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It's Elementary #36, 2008-09 Wrap-up

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We talked about various projects we are doing with our students. Some are in classes during the school day, and some are outside of school hours.  We're building connections with our peers, both far away and in our schools and districts. We're filling in our network, and making some rich and surprising connections   Link to text chat

 20:59:30  Durff  : hi maria
 20:59:49  MariaK  : hey hey
 21:00:44  Durff  : hey jose
 21:00:48  Durff  : hi sal
 21:00:58  Durff  : we will be starting momentarily
 21:01:01  Sal  : hi
 21:01:03  Durff  : i hope
 21:02:33  Durff  : hi plnaugle
 21:02:42  plnaugle  : Hi Durff.
 21:02:50  MariaK  : Hello everyone
 21:03:33  plnaugle  : Hi Peggy.
 21:03:55  PeggyG  : Hionly ustream tonight?
 21:03:56  Durff  :  hi peggy
 21:04:02  Durff  : yes ustrean
 21:04:14  PeggyG  : Hi Durff and all! Great to see you!
 21:04:45  PeggyG  : I'm hearing great on ustream
 21:04:47  Durff  : peggy = sound check
 21:05:04  plnaugle  : :p
 21:05:28  PeggyG  : Just updated a bunch of stuff on my computer so every app is a new adventure :)
 21:05:55  joserodriguez  : audio only today yes
 21:06:21  Durff  : thank goodness
 21:06:31  PeggyG  : There goes the hour!! Maria has tons to share :)
 21:06:33  Durff  : wb sal
 21:06:57  joserodriguez  : :)
 21:07:18  Durff  : oi veh
 21:07:24  PeggyG  : that is so exciting for Kindergarten!!
 21:07:26  joserodriguez  : a new definition of 1:1
 21:07:41  Durff  : hi gail
 21:07:44  joserodriguez  : I see the netbooks as a great opportunity
 21:08:10  Durff  : anyone who wants to reflect on their year please let us know
 21:08:13  PeggyG  : does the work lessen after the initial setup with netbooks?
 21:08:17  Durff  : hi alice
 21:08:25  Alice Mercer  : hi me
 21:08:38  Sal  : are we suppose to be hearing something?
 21:08:45  Durff  : yes
 21:08:53  Alice Mercer  : Are you on http://edtech.com/live?
 21:08:54  PeggyG  : yes Salclick on play on ustream
 21:08:55  Durff  : click the arrow on the ustrem
 21:09:00  Durff  : to your rightr
 21:09:11  Alice Mercer  : Look to the right, and there is a UStream player
 21:09:14  Alice Mercer  : click play
 21:09:17  Sal  : this is my first time here
 21:09:25  Alice Mercer  : welcome sal
 21:09:34  Sal  : found it
 21:09:37  Sal  : thanks
 21:09:39  plnaugle  : Hi Sal.
 21:09:41  Durff  : you're doing great sal
 21:09:57  PeggyG  : great point Jose! how do we continue these great things every year?
 21:09:59  joserodriguez  : sakai?
 21:10:08  Durff  : like drupal
 21:10:16  joserodriguez  : cool
 21:10:27  PeggyG  : Maria, will the student portfolios follow them next year?
 21:10:39  Durff  : hi jan
 21:10:48  plnaugle  : How do you decide which platform to use Moodle? Drupal? Sakai? etc.
 21:10:50  joserodriguez  : they become alunmi... yes
 21:10:57  jan smith  : Hey, how are you all?
 21:11:06  plnaugle  : Hi Jan.
 21:11:12  PeggyG  : HI jan smithso glad you're here
 21:11:21  joserodriguez  : doing great jan.. thanks
 21:11:36  jan smith  : thanks, tryig to get sound...
 21:11:40  Durff  : plnaugle  you toss a coin
 21:11:46  PeggyG  : sound is on ustream jan
 21:11:59  jan smith  : Gotcha
 21:12:04  jan smith  : I'm in
 21:12:07  Durff  : click the box to the right
 21:12:07  plnaugle  : Mine keeps coming up Moodle. What do you think?
 21:12:10  PeggyG  : yeah!
 21:13:18  plnaugle  : Yeah PA.
 21:13:19  PeggyG  : @plnaugleyou mean when you click on play on ustream your Moodle opens up?
 21:13:32  jan smith  : I hate packing too
 21:13:33  PeggyG  : moving is no fun Durff!!
