We ring in the New Year. Thanks to Sarah Sutter for joining us on the fly, to Dave C. for helping Alice with the audio and to our wonderful chat room!
bobsprankle -> hi gail
gail -> hi bob
bobsprankle -> hello m spahr
bobsprankle -> can you hear us?
gail -> no audio yet
bobsprankle -> how bout now?
M Spahr -> Nothing coming across yet
alicebarr -> can you hear us
h011y -> I'm not getting anything yet.
M Spahr -> nothing yet
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Hey guest 478 , can't connect to theserver."
guest478 -> mmm... that seems problematic
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> hello all, trying toestablish the stream, Happy New Year."
alicebarr -> Hi all we're trying to figure out the saudio
" h011y -> My UStream window still says ""Off Air"""
bobsprankle -> can anyone hear?
Dianne -> having trouble
h011y -> Not yet.
bobsprankle -> :(
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> No stream yet,"
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> hang in, and Happy New Year."
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Hello sroseman, welcome."
bobsprankle -> happy new year all :)
alicebarr -> Hi Mainers!
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> GOing to get to all Holly, mspahr, Sarah, Dianne, guest 478"
Dianne -> Happy New Year to all
sroseman -> Greetings all
h011y -> Happy New Year!
alicebarr -> We're trying to get the audio to work
Sarah S -> Happy 2009 everyone
M Spahr -> Howdy! Happy New Year!
sroseman -> and I was trying to get it to work here
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> can't get the stream yet, hang on"
guest478 -> fixed
guest478 -> sorry
guest478 -> try again Cheryl
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> thanks guest 478, you are the hero!!"
alicebarr -> Thank you Dave!
" sroseman -> How is the skiing in the mountains, Cheryl"
bobsprankle -> thank you dave!
alicebarr -> Ok ccan you hear us?
alicebarr -> Can U hear me coughing?
alicebarr -> :)
guest478 -> connecting...
guest478 -> ...
guest478 -> ..
Dianne -> My Real Player isn't working
h011y -> Still silence in CA.
guest478 -> server says it's down
Dianne -> gives me a nasty message
" jan smith -> Wow, I am getting some weird stuff with ETT tonight: page load errors etc."
guest478 -> it is currently 'running' which it wasn't before
guest478 -> @jansmith can you give me dmore detail?
alicebarr -> It's still saying it can't connect for me
Dianne -> me too
" gail -> real player is trying to connect, media player was a no-go"
Dianne -> unsupported document type
" jan smith -> I opened as normal, logged in then hit the itunes icon fro the sound"
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> ok, but not streaming yet"
jan smith -> got a page load error
M Spahr -> Hope its not another Zune30 bug :P
jan smith -> tried IE instead of FF no joy
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> doing a reboot, hang on"
cheryloakes in the mountains -> first of the year difficulties.
bobsprankle -> fingers crossed
cheryloakes in the mountains -> thanks for hanging out.
bobsprankle -> :)
jan smith -> I can sing if you like
bobsprankle -> please do jan!
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> We are going to talk about where we were a year ago, and where we are now, and where we are going."
M Spahr -> Hey Sarah S- good to hear you on WDL!
Dianne -> but we can;t hear you:D
jan smith -> Hope you liked that--I was backup for Elvis
" jan smith -> ""Suspicious Minds"" was my best work."
" Gail -> real player not connecting, now trying IE"
" h011y -> Tried Real Player, no go. iTunes registers, but still can't hear."
bobsprankle -> hang on... things are looking up :)
Sarah S -> @M Spahr - it was great fun.
PeggyG -> I'm not hearing anything either-iTunes
kcaise -> same here holly
M Spahr -> @ Sarah S- I was sorry to miss it but I was stuck in the airport in Charlotte
jan smith -> Get this clip cannot be played in Real Player
guest478 -> hold on folks... we'll get there
cheryloakes in the mountains -> hang in we are working on switching our settings.
guest478 -> new server... and a couple of issues...
