Teachers Teaching Teachers #123 – What were they thinking? A Virtual Staff Meeting with Youth Voices Teachers – 09.24.08

Youth Voices is growing with new teachers and students every week. If you are interested in finding out what the teachers involved in this project have been thinking about, this podcast might be for you.

Paul Allison and Susan Ettenheim, both from New York City were joined by Gail Desler from California and Sarah Sutter from Maine.

Listen, then join us at http://YouthVoices.net

Click Read More to find the Chat Log

20:49:17 Paul Allison: http://youthvoices.net/site-blog
20:53:31 Paul Allison: https://ed.voicethread.com/#g919
20:53:42 aidenyeh: is this the place for youthvoices?
20:54:55 Paul Allison: Welcome aidenyeh…
20:54:58 Paul Allison: yes!
20:55:18 Paul Allison: We’ll start in a few minutes… I think.
20:55:31 Paul Allison: http://youthvoices.net/site-blog
20:55:39 PeggyG: Hi all-that linnk came up blank for me. It’s not protected is it?
20:56:16 jansmith: i got it,Peggy
20:56:52 Paul Allison: Just waiting for Susan Ettenheim… and a few students who (I hope) will be joinging us.
20:56:53 aidenyeh: is this where we will be holding the discussion, or on voicethread?
20:57:04 Paul Allison: here…
20:57:32 Paul Allison: Where do you teach Aidenyeh? or are you a student?
20:58:05 PeggyG: The voicethread link is the one I can’t get into.
20:58:38 PeggyG: it has the https link so that means it’s secure.
20:58:41 Paul Allison: yes.. you need to be a member of ed.voicethread.com to see htat.
20:59:11 PeggyG: I am a member of ed.voicethread.com
20:59:11 Gail Desler: Paul, the mute button on my laptop is stuck.Β  I’ll try rebooting and join you in a few minutes.
20:59:20 jansmith: Folks, should I be hearing your sweet voices yet?
21:00:45 Paul Allison: Jan We’re coming soon.
21:00:58 jansmith: Thanks
21:01:41 Paul Allison: Would anybody in the chat room like to join us on skype to talk about Youth Voices?
21:02:07 PeggyG: audio is coming through fine πŸ™‚
21:02:08 SusanEttenheim: hi all you should be hearing us now?
21:02:32 PeggyG: yes that overlap was the end of WOW2 πŸ™‚
21:03:09 jansmith: ooops my fault I hear now
21:03:32 PeggyG: no-WOW2 was the last show broadcast
21:03:38 PeggyG: not tonight
21:03:50 jansmith: yes
21:06:07 PeggyG: It sounded like everyone was having an incredible day today at Google Academy!
21:06:18 Sarah S: It was all over twitter – great stuff!
21:07:09 PeggyG: I would love to have been there!
21:07:31 Sarah S: Peggy, maybe I’ll see you in NY πŸ™‚
21:07:39 Sarah S: I’m working on the application
21:07:47 PeggyG: No NY is too far away for me–I’m in Phoenix AZ.
21:07:59 SusanEttenheim: yes yes please do apply to NY Google teacher academy!!
21:08:10 Sarah S: I’m in Maine – NY is the closest it’ll get, probably
21:08:29 PeggyG: Think you’re right! Hope you get to go!!!
21:08:42 Sarah S: Susan – I’ve got individual blogs with my art kids this year!
21:08:43 jansmith: So I am really curious about how Youth Voices is differsnt from blogging
21:08:46 SusanEttenheim: hi Sarah! I just realized who you are!!
21:08:48 dgoodman: is there an address for Google Academy…sorry, I missed that conversation
21:09:16 dgoodman: @Sarah S-great …would love to share what you’ve done with our art teacher
21:10:19 Sarah S: Love to share!
21:11:12 PeggyG: http://www.google.com/educators/gta.html
21:12:18 dgoodman: thanks, PeggyG
21:13:00 PeggyG: where is the map on the site?
21:13:39 matt montagne: hey y’all
21:16:22 PeggyG: Hi Matt
21:17:25 matt montagne: hey peggy
21:18:08 dgoodman: sorry, multi-tasking here, where is the map again?
