Have a listen as Susan van Gelder interviews Neil Stephenson with his presentation from 2009.
Neil Stephenson believes in the power of technology to bring the past
into the future. Empowered with 21st century tools, Stephenson’s Grade 7
students reinterpret events from five periods that have shaped Canada’s
current historical landscape. Called the Cigar Box Project,
Stephenson’s students collect and analyze historical images and
artifacts, and then use graphic design principles to digitally assemble
new cigar panels, each one revealing a unique, visual perspective of an
historical event or time from Canada’s past. At the end of the year,
students physically build their wooden Cigar Boxes, creating their own
historical artifact that pulls together the story of our country. Along
the way, students encounter a variety of assessment practices, create
mini-documentaries about their artifacts and meet a number of experts
who support their historical learning.
Check out Neil’s blog at: http://calgaryscienceschool.blogspot.com/
The K12 Online Conference Echo webcast brought to you by Co-hosts Susan VanGelder and Jose Rodriguez brings past presenters of The K12 Online Conference. Together we have a converstion around past presentations.
We are pleased to present Clf Nims and his presentation Shhh! The Students are Learning: Being an Effective Classroom Facilitator. Clif shared great tips on changing the way we teach. To transform our classroom where are students are the focus of the learning that is going on. Make sure to visit Clif’s blog: http://clifmims.com/blog/ Make sure to check out the attached comments and questions left in our chat room. Check out the ETT calendar for our next edition of the K12 Online Conference the last Monday of every month.
In this edition of the K12Online Conference Echo, we are joined by Monika Harding and Jim Folkstad presenters for the student voices strand of the K12 Online Conference 2010.
We believe that education is the vehicle to social change everyone
craves. We believe that personalization is now possible in public
school, because of the connections to people and info the web now
allows. We believe that the process of learning how to learn, amped by
the personalization digital equity allows is the new standard.
In the lab, we are experimenting with ways to facilitate personalized
learning and ownership. We believe learning and self-constructing is
natural, but most people need to break out of habits focused on
following rules. Experimentation means doing, and doing breeds mistakes.
Risk of failure blinds many to their potential. We believe playing it
safe today is a greater risk.
On our first Echo in 2011 for the K12 Online Conference Susan van Gelder and Jose Rodriguez welcome Tony Vincent with his presentation Project Based Learning in Hand from K12 Online Conference 2010 in the Kicking up a notch Strand. Tony has so much to share both regarding PBL and the use of handhelds. He also shared how he made the presentation. So much to learn from him.
21:27:23 fredkoch : @PeggyG – I agree about Screenflow!
21:27:52 PeggyG : the quality of the video is outstanding with Screenflow and I love the way it allows you to zoom and highlight things on the screen
21:28:24 Lorna : Hi Len
21:28:32 Len H : Hi Lorna
21:28:35 PeggyG : Hi Len-so glad you could join us!
21:29:00 Len H : Hi Peggy 😀
21:29:16 PeggyG : I think the shorter the video the more time it takes to create 🙂
21:29:27 Len H : I always like to hear Tony.
21:29:27 PeggyG : wow!!
21:29:46 Laura Sheehy : the script is the key
21:30:14 fredkoch : Loved WillowWeb!
21:30:44 PeggyG : Radio Willowweb was one of the very first podcasts I started listening to when I first began to learn about web 2.0
21:31:04 Len H : same
21:31:04 Clay Mayer : For those of you new to podcasting, without a script, students are LOST. It also kills 2 birds with one stone because they 1.) need to write fluently and 2.) read fluently. That’s half the reason I have them podcast information in my room!
21:31:08 fredkoch : Great templates from Radio WillowWeb, very helpful for our students!
21:31:10 Maureen : @Peggy- is there anything similar to screenflow for PC? I have yet to really find a video editor that I like
21:31:10 PeggyG : it’s a fantastic example of an elementary school podcast 🙂
21:31:30 PeggyG : @Maureen–probably Camtasia Studio
21:31:48 Clay Mayer : If you are looking for good intro/outro music for your podcasts, go to www.freeplaymusic.com It’s amazing!
21:31:55 Lorna : @maureen agree with Peggy
21:31:57 fredkoch : @Maureen – my choice for FREE is Screencast-o-matic
21:32:28 Len H : @Maureen, I have also heard good things about Camtasia.
21:32:29 Maureen : I have Camtasia Studio- doesn’t do anything fancy- no greenscreen, etc
21:32:38 PeggyG : I really like Screencast-o-matic too!
21:32:40 Susan van Gelder : Read the conditions for freeplaymusic – not as open as you think
21:32:48 PeggyG : great point Susan!!
21:33:09 fredkoch : Yes, to conditions at freeplay!
21:33:28 fredkoch : Great point about conditions at freeplay…
21:33:43 fredkoch : We’ve gone to Soundzabound.com
21:33:53 Tony Vincent : Careful! Freeplay music is not “podsafe” (it’s not licensed for podcasts) 🙁
21:34:00 Maureen : My kids like incompetech
21:34:05 Stephanie : We use soundzabound.
21:34:11 PeggyG : Rushton Hurley provides some fantstic free tool lists on his site-always reminds us about the royalty free music http://sites.google.com/site/freetoolsoutthewazoo/
21:35:03 PeggyG : I personally use Soundzabound but it isn’t free-about $100. for a year. but you can download everything to save on CD or your hard drive to use forever
21:35:03 Clay Mayer : OK! I got my information to use it from an Apple trainer out of Florida!!!!! He mentioned that we should use it for our podcasts!!!
21:35:55 fredkoch : Audio is going into echoland…. anyone else?
21:36:05 PeggyG : yes some issues with Skype I think
21:36:08 Maureen : lots of echo and static
21:36:12 Laura Sheehy : same here – staticy
21:36:17 kara.douma : Yes, it is an echo and static.
21:36:17 Len H : same for me
21:36:20 Clay Mayer : Yep. same here
21:37:05 Stephanie : Same here.
21:37:16 Laura Sheehy : lots of static
21:37:26 Laura Sheehy : echo echo echo
21:37:29 Laura Sheehy : lol
21:37:30 Clay Mayer : ha!
21:37:41 PeggyG : it’s hard to create rubrics that really guide students–even my university students often rated themselves much higher than they really were on the rubrics.
21:37:57 Laura Sheehy : not really any better
21:38:42 Clay Mayer : Ditto on the STANDARDS!!!!!!!!
21:39:06 Maureen : Do you have the kids assess collaboration skills?
21:39:06 PeggyG : I think rubrics are great for self-assessment
21:39:19 PeggyG : good question Maureen!
21:39:33 PeggyG : Rubistar actually has some rubrics for collaboration
21:39:58 Susan van Gelder : How’s the sound now?
21:40:05 PeggyG : I think if they rate themselves high they think they’re “finished” and don’t have to refine any more 🙂
21:40:06 Clay Mayer : I’ve had my students assess their collaboration skills when doing literature circle discussions, but not for projects…definitely something I’ll add to my rubrics!
21:40:10 PeggyG : sound is better now
21:40:10 fredkoch : wee bit better…
21:40:29 Maureen : I have this new project- one group of 6th graders is really having issues… Had the serious talk with them today, hopefully they can come in ready to work together next class.
21:40:30 Len H : audio is much better now!
21:40:37 Laura Sheehy : better sound 🙂
21:40:45 fredkoch : sound good…
21:41:20 PeggyG : http://rubistar.4teachers.org/
21:41:55 PeggyG : that really IS amazing!
21:42:28 PeggyG : Another really great resource from Rushton Hurley-Copyright-Friendly Images http://sites.google.com/site/freetoolsoutthewazoo/copyright-friendly-images
21:43:10 Maureen : Does the text on Sonic Pics go on a box on the side? I’ve only done pics, record sound- haven’t played with text
21:43:28 PeggyG : Sketchy by GoKnow is .99 🙂 Excellent app!
21:44:22 fredkoch : lots of takes to get voiceovers “right” – I agree
21:44:32 Maureen : I tend to have the kids do stuff in audacity and then upload when I can. It gives them the chance to change, change their voice, etc.
21:44:39 Stephanie : Kids will do it over and over again.
21:44:40 fredkoch : Same with kids – they are great “self assessors”
21:45:00 PeggyG : students work really hard to get things “perfect” when it’s viewed by lots of people online! Tim Tyson always talked about that with his MS students creating their videos!
21:45:22 wfryer : I am SO thankful for you teaching and sharing about Sonic Pics and Storyrobe, Tony!
21:45:41 PeggyG : Hi Wes! So glad you could join us!
21:45:49 wfryer : I am sorry I am late 🙁
21:45:52 Susan van Gelder : Hi Wes
21:46:01 wfryer : Hi Susan!
21:46:03 Maureen : Oh good, glad to hear that- I thought I totally missed that piece.
21:46:09 Laura Sheehy : that would be great!
21:46:23 wfryer : I made my first movie with iMovie on the iPhone4 Saturday night – WOW!
21:46:34 Laura Sheehy : Yay Wes!
21:46:47 wfryer : great question!
21:47:00 Maureen : @wes- does that work on itouch? And is the camera on the itouch good enuf?
21:47:26 wfryer : I think it does on the latest touch. But ReelDirector is a moviemaking app, less expensive ($2) and works on older iOS devices
21:47:45 wfryer : I haven’t made a movie yet myself on an iPod Touch
21:47:51 Laura Sheehy : even in a couple of years!
21:47:53 PeggyG : I’m starting to explore Quick Vid Pro on my iphone for instantly streaming video and embedding it on sites
21:47:57 Maureen : Thx Wes. I got reel director, but haven’t had time to play with it yer
21:48:07 wfryer : Tony: What do you think are the best ways to help students create higher QUALITY video products on mobile devices?
21:48:33 wfryer : I have put up a few posts about ReelDirector in the last 2 months – search speedofcreativity.org for ReelDirector 🙂
21:49:16 wfryer : I need to check out stripdesigner!
21:49:44 Laura Sheehy : sounds like a good app!
21:50:15 abrandt10 : This makes me want an IPad
21:50:15 fredkoch : Yes, Tony is right. Dazzle is a developmental stage…
21:50:34 wfryer : just like math manipulatives – kids are going to play, so build in some time for that
21:50:39 PeggyG : StripDesign is a great app!
21:51:05 wfryer : Did Tony discuss how he was able to make his video look so professional, with the green screen effects?
21:51:25 PeggyG : did you all know you can sign up for Appolicious and follow your friends to see what great apps they are using? Follow Tony and Wes 🙂
21:51:28 wfryer : I’ll catch the replay for sure! 🙂
21:51:47 s_bearden : Peggy thanks for that tip!
21:51:49 Laura Sheehy : hadn’t heard of that PeggyG! Cool!
21:51:50 PeggyG : http://www.appolicious.com/
21:51:55 wfryer : wow, super
21:52:12 PeggyG : it’s very cool! I use mine all the time on my iphone
21:52:33 wfryer : www.appolicious.com/users/wfryer is mine – I love appolicious for app sharing!
21:52:34 fredkoch : appolicious – Also their email updates are great
21:52:58 wfryer : I love your focus on PBL for this preso, Tony
21:53:13 wfryer : well, sometimes “the dazzle” is the carrot 🙂
21:53:13 Laura Sheehy : PBL was a great focus! So many want to understand that and need to!
21:53:34 Laura Sheehy : same here
21:53:49 wfryer : do you have a storyboarding app you like on the iPod Touch?
21:54:01 kara.douma : Great question!
21:54:14 wfryer : What’s on your “wish list” for digital storytelling and PBL apps, Tony? Maybe Storychasers could build the app 🙂
21:54:15 llawrie -> puentesalmundo: Is this recorded so I can watch it again?
21:54:21 Len H : Great question Wes
21:54:27 Laura Sheehy : Storychasers should build one!
21:54:34 wfryer : we are talking about it!
21:54:40 Laura Sheehy : Cool!
21:54:45 wfryer : I like butcher paper for storyboarding 🙂
21:54:53 jgates513 : but what makes the ipad so exciting to us is that we can explore apps. Kids won’t have that option without admin access. Then they’re stuck with what we install. And apps adsd to the high cost of the device.
21:54:56 Stephanie : Paper
21:55:14 Laura Sheehy : Doesn’t the script sometimes make the storyboard happen
21:55:21 wfryer : I totally agree Jim – open access to the devices is crucial for creativity and discovery
21:55:35 PeggyG again : my chat log froze up! ugh!
21:55:38 Stephanie : Kids need the steps more than adults.
21:55:43 jgates513 : but I dont see that happening – can’t filteranything
21:55:45 PeggyG again : I was typing away and it went nowhere
21:56:47 Laura Sheehy : starting short and give them practice before they launch into a large/long project
21:56:59 wfryer : teachers need to know how much time these projects take too! Sometimes in 1:1 settings everyone assigns an iMovie project….
21:57:07 fredkoch : Where will you be in IL in April?
21:57:13 wfryer : tips for helping kids create high quality projects in short time frames?
21:57:41 Laura Sheehy : grants grants grants
21:57:50 PeggyG again : yes Laura!
21:58:02 PeggyG again : donorschoose is another great source
21:58:02 wfryer : what is your favorite PBL curriculum to recommend to school leaders, Tony?
21:58:20 llawrie : Is this going to be recorded so we can watch it again? 🙂 AWESOME…
21:58:21 Laura Sheehy : I love Intel’s classes Wes
21:58:36 wfryer : yes @llawrie it’s recording 🙂
21:58:43 jgates513 : sharing what you create is also an issue, isn’t it?
21:59:02 wfryer : I need to take another look at Intel’s updated curriculum, Laura
21:59:19 Laura Sheehy : they are updating it regularly
21:59:25 Tony Vincent : Oops, I’ll be in IL in June, not April. Marshall IL.
21:59:35 PeggyG again : this recording will be posted so you can view it later 🙂
21:59:45 Susan van Gelder : This will be archived at ettechtalk
22:00:05 wfryer : The Buck Institute has PBL curriculum that some of our Oklahoma schools have used www.bie.org (I haven’t used it tho)
22:00:07 Laura Sheehy : there is too much fear in schools when the words internet or kids online are spoken.
22:00:17 llawrie : Will the chat be there?
22:00:19 Laura Sheehy : I’ve heard good things about Buck Institute
22:00:34 PeggyG again : https://edtechtalk.net/taxonomy/term/2186 All of the K12 Online Conference Echo shows are posted here. There are some GREAT ones!
22:00:40 Laura Sheehy : every classroom is different
22:00:47 llawrie : Thank you!
22:00:49 wfryer : it’s a balance tho… starting cooks start with recipies, then modify them later
22:01:03 PeggyG again : this hour has just flown by!! so inspiring!
22:01:03 Laura Sheehy : I like that analogy Wes!
22:01:32 PeggyG again : the CommonCraft video for PBL is very good!!!
22:01:32 wfryer : Thank you SO MUCH for all the time you took to make this video, Tony!
22:01:38 Laura Sheehy : APPLAUSE
22:01:40 wfryer : How much time did it take, btw? 🙂
22:01:43 Laura Sheehy : thanks Tony!!!!
22:01:53 PeggyG again : Thank you so much Tony!!! Always informative and exciting!
22:01:54 Stephanie : Thanks, Tony!
22:01:55 llawrie : AWESOME…What was the site?
22:01:57 fredkoch : Many thanks, Tony!!!!!!!!
22:01:58 Tony Vincent : Took about a week to make. Looong time. 🙂
22:02:02 wfryer : Wow!
22:02:06 s_bearden : Thank you, Tony! You rock!
22:02:06 llawrie : VIE?
22:02:07 PeggyG again : Monika Hardy does some incredible things with her students!!!
22:02:12 wfryer : www.bie.org has the PBL video Tony just mentioned
22:02:12 Tony Vincent : http://learninginhand.com/pbl
22:02:24 Tony Vincent : http://mobile2011.org
22:02:31 wfryer : thanks to all our organizer and webstreaming team – Woo hoo!!!!
22:02:35 Tony Vincent : Join me in AZ for 3 days of mobile learning!
22:02:37 jgates513 : the link to tony’s video again, please?
22:02:49 wfryer : search k12onlineconference.org for “vincent”
22:02:50 jgates513 : ok
22:02:52 kara.douma : Thank you!
22:02:59 Tony Vincent : The video can be viewed at http://learninginhand.com/pbl
22:03:03 Laura Sheehy : Thank your!!!
22:03:07 wfryer : THANKS everyone!
22:03:12 PeggyG again : thanks everyone for joining us!!
22:03:15 Len H : Thanks Tony
22:03:21 Tony Vincent : It was a fast hour!
22:03:28 PeggyG again : it sure was Tony!
22:03:30 Laura Sheehy : Thanks again Tony and EdTech Talk!!!
22:03:34 Susan van Gelder : Thanks all
22:04:10 PeggyG again : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMCZvGesRz8 CommonCraft video for PBL
Tim Tyson shared his 2010 K12 Online presentation, The Classroom Teacher as 21st Century Instructional Leader. He elaborated on his ideas and encouraged all to get involved and speak out. The original video is above. The audio of the show is below with audio from the video included.
2010-12-13 21:30:18 [Message] Peggy George -> EdTechTalk: so sorry but I have to leave you to host my Mini-geekfest tonight. Thank you so much for sharing this with us tonight Tim!!! I’ll have to catch the rest on the recording.
2010-12-13 21:30:30 [Message] Sheila -> EdTechTalk: best and brighest become teachers
2010-12-13 21:30:48 [Message] mrsdurff -> EdTechTalk: is she calling me a geek?
2010-12-13 21:30:51 [Message] Susan va Gelder -> EdTechTalk: University is free in many countries in Europe – they understand that an educated society benefits all
2010-12-13 21:30:52 [Message] Sheila -> EdTechTalk: exemplary teacher training focused on problem solving
A big shoutout to the K12online live events committee for their wonderful work during the conference and their continued support in the Echoes at EdTechTalk. Susan van Gelder, Kim Cofino, Peggy George. You can find more info about the K12 Online Conference by joining our Ning.
21:12:08 Susan van Gelder : I love the way they describe the rules
21:12:08 Peggy George : Hi Sheri! Great to see youj!
21:12:09 Sheri Edwards : Is this the chat area and the ustream is the program?
21:12:10 AshleyHobbs : I missed the beginining. Could some one please fill me in on who the presenters and moderators are? Thanks!
21:12:24 Jennifer W : I love that you skyped this
21:12:25 Susan van Gelder : Presenters Paula Naugle and Jan Wells
21:12:26 mrsdurff : go for it Peggy
21:12:50 Peggy George : yes this is the chat area and after we watch the video together we will be able to chat with Paula and Jan about their experiences
21:13:23 Paula Naugle : We love doing Jen Wagner’s’ Oreo project each year.
21:13:23 Peggy George : Moderators tonight are Susan van Gelder and Jose Rodriguez is the streamer
21:13:37 Jan Wells : Hi AshleyHobbs
21:13:40 Susan van Gelder : What is your students’ record?
21:13:50 Jennifer W : we had a first grader hit 30 this year
21:13:56 Susan van Gelder : Wow
21:13:59 Peggy George : Jen–isn’t this so thrilling to think that kids around the world are doing YOUR OREO project//!! 🙂
21:14:00 Jan Wells : Woooo that’s good.
21:14:05 Paula Naugle : The tallest stack in my class was 32 Oreos.
21:14:09 Susan van Gelder : Steady hands
21:14:17 Susan van Gelder : This was a neat idea
21:14:33 Paula Naugle : You should have seen how crooked the stack was.
21:14:35 mrsdurff : I’m not allowed to do it inside, so we were rained out this year
21:14:35 Jan Wells : Our highest stack was 28.
21:14:38 Jennifer W : I love this — the flash card collaboration project
21:14:42 aeasley : Paula-everything looks great! So glad to have been in your room to see some of these activities live!! Bissonet is so proud of you.:D
21:14:44 Peggy George : totally motivating!!
21:14:48 mcentires : Great way to collaborate with students in other states. My students would love this!
21:15:20 mcentires : How did you find other classes to skype with?
21:15:39 Susan van Gelder : Nice also to see the fourth graders modelling for the younger ones
21:15:56 Jennifer W : @mcentires— it is an option to pair up with teachers here: http://www.projectsbyjen.com/archives.htm
21:16:16 mcentires : Great! Thank you.
