February 20/21, 2011
Hosts: Dave, Jen, and Jeff
Guest Hosts: Kristian Still and Scott Lockman
18:47:17 scottlo -> Heard something was up here from the twitters. stream URL please??
18:47:19 Kristianstill -> Listening in here now....
18:47:38 JenM -> here you go ...
18:47:40 JenM -> http://edtechtalk.com/live
18:48:10 scottlo -> ah, it's the player on the right. cool
18:50:58 Kristianstill -> Livestream a little choppy
18:51:00 JL -> hey scott
18:51:05 scottlo -> hey JL
18:51:06 Kristianstill -> But, now.... grand
18:51:13 Kristianstill -> Yep
18:51:28 JL -> are you watching Livestream?
18:51:33 scottlo -> may I hijack the audio when you go live and xfer it in to #ds106radio?
18:51:39 JL -> sure
18:51:48 JL -> want to skype in now to say 'hey'
18:52:50 scottlo -> hey DC
18:53:05 scottlo -> awe you guys
19:01:17 scottlo -> it sounds about the same
19:02:15 gary -> The "echo-chamber" episode?
19:02:19 JenM -> we are about to start-ish ... sort of
19:02:52 JenM -> working on audio issues ... jeff is ... we are doing nothing but babbling
19:03:12 dave -> you can listen on ds106 radio
19:03:22 dave -> scott will post link?
19:04:14 Connie Sitterley -> Jen is pretty good-actually better now
19:04:31 gary -> Choppy for some and echoing - varies Jen seems okay
19:04:50 Connie Sitterley -> Only hearing Jeff
19:05:09 Connie Sitterley -> Dave is really loud
19:05:15 Connie Sitterley -> Rest are back
19:05:19 PeggyG -> Hi everyone. I'm hearing Jen and Jeff now :-)
19:05:22 gary -> Much better
19:05:37 gary -> Not anymore - choppy again
19:05:38 Connie Sitterley -> choppy again now
19:05:57 Connie Sitterley -> Better now
19:06:14 Connie Sitterley -> now it is
19:06:20 gary -> Dave say something
19:06:41 Connie Sitterley -> Dave is now good also
19:06:43 gary -> Seems fine now
19:07:29 Connie Sitterley -> where did everone go?
19:07:41 Connie Sitterley -> You all left us...
19:07:48 JL -> we're back
19:07:53 Connie Sitterley -> OK see you
19:07:53 JL -> might need to press play again
19:08:09 Connie Sitterley -> This has been fun so far
19:09:28 gary -> Link for ds106?
19:10:38 PeggyG -> Dave is cutting out now
19:10:40 scottlo -> http://ds106.us/ds106-radio
19:10:45 dave -> http://purposed.org.uk/archives/
19:10:49 Connie Sitterley -> The audio is hard to listen to
19:10:58 PeggyG -> better now
19:11:17 PeggyG -> now it's cutting out again :-(
19:12:08 Connie Sitterley -> Seems like my ears have hiccups
19:13:11 dave -> http://davecormier.com/edblog/2011/02/19/the-purpose-of-education-power-...
19:13:16 dave -> see cute children
19:17:36 PeggyG -> the choppy audio is making it very hard to understand what is being said. not sure if it's my bandwidth but I'm direct wired.
19:17:58 JL -> sorry - can you listen to ds106 audio?
19:18:03 Connie Sitterley -> Agree Peggy-I am missing much
19:18:08 gary -> @Peggy - we probably are hearing the same
19:18:54 JL -> starting up ETT A stream as well
19:18:59 PeggyG -> I'll try that
19:19:14 Connie Sitterley -> weird that it is clear right now-then went to commercial....
19:19:29 JL -> on no! Commercials! :(
19:20:02 PeggyG -> commercials are winning!
19:20:27 Connie Sitterley -> good audio right now-hopefully will stay
19:20:34 JL -> http://22.214.171.124:8000/listen.pls
19:20:38 JL -> ETT audio
19:21:17 PeggyG -> got it from the ds106 audio link
19:21:23 PeggyG -> listening in itunes now
19:21:29 PeggyG -> very clear
19:21:33 JL -> good - then I can keep my VAC off
19:23:45 scottlo -> 12 folks currently listening to this on ds106 stream
19:26:17 PeggyG -> that site isn't very user-friendly--too many clicks to get to the content...
19:28:18 JenM -> http://edtechweekly.wikispaces.com/EdTechWeekly+184
19:28:58 PeggyG -> if they bring their own technology to school is everything still blocked?
19:30:06 JL -> anybody still listening to livestream?
