ETR Weekly #8 – Talking Postcards, TweetMeet and E-Learning in Schools

23 November 2008

You may be asking what happened to ETR Weekly #7 – erm, good question and we’re on the case…

This week’s ETR FlashMeeting focused around collaboration and training. Tom Barrett talked about his organising a TweetMeet (using in Nottingham on Saturday 6th December. Doug Belshaw provided feedback about his new role as E-Learning Staff Tutor at his school, which produced some interesting discussion. We also discussed some useful technologies, such as ‘talking’ postcards and the like… 😀


Dai Barnes is experimenting with using Diigo instead of Delicious for the ETR links. You can access the relevant links from this week’s meeting here.

Lisa Stevens, the wiki pixie herself, has updated the ETR wiki here to include the notes from the meeting.


The music sample in the podcast is taken from Alice Russell’s ‘What We Want’

EdTechRoundup podcast episode #6 – Internet Filtering

9 November 2008

PodcastEarlier in the summer, teacher Krysia Smyth interviewed a Local Authority (LA) Network Manager, Rea Wallace, about the subject of Internet filtering in schools.

The discussion between Rea and Krysia, and then Krysia and David Noble (both Edtechroundup contributors), covers: internet access within LA schools, AUPs, the role of teachers in policy on ‘blocking’, and possible future directions.  Don’t miss it! 🙂

Many thanks to Rea for taking part in the interview.

Show notes are here.


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EdTechRoundUp celebrate our 1st birthday with weekly show #6

9 November 2008

We celebrated our 1st birthday this week with a gorgeous chocolate cake that Lisa Stevens baked for our flashmeeting.

Dai Barnes did a great job keeping us on task.  In this week’s show, Lisa spoke about her trip to an eTwinning conference in Madrid and we discussed the use of audio (Voki, podcasting and Voicethread) in the classroom.

Theo Kuechel joined us to tell us about a project called Edutube that he is working on with European partners.  We discussed how video material could be made avaiable to teachers and the things that would enhance the usability of digital media in the classroom.

Tom Barrett described a lesson he had planned for using Woices in the classroom involving geotagged audio to create a digital narrative – creating a story with text and audio within a map using Google Earth.

Dai Barnes recommended – a web client for twitter.

Tom Barrett spoke about having a Tweet Meet – a proposal for a preChristmas meet up for people using Twitter, possibly in Nottingham.

Lisa Stevens blew out the Candles on our 1st Birthday cake to a musical accompaniment from Theo.

Joe Rowing explained why he is moving his student blogs over to WordPress MultiUser from Moodle.

Links discussed in the show can be found on our page.