Week of November 14-November 20, 2009

Welcome to this week’s EdTechTalk (ETT) newsletter! This week we enjoyed the third LAN party of the k12Online2009 Conference. Kevin Jarrett & Sylvia Martinez talked about their K-20 Educators Exploring Virtual Worlds  after we viewed the presentation at edtechtalk. They interacted with people in the chatroom while giving us an update on their projects since the 2007 conference.

They were followed by Chris Harbeck’s Release The Hounds presentation from the 2007 k12Online Conference. Chris updated us following each segment of his presentation. If you missed this event, the video/audio is available at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/2588058.

The k12Online2009 Conference kicks off on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 01:00:00GMT.Kim’s keynote is entitled Going Global: Culture Shock, Convergence, and the Future of Education. Here is the time where you are.Don’t miss this presentation from Bangkok, Thailand-she will be talking from tomorrow for those on the eastern US seaboard.

The Week in Review

The first in a series of brainstorms about a special project that would creating digital parent courses. Show hosts Matt Montagne and Lorna Costantini welcomed Justin Reeve, Colleen McGuire,  Penny Lindballe to the show.


Jeff Utecht and wife Daneah share their students from International School Bangkok with us for an evening of inspiration and hope as their students relate their experiences with a very special project: Operation Smile. Daneah and two of the students have created videos to capture the visit the students had with young patients who experienced facial reconstructive surgery in Thailand.


In connection with the National Writing Project’s Annual Meeting, we invited a few teachers who will be presenting in Philadelphia to join us on this episode. Paul Oh, an associate with the NWP joined us as well. In addition, this same cast of characters will be joining us fora follow-up show after the Annual Meeting on December 2.

This podcast, co-sponsored by the New York City Writing Project and the NWP Technology Liaisons Network, features:


Without Dave … John, Jeff, and Jen do their best with this week’s edtech news and resources. Everyone misses Dave (boo hoo).

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