21:18:22 dgoodman: youthvoices.com ???
21:18:50 SusanEttenheim: sorry everyone I’ve been ignoring the chat! could you all please introduce yourselves?
21:19:13 SusanEttenheim: ah the map is on the front page of youth voices
21:19:17 SusanEttenheim: youthvoices.net
21:19:36 Laura4Literacy: Laura4literacy.com
21:19:58 dgoodman: Deborah Goodman, Technology Facilitator, Edenton NC (windy here tonight)
21:20:01 Laura4Literacy: I am an elementary substitute TAG teacher
21:20:11 dgoodman: Thanks, Susan
21:20:13 SusanEttenheim: ok- I’m high school in NYC – everyone jump in please?
21:20:31 PeggyG: retired elementary principal and university teacher education instructor
21:20:35 SusanEttenheim: thanks dgoodman and laura2literacy!
21:20:44 PeggyG: I’m in Phoenix AZ
21:21:06 jansmith: I teach grade 6 –working on tech integration in a relatively low tech educational community
21:21:16 tonitones: high school teacher in New Zealand — currently doing research about mobile technologies in education for NZ ministry of education
21:21:34 jansmith: I’m on Vancouver Island , west coast Canada
21:21:46 Laura4Literacy: what kind of mobile technologies are you currently researching tonitones?
21:22:28 tonitones: mobile phones – particularly mobile web – and information literacy skills needed to use successfully
21:23:02 Laura4Literacy: Is the application in the classroom?Β  If so, at what grade level tonitones?
21:23:11 tonitones: yes classroom
21:23:20 tonitones: secondary school
21:23:36 tonitones: and our intermediate school – 11-13 year olds
21:23:55 Laura4Literacy: I can see how engaging it would be for them!
21:24:16 tonitones: scary how little info lit skills they have tho!
21:24:36 tkidd132: Tyrone has arrived
21:24:46 tkidd132: I am having problems with skype
21:24:54 tkidd132: btw Mr Alison
21:25:15 Laura4Literacy: Many people believe that just because they can get on the internet and navigate around, that kids are somehow technologically literate.Β  Wrong!
21:25:42 tonitones: yes!!! presented a workshop on this yesterday
21:25:59 Laura4Literacy: Students must be explicitly taught the techniques of being critical text users, especially on the net.
21:26:23 tonitones: finding that teachers think they don’t need to teach the ‘digital natives’ these skills
21:26:27 tonitones: scary
21:26:40 Laura4Literacy: So True!
21:26:41 PeggyG: those school photos sound great! even actual photos of the school facility and groups would be very interesting
21:26:56 PeggyG: grounds (not groups) πŸ™‚
21:27:28 Laura4Literacy: Good talking with you tonitones and best of luck on your research, must go back to work!
21:27:42 tonitones: reluctantly leaving – off to 2pm appointment πŸ™‚
21:28:37 PeggyG: what’s the best way to navigate the site to see all of these projects you are describing?
21:29:58 PeggyG: once we have joined the YouthVoices site can we access everything or are some of the groups closed?
21:30:59 SusanEttenheim: join along with the broadcast and please join the site now if you would like to!
21:31:28 PeggyG: I joined last week but still am not quite sure how to find things.
21:33:37 SusanEttenheim: ok – sorry a little behind here
21:34:36 PeggyG: Thanks Susan!
21:34:49 SusanEttenheim: did looking at the groups and the site blog help?
21:35:18 SusanEttenheim: hi jan welcome! please introduce yourself – where and what do you teach?
21:36:24 kvance: Thanks!
21:38:14 PeggyG: Yes, I can see which groups I have already joined and am requesting membership in several others. Some don’t have any posts yet.
21:39:57 SusanEttenheim: yes Peggy -we’re just getting going this fall
21:40:39 PeggyG: Yes, I knew that–just thought I should wait to request permission until they actually start posting. πŸ™‚
21:41:07 SusanEttenheim: so everyone in the chat?? do you have some students and teachers who would like to join us?
21:41:14 SusanEttenheim: hi debbarrows welcome!
