We speak with Liz Kolb and her innovative ways of using cell phones in the classroom. There are loads of links in this show!
Links from the show: http://delicious.com/seedlingsgeekoftheweek/2008-10-09Seedlings
cheryloakes -> Welcome we are getting ready.
PeggyG -> Yeah! audio is coming through the stream :-) Hi all!
Lorenchuk -> I don't have audio yet.
"cheryloakes -> hello Lorenchuk PeggyG Welcome, thanks for the audio check."
PeggyG -> I'm listening on ETT-A through iTunes
cheryloakes -> Lorenchuk please go to the ETTA and click on your choice of stream.
Lorenchuk -> ok
PeggyG -> Yes! I'm a huge fan!!!
PeggyG -> Really looking forward to hearing from Liz Kolb! Can't wait to get her book!
bobsprankle -> hello all!
PeggyG -> audio is really good today! Great job!
alicebarr -> can you hear us?
PeggyG -> yes I can hear everyone I think
mrsdurff -> hi everyone and goiing for coffee refill
PeggyG -> not hearing any echo on the stream
lorenchuk -> Hello Cheryl
"cheryloakes -> Welcome, my chat crashed."
alicebarr -> Thanks Peggy!
"KarenJan -> Hi, Everyone!"
PeggyG -> Really miss those beautiful fall colors--still summer in Phoenix AZ :-)
cheryloakes -> Evening KarenJan! Welcome to all in the chat.
alicebarr -> Hi Karen!
"cheryloakes -> Hi Durff, I got online with Cathy Evanoff for a bit later in the afternoon."
"KarenJan -> Hi, Cheryl and Alice, and everyone else!"
"cheryloakes -> I saw too that Steve is here, no baseball tonight?"
cheryloakes -> Evening Sue!
Sue Waters -> Hi Cheryl
cheryloakes -> Welcome to Liz Kolb tonight
stevesoko -> game coming on in a bit - multi tasking
cheryloakes -> Glad you are here Steve.
mrsdurff -> hi cheryl - was fetching coffee
PeggyG -> I got to hear Liz's interview with Toni Twiss from New Zealand and it was awesome!
mrsdurff -> hi lori
cheryloakes -> What kind of coffee Durff?
lori collins -> Hi!
mrsdurff -> Starbucks decaf Verona
bobsprankle -> http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=152
"cheryloakes -> Hello Lori, welcome tonight, we have Liz Kolb. PeggyG thanks for the links."
bobsprankle -> that's liz' presentation
"cheryloakes -> Yummy, coffee, I can almost smell it."
mrsdurff -> :)
PeggyG -> that's really funny! most laborious??? :-)
KarenJan -> but the presentation was incredible!
mrsdurff -> hesitate not Liz
KarenJan -> what has Liz added that especially helps high school kids with executive function issues
mrsdurff -> i love jott!
KarenJan -> are you paying for it now?
mrsdurff -> emails or reminders txt you
mrsdurff -> i pay for no software
PeggyG -> http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/ Liz's blog is loaded with tools and strategies for using cell phones in learning :-)
KarenJan -> was it miguel who said digital residents and digital travelers?
mrsdurff -> used polleverywhere?
mrsdurff -> Gabcast!
mrsdurff -> but they DO the homework if they bring the cellphones
mrsdurff -> so i break the rules
PeggyG -> I really liked Liz's latest blog post about using cell phones as assistive technologies. It was loaded with resources.
KarenJan -> @peggyg - whats the link?
PeggyG -> http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/--that's her blog-post was Oct. 1
PeggyG -> dropio sounds wonderful! I've never used it.
stevesoko -> @Liz - do you find that the current cost of US cell phone data plans create digital $$$ divides? Lots of cheap stuff you can do but eventually if we go for the ability use web via phone is $$$. Even text and SMS can be $$$
mrsdurff -> evoca?
KarenJan -> Thanks for the link @peggyg
mrsdurff -> hi scott
Scott Shelhart -> HEllo Lisa
PeggyG -> that is amazing that you can listen to radio shows and pick up where you left off! I have to try it!
lorenchuk -> What do your kids podcast each week?
mrsdurff -> so is she giving a class?
cheryloakes -> Hello to all who have entered the room while I was at delicious http://delicious.com/seedlingsgeekoftheweek
"cheryloakes -> Scott, welcome. Durff, I will ask about evoca"
lorenchuk -> That last audio was very hard to hear
PeggyG -> yes Alice was very soft...
