At the end of 2009, we invited teachers to skype in to Teachers Teaching Teachers to tell us about something they did with their students that year.. something that was new and something that they want to keep exploring in the coming year.
We asked them to to paint a picture for us of what it looks like when you are using this new (to you) tool, approach, or idea in your classroom. We did not invited any specific guests on to this show that was moderated by Paul Allison, Susan Ettenheim, and Chris Sloan.
“The show’s success comes from our motto: Keep it real,” says Allison. “We always ask each other and our guests to ‘paint a picture’ for us, ‘describe what it looks like on Monday morning.’”
Click Read more to see a transcript of a chat that was happening during the webcast.
20:49:13 Chris Sloan1: Howdy
20:50:02 PaulAllison1: Hi Chris… still getting coffee. Be right there.
20:51:40 SusanEttenheim1: hi – have my tea!
20:53:20 SusanEttenheim1: hi judie haynes!
20:59:53 SusanEttenheim1: hi judie – welcome!
21:01:17 SusanEttenheim1: hi fred!
21:01:23 Chris Sloan1: Hi Fred
21:02:44 SusanEttenheim1: hi peggy!
21:02:50 PeggyG1: Hi all! Room 1–something new 🙂 Your audio is coming through great!
21:02:57 SusanEttenheim1: thanks !
21:03:05 SusanEttenheim1: hi robert welcome!
21:03:13 Robert Squires1: Hi
21:03:17 PeggyG1: Hi Robert! So glad you could join us 🙂
21:03:23 SusanEttenheim1: please introduce yourself!
21:03:44 PeggyG1: Thumbs up!! 🙂
21:03:49 Chris Sloan1: I’m Chris Sloan, an English/media teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah
21:04:03 SusanEttenheim1: Susan Ettenheim, Eleanor Roosevelt High School!
21:04:05 SusanEttenheim1: NYC
21:04:06 Robert Squires1: I’m an instructional designer at the University of Montana, Missoula
21:04:09 PeggyG1: I want to watch you in action tonight managing Skype call-ins! 🙂
21:04:17 SusanEttenheim1: welcome Robert! and Peggy!
21:04:18 Robert Squires1: Me, too.
21:04:33 SusanEttenheim1: haha
21:04:40 SusanEttenheim1: did you see my tweet?
21:04:50 PeggyG1: Did you see Miguel Guhlin’s blog post about your show tonight? Very nice!!
21:04:50 SusanEttenheim1: or Paul’s email?
21:04:54 Robert Squires1: Peggy passed on the message
21:04:57 SusanEttenheim1: noooo!
21:05:00 PeggyG1: I saw Paul’s email
21:05:02 SusanEttenheim1: will he join us?
21:05:05 SusanEttenheim1: what did he say?
21:05:21 PeggyG1: Not sure about Miguel but he was encouraging everyone to join in!
21:05:29 SusanEttenheim1: great!
21:05:54 SusanEttenheim1: ok did you all hear that?
21:05:57 SusanEttenheim1: can I skype you in?
21:06:03 SusanEttenheim1: it’s a party!!
21:06:06 Robert Squires1: no audio at present
21:06:09 PeggyG1: it’s a party 🙂
21:06:09 SusanEttenheim1: schools out!
21:06:15 SusanEttenheim1: Why not Robert?
21:06:23 SusanEttenheim1: click on EdTech A
21:06:37 SusanEttenheim1: it may open in itunes
21:06:45 SusanEttenheim1: what’s going on with you now?
21:06:55 SusanEttenheim1: j fred – are you there?
21:06:57 PeggyG1: Robert is being shy 🙂 He’s going to be starting a new webcast on ETT in January about Instructional Design 🙂 Hooray!!
21:07:05 Robert Squires1: [u]Thanks
21:07:06 SusanEttenheim1: greatttt!!!
21:07:11 SusanEttenheim1: I’ve been soooo out of it!
21:07:44 SusanEttenheim1: I think I’ll have to get my other toe fixed because last time, I was home for 12 days and did the webcast academy and was sooo connected!
