Have a listen to the It's Elementary Team as we talk about our New Years Wishes.... from conferences to what's happening in our classroom. For a tech use in the elementary classroom perspective, join us the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month.
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Beginnig of the year edition of It's Elementary Webcast . We are moving our format to one informal chat and one interview per month. On this occasion, we shared some educational conferences coming up both on the East Coast (Educon 2.2 , PETE&C ) and West Coast CUE  where we expect to go or present. As well as NECC 2010.  We also had a chance to share what we are doing in our classrooms. The fact that there isn't a lot happening that is new and inovative but rather, just using some tools like voicethread  and our classroom blogs. For a tech use in the elementary classroom perspective, join is the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. Check the ETT calenda r for up to date information.
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20:40:34 alicemercer : This chat is for It's Elementary Show #42 on Monday January 11, 2010
20:41:17 nlade : what all is planned to be discussed on this? I just saw the stream on Twitter and thought I would jump in on it :)
20:41:33 alicemercer : Open topic about plans for new year
20:41:39 nlade : thanks
20:51:34 Durff : hello
20:51:41 JoseRodriguez : hey... still setting up.
20:53:30 Durff : ustream thix evening?
20:56:05 PeggyG : Hi all! Great to see you!
20:56:27 Durff : hey peggy
20:56:31 Durff : hi wing
20:56:36 wingsonwater03 : evening
20:56:49 PeggyG : is everyone keeping warm :-)
20:57:04 Durff : in bed with many layers of wool on
20:57:30 PeggyG : it was a beautiful day in Phoenix AZ today-71 degrees and sunny :-) Come on down Durff
20:57:49 JoseRodriguez : on... Ustream only today..
20:58:11 JoseRodriguez : we are live..
20:58:11 PeggyG : thanks I was wondering about that
20:58:29 Durff : audio on ustream
20:58:34 PeggyG : got it!
20:58:35 wingsonwater03 : ahh, sound...
20:58:54 Durff : ty
20:59:04 alicemercer : alice mercer
20:59:07 alicemercer : alice.mercer
20:59:19 JoseRodriguez : how is the sound?
20:59:21 PeggyG : I can't answer because Lisa P. says I shouldn't be called a "guy" :-) topic in Conversations yesterday!
20:59:49 Durff : hey you guys
20:59:49 PeggyG : we agreed to disagree :-)
21:00:04 PeggyG : we tried that too Alice :-) y'all
21:00:12 JoseRodriguez : all.. my students are "guys"
21:00:17 PeggyG : I can find my headset when the time comes
21:00:39 PeggyG : dear is so sweet :-)
21:01:02 Durff : hi katghy
21:01:11 kathymaske : hello all!
21:01:29 PeggyG : hi Kathymaske-welcome
21:01:54 PeggyG : it's so great to hear all of your voices!!
21:02:02 PeggyG : Jan. 11
21:02:23 PeggyG : expectations for the new year--going to really have to think!!
21:03:10 Durff : ty kathy for RT
21:03:15 JoseRodriguez : Hey Kathy..
21:03:23 kathymaske : anytime durff
21:03:39 PeggyG : it's so hard to avoid catching things going around! remember to sneeze in your sleeve :-)
21:04:08 JoseRodriguez : I've been sick.. on and off also... but feel good after three weeks off.
21:04:14 Durff : clorox wipes
21:04:22 Durff : hi s cott
21:04:30 wingsonwater03 : I'm a fan of the lysol spray myself
21:04:30 PeggyG : so sorry to hear you've all been sick! I've been lucky so far--knock on wood!
21:04:43 PeggyG : Educon 2.2????? :-)
21:04:50 kathymaske : thx for reminding me to sanitze!
21:04:58 Durff : Educon http://educon22.wikispaces.com/ 
21:05:12 JoseRodriguez : or participate virtually...
21:05:16 PeggyG : yeah!!!! I sure wish I could go to it but I'll definitely be participating virtually!
21:05:18 JoseRodriguez : talks are pretty cool
21:05:41 PeggyG : we cancelled our Classroom 2.0 LIVE show that Saturday so people could go to Educon!
21:06:11 JoseRodriguez : that was thoughtful Peggy...
21:06:30 PeggyG : it is such a fabulous conference!!
21:06:44 JoseRodriguez : Our local confernce here in California is in March.
