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Making Connections #29

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Brewster Bartlett, a NH high school teacher, shared information about the Road Kill Project that he started. Sheila Adams, a WCA intern, joined us to talk about her involvement in this web based project.

 

Chat Log

 

 19:01:41   dgoodman_1958 -  can you hear us
 19:01:48   MariaK -  can you hear the stream
 19:02:19   Cris -  I don't yet. Has it begun?
 19:02:34   MariaK -  we just started
 19:03:08   dgoodman_1958 -  Can anyone hear the stream
 19:03:28   dgoodman_1958 -  Maria is hosting
 19:03:38   dgoodman_1958 -  Linda, can you hear the stream
 19:03:49   sheila -  Hi brewster
 19:04:06   Linda J -  getting there
 19:04:58   Lisa -  Sheila, Helps to scroll down, I guess. Couldn't find where to enter the textI have now.
 19:05:09   Linda J -  please send me the link to hear the stream
 19:05:10   sheila -  HI lisa
 19:05:19   Lisa -  hi sheila
 19:05:24   MariaK -  are we streaming
 19:05:38   Cris -  Cris is from Raleigh. Hello!
 19:05:47   Linda J -  skype?
 19:05:57   Cris -  I can hear!
 19:06:06   dgoodman_1958 -  yea
 19:07:03   Lisa -  Which should I click on Talk A or B?
 19:07:06   judi epcke -  loud and clear =)
 19:07:17   judi epcke -  talkA
 19:07:24   MariaK -  hello michelle
 19:07:26   Lisa -  thanks
 19:08:06   sheila -  @Lisa can you hear?
 19:08:12   Lisa -  No
 19:08:32   alicemercer -  I hear on ETTA
 19:08:43   sheila -  roadkill.wikispaces.com for some info
 19:09:08   sheila -  roadkill.edutel.com
 19:09:38   MariaK -  thanks everyone for being here
 19:10:03   MariaK -  We're talking about the Road Kill Project - science for your students!
 19:10:08   sheila -  @lisa - you will get kicked off but go to the edtechtalk.com/live page and click on a media player to hear then log in again.
 19:10:22   mary -  hahahaha
 19:11:00   Lisa -  Now I can hear!
 19:11:06   sheila -  yeah
 19:11:17   dgoodman_1958 -  Great Lisa
 19:11:43   sheila - This was the beginning of the internet when this started.
 19:11:49   dgoodman_1958 -  anyone want to join in the skype call
 19:11:49   MariaK -  roadkill.edutel.com
 19:11:51   Linda J -  finally...I can hear!!!
 19:12:04   MariaK -  hello Linda
 19:12:08   Linda J -  hi
 19:13:27   alicemercer -  Hey, that would be a great project for twitter?
 19:13:44   dgoodman_1958 -  hi cathy
 19:13:44   Cathy E -  Audio is great
 19:13:52   Cris -  Hi there Cathy
 19:14:17   dgoodman_1958 -  roadkill.edutel.com
 19:14:23   MariaK -  hey cathy - are you checking up on us
 19:14:26   bsch1964 -  monarch, I would like to hear more about that one day
 19:14:29   Linda J -  Hi!
 19:14:30   MariaK -  hello doug
 19:14:45   dgoodman_1958 -  roadkill.wikispaces.com
 19:14:53   dougsymington -  Hi Maria and all
 19:14:56   dgoodman_1958 -  Hi DOug
 19:15:08   bsch1964 -  I have my own monarch butterfly habitat
 19:15:27   MariaK -  we do the monarch thing in the fall here in NH
 19:15:45   bsch1964 -  I have eggs on my plants now!
 19:16:13   dgoodman_1958 -  how about on the bus ride to and from school each day
 19:16:19   alicemercer -  Or pulling data into Many eyes?
 19:16:30   alicemercer -  @dgoodman: Yeah!
 19:16:44   dgoodman_1958 -  lots of dear here
 19:16:45   MariaK -  alice - want to be skyped in to talk about Many eyes?
 19:17:02   dgoodman_1958 -  Id like to hear more about many eyes
 19:18:16   alicemercer -  IN a bit. let's here more about data collection?
