MariaK: I’ll be back.
Sheila: HI John!
woodenmask: Remind me for the zillionth time – how do I listen to the conversation?
woodenmask: (Hi Sheila!)
Sheila: We will using ustream
Sheila: and possibly one of the streams
woodenmask: Getting excited about NASA?
Lisa Parisi: Good morning.
woodenmask: Drinking lots of Tang?
woodenmask: Morning Lisa
Lisa Parisi: I saw you are going to Educon John.
Sheila: Hi Lori
woodenmask: Excited about it. Got very inspired after talking to the students and faculty at SLA last year.
Lisa Parisi: Hi Lori
Lisa Parisi: Were you there last year?
woodenmask: Yes. You and I had a conversation in the Library.
Lisa Parisi: We did? I feel awful that I don’t remember.
woodenmask: (laughing..) Don’t. It’s a good day for me when the worst I am is forgettable.
Lisa Parisi: LOL
Lisa Parisi: Hi Cheryl
cwoolwine: Hi trying to get the audio working
Lisa Parisi: Hi Amanda!
marragem: Morning everyone!
Sheila: Hi Amanda! Wide awake?
marragem: sort of
MariaK: Amanda – did you finish?
Lisa Parisi: Cheryl, we don’t have audio up yet.
Lori Feldman: Hi Lisa! Hi all!
marragem: No Maria 🙁
Sheila: She’s setting up.
Sheila: Welcome all!
Maureen: Hi Sheila
Maureen: Any audio yet?
Sheila: not yet.
Sheila: We have to remember how to do streaming again . . .
cwoolwine: ok thanks I can stop trying~!
woodenmask: What’s the topic today? Why teachers are so much more attractive than other public sector workers?
Sheila: We’ll be doing ustream and EdtechA
Maureen: @woodenamsk- thought it was how to increase teachers self esteem
MariaK: New Beginnings
Lisa Parisi: Starting in ustream and etta
Maureen: Audio is good
marragem: @woodenmask lol not at 1:30 am in the morning they’re not!
McTeach (Karen): Good morning!!!
Maureen: just in A, not ustream yet
Lisa Parisi: Refresh ustream
cwoolwine: hi everyone!
Maureen: got it
PeggyG: Good morning everyone! So great to have you back!!
woodenmask: Maria sounds smiley.
McTeach (Karen): Maria always sounds smiley!
Maureen: Hi karen
McTeach (Karen): Hi Maureen!
PeggyG: Hearing you now! 🙂 Yeah!
McTeach (Karen): I should still be in bed!
PeggyG: @McTeach–did you ever go to bed??? 🙂
MariaK: I am smiling
marragem: Karen – I should still be in bed!!
Maureen: Where are you Karen? It’s 11:30 here
MariaK: not irish eyes – Italian eyes!
McTeach (Karen): Maureen – it’s 8:30 here
McTeach (Karen): Probably should add the A.M.
woodenmask: Karen doesn’t sleep much.
McTeach (Karen): Peggy…I got some sleep.
PeggyG: Hi Scott. Great to see you.
Maureen: Amanda should really be in bed… you’re home right?
cwoolwine: Yes BLC was very good! Really enjoyed it
McTeach (Karen): @woodenmask sad, but true!
McTeach (Karen): I’ve missed all of you!
marragem: yes, Maureen. 1:30 am Monday here
Lisa Parisi: Lori, if you refresh ustream, you can hear there.
marragem: and very large lobster they were too!!
Lori Feldman: Got it. Just turned it on!
McTeach (Karen): Yay!! Amanda!!!!!
PeggyG: how fun!! pretend to play going to a workshop 🙂
McTeach (Karen): Wait….Sheila was at ISTE???
Scott Shelhart: Good morning. Glad to hear the the show again.
McTeach (Karen): How’d I miss you?!
Maureen: Karen, you never saw her? I saw Sheila
Lori Feldman: I had lots of your hugs Maria!
McTeach (Karen): Lori…me too! Aren’t they the best!!!
