Sheila Adams tells us about her trip to Belize and Matt Montagne talks about earthcast09
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Sheila Adams visits and tells us about her recent trip to Belize . We're also joined by Matt Montagne who gives us an update on preparations for earthcast09 , and tells us about an upcoming professional development day  he is co-facilitating.
20:58:56 ds : hey Sheila
20:59:08 ds : welcome back
20:59:11 sheila : Hi ds!
20:59:23 sheila : Thanks! Uploading photos now . . .
20:59:44 cheryloakes~ listener : hi ho!
21:00:16 sheila : Hi Cheryl! Looking forward to finishing Seedlings later! Good show!
21:00:29 cheryloakes~ listener : Hi Shelia, I am going to try and get the show posted tonight!
21:00:43 cheryloakes~ listener : thanks for stopping by!
21:01:09 ds : hi Cheryl
21:01:10 sheila : Had a call with my brother . . .
21:01:14 ds : sorry I missed the show, again
21:01:26 cheryloakes~ listener : Hi Doug! glad you are on the air, posting the show right now.
21:01:27 ds : hopping these days
21:01:46 ds : better than hoping, I guess :)
21:01:46 cheryloakes~ listener : that is fine, I barely get to your shows but home alone tonight.
21:03:09 ds : hi Peggy and Lorna
21:03:16 cheryloakes~ listener : is there a new webcast academy happening soon?
21:03:17 PeggyG : Hi everyone! Busy but excellent tech learning night!
21:03:29 Lorna : new music?
21:03:35 Lorna : hi all
21:03:42 ds : hey Lorna
21:03:43 cheryloakes~ listener : hello Lorna,
21:03:43 PeggyG : Hi Lorna
21:03:47 ds : same small playlists
21:03:59 ds : boring, but license-free :)
21:04:02 ds : need to get more
21:04:14 Lorna : I have come to get caught up
21:04:21 ds : actually, it's a CC license
21:04:26 ds : hey Matt
21:04:28 Lorna : lots of exciting things and I have missed them all
21:04:30 cheryloakes~ listener : hi Matt
21:05:04 matt montagne : hey DS, Cheryl and Co
21:05:13 PeggyG : @Lorna-The wonderful thing is that all of it gets recorded so you can catch up later (when you're not sick)!
21:05:19 matt montagne : hey there lorna
21:05:25 Lorna : HI MAttie
21:05:32 PeggyG : Yes Sheila!!
21:05:46 cheryloakes~ listener : Shelia, can't wait to hear Belize.
21:05:52 PeggyG : Seedlings had a great show tonight with Michael Horne!
21:05:56 matt montagne : hey sheila
21:06:07 matt montagne : looking forward to hearing about your trip
21:06:11 cheryloakes~ listener : Thanks Doug you are so kind, right 7:30 to 8:30, great folks in the chat!!
21:06:42 ds : http://www.flickr.com/photos/sadamsrjh/sets/72157614653574083/ 
21:06:44 matt montagne : that wired CD was awesome
21:08:44 PeggyG : Firefox isn't letting me open any more tabs. Wonder if it's because I have at least 70 open??
21:09:07 cheryloakes~ listener : Oh, Peggy, you need to close some down at least once a week! :-)
21:09:28 cheryloakes~ listener : How many went to Belize, Shelia?
21:09:31 PeggyG : but no problem!--just cutting and pasting into Safari :-) These tabs are all from yesterday and today!
21:09:39 cheryloakes~ listener : wow, 2 groups!
21:10:01 PeggyG : fantastic photos Sheila!
21:10:42 PeggyG : royal rat :-) very funny! not sure I would want to eat one!
21:11:00 cheryloakes~ listener : I like that royal rat, Shelia does it taste like chicken?
21:11:23 matt montagne : the photos are beautiful
21:11:37 PeggyG : looks like lots of water/wet conditions
21:11:50 cheryloakes~ listener : awesome photos! it looks like washouts
21:12:16 PeggyG : were you in one of the pictures Sheila?
21:12:35 matt montagne : hey there peggy
21:12:41 PeggyG : Hi Matt
21:13:03 PeggyG : I remember all of those snow days when I was a principal in MA! we went to school until the end of June!
21:13:29 cheryloakes~ listener : Shelia, many of us will be making up days.
21:13:32 cheryloakes~ listener : Hey JL
21:13:54 cheryloakes~ listener : when is eartheast happening?
21:13:57 JL : Howdy all
21:14:02 PeggyG : Sheila you have so many fantastic projects going on with your kids!
21:14:53 sheila : @Peggy Yes I'm in some of the photos.
