Welcome to the first edition of the new editors’ EdTechTalk (ETT) Weekly Newsletter. Here in the Western Hemisphere, we are starting off a new school year. This time of year always seems to bring excitement and anticipation for new learning as will the new year in ETT. Come listen to all of your old friends and make some new friends. We have quite a few new shows starting up as well as some Webcast Academy interns discussing show ideas. Be sure to tune in. There’s plenty of learning to go around.
EdTechTalk is a community of people interested in the use of technology to improve teaching and learning at all levels of education throughout the world. As a Worldbridges community, it embraces the values of collaboration and inclusiveness. The primary activity of the community is the production of a number of live, interactive webcasts. These programs cover a wide range of topics relating to educational technology. Shows are typically streamed live, and listeners can interact with one another and the show hosts through a text chat. Recordings of the shows are released as podcasts. Participation in the community is encouraged for anyone who has an interest in educational technology. Participation may take many forms, from simply listening to shows produced by the community to more actively working to produce and distribute content for the network.
What Went on This Week?
Women of Web 2 – Show #87 – August 26, 2008 – Jeff Utecht Show host guests Lucy Gray and Peggy George join Jen Wagner and Sharon Peters as they invite Jeff Utecht on to the show from Bangkok, Thailand. Jeff shared his excitement about the upcoming Learning 2.008 Shanghai Conference in September. Later we shared some ideas and plans as we head back into the classroom for our next academic year.
EdTechWeekly #92Hail, hail, the gang’s all here! Join Jeff, John, Dave, and Jen as they scrape off the rust and get back into the swing of discussing current happenings in education and technology.
Conversations – Show 7 – 2008-08-31This week, we were joined by Karen Janowski for our Conversation about Inclusion. We tackled such issues as how to run a great inclusion program and who belongs and who doesn’t belong in an inclusion classroom.
EdTechBrainstorm.2008.08.28Things begin with music from ccmixter.org and penmachine.com. Thanks to His Boy Elroy and Derek K. Miller for the tunes. In this clip, Cheryl Oakes checks in and we talk about the Webcastacademy, her newest show on the EdTechTalk network: Seedlings. We also talk about audio input during webcasts, earthquakes, golf, kayaking, and "hot spots" on dogs.
Seedlings Webcast Show #1The Seedlings Debut Show with Guest Michael Richards. We talk about our Professional Development activities from the summer.
Enjoy your week.
Your enthusiastic ETT Newsletter Gang