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.
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 😉
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 🙂
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
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 : 🙂
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 🙂
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. 🙂 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 🙂 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 : 🙂
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 . . 🙁
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