We had a small gathering this week, perhaps due to our change in broadcasting time (now at 8/7/6pm EDT/CDT/PDT). Alice and Maria, joined by Lisa in the chat room discussed the uses of interactive whiteboards.Discussion included, but was not limited to:
The IWBs we work with, an different features that make them better or worse;
Other IWB systems besides SMART and Promethean, including DIY ones;
How we use them (which is the most important thing);
Expensive lecture tool or way to transform learning for students? Hmmm, we’re skeptical;
While we both enjoy our experience with these tools, we came to no hard and fast conclusions about whether they are
"the" tool (for good or ill). Listen up and see if you can come to your own conclusions.
The Chat Log follows:
mariak -> Room 1: It’s just you and me, baby Alice Mercer -> Room 1: He there! Alice Mercer -> Room 1: We are on EdTech A Alice Mercer -> Room 1: http://www.mimio.com Alice Mercer -> Room 1: http://www.einstruction.com Durff -> Room 1: hey all – walking across room to find power cord Alice Mercer -> Room 1: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/johnny_lee_demos_wii_remote_hacks.html Alice Mercer -> Room 1: http://drzreflects.blogspot.com/2010/02/whats-wrong-with-this-picture.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DrZReflects+%28Dr.+Z+Reflects%29&utm_content=Google+Reader Durff -> Room 1: imagine maria sitting on floor Durff -> Room 1: i use an overhead for the quickwrite sransom -> Room 1: That photo is classic… and probably not too uncommon. Durff -> Room 1: we don’t have a SMARTboards Alice Mercer -> Room 1: http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2010/01/16/quickie-update/ Durff -> Room 1: Links for our shows at http://groups.diigo.com/group/itselementary sransom -> Room 1: http://cherylsclassroomtips.com/2008/11/modeling-writing.html Durff -> Room 1: @sransom what is at that url? Durff -> Room 1: wb sransom -> Room 1: @Durff – did it not work? Durff -> Room 1: now it did Durff -> Room 1: i’m on hotel network Durff -> Room 1: at PETE-C Durff -> Room 1: very very slow Durff -> Room 1: ty for RTing Alice Mercer -> Room 1: Hi Sransom sransom -> Room 1: Isn’t that the problem, though. We help teachers USE technology and not how to teach effectively and in meaningful ways with it? Durff -> Room 1: bingo Durff -> Room 1: they are doing so well ! sransom -> Room 1: My students are so anxious about learning how to use the IWB, yet less interested in teaching in meaningful ways. I tell them that the technology is the EASY part… and it is. Durff -> Room 1: rimes + onsets = about 950 words Durff -> Room 1: Adams, 1990 sransom -> Room 1: NCLB consultant. Groan. Durff -> Room 1: every groan together now Alice Mercer -> Room 1: You in PI? Durff -> Room 1: hi con! Durff -> Room 1: colin Alice Mercer -> Room 1: Ya gotta have a consultant when you’re in PI Durff -> Room 1: no can spell at conf colingally -> Room 1: hi guys, just a quick drop in before duty calls! sransom -> Room 1: PI? Alice Mercer -> Room 1: Program Improvement: Not making AYP Durff -> Room 1: WB Colin sransom -> Room 1: Oh yes… Such a shame they are called by that term. Alice Mercer -> Room 1: http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2010/01/27/tln_ferriter_whiteboards.html?tkn=Q[RFGmQux6XnMebDMl4nddRDutTae13KtmNE Durff -> Room 1: not true Alice Mercer -> Room 1: http://www.e4africa.co.za/?tag=iwbs Durff -> Room 1: i just tell kids i know nothing and they HAVE to do it Alice Mercer -> Room 1: The first was Ferriter Durff -> Room 1: i might help a little sometimes Alice Mercer -> Room 1: and next wast from Kobus van Wyk in South Africa where they are implementing a lot of IWB projects sransom -> Room 1: http://weblogg-ed.com/2010/transformative-technology-really/ colingally -> Room 1: In my last school teachers did not have a choice. the "old" whiteboards were taken out and replaced with Prometheans. the teachers who were scared and negative soon became champions in using them. WITH TRAINING!! Durff -> Room 1: 🙂 Durff -> Room 1: but your school is so lucky Durff -> Room 1: i don’t even have one colingally -> Room 1: the school i’m at now does has only one or two. it’s such a loss 🙁 sransom -> Room 1: Getting kids using it is not transformative. Durff -> Room 1: indeed Alice Mercer -> Room 1: getting kids creating on it would be though Durff -> Room 1: our school has 6 – they gather dust sransom -> Room 1: Directing the learning is different than controlling the IWB. Alice Mercer -> Room 1: Also, I think that having kids using it is transformative Durff -> Room 1: one won’t fit in the room where i teach colingally -> Room 1: Durff this Epson projector is interesting to me http://www.techlearning.com/article/26736 Alice Mercer -> Room 1: Unless you give them step by step instructions and tell them what to do sransom -> Room 1: @Alice – what’s transformative about it? Durff -> Room 1: thanks Alice Mercer -> Room 1: I’ll answer that in a moment Alice Mercer -> Room 1: Sransom sransom -> Room 1: Okay. Thx. Durff -> Room 1: transforming education Durff -> Room 1: hi sally Durff -> Room 1: wb sally sransom -> Room 1: I get that… sransom -> Room 1: It’s just so sad that we are calling that transformative… It just seems to me that what you are describing is just "good teaching". Durff -> Room 1: hi bruce blemieux -> Room 1: Hello sransom -> Room 1: I do understand that there are terrible pressures put upon teachers to do things counter-intuitively. 🙁 sransom -> Room 1: I hear you. Durff -> Room 1: 🙂 sransom -> Room 1: Such a shame. Durff -> Room 1: now be good blemieux -> Room 1: 🙂 sransom -> Room 1: Thanks for sharing. I have to run. Bless you all! Durff -> Room 1: thank you all for coming! Durff -> Room 1: we were 8-9, not 9-10 Durff -> Room 1: sorry for any confusion colingally -> Room 1: mad i missed the majority of this chat. until next time! mariak -> Room 1: thanks all – goodbye
The show started with Maria Knee sharing her experiences at EduCon 2.2, and the goals of learner-centered, constructivist education that are the centerpiece of that conference. We then used that as a transition to a discussion about how computer labs are often being used and how it fits in with those goals:
We started with the bad and ugly:labs being used for test prep; and lab being used almost exclusively for Accelerated Reader quizing.
We then discussed good practices: having students create content, and how do this by having small group projects with some students while the other students work independently.
We discussed how we used different tools for different goals and activities, the lab, classroom computers, and IWBs.
NOTE: We will be moving the time of our next show on Monday February 22, one hour earlier to 5/6/7 PDT/CDT/EDT or 1:00 GMT. That show will be on Interactive White Boards in the Elementary Classroom. Hope to see you there.
Beginnig of the year edition of It’s Elementary Webcast. We are moving our format to one informal chat and one interview per month. On this occasion, we shared some educational conferences coming up both on the East Coast (Educon 2.2, PETE&C) and West Coast CUE where we expect to go or present. As well as NECC 2010. We also had a chance to share what we are doing in our classrooms. The fact that there isn’t a lot happening that is new and inovative but rather, just using some tools like voicethread and our classroom blogs. For a tech use in the elementary classroom perspective, join is the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. Check the ETT calendar for up to date information.
20:40:34 alicemercer : This chat is for It’s Elementary Show #42 on Monday January 11, 2010
20:41:17 nlade : what all is planned to be discussed on this? I just saw the stream on Twitter and thought I would jump in on it 🙂
20:41:33 alicemercer : Open topic about plans for new year
20:41:39 nlade : thanks
20:51:34 Durff : hello
20:51:41 JoseRodriguez : hey… still setting up.
20:53:30 Durff : ustream thix evening?
20:56:05 PeggyG : Hi all! Great to see you!
20:56:27 Durff : hey peggy
20:56:31 Durff : hi wing
20:56:36 wingsonwater03 : evening
20:56:49 PeggyG : is everyone keeping warm 🙂
20:57:04 Durff : in bed with many layers of wool on
20:57:30 PeggyG : it was a beautiful day in Phoenix AZ today-71 degrees and sunny 🙂 Come on down Durff
20:57:49 JoseRodriguez : on… Ustream only today..
20:58:11 JoseRodriguez : we are live..
20:58:11 PeggyG : thanks I was wondering about that
20:58:29 Durff : audio on ustream
20:58:34 PeggyG : got it!
20:58:35 wingsonwater03 : ahh, sound…
20:58:54 Durff : ty
20:59:04 alicemercer : alice mercer
20:59:07 alicemercer : alice.mercer
20:59:19 JoseRodriguez : how is the sound?
20:59:21 PeggyG : I can’t answer because Lisa P. says I shouldn’t be called a "guy" 🙂 topic in Conversations yesterday!
