From N1H1 updates to Flips on Woot ... John, Jeff, Dave, and Jen covered the week's news and resources important to those interested in education and technology. Catch the live show held each and every Sunday night at 7:00 ET at http://edtechtalk.com/live  ... or grab the recording at http://edtechtalk.com/EdTechWeekly126 
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May 3, 2009
Chat Log Below 
19:00:00 John Rundag -> We went over our Pandemic plan on Thursday afternoon.
19:00:16 PeggyG -> both ETBrainstorm and 21st Century Learning focused on Pandemic planning this week--great shows!!
19:00:42 John Rundag -> breathing is a good thing
19:01:26 gary -> Out of interest what would happen if the drying stayed on?
19:01:39 JohnS -> it would buzz in the middle of the show
19:02:01 PeggyG -> if the dryer stays on we might not hear the chair squeak! :-)
19:02:26 gary -> But he is drying every week.
19:02:50 dave -> http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/article/626067 
19:03:07 gary -> Thanks
19:03:37 PeggyG -> what a great kickoff to the links!! parent focus :-)
19:03:52 sroseman -> could you post that link again please
19:03:59 JenM -> H1N1 (Swine Flu) update: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/category/health/  ... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8021547.stm  ... http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/google-could-have-caught-swine... 
19:04:02 dave -> http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/article/626067 
19:04:30 PeggyG -> that compilation from Larry Ferlazzo was excellent!!
19:05:07 sroseman -> hi everybody ..that's alot of schools
19:05:13 sroseman -> closing down
19:05:15 PeggyG -> decision now is to NOT close schools-treating it more like a regular influenza strand
19:05:20 JL -> http://edu.allmyfaves.com/ 
19:05:45 Lisa_W -> but online schools don't have a problem
19:05:57 JL -> http://www.tubechop.com/ 
19:06:00 JenM -> @Lisa ... great point!
19:06:06 PeggyG -> how often do those links get updated on All My Faves?
19:06:24 JohnS -> Free Windows 7 for a year: http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/05/01/free-windows-7-for-a-year/  and Windows 7 to debut on or around October 23rd, according to Acer: http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/04/30/windows-7-to-debut-on-or-around-oct... 
19:06:36 gary -> No!
19:06:59 PeggyG -> do you still get the ads from YouTube to other videos when you use TubeChop?
19:07:26 JL -> not sure - good question Peggy
19:07:47 JohnS -> http://www.ubuntu.com/ 
19:08:29 dave -> http://www.adrive.com/ 
19:08:40 PeggyG -> can you use that free Windows version on a Mac Parallels?
19:09:11 John Rundag -> Sharon is in da house!
19:09:19 gary -> @Peggy - no reason why you should not be able to.
19:09:21 sharonp -> ta-dah!
19:10:44 tom -> I find the best to be dropbox... only 2 gbs though.. but very cool.
19:11:17 John Rundag -> Amazon is good if you have a lot of data to move.
19:11:36 JenM -> PeeWee PC: http://www.peeweepc.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=70&idcategory=2  ... http://jkontherun.com/2009/04/29/peewee-pc-launches-today-convertible-ne... 
19:12:10 sharonp -> It is really hard to keep a straight face when you hear the name of that computer
19:13:06 JL -> http://www.keytoschool.com/ 
19:13:10 Cathy E -> It is very cute.
19:13:35 JL -> http://www.fixya.com/ 
19:13:47 Lesley E -> I need one of those PeeWee. Husband dripped coffee on my laptop this a.m. - ouch!
19:13:52 JenM -> @sharon ... yes it is ...
19:13:52 John Rundag -> I am excited about the eTech Ohio Moodle project
19:13:58 JohnS -> Moodle Commons: http://moodlecommons.org/ 
19:14:25 PeggyG -> I just downloaded an entire Web 2.0 course on moodlecommons. It is great!
19:14:49 sharonp -> Moodle commons is awesome.... I thought John S showed it to me....
19:14:56 sharonp -> but maybe it was Zac Chase?
19:15:22 John Rundag -> Thanks for the info, Peggy! I will have to dl it
19:15:27 dave -> http://palmaddict.typepad.com/palmaddicts/2009/05/ipad-is-this-apples-an... 
19:15:36 dave -> http://www.mobilewhack.com/verizon-apple-media-ipad-possibilty/ 
19:15:52 dave -> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-293658.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdnn 
19:16:51 JohnS -> @sharon I did show it to you. Not sure where I heard about it, though.
19:16:57 sharonp -> ahh
19:17:14 gary -> Apple has a way of making things make sense often.
