EdTechHangout#1 – Chat Trancript


February 19, 2006

10:08:03 JeffLebow: Hey guys

10:08:16 GrahamStanley: Hi Jeff, hi Doug

10:08:20 DougSymington: hi Jeff, Graham

10:10:13 GrahamStanley: is this the right chat room for the global vibrants show?

10:10:14 JeffLebow: skype ID is ‘globalvibrants’

10:10:23 JeffLebow: Yes

10:10:50 JeffLebow: but because of their tech difficulties, they’re hesisitant to enter

10:10:59 DougSymington: sounds very good

10:11:08 JeffLebow: Doug, you’re up early

10:11:13 DougSymington: understand re hesitancy/tech diff

10:12:03 DougSymington: still a little sleepy, but wanted to check out the show

10:12:24 JeffLebow: We webcasters are a supportive bunch

10:12:39 GrahamStanley: what do they use for their website? Is it Drupal?

10:12:42 JeffLebow: a small brethren (and sisterhood) of brave souls

10:12:47 JeffLebow: mambo

10:13:25 GrahamStanley: aha

10:13:41 JeffLebow: a good cms

10:13:50 JeffLebow: they had a big split in the community a few months ago

10:13:59 JeffLebow: Joomla is the split off program

10:14:00 GrahamStanley: have they patched things up yet?

10:14:09 GrahamStanley: Is Joomla better?

10:14:28 JeffLebow: I don’t think so, I’m getting some strange hacking like activity on the server

10:14:35 GrahamStanley: really?

10:14:43 GrahamStanley: where from?

10:14:47 JeffLebow: they said it’s patched and they’re using the latest version, but need to look in to it more

10:14:54 JeffLebow: Finland and US

10:15:01 JeffLebow: php exploit kind of thing

10:15:05 GrahamStanley: it’s not ruth is it?

10:15:08 GrahamStanley: πŸ™‚

10:15:10 JeffLebow: lol

10:16:58 GrahamStanley: I like the music

10:17:44 JeffLebow: If you want to practice your Polish, you can check out http://openmusic.pl/

10:18:05 GrahamStanley: yes, I just checked it out. I understood the word ‘download’ but that was about it πŸ™‚

10:18:16 GrahamStanley: how’s your polish Jeff?

10:18:55 DougSymington: great tunes to be sure

10:19:13 JeffLebow: I’ve learned some ‘clickable vocab’

10:19:35 GrahamStanley: they’re doing well, Konrad and Anna. It’s running smoothly now

10:19:55 GrahamStanley: Did they have any trial runs?

10:20:16 JeffLebow: Yes, things worked OK on the demo stream

10:20:28 JeffLebow: They are using a webcam for their USB mic

10:20:36 JeffLebow: so audio is not as clear as it could be

10:21:11 JeffLebow: Perhaps the most prepared webcasters we’ve heard – kind of strange

10:21:15 GrahamStanley: are they both in the same geographical area?

10:21:19 JeffLebow: same room

10:24:44 JeffLebow: uh-oh

10:24:52 GrahamStanley: oops, lost the sound

10:25:19 JeffLebow: connection problem, I suspect

10:25:25 DougSymington: here too, sounds like the stream may still be going, but no audio…

10:25:34 DougSymington: there we go

10:31:20 DougSymington: lost the stream

10:31:28 DougSymington: it’s back

10:31:29 GrahamStanley: back again

10:32:10 JeffLebow: you guys up for skyping in?

