It's Elementary #41: New Years Wishes
Beginnig of the year edition of It's Elementary Webcast. We are moving our format to one informal chat and one interview per month. On this occasion, we shared some educational conferences coming up both on the East Coast (Educon 2.2, PETE&C) and West Coast CUE where we expect to go or present. As well as NECC 2010. We also had a chance to share what we are doing in our classrooms. The fact that there isn't a lot happening that is new and inovative but rather, just using some tools like voicethread and our classroom blogs. For a tech use in the elementary classroom perspective, join is the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. Check the ETT calendar for up to date information.
20:40:34 alicemercer : This chat is for It's Elementary Show #42 on Monday January 11, 2010
20:41:17 nlade : what all is planned to be discussed on this? I just saw the stream on Twitter and thought I would jump in on it :)
20:41:33 alicemercer : Open topic about plans for new year
20:41:39 nlade : thanks
20:51:34 Durff : hello
20:51:41 JoseRodriguez : hey... still setting up.
20:53:30 Durff : ustream thix evening?
20:56:05 PeggyG : Hi all! Great to see you!
20:56:27 Durff : hey peggy
20:56:31 Durff : hi wing
20:56:36 wingsonwater03 : evening
20:56:49 PeggyG : is everyone keeping warm :-)
20:57:04 Durff : in bed with many layers of wool on
20:57:30 PeggyG : it was a beautiful day in Phoenix AZ today-71 degrees and sunny :-) Come on down Durff
20:57:49 JoseRodriguez : on... Ustream only today..
20:58:11 JoseRodriguez : we are live..
20:58:11 PeggyG : thanks I was wondering about that
20:58:29 Durff : audio on ustream
20:58:34 PeggyG : got it!
20:58:35 wingsonwater03 : ahh, sound...
20:58:54 Durff : ty
20:59:04 alicemercer : alice mercer
20:59:07 alicemercer : alice.mercer
20:59:19 JoseRodriguez : how is the sound?
20:59:21 PeggyG : I can't answer because Lisa P. says I shouldn't be called a "guy" :-) topic in Conversations yesterday!
20:59:49 Durff : hey you guys
20:59:49 PeggyG : we agreed to disagree :-)
21:00:04 PeggyG : we tried that too Alice :-) y'all
21:00:12 JoseRodriguez : all.. my students are "guys"
21:00:17 PeggyG : I can find my headset when the time comes
21:00:39 PeggyG : dear is so sweet :-)
21:01:02 Durff : hi katghy
21:01:11 kathymaske : hello all!
21:01:29 PeggyG : hi Kathymaske-welcome
21:01:54 PeggyG : it's so great to hear all of your voices!!
21:02:02 PeggyG : Jan. 11
21:02:23 PeggyG : expectations for the new year--going to really have to think!!
21:03:10 Durff : ty kathy for RT
21:03:15 JoseRodriguez : Hey Kathy..
21:03:23 kathymaske : anytime durff
21:03:39 PeggyG : it's so hard to avoid catching things going around! remember to sneeze in your sleeve :-)
21:04:08 JoseRodriguez : I've been sick.. on and off also... but feel good after three weeks off.
21:04:14 Durff : clorox wipes
21:04:22 Durff : hi s cott
21:04:30 wingsonwater03 : I'm a fan of the lysol spray myself
21:04:30 PeggyG : so sorry to hear you've all been sick! I've been lucky so far--knock on wood!
21:04:43 PeggyG : Educon 2.2????? :-)
21:04:50 kathymaske : thx for reminding me to sanitze!
21:04:58 Durff : Educon http://educon22.wikispaces.com/
21:05:12 JoseRodriguez : or participate virtually...
21:05:16 PeggyG : yeah!!!! I sure wish I could go to it but I'll definitely be participating virtually!
21:05:18 JoseRodriguez : talks are pretty cool
21:05:41 PeggyG : we cancelled our Classroom 2.0 LIVE show that Saturday so people could go to Educon!
21:06:11 JoseRodriguez : that was thoughtful Peggy...
21:06:30 PeggyG : it is such a fabulous conference!!
21:06:44 JoseRodriguez : Our local confernce here in California is in March.
21:06:55 JoseRodriguez : CUE>> in Palm Springs.
21:06:56 PeggyG : is that CUE Jose?
