2010-10-07 Seedlings Show # 94
Show # 94, Seedlings is proud to present Adora Svitak. Join Alice, Bob and Cheryl as we have a conversation with Adora Svitak all about Listening to your Children or Students. We mean really listen to your students. Adora is the organizer, presenter at TedXRedmond-Live where she organized a conference by students, for students! You won't want to miss this show. The clips of the videos are being released, make sure you find them and follow up with this remarkable conference.
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19:18:27 bobsprankle hi all
19:19:00 jgdesilos hi
19:19:40 jgdesilos where're you from?
19:22:55 Seedlings~cheryloakes Hello and welcome to our Thursday Show.
19:24:54 jgdesilos :D
19:26:13 Seedlings~cheryloakes coming live in 30 seconds
19:26:34 jgdesilos ok
19:29:54 Seedlings~cheryloakes Hello loonyhiker
19:30:03 loonyhiker hi there!
19:30:34 alice (SEEDlings) Hi there
19:30:41 bobsprankle hi looney
19:30:52 jgdesilos hi there, i'm from mexico!
19:30:56 loonyhiker i'm so proud of myself that i'm not late!
19:31:03 loonyhiker hi from south carolina
19:31:18 Seedlings~cheryloakes You get bonus points Loonyhiker for being on time.
19:31:57 Seedlings~cheryloakes Oh, Jgdesilos, welcome, we love to have international guests. Do you have/hear the audio?
19:32:02 loonyhiker lol cheryl
19:32:43 jgdesilos i'm hearing an audio to 19 sept... i'm not speak in english!!!!
19:33:01 loonyhiker she sounds so much older and very mature! :)
19:33:25 Seedlings~cheryloakes That is OK jgdesilos, on the edtechtalk.com/live page, there is an audio live ETT A, you can click on the sound speaker
19:33:39 jgdesilos ok, thanks!
19:33:41 Seedlings~cheryloakes Or, you can click on Real Player or Windows media to hear sound
19:37:51 bobsprankle hi peggy!
19:37:55 Seedlings~cheryloakes Hi Peggy, welcome
19:38:08 PeggyG Hi-so sorry I'm late!! Great to be here!
19:38:36 Seedlings~cheryloakes Loonyhiker got the early award, Peggy, you get we are happy you made it!
19:38:46 PeggyG thanks :-)
19:38:56 Seedlings~cheryloakes Hi cmantin, welcome
19:39:14 PeggyG how many 12-13 yr olds can put on their resume that they ran a conference?? :-) pretty incredible!
19:39:28 Seedlings~cheryloakes it is amazing !
19:40:07 PeggyG I especially enjoyed the mix of the presentations/talks and performances! Delightful!
19:40:34 Seedlings~cheryloakes right Peggy, it was a nice blend
19:41:45 Seedlings~cheryloakes That is amazing that the students were the only people in the presentation room, student run.
19:42:04 Seedlings~cheryloakes hello Cathy E, welcome!
19:42:19 PeggyG I was scanning the audience for gray hair :-)
19:43:01 Seedlings~cheryloakes Chat room, does your school have a way to recognize student voice?
19:44:33 PeggyG sorry I don't have a school right now :-(
19:45:05 cmantin Interesting question. I would think student govt would be one avenue but am not so sure how strong of a voice that commands
19:45:30 Seedlings~cheryloakes good point about student govt. but it is still
19:45:37 Seedlings~cheryloakes managed by adults
19:45:48 Cathy E Our 5th graders publish a school newspaper - they have voice there
19:46:08 Seedlings~cheryloakes excellent Cathy E, do you have an example of something they promoted?
19:46:13 PeggyG I think the model used by Ben n Ben with a student rep on the School Governance Board/Council is a great way to give it credibility. They have accomplished a lot of change advocating for students.
19:46:35 Seedlings~cheryloakes Yes, Peggy, they, BennBen have moved things forward
19:47:25 loonyhiker +
19:47:27 alice (SEEDlings) Yes agreed Peggy. Has given them some empowerement
19:48:05 Cathy E our admin is very open to meeting with students and listening to ideas
19:48:21 Cathy E we are a PK-5 school
19:48:33 Seedlings~cheryloakes good point Cathy E, it takes a strong and supportive admin to make this happen
19:48:35 loonyhiker our admin was not very receptive to the student voice at all
19:49:00 alice (SEEDlings) Interesting for Ben n Ben as it is partialy a maturity thing. But there is also an openess in admin and teachers to "hear" them.