Maureen: Summer was way too short
Sheila: I was visiting with family too.
McTeach (Karen): Maureen…Amen to that!
marragem: I enjoyed being hijacked!
McTeach (Karen): Yay!!
McTeach (Karen): No!
PeggyG: @Lori Saw your Plurk about invites to join ISTE 2011 Ning. Why do we need an invite? Just curious.
marragem: yep, I’ve lost my US summer tan
McTeach (Karen): One of the best moments at ISTE for me was Maria’s reaction to me!!
MariaK: I love you Karen!!!
McTeach (Karen): I lost hearing in my ear!
McTeach (Karen): Love you too! 🙂
PeggyG: I live in sunny Phoenix but never get a summer tan. Too hot!
Maureen: It was nice to see Christine in NH in August- her daughter came too
Lori Feldman: Not sure Peggy about ning invites for ISTE ning…weird huh?
Maureen: Are you co-teaching or lead/assistant?
PeggyG: usually you just join the Nings but I can’t find anything about the 2011 Ning–still seeing the 2010 Ning.
Scott Shelhart: Ugh. One year away from being certified.
marragem: @Lori- isn’t it because they wanted to start the ISTE11 ning anew? I got an invite because I was a member of the ISTE10 ning
PeggyG: that is a lot Lisa! Great that you have a team to collaborate and support all of your inclusion kids!
PeggyG: I was on the ISTE10 Ning too but didn’t get an invite. 🙁
Maureen: I’m enjoying all but my 9th graders this year. Tomorrow I’m doing a rewind day with them to restart… they’re goofy
Maureen: I have 133 this year…
marragem: @Peggy – that’s strange beacuse the email I received send to be a standard mail out
McTeach (Karen): What do you do for a writing assessment? I make things up as I go…not a lot of back-up.
11:44:00 Maureen: Largest class is 15, but it also means I have no time to help others…
11:44:45 Maureen: That is so cool Sheila!!
11:44:47 cwoolwine: AWESOME!!!!
11:44:55 PeggyG: that is so exciting Sheila!! So glad to hear the details!
11:45:02 marragem: very exciting!
11:45:08 MariaK: http://www.nasa.gov/connect/tweetup/index.html
11:45:09 Sheila: @7thscience
11:45:41 Lori Feldman: http://www.iste2011.org/ See if you can sign on. If not PP or DM me and I will send ning invite
11:46:21 PeggyG: Thanks Lori. That works. 🙂 I probably missed the email (inbox is kinda full)!
11:46:44 McTeach (Karen): Lori…just tried to log-in but couldn’t. What’s the deal???
11:46:47 Maureen: It says invitation only…
11:46:59 PeggyG: you are the perfect person to participate in that Sheila!!! I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to see your tweets!
11:47:07 Maureen: Would think that ISTE members would be auto-invited
11:47:38 marragem: you would think that, Maureen
11:48:05 Lori Feldman: I thought it was odd…Feel so powerful though!;)
11:48:31 marragem: The Gems certainly will follow!
11:48:47 Lisa Parisi: Hello Vicky
11:49:13 Lori Feldman: Wow, our KDG classes are 30!
11:49:29 Maureen: @lori- what’s your twitter ID to get an invite?
11:49:53 PeggyG: it’s so sad to see Kdg classes so large!
11:49:59 Lori Feldman: Twitter and Plurk lfeld52 (Plurk shows Lori Feldman)
11:50:12 marragem: ours are up to 25, Peggy
11:50:33 PeggyG: do you have a classroom assistant @marragem?
11:52:00 marragem: they Preps (kindergarten eqiuvalent) do. The rest of the early years classes ( Yr 1-3) only have aides if you have ascertained children
11:52:52 Lori Feldman: Sorry Maureen…now try!
11:53:06 marragem: when we had preschool (kindergarten equivalent) we had staggered starts. That’s gone by the wayside now that we have fulltime Prep
11:54:03 Maureen: Thank Lori
11:54:05 woodenmask: Maria’s intern is very impressive.