21:15:03 JL : teaching now - only listening with one ear - students just settling in now and watching the Day#2 video
21:15:19 PeggyG : Great Sheila! I thought I recognized you even though we've never met in person :-)
21:15:24 ds : great to hear JL
21:15:40 PeggyG : what dedication JL!!
21:16:23 cheryloakes~ listener : JL, you are too much.
21:16:39 JL : A distracted 21st century educator
21:16:42 sheila : @Peggy - Maybe sometime soon
21:16:59 PeggyG : never thought about phone companies blocking Skype!
21:17:38 PeggyG : @JL--think we may all fit that description!
21:20:29 PeggyG : so you've been there many times Sheila?
21:22:04 sheila : 19 years
21:22:15 PeggyG : yes Sharon provided some great food for thought based on her TWB experiences
21:22:16 sheila : 19 times
21:22:57 PeggyG : Wow! amazing Sheila! I have never left the US (except to cross the border at Mexico or Canada--barely)
21:23:39 PeggyG : If you take a computer (like an XO) to someplace like Ecuador do you have to pay extra fees?
21:23:59 PeggyG : My daughter is going there next week and wants to take a couple of laptops to donate.
21:24:40 sheila : Not if you claim it is yours.
21:25:31 PeggyG : Would they question it if you had a couple laptops??
21:26:14 matt montagne : Linux LTSP demonstration project at my school: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjmonty/3306560031/ 
21:26:26 matt montagne : all free software and 6 year old compjters
21:26:45 matt montagne : hey there durff
21:26:48 ds : hey @mrsdurff
21:26:50 ds : welcome
21:26:50 mrsdurff : hey
21:27:01 PeggyG : that is really helpful! I've been trying to find out that information. She's packing all of her suitcases with clothes, books, etc. to donate.
21:27:05 matt montagne : talking to sheila about her trip to Belize...her 19th trip that is
21:27:56 PeggyG : pay phone? did it use coins?
21:28:12 cheryloakes~ listener : gotta go and post our sow, great evening!!!
21:28:21 cheryloakes~ listener : show
21:28:24 mrsdurff : nite
21:28:25 PeggyG : bye Cheryl!
21:28:32 cheryloakes~ listener : bye
21:28:45 PeggyG : Why did you first start going to Belize Sheila?
21:29:13 mrsdurff : we still have a payphone hanging on the wall in our school - no one knows why
21:30:51 PeggyG : What a great learning experience for teachers! That's authentic!!
21:31:45 mrsdurff : I have a friend going to Guayaquil Ecuador this summer for Spanish immersion for 4 weeks
21:31:58 PeggyG : Have any of you done/created digital stories about your experiences there?
21:32:08 mrsdurff : I know not a word, probably worse off than Sheila
21:32:57 PeggyG : immersion is a great way to learn it! That's how my daughter learned Spanish--living with a family in Ecuador for 6 weeks.
21:33:28 mrsdurff : did Maria take a cab?
21:34:10 sheila : @Durff - Probably! :)
21:34:12 mrsdurff : cool Peggy! I think she knows enough now, but the college doesn't
21:34:35 PeggyG : I think there are a lot of "cold" people who are happy to be at CUE this week :-)
21:34:39 sheila : @no digital stories yet!
21:35:10 PeggyG : That would be so wonderful to see Sheila. But I know it takes time!!
21:35:19 sheila : Would like to get the participants to share stories too. May be able to get some Belizeans to do it too.
21:35:20 mrsdurff : snow days all around us last storm - but we where not even dusted - big disappointment
21:36:06 sheila : @Mrsdurff - I'm really surprised about that! Usually I watch your weather and we get it.
21:36:20 sheila : after you.
21:37:25 Lorna : We saw the sun today
21:37:33 PeggyG : I hope you are able to get the participants to do that (as well as Belizeans!)
21:37:41 mrsdurff : I listened to Twitter as I drove to work
21:37:57 PeggyG : how do you "listen" to twitter?
21:38:07 Lorna : so dureff pls tell how do u listent to twitter
21:38:09 mrsdurff : everyone - PA, NY, MD below us, VA - they all got it
21:38:18 mrsdurff : it was totally unfair
21:38:23 Lorna : ah peggy thinking the same thing
21:38:35 mrsdurff : Peggy - Dial2Do
21:39:13 mrsdurff : I dial it and set on seat on loudspeaker while I drive
21:39:35 PeggyG : really? That's great! I never thought of doing that.
21:39:52 Lorna : Dial2Do?
