Welcome to the EdTechTalk (ETT) newsletter! When Nat King Cole sang "Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer," he didn't know that for the EdTechTalk community and other educational technology enthusiasts, summer is the time when we crank things up and go full steam, attending and presenting at conferences and workshops, creating new, exciting lessons and units for next year, and writing tweets, plurks and blogs posts to reflect on our learning/teaching experiences. Many of us had a fantastic opportunity to meet face-to-face with some of our online ETT friends at the ISTE 2010 conference in Denver, CO., and there are still many upcoming conferences and workshops to be experienced and shared. Be sure to keep checking Twitter, Flickr, Plurk, and other social media for updates and late-breaking news about conference and unconference streaming of presentations, and teaching resources that are flowing through the edusphere. And if you run out of things to do and are looking for some inspiration, log into EdTechTalk and catch up on some of that fantastic recordings you've missed this year!
While many of our regular ETT webcasts are on a short summer break, many are using the time to get caught up on posting past shows and planning future shows. This week's newsletter features four of the recent Teachers Teaching Teachers shows where some very interesting conversations are taking place on a series of webcasts related to the Gulf oil disaster with the show hosts and a special guest co-host, Diana Laufenberg from the Science Leadership Academy. Listen to their ideas for developing curriculum to deal with this tragedy and then plan to join them in a live show on Wednesdays at 9:00pm Eastern to contribute to the conversation.