SEEDLings 2009-9-24 Quest Atlantis
Thanks to Bronwyn for joining us from Australia.
bobsprankle -> Hi Bron!
alicebarr -> Hi technatude
bobsprankle -> hi all!
technatude -> Hi!
alicebarr -> Technatude where are you from?
" technatude -> Hi Alice, it's Stacy Alvarez from Westbrook!"
alicebarr -> Oh hi Stacy! Great to have you here!
alicebarr -> What fun!
alicebarr -> AND Congrats!!!
technatude -> I got the tweet and decided to join. Thanks!
alicebarr -> Excellent
alicebarr -> Do you know how to listen?
technatude -> real player?
alicebarr -> or Itunes. See the icon in the upper right ahnd corner
technatude -> I clicked on real player on the right in ed tech talk A
alicebarr -> That should work we will broadcast in a minurte
technatude -> awesome
alicebarr -> Bob remind me to archive please
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Hello all,"
PeggyG -> stream/audio is coming through great!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> how is the sound?
PeggyG -> Hi everyone!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Thanks Peggy
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Peggy what is fall like in AZ
PeggyG -> Very excited to hear about Quest Atlantis!! Got to see it in action in Jackie Gerstein's class last year
technatude -> sounds good
PeggyG -> no fall here!!
PeggyG -> 96 degrees right now :-)
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> What grade is Jackie
PeggyG -> she was teaching 5th grade students in a gifted program last year
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> peggy, we need her as a contact"
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Yahoo! to technatude!!!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Welcome to Bronst! Browyn Stuckey of Quest Atlantix
PeggyG -> I think Jackie might even join us today :-)
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Atlantis wrong key
PeggyG -> :-)
technatude -> this might be kinda public.
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> This is your night technatude!!! Stacy?
PeggyG -> There she is!! Yeah!!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Yeah we have Bronwyn is with us.
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> We love the background noise.
technatude -> Pictures from there look like mars
bobsprankle -> wow
PeggyG -> http://photopeach.com/album/l36t73?ref=est I created a Photopeach slideshow of my visit to Jackie's class that includes images of her students using Quest Atlantis. Mute the audio!!
PeggyG -> what fun!! a 4-week course on Quest Atlantis!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> It is great fun.
PeggyG -> that is a real talent to be able to engage learners at all ages/stages!
PeggyG -> Jackie's students loved it and couldn't wait to tell us about it!
PeggyG -> welcome back Bron!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Bron is trying a different wireless to connect to us.
alicebarr -> welcome bauwarter
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> hello to all, this is a show about Quest Atlantis"
bauwarter -> Hi. Where is Quest Atlantis?
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> So, Peggy, we will be doing the same as JackieG. at Wells Elementary"
" technatude -> bauwrter, check this out http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/"
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> thanks for the link
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> A truly international group
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> hi peggygagain
PeggyG-again -> my browser froze--ugh! back on a new browser!!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> have you cloned yourself/
PeggyG-again -> as if one of me wasn't enough!! :-)
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> we never get enough of you
PeggyG-again -> it's incredible how far reaching QA is!!
alicebarr -> It's amazing the globa; reach of QA
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> this is the part that we have never been able to produce at school, this is nice to have the platform all built"
PeggyG-again -> I think this is a much better experience for students than SL!
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> yes peggy, this models great virtual living"
PeggyG-again -> absolutely!
alicebarr -> If you have questions please ask
PeggyG-again -> I love the fact that QA doesn't crash your browser because of bandwidth!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> yes it is FREE!!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Grant project from Indiana University
technatude -> What about the training? The information suggests that 1 peson be trained. How do we do that?
bauwarter -> What curriculum objectives does this fit in with?
" PeggyG-again -> we always worry about our ""free"" resources because they tend to disappear. What's the prospect for QA after the grant funding is gone?"
technatude -> good question Peggy.
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Technatude, it is highly recommended that 2 people per district or school be trained together."
PeggyG-again -> I think you can fit curriculum standards from all subject areas in it!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> A really good idea.
bobsprankle -> great questions all! we'll get them in!
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> The curriculum is about science, research and digitial citizenship to name a few."
PeggyG-again -> I think it's always wise to have at least 2 teachers in a school to introduce new technologies for support!
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Yes Peggy, it is about our network and support"
PeggyG-again -> why would people think a virtual world is US centric?
