Sometimes it takes a converation like this one to let you know that we need to share our successes and trials with our bigger network. We all have good ideas, good solutions and when we talk together we offer better solutions for problems that we are all experiencing. I hope you find the nuggets in this conversation. Seedlings.
- Length: 57:24 minutes (26.31 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
This week, the Seedlings speak with David Truss, David’s Blog: Pair-a-Dimes for Your Thoughts , principal of a middle school in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The conversation picks up student leadership, David's great video clip and more.
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19:27:56 cheryloakes seedlings Hello David, and HHG
19:28:01 cheryloakes seedlings Welcome
19:28:14 datruss hello, I'm here!
19:30:24 HHG Hi!
19:32:37 sheila Evening all!
19:32:44 alicebarr Hi Sheila
19:32:49 alicebarr Can you hear us?
19:32:49 bobsprankle hi all!
19:32:54 sheila yes
19:33:02 bobsprankle all of us?
19:33:05 alicebarr Do you hear 4 of us?
19:33:12 sheila I think so
19:33:13 DaveC yes :)
19:33:26 cathywolinsky I can hear Alice & CHeryl
19:33:33 DaveC I can hear Bob too.
19:33:36 bobsprankle hi cathy, hi dave, hi sheila
19:33:37 cheryloakes seedlings we are great
19:33:40 sheila Feel so important when my name is mentioned.
19:33:43 cathywolinsky Hi Bobb
19:34:00 PeggyG Hi all! audio is coming through fine :-)
19:34:01 HHG Can hear you all
19:34:03 DaveC I heard the 4 of you.
19:34:41 cheryloakes seedlings thanks,
19:35:58 cheryloakes seedlings Yeah Vancouver, BC, CAnada
19:36:20 HHG yeah Coquitlam!
19:36:40 DaveC Grades 5-8?
19:36:55 HHG Grades 6 - 8
19:36:58 cheryloakes seedlings welcome hhg, where are you from?
19:37:05 HHG Coquitlam! :-)
19:37:06 cheryloakes seedlings evening davec
19:37:14 DaveC Evening Cheryl.
19:37:39 cheryloakes seedlings Look at our group tonight. Cathy, Darren, Lori,Peggy, Shelia
19:37:46 PeggyG Link for Dave Truss' blog ?
19:37:53 cheryloakes seedlings yes coming
19:37:59 HHG http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com 
19:38:26 bobsprankle thanks hhg
19:38:27 PeggyG thanks Cheryl :-) Didn't mean to rush you!
19:38:57 alicebarr We also met Dave at BLC1
19:39:00 sheila Read about the Halloween scavenger hunt today.
19:39:08 cheryloakes seedlings Peggy having a little echo, that is all
19:40:10 PeggyG I'm not hearing the echo here
19:40:22 cheryloakes seedlings peggy you didn't rush me we were looking for you to do the sound check:-)
19:40:45 datruss http://www.davidtruss.com/leadership_paper.htm 
19:40:48 cheryloakes seedlings did you hear alice's echo
19:41:02 DaveC @Cheryl, every once in a while.
19:41:22 PeggyG yes just now I heard Alice's echo
19:41:23 DaveC ok, now I do.
19:41:39 cheryloakes seedlings looking for the echo gremblin,
19:41:42 bobsprankle we're checking on Alice's echo
19:42:17 PeggyG Thanks for the link to the Master's paper-that will be really valuable!
19:43:39 bobsprankle very valuable :)
19:45:13 PeggyG A film festival sounds fantastic! That was incredibly successfor for Tim Tyson!
19:45:24 sheila Resource is very interesting!
19:46:37 PeggyG How great that the Superintendent is willing to get involved!
19:46:58 HHG The SLC students are such an amazing group - I've gone to a few of the meetings
19:47:23 HHG we have a great Superintendent
19:48:11 PeggyG that is such a good idea to approach the guidelines from the positive rather than what they can't do
19:49:00 cheryloakes seedlings no echo now, a nd it is a mystery, thanks for sticking with this.
19:49:12 DaveC I like the way the rules are structured. What you should do, not what you shouldn't do. ie, tell where the "line" ends, not where it starts and make the students guess.
19:49:14 bobsprankle echo-be-gone!
19:49:21 alicebarr It's teh trick or treaters!
19:49:31 cheryloakes seedlings remember questions from the chat will be given to our guest and be part of our chat andposted
19:49:44 PeggyG miracle workers! the echo is gone :-)
19:49:48 bobsprankle right alice!
19:50:05 cheryloakes seedlings we have rules in our school and they extend to the laptop program
19:50:19 cathywolinsky Who is coordinating the film festival for all the schools?
