Women of Web # 54 December 11, 2007
Join Jen, Sharon, Cheryl and Kathy in a great interview with Elana Langer, from the OLPC, MIT program.
20:48:04 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Hello Room!!
20:49:04 sendkathy EdTechTalk: Hey all
20:49:21 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Welcome to you all
20:49:36 sendkathy EdTechTalk: get comfy
20:49:53 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Get your tea or if Durff is here Coffee
20:49:56 sendkathy EdTechTalk: I have my sprite zero
20:51:28 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: welcome to Karly, mj, PeggyG:-), CathyE<JL,
20:52:48 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: can you hear?
20:53:45 PeggyG EdTechTalk: Hi all-great to see you
20:53:51 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: welcome and you can listen at EdtechtalkA we are streaming
20:53:58 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Peggy good to see you!
20:54:11 PeggyG EdTechTalk: You too Cheryl!
20:54:21 JenWagner EdTechTalk: test
20:54:38 sharonp EdTechTalk: Hi everyone ! Will be a GREAT show tonight
20:55:44 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: welcome Dgoodman
20:55:54 dgoodman EdTechTalk: hello everyone
20:56:02 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Hello DGoodman
20:56:15 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Hello Karen
20:57:04 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: hi Pam
20:57:15 shoemap EdTechTalk: hi cheryl
20:57:27 PeggyG EdTechTalk: Great to have you back!!
20:57:43 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Yes, Peg, good to be back
20:58:20 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: 2 min. to show time
20:58:26 PeggyG EdTechTalk: There's even bad weather in Phoenix if you can believe that.:)
20:58:36 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: really, in Phoenix
20:58:45 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: evening Alice
20:59:05 alicebarr EdTechTalk: Hey Cheryl!
20:59:07 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: we do podcast the show and get the chat up on the web by Thurs.
20:59:09 PeggyG EdTechTalk: Yes, cold and rainy--may get down to 39 degrees tonight. :-) We're spoiled.
20:59:17 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: brr, cold and wet
21:00:40 PeggyG EdTechTalk: Dean Sharesky, right?
21:00:51 JenWagner EdTechTalk: PeggyG -- yes
21:00:51 PeggyG EdTechTalk: Oh yes Clarence
21:01:03 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Clarence had the place where everyone wanted to move to
21:01:16 PeggyG EdTechTalk: That's right :-)
21:01:21 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Welcome EVERYONE
21:01:32 derrallg EdTechTalk: Hi Jen
21:01:33 JenWagner EdTechTalk: I started to type names one at a time and then you all joined at once :)
21:01:56 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: http://www.geogebra.org/cms
21:02:00 CathyN (SC) EdTechTalk: feeling olive green today
21:02:16 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Please remember to use @ when talking specificially TO ONE PERSON
21:02:25 sharonbets EdTechTalk: oh shoot - my mic isn't working. Maybe I'll just stay in the chat room and listen tomorrow
21:02:31 JenWagner EdTechTalk: and also CHOOSE A COLOR -- far left on your tool bar
21:02:37 alicebarr EdTechTalk: http://www.markmakers.org/default.aspx
21:02:44 ColleenK EdTechTalk: Teachers and students can make their own applets with Geogebra.
21:02:52 JenWagner EdTechTalk: http://twentyfivedays.wordpress.com/
21:02:55 sharonp EdTechTalk: welcome to Vinnie!
21:03:08 sharonp EdTechTalk: nice to see you! Great you can join us!
21:03:19 CathyN (SC) EdTechTalk: @Jen sounds like SC
21:03:21 lisaparisi EdTechTalk: HI all
21:03:24 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: @speters thanks, sharon. feeling a bit disconnected
21:03:33 lisaparisi EdTechTalk: Love the new edtech look
21:03:40 JenWagner EdTechTalk: http://hourchallenge.com/
21:03:40 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: http://www.guessthegift.com/
21:03:46 CathyN (SC) EdTechTalk: 80 degrees today folks--people on the beach sunbathing on Dec 11
21:03:49 PeggyG EdTechTalk: random act of kindness
21:03:57 alicebarr EdTechTalk: Along the lines of Jen's post look at the markmakers web site
21:04:04 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: I love 25days, what a great idea
21:04:15 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: thanks Alice
21:05:15 CathyN (SC) EdTechTalk: someone form church sent me the rice/vocab site today--she is not an educator LOL
21:05:16 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Please DON'T go to GuessTheGift just yet -- it will distract you from this great discussion about to happen!! :)
21:05:19 sendkathy EdTechTalk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McgheKrupxc 9 year old reviews the OLPC XO laptop
21:05:26 JenWagner EdTechTalk: oh yes, the RICE SITE is cool tool
21:05:51 CathyN (SC) EdTechTalk: going a shade more olive
21:06:33 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Hi Indianabob
21:06:36 JenWagner EdTechTalk: http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/
21:06:40 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Sharon's WOW
21:06:40 mjmonty EdTechTalk: shoot... was going to have two of my students do a video review of the OLPC when it comes in...but that is OK.