19:50:29 PeggyG all of the videos will eventually be posted, right? I'm eager to see the ones I missed--especially Zoe Sprankle! The stream went down during her performance.
19:50:46 Seedlings~cheryloakes Zoe's is posted, just a day ago
19:50:53 Seedlings~cheryloakes look at seedlings FB
19:51:01 Adora Svitak Here's one of them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/svitak/sets/72157624932261237/
19:51:30 PeggyG thanks for that link!
19:51:47 Adora Svitak http://www.flickr.com/groups/1503656@N20/
19:51:54 Adora Svitak That's the group, with more photos
19:51:55 PeggyG Was Adora disappointed that more students didn't want to share their reflections out loud in the session?
19:54:08 PeggyG you offered them some great incentives :-)
19:54:31 PeggyG there seemed to be a lot of sharing to people around them
19:55:35 PeggyG everything has to be done in a 50 minute period :-(
19:56:36 Seedlings~cheryloakes Peggy, yes, we have compartmentalize the lesson and their thinking
19:56:49 PeggyG exactly!
20:00:16 PeggyG that trip sounds incredible!!
20:00:42 PeggyG Free Rice is a wonderful site!
20:00:47 Seedlings~cheryloakes She should have a tour group
20:00:54 Seedlings~cheryloakes Yes, free rice is great
20:01:26 Seedlings~cheryloakes we were using it as a practice for vocab and math for our PSAT
20:01:35 Adora Svitak http://freerice.com/content-group/adora-smart-youth-against-hunger
20:01:42 PeggyG what a good idea Cheryl!
20:01:53 Seedlings~cheryloakes It was a little more fun, Peggy
20:02:59 PeggyG I'll bet it was very motivating to your students!
20:04:03 PeggyG oh boy!! breaking news :-) Adora's award!
20:04:16 Seedlings~cheryloakes Congrats Adora!
20:04:45 PeggyG NEA Foundation Award :-) very impressive! Congratulations Adora!!!
20:04:53 loonyhiker That is awesome!
20:04:58 Seedlings~cheryloakes hello jwarrick, welcome
20:05:15 jwarrick Hi This is my first time in edtech
20:05:25 Seedlings~cheryloakes Just a reminder that this live webcast will also be a podcast by the weekend
20:05:49 PeggyG I guess an educator's work is never done regardless of your age :-)
20:05:50 Seedlings~cheryloakes jwarrick, do you hear the audio? There is the chat and audio, ETTA.
20:06:10 jwarrick no
20:06:27 PeggyG Adora's birthday is coming up isn't it? Entering her teen years :-)
20:06:29 jwarrick I do now
20:06:32 Seedlings~cheryloakes Ok, on your page, top right, is LIVE ETTA with 3 speakers
20:06:47 Seedlings~cheryloakes itunes, real player and windows media
20:07:10 loonyhiker If Adora is this great at her age, imagine when you graduates and enters the workplace!
20:07:23 loonyhiker oops change you to she
20:07:23 PeggyG exactly!!!!
20:07:44 Seedlings~cheryloakes Adora for President!
20:08:39 Cathy E A young lady who is wise beyond her years
20:08:40 PeggyG What a great point! We all need to listen better to the voices of students!
20:09:00 Seedlings~cheryloakes Yes, Peggy, we all need to be better listeners.
20:09:11 Sheila Hi all!
20:09:11 PeggyG Hi Sheila
20:09:18 Seedlings~cheryloakes hello Shelia! welcome
20:09:59 Sheila Got home late. Quick update?
20:10:35 Sheila Never mind! Adora! Got it!
20:10:37 Seedlings~cheryloakes Adora Svitak, age 12, organizer and presentor at Redmond TedX, author, teacher, world traveler.
20:10:56 Seedlings~cheryloakes One word, AMAZING
20:11:19 Sheila Right! Thanks Cheryl!
