(streamed in place of
Cathy Evanoff, Jennifer
Wagner, Peggy George, Jamie, Lisa Parisi, Gary McFarlane,
& Jeff Lebow
Topics: Role of
librarians, NECC reflections, Next week’s
EdTechScienceSomething, the ETT newsletter, ‘Big Names’ in EdTech,
Compentence of the latest generation of student teachers, and a few
student teacher horror stories.
19:02:14 JenW -> is Google Wave more than
just a video so far???
19:02:51 JenW -> okay — I thought so —
19:02:53 gary -> Unfortunately appears to be
cancelled because of weather – 🙁 🙁 🙁
19:02:58 JenW -> what do you think of BING??
19:03:03 JL -> skype ‘worldbridges’ to join
19:03:59 PeggyG -> Hi there 🙂
19:04:01 connect2jamie -> Last week was
great! Just listened to it!
19:04:12 JenW -> LOL
19:04:23 JenW -> okay — I had to harvest my
19:04:31 connect2jamie -> I will in a
minute–cooking right now too.
19:04:34 PeggyG -> I’ve been having issues
getting the chat room to load in Firefox lately. Using Flock today.
19:04:55 PeggyG -> I’m grateful that you
have the tiny chat pro version now 🙂
19:05:22 JenW -> worldbridges???
19:05:36 PeggyG -> it was hilarious when
that kid showed up and said oh oh looks like a bunch of old people and
19:05:38 JL -> yep, skype ‘worldbridges’
19:06:08 PeggyG -> hearing you fine Jen
19:06:29 connect2jamie -> I just transferred
to the Mac too!
19:06:40 PeggyG -> Jen’s bilingual now 🙂
19:07:00 PeggyG -> that’s really exciting
Jen that you won a new Macbook!
19:07:29 PeggyG -> wow!!! awesome prizes!
19:08:18 PeggyG -> just went shopping at
Target with Sue Waters yesterday before she headed back to Australia
and she spent $500 in about 15 mins. on a Smartpen and Flipvideo
19:09:33 PeggyG -> newbie
19:09:49 PeggyG -> I’ve never seen noobie
19:10:10 PeggyG -> hmmm….
19:10:38 PeggyG -> @JL-I loved the
EFLbridges show this morning!!
19:11:00 PeggyG -> it was a fantastic
19:11:13 JenW -> Peggy — I won the macbook
in March — and still lingering into it
19:12:29 JenW -> this is so nice to be
chatting again with you all
19:12:37 JenW -> and Mac is right nere — so
he might mewo
19:12:41 JenW -> and meow
19:12:44 connect2jamie -> es
19:13:19 JenW -> how do you turn ustream off
— I just paused it??
19:13:30 connect2jamie -> I just paused mine
19:13:31 JenW -> and lowered the audio
19:15:20 Cathy E -> @JenW Here are
my latest sunset pics.
19:16:49 Cathy E -> I will have a brand new
media coordinator this year
19:16:57 JenW -> Cathy — can you send me
the link via skype — I can’t use it in this CHAT
19:17:41 JenW -> Our librarian refuses to
use technology other than checking out books
19:17:59 JenW -> she will NOT get rid of her
19:19:34 JL -> would you like to join in
19:21:05 Lisa Parisi -> Hi Jeff
19:21:15 Cathy E -> Does your librian teach
19:21:23 connect2jamie -> @JL it is sooo
hard for some librarians to let go of ANYTHING they’ve bought.
19:21:34 mrsdurff -> I keep losing my
19:21:36 Lisa Parisi -> How do I join in the
19:21:43 mrsdurff -> not good for caLLING IN
19:22:13 connect2jamie -> I see every class
each week, but I only have 20-25 min w/ each class.
19:22:14 JenW -> hi Durff
19:22:22 mrsdurff -> hi jen
19:22:29 connect2jamie -> We have to
checkout and I do all the internet safety curricululm too
19:22:37 mrsdurff -> we don’t need A/C right
19:22:39 connect2jamie -> Not much time for
collab with teachers
19:22:47 JenW -> my air is on as welll
19:22:54 JenW -> getting a bit
19:23:08 connect2jamie -> It’s been 100*+
for a month here. No rain in 6 wks
19:23:17 Cathy E -> My official title is
Technology Facilitator – staff dev, help desk, help kids
19:23:24 connect2jamie -> Chilly sounds
soooo good for me!
19:23:34 mrsdurff -> clicks her heels three
19:23:37 JenW -> @Cathy — my admin named me
his TechFriend this week
19:23:43 gary -> @connnect2 … where?
19:23:49 connect2jamie -> Houston
19:24:03 gary -> Understandable.