21:16:23 Peggy George : ove the cross-age experiences–doesn’t always have to be with kids their own ages
21:16:31 Jennifer W : Paula and Jan take the projects to a WONDERFUL higher level
21:16:39 mrsdurff : @mcentires or we beg
21:16:43 Jennifer W : I want to hear the story about the cousins —
21:16:54 Jan Wells : We have joined Skype groups, or with a particular project, added Skype as part of the project.
21:17:03 Peggy George : I agree Jennifer! they provides some excellent examples of ways to use skype in every subject area 🙂
21:17:08 Susan van Gelder : Welcome Paul
21:17:34 Susan van Gelder : There were some great ideas here
21:17:57 Peggy George : outstanding list of ideas for ways to use skype!
21:18:13 mcentires : I would love to switch teaching roles with another teacher by suing skype. It would be great for both the teachers and students.
21:18:17 Len H : Hi Peggy & Paula
21:18:26 Peggy George : Hi Len H 🙂
21:19:01 Peggy George : that was so exciting to see how students introduced skype to their parents at home 🙂
21:19:13 Jennifer W : loved the goals
21:19:13 Jan Wells : The teacher and I knew each other, and were doing an introductory first Skype session, and doing so, after they introduced themselves and shared, my fourth grader, said, “Hey, that’s my cousin!” This happened two years in a row between classes.
21:19:27 Jennifer W : But you are in different states??
21:19:31 Sheri : I had to switch from Firefox to Safari
21:19:34 Len H : I want to connect with another class when we get back from Thanksgiving.
21:19:49 Susan van Gelder : great coincidence re cousins
21:19:55 Jan Wells : Len H give either one of us a call…..
21:20:01 Peggy George : wonderful story Jan!!
21:20:20 mrsdurff : @mcentires also look at http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/
21:20:27 aeasley : Great job Jan and Paula!!
21:20:34 mrsdurff : Bravo ladies!!
21:20:48 Jennifer W : clapping
21:20:52 Sheri : clapping
21:20:53 Paula Naugle : Thank you Audrey.
21:20:54 Jan Wells : Smiles…..thank you!
21:20:59 Paula Naugle : Hi Len.
21:20:59 ellenmiller : Wonderful presentation !
21:21:00 Sheri : wonderful presentation !
21:21:05 Len H : Thank you Jan & Paula
21:21:06 Peggy George : clap clap clap!!! fantastic presentation
21:21:12 mcentires : Thanks for sharing those ideas.
21:21:15 AshleyHobbs : This is a great topic. I have never thought about Skype being used in the classroom.
21:21:33 Jan Wells : mcentires give either of us a call
21:21:35 mrsdurff : really?
21:22:05 Jan Wells : absolutely
21:22:46 Peggy George : I’m so glad you chose to do this presentation!! Really encourages teachers to try skype who have never thought of it!
21:23:44 Len H : Now we can’t
21:23:47 mrsdurff : she started out well
21:23:47 Jennifer W : uhoh I lost sound
21:23:54 Len H : hehe
21:23:54 mrsdurff : we could hum
21:23:55 Jennifer W : say’s off air
21:23:58 ellenmiller : Can’t hear
21:23:59 Sheri : oops; no sound or video
21:24:02 mcentires : what happened?
21:24:08 mrsdurff : someone wake up Jose
21:24:12 Jennifer W : I bet she is being profound right now
21:24:17 mrsdurff : it’s the streamer or Skype
21:24:21 Susan van Gelder : Jose is checking into it
21:24:22 Jan Wells : Just a second.
21:24:23 mrsdurff : they will be back
21:24:24 ellenmiller : Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t
21:24:28 mrsdurff : momentarily
21:24:35 mrsdurff : until then, twitter
21:24:35 Susan van Gelder : let us know if you hear
21:24:42 mrsdurff : not yet
21:24:44 Jennifer W : off air still
21:24:57 Susan van Gelder : Jose is restarting the stream
21:24:58 Peggy George : http://www.teachingdegree.org/2009/06/30/50-awesome-ways-to-use-skype-in-the-classroom/ if you haven’t seen this page it is great for skype resources: “50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom”
21:25:16 mrsdurff : hum la de la di fa la….
21:25:27 Susan van Gelder : Jose is rebooting Firefox
21:25:33 mrsdurff : oi veh
21:25:43 Paula Naugle : One of the things my students learn from Skype is geography.
21:25:53 mrsdurff : don’t give him any raises
21:25:54 Susan van Gelder : What projects are you doing this year so far?
21:26:07 Jennifer W : do we need to restart FF or our browsers as well
21:26:07 Peggy George : technology has a way of keeping us humble–she was just telling us how her students have come to understand that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt 🙂
21:26:10 Paula Naugle : We just finished doing a graphing project.
21:26:16 mrsdurff : no
21:26:24 AshleyHobbs : Remember things go wrong in technology. 🙂
21:26:26 Peggy George : no Jennifer
21:26:31 mrsdurff : just refresh the ustream window when they say
21:26:35 Paula Naugle : We surveyed each others class and then made graphs to share over Skype.
21:26:36 ellenmiller : Be sure to use “Skypeanauthor.net” There are a few Louisiana Authors.
21:26:39 mrsdurff : see the arrows
21:26:41 Jan Wells : We just completed for math a graphing project where each class came up with survey questions for each other.
21:26:55 Peggy George : when you see “on air” again just refresh the stream (not the whole page)
21:27:02 Susan van Gelder : Are others in your schools using Skype or other ways of collaborating?
21:27:12 Paula Naugle : We Skyped with HS students last year.
21:27:17 Peggy George : there is an excellent Skype directory for teachers on the link I provided earlier
21:27:20 mrsdurff : once upon a time it was the whole page
21:27:21 Jan Wells : There is one other school who is using Skype.
21:27:28 mrsdurff : but now we have ustream
21:27:31 Susan van Gelder : What kind of questions were you looing at from your surveys
21:27:42 Paula Naugle : We asked about favorite foods, teams, colors.etc.
21:28:01 Jan Wells : On the surveys, my students asked questions about Thanksgiving. Favorite pies, where they will go for Thanksgiving, favorite game to play,etc
21:28:17 Susan van Gelder : What did you do with the data?
21:28:20 ellenmiller : Paula -I will try to get Dianne DeLasCasas to SKYPE a pre visit conference for the 4th grade. She will be coming in Dec.
21:28:30 Susan van Gelder : We’ll be back shortly
21:28:38 Paula Naugle : Jan’s class performed a song for us and we recited a Thanksgiving poem for them.
21:28:47 Peggy George : http://skypeinschools.pbworks.com/w/page/11008318/FrontPage
21:28:48 Paula Naugle : Ellen that would be great.
21:28:51 Jan Wells : Then both classes took the data and made various graphs. Made comparisons then shared results
21:29:06 Susan van Gelder : Do your students express how they feel about these exchanges?
21:29:20 Paula Naugle : The students constructed bar graphs and pie graphs to present the data to each other.
21:29:25 Jan Wells : We have a kindergarten teacher Skyping with another Kindergarten class from Kansas.
21:29:51 Peggy George : http://skypeinschools.pbworks.com/w/page/11008311/Directory
21:30:00 Susan van Gelder : Jose may have to reboot his computer
21:30:20 Jennifer W : that is fine — i can hear you — by reading you 😉
21:30:21 Paula Naugle : I know how excited my students get when Jan’s name pops up on on IWB.
21:30:25 Susan van Gelder : Life is fun with technology *)
21:30:40 Jan Wells : I had another idea for Paula and I to try (suprise to Paula) — I’d like us to do a KWL chart using Skype over a Social Studies region we’re both studying.
21:30:50 Paula Naugle : This is what makes tech fun and challenging.
21:30:53 Peggy George : I would love to know what kind of parent reactions you get to the skype experiences
21:30:54 Sheri : Just discovered Women of the Web series on the tag cloud; seems Jan and Paula fit the bill for that too 🙂
21:31:10 Susan van Gelder : You mentioned in the video that the students chose their own topics for Skyping – what kind of topics did they choose?
21:31:17 Jan Wells : Whooohooo
21:31:25 Jennifer W : @sheri — really — that is cool
21:31:30 Peggy George : love that idea Jan–the students could lead the discussion for the KWL chart 🙂
21:32:00 Paula Naugle : They decide what to ask another class about. Since I teach social studies it is usually about the area where they live.
21:32:05 Sheri : Our Native American Dance Clup (1-6th grades) presented to a class in Memphis, showing them our dances, and getting them to do a round dance with us through skype ! Great experience!
21:32:10 Jan Wells : One was to just ask questions to get to know them as a 9-10 year old.
21:32:28 Susan van Gelder : Sounds great Sheri
21:32:44 Peggy George : I did a skype interview with a 5th grade class in North Carolina when they were studying AZ as part of their States study. It was so much fun!
21:32:50 Susan van Gelder : How did you make the connection for the math flash cards?
21:33:00 Paula Naugle : We became experts last year because they were interviewed four times by different schools about their hurricane experiences.
21:33:06 mrsdurff : Dis Jose lose connectivity?
21:33:11 Jan Wells : Some of there questions came after we’d Skyped and they noticed something about the students.
21:33:16 Peggy George : every child can be an “expert” on skype 🙂
21:33:27 Paula Naugle : We have compared our state capitol building to the one in North Carolina with a class from there.
21:33:28 Jennifer W : Paula — were you a part of the Dear friend Project (for Katrina)
21:33:33 Peggy George : refresh
21:33:40 Susan van Gelder : @Paula – that is one kind of expert I don’t want to be – but it was good that they could get something positive out of such a negative situation
21:33:41 Jan Wells : Another idea to try is ‘role playing’
21:33:41 Peggy George : it’s back!
21:33:50 Paula Naugle : No Jen. I do not know about that project.
21:33:51 Susan van Gelder : Jose is rebooting his computer
21:33:57 Jennifer W : ahhh — okay
21:34:00 Susan van Gelder : Then the stream should be up again
21:34:02 Peggy George : hooray!
21:34:06 Susan van Gelder : ahh technology
21:34:13 Sheri : Tell us about the role-playing.
21:34:14 Paula Naugle : This year we are getting requests to talk about the BP oil spill.
21:34:20 mrsdurff : maybe we should pitch in for a new computer for Jose
21:34:20 Susan van Gelder : Waiting to hear from Jose
21:34:21 Peggy George : seeing the stream so you can continue with the interview now 🙂
21:34:23 Jan Wells : A Day in the Life of……
21:34:35 Jennifer W : hmmm — tell me when we should be hearing
21:34:56 Peggy George : audio now
21:34:57 Len H : There we go
21:34:58 Jennifer W : ahhhh
21:34:58 mrsdurff : should be or are?
21:35:02 mrsdurff : refresh
21:35:04 mrsdurff : yes
21:35:07 Peggy George : hearing great!
21:35:07 mrsdurff : audio
21:35:17 aeasley : yeah!!!!!!!!!!!
21:35:19 mrsdurff : everyone refresh the ustream
21:35:58 Sheri : sounds good
21:36:26 Peggy George : wonderful story!!
21:37:17 Peggy George : good idea to blog about it to encourage people to respond to your challenge 🙂 Tweet and plurk reminders too 🙂
21:39:35 Peggy George : love it!!!
21:40:23 ellenmiller : Offer a free skype camera to the next teacher who will agree to join the project.
21:40:39 Jan Wells : Empowering students!!!
21:40:42 Len H : My 6th grade team member’s 3 yr old Skyped me this morning without mom being there!
21:41:00 Len H : He called me all on his own.
21:41:00 Peggy George : you can always start using skype as audio only if the kids are shy about the camera and it won’t take long for them to want to see each other 🙂
21:41:04 Sheri : Too funny Len H 🙂
21:41:05 Jan Wells : 🙂 That’s great
21:41:20 Peggy George : love that story Len H!!
21:41:28 Len H : LOL, he was in his undies!
21:41:42 Peggy George : hilarious!
21:42:08 Peggy George : you do need to be careful sometimes when you skype from home (know what is in the background behind you) 🙂
21:42:51 Peggy George : there are soooo many skills that can be integrated through the use of skype (all free)!!
21:43:30 Paula Naugle : Ellen that is a great idea.
21:43:36 aeasley : Paula- a good idea would be to have a fifth grade teacher skype with a sixth grade teacher at our feeder school. The kids could ask questions about what to expect when they go to middle school.
21:43:57 ellenmiller : I still have a camera – Just let me know.
21:44:12 Peggy George : @ellenmiller I was thinking along the same lines–offer an incentive for teachers to accept the skype challenge 🙂 maybe you could offer an opportunity for their class to skype with yours as the incentive??
21:44:30 Paula Naugle : Audrey, I would love to see that happen and would gladly help them set it up.
21:45:03 ellenmiller : We could add that to the sip plan for transitions.
21:45:13 Peggy George : great process to involved the kids in the problem solving!
21:45:29 Paula Naugle : Ellen, yes we should include that in our SIP plan.
21:45:54 aeasley : Great idea Ellen- we can talk to Alicia about it.
21:47:16 ellenmiller : Skype cameras are about 30.00. I have one available now. Will srt her up when we return.
21:48:19 Sheri : What blog was that?
21:48:40 Susan van Gelder : https://sites.google.com/site/seedstosuccesswithskype/skype-jobs-chart
21:48:54 Jennifer W : around the world in 80 schools
21:48:58 Sheri : langwiches
21:49:40 Jennifer W : http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.wikispaces.com/
21:49:51 Sheri : How do I get the full length link? the links are all … shortened
21:50:04 aeasley : Ellen & Paula-I will email the principals at the two feeder schools to get the names of teachers who may want to join us for this project.
21:50:24 Susan van Gelder : Click on them – they will also be in the chat log which will be posted after the show
21:50:32 Jennifer W : and www.aroundtheworldwith80schools.net/
21:51:16 prombough : (Links should work if you have turned off your popup blocker)
21:51:24 ellenmiller : Wow Look what we accomplished tonight!
21:52:25 Sheri : Thanks; got the links
21:52:39 Jennifer W : that was Katrina??
21:52:40 Jan Wells : https://sites.google.com/site/seedstosuccesswithskype/home
21:52:54 Paula Naugle : Yes, Jen.
21:53:12 Jennifer W : I am sorry I did not know you then, Paula, we adopted many classrooms
21:53:40 Jennifer W : http://www.projectsbyjen.com/Projects/DearFriend/df_participants.htm
21:54:21 Jennifer W : Have you seen the newest SKYPE??? has it affected your conversations at all
21:54:21 Susan van Gelder : Skype in the Classroom
21:54:34 Jennifer W : or is the only difference the way it looks
21:54:40 Jan Wells : http://skypeintheclassroom.wordpress.com
21:56:32 Jennifer W : when they accept their award at ISTE?? grins, we need to nominate them
21:57:02 Jan Wells : clap, clap, clap, clap
21:57:07 Jennifer W : you have blessed me very much — you too
21:57:40 Sheri : Jen and Paula keep me going… with tech in classroom; thanks 🙂
21:57:44 Jennifer W : skype was primitive then
21:58:16 Jan Wells : A very good question!
21:58:24 Jennifer W : each one — teach one
21:58:52 Jennifer W : plus your kids become ambassadors as they move through grades
21:58:52 aeasley : Paula- thanks for inviting me tonight! What a great opportunity to hear from such wonderful educators! It is so neat to hear from all of you. Keep up the great work.
21:59:06 Jan Wells : If we look back, others have come along….
21:59:36 Jennifer W : now that is cool — your principal is here
21:59:44 ellenmiller : Paula – You are so sweet – The student has surpassed the master!
21:59:44 Sheri : Wowser
21:59:47 Jan Wells : We keep inviting, and encouraging, and share. We love it.
22:00:08 Jennifer W : very proud of BOTH of you
22:00:24 Sheri : clapping; thank you
22:00:29 Paula Naugle : Thank you everyone for the support and for the encouragement.
22:00:52 mrsdurff : gotta go before I turn into a pumpkin – adieu!
22:01:00 Jan Wells : SMILES to ALL Thank you soooo much.
22:01:07 ellenmiller : Audrey we need to see Paula at LACUE
22:01:24 Paula Naugle : Lots to plan and new projects to organize.
22:01:31 aeasley : I agree.
22:01:48 Paula Naugle : Good night everyone.
22:01:58 Sheri : Thanks…see you on twitter..
22:02:05 Paula Naugle : Bye Sheri.
22:02:06 Jan Wells : @janwells
22:02:20 Len H : Thank you Paula & Jan!
22:02:22 Jan Wells : What’s your twitter name.
22:02:33 Sheri : @grammasheri
22:02:43 Jan Wells : Thanks.
22:02:46 Susan van Gelder : Thanks all
22:02:54 Susan van Gelder : Paula and Jan – you were great
22:02:56 Paula Naugle : Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.
22:03:06 Paula Naugle : Bye.
22:03:14 Jan Wells : It was an honor, thank you again.
Brian Crosby shared his 2008 K12 Online presentation, Video-Conferencing It’s Easy, Free and Powerful. He discussed how videoconferencing has impacted on his students’ learning. He shared powerful examples of of why videoconferencing should be part of classroom experience.
2010-05-11 19:52:57 [Message] Peggy George : Hi there Brian
2010-05-11 19:53:04 [Message] Brian Crosby : Hello!!!
2010-05-11 19:53:30 [Message] sheila : Hi Brian and all!
2010-05-11 19:54:36 [Message] Peggy George : Hi Sheila!
2010-05-11 20:00:00 [Message] sheila : Welcome Cindy and Beth!
2010-05-11 20:00:01 [Message] Peggy George : Hi Beth and Cindy!!
2010-05-11 20:00:05 [Message] Peggy George : great to see you!
2010-05-11 20:00:12 [Message] Beth : Hello!
2010-05-11 20:00:58 [Message] Peggy George : Here we go! Really excited to be talking with Brian Crosby tonight!!
2010-05-11 20:01:05 [Message] sheila : Are you getting audio now?
2010-05-11 20:01:47 [Message] sheila : Click on the play button on the ustream window.
2010-05-11 20:01:48 [Message] Peggy George : let us know if you’re having a problem hearing/seeing the video on ustream
2010-05-11 20:02:09 [Message] Peggy George : Brian has done some awesome things!! Wow!
2010-05-11 20:02:27 [Message] Peggy George : I get tired just listening to all he’s doing!!
2010-05-11 20:02:43 [Message] Peggy George : 4th grade is so much fun!! one of my favorite grades!
2010-05-11 20:03:00 [Message] Peggy George : it’s really fun to loop with your class!
2010-05-11 20:04:46 [Message] Peggy George : I’ll bet video conferencing is a perfect tool for working with his second language learners!
2010-05-11 20:05:10 [Message] Peggy George : very interesting point Brian!!
2010-05-11 20:05:57 [Message] Peggy George : there are so many new tools available now for video conferencing–love all of the options now!
2010-05-11 20:06:07 [Message] Peggy George : skype is incredible and still my favorite!
2010-05-11 20:06:21 [Message] Beth : Brian, I am meeting you for the first time. Are you bilingual? Do you teach in both English and Spanish?
2010-05-11 20:06:40 [Message] Peggy George : great question Beth! We’ll ask him.
2010-05-11 20:07:21 [Message] Peggy George : very interesting!! what a great learning experience!
2010-05-11 20:08:10 [Message] Peggy George : you never know how people will react when you put a mic in front of them 🙂 teachers are the worst about talking on a mic!
2010-05-11 20:08:26 [Message] sheila : Most parents sign off on permission to record?
2010-05-11 20:09:21 [Message] Peggy George : I love the way you have blended so many tools in the process–skyping, blogs, wikis and more!
2010-05-11 20:10:04 [Message] Peggy George : 1:1 laptops?? 🙂 how nice!!
2010-05-11 20:10:32 [Message] Peggy George : here comes the video!! Enjoy!!
2010-05-11 20:11:05 [Message] Brian Crosby : Yes, I get signed releases from all my students
2010-05-11 20:12:14 [Message] Peggy George : that’s a great way to think of video conferencing–field trips of all kinds 🙂
2010-05-11 20:12:58 [Message] Peggy George : what do you use for your classroom blog?
