On September 26, 2009, the K12Online Conference in partnership with EdTechTalk hosted a worldwide, sychronous “LAN party” (free web meet-up) from 2:00PM EDT (6:00PM GMT) to 5:00PM EDT (9:00PM GMT). This was our K12Online Conference overview of the LAN Party. We were joined by the Live Events committee in kicking-off our virtual LAN party. This event provided an opportunity to try out the synchronous EdTechTalk environment and platform, which we will be using for the 2009 K-12 Online Conference in December.
13:35:44 Peggy George -> Hi everyone! This is an exciting day!! Kicking off the K12online conference!!
13:35:50 kathycassidy -> Hello!
13:35:58 mrsdurff -> hi christin3e
13:36:43 mrsdurff -> hi mathew
13:36:47 Mahtew Needleman -> Hi
13:36:48 mrsdurff -> hi mistele
13:36:49 Peggy George -> welcome everyone!!
13:36:59 mrsdurff -> does everyone have sound?
13:37:18 katydel -> nooooo
13:37:21 Peggy George -> we’re excited to have Mathew, Kathy, Alec and Mark joining us today for the kickoff!!!
13:37:21 susanvg -> welcome all
13:37:34 mrsdurff -> katy – click arrow to your left
13:37:38 Peggy George -> click on play for the ustream and make sure it’s not muted 🙂
13:37:39 susanvg -> If you are listening on the ustream channel, make sure the speaker is not muted
13:37:42 mrsdurff -> hi ms porter
13:37:51 mrsdurff -> did that work katy?
13:38:06 JL -> http://k12onlineconference.org/
13:38:41 kcaise -> hello everyone!
13:38:46 mrsdurff -> here http://k12onlineconference.org/
13:39:05 mrsdurff -> hi Digin
13:39:05 Peggy George -> you can find the themes for the conference on the invitation for proposals page 🙂 looking for it now
13:39:22 MsPorterAtFHS -> Hi — call me Kathleen
13:39:35 Peggy George -> http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=375
13:39:51 Peggy George -> that link gives you the strands for the conference
13:40:13 mrsdurff -> hi paula
13:40:34 MsPorterAtFHS -> just came from Classroom 2.0 — is there audio?
13:40:38 Paula Naugle -> Hi Durff.
13:41:08 JL -> there should be on the Ustream Ms. Porter
13:41:12 Vance in Abu Dhabi -> audio, use https://edtechtalk.net/live
13:41:17 susanvg -> Reminder – if you are listening to the ustream make sure your "speaker" isn’t muted
13:41:26 Peggy George -> dot sub is amazing–allows you to listen in different languages
13:41:26 JL -> those with low bandwidth can try ETT A channel
13:41:43 MsPorterAtFHS -> got audio, thanks!
13:41:48 Peggy George -> we are all getting so excited about the conference!!
13:42:40 Peggy George -> keynotes for this year 🙂 Kim Cofino is the pre-conference keynote!!
13:43:11 Paula Naugle -> Yeah for Kim’s keynote.
13:43:55 Peggy George -> Kim is an amazing presenter! I loved the presentation she did at NECC last year of the tour of her library! What an incredible environment for learning!
13:44:10 Paula Naugle -> I know what you mean.
13:44:35 Peggy George -> Joyce Valenza will be on Classroom 2.0 LIVE next Saturday too 🙂
13:45:08 Peggy George -> fantastic choices for keynotes!! great job co-conveners!!
13:45:41 Paula Naugle -> Can’t wait to hear Joyce. Meet her at NECC this year.
13:45:54 Peggy George -> we held LAN parties in Phoenix for the past 2 years following the conference-great to be able to watch together and discuss!
13:46:18 Peggy George -> we even skyped in Kim Cofino and Jen Wagner to talk with our group after we watched their presentation together! Awesome!!
13:47:10 mrsdurff -> hi dave
13:47:15 mrsdurff -> hi doug
13:47:26 sr -> is therer audio here please
13:47:29 sr -> there
13:47:30 Peggy George -> yeah Susan!! 🙂 our spokesperson 🙂
13:47:35 mrsdurff -> all is well kim is here
13:47:36 kcaise -> yes sr
13:47:39 Vance in Abu Dhabi -> audio is at https://edtechtalk.net/live
13:47:42 Peggy George -> yes @sr-click on play on the ustream
13:47:51 kcaise -> if you click on the ustream if should play the audio
13:48:04 Peggy George -> or you can click on the icon under EdTechTalk-A to listen
13:48:46 JoseRodriguez -> Hi everyone
13:48:55 mrsdurff -> hi shandA
13:48:56 kcaise -> hi marragem
13:49:03 kcaise -> hi shanda
13:49:04 Paula Naugle -> Hi Jose.
