SEEDlings 2008-10-9

We speak with Liz Kolb and her innovative ways of using cell phones in the classroom. There are loads of links in this show! 

Links from the show: http://delicious.com/seedlingsgeekoftheweek/2008-10-09Seedlings

Chat Transcript

cheryloakes ->   Welcome we are getting ready.

PeggyG ->   Yeah! audio is coming through the stream 🙂 Hi all!

Lorenchuk ->   I don’t have audio yet.

"cheryloakes ->   hello Lorenchuk PeggyG Welcome, thanks for the audio check."

PeggyG ->   I’m listening on ETT-A through iTunes

cheryloakes ->   Lorenchuk please go to the ETTA and click on your choice of stream.

Lorenchuk ->   ok

PeggyG ->   Yes! I’m a huge fan!!!

PeggyG ->   Really looking forward to hearing from Liz Kolb! Can’t wait to get her book!

bobsprankle ->   hello all!

PeggyG ->   audio is really good today! Great job!

alicebarr ->   can you hear us?

PeggyG ->   yes I can hear everyone I think

mrsdurff ->   hi everyone and goiing for coffee refill

PeggyG ->   not hearing any echo on the stream

lorenchuk ->   Hello Cheryl

"cheryloakes ->   Welcome, my chat crashed."

alicebarr ->   Thanks Peggy!

"KarenJan ->   Hi, Everyone!"

PeggyG ->   Really miss those beautiful fall colors–still summer in Phoenix AZ 🙂

cheryloakes ->   Evening KarenJan! Welcome to all in the chat.

alicebarr ->   Hi Karen!

"cheryloakes ->   Hi Durff, I got online with Cathy Evanoff for a bit later in the afternoon."

"KarenJan ->   Hi, Cheryl and Alice, and everyone else!"

"cheryloakes ->   I saw too that Steve is here, no baseball tonight?"

cheryloakes ->   Evening Sue!

Sue Waters ->   Hi Cheryl

cheryloakes ->   Welcome to Liz Kolb tonight

stevesoko ->   game coming on in a bit – multi tasking

cheryloakes ->   Glad you are here Steve.

mrsdurff ->   hi cheryl – was fetching coffee

PeggyG ->   I got to hear Liz’s interview with Toni Twiss from New Zealand and it was awesome!

mrsdurff ->   hi lori

cheryloakes ->   What kind of coffee Durff?

lori collins ->   Hi!

PeggyG ->   http://virtualstaffroom.net/2008/09/27/episode-25-computer-in-my-pocket

mrsdurff ->   Starbucks decaf Verona

bobsprankle ->   http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=152

"cheryloakes ->   Hello Lori, welcome tonight, we have Liz Kolb.  PeggyG thanks for the links."

bobsprankle ->   that’s liz’ presentation

"cheryloakes ->   Yummy, coffee, I can almost smell it."

mrsdurff ->   🙂

PeggyG ->   that’s really funny! most laborious??? 🙂

KarenJan ->   but the presentation was incredible!

mrsdurff ->   hesitate not Liz

KarenJan ->   what has Liz added that especially helps high school kids with executive function issues

mrsdurff ->   i love jott!

KarenJan ->   are you paying for it now?

mrsdurff ->   emails or reminders txt you

mrsdurff ->   i pay for no software

PeggyG ->   http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/  Liz’s blog is loaded with tools and strategies for using cell phones in learning 🙂

KarenJan ->   was it miguel who said digital residents and digital travelers?

mrsdurff ->   used polleverywhere?

mrsdurff ->   Gabcast!

mrsdurff ->   but they DO the homework if they bring the cellphones

mrsdurff ->   so i break the rules

PeggyG ->   I really liked Liz’s latest blog post about using cell phones as assistive technologies. It was loaded with resources.

KarenJan ->   @peggyg – whats the link?

PeggyG ->   http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/–that’s her blog-post was Oct. 1

PeggyG ->   dropio sounds wonderful! I’ve never used it.

stevesoko ->   @Liz – do you find that the current cost of US cell phone data plans  create digital $$$ divides? Lots of cheap stuff you can do but eventually if we go for the ability use web via phone is $$$. Even text and SMS can be $$$

mrsdurff ->   evoca?

