It's Elementary #16 What is Ed Tech Talk? (Special Date 1st Monday @ 4 p.m. PDT/7 p.m. EDT)

Topic = Ed Tech Talk and It's Elementary
Streamer = Forget this?
Ustreamer = Jose
Time Keeper = Durff
Chatroom = Durff / Jose
Skypeconferencecall = Alice
Interviewer =

Intro: (1min) Welcome to It's Elementary Show #16. We are streaming live on the EdTechTalk Channel of the Worldbridges network. with Lisa Durff, a K12 teacher in Maryland, AND Jose Rodriguez, third grade teacher in Los Angeles CA, AND Alice Mercer, a Elementary computer lab teacher in Sacramento, CA, AND Maria Knee a Kindergarten teacher from Deerfield, NH. Today is Monday, April 7th, 2008. Today we are talking about Ed Tech Talk, how it can help you learn and grow as an educator, and how we at It's Elementary fit in with it.

Questions to ask:

Reasons to use this place... Refer to VoiceThread.
  • You are a teacher, and you want to use technology, but wonder how;
    • Look for a show that interests you and your professional development
  • It's a social network that you can coming in and out of on your schedule;
    • you can decide to participate live or listen as a podcast.
  • You need ongoing support, but on a flexible schedule;
    • being active in chatroom and leaving comments on shows
  • You need to talk to others outside of your immediate district/geographic area because they aren't doing this;
    • start networking with other teacher in chatroom and twitterverse
  • You want to have the same cross-country, cross-border experience learning that you want for your students;
    • We have to experience what it is to be a global citizen before we can model and have our students participate.
  • How to keep up the relationships when you don't meet face to face?
    • visiting each other's blogs, being friends on twitter and diggo.
  • I don't have enough time for the trainings here in RW, how can I manage online
    • chunk it! Do as much as you have time and energy for.
  • I just don't understand;
    • If it works for you great, if not see it as one of many choices available on the net.
  • I just don't understand the technology
    • Experiment and "Don't be afraid to Fail" Quote from Jeff Lebow



Join the conversation and tell us what ETT is to you? We'll skype you in. Invitation to add comments to ETT forum and Voicethread.

Outtro: [Lisa] This has been It's Elementary Show #16 What is Ed Tech Talk?
This has been Maria Knee, Jose Rodriguez, Alice Mercer, and Lisa Durff Webcasting live on the edtechtalk channel of the worldbridges network. Thanks to, & for their support of It's Elementary. Special thanks to Jeff Lebow and Dave Cormier, the cofounders of worldbridges & edtechtalk. Our next show will be Monday April 21st, 2008 @ a special time 1 GMT for a special Earth Webcastathon with our guest Mark Ahleness we will discuss Earth Day Groceries Project and Earth Day in General.
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