21:08:29 PeggyG1: http://www.mguhlin.org/2009/12/what-have-you-done-with-students.html
21:08:39 SusanEttenheim1: hi betsy! welcome!
21:08:44 SusanEttenheim1: please introduce yourself
21:09:10 PeggyG1: there have been some really interesting posts on Youth Voices this past week!
21:09:19 Betsy1: Hi. I’m Betsy Woods–Ohio Writing Project. Just checking in.
21:09:22 SusanEttenheim1: like which ones peggy?
21:09:34 SusanEttenheim1: welcome betsy – thanks for joining us!\
21:09:50 SusanEttenheim1: What grades are you working with?
21:09:55 PeggyG1: I especially liked reading the ones that talked about "How Are You Doing" where they explained reflections about blogging on YV
21:10:01 SusanEttenheim1: hi jim welcome!
21:10:08 SusanEttenheim1: please introduce yourself!
21:10:19 SusanEttenheim1: hi joel welcome!
21:10:38 joelmalley1: Well hello
21:10:53 SusanEttenheim1: please introduce yourself!
21:10:57 PeggyG1: I also have learned about some new resources from the students 🙂
21:11:04 SusanEttenheim1: peggy can you skype in?
21:11:20 Robert Squires1: [u]Can we Sype in?
21:11:33 joelmalley1: Joel Malley, Western New York Writing Project…teach AP Lit, Film Prod., and regular English 10 at Cheektowaga Central HS
21:11:41 Chris Sloan1: http://youthvoices.net/node/28929
21:12:10 PeggyG1: I can Skype in but I don’t have students I’m working with so can’t really contribute to the sharing.
21:12:33 Robert Squires1: [u]Good point
21:12:37 Betsy1: I teach AP Lit and AP Lang–in Milford, OH (outside of Cincinnati)
21:13:05 Chris Sloan1: I teach AP English Language too
21:13:18 PeggyG1: Those are really interesting student observations 🙂
21:13:30 Jim Sill1: Hi! Jim Sill. I teach HS video production in Central California.
21:14:03 PeggyG1: they want their OWN profile to be more easily available? Sounds more like Facebook
21:14:07 Chris Sloan1: Hi Jim. I also teach New Media in High School (some of it is video production)
21:15:18 joelmalley1: Jim & Chris, do you have websites for your film classes? (I’m over at centralfilms.ning.com). This is my second year teaching the class so I’m always looking for new ways to think about my Mass Media/Film Production class
21:15:30 PeggyG1: the banner really is exceptional!
21:15:53 Jim Sill1: Hi Chris and Joel. Nice to see same-subject teachers here
21:16:59 Robert Squires1: [u]robert2007s
21:17:00 PeggyG1: I think the digital photography postings are very interesting! They are exploring some great things with their photography.
21:17:09 PeggyG1: my skype name is pgeorge1
21:17:12 Chris Sloan1: http://judgemedia.blogspot.com/
21:18:25 PeggyG1: I think the guides have made the postings deeper and more thoughtful and they are definitely connecting more with each other.
21:18:57 SusanEttenheim1: DaveC welcome!
21:19:04 PeggyG1: Hi DaveC!
21:19:06 SusanEttenheim1: please introduce yourself!
21:19:07 DaveC1: Thanks, good to be here
21:19:25 SusanEttenheim1: robert can I skype you in?
21:19:28 Jim Sill1: My video class site: tinyurl.com/ye3a3ud. Getting ready to transition to another format.
21:19:33 DaveC1: oops, wrong button….
21:19:47 Robert Squires1: [u]Susan, my address is robert2007s
21:19:57 DaveC1: Hi Susan, I’m Dave C, 5/6 grade math teacher from NH. Tech enthusiast.
21:20:26 SusanEttenheim1: wow robert – a lot of robert2007 came up.. which are you?
21:20:32 SusanEttenheim1: welcome dave!
