Back to Teachers Teaching Teachers #85
20:38:59 paulallison -> http://teachersteachingteachers.org/?p=147
20:45:26 Bill O'Neal -> Hi all...
20:45:59 SusanEttenheim -> hi barb! welcome
20:46:02 SusanEttenheim -> hi all
20:46:17 BarbInNebraska -> Hello!
20:46:46 Lee Ann Baber -> Hello
20:46:55 BarbInNebraska -> Is there sound?
20:47:13 courosa -> i don't have sound either
20:47:55 BarbInNebraska -> @courosa, I'm a new Twitter follower of yours. Your kids are so cute!
20:47:56 SusanEttenheim -> no sound yet!
20:48:06 Lee Ann Baber -> we are about to have the sound
20:48:14 Lee Ann Baber -> broadcasting begin
20:48:28 SusanEttenheim -> please introduce yourself - where do you teach? and what?
20:48:43 SusanEttenheim -> I'm Susan and I'm high school in NYC
20:48:57 BarbInNebraska -> 3rd grade teacher at a Catholic school in Nebraska, I'm Barb!
20:50:17 SusanEttenheim -> hi courosa - where are you?
20:50:59 courosa -> In regina, Saskatchewan.
20:51:02 courosa -> Thanks Barb!
20:51:14 SusanEttenheim -> what age in Saskatchewan?
20:51:20 courosa -> Yes, I should introduce myself.
20:51:29 SusanEttenheim -> please do - welcome!
20:51:43 courosa -> I'm a professor of edtech in a preservice teacher education programin Regina, SK, Canada.
20:52:06 courosa -> http://www.educationaltechnology.ca
20:52:20 paulallison -> @courosa Do you have a skype connection?
20:52:42 SusanEttenheim -> hi mjantzi! welcome
20:52:52 mjantzi -> greetings from va
20:53:11 BarbInNebraska -> @mjantzi, cold in VA?
20:53:18 SusanEttenheim -> what grades do you work with in Va?
20:53:23 mjantzi -> breezy chill
20:53:33 mjantzi -> Grades K-5 Gifted Ed. at two schools
20:53:42 courosa -> skype - aleccouros , but looking after the kids for a bit ... what's the format tonight?
20:53:55 courosa -> multitasking
20:54:22 paulallison -> pretty open... sounds like something about music... also reflections on 2007 to start soon.
20:54:37 SusanEttenheim -> hi everyone - you should be hearing us in about 30 sec
20:55:37 SusanEttenheim -> hi alytapp - welcome!
20:56:08 SusanEttenheim -> so can you hear us everyone?
20:56:20 mjantzi -> yes loud and clear
20:56:29 BarbInNebraska -> I can't!
20:56:45 SusanEttenheim -> barb click on edtechtalk a
20:56:53 BarbInNebraska -> I can!
20:56:59 SusanEttenheim -> on the listen button
20:57:03 SusanEttenheim -> great!
20:57:05 mjantzi -> both yes
20:57:07 SusanEttenheim -> hi jo!
20:57:11 Lee Ann Baber -> hello
20:57:12 SusanEttenheim -> hi steve
20:57:16 BarbInNebraska -> Nice Banjo!
20:57:17 SusanEttenheim -> hi gary
20:57:19 steveMadsenOz -> hello all
20:57:22 SusanEttenheim -> welcome everyone
20:57:25 BarbInNebraska -> Live, Banjo!
20:57:27 Gary -> Hello
20:57:31 SusanEttenheim -> what influenced you in 2007?
20:57:36 jomcleay -> Hi Susan saw your twitter
20:57:41 SusanEttenheim -> let's say thank you!
20:57:46 SusanEttenheim -> great jo!
20:57:52 becksintex -> hello from Austin
20:57:55 SusanEttenheim -> we'll skype you in!
20:57:59 Lee Ann Baber -> thanks barb
20:58:00 SusanEttenheim -> hi becksintext
20:58:05 courosa -> there we go
20:58:11 SusanEttenheim -> what grades do you work with?
20:58:26 SusanEttenheim -> hi sarah!
20:58:30 becksintex -> I am district instructional technology specialist
20:58:31 SusanEttenheim -> sarah from maine?
20:58:37 BarbInNebraska -> For me, it was a workshop on GarageBand and podcasting.
20:58:42 Sarah S -> Hi Susan! You bet.
20:58:52 steveMadsenOz -> susan: my skype name is srmadsenau
20:58:52 jomcleay -> lots of people in here
20:58:52 SusanEttenheim -> can you hear us?
20:58:59 Sarah S -> Yep.
20:59:00 SusanEttenheim -> sarah can we skype you?
20:59:07 Sarah S -> Nice banjo!
20:59:18 courosa -> please add aleccouros, may be able to connect in a few minutes
20:59:19 jomcleay -> Susan my skype name is jomcleay
20:59:20 BarbInNebraska -> :p
20:59:38 jomcleay -> Hi Lee
21:00:23 Sarah S -> Sure - not overly sure about my mic/headphones, but I'm game if you are. I'm sarahsutteredu
21:00:25 jomcleay -> Hi Alec
21:00:51 becksintex -> never joined in here before, do we need to skype?
