EdTechWeekly#4 - EdTech News Roundup
October 22, 2006
Gliffy.com - Create and share diagrams online.
Wired 12.10: The Long Tail - formative economic model
drupalib: drupal in libraries | A place for library drupallers to hang out
Internet Explorer 7 -MSIE 7 Released
Not playing around: Scientists say video games can reshape education - CNN.com
Scientists say video games can reshape education
CNN.com - Video on virutla school in chicago
CNN Report on virtual school in Chicago
Summit on Educational Games
Federation of American Scientists
19:00:15 DougS: almost ;)
19:00:23 DougS: you guys
19:00:50 JL: here we come guod
19:02:00 Alex_Ragone: Hello.
19:02:05 Doug_Belshaw: Hi everyone
19:02:46 Doug_Belshaw: How do I join the Skypecast later on? :)
19:03:13 cheryloakes: they will put the address in soon
19:03:20 Doug_Belshaw: Thanks!
19:03:35 cheryloakes: or go to skypecast.com
19:04:36 JL: skype:+99001110003776549?call&token=47531&topic=EdTechWeekly4
19:04:40 JL: oops
19:04:49 JL: https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
19:05:56 dave: alex..
19:05:58 dave: dude
19:08:20 PE: Hello All
19:08:34 JL: Hi Paul - skypecast at: https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
19:09:13 dave: del.icio.us / access2006
19:09:53 dave: for:edtechtalk
19:09:54 JenM: http://del.icio.us/edtechtalk
19:10:36 Doug_Belshaw: I had it on my blog, but it got a bit annoying
19:10:38 JenM: http://www.talkr.com/
19:10:54 cheryloakes: Paul and Alex, I liked your last podcast about webcasting. Great job!
19:11:11 cheryloakes: I mean Alex and Arvid. oops
19:11:11 dave: doug am i wrong or is it really late where you are
19:11:15 Doug_Belshaw: Yep
19:11:18 Doug_Belshaw: Half term!
19:11:22 dave: sweet
19:11:22 Doug_Belshaw: :)
19:11:28 dave: phd finished yet
19:11:36 Doug_Belshaw: Nope - not even started - finish 2009
19:11:43 dave: ah...
19:11:51 dave: i've been following along
19:11:54 PE: LOL
19:11:55 Doug_Belshaw: Don't worry, I'll be mentioning you... :D
19:11:56 dave: keep us posted
19:11:59 Doug_Belshaw: Shall do
19:12:21 cheryloakes: Doug_B, where are you from? time zone?
19:12:38 PE: Vyew 2.0 was released recently
19:12:40 Doug_Belshaw: GMT
19:12:44 Doug_Belshaw: Doncaster, England
19:12:49 cheryloakes: yes oh, cool.
19:13:12 Doug_Belshaw: EdTechTalk REALLY needs to be earlier...
19:13:36 Doug_Belshaw: Wahey!
19:13:42 cheryloakes: oh, edtechtalk UK nice
19:13:58 dave: http://dlcms.interoperating.info/
19:14:34 cheryloakes: hello cathy
19:14:37 JL: had to mute the skypecast, but please feel free to ask for mic there or request it here
19:14:53 Cathy_Evanoff: hi gang
19:15:48 JenM: http://www.caminobrowser.org/
19:16:36 Doug_Belshaw: Can you use Firefox extensions with Camino?
19:17:34 dave: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.10/tail.html
19:18:08 Cathy_Evanoff: Have you seen David Warlick's post about adding stuff to the long tail chart?
19:18:52 dave: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Camino_:_Extensions
19:19:13 Doug_Belshaw: Thanks - how come I can't click on these links with my Macbook? :(
19:19:25 dave: punishment...
19:19:29 dave: you're being punished
19:19:32 Doug_Belshaw: :p
19:19:48 cheryloakes: what browser are you in? I can't tonight either and I am in flock
19:19:55 Doug_Belshaw: I'm using Firefox
19:19:58 JenM: http://www.cnn.com/video/partners/clickability/index.html?url=/video/edu...
19:20:44 cheryloakes: are you using control, then click on the link
19:21:19 PE: Ontario has charter schools, but I have not heard of any virtual schools...
19:21:40 Doug_Belshaw: Nope, not working... Oh well
19:22:52 dave: http://www.pebblelearning.co.uk/
19:24:30 cheryloakes: Doug, the links are clickable in my flock with control button first.