2010-05-11 20:13:12 [Message] Brian Crosby : Class Blogmeister
2010-05-11 20:13:31 [Message] Susan van Gelder : this is a great idea
2010-05-11 20:13:33 [Message] Peggy George : great! will you talk about why you chose that and how you like it after the video?
2010-05-11 20:14:09 [Message] Peggy George : what an exciting experience to have Christa McAuliffe’s mom!! Wow!
2010-05-11 20:14:27 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I like the way you follow up after a visit
2010-05-11 20:14:32 [Message] Brian Crosby : Google Earth is used when we Skype to travelright to the roof the school we are "visiting"
2010-05-11 20:14:48 [Message] Susan van Gelder : The visit continues afterwards
2010-05-11 20:14:53 [Message] sheila : Grace used to come to our tech conf year after year. The conf is named after Christa.
2010-05-11 20:15:20 [Message] Peggy George : what a great idea!! You can really get a feeling for the location by using Google Earth!
2010-05-11 20:15:22 [Message] Brian Crosby : We really want to build schema a lot because my students come with so little.
2010-05-11 20:15:51 [Message] Susan van Gelder : That’s one thing technology provides
2010-05-11 20:16:23 [Message] Brian Crosby : We not only look at their school but around the area and even major geographic locations on the way there and back
2010-05-11 20:16:33 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Great idea
2010-05-11 20:16:43 [Message] Peggy George : I’ll bet the students loved critiquing videos of the older students!
2010-05-11 20:17:12 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Hi Wes
2010-05-11 20:17:14 [Message] Brian Crosby : Yes! But it was hard to find the words … which made it a great experience for them.
2010-05-11 20:17:20 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Good evening everyone! Sorry I’m late.
2010-05-11 20:17:26 [Message] Peggy George : what an interesting point!! easier to schedule skype than the class next door 🙂
2010-05-11 20:17:33 [Message] Peggy George : Hi Wes! so glad you could join us!
2010-05-11 20:17:48 [Message] Wesley Fryer : So glad to be here
2010-05-11 20:17:55 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I read your latest blog post – I like the way you are starting to give them the vocabulary for commenting on blogs
2010-05-11 20:18:01 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Brian, you don’t have those clamshell iBooks anymore do you?
2010-05-11 20:18:04 [Message] Peggy George : are you still using the same laptops in your classroom Brian?
2010-05-11 20:18:09 [Message] Peggy George : 🙂
2010-05-11 20:18:09 [Message] sheila : Brian – giving me so many ideas!
2010-05-11 20:18:25 [Message] Brian Crosby : I think you can say that what you observe during these experience is also a form of evaluation because you learn about what they can and can’t do with language and note things you want to cover with them.
2010-05-11 20:18:33 [Message] Peggy George : very clever ideas for the book study!
2010-05-11 20:18:43 [Message] Brian Crosby : No we got brand new MacBooks!!!!
2010-05-11 20:18:46 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Yes, I love how you are supporting good/constructive commenting on other blogs
2010-05-11 20:18:57 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I’ve talked about this in sessions I’ve given on collaboration
2010-05-11 20:19:02 [Message] Susan van Gelder : an exemplary project
2010-05-11 20:19:16 [Message] Wesley Fryer : That is SO great! Have you noticed many changes with what the students are doing and can do technology-wise with the new laptops?
2010-05-11 20:19:40 [Message] sheila : Some countries block skype! 🙁
2010-05-11 20:19:46 [Message] Brian Crosby : It is key to have student discuss and write about what happened during the Skype
2010-05-11 20:19:47 [Message] Wesley Fryer : I love how your students used duct tape to get the webcam just right 🙂
2010-05-11 20:20:15 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Yes – to debrief, but also to give them reasons to write
2010-05-11 20:20:18 [Message] Peggy George : you packed so much into this video presentation Brian!! such a valuable resource for us!
2010-05-11 20:20:36 [Message] Brian Crosby : Wes – somewhat, but I am comparing my sixth graders last year that had 3 years experience with my new 4th graders with none!
2010-05-11 20:20:36 [Message] Wesley Fryer : yes, there is the tape! Oh it is masking tape, not duct tape!
2010-05-11 20:21:06 [Message] Susan van Gelder : This was such a wonderful idea
2010-05-11 20:21:12 [Message] Brian Crosby : I saw Celest at Xmas – she is doing Great!
2010-05-11 20:21:18 [Message] Susan van Gelder : That’s wonderful
2010-05-11 20:21:20 [Message] Wesley Fryer : that is super news about Celest
2010-05-11 20:21:36 [Message] sheila : Funny!
2010-05-11 20:21:40 [Message] Peggy George : how creative!!
2010-05-11 20:21:59 [Message] Peggy George : I’ll bet the kids loved doing that part!!
2010-05-11 20:21:59 [Message] Wesley Fryer : How many times would you say you ended up bringing Celest into class via Skype over the course of that year?
2010-05-11 20:22:00 [Message] Brian Crosby : If you knew here home life it would make you cry … she is with foster family now.
2010-05-11 20:22:17 [Message] Peggy George : what a powerful experience for all of them!
2010-05-11 20:22:26 [Message] Brian Crosby : 40 or so times.
2010-05-11 20:22:30 [Message] Wesley Fryer : You REALLY went above and beyond the call of duty getting all of that setup with Celeste
2010-05-11 20:22:48 [Message] sheila : Ah, Lee!
2010-05-11 20:22:48 [Message] Wesley Fryer : yes, Learning is Messy!
2010-05-11 20:22:49 [Message] Peggy George : we all sure miss Lee Baber!
2010-05-11 20:23:09 [Message] Peggy George : she was such a fabulous mentor to so many of us in EdTechTalk!!
2010-05-11 20:23:27 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Lee was so passionate about accessibility!
2010-05-11 20:23:37 [Message] Beth : What a touching story – and how meaningful for each student involved. Thanks for sharing!
2010-05-11 20:23:54 [Message] Peggy George : you were all the pioneers with skype in classrooms!
2010-05-11 20:24:12 [Message] Wesley Fryer : What were your experiences in preparing your two k12online presentations? How were they different, what did you change/do differently the 2nd time?
2010-05-11 20:24:40 [Message] Peggy George : we had Silvia Tolisano skype in with our AzTEA conference this past weekend to tell about her around the world in 80 schools project–such an exciting adventure!!
2010-05-11 20:25:43 [Message] Peggy George : they really are a lot of work!! 🙂
2010-05-11 20:26:29 [Message] Peggy George : that’s so true Brian!! we can and do watch them over and over!! still relevant today!!
2010-05-11 20:26:31 [Message] Wesley Fryer : that is super Peggy! I bet it was super to have Silvia share that project in person
2010-05-11 20:26:39 [Message] Wesley Fryer : I share this preso with people a LOT too, Brian!
2010-05-11 20:26:57 [Message] Peggy George : it was fantastic Wes!! Silvia is such a great "sharer"!! so giving!
2010-05-11 20:27:35 [Message] Peggy George : they were really powerful little laptops!!
2010-05-11 20:27:36 [Message] Wesley Fryer : I remember skyping to you from Winfield, Kansas Brian, in 2006 the summer I moved from Texas to Oklahoma and started with AT&T 🙂
2010-05-11 20:27:53 [Message] Peggy George : hi prwood and woodsdana!! so glad you could join us
2010-05-11 20:28:13 [Message] woodsdana : Just got a tweet from Wesley
2010-05-11 20:28:14 [Message] Peggy George : Hi stangea! Thanks for tuning in!!
2010-05-11 20:28:26 [Message] Peggy George : twitter is a wonderful thing!! 🙂
2010-05-11 20:28:26 [Message] Wesley Fryer : That is so great your kids have made those constructive "digital footprints" through those videos!
2010-05-11 20:28:39 [Message] Wesley Fryer : wow, premed now!
2010-05-11 20:28:51 [Message] sheila : What is the parents’ reaction to the videoconferencing?
2010-05-11 20:29:16 [Message] Peggy George : how cool is that!!!! Alan Levine calling in to talk about Iceland!
2010-05-11 20:29:31 [Message] Wesley Fryer : that is such a great story about Alan sharing iceland geology!!!
2010-05-11 20:29:39 [Message] stangea : yep seem to be visiting sessions tonight
2010-05-11 20:29:40 [Message] Peggy George : wow!!
2010-05-11 20:29:56 [Message] Peggy George : how engaging for the students!!
2010-05-11 20:30:12 [Message] sheila : That was fun. We had the Moon rocks then.
2010-05-11 20:30:13 [Message] Wesley Fryer : that combination of F2F following the virtual skype is SO great…. that’s gotta be an exemplary use of techology… talk about making it personal!
2010-05-11 20:30:47 [Message] woodsdana : Has anyone seen the Larry Lessig chat with students via Skype about the Creative Commons?
2010-05-11 20:30:49 [Message] Peggy George : those connections are so exciting!! we never know…
2010-05-11 20:31:01 [Message] sheila : We also talked with classes in Saskatchewan, CA and down the street in NH.
2010-05-11 20:31:01 [Message] Peggy George : yes woodsdana! that is excellent!
2010-05-11 20:31:07 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @woodsdana – no, I would love to tho– is that one that Karl Fisch did or someone else?
2010-05-11 20:31:31 [Message] woodsdana : It was done with a teacher by the name of Mr. Mayo : http://www.mrmayo.org/?p=272
2010-05-11 20:31:39 [Message] Wesley Fryer : excellent, thanks
2010-05-11 20:32:06 [Message] stangea : My Saskatchewan class did a virtual tour (on Skype) of a museum in Kansas City. They were engaged with that and the class exchange later.
2010-05-11 20:32:19 [Message] Beth : We have A LOT of work that needs to be done to ensure that ALL schools have access to Skype opportunities. The barriers are largely human today. It is not the technology that limits, rather, it is the limitations of thinking.
2010-05-11 20:32:39 [Message] stangea : I never considered parents concern over Skyping between classes. Interesting.
2010-05-11 20:32:41 [Message] Peggy George : I think that kind of explanation for parents is the key!! They need to understand and are always supportive when you tell them
2010-05-11 20:33:02 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @Brian – your story about telling students "if it’s good enough we’ll put it online" is wonderful, reminds me of Tim Tyson at Mabry Middle School in GA
2010-05-11 20:33:12 [Message] Peggy George : so true Beth!! we often set our own limits unnecessarily…
2010-05-11 20:33:30 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @Beth you are so right. Mindsets need to be upgraded even more than hardware in many cases today!
2010-05-11 20:33:36 [Message] Peggy George : yes Wes!! That was one of the powerful messages from Tim Tyson’s student videos!
2010-05-11 20:33:52 [Message] Peggy George : they kids wanted to work and work on them until they were "perfect"
2010-05-11 20:34:01 [Message] stangea : Next fall I suppose I need a parent meeting or letter home describing our net activities. I have division release forms. Five students have varied restrictions on their digital footprint.
2010-05-11 20:34:21 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Brian: So do you think the engagement was so much higher with Alan Levine skyping in from Iceland and then coming F2F?
2010-05-11 20:34:23 [Message] sheila : I tried to skype with Lisa Parisi while I was in Iceland 2 weeks ago! She didn’t have classes when I could connect. ;(
2010-05-11 20:34:35 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Great point: "don’t make the class field trip a standalone event"
2010-05-11 20:35:46 [Message] sheila : In 2 weeks, half our school will be gone for band field trip. I’m thinking the rest of us should go on some virtual field trips!
2010-05-11 20:36:00 [Message] Peggy George : in AZ there are "rules" about teaching in Spanish–they expect English
2010-05-11 20:36:01 [Message] Wesley Fryer : that is great Sheila. We should have a live traveling speaker’s bureau for skyping into classes like that!
2010-05-11 20:36:16 [Message] Peggy George : very funny Susan! so true!
2010-05-11 20:36:16 [Message] sheila : So true Wes!
2010-05-11 20:36:34 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Susan you are SO right! I saw that happen with friends of mine when I lived in Mexico!
2010-05-11 20:36:48 [Message] stangea : @Wesley I agree! how cool would that be?
2010-05-11 20:37:17 [Message] Wesley Fryer : the level of EXPECTATIONS were different with your kids, I’d think
2010-05-11 20:37:34 [Message] sabasweb : hello every body
2010-05-11 20:37:36 [Message] Peggy George : that’s how my daughter became bilingual–spending 6 weeks in Ecuador during HS living with a family there
2010-05-11 20:37:41 [Message] sheila : I saw a tweet from a researcher going to Antarctica. Decided to ask for a skype interview and she did it! Also sent us a package! Never hurts to ask!
2010-05-11 20:37:41 [Message] Peggy George : hi sabaswet
2010-05-11 20:37:55 [Message] Wesley Fryer : super Sheila! Wow!
2010-05-11 20:38:07 [Message] Peggy George : yes Sheila!! we just need to ask 🙂
2010-05-11 20:38:41 [Message] Wesley Fryer : yeah Allanah!
2010-05-11 20:38:48 [Message] Peggy George : My neice’s husband just returned from a geologic research project in Antarctica! saw some amazing pics from his experience
2010-05-11 20:39:02 [Message] stangea : @Peggy @Sheila but you still need the network of people to ask
2010-05-11 20:39:16 [Message] Beth : Brian, are you teaching in a public school? Is Skype allowed across your school district? Is your work the exception in your district – or is Skyping the rule? Is bandwidth a limitation in your district/state?
2010-05-11 20:39:17 [Message] Wesley Fryer : sometimes those small details that are so different from our lives/environments are the things that stick with us the most
2010-05-11 20:39:34 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @Beth Brian is in Sparks, Nevada – and yes his school is public
2010-05-11 20:39:52 [Message] Peggy George : you can make a lot of classroom connections within class blogmeister too!
2010-05-11 20:39:54 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @Beth Brian is definitely the exception to the rule in his district from what I know
2010-05-11 20:40:07 [Message] Peggy George : the moderating features are really important to teachers
2010-05-11 20:40:26 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Brian is a digital pioneer, and some might even say a digital outlaw – expanding the boundaries of edtech use in the classroom!
2010-05-11 20:40:40 [Message] sheila : I saw the tweet and looked up her profile. Never had a connection. Just need to know how to contact someone. That can be tough. Also, they may not present well with kids. . . .
2010-05-11 20:41:02 [Message] Wesley Fryer : yes, embedding is such an important digital literacy skill I think
2010-05-11 20:41:02 [Message] stangea : Social Networking is something we teach, so moderation is approriate. Is Blogmeister open to the public?
2010-05-11 20:41:06 [Message] Peggy George : good point sheila! not all experts are good teachers 🙂
2010-05-11 20:41:39 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @strangea I think you can set the access permissions you want on Classroom Blogmeister. Also be sure to check out http://kidblog.org
2010-05-11 20:41:45 [Message] Peggy George : if you have the url to a class blog on blogmeister and they have made some or all of it public you can access it
2010-05-11 20:42:13 [Message] sheila : @stangea – I use blogmeister and leave it open.
2010-05-11 20:42:14 [Message] Peggy George : I follow many class blogs on blogmeister! they are fantastic!!
2010-05-11 20:42:27 [Message] Wesley Fryer : can you access Ustream.tv from your classroom, Brian?
2010-05-11 20:43:17 [Message] Brian Crosby : Wes – yes
2010-05-11 20:43:21 [Message] Peggy George : http://learningismessy.com/blog
2010-05-11 20:43:25 [Message] Peggy George : Brian’s blog
2010-05-11 20:43:43 [Message] Wesley Fryer : I have thought about setting up a Ustream or Skype from the severe storms lab in Norman, OK. Maybe we should connect from there if you are still talking about weather…
2010-05-11 20:43:53 [Message] stangea : I have to go, thanks for the conversation everyone. See you around.
2010-05-11 20:43:59 [Message] Wesley Fryer : "national severe storms center"
2010-05-11 20:44:13 [Message] Peggy George : good idea Wes
2010-05-11 20:44:25 [Message] Peggy George : lots of dramatic stories to tell about weather right now!
2010-05-11 20:44:33 [Message] Wesley Fryer : indeed. it was crazy here last night.
2010-05-11 20:44:51 [Message] Peggy George : I’m seeing Norman, OK tornado damage on my news right now in AZ
2010-05-11 20:44:57 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @Brian you are doing a great job following the backchannel and talking in the webcast! 🙂
2010-05-11 20:45:15 [Message] Wesley Fryer : We had at least 10 tornados last night in Oklahoma, maybe 12.
2010-05-11 20:45:38 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @Brian I know you gave some advice on NCLB/testing. Can you share/summarize what advice you gave to the policymakers?
2010-05-11 20:45:39 [Message] Peggy George : there are primary teachers doing them and their test scores are not suffering!! in fact they are excelling!
2010-05-11 20:45:53 [Message] Peggy George : I wish we could persuade teachers to take that risk!
2010-05-11 20:46:31 [Message] Wesley Fryer : wow that is GREAT! (about content filtering getting more open/balanced) – how did that happen in your district? New CIO?
2010-05-11 20:46:36 [Message] Peggy George : Jane Ross was incredible!!
2010-05-11 20:46:44 [Message] Beth : Brian, you are a bright light…a pocket of positive deviance. I am glad I was able to catch this show tonight. Miles to go before I sleep! Thanks to all!
2010-05-11 20:47:00 [Message] Wesley Fryer : thanks Beth for joining us!
2010-05-11 20:47:03 [Message] Peggy George : so glad you could join us Beth!!
2010-05-11 20:47:44 [Message] Cindy Glenn : Does your principal encourage teacher’s use of technology?
2010-05-11 20:47:58 [Message] Peggy George : great question Cindy!
2010-05-11 20:49:12 [Message] Wesley Fryer : I so agree that the "narrowing" of curriculum and teaching is so unfortunate…
2010-05-11 20:49:34 [Message] Peggy George : all those things are getting eliminated from the curriculum!! art, music, pe, even librarians!! so sad!
2010-05-11 20:49:59 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Diane Ravitch’s new book "The Death and Life of the Great American School System" is a good read, I’m halfway through it now. She is against the "narrowing" of the curriculum with high stakes math/science testing too.
2010-05-11 20:50:01 [Message] Peggy George : they tend to only teach to those things on the test!
2010-05-11 20:50:14 [Message] Wesley Fryer : I meant "math/reading" testing
2010-05-11 20:50:17 [Message] woodsdana : @Brian do you have any advice for someone who is brand new to teaching?
2010-05-11 20:50:20 [Message] Peggy George : did Diane Ravitch change her views on that??
2010-05-11 20:50:26 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @Peggy yes she did!
2010-05-11 20:50:38 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Her book is a BIG reversal on several issues for her.
2010-05-11 20:50:38 [Message] Peggy George : that’s what I thought… so happy to hear that
2010-05-11 20:51:10 [Message] Peggy George : that schema is essential for understanding!! that’s why these virtual field trips are incredibly valuable!!
2010-05-11 20:51:24 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Gary Stager says she still isn’t a constructivist, but from what I’ve read it is good to see her realize that the accountability and privatization strategies which is being pushed does NOT work
2010-05-11 20:51:34 [Message] Peggy George : that really is mind-boggling!!
2010-05-11 20:51:50 [Message] Peggy George : I might have to read it Wes 🙂
2010-05-11 20:52:02 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @Brian the SCHEMA building you are talking about is SO vital. That’s a great context for advocating for skype use as you’re doing.
2010-05-11 20:52:31 [Message] Peggy George : so true!! tests aren’t designed to measure that kind of learning
2010-05-11 20:52:39 [Message] Peggy George : Hi Beth! welcome!
2010-05-11 20:52:58 [Message] BethRitterGuth : Hi everyone!
2010-05-11 20:53:06 [Message] Wesley Fryer : welcome Beth!
2010-05-11 20:53:26 [Message] Peggy George : I’ve been so impressed with the kinds of art experience Kevin Honeycutt is providing on Artsnacks!! really valuable for kids who are missing out on this
2010-05-11 20:53:28 [Message] BethRitterGuth : Hi Peggy and Wes
2010-05-11 20:53:35 [Message] Wesley Fryer : "getting kids connected" – so vital, to art, to music, to others, to their community
2010-05-11 20:53:44 [Message] Peggy George : can’t wait for Brian and Lisa’s new book to come out!!
2010-05-11 20:53:54 [Message] Wesley Fryer : yeah, a Brian Crosby co-authored book!