21:06:55 JoseRodriguez : CUE>> in Palm Springs.
21:06:56 PeggyG : is that CUE Jose?
21:07:08 PeggyG : I'm going to that IN PERSON!! :-) Can't wait!
21:07:10 JoseRodriguez : yep.. also a nevada event, I heard.
21:07:17 Durff : PA first
21:08:29 Durff : Chris Lehmann http://www.peteandc.org/ 
21:08:30 PeggyG : waiting with baited breath!!! :-)
21:08:46 wingsonwater03 : wow..thats a stacked line-up
21:08:51 PeggyG : we had Sir Ken Robinson at our conference in AZ this fall and he is great!
21:09:15 PeggyG : many of his presentations are related to creativity :-)
21:09:35 JoseRodriguez : I saw the TED.. talk it was pretty cool.
21:09:47 PeggyG : He's really famous for his TED talk!
21:09:53 alicemercer : http://cue.org 
21:10:14 Durff : http://www.cue.org/conference/ 
21:10:18 PeggyG : I can't wait to see both Alice and Jose at CUE!!! My first time!
21:10:43 PeggyG : kind of expensive to fly into Palm Springs
21:10:46 JoseRodriguez : I drive in from Los Angeles..
21:10:54 JoseRodriguez : Canada?
21:11:22 PeggyG : several of us are coming from AZ so we may drive together
21:11:23 JoseRodriguez : just kidding...
21:11:46 Durff : ISTE = http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/2010/ 
21:12:24 PeggyG : oh Maria I wish you could come!!!
21:12:51 Durff : Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
21:13:13 MariaKnee : couldn't make the funding work
21:13:31 Durff : hi bbass
21:13:37 PeggyG : that's so sad that the cutoff date for the grant is so early!
21:14:10 PeggyG : the K12online presentations have been great and I love that they are available forever!!
21:14:20 Durff : http://k12onlineconference.org/ 
21:14:25 alicemercer : I didn't get a chance to listen to k12 online because of travel and illness, wah.
21:14:30 PeggyG : Rachel Boyd was incredible in her fireside chat last Saturday!
21:14:33 wingsonwater03 : I've really enjoyed them as well this year
21:14:41 alicemercer : So I appreciate that I can listen to it still
21:14:50 alicemercer : In your PJs?
21:14:55 JoseRodriguez : my inspiration.. Rachel's 6 year olds.
21:14:57 Durff : :)
21:15:06 PeggyG : I want to use Rachel's presentation in a LAN party here in AZ-teachers will be so inspired to try what she suggests
21:15:08 alicemercer : my favorite kind of preso
21:15:21 kathymaske : and you can listen in jammies!
21:15:21 MariaKnee : http://k12onlineconference.org/ 
21:15:24 PeggyG : yeah Jose and Maria!!! you are the best!!!!
21:16:10 PeggyG : I have quite a few of the presentations on my ipod so I can listen any time
21:16:39 MariaKnee : Me too peggy - like having them on the ipod
21:16:41 JoseRodriguez : actually.. EVO Electronic Village Online is going on right now, right?
21:16:47 PeggyG : http://www.vwbpe.org/about 
21:16:57 alicemercer : I should load them on my phone
21:16:58 PeggyG : March 12-13, 2010
21:17:12 alicemercer : What format is the video? Mp4? or MOV?
21:17:20 PeggyG : mp4
21:17:24 alicemercer : awesome
21:17:57 Durff : http://academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/TESOL/EVOL/portal.htm 
21:18:05 PeggyG : http://evosessions.pbworks.com/FrontPage 
21:18:20 Durff : Peggy's link is better
21:18:22 JoseRodriguez : http://webheadsinaction.org/evo2010 
21:18:26 PeggyG : I love EVO!
21:19:05 PeggyG : we have 3 great AzTEA conferences during the year and our May conference has Kevin Honeycutt as our keynote! I'm so excited!
21:19:21 JoseRodriguez : She is the super star.. Kindergarten teacher..
21:19:35 Durff : indeed
21:19:38 alicemercer : Wow great for AzTEA
21:19:49 PeggyG : http://www.aztea.org/content/WOW2010  if anyone wants to come to AZ :)
21:20:11 Durff : hi dmkenney
21:20:36 JoseRodriguez : US.. Centric... but.. open the world. :-)
21:20:38 PeggyG : I'll definitely be at ISTE 2010 in Denver--get to do a Poster Session with Kim Caise on hosting online webinars
21:20:53 Durff : oh not fair
21:21:02 Durff : i know too many famous people
21:21:02 JoseRodriguez : Will try to make it in...