21:00:56 SusanEttenheim -> hi sheila!
21:01:01 courosa -> hey Jo, good to see you online. Hope the new year is going well.
21:01:03 BarbInNebraska -> beck, I'm just chatting
21:01:05 SusanEttenheim -> no you can listsen
21:01:06 sheila -> hi all!
21:01:17 jomcleay -> Still on holidays so far Alec so it's going great
21:01:38 Durff -> wow, i must be late
21:01:45 Lee Ann Baber -> hi durff
21:01:46 jomcleay -> Hi Lisa
21:02:01 SusanEttenheim -> hi durff
21:02:19 Durff -> hi susan
21:02:23 Durff -> hi people
21:02:26 courosa -> Sorry I couldn't add you to this list Jo. :-) - http://www.educationaltechnology.ca/couros/739
21:02:33 mjantzi -> howdy durff
21:03:23 Durff -> hi becksintex
21:03:47 becksintex -> hi again. need a little help: Do we listen or just follow the chat?
21:03:49 Durff -> this is Skype music
21:04:00 Durff -> listeb too
21:04:05 Durff -> listen
21:04:10 Durff -> hi book
21:04:14 becksintex -> should I hear banjos?
21:04:18 Durff -> yes
21:04:38 Durff -> they are playing virtually
21:04:53 BarbInNebraska -> Hi Book!
21:04:56 Durff -> you heard it first on edtechtalk
21:05:27 BarbInNebraska -> Beck, click on the little sound icon on the lower right, under the chat box.
21:05:28 BookPushinTechie -> Hi BArb I'm getting in the grouve.
21:05:39 SusanEttenheim -> hi bookpushintechie welcome!
21:06:08 BarbInNebraska -> Book, I'm going to miss Twitter tomorrow when I go back to school@
21:06:16 BookPushinTechie -> Hi Susan
21:06:18 steveMadsenOz -> applause for the music
21:06:23 SusanEttenheim -> bookpushintechie - welcome - where are you and what ages do you work with?
21:06:31 becksintex -> dueling banjos....:)
21:06:34 SusanEttenheim -> welcome back sroseman!
21:06:45 sroseman -> love the banjos
21:06:46 Durff -> dueling across Skype
21:06:50 BookPushinTechie -> BArb I'm lucky. I'm sort of retired. I only teacher online for the PA Dept of Ed.
21:06:51 SusanEttenheim -> hi jose!
21:06:57 BarbInNebraska -> *clapping!*
21:06:59 Jose -> Hi Folks
21:07:00 mjantzi -> encore
21:07:02 Durff -> totally unheard of music
21:07:03 Jose -> cool bango
21:07:10 Jose -> banjo
21:07:13 jomcleay -> Hi Alec tried to open link you sent but couldn't
21:07:17 Durff -> maybe he wants to sing
21:07:19 SusanEttenheim -> hi jackieb welcome!
21:07:28 JackieB -> Thanks!
21:07:31 becksintex -> how do we skype in?
21:07:34 Jose -> Enjoyed to TTT with Dave and Bonnie
21:07:46 SusanEttenheim -> becksintex what is your skype name?
21:07:48 Durff -> hi bill
21:07:50 BarbInNebraska -> I've never heard of EVO, cool!
21:07:51 becksintex -> becksintex
21:08:03 Bill O'Neal -> Hi Durff
21:08:07 SusanEttenheim -> ok!
21:08:11 Jose -> I signed up for Adult ESL EVO Session
21:08:45 Jose -> oops dinner time! Cheese Enchiladas. Anyone care for some?
21:08:56 Durff -> yes please
21:09:01 Jose -> I'll just listen in.
21:09:04 courosa -> @jo: Hmmm ... not a big deal, just a description of the course and a list of presenters ... hopefully we can do something in the future.
21:09:09 Durff -> with green salsa
21:09:24 Jose -> only red salsa today
21:09:29 Durff -> pooh
21:09:32 alytapp -> is focus of program all music ed?
21:09:40 Durff -> no
21:09:43 jomcleay -> http://evo08sessionscfp.pbwiki.com/
21:09:53 Durff -> it's review of 2007
21:10:04 SusanEttenheim -> hi alytapp - just one part tonight!
21:10:12 SusanEttenheim -> lots going on!
21:10:49 Durff -> we are a network
21:10:55 Durff -> hi jeff
21:10:59 jomcleay -> Hi bexintex
21:11:02 SusanEttenheim -> hi jeffmason welcome!
21:11:15 alytapp -> saw in twitter..never listened in before.
21:11:21 jeffmason -> hello
21:11:32 SusanEttenheim -> sheila - where are you and what ages do you work with?