21:21:12 Robert Squires1: [u]I’m just following the conversation though. I have a good deal to pick up before diving in…a good year for Robert’s: robert2007s
21:21:18 PeggyG1: @Susan–there’s a lowercase s in robert’s ID
21:21:33 SusanEttenheim1: thanks peggy
21:21:47 SusanEttenheim1: where peggy?
21:21:47 PeggyG1: that is quite a compilation of Youth Voices photos on Flickr! I love seeing them!
21:21:55 SusanEttenheim1: robert2007
21:21:56 PeggyG1: robert2007s
21:22:51 PeggyG1: you’re funny Paul!! you expect them to read the front page 🙂
21:23:20 PeggyG1: yes it should be a "group" on YV
21:24:04 PeggyG1: the "working with light" photos have been fun to see
21:26:57 joelmalley1: Jim, is the listserve you mention on your site active?
21:27:31 Jim Sill1: @Joel. Yes. Very.
21:28:23 joelmalley1: I just clicked on the contact form and received a 404 error or something…can I shoot you my email to get added to that listserve?
21:28:45 Jim Sill1: @Joel. let me check that. mostly video teachers in central ca. a dozen from outside the area
21:28:58 joelmalley1: @Jim K
21:30:48 Jim Sill1: @joel. sorry district is moving sites. try this: tinyurl.com/yztlolo
21:34:15 PeggyG1: I’d love to hear you talk about some of the new things you’ve started using with your students this year–like Diigo, Flickr, readers, etc.
21:35:03 PeggyG1: it was fun to hear what the students thought made good blog posts and it often had to do with topics relevant to them and those that included images and links 🙂
21:35:36 SusanEttenheim1: peggy I’d love to hear your reactions and certainly we welcome your comments in responses!
21:37:15 PeggyG1: how are you encouraging the students to use social bookmarking? individual bookmarking, groups, lists???
21:38:53 SusanEttenheim1: hi steve! welcome!
21:39:07 SusanEttenheim1: Where and what do you teach?
21:39:29 PeggyG1: do you have them bookmark it and highlight at least a key point from the site to accompany the bookmark? that’s an easy thing to do and helps them remember why they thought that was a valuable thing to bookmark
21:40:11 SusanEttenheim1: haha peggy! you can talk! jump in and squeeze us over!
21:40:20 PeggyG1: I saw some of those posts about sleep 🙂
21:40:39 SusanEttenheim1: peggy we need you to put out a bulletin for us!
21:40:43 SusanEttenheim1: what’s new this week!
21:40:44 PeggyG1: I also learned some interesting things about "sneezing" from one of the posts 🙂
21:41:37 Chris Sloan1: I think my students have written a lot about sleep .. and stress too
21:42:29 PeggyG1: yes I’ve seen a lot about stress as it relates to senior year and preparing for college applications, etc.
21:44:09 PeggyG1: you’re talking about the guides you have created for Youth Voices, right?
21:44:21 SusanEttenheim1: yes
21:44:32 SusanEttenheim1: there are discussion guides and search guides now too
21:45:43 PeggyG1: the library is their own personal bookmarking space and not organized in any way except chronological–most recent on top
21:46:28 PeggyG1: that makes sense–add it to Youth Voices group
21:46:53 PeggyG1: Robert would you like to jump in and take the mic?
21:47:53 PeggyG1: yeah!
21:48:01 PeggyG1: you sound great Robert!
21:48:32 SusanEttenheim1: Jim would you like to skype in?
21:48:36 SusanEttenheim1: do you have a mic?
21:49:05 SusanEttenheim1: Jim I’d love to introduce you to our Videography teacher
21:49:47 Jim Sill1: @Susan just listening in for now
21:49:56 SusanEttenheim1: 😉 ok Jim!
21:50:04 PeggyG1: those are such great points and it strikes me that if the students are feeling overwhelmed with the YV site it’s hard to focus on the new things to explore
21:50:40 PeggyG1: that is a GREAT question!!!
21:51:14 PeggyG1: should they jump right in with collaboration when they start in YV?