13:49:10 mrsdurff -> hi marragern
13:49:11 marragem -> hi everyone!
13:49:23 susanvg -> Hi Amanda
13:49:23 sr -> everything you know you learned in kindergarten
13:49:26 Peggy George -> welcome everyone!!! so glad to have you join us!!
13:49:28 shanda -> hello all
13:49:33 sr -> hi all
13:49:48 susanvg -> Learning is social – but we don’t supply wine at a virtual party
13:50:04 Peggy George -> don’t you have your wine out Susan? just teasing…
13:50:08 JoseRodriguez -> Yes she is
13:50:12 kcaise -> hi lorna
13:50:17 Lorna -> Hi
13:50:22 Lorna -> where is the audio?
13:50:28 kcaise -> you share mrsdurff?
13:50:32 JL -> Ustream or ETT A
13:50:33 mrsdurff -> ustream
13:50:35 kcaise -> hi mathew
13:50:36 Robert -> Press play on the ustream to the left for audio
13:51:00 kcaise -> hi mathew
13:51:11 Paula Naugle -> Hi Mathew.
13:51:19 Mathew Needleman -> Hello All
13:51:35 mrsdurff -> coffee (coffee) Skype icon if it works
13:51:37 Robert -> @lorna: audio is here: https://edtechtalk.net/live and press play on ;eft
13:51:39 mrsdurff -> nope
13:51:41 mrsdurff -> sorry
13:51:50 shanda -> hello mathew!
13:52:17 Paula Naugle -> Hi Peggy.
13:52:20 mrsdurff -> the eloquent peggy
13:52:34 mrsdurff -> does everyone here have souned?
13:52:40 Andy McKiel -> yep 🙂
13:52:49 tammie -> confused about what is going on…some sort of live presentation? Where is it?
13:52:57 mrsdurff -> yes tammie
13:53:00 Paula Naugle -> 🙂
13:53:03 Lorna -> yes to sound but I was first accessing the academy player
13:53:09 tammie -> no sound here
13:53:15 Paula Naugle -> Hi Shamblesguru.
13:53:29 JL -> Is the Ustream playing Tammie?
13:53:42 tammie -> is there a URL for the actual presentation?
13:53:47 Vance in Abu Dhabi -> https://edtechtalk.net/live
13:54:34 tammie -> very odd….the ustream is just of this chat page
13:55:04 JL -> for now we have no other video to show – will be playing videos soon
13:55:10 Paula Naugle -> @Tammie That is what is being streamed right now-the chat window.
13:55:13 Mathew Needleman -> The presentation should play through the ustream. The original is at http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=329
13:55:19 Peggy George -> yes we’ll post the url so you can go to it directly when we are in the presentations
13:56:06 tammie -> OH, I have been trying to figure out K-12 online for a long time…getting even to this point is no easy task for a newbie…just sayin’
13:56:50 Peggy George -> I know what you mean tammie!! hopefully we’ll be able to share some tips today to help newbies
13:57:13 kcaise -> october 20th at 6pm EDT to 8pm EDT
13:57:18 Vance in Abu Dhabi -> ask a question about what you can’t figure out?
13:57:27 tammie -> thanks! I feel like I’m wandering in the desert sometimes 🙂
13:57:36 almedrano -> Peggu, I am confused, what can I get? so new…
13:57:38 kcaise -> please ask questions any time
13:57:50 Vance in Abu Dhabi -> we are nomads who offer hospitality
13:57:51 kcaise -> we are happy to help
13:57:57 kcaise -> hi vance
13:57:58 Paula Naugle -> We’ve all been in that desert at times Tammie.
13:58:01 mrsdurff -> does everyone have sound?
13:58:11 Peggy George -> @almedrano–can you hear the stream?
13:58:18 Paula Naugle -> 🙂
13:58:21 almedrano -> yes I got the stream!
13:58:24 kcaise -> hi edtechworkship
13:58:34 tammie -> well, the invite page I got went to a static page, and it took a little wandering around to find out what the LAN party was…or where it was
13:58:54 kcaise -> glad you made it tammie and persevered
13:58:58 kcaise -> hi bobsd46
13:59:02 kcaise -> hi msporteratfhs
13:59:03 BobSD46 -> Hey…