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EdTechWeekly #20
March 4, 2007
Open source resources, Tumblr, Bad Domain Names, & Several Drinking Stories...
All of this week's Del.icio.us Links
 
Chat Log Below

Selected Links
Quiz School Tour
Web based, nice looking quiz creation tool
 
PBS Teachers — Resources For The Classroom
PBS unveils one of its most comprehensive for pre-K-12 educators
 
EFF: Action Alert - Support the FAIR USE Act!
more possible good news from Congress...really!
 
How the Open Source Movement Has Changed Education: 10 Success Stories
List of good things happening with Open Source & Education

IST Conference 2007
Where Jen spent the weekend ...

Entry on Teacher's Unions and Web 2.0
My summary on teacher's union and web 2.0

Tumblr
blogs reinvented

eMarketer.com - Facebook Extends Lead As Fave Young Adult Site

Where the whippersnappers are spending their time online ...

Mindomo - Web-based mind mapping software

web based concept map - how does it compare to Gliffy?

Comeeko - Creating comic strips from your photos
fun - add photos, speech bubbles, share - pure web2.0 silliness

Musicovery : interactive webRadio
Cool for the found artists and music, but also for the content display and taxomony

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers
I like the simplicity of this page, but I''m curious about the authority of it? Looking for more info on this as I'd like to have info on fair use for an inservice I'll be doing.

Picnik
holy heck this is the sickest online photo editing website i have ever seen. it is like a free, web-based Picasa (or close enough anyway).