10:32:17 DougSymington: sure, I can

10:32:40 GrahamStanley: might be able to in five minutes

10:32:46 JeffLebow: skye ‘globalvibrants’

10:32:49 GrahamStanley: it’s noisy here (TV, etc)

10:33:35 GrahamStanley: ok, I persuaded my other half to turn the TV down

10:35:22 GrahamStanley: lost the stream again

10:36:11 DougSymington: I lost the skype call

10:36:23 JeffLebow: Doug’s presence overwhelmed the stream

10:36:29 GrahamStanley: πŸ™‚

10:36:29 JeffLebow: He has a very powerful aura

10:36:32 GrahamStanley: back again now

10:36:34 DougSymington: sounded like a skype/cpu issue

10:36:39 DougSymington: my bad πŸ˜‰

10:37:07 DougSymington: Graham, I’ll let you check in to say hello, if you’d like

10:37:45 GrahamStanley: if it’s not going to affect the stream – my ayra isn’t so strong as Doug’s though

10:37:52 GrahamStanley: aura

10:39:01 GrahamStanley: jeff, you’ll need to start hiring soon if you take on more shows

10:40:01 JeffLebow: The model is to set up folks to make money from their own shows with WB taking small cut to cover operating expenses

10:40:23 JeffLebow: I think I’ll grab the stream for a post show

10:40:48 GrahamStanley: great idea

10:43:11 GrahamStanley: thanks to knorad and anna

10:43:23 GrahamStanley: konrad

10:43:31 DougSymington: they did really well–great show today

10:44:06 GrahamStanley: lost stream again

10:44:21 GrahamStanley: yes, well done!

10:44:45 DougSymington: just lost the stream/audio here too

10:44:54 DougSymington: sounds like the stream

10:45:01 DougSymington: ‘s still going, but no audio

10:45:30 DougSymington: I’ll be back in a sec

10:46:47 GrahamStanley: now it’s working

10:49:10 GrahamStanley: tried skyping in, but it didn’t work

10:50:01 DougSymington: I’m back

10:50:26 DougSymington: lost the stream again

12:50:29 PodHead: this must be an early webcast, Jeff

12:58:41 JeffLebow: Hey guys

12:58:46 JeffLebow: about to crank things up

12:59:01 Doug_Symington: hi everybody

12:59:34 PodHead: hi doug

12:59:48 Bud: howdy, room

13:00:00 PodHead: howdy bud

13:00:18 Bud: wysiwyg wikis? I’m curious to know how that goes

13:00:47 cbauerramazani: Hi everyone.

13:00:56 PodHead: you’re not alone Jeff

13:00:59 cbauerramazani: Jeff, am I in the right place for the EVO session?

13:02:10 PodHead: Graham

13:02:25 Bud: oh — hey, graham

13:02:37 PodHead: Hi Bud!

13:02:58 PodHead: thought I’d log in with a pseudonym this time

13:03:10 Bud: I’m a bit slow lately — sounds like you’ve been doing some pretty cool stuff with new podcasters

13:03:39 rwall: Hi everyone.

13:04:15 PodHead: yes, it’s been a lot of fun bud – 207 people in our group

13:04:19 Bud: is that all?

13:04:21 Bud: lol

13:04:32 PodHead: it’s been a full time job just trying to keep up with them

13:04:41 PodHead: πŸ™‚

13:04:45 Bud: glad it’s working out

13:04:55 PodHead: we were hoping for 10,000 (maybe next year)

13:04:59 PodHead: πŸ™‚

13:05:08 Bud: best of luck with that.

13:05:15 PodHead: we may need your help with moderating then πŸ™‚

13:05:26 Bud: if I can swing it, you bet

13:05:37 PodHead: what’s been happening with you?

13:06:09 PodHead: I haven’t had time to read any other blog or website not related to the course

13:06:30 Bud: I’m just getting by

13:06:47 PodHead: keeping busy I’m sure

13:06:48 Bud: been waiting on some tech for about nine months — and now it’s finally in the building

13:07:05 Bud: will be on a one to one laptop situation in my classroom if and when it ever gets installed

13:07:32 Bud: mostly, I’ve been navigating bureaucracy

13:07:53 PodHead: isn’t it a shame that we teachers have to do so much of this?

