EdTechTalk#52 – EdTech News & Vacation Possibilities


July 2, 2006

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A roundup of weekly EdTech news and a discussion of possibilities for EdTech fun and learning during summer (or winter) vacation.

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Show Notes & Chat Transcript Below

Thanks for feedback EricWoods  of Mindspace Solutions

Audio feedback about ETT47 – The O’Reilly ‘Web2.0 conference’ issue

Blogging about ETT34 

Podcast Awards – Nominations now being accepted

Telephony News

New versions of Gizmo  & Jajah

Other News

Teen  Ringtone inaudible by ‘older folks’

Darcy’s Anti-spam adventure and Akismet review 

Yahoo Messenger and Microsoft Live make nice 


NECC Conf – July 5~7, Bloggers (quite a few EdTechTalkers)

NECC Webcast Site

SupportBlogging! has been set up to provide an opportunity for students, teachers, administrators, parents, and others to help promote an understanding of the benefits of educational blogging. 



Top Ten Cool Gadgets


Html & CSS



Chat Transcript

19:07:46 dave-on-air: hi doug

19:07:56 DougSymington: hey guys

19:17:21 DougSymington: not yet will do

19:17:37 DougSymington: re old guy sound, but I don’t hold out much hope πŸ˜‰

19:24:15 dave-on-air: http://weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/brian/archives/028562.html

19:27:25 dave-on-air: http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/top-10-coolest-designer-gadgets

19:35:17 Brad_Hicks: Hi guys

19:35:23 dave-on-air: hi brad

19:35:50 dave-on-air: hi lyndall

19:35:55 Brad_Hicks: getting a new show oiff the ground here

19:36:04 Brad_Hicks: off*

19:36:06 dave-on-air: oh yes?

19:36:30 Brad_Hicks: yep – Paul Reid has enrolled as an intern – another teacher from west aust

19:36:49 Brad_Hicks: we are going to do a web 2.0 show for west aussie teachers

19:37:09 DougSymington: Great to hear

19:37:11 Brad_Hicks: his site is http://www.digitalchalkie.com

19:39:44 Brad_Hicks: not sure if relay is going to fit in in my time zone

19:39:45 dave-on-air: hey jen

19:39:59 Brad_Hicks: I may be working when you do it

19:40:14 JenW: Hi

19:41:46 Brad_Hicks: that’s exactly what I’m trying to do dave

19:42:07 JL: We will schedule relays at different times. We will definitely schedule at least one at an Oz friendly (Brad friendly) time

19:42:46 Brad_Hicks: Thanks Jeff

19:43:03 Brad_Hicks: Need to start with giving some hosting advice for CMS

19:45:12 dave-on-air: agreed

19:45:39 Brad_Hicks: Thanks guys, I have been looking at bluehost and some others – I plan to get that set up in the next week or so

19:45:49 Lyndall: Chaos is good

19:46:44 Brad_Hicks: dave – I need a change in my permission on newmediateaching.net so that I can post some entries

19:46:44 JL: https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=15736

19:48:28 SusanEttenheim: hi all

19:48:33 Brad_Hicks: Hi Susan

19:48:38 DougSymington: hi Susan

19:49:09 SusanEttenheim: not hearing anything on channel 1 – am I missing something?

19:49:32 Brad_Hicks: A while back you guys mentioned a service that could transcribe audio cheaply, maybe out of India, do you know/remember what that service is?

19:50:09 JenW: ?? I can’t link to SKYPE from here — it isn’t an active link. Any help??

19:50:46 JL: you can also try calling +99001110001697106

19:50:59 JL: or go to skypecasts.skype.com and click ‘on now’

19:50:59 Brad_Hicks: Thanks Jeff

19:51:06 SusanEttenheim: tnx

19:51:48 Brad_Hicks: making you guys earn your keep today πŸ™‚

19:52:06 JL: Susan, would you like to join in to discuss CMSAcademy details

19:52:51 Brad_Hicks: hey Lyndall – we are starting a new webcast from West Aust next week – Digital Chalkie webcast!

19:53:50 SusanEttenheim: seem to be having a little trouble – not hearing the skypecast yet

19:55:41 SusanEttenheim: ok- we can now hear but don’t have headsets tonight

19:55:49 SusanEttenheim: hi

19:55:57 SusanEttenheim: up in Mass with my Dad tonight

19:56:00 SusanEttenheim: listening

19:56:10 SusanEttenheim: no headsets tonight but will join in on chat

19:56:23 JL: ok

20:01:01 JL: Hello Harold, skypecast at: https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=15736

20:05:38 JasonR: I’ll be at NECC virtually via a videoconference

20:07:07 JenW: jason == where are you going to really be while you are virtual in SD?

20:07:45 JenW: thank you

20:08:32 SusanEttenheim: hi harold I can talk to you in the chat room tonight

20:08:49 JasonR: It’s part of NECC, KÐ12 Interactive Videoconferencing Showcase Sessions

20:08:58 JL: http://static.flickr.com/65/154687149_cb3dca8094_o.jpg

20:09:04 JasonR: http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2006/program/search_results_details.php?sessionid=13025083

20:09:22 JasonR: Not open to non-attendees πŸ™‚

20:09:25 JasonR: πŸ™

20:09:30 JasonR: Wrong smiley

20:12:15 Harold: OK, Susan

20:17:30 SusanEttenheim: great – I’ll go to Atlanta

20:19:38 JasonR: http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2007/

20:22:07 JL: http://www.inspiration.com/newsletter/DEC05pdfs/FlashesNews0512Insp.pdf

20:22:49 JL: http://www.inspiration.com/companyinfo/pressreleases/index.cfm?fuseaction=view&id=131

20:25:48 JasonR: OK, check this out for NECC webcasts… http://www.kzowebcasting.com/necc/

20:25:49 SusanEttenheim: thanks sorry

20:29:09 JasonR: Also this for NECC webcasts… http://web.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2005/program/webcasting.php#schedule

20:29:57 SusanEttenheim: ok a couple of questions – fixed the pop up issue

20:30:16 SusanEttenheim: but now my skype has no ask for microphone button anymore.. any thoughts?

20:31:09 JasonR: Oops, that last link was for NECC 2005

20:31:39 JasonR: Anyone ever heard of this outfit? http://www.kzowebcasting.com/

20:33:42 USSROVER: susan what type computer mas or windows

20:33:52 USSROVER: mac*

20:36:31 JasonR: http://www.kzowebcasting.com/necc

20:37:23 SusanEttenheim: http://www.cue.org/

20:39:59 JL: testing

20:40:00 JenW: testing

20:40:05 Harold: seems ok to me

20:40:06 SusanEttenheim: testing

20:41:04 JasonR: secondlife.com

20:41:13 JasonR: http://www.secondlife.com

20:41:25 JL: https://edtechtalk.net/EdTechTalk45

20:41:37 USSROVER: Jason you a member of 2dn life?

20:41:48 JasonR: Calamari Ricardo in SL

20:41:52 JL: http://worldbridges.net/SL_Spaceflight_Museum_Tour

20:42:05 SusanEttenheim: Susany Sellery

20:43:44 JL: I’m Meno Rich in SL, btw

20:44:10 JenW: good to see you all again

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