19:50:20 bobsprankle http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com/hargreaves-and-the-4th-way/ 
19:50:36 alicebarr Welcome HHG!
19:50:49 HHG Hi Alice!
19:51:13 HHG Thanks Dave!
19:51:23 DaveC And the return of the echo gremlin
19:51:30 cathywolinsky Yikes!
19:51:36 HHG ??
19:51:42 PeggyG I'm interested in the film festival plans too. It will be great to see how that develops.
19:51:45 alicebarr Bad Sound again?
19:51:48 cheryloakes seedlings I think we just keep going and ignore the echo gremlins
19:52:14 PeggyG Heidi-how great to have you join us!
19:52:34 HHG http://tinyurl.com/whatiwant 
19:52:54 cheryloakes seedlings Heidi's blog, I was thinking. We will watch the video!
19:53:06 cheryloakes seedlings thanks, this is a group effort.
19:53:07 PeggyG how do we find the video on the blog?
19:53:20 HHG You're welcome!
19:53:47 HHG I put the direct link to YouTube above and if you go to http://www.iwasthinking.ca  and search for "what I want" - you'll find my post.
19:53:48 bobsprankle love the video heidi!
19:54:25 PeggyG Just discovered that it was a direct link to the video. Thanks!!
19:55:29 PeggyG I love hearing about schools that try learning themes schoolwide. Very exciting!
19:55:31 cheryloakes seedlings For those listening tonight, thanks for coming. We love these free tools, but sometimes we struggle with the glitches, like echo and wavy sound. But, think of how cool this is that we can connect across the continent and around the world.
19:55:51 bobsprankle def, cheryl
19:55:55 bobsprankle def, cheryl
19:55:59 cathywolinsky Alice, we should think about teachers doing "Learning Teams" sessions.
19:56:16 bobsprankle <the echo was a joke>
19:56:17 cheryloakes seedlings evening shawnkball, any snow for you?
19:56:27 PeggyG is it voluntary for teachers to be part of a learning team?
19:56:33 HHG The learnign team at my daughter's school had people from three different schools
19:56:38 datruss http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com/blog-rules-respect-inclusion-learning-a... 
19:56:39 cheryloakes seedlings evening cpriest, welcome
19:56:41 HHG Completely voluntary
19:56:51 shawnkball No, is it snowing some places?
19:56:59 cheryloakes seedlings heidi that makes it more collaborative and moves things forward
19:57:10 cheryloakes seedlings snowing in NH,mountains
19:57:17 cpriest Hi Cheryl
19:57:20 datruss blog rules based on beliefs
19:57:36 PeggyG I am a huge believer in action research! It can be so powerful in improving teaching practice!
19:57:46 HHG it was great to see - because there was a variety of technical levels and so much shared learning
19:57:50 cheryloakes seedlings right Peggy, and it is so worth the time.
19:58:16 sheila THis is so timely. We started talking about blog rules today!
19:58:20 cheryloakes seedlings right heidi, that is what makes the learning grow so quickly.
19:58:46 cheryloakes seedlings Right Shelia, it should just be more the culture of your school extended
19:58:50 shawnkball no audio, what am I doing wrong?
19:59:00 shawnkball chat only
19:59:02 PeggyG There was a great preso on k12online this week about using action research in an early childhood program in NZ. It really made a difference! Elaine Newton I think.
19:59:03 alicebarr @cathywo Like our coversation with Ben yesterday!
19:59:28 cheryloakes seedlings Shawn, tothe right you see live participation and click on the audio choices, itunes, then your audio comes through itunes.
19:59:47 cheryloakes seedlings thanks peggy, i am working my way through the presentations.
20:00:18 cheryloakes seedlings DAvid, what a great engaging way to run this project.
20:00:22 PeggyG me too, Cheryl--working my way through the presos!
20:00:49 DaveC I just started transcribing one.
20:01:06 cheryloakes seedlings anntruss, any relation to datruss?
20:01:20 cheryloakes seedlings davec, that is so cool, how did you sign up for it?
20:01:21 anntruss Yup, wife.
20:01:46 cheryloakes seedlings Welcome Ann, glad you are hear, not too many spouses join in.
20:01:57 alicebarr Hi Cpriest!
20:02:05 alicebarr Welcome anntruss
20:02:13 cpriest Hey Alice!
20:02:19 DaveC @cheryl. just sign up on dotsub.com (where the preso vids are) and you can get going on it. What an awesome way for people to practice a foreign language.
20:02:21 sheila We did a DaVinci rebirth-day party for a culmin ating event.
