Join SEEDLINGS in a passionate discussion with the producers of MeMOVES , musical body puzzles for all. This interactive, movement program is just the thing for increasing the learning that happens in your classroom, before a staff meeting and witwh the app, it can happen anywhere, anytime.
- Length: 64:28 minutes (29.55 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
Join us as we talk with the creaters and producers of MeMoves a musical-body puzzle, interactive program. Listen as Roberta shares the history behind MeMoves and then Chris jumps in a explains how their beliefs turned into a crusade!
Another White Paper, just published, about MeMoves: International Meeting for Autism Research in Philadelphia.
Geek of the Week:
“Geek of the Week” Links for 2010-05-20 
Quotes from Karen Abbott and her first grade learners!:
Kid Quotes about MeMoves: (from Mrs. Abbott’s, Mrs. Nickerson’s, and Ms. Kieran’s 1st grade classes)
How does MeMoves help you at school?
It helps me with reading and relaxing before gym! (Bella)
It’s relaxing. (Ella)
It helps me concentrate before writing. (Tom)
It helps me to be quiet. (Burke)
It helps me because it’s quiet after and I can concentrate. (Emma)
It calms us down. (Luke)
It helps me to relax and I’m so comfortable. (Katherine and Caroline)
To calm down (Riley, Cammie, Helen, Ben, Maya, Marco, Joey)
It helps keep people’s hands off! (Sean)
It helps you have self-control. (Brooke)
You work harder and harder and settle down. (Kyla)
It helps you not be wild and scream. (Abby)
So you can get into work. (Dana)
To calm down and be quiet. (Wes)
You get out your energy. (Julia)
It helps your engine slow down. (Nora)
It helps you with your control. (Jack)
I think it helps me learn better, it helps me get things done quicker.
Some of the moves are tricky, I have to concentrate really hard.
I think it gets me ready for learning after lunch.
I think it calms me down.
When is your favorite time to do MeMoves?
I like doing it before reading. (Sasha)
My favorite time to do MeMoves is before meeting. (Aidan)
I like it at the end of the day. (Daniel)
I like to do MeMoves after recess. (Lucy)
My favorite time to doMeMove s is after we come in from recess. (Ethan)
I like to do it before reading. (Nick)
My favorite time to do MeMoves is before reading. (Graham)
What do you like about MeMoves?
I like the bump because it’s fun. (Egan)
My favorite is the bump one. (Laura)
I like to move my hands in different ways.
I like the challenge of following the pattern.
Chat from the Chatroom:
19:23:30 cheryloakes50~seedlings Hello all,
19:25:10 MeMoves -Chris and Roberta Chris and Roberta are in the room!
19:28:09 cheryloakes50~seedlings Hello Peggy, her comes the sound in 1 min.
19:28:19 PeggyG thanks! Hi everyone!
19:28:40 cheryloakes50~seedlings sound check
19:29:12 PeggyG hearing you now :-)
19:29:21 PeggyG love it!!
19:29:23 cheryloakes50~seedlings Thanks, thanks!!
19:29:48 PeggyG it blasted at me because I had my volume turned way up from the last ETT show :-)
19:30:00 cheryloakes50~seedlings OK, thanks for the feedback!
19:30:22 PeggyG I love research :-)
19:30:55 PeggyG what a team!
19:31:08 cheryloakes50~seedlings Hello Jim, so glad you are here.
19:31:32 PeggyG pre and post shows are always fun!! :-)
19:31:38 Jim Burke Glad to drop in. . .
19:31:51 bobsprankle hi all!
19:31:59 PeggyG greetings from a very warm Phoenix AZ where it is now 96 degrees at 4:30pm
19:32:11 cheryloakes50~seedlings Our guests,Chris Bye and Roberta Scherf, from MeMoves
19:32:23 cheryloakes50~seedlings Oh, peggy, warm.
19:32:25 PeggyG very excited to hear from them!
19:32:28 cheryloakes50~seedlings Hello DS!!!
19:32:42 ds hi Cheryl, and all
19:32:44 alicebarr http://www.thinkingmoves.com/ 
19:32:48 PeggyG hi there ds!! great to see you
19:33:04 Jim Burke Promoting MLTI Summer Institute 2010
19:33:09 cheryloakes50~seedlings Check out MeMoves at thinkingmoves.com
19:33:10 PeggyG a disclaimer already ?? :-)
19:33:14 ds thx Peggy, u 2
19:35:43 bobsprankle body puzzles... like it!
19:35:49 PeggyG this sounds like so much fun!!
19:35:49 cheryloakes50~seedlings Oh, I like body puzzles as the explanation.
