Sharon Peters fills in
for Globetrotting Jen & Birthday Boy Dave
18:54:02 sharonp -> hi folks
18:54:13 Gary -> Sounds like sound effects
for a science fiction movie (a very bad one)
18:56:22 arieliondotcom -> No echo out here.
18:58:09 Cathy E -> Yea, Dave
18:58:10 Gary -> Happy Birthday!
18:58:18 Cathy E -> Happy Birthday to you!
18:58:34 arieliondotcom -> smell his breath!
18:58:41 Gary -> Such a trial!
18:59:54 arieliondotcom -> How did you
charge it in the airport?
19:01:16 arieliondotcom -> I hope its
19:01:43 arieliondotcom -> Only Dave.
19:01:52 arieliondotcom -> You’re not
echoing for me, Sharon.
19:01:57 jan smith -> The sound is fine
19:02:12 Cathy E -> I don’t hear the echo
19:02:18 arieliondotcom -> It’s not coming
out on the recording folks.
19:02:23 arieliondotcom -> You’re fine.
19:02:24 sroseman -> sound is great
19:02:43 Cathy E -> online newspaper, maybe?
19:02:59 arieliondotcom -> Nope.
19:03:01 Alvin Trusty -> A little
19:03:01 sroseman -> nope
19:03:06 matt montagne -> sligth echo
19:03:13 dianne -> not here
19:03:16 arieliondotcom -> I think Alvin has
a cold. 🙂
19:05:21 arieliondotcom -> Yes. It started
cutting out there for a second.
19:05:28 Gary -> A wonderful start as usual!
19:05:44 arieliondotcom -> Was Dave the
special guest or is Santa coming, too?
19:05:55 sharonp -> Santa?
19:06:02 arieliondotcom -> Fast-paced, not
so much tonight. 🙂
19:06:03 jan smith -> It’s like having the
outtakes at the beginning of a movie
19:06:14 Gary -> Yay!
19:06:34 sharonp ->
19:06:59 jan smith -> Yes, just in time for
my lit review for my masters!
19:06:59 arieliondotcom -> you go
19:08:09 JL ->
19:08:18 JL ->
19:08:21 jan smith -> yes Sharon, more links
19:08:26 arieliondotcom -> Lively is dead.
19:10:12 JohnS -> Life ‘Round Here:
19:11:40 sharonp ->
19:12:42 JL -> http://edublogawards.com/
19:12:58 JL ->
19:14:18 matt montagne -> Kinda like the
truman show, but in edublogs
19:14:37 jan smith -> It’s quite
disconcerting when you find them on student blogs
19:14:50 JohnS -> Rudd Government’s internet
filter to block up to 10,000 ‘unwanted’ sites:
19:14:55 arieliondotcom -> i would not be
cool with that.
19:14:58 jan smith -> I really don’t like
that it is ON the student’s content.
19:15:22 matt montagne -> they do need some
type of business model to keep the lights on tho
19:15:38 arieliondotcom -> But it shouldn’t
19:15:46 jan smith -> I have put a
disclaimer on my blog, and a reminder to refresh the browser to get rid
of the links
19:16:01 arieliondotcom -> And when do you
suddenly get onto the political bad-guys list and get filtered?
19:16:04 Gary -> Don’t make the government
19:16:27 arieliondotcom -> “We know better
than you what you need to see”
19:17:13 Gary -> I have always wondered what
eventaully happens to the censors – are they corrupted?
19:17:26 arieliondotcom -> Good idea,
Sharon. I think the community would voluntarily pay rather
than being nag-ad-ed to death.
19:17:31 jan smith -> Yes, I want to see
edublogs float, but buying 10 bucks per month per blog—too much
19:17:33 Alvin Trusty -> Edublogs uses
Wordpress. WordPress is free.
19:17:56 Alvin Trusty -> All you need is a
19:18:10 sharonp ->
19:18:16 arieliondotcom -> Is someone
19:18:30 jan smith -> I wonder if they are
spreading too thin–trying to launch edublog TV at the same time.