20:02:35 cheryloakes seedlings DaveC, can you chat about how you signed up to transcribe for k12online? Just saw this, thanks
20:02:45 datruss http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com/prevent-another-da-vinci/ 
20:02:47 cheryloakes seedlings Shelia, that is good.
20:03:04 PeggyG those events sound so exciting for the students!
20:03:14 DaveC @cheryl, sure.
20:03:37 datruss http://wanderingink.net/?p=49 
20:04:11 cheryloakes seedlings shawnkball, did you get sound?
20:04:15 cheryloakes seedlings Evening Kern,
20:04:18 PeggyG @DaveC-are you tralking about the video transcription service Dotsub?
20:04:20 alicebarr Shawn can you get audio OK?
20:04:28 cheryloakes seedlings Evening Scott
20:04:29 DaveC @Peggy, yes.
20:04:30 Kern Hi
20:04:40 Scott Shelhart Hi Cheryl
20:04:53 cheryloakes seedlings Scott where are you from?
20:05:02 shawnkball no, and I have the most recent Java version
20:05:13 Scott Shelhart NW Indiana, abt one hour from Chicago
20:05:31 cheryloakes seedlings glad you can join us from Indiana.
20:05:38 cheryloakes seedlings shawn, what browser?
20:05:42 DaveC @Shawn: The video is done through streaming, try the black speaker icon under Channel (EdTechTalk A)
20:05:54 cheryloakes seedlings thanks for helping DaveC
20:05:57 datruss http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com/do-not-go-quietly-into-your-classroom/#... 
20:05:57 shawnkball flock, should try firefox huh?
20:06:05 sheila @datruss - I'm sending out your links left and right to others in my school! :)
20:06:13 cheryloakes seedlings yes, shawn, try firefox.
20:06:21 cheryloakes seedlings sometimes this is funky.
20:06:30 cathywolinsky @shawn- Flock is OK for me on the speaker icon for audio
20:06:53 cheryloakes seedlings me to cathy, but depends on the version and mac os.
20:07:13 PeggyG Did any of you get to listen to the student radio show that Matt Montagne's students did last night? I had to miss it and am sure it was great!
20:07:38 sheila @PeggyG - I stayed up for a bit. about 20 mins.
20:07:44 cheryloakes seedlings no Peggy I missed it.
20:08:06 sheila It was great! I was very impressed and couldn't tell how old the girls were. very professional
20:08:19 cheryloakes seedlings i love the music!!
20:08:20 bobsprankle yikes!
20:08:26 bobsprankle it's moby!
20:08:39 cheryloakes seedlings hi Shawn, sound yet?
20:08:47 shawnkball is there just audio?
20:08:53 shawnkball no sound
20:08:59 cheryloakes seedlings yes, shawn, just audio, no video
20:09:16 bobsprankle audio gremlins tonight :(
20:09:25 datruss http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com/who-are-the-people-in-your-neighbourhood/ 
20:09:27 cheryloakes seedlings real audio gremblins.
20:09:30 shawnkball I click on Status hyperlink, right?
20:09:43 PeggyG Tim Tyson was our year-long keynote speaker for AzTEA conferences last year and he shared a lot of the information about the film festival and the impact it had on his community. He's a great resource!
20:09:45 Kern is there a ustream?
20:10:09 sheila no ustream
20:10:11 cheryloakes seedlings no ustream Kern, just audio with skype problems,
20:10:13 cathywolinsky Shawn- go to Channel, Edtech Talk-A and the speaker icon
20:10:25 cheryloakes seedlings thanks for helping cathyw0
20:10:35 Kern gotcha - grrr Skype!
20:10:46 HHG the power of the network is only understood once you experience it!
20:10:49 cheryloakes seedlings I know we pay a lot of money for this!
20:10:53 DaveC Audio stream is here: http://worldbridges.net:8000/listen.pls 
20:11:22 bobsprankle hey kern!
20:11:41 Kern Hi there Bob :)
20:13:06 datruss mobygatis.com
20:13:24 Kern www.mabryonline.org 
20:15:06 HHG the part that talks about the student feedback and what they got from the projects was really powerful
20:15:20 DaveC I watched the history of youtube, very good :)
20:15:40 datruss http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html 
20:15:51 Kern NIN does something similiar I think
20:16:11 cheryloakes seedlings If you click on a link, it might throw youout of the chat, be ready.
20:16:14 bobsprankle mobygratis.com
20:16:27 cheryloakes seedlings thanks bob, great link David
20:17:49 PeggyG Have you seen the original podsafe music project created by Riptide Furse? He provides 1 new song every day of 30 sec clips that are loopable and work on podcasts :-) Great resource! http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/fred_delventhal1/category/366-days-of... 
