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21st Century Learning #102
Checking in with arvind, Alex and Vinnie
April 23, 2009

arvind, Alex and Vinnie chat about what's going on at their schools; what the rest of the year looks like; and plans for the summer and next school year. 

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2009-04-23 12:05:21  Jane Sousa -> -Earthbridges: hi
2009-04-23 12:07:41  Jane Sousa -> -Earthbridges: hi
2009-04-23 12:08:24  Jane Sousa -> -Earthbridges: ...
2009-04-23 12:08:29  Rye JH 2 -> -Earthbridges: hi
2009-04-23 12:08:34  Jane Sousa -> -Earthbridges: how are you?
2009-04-23 12:10:06  Rye JH 2 -> -Earthbridges: hey
2009-04-23 12:10:33  Rye JH 2 -> -Earthbridges: okay. bye
2009-04-23 12:22:09  Jane Sousa -> -Earthbridges: hi
2009-04-23 13:05:34  arvind ->  hi Sarah!
2009-04-23 13:05:43  VinnieVrotny ->  Hey Sarah.
2009-04-23 13:05:46  sarah H ->  hello!
2009-04-23 13:06:56  arvind ->  hey Bill
2009-04-23 13:08:29  arvind ->  hi Matt
2009-04-23 13:08:39  matt montagne ->  hey arvind et al
2009-04-23 13:08:56  matt montagne ->  is audio onustream????
2009-04-23 13:08:59  arvind ->  we haven't officially started, but we're chatting
2009-04-23 13:09:01  arvind ->  should be
2009-04-23 13:09:04  wstites ->  Is the audio going yet?
2009-04-23 13:09:05  wstites ->  ok
2009-04-23 13:09:15  matt montagne ->  new ustream interface
2009-04-23 13:09:33  arvind ->  sorry, one sec
2009-04-23 13:09:35  matt montagne ->  I'm not getting audio from ustream
2009-04-23 13:09:39  arvind ->  new UStream interface, getting used to it
2009-04-23 13:09:41  alex.ragone ->  working now?
2009-04-23 13:09:42  arvind ->  can you hear us now?
2009-04-23 13:09:43  matt montagne ->  there we go
2009-04-23 13:09:48  alex.ragone ->  Ragone needs to be fired.
2009-04-23 13:10:00  matt montagne ->  I don't think so!
2009-04-23 13:10:02  sarah H ->  serious echo
2009-04-23 13:10:09  wstites ->  @alex.ragone - Had a good call wth Dan and Pat
2009-04-23 13:10:11  matt montagne ->  I've been known to make a mess of the stream
2009-04-23 13:10:15  sarah H ->  oops, my fault
2009-04-23 13:10:43  wstites ->  Yup
2009-04-23 13:10:47  wstites ->  killing me!!!
2009-04-23 13:11:23  arvind ->  hi Melissa, welcome to EdTechTalk
2009-04-23 13:11:31  wstites ->  hahahahaha
2009-04-23 13:11:50  wstites ->  New Jersey Educational Computer Cooperative
2009-04-23 13:12:03  wstites ->  http://www.njecc.org
2009-04-23 13:12:10  Melissa Smith ->  saw an invitation in Twitter - just stopping thru
2009-04-23 13:12:12  wstites ->  Advisor... not on the board
2009-04-23 13:12:31  arvind ->  @Melissa great, audio on UStream on the right
2009-04-23 13:12:39  wstites ->  organized chaos
2009-04-23 13:14:20  Melissa Smith ->  agree - been in  here before and did that too - gracious to arvind for the hint to the audio
2009-04-23 13:14:26  Melissa Smith ->  82 in memphis
2009-04-23 13:14:46  wstites ->  @arvind - need to get in the water
2009-04-23 13:14:55  arvind ->  I hear that!
2009-04-23 13:15:14  Melissa Smith ->  lovely
2009-04-23 13:15:22  Melissa Smith ->  i blocked a cussing elmo the other day
2009-04-23 13:17:46  Melissa Smith ->  yammer?
