July 4 – July 10, 2009
The Webcast Academy Class of 4.1 has begun, but it’s not too late to join in the fun and chaos. All who would like to develop their webcasting skills are welcome – newbies, long-time lurkers, and those who’ve started past sessions, but have yet to ‘graduate’. You can take the first steps at http://webcastacademy.net/firststeps
EFLBridges.net, a Worldbridges site currently getting ready for relaunch, will be webcasting a discussion with two new media pioneers – Mike Marzio of Real-English.com.and Sarah of The Daily English Show. Those interested in EFL and the use of video in language learning may find this worth checking out. Sunday, July 12, 1400GMT (global times: http://bit.ly/Ym1v7 )
The Week in Review
- EdTechWeekly is on ‘hiatus’ for the month of July, but assorted ‘substitute’ webcasts will take place during their time slot. These include experimental shows by Webcast Academy interns and assorted other interview/discussion programs. On July 19, regular ETW contributor Gary will be hosting a science related edtech discussion. If you (and by ‘you’, we mean anyone receiving this newsletter) would be interested in participating in one of these substitute webcasts as a guest host and/or discussion moderator, please post your ideas in the ETT Project Forum.
As EdTechWeekly begins its summer hiatus, we go on air for an EdTechHangout.
Topics covered include NECC reflections, why Dave uses coarsesalt as his Skype ID, Albertan scorpions, deep sea ducks, roadkill mooseburgers, Michael Jackson overload, getting to EdTech Step#1, proprietary keynotes, teachers as lame presenters, back channel literacy, concerns, & ettiquette, multitasking challenges, & possibilities for upcoming EdTechTalk Summer Specials.
Teachers Teaching Teachers #156 – 06.17.09 – (2 of 3) Teaching the New Writing – Glen, Jeff, and Paul talk about collaborationPost-Show description:
Glen Bledsoe, Jeff Schwartz, and Paul Allison will be interviewed by Kevin Hodgson on this podcast. We talked about collaboration and the tools we use to collaborate in the classroom.
Glen, Jeff, and Paul are chapter authors and Kevin is one of the editors of a recently published book Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change, and Assessment in the 21st-Century Classroom.
Chapter authors Paul Allison, a high school teacher, technology liaison at the New York City Writing Project, and facilitator of TTT; Glen Bledsoe, an elementary teacher and teacher consultant at the Oregon Writing Project at the University of Oregon; and Jeff Schwartz, high school teacher and member of the Bread Loaf Teachers Network, will shared examples of their classroom practices.
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