EdTechTalk Newsletter for the week of July 4- July 10, 2009

July 4 – July 10, 2009



Welcome to this week’s EdTechTalk Newsletter.  Many shows are enjoying a hiatus during the summer break occurring in the Western Hemisphere.  In fact, two webcasters, Sharon Peters and John Schinker are in Africa right now participating in the Teachers without Borders program. But there is still plenty of professional development to look forward to.  Why not learn how to become a webcaster yourself?

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.





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