Making Connections #33
We're back! Welcome to the new folks! And of course, welcome to those that contiune to hang with me! Tonight was a trail to see if I really could stay connected. Hope to see everybody next week.
19:00:13 nhall -EdTechTalk: Can you tell me if this is the chat room for Making Connections?
19:03:55 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: lots of static--sounds like you're working on it :-)
19:06:26 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: That's coming through much more clearly now :-)
19:06:53 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Are you planning to talk about Voicethread today?
19:09:29 Cathy E -EdTechTalk: sorry my firefox just crashed
19:09:39 Cathy E -EdTechTalk: Peggy can I skype you in
19:10:08 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: I don't have my headset plugged in and would have to restart. Can I type?
19:11:46 Cathy E -EdTechTalk: of course
19:12:40 sheila -EdTechTalk: Hi Nicole!
19:12:41 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Sounds awesome-20 computers in a classroom :-)
19:13:03 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: are you talking about the Smartboard podcasts?
19:13:21 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: They are great!
19:13:54 sheila -EdTechTalk: Hi all!
19:14:02 katbowler -EdTechTalk: Hey Cath!
19:14:08 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: http://pdtogo.com/smart/
19:14:09 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: podcast: smartboard lessons Joan Badger
19:14:09 katbowler -EdTechTalk: Skype me :-)
19:14:33 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: Great smartboard program
19:14:42 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Just put the link in
19:14:43 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: B
19:14:44 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: adg
19:14:48 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: b
19:15:01 sheila -EdTechTalk: I've found these shows on ETT have provided most of my PD
19:15:24 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Commutes are perfect for podcasts :-)
19:15:47 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: I don't either but they are fun to listen to!
19:16:19 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: wii rocks
19:16:41 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: One of my teacher friends in special ed. made a "fake" smartboard because her kids couldn't manipulate the tools.
19:17:01 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: u can use the wii as a smartboard?
19:17:23 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: She controlled the mouse from her computer as the kids pointed to things on the screen-just a whiteboard where she was projecting her computer. Very creative!
19:17:40 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: cool
19:17:49 sheila -EdTechTalk: nice idea!
19:18:55 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: time to pick a color :-)
19:19:49 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Do you provide re-certification credit hours for your online PD?
19:19:54 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: I am suppose to get an interactive board like Kathy was talking about.
19:20:23 Cathy E -EdTechTalk: I would love to add you to the skype conversastion - call me- cevanoff
19:20:25 sheila -EdTechTalk: I'm trying to get people to get together this summer just to play with web 2.0 tools.
19:20:55 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Time is such a challenging issue for teachers. That's why things like the K12online conference are so valuable because they can watch whenever they have time.
19:21:30 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: me
19:22:16 katbowler -EdTechTalk: I'm hearing you.....but can't chat in for some reason----LOVE IT!!
19:22:21 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: You can earn PD credit through the K12online conference with some followup work besides listening to the webcast. Great opportunity!
19:22:42 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Hi Maria. Great to see you again.
19:22:57 MariaK -EdTechTalk: Hey there!
19:23:03 Cathy E -EdTechTalk: can we call you Maria
19:23:10 MariaK -EdTechTalk: Just back from the beach!
19:23:20 MariaK -EdTechTalk: yes cathy I'm ready
19:23:25 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Good for you! Beach sounds terrific.
19:23:43 MariaK -EdTechTalk: Weather has been worse than San Antonio
19:23:44 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: bsch1964 is becky
19:23:59 sheila -EdTechTalk: Some people are already booking hotel rooms!
19:24:06 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: There are tons of webcasts/podcasts already posted for NECC. Great!
19:24:19 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: yeah!
19:24:22 nhall -EdTechTalk: Hi, I am a grad student at California University...Can someone clue me in on some of the topics discussed in Making Connections?
19:24:30 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Are you in Raleigh?
19:24:46 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: I do not have skype
19:25:03 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: I will have to buy one
19:25:20 sheila -EdTechTalk: buy skype?
