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21st Century Learning #114
November 17, 2009
arvind, Vinnie and Alex debrief on the NEIT2009 conference.
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[14:02] <alex____> Hey folks.
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[14:02] <alex____> getting the stream going now.
[14:02] <alex____> Thanks for your patience.
[14:02] <matt-montagne> hey all...sounds good alex
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[14:03] <arvind> hi all
[14:03] <arvind> hey Jason, Matt, Alex
[14:03] <jramsden> Hye folks..
[14:04] <Guest26399> Sarah: I am the guest. I got switched because I didn't "identify" in time. Have I mentioned how I feel about the new chat lately?
[14:04] <arvind> nice throwback that we're using IRC
[14:04] <matt-montagne> hey arvind et al
[14:04] <matt-montagne> ustream?? Or edtechtalk??
[14:04] <arvind> ha ha, I was just thinking that, Sarah
[14:04] <arvind> should be both, Alex is probably getting set up
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[14:04] <matt-montagne> thanx
[14:06] <arvind> hi Kim, welcome
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[14:08] <alex____> folks.
[14:08] <arvindg> just registered my username, and had to use arvindg. Silly IRC chat
[14:08] <alex____> We're streaming over on the ustream.
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[14:09] <arvindg> we're going to be talking about the 2009 NYSAIS Education and Information Technology Conference that happened this past week: http://neit.wikispaces.com 
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[14:11] <jramsden> Anyone else having trouble w/ sound? Also, can't we chat right over in the ustream app? Please...
[14:11] <Guest26399> Sarah: Audio yet?
[14:12] <matt____> no audio from ustream
[14:12] <arvindg> checking audio, sorry!
[14:12] <matt____> it looks like the ustream window is broadcasting, but no audio is playing currently
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[14:12] <arvindg> we'll start over, we were just practicing :) We had changed some settings for our conversation last week, switching back over now. Whoops!
[14:13] <arvindg> don't you love it when tech directors switch up
[14:13] <arvindg> and need helkp
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[14:13] <alex____> testing.
[14:13] <jramsden> Good hear!
[14:13] <Guest26399> yay!
[14:13] <montagne> sounds good
[14:13] <jramsden> BTW..pun intended.
[14:14] <Guest60772> ah , good
[14:14] <alex____> love the puns!
[14:15] <montagne> how was mike wesch??
[14:15] <jramsden> If you've not attended NEIT you HAVE to go. I went back when it was just the NYSAIS Tech Director's meeting and it has just exploded. Wish I could get back to Mohonk!
[14:15] <arvindg> Wesch was amazing
[14:15] <arvindg> check out the wiki, all presentations up there: http://neit.wikispaces.com 
[14:16] <montagne> thanks for all the streaming as well...
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[14:17] <jramsden> Anyone want to switch to the USTREAM chat interface...a lot less old school.
[14:18] <montagne> sounds like a great format...
[14:18] <Guest26399> Sarah: @Jason-I went in there, all by myself.
[14:19] <arvindg> what are the best conferences you've ever been to? What makes them great?
[14:19] <montagne> were there any school administrators in attendance??
[14:19] <montagne> and if so, what did the administrators say about the format of the open space??
[14:21] <arvindg> no school admins (except for library/tech directors) for the most part, but we've done open space with division heads/assistant heads last year (for part of their conference)
[14:21] <arvindg> their response was very positive
[14:21] <montagne> nice
[14:21] <Guest26399> @jramsden see, lots of people use the B when speaking of Liz!
[14:22] <montagne> It would be nice if your open space model could be used as the model for school meetings
[14:22] <jramsden> @sarah: LOL! I was just thinking the same thing!
[14:22] <jramsden> @matt: keep going with that open space idea for school meetings - thoughts how it could look?
[14:23] <montagne> @jramsden...not sure how it might look, but it could help us break out of our departmental models...
[14:24] <montagne> @jramsden...for the model to proliferate, admins will need to be aware of the benefits of it.
[14:24] <montagne> Etherpad is pretty cool
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[14:24] <arvindg> http://etherpad.com  was used for collaborative notes during sessions - it was amazing!
[14:24] <jramsden> @matt - agreed.
[14:25] <montagne> etherpad's pricing model is quite odd...but their freebie is great
[14:25] <Guest26399> Sarah: We've been using the free version of etherpad in classes
[14:26] <arvindg> Michael Wesch was our closing speaker. O.M.G. wow.
[14:27] <montagne> Wesch's presentations are incredible...amazing how he uses short little video snippets
[14:27] <alex____> FLICKR: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=neit2009&w=all 
[14:28] <Guest26399> Sarah: I loved every minute of Wesch's talk that I caught while doing a million other things. I've changed my teaching based on what I've learned listening to him.
[14:28] <montagne> he was there for three hours?? Wow
[14:29] <arvindg> keynotes here: http://neit.wikispaces.com/NEIt2009-2009+Keynotes+and+Session+Videos 
[14:30] <arvindg> notes from all of the open space sessions here: http://neit.wikispaces.com/Open+Space+Sessions 
[14:30] <montagne> I like his "A New Future of Whatever" talk
[14:31] <montagne> wikis are great for bringing it all together...
[14:31] <montagne> very cool
[14:31] <arvindg> http://www.fluidr.com/ 
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[14:32] <montagne> what was the conference tag??
[14:32] <arvindg> conference tag: NEIT2009
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[14:32] <arvindg> on Twitter, Flickr, blog
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[14:32] <Guest26399> Sarah: but we want YOU to come to NC!
[14:33] <montagne> cool fluidr site arvind...perusing the NEIT photos in that GUI and it is really cool
[14:33] <montagne> thanks again to teh 21st c learning crew
[14:33] <jramsden> @sarah: Arvind's coming...Alex from afar and Vinny we're crossing fingers on!
[14:33] <arvindg> tag stuff for our show: ett21
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[14:33] <montagne> do u have an on the air light alex??
[14:33] <montagne> You gotta take a photo and post taht
[14:34] <jramsden> Thanks guys! Great recap...
[14:35] <Guest26399> thanks guys-great talk!
[14:35] <arvindg> thanks for being here everyone
[14:35] <Guest60772> Thanks. First time. Interesting stuff
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[14:35] <arvindg> come back again! same time, same place next week
[14:35] <alex____> Thanks, Everyone!
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