of September 6-12, 2008
Welcome to the this week’s edition of the
EdTechTalk (ETT) Weekly Newsletter. The past week Dave Cormier and Jeff Lebow
recorded a presentation as part of ‘eFest 2008’ in New Zealand. The
recording can be found at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/700715
is a fantastic overview of the great offerings here at the EdTechTalk site. If
you are a new or familiar face you will want to make time for viewing the
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
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produced by the community to more actively working to produce and
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Week in Review of ETT Shows
- CCK08 Weekly Chat
CCK08 Week#1 Dicussion with Stephen Downes & George Siemens, moderated
by Dave Cormier
- WOW2 Show #88 with guests Clarence Fisher and Barbara
show where Clarence Fisher (Canadian teacher extraordinaire) and Barbara
Barreda (California principal extraordinaire) discuss their thin walls projects
between their students.
- · Teachers Teaching Teachers #120 – The National Writing
Project and Google Team Up To Give High School Students a Voice -09.03.08
this podcast we talk with four guesrts about Letters to the Next President:
Writing Our Future, an exciting collaborative project sponsored by the
National Writing Project and Google, Andrew Chang, Product Marketing Manager at
Google, Gail Desler, Tech Liaison for the Area 3 Writing Project in Northern California,
Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, co-director of the National Writing Project, and Paul Oh,
the coordinator of the technology liaison program for the National Writing
teachers should read How to Participate and
then register at http://nwp.org by September 12.Publishing
of student letters and essays occurs through October 30, 2008. Please note, in
order to register for this project, you must first have an account on NWPi.
Alice, Bob and Cheryl as Kern Kelley shares his experiences at Google Educators
Academy. He had a blast, and you may too when you listen. Kern is such a
visionary educator we promise that just by listening to him you will end up
brainstorming new ideas as well. Alice, Bob and Cheryl= SEEDLINGS
in as we kick the tires on a new Drupal site that we will be using this fall to
connect our students. This summer Paul Allison and Susan Ettenheim invited
Alice Barr, George Mayo, and Chris Sloan to work with Bill Fitzgerald and his
colleagues at Funny Monkey to create a Drupal site for Youth Voices. In the weeks to come we will
be inviting you to have you join our students as they begin to publish their
images, videos, text, and audio at Youth Voices. Please plan to join us.
Congratulations to Dave Cormier and his wife, Bonnie, on the birth of their
little girl this week! You can view the first pics here and his blog post announcing
the BIG news. Dave has included a really cute video on his blog announcing the
arrival of Josephine for her big brother. Josephine weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and is
18 inches long.
you would like your celebration included in the ETT newsletter please email us
at [email protected].
Your enthusiastic ETT Newsletter Gang