Sarah S -> I saw your tweets Mark - lots of travelling over break.
PeggyG -> no problem
kcaise -> i got itunes to play by clicking on the unknown album
guest478 -> blame the manager I hear he's a jerk
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Hey shelia, how are you."
kcaise -> and then play
sheila -> Hi all!
PeggyG -> what unknown album?
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> No stream yet, we are changing things "
kcaise -> that is what mine says in the library
PeggyG -> are you hearing the streamed show with the unknown album?
bobsprankle -> crossing our other fingers
kcaise -> yes i was
h011y -> I have a blank space in my album column
bobsprankle -> ok... what's everyone's NYs resolutions?
PeggyG -> willing to patiently wait for the experts to fix it :-)
guest478 -> Mine is to stop just talking about things and do them...
guest478 -> which i keep failing at
bobsprankle -> applause
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Dave I saw that on twitter, good luck with that one."
PeggyG -> no NY resolutions for me--never work-- :-(
bobsprankle -> I'm going to clone myself... been putting that off way too long
PeggyG -> but I do believe in setting goals--just don't call the NY resolutions :-)
h011y -> Mine is to blog somewhere besides my school's limited web site
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> getting closer to the audio, hang in."
jan smith -> I am going to be on time.
PeggyG -> @Holly--that's a great plan!
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> My new years resolution, hm, I'll be like Dave, just do it."
Dianne -> going to make tea- anyone wants some?
" jan smith -> Earl grey, hot"
PeggyG -> sure-would love some tea :-) thanks
Dianne -> brb
bobsprankle -> jan: like capt. paccard
" h011y -> Herbal mint, please."
" M Spahr -> Dirty Chai Latte, please"
jan smith -> @bob nice catch. I love him.
PeggyG -> I need something to get rid of a sore throat and bring my voice back before the Classroom 2.0 show tomorrow
" jan smith -> ok, what is a dirty chai--is that when I dip the floor mop in it?"
bobsprankle -> LOL
M Spahr -> Chai w/ a shot of espresso- try it!
Sarah S -> @peggy - what time is the Classroom 2.0 show? Where is it going to be streamed? here?
kcaise -> uh oh peggy - have you tried gargling with warm salt water?
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> soon, folks soon!!"
PeggyG -> not yet but I'm open to any and all suggestions!
PeggyG -> it will be on elluminate
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> it is going to be at ETTA, try again."
h011y -> @Peggy I was surprised that my mom's saltwater solution really worked!
kcaise -> that and that chloroseptic spray stuff
jan smith -> @m sphar: sounds yummy
kcaise -> the salt water really works
PeggyG -> http://live.classroom20.com/upcoming-shows.html details here for tomorrow
sroseman -> chicken soup will do the trick
bobsprankle -> can you hear us now?
h011y -> Airborne is also good.
cheryloakes in the mountains -> thanks for staying
PeggyG -> yeah! hearing audio now
kcaise -> airborne didn't work for me
alicebarr -> CAn you hear us now?
jan smith -> Got sound! yippee!
Sarah S -> @mspahr I wonder if they'll make on eof those at starbucks for me in the morning. 3 hrs of presentations on blogging right off the bat.
bobsprankle -> whoo hoo!
cheryloakes in the mountains -> excellent
guest478 -> yays!
guest478 -> ttyl
jan smith -> oops where did you go?
PeggyG -> I've used airborne but that keeps you from getting sick--too late!
jan smith -> major echo!
kcaise -> salt water and vitamin c
" PeggyG -> hi Cheryl, Alice and Bob!"
M Spahr -> @ Sarah- if you ask I am sure they will
PeggyG -> hearing you all :-)
jan smith -> I am in a nightmare!
h011y -> I use it for just about anything including insomnia!
h011y -> Yea!!! I can hear through iTunes
PeggyG -> funny Holly!!
M Spahr -> Sound!