11:54:15 PeggyG: I remember having these same conversations about pre-testing incoming K’s and what a bad first experience it was–way back in the 70’s!
11:54:42 PeggyG: that’s a lot of adults in the room!
11:55:15 Lori Feldman: Wow Maria!
11:55:46 Lori Feldman: did anyone else lose audio?
11:55:53 marragem: no Lori
11:55:55 PeggyG: Maria, maybe you need to look into VolunteerSpot as a tool for managing all of these adults. She was our guest on Classroom 2.0 LIVE a few weeks ago and it is a fabulous tool!
11:56:00 Maureen: It’s Ok for me on ustream
11:56:11 cwoolwine: I am good!
11:56:29 PeggyG: http://volunteerspot.com/
11:56:32 Lori Feldman: refreshed ustream and voila!
11:57:02 Sheila: Yah! 🙂
11:57:19 PeggyG: http://live.classroom20.com/1/post/2010/08/volunteerspot-online-and-offline-strategies-for-boosting-parent-involvement-special-guest-karen-bantuveris.html
11:57:31 marragem: more girls than boys? Oh, I’d love that! Have had double the boys to girls for the last 8 years!
11:57:31 Sheila: Thanks Peggy for the link
11:57:49 Maureen: I came home Friday and went to bed at 6:30… tired already
11:57:57 Sheila: I have more girls this year and last year too.
11:58:00 PeggyG: Volunteerspot is an amazing management tool for volunteers and other adults to keep track of what they do, when
11:58:05 Lisa Parisi: I prefer the boys. Girls are very catty in fifth grade
11:58:35 woodenmask: 90% of our Middle School drama is Alpha-Girls.
11:58:40 PeggyG: What fun to be part of Rock our World!!! 🙂
11:58:50 McTeach (Karen): Lisa…I have 26 girls this year, out of 34 students! Drama and cattiness are my life!
11:59:00 Maureen: @lisa- yes they can be, but 6th grade boys are so dorky at times- each grade is so different, hard to believe they are the same kids I knew last year
11:59:20 Sheila: Wow! @McTeach What was in the water that year?
11:59:33 McTeach (Karen): Sheila…that’s a darn good question! 🙂
11:59:56 Lori Feldman: Yay for us resource teachers!
12:00:23 PeggyG: just keeping track of the times you have to send kids out can be a real challenge!
12:00:31 Maureen: I have one section with only 1 girl… and she’s new in 6th grade. So far, she seems to be adjusting well- but it’s tough being the one girl in a section of all boys
12:01:28 Vicky Sedgwick: My DD was the only girl in her 4th & 5th grade class and one of 2 girls for 6-8. She’s now at an all girls’ high school. 😀
12:01:40 cwoolwine: Having SLP come in – I have found to be a better situation
12:02:10 Maureen: Maria-Is it too late to apply for ROW this time around? We have a new music teacher and would love to get her involved
12:02:40 MariaK: yes Maureen – deadline was the end of last week.
12:02:54 Maureen: @Vicky is that why she chose an all girls school?
12:03:08 Vicky Sedgwick: Would love to do ROW but we’re a PC school.
12:03:17 woodenmask: INRE – being the Alpha: One of my students thought she had a tick on her scalp last year. I had to pick through her hair – Told her, "You know… I’m the SilverBack; shouldn’t YOU be doing the grooming?"
12:03:23 Maureen: Thanks Maria- She probably needs some settle in time anyway… will try for the next one
12:03:35 Vicky Sedgwick: @Maureen Partially but she was also influenced by the fact that her older sister went there.
12:03:46 PeggyG: The ROW site says starting Sept 13-new season–click here for application to participate.
12:03:56 Maureen: @Vicky we’re a PC school, but have macs in music, graphics- so it could work
12:04:13 PeggyG: maybe the signup time is past?
12:04:14 MariaK: I know, Peggy but they are not accepting anyone now.