KarenJan ->   Thanks for the link @peggyg

mrsdurff ->   hi scott

Scott Shelhart ->   HEllo Lisa

PeggyG ->   that is amazing that you can listen to radio shows and pick up where you left off! I have to try it!

lorenchuk ->   What do your kids podcast each week?

mrsdurff ->   so is she giving a class?

cheryloakes ->   Hello to all who have entered the room while I was at delicious  http://delicious.com/seedlingsgeekoftheweek

"cheryloakes ->   Scott, welcome. Durff, I will ask about evoca"

lorenchuk ->   That last audio was very hard to hear

PeggyG ->   yes Alice was very soft…

"lorenchuk ->   Thank you, wondering about my own system"

mrsdurff ->   i do – unlimited txt msgng

mrsdurff ->   students txt or IM

bobsprankle ->   hey  ernie!

mrsdurff ->   i am more comfortable with txt or IM too

mrsdurff ->   if just those tiny keyboards were bigger………..…

stevesoko ->   Ulimited text – just give up the battle and let them have it. I pay for phone but make Ms17 and Ms23 pay fo their text msg cost

mrsdurff ->   hi ernie

cheryloakes ->   Hi Ernie.

ErnieEaster ->   Hi – just got in – now to connect the audio part

mrsdurff ->   click the black icon ernie

mrsdurff ->   hi cathy

"cheryloakes ->   Hi CathyE, welcome."

cheryloakes ->   Welcome back Ernie.

Cathy E ->   This network is the BEST!

mrsdurff ->   hi again ernie

cheryloakes ->   Ernie is our teacher of the year in Maine! Go Ernie.

ErnieEaster ->   I keep getting kicked out everytime I try to connect to the audio stream???

mrsdurff ->   url for geo graffitti?

stevesoko ->   I do think that at HS for kids sometimes the phone you have and teh plan you have = status. Ulimited text plans vs limited per month plans vs pay as you go is a social statement

Cathy E ->   Yea- Ernie

mrsdurff ->   ernie trry the blue icon

cheryloakes ->   geograffiti.com

mrsdurff ->   it is stev

Cathy E ->   Earnie- do the audio first

Cathy E ->   then the chat

mrsdurff ->   i know kids who still have tracphones

mrsdurff ->   hi paul

"cheryloakes ->   good point Steve, yes, texting is a status piece of the social network"

PeggyG ->   Wow Ernie! Congratulations! That is awesome!

cheryloakes ->   We always get back to the learning conversation.

paulrwood ->   Hey Durff

cheryloakes ->   evening Maureen/bcdtech

"cheryloakes ->   Hello Paulrwood, welcome"

mrsdurff ->   hey maureen

paulrwood ->   Hello Cheryl

ErnieEaster ->   Thanks – all for doing something right. Did you hear the story Cheryl?

Maureen/bcdtech ->   Hello everyone!

"KarenJan ->   Hey, Paul and Maureen!"

"mrsdurff ->   which one of us views learning as in one place, time?"

cheryloakes ->   No what story Ernie?

paulrwood ->   Hello Karen

cheryloakes ->   Learning is all the time isn’t it.

mrsdurff ->   ooo! chacha!!

mrsdurff ->   used that with seniors in high school

KarenJan ->   anyone using Evernote with their iPhones?

bobsprankle ->   me! love it!

PeggyG ->   chacha is amazing-heard a podcast last week that highlighted it and I didn’t think of all of those things you could use it for with students.

"lorenchuk ->   Yes, but just a little, have you used it much?"

paulrwood ->   @karenJan I havent  used it on my phone

"KarenJan ->   @bob – would love a tutorial on the best ways to use it, for me and for students"

KarenJan ->   seems to be something that I need to explore further

PeggyG ->   say more about evernote

mrsdurff ->   digital nomads

mrsdurff ->   not chained to any certain place or time

KarenJan ->   @peggy – there’s an online version and an iPhone version http://evernote.com/

Maureen/bcdtech ->   Oh-oh and me with no cell phone or access.

mrsdurff ->   makes one wonder why schools persist

"ErnieEaster ->   As you know Vicki nominated me after we got to know each other because I asked her if I could use her cute dog & cat photo with the cat saying ""I said I like blogs"" In a presentation I put together about Web 2.0 tools."

PeggyG ->   Thanks Karen!

"cheryloakes ->   I like that Durff, digital  nomads, no time constraints."

"cheryloakes ->   That is a great story, you should blog that!! Ernie."

mrsdurff ->   cheryl – not mine – read it somewhere

mrsdurff ->   have no idea where

"KarenJan ->   i find i’m much more willing to explore the tools than my own kids – 18, 19 and 24 – they seem set in their ways with how they use the technology"

Maureen/bcdtech ->   My 24 and 26 yr olds use text and rarely use email- but nothing else

mrsdurff ->   could we get rid of waiting lines at customs too?

"PeggyG ->   @Ernie–another awesome example of the flat world, huh? what a great story!"

