EdTechWeekly #169

EdTechWeekly #169 

September 26, 2010

Guest Host: Camilla Elliott

Dave and Jen welcome guest host Camilla Elliott, Teacher/Librarian from Melbourne, Australia, to continue the new format for EdTechWeekly that offers a deeper look into a smaller number of topics. This week, the discussion focuses on the following:

  • Dave’s Link: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/letter_to_nbc_news_protesting_the_one-sided_presentation_of_education_nation
  • Jen’s
    Link: There is NO way Jen can pass up speaking with our guest host
    about e-books in education!!! Here is a post Camilla recently made on
    her blog ( http://edubeacon.com/ ) sharing a discussion on the topic of e-books see -> http://edubeacon.com/?p=418
    Questions for Camilla … Where are we now vs where should / could we
    be with regard to e-books and e-publications in education? Are we near
    an e-publication vs print tipping point? What are the primary road
    blocks to e-distribution of library content (copyright? DRM /
    distribution rights? hardware?) Is there a e-delivery model you see as
    most viable?
  • Camilla Elliott: Google Earth is a powerful tool for learning that provides a level of perspective to learning. Google Lit Trips developed by Jerome Burg and Google Lit Expeditions
    by Thomas Cooper are two sites that extend the use of Google Earth. A
    page of resources to support the use of these tools is available on my Linking for Learning wiki. For schools where GE is a problem, Dr Alice Christie has created Google Treksusing the simpler Google Maps which offers options for learning across the curriculum from Kindergarten to Adult. Attention is also drawn to the British Youth of Today project: Plugged in, untapped: using digital technologies to help young people learn to lead. This is a project dedicated to enabling and inspiring young people to lead positive social change. Resources for Victorian students and educators is accessible to all – FUSE portal – content is growing rapidly.

Join us for next week’s guest Elizabeth Helfant, Instructional Technologist with Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School.

Wiki Agenda

Chat log below