Welcome to this week’s edition of the EdTechTalk (ETT) Newsletter. This week the National Education Computing Conference (NECC) 2009 conference will be held in Washington, D.C. with many ETT show hosts and listeners attending or presenting. Conversations were abuzz this past week about preparing to attend NECC virtually and in person! To keep up with the live streaming events or view sessions streamed from NECC and remotely, visit the wiki schedule at http://neccunplugged.com for more infomation.
Just a reminder that the following ETT show hosts will be presenting at the conference so if you are attending be sure to mark your conference planners so you don’t miss these fantastic sessions:
- Lisa Parisi will be presenting Leveling the Playing Field Through Project-Based Learning Technologies
- Sharon Peters will be part of a panel discussion called 1:1 Critical Debates: Laptops, PDAs, Cell Phones
- Vicki Davis will be part of a panel discussion entitled Engaging the Digital Generation
- Maria Knee is participating in a panel discussion called Global Connections in the Primary Classroom
- Lisa Parisi will be part of a panel discussion entitled Teacher, Teach Thyself-Make Your Own PD PLaN
- Vicki Davis will help run a bring your own laptop (BYOL) session called Digital Citizenship: Tools, Resources, and Best Practices
- Cheri Toledo is running a BYOL session entitled Power Boost Your Lessons with Wikis
- Vinnie Vrotny will be working in a BYOL called Using Emerging Technologies to Create Collaborative Learning Environments
- Vicki Davis will be running two open source labs called Wonderful World of Wikis: Practical Classroom Wikis and Bookmarks and Beyond: Class Bookmarking Groups and Research 2.0.
The Week in Review
"Google and the Guitar" with Adam Contois
ETBS staff members are joined by Google Apps Guru and Guitar Hero, Adam Contois, of Palo Alto California. We discussed Google Mail implementation strategies, little known API tools, and enjoyed some electric and accoustic guitar throughout. As always, thanks to all who participated live in the chat.
We planned for NECC and a possible fall student show with Ben squared.
Conversations #41 2009 06 21
Lisa, Maria and Sheila talked about plans for upcoming NECC09. They shared advice for newbies and talked about sessions. The audio quality could be better so please bear with us.
EdTechWeekly133 – June 21, 2009
We wish John all the best in his upcoming travels and we will miss him as he visits Africa with the good folks from Teachers without Borders – see http://www.teacherswithoutborders.org/. Catch the recording of our last full crew episode for the next several weeks here – https://edtechtalk.net/EdTechWeekly133, but join us next Sunday night at 7:00 ET for our next live show covering all the latest news and resources in education and technology.
Teachers Teaching Teachers #155 – 06.10.09 – (1 of 3) What’s So New About Teaching the New Writing?
On the June 10th Teachers Teaching Teachers, the editors of Teaching the New Writing, a new book from The National Writing Project, a MacArthur grantee, discuss[ed] new directions in students composing as the boundaries between written, spoken, and visual blur and audiences expand. Editors Anne Herrington, Kevin Hodgson, and Charles Moran from the Western Massachusetts Writing Project … address[ed] these and other questions in this podcast, drawing from insights and discoveries they made while writing their new book, Teaching the New Writing.
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