19:25:34 Cathy E -EdTechTalk: you don't have to buy skype- just create an account
19:25:34 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: http://www.kzowebcasting.com/necc/ These are the NECC webcasts.
19:25:39 MariaK -EdTechTalk: hi sheila
19:25:42 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: thank you
19:25:46 sheila -EdTechTalk: It's a downlowad
19:25:47 MariaK -EdTechTalk: are youin the skype call?
19:25:55 sheila -EdTechTalk: Hi maria
19:25:58 sheila -EdTechTalk: no
19:26:08 katbowler -EdTechTalk: Hi Maria! Yes :-)
19:26:09 MariaK -EdTechTalk: you should be
19:26:14 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: I'm coming to NC next week to spend 3 weeks with my daughter in Pittsboro :-)
19:26:24 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: Do I have to have a microphone?
19:26:37 MariaK -EdTechTalk: Peggy - are you in the call - you're WOW2 star.
19:26:43 Cathy E -EdTechTalk: Maria- may I skype you
19:26:52 MariaK -EdTechTalk: sure
19:26:56 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: No, Maria. Didn't have my headset plugged in
19:27:15 sheila -EdTechTalk: seacoast in NH
19:27:17 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: I'm in Phoenix AZ
19:27:20 MariaK -EdTechTalk: get earbuds and use the built in mic
19:27:44 MariaK -EdTechTalk: I'm not too far from sheila - more inland NH
19:27:50 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Just took them off because I've been on them all day and need to get back on for WOW2 soon.
19:28:53 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: 112 degrees in Phoenix today--what's it like in NC?
19:28:58 nhall -EdTechTalk: Greene County PA
19:29:12 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: I'm Becky an SEBD teacher from Jesup, GA
19:29:22 katbowler -EdTechTalk: It's been about 85 today in the OBX of NC
19:29:44 MariaK -EdTechTalk: Goats - wild ones?
19:29:59 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: @katbowler-sounds nice
19:30:39 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: When I was there last summer there were thunderstorms almost every afternoon :-) Refreshing.
19:30:40 katbowler -EdTechTalk: It was nice...hopefully you had the nice dry heat I remember from my visit to Phoenix.
19:30:44 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: 91 in GA
19:30:50 sheila -EdTechTalk: organic lawnmowers?
19:30:57 sheila -EdTechTalk: the goats
19:31:05 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Great story! didn't know goats could swim :-)
19:31:34 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: @sheila-that's really funny! used to have a donkey that we used to mow our lawn--not very effective
19:31:54 sheila -EdTechTalk: free fertilizer too?
19:32:04 katbowler -EdTechTalk: LOL!
19:32:22 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Mark, you should look at the way they have set up online PD for the K12 online conference. They have rubrics, tasks, etc. that are very good.
19:32:33 MariaK -EdTechTalk: @sheila - did you see the message from gary stager -room in the conf. at early bird rate
19:32:58 sheila -EdTechTalk: @MariaK - yes, still debating. Are you going?
19:33:11 MariaK -EdTechTalk: all registered.
19:33:18 MariaK -EdTechTalk: please come - sheila!
19:33:33 sheila -EdTechTalk: I have to check on the $ part of it with principal
19:33:35 Cathy E -EdTechTalk: goats http://www.flickr.com/photos/khs/2445599602/
19:33:39 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Great idea to expand the offerings to other school districts
19:34:10 sheila -EdTechTalk: @Mark - what tool will you use for webinars?
19:34:24 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: That photo is hilarious!
19:35:13 sheila -EdTechTalk: @mariaK - was in SL last night. Looked for you . . .
19:35:19 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: where those goats?
19:35:25 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Will you provide backchannel chat for your PD?
19:36:04 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Twiddla is nice for sharing whiteboard, desktop, clickable website, audio, video, etc.
19:36:21 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: take a cab!
19:36:58 sheila -EdTechTalk: @mrsdurff - We made her take a trolley instead of walking a mile in San Antonio!