LINUX ON DESKTOP: 13 Things to do immediately after installing Ubuntu

Dave, I think you need this article

Top 10 Worst Domain Names » Unofficial DreamHost Blog



18:56:38 alicemercer -> hello
18:57:01 alicemercer -> Okay, I should go to skype but I'm having way to much fun listening to musicovery site
18:57:07 JohnSchinker -> Hey all
18:59:29 alicemercer -> who im'ed me?
18:59:42 alicemercer -> John, jeff? I know it was gary or jenn.
19:00:19 JohnSchinker -> not me...
19:00:33 alicemercer -> Man, I'm missing the foot fetishist skypecast tonight (snapping finger in irony)
19:00:37 Gary -> Not me - I was downstairs getting a beer.
19:00:47 alicemercer -> It was a male with a J- name
19:00:48 JohnSchinker -> What's the beer tonight?
19:00:54 JohnSchinker -> I'm drinking an APA
19:00:59 alicemercer -> musta been jeff
19:00:59 Gary -> Guiness
19:01:17 JohnSchinker -> Ahh -- good beer for a cold night
19:01:45 JohnSchinker -> Where's Dave?
19:01:49 Gary -> Define cold
19:02:03 JohnSchinker -> Cold = good night for Guiness
19:02:06 jeff -> +99001110024855291
19:02:22 JohnSchinker -> Actually, I prefer the imperial stouts, but I can go for an Irish (dry) stout in a pinch.
19:02:33 JohnSchinker -> All right -- enough beer talk
19:02:39 dave -> yo
19:02:42 dave -> mmm... beer
19:02:45 JohnSchinker -> There's dave...
19:02:56 alicemercer -> John, I can't figure out how to call on Skype.
19:03:04 alicemercer -> Jeff I mean
19:03:09 alicemercer -> Sorry john
19:04:52 Gary -> Beer keeps us healthy
19:04:59 alicemercer -> Well, I did it, I don't know how, but I did
19:05:34 dave -> http://linuxondesktop.blogspot.com/2007/02/13-things-to-do-immediately-a...
19:06:02 Durff -> Skypecast link?
19:06:14 dave -> http://lifehacker.com/software/linux/ubuntulinux-roundup-240155.php
19:06:41 JenM -> http://www.aera.net/annualmeeting/?id=282
19:06:46 alicemercer -> Durff dial number above
19:06:57 Durff -> don't see it
19:07:02 alicemercer -> +99001110024855291
19:07:09 Durff -> thank you
19:07:37 alicemercer -> Hey Jen, why would we need research in education when generalities seem to be suffice as the norm?
19:07:52 alicemercer -> (can you hear the bitterness dripping in my voice)
19:07:56 jeff -> http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/tour.php
19:08:06 dave -> :)
19:08:42 alicemercer -> "If it was good enough for my grandpa, kids today should be learning it too!"
19:08:52 dave -> http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ideas/tes/chapter2_2.cfm
19:09:22 alicemercer -> Request I like the funny links, like unfortunate domain names, are we going to get to that?
19:09:43 JenM -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumblelog
19:10:01 dave -> http://davecormier.tumblr.com/
19:10:13 JenM -> http://www.tumblr.com/
19:11:04 alicemercer -> Is that you on guitar Dave?
19:11:32 Gary -> Dave is bald?
19:11:39 alicemercer -> Would be easy for some teachers who are tech shy?
19:11:44 alicemercer -> I was kidding.
19:12:02 JohnSchinker -> I think I'd rather have them in Wordpress
19:12:13 alicemercer -> Teachers?
19:12:14 JohnSchinker -> That way, they can migrate up as they need better tools.
19:12:18 alicemercer -> Yeah.
19:12:24 alicemercer -> point taken.
19:12:40 dave -> that is the great richard hamilton
19:12:41 jeff -> http://www.pbs.org/teachers/
19:12:42 JohnSchinker -> Yes -- I give them a very basic WP install, and then when they're ready, I show them widgets, and everything is right there
19:12:42 alicemercer -> For students then is what I'm hearing.
19:12:46 dave -> seeing a fantastic song
19:12:52 dave -> singing
19:12:53 JohnSchinker -> maybe
19:13:31 dave -> http://blog.dreamhosters.com/2006/07/26/top-10-worst-domain-names/
19:13:41 alicemercer -> I'm not installing wp, that is a)beyond my skill, and b)the purvue of the tech support folks.
19:13:47 alicemercer -> YES! I LOVE it
19:14:09 dave -> http://www.expertsexchange.com/
19:14:14 JohnSchinker -> Experts exchange -- just scroll down, the answers are at the bottom of the page
19:14:42 alicemercer -> well who would want an amatuer sex change?
19:14:43 dave -> www.molestationnursery.com
19:14:43 Durff -> only you, dave
19:15:12 JohnSchinker -> WP -- I installed it, and then wrote a script to copy that install as teachers need it. So they go to a web site, enter their username and password, and have one-button access to making a new blog
19:15:16 Durff -> or loet dave look at it
19:15:29 dave -> http://www.powergenitalia.com/
19:15:45 Durff -> like I said - only dave
19:15:52 dave -> www.penisland.net
19:16:09 Durff -> you have proved my poiunt
19:16:10 alicemercer -> Thank you!
19:16:15 dave -> yes... sorry about that
19:16:25 JenM -> http://www.picnik.com/