19:18:36 JenM -> Open Access in Canada: http://eprints.rclis.org/16087/ 
19:18:46 PeggyG -> My friend, Shawn Wheeler, has also created a fantastic MultiMedia Moodle course that you can download http://shawnwheeler.name/moodle/ 
19:18:50 sharonp -> O Canada
19:19:10 JL -> http://www.learner.org/interactives/index.html 
19:20:28 Techyturner -> That is a great resource. Still have to share it with my class.
19:20:36 JohnS -> Ten tried and tested internet tools for teachers: http://www.boxoftricks.net/?p=1004 
19:21:31 JohnS -> Google Apps Project: http://www.adamscott.ca-a.googlepages.com/googleappsproject 
19:21:33 PeggyG -> very cool wordle on that site! :-) love the word students being so large
19:22:30 sharonp -> Cool John.... very interested in this
19:22:47 John Rundag -> very cool, JohnS
19:22:47 dave -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Mp9ECJzElI 
19:22:52 PeggyG -> that Google Apps presentation looks great! wish it had audio too :-)
19:23:10 JohnS -> There are videos embedded in the presentation
19:23:48 sharonp -> what is the price on that, Dave??
19:23:51 John Rundag -> I have a MinoHD. Now, they have a MinoHD Ultra
19:24:04 Lesley E -> Just got one last week. Love it! Have done some interviews with kids and guests at the school.
19:24:10 sharonp -> We are hoping to bring Flips to Africa - big request!
19:24:36 LParisi -> Sharon, can we donate some?
19:24:40 John Rundag -> You could get the non-HD for about $80
19:24:46 sharonp -> Please, please, please!!
19:25:09 JenM -> Fun Links ... http://homepage.mac.com/fahrenba/programs/magicPen/magicPen.html  ... and ... http://www.stykz.net/Home.html 
19:25:13 PeggyG -> that's a fantastic price!!
19:25:15 John Rundag -> There you go! $60
19:25:21 sharonp -> IF you donate one (some), would you consider embedding some student content on it and passing it to a school to kick off a partnership?
19:25:35 kcaise -> the woot.com were refurbs but still a great price
19:25:39 Sheila A -> @sharonp - check digitalwish.org Flip was having a deal with them for schools.
19:25:45 JohnS -> (And if not, I can find a school/class willing to do that)
19:25:51 sharonp -> @Sheila - THANKS
19:25:57 JL -> http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/see_wolfram_alpha_in_action_-_video... 
19:26:24 kcaise -> classwish.org you can list items and corporations can fulfill those wish lists
19:26:31 JenM -> Flip Ultra review: http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/30/flip-video-ultra-hd-video-review/ 
19:26:54 sharonp -> how very cool - John, I need you to get on this classwish/digitalwish stuff (probably not available to Canadians)
19:26:55 JL -> http://www.forumotion.com/ 
19:27:37 sharonp -> @dave I think that is one of those predictably irrational issues
19:27:58 LParisi -> @sharon What kind of content would you want on a flip? You mean videos? Or an editing software?
19:28:40 sharonp -> @Lisa I mean, have your students do a little video about who they are - "Day in the Life" kind of stuff ... to be viewed by a school in Africa
19:29:08 sharonp -> @Lisa I have my students creating "My Montreal" videos I am taking with me to South Africa
19:29:11 LParisi -> @sharon We would love to do this! Will talk to class about it this week. I will buy it myself.
19:29:27 JohnS -> MathVids: http://www.mathvids.com/ 
19:29:36 PeggyG -> http://moodlecommons.org/course/view.php?id=14  This is the link to the MoodleCommons Web 2.0 course
19:29:37 sharonp -> @Lisa I am working closely with a South African educator who will oversee it on his end....
19:29:57 LParisi -> Are you going to NECC before Africa? I could bring it with me there.
19:30:21 sharonp -> @Lisa I think I have convinced myself that I need to go to NECC.... winning the award was the tippping point
19:30:38 LParisi -> Sharon, they are paying for you to go. How can you not?
19:30:40 dave -> http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez29-2009apr29,0,88441.column... 
19:30:59 sharonp -> @Lisa The cost of the hotels seems ridiculously high
19:31:10 sharonp -> I need to find someone who will share a room with me
19:31:39 LParisi -> I am full up but we can always add a cot. Alice M is sharing with two others.
19:31:40 JohnS -> @Lisa @Sharon I missed most of that, but can be an intermediary if necessary.