19:37:08 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: http://www.twiddla.com/Home.aspx
19:37:24 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: that is better than walking
19:37:37 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Maria-how did you learn to do all of those amazing streaming things?
19:37:50 sheila -EdTechTalk: Bad part of time too!
19:38:13 sheila -EdTechTalk: rather town .. .
19:38:52 sheila -EdTechTalk: Yeah Abi! Congrats!
19:38:54 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: That's really exciting! Woodshole is a fantastic place
19:39:10 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Dr. Abi :-)
19:39:46 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: Who ever told me I could download Skpe, thanks! I have downloaded it.
19:40:05 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: I don't know if I want to talk though.
19:40:18 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: My husband is watching TV
19:40:21 MariaK -EdTechTalk: @PeggyG - webcast academy
19:40:23 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: it's free to call/chat with any other Skype user
19:40:24 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Did Abi record that experience with the students? Would love to see it
19:40:36 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: Thanks
19:40:37 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: and really cheap to call internationally
19:40:47 MariaK -EdTechTalk: I doubt that she did - but she'd talk to you too Peggy
19:40:51 katbowler -EdTechTalk: We didn't, did we Cathy? I'd love a copy also if Abi did record it!
19:40:52 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: I can't wait to start webcast academy-all signed up for the next session
19:41:03 MariaK -EdTechTalk: she has amazing things from the deepocean vents!
19:41:34 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: GoDaddy provides a server for about 7.99 a year
19:41:36 katbowler -EdTechTalk: She sure does-- the kids LOVED the crushed cups!
19:41:47 sheila -EdTechTalk: Have to go back to my other meeting. . . will be in and out.
19:42:04 katbowler -EdTechTalk: It really showed how great the pressure is down under near the vents
19:42:05 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: "Who's coming to dinner tonight?"
19:42:23 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: a la Alfred Hitchhock
19:42:35 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: I'm afraid if teachers are involved in the webinars from other districts they won't feel connected if they can't participate somehow (like chat)
19:42:56 sheila -EdTechTalk: I'm back
19:43:12 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: We've all been adding comments, photos and audio to the wiki to celebrate Vicki on WOW2
19:43:14 sheila -EdTechTalk: tell about the keychain
19:43:23 katbowler -EdTechTalk: Good point, Peggy....skype is great. We used it last year for guest authors to join our classes on Read Across America Day.
19:43:32 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Yes, the keychain was definitely a highlight!
19:43:36 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: Vicki is from GA
19:43:39 nhall -EdTechTalk: what exactly is webinars?
19:43:41 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: right
19:44:00 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Webinars are online presentations
19:44:19 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: webinars are conferences with usu both a web component and a conference call
19:44:33 nhall -EdTechTalk: thank you...sorry I'm kind of lost on the topics being discussed... I apprectiate your help!
19:44:41 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: DEN does many webinars
19:44:44 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: I keep finding streams and webcasts of things I missed at NECC--wish we could do everything!!!
19:44:56 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: ustreams are the next step up
19:45:01 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: @nhall-don't hesitate to ask questions-it helps everyone!
19:46:04 Cathy E -EdTechTalk: yes, nhall, ask away
19:46:09 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: is maria doing butterflies again?
19:46:12 nhall -EdTechTalk: thanks!
19:46:16 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Maria-have you ever tried the Animation-ish software with you KDG students? I got to try it at the Constructivist Celebration and it's amazing.
19:46:34 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Jennifer's online projects are so much fun!
19:46:44 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: i loved oreos
19:46:57 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: we got to eat oreos afterwards
19:47:10 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Jennifer always provides great instructions for her projects and is very welcoming.
19:47:11 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: and they were on sale too
19:47:25 sheila -EdTechTalk: coffee too?
19:47:30 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: for me
19:47:34 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: of course
19:47:35 sheila -EdTechTalk: yes?
19:48:05 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Those authentic, real-life projects are so valuable for the kids.
19:48:58 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: I am always so amazed at the quality of the writing of Kathy Cassidy's first graders as a result of their frequent blogging!