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> hello Kim, welcome"
PeggyG-again -> it has incredible potential for teaching digital citizenship!!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> This evening's show is about Quest Atlantis
technatude -> Probably because it's from Indiana
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> FREE training
PeggyG-again -> do you have a link for signing up for the training?
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Hello Leeanne_HK welcome from tomorrow.
technatude -> Love free
kcaise -> hi cheryl! hi everyone!
PeggyG-again -> Hi Kim!
technatude -> How much class time should be devoted to this?
kcaise -> hi peggy!
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Well, Leeanne is from tomorrow, we are still in her yesterday"
PeggyG-again -> great response!!
kcaise -> i downloaded it during the webheads convergence conference
Leeanne_HK -> Hi Cheryl - running late this morning - slept in
bobsprankle -> http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/public/pdInfo.pl
" bobsprankle -> that's the training schedule, peggy"
bauwarter -> How much time per week would a child like to spend here?
PeggyG-again -> do you allow professional development people (like me) to participate in the training if we don't have our own school or classroom?
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> entertainment, education, values"
PeggyG-again -> but it's not just a game where students participate but they can create!
bobsprankle -> right peggy!
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> yes Peggy, it is a build it yourself"
alicebarr -> Hi Tim
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> hello tim
tim hart -> hey there. sorry I am a bit late
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> glad you made
bobsprankle -> hi tim!
PeggyG-again -> who could ever disagree with those values??!! powerful stuff!
bobsprankle -> very powerful :)
alicebarr -> Wow Student centered too
Leeanne_HK -> missed the beginning - is there any verification of identiy to ensure that kids only or do you create a private space?
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Leeanne, we haven't touched upon that"
PeggyG-again -> that's fascinating about asperger's students!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> I am so going to bring it to my JHsS people
" alicebarr -> There is so much about Atlantis ""out there"" actors in to many stories and online games"
bobsprankle -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayao_Miyazaki
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Hey DS, welcome"
alicebarr -> Whoa.. What a great background story
tim hart -> This is the type of detail that immerses kids in video games. QA brings that to light in the classroom.
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> exactly Tim, it takes the best of the best"
kcaise -> i am trying to register the training session for the jokaydia conference and the form requires a registration code.
PeggyG-again -> doesn't she make you want to be a part of that experience??!! it shouldn't just be for kids!! :-)
" ds -> thx Cheryl, good to be hear--greetings all"
ds -> here too :)
PeggyG-again -> it's so versatile!!
" technatude -> wow, this is amazing"
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> it is amazing
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> yeah ds!
bobsprankle -> that's so interesting
alicebarr -> LOve that kids were involved in the start
PeggyG-again -> and it's even research-based!! :-) love it!
tim hart -> that is great. kids POV!
" ds -> yes indeed, kids are the best ID"
tim hart -> what is QA built on? is it a home grown tech solution or on top of something else?
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Yes, Peggy could train!"
PeggyG-again -> because of the way it keeps growing deeper and deeper kids will never get bored!
Leeanne_HK -> sorry so brief - gotta go teach now... have a great weekend everyone
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> bye leeanne
alicebarr -> Bye Leanne
PeggyG-again -> thanks Cheryl! That's why I was wondering about the 2 person requirement for the training. I'd love to participate!
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> hi carolteach4, welcome"
" carolteach4 -> Hi, cheryl"
carolteach4 -> and all
PeggyG-again -> a student-managed version--how exciting!
ds -> love the notion of the guild
bobsprankle -> http://www.whyville.net/smmk/nice
technatude -> a guild master like in WOW. They'll love it!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> won't they love it
PeggyG-again -> reminds me of senior camp counselors :-) older student mentors
bobsprankle -> http://www.activeworlds.com/
tim hart -> thanks
PeggyG-again -> that's a good thing because it's not so bandwidth intensive (besides all of the value of being curriculum-based)
" ds -> how transferable/not are development and scripting skills among and between the various platforms? Active Worlds, SL, OpenSim?"
PeggyG-again -> great question DS! I'd like to know too!
ds -> ty Peggy :)
kcaise -> the flat classroom project uses reaction grid http://reactiongrid.com
carolteach4 -> I had hoped to play in Second Life during the summer but never got time. I am totally lost in there. Maybe Quest Atlantis will be easier for me??? I'd be stuck at the portal probably.
alicebarr -> What programs should high school students look for if they are interested in game design?
