Seedlings Show # 97 with Stephanie Cheney

Join Alice, Bob, Cheryl as we interview Stephanie Cheney! Stephanie is currently involved at UNH with their online elearning initiative! Join us as we talk education 12+ grade level, the University. Also, Stephanie is a leader for ThatCamp, New England. Find out what it is all about.

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The Chat:

 18:45:22  Fred Boss : testing
 19:18:22  cheryloakes~seedlings : Hello all, just getting ready
 19:26:38  cheryloakes~seedlings : hello again
 19:28:33  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Hello
 19:30:41  cheryloakes~seedlings : Hello Connie!
 19:30:48  Connie Sitterley : [b]Hello everyone
 19:30:57  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Hello Connect2Jamie
 19:31:24  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Hello Connie
 19:31:32  bobsprankle : hi all!
 19:31:38  cheryloakes~seedlings : Hello Peggy,
 19:31:51  PeggyG : Hi everyone
 19:32:02  bobsprankle : hi peggy! hi loony!
 19:32:03  cheryloakes~seedlings : Hello Loonyhiker, how was the hike today.
 19:32:11  loonyhiker : it was great! hi y’all!
 19:32:18  loonyhiker : i can hear you
 19:32:25  PeggyG : hearing you great!
 19:32:32  cheryloakes~seedlings : Thanks for t he sound check loonyhiker
 19:32:37  loonyhiker : (waves)
 19:32:51  connect2jamie : good evening all!
 19:32:53  PeggyG : hi loonyhiker!
 19:33:16  PeggyG : I had trouble logging in with Chrome the other day so I’m using FF today
 19:33:21  cheryloakes~seedlings : hello connect2jamie
 19:34:18  PeggyG : Nov. 7 now
 19:34:25  PeggyG : much later than it used to be
 19:34:39  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : So dark in the morning here  πŸ™
 19:34:40  cheryloakes~seedlings : thanks Peggy, I just located that
 19:34:41  loonyhiker : first sunday in november
 19:34:54  bobsprankle : ah SEED… sniff
 19:34:58  bobsprankle : me miss seed
 19:35:06  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : me too πŸ™
 19:35:14  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : But we have been reborn!
 19:35:34  loonyhiker : i was never a seed – we don’t have anything like that in SC
 19:35:35  PeggyG : nice to be hearing about these SEED stories πŸ™‚
 19:35:44  cheryloakes~seedlings : isn’t that amazing
 19:35:48  loonyhiker : spreading seeds continues πŸ™‚
 19:36:02  cheryloakes~seedlings : yes spreading seed to seed continues!
 19:36:35  cheryloakes~seedlings : hello stephanie c
 19:36:59  cheryloakes~seedlings : hello Fred, welcome, we are talking to Stephanie tonight, from UNH
 19:37:10  bobsprankle : hi Fred
 19:37:23  PeggyG : hooray Stephanie!
 19:37:27  PeggyG : Hi Fred
 19:37:58  Fred Boss : Hi Cheryl & Bob & Peggy too. Looking forward to it
 19:38:09  cheryloakes~seedlings : Nice to have you here.
 19:38:34  cheryloakes~seedlings : hello matt, welcome
 19:38:39  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Hi Matt
 19:38:42  matt montagne : hey cheryl et al
 19:39:06  PeggyG : there are some fantastic Instructional Design webcasts on EdTechTalk with Robert Squires! great team of people!
 19:39:14  cheryloakes~seedlings : Watch for great things from UNH online learning
 19:39:30  cheryloakes~seedlings : thanks Peggy, shout out to Robert
 19:39:31  PeggyG : Hi Matt–great to see you!
 19:39:44  cheryloakes~seedlings : hello Dennisar!
 19:39:51  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Hi Dennis
 19:39:54  matt montagne : what are some of the similarities and differences b/t working as an edtech specialist in K12 vs higher ed??