19:32:06 sharonp -> @JohnS Oh, you mean you have a cot for me? (just teasing)
19:32:12 JenM -> Flickr Shakeup: http://kara.allthingsd.com/20090430/flickr-co-founder-butterfield-and-ch... 
19:32:14 JohnS -> you can sleep in the car.
19:32:15 gary -> What we need is hands with 5 thumbs
19:32:22 sharonp -> @Lisa I am game for a cot!
19:32:29 dave -> @gary lol
19:32:35 LParisi -> Sharon, that wasn't clear. There are four of us sharing two bedrooms. We can add a cot for you in the livingroom if you can't find anything else. I don't really care.
19:32:57 sharonp -> @Lisa I can sleep in the bathtub...!
19:33:17 sharonp -> @Lisa your bathtub sounds more enticiing than JOhn's car
19:33:20 LParisi -> Talk to me after the show.
19:33:23 JL -> http://www.slanguages.net/program.php 
19:33:25 sharonp -> sure
19:33:35 John Rundag -> But, Geocoties was totally free. Flickr has pay accounts.
19:33:49 JL -> http://virtualability.org/default.aspx 
19:34:20 JohnS -> 30+ Places To Find Creative Commons Media: http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2009/04/30/30-creative-commons-sources/ 
19:34:48 JohnS -> 100 (Legal) Sources for Free Stock Images: http://www.virtualhosting.com/blog/2007/100-legal-sources-for-free-stock... 
19:35:07 JL -> but flickr is still losing lots o' money
19:35:16 sharonp -> really??
19:35:24 John Rundag -> I think someone wrote a blog post about 20 free Windows programs!
19:35:24 sharonp -> because of servers?
19:35:56 dave -> http://www.zzounds.com/item--IONVCR2PC 
19:36:27 JohnS -> @rundag meh. been there. done that.
19:36:33 John Rundag -> ;)
19:36:45 JohnS -> @sharon you haven't seen my car.
19:37:00 PeggyG -> I'm really interested in that VCR--will it work on a Mac too?
19:37:32 sharonp -> @John You have two kids.... your car is probably a compost on wheels (like mine)
19:38:00 JohnS -> Four rules: no eating, no drinking, no kicking the seats, no throwing up.
19:38:10 JohnS -> The last rule was added after they rode in it the first time.
19:38:17 sharonp -> LOL
19:38:42 sroseman -> I am going to NECC too. I have not been to a big computer conference in 10 years
19:38:57 sharonp -> @sroseman I can finally meet you!!
19:39:05 PeggyG -> what an ambitious project Jeff!! You're my hero!!
19:39:08 kcaise -> when are you moving Jeff?
19:39:23 sroseman -> yep .. I am staying with the editor of tappedin
19:39:24 PeggyG -> yes! yes!! a screencast!!! I would love to see it!
19:39:25 JL -> aiming for July/August
19:39:37 kcaise -> to Korea?
19:39:43 JL -> yep
19:39:52 kcaise -> you don't like being in the US?
19:40:19 kcaise -> i didn't say that
19:40:22 kcaise -> lol
19:40:22 sharonp -> STOP the show!
19:40:28 dave -> :)
19:40:38 John Rundag -> you could use a digital camera and take a pic of your pictures
19:40:51 JenM -> Kindle Pricing Changes: http://www.geardiary.com/2009/04/29/amazon-starts-charging-by-the-megaby... 
19:40:52 sharonp -> health food stores and Mexican food - that is pretty funny
19:41:41 sharonp -> wow.... didn't know they charged
19:41:44 PeggyG -> I thought so too Sharon! :-)
19:42:01 Techyturner -> That doesn't make business sense to me.
19:42:07 John Rundag -> Kindles need to come way down in price before you see them in schools.
19:42:14 JohnS -> http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/topstocks/archive/2009/05/01/kindle-us... 
19:42:17 stella -> it is too pricy
19:42:31 gary -> Not that we could even buy one here Dave
19:42:39 Techyturner -> Nice sequeway.
19:42:41 PeggyG -> I can definitely relate to that--I'm old and I'm a Kindle user :-)
19:42:53 John Rundag -> Yes. All over 40. I am over 40 and don't have one.
19:42:55 sarah H -> they are the only people with money left.
19:43:13 Techyturner -> 700 users is not an adequate number of participants
19:43:13 JL -> http://www.elcomsoft.com 
19:43:37 JL -> http://www.blogtalkradio.com/uceacastle 
19:43:52 stella -> what is so special about kindle anyway? (i don't use it, so rather ignorant about it)
19:44:05 JL -> http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/services/28-online-photo-editing-websites-... 