21:11:35 Durff -> what moved my teaching? my learning network
21:11:41 SusanEttenheim -> welcome alytapp! glad you're here
21:11:51 Durff -> hi john
21:11:52 SusanEttenheim -> hi johnrivera - welcome
21:12:04 alytapp -> I am also former English, now tech!
21:12:09 courosa -> I took the same jump - English/History to edtech.
21:12:17 SusanEttenheim -> you can find what we've been talking about at edtechtalk.com and teachersteachingteachers.org
21:12:39 SusanEttenheim -> wow everyone
21:12:52 SusanEttenheim -> hi sa welcome!
21:13:08 Lee Ann Baber -> hello everybody
21:13:11 SusanEttenheim -> where are you and what ages do you work with?
21:13:33 SusanEttenheim -> hi dbragg -welcome!
21:13:47 Durff -> what did i miss?
21:13:53 SusanEttenheim -> welcome back sroseman
21:14:21 sroseman -> what is the twitter url for TTT
21:14:21 Durff -> hi rob
21:14:25 jeffmason -> pensacola FL 9-12 science
21:14:30 robwall -> Hi all
21:14:30 SusanEttenheim -> hi robwall - welcome!
21:14:37 Durff -> have sound?
21:14:44 SusanEttenheim -> welcome jeff
21:14:50 jomcleay -> Hi Graham
21:14:51 SusanEttenheim -> hi graham welcome!
21:14:51 Durff -> ji graha,
21:14:56 jeffmason -> thanks
21:15:01 graham wegner -> howdy
21:15:13 courosa -> hey rob ... backchannel?
21:15:15 robwall -> Yeah - I'm listening in, but just tuned in. What's the conversation so far?
21:15:29 becksintex -> was teaching voicethreads just today!! Must look into youth voices
21:15:30 Durff -> hi dbragg
21:15:37 SusanEttenheim -> we're thinking about what moved our teaching in 2007
21:15:51 Durff -> rob - about what impacted us in 2007
21:16:00 alytapp -> so sorry - must go (Mom duty!)
21:16:07 Durff -> pooh
21:16:11 jomcleay -> bye alytapp
21:16:20 SusanEttenheim -> yes durff
21:16:23 DBragg -> hi durff
21:16:28 Durff -> yes pooh?
21:16:31 jomcleay -> when you say leap in Paul what do you mean?
21:16:34 becksintex -> cell phones! reaching kids through broadcast SMS to extend the class presence
21:16:38 Durff -> pooh is a real dog btw
21:16:55 SusanEttenheim -> jo - we often talk about just doing it! - just starting
21:17:05 SusanEttenheim -> not worrying too much about when the time is right
21:17:08 jomcleay -> so what would that mean for me?
21:17:25 Durff -> it's not
21:17:36 jomcleay -> Hi Steve
21:17:36 Jose -> I set up a Blogmeister account I should start out in the next few weeks
21:17:47 Durff -> i have an 8th grader who is just bursting out with blogging
21:17:54 jomcleay -> Yay betchaboy
21:18:03 DBragg -> Paul - if you think a semester is bad, I used to teach 4 week classes and I didn't like it
21:18:04 jomcleay -> betch.edublogs.org
21:18:14 Durff -> hi again
21:18:24 becksintex -> twitter has taught me so much too steve!
21:18:36 Lee Ann Baber -> Hello graham
21:18:52 SusanEttenheim -> welcome back graham
21:18:53 graham wegner -> g'day again - wireless issues here!
21:18:59 jomcleay -> what's your twitter name steve
21:19:32 jomcleay -> ?
21:20:03 Durff -> i got kicked out
21:21:05 Lee Ann Baber -> oh no
21:21:10 SusanEttenheim -> glad you're back durff!
21:21:15 Durff -> i'm tenacious
21:21:29 Jose -> Hi johnrivera
21:21:47 becksintex -> johnrivera: Thanks for the resource today ;)
21:22:42 johnrivera -> Your welcome, becksintex
21:22:53 Lee Ann Baber -> Hello John!
21:23:06 johnrivera -> hi jose, would loveto hear about your blogmeister experience
21:23:10 SusanEttenheim -> hi courosa - welcome back!
21:23:11 becksintex -> voicethreads does pose that "stuttering" problem... selling it to teachers who then encounter these problems and become very frustrated
21:23:28 Durff -> courosa on safari where?
21:23:35 Jose -> voice thread has lots of potential, possibilites for digital storytelling
21:23:37 SusanEttenheim -> we haven't had those problems.. hummm
21:23:44 johnrivera -> Hello Lee Ann
21:23:58 SusanEttenheim -> we have some voice threads started at youthwiki.wikispaces.com
21:24:03 jeffmason -> voicethread was just blocked at our district
21:24:12 courosa-onSafari -> just logged in with Safari (browser) ... it seems that I can't paste anything into the chat window in Firefox ... and not safari either.
21:24:21 becksintex -> jeffmason: grrr... why?