2010-05-11 20:54:06 [Message] Peggy George : love this story!!! 🙂
2010-05-11 20:54:21 [Message] BethRitterGuth : I found out about this through Twitter and Tweet Deck 🙂
2010-05-11 20:54:41 [Message] Wesley Fryer : yes, ELABORATION and specific details in blog comments. Woo hoo!
2010-05-11 20:54:44 [Message] Peggy George : I know some HS students that could learn about blog posting from their kids!
2010-05-11 20:55:38 [Message] Peggy George : I’m so glad you decided to write about this!! Really important message to get out!
2010-05-11 20:56:06 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Who are you going to publish with, Brian?
2010-05-11 20:56:15 [Message] Wesley Fryer : (publisher: Lulu, someone else?)
2010-05-11 20:56:31 [Message] Peggy George : is it an ISTE book?
2010-05-11 20:56:53 [Message] Wesley Fryer : We need to have a K12Online area on the website to amplify past presenters who are now BOOK authors!!!
2010-05-11 20:57:06 [Message] Wesley Fryer : I agree, "it’s about both"
2010-05-11 20:57:07 [Message] Peggy George : great point Susan!! it’s about the pedagogy and not the tools!
2010-05-11 20:57:21 [Message] Peggy George : shouldn’t really separate them
2010-05-11 20:57:42 [Message] Peggy George : good idea Wes!! can we get that on the Ning?
2010-05-11 20:57:44 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @Peggy so many teachers don’t know abou the tools tho, so we have to start at the awareness level. The pedagogy Brian is modeling is the REAL revolutionary thing tho!
2010-05-11 20:58:15 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @Peggy we could, but we’re going to have to talk about the Ning…. I am going to start a Google Wave this week for our organizer team…
2010-05-11 20:58:24 [Message] Wesley Fryer : so great you get to loop, Brian!
2010-05-11 20:58:38 [Message] Wesley Fryer : @Peggy we certainly could put that on the Ning now too tho!
2010-05-11 20:58:38 [Message] Peggy George : ok–will look forward to that conversation about the Ning
2010-05-11 20:59:06 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Brian you do such a GREAT job expanding student opportunities to communicate, to think, to express, to interact!
2010-05-11 20:59:14 [Message] Peggy George : looping is a powerful practice!! I wish more teachers did it!
2010-05-11 20:59:23 [Message] Peggy George : Yeah!!! ISTE!!
2010-05-11 20:59:32 [Message] Wesley Fryer : yeah!
2010-05-11 20:59:38 [Message] Peggy George : it’s a perfect book for ISTE to be publishing!
2010-05-11 20:59:53 [Message] Wesley Fryer : that is really great news Brian. Can’t wait to read it and share it!
2010-05-11 21:00:02 [Message] Wesley Fryer : thanks so much Susan and Brian!!!!!!
2010-05-11 21:00:03 [Message] Peggy George : this has been a fantastic conversation Brian!! Thank you so much! You are such an inspiration and you really give us all hope!
2010-05-11 21:00:03 [Message] BethRitterGuth : Great stuff!
2010-05-11 21:00:11 [Message] BethRitterGuth : I can’t wait till the book comes out 🙂
2010-05-11 21:00:20 [Message] woodsdana : Thanks for having me
2010-05-11 21:00:21 [Message] Peggy George : Thanks Sheila for an awesome job of streaming–once again!
2010-05-11 21:00:26 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Yeah Sheila and Peggy!!!!
2010-05-11 21:00:28 [Message] Peggy George : thank you all for joining us!
2010-05-11 21:00:31 [Message] BethRitterGuth : Sheila is a rock star 🙂
2010-05-11 21:00:31 [Message] Brian Crosby : You are all so welcome and thanks to you!!!
2010-05-11 21:00:41 [Message] Wesley Fryer : Thanks so much for all your continued dedication and work for k12online!!!!
2010-05-11 21:00:43 [Message] Cindy Glenn : Thanks so much
2010-05-11 21:00:46 [Message] sheila : Always enjoy the echoes!
2010-05-11 21:00:51 [Message] Peggy George : I really enjoy these K12 Online Echos and will look forward to more–maybe in the fall…
2010-05-11 21:00:52 [Message] Wesley Fryer : TBA!
2010-05-11 21:01:03 [Message] Peggy George : Thanks all!! Have a great week!
2010-05-11 21:03:15 [Message] Brian Crosby : Crosbyclass.wikispaces.com our class wiki page with links to many of our projects and blogs and more.
Jane Ross joined us for a lively conversation around her K12 Online 2009 presentation, Living History – Authentic Learning Empowered By Digital Technology. She eloquently discussed the impact of personal relationships on her students’ learning. The project was driven by the pedagogy but was infused with technology.
2010-04-27 19:16:34 [Message] bob : hi
2010-04-27 19:16:39 [Message] bob : anyone here?
2010-04-27 19:58:22 [Message] matt montagne : hi jane
2010-04-27 19:59:47 [Message] Peggy George : Welcome Jane!! We’re so excited to have you with us tonight!
2010-04-27 20:01:38 [Message] Jane Ross : Hello, glad to be here
2010-04-27 20:01:52 [Message] Peggy George : Here we go!!
2010-04-27 20:02:21 [Message] Peggy George : I’m hoping we’ll have more people join us in the chat, but if not I’m sure they will pick up the recording!
2010-04-27 20:02:27 [Message] Peggy George : Welcome Jim! Great to see you!
2010-04-27 20:02:58 [Message] matt montagne : welcome Jim!!!
2010-04-27 20:03:06 [Message] Peggy George : It’s already tomorrow for Jane! 7:00am where she is 🙂
2010-04-27 20:03:49 [Message] Peggy George : her presentation is excellent and so motivating! Can’t wait to share it with all of you!
2010-04-27 20:05:13 [Message] Peggy George : such a fabulous way to get their information! primary sources!!
2010-04-27 20:06:12 [Message] Peggy George : wonderful reminder about how flat our world really is with Susan’s family story!
2010-04-27 20:06:44 [Message] Peggy George : let us know if you have any problem hearing the video
2010-04-27 20:08:27 [Message] Jane Ross : It was great for the kids to be able to ask questions about Indonesia to Ms Elizabeth.
2010-04-27 20:08:38 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I love the variety of resources you used
2010-04-27 20:08:50 [Message] Peggy George : these were such powerful learning experiences for the kids!!
2010-04-27 20:09:04 [Message] Peggy George : truly authentic!!
2010-04-27 20:09:05 [Message] wfryer : Greetings everyone
2010-04-27 20:09:08 [Message] matt montagne : hey wes!!!
2010-04-27 20:09:11 [Message] Jane Ross : We are very lucky to have such a tech rich environment at our school.
2010-04-27 20:09:11 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Hi Wes
2010-04-27 20:09:15 [Message] Peggy George : hi Wes! so glad you could join us!
2010-04-27 20:09:23 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Are most of the teachers Indonesian?
2010-04-27 20:09:24 [Message] matt montagne : I know there is a future of ed talk going on right now as well
2010-04-27 20:09:25 [Message] wfryer : so excited to hear from you and your students tonight, Jane!
2010-04-27 20:09:50 [Message] wfryer : hi matt, peggy and susan!
2010-04-27 20:10:04 [Message] Jane Ross : Yes 3/4 are Indonesian – the rest are expat. We have 20 different nationalities at our school.
2010-04-27 20:10:08 [Message] Peggy George : you have a 1:1 environment but I’d love to hear you talk about how this might be done in a classroom without 1:1 (after the video) 🙂
2010-04-27 20:10:27 [Message] Peggy George : your students are so smart!!
2010-04-27 20:10:37 [Message] Jane Ross : Sure – my last school was one computer PER classroom 🙂
2010-04-27 20:10:46 [Message] Peggy George : excellent!
2010-04-27 20:10:57 [Message] wfryer : this kind of conversation about learning, verbalizing learning- is so important!
2010-04-27 20:11:15 [Message] wfryer : wow, 20 different nationalities!
2010-04-27 20:11:31 [Message] wfryer : how long have you all been 1:1, Jane?
2010-04-27 20:11:32 [Message] Peggy George : look at how they collaborate!! all hands on the keyboard 🙂 what fun!!
2010-04-27 20:11:40 [Message] Susan van Gelder : The power of stories
2010-04-27 20:12:03 [Message] wfryer : I love your demeanor in this video, Jane. It is REALLY like a "fireside chat" as you share with us
2010-04-27 20:12:11 [Message] matt montagne : I’m looking forward to our school’s move to 1:1 this coming year…
2010-04-27 20:12:17 [Message] Jane Ross : It surprising even to me how much discussion happens in a 1:1 environment.
2010-04-27 20:12:24 [Message] Susan van Gelder : My in-laws all spoke Malay
2010-04-27 20:12:43 [Message] Jane Ross : I love Axel – great kids
2010-04-27 20:12:45 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I love the way the kids are problem-solvers
2010-04-27 20:12:57 [Message] Jane Ross : Yes – they are
2010-04-27 20:12:58 [Message] matt montagne : that is an interesting observation Jane… I like to see 2-3 students lumped around a computer talking, even when they all have their own personal computer…
2010-04-27 20:13:09 [Message] matt montagne : to me the use of a computer is very much a social experience
2010-04-27 20:13:17 [Message] Susan van Gelder : They have such confidence
2010-04-27 20:13:20 [Message] wfryer : YES! talking with eyewitnesses to history, and becoming "digital witnesses" as learners. I love it!
2010-04-27 20:13:34 [Message] Jane Ross : Yes, you should see my You Tube channel – lots of examples
2010-04-27 20:13:50 [Message] Susan van Gelder : What is the address?
2010-04-27 20:14:06 [Message] Jane Ross : http://www.youtube.com/user/swatechnology
2010-04-27 20:14:39 [Message] Peggy George : This is Jane’s blog–incredible resources! http://1to1inpractice.blogspot.com/
2010-04-27 20:15:04 [Message] Susan van Gelder : My father-in-law, mother-in-law and their son were all in separate camps during the war
2010-04-27 20:15:18 [Message] Jane Ross : Ena is from Serbia
2010-04-27 20:15:26 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I love the confidence of these students
2010-04-27 20:15:28 [Message] Peggy George : you can’t help but get excited about the project when you listen to the kids!!
2010-04-27 20:15:48 [Message] Jane Ross : 1:1 is so different
2010-04-27 20:16:11 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Story connects people to real events
2010-04-27 20:16:11 [Message] wfryer : Susan, do you have any recorded interviews with any of your family members who were in the camps?
2010-04-27 20:16:14 [Message] Jane Ross : That is Axel’s brother
2010-04-27 20:16:22 [Message] Susan van Gelder : no – unfortunately not
2010-04-27 20:16:29 [Message] Jane Ross : I had Axel last year and Darrel this year
2010-04-27 20:16:36 [Message] wfryer : I just watched "Letters from Iwo Jima" last night. It was so different from all other WWII theme movies I’ve ever seen.
2010-04-27 20:16:45 [Message] matt montagne : cool that the kids are so open and comfortable talking about how they use facebook for collaborative productivity
2010-04-27 20:16:46 [Message] Jane Ross : They are true digital natives
2010-04-27 20:16:59 [Message] Peggy George : http://blip.tv/file/2914127 This is the original of the video presentation we’re watching if you’d like to view it later.
2010-04-27 20:16:59 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I love the way she responded – took a real interest
2010-04-27 20:17:04 [Message] wfryer : Jane: what kind of a camera did you use to do these interviews?
2010-04-27 20:17:22 [Message] Jane Ross : Just a Sanyo Xacti
2010-04-27 20:17:37 [Message] Jane Ross : The output is MP4
2010-04-27 20:17:40 [Message] Peggy George : and your students used Skype to connect?
2010-04-27 20:17:46 [Message] wfryer : http://1to1inpractice.blogspot.com/2009/11/support-documents-for-k12-online.html
2010-04-27 20:17:55 [Message] wfryer : those are the supporting links for Jane’s preso for k12online
2010-04-27 20:18:00 [Message] Susan van Gelder : A real reason to get interested in artifacts
2010-04-27 20:18:02 [Message] Jane Ross : No – Elizabeth doesn’t cope beyond email
2010-04-27 20:18:12 [Message] Peggy George : 🙂
2010-04-27 20:18:14 [Message] Jane Ross : She is 84
2010-04-27 20:18:26 [Message] Susan van Gelder : and Facebook – I loved that the kids became her friends on Facebook
2010-04-27 20:18:37 [Message] Peggy George : I’ve been following an amazing lady from the UK on Twitter who is 84. 🙂
2010-04-27 20:18:40 [Message] Jane Ross : We convinced her to make a FB
2010-04-27 20:18:42 [Message] wfryer : Is that a flash-based camera?
2010-04-27 20:18:51 [Message] Peggy George : that is wonderful Jane!!
2010-04-27 20:18:58 [Message] Jane Ross : Xacti has a memory card
2010-04-27 20:19:04 [Message] matt montagne : xacti’s are flash based
2010-04-27 20:19:24 [Message] Jane Ross : It is only one here that outputs directly in an Apple friendly format
2010-04-27 20:19:48 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Learn on a need-to-know basis
2010-04-27 20:19:55 [Message] Jane Ross : I am a risk taker – I couldn’t use Sketchup very well at all
2010-04-27 20:19:56 [Message] Peggy George : Google sketchup is such a wonderful tool!!
2010-04-27 20:20:01 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I loved this kid
2010-04-27 20:20:19 [Message] Jane Ross : Adel is a budding child author
2010-04-27 20:20:23 [Message] Peggy George : how great!! figured it out through experiments and mistakes 🙂
2010-04-27 20:20:32 [Message] wfryer : that is great, I’m glad to know about it!
2010-04-27 20:20:41 [Message] Jane Ross : She is an anchor on the school radio
2010-04-27 20:20:55 [Message] wfryer : Where did you get inspiration for using Google Sketchup for this project, Jane?
2010-04-27 20:20:58 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Everything flows naturally from the topic and the need to explain it
2010-04-27 20:21:04 [Message] Peggy George : oh tell us more about the school radio later 🙂
2010-04-27 20:21:34 [Message] Jane Ross : I read online that you can make a virtual art gallery and so I thought – why not make a virtual museum
2010-04-27 20:21:46 [Message] Susan van Gelder : What a great idea
2010-04-27 20:21:47 [Message] wfryer : I love this idea for sharing field trip experiences via a sketchup photo gallery!
2010-04-27 20:22:00 [Message] Peggy George : so creative!!
2010-04-27 20:22:11 [Message] Jane Ross : I wanted to do something more than the typical recount writing
2010-04-27 20:22:21 [Message] Susan van Gelder : The teachers just thought they couldn’t possibly do it so how could a kid
2010-04-27 20:22:30 [Message] wfryer : This presentation is exemplary for many reasons, but a big one is how you wove so many student voices throughout it, Jane 🙂
2010-04-27 20:22:33 [Message] Susan van Gelder : So tre
2010-04-27 20:22:36 [Message] Susan van Gelder : true
2010-04-27 20:22:40 [Message] matt montagne : hello nkhosla!
2010-04-27 20:22:44 [Message] Jane Ross : Exactly – there were 80 teachers that these kids presented to
2010-04-27 20:22:59 [Message] Susan van Gelder : They are so articulate
2010-04-27 20:23:08 [Message] Peggy George : they are such great models for all of us! her comment reminds me of the comment Adora Svitak made in her TED Talk about listening to kids. 🙂
2010-04-27 20:23:08 [Message] nkhosla : Hello
2010-04-27 20:23:16 [Message] Jane Ross : Thank you. English is their second language
2010-04-27 20:23:28 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Welcome hkhosla
2010-04-27 20:23:30 [Message] wfryer : @nkhosia hello from Oklahoma, USA 🙂
2010-04-27 20:23:57 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I love using VoiceThread for reflection
2010-04-27 20:23:57 [Message] Peggy George : these students are such independent learners that they barely need a teacher
2010-04-27 20:24:02 [Message] wfryer : "I thought I was a thinker during that activity, because I thought of most of the questions." Love that student comment
2010-04-27 20:24:11 [Message] Jane Ross : Very PYP
2010-04-27 20:24:21 [Message] wfryer : "I was an inquirer because I asked a lot of questions about the artifacts." Great meta-cognition there.
2010-04-27 20:24:31 [Message] Jane Ross : The kids call me Mrs T – aka Mrs Technology
2010-04-27 20:25:10 [Message] Peggy George : amazing!! Ms Elizabeth has a website 🙂 very impressive
2010-04-27 20:25:17 [Message] Peggy George : great name Jane!!
2010-04-27 20:25:25 [Message] Jane Ross : Hugo is a wonderful partner teacher – so ready for new tech
2010-04-27 20:25:28 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Mrs T maybe but Mrs P (pedagogy) definitely!
2010-04-27 20:25:40 [Message] Jane Ross : Ha ha 🙂
2010-04-27 20:25:45 [Message] wfryer : What is the title of that voicethread the kids were showing, Jane? Do you have the link? I didn’t see it on your supporting documents page.
2010-04-27 20:25:55 [Message] Peggy George : you packed so much into your presentation Jane!! incredible stories!!
2010-04-27 20:26:17 [Message] Jane Ross : Thanks – I’ll look for the link. It’s on Adel’s blog.
2010-04-27 20:26:17 [Message] wfryer : When did you become an ADE, Jane?
2010-04-27 20:26:24 [Message] wfryer : ok great
2010-04-27 20:26:29 [Message] Jane Ross : I became an ADE in 2008
2010-04-27 20:26:50 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Was it based on some of this work or other things?
2010-04-27 20:26:50 [Message] wfryer : Was this shared at an ADE event?
2010-04-27 20:27:17 [Message] wfryer : ah, the answer is there– "a crowded shopping mall"
2010-04-27 20:27:40 [Message] Peggy George : yes 🙂
2010-04-27 20:27:53 [Message] Jane Ross : Yes – the kids were brilliant – I was nervous – they weren’t
2010-04-27 20:28:12 [Message] Peggy George : they seem so completely comfortable with all of their different roles
2010-04-27 20:28:16 [Message] Jane Ross : I applied for ADE and got chosen
2010-04-27 20:28:28 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Throughout this presentation (in and out of school) they are confident and well-spoken
2010-04-27 20:28:41 [Message] Jane Ross : We have learned that the student voice is so powerful.
2010-04-27 20:28:58 [Message] Susan van Gelder : You have given them avenues to share
2010-04-27 20:29:08 [Message] Peggy George : look at all of the tools they used!!! wow!
2010-04-27 20:29:37 [Message] Jane Ross : http://swaadelle.blogspot.com/ Adel’s blog which has that Voicethread
2010-04-27 20:29:53 [Message] Peggy George : great example of making learning a personal experience!! they will always remember this!
2010-04-27 20:30:00 [Message] Peggy George : thanks Jane!!
2010-04-27 20:30:14 [Message] wfryer : yes, thanks so much! clap – clap – clap
2010-04-27 20:30:29 [Message] wfryer : great, thanks for that link
2010-04-27 20:30:31 [Message] Peggy George : I’m eager to view that voicethread 🙂
2010-04-27 20:31:05 [Message] Peggy George : this is really interesting about the open policy at her school
2010-04-27 20:31:26 [Message] matt montagne : a ‘facebook lounge’ of sorts
2010-04-27 20:31:42 [Message] Peggy George : the voice of reason!!! they are using them at home anyway 🙂
2010-04-27 20:32:50 [Message] wfryer : technology at home: parents are either too busy or don’t understand it
2010-04-27 20:33:05 [Message] Peggy George : her kids could definitely help to bridge that gap 🙂
2010-04-27 20:34:25 [Message] Peggy George : I’d love to hear more about the student radio show
2010-04-27 20:34:40 [Message] wfryer : wow, 3 months into 1:1!
2010-04-27 20:35:04 [Message] Peggy George : hard to believe they took to it so quickly!!
2010-04-27 20:35:26 [Message] Peggy George : sounds like they just needed the tools and they were ready to put them to use!
2010-04-27 20:36:50 [Message] Peggy George : wonderful!!
2010-04-27 20:37:10 [Message] Peggy George : do the kids prepare scripts for their show?