19:19:13 Alvin Trusty -> WordPress.com is
19:19:36 jan smith -> The difference is how
a teacher can manage / facilitate blogging
19:20:13 Alvin Trusty -> That’s why student
blogging really should be done internally… on a school server.
19:20:47 JohnS -> yeah, probably. And not
necessarily using WP if you have things like Moodle and Mahara
19:21:01 JL ->
19:21:06 Cathy E -> Jeff are you streaming
on shoutcast too
19:21:18 Gary -> Also here:
19:21:49 sarah H -> Is anyone here using
Mahara to manage student blogs?
19:22:20 sharonp -> I would love to use
mahara, but my third party does not have the right mysql version!
19:22:23 JohnS -> Sarah, we’re starting to
19:22:27 sarah H -> We use First Class, and
I’m starting to think it’s time to look around.
19:22:29 matt montagne -> @sarah…not using
mahara for blogs, just eportfolios right now…and we’re very early in
the process of doing so
19:22:31 JohnS -> Deleting your digital past
— for good:
19:22:47 sharonp -> oh don’t get me started
19:23:03 jan smith -> Part of the appeal for
edublogs is the attractiveness of the themes
19:23:19 sarah H -> I remember seeing your
tweet earlier this week (last week?). . .
19:23:39 sharonp -> silo-ed information
19:23:51 matt montagne -> I’m with
Sharon…don’t get me started on firstclass either!
19:23:55 arieliondotcom -> LOL. I
could have told them that for free!
19:24:22 Alvin Trusty -> @jan smith – JohnS
gave me links to all the themes on Edublogs. I’m sure he
would share them again.
19:24:46 jan smith -> And that is a scary
19:24:51 JohnS -> Alvin, Jan, they’re on the
19:25:00 arieliondotcom -> LOL.
19:25:16 sharonp ->
19:25:21 sarah H -> ok–it sounds like we
need to have a FC discussion sometime in the future. Our
admin loves it.
19:25:25 matt montagne -> We’re having
teachers who r interested at my school use mahara to create an
ePortfolio as part of their professional development…my sample is
19:25:48 arieliondotcom -> There’s no shame
in my Iphone game. 🙂
19:26:22 matt montagne -> google phone=open
source…u gotta like that…
19:26:34 jan smith -> @alvin, I am famil
with the themes…just saying moodle can’t do what a edublogs blog can
do for engagement.
19:26:40 arieliondotcom -> He’s not getting
a kickback for that is he?
19:26:50 JohnS -> James Farmer’s 100 theme
pack from edublogs.org:
19:27:03 JL ->
19:27:23 JohnS -> Not arguing that, Jan. But
if you’re already using it, it may meet the educational needs for the
projects you’re trying to do.
19:27:46 matt montagne -> The Wii is
interesting to gilrs tho…
19:27:51 JL ->
19:28:19 matt montagne -> I like the wii
because it appeals to the non-typical gamer
19:28:40 JohnS -> Pentagon bans flash
19:28:55 sharonp -> for those of you who
care… half time at Grey Cup game
19:29:00 jan smith -> sorry John–I must
have gapped somewhere: my kids and I blog w edublogs, using dif theme,
we are embedding dif content. My only 🙁 is the ad issues.
19:30:01 sharonp -> flash drives also suck
up bandwidth – a real problem for whom that matters
19:30:34 matt montagne -> I saw a 16 GB
flash drive at newegg for $40
19:31:00 sharonp ->
19:31:04 sarah H -> Matt–your site looks
good. I’m now absorbed in the moodle.org site.
19:31:46 JL ->
19:32:24 JL ->
19:32:30 jan smith -> Are there skins or
themes for moodle?
19:32:49 JohnS -> Monty Python’s YouTube
19:33:08 arieliondotcom -> Killer rabbits in
19:33:11 matt montagne ->
19:33:33 jan smith -> Bring out your dead!
