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Week of September 6-12, 2008
 

Hello EdTechTalkers:

 

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 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.


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.




A Week in Review of ETT Shows




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.


Interested 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.

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