EdTechWeekly#5 – Edtech News Roundup


October 29, 2006

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News Links & Chat Log below

Del.icio.us Links

D’arcy Normans Edublogs Guide on Blogbridge

It’s not just because ETT is listed – a pretty extensive list of edublogs

Homework-Casting | Teaching Hacks.com

SpliceMusic.com – Meet. Mix. Mashup.

One of the coolest audio sites out there – great way to learn multi-track editing and love their creative commons mash-up approach

EphPod – iPod for Windows (and Linux) :: HOME

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: How to comment like a king (or queen!)

Call for Manuscripts, English Journal, September 2007

BarCamp / SpiritOfBarCamp

Creation Fantasies by Joline Blais

video games

Vox Launches

From the folks at Six Apart – kind of like a public mating of WordPress.com and Elgg

Slashdot | Upgrading to Ubuntu Edgy Eft a “Nightmare”

New version of ubuntu out, but beware of upgrading…


Download Torpark and put it on a USB Flash keychain. Plug it into any internet terminal whether at home, school, or public. Run Torpark.exe and it will launch a Tor circuit connection, which creates an encrypted tunnel from your computer indirectly to a T

PRESS RELEASE Elluminate and US/Canadian Moodle Partners Announce Integration Between Elluminate Live! and Moodle

WikiStats by S23 – List of largest Wikis

List of largest wikis

TalkShoe voice talk shows and discussion groups – Talkcasts

TalkShoe (www.talkshoe.com) has launched a unique website for user-generated live and recorded voice. People can host and join live voice talk shows, discussion groups, and conversations — called Talkcasts™ — using telephones, cell phones or Internet voip

Innovation, independence mark new breed of inventors – CNN.com

The Suffugium folks on CNN

Thinking Worlds

Educational gaming. Currently free with some titles and an authoring package


PDA Palm WindowsCE PocketPC and Wireless Web Friendly Sites

On the false dichotomy of ‘Digital Natives’ and ‘Digital Immigrants’ at teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk

MoMB – The Hot 100

Museum of Modern Betas

Edublogosphere search engine

A Google Custom search engine using the blogs Stephen Downes’ subscribes to as a base. Can be edited and updated by anyone who volunteers!

Techcrunch » Blog Archive » Odeo Bought Back From Investors

Odeo story

MobileCrunch » Veeker Launches Today- Mobile Video Will Be Changed Forever: a MobileCrunch Exclusive

Mobile video

Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day: OU offers free elearning materials

The Open University is making its educational resources available free on the net for anyone in the world to use.

EdTechUK: Walled gardens dead, announces OU Vice Chancellor

Open University – Open Learn


Educause to Blackboard: Open Letter

…One of our concerns is that you may not fully appreciate the depth of the consternation this action has caused for key members of our community. Among those who have been most directly involved in the development and evolution of course management systems—customers whom Blackboard has relied upon for ideas and advice—these concerns are most pronounced. Their anger over the law suit is so intense that many are simply not communicating with Blackboard. We have seen this intensity of anger only a few times before. In those cases, the corporations involved were unaware of what was happening outside their official channels. Please do not underestimate this consternation which we believe will impact Blackboard in both the short- and the long-term….



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A midsummer night’s virtual world | Newsmakers | CNET News.com

An IU professor in telecommunications is creating a game revolving around Shakespeare.


Chat Log

18:55:49 dave: hi
18:55:52 dave: its the chat room
18:55:54 JenniferW: glad it isn’t MY headset
18:55:56 dave: i love the chat room
18:55:57 dave: ha
18:56:14 JenniferW: besides I am on the stream right now — whew
18:58:41 JenniferW: cool — can I join skypecast too?? I am on headset
18:59:03 dave: yes
18:59:04 dave: of course
19:00:01 JenniferW: i shall dial worldbridges
19:00:17 JenniferW: hmmm — not on —
19:00:18 dave: skypecast link is atop the chatroom
19:00:22 JenniferW: Ishall click on that
19:00:23 JenniferW: 🙂
19:02:54 Chris_Craft: Hey technospud!
19:04:16 dave: doug… arvind… yo.
19:04:25 arvind_grover: hey dave
19:04:28 DS: hey Dave and all
19:07:52 JenniferW: Hi Chris
19:08:03 JenniferW: hi alll — I am multitasking — so sorry
19:08:12 JenniferW: working on both PC and MAC — WOW2 newsletter edition 1
19:10:26 arvind_grover: multitasking too, preparing for a presentation i am giving to admins tomorrow about why we should make our student newspaper podcast available to the public
19:10:29 arvind_grover: and not just our intranet
19:12:26 arvind_grover: at least Newark has a Cinnabon for when you’re hungry!
19:12:43 JenniferW: sorry — I had to sneeze — but I took off my headphone
19:13:41 JenM: http://www.solutionwatch.com/
19:13:43 JL: http://splicemusic.com/
19:14:40 dave: http://cogdogblog.com/2006/10/25/linktribution/#comments
19:17:17 JenniferW: good links — keep going
19:17:25 JL: http://www.blogbridge.com/directory/folder/2827
19:17:51 JenM: http://www.zotero.org/
19:19:17 dave: http://www.educause.edu/October82006/12077