20:59:49 Durff : hey you guys
20:59:49 PeggyG : we agreed to disagree 🙂
21:00:04 PeggyG : we tried that too Alice 🙂 y’all
21:00:12 JoseRodriguez : all.. my students are "guys"
21:00:17 PeggyG : I can find my headset when the time comes
21:00:39 PeggyG : dear is so sweet 🙂
21:01:02 Durff : hi katghy
21:01:11 kathymaske : hello all!
21:01:29 PeggyG : hi Kathymaske-welcome
21:01:54 PeggyG : it’s so great to hear all of your voices!!
21:02:02 PeggyG : Jan. 11
21:02:23 PeggyG : expectations for the new year–going to really have to think!!
21:03:10 Durff : ty kathy for RT
21:03:15 JoseRodriguez : Hey Kathy..
21:03:23 kathymaske : anytime durff
21:03:39 PeggyG : it’s so hard to avoid catching things going around! remember to sneeze in your sleeve 🙂
21:04:08 JoseRodriguez : I’ve been sick.. on and off also… but feel good after three weeks off.
21:04:14 Durff : clorox wipes
21:04:22 Durff : hi s cott
21:04:30 wingsonwater03 : I’m a fan of the lysol spray myself
21:04:30 PeggyG : so sorry to hear you’ve all been sick! I’ve been lucky so far–knock on wood!
21:04:43 PeggyG : Educon 2.2????? 🙂
21:04:50 kathymaske : thx for reminding me to sanitze!
21:04:58 Durff : Educon http://educon22.wikispaces.com/
21:05:12 JoseRodriguez : or participate virtually…
21:05:16 PeggyG : yeah!!!! I sure wish I could go to it but I’ll definitely be participating virtually!
21:05:18 JoseRodriguez : talks are pretty cool
21:05:41 PeggyG : we cancelled our Classroom 2.0 LIVE show that Saturday so people could go to Educon!
21:06:11 JoseRodriguez : that was thoughtful Peggy…
21:06:30 PeggyG : it is such a fabulous conference!!
21:06:44 JoseRodriguez : Our local confernce here in California is in March.
21:06:55 JoseRodriguez : CUE>> in Palm Springs.
21:06:56 PeggyG : is that CUE Jose?
21:07:08 PeggyG : I’m going to that IN PERSON!! 🙂 Can’t wait!
21:07:10 JoseRodriguez : yep.. also a nevada event, I heard.
21:07:17 Durff : PA first
21:08:29 Durff : Chris Lehmann http://www.peteandc.org/
21:08:30 PeggyG : waiting with baited breath!!! 🙂
21:08:46 wingsonwater03 : wow..thats a stacked line-up
21:08:51 PeggyG : we had Sir Ken Robinson at our conference in AZ this fall and he is great!
21:09:15 PeggyG : many of his presentations are related to creativity 🙂
21:09:35 JoseRodriguez : I saw the TED.. talk it was pretty cool.
21:09:47 PeggyG : He’s really famous for his TED talk!
21:09:53 alicemercer : http://cue.org
21:10:14 Durff : http://www.cue.org/conference/
21:10:18 PeggyG : I can’t wait to see both Alice and Jose at CUE!!! My first time!
21:10:43 PeggyG : kind of expensive to fly into Palm Springs
21:10:46 JoseRodriguez : I drive in from Los Angeles..
21:10:54 JoseRodriguez : Canada?
21:11:22 PeggyG : several of us are coming from AZ so we may drive together
21:11:23 JoseRodriguez : just kidding…
21:11:46 Durff : ISTE = http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/2010/
21:12:24 PeggyG : oh Maria I wish you could come!!!
21:12:51 Durff : Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
21:13:13 MariaKnee : couldn’t make the funding work
21:13:31 Durff : hi bbass
21:13:37 PeggyG : that’s so sad that the cutoff date for the grant is so early!
21:14:10 PeggyG : the K12online presentations have been great and I love that they are available forever!!
21:14:20 Durff : http://k12onlineconference.org/
21:14:25 alicemercer : I didn’t get a chance to listen to k12 online because of travel and illness, wah.
21:14:30 PeggyG : Rachel Boyd was incredible in her fireside chat last Saturday!
21:14:33 wingsonwater03 : I’ve really enjoyed them as well this year
21:14:41 alicemercer : So I appreciate that I can listen to it still
21:14:50 alicemercer : In your PJs?
21:14:55 JoseRodriguez : my inspiration.. Rachel’s 6 year olds.
21:14:57 Durff : 🙂
21:15:06 PeggyG : I want to use Rachel’s presentation in a LAN party here in AZ-teachers will be so inspired to try what she suggests
21:15:08 alicemercer : my favorite kind of preso
21:15:21 kathymaske : and you can listen in jammies!
21:15:21 MariaKnee : http://k12onlineconference.org/
21:15:24 PeggyG : yeah Jose and Maria!!! you are the best!!!!
21:16:10 PeggyG : I have quite a few of the presentations on my ipod so I can listen any time
21:16:39 MariaKnee : Me too peggy – like having them on the ipod
21:16:41 JoseRodriguez : actually.. EVO Electronic Village Online is going on right now, right?
21:16:47 PeggyG : http://www.vwbpe.org/about
21:16:57 alicemercer : I should load them on my phone
21:16:58 PeggyG : March 12-13, 2010
21:17:12 alicemercer : What format is the video? Mp4? or MOV?
21:17:20 PeggyG : mp4
21:17:24 alicemercer : awesome
21:17:57 Durff : http://academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/TESOL/EVOL/portal.htm
21:18:05 PeggyG : http://evosessions.pbworks.com/FrontPage
21:18:20 Durff : Peggy’s link is better
21:18:22 JoseRodriguez : http://webheadsinaction.org/evo2010
21:18:26 PeggyG : I love EVO!
21:19:05 PeggyG : we have 3 great AzTEA conferences during the year and our May conference has Kevin Honeycutt as our keynote! I’m so excited!
21:19:21 JoseRodriguez : She is the super star.. Kindergarten teacher..
21:19:35 Durff : indeed
21:19:38 alicemercer : Wow great for AzTEA
21:19:49 PeggyG : http://www.aztea.org/content/WOW2010 if anyone wants to come to AZ 🙂
21:20:11 Durff : hi dmkenney
21:20:36 JoseRodriguez : US.. Centric… but.. open the world. 🙂
21:20:38 PeggyG : I’ll definitely be at ISTE 2010 in Denver–get to do a Poster Session with Kim Caise on hosting online webinars
21:20:53 Durff : oh not fair
21:21:02 Durff : i know too many famous people
21:21:02 JoseRodriguez : Will try to make it in…
21:21:04 PeggyG : AZ Technology in Education Association
21:21:04 kathymaske : interesting considering we are behind in many areas of education
21:21:44 PeggyG : it’s going to be fantastic! he’ll do a session on Friday eve for administrators and keynote and workshops on Sat. Kevin is sooooo motivational!
21:22:00 Durff : Sigh
21:22:11 Durff : WB dmkenney
21:22:45 PeggyG : growing up under Jim Crow? do you have a link to the voicethread?
21:23:30 PeggyG : I did my first teaching in Georgia in 1965. 🙂
21:24:01 PeggyG : they were still experiencing serious separate but equal issues then! I was shocked!
21:24:21 Durff : http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=290699
21:24:43 PeggyG : how fun Durff! thanks for the link
21:25:42 PeggyG : Rachel is such a Master Teacher! yet she makes it look so easy!
21:25:43 alicemercer : VoiceThread on Jim Crow http://bit.ly/7RF8w1
21:26:23 Durff : Hi Julie
21:26:34 Julie CO : Hi there
21:26:45 PeggyG : thanks for that link Alice-can I add to the VT?
21:26:45 JoseRodriguez : http://wallwisher.com
21:27:08 JoseRodriguez : is my first playground … from Rachel Boyd’s presentation.
21:27:25 JoseRodriguez : and http://xtranormal.com
21:27:25 PeggyG : can you video skype with her classroom Jose?
21:27:41 JoseRodriguez : that would be awesome…
21:27:49 JoseRodriguez : will try to make a contact
21:28:12 PeggyG : I’ll bet she would love it! I know she’s changing schools this month though.
21:28:18 Durff : time zones
21:28:37 PeggyG : your modeling will encourage the other teachers Maria
21:28:58 JoseRodriguez : yeah.. not quite.. possible. but some asychronous conversation would be good.
21:29:08 PeggyG : yes Durff-time zones are a real challenge between CA and New Zealand 🙂
21:29:52 PeggyG : there are so many exciting PD opportunities available to us this year!! you’re really motivating me!
21:30:34 Julie CO : Our district just brought in David Warlick last weekend- I’m still reeling from all the new info & working on how to incorporate new ideas
21:30:41 PeggyG : we’re having Civil War Sallie on Classroom 2.0 LIVE this Saturday, 12:00noon EST–come and join us. She is so much fun to listen to.
21:31:18 Durff : really?
21:31:30 PeggyG : great summary Alice!
21:31:34 JoseRodriguez : @julie.. David Warlick is the bomb..
