This week Maria Knee and Lisa Parisi discussed what summer vacation really means to educators. We also moved into a discussion about the first days of school in an elementary classroom. Sheila Adams was actually enjoying her vacation this week and did not join us for the show.
2009-07-26 Sheryl : Hi Lisa!
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Setting up now. Audio will start in a couple of minutes.
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Hello Mr Boyer.
2009-07-26 mrboyer : hello
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Hello Jamie
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Hello Cheri
2009-07-26 connect2jamie : Hi all!
2009-07-26 Cheri T : Hi Lisa
2009-07-26 Cheri T : I only have a couple of minutes - off to church in a little while
2009-07-26 Cheri T : I just wanted to come by and say hi
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Just coming by? Not staying
2009-07-26 Cheri T : and thank everyone for sharing the link to my survey
2009-07-26 MariaK : Hi Cheri - I've already been to church - went early - what's your problem?:D
2009-07-26 Cheri T : at 850 responses
2009-07-26 Cheri T : Hahahahaa Maria
2009-07-26 Cheri T : i slept in
2009-07-26 Cheri T : lazy bones
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Stream is up and running on ETTA
2009-07-26 MariaK : no ustream today - will be a delay in ettA
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Can anyone hear us in ETTA?
2009-07-26 Cheri T : I just checked again - it's actually 875
2009-07-26 Cheri T : yahoo
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Hello @melynch
2009-07-26 Cheri T : i can hear you
2009-07-26 connect2jamie : yes--etta is p
2009-07-26 connect2jamie : ok
2009-07-26 melynch : hello
2009-07-26 connect2jamie : I can hear you!
2009-07-26 melynch : i don't hear anything but this is my first time here.
2009-07-26 Cheri T : i hear giggling again ... must be your group
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Hello @aforgrave and @thegilch
2009-07-26 thegilch : hello!
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : @melynch Click on an icon under EdTechTalkA on the right side bar.
2009-07-26 aforgrave : good morning --
2009-07-26 connect2jamie : @melynch click on EdTechTalk A up at top right in blue bar
2009-07-26 Cheri T : i can't believe it's almost August
2009-07-26 Cheri T : riiiiiiiiight
2009-07-26 Cheri T : went on bike ride yesterday ... but only as a break from getting courses ready for Aug
2009-07-26 MariaK : What do you all do in the summer?
2009-07-26 Cheri T : @Lisa, you're echoing
2009-07-26 melynch : that worked Lisa thanks
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Great
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : k12online.org
2009-07-26 connect2jamie : I'm still getting an echo w/ Lisa
2009-07-26 MariaK : http://k12onlineconference.org/
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : I'm working on the echo.
2009-07-26 colleenk : Hi Everyone!
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Hello Colleen
2009-07-26 MariaK : http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=375
2009-07-26 Cheri T : what do elementary school teachers do on the first day of class?
2009-07-26 Cheri T : say k-2
2009-07-26 Cheri T : 3-4
2009-07-26 Cheri T : i can still hear the echo
2009-07-26 aforgrave : yes --- just opened another browser window to stop having to re-login ...
2009-07-26 Cheri T : hahaha
2009-07-26 Cheri T : gotta run in a short time
2009-07-26 Cheri T : :-)
2009-07-26 MariaK : working on that
2009-07-26 Cheri T : It is amazing - so much information, so many good examples and how-to's
2009-07-26 connect2jamie : K12Online is awesome! I've gone back to presentations there again and again.
2009-07-26 connect2jamie : Synchronous events are cool too!
2009-07-26 Cheri T : I didn't like the orange
2009-07-26 Cheri T : oh, that's better ;)
2009-07-26 connect2jamie : I always forget to change my color! Colors are so much more fun!
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : You look much better in green Cheri. ;)
2009-07-26 Cheri T : It's all good - plus it gives everyone an opportunity to present
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Peggy what is happening?
2009-07-26 Cheri T : it brings out the color of my eyes
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : LOL
2009-07-26 melynch : how do you change colors
2009-07-26 connect2jamie : @Cheri :D
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Click on the color palate on the bottom, melynch
2009-07-26 Cheri T : @melynch - click on the palette tool on the left bottom
2009-07-26 Cheri T : next to b for bold
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Palette...knew that didn't look right
2009-07-26 melynch : thanks again lisa - I met you at NECC09 I am Mary Ellen
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Hello Mary Ellen
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : So glad you are here today.
2009-07-26 melynch : me too
2009-07-26 melynch : i've been learning a lot this summer, too
2009-07-26 Cheri T : I've gotta run, I'll listen to the archive for the answer to my question - bye all
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Bye Cheri. Enjoy the day.
