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TalkTech Episode 30 Links

These are some (hopefully most)  of the links here for TalkTech Episode 30 on March 4, 2010. Chat room will be be active, so please join us there .

Big Tech

Social Networking Tech


Mobile Tech

Area Tech


Fun Tech

TalkTech Show Links Jan. 21, 2010

These are links to today’s show to be broadcast from live from 91.3 WVKR. I anticipate John and Chad will mention other links and I’ll try and get them posted in here as well.

Big Tech News

Area Tech

Exploravision Competitions offers $240,000 to K-12 students

SUNY Orange offers green tech class for homeowners

Guidelines for Email


Social Tech:


Pick of the Week:


TalkTech Podcast Episode 24

Here’s a link to Episode 24 of TalkTech in iTunes U. The link works best if iTunes is already open. Sorry it took so long to get up, there were a bunch of hiccups in editing, exporting etc.

Most of the links mentioned in this show can be found in the January 14th TalkTech notes.

TalkTech Notes January 14, 2010

What follows are links that I plan to refernence in today’s show. I’ll try and add Chad’s on the fly. Wish me luck.

This is very much a work in progress but I’ll refine it when we push out the podcast.

Pojo – January 5th

NEW YORK — ESPN is looking to ride one of the next big waves in consumer electronics with a new 3-D sports channel.

The network, owned by the Walt Disney Co., says it will introduce a channel this year that will broadcast live sports events using the technology, starting with the FIFA World Cup soccer match on June 11.

More on 3D


DCCC offering courses on Green Technology

Dutchess Community College will be offering three noncredit classes about photovoltaics, geothermal energy and solar thermal energy. These courses will offer a mix of classroom learning and hands-on experience.

Dutchess Community College is part of the Clean Energy Technology Training Consortium along with four other community colleges within Hudson Valley,” said Stevens. “We work to train teachers and create stackable credit courses that could lead to more credit classes in the long run.”To register for the session, call 845-431-8900 or e-mail

Big Tech
CES Summary
3DTVs, Internet TVs, eReader features

Approaching deadline for the jackalope mac tablet.

Netflix coming to Wii (also PS3)


iPhone Dictation App

Talk Tech in Social Netorking:

Edu Tech

UMUC can’t offer online course in MD

MN students get ipods

Students power down

Blogs Challenge traditional newspapers

Mobile Tech

Googe, anybody home?

Music / Entertainment:

Loudness Wars:

Avatar big splash

Xbox – Three rings of death

Star Wars Phantom Menace Reviews

Dec. 10th TalkTech Preliminary Links

Since I’m continually behind schedule regarding posting links after the show, I’m employing a new strategy of posting links beforehand. Sorry for the “notes-ey” quality of this post. These are literally my notes.

We have a special guest today, Dr. Mikhail Gershovich, who works for Baruch College, which part of CUNY.
He is the director of the Bernard L Schwartz Communication Institute, Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum

Some of these fine sites from CUNY may be part of our discussion:
CUNY WordPress Applications

Big TalkTech
AT&T dissuade data users
Opening up of data sets

Google Apps leads in University Email

Social GO –
cable freedeom
Talk Tech in Social Netorking:

Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Settings
Facebook Sting

Faux Friendship

Edu Tech
Computer Labs on the wane

Lost University Opens

Online School going under

Mobile Tech

Music / Entertainment:
Cable freedom
Guy Finishes WoW

Literacy class employs WordPress and Social Networking

I attended a presentation this week in an Education class where several Vassar students presented how WordPress sites could be to augment the educational experience.
The links:

Blogs to encourage writing workshops for students.

Every Day Biology


  • increase vocabulary
  • increase concept mastery and confidence in subject
  • increase parent child interaction
  • break out of teaching to the test
  • documentation


  • comments weren’t searchable – impeded the dictionary
  • evaluating sources – not covered, assumed

Education Through Discussion
Christopher Doscher
Facebook for education
supports video chat

Ethical Issues in Science
Samantha Jones
Students are using internet and computers at home, when they come to school and work on non-networked computers it isn’t as relevant, nearly everyone is on facebook, teachers don’t know what facebook is.
Incorporating new technologies into the class day would connect home and school life
The blog can spark that connection.
The goal was to integrate science, technology, literacy and ethical issues.

How do you think wordpress could be used to improve the Vassar writing program or the experience at Vassar?
Great to make cross disciplinary connections and to archive work (eportfolios), open up the discussion past the “make a post about this topic” in Moodle or blackboard.


It would have been great if the class had gotten this far halfway through the semester so they could put their theories to the test. It was time well spent and everyone in the class has a greater portfolio of technology tools to dip into should they become teachers.

TalkTech Podcast October 8, 2009

This show was broadcast and recorded October 8, 2009.
Baynard and Chad were hosting. Karen Homan, a training and documentation specialist was our phone in guest from Bard.
Podcast Download

Weekly Picks: – Create a font from your own handwriting
Rock Band Network Tools – Edit your own song to be shared on Rock Band

Links & Articles Referenced:
Free Blogs WordPress Blogger
U.S. Begins Antitrust Inquiry of IBM
Apple Tablet To Redefine Newspapers, Textbooks and Magazines