 21:13:40  plnaugle  : No I was playing with Durff.
 21:13:56  PeggyG  : oh I get it!! :)
 21:14:13  plnaugle  : What part of PA? I graduated from York College of PA.
 21:14:20  PeggyG  : what a wonderful friend!!
 21:14:26  jan smith  : I am hoping to move...
 21:14:31  plnaugle  : Danielle is a very good friend to help you pack.
 21:14:37  MariaK  : Sakai  info   http://sakaiproject.org/portal
 21:14:57  PeggyG  : wow plnauglemy exhusband was from York, PAsmall world!!
 21:15:16  joserodriguez  : oh yeah the Tuesday night stuff
 21:15:24  plnaugle  : I have been in New Orleans for over thirty years though.
 21:15:35  plnaugle  : What school did he attend.
 21:15:59  PeggyG  : he moved to AZ after HSthat's where I met him :)
 21:16:28  PeggyG  : oh yesI'd love an update on k12online conference!
 21:16:41  PeggyG  : what a great team of conveners!!!
 21:16:50  Durff  : hi colleen
 21:16:50  colleenk  : Hi all!
 21:16:53  jan smith  : I like the themes that are up.
 21:16:54  PeggyG  : Hi colleenkgreat to see you!!
 21:16:58  joserodriguez  : http://k12onlineconference.org
 21:16:59  plnaugle  : I was reading about your position with k12 online. Congrats to you and Jose'.
 21:17:18  colleenk  : @PeggyG Thanks! Likewise :)
 21:17:30  PeggyG  : that is my favorite conference of all!!
 21:17:36  plnaugle  : Is that strictly done with video presentations?
 21:17:57  Durff  : not necessarily
 21:18:02  PeggyG  : that's exciting Jose!
 21:18:03  colleenk  : I'm thinking of submitting a K12 proposal. If I work up the courage.
 21:18:17  Alice Mercer  : It's not a great time for me
 21:18:17  PeggyG  : yes video presentationsusually 20 mins each
 21:18:18  jan smith  : What about Colleen?
 21:18:19  Durff  : you would be GREAT!!
 21:18:40  plnaugle  : I would llike to contribute to k12 conference. Need to get my act together.
 21:18:41  PeggyG  : you should definitely do it Colleen!!! I would love to see a presentation from you!!!
 21:18:43  colleenk  : @jansmith Probably something related to math or programming.
 21:18:58  jan smith  : or both, Colleen?
 21:18:59  colleenk  : Thanks, Durff!
 21:19:06  Durff  : $5
 21:19:10  colleenk  : @jan smith Could be both
 21:19:13  joserodriguez  : http://puentesalmundo.net
 21:19:20  Durff  : actually L$50
 21:19:26  joserodriguez  : spanish webcasting
 21:19:31  PeggyG  : it's a challenge to fit everything into 20 mins! :)
 21:19:36  Durff  : donated to a RFL kiosk near you
 21:19:51  Sal  : anyone have experience with netbooks
 21:20:14  jan smith  : I think the 20 min limit is a good ideamakes you focus
 21:20:23  jan smith  : the Twitter of conferences
 21:20:27  PeggyG  : I really like the 20 min limit too
 21:20:33  Durff  : what sort of experience?
 21:21:06  Sal  : have used them in the classroom with kids
 21:21:13  PeggyG  : usually the sessions are presented in video but all are available for download as mp3 also
 21:21:32  PeggyG  : unless it changes for this year :)
 21:21:52  plnaugle  : I listened to some of last year's presentations last night.
 21:22:33  jan smith  : Have you seen what Jeff Utech and Kim Coffino have done with a LAN & the k12 conf?
 21:22:34  PeggyG  : I often go back and relisten to presentations even back to 2006 :)
 21:22:59  PeggyG  : Yes janI actually have followed their model for the last 2 years in Phoenixlan parties
 21:23:06  plnaugle  : Yes I saw their presentation.
 21:23:46  plnaugle  : What is a LAN party?
 21:23:49  jan smith  : There is a terrific group doing "Learning at Night" rather than "local area network"
 21:23:50  PeggyG  : at our lan party we focused on watching the global projects videos and then skyped Kim Cofino and Jen Wagner from our session to have a conversation with them. It was fantastic!
 21:24:14  PeggyG  : we called ours a LawN partyto keep it light :)
 21:24:22  joserodriguez  : a lan as in LAN the connection to the internet..
