Week of July 18 – 24, 2009

EdTechTalk Newsletter

Welcome to this week’s EdTechTalk (ETT) Newsletter! It’s been another hot week in the United States and another week of ‘hot topics’ on ETT! If you missed the live shows be sure to listen to the podcasts. Some of the student teacher horror stories shared on the newly evolved show ‘EdTechSomething’, streamed in place of EdTechWeekly, may get you ‘hot’ under the collar!

Blazing ahead, the Class of 4.1 is in session now and the participants are ‘hot’ to trot! If you have always wanted to learn how to webcast or stream live on the internet, there is still time to join the webcast academy (more of a rolling admission than in the past). Be sure to visit http://www.webcastacademy.net/book/basic-webcasting-program where you can get more information and find out how to join the academy. Enough with the lame ‘hot’ jokes – on with show!


 The Week in Review

Teachers Teaching Teachers #158 – 07.01.09 – Inside Youth Voices: What does the site do well? What does it not need to do?
Join the three of the facilitators of Youth Voices, Paul Allison, Susan Ettenheim, and Chris Sloan in a conversation with each other and five other teachers who have recently begun to used the site (or plan to soon):

  • Carolyn Stanley, a tech integrator in Conneticut
  • Sherry Edwards, an English teacher Washington
  • Fred Haas, an English teacher in a school near Boston
  • Jennifer Bahle (now Razor), an English teacher in Omaha
  • Michael Dodes, a librarian in the Bronx

As we begin to plan for the coming fall semester, we talk about some of the things that went well, some of our common goals, some things we don’t agree with, some new possibilities in our work together. Listen to this podcast to learn more about what we talk about when we talk about Youth Voices. You might want to have your students work on this school-based social network. This might be a good way to find out what our community of teachers and students are all about. 

During today’s Conversations, Lisa, Sheila and Maria shared their classroom horror stories – the things that you wished never happened. They were joined by Jan Smith from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The folks in the chat room had plenty of stories to share as well.


Conversations about science and technology in education.

  EdTech Community Meeting – July 19, 2009

Disabling comments, ETT Redesign, Service vs. Community, & other stuff


EdTechSomething – Librarian roles, Value of Big Names, & Student Teacher Horror Stories    (streamed in place of EdTechWeekly)
Participants: Cathy Evanoff, Jennifer Wagner, Peggy George, Jamie, Lisa Parisi, Gary McFarlane, & Jeff Lebow

Topics: Role of librarians, NECC reflections, Next week’s EdTechScienceSomething, the ETT newsletter, ‘Big Names’ in EdTech, Competence of the latest generation of student teachers and a few student teacher horror stories.
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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.

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