21:07:08 PeggyG : I'm going to that IN PERSON!! :-) Can't wait!
21:07:10 JoseRodriguez : yep.. also a nevada event, I heard.
21:07:17 Durff : PA first
21:08:29 Durff : Chris Lehmann http://www.peteandc.org/
21:08:30 PeggyG : waiting with baited breath!!! :-)
21:08:46 wingsonwater03 : wow..thats a stacked line-up
21:08:51 PeggyG : we had Sir Ken Robinson at our conference in AZ this fall and he is great!
21:09:15 PeggyG : many of his presentations are related to creativity :-)
21:09:35 JoseRodriguez : I saw the TED.. talk it was pretty cool.
21:09:47 PeggyG : He's really famous for his TED talk!
21:09:53 alicemercer : http://cue.org
21:10:14 Durff : http://www.cue.org/conference/
21:10:18 PeggyG : I can't wait to see both Alice and Jose at CUE!!! My first time!
21:10:43 PeggyG : kind of expensive to fly into Palm Springs
21:10:46 JoseRodriguez : I drive in from Los Angeles..
21:10:54 JoseRodriguez : Canada?
21:11:22 PeggyG : several of us are coming from AZ so we may drive together
21:11:23 JoseRodriguez : just kidding...
21:11:46 Durff : ISTE = http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/2010/
21:12:24 PeggyG : oh Maria I wish you could come!!!
21:12:51 Durff : Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
21:13:13 MariaKnee : couldn't make the funding work
21:13:31 Durff : hi bbass
21:13:37 PeggyG : that's so sad that the cutoff date for the grant is so early!
21:14:10 PeggyG : the K12online presentations have been great and I love that they are available forever!!
21:14:20 Durff : http://k12onlineconference.org/
21:14:25 alicemercer : I didn't get a chance to listen to k12 online because of travel and illness, wah.
21:14:30 PeggyG : Rachel Boyd was incredible in her fireside chat last Saturday!
21:14:33 wingsonwater03 : I've really enjoyed them as well this year
21:14:41 alicemercer : So I appreciate that I can listen to it still
21:14:50 alicemercer : In your PJs?
21:14:55 JoseRodriguez : my inspiration.. Rachel's 6 year olds.
21:14:57 Durff : :)
21:15:06 PeggyG : I want to use Rachel's presentation in a LAN party here in AZ-teachers will be so inspired to try what she suggests
21:15:08 alicemercer : my favorite kind of preso
21:15:21 kathymaske : and you can listen in jammies!
21:15:21 MariaKnee : http://k12onlineconference.org/
21:15:24 PeggyG : yeah Jose and Maria!!! you are the best!!!!
21:16:10 PeggyG : I have quite a few of the presentations on my ipod so I can listen any time
21:16:39 MariaKnee : Me too peggy - like having them on the ipod
21:16:41 JoseRodriguez : actually.. EVO Electronic Village Online is going on right now, right?
21:16:47 PeggyG : http://www.vwbpe.org/about
21:16:57 alicemercer : I should load them on my phone
21:16:58 PeggyG : March 12-13, 2010
21:17:12 alicemercer : What format is the video? Mp4? or MOV?
21:17:20 PeggyG : mp4
21:17:24 alicemercer : awesome
21:17:57 Durff : http://academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/TESOL/EVOL/portal.htm
21:18:05 PeggyG : http://evosessions.pbworks.com/FrontPage
21:18:20 Durff : Peggy's link is better
21:18:22 JoseRodriguez : http://webheadsinaction.org/evo2010
21:18:26 PeggyG : I love EVO!
21:19:05 PeggyG : we have 3 great AzTEA conferences during the year and our May conference has Kevin Honeycutt as our keynote! I'm so excited!
21:19:21 JoseRodriguez : She is the super star.. Kindergarten teacher..
21:19:35 Durff : indeed
21:19:38 alicemercer : Wow great for AzTEA
21:19:49 PeggyG : http://www.aztea.org/content/WOW2010 if anyone wants to come to AZ :)
21:20:11 Durff : hi dmkenney
21:20:36 JoseRodriguez : US.. Centric... but.. open the world. :-)
21:20:38 PeggyG : I'll definitely be at ISTE 2010 in Denver--get to do a Poster Session with Kim Caise on hosting online webinars
21:20:53 Durff : oh not fair
21:21:02 Durff : i know too many famous people
21:21:02 JoseRodriguez : Will try to make it in...