19:36:35 cheryloakes50~seedlings I love the CD the music especially when I am filling out federal forms at school!
19:37:36 PeggyG could you use these as icebreakers for faculty meetings?? :-)
19:37:48 cheryloakes50~seedlings Absolutely!! Peggy, great idea.
19:37:54 bobsprankle def!
19:38:15 PeggyG I think it could jumpstart a lot of great conversation and make teachers leave the troubles of the day behind :-)
19:38:26 cheryloakes50~seedlings Yes, you got it.
19:38:55 alicebarr Great idea Peggy!
19:39:11 MeMoves -Chris and Roberta We are getting interesting feedback that MeMoves has as much of an effect on the teachers as the kids..All for the better.
19:39:24 PeggyG I'll bet!!
19:39:38 PeggyG funny!! kicked out of Montessori??
19:39:59 cheryloakes50~seedlings Can you believe that kicked out of Montessori?
19:40:11 PeggyG no! but their loss!
19:40:28 PeggyG what a breakthrough!
19:40:28 cheryloakes50~seedlings As always for most schools and children with challenges.
19:40:42 alicebarr Wow! What a story!
19:40:51 PeggyG that gives me goosebumps!
19:40:57 cheryloakes50~seedlings Hey Jim, back again.
19:42:38 PeggyG thats a very interesting observation!!
19:43:01 PeggyG I haven't heard that description before related to Aspbergers
19:43:47 cheryloakes50~seedlings I will embed some comments from Karen Abbott , grade 1 teacher, I think it helps me learn better, it helps me get things done quicker.
19:44:02 PeggyG sensory integration!! wow!
19:44:18 cheryloakes50~seedlings It helps you not be wild and scream. Abby
19:44:31 PeggyG great Cheryl-thanks for sharing those
19:44:48 cheryloakes50~seedlings I think it helps me learn better, it helps me get things done quicker. I think it gets me ready for learning after lunch.
19:45:09 cheryloakes50~seedlings I like to move my hands in different ways.
19:45:47 PeggyG inclusion classrooms :-) perfect for everyone in the room
19:45:47 cheryloakes50~seedlings There is an app for ME MOVES!!
19:46:03 cheryloakes50~seedlings Joy Focus and Calm are the 3 categories
19:46:36 cheryloakes50~seedlings It helps you with your control.
19:47:21 cheryloakes50~seedlings It helps me because it's quiet atfer and I can concentrate.
19:47:54 cheryloakes50~seedlings My favorite time to do MEMOVES is after we come in from recess.
19:48:12 PeggyG the iphone app reminds me a bit of the effect a person might get from doodling during a lecture :-)
19:48:37 cheryloakes50~seedlings Peggy, that is just it! and the feel on the itouch helps too.
19:49:39 PeggyG I'm downloading it right now on my iphone--very eager to try it!
19:50:19 alicebarr @PeggyG Me too!
19:51:51 Connie Sitterley Good evening everyone
19:51:51 cheryloakes50~seedlings Welcome Connie we are talking with Chris and Roberta about MeMoves!
19:51:52 PeggyG Hi Connie
19:52:49 PeggyG I think the beauty of it is that you don't have to understand why it works, what parts of the brain are affected, etc--just works!
19:52:52 cheryloakes50~seedlings Evening Shelia!!! Welcome
19:52:56 PeggyG Hi Sheila
19:53:02 Sheila Hi all!
19:53:16 ds hey Sheila
19:53:31 cheryloakes50~seedlings DS are you having a show tonight?
19:53:33 Sheila Wow! DS! Nice to 'see' you!
19:53:33 PeggyG the iphone app has 5 stars :-)
19:53:35 MeMoves -Chris and Roberta Thanks for joining in..
19:54:01 ds Thanks for asking Cheryl--going to try--if I remember how :)
19:54:11 cheryloakes50~seedlings YEAH, will promote
19:54:11 Sheila Yeah!
19:54:15 PeggyG a bedtime routine :-) awesome
19:54:19 ds ty much
19:55:00 PeggyG http://www.thinkingmoves.com/research.html 
19:55:08 cheryloakes50~seedlings Thanks for helping Peggy!
19:55:27 alicebarr Hey Deb!
19:55:30 cheryloakes50~seedlings Deb, you are late!!:-)
19:55:43 MeMoves -Chris and Roberta Hi Deb...You are late. :)
19:55:44 alicebarr We are all downloading MeMoves!
19:55:45 Deb Barrows Yep I am - sorry
19:55:52 cheryloakes50~seedlings You are forgiven
19:56:04 MeMoves -Chris and Roberta I will let it go this time..