21:32:04 PeggyG : the Instructional Design show was great! Robert Squires
21:32:19 JoseRodriguez : yeah.. I heard part of it it was great
21:32:26 PeggyG : and we have another new show–Echo for K12 online conference
21:32:46 PeggyG : Tuesdays on ETT-8:00pm alternate weeks-first show is Jan. 26
21:33:26 PeggyG : it’s alternate weeks for the most part with a few exceptions
21:33:43 PeggyG : welcome Michael!
21:33:50 Durff : yay!
21:34:11 JoseRodriguez : I like using http://starfall.com
21:34:31 PeggyG : how exciting Michael!! ipods for reading fluency! brilliant idea
21:35:08 PeggyG : the kids will love hearing themselves reading!
21:35:36 JoseRodriguez : shared readings..
21:35:44 JoseRodriguez : buddy readers…
21:36:00 JoseRodriguez : an expert … reader.
21:36:01 alicemercer : Adina Sullivan was goign to be doing some work with Nano’s for English Language Development
21:37:22 PeggyG : sometimes Voicethread is a great way to get kids started recording their own voices–seems less threatening to them
21:37:23 JoseRodriguez : What is your class blog, Michael.
21:37:54 PeggyG : you’re so right about Starfall.com, Jose! That is a great site 🙂
21:38:06 wingsonwater03 : http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=193948
21:38:25 PeggyG : what fun!! thanks for the link
21:38:34 JoseRodriguez : cool.. we also use classblogmeister
21:38:53 Julie CO : so Michael, how did you decide on classblogmeister?
21:39:15 MariaKnee : http://www.belkin.com/images/product/F8Z274/FUL1_F8Z274.jpg
21:39:51 JoseRodriguez : http://www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=150374
21:40:07 PeggyG : http://www.belkin.com/pressroom/releases/uploads/01_07_08RockStar.html
21:40:19 PeggyG : that’s the Belkin link you shared with me earlier Maria
21:40:53 PeggyG : 4 Touches 🙂
21:41:17 PeggyG : my grandkids (6 year olds) got iTouches for Christmas and they are loving them
21:41:34 alicemercer : New touches have video and audio, rigtht? BUT do the old ones?
21:41:41 PeggyG : they have so many free/cheap apps for iTouch and you can also record
21:41:59 PeggyG : but you can’t do video on Nanos either
21:42:22 PeggyG : Audacity is a perfect tool for them!
21:43:20 wingsonwater03 : @Julie I liked the control that I had over the posting and commenting. It seemed like a nice feature.
21:44:19 JoseRodriguez : an android.. laday in the house.
21:44:25 JoseRodriguez : lady
21:44:45 Durff : oi veh
21:45:29 PeggyG : you can use Odeo for phone recording- http://odeo.com
21:45:40 Julie CO : I’ve been testing out using thinkquest.com, but it hasn’t been what I envisioned. I’m wondering if a straight up blog would be better.
21:45:51 Julie CO : thanks for that response, Michael
21:47:05 wingsonwater03 : 🙂
21:47:06 PeggyG : how exciting Alice!
21:47:41 PeggyG : one of our local tech educators taught her teachers how to make a document camera using an old digital camera
21:48:45 MariaKnee : that sounds like something useful Peggy
21:49:20 PeggyG : it was a fantastic workshop and she recorded it–I’ll try to find the link
21:49:37 MariaKnee : thanks – would be very interested.
21:50:23 PeggyG : I’ll have to send it to you–can’t find it quickly
21:50:26 Durff : and michael
21:50:34 PeggyG : thanks for another great show!!! thank you everyone!
21:50:50 Durff : @wingsonwater03
21:51:18 Durff : on Twitter he is
21:51:30 wingsonwater03 : thats correct
21:51:50 PeggyG : that’s a great song! Not on the Test!
21:51:55 Durff : everyone follow him
21:52:09 PeggyG : Kevin Honeycutt also has a great song called I need my teachers to learn. 🙂
21:52:19 Julie CO : thank you all for sharing!
21:52:27 Durff : Love this song!!
21:52:31 JoseRodriguez : Night everone.. .. going off the air after the song
21:52:45 JoseRodriguez : i have that also..
21:52:49 Durff : I promise not to sing without muting first
21:52:51 JoseRodriguez : I could play it.
21:52:59 PeggyG : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxJUQtoe0TU Kevin’s song
21:53:28 JoseRodriguez : I cued. it.. if y’all like to listen to Kevin
21:54:00 Durff : clap clap clap clap clap
21:54:14 PeggyG : Kevin is so talented! and bright!
21:54:28 JoseRodriguez : used by permission 🙂
21:54:44 Durff : thank you again michail
21:54:50 Durff : oh i can’t type
21:54:52 PeggyG : he has such great messages in his songs 🙂
21:55:39 MariaKnee : Goodnight everyone.
21:55:47 JoseRodriguez : goodnight…
21:55:49 Durff : night maria
21:55:58 MariaKnee : Peggy and micahel – thanks for joining us tonight
21:56:17 wingsonwater03 : Thanks for letting me spew. I’ll talk to you later.
21:56:20 MariaKnee : oops – Michael – guess I’m too tired to spell correctly!
21:56:25 Durff : Ah – eek
21:56:27 JoseRodriguez : thanks.. it was great
21:57:11 PeggyG : http://schoolweb.dysart.org/EdTech/Content.aspx?conID=416 found the video for making document cameras from recycled old cameras
21:57:26 JoseRodriguez : wow.. cool
21:57:44 JoseRodriguez : I am still working on the wii.. smartboard
21:57:47 PeggyG : it’s really neat!
21:58:03 PeggyG : she shows you exactly how to do it
21:58:24 PeggyG : wonderful music Jose! thanks!
21:58:33 PeggyG : adios
21:58:41 Durff : night – buenas tardas
22:37:56 Edgar : hello
The It’s Elementary crew discusses the k12onlineconference with it’s very own Jose Rodriguez and Maria Knee, Co-Conveners. Make sure to join us for the k12online LAN Party On November 18, the K12Online Conference is hosting a LAN party from 6:30PM to 8:30PM EST. We invite everyone to gather at the LAN party site with colleagues in order to view two past conference presentations and then engage in lively discussions in the EdTechTalk chatroom.
[18:00] <PeggyG> Hi everyone
[18:01] <PeggyG> Hooray!! one of my favorite topics!! the k12online conference 🙂
[18:02] <derrallg> Hi PeggyG
[18:02] <PeggyG> Hi derrallg! I always love seeing your name pop up in the chat!
[18:02] <derrallg> That’s how I feel about you 🙂
[18:03] <PeggyG> love it!! ask a busy person and they get the job done!! so glad you said YES 🙂
[18:04] <PeggyG> http://k12onlineconference.org/
[18:04] <PeggyG> http://k12online.ning.com/
[18:04] <PeggyG> I love how easy it is to copy/paste links in this new chat 🙂
[18:05] <derrallg> This is my first experience with it
[18:06] <Mariak> http://animoto.com/play/fbQuN0rRwUvyyQxLNNNgwQ
[18:06] <Mariak> animoto link
[18:06] <PeggyG> You can also find the animoto on the conference website: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=400
[18:07] <PeggyG> you did a fantastic job on that Maria!! Thank you!
[18:07] <Mariak> why thank you!
[18:08] <alicemercer> or sarah
[18:09] <PeggyG> it’s exciting to hear about the addition of the Spanish presentations this year!
[18:10] <derrallg> It does make it so much more global in scope
[18:10] <PeggyG> definitely!
[18:11] <PeggyG> and there will be lots of people listening to this recording later 🙂
[18:12] <JoseRodriguez> Hey Burt are you from edtechclassroom podcast?
[18:13] <PeggyG> his year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote by classroom teacher and international educator Kim Cofino the week of November 30, 2009. The following two weeks, December 7-11 and December 14-17, over fifty presentations will be posted online to our conference blog and our conference Ning for participants to view, download, and discuss.
[18:13] <PeggyG> That’s information from the website–just for the record in our chat here 🙂
[18:16] <PeggyG> I’m really enjoying the LIVE events leading up to the conference. It’s really fun to watch the presentations from previous years with the presenters in the chat room to talk with us!
[18:17] <JoseRodriguez> Hey Jeff..
[18:17] <Mariak> Hey there – Jeff
[18:17] <derrallg> Hi Jeff
[18:17] <jutecht> Howdy….
[18:17] <PeggyG> our next event is Nov. 18th from 6:30-8:30pm Eastern-join us!!
[18:17] <PeggyG> thank you Alice 🙂
[18:17] <jutecht> Howdy…thanks!
[18:18] <PeggyG> yeah Jeff!! I want to talk with you–sent you a message on your blog 🙂
[18:18] <jutecht> She’s not here now….teaching a class…..
[18:18] <jutecht> exactly…it’s about making connections. 🙂
[18:19] <sroseman> testing
[18:20] <alicemercer> Hi Sue!