20:19:03 PeggyG love that point about "doing technology"--hear it all the time! do you "do voicethread"... "do you do blogs?"
20:19:04 cheryloakes seedlings Media Smarts from PBS
20:19:34 cheryloakes seedlings pbskids.org/dontbuyit
20:20:02 HHG our kids live in a social world that includes technology - and some of the power of tech is that we're honoring how THEY learn. It's empowering them to learn their way.
20:20:52 DaveC @HHG: yes.
20:21:13 cheryloakes seedlings Kern what is NIN?
20:21:31 PeggyG oldie but goody--love them!
20:22:02 Kern Trent Reznor's Band - Nine In Nails
20:22:09 HHG I sat on our District's Literacy Planning Committee - had a conversation about definition of literacy. Used to be "read, write and understand" but now we have to add "verify"
20:22:13 cheryloakes seedlings OH, I wondered.
20:22:25 DaveC Is there a link for Bob's GotW?
20:22:33 alicebarr http://mail.google.com/mail/?tab=cm#settings/labs 
20:22:35 cheryloakes seedlings oh, good point Heidi. verify
20:22:37 bobsprankle kerpoff.com
20:22:38 HHG the critical thinking piece
20:22:43 sheila @HHG - That's good def.
20:22:48 bobsprankle woops... correction: kerpoof.com
20:22:58 DaveC thanks
20:23:07 cheryloakes seedlings who knew what google gmail would do next???
20:23:19 Kern ;)
20:23:20 cheryloakes seedlings Oh, fun, there goes another hour of my life.
20:23:36 Kern mail goggles
20:24:37 cheryloakes seedlings http://snurl.com/3xbc0 or go to k12onlineconference.org schedule and look for Oct. 31st elluminate
20:24:51 DaveC Ok, let's all log in to Alice's gmail and try it :)
20:25:15 alicebarr Don't get too scared when you see my gmail! :)
20:25:22 PeggyG http://www.allofme.com/Timeline/Technology/1522012/Mashable_Posts#/Timeline/Misc/1522012/Mashable_Posts Have you seen this timeline of mashable posts from AllofMe? Amazing stuff you can do with creating timelines on the site!
20:25:36 DaveC Fireside chat starting in about 30 minutes: http://snurl.com/3xbc0 
20:26:05 PeggyG the Fireside chat is tonight :-) those time zones can be confusing!
20:26:31 HHG @peggyG - thanks! I've been thinking I have to go find a timeline tool, so I'll check that out.
20:26:55 PeggyG this has been an amazing week of presentations so I'm sure the fireside chat will be very exciting!
20:26:56 DaveC The "through the night" 24-hr session starts tomorrow at 8:00pm EDT
20:27:11 DaveC ..oops, "when night falls"
20:27:19 cheryloakes seedlings Thanks for the help David!!
20:28:05 cheryloakes seedlings This has been a really quick hour. Thanks for all of you in the chat room, you make our show! please look for the chat, links and audio in edtechtalk and bitbybit tomorrow
20:28:07 cheryloakes seedlings or Sat.
20:28:24 HHG Thanks!
20:28:36 cheryloakes seedlings David Truss, thanks for being here!
20:28:54 PeggyG I'm loving the quality of the presentations this year! The 20 minute lenthg makes it really easy to share with others and still have time to discuss.
20:28:59 cheryloakes seedlings This has been a great show, even though we had the echo gremlin!
20:29:00 alicebarr DAvid Thank you so much!!!
20:29:13 datruss It has been great... thanks!
20:29:19 sheila Got a lot out of tonight's show! Thanks David and hosts!
20:29:20 cheryloakes seedlings Thanks for coming.
20:29:33 HHG G'night all!
20:29:35 PeggyG Wonderful show! Thanks a lot David for sharing your great stuff with us!
20:29:42 cheryloakes seedlings Goodnight, thanks for coming.
20:29:58 cheryloakes seedlings We will be shutting down for a break before Fireside Chat!
20:30:08 Kern bye all!
20:30:09 DaveC Great show. See some of you in about 30 mins at http://snurl.com/3xbc0 
20:30:13 cheryloakes seedlings Now we have David's comments coming back.
20:30:25 cheryloakes seedlings See you in 30 minutes! Bye for now.
20:31:04 PeggyG Absolutely! Looking forward to the Fireside Chat! Thanks all!
20:31:12 shawnkball thank you!
20:31:31 cheryloakes seedlings bye bye for a few!!
20:31:37 bobsprankle thanks all!