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SEEDLings 2009-03-12 Andrew Sutherland

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Andrew Sutherland, author and owner of Quizlet.com joins us for the show. Andrew is a freshman at MIT and had some great things to share.

Quizlet

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cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Hello lisette, just getting things set up. Hello Terry!

 

lisette ->   Just started to follow on twitter, thought I'd check it out

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Evening Dave, when can I go red?

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Great, we begin at 7:30, this is our time to check sound, and gather our guests. NO SOUND yet.

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Hello Shelia, evening.

 

sheila ->   Hi Cheryl! Had a meeting today. Looks like 7th grade will get netbooks for all students!

 

sheila ->   Special grant from the community.

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   YEAH Shelia, kudos to you, you have worked hard for this.

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Nice, now the work to find the one you like and the stuff to go on it.

 

sheila ->   Your name was dropped a few times by the principal and school board member. :)

 

sheila ->   Right!

 

tkaminski ->   Heello everyone!!!

 

tkaminski ->   Does anyone have audio yet??

 

sheila ->   no

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Hello, to all, no audio yet, another 5 min. I will ask for a sound check.

 

tkaminski ->   Are most people from MAine excited about announcement htis week of laptops for Gr.7-12

 

lisette ->   jealous and happy for the educators in maine

 

sheila ->   I forwarded the article to my admin today . . . I'm in NH and I'm happy!

 

sheila ->   I'm hoping proximity counts

 

tkaminski ->   I wish our politicians in Alberta would spend some of our Oil revenues on 1 to 1

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Well, speaking for me, I am so excited about the vision finally coming through, but in my school we won't see funding for this like it was for the 7th and 8th grade, so it would have to be locally funded at 180,000 per year for 4 years for macbooks, wireless, support and professional development. Not sure that will pass the straight face test in these times.

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Hello bmcnaboe, welcome to the show.

 

lisette ->   Well, it's headed in the right direction.

 

tkaminski ->   @ cheryloakes I hear you cheryl

 

bmcnaboe ->   hi thanks!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   SOUnd check is good.

 

tkaminski ->   Hello Bob

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   hello andrew and kmferrari

 

andrew ->   Hello

 

KMFerrari ->   hi there

 

bobsprankle ->   hi all!

 

tkaminski ->   I can't stay for the whole show.  I am at a conference in Calgary and the evening keynote begins soon

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Well, we are glad yo u made it Terry.

 

TimLevesque ->   hello fellow tech nerds!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Hi TimLevesque

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   Hi everyone!

 

tkaminski ->   I do not have audio.  Could be the wireless connection I have

 

tkaminski ->   Hello Alice

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   HI Terry

 

TimLevesque ->   who is the honored guest this evening?

 

TimLevesque ->   nm just saw bob's twitter :)

 

tkaminski ->   Had an interesting panel discussion at the conference I am at.  Twitter #adeta09 to follow the twitter back chat from today

 

bobsprankle ->   any one hear us?

 

tkaminski ->   No

 

bobsprankle ->   @tim Andrew Sutherland

 

TimLevesque ->   not hearing anything

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   thanks, we have a little glitch

 

TimLevesque ->   that's okay, ill go checkout quizlet.com

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   CAn you hear us now?

 

tkaminski ->   @alice no sound yet

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   you should hear in 30 seconds

 

TimLevesque ->   eek my buffer is looping

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   shelia sound check please?

 

PeggyG ->   hearing the stream now :-) Hi everyone!

 

sheila ->   ok

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   thanks PeggyG

 

TimLevesque ->   there..all better

 

sheila ->   good sound

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   okay,

 

sheila ->   Had to switch computers . . .

 

tkaminski ->   I can hear

 

lisette ->   no tme

 

TimLevesque ->   I can't wait to hear about quizlet

 

PeggyG ->   funny! This is going to be a great show!!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   We are so excited to have so  many great folks with us.

 

tkaminski ->   WE love the show every week

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Thanks Terry

 

lisette ->   can't hear

 

PeggyG ->   March Madness!! where has this month gone?

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   For the first time the average age on this show has dropped significantly yahoo.

 

PeggyG ->   how do you know that Cheryl?? think you forgot to average me in

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Lisette, go to the edtechtalk page, Live participation and click on a speaker. you should hear through itunes or real player

 

sheila ->   Lisette - click on one of the icons under Edtech talk A

 

tkaminski ->   Hello Ben!!!!  I think I met you in Sept. when I visited your school

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Oh, sorry, I meant with our young people they brought our average down,!!!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Hi listttecasey, and zn120

 

lisettecasey ->   thanks

 

bobsprankle ->   lol, cheryl

 

sheila ->   @Lisette - can you hear?