"lorenchuk -> Thank you, wondering about my own system"
mrsdurff -> i do - unlimited txt msgng
mrsdurff -> students txt or IM
bobsprankle -> hey ernie!
mrsdurff -> i am more comfortable with txt or IM too
mrsdurff -> if just those tiny keyboards were bigger...........…
stevesoko -> Ulimited text - just give up the battle and let them have it. I pay for phone but make Ms17 and Ms23 pay fo their text msg cost
mrsdurff -> hi ernie
cheryloakes -> Hi Ernie.
ErnieEaster -> Hi - just got in - now to connect the audio part
mrsdurff -> click the black icon ernie
mrsdurff -> hi cathy
"cheryloakes -> Hi CathyE, welcome."
cheryloakes -> Welcome back Ernie.
Cathy E -> This network is the BEST!
mrsdurff -> hi again ernie
cheryloakes -> Ernie is our teacher of the year in Maine! Go Ernie.
ErnieEaster -> I keep getting kicked out everytime I try to connect to the audio stream???
mrsdurff -> url for geo graffitti?
stevesoko -> I do think that at HS for kids sometimes the phone you have and teh plan you have = status. Ulimited text plans vs limited per month plans vs pay as you go is a social statement
Cathy E -> Yea- Ernie
mrsdurff -> ernie trry the blue icon
cheryloakes -> geograffiti.com
mrsdurff -> it is stev
Cathy E -> Earnie- do the audio first
Cathy E -> then the chat
mrsdurff -> i know kids who still have tracphones
mrsdurff -> hi paul
"cheryloakes -> good point Steve, yes, texting is a status piece of the social network"
PeggyG -> Wow Ernie! Congratulations! That is awesome!
cheryloakes -> We always get back to the learning conversation.
paulrwood -> Hey Durff
cheryloakes -> evening Maureen/bcdtech
"cheryloakes -> Hello Paulrwood, welcome"
mrsdurff -> hey maureen
paulrwood -> Hello Cheryl
ErnieEaster -> Thanks - all for doing something right. Did you hear the story Cheryl?
Maureen/bcdtech -> Hello everyone!
"KarenJan -> Hey, Paul and Maureen!"
"mrsdurff -> which one of us views learning as in one place, time?"
cheryloakes -> No what story Ernie?
paulrwood -> Hello Karen
cheryloakes -> Learning is all the time isn't it.
mrsdurff -> ooo! chacha!!
mrsdurff -> used that with seniors in high school
KarenJan -> anyone using Evernote with their iPhones?
bobsprankle -> me! love it!
PeggyG -> chacha is amazing-heard a podcast last week that highlighted it and I didn't think of all of those things you could use it for with students.
"lorenchuk -> Yes, but just a little, have you used it much?"
paulrwood -> @karenJan I havent used it on my phone
"KarenJan -> @bob - would love a tutorial on the best ways to use it, for me and for students"
KarenJan -> seems to be something that I need to explore further
PeggyG -> say more about evernote
mrsdurff -> digital nomads
mrsdurff -> not chained to any certain place or time
KarenJan -> @peggy - there's an online version and an iPhone version http://evernote.com/
Maureen/bcdtech -> Oh-oh and me with no cell phone or access.
mrsdurff -> makes one wonder why schools persist
"ErnieEaster -> As you know Vicki nominated me after we got to know each other because I asked her if I could use her cute dog & cat photo with the cat saying ""I said I like blogs"" In a presentation I put together about Web 2.0 tools."
PeggyG -> Thanks Karen!
"cheryloakes -> I like that Durff, digital nomads, no time constraints."
"cheryloakes -> That is a great story, you should blog that!! Ernie."
mrsdurff -> cheryl - not mine - read it somewhere
mrsdurff -> have no idea where
"KarenJan -> i find i'm much more willing to explore the tools than my own kids - 18, 19 and 24 - they seem set in their ways with how they use the technology"
Maureen/bcdtech -> My 24 and 26 yr olds use text and rarely use email- but nothing else
mrsdurff -> could we get rid of waiting lines at customs too?
"PeggyG -> @Ernie--another awesome example of the flat world, huh? what a great story!"