21:41:17 SusanEttenheim: oops
21:41:22 PeggyG: that is such a great tip about setting up gmail accounts for students!
21:42:10 kvance: If you want them to have an actual email account, gaggle.net works really well for students.
21:42:38 SusanEttenheim: kvance do you know about Google Apps for Education? It’s working great for our school.
21:42:58 SusanEttenheim: Hi deb – where and what do you teach?
21:43:24 dgoodman: any elementary schools particpating yet or is this more middle/high level
21:43:33 SusanEttenheim: kvance could you reamind us where and what do you teach?
21:43:41 kvance: I do know about it but have not had a chance to set it up yet, even when I do, I am not sure we will use the email accounts for the students because it is not filtered.
21:43:49 SusanEttenheim: mostly middle/high school now
21:44:23 kvance: I teach at a small k-8 school in cincinnati, grade 6 language arts and computers for k-8
21:44:47 kcaise: i was just about to register ‘sexy bunny’
21:44:57 dgoodman: I’m elementary, a 3-5 school in NC-would love to connect this way
21:45:04 debbarrows: Hi Susan – I used to teach in Maine and now work for Software MacKiev.
21:45:18 SusanEttenheim: very funny kcasise
21:45:25 kcaise: lol
21:45:27 SusanEttenheim: sitting here chuckling
21:45:41 PeggyG: http://learninginhand.com/OurCity/participate.html Have you seen this project created by Tony Vincent-"Our City Podcast"-more geared to elementary but very complementary to your project of Places Near our Schools.
21:45:44 dgoodman: @kvance – I have two 5th grade teachers highlighting a state a week – could we skype with you when we hit on Cinn
21:46:29 kvance: @dgoodman – yes, I would love to
21:46:59 kvance: @dgoodman – where are you located
21:46:59 debbarrows: Sarah does great work with her students
21:47:13 dgoodman: @kvance – making a note of it-Edenton, NC
21:47:46 dgoodman: @Peggy thanks and saving the link for the city podcast-sounds great
21:47:56 SusanEttenheim: hi cathy!
21:48:00 SusanEttenheim: welcome!
21:48:09 SusanEttenheim: how’s your weather?
21:48:34 SusanEttenheim: peggy that sounds interesting!
21:48:37 dgoodman: Hello Cathy-ditto Susan-and is school closed tomorrow for you guys
21:49:13 Cathy E: winds are gusting to 45mph
21:49:24 Cathy E: school was dismissed at noon today
21:49:26 dgoodman: windy here as well to 40mph
21:49:42 SusanEttenheim: cathy I"ve been thinking about you a lot lately! a lot of weather there this fall!
21:50:03 SusanEttenheim: dgoodman… where are you again?
21:50:16 dgoodman: @cathy -our trip to Asheboro was cancelled b/c of weather and gas
21:50:24 SusanEttenheim: HEY>>> how about a weather group??
21:50:30 dgoodman: @susan – edenton, ncΒ  1.5 hrs from cathy
21:50:35 SusanEttenheim: ahh yes
21:50:57 PeggyG: @dgoodman-I was planning to share a couple of the AZ podcasts on that site with your 5th graders tomorrow πŸ™‚
21:51:17 dgoodman: @Peggy -I won’t tell them about it, will let you
21:51:22 Cathy E: @dgoodman – I had to cancel Gail too
21:51:55 dgoodman: @cathy -maybe she can reschedule, if not, you and I can work something out
21:52:00 PeggyG: OK-will do-don’t know how long we have to chat so may not get to everything πŸ™‚
21:52:51 dgoodman: @peggy – not sure here either, may have to set up another date for follow up
21:53:08 dgoodman: @Susan – where are you located
21:54:06 SusanEttenheim: NYC
21:55:03 debbarrows: Are we able to see what they are looking at?
21:55:27 dgoodman: http://youthvoices.net/
21:55:42 PeggyG: what an interesting comment! πŸ™‚
21:56:02 dgoodman: I’ve registered, will share this to see if I have a teacher or two who’d be interested
21:56:46 debbarrows: Thanks for sending the link
21:56:54 dgoodman: always such great conversations here…
21:57:14 Cathy E: @Susan is this drupal?