21:24:25 SusanEttenheim -> click on Wiscasset Maine and see the wonderful ceramics piece that Sarah put up
21:24:28 courosa-onSafari -> this has always been a problem
21:24:32 courosa -> tell me about it
21:24:34 jeffmason -> new acceptable use policy
21:24:39 Durff -> courosa - open a word and drag
21:24:41 Sarah S -> Thanks Susan! The kids would love more comments.
21:24:42 courosa-onSafari -> oh i don't have to tell you
21:24:53 jeffmason -> everything has to be on the district server
21:25:02 Lee Ann Baber -> yes Sarah
21:25:09 Lee Ann Baber -> It is wonderful
21:25:15 SusanEttenheim -> Sarah could you put the URL here?
21:25:16 jomcleay -> Oh Jeff thta's not good
21:25:22 Sarah S -> Sure just a sec
21:25:44 becksintex -> what precepitated such a drastic move jeff?
21:25:53 SusanEttenheim -> welcome pam!
21:26:22 graham wegner -> hard to get a handle on the conversation when keeping tabs on my kids
21:26:26 courosa-onSafari -> @durff: That actually works ... that is pretty backwards.
21:26:34 Durff -> $5
21:26:42 jomcleay -> I can understand that Graham
21:26:43 SusanEttenheim -> how old are they graham?
21:26:46 Lee Ann Baber -> http://evo08sessionscfp.pbwiki.com/
21:26:50 graham wegner -> 4 and 8
21:26:59 SusanEttenheim -> ahh wow
21:27:05 Sarah S -> http://voicethread.com/#u16395.b23242.i164950
That's the link to the ceramics voicethread. The link to it in youthvoices is : http://youthwiki.wikispaces.com/Ceramics+Gallery
21:27:13 graham wegner -> forgot this was on - Jo skype messaged me b4!!
21:27:15 jeffmason -> I put together a voicehtread shhowing my group voicethread skype yugma , sent it to my technology leader next thing I know it is blocked
21:27:30 SusanEttenheim -> oh dear jeff - why?
21:27:39 pam -> That's terrible, Jeff!
21:27:52 SusanEttenheim -> everyone - please take a look at the voicethread that sarah put up - the url is above
21:28:14 Durff -> paul - the fearless leader
21:28:15 SusanEttenheim -> and please check out the sentence starters that we put up for talking about art and ceramics!
21:28:16 jeffmason -> new policy states everything must be on the districts server. no google docs,etc
21:28:30 SusanEttenheim -> wow no docs???
21:28:35 Durff -> sounds like a control freak in charge
21:28:44 pam -> wow, that's a bit extreme
21:28:50 jeffmason -> I am fighting
21:28:52 graham wegner -> @jeff that's a major step backwards
21:28:55 becksintex -> I will share the youthvoices with art teachers tomorrow... more comments welcome?
21:29:07 Sarah S -> Comments welcome absolutely!
21:29:09 jomcleay -> you have a lot of support here
21:29:21 becksintex -> we'll do
21:29:28 SusanEttenheim -> sarah could you put the url for the sentence starters too please?
21:29:31 pam -> love the voicethread!
21:29:36 jeffmason -> It was disastrous for me.
21:29:40 pam -> will share with my art teacher also
21:29:52 SusanEttenheim -> pam - where are you again?
21:30:22 Lee Ann Baber -> Jeff, it is hard to be in that position... disastrous sounds familiar
21:30:23 Sarah S -> The sentence starters are at the youthwiki url from before, just above the voicethread on the page. http://youthwiki.wikispaces.com/Ceramics+Gallery
21:30:40 jomcleay -> @susanettenheim unfortunately have to go as this roomis to be used for a guitar lesson
21:30:59 Sarah S -> @Jo great to hear you two nights in a row!
21:31:00 SusanEttenheim -> thanks! - we want to guide people in learning and enjoying having conversations of substance online
21:31:04 Durff -> we miss you jo
21:31:09 jomcleay -> thanks sarah
21:31:13 jomcleay -> bye
21:31:15 SusanEttenheim -> thanks for coming by jo!
21:31:23 jomcleay -> 'sok
21:31:31 Durff -> Gabcast
21:31:34 jeffmason -> You folks are my strength!
21:31:47 Durff -> uses cell phones to podcast
21:31:51 SusanEttenheim -> jeff everyone is tackling some challenge!
21:32:31 Durff -> wow, how many in the chat room?
21:32:50 Durff -> hi smaentz
21:32:52 DBragg -> a lot
21:32:52 smaentz -> hi barb
21:33:02 SusanEttenheim -> hi smaentz welcome!
21:33:06 Durff -> a lot is not concise
21:33:09 pam -> Gotta run. Good luck, Jeff! Night, all!
21:33:17 Durff -> bye pa,
21:33:19 SusanEttenheim -> night pam
21:33:20 Durff -> pam
21:33:27 Lee Ann Baber -> Night Pam
21:33:30 Durff -> hi simon
21:33:33 Lee Ann Baber -> Hello Simon
21:33:35 SusanEttenheim -> hi simon welcome!