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Hi Jackiegerstein.

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   thanks for helping Shelia

 

lisettecasey ->   yes, all is well here

 

jackiegerstein ->   Hi, Cheryl

 

sheila ->   :)  (I'm not multi-tasking!)

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   You can choose a color in the painters pallette on the bottom left of the chat.

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   Hi Jackie! Glad to see you here!

 

jackiegerstein ->   My 5th grade gifted students LOVE quizlet

 

jackiegerstein ->   Hi Alice - happy to be here

 

PeggyG ->   Hi Jackie--your students do awesome things with Quizlet--love the way they ivolve the whole class in the quizzes

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Isn't Andrew brilliant??? We are so glad he is hear to explain this.

 

jackiegerstein ->   Hi, Peggy - my students love that a high school student developed quizlet

 

PeggyG ->   Absolutely!! so impressed with Andrew!

 

tkaminski ->   I need to share quizlet with my teachers AND students

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Jackie doesn't it give them promise that they can do this!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   evening csitterley

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   @Terry our students use it ALOT

 

bobsprankle ->   amazing...

 

csitterley ->   Hi everyone

 

PeggyG ->   what a testimonial!!

 

jackiegerstein ->   Cheryl - my students believe they can do almost anything with tech : ) high tech esteeem.

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   400,000 users in Quizlet! That is amazing. 100,000 flash cards a day, Andrew what a great service.

 

tkaminski ->   Thanks for creating this Andrew

 

TimLevesque ->   And all of the flashcards created by the users are available to other users ?

 

jackiegerstein ->   And on Facebook!

 

TimLevesque ->   oh..now that's sweet

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   @Tim yes

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   yes, how can we foster this!

 

PeggyG ->   can you believe so many people are using flashcards? must be working!!

 

KMFerrari ->   i'm a high school student and an english intern, and i started using quizlet myself and loved it, so then i shared it with my mentor teacher, and the other students love it.

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   @bmcnaboe can you answer @Tim's question?

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   KmFerrairi, that is perfect, a personal network!

 

tkaminski ->   On facebook!!!!     That is awesome

 

KMFerrari ->   yeah, it's wonderful. now other teachers at my school are starting to use it too.

 

sheila ->   912 online now!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   KmFerrari, you made it go viral!

 

tkaminski ->   I wish I was a student today

 

PeggyG ->   iPhone app? now I'm really intrigued!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Ben, can you tell us whether all flashcards have to be public?

 

andrew ->   they are public by default

 

bmcnaboe ->   @Tim I'm sorry, what was the question?

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   thanks andrew.

 

andrew ->   but users can make them private

 

TimLevesque ->   it's okay, it has been answered :)

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Hello sundene, evening.

 

csitterley ->   I have shared this with teachers in my district-I need to follow up and see how many are using it-

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   hello phawkenson, good evening.

 

phawkenson ->   Hello.

 

PeggyG ->   that was really interesting--we often forget that there is a lot of sacrifice on the part of developers--beyond financial! what a commitment!

 

tkaminski ->   Quizlet is definitely a good virus

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   hello Meep, good evening, we are interviewing Andrew Sutherland, creator of Quizlet and student at MIT.

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   hello Thursday, this is Quizlet.

 

tkaminski ->   Great Pay it forward.  HS students creating for their lower grade students

 

jackiegerstein ->   Is he making any money off of his venture

 

PeggyG ->   I love the idea that learners use it because it helps them and not because it's "required"

 

TimLevesque ->   I'm amazed by how easy it is to find cards others have made

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   jackie we will get your question to him

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   hello leahlubelle, we are discussing quizlet.

 

KMFerrari ->   i just realized that i'm going to be using quizlet later tonight to study for a quiz i have tomorrow!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Now you will have a connection to the creator.

 

thursday ->   Hi  Cheryl

 

KMFerrari ->   space race is addicting...

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   that is what we want,addicted to learning

 

PeggyG ->   I loved seeing the way Jackie's students participated in quizzes created by students and debated the right answers--lots of learning going on!

 

phawkenson ->   Is there a visual that I am missing, or is this just chat and audio?