21:52:04 PeggyG1: What’s Up? is a very good place to start. It gets them started feeling comfortable with the communication
21:52:51 PeggyG1: http://youthvoices.net/curriculum This might be a page for Robert to take a look at 🙂
21:53:07 SusanEttenheim1: peggy when you think about it, they are rarely in a place where they are confronted with so many people they don’t know
21:53:16 SusanEttenheim1: teens tend to talk to friends online
21:53:16 PeggyG1: I agree Susan!
21:53:24 SusanEttenheim1: and maybe friends of friends
21:53:36 SusanEttenheim1: but to connect through interests in pretty wide open
21:53:59 PeggyG1: that sounds like a great activity Paul!
21:54:56 PeggyG1: did you write that assignment/activity down on the site Paul?
21:55:42 SusanEttenheim1: ha peggy… no! he just tortures us by talking about it…
21:55:54 PeggyG1: you need to make your highlights public 🙂
21:57:10 PeggyG1: it matters Paul!!!!
21:57:37 PeggyG1: those colors are very meaningful as guides for reflecting and I don’t think you should keep changing their meaning
21:57:48 PeggyG1: green = GO
21:58:13 PeggyG1: Yes Book Glutton 🙂
21:59:22 PeggyG1: that’s very exciting about the netbooks!
21:59:41 SusanEttenheim1: hi jim – glad you’re back
21:59:58 Jim Sill1: hi. switching browsers
22:02:51 PeggyG1: cell phones would make it less threatening than talking into a microphone 🙂
22:03:39 PeggyG1: she did an amazing job using the quotes to guide her reflections!
22:04:47 Jim Sill1: I know a couple teachers that use Google Voice. Students call in and record. Google Voice not only creates a audio file, but also a transcript. Cool
22:05:03 PeggyG1: this is a very interactive conversation! very interesting to watch it in action!!
22:05:04 SusanEttenheim1: oohhh I ‘d like to know more about that Jim!
22:05:15 SusanEttenheim1: Could we call upon that teacher to tell us about it?
22:05:18 Chris Sloan1: I’d like to know more about how to use Voice like that too
22:05:38 Chris Sloan1: "call upon a teacher" nice pun
22:05:42 PeggyG1: don’t you need an invitation to Google Voice?
22:05:52 SusanEttenheim1: I don’t think so Peggy
22:06:04 SusanEttenheim1: ahahaha chris…
22:06:39 Jim Sill1: yes you need an invitation. finding the link now
22:06:58 PeggyG1: http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html "google voice is currently available by invite only"
22:07:01 SusanEttenheim1: humm jim didn’t realize that
22:07:06 SusanEttenheim1: so sorry!
22:07:08 Chris Sloan1: I have a Voice account but haven’t used it. What’s the next step?
22:07:17 PeggyG1: https://services.google.com/fb/forms/googlevoiceinvite/
22:07:27 SusanEttenheim1: I think I have one too but haven’t really given out the number.. much
22:07:35 SusanEttenheim1: I must go check out more about that
22:07:46 PeggyG1: and it’s only available for US
22:08:31 Jim Sill1: it is a very cool service with some limitations
22:08:34 PeggyG1: Drupal definitely is very flexible and has lots of options! I’m using that on my personal site hosted on DreamHost
22:09:00 PeggyG1: the photos invite great conversation in Voicethread
22:09:51 PeggyG1: this is really fun!!!
22:09:59 PeggyG1: thanks for joining us Robert!
22:10:29 PeggyG1: January 8 his show will debute 🙂 Instructional Design-12:00noon EST
22:11:41 PeggyG1: Happy Holidays to all!!
22:11:47 PeggyG1: I’m muted now 🙂
22:11:54 SusanEttenheim1: peggy – talk !
22:12:27 Jim Sill1: Good night. Thanks for letting me drop in
22:15:22 PeggyG1: Thanks everyone! A really fun conversation tonight!!
22:15:48 PeggyG1: I like the idea of using the photos to think about the message rather than the technical skills
22:16:12 PeggyG1: Good night all
22:16:21 SusanEttenheim1: night all!