2009-07-26 Cheri T : I'll be sending it out on Twitter too ;-)
2009-07-26 wbasinger : What is BLC?
2009-07-26 melynch : what is BLC?
2009-07-26 colleenk : BLC is a conference put on by Alan November.
2009-07-26 colleenk : Building Learning Communities
2009-07-26 aforgrave : http://novemberlearning.com/blc/
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Thank you. Can't seem to get a link in here today.
2009-07-26 melynch : thanks
2009-07-26 aforgrave : copy/paste didn't seem to work ...
2009-07-26 melynch : how can you tell who is talking? I recognize when Lisa speaks.
2009-07-26 MariaK : this is maria the other speaker
2009-07-26 melynch : hi Maria
2009-07-26 MariaK : hello Mary ellen
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : ANyone want in on the call?
2009-07-26 melynch : This is great... do you meet here every sunday morning?
2009-07-26 melynch : hi Spedteacher
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Well, during the year yes...summer is week by week
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Hi Spedteacher
2009-07-26 connect2jamie : That is a wonderful way to start kinder, Marie!
2009-07-26 wbasinger : The current speaker has a wierd echo when she speaks.
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : I'm sorry about the echo. I don't hear it so I can't figure out how to fix it.
2009-07-26 connect2jamie : oops! Gotta go! Thanks Lisa and Marie!
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Bye Jamie
2009-07-26 spedteacher : sorry for coming and going so often; browser problems. Firefox 3.5 keeps crashing on this site.
2009-07-26 colleenk : Company has arrived. Will listen to the rest later. Thanks!
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Bye Colleen
2009-07-26 loonyhiker : sorry i am late
2009-07-26 wbasinger : Do you use mind mapping software when the students brainstorm?
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : It's okay, Pat. Welcome
2009-07-26 aforgrave : chartpaper?
2009-07-26 MariaK : big pieces of paper - so we can read it as a class
2009-07-26 wbasinger : Sometimes I use mind miester. I sometimes have a student do the typing or the facilitating of the brainstorming session to help make it work.
2009-07-26 loonyhiker : Our teachers go back on Aug 13
2009-07-26 MariaK : We won't be back in the classroom by then but I'll be at school by then setting up and working with teachers
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : One more time...does anyone want to join in the skype chat?
2009-07-26 aforgrave : everyone knows learning (for students AND teachers!) only takes place 10 months of the year -- when they're at school .. right?
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : of course. ;)
2009-07-26 loonyhiker : of course cuz we don't have a "real job"
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : only part time job
2009-07-26 loonyhiker : i enjoyed flagstaff
2009-07-26 melynch : @Maria can I follow you on twitter - I teach grade1/2 (we loop and they will be grade 2 this year.
apr4ovechar los invito ea un ciclo videoconferenciias gratis que inician este miercoles
2009-07-26 MariaK : @melynch Surely - would love the follow-please do.
2009-07-26 MariaK : I'm MariaK
2009-07-26 melynch : thanks
: Am I too late here? Tracy
2009-07-26 MariaK : just about 5 minutes left
2009-07-26 aforgrave : AR -- read a book, answer 10 multiple choice questions (previous school had scantron bubble-forms) -- intent was to provide motivation for non-readers ..
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Yes, aforgrave
2009-07-26 aforgrave : AR -- provided incentive for some. Different beliefs on part of different teachers. Some kids responded positively.
: I do! Tracy
: My son is entering 5th, and he still loves our reading together time! Tracy
2009-07-26 MariaK : I think that's great!
2009-07-26 aforgrave : just watched "The Reader' yesterday -- very powerful, if you haven't seen it.
: I read the book first, and then saw the movie...:) Tracy
: I'm spending my summer brushing up on my math instruction... Tracy
2009-07-26 aforgrave : How does the book compare?
: The movie actually left me with more questions than the book.. Tracy
: Both were equally good Tracy
2009-07-26 aforgrave : @ Tracy -- more questions ... a good thing?
: Yes Tracy
: We watched the movie twice! Tracy
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : ettconversations.blogspot.com
2009-07-26 loonyhiker : I enjoyed listening!
2009-07-26 melynch : thanks to you guys... this was great
2009-07-26 aforgrave : When he DOESN'T visit her in prison the first time, is it because he's not wanting to make her acknowledge ?
2009-07-26 loonyhiker : i won't be around until Sept. cuz we r heading up to
: That was one of the questions I had! Tracy
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Back in a few weeks.
2009-07-26 Lisa Parisi : Thanks for coming everyone.
2009-07-26 loonyhiker : hope to meet up w/ some plurk/twitter friends along the way!
2009-07-26 loonyhiker : bye y'all
2009-07-26 aforgrave : Thanks!