August 29 – September 4, 2009
Welcome to this week’s EdTechTalk (ETT) Newsletter! This week, Lisa Parisi, Jose Rodriguez, and Lisa Durff met in the Discovery Educator Network site in Second Life to chat about EdTechTalk. Our own Jeff Lebow showed up virtually to record the whole discussion. You can see it here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/2094277 As for our regular shows, there weren’t many but those that started already were good. If you missed any of them, be sure to check out the recordings and chat logs on our website. You can also subscribe to the EdTechTalk newsletter via RSS feed and have them all delivered directly to your feedreader!! The link to subscribe to the feed is at the bottom of every ETT newsletter–see below. It’s really been inspiring to see various tweets coming through where people are sharing they just finished listening to an ETT recording that may have aired any time during the past year!! Awesome way to keep our learning going any time/any place! The show archives are there for you whenever you want them
The Week in Review
In this podcast we continue to track some of the developments at VoiceThread with co-founders, Steve Muth and Ben Papell. We also talk with:
- Gail Desler, Tech Liaison with the Area 3 Writing Project in Northern California
- Lee Kolbert, a recently-returned to the classroom teacher in Boca Raton, Florida.
ned us fresh from her presenting at Alan November’s Building Learning Communities conference in Boston. One of her presentations was about VoiceThread. Gail reports on a VoiceThread project that she had done with 4th Grade teacher, Halerin Ferrier, "Letters from the Internment Camps."
This week, Maria Knee, Sheila Adams, and Lisa Parisi were joined by Ginger Lewman and Erin Fitzpatrick to continue last week’s discussion on what is and what isn’t Professional Development. The conversation moved into how we get most of our professional development, what school districts provide for us, and what we can expect from teachers.
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