We talked about various projects we are doing with our students. Some are in classes during the school day, and some are outside of school hours. We’re building connections with our peers, both far away and in our schools and districts. We’re filling in our network, and making some rich and surprising connections Link to text chat
20:59:30 Durff : hi maria
20:59:49 MariaK : hey hey
21:00:44 Durff : hey jose
21:00:48 Durff : hi sal
21:00:58 Durff : we will be starting momentarily
21:01:01 Sal : hi
21:01:03 Durff : i hope
21:02:33 Durff : hi plnaugle
21:02:42 plnaugle : Hi Durff.
21:02:50 MariaK : Hello everyone
21:03:33 plnaugle : Hi Peggy.
21:03:55 PeggyG : Hionly ustream tonight?
21:03:56 Durff : hi peggy
21:04:02 Durff : yes ustrean
21:04:14 PeggyG : Hi Durff and all! Great to see you!
21:04:45 PeggyG : I’m hearing great on ustream
21:04:47 Durff : peggy = sound check
21:05:04 plnaugle : :p
21:05:28 PeggyG : Just updated a bunch of stuff on my computer so every app is a new adventure 🙂
21:05:55 joserodriguez : audio only today yes
21:06:21 Durff : thank goodness
21:06:31 PeggyG : There goes the hour!! Maria has tons to share 🙂
21:06:33 Durff : wb sal
21:06:57 joserodriguez : 🙂
21:07:18 Durff : oi veh
21:07:24 PeggyG : that is so exciting for Kindergarten!!
21:07:26 joserodriguez : a new definition of 1:1
21:07:41 Durff : hi gail
21:07:44 joserodriguez : I see the netbooks as a great opportunity
21:08:10 Durff : anyone who wants to reflect on their year please let us know
21:08:13 PeggyG : does the work lessen after the initial setup with netbooks?
21:08:17 Durff : hi alice
21:08:25 Alice Mercer : hi me
21:08:38 Sal : are we suppose to be hearing something?
21:08:45 Durff : yes
21:08:53 Alice Mercer : Are you on http://edtech.com/live?
21:08:54 PeggyG : yes Salclick on play on ustream
21:08:55 Durff : click the arrow on the ustrem
21:09:00 Durff : to your rightr
21:09:11 Alice Mercer : Look to the right, and there is a UStream player
21:09:14 Alice Mercer : click play
21:09:17 Sal : this is my first time here
21:09:25 Alice Mercer : welcome sal
21:09:34 Sal : found it
21:09:37 Sal : thanks
21:09:39 plnaugle : Hi Sal.
21:09:41 Durff : you’re doing great sal
21:09:57 PeggyG : great point Jose! how do we continue these great things every year?
21:09:59 joserodriguez : sakai?
21:10:08 Durff : like drupal
21:10:16 joserodriguez : cool
21:10:27 PeggyG : Maria, will the student portfolios follow them next year?
21:10:39 Durff : hi jan
21:10:48 plnaugle : How do you decide which platform to use Moodle? Drupal? Sakai? etc.
21:10:50 joserodriguez : they become alunmi… yes
21:10:57 jan smith : Hey, how are you all?
21:11:06 plnaugle : Hi Jan.
21:11:12 PeggyG : HI jan smithso glad you’re here
21:11:21 joserodriguez : doing great jan.. thanks
21:11:36 jan smith : thanks, tryig to get sound…
21:11:40 Durff : plnaugle you toss a coin
21:11:46 PeggyG : sound is on ustream jan
21:11:59 jan smith : Gotcha
21:12:04 jan smith : I’m in
21:12:07 Durff : click the box to the right
21:12:07 plnaugle : Mine keeps coming up Moodle. What do you think?
21:12:10 PeggyG : yeah!
21:13:18 plnaugle : Yeah PA.
21:13:19 PeggyG : @plnaugleyou mean when you click on play on ustream your Moodle opens up?
21:13:32 jan smith : I hate packing too
21:13:33 PeggyG : moving is no fun Durff!!
21:13:40 plnaugle : No I was playing with Durff.
