EdTechTalk#63 – News, DOPA,, & Dealing with Social Technology


Sept. 10, 2006

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 – Legislation Text

–  DOPA on Wikipeida

 – ALA Response

–  Will Richardson on WNYC

–  TRUSTinEducation.net

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18:45:32 dave: greetings

18:46:30 Cathy_E: Hi Dave

18:48:00 dave: hi cathy

18:48:03 dave: and sharon

18:48:59 sharon_(eebee1)ge: hmmmm connection is flaky tonight

18:49:09 sharon_(eebee1)ge: not able to get onto skypecast

18:49:11 dave: oh yes?

18:49:18 dave: the stream sounds flaky?

18:49:48 Cathy_E: My stream sounds OK

18:50:18 dave: thanks cathy

18:51:09 sharon_(eebee1)ge: will move to more reliable part of the house

18:54:34 dave: we should be starting up in about 7 minutes

18:56:05 sharon_(eebee1)ge: okay

18:57:26 dave: yay jeff is here

18:57:56 sharon_(eebee1)ge: hi Jen!

18:58:02 JenniferW: Hello All

18:59:43 sharon_(eebee1)ge: I cannot seem to ask for the mike…. which may not be a bad thing according to Dave…

18:59:46 sharon_(eebee1)ge: (tease)

19:00:19 dave: lol

19:06:41 dave: http://youos.com

19:08:42 USSROVER: hi everyone

19:10:25 dave: http://edtechreview.com/

19:11:31 sharon_(eebee1)ge: ed tech review has very interesting photo on its front there – say, is that my IT administrator taking a nap??

19:11:48 USSROVER: lol Sharon πŸ™‚

19:11:55 Harold_Jarche: where’s the web conferencing list?

19:12:13 JL: http://globaltext.org/

19:13:17 dave: http://designedtoinspire.com/drupal

19:13:24 dave: conferencing list

19:14:37 USSROVER: link for the web teck ( setup for web cast) I need info πŸ™‚

19:14:45 USSROVER: hi rentre

19:15:31 rentre: Hi

19:16:15 USSROVER: hi Lee

19:16:22 lee: hi!

19:17:02 Harold_Jarche: it’s always about control, ain’t it?

19:18:17 dave: of course

19:18:40 Harold_Jarche: kind of like the USPTO

19:18:49 lee: blanket control instead of mentoring

19:19:22 JenniferW: Once senate makes the decision — don’t we still have to vote on — in a national election — which would be November 2007???

19:19:34 dave: http://trustineducation.net/

19:20:08 JenniferW: great acronym !!! (applause)

19:22:52 Cathy_Evanoff: It looks great

19:24:08 JenniferW: I called the CYBER GUY at KTLA (channel 5) and he wants to know more

19:24:55 lee: Thanks!!

19:25:17 sharon_(eebee1)ge: I really the website… what a good idea

19:25:57 sharon_(eebee1)ge: what about getting our students involved? They may not be voters, but they have an opinion

19:26:30 lee: Cool site…good idea. We need a place to look for links etc for our blogs or emails to senators, etc.

19:26:38 lee: Very little Dave

19:26:57 sharon_(eebee1)ge: I was impressed to see CNN coverage of the Cdn soldier who was killed in friendly fire in Afghanistan recently

19:27:56 USSROVER: Cyber Guy @ KTLA http://ktla.trb.com/news/local/cyberguy/?track=subnav

19:28:08 PE: Wikispaces has over 10,000 wikispaces that are for education.

19:28:24 JasonR: fake it…get the articulate honor student… πŸ˜‰

19:28:27 sharon_(eebee1)ge: what you show is that you *can* educate the students for online safety

19:29:19 sharon_(eebee1)ge: and show the benefit of online social spaces for international collaborative projects (cross-cultural exchanges)

19:29:26 JenniferW: Sharon — can you fly to Washington DC to talk to our senate? πŸ™‚

19:29:41 lee: Yes, Sharon, we do a big online safety lesson. We use the game Missing especially.

19:30:43 JasonR: films about online safety? are those online? URL?

19:30:57 sharon_(eebee1)ge: the world is flat

19:30:59 sharon_(eebee1)ge: yes

19:31:16 Cathy_Evanoff: I have to present at the elementary PTA meeting about online safety. Give some examples please!

19:34:00 cheryloakes: Cathy, I use Netsmartz.org

19:34:02 sharon_(eebee1)ge: http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm#realteresa

19:34:19 JenniferW: the tracking theresa video is NOT the one to show them (the parents)

19:34:24 JenniferW: but it is one to show kids

19:34:27 sharon_(eebee1)ge: yes

19:34:33 sharon_(eebee1)ge: that is the one I showed my students

19:34:41 cheryloakes: I agree, they’ve already seen how to catch a predator.

