ETBS.2009.03.19

Another in our series of virtual staff lounges. This week we catch up on plans for Earthcast09, the lastest from Roadkill | 2009 and discuss "netbook" computers in education. Thanks to all, and apologies to DonW–only noticed your response after the fact–look forward to having you on next week if you’re available.

 

Chat:

 




20:58:52 dougsymington : hi Sheila

20:58:56 sheila : Hi ds

20:59:01 dougsymington : and Linda

20:59:06 sheila : Going for the long name tonight?

20:59:18 lindargeorge : hi

20:59:19 dougsymington : and mfrazier and Colin

20:59:28 dougsymington : thought for the new folks πŸ˜‰

20:59:32 sheila : Hey Linda – just got in.

20:59:38 lindargeorge : great!

20:59:47 dougsymington : you never kow w those initial guyz πŸ™‚

21:00:00 dougsymington : know

21:00:18 sheila : So should I refresh for audio?

21:01:33 matt montagne : doing a little stream testing??

21:01:34 sheila : Hey Matt

21:01:39 matt montagne : hey there sheila

21:03:27 dougsymington : need to restart

21:03:29 dougsymington : brb

21:03:35 matt montagne : k

21:09:22 sheila : Glad to see the experts have difficulties too! πŸ™‚

21:11:39 dougsymington : back

21:11:49 sheila : yeah!

21:11:58 dougsymington : skype on in

21:13:34 dougsymington : hi @drthomasho

21:13:37 dougsymington : welcome

21:14:21 drthomasho : hi…1st time 4 me here

21:14:31 lindargeorge : Doug where do I skype you?

21:15:02 sheila : Roadkill! πŸ™‚

21:15:08 sheila : Absolutely

21:15:33 matt montagne : hey lorna

21:15:53 Lorna : Hey Matt Doug Sheila and all

21:16:12 sheila : http://roadkill.edutel.com – you can register and add your totals.

21:16:17 sheila : Hey Lorna!

21:16:20 dougsymington : nice

21:16:23 Lorna : I heard it snowed in Victoria this weekend

21:16:31 dougsymington : Linda dougsymington in skype

21:18:17 Lorna : no flowers and it is spring tomorrow

21:18:26 sheila : πŸ™‚

21:20:57 PeggyG : sorry I’m late-was attending a RETA webinar about Picasa! It was great!

21:21:07 sheila : Hi PeggyG

21:21:11 PeggyG : audio is really clear tonight!!

21:22:39 Lorna : Hi Peggy you will have to tell us about Picasa

21:23:11 PeggyG : They will be posting the recorded session soon. I’ll share the link. It was excellent!

21:23:31 PeggyG : deep dark secret πŸ™‚

21:24:31 PeggyG : Hi!! This is so much fun!!

21:24:37 lindargeorge : hi peggy!

21:25:30 dougsymington : Hi Cathy

21:25:32 dougsymington : erlcome

21:25:38 dougsymington : welcome

21:25:45 Cathy E : Hello all

21:26:41 PeggyG : http://webinars.nmsu.edu/events.cfm?audience=4 All of the RETA webinars are archived here–have already posted the Picasa recording. πŸ™‚ They do a great job!

21:27:03 PeggyG : what a great story Sheila!

21:27:07 matt montagne : hey y’all…

21:27:11 matt montagne : is there audio??

21:27:17 PeggyG : yes

21:27:30 Cathy E : http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/errata/a/equinox_eggs.htm

21:27:32 matt montagne : got it now

21:27:56 PeggyG : whew! good, Matt

21:28:34 PeggyG : I had never heard of roadkill before Sheila. Fascinating!

21:28:36 matt montagne : thanx

21:30:20 matt montagne : for earthcast should we try to use shoutcast mostly???

21:30:29 PeggyG : shouldn’t be any conflicts on webcast academy–not much scheduled there right now

21:30:32 sheila : Peggy you can do it too!

21:30:39 matt montagne : I’ve become lazy with ustream…

21:30:50 PeggyG : I missed the beginning Sheila–not sure what you’re doing tomorrow

21:30:55 sheila : Me too Matt

21:30:55 matt montagne : but I think ustream may be blocked

21:30:59 matt montagne : in many districts

21:31:14 matt montagne : and of course ustream does go down so it is always good to have a backup

21:31:25 PeggyG : excellent point Matt!

21:31:32 PeggyG : backups are good!!

21:31:40 matt montagne : definitely peggy…

21:31:55 matt montagne : a broadcast room

21:32:06 PeggyG : thanks for the exlanation–dress rehearsal πŸ™‚ good idea!

21:32:42 Lorna : shoutcast is very dependable

21:32:55 sheila : You can join us Peggy if you are available.

21:33:05 sheila : Lorna too.

21:33:07 PeggyG : time?

21:33:08 lindargeorge : Welcome Don

21:33:12 sheila : πŸ™‚

21:33:32 lindargeorge : Peggy, about 4 15 or so until 5ish

21:33:35 matt montagne : u can do some low budget things to improve mic as wwell…

21:33:44 PeggyG : EDT?

21:33:49 lindargeorge : yes, sorry

21:33:50 dougsymington : Welcome Don, do you have a headset

21:33:57 dougsymington : may I call you via skype

21:33:58 DonW : Yes

21:34:04 matt montagne : I’ve seen boxes with foam to surround a snowball mic for example

21:34:07 dougsymington : phone works too if preferable

21:34:13 sheila : As in what Matt?

21:34:17 drthomasho : hello, I’m first-timer. Could we talk about netbooks for 1-to-1 program at some point?

21:34:22 PeggyG : I wish I could join you but I’m babysitting my granddaughter tomorrow all day and that is 1:15 my time.

21:34:36 matt montagne : I’ll try to find a pict sheila

21:34:37 DonW : no sound though yet. reading. looking for directions

21:35:00 dougsymington : click on speaker icon for sound Don

21:35:02 PeggyG : click on the icon for edTechtalk A and it will open in iTunes

21:35:12 sheila : OK peggy . . πŸ™

21:35:24 Lorna : @drthomasho ask your questions

21:35:57 PeggyG : We’ll be at the Children’s Museum in Phoenix all day. I’ll try to find some great ideas to share with you for Earth Day while I’m there.

21:36:03 drthomasho : is anyone presently using Windows netbooks in secondary school 1-to-1?

21:36:48 matt montagne : I’m a big fan of HP 2140s

21:37:02 Cathy E : I am testing a Dell mini – love it

21:37:05 matt montagne : also demoing the aspire one 8.9"

21:37:13 matt montagne : I think the 10" is the sweetspot

21:37:31 matt montagne : and of course apple is rumored to be coming out with one

21:37:45 matt montagne : the HP 2140s are a bit pricey

21:37:50 matt montagne : great device tho…

21:39:05 PeggyG : I’m an iPhone convert from Blackberry. Never could text from my Blackberry with those double letters on the keys!

21:39:11 Lorna : Ya macs

21:39:38 sheila : I’m with you Lorna!

21:40:11 Lorna : it is hard to remember how hard life was when I owned a OC

21:40:15 Lorna : PC

21:40:17 PeggyG : Empire HS in Vail AZ is using Macbooks for all of their students–1:1 school-almost no textbooks!

21:40:34 sheila : Nice!

21:40:52 PeggyG : students and teachers love them and use them very effectively!

21:41:52 PeggyG : Welcome Dr. Tom!!

21:43:05 PeggyG : with a robust network it’s a fantastic alternative!

21:53:14 matt montagne : http://www.tinychat.com/8ih3

21:53:21 matt montagne : that is where we are at now

 

 

 

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