21:13:56 PeggyG : oh I get it!! 🙂
21:14:13 plnaugle : What part of PA? I graduated from York College of PA.
21:14:20 PeggyG : what a wonderful friend!!
21:14:26 jan smith : I am hoping to move…
21:14:31 plnaugle : Danielle is a very good friend to help you pack.
21:14:37 MariaK : Sakai info http://sakaiproject.org/portal
21:14:57 PeggyG : wow plnauglemy exhusband was from York, PAsmall world!!
21:15:16 joserodriguez : oh yeah the Tuesday night stuff
21:15:24 plnaugle : I have been in New Orleans for over thirty years though.
21:15:35 plnaugle : What school did he attend.
21:15:59 PeggyG : he moved to AZ after HSthat’s where I met him 🙂
21:16:28 PeggyG : oh yesI’d love an update on k12online conference!
21:16:41 PeggyG : what a great team of conveners!!!
21:16:50 Durff : hi colleen
21:16:50 colleenk : Hi all!
21:16:53 jan smith : I like the themes that are up.
21:16:54 PeggyG : Hi colleenkgreat to see you!!
21:16:58 joserodriguez : http://k12onlineconference.org
21:16:59 plnaugle : I was reading about your position with k12 online. Congrats to you and Jose’.
21:17:18 colleenk : @PeggyG Thanks! Likewise 🙂
21:17:30 PeggyG : that is my favorite conference of all!!
21:17:36 plnaugle : Is that strictly done with video presentations?
21:17:57 Durff : not necessarily
21:18:02 PeggyG : that’s exciting Jose!
21:18:03 colleenk : I’m thinking of submitting a K12 proposal. If I work up the courage.
21:18:17 Alice Mercer : It’s not a great time for me
21:18:17 PeggyG : yes video presentationsusually 20 mins each
21:18:18 jan smith : What about Colleen?
21:18:19 Durff : you would be GREAT!!
21:18:40 plnaugle : I would llike to contribute to k12 conference. Need to get my act together.
21:18:41 PeggyG : you should definitely do it Colleen!!! I would love to see a presentation from you!!!
21:18:43 colleenk : @jansmith Probably something related to math or programming.
21:18:58 jan smith : or both, Colleen?
21:18:59 colleenk : Thanks, Durff!
21:19:06 Durff : $5
21:19:10 colleenk : @jan smith Could be both
21:19:13 joserodriguez : http://puentesalmundo.net
21:19:20 Durff : actually L$50
21:19:26 joserodriguez : spanish webcasting
21:19:31 PeggyG : it’s a challenge to fit everything into 20 mins! 🙂
21:19:36 Durff : donated to a RFL kiosk near you
21:19:51 Sal : anyone have experience with netbooks
21:20:14 jan smith : I think the 20 min limit is a good ideamakes you focus
21:20:23 jan smith : the Twitter of conferences
21:20:27 PeggyG : I really like the 20 min limit too
21:20:33 Durff : what sort of experience?
21:21:06 Sal : have used them in the classroom with kids
21:21:13 PeggyG : usually the sessions are presented in video but all are available for download as mp3 also
21:21:32 PeggyG : unless it changes for this year 🙂
21:21:52 plnaugle : I listened to some of last year’s presentations last night.
21:22:33 jan smith : Have you seen what Jeff Utech and Kim Coffino have done with a LAN & the k12 conf?
21:22:34 PeggyG : I often go back and relisten to presentations even back to 2006 🙂
21:22:59 PeggyG : Yes janI actually have followed their model for the last 2 years in Phoenixlan parties
21:23:06 plnaugle : Yes I saw their presentation.
21:23:46 plnaugle : What is a LAN party?
21:23:49 jan smith : There is a terrific group doing "Learning at Night" rather than "local area network"
21:23:50 PeggyG : at our lan party we focused on watching the global projects videos and then skyped Kim Cofino and Jen Wagner from our session to have a conversation with them. It was fantastic!
21:24:14 PeggyG : we called ours a LawN partyto keep it light 🙂
21:24:22 joserodriguez : a lan as in LAN the connection to the internet..
