EdTechWeely#9 - EdTech News Roundup

November 26, 2006
Search engines, Dimdim, Spamalot, Extensions, & more

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 Durff  Ideas for exciting kids about learning onlind?
 Durff  No, you don't know me
 JL  welcome
 JL  are these your slideshares? http://slideshare.net/Durff
 Durff  Link doesn't work
 Durff  I did save three Powerpoints there
 JL  https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
 JL  Hello all
 JL  skypecast at: https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
 Durff  When I click on the Skypecast link, it does not work
 Durff  you don't want to here me anyway...stroke
 JL  :)
 Durff  I'll listen
 JL  http://dimdim.org/
 JasonR  How's it compare to Webhuddle?
 JL  http://www.snap.com/ http://www.quintura.com/
 Durff  link to first search engine?
 Durff  oh i see it
 dave  http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4990
 JL  http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2062649,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K000...
 cathy e  yea
 dave  http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/
 JL  http://mu.wordpress.org/
 JasonR  found WP and Drupal similar, in terms of initial install
 JL  http://knownow.com/article/?id=354
 dave  http://www.techtree.com/India/News/IE_7_Less_Vulnerable_than_Firefox_2/5...
 dave  don't know about everyone else, but I get pretty tired of these supposed security flaws cropping up all over the news. Sure, if you visit malicious websites, bad things happen. If you were to drive your car off a cliff, bad things would happen, yet we don't consider this a problem with the car. What we're having to do here is baby the clueless to avoid being labeled as "vulnerable to exploit". If people had to get a licence before "driving" a web browser, there'd be fewer "accidents" on the information highway.
 JL  skypecast at: https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
 JL  https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/722/
 JasonR  That's a great quote, dave. But do you think the average users is getting more sophisticated or less?
 arvind grover  our students are debating whether GUI's made computer users less sophisticated or more - was the command line better?
 JL  https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1449/
 arvind grover  can you be a powerful user without knowing the command line?
 JL  https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2679/
 dave  no
 dave  command line nice
 arvind grover  firefox 2 has built in command line
 arvind grover  whoops, meant built in spell check
 dave  really... had no idea
 JasonR  I lose perspective because I enjoy tech and dig into the system preferences first thing. For the more casual user, I am not so sure.
 arvind grover  dave, bookmark those sites or jeff in del.icio.us, come on!
 Durff  hey! that would be great!
 arvind grover  fleck.com lets you annotate webpages with notes and the like, pretty nice
 JL  https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
 Lee  hello
 Lee  let me gt a mic
 cheryloakes  Hi Lee
 Lee  let me get a mic...hold on a sec
 arvind grover  looking for a USB desktop mic for home. any rec's? am getting tired of lugging my snowball back and forth from school. don't want to splurge for another
 cheryloakes  Hi Arvind, I have the basic Logitech USB mic, then I use my ipod headphones.
 arvind grover  happy with the quality cheryl?
 JL  skypecast at: https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
 arvind grover  jeff and dave, what mics do you guys use?
 cheryloakes  BTW, I just listened to the podcast with Dave and Nancy White from your NACST? The conferenc e must have been great! The podcast was awesome.
 cheryloakes  The sound has been good, so far.
 Lee  ok..can you unmute me? i have a mic
 cheryloakes  Arvind I have a mac, so usb is the way I go.
 JasonR  Blue Snowball is what I use. USB. Also have a Logitech 350 USB headset. Like the Snowball better.
 arvind grover  thanks, sounds good
 arvind grover  i generally use my mac at home, but it has a minipin mic and headphone jack
 arvind grover  i love my blue snowball, but keep that at school
 dave  cheryl - that presenation was very fun
 arvind grover  cheryl, it was a great conferece. NYCIST.net
 arvind grover  i found dave to be a bit strange though :)
 cheryloakes  Thanks for the correct name, I was driving and didn't write it down. Dave, strange? no way!
 cheryloakes  Jeff, will you make an appearance at Christa McAulliffe on Tue or Wed.?
 JL  not sure
 cheryloakes  If so, look for Bob and I on Tues. and Wed.
 JL  nothing official happening
 cathy e  Lee, where can we pick up your podcast?
 dave  strange?
 dave  whatever could you mean?
 dave  hungover... yes.
 cheryloakes  I said no way, Dave
 dave  strange... maybe
 Lee  hi cheryl
 cheryloakes  thanks for the info,
 Lee  Nice to see you here and I hope you can meet us on Wednesday as well
 Lee  i will have a skypecast ready to go
 JasonR  What is the link for this New Media thing?
 JenniferW  Hi Lee -- I know that Women of Web 2. wants to invite you to join us on a Tuesday night in December as well at our webchat
 JL  http://newmediaguides.com/
 Lee  oh great Cheryl! Yes I am looking forward to it
 cheryloakes  Hi JenW.
 JenniferW  Hi CherylO
 JenniferW  media guides is a moodle - not a drupal??
 Lee  hi jen
 sroseman  Hi JenW. Can you come into Tappedin to do an update on your Charlotte's Web project..K to 3+ Great Resources
 JenniferW  cool --
 JenniferW  someday I will learn how to sign people in
 JenniferW  Sue -- I believe I am coming this Tuesday???