21:21:04 PeggyG : AZ Technology in Education Association
21:21:04 kathymaske : interesting considering we are behind in many areas of education
21:21:44 PeggyG : it's going to be fantastic! he'll do a session on Friday eve for administrators and keynote and workshops on Sat. Kevin is sooooo motivational!
21:22:00 Durff : Sigh
21:22:11 Durff : WB dmkenney
21:22:45 PeggyG : growing up under Jim Crow? do you have a link to the voicethread?
21:23:30 PeggyG : I did my first teaching in Georgia in 1965. :-)
21:24:01 PeggyG : they were still experiencing serious separate but equal issues then! I was shocked!
21:24:21 Durff : http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=290699 
21:24:43 PeggyG : how fun Durff! thanks for the link
21:25:42 PeggyG : Rachel is such a Master Teacher! yet she makes it look so easy!
21:25:43 alicemercer : VoiceThread on Jim Crow http://bit.ly/7RF8w1 
21:26:23 Durff : Hi Julie
21:26:34 Julie CO : Hi there
21:26:45 PeggyG : thanks for that link Alice-can I add to the VT?
21:26:45 JoseRodriguez : http://wallwisher.com 
21:27:08 JoseRodriguez : is my first playground ... from Rachel Boyd's presentation.
21:27:25 JoseRodriguez : and http://xtranormal.com 
21:27:25 PeggyG : can you video skype with her classroom Jose?
21:27:41 JoseRodriguez : that would be awesome...
21:27:49 JoseRodriguez : will try to make a contact
21:28:12 PeggyG : I'll bet she would love it! I know she's changing schools this month though.
21:28:18 Durff : time zones
21:28:37 PeggyG : your modeling will encourage the other teachers Maria
21:28:58 JoseRodriguez : yeah.. not quite.. possible. but some asychronous conversation would be good.
21:29:08 PeggyG : yes Durff-time zones are a real challenge between CA and New Zealand :-)
21:29:52 PeggyG : there are so many exciting PD opportunities available to us this year!! you're really motivating me!
21:30:34 Julie CO : Our district just brought in David Warlick last weekend- I'm still reeling from all the new info & working on how to incorporate new ideas
21:30:41 PeggyG : we're having Civil War Sallie on Classroom 2.0 LIVE this Saturday, 12:00noon EST--come and join us. She is so much fun to listen to.
21:31:18 Durff : really?
21:31:30 PeggyG : great summary Alice!
21:31:34 JoseRodriguez : @julie.. David Warlick is the bomb..
21:32:04 PeggyG : the Instructional Design show was great! Robert Squires
21:32:19 JoseRodriguez : yeah.. I heard part of it it was great
21:32:26 PeggyG : and we have another new show--Echo for K12 online conference
21:32:46 PeggyG : Tuesdays on ETT-8:00pm alternate weeks-first show is Jan. 26
21:33:26 PeggyG : it's alternate weeks for the most part with a few exceptions
21:33:43 PeggyG : welcome Michael!
21:33:50 Durff : yay!
21:34:11 JoseRodriguez : I like using http://starfall.com 
21:34:31 PeggyG : how exciting Michael!! ipods for reading fluency! brilliant idea
21:35:08 PeggyG : the kids will love hearing themselves reading!
21:35:36 JoseRodriguez : shared readings..
21:35:44 JoseRodriguez : buddy readers...
21:36:00 JoseRodriguez : an expert ... reader.
21:36:01 alicemercer : Adina Sullivan was goign to be doing some work with Nano's for English Language Development
21:37:22 PeggyG : sometimes Voicethread is a great way to get kids started recording their own voices--seems less threatening to them
21:37:23 JoseRodriguez : What is your class blog, Michael.
21:37:54 PeggyG : you're so right about Starfall.com, Jose! That is a great site :-)
21:38:06 wingsonwater03 : http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=193948 
21:38:25 PeggyG : what fun!! thanks for the link
21:38:34 JoseRodriguez : cool.. we also use classblogmeister
21:38:53 Julie CO : so Michael, how did you decide on classblogmeister?