21:06:53 sendkathy EdTechTalk: Cathy E, olive suits you
21:06:55 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: welcome ryanb and sjt
21:06:59 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Hello Ryan and Bob and SJT
21:07:04 sjt EdTechTalk: ...evening...
21:07:10 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: oh, colleen, do u use geogebra?
21:07:21 JenWagner EdTechTalk: MjMonty -- do it too -- we love to see everyone's ideas
21:07:22 alicebarr EdTechTalk: Sharon's site is also downloadable from iTunes
21:07:23 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Hi Steve! good to see you
21:07:25 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Welcome Steve!!
21:07:37 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Hi LisaP,
21:07:39 stevesoko EdTechTalk: hI ALL
21:07:42 sendkathy EdTechTalk: my my the listener list is growing
21:07:45 JenWagner EdTechTalk: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7116881.stm#2
21:07:48 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: welcome sroseman, emapey too
21:07:50 ColleenK EdTechTalk: @Cheryl Yes, there are some examples on the math wiki (not by me)
21:07:52 ryanbretag EdTechTalk: Hi All
21:08:00 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: it is a great program
21:08:00 JenWagner EdTechTalk: http://twit.tv/124
21:08:04 CathyN (SC) EdTechTalk: we are loyal if nothing else! #kathy
21:08:14 sendkathy EdTechTalk: also a great comparison of the OLPC and the Intel version on BBC technology
21:08:15 mjmonty EdTechTalk: has anyone received their OLPC yet??
21:08:17 ColleenK EdTechTalk: @Cheryl Very powerful
21:08:19 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Hello VJansen
21:08:19 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: SharonBetts, hi this cold night
21:08:28 sroseman EdTechTalk: love twit
21:08:30 JenWagner EdTechTalk: http://laptopmag.com/Features/OLPC-XO-We-Gave-1-Got-1-to-Africa.htm
21:08:30 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: I haven't received my OLPC yet
21:08:31 alicebarr EdTechTalk: OLPC started shipping today
21:08:32 vjansen EdTechTalk: hi there
21:08:35 stevesoko EdTechTalk: @jen twit/124 was great discussion
21:08:37 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Vince:-)
21:08:47 vjansen EdTechTalk: hi cheryl
21:08:49 sharonp EdTechTalk: woot! they started shipping today!
21:08:52 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Hi Vinnie, how is your family???
21:08:57 mjmonty EdTechTalk: @aliceba....excellent! Can't wait
21:09:03 sharonbets EdTechTalk: @cheryloakes hey - we got snow. My sound is not working and I thought I would stay, but it is hard without the ears. Guess I will just do some work for tomororw - bye all
21:09:20 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: bye sharon, get lots of snow
21:09:21 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Hello Sus
21:09:24 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Susan
21:09:36 sroseman EdTechTalk: lots of snow here
21:09:46 derrallg EdTechTalk: I have eight new windows in Firefox open:)
21:09:54 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: have you been skiing yet sroseman?
21:10:07 sroseman EdTechTalk: today, Cheryl
21:10:07 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: good luck keeping track derrallg
21:10:19 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: good for you skiing, did you ski a run for me?
21:10:35 sroseman EdTechTalk: yes, thought of you
21:10:36 JenWagner EdTechTalk: If you have questions about the XO or Elana -- please type them here
21:10:39 shoemap EdTechTalk: @derrall what are you up to with 8 windows?
21:10:44 sroseman EdTechTalk: glad I was not working today
21:10:57 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Elana works more with the education initiative rather than the making or distribution of XO
21:11:00 derrallg EdTechTalk: @shoemap all the links they've dropped in
21:11:26 shoemap EdTechTalk: @derrallg I thought you were preparing for tomorrow's interncast!
21:11:29 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: hello JuWolf43
21:11:31 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Hello Judi!
21:11:35 CathyN (SC) EdTechTalk: my connection SLOW--culd be all the open windows and tabs
21:12:02 JuWolf43 EdTechTalk: Hi Jen - Just was able to get here!
21:12:04 derrallg EdTechTalk: @shoemap I am what more could I ask for inspiration
21:12:22 shoemap EdTechTalk: :D
21:12:40 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Again, Seymour is getting his message to continue around the globe.
21:12:51 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: looking forward to ordering my olpc after christmas, when i can afford it
21:12:58 dgoodman EdTechTalk: Cathy N-where in SC
21:13:40 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Vinnie, I"ll send photos to FlickR
21:14:03 PeggyG EdTechTalk: I'm really interested in how classrooms are using the XO--are they connecting to the internet wirelessly in the school?
21:14:11 mjmonty EdTechTalk: Is python the language used to write apps for the OLPC??
