Welcome to this week’s edition of the EdTechTalk (ETT) Weekly Newsletter! We have had some excellent shows on EdTechTalk this past week with lots of community participation both via Skype and in the chat room. We’re especially excited that there are quite a few first-timers joining the various webcasts! We want to make you aware of a very big, important event that is coming soon so you can begin to make plans to join in, both individually and with your students. Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22 and once again our ETT webcaster extraordinaire, Matt Montagne, will be hosting the 24-hour EarthCast Webcastathon on EarthBridges. The mission of the webcastathon is: "to initiate, enable and aggregate global community conversations where participants share, collaborate and take action on the issues that will make environmental sustainability a reality." Please get involved! There are still some available hour-long time slots if you’d like to participate that way. http://earthbridges.wikispaces.com/Earth+Day+2009 But an even easier way for all of us to get involved is to add our voices and those of our students by leaving an audio comment on the VoiceThread Matt has created in preparation for the event. Let us know about innovative things happening in your communities or what you as an individual are doing to help make the earth a little greener. Let’s show our "ETT Green!"
If your mail program doesn’t display the VoiceThread, please click on the URL to add your audio comments.
A Week in Review
The SEEDLINGS talk about where we are, what is to come and an ear to the rail. Alice , Bob and Cheryl chat the show away with the great chat room in the background keeping things going. Ben, from Yarmouth HS, joined in the conversation.
This week we’re joined by Sharon Peters and John Schinker and learn more about their upcoming trip to Africa with Teachers Without Borders – Canada. It was a great show with a lively discussion on a number of topics. Thanks to all who joined us!
Conversations Episode 31 03-29-09
Maria shared a conference she attended regarding creating with ones hands and then evaluating those creations. This led to a lively discussion about different ways to evaluate students.
Sharon fills in for a Jen on the move as we cover links and resources related to games, presentations, digital photography, Earth HOur/Day, Twitter, Ebooks, spoiled food & more.
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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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Enjoy your week,
Your enthusiastic ETT Newsletter Gang