Welcome to the EdTechTalk newsletter for September 26 – October 1, 2010. There were only a few shows this past week – but they are definitely worth a look and listen. This is some of the very best professional development “on demand” you will find anywhere! Remember to check the calendar for upcoming shows regularly on the EdTechTalk home page so you can join in
the conversation in the chat: https://edtechtalk.net/.
and Cheryl as we got the latest from their friend Cherrie MacInnes and
what she is up to in her classroom in Brewer, Maine.
Guest Host: Camilla Elliott
and Jen welcomed guest host Camilla Elliott, Teacher/Librarian from
Melbourne, Australia, to continue the new format for EdTechWeekly that
offers a deeper look into a smaller number of topics. This week, the
discussion focused on the following:
Dave’s Link: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/letter_to_nbc_news_protesting_the_one-sided_presentation_of_education_nation
Link: There is NO way Jen can pass up speaking with our guest host
about e-books in education!!! Here is a post Camilla recently made on
her blog ( http://edubeacon.com/ ) sharing a discussion on the topic of e-books see -> http://edubeacon.com/?p=418
Questions for Camilla … Where are we now vs where should / could we
be with regard to e-books and e-publications in education? Are we near
an e-publication vs print tipping point? What are the primary road
blocks to e-distribution of library content (copyright? DRM /
distribution rights? hardware?) Is there a e-delivery model you see as
Camilla Elliott: Google Earth is a powerful tool for learning that provides a level of perspective to learning. Google Lit Trips developed by Jerome Burg and Google Lit Expeditions
by Thomas Cooper are two sites that extend the use of Google Earth. A
page of resources to support the use of these tools is available on my Linking for Learning wiki. For schools where GE is a problem, Dr Alice Christie has created Google Treksusing
the simpler Google Maps which offers options for learning across the
curriculum from Kindergarten to Adult. Attention is also drawn to the
British Youth of Today project: Plugged in, untapped: using digital technologies to help young people learn to lead.
This is a project dedicated to enabling and inspiring young people to
lead positive social change. Resources for Victorian students and
educators is accessible to all – FUSE portal – content is growing rapidly.
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