SEEDlings Podcast – Snow Day Special! 2011-2-2

A special Snow day surprise on Groundhog Day. An early spring? Really?

Geek of the Week Links


 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Snow Day show soon.
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: testing now can you
hear me
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Yea!! Hi Jim
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hi JIM
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: Good morning. . .
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hello Dianne and
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hi Bob,
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: Morning to you too!
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: 12 degrees, snowing hard at West
Paris, Maine
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: What a beautiful day!
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: It is pretty amazing out there,
isn’t it?
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Yes, Jim, it is
snowing hard here too. 16 degrees
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: Just hope people don’t experiece
power troubles
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: <—caught message on
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Dianne it is
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Hi Dianne
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: Hi Alice
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: Used to have ice damns . . . .a
steel roof made all the difference
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: Good morning all
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Hi Maureen
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Hi Maureen
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hi Maureen, welcome
how is snow in western MA
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: Hi Cheryl- It’s
ridiculous- 2nd snow day in a row. Getting a combo of sleet and snow. Had to
go out and free up the phone lines- hemlock trees were pulling it down
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: It’s waist deep- not even
counting the drifts
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Hi Mike! You Made
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: I did
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: Here is a bit of news. Groundhog
did Not see his shadow and there will be an early spring. Go figure that
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Audio is fine
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hi Michael,
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hello Gail P
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: Missed Maine friends at
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: Hi Cheryl and Maureen
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Looked like it was
good. Did you enjoy it?
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: Hi Gail
 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: hi all!
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: @Alice- mixed feelings-
lots of energy- lots of questions- not a lot of answers and what next steps
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Our Groundhog Show,
Snow Day show!!
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: I remember that one
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: Did you have a snow day
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: @lizbdavis wrote a neat post on
her educon experience; it’s changed over the years for her
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: No not much snow
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Maureen, we had a
full day of school yesterday
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: We should also be
thinking of our friends in Australia dealing with the Cyclone!
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: @Gail Thanks I will
read that
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: @Gail I read it- feel
somewhat the same, but not sad- just wishing I could bottle the energy and
take it home with me
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Yes, Michael, I
haven’t seen any Twitter updates so we are thinking of them.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Shelia, hello!!
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: Hi all!
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: Hey Sheila! Nice to see
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: We talked at a ILT
meeting recently about “technology school packs”.  Much like Meals on Wheels storm
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: Just get weather report from a
friend’s husband (expert) – Another storm Sat pm and another mid week – all
coming from south so wet, wet, wet.
 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: v. cool, michael!
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: I emailed work to kids
yesterday- talked thru some stuff on gdocs with 6th graders… had a 4th
grader iming me last night- told him to go to bed- it was late
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: Hi Lucy
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Welcome Lucy
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Hi Michael and Maureen….
trying to get the stream now.
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Welcome Del
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: It worked on ettA for me
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Yes, Maureen ,I am
looking at google docs to see my students
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Happy Snow Day! It’s the first
for my kids. Their previous school hadn’t called one since 1979.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hello Del,
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: This is exciting
for Chicago!
 DelBrown -> EdTechTalk: Hi there
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: I’ve left some work for my
students on my web page. Also left a google form for them to log their work.
Hoping to show it would work for home school days.
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: It’s crazy here.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Shelia, little
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Lucy, How much snow
do you have?
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Lucy, you have big
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hello GailP
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Hey Alice, are you still work
with the Singaporeans? I was thinking about hat last night.
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: Lost my chat window :O
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: I’m hoping the power
stays on. It seems to be changing to a mix here- much rather have snow than
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: I’m thinking we have about 2
feet. It’s still going on. Winds are strong, but not to bad where I am. Lake
Shore Drive apparently is closed.
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: @Lucy,no we never
connected πŸ™ Dod they connect with Ryan?
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: No idea!
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: @maureen – I saw a weather map and
you will be getting hail, sleet coming through now. πŸ™
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: We should try to get that going
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: I would love to
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: My plow guy is running
out of space to put the snow-gigundo piles at the bottom of the hill
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: What do we do about
those students with no or very limited access to technology at home?  I know it is not a big % but it is
still a %!
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Seems to have just
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Michael, Kern
Kelley hands out, verizon cards which are offered at discount education
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: Good question Michael- we
have kids with no access
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Student choice… have been
thinking about that. My second graders has been  saying he hates school this year. And we’ve decided that
going from a school with a lot of choices to one that where he doesn’t has
ben a factor.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: We should have Kern
on to talk about that.
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Kern Kelley rocks.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Yes he does Lucy!
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Michael, I think we’re going to
