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EdTechWeekly #142
November 8, 2009

This Week's Delicious Links


Chat Log Below

[17:59] davesdrivetime> yes. i am drive time dave
[18:00] JohnSchinker> y'all have audio?
[18:00] matt-montagne> dave, you still using that audio input devices that allows more than one USB mic to connect??
[18:01] matt-montagne> @dave, wondering if you might have a part number on that device??
[18:01] matt-montagne> audio good
[18:02] sharonp> I like this chat ...
[18:03] sharonp> You guys are so funny
[18:03] sheila> and it doesn't float!
[18:03] matt-montagne> and very friendly for newbies :-)
[18:03] sharonp> poor Matt.... they are ganging up on you
[18:03] sharonp> it doesn't float- we are a grounded crew of people
[18:03] sharonp> LOL - I feel like a spoiled brat
[18:03] sheila> For sure @sharonp
[18:03] sharonp> blame me, Matt
[18:04] sharonp> I miss Jeff
[18:04] sharonp> he has such wit and charm
[18:04] davesdrivetime> http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/11/06/ten-gadgets-to-make-google-wave-...
[18:05] matt-montagne> this was the USB interface device I was inquiring about: http://www.sweetwater.com/c695--USB_Audio_Interfaces/popular/pn1
[18:05] sheila> squeaky chair!! :)
[18:05] matt-montagne> yeah, yeah, blame me for the chat :-)
[18:05] sharonp> squeaky chair? that is a prerequisite?? Who knew?
[18:05] sroseman> new interface??
[18:07] sharonp> Yes, John, I agree
[18:07] sheila> Yes, it's new,  sroseman.
[18:07] sharonp> Wave is getting bad press cuz people are using it as another way to twitter
[18:07] JenM> Motorola Droid: http://www.pcworld.com/article/181554/verizons_droid_launch_your_complet...
[18:07] Alvin> I got the Droid
[18:08] sharonp> no you haven't John
[18:08] matt-montagne> how do you like it alvin??
[18:08] Alvin> Love it
[18:09] matt-montagne> nice to see Droid developing...
[18:09] davesdrivetime> http://alvin
[18:09] matt-montagne> I still wish the developers would make their apps inter-operable regardless of phone platform...feels like we are revverting to the early 90s
[18:10] Alvin> http://techdirt.com/articles/20091030/1549296745.shtml
[18:10] matt-montagne> iPhone call quality is fairly poor...at least in my experience
[18:12] JohnSchinker> Go Poll Go: http://gopollgo.com
[18:12] JohnSchinker> Poll on ETT Chat Room: http://gopollgo.com/p/the-new-edtechtalk-chat-room
[18:13] sharonp> oh boy is my wifi bad tonight
[18:13] sharonp> lost just about everything.... but LOOK, I can still chat? :-)
[18:14] davesdrivetime> http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/11/04/cloud.computing.hunt/index.html
[18:14] sroseman> good connection
[18:16] JenM> IRRODL (Openness and the Future of Higher Education): http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl ... and ... http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/643/1402
[18:17] alvindroid> droid works with irc
[18:17] JohnSchinker> sweet
[18:18] Alvin> http://www.goknow.com
[18:18] matt-montagne> a first of many firsts!
[18:20] sheila> I still use the palms at my school. Kids don't know what they are!  Ha!
[18:20] JohnSchinker> Learn Genetics: Genetic Science Learning Center: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/
[18:21] JohnSchinker> Dissection Guides - Home Science Tools: http://www.hometrainingtools.com/category.asp?c=1085&bhcd2=1257689113
[18:22] JohnSchinker> BEN: BiosciEdNet: http://www.biosciednet.org/portal/
[18:23] davesdrivetime> http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pdf-manuals-round-up/
[18:24] JenM> Pre-order of Nook ($259 US): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/index.asp
[18:26] Katy> Are folks finding students using Kindles?  I have one fifth grader using one.
[18:26] matt-montagne> shout out for nook...it runs Android as well
[18:26] Alvin> http://ohiorc.org/
[18:26] matt-montagne> there are free eReaders that allow you to convert to multiple different formats
[18:27] sharonp> I am just waiting for ONE of those to be available in Canada
[18:27] sroseman> ditto
[18:27] JohnSchinker> How To Connect Google Voice to Skype: http://www.lucafiligheddu.com/2009/03/how-to-connect-google-voice-to-sky...
[18:27] stlouisohio> yeah ohio resource center
[18:28] JohnSchinker> 100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/10/25/100-google-tricks-that-will-sav...
[18:28] sharonp> great people from Ohio - fortunately, my experience is that 100% of the Ohio people I know are really great....
[18:29] sroseman> not enamored of this interface here
[18:29] davesdrivetime> http://geeksmack.net/microsoft/796-7-things-to-do-after-installing-windo...
[18:30] sharonp> Phew! Finally Vista means have a nice view of something
[18:31] matt-montagne> I have heard that some of the new microsoft stores are kinda cool.
[18:32] JenM> Qualitative Analysis of Video and Audio: http://www.transana.org
[18:33] Alvin> http://drscavanaugh.org/digitalcamera/photostorytelling/storytelling_Pho...
[18:33] Alvin> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/d...
[18:33] sharonp> There is such a thing as a Microsoft store?? Once again, being Canadian, I am living in a cave
[18:33] Alvin> http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu
