The Edublog Awards - The winners, acceptance speeches and the top ten edtech news events of 2005 (44:00)
December 18, 2005
We had a rolicking good time with Josie Fraser at this years edublog awards. Check out the audio to hear all the nominees, as well as some acceptance speeches from some of the winners. Konrad Glogowski showed up, Stephen Downes made an appearance as well as many more. We also had a top ten list of edtech news from 2005. If you need any details about the awards check out the awards site
Eric Langhorst of the Speaking of History podcast joins us for a several minutes of discussing what he's doing in his 8th grade history class followed by an hour of fiery discussion on the importance of knowing exact historical dates. The real action begins about 30 minutes into the show.
Bud Hunt and Bob Sprankle dropped by this Sunday to talk to us about what's going on in their classes... which is alot. From 9 year old podcasters to high school blogging it was a round trip ticket to the best that's going on in K-12 edtech. Barbara Ganley dropped in near the end of the show and we jammed out some ideas for collaboration, for kids training adults and worked out a quick competition for an Edtechtalk coffee mug emailed to your computer.
Links to forms mentioned during the show: - Student Information Form - Student Computer & Internet Use Rules
Today, Jeff managed to pry himself away from the computer long enough to enjoy the face to face world of edtech at the 2005 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. Brought my IRiver and was able to capture a couple of interesting discussions. One is with a member of the Moodle development team about upcoming integration of blogging and podcasting, and another is with Kathy Malsbenden and Rich Chretien about their open source initiatives in New Hampshire. Audio from Bob Sprankle's presentation is available from his Bit by Bit Podcast.
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