Week May 1 – 6, 2010

Welcome to this week’s EdTechTalk (ETT) newsletter! "April showers bring May flowers" and it must have’rained’ on the ETT servers as the first week in May saw fantastic ETT shows abloom! Be sure to tune in Tuesday, May 11th at 8pm EST for another ETT blossom with Susan Van Gelder and Peggy George hosting another K12 Online Echo with guest, Brian Crosby.


If you missed any of last week’s shows, be sure to listen to the podcasts of the other buds in the ETT floral bouquet. Now, on with the shows… The Week in Review

K12 Online Echo: Jane Ross
Jane Ross shared her 2009 K12 Onine presentation: Living History – Authentic Learning Empowered By Digital Technology. She eloquently discussed the impact of personal relationships on her students’ learning. The project was driven by the pedagogy but was infused with technology.

If you have not read the 2010 K12 Horizon Report, this Seedlings episode will convince you to read the report word for word and exciting link by link! There are so many hidden treasures in the report with examples and interactive wikis which provide transparency! Lucy also recommends that we all read the National Technology Plan with Karen Cator at the helm! Join us for a great conversation!

John, Dave, and Jen to review the latest news and resources influencing education and technology.   

Ever have a great project idea and were not able to actually start or complete it? We talked about those projects with John Fladd, a colleague of Maria’s. What is it that prevents us from seeing a project to fruition?

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