19:24:06 PeggyG -> love it JenW!
19:24:18 connect2jamie -> We usually have
rain, but not this year–grass is dead
19:24:22 mrsdurff -> hi kathym
19:24:42 kathymaske -> hello!
19:25:17 gary -> We have been getting more
rain than usual – but late. Also warm.
19:27:35 mrsdurff -> what’s going on with
19:27:50 JL -> leftovers from this mornings
19:28:53 JenW -> Does anyone else see a
scroll going over the ustream — or is just mine because it is paused??
19:28:56 gary -> Sorry I was not listening
before so I did not hear the invitation – was watching the launch on
19:28:58 mrsdurff -> hey what should our
response be to people who say they never heard of ETT so we are not of
19:29:21 JenW -> your response would be Let
me tell you about ETT
19:29:38 kathymaske -> I see the scroll
19:29:54 JenW -> I did Tiny Chat w/ Mark
Wagner at EdubloggerCon
19:30:04 JL -> skyping you now Gary
19:30:06 JenW -> but not with video on my end
19:30:09 connect2jamie -> yikes!
19:30:32 mrsdurff -> hi keisa
19:30:40 connect2jamie -> Hi Keisa!
19:31:01 keisawilliams -> hi
19:31:33 connect2jamie -> Keisa is here–we
talked about her NECC session earlier.
19:31:38 mrsdurff -> i volunteer jose
19:32:09 Cathy E -> Maybe Maria Knee’s
19:32:13 Cathy E -> Abi
19:32:42 connect2jamie -> That’s a good idea
19:32:47 Cathy E -> She does under water,
ocean vents, science stuff
19:32:56 Cathy E -> She is a great Skype
19:34:30 mrsdurff -> I love Gilligan’s Island
19:34:50 mrsdurff -> the only organised
thing in ETT
19:35:37 keisawilliams -> How many
elementary librarians are here?
19:35:46 connect2jamie -> I think just me
19:36:26 keisawilliams -> I’m beginning to
think we are a dying breed. Hardly any here in California.
19:36:43 JL -> would you like to skype in
Keisa? Would add some librarian power to the call 😉
19:36:57 mrsdurff -> my present
preoccupation http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3707286406/
19:37:01 connect2jamie -> That is true–I
think Washington state and Oregon too
19:37:25 connect2jamie -> skype in Keisa!
You have so much to share!
19:37:32 mrsdurff -> Nikolai
19:37:54 connect2jamie -> you skype
19:38:04 mrsdurff -> Keisa to call in –
19:38:36 keisawilliams -> Just logged in for
a min. About to head out to the market :/ bad timing. Maybe you will be
on when I return. My skype name is – monarchlibrary
19:38:56 connect2jamie -> OK! Happy
19:39:12 JL -> Here we come Keisa
19:39:38 JL -> need for you to accept
contact from ‘worldbridges’
19:40:06 kathymaske -> What a great
opportunity for teachable moments though 🙂
19:40:35 Cathy E -> isn’t that empty nest
thing wonderful 🙂
19:40:40 mrsdurff -> mine is terrible –
hence i call not
19:41:20 connect2jamie -> I love parts of
empty nest and not so much other parts…took adjustment
19:41:22 PeggyG -> so sorry Durff!! would
love to have you in the conversation!! keep typing!
19:42:14 mrsdurff -> peggy it;s the
connection not I
19:42:20 mrsdurff -> why not?
19:42:28 mrsdurff -> it’s on a page
19:42:53 mrsdurff -> no i would not pay
19:43:01 connect2jamie -> I don’t think I’d
19:43:27 Cathy E -> I would not pay for it
19:43:41 Cathy E -> I can’t keep up with the
19:43:56 mrsdurff -> doesn’t feedreader make
19:43:58 JL ->
19:44:17 JL ->
19:44:29 kathymaske -> cause they know there
are people that will pay!
19:44:40 JenW -> seems silly to me
19:44:44 mrsdurff -> yes for me too
19:45:02 mrsdurff -> wear tights and a hat
and take a photo?
19:45:17 Lisa Parisi -> Hello Jan
19:45:19 mrsdurff -> hi jan
19:45:31 mrsdurff -> i hear she is famous
19:45:36 jan_smith -> Hi all!
19:45:47 mrsdurff -> manager who?
19:45:48 kathymaske -> hi jan
19:46:01 jan_smith -> famous for losing her
19:46:12 Cathy E -> I have to run – daughter
is on her pulling in (I have mother of the bride duties)
19:46:23 Lisa Parisi -> Jan, can we talk
after the show?
19:46:25 connect2jamie -> Have fun Cathy!