 19:18:20   Cathy E -  I have a 5th grade teacher that will all over this topic
 19:18:26   Linda J -  cool! I love it!
 19:18:57   alicemercer -  Maria, when you need "extension" of discussion, which I don't think is now.
 19:19:55   MariaK -  right - Brewster and sheila will follow up on that!
 19:19:56   dgoodman_1958 -  are the kids able to identify all the animals they see
 19:20:23   sheila -  My project is posted on roadkill.wikispaces.com
 19:20:56   Lisa -  sheila, can you help, me get started?
 19:21:07   sheila -  sure!
 19:21:49   alicemercer -  What about Dgoodman's point about having kids do ids on bustrip?
 19:22:09   Linda J -  HA!
 19:22:17   dougsymington -  gotta love the URP
 19:22:21   Lisa -  actually, I remember driving my son phil around looking for roadkill for his class with brewster back in '96, I think
 19:22:33   sheila -  wow
 19:22:44   Cathy E -  Linda are you hanging with this conversation?
 19:22:56   alicemercer -  Lots of URPs on bus ride
 19:23:04   dgoodman_1958 -  yes alice
 19:23:17   MariaK -  yummy - roadkill pizza
 19:23:26   dgoodman_1958 -  good use of cell phone cameras
 19:23:28   Linda J -  LOL! Only because I am entertained! I'm not going to look!
 19:23:52   dgoodman_1958 -  I like that extension Shelia
 19:24:03   alicemercer -  Dgoodman: I can see using cameras and twitter to send data
 19:24:09   dgoodman_1958 -  yes
 19:24:13   alicemercer -  Or some of form of sms?
 19:24:43   dougsymington -  tags in Flickr would be good too--have to look for URP next time I'm in...
 19:24:47   MariaK -  absolutely - @alicemercer - photos and twitter
 19:24:52   MariaK -  and tags
 19:25:33   sheila -  @Michele, do you want to share what you have the kids do?
 19:26:01   dgoodman_1958 -  hwy versus backroad
 19:26:52   dgoodman_1958 -  good question to discuss-is roadkill ever good
 19:26:56   sheila -  This is a way to monitor amphibians too
 19:27:16   alicemercer -  Who is gentleman talking?
 19:27:24   sheila -  Brewster Bartleet
 19:27:32   sheila -  Oops Bartlett
 19:27:39   MariaK -  nh teacher - hs
 19:27:49   alicemercer -  Would brewster want to incorporate SMS?
 19:27:54   bsch1964 -  What grade does he do this with?
 19:28:05   dougsymington -  wonderful convo, have to run, hope to be back in a bit
 19:28:18   sheila -  He teaches HS, his wife is 6th grade, I am 7th grade
 19:28:48   bsch1964 -  thanks
 19:28:53   sheila -  Hi Tracy
 19:29:05   sheila -  @Tracy, can you hear?
 19:29:10   Linda J -  my 3rd graders would love it
 19:29:11   tsherrill -  great info so far!
 19:29:38   Cathy E -  Great chat room - welcome everyone!
 19:29:46   alicemercer -  Twitter is SMS, text messages that send an email?
 19:29:50   Linda J -  what a way to intro local animal population
 19:29:56   bsch1964 -  I have 3 third graders and 1 K that would like this
 19:30:08   Linda J -  if this wouldn't get their attention nothing will
 19:30:33   dgoodman_1958 -  camera more for identification
 19:30:57   Linda J -  live version would be better for me:)
 19:31:07   bsch1964 -  we have them in GA
 19:31:32   bsch1964 -  ARmodillos that is
 19:31:36   sheila -  do you have a picture of it?
 19:31:42   bsch1964 -  no
 19:32:32   alicemercer -  I know I guy in South Africa
 19:32:33   sheila -  High number of roadkill indicates a high population.
 19:32:47   alicemercer -  Australia is more likely
 19:33:11   alicemercer -  Okay my question, is the database available to copy, work with?
 19:33:30   Lisa -  mexico they have great animals Iwonder if I could make contact with a school there...
 19:33:38   MariaK -  alice - can I skype you in?