[18:20] <PeggyG> our presenters at the Nov. 18th LAN party will be: 6:30-7:15 Kevin Jarrett and Sylvia Martinez "Second Life: K-20 Educators Exploring Virtual Worlds-Panel" 7:30-8:15 Chris Harbeck-Release the Hounds
[18:20] <Mariak> http://k12online.ning.com/video/alrededor-del-mundo-con-skype
[18:20] <Mariak> silvia’s teaser
[18:20] <PeggyG> Silvia Tolisano is so amazing!!
[18:20] <alicemercer> So you’re making the planning parties more than just business
[18:20] <jutecht> Kim talked about her keynote on her blog here: http://mscofino.edublogs.org/2009/10/11/going-global-culture-shock-convergence-and-the-future-of-education/
[18:21] <PeggyG> thanks for that link Jeff!
[18:21] <Mariak> http://k12online.ning.com/video/around-the-world-with-skype
[18:21] <Mariak> the english version of silvia’s teaser
[18:21] <PeggyG> I can’t wait to hear Kim Cofino
[18:22] <jutecht> @peggyG can’t wait to hear it either…she hasn’t share it here with us and I sit 10 feet from her. 🙂
[18:23] <Mariak> welcome back Sue
[18:23] <Mariak> and glad you are back too Kathy
[18:23] <PeggyG> I love the idea that we will be able to keep the learning and conversation going after the conference with the monthly LAN parties via EdTechTalk! Susan van Gelder will host them as the K12online Echo 🙂
[18:24] <sroseman> hi everyone
[18:24] <PeggyG> so Kim’s keeping her keynote a secret!! so clever!!
[18:24] <derrallg> hi Sue
[18:24] <sroseman> strange interface
[18:24] <derrallg> @sroseman I’m not used to it either yet
[18:24] <PeggyG> that LAN party concept all began with Jeff!! that was a brilliant idea!!
[18:24] <jutecht> @peggyg yeah….it’s secret for now….we’ll get it out of her in a couple weeks. 🙂
[18:25] <PeggyG> be sure to tweet it if you do!! 🙂 tee hee!
[18:25] <jutecht> We’re planning some LAN parties for this year…we’ll see how they go.
[18:26] <PeggyG> if you join both the Ning and the wiki/website you’ll get all of the latest information!!
[18:26] <Mariak> http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/K12-Online-Conference/168872343206?ref=nf
[18:27] <PeggyG> http://k12online.ning.com/
[18:27] <JoseRodriguez> thank peggy
[18:27] <Mariak> http://k12onlineconference.org/
[18:27] <PeggyG> http://k12onlineconference.org/
[18:27] <PeggyG> much easier when you’re not talking!
[18:27] <PeggyG> you’re really good Maria!!
[18:28] <PeggyG> the teasers are being posted here as they come in: http://k12onlineconference.org/?cat=92
[18:29] <PeggyG> this conference is so amazing and people still are viewing and discussing presentations from the first year and they’re still relevant!!
[18:29] <derrallg> I share but just can’t get teachers around me to see what it’s about, don’t know why
[18:29] <jutecht> Thanks….hadn’t realized I didn’t sign up on the ning until now.
[18:29] <derrallg> Hey Patrick
[18:29] <PeggyG> I’ll approve you right away Jeff 🙂
[18:30] <jutecht> So many options to get together and just have conversations.
[18:31] <PeggyG> have a LAN party @derrallg and serve pizza and beverages–show them a presentation from previous years and then talk about the upcoming conference. They’ll love it!
[18:31] <PeggyG> I have found the LAN parties work much better if you do them away from school in someone’s home 🙂
[18:31] <derrallg> @peggyg I think that is probably something along the lines of what I need to do
[18:32] <JoseRodriguez> @peggy I agree.. in a relaxed social environment
[18:33] <PeggyG> we had a fabulous LAN party last year using the presentation about global projects with Kim Cofino/Jen Wagner and then we skyped them in to talk with us. It was fantastic!
[18:33] <derrallg> @peggyg that was probably so powerful for them
[18:33] <PeggyG> great summary Alice!
[18:33] <derrallg> hey Matt
[18:33] <matt-montagne> hey derrall!
[18:34] <alicemercer> Who wants to join us?
[18:34] <alicemercer> Peggy? Jeff? Matt? Sue?
[18:34] <alicemercer> Andyone?
[18:34] <pwoessner> finally in and able to listen
[18:34] <PeggyG> Wes is such an awesome leader!!
[18:34] <alicemercer> Derrall you can talk too
[18:34] <derrallg> glad to see you here Patrick
[18:34] <Mariak> Hi there patrick
[18:35] <pwoessner> @Derrall Thanks!
[18:35] <derrallg> this echo will make it difficult
[18:35] <derrallg> bring in Patrick
[18:35] <jutecht> I have a meeting in 5 minutes….sorry….:(
[18:35] <PeggyG> Sorry I need to get to another meeting 🙁 I would love to have joined you!! I’m passionate about this conference!
[18:35] <JoseRodriguez> Thanks for stopping by Jeff..
[18:36] <alicemercer> Matt or Sue?
[18:36] <derrallg> @PeggyG you’re so busy
[18:36] <jutecht> See you guys later……back to work for me!
[18:37] <derrallg> bye Jeff
[18:37] <PeggyG> too busy for being retired (wink) 🙂
[18:37] <alicemercer> Thanks!
[18:38] <pwoessner> Hi Matt
[18:39] <derrallg> It’s amazing that a virtual conference has been sustained such as this
[18:41] <pwoessner> yep…i’m here
[18:41] <pwoessner> i can open skype
[18:42] <pwoessner> working on it 🙂
[18:43] <matt-montagne> pretty good there jose!!!
[18:43] == Anthony has changed nick to Guest71803
[18:43] <matt-montagne> nie job on those time zone conversions!!
[18:43] <derrallg> He’s gotten some good practice in I guess 🙂
[18:45] <pwoessner> my status won’t change…sorry
[18:45] <matt-montagne> nice show y’all
[18:45] <matt-montagne> thanks for your work with Its Elementary!!!
[18:46] <matt-montagne> and a shout out to the K12Online Crew!!!
[18:46] <matt-montagne> NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
[18:46] <Mariak> woo hoo!
[18:46] <matt-montagne> that’d be cool Alice
[18:46] <matt-montagne> I still think this chat room is horrible
[18:46] <derrallg> I think I’ll be a father by then
[18:46] <pwoessner> cheers
[18:46] <sroseman> I agree, Matt
[18:47] <Mariak> papa derrallg
[18:47] <matt-montagne> good work rockin’ the stream derrall!!!
[18:47] <sroseman> nice stream ..looking forward to the conference
[18:47] <derrallg> @matt thanks matt, need to talk to Jose about tweaking the setting to minimize echo
21:21:40ffoxworth : But you have to weigh the amount of time it takes to produce detailed video compared to the amount of time you have to spend on covering the standards you’re using the video project to address.
21:22:10alicemercer : @ffoxworth, but if the lessons are more likely to stick from video, isn’t it worth the time?
21:22:49Durff : one minute movies too much time?
21:23:05alicemercer : @ffoxworth, there’s the argument for it
21:23:07JoseRodriguez : so.. these proyects are one way to showcase learning from a unit of study.
21:23:15Durff : the amount of engagement alone is worth it
21:23:50ffoxworth : To me, yes, but I live in a very standards-based, pacing guide world (ugh!) so I have to consider how my teachers are willing to spend their time.
21:24:38alicemercer : @ffoxworth: Mathew and I are in teh same boat
21:24:42Durff : we all do what we can were we are
21:24:49ffoxworth : I completely agree that the engagement is worth it!
21:25:09alicemercer : What state @ffoxworth?
21:25:40ffoxworth : South Carolina:)
21:26:01alicemercer : Okay, that’s a state that is increasing their standards difficulty
21:26:50sr : you can make it address the standards
21:27:04alicemercer : Your kiddos in elementary will NOT be able to do higher order thinking using the text
21:27:07Durff : hi sl h welcome!
21:27:20SL h : hi!
21:27:38Durff : kids love animation
21:28:20Durff : sound is on ustream – hope everyone hears mathew – he’s a great guest!
21:28:22alicemercer : except the story quality sucks!
21:28:38alicemercer : It is NOT Oprah’s Book Club
21:29:12ffoxworth : I completely agree!I’m talking about convincing my non-techie teachers that this is worth the time.Tomorrow I’m doing some PD sessions on using tech tools for assessment, and I’m including video as a genre.Give me some more ideas!
21:29:48Durff : The Language Police http://www.amazon.com/Language-Police-Pressure-Restrict-Students/dp/0375414827
21:30:20Durff : you’re in the right place ffoxworth
21:32:49Durff : rob!
21:32:53rjacklin : HI!
21:32:57rjacklin : Been a while!
21:33:02Durff : ’bout time
21:33:07rjacklin : Are we stream A or B?