2010-04-27 20:37:34 [Message] wfryer : "giving students a safe place to play online first" (before their radio show
2010-04-27 20:38:44 [Message] Peggy George : do you also provide tech training/help for parents?
2010-04-27 20:39:19 [Message] Peggy George : they definitely understand the "language" of reflection!
2010-04-27 20:40:05 [Message] wfryer : I love sketchup too! But I know so little – a great vessel for creativity tho
2010-04-27 20:40:46 [Message] Peggy George : incredible!!
2010-04-27 20:40:56 [Message] Peggy George : the kids just get it
2010-04-27 20:41:25 [Message] Peggy George : as her student said… they just need to respect us!!
2010-04-27 20:42:01 [Message] wfryer : such a GREAT example of so many things here. Jane, is your background with PYP at the root of much of this?
2010-04-27 20:42:21 [Message] wfryer : "let’s play first" – so important for creativity
2010-04-27 20:42:37 [Message] Peggy George : it sounds like the technology is completely integrated in the school–no separate teaching in a computer lab or separate environment
2010-04-27 20:42:58 [Message] Peggy George : what’s a typical day like for you Jane?
2010-04-27 20:43:01 [Message] wfryer : Who is Adel?
2010-04-27 20:43:23 [Message] wfryer : Is your focus and your school’s focus on PYP the main reason for your pedagogical approach?
2010-04-27 20:44:10 [Message] Peggy George : doesn’t sound like she has a "free slot" 🙂
2010-04-27 20:44:43 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I lost sound
2010-04-27 20:44:53 [Message] Susan van Gelder : anyone else?
2010-04-27 20:45:24 [Message] wfryer : I’ve still got sound
2010-04-27 20:45:38 [Message] wfryer : oops, just stopped
2010-04-27 20:45:40 [Message] Susan van Gelder : My Skype has hung – could somone else ask questions
2010-04-27 20:45:45 [Message] Jane Ross : Adel is the girl who made the museum
2010-04-27 20:45:55 [Message] wfryer : Jane you may still be in the call
2010-04-27 20:45:55 [Message] Peggy George : sorry we lost Susan in the Skype call
2010-04-27 20:46:05 [Message] Jane Ross : I’m still in the call
2010-04-27 20:46:05 [Message] wfryer : you are there ok Jane
2010-04-27 20:46:17 [Message] wfryer : Jane, can you tell us a bit about PYP?
2010-04-27 20:46:18 [Message] Peggy George : go ahead Jane
2010-04-27 20:46:23 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Peggy can you ask the questions
2010-04-27 20:46:28 [Message] Peggy George : yes we can hear you
2010-04-27 20:46:37 [Message] wfryer : yes we can hear you Jane!
2010-04-27 20:47:35 [Message] wfryer : great, thanks
2010-04-27 20:47:42 [Message] Peggy George : hooray!! Susan is back
2010-04-27 20:47:47 [Message] wfryer : yeah!
2010-04-27 20:48:27 [Message] Peggy George : Wes would like to know "who is Adel?"
2010-04-27 20:48:39 [Message] wfryer : What have been the most important things you’ve done, Jane, to cultivate that classroom culture where students feel empowered to be creative – AND to help their peers?
2010-04-27 20:48:58 [Message] wfryer : @Peggy – Jane answered it – Adel was the girl who made the museum
2010-04-27 20:49:17 [Message] Peggy George : how do schools subscribe to the newsletter? via RSS or email?
2010-04-27 20:49:56 [Message] Peggy George : great response!! show students how you learn
2010-04-27 20:50:16 [Message] wfryer : yes – being willing to fail and sharing that you’re a learner too! awesome
2010-04-27 20:50:22 [Message] matt montagne : social learning
2010-04-27 20:50:56 [Message] wfryer : kids seem to be much better at clicking and making mistakes" –
2010-04-27 20:51:17 [Message] matt montagne : Fire Ready Aim
2010-04-27 20:51:52 [Message] Peggy George : even the adults struggle with defining their own learning–very interesting watching this in the edufutures class with George Siemens and Dave Cormier–no prescribed curriculum or right way to learn
2010-04-27 20:53:03 [Message] Peggy George : learning purpose 🙂
2010-04-27 20:53:30 [Message] Peggy George : it may start with "play" but results in learning outcomes!
2010-04-27 20:53:59 [Message] Peggy George : that museum definitely evokes "suspension of disbelief"
2010-04-27 20:55:07 [Message] Peggy George : amazing!!! chicken life cycles using comic life!!
2010-04-27 20:55:12 [Message] Peggy George : 3 year olds!!!
2010-04-27 20:55:12 [Message] wfryer : well you are certainly able to do an AMAZING job helping students and teachers with technology!
2010-04-27 20:55:48 [Message] wfryer : you SO inspire me to want to be working in a 1:1 Apple environment… with the PYP foundation you all have!
2010-04-27 20:56:09 [Message] Peggy George : I am SO glad you submitted a presentation to the K12 Online Conference, Jane!! You are such an inspiration!!
2010-04-27 20:56:28 [Message] wfryer : you share such a compelling vision of what learning CAN be like, Jane. Gosh I wish more of our Oklahoma classroom teachers could see this and learn from you!
2010-04-27 20:57:21 [Message] Peggy George : me too Wes!!
2010-04-27 20:57:30 [Message] wfryer : "the total solution"
2010-04-27 20:57:34 [Message] Peggy George : This has been a fantastic conversation with Jane!
2010-04-27 20:57:38 [Message] wfryer : yes!
2010-04-27 20:58:35 [Message] Peggy George : I hope everyone will be able to join us for our next Echo on May 11, 8:00pm EDT with Brian Crosby about video conferencing.
2010-04-27 20:59:10 [Message] Peggy George : what a great point!! people forget about the human element and focus on the technology
2010-04-27 20:59:12 [Message] wfryer : I will really work on getting our organizational aspects going, to do more advertisting / marketing for the next echo
2010-04-27 20:59:18 [Message] wfryer : THANKS so much Susan!!!
2010-04-27 20:59:18 [Message] Peggy George : thank you so much Jane!!
2010-04-27 20:59:22 [Message] wfryer : and Jane!!!
2010-04-27 20:59:40 [Message] Peggy George : watch for the recording to be posted on EdTechTalk.com
2010-04-27 20:59:47 [Message] wfryer : Yeah Matt!!!!
2010-04-27 20:59:48 [Message] mrdinhk : just missed you Jane, will catch on download if possible
2010-04-27 20:59:50 [Message] Peggy George : Thanks a lot Matt for streaming this!!!
2010-04-27 21:00:11 [Message] wfryer : @mrkinhk yes please do!
2010-04-27 21:00:13 [Message] Peggy George : May 11
2010-04-27 21:00:13 [Message] Jane Ross : Thanks everyone – this was so exciting for me to be a part of 🙂
2010-04-27 21:00:20 [Message] wfryer : May 11
2010-04-27 21:00:37 [Message] Peggy George : Brian’s presentation is excellent!!
2010-04-27 21:00:50 [Message] Peggy George : thank you Susan for doing these Echo webcasts!
2010-04-27 21:01:02 [Message] Peggy George : bye everyone!
2010-04-27 21:01:09 [Message] wfryer : bye all!
Beth Ritter-Guth shared both her 2009 K12 Onine presentation: Unlikely Coordinates: Geocaching Across the Curriulum as well as her personal experience with geocaching. Sheila Adams, our streamer was able to add her perspective as a middle school teacher. Lots of learning and lots of fun!
2010-03-23 19:51:56 Peggy George : Hi Sheila! Thank you so much for streaming tonight!
2010-03-23 19:52:19 Sheila : no problem (I hope)
2010-03-23 19:52:35 Peggy George : we never know but I know we’re in good hands 🙂
2010-03-23 19:53:50 Peggy George : still waiting for Beth to come on Skype before I place the call
2010-03-23 19:54:37 Sheila : ok
2010-03-23 19:55:15 Sheila : So many windows open . . . . but only 3 tabs! 😉
2010-03-23 20:03:55 Peggy George : hi poutingplumseed! Great to see you again!
2010-03-23 20:04:03 poutingplumseed : Hello again!
2010-03-23 20:05:11 Peggy George : we’re having a few problems but hope to start soon
2010-03-23 20:06:22 poutingplumseed : which stream will it be on? ETT A?
2010-03-23 20:06:34 Peggy George : it will be on ustream so you can watch the video
2010-03-23 20:07:15 poutingplumseed : wonderful
2010-03-23 20:07:29 Peggy George : Sheila is so multi-talented!!
2010-03-23 20:07:40 Peggy George : can you see the video?
2010-03-23 20:08:15 Susan van Gelder : does everyone hear?
2010-03-23 20:08:30 Peggy George : Welcome mslaneeus!!
2010-03-23 20:08:37 Peggy George : we’re streaming on ustream
2010-03-23 20:09:06 Sheila : Can you hear?
2010-03-23 20:09:08 Susan van Gelder : http://collegeenglish.wikispaces.com/geocaching
2010-03-23 20:09:14 Peggy George : Beth makes geocaching sound so exciting!!
2010-03-23 20:09:42 Sheila : I’ve done some letterboxing.
2010-03-23 20:09:50 mslaneeus : Hi! Thanks. Can only stay for half an hour but excited to hear.
2010-03-23 20:09:52 Peggy George : you’ll have to tell us about that Sheila
2010-03-23 20:09:59 Susan van Gelder : I have gone geocaching
2010-03-23 20:10:15 jackiegerstein : Hi
2010-03-23 20:10:21 Susan van Gelder : Glad you are herre mslaneeus
2010-03-23 20:10:21 Peggy George : reminds me of an easter egg hunt 🙂
2010-03-23 20:10:27 Susan van Gelder : Hi Jackie
2010-03-23 20:10:28 mslaneeus : Thanks!
2010-03-23 20:10:35 Peggy George : Hi Jackie! welcome!
2010-03-23 20:10:47 jackiegerstein : Love Geocaching
2010-03-23 20:11:04 Susan van Gelder : @jackigerstein – have you done it with students?
2010-03-23 20:11:24 jackiegerstein : What a great way to combine outdoor education and technology – I did it with a group of 5th/6th graders on a hike
2010-03-23 20:11:40 Susan van Gelder : looking forward to hearing more about it
2010-03-23 20:11:56 Sheila : There’s some thoughts about setting up a geocaching event at ISTE10 like they had at San Diego’s NECC.
2010-03-23 20:12:08 Susan van Gelder : won’t be at ISTE
2010-03-23 20:12:21 Sheila : 🙁
2010-03-23 20:12:22 Peggy George : wouldn’t that be fun??
2010-03-23 20:15:39 Susan van Gelder : love the term muggled
2010-03-23 20:15:47 Sheila : I learned about geocaching at the 2001 NECC.
2010-03-23 20:16:03 Peggy George : I learned about geocaching from Sheila 🙂
2010-03-23 20:16:10 jackiegerstein : I bought the Geocaching iPhone app – it is an amazing app = Play with it whe I kike
2010-03-23 20:16:13 jackiegerstein : hike
2010-03-23 20:16:44 Sheila : I’ve seen it advertised. Looks good!
2010-03-23 20:16:44 Susan van Gelder : I also have the iphone app – used it and found a geocache 🙂
2010-03-23 20:18:20 Sheila : It is helpful to have the information with you.
2010-03-23 20:18:28 Peggy George : great tip Sheila!
2010-03-23 20:18:47 Peggy George : the Glog is great!!
2010-03-23 20:19:13 Susan van Gelder : I loved the math application
2010-03-23 20:19:39 Peggy George : http://collegeenglish.wikispaces.com/k12online
2010-03-23 20:19:41 Susan van Gelder : fun to add the Halloween link
2010-03-23 20:20:08 Susan van Gelder : http://geomathing.wikispaces.com
2010-03-23 20:20:46 Sheila : ON this past trip to Belize I used the GPS to go with my pics. Haven’t uploaded everything, but I have good intentions!
2010-03-23 20:22:50 Sheila : We have several parents who hunt and we were able to borrow them.
2010-03-23 20:23:07 jackiegerstein : Nice photo essay via the Glogster
2010-03-23 20:23:40 Sheila : Now, we have 10 units and the students can borrow them with their library card.
2010-03-23 20:24:18 Peggy George : good idea for the walking stick!!
2010-03-23 20:24:28 Sheila : Good advice – don’t stick your hand in a hole!
2010-03-23 20:24:28 Peggy George : Hooray!! Welcome Beth!!!!
2010-03-23 20:24:40 BethRitterGuth : YAY!!!!!!!
2010-03-23 20:24:47 BethRitterGuth : Sorry Everyone!
2010-03-23 20:24:50 Susan van Gelder : yay!!!
2010-03-23 20:24:55 BethRitterGuth : I am really excited to be here 🙂
2010-03-23 20:25:05 Peggy George : your timing is fine!!
2010-03-23 20:25:12 BethRitterGuth : Thanks, Sheila, for helping out 🙂
2010-03-23 20:25:43 Peggy George : I love the way your presentation worked with Prezi!
2010-03-23 20:25:47 Sheila : I’m just running the stream and enjoying your preso.
2010-03-23 20:25:54 Susan van Gelder : What age are the students you have geocached with, Beth?
2010-03-23 20:26:06 BethRitterGuth : Alice is amazing, and if you have a chance, please check out her materials
2010-03-23 20:26:08 Susan van Gelder : She is amazing
2010-03-23 20:26:10 Peggy George : Alice Christie is another person I’ve learned a lot from!!! She’s my colleague at Arizona State University West
2010-03-23 20:26:13 BethRitterGuth : we are a boarding HS
2010-03-23 20:26:21 BethRitterGuth : and I have used it with college students, also
2010-03-23 20:26:38 Peggy George : Alice just did a geocaching workshop at MEC 2010 last week here in AZ
2010-03-23 20:26:55 Sheila : Love the name – geomathing!
2010-03-23 20:26:58 BethRitterGuth : She really is awesome in so many ways 🙂 A true "trail blazer!"
2010-03-23 20:27:09 Susan van Gelder : http://alicechristie.org
2010-03-23 20:27:24 BethRitterGuth : the wiki for the project is http://geomathing.wikispaces.com
2010-03-23 20:27:35 BethRitterGuth : do any of you geocache?
2010-03-23 20:27:39 Peggy George : geography is never a no-brainer 🙂
2010-03-23 20:27:48 Susan van Gelder : I like the idea of history with geocaching
2010-03-23 20:27:59 Susan van Gelder : exploring the local history
2010-03-23 20:28:11 BethRitterGuth : we are taking the projectsthe math kids did and are now moving them on to history
2010-03-23 20:28:43 Peggy George : 6 degrees of separation is such an amazing concept
2010-03-23 20:28:51 Susan van Gelder : primary source documents – great idea
2010-03-23 20:28:53 Sheila : My dad went with me in his hometown and we explored a place he had never been before! Imagine that!
2010-03-23 20:29:05 BethRitterGuth : It also helps students access resources in the community
2010-03-23 20:29:11 Peggy George : what fun Sheila!!
2010-03-23 20:29:11 BethRitterGuth : Where are you located, Sheila?
2010-03-23 20:29:16 BethRitterGuth : that is so awesome
2010-03-23 20:29:21 jackiegerstein : I did geocaching at a conference on a college campus. Clues were put at various historical sites on campus – very fun!
2010-03-23 20:29:25 Sheila : NH but it was in MA
2010-03-23 20:29:36 BethRitterGuth : Jackie, would you ever use it in class?
2010-03-23 20:29:47 Peggy George : you’re both in the same neck of the woods 🙂 New England
2010-03-23 20:29:48 BethRitterGuth : Have you used it in class, Sheila?
2010-03-23 20:30:00 jackiegerstein : I used it when I took 5th-6th graders on a hike.
2010-03-23 20:30:03 BethRitterGuth : YAY, New Englanders rock (literally…there are lots of them)
2010-03-23 20:30:05 Sheila : Yes, I have.
2010-03-23 20:30:19 Sheila : 🙂
2010-03-23 20:30:25 BethRitterGuth : what advice do you have for teachers starting out with geo projcts for class?
2010-03-23 20:30:40 jackiegerstein : I also had the kids use geocaching to hide "bones" for other groups for an anatomy lesson.
2010-03-23 20:30:44 Peggy George : @Beth-your presentation does such a fantastic job of showing the power of geocaching in all curriculum areas!!
2010-03-23 20:30:48 BethRitterGuth : ooooh, THAT is cool
2010-03-23 20:30:55 jackiegerstein : Agreed Peggy
2010-03-23 20:31:04 Sheila : I like that one Jackie
2010-03-23 20:31:23 jackiegerstein : Way fun for the kids – it was for a forensics lesson
2010-03-23 20:31:30 BethRitterGuth : I had hoped to make it accessible to all areas and not just English (what I teach) or the geomathing project 🙂
2010-03-23 20:31:31 Peggy George : Beth you should do a presentation for Earthcastathon 2010 this year! This would be a great thing to share!
2010-03-23 20:31:35 Sheila : Sounds like a way to do an EArthcst – hmmm.
2010-03-23 20:31:39 BethRitterGuth : Jackie, that is totally CSI…LOVE IT
2010-03-23 20:31:45 jackiegerstein : Good idea Peggy
2010-03-23 20:31:51 Peggy George : 🙂 Sheila we’re on the same wavelength
2010-03-23 20:31:51 jackiegerstein : Yes CSI 😉
2010-03-23 20:31:57 mslaneeus : So sorry I have to run. Excellent ideas. Much to think about. Thank you.
2010-03-23 20:31:58 BethRitterGuth : what is earthcastathon?
2010-03-23 20:32:10 Peggy George : 24 hour web cast for Earth Day
2010-03-23 20:32:14 BethRitterGuth : really?
2010-03-23 20:32:18 BethRitterGuth : that is awesome!!!
2010-03-23 20:32:21 Susan van Gelder : Would be fun to do circuit training – find a geocache – do an exercice
2010-03-23 20:32:22 BethRitterGuth : is there a website?
2010-03-23 20:32:55 Peggy George : http://earthbridges.wikispaces.com/Ways+to+Participate
2010-03-23 20:32:56 jackiegerstein : nice presentation
2010-03-23 20:34:40 Peggy George : an outstanding presentation!!
2010-03-23 20:34:45 Susan van Gelder : There are some micros near me – should go looking
2010-03-23 20:35:00 BethRitterGuth : micros are really hard
2010-03-23 20:35:14 Peggy George : I don’t think I would ever find micros!
2010-03-23 20:35:16 BethRitterGuth : it is fun to start off with the bigger ones and then go toward smallesr
2010-03-23 20:35:33 Susan van Gelder : yes – I’ve found a big one – even that was a challenge for me
2010-03-23 20:35:37 Sheila : I got ammo boxes for Christmas!
2010-03-23 20:35:46 Peggy George : you can’t watch this presentation and not want to go geocaching!!!!
2010-03-23 20:35:46 BethRitterGuth : Sheila, have you placed any?
2010-03-23 20:35:52 Susan van Gelder : I love the travel bug idea
2010-03-23 20:35:59 BethRitterGuth : that was totally on my list, but my hubby didn’t get the hint
2010-03-23 20:36:14 BethRitterGuth : I did order a bunch of travel bugs that I hand out at presenttations as prozes
2010-03-23 20:36:16 BethRitterGuth : ugh
2010-03-23 20:36:18 BethRitterGuth : prizes
2010-03-23 20:36:18 Sheila : Oh, yes. I had a TB go to Antarctica with one of our teachers.
2010-03-23 20:36:23 BethRitterGuth : oooooooo
2010-03-23 20:36:28 jackiegerstein : Travel bug is the best – you get email updates if you "follow" one
2010-03-23 20:36:38 BethRitterGuth : and you get to keep a half of it, too
2010-03-23 20:36:39 jackiegerstein : I follow two from the conference
2010-03-23 20:36:43 Peggy George : did you do that Jackie?
2010-03-23 20:36:56 Susan van Gelder : These guys are obsessed!
2010-03-23 20:37:12 BethRitterGuth : lol, that guy is sooo smug
2010-03-23 20:37:18 Peggy George : 🙂
2010-03-23 20:37:35 BethRitterGuth : nerds in the wilderness
2010-03-23 20:37:37 BethRitterGuth : woot
2010-03-23 20:37:56 Peggy George : clap clap clap!!! awesome presentation Beth!