21:14:16 derrallg EdTechTalk: Did anyone see the statement about olpc being constructivist versus the asus, etc.
21:14:31 mjmonty EdTechTalk: are there open source programming opportunities for writing apps for the OLPC?
21:14:33 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: No, can yo u find the link for [email protected]?
21:14:39 JenWagner EdTechTalk: MJMonty -- I will ask
21:14:53 mjmonty EdTechTalk: If so, what an authentic opportunity for students to write code
21:15:01 shoemap EdTechTalk: I've tested the Classmate
21:15:01 derrallg EdTechTalk: I'll look in my browser history...
21:15:02 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Welcome Garfield
21:15:03 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: welcome Garfield
21:15:09 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: thanks derrallg
21:15:10 Garfield EdTechTalk: Thanks!
21:15:27 mjmonty EdTechTalk: and get involved in an open source community in an authentic way...
21:15:48 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: mjmonty, you are right, it will give kids lots of purpose
21:15:59 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: will schools be able to buy olpc after the special time? this is something that i am interesting in finding out before we commit to this as a potential solution
21:16:11 JenWagner EdTechTalk: I shall ask VINNIE
21:16:24 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Kathy Shields might answer, she is purchasing some for her school, or is trying
21:16:57 sendkathy EdTechTalk: eshool news carried a stroy about birmingham purchasing for the entire city for a price tag of $3m
21:17:14 alicebarr EdTechTalk: @Vinnie Birmingham Alabama just contracted to but them
21:17:29 mjmonty EdTechTalk: whole idea of OLPC is so, so big...imagine what the world will be like when kids can connecti w/kids in all corners of the world...it will promote and develop a better understanding of people and cultures...
21:17:30 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: we have parents who are willing to pilot, but i am skeptical because i want to test to see exactly how this will function in our environment. call me a skeptic, but i have been burned in the past
21:17:44 CathyN (SC) EdTechTalk: we cal it a blonde moment
21:17:46 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Just a second, Vinnie -- I shall make sure they get your question :)
21:18:01 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: yes cathyn, we all have them, mine are senior now:-)
21:18:09 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: @jenwagner thanks. I will be patient
21:18:21 JenWagner EdTechTalk: grins -- I know you shall be. And prayers always fro your family!!
21:18:23 emapey EdTechTalk: Hey, I live in Uruguay!!!
21:18:27 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Durff did you bring coffee?
21:18:33 Durff EdTechTalk: quick everyone distract them!
21:18:37 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Welcome Lisa and Cyndi
21:18:45 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Emapey, maybe you will be able to give us a report on their use!
21:18:55 Durff EdTechTalk: coffee in the kitchen cheryl
21:19:07 Durff EdTechTalk: thanks Jen
21:19:09 stevesoko EdTechTalk: Negroponte is talking about having Widows run on XO -http://tinyurl.com/yah7d8
21:19:11 emapey EdTechTalk: I hope so
21:19:12 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: also looking at eee pc, same price point. looking for best solution
21:19:15 JenWagner EdTechTalk: it is a LINUX system ---
21:19:21 JenWagner EdTechTalk: what is the eee pc??
21:19:27 Durff EdTechTalk: widows?
21:19:36 Durff EdTechTalk: is he killing 'em off?
21:19:39 stevesoko EdTechTalk: sorry windows
21:19:49 mjmonty EdTechTalk: eee pc is a 399 linux based laptop from a Taiwanese company
21:19:59 Durff EdTechTalk: it sounded better without the n
21:20:06 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: hi arthus, welcome
21:20:19 Durff EdTechTalk: gotta get the coffee - blame cheryl
21:20:23 arthus EdTechTalk: hi
21:20:28 mjmonty EdTechTalk: eee pc -very small keyboard...touch to get both hands on home row...small screen
21:20:38 arthus EdTechTalk: sorry about our downtime today... working that out
21:20:40 PeggyG EdTechTalk: The eepc sounded amazing but it's such a small keyboard. :-)
21:20:41 JenWagner EdTechTalk: wireless???
21:20:48 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: is it bigger than a cell phone, iphone keyboard?
21:20:55 PeggyG EdTechTalk: Yes wireless
21:20:59 JenWagner EdTechTalk: is it the 7" monitor one that Clarence Fisher is testing out??
21:21:12 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Welcome LindaN
21:21:15 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: welcome linda n
21:21:28 mjmonty EdTechTalk: @jenwagner...yes on c fisher answer
21:21:36 Linda N EdTechTalk: Hi Everyone!
21:21:40 JenWagner EdTechTalk: now -- so that is an eee pc -- thanks
21:21:57 mjmonty EdTechTalk: eee pc has pretty good battery life
21:22:23 Garfield EdTechTalk: JenWagner, This is my first time here. Is this the normal amount of traffic on the chat...I'm impressed!
21:22:32 sharonp EdTechTalk: No fair! Jen is counting how many times I say the word "pedagogy"!
