Another in our series of virtual staff lounges. This week we catch up on plans for Earthcast09, the lastest from Roadkill | 2009 and discuss "netbook" computers in education. Thanks to all, and apologies to DonW--only noticed your response after the fact--look forward to having you on next week if you're available.
20:58:52 dougsymington : hi Sheila
20:58:56 sheila : Hi ds
20:59:01 dougsymington : and Linda
20:59:06 sheila : Going for the long name tonight?
20:59:18 lindargeorge : hi
20:59:19 dougsymington : and mfrazier and Colin
20:59:28 dougsymington : thought for the new folks ;)
20:59:32 sheila : Hey Linda - just got in.
20:59:38 lindargeorge : great!
20:59:47 dougsymington : you never kow w those initial guyz :)
21:00:00 dougsymington : know
21:00:18 sheila : So should I refresh for audio?
21:01:33 matt montagne : doing a little stream testing??
21:01:34 sheila : Hey Matt
21:01:39 matt montagne : hey there sheila
21:03:27 dougsymington : need to restart
21:03:29 dougsymington : brb
21:03:35 matt montagne : k
21:09:22 sheila : Glad to see the experts have difficulties too! :)
21:11:39 dougsymington : back
21:11:49 sheila : yeah!
21:11:58 dougsymington : skype on in
21:13:34 dougsymington : hi @drthomasho
21:13:37 dougsymington : welcome
21:14:21 drthomasho : hi...1st time 4 me here
21:14:31 lindargeorge : Doug where do I skype you?
21:15:02 sheila : Roadkill! :)
21:15:08 sheila : Absolutely
21:15:33 matt montagne : hey lorna
21:15:53 Lorna : Hey Matt Doug Sheila and all
21:16:12 sheila : http://roadkill.edutel.com - you can register and add your totals.
21:16:17 sheila : Hey Lorna!
21:16:20 dougsymington : nice
21:16:23 Lorna : I heard it snowed in Victoria this weekend
21:16:31 dougsymington : Linda dougsymington in skype
21:18:17 Lorna : no flowers and it is spring tomorrow
21:18:26 sheila : :)
21:20:57 PeggyG : sorry I'm late-was attending a RETA webinar about Picasa! It was great!
21:21:07 sheila : Hi PeggyG
21:21:11 PeggyG : audio is really clear tonight!!
21:22:39 Lorna : Hi Peggy you will have to tell us about Picasa
21:23:11 PeggyG : They will be posting the recorded session soon. I'll share the link. It was excellent!
21:23:31 PeggyG : deep dark secret :-)
21:24:31 PeggyG : Hi!! This is so much fun!!
21:24:37 lindargeorge : hi peggy!
21:25:30 dougsymington : Hi Cathy
21:25:32 dougsymington : erlcome
21:25:38 dougsymington : welcome
21:25:45 Cathy E : Hello all
21:26:41 PeggyG : http://webinars.nmsu.edu/events.cfm?audience=4 All of the RETA webinars are archived here--have already posted the Picasa recording. :-) They do a great job!
21:27:03 PeggyG : what a great story Sheila!
21:27:07 matt montagne : hey y'all...
21:27:11 matt montagne : is there audio??
21:27:17 PeggyG : yes
21:27:30 Cathy E : http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/errata/a/equinox_eggs.htm
21:27:32 matt montagne : got it now
21:27:56 PeggyG : whew! good, Matt
21:28:34 PeggyG : I had never heard of roadkill before Sheila. Fascinating!
21:28:36 matt montagne : thanx
21:30:20 matt montagne : for earthcast should we try to use shoutcast mostly???
21:30:29 PeggyG : shouldn't be any conflicts on webcast academy--not much scheduled there right now
21:30:32 sheila : Peggy you can do it too!
21:30:39 matt montagne : I've become lazy with ustream...
21:30:50 PeggyG : I missed the beginning Sheila--not sure what you're doing tomorrow
21:30:55 sheila : Me too Matt
21:30:55 matt montagne : but I think ustream may be blocked
21:30:59 matt montagne : in many districts
21:31:14 matt montagne : and of course ustream does go down so it is always good to have a backup
21:31:25 PeggyG : excellent point Matt!
21:31:32 PeggyG : backups are good!!
21:31:40 matt montagne : definitely peggy...
21:31:55 matt montagne : a broadcast room
21:32:06 PeggyG : thanks for the exlanation--dress rehearsal :-) good idea!
21:32:42 Lorna : shoutcast is very dependable
21:32:55 sheila : You can join us Peggy if you are available.
21:33:05 sheila : Lorna too.
21:33:07 PeggyG : time?
21:33:08 lindargeorge : Welcome Don
21:33:12 sheila : :)
21:33:32 lindargeorge : Peggy, about 4 15 or so until 5ish
21:33:35 matt montagne : u can do some low budget things to improve mic as wwell...
21:33:44 PeggyG : EDT?
21:33:49 lindargeorge : yes, sorry
21:33:50 dougsymington : Welcome Don, do you have a headset
21:33:57 dougsymington : may I call you via skype
21:33:58 DonW : Yes
21:34:04 matt montagne : I've seen boxes with foam to surround a snowball mic for example
21:34:07 dougsymington : phone works too if preferable
21:34:13 sheila : As in what Matt?
21:34:17 drthomasho : hello, I'm first-timer. Could we talk about netbooks for 1-to-1 program at some point?
21:34:22 PeggyG : I wish I could join you but I'm babysitting my granddaughter tomorrow all day and that is 1:15 my time.
21:34:36 matt montagne : I'll try to find a pict sheila
21:34:37 DonW : no sound though yet. reading. looking for directions
21:35:00 dougsymington : click on speaker icon for sound Don
21:35:02 PeggyG : click on the icon for edTechtalk A and it will open in iTunes
21:35:12 sheila : OK peggy . . :(
21:35:24 Lorna : @drthomasho ask your questions
21:35:57 PeggyG : We'll be at the Children's Museum in Phoenix all day. I'll try to find some great ideas to share with you for Earth Day while I'm there.
21:36:03 drthomasho : is anyone presently using Windows netbooks in secondary school 1-to-1?
21:36:48 matt montagne : I'm a big fan of HP 2140s
21:37:02 Cathy E : I am testing a Dell mini - love it
21:37:05 matt montagne : also demoing the aspire one 8.9"
21:37:13 matt montagne : I think the 10" is the sweetspot
21:37:31 matt montagne : and of course apple is rumored to be coming out with one
21:37:45 matt montagne : the HP 2140s are a bit pricey
21:37:50 matt montagne : great device tho...
21:39:05 PeggyG : I'm an iPhone convert from Blackberry. Never could text from my Blackberry with those double letters on the keys!
21:39:11 Lorna : Ya macs
21:39:38 sheila : I'm with you Lorna!
21:40:11 Lorna : it is hard to remember how hard life was when I owned a OC
21:40:15 Lorna : PC
21:40:17 PeggyG : Empire HS in Vail AZ is using Macbooks for all of their students--1:1 school-almost no textbooks!
21:40:34 sheila : Nice!
21:40:52 PeggyG : students and teachers love them and use them very effectively!
21:41:52 PeggyG : Welcome Dr. Tom!!
21:43:05 PeggyG : with a robust network it's a fantastic alternative!
21:53:14 matt montagne : http://www.tinychat.com/8ih3
21:53:21 matt montagne : that is where we are at now