2010-03-23 20:38:04 BethRitterGuth : [email protected]
2010-03-23 20:38:20 Susan van Gelder : My Skype went dead
2010-03-23 20:38:30 jackiegerstein : I can hear someone
2010-03-23 20:39:41 Peggy George : sorry–too many susan’s in my skype list!
2010-03-23 20:40:51 Peggy George : can we bring you into the Skype call Jackie?
2010-03-23 20:41:37 jackiegerstein : I ended up buying four "used" GPSs from ebay for my class
2010-03-23 20:41:55 jackiegerstein : Beth is more fun to listen to
2010-03-23 20:42:11 Sheila : Oh, that’s a good idea Jackie!
2010-03-23 20:42:15 Peggy George : we’d like to have a conversation with you, Sheila and Beth towards the end 🙂
2010-03-23 20:42:29 Peggy George : never thought of buying them on ebay-great idea
2010-03-23 20:42:58 jackiegerstein : Cost me aobut $50 a piece but still cheaper than new! They work fine
2010-03-23 20:43:02 jackiegerstein : about
2010-03-23 20:43:14 Peggy George : definitely cheaper than new!!
2010-03-23 20:43:34 Peggy George : do students tend to have gps on their cell phones?
2010-03-23 20:45:01 Sheila : Interesting that you mentioned doing geocaching after your mother passing. I know of others who have used this sport as a release or reflection time.
2010-03-23 20:45:09 Peggy George : this is so motivating for students!!!
2010-03-23 20:45:10 jackiegerstein : need to have latitude and longitude
2010-03-23 20:45:54 jackiegerstein : http://lovinfifth.com/gps/GPS-activities.htm
2010-03-23 20:45:57 Peggy George : oh yumm!!! pizza
2010-03-23 20:46:04 Sheila : A parent explained she was just divorced and found it was a great way to "talk" to her 14 yo son. Non-intimidating situation. Walk and talk but don’t have to look at each other.
2010-03-23 20:46:25 Peggy George : that makes so much sense Sheila!! wonderful idea!
2010-03-23 20:47:05 jackiegerstein : Sheila – I used to work with hoods in the woods – taking delinquent kids on wilderness trips. The kids shared so much with me while backpacking because of what you said.
2010-03-23 20:47:41 Susan van Gelder : I once wrote a piece about my kids "Why do they ask from the backseat of the car" – same idea – no eye contact
2010-03-23 20:47:50 Sheila : Makes sense! Sounds like a great project!
2010-03-23 20:47:54 Peggy George : you’re all definitely helping me to think outside the box! great suggestions
2010-03-23 20:48:13 Sheila : I like the name of it too!
2010-03-23 20:48:24 Sheila : 🙂
2010-03-23 20:48:52 jackiegerstein : Most of kids really liked using the GPS device
2010-03-23 20:49:02 Sheila : Leaving a legacy in the logbook?
2010-03-23 20:49:07 Peggy George : signing the book is what makes you feel like you really did it and have proof!
2010-03-23 20:49:43 Sheila : That’s why I like letterboxing too! You get to stamp the book and your record book.
2010-03-23 20:50:21 Peggy George : can you log into Skype Jackie so I can call you?
2010-03-23 20:50:57 jackiegerstein : Peggy – I would need to search out my headset – long day observing students teachers in the classroom 🙁
2010-03-23 20:51:12 Peggy George : ok-you can just keep typing then 🙂
2010-03-23 20:51:30 jackiegerstein : This is working great – really like hearing all of these ideas
2010-03-23 20:51:38 Peggy George : that’s good advice about letting them play with gps first!
2010-03-23 20:52:09 jackiegerstein : Finding pre-existing caches can be difficult
2010-03-23 20:52:13 jackiegerstein : for kids
2010-03-23 20:52:22 jackiegerstein : Garmin
2010-03-23 20:52:39 Peggy George : http://www.alicechristie.org/geocaching/ Alice Christie’s Geocaching Guide for Educators
2010-03-23 20:53:20 Peggy George : http://www.ryejrhigh.org/workshops/gps/ one of Sheila’s geocaching workshops 🙂
2010-03-23 20:53:32 Peggy George : I’m good 🙂
2010-03-23 20:53:41 jackiegerstein : Peggy is VERY good
2010-03-23 20:53:41 Peggy George : actually I refer to it often to share with people
2010-03-23 20:54:21 jackiegerstein : You stiil are VERY good, Peggy
2010-03-23 20:54:39 Sheila : http://science.nasa.gov/Realtime/JTrack/
2010-03-23 20:55:00 jackiegerstein : GPS actiivities are such a good way to teach longitude and latitude
2010-03-23 20:55:27 BethRitterGuth : yes 🙂
2010-03-23 20:56:09 Peggy George : I have Trails on my iPhone
2010-03-23 20:56:42 Peggy George : one of our teachers used Trails to create a Google Earth map of the neighborhood around her school–attached it to her bike and rode around the neighborhood
2010-03-23 20:57:36 Sheila : So what do we do when the technology doesn’t work? (I usually make sure there are compasses available too.)
2010-03-23 20:57:49 Peggy George : http://www.groundspeak.com/ I signed up for this geocaching newsletter and it is fascinating–Groundspeak
2010-03-23 20:58:08 Sheila : I’m behind on all this iPhone things. Anything work on just the iTouch?
2010-03-23 20:58:25 Susan van Gelder : iTouch needs wifi
2010-03-23 20:59:01 Peggy George : most of the iphone apps also work on itouch
2010-03-23 20:59:03 Sheila : Did a webcam cache one time and realized the camera could see the hotel window.
2010-03-23 20:59:34 Peggy George : how fun Sheila! 🙂
2010-03-23 20:59:50 Peggy George : love the virtual idea!
2010-03-23 21:00:19 Peggy George : too funny Beth!! it’s 9:00 oclock 🙂
2010-03-23 21:00:57 Peggy George : what are the differences with the itouches and iphones Beth?
2010-03-23 21:01:46 Peggy George : you have internet access on itouch but no gps?
2010-03-23 21:02:08 Peggy George : definitely need a battery pack to keep it charged up!!
2010-03-23 21:02:24 Peggy George : Thank you so much Beth!! This has been such a valuable conversation!
2010-03-23 21:02:28 Sheila : Got many ideas tonight! Thanks so much!
2010-03-23 21:02:30 BethRitterGuth : Thank you, Sheila!!
2010-03-23 21:02:34 Peggy George : Thanks for joining in the call Sheila!!
2010-03-23 21:02:37 jackiegerstein : thanks all
2010-03-23 21:02:57 Peggy George : thanks for joining us tonight!!
2010-03-23 21:03:29 Peggy George : next Echo-April 20 with Brian Crosby-Videoconferencing-Easy, Free, Powerful
2010-03-23 21:03:36 Peggy George : good night everyone
Jackie Gerstein shared a wealth of information about her work with students and her approach to teaching. Her video, Digital Writers’ Workshop from K12 Online 2009 was streamed. It was a great conversation.
2010-03-09 19:41:30 [Message] jackiegerstein : Hi Peggy
2010-03-09 19:45:26 [Message] Peggy George : Hi there Jackie! We’re gathering the troops 🙂
2010-03-09 19:47:25 [Message] kcaise : hi peggy and jackie
2010-03-09 19:47:27 [Message] Peggy George : Hi Kim-so glad you could join us!!
2010-03-09 19:47:35 [Message] Peggy George : would you like to be in the call?
2010-03-09 19:47:48 [Message] kcaise : no thanks
2010-03-09 19:47:57 [Message] Peggy George : ok 🙂
2010-03-09 19:52:25 [Message] jackiegerstein : hi
2010-03-09 19:52:26 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Hi Kim
2010-03-09 19:53:09 [Message] kcaise : hi susan
2010-03-09 19:54:00 [Message] jackiegerstein : How are you doing Kim
2010-03-09 19:54:43 [Message] kcaise : doing okay, thank you. you?
2010-03-09 19:54:49 [Message] Peggy George : getting things set up now
2010-03-09 19:57:35 [Message] Peggy George : can anyone hear the audio on ustream?
2010-03-09 19:57:37 [Message] kcaise : nope, just hear y’all
2010-03-09 19:58:29 [Message] Peggy George : think we’ve got it! tell us if you hear now
2010-03-09 19:58:42 [Message] kcaise : hi maureen
2010-03-09 19:58:51 [Message] Peggy George : Hi Maureen-so glad you could join us!
2010-03-09 19:59:01 [Message] Maureen : Hi Kim, Hi Peggy
2010-03-09 20:00:13 [Message] Lorna : Hello eveyone
2010-03-09 20:00:20 [Message] jackiegerstein : Hi Lorna
2010-03-09 20:00:22 [Message] Maureen : I was just at NSTA webinar… 2 dif tomorrow- PBS and ISTE
2010-03-09 20:00:35 [Message] jackiegerstein : Hi Maureen
2010-03-09 20:00:39 [Message] Maureen : Hi Jackie
2010-03-09 20:00:41 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Hi Lorna and Maureen
2010-03-09 20:00:47 [Message] Lorna : Hello Susan
2010-03-09 20:01:38 [Message] Maureen : Hey Sheila- do you know about project budburst? Sounded good- just came from NSTA webinar
2010-03-09 20:03:47 [Message] jackiegerstein : Thanks Peggy for the great intro – you know more about me than I do
2010-03-09 20:04:18 [Message] kcaise : hi beatriz
2010-03-09 20:04:25 [Message] jackiegerstein : Hi Beatriz
2010-03-09 20:04:29 [Message] Peggy George : I loved that student intro!!
2010-03-09 20:04:34 [Message] Beatriz Lupiano : Hi!
2010-03-09 20:04:45 [Message] Peggy George : Will you let us use technology? Well will you???? 🙂
2010-03-09 20:04:48 [Message] jackiegerstein : The students took all of these pictures with their cell phones around the school campus
2010-03-09 20:04:48 [Message] Maureen : I’m so glad yuo are doing these echos… I need to reminded about great ideas when I am feeling overloaded… and nice to be able to ask questions of presenters too
2010-03-09 20:04:50 [Message] Beatriz Lupiano : Have I missed much?
2010-03-09 20:05:00 [Message] jackiegerstein : No – just started
2010-03-09 20:05:01 [Message] Peggy George : just the intro and the video is just starting
2010-03-09 20:05:07 [Message] Beatriz Lupiano : Thanks
2010-03-09 20:05:10 [Message] kcaise : what age level students jackie?
2010-03-09 20:05:11 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Great that the students did so much
2010-03-09 20:05:30 [Message] jackiegerstein : 3rd through 5th graders
2010-03-09 20:05:36 [Message] Peggy George : these Voki’s were so creative!
2010-03-09 20:05:37 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I love these
2010-03-09 20:05:45 [Message] jackiegerstein : these were their pictures
2010-03-09 20:05:49 [Message] Maureen : Jackie- is that a blabberized photo or?
2010-03-09 20:05:55 [Message] jackiegerstein : Hi Durff
2010-03-09 20:06:02 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Hi Durff
2010-03-09 20:06:03 [Message] jackiegerstein : Yes Blabberize
2010-03-09 20:06:07 [Message] Peggy George : Jackie I’d love to have you talk about how you created your presentation!
2010-03-09 20:06:09 [Message] mrsdurff : hey!
2010-03-09 20:06:18 [Message] Peggy George : oh yes–blabberize not Voki! 🙂
2010-03-09 20:06:30 [Message] Peggy George : Hi mrsdurff!! so glad you’re here!!!
2010-03-09 20:06:30 [Message] jackiegerstein : Sure – ask questions –
2010-03-09 20:06:44 [Message] Lorna : I would also like to know how Jackie created the video
2010-03-09 20:06:55 [Message] mrsdurff : enjoying Starbucks, of course
2010-03-09 20:06:56 [Message] Lorna : that would be a workshop in itself
2010-03-09 20:07:02 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I loved this part – process, people prioritied
2010-03-09 20:07:04 [Message] jackiegerstein : this was stupify – with my voice over
2010-03-09 20:07:11 [Message] Peggy George : Hi Lorna! thanks for coming!!
2010-03-09 20:07:24 [Message] Peggy George : is everyone hearing the video ok?
2010-03-09 20:07:27 [Message] mrsdurff : hi beatriz
2010-03-09 20:07:35 [Message] Lorna : just fine Peggy
2010-03-09 20:07:38 [Message] mrsdurff : hi stacy
2010-03-09 20:07:40 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Welcome all
2010-03-09 20:07:52 [Message] stacyk : Hi, everyone from me in WARM NJ
2010-03-09 20:07:59 [Message] jackiegerstein : How Stacy
2010-03-09 20:08:08 [Message] Susan van Gelder : and WARM Montreal
2010-03-09 20:08:15 [Message] Peggy George : this part was so important!! process takes priority over product–but the products were delightful!!
2010-03-09 20:08:27 [Message] Peggy George : Hi Stacyk!!!! how great to see you!
2010-03-09 20:08:30 [Message] jackiegerstein : Loved this call with the orignator of Tikatok’
2010-03-09 20:08:39 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Where is she located?
2010-03-09 20:08:44 [Message] Maureen : Were the masks to protect kid’s privacy? or for fun?
2010-03-09 20:08:45 [Message] Peggy George : when she says Tikatok it actually sounds like a clock 🙂
2010-03-09 20:08:54 [Message] mrsdurff : australia?
2010-03-09 20:08:57 [Message] mrsdurff : NZ?
2010-03-09 20:09:03 [Message] jackiegerstein : Had Tony use mask for privacy – as I knew this would be on the internet
2010-03-09 20:09:39 [Message] stacyk : Hi Peggy…getting ready to see you next year at OUR conference in Philly
2010-03-09 20:10:10 [Message] mrsdurff : Peggy in Philly? I ‘d better go to that one
2010-03-09 20:10:16 [Message] mrsdurff : WB Bea
2010-03-09 20:10:38 [Message] Susan van Gelder : so much here
2010-03-09 20:10:40 [Message] Peggy George : Philly is too cold 🙂
2010-03-09 20:10:48 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I love that quote
2010-03-09 20:10:50 [Message] stacyk : It’s 52 degrees right now
2010-03-09 20:11:05 [Message] stacyk : and we have warm hearts
2010-03-09 20:11:18 [Message] Peggy George : Jackie will you talk about the masks in our conversation after the video. Very interesting
2010-03-09 20:11:26 [Message] Peggy George : definitely warm hearts!!!!!!
2010-03-09 20:11:28 [Message] mrsdurff : warm…mmmmm
2010-03-09 20:11:35 [Message] mrsdurff : 27 here
2010-03-09 20:11:36 [Message] jackiegerstein : OK Peggy
2010-03-09 20:11:57 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Great masks
2010-03-09 20:12:28 [Message] mrsdurff : our 1st grade did masks…but then the videographer fractured her wrist
2010-03-09 20:12:46 [Message] Beatriz Lupiano : thanks -I’m trying to watch in a bigger screen and still take part in the chat but I’m not succeding
2010-03-09 20:12:46 [Message] Peggy George : I’m going to be asking more about the multiple intelligences in this process after the video 🙂
2010-03-09 20:12:47 [Message] stacyk : Oh, that’s so cute
2010-03-09 20:12:48 [Message] mrsdurff : oh that is cute
2010-03-09 20:12:57 [Message] jackiegerstein : L)
2010-03-09 20:13:32 [Message] mrsdurff : @Bea yeah i think i need to buy a wide screen too
2010-03-09 20:13:46 [Message] mrsdurff : it is challenging on the laptop
2010-03-09 20:13:50 [Message] Susan van Gelder : reiterative process
2010-03-09 20:13:59 [Message] Beatriz Lupiano : No I mean the size of the video not my physical screen
2010-03-09 20:14:04 [Message] Peggy George : with all of these great hands on experiences they had plenty to talk about when they created their stories!
2010-03-09 20:14:09 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I love the crickets
2010-03-09 20:14:25 [Message] jackiegerstein : http://www.picocricket.com/
2010-03-09 20:14:28 [Message] Maureen : Did you see the kids every day? What was the timeline for this project? I only get kids twice a week- sometimes hard for continuity.
2010-03-09 20:14:39 [Message] Peggy George : the kids really loved Pico Cricket and I loved watching them use them!
2010-03-09 20:14:52 [Message] jackiegerstein : I had each grade for a full day each week – gifted pull out program
2010-03-09 20:15:27 [Message] mrsdurff : hi nrjones
2010-03-09 20:15:45 [Message] Maureen : I’m unsure of how the pico crickets fit into the story. Can you talk more about that later?
2010-03-09 20:15:46 [Message] Peggy George : hi nrjones-great to have you join us!
2010-03-09 20:15:54 [Message] jackiegerstein : Yes Maureen
2010-03-09 20:15:59 [Message] Peggy George : great question Maureen!
2010-03-09 20:16:25 [Message] jackiegerstein : http://discoverychange.pbworks.com/Writers%27-Workshop – Links to the entire process
2010-03-09 20:16:35 [Message] Maureen : Thx Jackie
2010-03-09 20:16:40 [Message] jackiegerstein : 😉
2010-03-09 20:16:48 [Message] nrjones : first time in. is their audio or all chat?
2010-03-09 20:16:50 [Message] nrjones : i have no sound
2010-03-09 20:16:56 [Message] mrsdurff : nrjones
2010-03-09 20:17:00 [Message] mrsdurff : audio
2010-03-09 20:17:04 [Message] jackiegerstein : Can’t you hear the video?
2010-03-09 20:17:04 [Message] Peggy George : click on play on ustream
2010-03-09 20:17:08 [Message] mrsdurff : ustream click the arrow
2010-03-09 20:17:26 [Message] nrjones : getting it…merci
2010-03-09 20:17:54 [Message] Peggy George : Jackie I really liked the way you made this video move between examples and metacognition! really helpful!
2010-03-09 20:17:55 [Message] jackiegerstein : Thanks for the tweets Durff
2010-03-09 20:18:01 [Message] Maureen : I’m trying to plan out what I’m doing with my 4th graders after break…. they’re "doing whales" in science… trying to tie in what I will do in computer class with it. Maybe stealing some of your ideas.
2010-03-09 20:18:12 [Message] jackiegerstein : That’s how I teach Peggy 😉
2010-03-09 20:18:23 [Message] jackiegerstein : Go for it Maureen
2010-03-09 20:18:26 [Message] mrsdurff : hi dpenas
2010-03-09 20:18:27 [Message] Peggy George : Maureen-this would be a great idea to use for your unit!!
2010-03-09 20:18:45 [Message] mrsdurff : hi stacy
2010-03-09 20:18:49 [Message] stacyK : I’m back
2010-03-09 20:18:52 [Message] mrsdurff : hi dpenas
2010-03-09 20:18:54 [Message] dpenas : Hi everyone, I am new to all of this?
2010-03-09 20:19:04 [Message] mrsdurff : welcome
2010-03-09 20:19:05 [Message] jackiegerstein : Tikatok is not a good source for this anymore
2010-03-09 20:19:05 [Message] dpenas : dpenas….you can call me Bubba
2010-03-09 20:19:09 [Message] Susan van Gelder : I’ve looked at Tikatok – did you have to pay for the books?
2010-03-09 20:19:09 [Message] jackiegerstein : Hi Bubba
2010-03-09 20:19:14 [Message] dpenas : Hi Jackie
2010-03-09 20:19:20 [Message] mrsdurff : well bub do you have sound?
2010-03-09 20:19:25 [Message] dpenas : so I teach in Nebraska
2010-03-09 20:19:29 [Message] dpenas : sound? what do you mean?
2010-03-09 20:19:30 [Message] jackiegerstein : No – Tikatok used to have free online versions –
2010-03-09 20:19:48 [Message] Peggy George : my grandkids love Tikatok and made an awesome hard copy book for their dad on Father’s Day–he said it was the best gift he ever received!
2010-03-09 20:19:52 [Message] dpenas : *meow*
2010-03-09 20:19:56 [Message] Maureen : I had been thinking glogster type project, but it would be better to write and tell a story.