"cheryloakes -> Karen, I agree, my kids toos."
alicebarr -> @KarenJan I see that with some of the students in my school
lorenchuk -> @KarenJan I would agree but I think being in education helps us explore
mrsdurff -> Peggy - the world is NOT flat - it is wrinkled
ErnieEaster -> You'll hear the story as part of my 5 minutes at ACTEM
"cheryloakes -> Okay, Ernie!!"
"Maureen/bcdtech -> @Alice I see reluctance from my 9th graders- they don't want to have scribes, don't really want to use google docs...weird"
ErnieEaster -> Apparently Vicki and the music teacher at my school are collaborating with some type of video for the intro - my students writing part of the script???
mrsdurff -> and if one doesn't have a camera phone?
Scott Shelhart -> what is the link? Kaywa.com?
"cheryloakes -> We are seeing tht too Maureen, where kids want to keep the technology to themselves."
KarenJan -> I think it speaks to the importance of us modeling for students our commitment to life long learning
PeggyG -> every time I hear Liz talk I just keep saying-oh wow!! what amazing resources!
bobsprankle -> def!
"cheryloakes -> Peggy, I can't even ask a question I am so in awe."
stevesoko -> wow -- drop those links about QR codes folks!
bobsprankle -> http://reader.kaywa.com/
alicebarr -> @Maureen very strange!
bobsprankle -> http://www.snappr.net/
KarenJan -> there's a youtube video of a 2 yo demonstrating how to use an iPhone - have you seen it?
stevesoko -> Thanks Bob!
"cheryloakes -> yes, that is a cute one."
PeggyG -> what age does Liz thing students should have their own cell phones??
PeggyG -> I saw that 2 yr old demo of iPhone--I couldn't believe it!!
mrsdurff -> not allow cellphones? we don't either - I break the rules
bobsprankle -> http://wiffiti.com/
bobsprankle -> http://www.joewoodonline.com/?p=363
PeggyG -> that's a great example of how much you can do with just one cell phone!
bobsprankle -> http://www.polleverywhere.com/
cheryloakes -> http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/
cheryloakes -> Liz's blog
PeggyG -> can students share cell phones to use polleverywhere in the classroom?
ErnieEaster -> Still trying to connect to the audio - next time perhaps. For now chat for me.
"cheryloakes -> Ernie, open another page, and try for the audio."
cheryloakes -> Welcome thanporter
cheryloakes -> http://www.cellphonesinlearning.com/ Liz's blog
lorenchuk -> I would still like to know what her students podcast each week. What topic or theme?
PeggyG -> that's a good answer Liz about the age to introduce cell phones
ErnieEaster -> With the iBook - open in iTunes?
"cheryloakes -> Will send that again, Lorenchuck"
cheryloakes -> did you check with her blog
"lorenchuk -> Thank you, no I haven't done that yet"
KarenJan -> how old is LIz's daughter?
"cheryloakes -> sure Ernie, that should do it"
lorenchuk -> @earnieeaster that is how I got it to load
thanporter -> Yes get them to see it as something other than a social toy!
cheryloakes -> thanks Loren for helping out.
cheryloakes -> Right Thanporter
"KarenJan -> wow, keeps dropping"
cheryloakes -> I hear a little drop too.
thanporter -> I don't have one. What am I missing. I am older than 11.
mrsdurff -> average age is 9 yrs old at our school
KarenJan -> it's a toy to an 18 month old!
bobsprankle -> http://www.textmarks.com/
stevesoko -> @karets a toy to a 54 year oldnjan i
lorenchuk -> I can't wait to check her blog out. I want to do blogs with my students
ErnieEaster -> It wants to load Worldbriges.net:8000 ???
KarenJan -> anyone try using a cell phone to comment on a VT?
cheryloakes -> It should ask for a plist to open in it unes.
stevesoko -> Sorry - touchpad on new Asus 1000h is a big mystery
"cheryloakes -> Karen, I tried it in a workshop. It worked."
"lorenchuk -> @Ernie, it was just a playlist"
"KarenJan -> @steve - i have that same issue with my sony vaio, i can relate!"
"cheryloakes -> change is hard for most, but not this group!!!"