21:22:34 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Garfield -- honestly -- right now, it is a bit flow
21:22:43 mjmonty EdTechTalk: i had an 8th grade girl take it arond with her for three days...wasn't on the whole time, but she didn't need to recharge
21:22:45 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Welcome Wendy!!
21:22:50 sharonp EdTechTalk: slow. not flow
21:22:52 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: @ Garfield, this is as normal as it gets. JUmp in
21:22:52 JenWagner EdTechTalk: 3 days???
21:22:58 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Hi Wendy.
21:23:15 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Please remember to choose a color -- FAR LEFT ICON
21:23:19 Garfield EdTechTalk: I'm just trying to learn from you guys.
21:23:29 JenWagner EdTechTalk: and please use the @ sign to talk directly to ONE person!!
21:23:31 JenWagner EdTechTalk: thank you!!
21:23:31 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: As long as you share with us too:-)
21:23:36 mjmonty EdTechTalk: K
21:23:41 shoemap EdTechTalk: laptop battery dead-forgot cord. bye all
21:23:48 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: bye pam
21:24:05 Wendy EdTechTalk: Hi everyone. First time on. Saw something about OLPC on Twitter.
21:24:12 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Welcome Wendy
21:24:19 mjmonty EdTechTalk: Hi Wendy
21:24:22 Linda N EdTechTalk: Welcome Wendy!
21:24:23 JenWagner EdTechTalk: are you connected to the AUDIO chat too?
21:24:34 Garfield EdTechTalk: Yes
21:24:35 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: olpclearningproject at youtube from Elana
21:24:37 stevesoko EdTechTalk: Welcome Wendy
21:24:56 PeggyG EdTechTalk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASUS_Eee_PC
21:25:02 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Thanks Peggy!!!
21:25:03 derrallg EdTechTalk: @cheryl It was Miguel Guhlin just a brief mention no other details
21:25:07 Wendy EdTechTalk: Ok - now I can hear,too.
21:25:16 mjmonty EdTechTalk: OLPC countries/areas might be able to leapfrog what we do with Instructional tech here in the US
21:25:17 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: thanks derrallg, will go and check later
21:25:41 mjmonty EdTechTalk: they might be able to go right into constructivist type methods with the devices
21:25:54 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: that is what I ws thinkin mj!
21:26:25 mjmonty EdTechTalk: might be able to avoid some of the traditional challenges we all deal with
21:26:51 mjmonty EdTechTalk: and don't have to worry about all sorts of hefty client software installations...
21:27:05 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: right we have some experience deploying 1-1 here in maine, but 7,000 at a time
21:27:28 mjmonty EdTechTalk: how will these by supported??
21:27:40 mjmonty EdTechTalk: will patches and support be available via website??
21:27:49 sendkathy EdTechTalk: great questions
21:28:22 sendkathy EdTechTalk: I wonder if any research based studys will follow and track the programs incertain schools
21:28:37 stevesoko EdTechTalk: TWIT/124 has different opinion on what the roll out numbers mean
21:29:16 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Hi Kern! welcome
21:29:18 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Welcome Kern!!
21:29:29 Kern EdTechTalk: Hi all
21:29:45 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: @mjmonty but they may lack the teacher to guide the process. although, the US may have the same problem
21:30:14 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: but don't you think the kids with the laptops in hand could turn this around? they will lead and transform
21:30:41 Garfield EdTechTalk: Are the laptops preloaded with content...or use the internet
21:30:50 Durff EdTechTalk: i think they need guides
21:31:09 mjmonty EdTechTalk: @cheryl yes, in terms of operations and technical know how...no in terms of info gathering, sifting, culling, ethics, etc...
21:31:22 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: garfield, they have open source software and internet
21:31:32 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: hi scott
21:31:36 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: but even here, if we were to give students laptops without guidance, they may be able to do some things, but we as teacher can guide and mentor students
21:31:37 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Hey Scott!!
21:31:47 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: MJ, yes, that is why it will be different.
21:31:48 sharonp EdTechTalk: good question, Garfield - we need to get to what comes loaded on the XO
21:31:51 Garfield EdTechTalk: Do you know if they are looking for more content?
21:31:54 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: Hey Cheryl, Jen Durff, et al
21:32:06 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: good question, will ask
21:32:17 stevesoko EdTechTalk: children have knowledge, usually not wisdom
21:32:18 mjmonty EdTechTalk: @VV I hear you on the guidance...
21:32:25 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: guess I ran durff off, have that effect on women sometimes, sorry
21:32:37 Garfield EdTechTalk: I run a web site that has millions of dollars of software they could use.
21:32:41 Durff EdTechTalk: gonna say hey scott and got kicked out
21:32:47 mjmonty EdTechTalk: @stevesoko Nice simple way to say it...
