Week of April 18 – April 24, 2009
Welcome to this week’s edition of the EdTechTalk (ETT) Weekly Newsletter! Hope everyone had a wonderful Earth Day this past week! Schools around the world held special events and learning activities to commemorate Earth day. EdTechTalk was among those celebrating Earth Day with a 24-hour EarthCast09 featuring speakers talking about ways to recycle, focused on aspects of global warming, organic farming and a host of other topics related to preserving and conserving the earth’s resources. EarthCast09 was kicked off with an inspiring keynote by Jason Czarnezki entitled "Everyday Environmentalism". The recording can be found here if you missed the live event. Be sure to visit the EarthCast09 website to listen to the recordings of of the 24 hour webcastathon at http://www.earthbridges.net/.
Laurie King, technology coordinator at Dysart Unified School District tells her story about supporting the Dysart community using technology. Grade 3 teacher Lidia Goodman talks about communicating with her students and parents using powerpoint updates.
The whole EdTechWeekly gang was back this week to review the latest news and resources in educational technology. If you missed the show, no worries! You can join us next Sunday for the next live show or review the recordings at https://edtechtalk.net/.
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