19:33:36 matt montagne -> 16 Gig waterproof
19:33:44 arieliondotcom -> It’s only a flesh
19:34:22 jan smith -> this is abit like the
arguement clinic from time to time
19:34:25 Jim Vetter -> This parrot it dead!
19:34:31 Jim Vetter -> …is dead.
19:34:35 jan smith -> It’s just sleeping
19:34:39 sheila -> SPAM!
19:34:43 sharonp ->
19:34:47 Gary -> Expired!
19:34:53 jan smith -> Spammity spam,
19:35:08 jan smith -> I’m a lumberjack, and
19:35:24 sheila -> Go Jan!
19:35:28 JohnS -> See… all you have to do
is mention python and the quoting starts
19:35:35 arieliondotcom -> LOL.
19:35:39 jan smith -> That was my entire
19:36:02 Jim Vetter -> What technology is
being used to switch back and forth between webcam and showing the chat?
19:36:23 arieliondotcom -> Bringing it back
on topic, if we make out learning as interesting as MP quotes, they
will remember it!
19:36:27 JL ->
19:36:57 arieliondotcom -> Does YouTube have
to have a point?
19:37:25 arieliondotcom -> Not without ads
19:37:54 arieliondotcom -> Maybe it’s a guy
that SOUNDS like Shaq.
19:38:18 sharonp -> have lsot sound??
19:38:19 jan smith -> yes
19:38:28 jan smith -> We can here you!
19:38:36 arieliondotcom -> We can hear you.
19:38:41 matt montagne -> Jeff will b right
19:38:46 matt montagne -> Chrome crashed
19:38:47 JohnS -> who can you hear?
19:38:48 JuWolf -> I can hear you fine.
19:38:53 matt montagne -> that is for sharon
19:39:00 Alvin Trusty -> We can hear JL
19:39:04 matt montagne -> popcorn break!
19:39:10 sheila -> more cough syrup . . .
19:39:13 arieliondotcom -> We can hear you
but not Sharon and John.
19:39:23 jan smith -> Jeff is trying to “get
his act together”
19:39:39 sharonp -> Jeff, can i just throw
you my links? LOL
19:39:49 sharonp -> Jeff can finish the show
19:39:52 jan smith -> We can sing python
tunes while we wait…:)
19:40:01 sheila -> No signs of panic . . . .
19:40:05 arieliondotcom -> They’re
19:40:29 sharonp -> we are doing this the
old school way…. with skype
19:40:34 jan smith -> Nice recovery—well
19:40:49 arieliondotcom -> Sharon and John
are both loud.
19:41:21 arieliondotcom -> It’s fine if I
sit across the room. No, we can’t see you Sharon. 🙂
19:42:04 JohnS -> FCC Publishes ‘White
19:42:07 arieliondotcom -> At least Jen will
know she was missed.
19:42:11 Jim Vetter -> This is being
broadcast via UStream, yes?
19:42:16 sheila -> Just got my secret
elfster pick . . . . Not one of you 🙁
19:42:18 arieliondotcom -> Yes.
19:42:34 Jim Vetter -> Thanks, Ariel.
19:42:58 JohnS -> OLAT: The Open Source LMS:
19:43:11 Jim Vetter -> How are they showing
their screens on UStream? It looks like it’s designed just to show
19:44:14 sharonp ->
19:44:16 arieliondotcom -> I think they’re
using webcams they just switch the view.
19:44:21 matt montagne -> OLAT site seems to
19:45:00 JL -> http://www.penagain.com/
19:45:10 matt montagne -> good stuff,
19:45:46 Jim Vetter -> Could this help my
19:45:57 JL -> http://www.wepapers.com/
19:46:03 jan smith -> Jim, no– but it looks
19:46:18 arieliondotcom -> Looks like it
would be useful for some folks with Cerebral Palsy. They
could hook it around rather than having to balance between.
19:46:37 Alvin Trusty -> I’ve lost the
ability to use a pencil. I can only type.
19:46:39 arieliondotcom -> We don’ say “Meh”
19:46:40 Jim Vetter -> Ah, well, Jan.