21:32:57 Durff EdTechTalk: try harder scott
21:33:15 Linda N EdTechTalk: Play first is always essential
21:33:21 Linda N EdTechTalk: Gets you comfortble
21:33:26 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: always:D
21:33:36 Durff EdTechTalk: how about play 100% of the time?
21:33:38 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: absolutely Linda N, playing, in the free mode.
21:33:45 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: however olpc children may be able mentor students via communication which may help them overcome their teachers for whom this will be foriegn
21:33:53 dgoodman EdTechTalk: I think we forget sometimes how important play is for kids and even ourselves
21:33:58 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: good plan Vinnie
21:34:10 derrallg EdTechTalk: Has anyone set up a virtual olpc to see the interface?
21:34:11 Durff EdTechTalk: they need to play safely
21:34:29 Linda N EdTechTalk: @Durff - great point
21:34:32 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: but they will have to find people who have time and are willing to mentor. I know my plate is full
21:34:38 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Garfield do you have your URL of your website
21:34:50 JenWagner EdTechTalk: http://www.laptop.org/en/laptop/start/
21:34:51 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: http://www.laptop.org/en/laptop/start
21:34:53 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: True Durff, saw another bad example on CNN site earlier, let me get the link
21:35:00 Garfield EdTechTalk: www.professorgarfield.org and sparktop.org
21:35:08 Kern EdTechTalk: @vinnie would be a great project for more students - those who already have some tech
21:36:01 mjmonty EdTechTalk: what will the ebook capabilities be like??
21:36:21 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: I can't wait to get my XO,
21:36:28 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: @kern absolutely. for us, with a service component, this would be a great project, meaningful and authentic for them to give to the greater good
21:36:33 Linda N EdTechTalk: Student tech teams? Leadership and service opportunities
21:36:35 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: "Young women drink, party, post" - http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/12/10/face.book/index.html
21:36:46 sendkathy EdTechTalk: they are excellent and the resolution is great. I also found an ebook demo on youtube
21:36:51 PeggyG EdTechTalk: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Software_components
21:37:05 Kern EdTechTalk: @vinnie Tech Sherpas ;)
21:37:33 sharonp EdTechTalk: lol
21:37:42 Linda N EdTechTalk: Logo? Haven't seen that for a while.
21:37:47 mjmonty EdTechTalk: saw some dudes playing Doom on it via a youtube...
21:37:52 sharonp EdTechTalk: tech sherpas.... love it!
21:38:16 Kern EdTechTalk: we use that term for our student tech helpers (of the teachers)
21:38:18 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Kern will be with us in January and will talk about his tech sherpas, right Kern?
21:38:18 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: i would love to get my hands on a few to have students create new open source programs for xo
21:38:28 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: that would be sweet
21:38:50 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: tech sherpas in small Texas town - http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=7431860
21:38:52 mjmonty EdTechTalk: @VV I think it will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage students in an authentic open source effort
21:39:18 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: but have to get the funding and my hands on one to test
21:39:34 mjmonty EdTechTalk: I'm concerned about the black market for these devices
21:39:37 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: vinnie, come visit when I get mine:-)
21:39:51 mjmonty EdTechTalk: there are some bad dudes on the planet
21:39:55 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Welcome back, Ken
21:39:59 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Hello Lisa!!
21:40:03 Linda N EdTechTalk: Hi Lisa!
21:40:07 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: hi lisa again
21:40:13 lisaparisi EdTechTalk: Hello Ladies
21:40:15 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: only if the snow is good. would love to get some eastern skiing in. been way too long
21:40:29 Kern EdTechTalk: @cheryl I want to check it out :)
21:40:33 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: sure t hing, the skiing has been great this past month
21:40:38 lisaparisi EdTechTalk: Ahh ski talk. Vinnie I won't do eastern skiing anymore
21:40:50 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: unless it rains hot water)-0
21:41:32 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: @lisaparisi why not? last time i did, too icy compared to western skiing
21:41:40 lisaparisi EdTechTalk: that's why
21:41:54 lisaparisi EdTechTalk: cold, icy, bare...compared to utah or colorado
21:41:58 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: we have great snowmaking now, the technology has so improved
21:42:01 Durff EdTechTalk: Scott - we have kids like that - one now works for a video production company while finishing his senior year - the other is my ustream techie for a faculty member this spring
21:42:11 lisaparisi EdTechTalk: cheryl i tried last year again.
21:42:19 JenWagner EdTechTalk: they make SNOW in Maine -- how disappointing is that!!! :)
21:42:33 JenWagner EdTechTalk: totally blew my delusion :)
21:42:35 Linda N EdTechTalk: Global warming happens everywhere
21:42:35 Durff EdTechTalk: ok that IS sad
21:42:45 Kern EdTechTalk: @Durff are you ustreaming any student content?
21:42:55 Durff EdTechTalk: not this week
21:43:04 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: snow means money, don't have to wait until Dec. to ski, start in Nov.