 19:40:13  matt montagne : hey dennis
 19:40:25  dennisar : Hi Matt
 19:40:27  PeggyG : Hi Dennis
 19:40:35  dennisar : Hi Peggy
 19:40:35  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Hi Dennis
 19:40:46  dennisar : Hi Alice
 19:40:54  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Hang on 1 sec
 19:41:02  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : We just got bumped off
 19:41:07  stephanie c : whoops, we’ll be back
 19:41:09  cheryloakes~seedlings : going back to skype
 19:41:28  loonyhiker : i hear u now
 19:41:32  PeggyG : back already
 19:41:35  cheryloakes~seedlings : ok
 19:41:38  dennisar : hear you fine
 19:41:47  cheryloakes~seedlings : thanks for the sound check
 19:41:55  PeggyG : can only hear Cheryl
 19:42:14  cheryloakes~seedlings : thanks peggy, that window was hidden
 19:42:19  PeggyG : hearing Bob now
 19:42:19  loonyhiker : i can hear cheryl and bob
 19:42:21  cheryloakes~seedlings : πŸ™‚
 19:42:22  dennisar : Bob clear
 19:42:27  loonyhiker : and steph
 19:42:28  cheryloakes~seedlings : we are back
 19:42:47  matt montagne : I consider myself more of an instructional designer than a technology coordinator
 19:42:48  cheryloakes~seedlings : thanks for all the help from the chat room.
 19:42:56  matt montagne : audio=great
 19:43:00  cheryloakes~seedlings : Losing skype has not happened for months
 19:43:08  cheryloakes~seedlings : 2 times tonight
 19:43:25  PeggyG : are there instructional designers who don’t work online?
 19:43:25  Fred Boss : Can hear at last – iTunes has taken over the stream for me
 19:43:40  cheryloakes~seedlings : ok Fred, sorry we didn’t know you couldn’t hear
 19:43:52  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : @Peggy I wonder about that as well. I think the lines are starting to blur
 19:43:59  Connie Sitterley : Instructional Design at k-12 is often more a Curriculum Coordinator than Tech-hopefully they work together
 19:44:26  cheryloakes~seedlings : yes, connie, they should be working together especially today
 19:44:31  PeggyG : these days I mostly hear about it in relation to online learning
 19:45:27  Fred Boss : No problem Cheryl – first time for me using this system. It’s not too bad either. Very clear sound
 19:45:42  cheryloakes~seedlings : Fred you are already a PRO!
 19:45:55  cheryloakes~seedlings : Fred, where are you from?
 19:46:17  Fred Boss : Thanks – blushing πŸ˜€
 19:46:54  Fred Boss : I’m at home in Drogheda – 20 miles north of Dublin in Ireland
 19:47:16  cheryloakes~seedlings : Oh, Fred, so it is nearly midnight
 19:47:31  dennisar : Do you use virtual worlds?
 19:47:37  Fred Boss : Not that early – nearly 1pm now
 19:47:39  cheryloakes~seedlings : Fred, we admire you. This will also be a podcast tomorrow at and
 19:47:48  PeggyG : Jennifer Maddrell (ETTWeekly co-host) is one of the regular presenters on the Instructional Design webcast and they have discussed lots of ideas for best practices for online learning. Be sure to check out the recordings. They are done in Elluminate so you get to see the slides/visuals.
 19:48:16  dennisar : @Fred my relatives from Cork
 19:48:20  cheryloakes~seedlings : Oh, I am bad with my GMT, thought you were further east
 19:48:33  PeggyG :
 19:48:38  matt montagne : How smart…having teachers take an online course prior to having them design their own online course
 19:48:41  Fred Boss : I know, I’ve been following Seedlings & Bob’s podcasts for a long time now. Thought I would stay up tonight and actually attend
 19:48:55  cheryloakes~seedlings : glad you did!
 19:49:07  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : That’s great Fred! Glad you are here!
 19:49:39  Fred Boss : @dennisar – the rebel county and real capital of Ireland! They would say at least πŸ™‚
 19:50:02  cheryloakes~seedlings : Fred, are you an educator?
 19:50:33  PeggyG : keep an open mind Alice πŸ™‚
 19:50:40  Fred Boss : @alicebarr – thanks and hi
 19:50:44  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : I am trying…
 19:50:50  PeggyG : just teasing of course!!
 19:50:54  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : πŸ™‚
 19:51:01  dennisar : @Fred – I took my family there. We toured western Ireland coast up through Galway.
 19:51:26  PeggyG : there is a new integration coming for online teaching/learning: Blackboard Collaborate that brings together Elluminate, Blackboard and Wimba πŸ™‚
 19:51:40  cheryloakes~seedlings : Now Peggy, that is so smart
 19:52:19  Fred Boss : I’m an art teacher by trade and now work in CPD with the – govt. agency that helps primary and post primary schools in Ireland integrate ICT. So now I work in teach PD
 19:52:27  PeggyG : I agree! they claim to be bringing the best from all of them together
 19:52:51  cheryloakes~seedlings : Great Fred, what a nice creative place for you to continue your work
 19:53:04  Fred Boss : @dennisar – Galway’s a great town for sightseeing and partying too
 19:53:05  PeggyG :
 19:53:41  PeggyG : I can’t think of Galway and not start humming Galway Bay! Love that song!