"cheryloakes ->   Karen, I agree, my kids toos."

alicebarr ->   @KarenJan I see that with some of the students in my school

lorenchuk ->   @KarenJan I would agree but I think being in education helps us explore

mrsdurff ->   Peggy – the world is NOT flat – it is wrinkled

ErnieEaster ->   You’ll hear the story as part of my 5 minutes at ACTEM

"cheryloakes ->   Okay, Ernie!!"

"Maureen/bcdtech ->   @Alice I see reluctance from my 9th graders- they don’t want to have scribes, don’t really want to use google docs…weird"

ErnieEaster ->   Apparently Vicki and the music teacher at my school are collaborating with some type of video for the intro – my students writing part of the script???

mrsdurff ->   and if one doesn’t have a camera phone?

Scott Shelhart ->   what is the link?  Kaywa.com?

"cheryloakes ->   We are seeing tht too Maureen,  where kids want to keep the technology to themselves."

KarenJan ->   I think it speaks to the importance of us modeling for students our commitment to life long learning

PeggyG ->   every time I hear Liz talk I just keep saying-oh wow!! what amazing resources!

bobsprankle ->   def!

"cheryloakes ->   Peggy, I can’t even ask a question I am so in awe."

stevesoko ->   wow — drop those links about QR codes folks!

bobsprankle ->   http://reader.kaywa.com/

alicebarr ->   @Maureen very strange!

bobsprankle ->   http://www.snappr.net/

KarenJan ->   there’s a youtube video of a 2 yo demonstrating how to use an iPhone – have you seen it?

stevesoko ->   Thanks Bob!

"cheryloakes ->   yes, that is a cute one."

PeggyG ->   what age does Liz thing students should have their own cell phones??

PeggyG ->   I saw that 2 yr old demo of iPhone–I couldn’t believe it!!

mrsdurff ->   not allow cellphones? we don’t either – I break the rules

bobsprankle ->   http://wiffiti.com/

bobsprankle ->   http://www.joewoodonline.com/?p=363

PeggyG ->   that’s a great example of how much you can do with just one cell phone!

bobsprankle ->   http://www.polleverywhere.com/

cheryloakes ->   http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/

cheryloakes ->   Liz’s blog

PeggyG ->   can students share cell phones to use polleverywhere in the classroom?

ErnieEaster ->   Still trying to connect to the audio – next time perhaps.  For now chat for me.

"cheryloakes ->   Ernie, open another page, and try for the audio."

cheryloakes ->   Welcome thanporter

cheryloakes ->   http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/ Liz’s blog

lorenchuk ->   I would still like to know what her students podcast each week.  What topic or theme?

PeggyG ->   that’s a good answer Liz about the age to introduce cell phones

ErnieEaster ->   With the iBook – open in iTunes?

"cheryloakes ->   Will send that again, Lorenchuck"

cheryloakes ->   did you check with her blog

"lorenchuk ->   Thank you, no I haven’t done that yet"

KarenJan ->   how old is LIz’s daughter?

"cheryloakes ->   sure Ernie, that should do it"

lorenchuk ->   @earnieeaster that is how I got it to load

thanporter ->   Yes get them to see it as something other than a social toy!

cheryloakes ->   thanks Loren for helping out.

cheryloakes ->   Right Thanporter

"KarenJan ->   wow, keeps dropping"

cheryloakes ->   I hear a little drop too.

thanporter ->   I don’t have one. What am I missing. I am older than 11.

mrsdurff ->   average age is 9 yrs old at our school

KarenJan ->   it’s a toy to an 18 month old!

bobsprankle ->   http://www.textmarks.com/

stevesoko ->   @karets a toy to a 54 year oldnjan i

lorenchuk ->   I can’t wait to check her blog out.  I want to do blogs with my students

ErnieEaster ->   It wants to load Worldbriges.net:8000 ???

KarenJan ->   anyone try using a cell phone to comment on a VT?

cheryloakes ->   It should ask for a plist to open in it unes.

stevesoko ->   Sorry – touchpad on new Asus 1000h is a big mystery

"cheryloakes ->   Karen, I tried it in a workshop. It worked."

"lorenchuk ->   @Ernie, it was just a playlist"

"KarenJan ->   @steve – i have that same issue with my sony vaio, i can relate!"

"cheryloakes ->   change is hard for most, but not this group!!!"