21:43:06 lisaparisi EdTechTalk: what's this little voice comment box on the side of the edtech page?
21:43:19 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Lisa -- it is a AUDIBLE chat you can leave for them
21:43:32 lisaparisi EdTechTalk: very cool
21:43:38 Durff EdTechTalk: we could try to break it parisi
21:43:40 Kern EdTechTalk: @durff we started ustreaming a student run tech help show
21:43:48 Durff EdTechTalk: cool
21:43:50 Garfield EdTechTalk: Is there a email address for your guest?
21:43:50 lisaparisi EdTechTalk: i'm sure durff that we'd manage
21:43:57 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: @Durff - Great stuff! We are not there yet with our administration, but we started using DimDim with a homebound student and they talked about that in their planning meeting this morning. Minds are opening.
21:44:01 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Yes, Garfield --- let me grab it
21:44:04 Kern EdTechTalk: it's been fun
21:44:05 mjmonty EdTechTalk: XO as ebook reader:
21:44:05 Durff EdTechTalk: we will maybe ustream a class
21:44:19 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Hello epickens
21:44:26 JenWagner EdTechTalk: [email protected]
21:44:30 JenWagner EdTechTalk: there you go Garfield
21:44:40 Garfield EdTechTalk: Thanks a bunch!
21:44:46 mjmonty EdTechTalk: couldn't paste that link...do search for ebook reader on XO on youtube-kind of neat
21:44:58 Durff EdTechTalk: Scott - is it public?
21:45:24 Durff EdTechTalk: wait, who was that?
21:45:38 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Request from Elana: please send me your stories so i can post them!
21:45:41 Durff EdTechTalk: ah kern
21:45:47 Kern EdTechTalk: oh, yeah it is
21:45:52 Durff EdTechTalk: you're all typing too fast
21:46:01 Durff EdTechTalk: so name?
21:46:17 Kern EdTechTalk: Tuesday's at 3:30 EST http://www.nokomiswarriorbroadcasting.com
21:46:22 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Remember you can DETACH your chatroom to make more text available -- 3rd button from the RIGHT
21:46:32 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: welcome epickens, sorry I missed you coming in
21:46:34 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: are we expecting students in other countries to adapt to english, or are they in the local languages?
21:46:55 JenWagner EdTechTalk: http://www.youtube.com/OLPCLearningProject
21:46:58 Durff EdTechTalk: ooo we let out at 3:20 - maybe an after school club
21:47:00 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: http://www.youtube.com/olpclearningproject
21:47:01 sharonp EdTechTalk: the keyboards are available in a number of different languages
21:47:09 epickens EdTechTalk: Thanks. This is my first visit!
21:47:12 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: @JenWagner - we recorded the last of our Seuss podcast today - kids singing diffendoofer song. Should be ready later this week. Going to make video of entire process to give DVD to school board members in January for appreciation month. Intermediate school principal is ecstatic to be able to look so good to the board. Thanks to you and the Seuss project.
21:47:20 Kern EdTechTalk: @durff still getting the format down, but I'd love to have you!!!
21:47:21 sharonp EdTechTalk: French, Arabic for starters
21:47:21 Linda N EdTechTalk: Welcome epickens!
21:47:28 JenWagner EdTechTalk: OHHHH, Scott -- Thanks so much!!
21:47:31 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Welcome really epickens, you snuck in, we try to make sure we see you.
21:47:37 Durff EdTechTalk: i think it would be fun
21:47:49 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: are you listening to the audio as wellas keeping up with chat?
21:48:03 Durff EdTechTalk: next tues i\i'm mtg with the ustream teacher
21:48:03 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: @Durff- right now we invite only the student, administrator, the IT, and me. I am screencasting a few sessions for documentation, but we can invite up to 500 into the class.
21:48:05 Kern EdTechTalk: @durff we've had grandparents from far away watching - too coo
21:48:05 JenWagner EdTechTalk: We did a PowerPoint at my school -- teachers first time -- she did well. Ready to move to PhotoStory 3 in 2008
21:48:29 Durff EdTechTalk: password protected?
21:48:30 epickens EdTechTalk: Yes, I am listening to the chat and reading the text, so I am catching up.
21:48:47 mjmonty EdTechTalk: If there are students who want to develop apps for this, where should they start??
21:49:01 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: the podcast and chat will be available on Thurs. at www.edtechtalk.com
21:49:14 Durff EdTechTalk: hi Dr
21:49:18 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Dr Cheri, hello:-)
21:49:26 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Hi Cheri -- are you in CA??
21:49:27 CheriT EdTechTalk: Hey Durff adn Cheryl - just got home
21:49:35 CheriT EdTechTalk: not yet - we're leaving tomorrow
21:49:41 JenWagner EdTechTalk: clapping
21:49:50 CheriT EdTechTalk: Jen - we'll be in So Cal beginning 12/18
21:50:03 CheriT EdTechTalk: who is talking?