2009-04-23 13:18:04  alex.ragone ->  https://www.yammer.com/home
2009-04-23 13:18:07  wstites ->  Have you gotten teachers on Twitter full blown yet?
2009-04-23 13:18:21  arvind ->  http://yammer.com
2009-04-23 13:18:34  Melissa Smith ->  We have a handful - but most "don't have the time"
2009-04-23 13:18:46  Melissa Smith ->  one class twitters during the day
2009-04-23 13:19:26  matt montagne ->  "Twitter is the messaging system we didn't know we needed" the folks at twitter
2009-04-23 13:19:39  sarah H ->  Our HOS started twittering recently.  He follows just a few people, including me, so I am feeling paranoid lately.
2009-04-23 13:19:47  matt montagne ->  "Yammer is the messaging system Arvind's/Alex's schools didn't know they needed"
2009-04-23 13:20:09  matt montagne ->  unanticipated outcomes of these resources is the beauty
2009-04-23 13:20:18  VinnieVrotny ->  Yammer reduces the distance
2009-04-23 13:20:42  wstites ->  Teachers need a purpose or reason to use Twitter or Yammer
2009-04-23 13:20:46  matt montagne ->  look at Alex's use of twitter with grade 1 students
2009-04-23 13:20:58  Melissa Smith ->  what was the reaction of the teachers to have to use this tool?    is there a 140 character limit?
2009-04-23 13:21:09  wstites ->  Wrote blog post about finding a tool to help find meaning: http://www.edsocialmedia.com/2009/04/twitter-teachers-and-the-tool/
2009-04-23 13:21:41  Melissa Smith ->  thanks
2009-04-23 13:22:14  arvind ->  Alex is talking about this Wall Street Journal article about the Kindle with his admin team: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123980920727621353.html
2009-04-23 13:22:28  arvind ->  @Melissa - no 140 character limit, and you can add attachments, which is cool
2009-04-23 13:23:06  arvind ->  @bill I thought people would need more of a reason to join Yammer, but they got it fast. There is a happy hour group, which people get, then there are professional-type groups
2009-04-23 13:23:11  arvind ->  Oh yeah, nice feature of Yammer, groups
2009-04-23 13:23:37  Melissa Smith ->  what is twitter camp?
2009-04-23 13:23:39  arvind ->  Alex just mentioned TwitterCamp which is great: http://www.danieldura.com/code/twittercamp
2009-04-23 13:23:46  Melissa Smith ->  nice thinkin
2009-04-23 13:23:48  Melissa Smith ->  g
2009-04-23 13:24:07  wstites ->  Yesterday I posted something about trying to get a Vodafone (Ireland telco) boradband modem and was contact by them within minutes.
2009-04-23 13:24:16  alex.ragone ->  http://search.twitter.com/search?q=coll-treasure
2009-04-23 13:24:27  wstites ->  Amazing how the follow/search feature works
2009-04-23 13:24:44  matt montagne ->  we have all sorts of kids who are on facebook b4 13...there parents allow them to do it so tehy can connect with family and stuff...
2009-04-23 13:26:07  arvind ->  hey Durff!
2009-04-23 13:26:08  matt montagne ->  It is kinda funny, but when u imagine the "21st century school" you start to think of the features in a 1st grade class and the old one room school houses
2009-04-23 13:26:09  wstites ->  We are asking questions about privacy with Facebook groups/pages for school with kids and student... if their profiles aren't protected there is risk of exposure.
2009-04-23 13:26:31  wstites ->  Gotta head out for a conference call... have a great conversation everyone
2009-04-23 13:26:54  matt montagne ->  let 'em bring things they already own!!!
2009-04-23 13:27:14  arvind ->  thanks for being here, Bill
2009-04-23 13:27:33  matt montagne ->  chau...gotta run
2009-04-23 13:29:37  alex.ragone ->  http://www.edmodo.com/
2009-04-23 13:29:48  arvind ->  Vinnie just mentioned http://www.edmodo.com/ a microblogging network for educators
2009-04-23 13:29:55  Melissa Smith ->  great guy - quick to help you out
2009-04-23 13:29:55  arvind ->  darn, Alex beat me to it!