21:24:30 jan smith : it sort of extends the learning beyond the conferenceand brings others in
21:24:36 joserodriguez : Jeff utech made it famous in 2006.
21:24:43 Durff : lawn parrty with coffee?
21:24:53 jan smith : and chocolate?
21:24:57 PeggyG : just a name for holding a group gettogether to view presentations and have conversations facetoface
21:25:00 plnaugle : Who wouldn’t like a party?
21:25:12 PeggyG : it was so much fun!!
21:25:43 Durff : wb sal
21:25:51 Sal : thanks
21:26:03 joserodriguez : I like videos…..
21:26:18 jan smith : Was that walkability?
21:26:19 joserodriguez : local.. I find myself in the same way
21:26:46 jan smith : I’m finishing my master’s…been a big year.
21:27:12 plnaugle : Congrats for that Jan.
21:27:14 joserodriguez : alice the mobile site person..
21:27:20 PeggyG : what a find Durff!! isn’t that exciting?
21:27:36 jan smith : Thanks…
21:27:48 PeggyG : what an amazing show that was Jose!!
21:28:27 Durff : indeed
21:28:57 Durff : i am surrounded with greatness
21:29:03 PeggyG : I watched as much of CUE as I could virtually! Saw some great sessions and even got to go to the "happy hour" social via Elluminate 🙂
21:29:41 Durff : two cohosts convening k12online, mercer recognized by CUE, how does anyone keep up?
21:29:58 Alice Mercer : You are the Durff, you set the pace
21:30:09 Durff : sorry, kiddo
21:30:09 PeggyG : I love having them leading the way!!
21:30:21 jan smith : You need your own tabloid…
21:30:24 Durff : i am the out of work one
21:30:49 Durff : yes, i remember
21:30:53 Alice Mercer : Hey, I may be soon
21:30:56 colleenk : @Durff You know what they say about the company you keep….
21:31:04 Durff : that will be like day thirteen?
21:31:05 MariaK : But What other show has a Passionate Redhead!
21:31:26 Durff : okay, okay you got me there
21:31:44 MariaK : 😀
21:31:50 PeggyG : there are quite a lot of the public school causes on facebook promoting support for all of the budget cuts
21:31:53 joserodriguez : http://lahungry4ed.com
21:32:15 joserodriguez : it’s great to have local people.. on your beat…
21:32:19 Durff : http://wefollow.com/ ?
21:32:23 PeggyG : not supporting the budget cuts but supporting teachers who are being cut!
21:32:53 joserodriguez : 30:1 … wow
21:33:03 joserodriguez : we are going to 24:1..
21:33:11 jan smith : And Alice has been doing workshops with Edublogs too.
21:33:30 plnaugle : I can have as many as 33 in my class.
21:33:33 Durff : yes
21:33:41 jan smith : We are 24 13, thirty in 4 up
21:33:41 PeggyG : that’s so sad to see the large class sizes in the primary grades!
21:34:40 plnaugle : We’re at 26 in K3, 33 in 45 nad then back to 26 in 68.
21:35:16 jan smith : Wow that seems very odd to mehow is that justified, @plnaugle
21:35:37 Durff : but then the Title 1 funds are gone
21:35:44 jan smith : is that legislated?
21:35:53 PeggyG : it may be a very different panel conversation in August than it is now…
21:36:03 plnaugle : I have no idea. I’m trying to get the 45 teachers to voice our feellings to our board and superintendent.
21:36:10 joserodriguez : I agree.. peggy
21:36:42 plnaugle : Each school board can set their numbers.
21:36:44 jan smith : Seems crazyI would be upset as teacher or parent (or kid)
21:37:33 Alice Mercer : Dh (husband) thinks that parents won’t care, cause they don’t understand why it’s important
21:37:36 jan smith : Huge learning year for mstarted blogging with kidsso powerful.
21:37:39 plnaugle : Year 20082009 was the Year of Tech for me.
21:38:00 Alice Mercer : Congrats Jan!
21:38:19 Durff : the year of conferences for me
21:38:20 Alice Mercer : Jan you were a GREAT help with Edublogs training.
