in the Hour of Code videos all of us are showing the kids this week as we celebrate.)
This is a great listen for science teachers, curriculum directors, and those interested in connecting their classroom globally. Much of what Jamie did, he did through Facebook before he got on Twitter.
My favorite part of this podcast was when Jamie talked about how excited his kids got when they had comments from scientists on their project testing the strength of parachutes. It is such a great story to show the power of authentic connections.
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