Cathy E ->   Ernie – try this and click listen http://70.84.34.202:8000/

"KarenJan ->   good question, Bob"

cheryloakes ->   thanks cathy

KarenJan ->   we may see more resistance in the years ahead

thanporter ->   Good question Bob

KarenJan ->   it took 50 years to accept the blackboard!

cheryloakes ->   http://delicious.com/seedlingsgeekoftheweek

cheryloakes ->   how long to accept whiteboards

"KarenJan ->   not sure, do u know?"

"cheryloakes ->   it was rhetorical, maybe 3 years?"

ErnieEaster ->   Thanks – it seems to be loading

KarenJan ->   i’m thinking more like 10

paulrwood ->   My students  have permission to use their phone appropriately in class and are always coming up with different ways than me to do that

"cheryloakes ->   3 years for an individual who is reluctant, maybe 12 years for education?"

mrsdurff ->   AMEN!! We don’t need those Senteos

"KarenJan ->   @paul, so that’s one way your Catholic school is ahead of public schools"

lorenchuk ->   because we can’t control where they go – districts fear the loose controls

"bobsprankle ->   so well said, Liz!"

thanporter ->   Yes it is a tool that they are familiar with. Use it!

mrsdurff ->   oh paul that is no fun

mrsdurff ->   much more fun to break rules

paulrwood ->   Well the rules for the rest of school is

"cheryloakes ->   Durff, naughty!"

mrsdurff ->   i am

thanporter ->   I need that education on the potential of the phone.

"cheryloakes ->   thanporter, yes I really feel like I need to listen to this podcast manytimes!"

thanporter ->   That is the beauty of the podcast. we can do that can’t we!

"cheryloakes ->   sure thing, this will be a huge download count!"

lorenchuk ->   @ErnieEaster is your audio working?

cheryloakes ->   Geek of the Week

paulrwood ->   I allow my students to talk with others forthe first 20 minutes of an assessment

cheryloakes ->   Here is the delicious links.

thanporter ->   Banning scares me. As does filter blocking. Teach responsbonsibility

cheryloakes ->   http://youmail.com/

paulrwood ->   Brought in laptops fo their finals last year

bobsprankle ->   http://youmail.com & http://grandcentral.com

thanporter ->   love the geeks

mrsdurff ->   too much to digest

PeggyG ->   lost my chat but not my audio–this has been an amazing conversation!

ErnieEaster ->   Still no audio – I

cheryloakes ->   http://grandcentral.com/

cheryloakes ->   the podcast will be great to have!

ErnieEaster ->   I’ll listen to the pod cast later

mrsdurff ->   revolving door paul?

ErnieEaster ->   Peggy and I need to get together

cheryloakes ->   http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=55483

PeggyG ->   Smile Ernie 🙂 we do

thanporter ->   Grading on my phone! Wow

mrsdurff ->   no wait alice – you gotta drive

cheryloakes ->   http://www.nea.org/takenote/bullyweek.html

alicebarr ->   @durff Darn!

cheryloakes ->   http://www.antibullyingweek.org/?gclid=CIXSwozxmZYCFQNHFQodHxsx6Q

cheryloakes ->   http://infosthetics.com/

cheryloakes ->   for our visual learners.

cheryloakes ->   http://woices.com/

cheryloakes ->   http://www.socialmention.com/

cheryloakes ->   What a great conversation in the chat tonight!!

PeggyG ->   was that woices.com or voices.com?

PeggyG ->   I heard that on our local news last night about the math problems-hilarious!

cheryloakes ->   This show is just great!

cheryloakes ->   http://delicious.com/seedlingsgeekoftheweek

PeggyG ->   this has been an incredible show! Thanks Liz & Seedlings!

mrsdurff ->   gtg folks – this has been soooooo soooo much

mrsdurff ->   ciao!

cheryloakes ->   Thanks for all the great comments!

cheryloakes ->   This is the end folks.

bobsprankle ->   thank you liz! thank you all!

lorenchuk ->   thank you – this has been interesting

PeggyG ->   can we access the ACTEM stuff?

PeggyG ->   whole show and Liz didn’t mention her book 🙂

cheryloakes ->   www.actem.org

cheryloakes ->   look for some ustreams and chats

PeggyG ->   thanks for the actem.org link! Thank you all!

"cheryloakes ->   Her book, Toys to Tools, connecting , comes out Oct. 15, 2008"

Cathy E ->   ya’ll are awesome

cheryloakes ->   Thanks CathyE for helpingand great talking to your students.

PeggyG ->   I preordered my book from ISTE and it said not in stock but I’m sure it will be coming soon. Just like waiting for the Harry Potter books 🙂

cheryloakes ->   Thanks Peggy!!! Liz says.

PeggyG ->   night all!

cheryloakes ->   Night! Thanks for being here.

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