21:38:27 jan smith : 1st moodle. 1st wikis, 1st blogs, 1st skype calls….
21:38:35 PeggyG : that is really exciting Janyou’ve had a wonderful year!!!
21:38:37 Alice Mercer : Remind me, Jan, you do elementary?
21:39:02 Durff : a tech club great idea
21:39:11 jan smith : thanks Alice, peggy. Yes, I am teaching gr. 6 this year (Elementary here)
21:39:29 joserodriguez : I like the documentary idea…
21:39:50 PeggyG : You teachers are sooooo inspiring!! It’s the end of the year when most teachers only want to think about vacation and you’re already excitedly planning next year!! My heroes!!
21:39:53 plnaugle : During my reflection I came up with this thought I’m on an educational journey as a lifelong learner, and technology is my vehicle.
21:40:15 PeggyG : I love that plnaugle!
21:40:30 Alice Mercer : @peggy, I’m slacking a bit in teaching…
21:40:34 Alice Mercer : I have feet of clay
21:40:38 Durff : Starbucks is my pitstop
21:40:48 Alice Mercer : I tend to start focusing on next year too much at this point sometimes
21:40:58 jan smith : I’ve applied for a new job at a new school. Involves tech leadership. We don’t have tech integration specialists, which is too bad
21:41:10 Durff : we all tend to plan ahead
21:41:13 Alice Mercer : Got rid of ours
21:41:29 Alice Mercer : Tommorow is so much more interesting than today sometimes
21:41:30 PeggyG : that’s exciting Jan! would you be doing the tech on top of your classroom teaching?
21:41:40 plnaugle : My 1st blog, wiki, Skype, VoiceThread, online collaborative project, PhotoStory, website, webinars, presentations to others on my staff. And of course Twitter.
21:41:41 PeggyG : that’s so true Alice!!
21:42:17 PeggyG : whew plnaugle!!! what great stuff!!!
21:42:27 PeggyG : I get tired just thinking of you!!
21:42:42 plnaugle : I got asked to present to our district in August.
21:43:00 joserodriguez : I am trying to start a tech cadre.
21:43:05 jan smith : @Peggy, I would be supporting on the sidebut my vision is to convince the board that we need a position to move people forward.
21:43:11 PeggyG : that concept makes so much senseless formal PD!!
21:43:55 PeggyG : good luck with your vision jan! that sounds great!
21:44:07 plnaugle : I’m borrowing an idea from Kim Colfino for Wired Wednesdays for our staff next year.
21:44:07 jan smith : @pnaugle, Sounds like you and I have be shadowing each otherthat sounds like my year too!
21:44:22 Durff : neat idea
21:44:31 jan smith : I also like Ki’s speed geekingso cool
21:44:36 PeggyG : great plan plnaugle! I’ve heard Kim talk about that
21:44:38 jan smith : *kim
21:44:52 Durff : that is like speed dating bny snbeach
21:44:56 plnaugle : @ jan smith I have learned so much this year, but I still feel so far behind.
21:45:26 Durff : that’s what is so great you don’t have to know everything
21:45:34 plnaugle : I sent that post of her’s about SpeedGeeking to our tech director.
21:45:41 Durff : as long as you know someone who does know it
21:45:48 Durff : hence Twitter
21:46:03 PeggyG : are any of you using the keychain idea from Kevin Honeycutt as you build your teachers up with new tools/mentors?
21:46:08 plnaugle : That’s why I follow all the "greats" who are here tonight.
21:46:12 jan smith : Well you are driving a compact, fuel efficient vehicle, not a race carthe journey is slower, but better!
21:46:16 Alice Mercer : I did Peggy, but they were lost
21:46:38 plnaugle : I don’t know about the keychain idea.
21:46:50 joserodriguez : wikis are great for sharing resources.
