Seedlings-2010-05-06 with Lucy Gray and the K12Horizon Report
Join us as we learn more details about the Horizon Report with Lucy Gray. Plus Lucy tells us what has been happening in her professional life!
Links from the show:
High Techpectations (Lucy’s Blog)
19:26:15 cheryloakes Hello, just setting up. brb
19:26:51 Lucy Gray Hi Everyone
19:29:14 cheryloakes Hello Maureen,
19:29:22 Maureen Hi Cheryl
19:29:55 cheryloakes Lynn, good evening
19:30:12 bobsprankle hi all!
19:30:50 Maureen uh oh... hearing Mickey Mouse voices.... will log off and try again
19:31:42 Maureen Oh much better- you all sounded like the munchkins!
19:32:06 cheryloakes~seedlins Back here
19:32:11 cheryloakes~seedlins How is the sound???
19:32:38 Maureen All better now... I closed it and refreshed the page.. it was funny tho
19:32:47 cheryloakes~seedlins great, ready to go!
19:34:19 cheryloakes~seedlins Hello Michael, welcome!
19:35:06 cheryloakes~seedlins Michael, you have been so busy with your blog! I was very busy myself reading.
19:36:10 mjgormans Thanks Cheryl, have a webinar on ISTE this May 12 trying to get ready for.
19:36:32 cheryloakes~seedlins Evening Wes, I loved Rachel's story :-)
19:36:34 Wes woo hoo - Lucy going independent soon!!!
19:36:38 bobsprankle http://www.yolink.com/yolink/
19:36:48 cheryloakes~seedlins All you independent folks:-)
19:36:50 Wes Thanks :-) iPadio really is amazingly easy to use.
19:37:19 alicebarr Hi WEs
19:37:27 bobsprankle hi wes!!
19:37:32 Wes So my wife and I are having a QUITE rare date tonight, but it is delayed until Seedlings is over :-)
19:37:49 cheryloakes~seedlins Your wife is very patient and we love that!
19:37:50 bobsprankle lol! wow! we're honored!
19:37:52 alicebarr OH!! Are you sure!??? We are so honored
19:37:57 Wes @bob hi! I am actually listening to Seedlings tonight on the 'magical' iPad, connected to our home stereo :-)
19:38:09 bobsprankle awesome and magical!
19:38:17 Wes Yes she is. Spouses of geeks need to have a much higher patience quotient, I think.
19:38:34 bobsprankle hehe
19:38:42 cheryloakes~seedlins Oh, yes, ask my husband!
19:38:43 Wes I'm really interested to hear more about your conference, Lucy
19:39:40 Wes I think it will be great to really encourage teachers to get involved in collaborative projects as a result of the conference :-)
19:39:52 mjgormans Sounds awesome Lucy!
19:40:00 alicebarr So timely, my teachers are dying to collaborate more
19:40:02 cheryloakes~seedlins Oh, yes, we need to demonstrate collaboration and how to make it easy.
19:41:17 Wes So let's be honest. How many people here have read an ENTIRE Horizon report? I admit I have just scanned them...
19:41:28 bobsprankle i read the whole thing :)
19:41:35 Wes that is good
19:41:39 bobsprankle but over time
19:41:44 cheryloakes~seedlins Well, to prepare for our shows, I read the whole report and compared back to 2009, I know geek.
19:41:46 alicebarr deep scan (as opposed to scan)
19:41:53 Maureen @wes- more of an executive summary person myself- why I love to hear more about it
19:41:58 Wes Are the Horizon reports available in an eBook format?
19:42:05 mjgormans cheryl, i'm impressed
19:42:08 bobsprankle pdf, webversion
19:42:09 Wes @Maureen - yes, that's how I've digested them in the past
19:42:13 bobsprankle looks good on ipad
19:42:16 cheryloakes~seedlins I love all the resources and links in the reports! So great.
19:42:20 alicebarr Wes doesn't work in Stanza
19:42:24 alicebarr I tried it
19:42:38 Wes Can't you convert the PDF to eBook with Stanza?