 21:24:30  jan smith  : it sort of extends the learning beyond the conferenceand brings others in
 21:24:36  joserodriguez  : Jeff utech made it famous in 2006.
 21:24:43  Durff  : lawn parrty  with coffee?
 21:24:53  jan smith  : and chocolate?
 21:24:57  PeggyG  : just a name for holding a group gettogether to view presentations and have conversations facetoface
 21:25:00  plnaugle  : Who wouldn't like a party?
 21:25:12  PeggyG  : it was so much fun!!
 21:25:43  Durff  : wb sal
 21:25:51  Sal  : thanks
 21:26:03  joserodriguez  : I like videos.....
 21:26:18  jan smith  : Was that walkability?
 21:26:19  joserodriguez  : local.. I find myself in the same way
 21:26:46  jan smith  : I'm finishing my master's...been a big year.
 21:27:12  plnaugle  : Congrats for that Jan.
 21:27:14  joserodriguez  : alice the mobile site person..
 21:27:20  PeggyG  : what a find Durff!! isn't that exciting?
 21:27:36  jan smith  : Thanks...
 21:27:48  PeggyG  : what an amazing show that was Jose!!
 21:28:27  Durff  : indeed
 21:28:57  Durff  : i am surrounded with greatness
 21:29:03  PeggyG  : I watched as much of CUE as I could virtually! Saw some great sessions and even got to go to the "happy hour" social via Elluminate :)
 21:29:41  Durff  : two cohosts convening k12online, mercer recognized by CUE, how does anyone keep up?
 21:29:58  Alice Mercer  : You are the Durff, you set the pace
 21:30:09  Durff  : sorry, kiddo
 21:30:09  PeggyG  : I love having them leading the way!!
 21:30:21  jan smith  : You need your own tabloid...
 21:30:24  Durff  : i am the out of work one
 21:30:49  Durff  : yes, i remember
 21:30:53  Alice Mercer  : Hey, I may be soon
 21:30:56  colleenk  : @Durff You know what they say about the company you keep....
 21:31:04  Durff  : that will be like day thirteen?
 21:31:05  MariaK  : But What other show has a Passionate Redhead!
 21:31:26  Durff  : okay, okay you got me there
 21:31:44  MariaK  : :D
 21:31:50  PeggyG  : there are quite a lot of the public school causes on facebook promoting support for all of the budget cuts
 21:31:53  joserodriguez  : http://lahungry4ed.com
 21:32:15  joserodriguez  : it's great to have local people.. on your beat...
 21:32:19  Durff  : http://wefollow.com/ ?
 21:32:23  PeggyG  : not supporting the budget cuts but supporting teachers who are being cut!
 21:32:53  joserodriguez  : 30:1 ... wow
 21:33:03  joserodriguez  : we are going to 24:1..
 21:33:11  jan smith  : And Alice has been doing workshops with Edublogs too.
 21:33:30  plnaugle  : I can have as many as 33 in my class.
 21:33:33  Durff  : yes
 21:33:41  jan smith  : We are 24 13, thirty in 4 up
 21:33:41  PeggyG  : that's so sad to see the large class sizes in the primary grades!
 21:34:40  plnaugle  : We're at 26 in K3, 33 in 45 nad then back to 26 in 68.
 21:35:16  jan smith  : Wow that seems very odd to mehow is that justified, @plnaugle
 21:35:37  Durff  : but then the Title 1 funds are gone
 21:35:44  jan smith  : is that legislated?
 21:35:53  PeggyG  : it may be a very different panel conversation in August than it is now...
 21:36:03  plnaugle  : I have no idea. I'm trying to get the 45 teachers to voice our feellings to our board and superintendent.
 21:36:10  joserodriguez  : I agree.. peggy
 21:36:42  plnaugle  : Each school board can set their numbers.
 21:36:44  jan smith  : Seems crazyI would be upset as teacher or parent (or kid)
 21:37:33  Alice Mercer  : Dh (husband) thinks that parents won't care, cause they don't understand why it's important
 21:37:36  jan smith  : Huge learning year for mstarted blogging with kidsso powerful.
 21:37:39  plnaugle  : Year 20082009 was the Year of Tech for me.
 21:38:00  Alice Mercer  : Congrats Jan!
 21:38:19  Durff  : the year of conferences for me
 21:38:20  Alice Mercer  : Jan you were a GREAT help with Edublogs training.