21:46:54 Durff : oh that is grand
21:47:03 joserodriguez : even to share a google calendar
21:47:04 PeggyG : I love that idea for encouraging them to try new thingsI could see the keychoin growing with every gettogether 🙂
21:47:07 Durff : twitter me after the show
21:47:36 Alice Mercer : http://mercertraining.edublogs.org/
21:47:39 Durff : unless peggy has the url to the pick
21:47:43 PeggyG : http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2620023239
21:47:44 Durff : pic
21:47:45 MariaK : @PeggyG We have used those in another setting but thanks for the reminder I’ll be thinking about that for next year using local staff names as the folks that can offer support for the tools on the tags.
21:47:49 jan smith : Alice, will you use a Ning for that?
21:48:09 Durff : oh please
21:48:14 Alice Mercer : No ning, just edublog?
21:48:18 MariaK : Sheila Adams and I have used the tabgs people love them.
21:48:26 PeggyG : yes I think any person in the group could add their name to a tab 🙂
21:48:30 Alice Mercer : I could but we’re also getting a district ELGG. I’d prefer that
21:48:36 Durff : not use RSS? How….?
21:49:20 PeggyG : so true Jose! so many teachers still don’t know about/understand how RSS can help them
21:49:53 Durff : Really Serious Stressrelief
21:50:18 PeggyG : http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrischampion/2630725727 one more keychain pic with brief explanation
21:50:35 plnaugle : Thanks Peggy.
21:50:35 Durff : see? she is phenomenal
21:50:46 Durff : wb gail
21:50:47 PeggyG : aren’t they so precious!!! I love 56 year olds!!
21:51:14 plnaugle : I lov my connections with my PLN.
21:51:18 PeggyG : I have 2 grandkids that are 6 years old and love them to pieces!!
21:51:20 gail : thanks durff
21:52:21 gail : I used a new tool while missing much of tonights program. Ever hear of etherpad.com New way for synchronous meeting and doc sharing
21:52:50 plnaugle : Thanks to everyone.
21:52:51 PeggyG : haven’t used it yet, Gail, but it’s on my list to explore 🙂
21:52:55 MariaK : @gail sounds interesting
21:53:02 jan smith : I’ve used ether pad with my studentsv cool
21:53:24 gail : Free and fun to try with a buddy sometime. create your own apps
21:53:36 PeggyG : have any of you discovered www.tinychat.com ? video conferencing for up to 12 people where you can share desktops and use video cameras 🙂
21:53:37 Alice Mercer : Jan Jan….
21:53:38 jan smith : Ummm, i just lapsed
21:53:43 plnaugle : Yeah,Jan.
21:53:50 jan smith : ok did I just volunteer
21:54:15 joserodriguez : yes
21:54:18 jan smith : Everyone will be on holiday
21:54:18 plnaugle : 😀 Way to go Jan.
21:54:29 gail : I’ll still be in school for the last week ugh
21:54:30 PeggyG : thanks everyone!! what enthusiasm! Will definitely look forward to hearing more from Jan!!
21:54:32 jan smith : Will anyone come?
21:54:37 joserodriguez : yes
21:54:50 jan smith : thanks Jose!
21:54:55 PeggyG : I’ll be there!!!!!
21:55:08 PeggyG : and I’ll tell all my friends Jan 🙂
21:55:27 gail : this is when the kids start counting down and stop listening
21:55:29 jan smith : Will someone tell me what I have to say or do? do I bring cookies?
21:55:38 PeggyG : I’ve heard that Durff but it didn’t work for me
21:55:47 jan smith : won’t you all be at NECCand busy?
21:55:55 PeggyG : we bring the cookies 🙂
21:56:13 PeggyG : no NECC isn’t until the next week
21:56:13 plnaugle : And Durff brings the coffee.
21:56:33 jan smith : \take care all!
21:56:47 plnaugle : I’ll be there
21:56:50 PeggyG : thanks everyone!! really fun conversation! you have all had a fantastic year with lots to celebrate!
21:56:58 PeggyG : I’ll be at edubloggercon
21:57:06 PeggyG : night all!
21:57:07 Durff : coffee?
21:57:14 MariaK : me too
21:57:15 gail : g’nite
21:57:21 MariaK : good night.
21:57:49 joserodriguez : bye
21:58:05 Durff : nite folks
21:58:15 Durff : thanks for coming
22:00:19 Alice Mercer : Bye all!