20:11:28 Cathy E I with this interview had video - it is hard to listen to her and realize she is only 12
20:11:43 Seedlings~cheryloakes Watch her TedX
20:11:51 Seedlings~cheryloakes We will have the link
20:12:36 Seedlings~cheryloakes http://tedxredmond.com/
20:12:37 PeggyG What is Adora's role with CILC? Is she one of the course instructors?
20:14:12 loonyhiker it helped to see what adoral looks like now - thx cheryl
20:15:35 Seedlings~cheryloakes http://www.flickr.com/photos/svitak/sets/72157624932261237/with/5035617256/
20:16:10 loonyhiker amazing to hear this student say that we shouldn't "sugarcoat" things!
20:16:15 PeggyG these are the kinds of digital footprints that leave a very positive trail :-)
20:17:10 PeggyG what a treat to be able to hear Adora read her short story. Thanks :-)
20:17:29 Seedlings~cheryloakes Oh my goodness this is a great bedtime story
20:17:35 bobsprankle http://adorasv.blogspot.com/2010/08/gossamer-inch-short-story-i-wrote.html
20:19:04 PeggyG clap clap!!
20:19:23 PeggyG so descriptive with so many great visual images in her words!
20:19:29 loonyhiker wow!
20:21:08 alice (SEEDlings) http://www.google.com/familysafety/
20:21:37 Seedlings~cheryloakes Yes Peggy, even some great tactile vocab.
20:22:05 Seedlings~cheryloakes http://docsteach.org/
20:22:14 PeggyG http://freerice.com/content-group/adora-smart-youth-against-hunger
20:23:14 PeggyG docsteach looks wonderful!
20:23:27 Seedlings~cheryloakes peggy, kids and teachers will like it
20:25:17 PeggyG I learned about the History Detectives at a conference last weekend and it is also an amazing history site from PBS http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/
20:25:44 Seedlings~cheryloakes OH, thanks can I use this next week at ACTEM?
20:25:57 bobsprankle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc
20:26:11 bobsprankle http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Surprising-Truth-About-Motivates/dp/15944888...
20:26:56 PeggyG http://www.danpink.com/archives/2010/06/whiteboard-magic I love this Dan Pink video about Drive!
20:27:02 loonyhiker oh that will be fun!
20:27:09 Seedlings~cheryloakes next week, Geek of the Week, lunch/live at ACTEM, In Augusta, ME
20:27:12 PeggyG how fun!!! sure hope I can join you!
20:27:21 Sheila Love live shows!
20:27:23 PeggyG yeah!!! thank you for ustreaming it!
20:27:30 Seedlings~cheryloakes yes, we will ustream it.
20:27:35 Sheila :)
20:27:53 PeggyG who wouldn't want to be a geek?? :-)
20:27:58 loonyhiker it's always fun when we can put your faces to your voices :)
20:28:01 Seedlings~cheryloakes Yes, it is a lovely thing.
20:28:04 PeggyG Adora has been a fabulous guest!
20:28:15 Seedlings~cheryloakes Thanks Loony, we will be in our green SEEDLINGS shirts too.
20:28:27 Seedlings~cheryloakes Yes, Adora has been an great addition
20:28:51 PeggyG what a great point! not only great speakers but they are walking the talk--out there doing something!
20:29:36 Sheila Inspirational!
20:29:37 PeggyG thank you Adora!
20:29:47 Adora Svitak Thanks everyone!
20:29:53 Adora Svitak www.tedxredmond.com/live
20:29:59 loonyhiker thank you adora and seedlings! :)
20:30:17 Sheila Thank you Adora! Continued success!
20:30:23 PeggyG Thanks Seedlings for another wonderful conversation!!
20:30:30 Adora Svitak Thanks so much!
20:30:58 loonyhiker good nite y'all! see you next week!
20:31:00 PeggyG good night all!
20:31:06 Sheila Thanks SEEDlings group!
20:31:24 Seedlings~cheryloakes Thanks so much!! See you on the flip side.
20:31:53 Cathy E [i]I can't wait to share this interview with my staff
20:33:11 Seedlings~cheryloakes thanks for the comments too
20:34:13 bobsprankle goodnight all :)