We had a great show discussing Webquests in the elementary classroom.
Here is a great slideshow on Webquests:
We were then joined by Lisa Parisi who discussed work she had done with her students using the internet for inquiry based research.
18:19:54 Durff: hi!
18:20:04 Durff: Can I call you?
18:20:20 Durff: oh, let me go wash my sticky hands brb
18:22:19 Durff: hi
18:22:26 Durff: there?
18:40:20 AliceMercer: We are in Yugma at: http://www.yugma.com/app/loading.php?user=&role=0&collsession=120486390
18:43:25 JoseR: Cool I’m in I beat the firewall!
18:45:27 Durff: good!
18:57:13 AliceMercer: http://www.yugma.com/app/loading.php?user=&role=0&collsession=120486390
18:57:19 AliceMercer: http://groups.diigo.com/itselementary/bookmark/tag/show_2
18:57:26 AliceMercer: http://itselementary.edublogs.org/
19:00:28 AliceMercer: Hi Paul!
19:00:39 PaulH: Hi Alice
19:00:45 AliceMercer: We’re in Yugma: http://www.yugma.com/app/loading.php?user=&role=0&collsession=120486390
19:00:47 PaulH: Durff called 🙂
19:00:50 Durff: hi paul
19:00:57 Durff: thank goodness
19:00:57 AliceMercer: Yeah, she nags that way!
19:01:11 PaulH: I hear you Lisa 🙂
19:01:36 PaulH: What’s the chat today ??
19:01:44 Durff: so i’ll br quiet
19:01:44 AliceMercer: Web Quests
19:02:01 PaulH: Me too – a bit out of my compass!!!
19:03:36 Durff: oh be nice
19:03:50 PaulH: and Paul Harrington a primary teacher from South Wales 🙂
19:03:53 Durff: you do them all the time
19:03:56 Durff: hi david
19:04:04 Durff: listen on channel A
19:04:23 David Noble: Hi everyone. David Noble – additional support needs teacher from Scotland
19:04:34 Durff: hear us?
19:05:03 AliceMercer: http://www.webquest.org/index-create.php
19:05:20 David Noble: audio OK
19:05:30 PaulH: Hi David how is Scotland
19:05:33 Durff: hi terry!
19:05:40 PaulH: Hi Mr F
19:05:43 Durff: we are on channel A
19:05:47 TerryFreedman: hello!
19:05:54 Durff: i am honored
19:06:04 TerryFreedman: greetings Mr H. Thanks for yr comment, btw. I responded
19:06:06 David Noble: Hi Paul. Just followed your link from last week. Really looking forward to finding about webquests.
19:06:20 PaulH: Cool so am I
19:06:23 TerryFreedman: wot’s this all about?
19:06:46 Durff: webquest
19:06:48 David Noble: I’m on the Isle of Barra – it’s just about half way to Nova Scotia 😉
19:06:56 Durff: welcome
19:07:03 TerryFreedman: oh, I came across them 10 years ago. very cool
19:08:15 Durff: http://webquest.org/index.php
19:08:58 Durff: hi again david
19:09:06 AliceMercer: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/webfascinatvi.html
19:09:22 Durff: http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/anfrm/anfrmtg.html
19:09:26 AliceMercer: LIsa’s: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/templates/lesson-template1.htm
19:09:58 Durff: alice is so on top of things!
19:11:44 Durff: i so appreciate david, paul, and terry visiting us here tonight – thank you!!
19:12:20 PaulH: NP this sounds interesting 🙂
19:13:10 Durff: i’m sure you do these too
19:13:26 Durff: just call them something different
19:17:27 TerryFreedman: yw
19:17:35 AliceMercer: http://questgarden.com/
19:17:42 Durff: http://questgarden.com/
19:17:59 PaulH: (Clap) Jose
19:18:46 Durff: I agree!
19:19:05 AliceMercer: http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/
19:19:35 Durff: She is sooo fast!
19:19:43 Durff: it’s great!
19:19:56 Durff: I’m going to the Bahamas…
19:20:24 PaulH: lol
19:20:56 Durff: There is soo much food on a cruise…
19:21:56 PaulH: David is this a bit like Hot Potatoes do you think ??
19:22:27 Durff: at least it’s not like spin the bottle
19:22:49 Durff: http://www.thinkquest.org/index.html
19:23:06 Durff: beat her!
