Professional Learning Networks
“EdTechTalk: A Network of Homegrown Webcasters”

Alex Ragone
New York, NY, USA
Blog: http://www.learning-blog.org/

Bio
Alex Ragone is the Director of Technology at Collegiate School, a K-12 boys school in New York City. Arvind and Alex host a weekly web radio show at www.edtechtalk.com that explores the intersection of education and technology.

Bio Page
http://www.learning-blog.org/about/

Arvind Grover
New York, NY, USA
Blog: http://21apples.org/

Bio
Arvind S. Grover is the Director of Educational Technology for The Hewitt School, a K-12 girls school in New York City. Arvind and Alex host a weekly web radio show at www.edtechtalk.com that explores the intersection of education and technology.

Bio Page
http://21apples.org/pages/about_21apples

Presentation Title
“EdTechTalk: A Network of Homegrown Webcasters”

Description
We will present the history and development of the EdTechTalk Channel of the Worldbridges Network through screencasts and audio and video interviews of our show hosts. In little over 2 years, the channel has gone from one weekly webcast to eight weekly interactive webcasts using the newest and most interactive web based media. EdTechTalk is a professional learning community that is participatory and open. Goal: The goal of this session is to create a documentary view of the development of the EdTechTalk channel of the Worldbridges network. To share the vision of founders Jeff Lebow and Dave Cormier and the stories of the webcasters on the network. Through this documentation, we hope to inspire more participation and/or parallel learning community work.

Presentation
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/EdTechTalk-K-12-Online.mp3

Supporting Links
http://www.edtechtalk.com/

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7 Responses to “Professional Learning Networks
“EdTechTalk: A Network of Homegrown Webcasters””

  1. Alex Ragone says:

    Hey Folks. We added a voice thread with images from EdTechTalk here: http://www.edtechtalk.com/21CL-K12Online

    Please stop by and add your audio comments about the images or EdTechTalk in general.

    Thanks!

    Alex and arvind

  2. It is wonderful to have the ability to listen and correspond with educators, as well as tolearn about new tools for lessons.

  3. Marilyn Bardill says:

    I became aware of EdTech from the K-12 online conference. Prior to that time, I had used the internet for job searches, information for lessons, and email. Since I heard about Web 2.0, teacher collaboration, and many of the teacher programs, I became interested in collaborating with other teachers and media specialists to help students learn how to learn in ways they will listen.

  4. Alex Ragone says:

    Marilyn,

    Welcome to the community. There’s so much to learn. Join a ning community, or subscribe to some blogs or podcasts. It’s an amazing place!

    – Alex

  5. Marilyn Bardill says:

    Thank you for making me feel like part of the community. I am confident that with the knowledge I am acquiring through Edtech, that once I do find a position, I will be able to interest both administrators and teachers in using Web 2.0 lessons.

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