12:04:19 Sheila: @woodenmask – 🙂
12:04:31 PeggyG: thanks Maria
12:04:36 Vicky Sedgwick: @Maureen, we have no macs at school & I personally don’t have one either or I’d just use mine.
12:05:10 PeggyG: I do see the note saying "congratulations to the schools selected to participate" 🙂
12:05:24 Maureen: @Vicky- I don’t really understand why they have to be macs- since they are just mp3s- which can be generated by audacity or any other audio editor
12:05:58 Maureen: @Vicky, but I know when I asked them last year- they were insistent on the audio being created on macs
12:06:29 PeggyG: You can follow ROW on Facebook–great way to stay informed about the project 🙂
12:06:48 Vicky Sedgwick: @Maureen Guess I’ll need to buy a mac at some point. 😀
12:07:05 PeggyG: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rock-Our-World/46190627445?ref=ts&v=wall
12:07:14 Maureen: @vicky me too- but I bought a new rototiller this spring instead- priorities
12:07:38 Vicky Sedgwick: Thanks @PeggyG
12:07:39 Lori Feldman: I have many meetings! Part of my job description for sped!
12:07:45 McTeach (Karen): You let them go to the bathroom??? Wow! You’re nice!
12:07:51 PeggyG: meetings are a necessary evil 🙂 they really are important times for planning and communicating but often aren’t managed well
12:07:53 Lori Feldman: I work with 8 teams daily!
12:08:16 MariaK: http://www.thinkingmoves.com/index.html
12:08:21 PeggyG: I love MeMuves!
12:08:33 cwoolwine: MeMoves is awesome!!!
12:08:44 PeggyG: I got the app right after the Seedlings show 🙂
12:08:46 cwoolwine: I use it with Autistic Kids!
12:08:48 woodenmask: Medium-level chaos – got to go. Good to see everyone back.
12:09:02 Sheila: Bye woodenmask
12:09:07 Lisa Parisi: Bye John
12:09:18 Lori Feldmans: Is this the Peter Reynolds one?
12:09:31 PeggyG: https://edtechtalk.net/node/4768
12:09:41 PeggyG: That’s the link to the Seedlings show 🙂
12:09:42 Lori Feldmans: Soooo cool!
12:10:11 cwoolwine: I think the one Peter Reynolds has is SMART MOVES! very similar! maybe he does ME MOves also!
12:10:17 Lori Feldmans: had 2000+ doing this at our local conferences
12:10:31 marragem: all brain smart stuff
12:10:34 cwoolwine: SMart MOves does more so you can move on
12:11:04 PeggyG: White Paper with research about MeMoves http://imfar.confex.com/imfar/2010/webprogram/Paper5861.html
12:11:07 Lori Feldmans: How did I log out if I am still here?
12:11:17 Maureen: I love your expressions Maria- "cozy group"…
12:11:21 cwoolwine: It is Brain GYM type stuff!
12:11:24 Lisa Parisi: You’re in as Lori Feldmans
12:11:27 McTeach (Karen): Lori…your name has an "s"
12:11:28 Lisa Parisi: with an s
12:11:32 Lori Feldmans: ahhhhhh
12:11:54 Maureen: The older kids don’t think it’s silly??
12:12:07 cwoolwine: The thumbs up!!!
12:13:02 PeggyG: have you seen the free software called "Stretch Break for Kids"? I love it for myself. I installed on my computer and it reminds me to stretch every 30 mins (I set the time).
12:13:07 Sheila: My 7th graders loved it. Asked for it after school even.
12:13:12 Lori Feldmans: want to compare the Smart Moves and Me Moves
12:13:30 cwoolwine: One of my AUtistic Kids Hums the music all day long and it helps keep him calm!
12:13:33 PeggyG: Some teachers use it to put up on the whiteboard for class breaks–has little movies to stretch with
12:13:50 Lisa Parisi: I have to get this dvd now.
12:14:45 marragem: maybe I needed it to help me focus yesterday, Maria
12:14:48 McTeach (Karen): I’m thinking the same thing Lisa!