21:50:05 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: cheri are you movingg?
21:50:08 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Elana -- OLPC
21:50:14 CheriT EdTechTalk: thanks
21:50:27 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: @Durff - yes. There is a key which is a password. If you are ever interested in attending one, I will check with the teacher and invite you in. The science teacher does the best job of bringing the homebound student into the work by moving the laptop and webcam from station to station with a group of students. Really cool stuff.
21:50:32 VinnieVrotny EdTechTalk: got to get going. thanks for the conversation
21:50:33 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Kathy Shields is asking ??? and Sharon too
21:50:40 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Vinnie -- take care!!
21:50:45 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: bye vinnie, sing happy songs:-0
21:50:48 Kern EdTechTalk: see ya Vinnie
21:51:06 Durff EdTechTalk: so what kind of mic?
21:51:26 Durff EdTechTalk: we are probably leaning to desktop mic
21:51:36 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: built into the logitech webcam and picks up VERY well
21:52:02 Durff EdTechTalk: ah...we have external ones
21:53:20 Durff EdTechTalk: i suggested the camcorder (has mic)
21:53:35 Durff EdTechTalk: teacher wants to go with webcam
21:53:54 mjmonty EdTechTalk: we just bought snowball mics...they are quite nice and durable.
21:53:55 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: hmmm, not thought of that. The logitech is a good one, link to follow...
21:54:09 Durff EdTechTalk: you are rich mjmonty
21:54:12 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: mj did you get the big snowball or the mini?
21:54:29 lisaparisi EdTechTalk: Heading to bed. Goodnight all.
21:54:35 Durff EdTechTalk: nite
21:55:01 sendkathy EdTechTalk: nite!
21:55:08 derrallg EdTechTalk: I like the snowball but it is more fragile than a dynamic mic
21:55:48 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: @durff - http://www.cdwg.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=1010966 got much better price than shown, though.
21:56:12 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: it is fragile, geez, I carry mine around all the time in a bag
21:56:13 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: haven't tried snoball mic yet, need to get one. Any suggestions?
21:56:31 derrallg EdTechTalk: it is a condenser mic
21:56:49 derrallg EdTechTalk: that's what makes it more fragile if you drop
21:57:05 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: oh, i guess I'll wrap it up, thanks,
21:57:15 Durff EdTechTalk: nice scott - i have a cheap logitech for $40
21:57:40 JenWagner EdTechTalk: I bought the DYNEX Camera -- 2 for $19 at Best Buy
21:57:54 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: it is very flexible with a long cord, adjustable angles, adjusts for lighting, etc.
21:58:14 derrallg EdTechTalk: @cheryl but thats why the sound is so good
21:58:31 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: it is good sound, derrallg
21:58:33 Durff EdTechTalk: the snowball is THE mic
21:58:51 JenWagner EdTechTalk: ahhh -- I bought -- take that back -- my work bought me the Logitech usb mic
21:59:08 epickens EdTechTalk: How much is the snowball?
21:59:20 Durff EdTechTalk: my work bought me...nada
21:59:37 Kern EdTechTalk: @durff :D
21:59:38 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: hi rmom352, welcome, we are finishing up
21:59:46 Durff EdTechTalk: mucho moola epickens
21:59:57 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: i paid 89.00 for mine
21:59:59 derrallg EdTechTalk: @epickens yes, as durff says
22:00:14 derrallg EdTechTalk: that's a good price
22:00:20 Durff EdTechTalk: cheryl that is a good deal
22:00:30 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: not sure if it has come down. there is also a baby snowball coming soon, if it isn't already out.
22:00:41 derrallg EdTechTalk: but is it stil made in Latvia?
22:00:47 Kern EdTechTalk: the snowball's USB right?
22:00:53 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: @Durff, you need my IT then. He loves that I push the envelope and make people uncomfortable with the innovative ideas. Lucky me.
22:00:55 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: yes it is Kern,
22:00:55 derrallg EdTechTalk: @kern yes
22:00:58 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: USB mic
22:01:01 mjmonty EdTechTalk: snowball is USB
22:01:08 Kern EdTechTalk: thx
22:01:25 Durff EdTechTalk: yes scott you ARE lucky
22:01:34 PeggyG EdTechTalk: Can't wait to browse the XO wiki :-) Thanks Elana!
22:01:35 Durff EdTechTalk: my it hates me
22:01:50 JenWagner EdTechTalk: THANKS EVERYONE!!!
22:01:54 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: had one of those to begin with - she didn't last
22:01:54 Linda N EdTechTalk: @Durff No way!
22:02:03 Kern EdTechTalk: @durff they fear change
22:02:04 stevesoko EdTechTalk: Thank you Elana
22:02:06 Durff EdTechTalk: yes way linda
22:02:07 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: Thanks WOW ladies!