19:56:22 PeggyG you didn't get to hear us talk about you Deb Barrows :-)
19:56:31 bobsprankle hi deb!
19:56:39 cheryloakes50~seedlings Deb, you will have to listen to the beginning of the show.
19:57:00 PeggyG is it subliminal??
19:57:47 Deb Barrows Gezz, I finally have sound.
19:57:59 cheryloakes50~seedlings That is good.
19:58:18 PeggyG maybe this can be the new miracle for boosting test scores! forget the peppermint and have kids do memoves at the beginning of each testing experience!
19:58:48 cheryloakes50~seedlings Yes, brain gym promotes the same thing better receptivity for learning
19:59:01 alicebarr @PeggyG Hear hear! love that!
20:00:39 PeggyG I have heard that research many times about the academic success of kids taking band, chorus and orchestra!
20:04:03 Deb Barrows Yes, I love this info.
20:04:59 Sheila Authentic users!
20:05:24 cheryloakes50~seedlings Right Shelia, authenticity, validates the program.
20:05:37 PeggyG someone who accepts them unconditionally! :-)
20:06:28 Sheila Missed the beginning so I may have missed it. Where do they have most of their market?
20:06:37 cheryloakes50~seedlings Hello jvanhouten, welcome
20:06:49 jvanhouten Hello! Cheryloak50
20:07:09 cheryloakes50~seedlings Mostly, it started with OT and physical therapist and austistic http://thinkingmoves.com 
20:07:15 Deb Barrows JV - Thanks for stopping by- can you hear them?
20:07:30 jvanhouten Nope
20:07:58 jvanhouten It can be because I am using Chrome
20:07:59 Deb Barrows Click on the speaker under EdTechTalkA and then open iTunes
20:08:25 cheryloakes50~seedlings Yes jvanhouten chrome did n't work for me.
20:08:36 PeggyG http://www.philtulga.com/pie.html  Have you seen this site by Phil Tulga--all based on music, rhythm and learning across the curriculum? reinforces the things being said about memoves!
20:08:44 jvanhouten Let me go to IE
20:08:53 cheryloakes50~seedlings thanks for sharing this site Peggy
20:08:55 PeggyG this chat doesn't show up in Chrome :-(
20:09:06 jvanhouten It is now working
20:09:35 PeggyG I have never been able to get the chat window/log in window to show up in Chrome
20:10:30 PeggyG that's a perfect place to begin!
20:11:24 PeggyG funny! fight over the yoga mat!
20:12:30 Deb Barrows Glad you can hear JV.
20:13:17 Deb Barrows Oh my gosh - his video was amazing!!!
20:13:33 cheryloakes50~seedlings Right Deb, it was amazing.
20:14:56 PeggyG very interesting observation!
20:15:20 cheryloakes50~seedlings allows for kids attention to turn inward
20:17:07 Deb Barrows Yep I am.
20:17:25 bobsprankle we're calling you, deb
20:17:55 Deb Barrows Skype is on now
20:18:19 cheryloakes50~seedlings got it deb
20:27:21 cheryloakes50~seedlings http://thinkingmoves.com 
20:27:35 cheryloakes50~seedlings catchmagazine.net
20:28:10 cheryloakes50~seedlings deathclock.com
20:29:03 Deb Barrows June 29, 2023
20:29:06 Deb Barrows 2028
20:30:48 alicebarr http://www.smashingapps.com/2010/05/18/17-websites-you-should-bookmark-t... 
20:31:33 bobsprankle http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/05/bill-privacy-rights-social-network-... 
20:31:35 Deb Barrows http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/MeMoves
20:31:36 cheryloakes50~seedlings http://www.flickr.com/groups/858082@N25/?added=1  Cheryloakes50 October 2, 2047
20:31:50 jvanhouten Been listening
20:32:17 cheryloakes50~seedlings Great!!
20:32:46 jvanhouten Where do you get the notes or links they are sharing?
20:32:54 Connie Sitterley Those posters are wonderful-such great quotes
20:32:59 MeMoves -Chris and Roberta Thanks everyone...It has been a pleasure!
20:33:00 Deb Barrows http://twitter.com/memoves 
20:33:05 alicebarr check bobsprankle.com for notes
20:33:11 Deb Barrows Thanks all
20:33:33 bobsprankle bobsprankle.com/bitbybit
20:33:54 Sheila Downloaded app! thanks!
20:33:58 Connie Sitterley Good night everyone
20:34:05 cheryloakes50~seedlings Thanks for joining us and making the chat great.
20:34:48 bobsprankle bye all!