21:21:04 PeggyG : AZ Technology in Education Association
21:21:04 kathymaske : interesting considering we are behind in many areas of education
21:21:44 PeggyG : it's going to be fantastic! he'll do a session on Friday eve for administrators and keynote and workshops on Sat. Kevin is sooooo motivational!
21:22:00 Durff : Sigh
21:22:11 Durff : WB dmkenney
21:22:45 PeggyG : growing up under Jim Crow? do you have a link to the voicethread?
21:23:30 PeggyG : I did my first teaching in Georgia in 1965. :-)
21:24:01 PeggyG : they were still experiencing serious separate but equal issues then! I was shocked!
21:24:21 Durff : http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=290699
21:24:43 PeggyG : how fun Durff! thanks for the link
21:25:42 PeggyG : Rachel is such a Master Teacher! yet she makes it look so easy!
21:25:43 alicemercer : VoiceThread on Jim Crow http://bit.ly/7RF8w1
21:26:23 Durff : Hi Julie
21:26:34 Julie CO : Hi there
21:26:45 PeggyG : thanks for that link Alice-can I add to the VT?
21:26:45 JoseRodriguez : http://wallwisher.com
21:27:08 JoseRodriguez : is my first playground ... from Rachel Boyd's presentation.
21:27:25 JoseRodriguez : and http://xtranormal.com
21:27:25 PeggyG : can you video skype with her classroom Jose?
21:27:41 JoseRodriguez : that would be awesome...
21:27:49 JoseRodriguez : will try to make a contact
21:28:12 PeggyG : I'll bet she would love it! I know she's changing schools this month though.
21:28:18 Durff : time zones
21:28:37 PeggyG : your modeling will encourage the other teachers Maria
21:28:58 JoseRodriguez : yeah.. not quite.. possible. but some asychronous conversation would be good.
21:29:08 PeggyG : yes Durff-time zones are a real challenge between CA and New Zealand :-)
21:29:52 PeggyG : there are so many exciting PD opportunities available to us this year!! you're really motivating me!
21:30:34 Julie CO : Our district just brought in David Warlick last weekend- I'm still reeling from all the new info & working on how to incorporate new ideas
21:30:41 PeggyG : we're having Civil War Sallie on Classroom 2.0 LIVE this Saturday, 12:00noon EST--come and join us. She is so much fun to listen to.
21:31:18 Durff : really?
21:31:30 PeggyG : great summary Alice!
21:31:34 JoseRodriguez : @julie.. David Warlick is the bomb..
21:32:04 PeggyG : the Instructional Design show was great! Robert Squires
21:32:19 JoseRodriguez : yeah.. I heard part of it it was great
21:32:26 PeggyG : and we have another new show--Echo for K12 online conference
21:32:46 PeggyG : Tuesdays on ETT-8:00pm alternate weeks-first show is Jan. 26
21:33:26 PeggyG : it's alternate weeks for the most part with a few exceptions
21:33:43 PeggyG : welcome Michael!
21:33:50 Durff : yay!
21:34:11 JoseRodriguez : I like using http://starfall.com
21:34:31 PeggyG : how exciting Michael!! ipods for reading fluency! brilliant idea
21:35:08 PeggyG : the kids will love hearing themselves reading!
21:35:36 JoseRodriguez : shared readings..
21:35:44 JoseRodriguez : buddy readers...
21:36:00 JoseRodriguez : an expert ... reader.
21:36:01 alicemercer : Adina Sullivan was goign to be doing some work with Nano's for English Language Development
21:37:22 PeggyG : sometimes Voicethread is a great way to get kids started recording their own voices--seems less threatening to them
21:37:23 JoseRodriguez : What is your class blog, Michael.
21:37:54 PeggyG : you're so right about Starfall.com, Jose! That is a great site :-)
21:38:06 wingsonwater03 : http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=193948
21:38:25 PeggyG : what fun!! thanks for the link
21:38:34 JoseRodriguez : cool.. we also use classblogmeister
21:38:53 Julie CO : so Michael, how did you decide on classblogmeister?