21:33:12alicemercer : Ustream
21:33:16JoseRodriguez : on ustream
21:33:23rjacklin : thx
21:33:28Durff : $5
21:33:46Durff : X 2 answers
21:34:11rjacklin : I’m so in debt…just keep the tab running:D
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Listen as the It’s Elementary Team dicusses our summer activities such as NECC 2009, Building Communities, Edbublogger Con and local conferences. We also had a special song by Kevin Honeycutt "Love Them and Let Them Go". Hope you enjoy the show and remember we broadcast the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Our next show will be Monday September 14th where we will dicuss; "Bringing it Home", how we take what we learn in our online spaces with to our day job. See you then.
20:55:49 Durff : hi jose
20:56:48 JoseRodriguez : Hi..
20:58:29 Durff : hi sr
20:58:45 Durff : show starts in a few
21:00:32 Durff : we are working on technical difficulties
21:00:52 AliceMercer : Hi SR do we know you?
21:01:09 sr : sroseman
21:01:17 Durff : hi
21:01:22 sr : http://twitter.com/sroseman
21:01:24 Durff : hi marragern
21:01:33 Durff : on ustream
21:01:41 marragem : Hi Durff
21:01:55 sr : I believe we may have met at the blogger’s cafe at NECC
21:02:03 sr : hi durf
21:03:27 JoseRodriguez : Hi sroseman
21:03:54 Durff : hi dorie
21:04:06 doriedance : Hi everyone
21:04:16 Durff : sound on ustream
21:05:58 Durff : hi marragem
21:06:21 marragem : Hi – I’m back – lost you all for a bit
21:06:30 JoseRodriguez : well welcome back
21:06:37 Durff : indeed
21:06:42 marragem : yep!
21:06:58 marragem : I’m coming again next year…for longer!
Join us, as we talk about elementary student blogging with our guest Jan Smith, a sixth grade teachers in British Columbia, Huzzah! http://huzzah.edublogs.org/ She started with a strictly controled class blog, but found that it lacked conversational give and take. She started again with an edublogs account, and this time she encouraged a more "conversational" approach both in student’s writing, giving them a voice, and how they interacted with each other. She started a practice of "gradual release" giving students more authority, and control over their blogging and blogs as they showed responsibility until many had earned their own blogs and were self-moderated. She also shared how she dealt with problems and conflicts when they came up, respecting students, and making them responsible.
20:51:01 Alice Mercer : Hi Aforgrace!
20:51:10 Alice Mercer : aforgrave
20:53:25 MariaK : Just getting set up.
20:55:10 joserodriguez : wow.. hi
20:56:31 jan_smith : Hi everyone, great to see you here!
20:56:33 joserodriguez : preshow hanguout..
20:56:44 joserodriguez : starting in a few minutes
20:57:03 joserodriguez : for audio …. click on play arrow on ustream..
20:58:08 MariaK : Hi Sheila
20:58:15 sheila : Hi all!
20:58:33 MariaK : Hi suebacon – glad to see you here
20:58:54 MariaK : Any other NH folks here?
20:58:54 jan_smith : Hi Errin!
20:59:03 sheila : Hi Suebacon! Can you hear?
20:59:03 errin : Hello Jan!
20:59:23 tearoof : Hi from S. Jersey, everyone
20:59:24 suebacon : hi sheila and maria, yes I can
20:59:28 joserodriguez : how is the audio?
20:59:47 aforgrave : No audio at this point?
20:59:56 joserodriguez : it’s on ustream.
21:00:03 joserodriguez : click on play arrow
21:00:08 sheila : Click on the play button on the ustream window
21:03:08 joserodriguez : so.. do you’all blog with your students?
21:03:21 Alice Mercer : http://jansmith.wordpress.com/ FAIL blog
21:03:37 errin : I started blogging with my students last year.
21:03:46 Alice Mercer : http://huzzah.edublogs.org
21:03:48 Jdeyenberg : I do! – my ten year olds have poerty blogs and we have a class blog on Canadian Identity
21:03:48 sheila : I started this past year.
21:03:50 Alice Mercer : The successful one
21:04:05 sheila : Hi pstearns!
21:04:16 Alice Mercer : http://resiever.edublogs.org Jan’s blog
21:04:28 joserodriguez : great.. do you @jdeyenberg have an url?
21:04:29 mbteach : I did some limited blogging w/Gaggle.net just to teach them what a blog is.
21:04:32 MariaK : Hello to all – thanks for joining us here
21:04:37 tearoof : I have a library blog, students can post book reviews, and of course, comments.
21:04:54 tearoof : just lost audio?!
21:05:04 suebacon : yes
21:05:08 Jdeyenberg : Canadian Identity Blog – Grade 5 – some good, some bad http://deyenberg.edublogs.org
21:05:11 errin : I lost it too…
21:05:12 connect2jamie : Oops! I don’t seem to have audio either.
21:05:15 connect2jamie : Hi all!
21:05:16 plnaugle : I don’t hear anything.
21:05:23 MariaK : uh oh
21:05:34 mbteach : I can’t hear either
21:05:34 plnaugle : What should I click on?
21:05:38 Jdeyenberg : The poetry blogs I made on moodle – so not open to the world
21:06:11 MariaK : how is audio
21:06:13 Alice Mercer : audio back?
21:06:23 sheila : yes
21:06:23 errin : Audio back for me!
21:06:24 mbteach : yup I got it
21:06:29 aforgrave : audio back
21:06:30 tearoof : not for me
21:06:31 McTeach : not hearing anything here
21:06:39 plnaugle : No sound
21:06:43 sheila : some of you may need to refresh
21:06:46 mbteach : try clicking the speaker symbol at the bottom
21:06:56 joserodriguez : http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=150374 this is my class blog Third grade discoverie…
21:07:02 plnaugle : Thanks that worked.
21:07:08 sonja : i have sound
21:07:22 tearoof : audio back
21:07:29 joserodriguez : 🙂
21:07:36 joserodriguez : this rookie streamer..
21:08:38 joserodriguez : I like that.. "match maker"..
21:08:39 plnaugle : Hi everyone. Paula here from New Orleans.
21:08:47 mbteach : Hey Paula
21:08:48 joserodriguez : Hi Paula.
21:08:50 joserodriguez : welcome
21:08:58 MariaK : Hi Paula – glad you are here
21:09:02 tearoof : Hi Paula, how is the contest coming along?
21:09:05 plnaugle : Hi Jose and mary Beth.
21:09:23 plnaugle : I keep bouncing between 8th and 10th place.
21:09:42 sheila : Quality comments. How do you make that happen?
21:09:56 tearoof : You need a strong finish!
21:10:00 Jdeyenberg : Yes – I alwasy have trouble with quality comments!
21:10:01 mbteach : I used to show students a thread and have them assess it
21:10:14 mbteach : thread of comments that is
21:10:32 joserodriguez : That’s a great way to start.. as a reader and commentor..
21:10:38 plnaugle : I made posting a quality comment part of the rubric for my Voice Thread project.
21:10:43 kcaise : hi everyone!
21:10:50 joserodriguez : Teacher’s posts… and .. other classroom’s posts.
21:10:51 plnaugle : Hi Kim.
21:11:23 mbteach : What age students was this
21:11:33 joserodriguez : ok.. feedback.. cool..
21:11:39 connect2jamie : Good point–to address the language of the comment as well as the content of it
21:11:46 errin : That’s where we ran into trouble, text language in the comments.
21:11:56 mbteach : Thanks!
21:12:06 joserodriguez : in between the formal writing assignments.. and finding a personal voice as a writer.
21:12:14 sheila : @plnaugle – can you share your rubric?
21:12:28 plnaugle : I foound myself using Twitter speak on a blog comment just yesterday.
21:12:49 Jdeyenberg : Oh I love that freedom to post licence – once they earn it!
21:13:13 plnaugle : @shelia Send an email to plnaugle at gmail dot com.
21:13:13 mbteach : I wish everyone had to have a license
21:13:21 sheila : thanks!
21:14:05 mbteach : how do you work with students who read way below grade level/spec ed?
21:14:10 joserodriguez : oh.. YES!!! gradual release.
21:15:19 aforgrave : Dean Shareski’s article: http://www.techlearning.com/article/8784
21:15:34 errin : Thanks for the Shareski link 🙂
21:16:05 sheila : Hi Durff!
21:16:05 mbteach : How do other students react to students who obviously write poorly?
21:16:20 joserodriguez : It’s incredible.. how these strategies.. level the playing field for our students.
21:16:29 Durff : audio sounds fantastic!
21:16:37 Durff : hi Trae
21:16:46 joserodriguez : They are able to perform at very high levels.. regardless on how they start.
21:18:12 mbteach : Sensitivity training might be helpful if kids don’t know each other well.
21:18:34 joserodriguez : I had the same experience as Alice.. I do agree Jan.. Blogging helps to build on your classroom committee and they DO tend to be nice to eachother
21:18:54 joserodriguez : sorry.. classroom community
21:18:56 sonja : @mbteach – this is where "get to know you" type activities can help students learn about each other and become more aware of the similarities than the differences
21:19:36 mbteach : My kids’ first post was an "about me" post, so yes it would help
21:19:43 tearoof : Yes, and the students also feel a sense of importance and take their role as "commentor" very seriously
21:20:35 errin : That’s the other thing I found, students making ‘nice’ comments to start. I wondered if they were commenting what they thought I wanted them to.