19:46:53 mrsdurff -> what do we say to
people who say they have never heard of ETT so we are of no consequence?
19:47:08 Lisa Parisi -> FF closed on me
19:47:12 mrsdurff -> that’s already on page
19:47:21 mrsdurff -> why not just link
19:47:28 jan_smith -> @Lisa, I may have to
dash out as owe my son for not being able to go to the beach becsuse I
lost my keys
19:47:29 mrsdurff -> like a badge
19:47:41 mrsdurff -> ouch
19:47:52 mrsdurff -> losing keys not fun
19:48:07 mrsdurff -> i think only a badge
19:48:09 jan_smith -> a bad pattern
19:48:37 jan_smith -> I guess I need to sign
up for the feed–
19:48:47 Lisa Parisi -> @jan…maybe
tomorrow…working hard on project and would love some feedback
19:48:56 mrsdurff -> i don’t prefer to read
it in my mail
19:49:12 jan_smith -> I have been getting
the after the fact summary which makes me feel like I missed out 🙁
19:49:13 mrsdurff -> but want to check it
went out okay
19:49:27 jan_smith -> @Lisa, that would be
19:49:28 mrsdurff -> many places block email
19:49:33 mrsdurff -> all email
19:49:52 connect2jamie -> I have reader on
my igoogle page, but they block my gmail from my igoogle
19:49:57 connect2jamie -> at work
19:50:04 jan_smith -> Like me, but I
understand people being busy
19:50:10 mrsdurff -> what if they don’t know
19:50:13 jan_smith -> and things are often
19:50:19 mrsdurff -> yes
19:50:30 mrsdurff -> by skin of our teeth
19:50:42 jan_smith -> I see Lisa!
19:50:55 mrsdurff -> yes movie from NECC
19:51:27 jan_smith -> I recognize faces–Sue
19:51:51 mrsdurff -> did you go to NECC, Jan?
19:51:52 jan_smith -> Cathy Cassidy.
19:51:56 gary -> igoogle sometimes allows
you to get by blocked sites such as Twitter
19:52:11 mrsdurff -> what is a ‘big name”?
19:52:19 jan_smith -> No, wasn’t there. I
here it is BIG BIG BIG
19:52:44 connect2jamie -> yes–of &
on at work I can get to sites thru igoogle–sometimes it doesn’t work
though. And gmail is alwys blocked. 🙁
19:52:47 mrsdurff -> i like to know many
19:52:49 jan_smith -> I am better at smaller
things–I would like to go to Philly.
19:53:03 mrsdurff -> EduCon ?
19:53:15 jan_smith -> Yes, did you like it
19:53:27 mrsdurff -> i liked both years
19:53:36 jan_smith -> A big name–an
influencer, a helper?
19:54:01 mrsdurff -> someone who is
19:54:28 jan_smith -> Maybe google able, but
by now we all are.
19:55:00 jan_smith -> I like connecting with
people who are working at the chalk-face: in the classroom
19:55:09 jan_smith -> Yes, in the classroom
19:55:40 kathymaske -> Someone who is not
afraid to share and makes connections
19:55:46 mrsdurff -> ah the love of ISP’s
19:56:00 jan_smith -> And I like the idea of
following people in several ways, because they reveal who they are and
what they really believe
19:57:34 jan_smith -> We are in an age when
we get to ponder these influences
19:57:37 mrsdurff -> my friend now claims
this is my computer
19:57:46 mrsdurff -> yeah right
19:58:00 mrsdurff -> on other servers no
19:58:32 jan_smith -> I think that having
those who are working with student teachers would be a neat too.
19:58:34 JenW -> I don’t know if I should
say BIG name — but known name
19:58:39 mrsdurff -> she isn;t doing audio
so she doesn’t notice
19:58:50 mrsdurff -> Jen is a big name
19:59:02 JenW -> nooo — not at all
19:59:08 mrsdurff -> Jan is a big name
19:59:40 jan_smith -> JenW, I think you also
do a great job (ETT) of giving people a chance to have an audience and
get encouragement and feedback
19:59:55 jan_smith -> @durff three letters.
19:59:59 JenW -> smiles, I thank you
20:00:49 mrsdurff -> three letters – j-a-n =
20:01:06 jan_smith -> I am 5’0″
20:01:12 mrsdurff -> and j-e-n- = b-i-g
20:01:29 JL -> would you like to join the
call Jan or Kathy?
20:01:30 mrsdurff -> and you have humor too
20:01:34 kathymaske -> Are they teaching new
grads more on technology than before?