Cathy E -> Ernie - try this and click listen http://188.8.131.52:8000/
"KarenJan -> good question, Bob"
cheryloakes -> thanks cathy
KarenJan -> we may see more resistance in the years ahead
thanporter -> Good question Bob
KarenJan -> it took 50 years to accept the blackboard!
cheryloakes -> http://delicious.com/seedlingsgeekoftheweek
cheryloakes -> how long to accept whiteboards
"KarenJan -> not sure, do u know?"
"cheryloakes -> it was rhetorical, maybe 3 years?"
ErnieEaster -> Thanks - it seems to be loading
KarenJan -> i'm thinking more like 10
paulrwood -> My students have permission to use their phone appropriately in class and are always coming up with different ways than me to do that
"cheryloakes -> 3 years for an individual who is reluctant, maybe 12 years for education?"
mrsdurff -> AMEN!! We don't need those Senteos
"KarenJan -> @paul, so that's one way your Catholic school is ahead of public schools"
lorenchuk -> because we can't control where they go - districts fear the loose controls
"bobsprankle -> so well said, Liz!"
thanporter -> Yes it is a tool that they are familiar with. Use it!
mrsdurff -> oh paul that is no fun
mrsdurff -> much more fun to break rules
paulrwood -> Well the rules for the rest of school is
"cheryloakes -> Durff, naughty!"
mrsdurff -> i am
thanporter -> I need that education on the potential of the phone.
"cheryloakes -> thanporter, yes I really feel like I need to listen to this podcast manytimes!"
thanporter -> That is the beauty of the podcast. we can do that can't we!
"cheryloakes -> sure thing, this will be a huge download count!"
lorenchuk -> @ErnieEaster is your audio working?
cheryloakes -> Geek of the Week
paulrwood -> I allow my students to talk with others forthe first 20 minutes of an assessment
cheryloakes -> Here is the delicious links.
thanporter -> Banning scares me. As does filter blocking. Teach responsbonsibility
cheryloakes -> http://youmail.com/
paulrwood -> Brought in laptops fo their finals last year
thanporter -> love the geeks
mrsdurff -> too much to digest
PeggyG -> lost my chat but not my audio--this has been an amazing conversation!
ErnieEaster -> Still no audio - I
cheryloakes -> http://grandcentral.com/
cheryloakes -> the podcast will be great to have!
ErnieEaster -> I'll listen to the pod cast later
mrsdurff -> revolving door paul?
ErnieEaster -> Peggy and I need to get together
cheryloakes -> http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=55483
PeggyG -> Smile Ernie :-) we do
thanporter -> Grading on my phone! Wow
mrsdurff -> no wait alice - you gotta drive
cheryloakes -> http://www.nea.org/takenote/bullyweek.html
alicebarr -> @durff Darn!
cheryloakes -> http://infosthetics.com/
cheryloakes -> for our visual learners.
cheryloakes -> http://woices.com/
cheryloakes -> http://www.socialmention.com/
cheryloakes -> What a great conversation in the chat tonight!!
PeggyG -> was that woices.com or voices.com?
PeggyG -> I heard that on our local news last night about the math problems-hilarious!
cheryloakes -> This show is just great!
cheryloakes -> http://delicious.com/seedlingsgeekoftheweek
PeggyG -> this has been an incredible show! Thanks Liz & Seedlings!
mrsdurff -> gtg folks - this has been soooooo soooo much
mrsdurff -> ciao!
cheryloakes -> Thanks for all the great comments!
cheryloakes -> This is the end folks.
bobsprankle -> thank you liz! thank you all!
lorenchuk -> thank you - this has been interesting
PeggyG -> can we access the ACTEM stuff?
PeggyG -> whole show and Liz didn't mention her book :-)
cheryloakes -> www.actem.org
cheryloakes -> look for some ustreams and chats
PeggyG -> thanks for the actem.org link! Thank you all!
"cheryloakes -> Her book, Toys to Tools, connecting , comes out Oct. 15, 2008"
Cathy E -> ya'll are awesome
cheryloakes -> Thanks CathyE for helpingand great talking to your students.
PeggyG -> I preordered my book from ISTE and it said not in stock but I'm sure it will be coming soon. Just like waiting for the Harry Potter books :-)
cheryloakes -> Thanks Peggy!!! Liz says.
PeggyG -> night all!
cheryloakes -> Night! Thanks for being here.