19:25:18 Doug_Belshaw: Thanks Cheryl, just tried but not working. Hmmm... I'll just save the chat for later!
19:25:19 Cathy_Evanoff: I found it.....http://davidwarlick.com/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Main.WikiAssignment This was an assignment from his keynote
19:25:36 cheryloakes: good job Cathy
19:25:38 JL: Thanks Cathy
19:26:43 JenM: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/pageflakes_20.php
19:26:55 Cathy_Evanoff: David Warlick's has an entire wiki on the K12online Conference http://davidwarlick.com/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Main.K12online2006
19:27:52 JenM: http://www.pageflakes.com/
19:28:18 Cathy_Evanoff: I am old school too- I have an intranet - I use DreamWeaver....I know old old
19:28:25 JL: http://mail.wikipedia.org/pipermail/wikipedia-l/2006-October/045481.html
19:28:34 Cathy_Evanoff: But I am woking on drupal
19:28:54 dave: wow
19:28:56 dave: oh wow.
19:29:56 dave: http://www.gliffy.com/
19:30:04 Cathy_Evanoff: I want a video ipod- think I can get it for $15??
19:30:18 cheryloakes: I want a new snowball mic
19:31:03 PE: pageflakes is kinda like Netvibes!
19:31:20 Doug_Belshaw: Yep, definitely mentioned before!
19:31:32 Cathy_Evanoff: Ï like PhotoPlus6 better than gliffy
19:31:33 cheryloakes: I remember gliffy, but with the webheads.
19:31:49 JenM: http://www.cnn.com/2006/EDUCATION/10/17/video.games.ap/index.html
19:34:39 cheryloakes: I also heard That reuters is doing a study of advertising with "young" people in SL
19:35:30 JenM: http://www.netvibes.com/
19:35:47 JenM: http://www.techbargains.com/
19:39:50 PE: I have a piece of news
19:40:00 PE: Vyew 2.0 has been released
19:40:10 cheryloakes: the skypecast feed is cutting out every so often tonight. just a quick second, then back
19:40:32 PE: its back!
19:40:46 cheryloakes: vyew 2.0 is very fun!!
19:41:00 dave: i won at tic tac tow in vyew today
19:41:03 dave: toe
19:41:18 Cathy_Evanoff: yea yey dave we saw you
19:41:32 dave: how did you know it was me?
19:41:41 Cathy_Evanoff: I just figured
19:42:15 JenM: http://blogoehlert.typepad.com/eclippings/2006/10/mobile_environm.html
19:42:17 cheryloakes: can you un mute me when you get chance, I have a couple
19:43:07 Doug_Belshaw: I use PortableFirefox to get past using IE on my school network ;)
19:44:42 PE: There is a neat site for portable software that is for your flashdrive (or what ever its called) http://www.portablefreeware.com/
19:44:46 Doug_Belshaw: It's like Netscape Composer
19:44:49 cheryloakes: http://www.mozilla.org
19:44:51 JL: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/
19:44:59 cheryloakes: sea monkey
19:45:15 Doug_Belshaw: Nvu
19:45:40 cheryloakes: http://www.protopage.com
19:45:40 ed: See also nvu: http://www.nvu.com/
19:45:53 JL: The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to deliver production-quality releases of code derived from the application formerly known as "Mozilla Application Suite"
19:46:21 Doug_Belshaw: new view
19:46:48 JL: Finally! A complete Web Authoring System for Linux desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver. Nvu (which stands for "new view") makes managing a web site a snap. Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML.
19:47:08 ed: nvu is a free, open source web page authoring program
19:47:14 Doug_Belshaw: Does anyone use Imbee.com much?
19:47:29 Doug_Belshaw: I'm using it with my Year 7s
19:47:32 Doug_Belshaw: yep
19:47:40 Cathy_Evanoff: But there is a fee...right?
19:48:21 JenM: https://www.imbee.com/
19:50:18 JenM: http://www.think.com/en_us/
19:51:19 Doug_Belshaw: Nope, it's free!
19:51:24 JenM: for:edtechtalk
19:52:00 dave: goodbye!
19:52:57 PE: good job!
19:53:17 cheryloakes: nice job folks.!
19:53:37 Cathy_Evanoff: Did WOW 2.0 have a webcast today?
19:53:48 Doug_Belshaw: Is that like Global Learn Day or When Night Falls?
19:56:00 Doug_Belshaw: Has Bubblr been mentioned this week? http://teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk/index.php/2006/10/14/bubblr-create-comic...
