It seems that some people did not receive the email for this week. So, I have pasted the message below:

am hoping to do something different this week. Rather than have a regularly scheduled class, I would like you to participate or listen to one of the EdtechTechTalk shows this week. Then, I'd like you to report on your experience in your blog.

What is EdTechTalk? In their words:

"EdTechTalk is a community of educators interested in discussing and learning about the uses of educational technology. We webcast several live shows each week. During shows, listeners can use any common media player (i.e. Windows Media Player, Real Player, or iTunes) to listen to the discussion and use the chat room to make comments and ask questions. "

The shows generally run about an hour in length, and there are several this week. Take a look to see what shows are offered this week in the EdTechTalk calendar.
*Important note, the times on the calendar are in EST, so that means they will be two hours earlier in Saskatchewan. For example, if it says 9pm, it will be 7pm in SK.

To participate in a show, here are the directions:
1) First, find out the time of the show you'd like to watch.
2) Go to
3) Type in a username (it can be anything, or your real name), and no password. Leave the room as "EdTechTalk. Click 'login'.
4) You will see a chat room on the left. And, you should be able to see three icons on the top right. Click one of the icons (you may recognize them as iTunes, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player) and you will be able to hear the show. The audio will play in the music player you chose automatically.
5) You should hear people speaking. You can chat and ask questions if you like. For most shows, people may know me so if you mention you are one of Alec Couros' students, they will take good care of you.
6) You don't need to chat if you don't feel comfortable, but I believe you will find it a very friendly place.
7) Please report on the experience in your blog. (e.g., topic, things you learned, thoughts on learning this way, would you do this independently, etc.)

Feel free to go with a friend in the class, or in small group. Also, please let me know if you run into any problems.

I am cc'ing this to a gentleman known as Dave Cormier, a great guy and one of the EdtechTalk community organizers (and cofounder). You may run into him in one of the shows.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please let me know asap.

Good luck!