19:42:52 bobsprankle http://www.educause.edu/7Things
19:42:53 Wes What is the calendar/timeline for the Horizon reports each year?
19:42:59 Maureen Sent this link to my admin... http://the21stcenturyprincipal.blogspot.com/2010/05/challenges-for-21st-...
19:43:18 alicebarr @Wes I tried, and it didn't work but I could have done it wrong?
19:43:35 alicebarr I think it was formatting
19:43:39 Wes http://www.sciencecompanion.com/
19:43:48 bobsprankle some pdfs don't translate well in stanza
19:44:07 Wes hmmm, bummer. Maybe Horizon could release as an eBook next year too?
19:45:42 Wes "schools that think technology is optional and an add on" - boy we have a few of those in Oklahoma....
19:46:04 mjgormans Our biggest movement with tech is basic drills like read180 and study island
19:46:40 cheryloakes~seedlins we are trying study island in the middle school too.
19:46:50 jamie @mjgormans I see that in our district too. Very disheartening.
19:46:50 Maureen I met with my tech committee ystrday. Tech is not a priority, have been told to slow down, baby steps, not make staying current in your field a priority. I was not happy
19:47:08 Wes Boy I totally agree on the concern over content filtering. We need a broad-based social action campaign for balanced filtering in the US.
19:47:20 cheryloakes~seedlins Maureen, that is a common thread, we need parents to speak up.
19:47:24 Wes @Maureen that is so depressing
19:47:31 mjgormans the kids love study island but it is not the end all, tech is still best as a tool not a program
19:47:37 alicebarr @Maureen I am sorry
19:47:42 Wes iPad content: well, ALMOST any content....
19:48:00 Maureen I guess I wonder how many years of baby steps this baby is going to take. My kids walked early :-)
19:48:06 cheryloakes~seedlins Maureen, it is like we need to move towards the middle not strive for more challenged activities
19:48:39 mjgormans Process not end product
19:48:42 Wes @Lucy: I was so excited to see you start a family learning blog awhile back!
19:48:55 Maureen Absolutely- my kids have it all... but they do not know how to use for education and NO ONE is willing to teach them
19:49:11 Wes "got to get away from canned programs designed to boost student achievement" - yes!
19:49:34 alicebarr Welcome Iroe
19:49:39 cheryloakes~seedlins hello lroe and dendari, welcome
19:49:44 Wes I think Sarah is going to get in the chat room here in a minute
19:49:44 alicebarr Welcome dendari
19:49:52 cheryloakes~seedlins Ok, wes
19:49:58 mjgormans Wes, as long as success is measured by standardized test, I'm not sure if we will get away from canned
19:50:18 Wes @mjgormans I think you're right. We have got to move away from our narrow assessment paradigm.
19:50:38 Maureen I have a lot of parents who are still so very fearful of tech. I have teachers of the lower grades who say that the kids get too much "screen time" at home, so they won't give them any time at school.
19:51:06 cheryloakes~seedlins National Education Technology Plan is a must read
19:51:16 bobsprankle http://www.ed.gov/technology/netp-2010
19:51:20 mjgormans maureen, it should be transparent between home and school
19:51:21 Wes Is the National EdTech Plan finalized or still open for comment?
19:51:52 lroe Totally agree with the testing comment...Our state is implementing online testing. We've are spending excessive time testing the testing!
19:52:08 cheryloakes~seedlins Welcome Sarah F.
19:52:13 alicebarr Hi Sarah F
19:52:31 Lucy Gray I think it's still open for comments
19:52:34 mjgormans As long as the divice is more then a number 2 pencil
19:52:39 Wes I wonder what Karen K is thinking at this point about educational change / transformation, now that she's been a part of the administration for several months?
19:52:43 Lucy Gray Hi Sarah! Wish my daughter was here to chat with you all, too.
19:52:43 Maureen If you can get admin to read these reports... can't get far without admin support
19:52:49 cheryloakes~seedlins Yes, Michael! more than a #2 pencil
19:52:50 alicebarr @mjgormans :)
19:53:23 Sarah F I'm so exited to be here!!:D
19:53:40 cheryloakes~seedlins We are glad you are here too! Jump in with questions or comments.
