Week of August 8 – 14, 2009

Welcome to this week’s EdTechTalk (ETT) Newsletter! The webcasters, under the direction of Jeff Lebow, have been busy learning how to stream and record both ends of a Skype call. Webcast Academy interns will meet on Tuesday, August 18, at 9pm EST and Thursday, August 20, at 9pm EST to practice streaming and discuss interviewing techniques. You can still join the Webcast Academy and participate in the weekly Tuesday and Thursday night sessions by visiting the Webcast Academy website. Jose Rodriguez works with the webcast academy interns who speak Spanish at the Academia de Webcasting and facilitates conversations in Spanish at the Puentes Al Mundo website. Webcast Academy grads can move on become one of the fantastic show ETT show hosts!

Don’t forget that Maria Knee and Jose Rodriguez need help putting together the K-12 Online Conference.  Let’s start submitting proposals!  The deadline is this Sunday, August 16th.  Click here to submit your proposals.

In this newsletter, ‘Teachers Teaching Teachers’ invited two New York City teachers and two library media specialists on their show for a lively conversation about the summer institute of the New York City Writing Project. The ‘It’s Elementary’ show hosts discussed summer professional development activities they participated in and shared a song written and sung by Kevin Honeycutt called "Love Them and Let Them Go". Be sure to listen to these fantastic podcasts if you missed the live shows – you won’t want to miss either of these fantastic episodes!


A Week in Review  

It’s Elementary #38 – Summer PD and Stuff
Listen as the It’s Elementary Team dicusses our summer activities such as NECC 2009, Building Communities, Edbublogger Con and local conferences. We also had a special song by Kevin Honeycutt "Love Them and Let Them Go".  Hope you enjoy the show and remember we broadcast the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Our next show will be Monday September 14th where we will dicuss; "Bringing it Home", how we take what we learn in our online spaces with to our day job.  See you then.

Teachers Teaching Teachers #160 – 07.15.09 – Cell Phones, Spinning, Diigo, Databases, Administrators, Inline Linking and More! 

We invite you to follow this conversation that Paul Allison had with two old colleagues, Chris Sloan and Ron Link. For this webcast, Paul Allison and Susan Ettenheim invited two New York City teachers, Cheree Himmel and Crystal Gaskin, and two library media specialists, Karen Levy and Michael Dodes, to meet Chris and Ron and to be welcomed into the Teachers Teaching Teachers/Youth Voices community of educators. At the time, these teachers were a day away from finishing a 3-week Summer Institute with the New York City Writing Project.


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