Week of October 11-17, 2008

Week of October 11-17, 2008

Hello EdTechTalkers:

Welcome to the this week’s edition of the EdTechTalk (ETT) Weekly Newsletter!

What an incredible week for ETT and online professional development, and next week promises to be even busier! In addition to the regular weekly ETT webcasts and great conversations, the K12 Online Conference officially kicked off with the Pre-Conference Keynote presentation by Stephen Heppell and the follow-up Fireside Chat with lots of stimulating conversation. Be sure to check out the schedule as the new presentations are posted each day, and tune in to some outstanding presentations and conversations. http://k12onlineconference.org/docs/k12online2008schedule.html. Also, don’t forget to check out the regular blog posts coming from Robin Ellsworth, teaching colleague of our own Sheila Adams, who is now underway with her Antarctica adventure. She is posting awesome photos and describing her experiences on the expedition. The highlight of the day on Thursday was being reunited with the robot her students built. http://www.polartrec.org/node/6325 Your students can post questions for the team by clicking on the link for "Ask the Team" and answers are posted on the blog http://www.polartrec.org/lake-ecosystems-in-antarctica/ask-the-team .You can follow her expedition and get your students involved through her blog or Sheila’s regular tweets http://twitter.com/Antarctica_NH

**A Week in Review of ETT Shows**

*CCK Weekly Chat #6 https://edtechtalk.net/node/3379 2008-10-17
George Siemens, Stephen Downs and Ingenuity (Jennifer Jones) and moderator, Dave Cormier

* 21st Century Learning #80: K12-Online Pre-Conference Keynote Conversation
https://edtechtalk.net/21cl_80 2008-10-16
A conversation trying to answer the questions that were asked by the K12 Online Conference about Professor Stephen Heppell’s Pre-Conference Keynote. We used the book Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen to discuss the transformation of education that Professor Heppell describes in his keynote.

*Teachers are Talking Episode 11 https://edtechtalk.net/node/3375 2008-10-13

*Conversations Episode 12 https://edtechtalk.net/node/3374 10-12-08
This week, our Conversation was about grading and assessment. Maria Knee and Lisa Parisi were joined by Sheila Adams for this rousing discussion. The chat room was lively so be sure to check out the archive.

*EdTechWeekly#98 – Two Guys & a Helpful Chat Room
https://edtechtalk.net/EdTechWeekly98 2008-10-12
John and Jeff on their own, with call-in support from Dan, DaveC, and JenW

*SEEDlings 2008-10-9 https://edtechtalk.net/node/3371
We speak with Liz Kolb and her innovative ways of using cell phones in the classroom. There are loads of links in this show! Links from the show:

*Dealing with ETT’s Roles & Stuff (or not)
EdTechWeekly #97 (post show conversation)

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