22:02:11 PeggyG EdTechTalk: The WOW are movers and shakers!
22:02:17 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Thanks for the great chat room
22:02:18 stevesoko EdTechTalk: Thanks WoW
22:02:24 Linda N EdTechTalk: @Durff Your it fears your knowledge
22:02:25 Durff EdTechTalk: no Kern it is plain hate
22:02:26 derrallg EdTechTalk: thanks WOW
22:02:34 epickens EdTechTalk: Thanks
22:02:35 Kern EdTechTalk: @durff :D
22:02:43 mjmonty EdTechTalk: http://wildcatnews.wikispaces.com/Latest+Episode
22:02:49 Kern EdTechTalk: @durff as long as the kids like you
22:02:51 PeggyG EdTechTalk: It would be great to have Elana back after her trip!
22:02:55 mjmonty EdTechTalk: students using the snowball for their news show!!
22:03:02 Linda N EdTechTalk: Thanks all!
22:03:03 mjmonty EdTechTalk: great show
22:03:16 alicebarr EdTechTalk: E-mail address again?
22:03:19 mjmonty EdTechTalk: chow everyone
22:03:24 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: @Durff - create a blog dedicated to him/her, stir the pot ;)
22:03:27 Wendy EdTechTalk: ditto on the email address
22:03:37 Durff EdTechTalk: invited one of those fellow learners
22:03:39 Wendy EdTechTalk: Thank you so much
22:03:42 Kern EdTechTalk: Great chat allllll!
22:04:15 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Thanks for the great chat room!!
22:04:23 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: NECC would be a great time/place to webcast with her again! Much larger local crowd there!
22:04:42 PeggyG EdTechTalk: Night!
22:04:45 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Absolutely, NECC will rock with webcasting!
22:04:49 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: Night all
22:04:54 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: Good night all from Texas!
22:05:14 derrallg EdTechTalk: Good night
22:05:19 Scott S. Floyd EdTechTalk: The host of NECC 2008! The hot host, but the host none the less.
22:05:40 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Thanks Everyone
22:05:48 JenWagner EdTechTalk: ANy news on the keynotes for NECC yet??
22:06:02 Durff EdTechTalk: i vote for you Jen
22:06:06 PeggyG EdTechTalk: It would be wonderful if Elana would blog while she is on her trip!
22:06:11 JenWagner EdTechTalk: LOL -- ahhh no
22:06:17 Durff EdTechTalk: ahh yes
22:06:19 JenWagner EdTechTalk: but I have heard they are sending out NOTICES
22:06:26 JenWagner EdTechTalk: and wondered if anyone heard anything
22:06:26 Durff EdTechTalk: you could call me up
22:06:57 JenWagner EdTechTalk: guess not
22:07:11 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: wrapping up.
22:07:23 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Lisa -- I would pass you the microphone anytime
22:07:32 sroseman EdTechTalk: hubby went to MIT
22:07:44 Durff EdTechTalk: no jen - just Skype me
22:07:55 JenWagner EdTechTalk: ahhhh -- so Techie
22:07:56 Durff EdTechTalk: but not if it's Warlick
22:08:13 JenWagner EdTechTalk: I would Ustream you
22:08:20 JenWagner EdTechTalk: from the other side of the room :)
22:08:36 Durff EdTechTalk: i believe you would
22:08:43 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: stream is closing in 1 min. Night
22:09:03 CheriT EdTechTalk: night all - thanks for a great few minutes
22:09:07 Durff EdTechTalk: gotta a 7th grader on Skype vying for and losing my attention
22:09:18 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: nite all, see you next week
22:09:37 CheriT EdTechTalk: @Jen - of course you would ... you Ustreamed your apartment ... it was great! Nice place
22:09:38 PeggyG EdTechTalk: Great show again! See you next week.
22:09:50 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: bye Peggy, see you next week
22:09:51 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Thanks - it is so nice to clean a clean place
22:10:02 CheriT EdTechTalk: big difference
22:10:13 JenWagner EdTechTalk: lets see how long it stays that clean :)
22:10:18 CheriT EdTechTalk: right
22:10:30 cheryloakes wow2 EdTechTalk: night all
22:10:35 JenWagner EdTechTalk: Good night room
22:10:37 CheriT EdTechTalk: night
22:10:38 JenWagner EdTechTalk: and thanks again
22:10:40 JenWagner EdTechTalk: See you next week
22:10:45 JenWagner EdTechTalk: SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST
22:10:51 CheriT EdTechTalk: next week from CA :-)
22:10:52 Durff EdTechTalk: i gotta dump this 7th grader and go to sleep = nite!
22:10:59 sroseman EdTechTalk: Thanks Jen for popping in
22:11:03 sroseman EdTechTalk: to Tappedin
22:11:08 JenWagner EdTechTalk: very welcome
22:11:27 sroseman EdTechTalk: a number of students were there just to meet course requirements