21:39:15 MariaKnee : http://www.belkin.com/images/product/F8Z274/FUL1_F8Z274.jpg
21:39:51 JoseRodriguez : http://www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=150374
21:40:07 PeggyG : http://www.belkin.com/pressroom/releases/uploads/01_07_08RockStar.html
21:40:19 PeggyG : that's the Belkin link you shared with me earlier Maria
21:40:53 PeggyG : 4 Touches :-)
21:41:17 PeggyG : my grandkids (6 year olds) got iTouches for Christmas and they are loving them
21:41:34 alicemercer : New touches have video and audio, rigtht? BUT do the old ones?
21:41:41 PeggyG : they have so many free/cheap apps for iTouch and you can also record
21:41:59 PeggyG : but you can't do video on Nanos either
21:42:22 PeggyG : Audacity is a perfect tool for them!
21:43:20 wingsonwater03 : @Julie I liked the control that I had over the posting and commenting. It seemed like a nice feature.
21:44:19 JoseRodriguez : an android.. laday in the house.
21:44:25 JoseRodriguez : lady
21:44:45 Durff : oi veh
21:45:29 PeggyG : you can use Odeo for phone recording- http://odeo.com
21:45:40 Julie CO : I've been testing out using thinkquest.com, but it hasn't been what I envisioned. I'm wondering if a straight up blog would be better.
21:45:51 Julie CO : thanks for that response, Michael
21:47:05 wingsonwater03 : :)
21:47:06 PeggyG : how exciting Alice!
21:47:41 PeggyG : one of our local tech educators taught her teachers how to make a document camera using an old digital camera
21:48:45 MariaKnee : that sounds like something useful Peggy
21:49:20 PeggyG : it was a fantastic workshop and she recorded it--I'll try to find the link
21:49:37 MariaKnee : thanks - would be very interested.
21:50:23 PeggyG : I'll have to send it to you--can't find it quickly
21:50:26 Durff : and michael
21:50:34 PeggyG : thanks for another great show!!! thank you everyone!
21:50:50 Durff : @wingsonwater03
21:51:18 Durff : on Twitter he is
21:51:30 wingsonwater03 : thats correct
21:51:50 PeggyG : that's a great song! Not on the Test!
21:51:55 Durff : everyone follow him
21:52:09 PeggyG : Kevin Honeycutt also has a great song called I need my teachers to learn. :-)
21:52:19 Julie CO : thank you all for sharing!
21:52:27 Durff : Love this song!!
21:52:31 JoseRodriguez : Night everone.. .. going off the air after the song
21:52:45 JoseRodriguez : i have that also..
21:52:49 Durff : I promise not to sing without muting first
21:52:51 JoseRodriguez : I could play it.
21:52:59 PeggyG : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxJUQtoe0TU Kevin's song
21:53:28 JoseRodriguez : I cued. it.. if y'all like to listen to Kevin
21:54:00 Durff : clap clap clap clap clap
21:54:14 PeggyG : Kevin is so talented! and bright!
21:54:28 JoseRodriguez : used by permission :-)
21:54:44 Durff : thank you again michail
21:54:50 Durff : oh i can't type
21:54:52 PeggyG : he has such great messages in his songs :-)
21:55:39 MariaKnee : Goodnight everyone.
21:55:47 JoseRodriguez : goodnight...
21:55:49 Durff : night maria
21:55:58 MariaKnee : Peggy and micahel - thanks for joining us tonight
21:56:17 wingsonwater03 : Thanks for letting me spew. I'll talk to you later.
21:56:20 MariaKnee : oops - Michael - guess I'm too tired to spell correctly!
21:56:25 Durff : Ah - eek
21:56:27 JoseRodriguez : thanks.. it was great
21:57:11 PeggyG : http://schoolweb.dysart.org/EdTech/Content.aspx?conID=416 found the video for making document cameras from recycled old cameras
21:57:26 JoseRodriguez : wow.. cool
21:57:44 JoseRodriguez : I am still working on the wii.. smartboard
21:57:47 PeggyG : it's really neat!
21:58:03 PeggyG : she shows you exactly how to do it
21:58:24 PeggyG : wonderful music Jose! thanks!
21:58:33 PeggyG : adios
21:58:41 Durff : night - buenas tardas
22:37:56 Edgar : hello