21:57:15 dgoodman: @debΒ  you’re welcome…where are you located and are you a Deborah?
21:57:19 SusanEttenheim: please all of you feel free to come in and comment to our students!
21:57:24 SusanEttenheim: yes this is drupal
21:57:37 Cathy E: it looks great
21:57:52 SusanEttenheim: cathy you remember the original youth voices?
21:57:58 debbarrows: @dgoodman – I live in Brunswick, Maine and yes, some days I am a Deborah!
21:58:00 dgoodman: I agree with Cathy
21:58:00 SusanEttenheim: isn’t this a great improvement!
21:58:10 dgoodman: @deb…I am Deborah, too
21:58:23 debbarrows: cool
22:01:02 SusanEttenheim: wow just thinking that it would be great to have some students from NC in here…
22:01:18 SusanEttenheim: any chances of some high school connections too through you?
22:01:41 PeggyG: There’s no link or RSS feed to follow comments on a specific post, right?
22:01:55 SusanEttenheim: good question peggy let’s ask in a sec
22:02:50 dgoodman: will share this with a high school teacher I know who might me interestes
22:03:19 PeggyG: yeah-good answer! How… πŸ™‚ inquiring minds want to know πŸ™‚
22:03:40 dgoodman: I can see where you comment on a post but not post
22:03:52 PeggyG: does the search work by tags or key words?
22:04:34 PeggyG: @dgoodman-think you go to "Add to My Blog" on home page to post
22:05:17 SusanEttenheim: dgoodman that would be great and please have them feel free to email me and or paul – I’m happy to walk a teacher through joining and getting involved
22:06:01 PeggyG: every key word has an RSS feed? how do you find the feed?
22:06:41 SusanEttenheim: ahh another good question!
22:06:59 SusanEttenheim: we need to continue to post as comments at edtechtalk.com too!
22:07:11 PeggyG: Yes Susan!
22:07:18 SusanEttenheim: ahh alsoΒ  there is a questions group at youthvoices.net so could we use that too?
22:08:05 SusanEttenheim: ok Q and A please !
22:08:25 SusanEttenheim: please join that group in Youth Voices and put your questions AND answers there!
22:08:32 PeggyG: Just found the RSS feed for Q and A πŸ™‚ on the top bar in my Flock browser πŸ™‚
22:08:56 kvance: If it is not a mission statement it should be. This stuff needs to be accessible to ‘normal’ teachers too.
22:09:21 PeggyG: You also have a choice to post it to Twitter πŸ™‚
22:09:25 SusanEttenheim: kvance I really think finally we do have something that is usable by normal teachers
22:09:37 SusanEttenheim: yes the twitter feed is cool too
22:09:57 dgoodman: Great discussion tonight-thanks everyone
22:09:59 PeggyG: what’s a normal teacher? πŸ™‚
22:10:16 Cathy E: None of us are normal
22:10:21 PeggyG: this is VERY interesting!! I’m so glad you’re doing this!
22:10:42 kvance: someone who is not particularly fascinated by tech stuff
22:10:43 Sarah S: It’s always a group effort!
22:11:17 debbarrows: Thanks all – I’ve really enjoyed learning about this tonight.
22:11:29 PeggyG: such a great point Susan! figuring it out together–very exciting!
22:11:30 SusanEttenheim: thanks for joining us!
22:11:34 Sarah S: We all need the group support to take the next steps.
22:12:01 Sarah S: Hey there Deb!
22:12:13 debbarrows: Hey Sarah – I’m so proud of you!
22:12:20 PeggyG: I subscribed to the RSS for the Q and A feed but it says no items. Wonder why? There are items on the site.
22:12:32 Cathy E: Thanks- great show
22:12:35 Sarah S: Always a good time!
22:12:44 SusanEttenheim: peggy maybe there are no new posts since you joined
22:12:47 PeggyG: Thanks all! Some great stuff happening!
22:12:53 SusanEttenheim: night all!
22:12:58 PeggyG: Night all!
22:13:03 kvance: Thanks
22:13:21 kcaise: thanks all and have a good night!

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