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   chat and audio, but people are checking out www.quizlet.com

 

PeggyG ->   just chat and audio phawkenson

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Hello ernie, welcome

 

PeggyG ->   Hi Ernie-welcome

 

phawkenson ->   TKS.  Saves me going nuts looking!*)

 

PeggyG ->   I know what you mean phawkenson--I never want to miss out on anything!

 

KMFerrari ->   if anyone's interested, this is how my english department is currently using quizlet:  http://quizlet.com/user/kalapher

 

sheila ->   @KMFerrari - Thanks for sharing!

 

PeggyG ->   it's a true web 2.0 tool! love it!! works great for whole class participation with a smartboard or a project

 

tkaminski ->   Excellent use of a smartboard

 

sheila ->   ohhh, smartboard!

 

jackiegerstein ->   teltale question lol

 

PeggyG ->   it works if you have a projector even if you don't have a smartboard but the smartboard allows for more interaction

 

thursday ->   we always need images!!!

 

PeggyG ->   Andrew is such an inspiration!!

 

phawkenson ->   Yes, I NEED images. esp. with my ELL students

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Isn't he awesome.

 

lisettecasey ->   I like the smartboard idea

 

sheila ->   Too busy studying to read chat!  :)

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   The show will be a podcast tomorrow complete with the chat!

 

PeggyG ->   is there a way that Quizlet ansers can be fed back to teachers?

 

tkaminski ->   Awesome question ALice!!!!

 

jackiegerstein ->    It is a great question!

 

jackiegerstein ->   Insightful of Andrew

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   I got chills listening to his answers. Great job Andrew!

 

bmcnaboe ->   one of my quizlet sets (greek vocab for english) http://quizlet.com/578125/ped-flash-cards/

 

thursday ->   yeahfir UDL!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Ben, thanks for sharing your quizlets that you are using. There are public and we can use them.

 

csitterley ->   Very sensitive answer from Andrew-understanding the benefits he had that others might not have

 

PeggyG ->   It is great to see the examples!

 

jackiegerstein ->   He also need to understand the backstory  - that my students were impressed that a 15 year old invented this - as powerful to them as the tool itself.

 

lisettecasey ->   how old is Andrew now?

 

TimLevesque ->   Sorry..not conversating because im having too much fun playing with this..

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Okay, Tim, spread the word.

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   @lisettecasey Freshamn in college

 

csitterley ->   I may have missed this, but did Andrew create any of Quizlet at school?

 

tkaminski ->   See you all.  Have to get to my conference

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   Bye terry

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Thanks for stopping by Terry, bye

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   52,000 16 year olds!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   See Peggy, this does bring our average age down.

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   @csittterly I think he did most on his own

 

phawkenson ->   Heading to another PD session.  Thanks so much.  I WILL be working with Quizlet and sharing that with my team.  Kudos.

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   bye phawkenson,

 

PeggyG ->   wow! amazing stats!

 

PeggyG ->   can he tell us more about quizlet on the iPhone?

 

PeggyG ->   what a fantastic tribute that a textbook publisher posted their quizzese on his site!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Mainstream going digital.

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   mainstream going social network

 

thursday ->   Just made a quick quizlet for my freshman daughter using her latin vocab...showed her and got a "whooa!"  and "That's so cool, Mom!"  Just for your information, Andrew, I rarely hear this from her.

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Thursday, that is a testimonial

 

thursday ->   I also learned Latin for 1 - 10 in the process!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   does anyone want to share a quizlet for our delicious links?

 

KMFerrari ->   http://quizlet.com/user/kalapher

 

bmcnaboe ->   here is a set that I made for my AP Euro class http://quizlet.com/364636/ap-timeline-pt-2-flash-cards/

 

PeggyG ->   he needs a category for people who aren't in school but are lofe-long learners :-)

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Thanks KM, I added yours first!

 

thursday ->   good for the ipod touch...I like it even more!

 

KMFerrari ->   sure thing. several english teachers in my dept. use it

 

lisettecasey ->   @thursday - great use/reason for allowing iPods in class - quizlet

 

TimLevesque ->   any chance I can get it for blackberry? I just sold my ipod touch :P

 

TimLevesque ->   i know i know..blasphemous right?

 

thursday ->   when is the app be available??

 

PeggyG ->   I would definitely purchase that app for my iPhone!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   ben what was that quizlet, ap? timeline

 

csitterley ->   I have some Learning Support teachers writing a grant for ipod touch for classes-Quizlet app needs to be added to that grant

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   what a great idea csitterley

 

bmcnaboe ->   @cheryloakes it was a timeline we had to memorize for my AP history class

 

bmcnaboe ->   quizlet saved my life on that one

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   oky, i will add that in the notes

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   thanks Ben M.