19:30:11 JL -> if so, any change?
19:30:13 gary -> Teach biology - "sex" is alway blocked. Each site needs to be unblocked seperately
19:30:32 connect2jamie -> I'm listening to livestream, and it just got much better.
19:30:44 JL -> thx
19:30:46 PeggyG -> no just watching the stream and listening on itunes
19:30:46 connect2jamie -> Sounds great now
19:31:29 connect2jamie -> audio just got glitchy again.
19:31:31 PeggyG -> if youtube is blocked can he use something like viewpure.com that removes everything on the page but the video?
19:38:02 PeggyG -> how has the loss of BECTA affected the national standards in the UK?
19:39:45 Connie Sitterley -> Same story in the US-for instance, PA Classrooms for the Future-Year 5-no funds-no replacement for the laptops purchased 4 years ago-even if progress seems positive
19:41:21 PeggyG -> it looks like many of the earlier ofsted resources now say "this page may not reflect Government policy". Is ofsted the official source of evaluation of success?
19:43:09 dave -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Becta
19:43:44 PeggyG -> I always felt BECTA was leading the way!
19:44:35 PeggyG -> http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/
19:45:24 JenM -> US Centric Links re: Wisconsin Teacher Protests ... http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0216/In-Wisconsin-standoff-a-...
19:45:42 PeggyG -> http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/procurement/ict/a007...
19:46:12 PeggyG -> Becta closes formally on 31 March 2011.
19:47:26 dave -> outside of football of course
19:47:37 PeggyG -> excellent summary Jen!
19:48:26 PeggyG -> TX is facing catastrophic losses for technology in schools
19:49:21 PeggyG -> AZ is a right to work state--Education Association but no unions
19:49:26 gary -> The Ontario Teachers Union has a great deal of financial power
19:49:31 Connie Sitterley -> Limits on strike options really have weakened unions in PA at least
19:49:37 dave -> any time i get to say 'sacrocanct' is a good day
19:49:59 PeggyG -> A Right to Work law guarantees that no person can be compelled, as a condition of employment, to join or not to join, or to pay dues to a labor union.
19:50:31 JenM -> ... and for a more national perspective ... http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/19/us/politics/19states.html?_r=2&adxnnl=...
19:50:38 PeggyG -> you mean sacrosanct right? :-)
19:50:51 Connie Sitterley -> That was the Canadian spelling
19:50:56 PeggyG -> :-)
19:51:12 dave -> the chatroom mispells things for me
19:51:21 dave -> jeff set it up one day when i wasn't looking
19:51:45 PeggyG -> I know what you mean Dave! :-)
19:52:08 gary -> Many good teachers could leave the profession if they did not have a union.
19:52:17 Connie Sitterley -> The video keeps showing commercials!
19:52:33 PeggyG -> many good teachers have left the profession for lots of reasons!
19:52:51 PeggyG -> I turned the video off--even with the audio muted the ads played
19:52:59 gary -> Agreed
19:53:02 Connie Sitterley -> Yep-here too
19:53:59 Connie Sitterley -> Can the other states be in trouble for harboring fugitives?
19:54:11 PeggyG -> funny Connie!
19:54:12 dave -> 106 miles to chicago. half'a pack of cigarettes,
19:54:14 PeggyG -> lost the audio
19:54:35 PeggyG -> can hear Scott
19:54:43 JenM -> oops ... did we lose Jeff!
19:54:48 Connie Sitterley -> no audio on video or itunes
19:55:06 PeggyG -> ok-thanks Scott
19:55:12 PeggyG -> hearing Dave now
19:55:27 PeggyG -> censorship??
19:55:46 PeggyG -> very suspicious!
19:56:35 Connie Sitterley -> no Jeff sound
19:56:50 PeggyG -> viewpure is an excellent site
19:57:10 PeggyG -> will also upload in Livebinder without all of the extra stuff :-)
19:57:34 Connie Sitterley -> Bye everyone
19:57:39 PeggyG -> is the webcastacademy page working now?
19:58:20 PeggyG -> I like Livestream :-) they used it for all of their streams at the Science Leadership Academy
19:59:06 PeggyG -> yes the ads area real pain in Livestream-- pop up throughout the session
19:59:24 PeggyG -> Chris Lehmann was able to get them removed for Educon 2.3 though-not sure how
20:00:35 PeggyG -> you have to pay for the skype group conference call, right?
20:01:49 PeggyG -> something like 9.95 a month?
20:02:32 PeggyG -> thanks everyone
20:07:41 JenM -> Nite all