 19:33:40   bsch1964 -  yes! good point
 19:33:55   alicemercer -  Yep
 19:33:58   dgoodman_1958 -  @cathye how about your contact in Australia
 19:34:30   alicemercer -  @MARIA Skype me
 19:34:36   bsch1964 -  I have been trying to figure ways to help them to converse.
 19:35:09   MariaK -  i dont see you alice
 19:35:17   shoemap -  Sorry... arrived late. Is there a link for the project?
 19:35:23   dgoodman_1958 -  yes, database, writing, habitats, disease, etc. etc. etc
 19:35:32   Cathy E -  http://roadkill.edutel.com/rkregistration.html
 19:35:38   sheila -  roadkill.edutel.com and roadkill.wikispaces.com
 19:35:47   shoemap -  Thanks!
 19:36:06   Cathy E -  OHHH outside of the box!!
 19:37:53   bsch1964 -  Lots of roadkill in GA
 19:38:10   Cathy E -  Snowbanks - what are those? We never have snow here in eastern NC
 19:38:10   sheila -  our school's data is at www.ryejrhigh.org/roadkill/roadkill.htm
 19:38:18   bsch1964 -  year round
 19:38:41   bsch1964 -  yeah, I have not seen snow since 89
 19:38:41   dgoodman_1958 -  @cathye lol
 19:38:52   sheila -  @Michele, grab the phone from Brewster and share
 19:39:16   bsch1964 -  cool
 19:39:43   MariaK -  @bsch1964 - where are you from?
 19:39:54   bsch1964 -  Jesup, GA
 19:40:08   MariaK -  we'll send you some snow
 19:40:23   bsch1964 -  thanks
 19:40:27   alicemercer -  http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/home
 19:41:00   dgoodman_1958 -  for all grades-graphing
 19:41:08   MariaK -  hello cheryl
 19:41:10   Cathy E -  Hello MS Oakes
 19:41:22   bsch1964 -  Is there a way to keep this chat log
 19:41:26   cheryloakes vacation -  hello, on vacation just stopping by before dinner."-)
 19:41:39   Cathy E -  the chat log will be posted with the audio in a few days
 19:42:04   alicemercer -  I want to think about using this with 6th graders if not this year, then next year.
 19:42:06   MariaK -  cathy - I'll need your help with the chat log – will get it for me
 19:42:07   Cathy E -  Hello Michelle
 19:42:18   alicemercer -  Pull it into Many Eyes, and play with visualizations.
 19:42:19   Cathy E -  @ Maria- yes
 19:42:36   alicemercer -  @maria, I'm muted btw
 19:42:43   bsch1964 -  what is many eyes
 19:42:48   alicemercer http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/home
 19:42:59   bsch1964 -  thanks
 19:43:02   alicemercer -  It's a site the IBM put up to do collaborative data visualizations
 19:43:08   dgoodman_1958 -  does the number of roadkill rise during mating season
 19:43:39   dgoodman_1958 -  numbers rise or falll during hunting season
 19:43:46   bsch1964 -  cool
 19:44:04   dgoodman_1958 -  after storms and pollutions too
 19:44:28   tsherrill -  i'm curious to know the connection with earth science...
 19:44:51   dgoodman_1958 -  this topic coudl go in many directions and cover many grade spans
 19:44:58   alicemercer -  Tsherrill: the flooding issue.
 19:45:15   tsherrill -  Thanks
 19:46:56   drsplatt -  You get my wife talking about earth science she will go on and on
 19:47:12   MariaK -  and you are so quiet brewster!
 19:47:35   tsherrill -  thanks michelle... that helps tremendously
 19:48:19   sheila -  Feel free to join the wiki and contribute ideas, comments and questions.
 19:48:32   dgoodman_1958 -  oh i am thinking-assign bus routes as group project
 19:48:44   MariaK -  wiki address again - sheila
 19:48:48   sheila -  I like that deb
 19:48:58   sheila -  roadkill.wikispaces.com
 19:49:00   alicemercer -  I wonder if incoporating SMS could be done easily, if you take email, SMS is very similar, BUT I understand if you DON'T want to take it on?
 19:49:17   drsplatt -  Those that have the most toys always wins!