19:46:47 sarah H -> frownie faces, smileys
19:47:21 arieliondotcom -> Anyone remember
getting gold/silver stars?
19:47:30 JohnS -> Ziff Davis To Close Print
PCMag, Focus On Online; Still Looking For Options For Gaming Division:
19:47:30 arieliondotcom -> Hey, Stephen
Downes would say that’s open education!
19:48:26 matt montagne -> I think wit the
economy the way it is now we’ll see many more companies dump
traditional print media…
19:48:36 arieliondotcom -> I’ve been telling
folks where I work we need to quit publishing in print. They
hired a guy for thousands and thousands of dollars when it could have
been put online by the Web guy for free. Arrgghh.
19:48:46 matt montagne -> the economy may
just be the push to mae this happen…
19:48:55 sharonp ->
19:49:29 JL ->
19:49:31 matt montagne -> our school is
actually talking more and more about eliminating printed newsletters,
etc…most of our stuff is digital, but we still make print as well…
19:49:49 Jim Vetter -> He used Justin.tv
19:49:53 matt montagne -> that was terrible
19:49:56 matt montagne -> sad
19:50:07 arieliondotcom -> I’m sorry to hear
that talked about. Some sickos are going to mimic it.
19:50:20 Jim Vetter -> Some people where
chatting about whether he was using enough pills to kill himself.
19:50:29 Gary -> Like telling someone to
19:50:33 JL -> http://www.dial2do.com/
19:50:43 Jim Vetter -> He put a link on the
body building site to his Justin.tv stream.
19:51:03 Jim Vetter -> Dial2Do sounds like
19:51:14 Alvin Trusty -> My parents are
retired. I call them.
19:51:20 JohnS -> StoryTlr:
19:51:22 Jim Vetter -> Jott is free for the
19:51:48 JohnS -> IEP-IPP:
19:52:42 sharonp ->
19:53:02 Gary -> Boo!
19:53:12 jan smith -> Boo?
19:53:13 Alvin Trusty -> All the pre-1923
Life images are in the public domain.
19:53:19 JL -> http://www.nanowrimo.org/
19:53:19 arieliondotcom -> Photos from the
19:53:38 Gary -> Depends which part of
Canada you are from. The score
19:53:55 sharonp -> maybe the 1750s thing
was a typo
19:53:56 JL -> http://www.wikiaudio.com/
19:54:04 sharonp -> very funny Gary
19:54:16 jan smith -> Oh yeah, I am not a
fotball fan, more into combat knitting
19:54:23 arieliondotcom -> LOL Cormier Day.
19:54:33 Gary -> Sharon – you have bias
19:54:42 jan smith -> Or nude tai chi
19:55:18 Jim Vetter -> Happy Birthday,
19:55:19 matt montagne -> Great show!
19:55:32 arieliondotcom -> Thanks folks.
19:55:36 matt montagne -> cheers for Sharon!
19:55:38 jan smith -> Bye all!
19:55:40 Jim Vetter -> Thanks!
19:55:42 matt montagne -> nice work filling
19:55:44 arieliondotcom -> Yes,
Sharon. Great job!
19:56:00 Jim Vetter -> Sharon, you were
wonderful. As were you all!
19:56:09 Jim Vetter -> I’m here for the
19:56:14 sharonp -> aw thanks
19:56:15 Gary -> Great job Sharon except for
the Grey Cup bias!
19:56:37 Jim Vetter -> How did you show your
screen as well as the webcams?
19:56:52 JohnS -> he uses Webcam Max
19:56:56 sarah H -> Great job–I don’t
usually get to listen live, this was much better than on the
elliptical. . .
19:57:01 Gary -> Yes from Alberta.
19:57:58 sharonp -> I love it – much better
than on the elliptical…. that is a rare kind of praise
19:58:24 arieliondotcom -> What if the show
MAKES you sweat?
19:59:09 Gary -> The team is named after a
song that involves pulling parts off birds
19:59:19 JL -> The show usually makes US
19:59:49 jan smith -> Bye
20:01:40 Gary -> Thanks again!