19:53:42 bobsprankle hi sarah!
19:53:52 Wes fear and ignorance: two of the biggest villians which continue to plague us as learning advocates...
19:53:57 jamie Welcome, Sarah!
19:54:32 Wes Yes, the "shift to the cloud" - so important
19:54:48 cheryloakes~seedlins The cloud is very important to our district.
19:54:48 mjgormans Ever seen the TED on sixth sense?
19:55:05 cheryloakes~seedlins Yes, that is amazing on Ted.
19:55:12 Maureen After I did a minor rant at the tech committee- was asked if I really wanted was to wipe the slate clean- fire all current teachers and start new. Think I blew it with my rant, not what I want. Would like to see teachers willing to learn, to change. Spinning my wheels.
19:55:25 Wes too many IT directors are "in the drivers seat" for technology in their district and keeping computing client focused. District leaders need to have the "cloud based" vision and move the technicans into the garage... and let teachers be in the driver's seat...
19:55:51 cheryloakes~seedlins yes, Wes, educators need to drive this!
19:55:55 Lynn I have to disagree wes --- they need to work hand in hand
19:56:06 mjgormans We have to remember that the real client is our students.
19:56:19 Wes @Lynn I definitely agree in collaboration...
19:56:23 Maureen @ Wes- I want IT director to be proactive- current and want the teachers to have a clue about what the possiblities are and willing to take a chance
19:56:48 Wes But we have so many districts where the superintendent abdicates ALL decisionmaking to the tech director, who is still running Novell and acting like it's 1995
19:56:49 jamie argument that I've heard in my district is that if we depend on the cloud, our district is no longer "in control" of our information. Very scary for an ultra conservative district.
19:56:50 cheryloakes~seedlins Hello rsorrent, welcome
19:57:24 mjgormans The Google ed closed community helps sell to education
19:57:28 Lynn the largest problem continues to be that IT and Classroom Teachers and Administration are not in agreement. IT does have an important job to keep the network working for the teachers.
19:57:31 Wes @jamie but this is the heart of the horizon report: the cloud IS the future. Multiple devices: mobile / laptop / desktop, all accessing to the could
19:57:56 Lynn IT is not always the bad guy.
19:57:57 Wes too many schools have IT departments that treat networks just like businesses. locking down as many things as possible, trying to make sure no one is creative.
19:58:09 jamie I agree! Not sure the message is easy for many in my district to hear though. Slow process
19:58:17 Lynn Wes, do you not agree that that is probably what their job description was that they agreed to??
19:58:17 jamie too slow
19:58:18 Sarah F I entered the Doodle for google contest that google had.:D
19:58:36 mjgormans Sounds like apllication of 21st century skills
19:58:54 alicebarr @SarahF Good Luck!
19:58:59 Lynn I don't believe that that is correct, but I believe many are doing what they were hired to. The difference occurs is when you put an educator into the IT seat
19:59:08 Wes @Lynn I would agree that most school boards and superintendents have not looked for IT directors and CIOs who expressly want to empower learner creativity.
19:59:10 bobsprankle awesome, sarah!
19:59:37 cheryloakes~seedlins Sarah, when will you hear?about Doodle for Google.
19:59:50 Lynn @Wes, many schools have IT directors who have been in place since the 1990's and what worked then, needs to be revamped and reviewed in 2010
20:00:20 Wes @Lynn I agree with that. We need people with educational experience leading our districts and IT departments. In our district an IT director was hired because he was NOT from education. The board didn't want to hire an educator or educationally-focused person.
20:00:30 mjgormans Lucy, that is so true
20:00:59 Lynn Our school's direction totally changed when a former teacher joined the IT team. Both sides began to be seen and compromises and understanding really began to take place.
20:01:01 Sarah F I'm not sure. I did it in Enrichment so I guess she wiil tell me.