19:23:23 PaulH: ThinkQuest works in school for us here:0
19:23:32 AliceMercer: http://www.thinkquest.org/index.html
19:24:54 AliceMercer: http://instantprojects.org/webquest/main.php
19:25:09 AliceMercer: http://www.web-and-flow.com/default.htm
19:25:32 Durff: can’t win ’em all
19:27:10 Durff: http://www.edtechconnection.net/blog/2007/6/27/necc-2007-webquest-movers-and-shakers-birds-0f-a-feather-ses.html
19:27:11 AliceMercer: http://www.edtechconnection.net/blog/2007/6/27/necc-2007-webquest-movers-and-shakers-birds-0f-a-feather-ses.html
19:27:17 David Nobl: Hi Paul. Not really on the face of it, but, yeah the tools are similar when you think about building tasks
19:27:22 Durff: it’s a race!!
19:27:35 Durff: they are David
19:27:40 Durff: exactly
19:27:58 Durff: I think the formal name webquest scares peopl away
19:28:04 AliceMercer: https://edtechtalk.net/node/1743
19:28:44 PaulH: We nearly did the thinkquest this year – sadly too busy on other projects but may give it a go next year
19:29:05 Durff: i think you did
19:29:22 AliceMercer: http://www.intelligenic.com/blog/?p=103
19:29:25 Durff: and the animal thing – kiwi? – that was a quest
19:29:42 Durff: maybe not formal, but the essence
19:29:43 PaulH: True Lisa 🙂
19:29:54 Durff: i like the kiwi film
19:30:36 PaulH: thx
19:30:43 Durff: welcome
19:30:52 Durff: hi cathy
19:31:00 Durff: hear us?
19:31:12 CNelson: hey durff and es can hear
19:31:16 PaulH: True Jose
19:31:17 CNelson: yes
19:31:53 CNelson: ther is a yugma?
19:32:03 Durff: or put in skype name to join the skype conference, right alice?
19:32:29 Durff: alice, i think, will call you
19:32:36 TerryFreedman: have webquests changed at all?
19:32:42 Durff: there was cathy
19:32:55 Durff: we shut it off before we crash
19:32:55 PaulH: It doesn’t sound like it Terry ??
19:33:26 CNelson: oh well
19:33:35 Jason Hando: Hi all
19:33:46 CNelson: hello Jason
19:33:46 Durff: hi
19:33:48 Jason Hando: My Internet is back on!!
19:33:55 Durff: yedah!
19:33:56 Jason Hando: Hi Cathy
19:34:01 PaulH: Hi Jason
19:34:02 Durff: was it the backhoe?
19:34:12 Jason Hando: Hi Paul
19:34:24 Jason Hando: Yes it was, happened 36 hrs ago 🙁
19:34:43 TerryFreedman: not sure
19:35:10 Jason Hando: I agree – stayed the same
19:35:17 Durff: what are your thoughts terry?
19:35:26 Jason Hando: good instructional design lasts
19:35:29 PaulH: The only thing is we deliver it differently
19:35:47 PaulH: pooh lisa you beat me !!!
19:35:54 Durff: sorry
19:35:59 Durff: i’ll be quiet
19:36:16 AliceMercer: Anyone want to join us on skype?
19:36:23 Durff: where’ that mute button
19:36:23 CNelson: i can’t
19:36:30 CNelson: family will get one me
19:36:40 CNelson: no mic and headset to make it osible
19:36:46 CNelson: possible
19:36:52 Durff: ok
19:36:57 CNelson: 17 yo let a friend borrow it
19:37:06 CNelson: hi
19:37:08 Durff: for gaming
19:37:15 Durff: i’m sure
19:37:20 CNelson: yep
19:37:31 CNelson: priorities of a 17yo
19:37:36 David Nobl: Paul, how does Yugma compare to FlashMeeting? Would it be a different type of web conferencing experience?
19:37:47 AliceMercer: http://groups.diigo.com/itselementary/bookmark/tag/show_2
19:37:58 Durff: flashmeeting!
19:38:08 Durff: that’s paid, isn’t it?
19:38:14 Jason Hando: I like how webquests differentiate for diff learners
19:38:31 PaulH: It is more like Elluminate – where you shre your desktop so that everyone can see your links and pages
19:38:32 Durff: me too?
19:38:49 PaulH: no flashmeein is free
19:38:55 AliceMercer: Miz Mercer on skype
19:39:11 Jason Hando: I will try flashmeeting now – haven’t heard of it til now
19:39:12 PaulH: silence
19:39:20 TerryFreedman: i hab=vent had a chance to look at them yet, sorry :-(. is there a way of saving this chat? will use copy/paste I spose
19:39:45 Durff: yes and links on diigo and delicious
19:39:46 David Nobl: free to educators
19:40:04 PaulH: Jason I can set one up for you to try out if youlike sometime –
19:40:13 Jason Hando: sounds gr8 Paul
19:40:23 Jason Hando: I just googled and there is a uk site – is that the right one?
