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Projects EdTechTalkers are involved with
18:46:57 JoseR: Hi Jeff
18:55:46 JoseR: Its 100 in West Covina CA, No jacket here!
18:57:47 JenW: LOL
19:01:13 JoseR: There are two speedways out here. Never actually ventured in.
19:01:57 JenW: my friend got to ride at 110 miles today
19:02:06 JenW: she is thrilled :)
19:03:00 dave: hey doug
19:03:03 dave: :)
19:03:08 DougSymington: hi Dave, and all
19:03:14 DougSymington: cam
19:04:25 JasonR: Not getting anyting in the stream...
19:04:50 dave: ?
19:04:54 JoseR: Are you in the skypcast? It works for me.
19:04:54 dave: anyone else?
19:05:01 DougSymington: can't get it here either
19:05:30 JasonR: Tried the stream on two different computers. Nothing coming in. Channel 1. Channel 2. Nothing
19:05:37 JenW: take 2
19:05:49 JoseR: Hey we got a stream!
19:05:50 JasonR: In the Skypecast. Just checking the stream.
19:06:09 DougSymington: now getting channel one
19:06:12 dave: LOL
19:06:13 JasonR: Yup
19:07:52 JasonR: Hey Paul. Hey Lee.
19:07:54 DougSymington: hi Paul and Lee
19:08:02 lee: Hello
19:08:14 Paul_Ellerman: Hi everyone!
19:08:22 lee: hello paul..
19:08:24 dave: hey paul
19:08:28 JoseR: Hi
19:08:43 lee: hello Jose
19:08:47 JasonR: You guys are collaborators.
19:09:06 JoseR: Hi Lee
19:09:16 dave: :)
19:09:46 JoseR: What's that feed again?
19:10:06 JasonR: It's so trippy hearing this live. Used to listen to it as a podcast.
19:10:31 JoseR: live is cool
19:10:44 JasonR: Hey Sharon
19:10:56 sharon_(eebee1): Hi there folks
19:11:00 lee: Jeff, did you get the podsafe music i sent?
19:11:05 lee: hey Sharon!
19:11:16 Paul_Ellerman: Skypecast tonight?
19:11:25 dave: above the chat
19:11:34 JL: http://edtechtalk.com/subscription_options
19:11:51 Paul_Ellerman: ahhh i found it... very tricky
19:12:00 dave: :)
19:12:00 JoseR: Thanks Jeff
19:14:58 JasonR: EdTechTalk...Educational Technology that talks.
19:15:07 JoseR: Yep
19:16:46 JasonR: And it's tautological
19:17:03 JoseR: What?
19:17:04 dave: yes. i thought it was funny
19:17:29 JoseR: taught?
19:19:46 lee: Tautology has at least three distinct meanings: * Tautology (logic), a statement true by virtue of its logical form. * Tautology (rhetoric), use of redundant language that adds no information. * Tautology, needless repetition of an idea, statement, or word. * Truism, an assertion that is so obvious as to add nothing to a discussion.
19:20:18 sharon_(eebee1): what is the elgg website that you are talking about??
19:20:23 JasonR: I like Jose's version better. It's a taughtology.
19:20:32 JenW: yes. link please?
19:20:54 lee: http://educationbridges.net/elgg
19:21:12 JenW: thank you
19:21:23 JoseR: I joined the elgg this week. The same day I greeted my 100 8th graders.
19:22:41 lee: great Jose!
19:22:43 JoseR: Definitely part of my life for a while to come.
19:24:35 lee: Just plain wrong!!
19:24:53 JoseR: 10-4
19:25:20 JasonR: History of virtual learning environments http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_virtual_learning_environments
19:27:33 lee: yea!!
19:27:34 sharon_(eebee1): I have a vision for that too - where can I get more details about it?
19:27:39 JasonR: That's in the US or Canada, Dave?
19:28:03 JasonR: Both?