 19:54:12  cheryloakes~seedlings : Fred, what does a typical school look like in terms of laptops, or computers!
 19:54:21  dennisar : @fred – loved Denny’s bookstore – and the partying
 19:54:33  matt montagne : 2nd life cut back on employees
 19:54:48  cheryloakes~seedlings : oh, thanks matt, i’ve not been in for months
 19:54:50  dennisar : @Bob – that info new to me – πŸ™
 19:55:06  Fred Boss : @PeggyC – try this one instead =
 19:55:37  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : @Karmon Sl Stuff
 19:55:40  matt montagne : one of the stanford libraries has a big presence in SL
 19:55:42  cheryloakes~seedlings : @karmon   for second life
 19:55:58  cheryloakes~seedlings : say stephanie sent you
 19:56:06  PeggyG : love it Fred!! πŸ™‚
 19:56:44  cheryloakes~seedlings : THAT the humanities and technology CAMP
 19:56:46  alicebarr (SEEDlings) :
 19:57:22  Fred Boss : @cheryloakes~seedlings  – not great. No real 1 to 1 initiatives. Old PCs. IWBs have really taken off in primary sector and grants just released to post primary schools for spending on ICT  –
 19:57:57  cheryloakes~seedlings : we use a lot of the resources you all have developed with IWB, so thanks
 19:58:07  PeggyG : regional camps are a great idea
 19:58:27  PeggyG : isn’t that the way it goes πŸ™‚ ask a busy person…
 19:58:58  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Amazing what social media can help us accomplish!
 19:59:12  PeggyG : that is so true!
 19:59:26  cheryloakes~seedlings : What are you doing in your schools with social media?
 19:59:47  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Nings, Wikis and Google docs
 20:00:00  PeggyG : yeah! UMass-Amherst where I got my M.Ed. and Ed.D. πŸ™‚
 20:00:36  cheryloakes~seedlings : we are using glogster, nings , google domain, I have a FB page for my resource room, but it is lurking just now.
 20:00:54  cheryloakes~seedlings : Peggy,  I never knew that . A New Englander
 20:01:07  Connie Sitterley : Google docs, bookmarking, wikis, blogs, edmodo
 20:01:11  PeggyG : there are a growing number of unconferences! love it because most are also virtual
 20:01:30  PeggyG : yes a New Englander! started my career as a principal in Leverett MA
 20:01:40  loonyhiker : sorry, lost my internet and had to reboot computer πŸ™
 20:01:47  cheryloakes~seedlings : Loonyhiker, I just asked for people to share if they are using social media in their schools?
 20:02:20  PeggyG : edubloggercon before ISTE always has more people than that and it works great-just break into groups
 20:02:34  cheryloakes~seedlings : Thanks Peggy
 20:03:14  Fred Boss : Sadly no longer in a school, but when I was = blogs, skype and a bit of Flickr (all the rest is new today – I’ve been gone a while now)
 20:03:35  loonyhiker : i had my grad class join plurk and I have them blog as part of their assignments
 20:03:37  PeggyG : they organized the unconference in a really good way-put out pieces of chart paper on many tables. people added something to the chart they wanted to talk about and other people walked around and signed their name to indicate interest. then they formed the groups around those with highest interest
 20:03:37  cheryloakes~seedlings : yes, I forget FlickR is a social media
 20:03:56  dennisar : Unconferences always depend on the folks that show up to share.
 20:03:57  cheryloakes~seedlings : Loonyhiker, thanks for sharing that, so many good ideas
 20:04:09  PeggyG : true Dennis
 20:04:32  Fred Boss : I like the sign-p idea. Would be good for a staff meeting too
 20:04:33  cheryloakes~seedlings : Yes, and Dennis, the people who show up are looking to be with other un-people.
 20:04:44  dennisar : FexEx Days – 24 hours to do what you want to deliver value.
 20:05:04  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : @Dennisar Love that!
 20:05:20  bobsprankle : schools should have Fedx days
 20:05:27  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Oh yeah!!!
 20:05:53  PeggyG : it takes awhile for people to feel comfor scheduletable coming to a conference that they don’t have a schedule and a keynote speaker
 20:05:54  dennisar : @Cheryl @ Peggy – a PLN meet up.