12:15:11 PeggyG: http://www.paratec.com/sbform/kidsform.htm Form for Stretch Break for Kids
12:15:21 cwoolwine: I do it with the kids and it definetly helps keep me focused
12:16:40 McTeach (Karen): Of course there is!
12:16:48 McTeach (Karen): Thanks for the link, Peggy!
12:17:08 Lori Feldmans: Thanks Peggy!
12:17:15 Lisa Parisi: $60 for the dvd set. I think I am going to order it today.
12:17:23 PeggyG: MeMoves creators actually thanked Cheryl Oakes for having them on the Seedlings show on their facebook page 🙂
12:17:36 marragem: think I ned to order it, too
12:17:40 PeggyG: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MeMoves/183178338023?v=wall
12:17:52 PeggyG: isn’t that music so relaxing!!??
12:18:19 Lisa Parisi: Hello Paul
12:18:21 cwoolwine: I have it ordered for all my Self contained SPED classes this year
12:18:54 marragem: cool – they ship internationally
12:19:16 PeggyG: the research for it really supports using it with autistic kids–the reason they created it
12:19:43 Maureen: Have they really put up the ed site yet?
12:19:45 cwoolwine: They sell SMart Moves which is very similar!
12:19:56 Maureen: I got the email about ad free
12:20:15 Maureen: I would like to have an edu site
12:20:16 Vicky Sedgwick: Does anyone know what the education voki will cost?
12:20:27 PeggyG: International Dot Day 🙂
12:20:37 PeggyG: Sept. 15th–fabulous book!
12:20:48 Vicky Sedgwick: I’m going to use it in the computer class this week.
12:20:57 cwoolwine: http://www.fablevision.com/smartmoves/
12:20:58 Lori Feldmans: Peter let me draw my own Dot on his iPad! Woot Woot!
12:21:16 PeggyG: awesome Lori! did you get a picture of that?
12:21:33 McTeach (Karen): Yay!!!! Dot Day!!!
12:21:35 marragem: Maria, did I buy ‘The Dot’? Do you remember packing that?
12:22:01 marragem: okay – will buy it
12:22:15 PeggyG: My local Border’s bookstore was all sold out a few weeks ago. Had to order online.
12:22:32 Lisa Parisi: http://www.fablevision.com/smartmoves/
12:22:46 marragem: don’t have any of Peter Reynolds’ books here in OZ – will order online
12:22:46 McTeach (Karen): Great…now I’m hungry!
12:22:52 PeggyG: you can buy online but not read online–Dot
12:23:04 Vicky Sedgwick: There is a "video" version of it online I think.
12:23:07 MariaK: http://www.peterhreynolds.com/dot/Dot_QandA.html
12:23:40 Lori Feldman: http://lfeld365.blogspot.com/2010/04/just-drew-dot-on-peter-reynolds-ipad.html
12:23:48 Lori Feldman: Too cool!
12:23:55 PeggyG: http://www.peterhreynolds.com/dot/ Activity ideas for the Dot
12:25:38 Maureen: Simple machines and electricity were always my favorites to do with kids
12:26:12 PeggyG: I remember doing some of the SmartMoves in a group at the Constructivist Consortium before NECC a year ago. Everyone had such a great time!
12:26:25 Maureen: Kitchen chemistry was my all time favorite with younger kids
12:26:29 Lisa Parisi: http://energizingenergy.wikispaces.com/
12:27:16 PeggyG: yes it’s a problem with the short URLs–they are clickable in the live chat but when they go into the archived text chat they aren’t clickable and are missing part. Very frustrating
12:27:33 PeggyG: what an incredible wiki Lisa!!!
12:28:08 PeggyG: are you using it like a webquest?
12:28:21 marragem: yes!!
12:28:24 Maureen: Like your idea, but the whole idea of doing science a mile wide/inch deep- 18 weeks of stuff… many teachers will just "cover" it
12:28:28 Lisa Parisi: Really a project wiki Peggy.