19:28:04 lee: http://personallearningspace.com
19:28:22 JoseR: Hey I teach US History for 8th graders! I will email in!
19:28:51 sharon_(eebee1): how would you like some students from CAnada?
19:28:56 lee: firstname.lastname@example.org
19:29:05 lee: Wonderful Sharon
19:29:39 JasonR: http://newmediateaching.net/ ?
19:30:00 JL: yep
19:30:36 lee: Some teachers and students from every country would be great
19:30:45 dave: yup
19:30:45 JasonR: Yeah, CMSAcademy. Wondered about that status.
19:30:53 sharon_(eebee1): wow that sounds great too! We need to be supporting each other with best practices
19:31:12 JasonR interested in CMS
19:31:58 lee: for those of us learning drupal.. i am really anxious to continue to learn as well...
19:32:12 JenW: I have no idea what drupal is
19:32:45 lee: http://drupal.org/
19:32:53 JasonR: Drupal: Full-featured content management/discussion engine suitable to setup a news-driven community or portal site.
19:33:03 JenW: :) I know how to find it -- just not how to use it
19:33:07 JL: http://cmsacademy.net/drupal
19:33:15 lee: http://www.cmsacademy.net/drupal/
19:33:20 JenW: they have a lot of nice templates
19:33:20 lee: oops
19:33:25 Paul_Ellerman: I would be interested in that
19:33:31 JasonR: Yeah. Joined the CMSAcademy. I'm in the same place and looking forward to that.
19:33:33 Paul_Ellerman: the webcast academy
19:33:38 JasonR blushes
19:33:53 lee: http://www.cmsacademy.net/elgg/
19:33:57 JenW: Yo Jason!!! <applause>
19:34:18 lee: http://virtualbridges.net/
19:34:34 JasonR: Good luck Dave
19:34:44 JenW: I signed up for the WBAcademy last week -- can't wait to hear that I was accepted. :)
19:34:51 DougSymington: woohooo Calamari and Meno
19:34:56 JenW: or whatever the webcast academy is called :)
19:35:01 JasonR: Musicbridges?
19:35:10 lee: Great project idea, Dave
19:35:16 JasonR: Wohoo Lee
19:35:35 lee: Thanks Jason
19:36:05 lee: September will be the coming out webcast...kicks off the show
19:36:13 lee: yes thats right
19:36:32 Paul_Ellerman: Here is where my current thinking is at...
19:36:37 Paul_Ellerman: http://pellermanlearning.wikispaces.com/
19:37:41 Paul_Ellerman: Teaching Web 2.0 - Learning the Read / Write web
19:38:13 JenW: good luck Paul -- I can't wait to read it. I do a lot with Web 2.0 -- so I shall bookmark your site
19:38:54 Paul_Ellerman: Thnaks Jen W
19:38:59 lee: Yes Paul.. i have some ideas for presentation per our conversation..great project
19:39:11 Paul_Ellerman: I think i am goign to go the Moodle route
19:39:30 JenW: Paul, I do a great deal with K - 6 grade teachers and online collaboration -- so if you ever want to chat, let me know
19:39:47 Paul_Ellerman: Lee, i would not mind hearing your ideas though
19:40:06 lee: yes... i will get up with you on them...
19:41:11 sharon_(eebee1): I would like to intro my friend Ayles-Anne who is also part of the skypecast - she is in Trinidad and Tobago - and was a peer of mine in the EdTech programme at Concordia U in Montreal
19:41:27 JoseR: These USB mics must be cool?
19:41:38 Badzho: hello to every body
19:41:57 lee: Hello Badzho
19:42:10 Badzho: so what are talking abouth here?
19:42:13 DougSymington: have to run, thanks all, have a great week
19:43:04 lisabmarshall: I don't see previous history on this chat,,,only since i joined...
19:43:12 dave: sorry
19:43:12 lisabmarshall: what am i doing wrong
19:43:19 dave: that's in the beta
19:43:25 Paul_Ellerman: What are you looking for lisa?