21:33:55 Simon Brown -> Hi everyone
21:33:56 Durff -> so somebody count how many are in the chat room
21:34:16 SusanEttenheim -> smaentz and simon... where are you and what ages do you work with?
21:34:17 johnrivera -> I count 22
21:34:23 Durff -> just not DBragg
21:34:38 Sarah S -> Moderation is so key for making admin comfortable with posting anything to the web.
21:34:41 Durff -> wow 22 is a new high, isn't it?
21:34:51 becksintex -> we do have moderation in place
21:35:02 Simon Brown -> I'm in Brisbane, Oz and I work with apprentices aged 15-25 yrs
21:35:13 Durff -> we need to teach personal ethics
21:35:19 SusanEttenheim -> welcome simon!
21:35:25 Simon Brown -> ta
21:35:58 becksintex -> personal learning space... an edublog-type site?
21:36:16 Lee Ann Baber -> yes... but it is a sort of walled garden
21:36:26 Jose -> elgg
21:36:29 Simon Brown -> clicked "chat" and got logged out, sorry
21:36:44 Simon Brown -> noticed 21/500 listeners listed
21:36:48 becksintex -> sounds good, will look at those
21:37:00 Durff -> hi reggie
21:37:09 SusanEttenheim -> youth voices is moderated - it's just not a walled garden
21:37:10 reggie -> hi all
21:37:17 Simon Brown -> oops, mean clicked "listen"
21:37:19 Durff -> hi bud
21:37:20 SusanEttenheim -> hi reggie welcome!
21:37:27 Bud -> evenin' Durff!
21:37:34 SusanEttenheim -> hi bud!
21:37:41 Durff -> simon click tthe black icon
21:37:46 Simon Brown -> walled garden - do you mean your institution in the US?
21:37:52 Durff -> no
21:37:53 becksintex -> thanks!
21:37:57 Durff -> moderation
21:37:58 Bud -> Happy New Year, Susan!
21:38:00 Lee Ann Baber -> well
21:38:02 Lee Ann Baber -> yes simon
21:38:06 Durff -> it's a metaphor
21:38:12 Durff -> similar to a book
21:38:13 Simon Brown -> "watch"?
21:38:15 Lee Ann Baber -> it is actually a blog space
21:38:22 Lee Ann Baber -> using the program called elgg
21:38:24 Durff -> "The Secret Garden"
21:38:44 Durff -> simon on this page?
21:38:56 Lee Ann Baber -> where the students can decide what degree of public or privacy
21:38:58 Lee Ann Baber -> they desire
21:39:09 Lee Ann Baber -> or the teacher/county/school wants
21:39:16 Simon Brown -> thanks, Lisa - got audio now
21:39:22 Durff -> $5
21:39:33 reggie -> twitter is how I got to this chat tonight
21:39:35 Durff -> in Euros
21:39:37 becksintex -> twitter is like the RSS feed of blogging .
21:40:03 becksintex -> it comes to you once you find who to "listen" to
21:40:04 Durff -> twitter is 24/7 access to my learning network
21:40:10 JackieB -> If Twitter "went away", I think I'd feel lost.
21:40:34 Durff -> people did when they thought it went away
21:40:35 reggie -> @durff I agree about 24/7 learning network
21:40:37 Lee Ann Baber -> Hi Reggie..glad to have you here
21:40:38 robwall -> Twitter is persistent but low intensity online presence.
21:40:45 Simon Brown -> i'm here because JoMcleay twittered me - thanks Jo
21:40:48 Lee Ann Baber -> I agree Rob
21:40:55 Lee Ann Baber -> Thanks Jo
21:40:56 johnrivera -> if twitter went away, then i would have to ask everyone to e-mail me their thoughts
21:41:02 Durff -> reggie i was just explaining that to my principal
21:41:07 sroseman -> I would like to follow TTT on twitter so I can follow the chatter
21:41:07 Durff -> hi kmurray
21:41:09 Lee Ann Baber -> Oh no ..email!!
21:41:21 Lee Ann Baber -> isnt it funny that email is a scary thought
21:41:24 becksintex -> yes, I (being the only *me* in the district) found a great network just as immediate as the classroom down the hall
21:41:28 reggie -> I have my students use twitter as a part of class
21:41:31 robwall -> Twitter us the "old person" version of SMS. Now you understand why the kids are all addicted.
21:41:35 Sarah S -> Twitter surfing on people's following list is great as a resource for new ideas.
21:41:52 jeffmason -> is there a posting on twitter etiquette? I feel funny asking if I can follow someone.
21:41:54 Durff -> middle school uses Meebo
21:42:06 becksintex -> or like google reader...
21:42:07 Simon Brown -> I'm getting my students to use Twitter to post interesting websites to each other - usually their employers' address
21:42:09 JackieB -> @robwall - I agree. I understand how the students feel now when we limit their access.
