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EdTech Talk

EdTech Talk

EdTechTalk describes itself as "a community of educators interested in discussing and learning about the uses of educational technology". Webcasts are live several times a week. Highly, interactive shows where "listeners can use any common media player (i.e. Windows Media Player, Real Player, or iTunes) to listen to the discussion and use the chat room to make comments and ask questions". Webcasts are recorded and archived as mp3 files "which can be downloaded directly from the site or subscribed to via an RSS feed. Chats are transcribed and a comment forum are provided so discussion can be continued even after the show. EdTech Talk lists times in GMT so people can listen from all over the world. EdTech Talk received a 2008 Edubloggers award for the work best use of audio.
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Deborah W. Proctor, Ph.D.
Deborah W. Proctor, Ph.D. (Administrator)
9 years ago
Award winning site for best use of audio. One of from a EdTech Talk Community left this message on the site when asked why they are members, "The show hosts share news, articles, new links, specific classroom resources and reference numerous forms of multimedia and feed them to the world via live webcasts. The webcasts are then saved as podcasts on the EdTechTalk site and available for download on a variety of podcast directories including itunes. Even the chats are saved so you can review them for links you may have missed".

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One needs to become a community member to participate, but the site has good instructions and helps that allow people to participate.
Time spent reviewing site: Participated in the first Earthcast hosted by Women of the Web 2.0. In the 2008 Earthcast, EdTech Talk asked people from around the world to join the discussion at Global times as they moderate the "students, teachers, local leaders, environmental advocates, scientists/engineers, politicians, grassroots leaders, etc., EdTechTalk encourages lurkers as well as participants.