 21:38:27  jan smith  : 1st moodle. 1st wikis, 1st blogs, 1st skype calls....
 21:38:35  PeggyG  : that is really exciting Janyou've had a wonderful year!!!
 21:38:37  Alice Mercer  : Remind me, Jan, you do elementary?
 21:39:02  Durff  : a tech club  great idea
 21:39:11  jan smith  : thanks Alice, peggy. Yes, I am teaching gr. 6 this year (Elementary here)
 21:39:29  joserodriguez  : I like the documentary idea...
 21:39:50  PeggyG  : You teachers are sooooo inspiring!! It's the end of the year when most teachers only want to think about vacation and you're already excitedly planning next year!! My heroes!!
 21:39:53  plnaugle  : During my reflection I came up with this thought  I'm on an educational journey as a lifelong learner, and technology is my vehicle.
 21:40:15  PeggyG  : I love that plnaugle!
 21:40:30  Alice Mercer  : @peggy, I'm slacking a bit in teaching...
 21:40:34  Alice Mercer  : I have feet of clay
 21:40:38  Durff  : Starbucks is my pitstop
 21:40:48  Alice Mercer  : I tend to start focusing on next year too much at this point sometimes
 21:40:58  jan smith  : I've applied for a new job at a new school. Involves tech leadership. We don't have tech integration specialists, which is too bad
 21:41:10  Durff  : we all tend to plan ahead
 21:41:13  Alice Mercer  : Got rid of ours
 21:41:29  Alice Mercer  : Tommorow is so much more interesting than today sometimes
 21:41:30  PeggyG  : that's exciting Jan! would you be doing the tech on top of your classroom teaching?
 21:41:40  plnaugle  : My 1st blog, wiki, Skype, VoiceThread, online collaborative project, PhotoStory, website, webinars, presentations to others on my staff. And of course Twitter.
 21:41:41  PeggyG  : that's so true Alice!!
 21:42:17  PeggyG  : whew plnaugle!!! what great stuff!!!
 21:42:27  PeggyG  : I get tired just thinking of you!!
 21:42:42  plnaugle  : I got asked to present to our district in August.
 21:43:00  joserodriguez  : I am trying to start a tech cadre.
 21:43:05  jan smith  : @Peggy, I would be supporting on the sidebut my vision is to convince the board that we need a position to move people forward.
 21:43:11  PeggyG  : that concept makes so much senseless formal PD!!
 21:43:55  PeggyG  : good luck with your vision jan! that sounds great!
 21:44:07  plnaugle  : I'm borrowing an idea from Kim Colfino for Wired Wednesdays for our staff next year.
 21:44:07  jan smith  : @pnaugle, Sounds like you and I have be shadowing each otherthat sounds like my year too!
 21:44:22  Durff  : neat idea
 21:44:31  jan smith  : I also like Ki's speed geekingso cool
 21:44:36  PeggyG  : great plan plnaugle! I've heard Kim talk about that
 21:44:38  jan smith  : *kim
 21:44:52  Durff  : that is like speed dating bny snbeach
 21:44:56  plnaugle  : @ jan smith I have learned so much this year, but I still feel so far behind.
 21:45:26  Durff  : that's what is so great  you don't have to know everything
 21:45:34  plnaugle  : I sent that post of her's about SpeedGeeking to our tech director.
 21:45:41  Durff  : as long as you know someone who does know it
 21:45:48  Durff  : hence Twitter
 21:46:03  PeggyG  : are any of you using the keychain idea from Kevin Honeycutt as you build your teachers up with new tools/mentors?
 21:46:08  plnaugle  : That's why I follow all the "greats" who are here tonight.
 21:46:12  jan smith  : Well you are driving a compact, fuel efficient vehicle, not a race carthe journey is slower, but better!
 21:46:16  Alice Mercer  : I did Peggy, but they were lost
 21:46:38  plnaugle  : I don't know about the keychain idea.
 21:46:50  joserodriguez  : wikis are great for sharing resources.