 19:49:22   alicemercer -  I think it would be an issue of time with the DB manager
 19:49:26   mary -  I have to go folks
 19:49:36   mary -  thanks for a great show
 19:49:43   dgoodman_1958 -  bye mary- glad to have you here
 19:49:50   alicemercer -  setting up the twitter/SMS account so it feeds, but i understand not wanting to go there, lol
 19:49:52   Cathy E -  Thanks for coming, Mary
 19:50:32   dougsymington -  wonderful show
 19:50:40   MariaK -  thanks doug!
 19:50:54   Cathy E -  This must be a first for ETT
 19:51:05   shoemap -  Thank you - I have never heard of the project before. Sounds awesome!
 19:51:13   dgoodman_1958 -  cool-google earth
 19:51:25   dgoodman_1958 -  how about mapping where you're data is coming from
 19:51:38   alicemercer -  BUT if the data is open we can do it?
 19:52:06   dgoodman_1958 -  very true statement
 19:52:27   bsch1964 -  I would like to know about what he has to say about Monarchs.
 19:52:29   dgoodman_1958 -  i think the student interest keeps you going with a project
 19:52:54   dgoodman_1958 -  i see that now
 19:53:03   bsch1964 -  great show guys
 19:53:07   dgoodman_1958 -  wheelchair, laptop, headset
 19:53:21   dgoodman_1958 -  the future looks brighter
 19:53:52   sheila -  If the wheelchair is motorized . . . hmmmm
 19:54:09   dgoodman_1958 -  oh, everything must be motorized by then
 19:54:36   Linda J -  Wonderful show! Thanks! Must go eat!
 19:54:49   bsch1964 -  I do!
 19:54:56   tsherrill -  Thanks guys, got to go.
 19:55:07   Cathy E -  Bye Linda
 19:55:12   tsherrill -  ok Sheila, I might just try it
 19:55:16   dgoodman_1958 -  bye linda
 19:55:18   bsch1964 -  but the butterflys are alive
 19:55:25   Lisa -  thanks for the intro, lots of great ideas! I'll skype you soon, Sheila!
 19:55:28   bsch1964 -  thanks
 19:55:30   sheila -  @tracy - great!@
 19:55:47   sheila -  roadkill.edutel.com
 19:55:49   dgoodman_1958 -  Thanks Brewster and Shelia - great topic and lots of possibilities
 19:55:53   dgoodman_1958 -  cant wait to share
 19:55:54   dougsymington -  what's the fun that? Live butterflies, I mean....just kidding
 19:55:59   sheila -  @lisa - later!
 19:56:26   michele bartlett -  thanks for having us- Sheila and Maria
 19:56:40   Cathy E -  Thank you - wonderful job
 19:57:36   Cathy E -  Go Shelia
 19:57:55   sheila -  www.ryejrhigh.org/ellwood
 19:58:03   shoemap -  Sheila is a star for class of 2.4!
 19:58:06   sheila -  for Antarctica teacher
bsch1964 -Thanks for allowing me to chat in my first live cast.
 19:58:23   sheila -  let's wait and see after tomorrow!
 19:58:31   dgoodman_1958 -  great to have you bsch1964
 19:58:43   dgoodman_1958 -  sheila you will be fine
 19:58:50   sheila -  ahhhhh
 19:58:55   bsch1964 -  you were great bru!
 19:59:03   drsplatt -  Will see you on the highways on March 10th!
 19:59:26   Cathy E -  Ya Maria
 19:59:28   sheila -  Thanks Brewster and Michele
 19:59:36   dougsymington -  wooohooo great show
 19:59:48   sheila -  and thank you to Paul Colombo who hosts the project.
 19:59:59   dougsymington -  just posted to twitter that I'll never look at roadkill in the same way again!
 20:00:21   dougsymington -  take care all
 20:00:28   sheila -  bye doug
 20:00:31   MariaK -  goodnight everyone
 20:00:40   dgoodman_1958 -  :D
 20:01:12   Cathy E -  Getting 'Wild Blue" Internet installed next Tues - keep your fingers crossed
 20:01:32   drsplatt -  Thanks again...Signing off....Dr. Splatt
 20:01:46   sheila -  Thanks all!