19:34:53 JenniferW: I think everyone needs to watch Tracking Theresa

19:34:57 JenniferW: it opened my eyes

19:35:50 JenniferW: Make the parents aware of filtering

19:35:51 Harold_Jarche: my 11 year old son has a blog where he writes a continuing fantasy story. it’s been very good for his creative writing http://raistlinmajere.learnerblogs.org/

19:35:59 JenniferW: and also checking where their kids have been

19:36:19 JenniferW: and check VICKI Davis’ students wiki on Online Safety

19:36:19 lee: Here is a list of links for online safety ideashttp://del.icio.us/comptech8/NetSafety

19:36:23 lee: http://del.icio.us/comptech8/NetSafety

19:36:53 Cathy_Evanoff: Thanks- you guys are great πŸ™‚

19:37:04 JenniferW: http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/

19:37:17 JenniferW: I don’t see the link to her student’s site — but I know you can get there from coolcat’s blog

19:37:41 sharon_(eebee1)ge: she did post them somewhere

19:37:51 Harold_Jarche: my student resources http://www.furl.net/members/hjarche/Student%20Resources

19:39:02 sharon_(eebee1)ge: sounds really cool

19:39:22 JenniferW: I am hosting a skypecast on Saturday that I would like to talk with you about after the show

19:39:42 sharon_(eebee1)ge: yay!!

19:39:46 lee: i am trying to get the skypecast on

19:39:50 lee: where isw the address?

19:39:59 JL: https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=33551

19:40:04 PE: http://blog.wikispaces.com/2006/09/100000-wikis-in-classroom.html

19:40:22 sharon_(eebee1)ge: can’t wait to start using the wikispaces

19:40:29 PE: There is the 100,000 wikispaces address. Free for Teachers

19:40:30 Cathy_Evanoff: I have a new wiki spaces account – I am loving it

19:40:34 sharon_(eebee1)ge: Vicki Davis is really inspiring for what she does

19:41:01 JenniferW: http://www.wikispaces.com/t/x/teachers100K

19:41:03 sharon_(eebee1)ge: yay!

19:41:06 Harold_Jarche: skype 101 http://www.jarche.com/?p=817

19:41:46 sharon_(eebee1)ge: best way to learn is to just go ahead and do it!

19:42:06 JenniferW: thanks howard

19:42:10 JenniferW: harold

19:42:16 JenniferW: LOL –sorry

19:42:21 USSROVER: nite all

19:42:24 sharon_(eebee1)ge: we all need to blog about it

19:42:39 sharon_(eebee1)ge: okay

19:42:47 JenniferW: lol — I already am blogging

19:42:59 Harold_Jarche: hope it helps jen, feel free to call

19:43:01 sharon_(eebee1)ge: am making my thesis defense on Tuesday morning – my life begins again on Tues afternoon

19:43:12 JenniferW: I don’t know how to have them listen if they don’t have skype

19:43:15 JenniferW: that is the big problem

19:43:22 Cathy_Evanoff: Good Luck sharon

19:43:29 JenniferW: Good luck sharon

19:43:47 Harold_Jarche: no skype? need to broadcast – best ask jeff & dave

19:44:19 sharon_(eebee1)ge: it would be great for Jen to profile best practice show and tell

19:44:29 sharon_(eebee1)ge: hi Lee

19:45:21 lee: I wanted to say on skypecast that i have an incredible amount of resources which i will put on the new site

19:45:41 lee: our county is really big on online safety

19:47:46 JasonR: SL breach: http://blog.secondlife.com/2006/09/08/urgent-security-announcement/

19:47:57 Cathy_Evanoff: Yep- I had to change my password last night

19:49:05 Cathy_Evanoff: I have a non-related question – I need to convert mov files to avi is there anything for free that will do it?

19:49:37 Harold_Jarche: you can use the google “safe browsing” option if you use Firefox and the google toolbar. It checks to see if it’s a physhing scam

19:51:05 Jennifer_W: Harold — can you explain a bit more

19:51:23 JasonR: Also this, re:breach… http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2006/09/open_forum_secu.html

19:51:31 Harold_Jarche: first have to install the google toolbar in Firefox

19:51:57 lee: try VLC

19:52:16 JL: VLC?

19:52:21 Jennifer_W: I never noticed it before — Thanks Harold

19:53:55 Harold_Jarche: g’night all

19:54:03 sharon_(eebee1)ge: am off to figger out what to teach my students tomorrow!

19:54:10 sharon_(eebee1)ge: good night all…

19:54:30 PE: night all

19:54:31 sharon_(eebee1)ge: thanks – was great to make contact with other ed techies

21:16:15 lee: I thought it would be good to build a business as a lesson in computer technology. We teach business and creating a business would be such a great experience.

21:16:30 lee: 3d gives it the real feel

21:16:57 lee: business cards, ads and billboards, and interacting with “real” people

1 thought on “EdTechTalk#63 – News, DOPA,, & Dealing with Social Technology”

  1. DOPA in the news
    My wife just got the latest eddition of US New and world report, with “What parents need to know about MySpace” on the cover. It is very good article and has interesting points about DOPA that are now reaching a wider audiance.

    I blogged it at http://edtechnths.blogspot.com/

    Jonathan Seal
    University of Connecticut
    Norwich Technical High School

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