EdTechTalk Newsletter

Week of January 17 – 23, 2009

Hello EdTechTalkers:

Welcome to this week’s edition of the EdTechTalk (ETT) Weekly
Newsletter! History was made this week with the inauguration of
President Obama and several ETT shows featured discussions related to
inaugural events and educational issues facing Congress and the current
legislators. Many ETT shows this week referenced current issues facing
educators and parents around the world. ETT’s Teachers Teaching
Teachers show hosts interviewed high school students as they discussed
the application process to higher education. Recruiting and retaining
students at higher ed institutions coupled with making tuition
affordable and surviving government funding/budget cuts are daunting
tasks facing educators and students alike. In President Obama’s
inaugural address, many references were made to the future of education
and were the topic of discussion in blogs written by ETT show
hosts and participants throughout the world.

Week in Review

WOW2 Show #105 with Angela Maiers 01-21-2009
Jen Wagner, Peggy George, Cheri Toledo and Sharon Peters welcome Angela
Maiers on the show tonight to discuss literacy and "Classroom Habitudes".

Parents as Partners Episode #18 January 19 2009
Show hosts Lorna Costantini, Matt Montagne, Cindy Seibel, Cindy Zautcke
welcomed Kathy Cassidy from Westmount School in Moose Jaw, SK Canada. Kathy is well known for her work with her Grade 1 class and their classroom blog. When parents asked Kathy about how she protected her students identity she shared her advice and best practices. You will really enjoy the practical hands on solutions used by Kathy.

WOW2 Show #104 with Liz Kolb
Special Guest Liz Kolb sharing about cell phones in the classroom

WOW2 Show #103 with George Siemens
Special Guest: George Siemens on Looking Back and Looking Forward

WOW2 Show #102 with Karen Henke – The Grant Wrangler
Special Guest Karen Henke, creator of The Grant Wrangler newsletter and My Grant Wrangler ning, discusses applying for grants and sources to seek additional funding for special projects.

Conversations Episode 24 1-18-09
Maria Knee and Lisa Parisi welcomed Sheila Adams as an official host of the show. This week the conversation centered around Personal Learning Networks both face to face and online.

EdTechWeekly#111 – EdTech Telepathy
While Jen was away Sharon Peters sat in for our most attended EdTechWeekly show ever.

Teachers Teaching Teachers #134 – Google us, Please! Four Young Bloggers Apply to College 01.07.09
Senior in high school, Linda put out a call for other bloggers to talk about their experiences with applying to college. We put Linda in touch with Lindsea, who blogs at Love & Logic and at Students 2.0,
as she is also a senior at Panahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. We invited Linda and Lindsea onto Teachers Teaching Teachers to tell us about their journies into the college admissions process.
We also invited two seniors who have been working with Chris Sloan at Judge Memorial Catholic High School: Alli (who blogs at Fibers) and Katie (whose post, "YES WE CAN: my experience in Grant Park on election day," drew a lot of interest on Youth Voices in November).

Special Celebrations:
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