20:01:35 jan_smith -> j-a-n = s-m-a-l-l
20:02:08 jan_smith -> @kathy not in my
experience. They can do web quests
20:02:20 JenW -> I am 5’3″ and am
dieting 🙂 so big is not a
compliment right now 🙂
20:02:28 kathymaske -> that is frustrating!
20:02:33 mrsdurff -> okay jen
20:02:35 kathymaske -> @Jen LOL
20:02:37 mrsdurff -> well known
20:03:20 jan_smith -> Well, it’s part of my
mission with student teachers–I model it, and give them opportunities
to risk with my coaching
20:03:32 JenW -> do you think there are born
teachers — who just get it — and then some that train to be
20:03:58 JenW -> I mean — for me to be
flexible is really not hard, ideas just come — but others I see go —
what can I do??
20:04:03 mrsdurff -> i write unit plans
20:04:10 jan_smith -> @JenW I think they
need to be born learners. Have to start there
20:04:45 kathymaske -> @Jen I think some
really have to try harder than other to it!
20:05:10 mrsdurff -> i thought on my feet
from Day One
20:05:14 mrsdurff -> I had to
20:05:28 mrsdurff -> student taught for the
20:05:33 jan_smith -> Student teachers need
to have a growth mindset and be ok with failure
20:05:51 mrsdurff -> she had me teaching the
class the first day
20:06:34 gary -> Failure is not a negative
result – it often teaches something.
20:06:38 mrsdurff -> the worst part of
student teaching was the frog that got lose
20:06:49 kathymaske -> I think I learned
more about discipline than teaching, teaching was the easier part
20:06:50 PeggyG -> that’s funny durff!
20:06:51 jan_smith -> Failure should always
20:06:51 Lisa Parisi -> I had a dog durff
20:07:11 kathymaske -> LOL
20:07:20 mrsdurff -> Peggy it is funny now
20:07:32 mrsdurff -> but at the time I
20:07:33 kathymaske -> Have you read 32 3rd
graders and one class bunny?
20:07:36 PeggyG -> time helps huh? 🙂
20:07:43 jan_smith -> Some day I will tell
the story of the chicks that died. Brutal.
20:07:58 mrsdurff -> oh dear
20:08:07 jan_smith -> No more incubators for
20:08:20 gary -> 😀
20:08:40 JenW -> I accidentlally made a pipe
bomb once — but that is for another show 🙂
20:08:57 mrsdurff -> ah – good thinking peggy
20:08:58 jan_smith -> Ohhh Jen–looking
forward to that!
20:09:11 JenW -> no kathy — do you have a
20:09:48 kathymaske -> It’s a book, and I
can’t think of the author right now!
20:09:56 kathymaske -> Very funny and good!
20:09:58 gary -> There is the hibernating
ground squirrel that woke up and attached itself to the student’s hand.
20:10:05 mrsdurff -> so let kim do it and we
will copy her
20:10:32 mrsdurff -> and on that note
20:10:53 PeggyG -> thanks for a fun
20:11:10 mrsdurff -> 2 men and the ETT Women
= great show
20:11:10 kathymaske -> @mrsdurff thanks for
the reminders each week on Twitter!
20:11:11 jan_smith -> Leaving now to make up
for my failure @Lisa we will talk tomorrow.
20:11:16 mrsdurff -> hi bob
20:11:30 JenW -> laughing out loud about the
squirrel — but sorry for the child
20:11:37 mrsdurff -> bye jan
20:11:38 Bob Caro -> Hi – just had an
embarassing tech moment…
20:11:48 JenW -> no longer an ETT woman here
— just a friend
20:12:07 JenW -> yes good to chat agaon
20:12:15 Bob Caro -> Jumped into an
Elluminate session all about Vitiligo – it’s not a new tech tool, it’s
a skin pigmentation disorder.
20:12:17 Lisa Parisi -> Bye all
20:12:29 gary -> Bye – thanks all
20:12:36 Bob Caro -> I’ll wait for the movie
to come out – it sounds like it was great!
20:12:38 connect2jamie -> Thanks all–it was
20:12:38 PeggyG -> I’ll bet that was
20:12:39 – mrsdurff -> again.
20:12:46 – mrsdurff -> now kicked off
20:12:57 – mrsdurff -> the connection is
20:13:23 Bob Caro -> Well, the temp in
southTX is now below 95 – time to mow – have a great week all
20:13:39 PeggyG -> it’s still 109 degrees
here in Phoenix!
20:13:59 kathymaske -> @JenW
http://www.phillipdone.org 32 3rd graders and one class bunny
20:14:40 mrsdurff -> aarrgg!
20:14:50 mrsdurff -> nite all
20:14:55 PeggyG -> night all! have a great
20:14:59 kathymaske -> thanks all!