[18:33] Alvin> http://ksuanth.weebly.com/wesch.html
[18:34] matt-montagne> @sharon, yes, there are microsft stores...they are a new concept and are part of their retail strategy. I believe there are only a few, but they are supposedly going to be expanding (apparently they are being located very close to most apple retail stores)
[18:35] sharonp> aha
[18:35] sharonp> Am doing a wkshop featuring Photostory on Tuesday
[18:35] JohnSchinker> TEDx Boston: Bill Jacobson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWoCNe_gNTQ and MuseTrek: http://www.musetrek.com/
[18:35] sharonp> we loaded them on a bunch of computers in Africa, didn't we, John?
[18:36] CathyE> What is the latest version of PhotoStory?
[18:36] sroseman> how does it compare to imovie
[18:36] sharonp> Sue, I find it easier than imovie
[18:36] sharonp> it is sort of nicely lockstepped, but with the possibility of going back to change things
[18:37] davesdrivetime> http://www.boston.com/ae/books/blog/2009/11/school_lures_au.htmlhttp://w...
[18:37] davesdrivetime> http://www.boston.com/ae/books/blog/2009/11/school_lures_au.html
[18:38] JohnSchinker> yes, we loaded photostory on dozens of computers in Africa. And we even used it on a few of them :-)
[18:38] sharonp> I sure did!
[18:39] JenM> Roundup of Learning and Education Journals: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pcrOYWnMW4tsVjqKX0hC6Aw&output=html
[18:40] Alvin> Windows-P
[18:40] Alvin> http://www.whatismyscreenresolution.com
[18:41] Alvin> http://sites.google.com/site/eportfolioapps/Home
[18:42] JohnSchinker> World's First iPhone Worm Rick-Rolls Wallpaper: http://www.darkreading.com/blog/archives/2009/11/worlds_first_ip.html
[18:43] JohnSchinker> Apple Security Updates: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
[18:43] Katy> I am very excited about that eportfolio app!
[18:43] sharonp> "Never want to give you up...."
[18:44] matt-montagne> great resources tonight!
[18:44] sharonp> Tonight has been a blast
[18:45] sharonp> John is talking to me, everybody
[18:45] sharonp> straight to me
[18:46] Katy> My understanding about the mac being more secure is simply because less people used them so hackers didn't bother...
[18:46] davesdrivetime> http://davecormier.com/edblog/2009/11/06/presenting-with-live-slides-oer...
[18:46] matt-montagne> @Katy...I think that is probably pretty true...Mac certainly doesn't have the bullseye like Windoz
[18:47] sharonp> less planning..... boggles the mind
[18:48] matt-montagne> cool tehnique, Dave
[18:48] matt-montagne> nice, innovative learning design...fits in with the "Less teaching, more learning" concept.
[18:49] matt-montagne> Dave, not so sure how you mash all of the contributions together...
[18:49] JenM> Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research (CIDER): http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/sessionarchive
[18:49] davesdrivetime> @matt probably not as well as i might... will take a little practice i think
[18:50] dawn> Dave, Courosa just called you the "king of conferencing"
[18:50] sharonp> for me!
[18:50] matt-montagne> I'm just wondering about how you managed to synthesize the contributions...was it through the eluminate tool itself where you allowed participatnes to add content??
[18:50] JenM> http://connect.darcynorman.net/ ....
[18:50] JenM> http://davecormier.com/edblog/2009/11/04/how-do-i-connect-online/
[18:51] sharonp> Yes, absolutely!
[18:51] sharonp> you should see what my daughter in gr. 12 is doing with backchannel in class!
[18:51] dawn> Actually "king of WEB conferencing"
[18:51] davesdrivetime> @dawn not sure he meant that as a complement
[18:51] davesdrivetime> :)
[18:51] matt-montagne> I kinda see, Dave...I'm clickin thru the slides now.
[18:52] Alvin> http://wiki.ooo4kids.org/index.php/Main_Page
[18:52] davesdrivetime> @matt if you've got the time to give away... watch the video
[18:52] Alvin> http://openofficemouse.com/pr110609.html
[18:52] davesdrivetime> just a couple of minutes will give you a sense of it
[18:52] sharonp> I agree, Dave....  it is all about the network you have created
[18:54] dawn> @sharonp I feel like I dove into an exsisting network..I was glad they put up with me as I benefitted from their hard work
[18:55] sharonp> yeah, I suppose that is true..... I like twitter lists
[18:55] JohnSchinker> Numbernut: http://www.numbernut.com/index.html
[18:56] sharonp> I have a super mouse - never use it
[18:56] JohnSchinker> Calculators of Maths Construction: http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/calculators/what.html
[18:56] sharonp> Prezi would work with my super mouse?? Have to try!
[18:59] CathyE> I want Dave to give us a Wave lesson
[18:59] sroseman> clicking on links takes me away from edtechtalk
[18:59] sheila> Doesn't float the window.
[19:00] Katy> No, that was me for that vote because I wanted to vote but  this is my first EVER chat participation so I couldn't compare.  sorry to mess with the data results.
[19:00] sheila> Thanks so much!
[19:00] sharonp> I was so excited about them!
[19:01] matt-montagne> so how do u private message someone in this chat??



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