PeggyG -> always worth the wait!!!!
jan smith -> echo gone--my fault running to players
" sheila -> My Mom's birthday today, so I'm listening from Mass tonight."
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Shelia, how is MA this week? Hi to the folks!"
cheryloakes in the mountains -> Thanks Peggy!
PeggyG -> too funny Sheila--listening from Mass :-)
alicebarr -> HI Everyone!
Maureen -> @Sheila- where are you?
h011y -> @sheila A little prayer to keep the audio on?
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Hello all,"
sroseman -> brrr cold
Dianne -> Wow - what's that voice ;)
sheila -> Went to Boston today to see ice sculptures. Brrrrr!
alicebarr -> Thanks for sticking around gang!
PeggyG -> 73 degrees in Phoenix right now
M Spahr -> ha ha
sheila -> @PeggyG - I want to head over now!
Sarah S -> We won't see 73 degrees for quite some time . . . .
PeggyG -> come on over!!! :-)
" M Spahr -> It's Wicked Decent by the pellet stove...oh wait, wrong show!"
" Maureen -> Cleaning up piles of papers, etc... got a nice fire going in the fireplace, getting rid of tons of stuff I don't need"
jan smith -> It's also like live teaching--we are always trouble shooting
PeggyG -> I'm so impressed that you always figure things out and make them work!!
jan smith -> Thanks Dave
gail -> I started following Dave today
alicebarr -> Yea Dave!!!
PeggyG -> stream it Cheryl! Rock Band 2 :-)
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Helloc csitterley, and Peggy, that would be fun! I don't know if I have the bandwidth here at the Mountain!"
gail -> Lots of blogs asking for year highlights
PeggyG -> what fun Bob!
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> But, I will try it when on a fast bandwidth."
cheryloakes in the mountains -> Has anyone here read 3 cups of tea? Very good read.
PeggyG -> that's exactly what I need to do with my DV tapes! you've encouraged me!
bobsprankle -> excellent peggy
Dianne -> I have a machine that has a VHS side and a DVD side- converts thru that
Maureen -> @Cheryl I don't miss all the long drives to Sugarloaf and the surrounding area when my kids were racing XC. Pretty up there tho
cheryloakes in the mountains -> Hello kcaise! Welcome.
PeggyG -> Yes I loved 3 cups of Tea. Bought is as an audible and listened to it at fitness center! very inspiring!
sroseman -> We lost alot of snow as well
cheryloakes in the mountains -> The snow is race ready.
Maureen -> I read 3 cups of tea a little while ago- great read
Dianne -> ready 3 cups too
PeggyG -> aren't vacations wonderful!!!
Dianne -> they sure r
cheryloakes in the mountains -> loving vacations.
h011y -> I wish my vacation was now beginning - lots of house guests just left.
PeggyG -> I'm not sure I can remember where I was 1 year ago?? so much has happened!
jan smith -> That's a geat question
" Sarah S -> It's been a whirlwind of a year for me, that's for sure!"
jan smith -> Last year for me was BB--before blogging.
Dianne -> I had no PLN last year and now am enjoying connecting
gail -> I was alone with my little Edublog and just playing with tech. No connections and no sense of the whole wide world
Maureen -> I had gone to NECC in Atlanta and was invigorated by that. In March a year ago I actually retried Twitter and Classroom 2.0 and started trying to listen to edtech talk. Now I can't live without my daily PLN resources.
" Sarah S -> October 07 was when I first heard of ""web 2.0"""
" sheila -> Last year, I was just learning about webcasting and now I'm thinking about my gradcast. "
" jan smith -> yes, 2008 is the year of PLN for me, too."
cheryloakes in the mountains -> It is amazing to reflect on your year!
" PeggyG -> you're still expansive with Seedlings even though it's ""local"""
" M Spahr -> 1 year ago- I didn't use Twitter, didn't have a blog, didn't have a PLN. Now I am connecting all over the world."
