Welcome to the this week’s edition of the EdTechTalk (ETT) Weekly Newsletter! This week the ETT Gang has posted shows live from the CUE Annual Conference (Computer Using Educators) in Palm Springs, CA to conversations about personal learning networks with Dave Cormier and Demetri Orlando. The planning for the first annual Jamboree dedicated to Lee Baber, a beloved community participant, started in earnest. Shows are often posted the week after they take place, so if you are looking for this past week’s archives, they will be up soon.
Lisa recently returned from the Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference in NYC. She shared her impressions and was joined by Karen Janowski who also attended the conference. The conversation continued in a discussion about creativity and how it is addressed in schools. Do schools kill creativity? Listen to the show to hear the conversation. As always, the chat room was rocking!
Andrew Sutherland, author and owner of Quizlet.com joins us for the show. Andrew is a freshman at MIT and had some great things to share.
EdTechTalk Community Discussion
March 8, 2009
from the ETT Governance backchannel
How do we feel about ETT shows to using Elluminate?
(plus some earnest Mac Chat)
Alice and Jose report live from the http://cue.org conference. We pulled people fron the exhibit hall and got reflections on their conference experience. CUE began EdubloggerCon West on Wednesday and continued with three full days of 1 hour talks, 3 hour sessions, full day workshops, panel talks, and an Open Source pavillion. Have a listen as CUE participants share their favorite sessions and impressions. Enjoy the the show.
Sheila Adams visits and tells us about her recent trip to Belize. We’re also joined by Matt Montagne who gives us an update on preparations for earthcast09, and tells us about an upcoming professional development day he is co-facilitating.
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