21:42:09 sroseman -> one teacher had the students use twitter to reflect on a classroom project
21:42:15 Bud -> @jeff: No need to ask to follow - just go for it
21:42:24 Simon Brown -> pls excuse, 5 mins
21:42:33 Durff -> i'm counting
21:42:38 Durff -> hi miguel
21:42:39 Lee Ann Baber -> Hi Miguel
21:42:40 jeffmason -> I'll take that and run with it
21:42:45 Lee Ann Baber -> Yes twitter
21:42:46 graham wegner -> G'day Miguel.
21:42:55 MGuhlin.net -> Howdy!
21:43:00 JackieB -> I was just discussing yesterday the lack of teachers using RSS.
21:43:08 reggie -> it's the immediate connection that makes it powerful
21:43:16 Jose -> twitter also works great as a playbyplay when working on a project
21:43:20 becksintex -> I think RSS is just not well understood
21:43:26 MGuhlin.net -> CommonCraft's video on RSS is a nice intro for teachers.
21:43:35 Durff -> it's not becksintex
21:43:39 SusanEttenheim -> hi mguhlin!
21:43:42 graham wegner -> twitter is only as good as the network you assemble
21:43:47 SusanEttenheim -> yes - I"m using it next week!
21:43:51 MGuhlin.net -> @SusanEttenheim, howdy.
21:43:55 SusanEttenheim -> hi jen!
21:44:02 reggie -> @mguhlin yes, the commoncraft videos are great
21:44:08 MGuhlin.net -> Bud the teacher!!
21:44:16 SusanEttenheim -> lol- yes
21:44:16 Durff -> your circle of the wise to the nth power
21:44:26 Durff -> hi jen
21:44:30 SusanEttenheim -> durff lol
21:44:50 MGuhlin.net -> Bud means what teachers aren't doing...hehe
21:45:02 Lee Ann Baber -> Hey.. Happy New Year Jen!
21:45:03 Durff -> or like i tell kids - twitter is IM on steriods
21:45:49 SusanEttenheim -> mguhlin - what moved your teaching - what affected you this year?
21:46:24 Durff -> hi again
21:46:29 graham wegner -> twitter isn't as powerful as blogging - for me
21:46:44 Simon Brown -> I like the abstract nature of Twitter - sort of listening in on half-conversations
21:46:56 sroseman -> eavesdropping
21:47:03 Durff -> where you hear all about my coffee
21:47:04 steveMadsenOz -> twitter suggests social linking, blogging suggests social thinking?
21:47:11 becksintex -> graham: indeed.... fully-formed thoughts vs. passing fancies
21:47:12 Simon Brown -> I also like its directness
21:47:23 Sarah S -> Nice @steveMadsen!
21:47:35 MGuhlin.net -> @SusanEttenheim, ed leadership blogging from EdTech Journeys and Dangerously Irrelevant. It reminds me that I'm responsible for modeling ed-tech leadership.
21:47:42 reggie -> ya different purposes
21:47:48 Bud -> graham - it's different - but both important
21:47:56 sroseman -> I’m completely fascinated by Twitter right now!
21:47:57 SusanEttenheim -> interesting mguhlin!
21:48:05 Durff -> we follow our leader miguel
21:48:05 Simon Brown -> Twitter suits me because I'm not really reflective, I like spontaneous action
21:48:07 graham wegner -> @bud I did say - for me!!
21:48:13 Bud -> oh - I understand
21:48:38 Simon Brown -> By the time I've formed a complete thought, my mind has moved on
21:48:43 Durff -> definition of civic involvement?
21:48:52 johnrivera -> twitter hand-in-hand with del.icio.us creates a continuous flow of documenting resources for me
21:48:55 MGuhlin.net -> @SusanEttenheim, how about you? (just got here, so my apologies if I missed an earlier revelation)
21:48:58 becksintex -> yes, twitter gives me bravery... no longer am I the lone voice
21:49:06 SusanEttenheim -> yikes did you all hear paul's question... what will happen if you leave your position - have your really changed things at your schools?
21:49:11 becksintex -> I hear voices all around me ;)
21:49:29 Durff -> my classroom is so radical
21:49:29 graham wegner -> @simon my brain keeps swirling around common topics until I expel them via my blog
21:49:30 reggie -> @johnrivera good point
21:49:50 Durff -> of course i am so radical
21:50:02 SusanEttenheim -> are we really changing our schools?
21:50:11 sroseman -> Three Reasons Why Twitter Will Be Sold Soon ... http://www.micropersuasion.com/2007/04/three_reasons_w.html
21:50:15 Bud -> paul's question makes me uncomfortable
21:50:15 Durff -> JDub is back
21:50:23 SusanEttenheim -> why bud?
21:50:25 JenW -> trying to juggle too much tonight -- sorry
21:50:43 Simon Brown -> @graham that's interesting, I must try to capture that
21:50:47 Durff -> i can't juggle at all
21:50:56 graham wegner -> twitter can have a lot of in-jokes and feel exclusionary at times
21:51:11 Durff -> really?