" jan smith -> @sheila, what is a grad cast"
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Shelia, I agree, webcasting opened so many doors to me!"
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> shelia, be sure to tell me that gradcast date!! I will be there."
Maureen -> I just got a netbook yesterday- Samsung NC10...lovin it.
h011y -> Last year for me was BBS - before Bob Sprankle's workshop at BLC.
sheila -> @jan smith - last part of webcastacademy.net's requirement to be a webcaster.
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> OH, Maureen, I want to talk to youabout it"
Dianne -> learning tons from reading blogs - not so good at contributing.... yet
sroseman -> I can ditto Diane
" jan smith -> @sheila, never knew--wow."
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Dianne, just start commenting on other blogs, then your blog will come next."
PeggyG -> @Sheila-you've become a very polished webcaster and streamer!
Maureen -> @Cheryl-You have my gmail
" h011y -> Me, too, M Spahr"
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> I agree PeggyG, Shelia is ready"
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Yes, maureen, I'll contact you later."
sheila -> @PeggyG - it works when I have power! :)
Dianne -> thanks cheryl
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Shelia, that is so true."
" M Spahr -> @ Dianne & sroseman- if you are reading, leave comments- that is contirbuting"
" csitterley -> A year ago I was trying to help teachers realize the value of being involved with web 2 and giving students more access to creating content thru blogs, wikis, voicethread and so on-Now, I am still doing that, with a few more people on board-a year from now, after 36 years in education (13 in edtech) I will be retired, but still on the same mission"
PeggyG -> You are definitely ready for your gradcast!!
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Then Dianne, tell your twitter network when you publish and we w ill comment."
sroseman -> getting involved with Plurk and Knowplace
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> csitterley, good for you! Still learning and loving to learn."
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Hi Cristama, welcom"
PeggyG -> @csitterley--you will love all of the flexibility you have with retirement so you can continue your mission with web 2.0!!
jan smith -> I like what Dean Shareski says: with every comment and every link you are building the web. I tell my kids this all the time
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> jan, that is so true."
Cristama -> Thanks
h011y -> @sroseman How do you like Plurk? Is there a large educator network there?
alicebarr -> Great comment @jan_smith
kcaise -> huge educator network holly
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Sarah, yo u are a great model of open source learning and sharing."
sroseman -> just started today with Plurk..easy to follow conversations and contribute
Sarah S -> Thanks Cheryl.
" sheila -> If this was a big transformation for people, what was the tipping point? "
sheila -> transformation year . .
kcaise -> plurk was the tipping point for me
Cristama -> Twitter for me
" Sarah S -> Webcast Academy was a great way for me to learn how the audio thig works - I don't plan on graduating, but I did get enough information to be dangerous!"
alicebarr -> @sheila I think I am bit of hold for right now... but I can't stop learning!
M Spahr -> My school has cut off all outside PD for now. Thank goodness for my PLN that I can live vicariously through!
Dianne -> twitter got me started as well
alicebarr -> Great point @ M Spahr
Maureen -> @sheila I think k12online was the tipping point for me last year...took me til March to get the time to get into twitter and classroom 2.0
PeggyG -> twitter and webcast academy and all of the ETT webcasts were my turning point--inspired by my start with WOW2
alicebarr -> Yes Dianne Twitter is great too
Sarah S -> @mSpahr - I'll be doing PD over the ATM system - maybe UStream - and hope to connect with other budget strapped Maine schools.
gail -> @sheila I think it was a broad base of exploration that set the stage. Joining Twitter was the tipping point. That gave me direct contact with a PLN
kcaise -> absolutely!
M Spahr -> @ Sarah- that's great! I look forward to it.
PeggyG -> absolutely!!! hook up with me!!
h011y -> CUE conferences and Alan November's BLC put me in touch with Twitter and opening up through blogging and web sharing
sheila -> :D for PeggyG!!!