19:16:30 dave -> but it was a contributed link... i'm just doing my job for the community :)
19:16:43 Durff -> yeah, right
19:16:44 JenM -> http://www.fauxto.com/
19:16:49 jeff -> http://neosmart.net/blog/2007/we-love-you-rinbot/
19:16:55 alicemercer -> I've used picnik
19:17:06 alicemercer -> VERY nice, and pretty seemless to flicr
19:17:14 alicemercer -> flickr
19:18:19 dave -> http://solipsis.netofpeers.net/wiki2/index.php/Download
19:18:21 alicemercer -> Did I die, or did the skypecast?
19:18:23 alicemercer -> I died
19:18:42 Durff -> you are looking alive to me
19:19:15 alicemercer -> Yeah, but dead on audio, back now though. I'm still picturing an amatuer sex change, shudder
19:19:17 JenM -> www.skrbl.com
19:19:31 Durff -> definite shudder
19:19:39 dave -> http://www.skrbl.com/36958771
19:20:00 alicemercer -> What am I doing to offend the skype gods?
19:20:24 Durff -> It's me
19:20:50 alicemercer -> Okay, what are you doing? I keep getting call ended.
19:21:45 jeff -> http://oedb.org/library/features/how-the-open-source-movement-has-change...
19:22:04 Durff -> I was writing
19:22:20 Durff -> are you in, alice?
19:22:24 alicemercer -> yeah
19:22:38 Durff -> we went to skrbl
19:22:49 dave -> http://www.collectivate.net/lectures/
19:23:09 dave -> http://www.molodiez.org/podcasts/episode_20070301_203115-0500.m4b
19:24:04 Durff -> the first one is inGerman
19:25:41 alicemercer -> No way I'll be getting my students on my space. it's blocked in my district
19:25:45 JenM -> http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?1004636
19:25:47 Gary -> Digg is wonderful if you like to wast your time.  It rarely results in anything that is really important and the thoughful messages are usually dugg down
19:26:56 Durff -> we don't have anything blocked, yet, but lack software
19:27:03 Gary -> Want to make your college age daughter to get uncomfortable - to her page and ask to be a "friend".  It is worth the effort.
19:27:05 Durff -> of course, Dave
19:27:29 alicemercer -> oh, cruel dad
19:27:42 JohnSchinker -> http://www.pinkisthenewblog.com/
19:27:47 dave -> my boss was friended by his daughter
19:27:49 Gary -> But her boyfriend wanted to add me!
19:27:55 jeff -> http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/005141.php
19:28:28 alicemercer -> if we're getting to "fair use" I had a question
19:29:38 alicemercer -> I don't need it, but maybe one day. I'm not interested in my space for my class
19:30:09 alicemercer -> VERY AWKWARD
19:30:36 dave -> conrad... is this THE conrad or a new conrad... either way. hi.
19:30:52 conrad -> THE conrad :)
19:30:55 conrad -> the old conrad
19:31:02 dave -> hey... how are ya... beena  long time
19:31:09 Durff -> what is the difference?
19:31:19 conrad -> yep, i'm doing fine, thanks :)
19:31:23 conrad -> how about you>?
19:31:26 dave -> ot
19:31:31 Durff -> btwn THE Conrad & not?
19:31:35 dave -> it's been a busy few months
19:31:50 dave -> THE conrad IS cool... the conrad may or may not be cool
19:32:06 dave -> First ever worldbridges guest i believe
19:32:19 JohnSchinker -> Conrad: jump out of the chat, and come back in as "THEConrad"
19:32:22 JohnSchinker -> :-)
19:32:22 Durff -> anyone with that first name has to be cool
19:32:27 conrad -> i've been busy too lately and I'm testing my new linux now :) testing the stream :)
19:32:37 JenM -> http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/
19:32:37 dave -> what distro?
19:32:45 conrad -> openSuse 10.2
19:32:52 conrad -> with xgl/beryl
19:33:00 dave -> I'm running SLES on a few servers
19:33:10 conrad -> wasn't so easy to setup xgl because I run it on a laptop with Ati Radeon
19:33:11 dave -> and edubuntu on this desktop
19:33:14 dave -> and debian
19:33:28 dave -> yeah... the ati setup on this beast was a little wonky
19:33:55 alicemercer -> www.nccei.org/blackboard/copyright.html
19:34:21 JenM -> http://www.comeeko.com/
19:34:32 conrad -> who announced the freesoftware now?
19:34:43 JohnSchinker -> That was me
19:34:50 conrad -> no no, I mean female
19:35:01 JohnSchinker -> JenM
19:35:13 conrad -> she has an amazing voice for radio!
19:36:20 jeff -> http://www.chinswing.com/pages/discussion.aspx?id=2c820f7c-6c28-4ef2-81d...
19:37:00 jeff -> can those in skype hear?
19:37:08 JohnSchinker -> yep -- sounds good
19:37:25 alicemercer -> YOU CAN YOU CAN!
19:37:33 Durff -> yea, it's great
19:37:33 Gary -> Good sound
19:37:41 alicemercer -> What grade level is she teaching again?
19:37:42 JohnSchinker -> Is there a copyright issue with using this in the webcast/podcast?
19:37:51 Gary -> 1 to 3rd
19:38:00 Durff -> now?
19:38:07 Durff -> we have to think?
19:38:10 JohnSchinker -> Book discussions