21:39:15 MariaKnee : http://www.belkin.com/images/product/F8Z274/FUL1_F8Z274.jpg 
21:39:51 JoseRodriguez : http://www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=150374 
21:40:07 PeggyG : http://www.belkin.com/pressroom/releases/uploads/01_07_08RockStar.html 
21:40:19 PeggyG : that's the Belkin link you shared with me earlier Maria
21:40:53 PeggyG : 4 Touches :-)
21:41:17 PeggyG : my grandkids (6 year olds) got iTouches for Christmas and they are loving them
21:41:34 alicemercer : New touches have video and audio, rigtht? BUT do the old ones?
21:41:41 PeggyG : they have so many free/cheap apps for iTouch and you can also record
21:41:59 PeggyG : but you can't do video on Nanos either
21:42:22 PeggyG : Audacity is a perfect tool for them!
21:43:20 wingsonwater03 : @Julie I liked the control that I had over the posting and commenting. It seemed like a nice feature.
21:44:19 JoseRodriguez : an android.. laday in the house.
21:44:25 JoseRodriguez : lady
21:44:45 Durff : oi veh
21:45:29 PeggyG : you can use Odeo for phone recording- http://odeo.com 
21:45:40 Julie CO : I've been testing out using thinkquest.com, but it hasn't been what I envisioned. I'm wondering if a straight up blog would be better.
21:45:51 Julie CO : thanks for that response, Michael
21:47:05 wingsonwater03 : :)
21:47:06 PeggyG : how exciting Alice!
21:47:41 PeggyG : one of our local tech educators taught her teachers how to make a document camera using an old digital camera
21:48:45 MariaKnee : that sounds like something useful Peggy
21:49:20 PeggyG : it was a fantastic workshop and she recorded it--I'll try to find the link
21:49:37 MariaKnee : thanks - would be very interested.
21:50:23 PeggyG : I'll have to send it to you--can't find it quickly
21:50:26 Durff : and michael
21:50:34 PeggyG : thanks for another great show!!! thank you everyone!
21:50:50 Durff : @wingsonwater03
21:51:18 Durff : on Twitter he is
21:51:30 wingsonwater03 : thats correct
21:51:50 PeggyG : that's a great song! Not on the Test!
21:51:55 Durff : everyone follow him
21:52:09 PeggyG : Kevin Honeycutt also has a great song called I need my teachers to learn. :-)
21:52:19 Julie CO : thank you all for sharing!
21:52:27 Durff : Love this song!!
21:52:31 JoseRodriguez : Night everone.. .. going off the air after the song
21:52:45 JoseRodriguez : i have that also..
21:52:49 Durff : I promise not to sing without muting first
21:52:51 JoseRodriguez : I could play it.
21:52:59 PeggyG : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxJUQtoe0TU  Kevin's song
21:53:28 JoseRodriguez : I cued. it.. if y'all like to listen to Kevin
21:54:00 Durff : clap clap clap clap clap
21:54:14 PeggyG : Kevin is so talented! and bright!
21:54:28 JoseRodriguez : used by permission :-)
21:54:44 Durff : thank you again michail
21:54:50 Durff : oh i can't type
21:54:52 PeggyG : he has such great messages in his songs :-)
21:55:39 MariaKnee : Goodnight everyone.
21:55:47 JoseRodriguez : goodnight...
21:55:49 Durff : night maria
21:55:58 MariaKnee : Peggy and micahel - thanks for joining us tonight
21:56:17 wingsonwater03 : Thanks for letting me spew. I'll talk to you later.
21:56:20 MariaKnee : oops - Michael - guess I'm too tired to spell correctly!
21:56:25 Durff : Ah - eek
21:56:27 JoseRodriguez : thanks.. it was great
21:57:11 PeggyG : http://schoolweb.dysart.org/EdTech/Content.aspx?conID=416  found the video for making document cameras from recycled old cameras
21:57:26 JoseRodriguez : wow.. cool
21:57:44 JoseRodriguez : I am still working on the wii.. smartboard
21:57:47 PeggyG : it's really neat!
21:58:03 PeggyG : she shows you exactly how to do it
21:58:24 PeggyG : wonderful music Jose! thanks!
21:58:33 PeggyG : adios
21:58:41 Durff : night - buenas tardas
22:37:56 Edgar : hello