19:56:07 Doug_Belshaw: Whoops
19:56:34 Doug_Belshaw: http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/
19:58:07 dave: http://isnoop.net/blog/2006/05/20/macsaber-turn-your-mac-into-a-jedi-wea...
19:59:08 dave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knOKowQCFTY
19:59:10 Doug_Belshaw: Have you tried VirtueDesktop? You can whack your Macbook to change desktops...
19:59:19 Cathy_Evanoff: I attended a LEARN NC conference last week - the keynote speaker talked about Creative Commons...fair use. He has a great comic book for older kids that explains fair use http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/comics/
19:59:36 dave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knOKowQCFTY
19:59:41 dave: ALL HAIL YOUTUBE
20:01:41 PE: see you all later
20:01:50 dave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAEWuSEPwP8&mode=related&search=
20:02:02 dave: i found another one!
20:02:19 dave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK4AonfnFaM&mode=related&search=
20:02:21 dave: and again
20:02:34 JL: http://edtechtalk.com/bubblr.JPG
20:03:24 Doug_Belshaw: http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/
20:03:56 dave: http://www.nysais.org/page.cfm?p=4&verbose=126&ref=list
20:05:01 Doug_Belshaw: Did you see Stephen Downes post?
20:05:07 Doug_Belshaw: :p
20:05:18 Doug_Belshaw: Did someone pee on his cornflakes?
20:05:23 Doug_Belshaw: ha ha
20:05:43 JL: http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=36106&format=full
20:06:45 Cathy_Evanoff: exactly- if people don't try..how will we ever know
20:07:21 Doug_Belshaw: I'm impressed with the level of organization
20:07:38 Doug_Belshaw: There's no way that UK teachers would get that organized that quickly IMO
20:09:08 Doug_Belshaw: Stephen had a point about it promoting individuals though
20:09:21 dave: http://budtheteacher.typepad.com/bud_the_teacher/2006/10/the_podcast_ask...
20:10:03 Doug_Belshaw: http://halfanhour.blogspot.com/2006/10/selling-idea.html
20:10:26 dave: http://k12onlineconference.org/
20:10:30 Cathy_Evanoff: Isn't the main point of web 2.0 that we can try things and then re-work toward perfection...cause it has flexibility
20:13:11 JenM: I need to run. Dinner with mama! Catch you later guys!
20:14:04 JL: bye jen
20:14:14 JL: thanks and have some cheese for us
20:14:17 JL: Go Packers!
20:15:17 JL: http://www.cmp.com/
20:16:17 Doug_Belshaw: Has anyone mentioned http://www.infinitethinking.org/ yet? Or was that on last week?
20:17:05 cheryl: hi dean
20:17:45 arvind_grover: hi everyone
20:19:31 cheryl: Hi arvind, I liked your last podcast about the webcast academy.
20:20:21 arvind_grover: thanks Cheryl, it has been a great journey
20:20:32 cheryl: sure has. thanks for the info
20:20:57 arvind_grover: glad to share
20:21:05 arvind_grover: alex and i are all about sharing resources
20:21:08 Cathy_Evanoff: tomorrow early
20:21:51 arvind_grover: there is a session tomorrow at 8:00am EST listed on the k12onlineconference agenda
20:22:09 Cathy_Evanoff: Did Doug give us the link for the comic site..bubbles?
20:23:14 Cathy_Evanoff: secondlifeify??
20:24:03 arvind_grover: exactly, what does that mean secondlifeify? sounds fun whatever it is
20:24:32 arvind_grover: what software do you all choose for screencasts? camtasia? i use wink with my students
20:25:50 JL: http://www.debugmode.com/wink/
20:26:11 arvind_grover: thanks, will have to pick up a copy of camtasia. looking for a little more
20:26:58 JenM: I use Sakai and Indiana University
20:27:09 Gary: camtasia
20:27:14 Doug_Belshaw: Monday morning!
20:27:22 JenM: Night guys!
20:27:24 Doug_Belshaw: Thanks guys
20:27:47 arvind_grover: have a good night
20:29:27 JL: night all
20:29:34 JL: thnks
20:30:53 Gary: Possible future topic (if this has not been done before): There are many teachers who have technology skills that are retiring. Some may have had their first experience with computers using main frame IBM 360's and cards and used Fortran as a programming lanquage. How could they remain involved in the ed tech community after retirement?
20:39:36 Chris_Craft: I can't find the skypecast link