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> carolteach4, you should try it, it is very fun and supportive"
PeggyG-again -> @carolteach4--I think it might be easier :-) we should become virtual explorers together!
tim hart -> @alicebarr - many off the shelf games have rich modding experiences.
tim hart -> that is a great place to start for them
alicebarr -> @tim thanks
PeggyG-again -> principals should be impressed to see how engaging it is for students while still being curriculum based (with such solid values embedded throughout!)
carolteach4 -> @peggie - that would be fun. I've been swamped these first weeks of school.
PeggyG-again -> what a great point! self-moderation!
PeggyG-again -> could QA actually become student eportfolios :-)
" carolteach4 -> That sounds like a wonderful way of handling the database. I have been building our database for Google Apps for education, and it has taken a tremendous amount of time. I can't imagine how much time it must take Project Atlantis controllers."
carolteach4 -> I was wondering if the program were free.
" carolteach4 -> Does it have to be large groups that join, or could it be maybe 10 or 15 kids in my computer club?"
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> yes carolteach, it is great for small groups"
PeggyG-again -> good to know about the funding! by the time the research project is finished it should provide some strong rationale for other sources of funding!
ds -> you can never have too many dogs--love it !
carolteach4 -> Thanks!
technatude -> Thanks so much for the info!
" carolteach4 -> I came in late, but I've gotten some more inspiration."
kcaise -> the jokaydia conference in SL that starts tomorrow has several sessions on QA
PeggyG-again -> tshirts for avatars :-) great idea!
bobsprankle -> http://www.danah.org/
PeggyG-again -> do you have the link for that Kim?
" kcaise -> yes, one session is at 8pm for you peggy"
PeggyG-again -> I was in that session! It was incredible!!!!!
" carolteach4 -> I had an informal computer club this afternoon, and three of my boys were learning programming from each other - python - or something like that?"
PeggyG-again -> everyone should listen to the recording of Danah Boyd!
" carolteach4 -> Oh, please send that link. Is it spelled Danna Boyd?"
PeggyG-again -> the recording will be posted on www.futureofeducation.com
" carolteach4 -> Will you twitter it, Alice?"
carolteach4 -> Oops. asked too soon.
PeggyG-again -> Danah's research is really powerful!!
carolteach4 -> spell that please
PeggyG-again -> http://jokaydia.wikispaces.com/unconf09_draftschedule
carolteach4 -> evening is better - too busy during the school day
kcaise -> one session is at 11pm EDT
carolteach4 -> Goog thing it's a Friday night. Maybe I'll nap when I get home from school.
PeggyG-again -> I wish it didn't overlap with the Equinox Webcastathon!! so many wonderful choices!
kcaise -> jokaydia is a fantastic trainer for newbies!
kcaise -> i learned a great deal from her
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> http://www.tammyworcester.com/Tips/Tammys_Technology_Tips_for_Teachers.html
PeggyG-again -> thank you so much Bron!!
technatude -> Love it
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> http://www.safeshare.tv/
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/NetNewsWireiPhone/
PeggyG-again -> what a great tool to know about Bob!
PeggyG-again -> I use netnewswire on both my computer and iphone :-)
alicebarr -> http://pearl.iearn.org/
" bobsprankle -> it's great, isn't it peggy?"
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> http://www.learningtimes.net/climatechange/
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> This will be a podcast tomorrow with all the great chat information and links.
PeggyG-again -> yes!! love it!
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Thanks to the chat room, you make our show."
PeggyG-again -> wonderful show!! Thank you everyone!!
bobsprankle -> Thank you Bron! Thank you all!
" technatude -> very good info, thanks"
PeggyG-again -> you all did some great problemsolving with the technology at the start of the show!
tim hart -> Yay Lisa!
PeggyG-again -> How exciting! We heard it first here!!
kcaise -> congrats!!
carolteach4 -> I Love Maine - born in Westbrook
" cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Thanks Peggy, it took a while to get to Austrailia"
carolteach4 -> grew up in Gorham
ds -> congratulations!
PeggyG-again -> wow!!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> carolteach4
" bauwarter -> Good night, everyone"
" technatude -> I'm a transplant Mainer, but I love it too"
PeggyG-again -> congratulations to the winners!
carolteach4 -> Yeah! That should be exciting!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> Isn't this great!!
PeggyG-again -> oh yes!! k12onlineconference.org!! next week!
PeggyG-again -> thanks all!
cheryloakes~Seedlings -> night
alicebarr -> Wes is one of our keynote at the ACTEM conference
PeggyG-again -> night all!
carolteach4 -> Good night and thanks