19:40:29 PaulH: Allanah and Jane have tried it out and have booking rights
19:40:55 PaulH: Open University KMI reaserach department
19:40:56 Jason Hando: booking rights?
19:41:10 Jason Hando: I’ll skype or email u offlist Paul
19:41:12 AliceMercer: http://itselementary.edublogs.org/
19:41:19 PaulH: Clap to ALL 😀 😀
19:41:20 Durff: hi rendy!
19:41:33 PaulH: cool Jason
19:41:36 Jason Hando: thanks all, gr8 show!
19:41:39 rendy: Hi Durff!
19:41:45 PaulH: Thanks all fab
19:41:46 AliceMercer: Thank yoU!
19:41:51 AliceMercer: Great text chat audience
19:42:06 PaulH: Hi Lisa
19:42:11 AliceMercer: Hi LIsa P
19:42:15 PaulH: how are you Lisa
19:42:21 AliceMercer: LIsa would you like to join us on skype?
19:42:22 LisaParisi: hi all
19:42:30 LisaParisi: what’s the topic?
19:42:35 AliceMercer: Webquests
19:42:46 AliceMercer: You could talk about your social studies
19:43:01 AliceMercer: projects
19:43:07 PaulH: we are too shy
19:43:12 Jason Hando: lol
19:43:13 AliceMercer: Don’t be!
19:43:18 PaulH: ha ha ha
19:43:23 LisaParisi: i don’t have much of a voice today but can talk about any topic
19:43:24 Durff: tough paul
19:43:33 AliceMercer: call me Miz Mercer on skype
19:44:19 David Nobl: Cheers everyone. Catch you all next time
19:44:33 AliceMercer: thank you
19:44:35 PaulH: Will speak soon David take care
19:44:56 Durff: thank you david
19:45:12 Durff: come again tomorrow?
19:45:24 AliceMercer: I think I have to call you LIsa
19:45:44 PaulH: Thanks to everyone – time for bed now – Terry it’s late!!!!!
19:45:53 Durff: thank you paul
19:46:05 PaulH: will speak soon Durff
19:46:10 Durff: 🙂
19:46:21 Durff: anyone else like to talk?
19:46:47 Durff: don’t all say so at once
19:47:06 rendy: I’m going to listen….thanks!
19:47:09 Durff: Sir Freedman?
19:47:27 Durff: Ms. Nelson?
19:47:54 CNelson: cathy Nelson is multitasking away
19:49:02 Durff: Mr. Hando?
19:49:11 Durff: pooh
19:50:05 AliceMercer: http://nicholasfifth.edublogs.org/podcasts/
19:51:47 Durff: me too
19:52:56 CNelson: editing is okay…
19:53:04 CNelson: its a skill to develop
19:53:13 CNelson: but u need to learn it
19:53:26 Durff: i don’t do very well
19:53:35 Durff: the kids are better
19:53:47 CNelson: i know kids who wouldn’t release material due to the satisfaction with their editing
19:54:01 CNelson: they hold themselves to a higher standard
19:54:27 Durff: and that is great!
19:54:39 Durff: i call them the OAA club
19:54:53 Durff: Overachieversanonymous
19:55:00 CNelson: but the do overs get totally on my nerves!
19:55:12 CNelson: of course i know educators out ther would be amazed
19:55:20 CNelson: but they are not satisfied
19:55:49 Durff: but we are the same way
19:55:56 Durff: well, i am
19:55:57 CNelson: i have to log out.
19:56:04 CNelson: durff keep twitting the reminders
19:56:06 Durff: thank you soo much
19:56:12 Durff: come again
19:56:26 TerryFreedman: i know, sorry. better go. nite nite
19:56:37 Durff: thank you terry!
19:56:50 Durff: we are honored by your prescense
19:57:05 Durff: esp since i can’t tpye
19:57:13 TerryFreedman: lol, dont be silly. i never said much. sorry
19:57:14 Durff: see?
19:57:29 TerryFreedman: bye1
19:57:32 Durff: we’re doing podcasting next time
19:57:36 Durff: bye
19:57:44 Durff: and bye to elaine
19:59:47 Durff: hi again jose
20:00:02 Durff: you keep popping in and popping out
20:00:05 JoseR: I finally made it in
20:00:12 Durff: 🙂
20:00:17 JoseR: so how is everybody.
20:00:28 JoseR: Any ideas for future show?
20:00:28 Durff: your audio kept going and coming too
20:01:13 AliceMercer: http://ourwebcast.wikispaces.com/Agenda+for+Summer
20:05:23 AliceMercer: bye everyone
20:05:58 Durff: nite