2010-03-09 20:20:04 [Message] Susan van Gelder : @dpenas click on the play button on the ustream window
2010-03-09 20:20:05 [Message] jackiegerstein : Hi Matt
2010-03-09 20:20:06 [Message] matt montagne : hey all
2010-03-09 20:20:14 [Message] matt montagne : hey Jackie
2010-03-09 20:20:16 [Message] Peggy George : you could always link the pieces together with glogster 🙂
2010-03-09 20:20:17 [Message] jackiegerstein : This part was fantastic
2010-03-09 20:20:17 [Message] mrsdurff : hey matt
2010-03-09 20:20:19 [Message] Peggy George : Hi Matt
2010-03-09 20:20:22 [Message] Maureen : I love this part!
2010-03-09 20:20:26 [Message] Susan van Gelder : This was great
2010-03-09 20:20:37 [Message] Peggy George : this was so much fun to listen to!!
2010-03-09 20:20:38 [Message] jackiegerstein : I recoomend it for all age groups to support their writing
2010-03-09 20:20:43 [Message] jackiegerstein : recommend
2010-03-09 20:20:49 [Message] matt montagne : nice work with the stream and video capture
2010-03-09 20:20:54 [Message] Peggy George : simple is good 🙂
2010-03-09 20:21:00 [Message] dpenas : what sound Susan? I am confused…sorry can you help?
2010-03-09 20:21:02 [Message] matt montagne : hey peggy, durff, et al
2010-03-09 20:21:04 [Message] Maureen : My kids have been using myna this year- like it, but it’s harder than songsmith
2010-03-09 20:21:27 [Message] jackiegerstein : I could just "let them go"with Songsmith
2010-03-09 20:21:31 [Message] Peggy George : I’ve never used Microsoft Songsmith
2010-03-09 20:21:41 [Message] Peggy George : it’s cross platform, right?
2010-03-09 20:21:44 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Is it PC only or Mac too
2010-03-09 20:21:56 [Message] mrsdurff : yay join the fun!!
2010-03-09 20:21:58 [Message] jackiegerstein : I used it on the school’s PDCs
2010-03-09 20:21:59 [Message] matt montagne : AWESOME!!!!!!
2010-03-09 20:22:17 [Message] Peggy George : @dpenas–the sound is in ustream-click on the play button
2010-03-09 20:22:20 [Message] jackiegerstein : I ended up singing their songs all day 😉
2010-03-09 20:22:41 [Message] Peggy George : this is sooooo cute!!!! 🙂 makes you tap your toes!
2010-03-09 20:22:50 [Message] mrsdurff : la, fa, la, fa ….
2010-03-09 20:22:57 [Message] jackiegerstein : LOL Durff
2010-03-09 20:23:16 [Message] dpenas : okay, I am not sure where to find the play button….and what does the play button do? I am so sorry but I am totally confused……when I find the play button, what will happen?
2010-03-09 20:23:21 [Message] dpenas : sorry to be a pain
2010-03-09 20:23:30 [Message] dpenas : 😮 😮
2010-03-09 20:23:35 [Message] Peggy George : not a pain at all dpenas!
2010-03-09 20:23:37 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Do you see the ustream window?
2010-03-09 20:23:45 [Message] jackiegerstein : it is at the bottom left of the video screeen –
2010-03-09 20:23:47 [Message] dpenas : uh no, where is it?
2010-03-09 20:23:48 [Message] Peggy George : you should see the video playing and hear the sound when you click on play
2010-03-09 20:24:16 [Message] dpenas : I clicked play but nothing is on there….
2010-03-09 20:24:25 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Are you at edtechtalk.com/studio? you should see a video window on the left
2010-03-09 20:24:27 [Message] Peggy George : if the kids knew how to use audacity did they still prefer Microsoft Songsmith?
2010-03-09 20:24:42 [Message] kcaise : so cute!
2010-03-09 20:24:53 [Message] Peggy George : those drawings you used with Blabberize are wonderful!!
2010-03-09 20:25:01 [Message] jackiegerstein : I didn’t teach them Audacity – a little on my Garageband – Songsmith is easier
2010-03-09 20:25:09 [Message] Maureen : @peggy with audacity it is yet another job to find and pull in music tracks- songsmith has some
2010-03-09 20:25:16 [Message] Peggy George : lots of great transitions between the hands-on activities and the digital activities
2010-03-09 20:25:21 [Message] Maureen : I
2010-03-09 20:25:26 [Message] Peggy George : good point Maureen
2010-03-09 20:25:30 [Message] Susan van Gelder : looking at different genres
2010-03-09 20:25:39 [Message] jackiegerstein : Kids need hands-on
2010-03-09 20:26:00 [Message] dpenas : Susan, I am listening to something right now….not sure what it is?
2010-03-09 20:26:09 [Message] dpenas : what am i looiking for here?
2010-03-09 20:26:26 [Message] Maureen : I used myna with the 8th graders… they are used to garageband, so it was easy- with the 4th graders it will depend on their familiarity with that type of program. I like to avoid finding cc music- time constraints
2010-03-09 20:26:31 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Wonderful
2010-03-09 20:26:50 [Message] kcaise : click on the speaker icon under edtechtalk A
2010-03-09 20:26:57 [Message] Susan van Gelder : @dpenas do you hear Peggy
2010-03-09 20:27:13 [Message] kcaise : or the play button on the ustreamlive video
2010-03-09 20:27:35 [Message] dpenas : she is talking about asking questions etc? Is it live? Or is it something I should see?
2010-03-09 20:27:46 [Message] dpenas : k12online Echo?
2010-03-09 20:27:49 [Message] Peggy George : http://discoverychange.pbworks.com/Writers%27-Workshop
2010-03-09 20:27:53 [Message] sheila : You can listen now.
2010-03-09 20:27:55 [Message] kcaise : yes @dpenas
2010-03-09 20:27:58 [Message] Susan van Gelder : It’s live – but no more video
2010-03-09 20:27:58 [Message] Peggy George : all of her workshop resources are on that link
2010-03-09 20:28:05 [Message] dpenas : oh I gotcha!
2010-03-09 20:28:19 [Message] dpenas : So everyone is online right now, listening, and just discussing what she is talking about?
2010-03-09 20:28:22 [Message] dpenas : am I right?
2010-03-09 20:28:36 [Message] Susan van Gelder : yes
2010-03-09 20:28:57 [Message] mrsdurff : oh that Comcast connection
2010-03-09 20:29:13 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Unleash kids and they will amaze us
2010-03-09 20:29:24 [Message] dpenas : who is Jackie?
2010-03-09 20:29:31 [Message] stacyK : Jackie is the presenter
2010-03-09 20:29:44 [Message] dpenas : reminder, I am new to all of this….I always get these emails in my school email but I have never listened to one of these..i
2010-03-09 20:29:47 [Message] dpenas : it’s pretty cool.
2010-03-09 20:29:52 [Message] mrsdurff : @dpenas did you get sound?
2010-03-09 20:29:56 [Message] stacyK : So glad you decided to join tonight
2010-03-09 20:29:59 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Lots of great PD
2010-03-09 20:30:04 [Message] stacyK : and FREE
2010-03-09 20:30:08 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Glad you are here
2010-03-09 20:30:10 [Message] dpenas : actually, I can know see our conversation on the video??? craazy!!!
2010-03-09 20:30:14 [Message] kcaise : welcome @dpenas and hope you join us often
2010-03-09 20:30:15 [Message] stacyK : Peggy is interviewing her
2010-03-09 20:30:28 [Message] stacyK : WE want to know
2010-03-09 20:30:35 [Message] sheila : Appreciated how you explained each piece with the intellligences.
2010-03-09 20:30:38 [Message] mrsdurff : @dpenas we ARE crazy around here
2010-03-09 20:30:46 [Message] mrsdurff : welcome to the chaos
2010-03-09 20:30:53 [Message] mrsdurff : come often
2010-03-09 20:30:55 [Message] dpenas : so can Peggy and Jackie see what we are typing???
2010-03-09 20:30:59 [Message] stacyK : yes
2010-03-09 20:31:01 [Message] mrsdurff : yes
2010-03-09 20:31:02 [Message] stacyK : and they can see you
2010-03-09 20:31:06 [Message] dpenas : oh cool
2010-03-09 20:31:10 [Message] Peggy George : aren’t PLNs fabulous??!!
2010-03-09 20:31:11 [Message] Maureen : Jackie- Pico is relatively expensive- yes?
2010-03-09 20:31:15 [Message] mrsdurff : @dpenas do you Twitter?
2010-03-09 20:31:20 [Message] stacyK : Peggy meets people in the most unusual ways
2010-03-09 20:31:26 [Message] stacyK : or do you do PLURK?
2010-03-09 20:31:31 [Message] mrsdurff : we often send invites out over Twitter
2010-03-09 20:31:33 [Message] dpenas : no, never got into it….I am a huge tech guy though…that’s the funny thing
2010-03-09 20:31:34 [Message] stacyK : Hi, DEAN!
2010-03-09 20:31:36 [Message] mrsdurff : hi dmantz
2010-03-09 20:31:38 [Message] dpenas : never heard of PLURK?
2010-03-09 20:31:43 [Message] kcaise : hi dean
2010-03-09 20:31:45 [Message] stacyK : Dean, tell him to join Plurk
2010-03-09 20:31:52 [Message] kcaise : definitely join plurk
2010-03-09 20:31:57 [Message] dmantz7 : Hi @stacyK, Kcaise, mrsdurff
2010-03-09 20:32:01 [Message] mrsdurff : well we have to educate the fellow geek
2010-03-09 20:32:03 [Message] dpenas : what is it? like a blog?
2010-03-09 20:32:08 [Message] mrsdurff : yes
2010-03-09 20:32:13 [Message] mrsdurff : microblogging
2010-03-09 20:32:14 [Message] kcaise : plurk is similar to twitter but better! 🙂
2010-03-09 20:32:17 [Message] stacyK : No it’s like twitter but if you start a conversation, all the answers are right under it.
2010-03-09 20:32:19 [Message] jackiegerstein : Hi Dean
2010-03-09 20:32:21 [Message] mrsdurff : the ultimate concise thing
2010-03-09 20:32:24 [Message] stacyK : Very linear
2010-03-09 20:32:25 [Message] dpenas : haha!! I am a geek…..I am only 4 classses away from in instructinal technology degree…haha
2010-03-09 20:32:27 [Message] Maureen : I rarely use plurk- hate scrolling to the right- I’m a linear person- like twitter better.
2010-03-09 20:32:32 [Message] kcaise : you can have in depth conversations
2010-03-09 20:32:36 [Message] stacyK : you’re in the right place
2010-03-09 20:32:39 [Message] mrsdurff : you aRE?
2010-03-09 20:32:42 [Message] stacyK : Kim…I agree
2010-03-09 20:32:42 [Message] dpenas : can I use it with students?
2010-03-09 20:32:47 [Message] kcaise : after awhile maureen you get used to it
2010-03-09 20:32:48 [Message] mrsdurff : we need to learn from you then
2010-03-09 20:32:53 [Message] stacyK : Plurk? I use it as a PLN more than for kids
2010-03-09 20:32:55 [Message] sheila : @Maureen – me too.
2010-03-09 20:32:59 [Message] dmantz7 : Maureen there is an application that provides Plurk in that layout
2010-03-09 20:33:03 [Message] dpenas : remind me…what is PLN?
2010-03-09 20:33:10 [Message] stacyK : Personal Learning Network
2010-03-09 20:33:14 [Message] kcaise : you could dpenas but i use it to learn more for myself professionally
2010-03-09 20:33:15 [Message] stacyK : or Professional
2010-03-09 20:33:20 [Message] dpenas : okay, just making sure that was what I thought
2010-03-09 20:33:20 [Message] Susan van Gelder : or professional learning network
2010-03-09 20:33:28 [Message] kcaise : connecting with other educators
2010-03-09 20:33:28 [Message] mrsdurff : @dpenas http://twitter.com/
2010-03-09 20:33:31 [Message] dpenas : so do you connect with others?
2010-03-09 20:33:36 [Message] stacyK : try plurk and come find me…stacykasse
2010-03-09 20:33:37 [Message] Maureen : I’ve tried a few times Kim… I really don’t like to scroll sideways. I do like the conversations that you can have on plurk- but
2010-03-09 20:33:38 [Message] mrsdurff : with http://twitter.com/
2010-03-09 20:33:39 [Message] kcaise : sharing resources and ideas
2010-03-09 20:33:46 [Message] Susan van Gelder : technology amplifies
2010-03-09 20:33:46 [Message] stacyK : I do both
2010-03-09 20:33:50 [Message] dpenas : okay mrs. durff…I do know what TWITTER is everyone!! I’m not that stupid….LOL!!! 🙂
2010-03-09 20:33:56 [Message] kcaise : at first plurk seemed too random
2010-03-09 20:33:58 [Message] dpenas : 😀
2010-03-09 20:34:06 [Message] mrsdurff : ok back tro the coffee
2010-03-09 20:34:06 [Message] stacyK : and then we got you, Kim.
2010-03-09 20:34:10 [Message] sheila : John Dewey and Rachel Carson . . . great people!
2010-03-09 20:34:11 [Message] kcaise : this is true
2010-03-09 20:34:20 [Message] kcaise : now i plurk before tweeting
2010-03-09 20:34:21 [Message] jackiegerstein : they are Sheila
2010-03-09 20:34:38 [Message] stacyK : I got some good ideas from Jacki’s presentation tonight.
2010-03-09 20:34:51 [Message] Susan van Gelder : so true
2010-03-09 20:34:53 [Message] sheila : So truejackie!
2010-03-09 20:35:01 [Message] stacyK : I have had SO many writing workshops this year, that a tech one is so much better
2010-03-09 20:35:01 [Message] mrsdurff : Silent Spring was not that long ago
2010-03-09 20:35:05 [Message] Maureen : @dmantz- what app does plurk without the sideways stuff/
2010-03-09 20:35:12 [Message] jackiegerstein : Agree Stacy
2010-03-09 20:35:17 [Message] Susan van Gelder : That’s an advantage of elementary schools
2010-03-09 20:35:30 [Message] matt montagne : happens in private too 🙂
2010-03-09 20:35:30 [Message] kcaise : i agree susan
2010-03-09 20:35:37 [Message] Peggy George : yes Matt!
2010-03-09 20:35:39 [Message] jackiegerstein : http://discoverychange.pbworks.com/Writers%27-Workshop
2010-03-09 20:35:44 [Message] stacyK : thanks, Jacki
2010-03-09 20:35:45 [Message] kcaise : the mobile version of plurk is linear vertically
2010-03-09 20:36:36 [Message] sheila : About how long did this process take?
2010-03-09 20:36:41 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Great resource
2010-03-09 20:36:42 [Message] mrsdurff : mrsdurff says she does like plurk
2010-03-09 20:36:44 [Message] stacyK : Having students keep their work on a "home" drive from K-5 is what we do
2010-03-09 20:36:49 [Message] jackiegerstein : We worked on it throughout the semester
2010-03-09 20:37:02 [Message] stacyK : Then we give them a disk when they graduate
2010-03-09 20:37:10 [Message] dmantz7 : @maureen I will have to go look but if you use iGoogle there is a widget that does it.
2010-03-09 20:37:12 [Message] Maureen : @jackie you said you used stupify? for the video? can’t find it. It wasn’t stupiflix was it?
2010-03-09 20:37:26 [Message] mrsdurff : going to use (i hope) Edmodo with 7th grade after spring break
2010-03-09 20:37:29 [Message] Maureen : Thx dmantz
2010-03-09 20:37:49 [Message] dmantz7 : your welcome Maureen
2010-03-09 20:38:00 [Message] mrsdurff : the other school tchr seems hesitant
2010-03-09 20:38:08 [Message] stacyK : having a list of best practices is fun. Also sharing with the staff is great
2010-03-09 20:38:09 [Message] Susan van Gelder : You need a swiss army web 2.0 set
2010-03-09 20:38:11 [Message] Peggy George : such a key point!! the tool depends on your goal!!
2010-03-09 20:38:17 [Message] stacyK : Susan…that is GREAT
2010-03-09 20:38:22 [Message] mrsdurff : hey who had that
2010-03-09 20:38:28 [Message] mrsdurff : was it kevin?
2010-03-09 20:38:35 [Message] sheila : And if one tool is dicontinued, you are able to to continue.
2010-03-09 20:38:39 [Message] stacyK : Someone did make up a set of keys with these tools…I think it was at
2010-03-09 20:38:43 [Message] jackiegerstein : Yes Sheila
2010-03-09 20:38:48 [Message] stacyK : Podstock
2010-03-09 20:38:50 [Message] sheila : with a variety
2010-03-09 20:38:57 [Message] jackiegerstein : You can put questions in the chat too
2010-03-09 20:38:59 [Message] mrsdurff : that was kevin h
2010-03-09 20:38:59 [Message] Maureen : I wish there was a better toolkit- I have a binder filled with usernames and passwords. I try to make them the same for the kids, but don’t always have choices.
2010-03-09 20:39:06 [Message] mrsdurff : honeycutt
2010-03-09 20:39:11 [Message] stacyK : Oh, heck we do jump with both feet…and if we don’t sink…we use it
2010-03-09 20:39:17 [Message] Susan van Gelder : and to be willing to experiment
2010-03-09 20:39:19 [Message] dmantz7 : I will need to add these resources to my Digital Storytelling livebinder project at http://livebinders.com/play/play?id=7414
2010-03-09 20:39:30 [Message] stacyK : dean’s livebinder is a great idea
2010-03-09 20:39:30 [Message] jackiegerstein : Yes -willing to experiement
2010-03-09 20:39:35 [Message] Peggy George : http://www.stupeflix.com/
2010-03-09 20:39:37 [Message] mrsdurff : mr. organisation
2010-03-09 20:39:44 [Message] Susan van Gelder : and now it costs money
2010-03-09 20:39:46 [Message] mrsdurff : one in every crowd
2010-03-09 20:39:48 [Message] stacyK : oh, the wonderful IT department
2010-03-09 20:40:29 [Message] stacyK : is tickatok now $$$?
2010-03-09 20:40:40 [Message] stacyK : or tikatok
2010-03-09 20:40:40 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Or do a jing cast
2010-03-09 20:40:45 [Message] jackiegerstein : Yes Stacy
2010-03-09 20:40:47 [Message] sheila : back- up!
2010-03-09 20:40:47 [Message] stacyK : thanks, Peggy
2010-03-09 20:40:54 [Message] stacyK : backup or cry
2010-03-09 20:40:54 [Message] jackiegerstein : Good idea about Jing
2010-03-09 20:40:58 [Message] mrsdurff : but,…..computers blow up
2010-03-09 20:40:58 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Tikatok costs for a pdf or book
2010-03-09 20:41:02 [Message] sheila : 🙂
2010-03-09 20:41:04 [Message] stacyK : ayyye….those pirates!
2010-03-09 20:41:04 [Message] Maureen : My kids were using toondoospaces and blabberize for a project- the other day blabberize was doing maintenance and I have no idea what was up with toondoospaces- had the twirls- wouldn’t load. oh- and photostory 3 decided it was corrupt on the computer that one boy was using. Not a good tech day
2010-03-09 20:41:04 [Message] mrsdurff : servers are wiped
2010-03-09 20:41:09 [Message] mrsdurff : things are lost
2010-03-09 20:41:11 [Message] dmantz7 : what about Kevin H? I am working with Wesley Fryer and Cyndi Danner Kuhn on establishing DS professional development workshops for KS educators
2010-03-09 20:41:20 [Message] mrsdurff : so if you reallywant it print it
2010-03-09 20:41:32 [Message] mrsdurff : then the worms will get it
2010-03-09 20:41:38 [Message] sheila : Oh Maureen that was a bad day!
2010-03-09 20:41:48 [Message] dmantz7 : sorry to hear it Maureen
2010-03-09 20:41:59 [Message] mrsdurff : Dean he did a set of keys
2010-03-09 20:42:04 [Message] mrsdurff : wes will know
2010-03-09 20:42:13 [Message] mrsdurff : think it was for NECC
2010-03-09 20:42:24 [Message] mrsdurff : he has them online somewhere
2010-03-09 20:42:27 [Message] mrsdurff : ask him
2010-03-09 20:42:35 [Message] sheila : @dmantz7 – DS?
2010-03-09 20:42:37 [Message] Maureen : It happens, but when plans A, B and C blow up… you’ve got to dig a little deeper.