 20:06:10  cheryloakes~seedlings : yes, dennisar, that really makes it
 20:06:20  cheryloakes~seedlings : Hi nancyvonw, welcome
 20:06:28  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Hey nancy! Welcome!
 20:06:29  Fred Boss : What abot the Google idea – only 80% of time on curriculum the school’s way and 20% on the student’s approach ?
 20:06:34  PeggyG : exactly! I love them!! but some people took awhile to “get it”
 20:06:35  bobsprankle : hi nancy!!!
 20:06:53  cheryloakes~seedlings : yes Fred, the google idea is what we really strive for
 20:06:55  nancyvonw : Hello!
 20:07:03  bobsprankle : great to see you! how are you?
 20:07:14  PeggyG : bigger than that for edubloggercon-ISTE
 20:07:15  bobsprankle : hi Deb!!
 20:07:37  cheryloakes~seedlings : Thanks Peggy!
 20:07:39  PeggyG : I have I have many pictures from the ISTE edubloggercon
 20:07:56  cheryloakes~seedlings : Yes, Peggy, I am remembering that photo has over 100 people
 20:08:13  PeggyG : yes we filled the entire stairwell πŸ™‚
 20:08:16  cheryloakes~seedlings : hello Deb! welcome
 20:08:24  dbarrows : Hello
 20:08:28  dbarrows : Hello
 20:08:31  stephanie c : hi deb!
 20:08:53  PeggyG : and we had to take 2 group photos because of people who couldn’t arrive at beginning of day πŸ™‚
 20:08:57  dbarrows : Congrats. Steph.
 20:09:16  PeggyG : your plans sound fantastic Steph!
 20:09:17  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Hi Deb
 20:09:32  cheryloakes~seedlings : knowledge transfer 
 20:09:42  cheryloakes~seedlings : after you go to a conference share, share, share
 20:10:03  dbarrows : Yes, Cheryl – that’s a great idea.
 20:10:11  PeggyG : keep the hashtag short πŸ™‚
 20:10:21  PeggyG : need to leave room for the message πŸ™‚
 20:10:31  cheryloakes~seedlings : of course, PEggy
 20:10:32  Fred Boss : Agree with Cheryl
 20:11:48  PeggyG : are you streaming any of it?
 20:12:01  cheryloakes~seedlings : Peggy, she said it would be up to participants
 20:12:13  Fred Boss : The famous dogs?
 20:12:29  PeggyG : ok thanks
 20:12:35  cheryloakes~seedlings :
 20:12:39  cheryloakes~seedlings : did I get it?
 20:13:06  dennisar : I created a wiki for Educon 2.2 to extend the conversation, but it never took off.
 20:13:08  cheryloakes~seedlings :
 20:13:20  PeggyG : even when you stream it’s important that the focus stays on the f2f group and the virtual group participates secondarily–don’t want to lose the important conversations and those are hard to stream
 20:13:56  PeggyG : that is usually the case Dennis. the ongoing conversation after the event quickly fades as people return to their regular routines
 20:14:13  cheryloakes~seedlings :
 20:14:47  Fred Boss : looks great
 20:15:03  PeggyG : RSA Animate really is great! Pink’s video is excellent
 20:15:23  bobsprankle : hi nancy1!
 20:15:26  dennisar : The Educon 2.2 wiki I created:
 20:16:07  PeggyG : they remind me of the commoncraft videos but much more complex and thought provoking!
 20:16:13  nancyvonw : I”m sorry, the [u]U[/u]stream shows “off air” ??
 20:16:18  cheryloakes~seedlings : yes, peggy
 20:16:24  Fred Boss : Being an art teacher I love the RSA – I did a whiteboard stop-motion animation with my students once – they loved it and got into it from the start
 20:16:40  cheryloakes~seedlings : nancyvonw. go to the top of the page participate live and click on the speakers
 20:16:41  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Nancy, click Edtech A and you can hear in iTunes
 20:17:01  PeggyG : much more thought-provoking rather than a “tutorial” πŸ™‚
 20:17:22  cheryloakes~seedlings :
 20:17:25  PeggyG : does it inspire you to want to create a video like that?
 20:17:43  nancyvonw : Ohhhhhh! πŸ™‚
 20:18:11  PeggyG : that’s so exciting Alice!
 20:18:25  PeggyG : I definitely want to see the links!
 20:18:37  dennisar : Dan Pink’s Drive by RSA –
 20:19:18  dbarrows : Oh good – I’d love to see the links too.