21:51:26 Lee Ann Baber -> Yes Paul;s question is one we have no doubt thought to ourselves before.. it is something which makes us reflect on our teaching quality
21:51:30 MGuhlin.net -> Being the expert is isolating sometimes.
21:51:31 Durff -> or are cliches that way?
21:51:50 Jose -> night all
21:51:55 Durff -> nite
21:51:57 reggie -> yes, I feel like an alien among my peers
21:51:58 Lee Ann Baber -> In what way Durff
21:52:02 Lee Ann Baber -> Night Jose
21:52:08 JenW -> I think twitter for me is rewarding for my conversation needs -- however, I am now frustrated because I want to see not just TALK but EXAMPLES
21:52:14 Bud -> because I don't have a good answer for it.
21:52:18 Lee Ann Baber -> Yes ..reggie I know how you feel
21:52:19 MGuhlin.net -> If tech using teachers move to the district, are we isolating the very people that should be left in schools?
21:52:31 Durff -> i was responding to graham's comment
21:52:36 JenW -> and examples of TEACHERS who are using ideas and not just voices that are saying what TEACHERS should do............ :)
21:52:44 SusanEttenheim -> hi mjmonty welcome!
21:52:45 graham wegner -> @durff sorry missed that
21:52:51 mjmonty -> hi all
21:52:56 Bud -> @miguel: I worry about that, too. Could I do more good as an example, or as a resource? Ideally, I'd want to be both.
21:53:20 MGuhlin.net -> With RWW, as an example, why are you limited in who you connect with?
21:53:33 SusanEttenheim -> RWW?
21:53:39 Bud -> (read write web)
21:53:41 Lee Ann Baber -> Read write web?
21:53:44 Lee Ann Baber -> hehe
21:53:47 MGuhlin.net -> If you can publish at will from anywhere, anytime, isn't your example in the classroom more powerful, Bud?
21:53:52 Durff -> miguel - is the district mean not in the schools?
21:53:53 MGuhlin.net -> Read/Write Web (RWW)
21:54:00 Bud -> only if I'm getting read.
21:54:19 Durff -> we will read your work bud
21:54:51 Bud -> THanks, Durff - but teachers who aren't plugged in - the ones with whom I work - aren't reading, then what good am I doing in my own backyard?
21:55:01 sroseman -> couldn't twitter be used as an instant communication tool within a school .... whether it be instant communication or a quick sharing of ideas or web sites
21:55:07 MGuhlin.net -> You were read before, why not now? Obscurity is difficult when you're online.
21:55:09 Bud -> It's fine to be helpful far away - but I live here.
21:55:10 Durff -> evangelising
21:55:19 Durff -> one person at a time
21:55:27 Lee Ann Baber -> I do feel there is a sort of dynamic that is in of itself Bud..as vague as that is
21:55:28 Durff -> that is what we all do
21:55:31 MGuhlin.net -> Durff, yes! One to one.
21:55:47 johnrivera -> Durff, you are too right!
21:55:47 becksintex -> for great podcasting resources: del.icio.us/iteachdigital
21:55:49 Durff -> i'm setting up one with a ustream now
21:56:42 Simon Brown -> I work for TAFE Queensland at a trade skills institute - not many teachers are interested in Web2.0, especially if it means "own time" learning
21:56:43 Durff -> i hope to get back to K and 1st podcasting next week - covering two rooms
21:56:48 Lee Ann Baber -> believe it or not... it does catch up and when those people in your school get there.... There You Are ..in a big way
21:56:51 Bud -> @miguel - I'm certainly struggling with that at the moment. Are you headed back to the classroom?
21:57:06 Lee Ann Baber -> Yes Simon.. that seems to be the big problem
21:57:10 AllanahK -> Hi all- just got home waht's up?
21:57:20 Durff -> i need to check with another teacher who wants one to one tutoring with me
21:57:22 Lee Ann Baber -> Hi AllanahK
21:57:26 Simon Brown -> I've nominated myself for professional development committee so i can help teachers get to use some basic web tools
21:57:28 MGuhlin.net -> I'm headed somewhere, but the future is...unwritten.
21:57:30 Durff -> Allanah!
21:57:39 Lee Ann Baber -> yes.. ambiguous
21:57:52 AllanahK -> Hi there
21:57:52 becksintex -> sylvia martinez? session called?
21:57:58 Durff -> we don't have one simon
21:58:04 Durff -> i think i am it
21:58:10 Durff -> and that is sad
21:58:12 Lee Ann Baber -> but that is the beauty..the magic..the draw to what we do .. we need to guide our studnets in that ability
21:58:37 MGuhlin.net -> brb
21:58:49 becksintex -> I love 9th graders teaching teachers!!
21:58:53 Durff -> ok everyone race!
21:58:54 Simon Brown -> @lisa I almost gave up last year but somehow there was a breath of change from somewhere
21:59:20 Durff -> simon never give up - we need you
21:59:31 Sarah S -> I wonder if the immediacy of things like twitter, blogging, rss, etc has made us less patient with the change in our schools and the participation factor with other teachers.