 

andrew ->   connection lost!

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   Yup BRB

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   yes, just lost it, okay, alice, let me know if you need help

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   coming back at you, hang tight chat room,

 

jackiegerstein ->   This is a great story - needs to be in Time magazine

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   I agree Jackie, what a great idea

 

thursday ->   That's me calling

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Any questions from the chat room? for andrew

 

lisettecasey ->   still here

 

csitterley ->   Alice-you mean the  dogs don't bark at the phone?

 

TimLevesque ->   herro?

 

TimLevesque ->   *taps the screen*

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   we are back!!

 

PeggyG ->   are there awards for young entreprenaurs that we could nominate Andrew for?

 

jackiegerstein ->   How can Andrew get his success story on Ellen or the nightly new or some new media?

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Good questions,

 

PeggyG ->   Maybe TED could do a talk about him??

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Oh, Peggy, that would be great.

 

csitterley ->   Paying it forward and building a way for others to do the same

 

bmcnaboe ->   TED talk SUCH a good idea

 

jackiegerstein ->   Andrew - your story is actually a great inspiration to other kids.

 

bobsprankle ->   I agree jackie!

 

jackiegerstein ->   Quizlet was lofty too

 

thursday ->   Ok...Quizlet will get me back to writing something on my blog.

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   thanks thursday, and anyone else who blogs about Quizlet!

 

PeggyG ->   He could promote it as a parent/grandparent tool! We're always looking for ways to help our grandkids!

 

thursday ->   I am definitely sharing this at my next special education meeting with teachers.

 

bobsprankle ->   http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm

 

csitterley ->   We will be adding it to the parent resources on our school websites

 

thursday ->   will also share it with parents at my schooL

 

leahlubelle ->   can you download a diploma :-p

 

bmcnaboe ->   http://www.getbackboard.com/

 

PeggyG ->   I'm going to tell all of my grandparent friends! There is also a Diigo group and twitter group for grandparents--I want to check to see if they've heard of it

 

csitterley ->   Our gifted education teachers have been using MIT resources with their students using ipods

 

bobsprankle ->   http://www.getbackboard.com/

 

PeggyG ->   loved that comment from Ben!

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   http://www.conversations.net/

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/games/

 

PeggyG ->   does getboard have a limit on how many people you can email it too?

 

thursday ->   thanks, Ben

 

thursday ->   I missed the beginning...how old is Andrew?

 

andrew ->   19 now

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Andrew is a freshman in college

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   MIT

 

bmcnaboe ->   @peggyg not sure....i've done up to 10 people

 

bobsprankle ->   http://reading.ecb.org/index.html

 

PeggyG ->   I wonder if you can send getboard out to a listserv? seems like a fantastic tool for getting feedback!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   This will be a podcast tomorrow and the chat and links will all be available! @ bobsprankle.com and edtechtalk.com/seedlings

 

alicebarr (Seedlings) ->   All of our links are posted here http://delicious.com/seedlingsgeekoftheweek

 

jackiegerstein ->   LOL - cool - ning seemed scattered - I am going to check it out

 

PeggyG ->   so many great links!!

 

jackiegerstein ->   Packing a lot is a good thing!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Thanks for joining us this evening!

 

csitterley ->   Another great show guys-glad I was able to get here a little earlier

 

PeggyG ->   What a terrific conversation with Andrew! I'm very inspired!!

 

jackiegerstein ->   I wish this was second life so I could aplause for him!

 

sheila ->   Great resource  sharing on a great show! Thanks!

 

csitterley ->   Thanks Andrew for your work and your example

 

KMFerrari ->   Awesome show!

 

lloydcrew ->   A well spent evening...thank you all

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   thanks all, and stop by next week for Teachers Talking!

 

PeggyG ->   Thank you all!

 

sheila ->   Thanks!

 

jackiegerstein ->   Thanks for the great converstions and information!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Nite all!

 

cheryloakes~seedlings ->   Andrew thanks a bunch and Ben M.

 

leahlubelle ->   I can't wait to see him on Oprah!

 

bobsprankle ->   thanks all!

 

TimLevesque ->   Awesome..I'm going to go to my teachers with this. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the info..great app Andrew

 

TimLevesque ->   Another good show guys..even though I heard a nono word

 

PeggyG ->   You bet we will stay tuned for the new developments!

 

TimLevesque ->   :D

 

bobsprankle ->   goodnight all