EdTechTalk Newsletter – Week of January 24 – January 30

January 24 – 30, 2009

Hello EdTechTalkers:

Welcome to this week’s edition of the EdTechTalk (ETT) Weekly Newsletter! The northern United States and Canada got pummeled with snow and ice, while teachers in Australia and New Zealand returned to school.  Here at EdTechTalk, this was an exciting week. Educon 2.1 was held this past weekend at Chris Lehmann’s Science Leadership Academy. The entire conference was able to viewed online through Mogulus. You can still view some of the sessions on their wiki: http://educon21.wikispaces.com/Agenda. There was also an incredible session with Thomas Friedman held during the Flat Classroom Discussion on January 24th.  You can listen to that here: https://edtechtalk.net/node/3506.  Be sure to check out all the other fabulous shows on EdTechTalk this week. Enjoy!

Week in Review

21st Century Learning #92: Liz B Davis

This week, Liz Davis, joined us to discuss her new job as Tech Director at
Belmont Hill School, her goals, and the amazing work that she’s doing
in and out of school. Liz blogs at The Power of Educational Technology and is on Twitter.  Liz also presented at Educon 2.1 last week.  You can see her conversation on Equity Issues in the Edublogosphere here. 

WOW2 Show #106 Educon Debriefing

It’s Elementary #29, School Websites

Have a listen as we talk with our guest Silvia Tolisano from langwitches blog.  We discuss the in and outs about school websites.  So, if you have, don’t have or just want to find out more about school websites don’t miss this exciting program.

EdTechWeekly #112

After a late start (thanks to Jen’s audio issues), John, Dave, Jeff and Jen reviewed the latest news and resources in education and technology, including a recap of Educon held this week.

2009-1-22 SEEDlings with the Podcasting Principals

Scott Elias and Melinda Miller join us to share how they are using podcasts.

21st Century Learning #91: Dr. Jonathan Becker

This week, Dr. Jonathan Becker joined us to discuss education research and technology integration.  He is an assistant professor at the Educational Leadership Department at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He teaches courses in school law
and educational research methods. You can also check out Jon’s K-12 Online presentation entitled Facilitating Technology Integration: A Synthesis of the Research.

Flat Classroom Discussion with Thomas Friedman

The audio recording starts with some introductory comments from Thomas Friedman regarding how things have changed since he wrote The World is Flat and then is followed by a discussion with conference members in Qatar.

Special Celebrations:

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