21:59:39 Simon Brown -> taking a break, before 2008 begins in Feb
21:59:50 Simon Brown -> need my strength this year!
21:59:54 Durff -> i have never been patient sarah
22:00:04 Sarah S -> :) I have impatient tendencies too.
22:00:07 graham wegner -> @simon there are not many Web 2.0 involved educators at all in Oz I think
22:00:11 Bud -> @ Sarah - I don't wonder 'bout that. It's true.
22:00:21 Bud -> @Miguel - Would love to learn more about that.
22:00:35 Simon Brown -> I always say that I have more patience than "they" have stupidity
22:00:35 becksintex -> sarah s: I think seeing others frustrations allows me to release my own rather than think: Oh Woe is Me!
22:00:41 Bud -> Got to run, y'all -
22:00:41 Durff -> integrating to augment the curriculum
22:00:45 Bud -> THanks.
22:00:55 Durff -> bye bud
22:01:01 Bud -> take care
22:01:06 Durff -> you too
22:01:09 Bud -> will enjoy listening to the rest of this.
22:01:16 Lee Ann Baber -> night bud
22:01:20 Simon Brown -> in OZ: http://www.me.edu.au/
22:01:58 graham wegner -> @simon me.edu.au might really help
22:02:06 Durff -> what do we hope to accomplish? integration of tech into every classroom to augment the curriculum
22:02:22 Simon Brown -> @graham snap!
22:02:58 SusanEttenheim -> only where it's useful durff!
22:03:21 becksintex -> thanks to all; hope to join in again....
22:03:32 SusanEttenheim -> hi allanahk
22:03:32 Durff -> clarify susan
22:03:43 Simon Brown -> Ning has changed my teaching this last year, backed up with Twitter, Gmail, Pageflakes
22:03:52 johnrivera -> Thanks. This was a boost of energy for the upcoming year.
22:03:55 Simon Brown -> and Flickr
22:04:07 SusanEttenheim -> come every week john!
22:05:35 becksintex -> very nice!
22:05:39 Durff -> susan - can you clarify?
22:06:08 SusanEttenheim -> durff - just meant that tech should only be where it makes sense...
22:06:25 johnrivera -> Just wanted to express that I found the power of the "embed" to be of great importance in deciding what to implement in the classroom.
22:06:29 Durff -> when and where would it not make sense?
22:06:53 SusanEttenheim -> lol durff - where it feels extra
22:06:58 MGuhlin.net -> back
22:06:59 steveMadsenOz -> good stuff with the bango:)
22:07:01 SusanEttenheim -> not integrated
22:07:02 MGuhlin.net -> Sorry Susan.
22:07:06 MGuhlin.net -> Banjo is great!
22:07:08 SusanEttenheim -> yeahhh clap clap
22:07:14 Durff -> interesting thoughts susan
22:07:19 becksintex -> yhooo haaa
22:07:20 Sarah S -> Hooray for the banjo Lee
22:07:24 Lee Ann Baber -> thanks miguel
22:07:26 Lee Ann Baber -> :)
22:07:28 MGuhlin.net -> Is that Lee playing?
22:07:35 Durff -> but banjo now...
22:07:36 SusanEttenheim -> yes - it's lee
22:07:46 MGuhlin.net -> Wow. So multi-talented!
22:07:47 DBragg -> nite all, I need to run thanks for the music to go to sleep with
22:07:52 Durff -> clap clap
22:07:58 JackieB -> clap clap
22:08:02 Lee Ann Baber -> thanks guys!!
22:08:03 Durff -> bye dbragg
22:08:05 johnrivera -> clap clap
22:08:11 sheila -> thanks all!
22:08:11 Durff -> hi helen
22:08:20 jeffmason -> clap clap also
22:08:27 SusanEttenheim -> hi helen welcome!
22:08:32 sroseman -> applause
22:08:36 helenotway -> hi all
22:08:38 Durff -> or a voicethread
22:08:41 Lee Ann Baber -> http://evo08sessionscfp.pbwiki.com/
22:08:46 sroseman -> Was anyone touched by Second Life?
22:08:48 Lee Ann Baber -> for the music class
22:08:50 Lee Ann Baber -> yes
22:08:55 Simon Brown -> thanks everyone, bye for now - until next time
22:09:03 Durff -> bye simon
22:09:14 mjantzi -> voice thread, digital storytelling with elementary students ``
22:10:07 sroseman -> Consider performing in SL.
22:11:10 Lee Ann Baber -> yes... i think that is a good idea
22:11:17 Lee Ann Baber -> a concert ..up and coming
22:11:23 Lee Ann Baber -> bill, steve, me and some others
22:12:07 Bill O'Neal -> Good night!
22:12:08 Durff -> ciao
22:12:22 jeffmason -> good night
22:12:27 Bill O'Neal -> Hi Paul
22:12:38 sroseman -> Thanks all
22:12:42 JackieB -> Thanks!
22:13:00 Bill O'Neal -> Boy that is some lag....