see more bring your own device programs
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: I wrote a post on the last snow
day about work at home so did Kevin @dogtrax but can’t
find his right now
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: Sorry- what was the name
of the book again?
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: If kids have cells at least…
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: then they should be able to use
them and schools need to think creatively about allowing all sorts of
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: At the elementary level, though,
not sure how to bring that connectivity divide.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk:
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: just lost your audio
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: To see movies for
google apps easybib and google reading level, go to week 23
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: lost audio here too-
 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: whoops
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: back
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: ok, will be back
 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: be right back
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: back too
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: again – lost
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: experiencing audio difficulties
 DelBrown -> EdTechTalk: I have audio problems as well
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Stay with us, Alice
is rebooting the skype and then getting back on
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: back again . .
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: πŸ™‚
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: back again
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: Opps . . . in and out
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Del, I think it is
us with the problem. we will try and come back
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: Glad it’s not just me. Misery
loves company.
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: Back for now! πŸ™‚
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: The joys of a snow day
Seedlings show!
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: @Michael we need to set up a good
system for the families to set up as soon as school begins.
 DelBrown -> EdTechTalk: Plow just went by the end of the
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: thanks!
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: In and out but chat continues
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: @Gail P That is a
discussion that we need to start!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Yes, the chat
continues. even later in the day Facebook.
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: That’s a high tech explan.
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: Thanks Sheila-nasty out
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: I need to get on roof –
bad ice dams. My door was frozen shut on Friday. Now have ax outside the door
and unlocked window- for “easy access”.
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Yikes maureen!!
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: About time folks read the writing
on the wall. I never get to the daily rag here, but read tons online. Apps
and webs route are vehicles
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: I heard more coming Saturday that
is wet. I have to do something about my roof before Saturday.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk:
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: @Sheila- here too- I’m
planning on Friday afterschool- come on over for a clean the roof party
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Another K12 one?
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: @Maureen – Sorry I have to do the
Dance. Don’t think I can do both. πŸ˜‰
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: I did not really
look at that yet.
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: @Michael are you mrichme on
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Nope
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Yes I am Gail
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Alice that is
awesome, google apps conference students and teachers.
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Congrats Alice!
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: Sounds exciting!
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Thanks, very
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: Nice, I have one domain
for fac, another for students. Did it before they allowed sub domains. It
keeps them separate. We finally did the complete switch for fac email in December.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: good for you
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: We hope to switch to GMail for
school by end of yr – fingers crossed
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: @Maureen, how were
they? We have First Class for 15 years kids and teachers
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: I need to move research
skills down to lower grades.
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Will be a big
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: change
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Drats the audio dropped
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: audio out again – keep chatting!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: sorry it will be a
podcast soon.
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: On now?
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: RSU #10 (Rumford,Mexico,
Dixfield, Buckfield, etc) has a digital citizenship initiative.  As part of it I’m doing a series of
afterschool workshops to explore the area and focus on using the Common Sense
Media materials.  See the
beginnings of the workshop pages here:
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Looks OK right now
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Yes
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: @Maureen, I loved your prez of
Google at edcamp keene
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: The K12 Horizon report is coming
out in May; the one that is coming shortly I think is the higher ed one
that’s announced at Educause.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk:
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: We had some client- thru
our domain. Moved the domain to a new person- one of our parents runs it…
and went entirely with gae for mail. Few problems- altho those who use mac
mail – set up issues- directions aren’t clear for dif OS
 DelBrown -> EdTechTalk: Audio is now good….and this
computer is nearer my coffee mug πŸ™‚
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: Lost audio- can you put
links in chat
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Cheryl’s geek is
ATtipcast  Geek Smackdown!!! at
ATIA Orlando conference
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: The podcast will be
up today, at bobsprankle, the links will be there, the chat will not appear
until tomorrow.
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk:
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Jim, what is this
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk:
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Have a great day
everyone!  We’re making bread in
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: Digital Citizenship initiative
in RSU 10.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Thanks for showing
up for our SnowDay Show!!!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Outro
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Error on audio πŸ™
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: 15 minutes for
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Thanks for
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Happy Snowday
 [email protected] -> EdTechTalk: My fav educon session-
joyce valenza et al
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Bye all
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Thanks for showing
 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: thanks all!
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: Bye . . .
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: Thanks!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Enjoy your day.
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Bye guys
 DelBrown -> EdTechTalk: bye

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