21:20:39 mbteach : how do you find other schools to connect with? Is there a website for people looking for collaborators?
21:21:13 Durff : hi scott
21:21:18 Durff : hi peggy
21:21:20 joserodriguez : what blogging platform do y’all use?
21:21:24 sonja : i’m exploring http://www.epals.com/ site for partners in "e-stuff"
21:21:28 Scott Shelhart : Hello friends.
21:21:28 errin : I use edublogs.
21:21:35 tearoof : We use edublogs
21:21:36 Durff : classblogmeister here
21:21:37 MariaK : I use classblogmeister by David warlick
21:21:39 joserodriguez : Hi Scott
21:21:46 sheila : classblogmeister
21:21:49 MariaK : http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=51141
21:21:49 PeggyG : Hi-had terrible problems logging in-crashed firefox and Safari wouldn’t open. Finally got in on Flock! Yeah!
21:22:03 MariaK : glad you are here Peggy
21:22:04 jan_smith : Hi Peggy!
21:22:10 mbteach : DO you teach/allow emoticons?
21:22:11 joserodriguez : I use classblogmeister also.. it works well at least in the low elementary classroom.
21:22:12 kcaise : hi peggy
21:22:22 Durff : hi hopeastor
21:22:24 PeggyG : Hi Kim 🙂
21:22:40 PeggyG : so great to reconnect with all of you!! I’ve missed you!
21:22:47 connect2jamie : Hi Hope!
21:22:54 Durff : we missed you too
21:23:00 hopeastor : Hi..thanks for inviting me jan..i just walked in the door
21:23:05 kcaise : we are so glad you are back from traveling peggy
21:23:17 joserodriguez : the virtual.. door.. how funny
21:23:27 MariaK : http://wyatt67.edublogs.org/
21:23:33 hopeastor : hi connect2jamie!
21:23:44 PeggyG : being without internet connections was awful!! but the vacation was fabulous!
21:23:47 plnaugle : @shelia I sent it to you.
21:24:10 sheila : You’re fast! Thanks Paula!
21:24:15 Durff : being with a sketchy connection is worse peggy
21:24:19 plnaugle : Hi Peggy. Did you get AC fixed?
21:24:25 hopeastor : I just requested my passcode for classblogmeister today..
21:24:28 joserodriguez : a bunch of cool people on the net.. anlong with the folks here
21:24:37 PeggyG : my AC is doing better but really struggling! 116 degrees today!
21:24:41 Jdeyenberg : Has anyone used 21classes for blogging?
21:24:47 Durff : jose is very cool
21:25:02 errin : It’s 106 degrees here! 116 must be awful!
21:25:03 Alice Mercer : Colette Cassinelli did 21classes
21:25:06 sheila : @PeggyG – Move back to New England! 😉
21:25:12 MariaK : http://studentfriends.edublogs.org/
21:25:12 plnaugle : No but I was checking out 21 classes.
21:25:27 Alice Mercer : @Peggy, I love you all in arizona. You make me feel fortunate with temp at 102
21:25:55 mbteach : great resource, thanks!
21:26:03 PeggyG : 🙂 glad to oblige Alice
21:26:06 Durff : fear the admins more
21:26:19 mbteach : good question
21:26:46 PeggyG : I really agree with that point about blogging yourself before you start blogs with students. Such a valuable learning experience!
21:27:03 plnaugle : That’s what frustrates me – I don’t know which blogging tool to use. I teach 4th grade and worry about safety. Last year I used my class blog and had students write comments to me. Want to expand and hav ethem have tneir own blog.
21:27:10 kcaise : it was only 104 here today
21:27:14 connect2jamie : That was a good ?, Jose. My district won’t allow our kids to blog outside the school–they can connect with kids in classes w/i our school only
21:27:16 joserodriguez : I am just coming back to my own blogging.. twitter really put a monkey wrench into the blogosphere..
21:27:25 errin : Only ?!? 🙂
21:27:26 Durff : plnaugle – try classblogmeister then
21:27:48 plnaugle : Thanks @Durff.
21:27:59 joserodriguez : @connect2jamie.. wow.. we need to go back to our schools and show them positive examples…
21:28:06 mbteach : Gaggle.net can be controlled so blogs are viewable by only a class, a school or anyone. Unfortunately it’s not the best interface
21:28:08 kcaise : it has been 105 and 106 steadily with higher heat indices in the afternoons
21:28:09 errin : I like the idea of "the number of eyes on the blog" for discussing safety with parents.
21:28:12 connect2jamie : Trying!!
21:28:18 Durff : gaggle costs $
21:28:36 mbteach : nope Gaggle is free up to a certain # of students
21:28:37 plnaugle : Or should I just put a blog within my class wiki that I’m building at the moment.
21:28:41 Durff : hi jdeyenberg
21:28:52 mbteach : I created accounts for 150 kids for free
21:29:04 connect2jamie : At this point, I’ve not had any luck getting my tchrs to blog w/ their kids at all. I’m a librarian, and I can’t sponsor them. They have to go thru their homeroom tchr. Hopefully we’ll have some next yr.
21:29:07 Durff : they have ads if you don’t pay
21:29:20 joserodriguez : my.. district is fairly open.. it’s a don’t ask atmosphere.. eventhough I would appreciate more support locally
21:29:36 Jdeyenberg : I’m excited about my students having individual blogs next year – starting with a general class blog is a good way to start
21:30:08 errin : It’s so great that a potentially ‘bad’ situation was dealt with in such a positive way both times!
21:30:13 mbteach : Nothing is really ‘free’ on the internet 🙂
21:30:23 plnaugle : I am a pioneer at my school. I have no one there to bounce thoughts off. Thank goodness for my PLN and Twitter.
21:30:40 errin : @plnaugle – me too!
21:30:41 mbteach : @pnaugle feel your pain!
21:30:52 tearoof : ditto for me
21:30:54 connect2jamie : me too, @plnaugle! Thank goodness for our PLNs!!
21:31:08 sheila : With Classblogmeister I have to share students so I’m creating a 7th grade Team blog with all the students and the staff have to share the account for posting assignments.
21:31:12 Jdeyenberg : plnaugle – I’m with you – my tech admin asks me questions about blogging, my PLN is the only thing i have to bounce ideas off of
21:31:26 plnaugle : But I am determined to show them how wonderful all this can be. I just am concerned about doing it right.
21:32:11 Durff : hi hopey
21:32:15 mbteach : Yes–authentic learning!
21:32:17 PeggyG : @plnaugle–not sure there is a "right" way but I think showing them how wonderful and powerful it can be as a learning tool is a great approach 🙂
21:32:24 connect2jamie : great point! Have the student make the choice to take an inappropriate comment off!
21:32:34 mbteach : This kind of stuff will actually happen to them in ‘real life’
21:32:52 joserodriguez : @mbteach.. same here.
21:33:01 Hopey : trying to get sound!
21:33:02 PeggyG : Sue Waters is so incredibly supportive with edublogs!!
21:33:08 plnaugle : Last year I had eBoard, a class website and a class blog. Now I have a class wiki too and a professonal blog. Feel like I need to eliminate somehting.
21:33:17 joserodriguez : play arrow on ustream
21:33:20 Durff : hopey – click the ustream window
21:33:20 plnaugle : Sue Waters is so great.
21:33:24 errin : I agree, Sue Waters is an amazing support when blogging with students!
21:33:25 Durff : to your right
21:33:39 Durff : it says
21:33:43 tearoof : @mbteach- you’re right, when the kids are not in school, they can access whatever they want, we need to teach them how to use the web responsibly
21:33:47 Durff : hi shannon
21:33:49 joserodriguez : I started by using wordpress. also…
21:34:25 joserodriguez : haven’t used… edublogs.. yet..
21:34:27 plnaugle : I used Blogger.
21:34:47 aforgrave : $40 US = $50 CDN
21:34:58 mbteach : in the US you can write it off on your taxes 🙂
21:35:01 hopeastor : is edublog better than classblogmeister?
21:35:14 Durff : opinion
21:35:16 plnaugle : I do like the idea of threaded comments.
21:35:24 errin : You have Sue Water’s help with Edublogs, invaluable!
21:35:37 Durff : 3 blogmeister to 1 edublogger
21:35:46 Durff : hi mbteach
21:35:50 PeggyG : but who’s counting?? 🙂
21:36:06 Durff : jose is counting
21:36:10 Durff : hi kathy
21:36:19 shannonlibrarian : arrived late… blog tools for kids? 21classes!
21:36:30 hopeastor : i am =^..^=
21:36:41 Alice Mercer : shannon, what do you like about 21classes
21:36:49 PeggyG : the support forums for both classblogmeister and edublogs are also great resources when you need help
21:36:50 plnaugle : Shannon is that what you use – 21 classe?
