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 and
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 recording.
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A Week in Review of ETT Shows
CCK08 Week#1 Dicussion with Stephen Downes & George Siemens, moderated by Dave Cormier
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
On 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 Project.
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.
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