" Maureen -> PD funding is severely cut at my school as well- but thank goodness for twitter, edtechtalk, ustream, etc.."
h011y -> Love having the PLN on Twitter
" csitterley -> Thanks Cheryl-I plan on being around and continuing to push, pull, walk beside or whatever it takes"
Sarah S -> One of my PD sessions will be on online PD - encouraging the staff to go find what it is they are interested in.
PeggyG -> blush!! I just love it all so much!! it is so motivating to learn new things every single day!!!
Cristama -> ...every single hour :)
Dianne -> the other thing that helped me was the workshop at ACTEm with Alice and Cheryl with Seedlings and k12
" Sarah S -> There are only so many hours in the day, though."
jan smith -> My big job this year will be learning to manage Twitter better. Dean had a great post about Twitter deep vs blog deep
jan smith -> http://ideasandthoughts.org/2009/01/01/twitter-deep-vs-blog-deep/
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Thanks Dianne, that is why we are all doing this to support others."
" M Spahr -> @ Maureen- that really is what is brilliant about web 2.0 and PLN's- PD doesn't have to stop after the conference, or because you can't go"
PeggyG -> @Crustana--so true--every single hour!!
M Spahr -> It really promotes learning every day
jan smith -> I have ignored rss which feeds deeper content
jan smith -> Can you guys say more about images in the classroom-What's that about?
bobsprankle -> http://evosessions.pbwiki.com/Call_for_Participation09
" h011y -> In 25+ years in teaching, this is just my 3rd year teaching tech and I aloso love the straight up learning curve!"
PeggyG -> I have recently rediscovered friendfeed and it is an amazing way to keep up with my PLN!
Maureen -> @jan- I just started using snackr to stream the rss links across my screen. I actually click on them instead of being overwhelmed and then avoiding it
sroseman -> still lots of great PD at http://tappedin.org/tappedin/do/CalendarAction?
Dianne -> altho I teach full time I really feel the desire/need to work with teachers more. Time does not always allow for what we want
gail -> Just listening to everything here is fostering new ideas and applications in my mind
cheryloakes in the mountains -> Here is Alice's Geek of the Week. http://evosessions.pbwiki.com/Call_for_Participation09
PeggyG -> glad you're going to tell us more about Electronic Village Online
Sarah S -> Do they do any of the EVO stuff in Second Life?
cheryloakes in the mountains -> This is such a great opportunity for online learning.
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Yes, Sarah."
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Yes, Sarah, SL, happens with some of this."
Maureen -> Can Alice's volume be bumped up?
PeggyG -> I ahve learned a lot through the SL sessions I've joined but so many times I crash during them--wish it wasn't such a bandwidth hog!
alicebarr -> @Sarah S There was a Games and Learning session last year
alicebarr -> @Maureen... My mike slippe sorry :(
PeggyG -> I used to use TappedIn a lot but find I really learn better with both audio and visual rather than just text chat
sroseman -> sometimes we use skype along with TI or eluminate and yugma
Maureen -> @Alice- I just didn't want to miss out on what you were saying-old ears here
sroseman -> TI=Tappedin
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Susan, I learned so many things through Tapped in."
alicebarr -> I think EVO is a great way to learn how to USE tools
cheryloakes in the mountains -> welcome Kern!
Kern -> Hi all!
alicebarr -> Hey KErn!
Sarah S -> Hey there Kern
M Spahr -> Hey Kern
cheryloakes in the mountains -> EVO online allows you to have a support group while learning the new tools.