 JenniferW  on a drupal
 sroseman  super....GREAT
 JasonR  Night
 sroseman  Jen..check the calendar http://tappedin.org/tappedin/do/CalendarAction?
 sroseman  5 pm for you..8 pm for me I believe
 cathy e  I have not been about to get the RSS to work in elgg
 JenniferW  yes
 JenniferW  I would like to know how to get the CHAT (recorded) onto our drupal!! :)
 JenniferW  maybe in the next drupal academy???
 JenniferW  I walked away from Moodle as soon as I realized the ease of use with Drupal. (lol - in my simplistic use)
 Lee  cheryl i will do a screencast tutorial for the rss in elgg..
 sroseman  Jen ..anything you want me to include in the reminder blurb re the Charlotte's Web project
 JenniferW  hmmm -- could you mention my website www.technospudprojects.com and NOT technospud.com?? I might lose the technospud.com site this Friday (due to a mixup with my domain renewal.) Thanks
 sroseman  will do
 JenniferW  thanks -- and pray pray pray that technospud.com will still exist. Its been a horrid week of emails
 JL  This doesn't work for me http://elgg.educationbridges.net/weblog/rss
 sroseman  OK I will pray Jen
 JenniferW  congratulations!!!!
 JenniferW  cool 1,000 members
 cheryloakes  that should be great Lee. I've also been adding to the book of webcasting with Macbook pieces.
 JenniferW  CherylOakes -- Webcast Member Extraordinaire!!!!
 JL  http://elgg.educationbridges.net/_weblog/everyone.php
 arvind grover  i know Elgg has had a lot of RSS problems
 JenM  Am I late?
 arvind grover  the auto-rss icon on Firefox when I go to that page is blank
 JenniferW  JenM -- I was late. I thought it started at 5
 JL  JenJenM!
 JL  https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
 arvind grover  tinyurl.com/yay6vn
 JenniferW  SADNESS
 JenM  What did I miss? Can you bring me up to speed?
 JenM  :)
 JenniferW  and what is special about tomorrow at 1pm (PST)???
 JL  facilatating a dicussion between Stephen Downes and IBM education
 sroseman  What is the topic of the Webcast?
 JL  guy
 JenniferW  truly??? how cool
 arvind grover  what is the ibm person's name?
 Durff  bye
 cheryloakes  nitey nite Jeff.
 JL  not sure
 cheryloakes  So Jeff, I need to learn how to stream a podcast, I guess.
 JenniferW  back on the stream
 JenniferW  WOW -- it is delayed ---- I am hearing myself
 JenniferW  so it can't just self run??? the podcast
 JenniferW  trying to get drupal going
 JenniferW  my skype is weird
 cheryloakes  OKAY, I'll check with Lee. I can't do it this Tues. but will learn how by 12/25
 arvind grover  goodnight all
 JL  Lee is answering now
 JL  night arvind
 JenniferW  back into drupal
 JenniferW  into skypecast
 cheryloakes  thannks Lee, I'll try that out in the sandbox!
 cheryloakes  send it to me,
 cheryloakes  yes I am in webcast academy
 Lee  no problem..thank you so much!
 cheryloakes  good luck to morrow Lee, will try and listen.
 sroseman  \Where is Stephen Downs in Real Life
 sroseman  O know he worked in Ottawa at one time.
 sroseman  I
 cheryloakes  bye all
 JL  night all
 JenM  Hi, Andy!
 apfoy  hello neighbor
 cathy e  Have a great week!
 JenM  Andy is my awesome nephew!
 JenniferW  Jeff -- won't anyone who signs in be an authenticated user???
 JL  yes
 JenniferW  if they register
 sroseman  Goodnight all
 JL  if you need to create special access for some people, create another role (like editors) - give them more permissions, but restrict authenticated users
 JenniferW  night Sue
 Lee  good idea jeff...so smart! :)
 Lee  or clever i mean
 Lee  Jen, let me ask you a question on drupal ..
 Lee  i uploaded flicr module to the server
 JenniferW  go ahead
 Lee  in the modules folder
 JenniferW  question for Jeff -- so I won't see an admin area -- just auth and anonymous???
 JenniferW  Lee -- you were able to do that???
 Lee  why cant i see it when i am in the admin mode to enable it?
 JenniferW  so as ADMIN -- I have full power -- and don't need to run things on and off
 JL  correct
 Lee  yes..
 JenniferW  Lee --
 JenniferW  did you install it??
 JL  heading upstairs for dinner - post any lingering questions to the CMSAcademy
 JenniferW  or was it just a copy/drop???
 JenniferW  Thanks Jeff
 JL  or send them to JenM :)
 JenniferW  I think I understand what I was doing wrong
 JenniferW  Lee -- do you have skype -- you can call me at JenW0424
 Lee  oh..good i will put you in my skype contacts but cant call right now...i can chat though
 JenniferW  cool -- I can chat
 JenniferW  thanks -- I think I have it working :)
 JenM  Lee, I need to scoot, but I will be around at the CMS Academy tomorrow night at 9:00 ET. Can you join us?
 JenM  Nite!
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