 20:19:24  cheryloakes~seedlings :
 20:19:54  Fred Boss :  – this might be similar (?) Gets the students to talk about the books they read and then share this with others around Ireland, who can then post their version of the review. It’s a walled garden approach
 20:20:20  cheryloakes~seedlings :
 20:20:29  PeggyG : we’re starting to use this as an alternative to wallwisher–few more features πŸ™‚
 20:20:54  Fred Boss : Pindax looks good – thanks for that one
 20:20:55  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : @PeggyG They so rocked this year! Amazing
 20:21:07  PeggyG : definitely!
 20:21:23  PeggyG : incredible presentations!
 20:21:46  dbarrows : Have considered doing an Apps session during the Seedlings show or even better a separate show?
 20:21:56  PeggyG : someone asked for our must see presentations on K12online and there is no way I could pick one or two. There are so many great ones!
 20:22:16  cheryloakes~seedlings :  login as guest
 20:22:17  PeggyG : the Student Voices presentations are excellent too! Wonderful strand!
 20:22:38  PeggyG : Lorna did such a great job on her presentation!
 20:22:48  cheryloakes~seedlings :
 20:23:12  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : @PeggyG Here is the link to the page with the Backchannel which has most of the links
 20:23:19  PeggyG : the K12 Online Conference this year is also on iTunesU so you can subscribe and listen whenever it’s convenient πŸ™‚
 20:23:21  Fred Boss : Yes – K12 Online Conference is fantastic
 20:23:40  cheryloakes~seedlings :
 20:23:41  PeggyG : thanks for that link Alice!
 20:23:59  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : @Peggy G You’re welcome.
 20:24:34  Fred Boss : Have just spent tonight loading the K12 Online Conference videos onto my iPod to enjoy tomorrow
 20:25:02  cheryloakes~seedlings :
 20:25:16  dbarrows : Fred – thanks for the good idea!
 20:26:00  PeggyG : good for you Fred! I have all of them on my iphone because I’m the one that uploads all of them to itunesu every morning at 4:45am my time πŸ™‚
 20:26:16  Fred Boss : There’s an Irish school involved in shoutlearning according to their online map
 20:26:21  dennisar : I have to leave, but wanted to leave a link to this graphic on younger students and virtual worlds:
 20:26:45  loonyhiker : thx for all these great links! time for me to get ready for bed… y’all are wonderful!
 20:26:49  PeggyG : thanks Dennis!
 20:26:50  dennisar : Yeah Fred πŸ™‚
 20:26:52  Fred Boss : @dennisar – thanks for that link
 20:26:54  cheryloakes~seedlings : goodnight to all!
 20:27:09  dennisar : You are welcome.
 20:27:19  Fred Boss : Hope you could understand my accent πŸ˜€
 20:27:20  loonyhiker : all these exotic places
 20:27:21  PeggyG : see you all next week! I’ll be on Eastern time for a bit–going to NC to visit πŸ™‚
 20:27:22  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : @dennisar Wow!
 20:27:26  cheryloakes~seedlings : yes FRED!!
 20:27:30  dennisar : Thanks for another great Seedlings!
 20:27:33  loonyhiker : oooh peggy, i’ll wave to u from SC
 20:27:41  dennisar : Night.
 20:27:42  PeggyG : Thanks Stephanie! Would love to hear more about the unconference!
 20:27:50  PeggyG : great loonyhiker!
 20:27:59  PeggyG : bye everyone
 20:28:05  nancyvonw : [i]yes, prague, having trouble clicking into the comment window- tried to wake up at 1:30 to catch whole show, but did catch end, maybe next time
 20:28:24  Fred Boss : Sl?Β°n (goodbye in Irish)
 20:28:31  cheryloakes~seedlings : please come back!! Nancy, so good of you.
 20:29:02  nancyvonw : [i]haha
 20:29:05  bobsprankle : Thanks to all!
 20:29:11  Fred Boss : Go Nancy!
 20:29:15  dbarrows : Okay – when?? SEED reunion??
 20:29:21  nancyvonw : [i]bye, until next time!
 20:29:27  dbarrows : Jen wants to do it too.
 20:29:37  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : SEED reunion soooonnnnn including head seed
 20:30:42  stephanie c : THanks everyone!
 20:30:42  alicebarr (SEEDlings) : Thanks all!
 20:30:46  dbarrows : Thanks!
 20:31:09  nancyvonw : [i]the son of a best friend attends wentworth- architecture- he loves it.. He has mild learning disabilities and Wentworth accomadates him, sorry I missed it live…

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