19:44:07 PeggyG -> so glad to see more people starting to use blogtalkradio :-)
19:44:13 Techyturner -> I thought it was a good idea until I heard the $!
19:44:20 stella -> I use my iPhone to read :-)
19:44:49 JohnS -> File2.ws: http://file2.ws/ 
19:44:55 PeggyG -> it's much easier to read on a Kindle than an iPhone
19:45:08 JohnS -> Example, converted from PDF: http://file2.ws/guide 
19:45:11 stella -> ah i see, hence the older users
19:45:14 JL -> http://edtechtalk.com/sites/edtechtalk.com/files/davepoopyhead.jpg 
19:45:51 kcaise -> great link jeff!
19:46:06 JL -> Thanks Kim - I think my cohosts didn't really appreciate
19:46:19 kcaise -> didnt sound like it went over well
19:46:36 Sheila A -> Oh, the link is already going viral!
19:46:47 sroseman -> Raise your hands if you are new to edtech talk
19:46:48 John Rundag -> is that 4colonedtechtalk? )
19:46:58 stella -> i am new
19:47:04 LParisi -> I just added a link to ett.
19:47:04 sharonp -> Jeff you opened that door with the pic you just showed
19:47:14 LParisi -> Bye
19:47:24 sroseman -> welcome Stella
19:47:29 stella -> thanks, no problem, i am a geek :-)
19:47:36 stella -> it is ok, i have been to Korea
19:47:38 stella -> :-)
19:47:56 PeggyG -> and people who are listening to the recording can't raise their hand :-) at least we can't see their hand raised
19:47:58 kcaise -> you can do chat via the web
19:48:10 sroseman -> what is the criteria for being a geek??
19:48:24 kcaise -> no text chat
19:48:36 LParisi -> Being here on a Sunday night is a good start, SRoseman
19:48:49 John Rundag -> everyone is moving to stickam, ustream, etc.
19:48:53 kcaise -> no, text chat via the web at blogtalkradio
19:48:53 stella -> lol, yes, in front of the computer all the time
19:49:25 sroseman -> I qualify .. I guess I am a geek
19:49:25 PeggyG -> maybe it wasn't Mogulus that was the cause?? I've had great success with it!
19:49:33 jamie -> jeff is funny tonight
19:50:10 John Rundag -> and he lives in San Francisco where bandwidth is not an issue.
19:50:21 jamie -> particularly tonight, jeff!
19:50:28 gary -> Never had lobster????!!! Need to go to PEI
19:50:59 John Rundag -> Or go to Fisherman's Wharf.
19:51:13 sarah H -> how would they even recognize each other?
19:51:16 JohnS -> I will never have it until Dave serves it to me.
19:51:22 sarah H -> I can't believe I just put that in there.
19:51:30 LParisi -> I can't believe you are quoting Phoebe.
19:52:13 John Rundag -> Answer They definitely do NOT. This is a myth originating from an episode of "Friends" in which Phoebe says Ross is Rachel's "lobster."
19:52:36 John Rundag -> from WikiaAnswers.com
19:53:17 sroseman -> Lobster was considered a poor man's food way back when
19:53:23 sroseman -> in PEI
19:53:29 sroseman -> like spam
19:53:35 LParisi -> We have politicians sourcing the bible...why not students?
19:54:02 kcaise -> you're on a roll jeff
19:54:31 John Rundag -> chlorine bleach from doing laundry
19:55:13 gary -> Dave it is continuing in Alberta: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2009/04/30/cgy-bill-evolution-law... 
19:56:50 stella -> this is terrible news! Only in Alberta!
19:57:11 sroseman -> our district needs to change the name of swine flu
19:57:15 sroseman -> Example, converted from PDF:
19:57:35 sroseman -> http://www.ocdsb.ca/Documents/News_Releases/News_Releases_2009/NR_apr30_... 
19:57:43 gary -> @stella - Not very popular among science teachers right now.
19:57:56 LParisi -> Oh yes
19:57:57 PeggyG -> I heard that on the news tonight @sroseman--the pig farmers rebelled at the use of swine flu name saying it was affecting their business
19:58:04 stella -> i can well imagined
19:58:20 stella -> didn't Kansas had a similar deal with evolution teaching in schools?
19:58:29 John Rundag -> @sroseman N1H1
19:59:05 John Rundag -> @sroseman i meant H1N1
19:59:14 dave -> http://worldbridges.info/temp/bon-dave-performance.wmv 
19:59:34 LParisi -> I like Jeff's version better.
19:59:38 JohnS -> http://www.numark.com/ttusb 
19:59:43 gary -> @stella - This is different - need to warn parents and then students can be excused from the class. In biology classes the topic may come up every day.
