Friday, August 31, 2007

tt4t_001 Tech Talk 4 Teachers - Episode 1 Show Notes

Click here to listen to Episode 1
This is the inaugural podcast of Tech Talk 4 Teachers and is my first attempt at "going public" with a podcast. I have helped hundreds of students and teachers create their own podcasts over the past two to three years but I have never taken the next step to share my own podcast publicly. I am a very private person by nature and while the technology is easy to master I do feel a little anxious about sharing a production with the world. I am sure many of you feel the same way about your productions. Perhaps it is a generational thing but the world of Web 2.0 is all about a participative culture and older generations are a bit leery of sharing on a world wide scale. Our students often do not give this a second thought and routinely post to My Space and Facebook without thinking about potential future consequences.

Tom’s Technology Pick of the Week
One feature I am starting as a tradition of this show is Tom’s Technology Pick of the Week. This week I spotlight is an online dictionary of terms related to the cryptic abbreviations and lingo we often see in our students work. Check the out the site and see if you find it helpful in deciphering the text messaging format that many of our students love to use.

This podcast/netcast series needs you participation in order to flourish. Setting in front of a microphone and talking is not my idea of having fun and is not my motivation for starting this series. I am truly interested in how teachers are using technology in the classroom and sharing these experiences to help teachers become better teachers. If you listen to this podcast please send me an email with your comments and suggestions to and let me know what you think. Until next time, keep on learning.

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