19:43:37 lisabmarshall: whatever was previously chatted
19:43:41 lisabmarshall: here today
19:43:57 lisabmarshall: only can see the current stuff
19:44:04 dave: sorry lisa
19:44:11 Badzho: thats prety normal i think
19:44:16 dave: we don't have a history on this one
19:44:22 JoseR: The cowbell just rang. Goodnight folks.
19:44:27 Badzho: gn
19:49:29 dave: hi Karen
19:49:38 KarenJanowski: Hi, all
19:49:44 jenw: hello karen
19:50:20 KarenJanowski: what have I missed?
19:50:21 Paul_Ellerman: Nope
19:50:26 Paul_Ellerman: Not for me
19:50:28 lee: I don t see it there
19:50:36 KarenJanowski: I'm so sorry to be late - i just remembered
19:50:39 Paul_Ellerman: I dont see it
19:50:39 lee: it is not showing
19:51:56 Cathy_Evanoff: Lee- my music teacher is going to be interested in music bridges- keep me posted
19:52:08 jenw: the x'd out mikeis till by my name
19:52:17 jenw: is still
19:52:37 jenw: very good promo chat today
19:52:48 sharon_(eebee1): sorry about my mic
19:53:08 sharon_(eebee1): am using a headset but the mic isn't working so am using an independent mic too
19:53:19 dave: JEFF!
19:53:25 sharon_(eebee1): gotta get my act together and find something that works
19:53:27 dave: hey buddy!
19:53:29 jenw: hey Jeff
19:53:37 Jeff_from_Ann_Arbor: Hey guys
19:53:44 Jeff_from_Ann_Arbor: good to check in
19:57:16 dave: http://www.clearone.com/products/product.php?cat=9?=94
19:57:21 dave: fyi
19:58:50 Jeff_from_Ann_Arbor: My skypecast sounds very sporatic compared to the stream.
19:58:58 dave: mmm...
19:58:59 Jeff_from_Ann_Arbor: I am forgetting somehting
19:59:14 JL: how's your connection speed?
19:59:29 Jeff_from_Ann_Arbor: cable is as strong as ever I believe
19:59:51 JL: hmmm
20:00:03 jenw: if I can get moodle to work -- I have great plans :) however, I can't get it working yet
20:00:07 JL: try leaving the skypecast and calling 'worldbridges'
20:00:10 jenw: on my website
20:00:23 JasonR: You are excited or excitable?
20:00:24 sharon_(eebee1): my second year of using moodle - middle school is going laptop
20:00:28 Cathy_Evanoff: I'm excited too- I have a wiki, my principal has an Elgg blog and I have done a few screencast
20:00:50 Paul_Ellerman: Dave, i want to use Moodle for my course
20:00:52 sharon_(eebee1): want to start using wikis and podcasts
20:00:56 jenw: my Online Project wiki's are going pretty well -- teachers are taking to it slowly but they are accepting it
20:01:24 sharon_(eebee1): Jen is IPOP up and running yet?
20:01:36 jenw: we lost someone
20:01:55 jenw: augh -- my mike is off in skype -- :)
20:02:15 Cathy_Evanoff: I hear you in the stream
20:02:20 jenw: IPOP?? No, I think they will have it launched in 2007
20:02:26 jenw: iPOPP
20:02:31 sharon_(eebee1): too bad
20:03:00 jenw: it's okay -- we are still doing the prelim work
20:03:27 lee: hi cathy
20:03:30 lee: hi jen
20:03:32 Cathy_Evanoff: hello
20:03:39 jenw: hi lee
20:03:58 jenw: good chat again -- thank you
20:04:02 Paul_Ellerman: See you later everyone!
20:04:22 jenw: is the virtual bridges -- do you HAVE to be in 2nd life
20:04:30 jenw: I can't run 2nd life
20:04:35 sharon_(eebee1): thanks guys!
20:05:07 Cathy_Evanoff: have a good week