" Kern -> Howdy, howdy, howdy"
PeggyG -> @sroseman-I've never been in a session with audio--which room should I go to? I've gone to web 2.0 tools
PeggyG -> Hi Kern!
sroseman -> @Peggy ..it is up to the presenter whether they use yugma or skype or whatever
Kern -> Hi Peggy
sroseman -> I have used Skype with a small group in TI
PeggyG -> do you remember where you experienced either yugma or skype on TappedIn?
sroseman -> JeffC used Yugma
PeggyG -> I love the video uses--they don't have to be polished perfect quality--it's great communication
bobsprankle -> www.seesmic.com
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> http://www.justonemorebook.com/?s=%22Linda%20Ashman%22 = cheryl's geek, coming up after Sarah"
gail -> I've used ustream but folks have trouble accessing it through the links I provided. I find the site to be a little weak on that end.
PeggyG -> did JeffC use Yugma on TappedIn?
csitterley -> Wow great to hear that something works with dial-up-rural NW PA is still a lot dial-up- painful!
M Spahr -> @ Peggy- video gives a lot more context to the conversation
bobsprankle -> http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/publications/code_for_medi...
cheryloakes in the mountains -> sarah's geek thanks bob
cheryloakes in the mountains -> hello Crista!!
Kern -> Is the audio just in skype?
alicebarr -> Thanks Bob
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> audio is at ETTA, click on itunes"
bobsprankle -> http://copyrightconfusion.wikispaces.com/
alicebarr -> No Can you get on edtech A?
Crista -> I'm back (was cristama) had to get audio...kicked me out momentarily
cheryloakes in the mountains -> http://www.justonemorebook.com/?s=%22Linda%20Ashman%22
gail -> (I got in through edTech A media player)
alicebarr -> @Kern could you get on?
alicebarr -> the audio?
bobsprankle -> hi kern!
" Kern -> not yet, still trying"
Kern -> Hey Bob
gail -> I want to use that type of thing for listening center. Mechanical difficulties w/tapes
cheryloakes in the mountains -> Justonemorebook.com is on twitter as well.
sheila -> Happy New Year all! Thanks for the show!
PeggyG -> that's a great geek of week Cheryl! I subscribe to their podcasts.
Kern -> www.lookybook.com is a great picture book site as well
csitterley -> Also like storynory for listening
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Yes, csitterley, storynory is great as well."
sroseman -> French ???
cheryloakes in the mountains -> Thanks for a great show. Our audiences are the best!
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> Susan, I didn't see French."
bobsprankle -> thanks to all!
cheryloakes in the mountains -> Happy New Year!!
" jan smith -> Have a great 2009, all."
alicebarr -> Happy New Year
PeggyG -> oh don't go!!! this is so great!
cheryloakes in the mountains -> Thanks for reflecting on your year with us.
Dianne -> Thanks everyone!
PeggyG -> forgot--rock band coming up! Have fun Cheryl!
" h011y -> A dozen new resources, Thanks!"
M Spahr -> Is it Spring yet?
PeggyG -> really fun show!! Thanks everyone!
csitterley -> Thanks for the shows-you help my drive to work-and my continuing work with staff- Happy New year
Sarah S -> @mspahr Keep asking that every day for the next three months.
Maureen -> Thanks all...Here's to another great year with edtechtalk.
M Spahr -> Thanks everyone! Happy New Year.
PeggyG -> Perfect kickoff to the new year!
Crista -> Thanks for letting me join...I'll be back for future conversation!
" cheryloakes in the mountains -> show is done, thanks folks."
" sroseman -> going to teamboat, Colorado this year, Cheryl"
bobsprankle -> night all
jan smith -> TTFN!
" sroseman -> Steamboat,,sorry"
M Spahr -> @ Sarah- I have been asking that for the last two months already
Sarah S -> Steamboat is lovely - remember to hit those hotsprings.
kcaise -> thank you all!
h011y -> Good night from California!
Dianne -> Nie
cheryloakes in the mountains -> susan have fn at colorado
Kern -> :D
PeggyG -> yes snow day shows are a real bonus!
cheryloakes in the mountains -> nite all. thanks again.
sroseman -> Thanks
M Spahr -> Bye
PeggyG -> good night!
Sarah S -> 'Night all.
sbrennan -> Looks like I'm rather late arriving.