November 14, 2006
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For the last few weeks, I’ve been listening to the EdTech Weekly podcast. The show is an informal roundup of news, links, resources, and ideas relating to technology in education. It’s hosted by Wordbridges veterans Jeff Lebow and Dave Cormier, along with educational technologist Jennifer Maddrell.
In typical Worldbridges fashion, the show is webcast at 7:00 PM EST on Sundays. The three hosts go round-robin style though their lists of topics. At the same time, listeners can participate in an online chat on the the web site, and they can also conference in to the show using Skype.
I had tuned out of the Worldbridges podcasts for the last few months. It seemed like they weren’t breaking much new ground, and listening to the podcasts asynchronously instead of participating in real time left me a bit disconnected. This show is different because they always have new ideas and resources, and because it’s much more fast paced.
That left me with a problem. Since I do all of my podcast-listening in the car, it’s tough to take notes and write down URLs while driving. Fortunately, they use Delicious to organize their links, so I can just go here to see what they’re talking about. At the moment, there are more than 200 items in the list. Now, I can just listen while driving, and then followup later on the items that interest me.