20:00:09 stella -> @gary, so the students can be absent the whole semester
20:00:10 John Rundag -> @JohnS One of our teachers bought one
20:00:26 JohnS -> She could have gotten it from me. Should have let me know :-)
20:00:27 gary -> Because evolution is a religous topic
20:00:39 gary -> New bill proposal in Alberta
20:00:47 PeggyG -> they probably also want teachers to provide an alternate curriculum to the excused students!
20:00:48 stella -> unfornately i live in Alberta :-(
20:00:55 jdeyenberg -> I live in Alberta too
20:00:57 gary -> Accoring to some Alberta politicians
20:01:00 jdeyenberg -> SOOO scary
20:02:05 stella -> will be interesting - how can they provide alternative curriculm
20:02:09 John Rundag -> I am on Friendfeed.
20:02:13 stella -> that would be double the workload for teachers
20:02:41 Cathy E -> I like friend feed
20:02:42 LParisi -> I am in Plurk and twitter
20:02:46 stella -> i found this talk from Twitter
20:02:46 LParisi -> And I am cool
20:02:48 PeggyG -> we were required to provide alternate curriculum for students whose parents opted them out of sex education classes
20:03:12 gary -> Maybe alternative textbooks? We could guess what they might promote.
20:03:13 stella -> what can you provide as alternatives? Birds and bees?
20:03:30 jamie -> in TX we've had to present evolution as a theory and provide some information about other theories
20:03:50 PeggyG -> no the content has to be unrelated--we did some community service, health things
20:03:56 jamie -> some changes are afoot now though, i hope...
20:04:01 kcaise -> same down here
20:04:03 LParisi -> Our alternative curric is going to the library to study
20:04:19 stella -> so instead of learning about real life, we read fairy tales?
20:04:20 kcaise -> yep
20:04:38 John Rundag -> @stella exactly!
20:04:43 stella -> in the UK, is similar
20:04:59 stella -> they are uptight there too, in the UK
20:05:33 stella -> this is really worrying
20:05:34 kcaise -> sams club has brand new video flip cams with the 60 minutes for 80 bucks
20:05:38 stella -> thanks for the link
20:05:48 stella -> wow, that is a bargain!
20:05:55 PeggyG -> I'm very intersted in the new look :-)
20:06:31 PeggyG -> Nings let you create different themes/designs for your page
20:06:53 John Rundag -> Illustrator saves in eps?
20:06:56 Techyturner -> Thanks for all the wonderful talk. Will be downloading the archived shows and listening to those! Adios!
20:07:31 Techyturner -> I just might!
20:08:08 LParisi -> No don't edit it out.
20:08:10 jamie -> Don't edit out your singing!
20:08:11 PeggyG -> oh no!! you have to keep the singing!!
20:08:52 PeggyG -> I thought it wasn't available until October-Windows 7?
20:09:02 John Rundag -> I downloaded it last night.
20:09:12 John Rundag -> Need a computer with 1GB RAM.
20:09:23 JenM -> http://www.colecamplese.com/2009/05/social-media-lesson/ 
20:09:58 John Rundag -> @PeggyG It will be available for download on May 5. You can get it now on MSDN if you have an account
20:10:28 PeggyG -> Thanks John-I misunderstood that. Want to see if I can download on my Mac
20:10:34 sarah H -> one of my classmates from college was the lead attorney in the Dover case w/ creationism. You can read about it here: http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/0306/feature1.html 
20:10:42 jamie -> Thanks all--good show tonight!
20:10:59 sarah H -> He's gone back to corporate law and thinks it is funny that he is a bit of a rock star in the education world
20:11:01 John Rundag -> @PeggyG you can install it in a VM.
20:11:42 PeggyG -> What about Parallels? can I install it there?
20:11:51 LParisi -> Yes
20:11:56 stella -> thanks all for the great discussion! Have to run now, have a great evening!
20:12:03 LParisi -> After the Keynote on Sunday
20:12:03 John Rundag -> @PeggyG Yes. I have it installed in VMware Fusion.
20:12:07 stella -> will definitely be back
20:12:14 stella -> bye!
20:12:29 LParisi -> bye all
20:12:38 gary -> Thanks again.
20:12:40 PeggyG -> yes-Skype call from NECC :-)
20:12:44 sroseman -> Thanks all
20:12:51 Cathy E -> night all
20:13:11 PeggyG -> thanks everyone! night
20:13:23 JenM -> nite all
20:13:37 JohnS -> Thank you, everybody. Have a great week.