19:49:12 Cathy E -EdTechTalk: http://www.jenuinetech.com/
19:49:53 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337 Kathy's first grade blog
19:49:59 nhall -EdTechTalk: I was actually just introduced to blogging
19:50:10 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: Is this in Google Earth
19:50:12 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: @nhall-what grade do you teach?
19:50:17 nhall -EdTechTalk: 5th
19:50:23 Cathy E -EdTechTalk: http://www.cafepress.com/edtechtalk
19:51:00 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: @nhall Are you thinking of trying blogging with your 5th graders?
19:51:37 sheila -EdTechTalk: nice!
19:51:45 nhall -EdTechTalk: yes... I want to integrate technology as much as possible in my classroom... I am trying to find new thing to use with the resources I am given!
19:51:46 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Those shirts are really cool! I'm still deciding which style to buy :-)
19:52:13 nhall -EdTechTalk: do you have any suggestions?
19:52:21 sheila -EdTechTalk: @mariaK - tell them about the keychain idea.
19:52:26 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: A blog for discussing literature/books the kids are reading is a great way to get started.
19:52:59 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: anyone need the Voicethread link?
19:53:09 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Come on Maria-tell about the keychain :-)
19:53:15 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: thank you
19:53:30 nhall -EdTechTalk: thanks...
19:53:33 Cathy E -EdTechTalk: yes- druff
19:53:41 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: I will work on using skyp.
19:53:48 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: here http://voicethread.com/#q.b164472.i875589
19:54:02 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Maggie is such an interesting person to talk with!
19:54:03 nhall -EdTechTalk: I am also going to try a virtual field trip with my students this year
19:54:14 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: where to?
19:54:33 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: multitasking Maria!!
19:54:39 nhall -EdTechTalk: Grand Teton National Park
19:55:09 sheila -EdTechTalk: @bsch1964 - if you need practice on skype, I'm kmno4s. Add me as your contact if you want.
19:55:15 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: search for keychain on the NECC 2008 Ning-many pics
19:55:21 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: here http://www.flickr.com/photos/78154370@N00/2620023239/
19:55:39 sheila -EdTechTalk: @mrsdurff - you are quick!
19:55:44 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: :)
19:56:00 nhall -EdTechTalk: These links are great!
19:56:15 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: On the WOW2 pocast from NECC that I recorded and posted you can hear Kevin explaining the keychains. It's an awesome idea.
19:56:18 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: i had looked for someone else - i just knew how to find it
19:56:28 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: unfair headstart
19:56:58 sheila -EdTechTalk: heading back to my meeting! See you all in an hour?
19:57:22 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Yes see you at WOW2-bye Sheila
19:58:16 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: I posted the video of WOW2 on the NECC Ning.
19:58:20 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: thank you
19:58:33 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: http://necc2008.ning.com/video/video/show?id=1997968%3AVideo%3A32688
19:58:34 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: yonder
19:58:37 nhall -EdTechTalk: Thank you so much for sharing information with me! I really appreciate it!
19:58:51 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: You're welcome! Great to have you join us!
19:59:03 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: thanks for the link
19:59:04 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: yes
19:59:12 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: 9pmEDT
20:00:15 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Cheryl, Bob and Alice will be keynotes for one of the strands for the K12 online conference :-)
20:00:34 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: That sounds like a great conference!
20:00:41 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: scratch?
20:00:44 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Alan November's conference
20:00:54 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: reading the about the crowds at NECC, I am not anxious to join the fray next year
20:01:41 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: You're going to love Constructing Modern Knowledge if it's anything like the Constructivist Celebration Gary hosted at NECC.
20:02:09 bsch1964 -EdTechTalk: I will talk next time.
20:02:12 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Thanks all. It's been fun. Glad the audio got cleared up so quickly.
20:02:19 mrsdurff -EdTechTalk: ciao!
20:02:24 PeggyG -EdTechTalk: Bye
20:02:28 nhall -EdTechTalk: bye