19:20:25 JL: http://www.vox.com/home
19:21:01 JenM: http://www.cocomment.com/
19:22:37 dave: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061024-8060.html
19:23:16 JenniferW: I wondered when YouTube was going to get caught on that
19:23:26 JenniferW: like funniest videos, commercials, etc
19:23:36 JL: http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/10/28/239258&from=rss
19:23:53 DS: I had a BeeGees video of “Stayin Alive” that went away this week at YouTube
19:24:02 arvind_grover: surprising results from ubuntu. usually so seamless
19:24:03 JenM: http://www.campusreader.com/
19:24:13 DS: first turned off the embed, and then video itself was removed
19:24:46 JenniferW: the roulette on that page is fun
19:25:31 dave: http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=175686
19:26:32 JenM: for:edtechtalk
19:26:50 JenM: http://kreatives.org/kristal/index.php
19:27:26 dave: http://reposte.org/
19:29:25 JL: http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/main.jsp
19:30:14 JenniferW: cool — I wanted to ask you a ???? about payperpost
19:31:14 JenM: http://momb.socio-kybernetics.net/hot-100
19:33:10 JenM: http://del.icio.us/edtechtalk
19:34:15 arvind_grover: have to step away for a second
19:34:16 arvind_grover: brb
19:35:29 JenniferW: http://payperpost.com/
19:38:07 JL: anyone in the skypecast like to be unmuted and/or chime in?
19:41:10 dave: hi sheryl
19:41:27 Sheryl_NB: hi Dave
19:41:28 JoeR: I am just listening today. I looking forward the second hour.
19:42:46 dave: are you listening to the audio?
19:42:55 Sheryl_NB: yes I am.. it’s great
19:43:58 JenM: http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=3848
19:44:21 dave: you can click one of the audio
19:44:37 Sheryl_NB: I am listening now..
19:45:05 JenniferW: Hey Sheyl NM and Cheryl O
19:45:08 Sheryl_NB: Hi cheryl
19:45:11 Sheryl_NB: Hi Jen
19:45:35 cheryloakes: Hello, Sheryl, nice job yesterday you are so elluminate fluent! I thnk this is a 21st century compliment.
19:45:47 cheryloakes: Hey Jen.
19:46:00 cheryloakes: Hello Jen and Jen
19:46:02 Sheryl_NB: aww thanks!
19:47:19 JenM: for:edtechtalk
19:47:38 JenM: http://del.icio.us/edtechtalk
19:48:02 cheryloakes: Jen, M, what is the user /passw for del.icio.us
19:48:06 Sheryl_NB: Dave do you call me?
19:48:26 JenniferW: hey cheryl — my mac lost the internet — what is a keychain???
19:48:43 JenniferW: LOL – is it safe 🙂
19:49:01 cheryloakes: A keychain is the internal list of passwords the mac keeps for you, so if it asks if you want to keep the keychain, say yes.
19:49:19 dave: Sheryl… if you would skype – ‘worldbridges’ that would be great
19:49:31 cheryloakes: Sheryl, I think you n eed to SKYPE Worldbridges.
19:49:47 JenniferW: <—muted again
19:51:28 JenniferW: so Sheryl NB is the guest chat — not Cheryl O???
19:53:40 JenniferW: Hi Darren
19:54:04 cheryloakes: This is Cheryl Oakes, here I am just listening and in chat tonight.
19:54:19 dave: cheryl
19:54:24 dave: oakes
19:54:56 JenniferW: Hi Cheryl O — I am working on the newsletter
19:55:10 JoeR: Is the sykpecast dropping anyone else. I’ve been dropped from the popop with people’s names.
19:55:24 JoeR: I use firefox!
19:56:16 JenM: my ear is getting tired holding the phone up with my shoulder, so I’m going to listen in the stream 🙂 bye!
19:56:17 cheryloakes: I am not in firefox, sorry
19:56:34 cheryloakes: Dave you are really quiet
19:56:38 JoeR: Ok Thanks
19:56:39 dave: 🙂
19:56:43 dave: i went to get a beer
19:56:47 Sheryl_NB: smile
19:56:56 JenM: get me one, too, Dave!!!!
19:57:01 cheryloakes: ONly one, I’d like a pumpkin ale.
19:57:28 Chris_Craft: Joe are you on a mac?
19:57:29 Sheryl_NB: Never had a pumpkin ale…
19:57:52 JoeR: NO on a pc
19:58:12 JenniferW: Hi Darren
19:58:23 cheryloakes: Pumpkin ale is good, Seadog, Shipyard, Dogfish ale make differnt ones.
19:58:35 cheryloakes: Joe, I am on a mac
19:58:38 cheryloakes: Hi Darren
19:59:07 dave: Cadian Ale (Pumphouse)
19:59:11 JenniferW: I din’t know that — cool
19:59:14 dave: is what i’m drinking here
19:59:28 Darren_Kuropatwa: Hi Jen.
19:59:44 dave: JL is a poopy head
19:59:47 JL: darren like this
19:59:56 cheryloakes: Or if you are on a mac you double click on the person’s name.
20:00:06 JenniferW: wow — all the cool tools I am learning
20:00:15 cheryloakes: Or unless I go to a color
20:00:17 Sheryl_NB: Hi sharon
20:00:18 Chris_Craft: I’m on a mac using Flock, right click works
20:00:28 JenniferW: show off
20:00:33 JenniferW: Cheryl
20:00:45 sharonP: Hi all
20:00:47 JenniferW: new color??
20:00:49 JenniferW: cool
20:00:56 cheryloakes: lol
20:01:07 JenniferW: you created a MONSTER

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