 21:46:54  Durff  : oh that is grand
 21:47:03  joserodriguez  : even to share  a google calendar
 21:47:04  PeggyG  : I love that idea for encouraging them to try new thingsI could see the keychoin growing with every gettogether :)
 21:47:07  Durff  : twitter me after the show
 21:47:36  Alice Mercer  : http://mercertraining.edublogs.org/
 21:47:39  Durff  : unless peggy has the url to the pick
 21:47:43  PeggyG  : http://www.flickr.com/photos/78154370@N00/2620023239
 21:47:44  Durff  : pic
 21:47:45  MariaK  : @PeggyG We have used those  in another setting  but thanks for the reminder  I'll be thinking about that for next year  using local staff names as the folks that can offer support for the tools on the tags.
 21:47:49  jan smith  : Alice, will you use a Ning for that?
 21:48:09  Durff  : oh please
 21:48:14  Alice Mercer  : No ning, just edublog?
 21:48:18  MariaK  : Sheila Adams and I have used the tabgs  people love them.
 21:48:26  PeggyG  : yes I think any person in the group could add their name to a tab :)
 21:48:30  Alice Mercer  : I could but we're also getting a district ELGG. I'd prefer that
 21:48:36  Durff  : not use RSS? How....?
 21:49:20  PeggyG  : so true Jose! so many teachers still don't know about/understand how RSS can help them
 21:49:53  Durff  : Really Serious Stressrelief
 21:50:18  PeggyG  : http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrischampion/2630725727  one more keychain pic with brief explanation
 21:50:35  plnaugle  : Thanks Peggy.
 21:50:35  Durff  : see? she is phenomenal
 21:50:46  Durff  : wb gail
 21:50:47  PeggyG  : aren't they so precious!!! I love 56 year olds!!
 21:51:14  plnaugle  : I lov my connections with my PLN.
 21:51:18  PeggyG  : I have 2 grandkids that are 6 years old and love them to pieces!!
 21:51:20  gail  : thanks durff
 21:52:21  gail  : I used a new tool while missing much of tonights program. Ever hear of etherpad.com New way for synchronous meeting and doc sharing
 21:52:50  plnaugle  : Thanks to everyone.
 21:52:51  PeggyG  : haven't used it yet, Gail, but it's on my list to explore :)
 21:52:55  MariaK  : @gail sounds interesting
 21:53:02  jan smith  : I've used ether pad with my studentsv cool
 21:53:24  gail  : Free and fun to try with a buddy sometime. create your own apps
 21:53:36  PeggyG  : have any of you discovered www.tinychat.com ? video conferencing for up to 12 people where you can share desktops and use video cameras :)
 21:53:37  Alice Mercer  : Jan Jan....
 21:53:38  jan smith  : Ummm, i just lapsed
 21:53:43  plnaugle  : Yeah,Jan.
 21:53:50  jan smith  : ok did I just volunteer
 21:54:15  joserodriguez  : yes
 21:54:18  jan smith  : Everyone will be on holiday
 21:54:18  plnaugle  : :D Way to go Jan.
 21:54:29  gail  : I'll still be in school for the last week ugh
 21:54:30  PeggyG  : thanks everyone!! what enthusiasm! Will definitely look forward to hearing more from Jan!!
 21:54:32  jan smith  : Will anyone come?
 21:54:37  joserodriguez  : yes
 21:54:50  jan smith  : thanks Jose!
 21:54:55  PeggyG  : I'll be there!!!!!
 21:55:08  PeggyG  : and I'll tell all my friends Jan :)
 21:55:27  gail  :  this is when the kids start counting down and stop listening
 21:55:29  jan smith  : Will someone tell me what I have to say or do? do I bring cookies?
 21:55:38  PeggyG  : I've heard that Durff but it didn't work for me
 21:55:47  jan smith  : won't you all be at NECCand busy?
 21:55:55  PeggyG  : we bring the cookies  :)
 21:56:13  PeggyG  : no NECC isn't until the next week
 21:56:13  plnaugle  : And Durff brings the coffee.
 21:56:33  jan smith  : \take care all!
 21:56:47  plnaugle  : I'll be there
 21:56:50  PeggyG  : thanks everyone!! really fun conversation! you have all had a fantastic year with lots to celebrate!
 21:56:58  PeggyG  : I'll be at edubloggercon
 21:57:06  PeggyG  : night all!
 21:57:07  Durff  : coffee?
 21:57:14  MariaK  : me too
 21:57:15  gail  : g'nite
 21:57:21  MariaK  : good night.
 21:57:49  joserodriguez  : bye
 21:58:05  Durff  : nite folks
 21:58:15  Durff  : thanks for coming
 22:00:19  Alice Mercer  : Bye all!

 



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