13:08:14 Bud: yeah — I don’t think technically that I’m supposed to

13:08:51 Bud: but that doesn’t much matter — no one else wants the job, either

13:09:10 PodHead: I know what you mean

13:10:19 Bud: i was watching wonmen’s curling yesterday

13:10:55 Bud: was pleasantly surprised

13:10:58 PodHead: we are trying to get our academy to buy some more IWBs – we have one, but that’s like showing most of the teachers the candy and then swiping it away

13:11:37 PodHead: doug, I should get you to try and persuade our director to buy more IWBs

13:20:32 JeffLebow: http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/tools/s5/

13:25:57 JeffLebow: Would anyone esle like to join the conversation?

13:27:25 David_Noble: Just enjoying listening at the moment, Jeff

13:34:34 David_Noble: How do folk record Skype calls? I’m thinking of getting Hot Recorder Premium…any thoughts?

13:34:56 Doug_Symington: David–you’ll need an “encoder”

13:35:09 Doug_Symington: Audio Repeater for Windows, Nicecast for Mac

13:35:56 David_Noble: Cheers Doug

13:35:56 Doug_Symington: need these for “non-iRiver” or “external” recorder

13:36:35 conrad: Question: Is there a way to be logged in to two different skype logins at the same time?

13:36:45 Doug_Symington: this allows you to record “your side” on Skype convo

13:37:13 Doug_Symington: not sure Conrad, don’t think Skype will run “two instances” at least on win

13:37:44 conrad: I’ve tried pamela

13:37:54 JeffLebow: Mac Hijack Pro – http://www.rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/ WiretapPro http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/wiretap/ How to record on a mac From MacDevCenter – http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/01/25/podcast.html From EchoChamberProject – http://www.echochamberproject.com/recordingskype Windows Mp3-wma-recorder http://www.mp3-wma-recorder.com/ Power Gramo- http://www.powergramo.com/index.htm HotRecorder – http://www.hotrecorder.com/index.asp Pamela (Skype Add-on) – http://www.pamela-systems.com/

13:38:19 conrad: with pamelo pro you can do podcasting

13:38:31 conrad: but with live webcasting it doesn’t work

13:40:18 Doug_Symington: that’s too bad, I was just going to buy one

13:41:06 David_Noble: Had the same problem finding an iRiver. Paid over-the-odds for 899 with line in. I think the new ones only have line-in in docking station (extra charge)

13:44:22 Doug_Symington: Shout out to all with students interested in webcasting–join us 1800 GMT Fridays during the “Literacy” show

13:48:15 JeffLebow: http://scuttle.org/

13:49:08 PodHead: http://www.bubbleshare.com

13:50:09 PodHead: http://blog-efl.blogspot.com for an example of bubbleshare

13:51:08 Doug_Symington: http://shareski.blogspot.com/

13:51:47 Doug_Symington: if everybody could agree what RSS “stands for” that would be a start πŸ˜‰

13:52:00 PodHead: http://www.netvibes.com

13:53:44 conrad: Rich Site Summary

13:54:02 conrad: Really Simple Syndication

13:54:09 Doug_Symington: really simple syndication–you beat me

13:54:16 Doug_Symington: πŸ˜‰

13:54:36 conrad: Never Being Board and many more πŸ™‚

13:54:45 Doug_Symington: blog bridge is another one, some are more comfortable with “desktop” apps http://www.blogbridge.com/

13:58:07 Doug_Symington: here’s an interesting post re “syndication” in education from Brian Lamb http://weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/brian/archives/022939.html

14:11:59 Doug_Symington: be really neat to assess “live” vs “canned” casting and the impact on instructor/learner…

14:12:41 PodHead: http://themetourism.blogspot.com

14:14:06 Laine: oops

14:24:09 Doug_Symington: elgg would work well for the student podcasting project

14:25:15 Doug_Symington: built-in rss as well

14:25:38 Doug_Symington: http://elgg.net http://elgg.org

14:28:37 JeffLebow: I’m on the phone again – be back shortly

14:30:44 JeffLebow: I’m back

14:35:36 JeffLebow: http://elgg.net/system/weblog/2866.html

14:42:43 Doug_Symington: thanks all, talk to you again soon.

14:45:17 PodHead: bye jeff & bud

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