21:39:54 mrsdurff : also does email, txts, rss, weather
21:40:04 mrsdurff : yes unfair
21:40:12 mrsdurff : i think it is too late
21:40:28 mrsdurff : oh DC got snow
21:40:31 mrsdurff : we did not
21:40:47 mrsdurff : ty matt
21:40:50 PeggyG : I really enjoyed the show last night with Taking IT Global. Their students have some excellent projects going on related to the environment.
21:41:23 matt montagne : np durff :-)
21:41:25 PeggyG : funny Sheila! Live Free or Die!
21:42:22 mrsdurff : hi Sam
21:43:22 PeggyG : we were encouraging the TIG group to get their students involved in Earth castathon and I gave them the link.
21:43:29 ds : hey @mrsdurff (from Sam)
21:44:33 mrsdurff : lol
21:45:12 PeggyG : How neat!
21:45:48 PeggyG : Yes it was Paul and Susan on the show last night with the TIG group exchanging ideas about how they might get involved
21:46:11 ds : firstname.lastname@example.org 
21:46:20 ds : earthbridges.wikispaces.com
21:46:27 ds : earthbridges.net
21:46:32 PeggyG : that's a good alternative to have some backup recordings just in case there are some gaps.
21:47:32 PeggyG : that is so helpful to have the links to the time zone conversions!
21:48:26 PeggyG : is it audio only on the webcast for Earth Day?
21:49:23 sheila : I may do ustream.
21:49:25 PeggyG : http://earthbridges.wikispaces.com/Earth+Day+2009  schedule link that could use some slots filled in :-)
21:50:59 mrsdurff : i never have the wrong time
21:51:06 mrsdurff : oh wait
21:51:15 PeggyG : I always get nervous about the correct times when they change because AZ doesn't change
21:51:19 mrsdurff : i meant i always have the wrong time
21:52:39 PeggyG : funny! I am rarely an hour early :-)
21:52:54 mrsdurff : then i will follow you
21:53:26 PeggyG : yes fun catching up with all of you! Now I need to do some research on Belize!
21:54:07 PeggyG : I think you just need to step on them Sheila!
21:54:23 matt montagne : nite y'all
21:54:40 PeggyG : all of your guests should have been paid--you all deserve it!
21:54:46 mrsdurff : yes, he said Starbucks
21:54:50 PeggyG : Night all!
21:54:57 mrsdurff : nite
21:55:26 sheila : Oh I did step on them down there and then attracted the ants! Insect world!
21:55:28 PeggyG : You do that so smoothly Doug!
21:56:39 ds : thanks Peggy, yoo kind :)
21:56:44 ds : too
21:56:57 PeggyG : Matt was using hidef with his radio show this week for call ins-- :-) Matt was reading my mind!
21:57:58 PeggyG : I don't know how I lived without Skype before!
21:58:41 JL : wound up getting it for $40 +tax /month for a 25 seater
21:58:58 JL : had to please educational cyber-hippyness to get the discount
21:59:07 JL : gotta do what we gotta do :)
21:59:18 PeggyG : that would be fun to take a photo at the same time around the world!
21:59:21 JL : please > plead
22:00:36 PeggyG : are you seeking donations JL??
22:00:53 JL : they showed up , but they needed to hang up on me for a while to try and make sense of the chaos
22:01:04 JL : not yet, thanks Peggy
22:01:20 PeggyG : What does a PD day look like for you Matt?
22:02:07 PeggyG : I think everyone in the ETT community would be willing/able to contribute something to the cause!
22:02:13 matt montagne : http://castiprofessionaldevelopment.wikispaces.com/ 
22:02:19 matt montagne : that is the link to our conference page
22:02:49 PeggyG : thanks for the link Matt-I'll check it out :-)
22:03:28 PeggyG : where are the panelists from? local?
22:05:11 PeggyG : didn't mean to log out--FF crashed
22:06:22 PeggyG : That sounds like a great PD day!
22:06:58 PeggyG : are you going to have twitter running on the screen during the panel?
22:07:32 PeggyG : I hope you will be able to ustream the keynote and some of the sessions. I would love to tune in!
22:07:53 sheila : Night peggy!
22:07:58 matt montagne : we will definitely do the keynote and perhaps a couple others as well
22:08:05 PeggyG : Night all! Great chatting with you!
22:08:15 sheila : Talk to you on sunday!
22:08:15 PeggyG : Thanks Matt!
22:08:16 matt montagne : nite y'all
22:08:32 ds : thanks all, take care
22:08:36 sheila : Thanks DS for inquiring about my trip!
22:08:49 ds : pleasure Sheila, thank you
22:09:08 sheila : It was nice to talk about it. Realized I haven't done that yet.