21:37:01 mbteach : now I can’t hear 🙁
21:37:07 hopeastor : 5 year olds!!??
21:37:11 connect2jamie : @ the end of the year, can you "orphan" your kids in both edublogs and blogmeister so that their next tchr could pick them up if they’re blogging? So kids can keep access to their past work?
21:37:14 Durff : no extra step on blogmeister here for pics
21:37:14 mbteach : got it now
21:37:23 plnaugle : MaryBeth did you refresh?
21:37:30 Durff : jamie – yes
21:37:31 PeggyG : I follow the listserv for classblogmeister even though I don’t have a blog there. I love hearing how people solve problems
21:37:32 sheila : I like the assignment feature on blogmeister.
21:37:33 mbteach : twice. It’s in and out
21:37:56 McTeach : @mbteach I actually opened the ustream in another window to get it to work
21:38:00 hopeastor : uh oh sound went out
21:38:10 mbteach : got it working now. Had mute then unmute
21:38:12 shannonlibrarian : 21classes- free, easy, privacy settings integral for each post, allows simple addition of widgets that kids like, no e-mail required to create accounts
21:38:17 Durff : refresh the ustream
21:38:31 Durff : button under ustream window
21:38:34 Durff : on left
21:38:41 Durff : hi paul
21:39:01 plnaugle : @Durff you scared Paul away.
21:39:05 Durff : welcome back paul
21:39:10 paulandersen : hello all
21:39:18 plnaugle : Hi Paul.
21:39:22 Alice Mercer : shannon, support?
21:39:41 mbteach : I love the idea of ‘experts’
21:39:59 errin : Yes, the kids helping kids when blogging was really great
21:39:59 Durff : i have class experts too
21:40:01 mbteach : Kids really depend on each other for help
21:40:07 PeggyG : great idea! built-in support people!!
21:40:08 plnaugle : I love that kids become experts of a part of the tech. Makes them feel good.
21:40:26 mbteach : They also learn how to be patient with each other when teaching something
21:40:39 errin : That’s internal motivation and the power of motivation within a group!
21:40:45 shannonlibrarian : @ Alice Decent, not great, help screens. E-mail support haas always been within 1 day to the questions I’ve sent.
21:41:03 PeggyG : do you all have both professional/personal blogs as well as classroom blogs?
21:41:13 Durff : i do
21:41:16 mbteach : I have a prof. blog
21:41:27 errin : I have both.
21:41:31 mbteach : If it’s what you call ‘professional’ )
21:41:33 Alice Mercer : Shannon, want to join Skype convo in a couple minutes?
21:41:38 plnaugle : I’m thinking for making buttons for my students like they had at NECC. Need Word hep?See me. Need Blog help? See me. Need help with PPT? See me.
21:41:38 shannonlibrarian : Blogmeister looked dated to my kids… I know DW was planning an update. Is it any better?
21:41:41 PeggyG : do you have a hard time keeping up with 2 separate blogs?
21:41:55 Durff : yeah, unprofessional blog here
21:41:57 PeggyG : great idea Paula!
21:42:01 mbteach : @pnaugle great idea!
21:42:03 aforgrave : Yeah, @mbteach — your blog is professional !! 🙂
21:42:10 shannonlibrarian : @ Alice Sure… shannonlibrarian
21:42:11 mbteach : thanks Andy
21:42:16 PeggyG : you could even use Kevin Honeycutt’s keychain idea with students
21:42:16 errin : @ PeggyG, yes, not enough time to do a good job on both for me
21:42:35 hopeastor : @shannonlibrarian what grade where your students?
21:42:37 plnaugle : I have two blogs – one for class, one professional.
21:42:39 PeggyG : I have trouble just keeping up with my one blog!
21:42:42 aforgrave : I’ve been cleaning out my file cabinets at school the last 3 days. Too much paper!
21:42:53 shannonlibrarian : 1st, 3rd, and 5th blogged
21:42:58 Durff : i have many for classes and one for me
21:43:09 mbteach : It is a lot to keep up with.
21:43:11 plnaugle : @aforgave I will be doing a lot less paper this year.
21:43:19 connect2jamie : I have professional one and personal one for family
21:43:21 aforgrave : Question: Do student blogs function as a Digital Portfolio, as well?
21:43:23 Durff : hi cmcg
21:43:33 paulandersen : Professional but not a class blog.
21:43:43 connect2jamie : like so many others, twitter has all but killed my blog!
21:43:48 errin : That’s right! Blogs are patient! Good memory, Jan!
21:43:50 plnaugle : I’m going to use my wiki for ePortfolios.
21:43:51 PeggyG : I like that description! your blog is patient and forgiving 🙂
21:43:56 mbteach : @aforgrave that’s a great idea. It would be a great way to show parents their child’s progress
21:43:58 hopeastor : @ shannonlibrian..i was a little worried ..i have middle schoolers ..dont want then looking down their nose
21:44:09 MariaK : I@aforgrave – I think an active student blog can be a portfolio of work
21:44:16 paulandersen : in a classroom I have found forums to be more successful than blogs
21:44:23 shannonlibrarian : @aforgrave no to portfoli for use
21:44:37 PeggyG : @paulanderson–where do you set up your forums?
21:44:41 paulandersen : Moodle
21:44:42 connect2jamie : @mariaK I think it’s a wonderful online portfolio! As a parent, I’d have loved it too!
21:44:47 aforgrave : @pnaugle — I’m thinking I’d like to only copy as many pages as students — and try to have a "print on demand" capability for any student who subsequently needs another copy. Get away from "extras."
21:44:58 PeggyG : excellent suggestion!
21:45:00 mbteach : @paulanderson kids love forums
21:45:11 Durff : Yay alice!!!
21:45:14 shannonlibrarian : @hopeastor I’m using it this summer with teachers, they are just beginning to see potential
21:45:16 connect2jamie : great summary Alice!
21:45:27 connect2jamie : 🙂
21:45:34 PeggyG : Alice always does such a super job summarizing things and it’s so helpful!
21:45:41 plnaugle : I really cut down on paper and copying last year by posting everything on line.
21:45:52 paulandersen : This was my first time at Ed Tech Talk. I have listened to the podcasts for some time. But this is the first time in the chat
21:45:56 paulandersen : Thanks everyone
21:46:02 mbteach : <hands clapping>
21:46:02 hopeastor : what is a forum… 21 classes?
21:46:03 errin : @plnaugle – that’s my plan next year, less paper!
21:46:09 PeggyG : so glad you joined us paulanderson!!
21:46:11 errin : Jan you did a great job!
21:46:17 aforgrave : @pnaugle — Yes — going to try to make online posting work this year, too.
21:46:22 mbteach : @hopeastor I was referring to discussion boards
21:46:22 joserodriguez : probably… most platforms are O.K… it’s the TEACHER that make them GREAT!!!
21:46:28 plnaugle : Great Paul no more lurking allowed.
21:46:31 connect2jamie : great point, Jose!
21:46:32 hopeastor : oh i see
21:46:37 paulandersen : Sounds good
21:46:52 mbteach : it is annoying to start something on a platform that falls short
21:46:52 plnaugle : @Jose I like that comment.
21:46:59 mbteach : we all just want to make sure the tool is a good one
21:47:00 PeggyG : I’m just beginning to learn about the power of Moodle! I love it!
21:47:02 paulandersen : Moodle has a built in forums and wikis
21:47:10 mbteach : Moodle requires a server, yes?
21:47:19 PeggyG : yes Moodle requires a server
21:47:22 Lauara : Jan once the students move up to the next grade level, do they continue blogging?
21:47:27 Durff : Moodles do have blogs
21:47:33 hopeastor : @mbteach is there a discussion board ‘forum’ that you use
21:47:35 plnaugle : Peggy didn’t you love Tammy’s Moodle class this morning?
21:47:50 jan_smith : @Laura, maybe, depends on the teacher
21:48:00 mbteach : @hopeastor I used the one in Gaggle, but there’s probably others.
21:48:02 PeggyG : yes Tammy’s class is awesome!! It’s just what I need!!
21:48:11 shannonlibrarian : Maske the most of moodle – new text: Moodle 1.9 multimedia Wes Fryer just reviewed well
21:48:18 Durff : i agree with Jose
21:48:23 plnaugle : @mbteach Yes Moodle needs a server to host it.
21:48:24 mbteach : Seems like there needs to be school buy-in for blogging to be continuous through the grades
21:48:27 PeggyG : thanks shannon-I’ll check that out
21:48:43 shannonlibrarian : Moodle is clunky for wiki and blog tools- I’d still use 21classes fro blog and pbworks for wiki
21:49:03 Durff : yes they are
21:49:26 shannonlibrarian : Sorry 90% keyboard on , can’t type!
21:49:31 Durff : hey keisa
21:49:31 plnaugle : Moodle has just recently updated their wiki and worked that some of the kinks, so I heard.
21:49:32 sheila : My students have used it on snow days!