2009-04-23 13:31:02  Melissa Smith ->  would it be wrong to set up a place in SL for meeting?  what about a snapfish site to share photos
2009-04-23 13:32:34  arvind ->  hey Randy, welcome
2009-04-23 13:32:35  arvind ->  audio on the right
2009-04-23 13:32:46  arvind ->  on UStream
2009-04-23 13:33:06  arvind ->  I struggle to introduce people to Second Life - too hard to get started
2009-04-23 13:33:12  arvind ->  downloads are too web 1.0 :)
2009-04-23 13:33:25  arvind ->  unless it's for an iPhone or BlackBerry
2009-04-23 13:34:07  mrsdurff ->  our wifi is rrrreasaalllly sllllloooooooooow todaay
2009-04-23 13:35:13  Melissa Smith ->  wanting to do that next year
2009-04-23 13:35:31  Melissa Smith ->  google apps - why buy microsoft office when you got google?
2009-04-23 13:35:34  arvind ->  hi lesliel, audion on the right at UStream
2009-04-23 13:35:59  Melissa Smith ->  you letting kids have their own google homepage - set up how that they want?
2009-04-23 13:36:18  Melissa Smith ->  who is monitoring the kids email?
2009-04-23 13:36:38  arvind ->  the CIA? ;)
2009-04-23 13:36:41  sarah H ->  @arvind yep. I have had two false starts and never really got in
2009-04-23 13:37:20  Melissa Smith ->  HAHA - well they are now !
2009-04-23 13:38:13  sarah H ->  I'm watching a Google Apps for Ed Webinar It's next Tuesday at 1pm eastern
2009-04-23 13:39:10  alex.ragone ->  Hey Folks!
2009-04-23 13:39:42  Melissa Smith ->  sarah - what's the link for that?
2009-04-23 13:40:17  arvind ->  from @mrsdurff via Twitter: here, just can't interact - we are using Edmodo for our handshake period with another classroom in another state
2009-04-23 13:40:54  alex.ragone ->  Thanks @mrsdurff
2009-04-23 13:40:58  sarah H ->  https://googleonline.webex.com/mw0305l/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&si...
2009-04-23 13:41:03  Melissa Smith ->  moodle seems to really be taking off
2009-04-23 13:41:05  sarah H ->  sorry, it's awfully long
2009-04-23 13:42:46  Melissa Smith ->  laptop institute?  that's here in Memphis!  have you seen how they are using social medial such as facebook for networking and advertising?
2009-04-23 13:43:14  VinnieVrotny ->  yes Melissa, we had Lorri Jackson on last week.
2009-04-23 13:43:23  arvind ->  some convo about streaming NECC here: http://www.necc2008.org/forum/topics/1997968:Topic:18448
2009-04-23 13:44:02  Melissa Smith ->  OH!  I listened to that!  :-) durr
2009-04-23 13:44:40  Melissa Smith ->  the connections in my brain are occurring
2009-04-23 13:46:39  arvind ->  http://ebooks.nypl.org
2009-04-23 13:46:59  Melissa Smith ->  how is the outside view on a kindle - can you see the screen?
2009-04-23 13:48:05  arvind ->  You can see it anywhere that you can see a book
2009-04-23 13:48:10  Melissa Smith ->  cool
2009-04-23 13:48:13  arvind ->  and you can't see it where you can't see a book (i.e. the dark)
2009-04-23 13:48:24  Melissa Smith ->  enjoyed listening - ;-)
2009-04-23 13:48:36  arvind ->  oops, Pam, just finishing up here
2009-04-23 13:48:37  sarah H ->  by all!
2009-04-23 13:49:06  arvind ->  thanks for being here everyone!
2009-04-23 13:49:07  mrsdurff ->  bye
2009-04-23 13:52:27  akatz ->  hi everyone
2009-04-23 13:52:57  akatz ->  got the link off twitter, so i thought id say hello
 

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