12:28:52 PeggyG: so it’s not a "self-guided" experience?
12:28:55 Lisa Parisi: That’s why I am doing this, Maureen. I can’t handle just doing surface learning.
12:29:05 Lisa Parisi: Yes, Peggy to a certain extent.
12:29:13 marragem: next term’s inquiry is all set, thanks to Abi.
12:29:42 Maureen: @LIsa, I know- but so many others will not- and it’s such a bad way to get get excited about science- they’ll learn terms- not the joy and excitement
12:29:43 PeggyG: looks very comprehensive!!
12:29:58 marragem: she is!!
12:29:58 Lisa Parisi: You’re right Maureen.
12:30:36 PeggyG: skype calls during that 15 minutes Sheila 🙂 connect with scientists or students doing science projects 🙂
12:30:52 PeggyG: that was a fantastic presentation you did on Earthday Lisa!
12:31:02 PeggyG: even the principal stopped by to chat 🙂
12:31:04 paul: Dr. Robert Ballard says if you don’t get them excited about science by 5th6th gradeyou never will
12:31:13 Sheila: Unfortunately, I have different kids each day for the 15 minutes.
12:31:14 Lisa Parisi: Well, Paul, I hope this does it.
12:31:26 MariaK: http://k12onlineconference.org/
12:31:40 PeggyG: I’m really excited about the K12 online conference! Some awesome presenters and keynotes!!
12:31:50 PeggyG: I’m a worker-bee 🙂
12:32:00 PeggyG: Cultivating the future
12:32:07 PeggyG: too funny!!
12:32:51 PeggyG: I can’t wait to hear Tim Tyson again. It’s been a long time since he presented online.
12:33:36 PeggyG: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=603 Conference presenters organized by weeks
12:33:52 marragem: and we’re onto that!
12:33:54 Maureen: Amanda- have you made up posters, badges yet?
12:34:08 marragem: not yet, Maureen.
12:34:12 PeggyG: a new feature for the conference this year is a Student Voices strand. Very exciting!
12:34:20 Maureen: I thought we should talk about that
12:34:39 PeggyG: that would be a great topic! I was following that chat
12:34:44 Vicky Sedgwick: Very interesting discussions on this
12:34:54 PeggyG: teachers who are also parents and how they can advocate for their kids
12:35:07 Maureen: We don’t have to use the s word do we?
12:35:09 Lori Feldman: great topic! I have a child with an IEP…also have had my kids go to school in my building
12:35:26 Vicky Sedgwick: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1110269291446 Peter reading "The Dot"
12:35:39 paul: bye…thanks
12:35:43 MariaK: Thanks vicki
12:35:44 PeggyG: http://weblogg-ed.com/2010/a-parent-20s-back-to-school-dilemma/
12:35:50 MariaK: thanks peggy
12:36:02 PeggyG: Will Richardson’s blog post
12:36:04 Vicky Sedgwick: http://macmomma.blogspot.com/2010/09/im-not-who-you-think-i-am.html – Lee’s blog post
12:36:29 PeggyG: incredible comments to the posts
12:36:31 MariaK: http://macmomma.blogspot.com/
12:37:10 Sheila: http://ettconversations.blogspot.com/
12:37:14 PeggyG: yes keep the focus on the kids 🙂
12:37:38 PeggyG: thanks for kicking the year off with such a fun, interesting conversation!
12:37:46 Lori Feldman: wont be here next saturday…Yom Kippur
12:37:46 PeggyG: have a great week everyone!
12:38:05 marragem: thansk for a great show, girls. I’m off to bed!
12:38:15 PeggyG: good night Amanda 🙂
12:38:15 Maureen: Have a good week- thanks!
12:38:16 MariaK: Thanks for coming eveyone – Nice to be with you all again….miss our f2f contact from the summer!
12:38:23 cwoolwine: Thanks Enjoyed!
12:38:44 marragem: look forward to enxt week’s show. I’ll be on holidays!
12:38:55 McTeach (Karen): Thanks ladies! Glad you’re back!