21:49:42 connect2jamie : yes, MBteach! How nice it would be if there was buy in each grade so that kids didn’t have to give it up!
21:49:42 jan_smith : Hi Keisa!
21:49:46 keisawilliams : Hi!
21:50:00 joserodriguez : that’s soooo col maria. the next teacher.. actually blogging. Way to go!!!
21:50:03 plnaugle : Hi, Keisa.
21:50:05 connect2jamie : Hi Keisa!
21:50:05 joserodriguez : cool
21:50:09 paulandersen : We used wikis in Moodle last year. The nice thing about Moodle is that everything is in one place.
21:50:12 kathycassidy : My students have had the opportunity to pick up their blogs the next year as well. I love it.
21:50:13 mbteach : Do you think student blogs will start to be part of the college application process?
21:50:16 PeggyG : I’m trying to learn more about the wikis and blogs on Moodle–I get so comfortable with the ones I’m using but I like the idea of having them all together under one umbrella
21:50:51 paulandersen : I learned how to use wikis in Moodle by watching a Japanese YouTube video. It certainly is a small world.
21:50:56 plnaugle : That’s why I tring to learn about Moodle. One stop shopping.
21:51:00 PeggyG : I think blogs make powerful portfolios!
21:51:04 keisawilliams : Moodle has a blog feature? I have a moodle through 9hub
21:51:20 PeggyG : do you have a link for that video Paul?
21:51:32 joserodriguez : @paul.. if you look hard enough.. youtube has a video tutorial. for a bunch of cool stuff.
21:51:36 kathycassidy : We actually got the idea to present together on .
21:51:44 Durff : welcome back cmcg
21:51:51 joserodriguez : My goal is to learn to play guitar from youtube videos
21:51:57 Alice Mercer : @keisawilliams, does this help you?
21:52:00 jan_smith : Hi Kathy! didn’t know you were here!
21:52:02 PeggyG : those blogrolls to other classes are fantastic resources!!
21:52:08 cmcg : sorry wanted to checked out 21 classes site
21:52:10 connect2jamie : @keisawilliams yes Moodle has blog feature–someone earlier said it wasn’t what they really wanted in a blog though–don’t know more
21:52:19 keisawilliams : I bet it will Alice
21:52:22 kathycassidy : Hi Jan. It took me a looong time to get the sound.
21:52:25 hopeastor : @mbteach thanks
21:52:40 Durff : maria is so eloquent
21:52:48 joserodriguez : @kathy no worries.. we will archive the audio. and post it as a podcast..
21:53:00 joserodriguez : 72 hours the It’s Elementary promise….
21:53:00 keisawilliams : I’m going to look into it. I never went farther than signing up for the moodle account. Its been sitting for months.
21:53:30 Durff : Yeah shannon!!
21:53:46 paulandersen : I have a walkthrough video on Moodle but I am having a hard time pasting the URL. Total newbie.
21:53:55 errin : @jan I can’t even imagine what I’d be like as an adult if I’d learned in today’s techie classrooms!!
21:53:56 plnaugle : I’m worried about my 4th graders from last year. Their 5th grade teachers don’t use eBoard, have a website, or blog. I feel like they’ll be taking a big step backwards.
21:54:07 PeggyG : you usually have to drag the url into the text box Paul
21:54:35 plnaugle : I am running a Wired wednesdays every week after school to try and get others onboard.
21:54:41 connect2jamie : @plnaugle That is so sad and frustrating!
21:54:41 hopeastor : Does anyone want to colloborate on a project? use skype? class to class Im in texas we’re in school now..i have 6th 7th and 8th graders
21:54:51 sheila : Thank you all! Gave me some ideas to think about!
21:54:53 errin : @plnaugle Maybe the students will get their next teacher into technology!?
21:54:56 PeggyG : that’s such a great idea Paula! bring them along one teacher at a time 🙂
21:55:06 kathycassidy : I love the "wired Wednesday" idea.
21:55:31 PeggyG : good night East coast folks 🙂 Just about dinner time in AZ
21:55:41 Durff : maria does not need sleep
21:55:44 Durff : no beauty sleep for maria
21:55:50 joserodriguez : @hopeastor.. don’t forget to tweet it…
21:56:02 mbteach : @pnaugle you could have your former students speak about their experience w/you to prove to their teachers it’s worth the time
21:56:15 PeggyG : that would be a great link to share Alice!!
21:56:30 Alice Mercer : There is also an elluminate on http://mercertraining.edublogs.org/2009/05/27/authenticity-vs-editing-student-work-a-peaceful-middle-ground-for-your-class-blog/
21:56:36 plnaugle : I also am putting up a challenge to see which grade level with get all teachers to become Discovery STAR educators first since my district pays for streaming.
21:56:53 hopeastor : @joserodriguez oh yes always tweeting 😉
21:57:45 plnaugle : MaryBeth I plan on having my former students at Wired Wednesdays to help the teachers.
21:57:59 PeggyG : who was it that used a little blog button on their site about the blog being a draft/work in progress? I love that!
21:58:01 mbteach : @plnaugle Great! Keep us posted.
21:58:03 connect2jamie : Love the way you think, @plnaugle!
21:58:29 Durff : virtually join jan
21:58:35 jan_smith : 🙂
21:58:37 mbteach : @plnaugle I guess I could call you Paula since you’re using my ‘real’ namev:p
21:58:44 plnaugle : THanks. Iam so excited to start school this year.
21:58:53 aforgrave : EdubloggerCon at NECC was great!
21:59:05 plnaugle : I hope EduBloggerCon East is streamed.
21:59:10 PeggyG : those are great suggestions Paula!! You are such a positive ambassador!!
21:59:20 connect2jamie : There is a BLC netvibes page
21:59:21 plnaugle : Thank you Peggy.
21:59:52 MariaK : http://k12onlineconference.org/
21:59:58 PeggyG : I was wondering about streaming from EBC East–they are charging for the event and didn’t see anything about the streaming
22:00:08 jan_smith : I am soooo greatful that you came today–thank you, thank you!
22:00:17 PeggyG : hooray for the co-conveners!!!!!!
22:00:35 tearoof : goodnight all
22:00:39 PeggyG : k12onlineconference is my favorite conference!!
22:00:41 Alice Mercer : is there audio?
22:00:50 plnaugle : Goodnight @tearoom.
22:01:08 jan_smith : Good night tearoof
22:01:21 aforgrave : @Lindseyb16’s NetVibes page for BLC09 http://www.netvibes.com/thedigitalbackpack#BLC09
22:01:24 PeggyG : you are all bringing some excellent new ideas for the conference! Really looking forward to it!
22:01:42 mbteach : You can follow BLC09 on Twitter #blc09
22:01:59 aforgrave : Am working my way through the archives for k12onlineconference this summer …
22:02:08 connect2jamie : thanks @aforgrave! i couldn’t find the link!
22:02:25 errin : Great session! Thanks!
22:02:28 PeggyG : I still go back to the archives for the conference over the past couple of years! awesome resources!!
22:02:28 jan_smith : Thanks ETT
22:02:30 aforgrave : 🙂
22:02:38 connect2jamie : Thanks all! It was a good session!
22:02:40 paulandersen : Thanks for the talk.
22:02:41 mbteach : Thanks everyone!
22:02:46 plnaugle : @aforgave I’ve listened to many of the archived sessions from past k12online conferences.
22:02:48 kcaise : have a great night all. congrats again k12online co-conveners
22:03:01 aforgrave : Thanks, everyone!
22:03:01 plnaugle : Thank you to everyone.
22:03:07 jan_smith : 🙂
22:03:09 PeggyG : what a motivating session!! thanks everyone!! It’s exciting to be surrounded by such enthusiastic teachers!!
22:03:09 kcaise : hope you saw the write up in the newsletter jose and maria
22:03:11 Durff : thank you all for coming
22:03:16 plnaugle : Great discussions as always.
22:03:17 Lauara : Thank you!
22:03:45 paulandersen : Sometime on a Monday 🙂
22:03:45 PeggyG : see you next time 🙂
22:03:51 shannonlibrarian : Night!
22:03:55 aforgrave : http://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html
22:03:58 PeggyG : we know where to find the ETT calendar 🙂
22:04:05 plnaugle : Good night everyone.
22:04:10 Durff : nitght
22:04:11 PeggyG : night all
22:04:13 kcaise : thanks for posting that link andy
22:04:14 joserodriguez : bye
22:04:15 mbteach : Goodnight all
22:04:17 kcaise : thanks all and have a wonderful night!
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/78154370@N00/2620023239
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!
The It’s Elementary cohosts talk about mutlimedia projects in the elementary classroom. We compared teacher produced versus student produced. We talked about assessing multimedia projects, rubrics, and portfolios. We welcomed a 4th grade teacher to our conversation at the end who is using multimedia projects in his bilingual classroom. Pertinent bookmarks are at our Diigo group http://groups.diigo.com/groups/itselementary. We look forward to you joining us for the next show on June 8, 2009 6:00pmPDT/9:00pmEDT.