Talking Heads

The Royal Treatment is a video forum put together by New York City-based educator, Ken Royal, on behalf of Scholastic in the US.  Ken uses a couple of computers both running Skype simultaneously (similar to Leo Laporte’s Skypeasaurus) to run two full screen video inputs from two different interviewees.  He then videotapes the whole thing and publishes the chat.

I had the pleasure last night of being part of the panel with Thialand-based educator Jeff Utecht to talk about wikis. I’m glad to have been able to contribute, but Jeff is really the wiki-god, and he certainly had lots of good stuff to say about them.  We talked about how wikis get used in the classroom and about the importance of a “wiki way of working”. To me, wikis are symbolic of the changes taking place in society and the more collaborative, more iterative nature of creativity demanded these days.

Anyway, here’s the video from last night.  It was nice to be sharing with Jeff and Ken.