19:38:14 alicemercer -> I would suggest recording them doing reader plays
19:38:20 alicemercer -> book discussions
19:38:28 JohnSchinker -> One teacher has students responding to a post in a primitive discussion
19:38:33 JohnSchinker -> mention delicious
19:38:38 Gary -> Musical presentations
19:38:57 CathyE -> My  first grade teacher is blogging via a class blog
19:39:01 JoseR -> I teach 3rd grade but haven't done to much this year.
19:39:37 JoseR -> I have a class blog.  http://room36.wordpress.com
19:39:41 JohnSchinker -> 3rd grade: http://staff.bbhcsd.org/wasilt/
19:40:05 CathyE -> podcasting in first grade  http://nhe.dare.k12.nc.us/websites/14_35/index.shtml
19:40:05 JohnSchinker -> another early elementary: just getting started -- http://staff.bbhcsd.org/lantj/
19:40:13 Gary -> Good start Jose
19:40:24 Durff -> Kathy Shields does Kindergarten!
19:40:35 JoseR -> I had posted a few podcasts at the beginning but put down because We had used student names.  OOPS.
19:40:39 alicemercer -> Can I share: http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2007/0303/creative-common-and-podcasting/
19:40:41 conrad -> well, I have to go
19:40:48 conrad -> take care all
19:40:50 alicemercer -> Bye!
19:40:58 Durff -> bye THE Conrad
19:40:59 jeff -> http://educationbridges.org/node/add/content-project-proposal-form
19:41:08 JoseR -> I am in a Just Do it kind of mood.
19:41:25 Gary -> Alice - error 404 message?
19:41:39 alicemercer -> oh crud, I can't copy and paste into this box
19:42:05 Durff -> open a word document
19:42:05 alicemercer -> http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2007/0303/creative-common-and-podcasting/
19:42:14 Durff -> then drag iy
19:42:29 JoseR -> I never really found skypecast link.
19:42:31 Durff -> we do Booktalks
19:42:33 dave -> http://www.comeeko.com/gallery/view_image/7632
19:42:37 dave -> CLICK ME
19:42:48 alicemercer -> http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2007/03/03/creative-common-and-podcasting/
19:42:51 alicemercer -> There it is
19:42:52 alicemercer -> sorry
19:42:55 Durff -> so you are clickable?
19:42:57 jeff -> +99001110024855291
19:43:28 alicemercer -> http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2007/0303/teachers-unions-and-web20/
19:43:37 alicemercer -> Rats, skip that it has an error
19:43:46 alicemercer -> http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2007/03/03/teachers-unions-and-web20/
19:43:48 JoseR -> sorry where  do I dial.  The 1 keeps coming out in front
19:44:01 Durff -> +
19:44:14 Gary -> Still 404
19:44:37 Durff -> type in the call section of Skype
19:44:59 alicemercer -> http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2007/03/03/teachers-unions-and-web-20/
19:45:02 Durff -> itsays call phones
19:45:34 Durff -> did you get it Jose?
19:45:41 alicemercer ->  http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2007/03/03/creative-commons-and-podcasting/
19:46:26 JoseR -> got it thanks
19:47:53 JoseR -> What's up with the beer?
19:48:17 JohnSchinker -> We just started talking about what we were drinking at the top of the show
19:48:49 Gary -> We could do something like what happens on TWIT - everytime Dave talks we take a drink
19:48:52 Durff -> doesn't sound too wise
19:49:15 dave -> not super wise really
19:50:19 JohnSchinker -> I've found that many educational technology people are homebrewers
19:50:34 JohnSchinker -> and most of the homebrewers I know work in a technology-related field
19:50:55 Gary -> Allows you to listen to podcasts and webcasts while brewing
19:51:15 JoseR -> http://room36.wordpress.com
19:51:25 Durff -> Techbrewers
19:52:05 dave -> to answer john's original question... my beer of choice is...
19:52:09 dave -> sec... i'll find a link
19:52:36 dave -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brasserie_de_Rochefort
19:54:15 Durff -> then Dave takes a drink
19:54:26 Durff -> he will be tanked by the end
19:54:34 JoseR -> I'll Drink to that!
19:54:36 CathyE -> Ya'll can have your beer- I will keep sipping my Lemon Drop Martini  :)
19:54:47 Gary -> I actually went to a science conference in Alberta where one of the sessions looked a the process of brewing beer - the biology and chemistry - came with samples with different types and processes.
19:54:53 Durff -> coffee!
19:55:10 Durff -> we all have work to do...
19:55:25 Gary -> Bye
19:55:28 Durff -> you're kidding, Gary
19:55:29 JoseR -> Good Night
19:55:37 Durff -> night Jose
19:55:56 Gary -> No - it was great - near Banff also (Kanaskis Country)
19:56:22 alicemercer -> argh, well that was timely
19:56:23 Durff -> night ye all
19:56:26 alicemercer -> night
19:56:32 CathyE -> night all
19:57:12 dave -> night folks

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