2010-03-09 20:42:37 [Message] mrsdurff : each is a tool
2010-03-09 20:42:39 [Message] dmantz7 : mrsdurff. I remember helping them create those keys. Now 2 styles are available
2010-03-09 20:42:45 [Message] mrsdurff : great PD idea
2010-03-09 20:42:51 [Message] dmantz7 : sheila DS = digital storytelling
2010-03-09 20:42:57 [Message] kcaise : how awesome!
2010-03-09 20:42:59 [Message] Susan van Gelder : How much comes from the students? Do they ever bring in tool ideas?
2010-03-09 20:42:59 [Message] sheila : Tx
2010-03-09 20:43:06 [Message] mrsdurff : he did a great song recently too
2010-03-09 20:43:24 [Message] stacyK : Yeah, because they don’t think the Kinders will mess with the servers and things like older kids
2010-03-09 20:43:28 [Message] dmantz7 : I love giving my students a list of options and allow them to select one and experiment
2010-03-09 20:43:40 [Message] stacyK : Dean….YOU did those keys didn’t you?
2010-03-09 20:43:45 [Message] mrsdurff : ty Comcast
2010-03-09 20:44:01 [Message] Susan van Gelder : and not an add-on
2010-03-09 20:44:08 [Message] dmantz7 : @stackyK I was not the main brain but contributed some of the ideas on keys
2010-03-09 20:44:10 [Message] mrsdurff : dean did you hear his song , I need my tchrs to learn
2010-03-09 20:44:14 [Message] stacyK : If you haven’t heard Kevin’s song, everyone should
2010-03-09 20:44:24 [Message] stacyK : It should be played at every tech convention
2010-03-09 20:44:27 [Message] Maureen : This is Kevin’s ning… the keys are on here somewhere http://iconnectilearn.ning.com/
2010-03-09 20:44:36 [Message] stacyK : thanks, Maureen
2010-03-09 20:44:41 [Message] dmantz7 : mrsdurff absolutely. He has some of us working on an updated version with him right now.
2010-03-09 20:44:51 [Message] mrsdurff : cool!
2010-03-09 20:44:52 [Message] dmantz7 : We are looking to add some updated stats to it.
2010-03-09 20:45:10 [Message] stacyK : PD is going to be a thing of the past with budget cuts.
2010-03-09 20:45:15 [Message] mrsdurff : I just posted it on my BCA blog for parents
2010-03-09 20:45:21 [Message] stacyK : Students in college need to be taught these things
2010-03-09 20:45:36 [Message] kcaise : face to face i think will phase out but online pd i will increase
2010-03-09 20:45:39 [Message] stacyK : Many are still using the overhead…with transparenies
2010-03-09 20:45:41 [Message] sheila : @Jackie – Which intelligence is the most difficult to address and how do you address it with technology?
2010-03-09 20:45:42 [Message] Peggy George : PD has to look differently! self-directed learning
2010-03-09 20:45:43 [Message] stacyK : tranparencies
2010-03-09 20:45:43 [Message] dmantz7 : stacyK maybe f2f PD but there is virtual PD options…probably going to be the biggest option
2010-03-09 20:45:56 [Message] Susan van Gelder : PD for self-regulated learners – you find the PD you need
2010-03-09 20:45:57 [Message] mrsdurff : blended?
2010-03-09 20:46:06 [Message] stacyK : Dean and Peggy, right…but admins have to buy into that as well
2010-03-09 20:46:13 [Message] mrsdurff : I am addicted to learning
2010-03-09 20:46:16 [Message] dmantz7 : I prefer blended myself mrsdurff
2010-03-09 20:46:22 [Message] stacyK : lifelong learner here
2010-03-09 20:46:25 [Message] kcaise : this is true stacyk
2010-03-09 20:46:32 [Message] mrsdurff : was in a PD session this afternoon when super came around
2010-03-09 20:46:36 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Yes – admins have to give credit for the PD opportunities people take advantage of
2010-03-09 20:46:38 [Message] mrsdurff : he laughed at me
2010-03-09 20:46:44 [Message] stacyK : you won’t BELIEVE the paper I’m writing for NJ PD right now.
2010-03-09 20:46:44 [Message] dmantz7 : I need to learn on an ongoing basis
2010-03-09 20:46:46 [Message] stacyK : ridiculous
2010-03-09 20:46:57 [Message] Susan van Gelder : and on a need-to-know basis
2010-03-09 20:47:06 [Message] stacyK : need to learn basis here
2010-03-09 20:47:14 [Message] stacyK : I learn…and then need to use it
2010-03-09 20:47:18 [Message] dmantz7 : PDOD = professional development on demand
2010-03-09 20:47:19 [Message] mrsdurff : i need two things continually – learning and
2010-03-09 20:47:24 [Message] mrsdurff : Starbucks
2010-03-09 20:47:29 [Message] Maureen : It’s really hard for kids to make these choices… I gave them a project- "ancient greece"- wrote out a few ideas to get them going… told them it would have to be a digital project- they can use whatever. It was hard to get started, they wanted it directed, but they took off with it
2010-03-09 20:47:32 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Do the kids do any reflection on their work? or goal-setting?
2010-03-09 20:47:40 [Message] stacyK : lol
2010-03-09 20:47:41 [Message] dmantz7 : mrsdurff lol
2010-03-09 20:48:04 [Message] mrsdurff : Have you all read "Teaching for Tomorrow" Ted McCain?
2010-03-09 20:48:15 [Message] dmantz7 : Maureen that does not change with many pre-service students
2010-03-09 20:48:24 [Message] stacyK : dean…did you say collaborate,
2010-03-09 20:48:24 [Message] Susan van Gelder : negotiation
2010-03-09 20:48:25 [Message] mrsdurff : he has a 4D problem solving thing
2010-03-09 20:48:31 [Message] stacyK : and two other things after that?
2010-03-09 20:48:31 [Message] dmantz7 : I will be thanks to you mrsdurff
2010-03-09 20:48:42 [Message] mrsdurff : huh?
2010-03-09 20:49:19 [Message] mrsdurff : anyway, we are doing the Debrief thing tomorrow
2010-03-09 20:49:26 [Message] mrsdurff : modified for 7th grade
2010-03-09 20:49:58 [Message] sheila : Which intelligence is the most difficult to address with technology? How do you address it?
2010-03-09 20:50:09 [Message] Maureen : I think it helps to have been a science teacher- when things didn’t work in science- I would ask them how they planned to fix it… they’re used to me not fixing things for them- altho I do when I am running short of time- or if a kid is too stressed out to think.
2010-03-09 20:50:10 [Message] mrsdurff : so like peggy is saying right now, we are all taking a risk by trying something new
2010-03-09 20:50:11 [Message] kcaise : my niece is 7 years old and participated in a student led conference with her teacher and her mother tonight
2010-03-09 20:50:19 [Message] dpenas : [b]stacy, I signed up for PLURK
2010-03-09 20:50:26 [Message] dpenas : [b]what was yoru name again? how do I add you
2010-03-09 20:50:27 [Message] dpenas : [b]?
2010-03-09 20:50:38 [Message] dmantz7 : I need to learn how to broadcast using EdTechTalk. Love this resource
2010-03-09 20:50:39 [Message] stacyK : stacykasse….what is your name i’ll find you
2010-03-09 20:50:45 [Message] dpenas : [b]dpenas
2010-03-09 20:50:49 [Message] kcaise : you can search for us and click on follow plurks and become a friend
2010-03-09 20:50:49 [Message] stacyK : dean, that would be fun
2010-03-09 20:50:54 [Message] mrsdurff : I think i’m Durff on Plurk
2010-03-09 20:50:54 [Message] kcaise : i am kcaise on plurk
2010-03-09 20:50:58 [Message] Susan van Gelder : @dmantz – want to join the echo team?
2010-03-09 20:50:59 [Message] mrsdurff : not there often
2010-03-09 20:51:04 [Message] dmantz7 : @dpenas I am dmantz7
2010-03-09 20:51:24 [Message] Susan van Gelder : reflection and assessment for learning
2010-03-09 20:51:25 [Message] dmantz7 : @Susan van Gelder….please explain…interested
2010-03-09 20:51:48 [Message] Susan van Gelder : @dmantz – email me [email protected]
2010-03-09 20:51:51 [Message] dmantz7 : Great question about learning styles
2010-03-09 20:51:52 [Message] matt montagne : I like the concept of community/personal assessment
2010-03-09 20:52:00 [Message] dpenas : [b]thanks demantz….but I am still trying to figure out how to add you
2010-03-09 20:52:04 [Message] mrsdurff : Debrief stage is all about the reflection on own learning and assessment of one’s own work
2010-03-09 20:52:04 [Message] Susan van Gelder : that’s great
2010-03-09 20:52:08 [Message] sheila : Nice idea!
2010-03-09 20:52:23 [Message] mrsdurff : metacognition is so critical
2010-03-09 20:52:24 [Message] dmantz7 : Thanks….will do @Susan van Gelder
2010-03-09 20:52:24 [Message] Susan van Gelder : more reflection on learning
2010-03-09 20:52:35 [Message] stacyK : d…put under your profile that you’re a tech teacher or something about teaching. Then people are more apt to friend you
2010-03-09 20:52:37 [Message] jackiegerstein : yes reflection on their learning –
2010-03-09 20:52:39 [Message] Maureen : I had my kids do videos and explain the projects- how to and what went well, etc
2010-03-09 20:52:44 [Message] Susan van Gelder : then maybe setting goals and strategies for future
2010-03-09 20:52:47 [Message] kcaise : dean would be fantastic! he does a lot of work with discovery education too
2010-03-09 20:53:01 [Message] stacyK : Remind me again, what does Jackie teach and where?
2010-03-09 20:53:04 [Message] mrsdurff : yes follow him everywhere
2010-03-09 20:53:09 [Message] stacyK : We LOVE Discovery
2010-03-09 20:53:30 [Message] dmantz7 : I do see how several of my pre-service students provide little writing when I ask them to post a reflection blog on projects, readings, discussions
2010-03-09 20:53:38 [Message] stacyK : If you’re not a member of the discoveryeducation.com…join soon
2010-03-09 20:53:54 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Jackie teaches gifted students in Arizona as well as students in university
2010-03-09 20:53:56 [Message] dmantz7 : Make me blush @kcaise
2010-03-09 20:53:57 [Message] mrsdurff : dean do they hyperlink and tag that writing?
2010-03-09 20:53:57 [Message] stacyK : We call those investigations
2010-03-09 20:54:03 [Message] kcaise : i keep encouraging peggy to become a STAR education stacy and dean
2010-03-09 20:54:06 [Message] stacyK : ahhh…thanks, Susan
2010-03-09 20:54:17 [Message] stacyK : Peggy isn’t a STAR?? Are you kidding?
2010-03-09 20:54:24 [Message] kcaise : nope, not yet
2010-03-09 20:54:27 [Message] jackiegerstein : Peggy is a Star!
2010-03-09 20:54:28 [Message] kcaise : i haven’t given up
2010-03-09 20:54:30 [Message] stacyK : I’ll get her
2010-03-09 20:54:32 [Message] mrsdurff : peggy is a rockstar
2010-03-09 20:54:40 [Message] sheila : Absolutely!
2010-03-09 20:54:42 [Message] dmantz7 : @mrsdurff I try to get them to do that…..I use futureteachers.ning.com as the site along with teachinginnovations.wikispaces.com
2010-03-09 20:54:44 [Message] stacyK : Peggy and I have such a story about how we met
2010-03-09 20:55:01 [Message] stacyK : as do so many people…FOP…friends of Peggy
2010-03-09 20:55:12 [Message] dmantz7 : Peggy needs to become a STAR…..she would be a very bright STAR
2010-03-09 20:55:16 [Message] kcaise : i told her i would help her with her 2 events a year
2010-03-09 20:55:18 [Message] mrsdurff : I have 7th grade linking and tagging
2010-03-09 20:55:23 [Message] stacyK : this could have counted as one
2010-03-09 20:55:23 [Message] jackiegerstein : http://www.mystudiyo.com/
2010-03-09 20:55:26 [Message] Maureen : Jackie- did the kids use blabberize or just you? It’s one of those sites that I don’t let the younger ones on – TOS and some yucky content. Just 7th grade and up.
2010-03-09 20:55:29 [Message] kcaise : absolutely!
2010-03-09 20:55:42 [Message] stacyK : thanks, Jacqui..ANOTHER thing to keep me up tonight.
2010-03-09 20:55:43 [Message] Maureen : was it mystudyio?
2010-03-09 20:55:45 [Message] mrsdurff : working with some of them
2010-03-09 20:55:47 [Message] kcaise : every saturday on our classroom 2.0 live show there are tons of opportunities
2010-03-09 20:55:58 [Message] sheila : Maybe I could use that for EArthcast!
2010-03-09 20:56:08 [Message] jackiegerstein : http://weewebwonders.synthasite.com/mystudiyo.php From my students’ examples
2010-03-09 20:56:19 [Message] jackiegerstein : Any last questions?
2010-03-09 20:56:28 [Message] jackiegerstein : Great Stacy
2010-03-09 20:56:29 [Message] kcaise : the hour went so quickly!
2010-03-09 20:56:33 [Message] jackiegerstein : cool
2010-03-09 20:56:50 [Message] mrsdurff : Jackie – what is next for your kids?
2010-03-09 20:56:52 [Message] stacyK : Thans
2010-03-09 20:56:54 [Message] stacyK : thanks
2010-03-09 20:56:55 [Message] dpenas : [b]hey, how do I again add friends to PLURK? All it says is to add friends by email??
2010-03-09 20:56:56 [Message] Maureen : Jackie are you using weebly with your gifted students. edmodo? What are you up to now?
2010-03-09 20:57:08 [Message] jackiegerstein : I am back in higher ed – teacher ed and ed tech
2010-03-09 20:57:11 [Message] dmantz7 : fantastic session. I was on a Discovery Webinar about Wilkes earlier.
2010-03-09 20:57:29 [Message] mrsdurff : someone help dpenas out – i don’t recall
2010-03-09 20:57:32 [Message] stacyK : You’re just a webinar junkie, Dean
2010-03-09 20:57:34 [Message] sheila : Any feedback from students after they have been in your classroom?
2010-03-09 20:57:37 [Message] dpenas : [b]dmantz7…any help
2010-03-09 20:57:50 [Message] Susan van Gelder : fantastic
2010-03-09 20:57:53 [Message] dpenas : [b]thansk everyone for all the great talk…thanks Jackie and peggy
2010-03-09 20:57:54 [Message] mrsdurff : i’m a twitterite
2010-03-09 20:57:55 [Message] jackiegerstein : Peggy – you are a great host
2010-03-09 20:58:00 [Message] stacyK : Thanks, everyone
2010-03-09 20:58:01 [Message] kcaise : help out with what durrf? i must have missed it
2010-03-09 20:58:03 [Message] Maureen : Sheila- did you see my note earlier- project bud burst from NSDL or NSTA? Looks good
2010-03-09 20:58:04 [Message] matt montagne : thanks, Jackie!!!
2010-03-09 20:58:04 [Message] jackiegerstein : Thanks Stacy
2010-03-09 20:58:08 [Message] jackiegerstein : Thanks Matt
2010-03-09 20:58:09 [Message] mrsdurff : dpenas join us on Sat!!
2010-03-09 20:58:09 [Message] dmantz7 : depenas use the "Search" option to find profile and then ask for "friend"
2010-03-09 20:58:11 [Message] dpenas : [b]with adding friedns to PLURK?
2010-03-09 20:58:16 [Message] dpenas : [b]what time?
2010-03-09 20:58:25 [Message] mrsdurff : we’ll add you
2010-03-09 20:58:28 [Message] matt montagne : Yes, indeed, thanks, Peggy…you did a great job today!
2010-03-09 20:58:30 [Message] mrsdurff : name on plurk?
2010-03-09 20:58:32 [Message] Susan van Gelder : and asked for a day off :/
2010-03-09 20:58:37 [Message] kcaise : you click on each person’s profile and click on the add friend button towards the bottom
2010-03-09 20:58:40 [Message] matt montagne : sweet work on the stream, sheila!
2010-03-09 20:58:42 [Message] dpenas : [b]mrs durff….can you email me to help get back inot this…[email protected]
2010-03-09 20:58:50 [Message] sheila : @Maureen – no fill me in in a minute!
2010-03-09 20:58:58 [Message] dpenas : [b]mrs durff….my PLURK is dpenas
2010-03-09 20:59:08 [Message] mrsdurff : k
2010-03-09 20:59:12 [Message] stacyK : dpenas…what’s your first name?
2010-03-09 20:59:14 [Message] Susan van Gelder : @dmantz – hope to hear from you
2010-03-09 20:59:18 [Message] stacyK : thanks, Peggy
2010-03-09 20:59:22 [Message] stacyK : Thanks, Kim
2010-03-09 20:59:25 [Message] dpenas : [b]I go by Bubba…..but my real name is Dustin
2010-03-09 20:59:34 [Message] jackiegerstein : Thanks Bubba
2010-03-09 20:59:35 [Message] stacyK : Got it…
2010-03-09 20:59:36 [Message] dmantz7 : You will Susan van Gelder
2010-03-09 20:59:41 [Message] dpenas : [b]Thanks Jackie
2010-03-09 20:59:43 [Message] mrsdurff : thanks all –> see you all around the virtual neighborhood!!
2010-03-09 20:59:49 [Message] Maureen : @Sheila http://www.budburst.org They are collecting data on plants/climate change
2010-03-09 20:59:50 [Message] jackiegerstein : bye durff – thanks
2010-03-09 20:59:54 [Message] matt montagne : chris would be good fun!
2010-03-09 20:59:56 [Message] dmantz7 : Catch you all later.
2010-03-09 21:00:02 [Message] stacyK : night all
2010-03-09 21:00:02 [Message] kcaise : dpenas do a search for me kimcaise on plurk
2010-03-09 21:00:03 [Message] mrsdurff : night
2010-03-09 21:00:03 [Message] Maureen : Thanks
2010-03-09 21:00:08 [Message] kcaise : and kevinhoneycutt on plurk
2010-03-09 21:00:09 [Message] matt montagne : nite, all
2010-03-09 21:00:11 [Message] matt montagne : great ‘cast
2010-03-09 21:00:12 [Message] stacyK : and do a search for me…stacykasse
2010-03-09 21:00:19 [Message] kcaise : in addition to stacy and dmantz
2010-03-09 21:00:27 [Message] stacyK : I’ll head over there now…. night…thanks, Kim
2010-03-09 21:00:34 [Message] kcaise : nite all
2010-03-09 21:00:45 [Message] jackiegerstein : bye all
2010-03-09 21:00:48 [Message] dpenas : [b]I will try to mess with PLURK…thaks everyone!!
2010-03-09 21:00:49 [Message] dpenas : [b]see ya
2010-03-09 21:01:48 [Message] dmantz7 : I have requested your friendship @dpenas.
2010-03-09 21:01:48 [Message] Susan van Gelder : Thanks for coming
2010-03-09 21:02:06 [Message] Peggy George : thank you all for joining us!!!
2010-03-09 21:02:09 [Message] sheila : This was great!
2010-03-09 21:02:16 [Message] Peggy George : see you on March 23rd for the next Echo!! 🙂
2010-03-09 21:05:36 [Message] jackiegerstein : Hi Beatriz
2010-03-09 21:06:01 [Message] Beatriz Lupiano : This was my first edtechtalk /k-12 online echo event. Thanks for organizing it. I really enjoyed it (and will be more familiarized wit hthe tech part next time :-)!
2010-03-09 21:06:08 [Message] Beatriz Lupiano : hi
2010-03-09 21:06:20 [Message] Beatriz Lupiano : Thanks for the talk
2010-03-09 21:06:58 [Message] jackiegerstein : Thanks for coming Beatriz
2010-03-09 21:07:32 [Message] Beatriz Lupiano : It was my pleasure -I’ll go back to the recording for the parts I missed
2010-03-09 21:07:40 [Message] jackiegerstein : Good idea
2010-03-09 21:07:48 [Message] Beatriz Lupiano : 🙂
2010-03-09 21:08:29 [Message] Beatriz Lupiano : Bye for now
2010-03-09 21:11:01 [Message] jackiegerstein : bye all