20:01:03 Wes @Lynn YES - We definitely need to find ways to help IT directors "retool" and "re-vision"
20:01:11 mjgormans If lessons are engaging it will be students that make it happen outside
20:01:12 jamie The time is here that the answer from IT directors should not automatically be NO when educators want to try something creative. The answer should be "how can we work with you to make that happen"
20:01:13 Wes @Lynn that is great
20:01:16 cheryloakes~seedlins Sarah, you must keep us in the loop!
20:01:28 Wes @jamie Amen
20:01:37 Lynn @jamie -- it is NO but here is another option
20:01:41 Lynn as well
20:01:53 mjgormans Whaqt a great goal!
20:01:54 Sarah F I will do that for sure!!!
20:02:05 Wes I think a focus on CREATIVITY can help shift that conversation.... not just "engagement" but student creativity too...
20:02:05 cheryloakes~seedlins Sarah, what are you reading now?
20:02:24 mjgormans Technology helps make it happen, it is not the end product
20:02:25 cheryloakes~seedlins And student choice, Wes and Lynn
20:02:36 Maureen @ALice- Instructional rounds? What is that?
20:02:48 Wes Wow, 8 hours to work!!!! Imagine that, time to do a project! That is great Alice.
20:02:57 Lynn @mjgormans but sadly, Tech still seems to be the wow factor
20:02:59 jamie @lynn yes! That would at least indicate some understanding that the KIDS' LEARNING is @ the heart of decision making
20:03:12 mjgormans did you put projects online?
20:03:16 Wes I think TIME for teachers to do projects IS so important
20:03:28 Lucy Gray Also student empowerment, Wes. Chris Lehmann has pointed that out.
20:04:06 Wes yes, definitely. I don't think a lot of our schools are really "into" student empowerment at this point, however.
20:04:21 Maureen Thx Alice
20:04:26 Sarah F cheryloakes~seedlins I am reading 2 books one in class which is called spotting the Lepord and on my own I am reading best friends!!
20:04:47 cheryloakes~seedlins Best Friends, I do not know, who is the author?
20:04:56 alicebarr @Maureen The book Instructional Rounds is available on Amazon
20:04:59 Wes Lucy: Have you identified specific classrooms which you think are exemplars for collaboration? Is that something you spotlight on your Ning?
20:05:01 bobsprankle http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Heart-Jossey-Bass-Education-Roland/dp/078...
20:05:11 mjgormans Lucy, educaqtors in IL do a great job with ICE, had a chance to present at ICE and NICE
20:05:13 Wes @Lucy: What do you think of the new Ning terms? You going to stick with Ning?
20:05:31 Sarah F Ann M. Martin
20:06:01 Wes http://edrev.asu.edu/reviews/rev192.htm Learning By Heart: Roland Barth
20:06:37 cheryloakes~seedlins Sarah, just looked at Amazon, the book looks great.
20:06:48 Lucy Gray Not sure, Wes. I have more than 150 peple
20:07:05 Lucy Gray There are some people who are exemplary Wes
20:07:21 Sarah F I sure have been enjoying it!
20:07:30 Lucy Gray Valerie Becker's work in Martha's Vineyard does amazing stuf
20:07:32 mjgormans Isn't NING goinfg to announce in July a Free NING for ED?
20:07:36 Lucy Gray Yes, IL educators are savvy!
20:07:38 cheryloakes~seedlins It looks like a book for a series
20:08:01 Sarah F bobsprankle how is Zoe
20:08:22 alicebarr @mjgormans it will be for 150 users and no groups for starts
20:08:23 Wes I have been wondering about a good way to really spotlight and celebrate innovative edtech teachers - sort of a hall of fame. There are different places where that is done now, I know... but one specific to digital collaborative projects would be great
20:08:36 Lucy Gray Yes, Wes, great idea.
20:08:44 Lucy Gray We need a database of people and examples.
20:08:51 cheryloakes~seedlins that is a great idea, like the blog awards
20:08:51 mjgormans alice, thanks for that info
20:09:00 Sarah F It is it is the 4th book in the series! I have read all of them so far.
20:09:05 Wes @mjgormans Yes I think a free education option is coming for Ning, but we don't know terms yet (ads probably)
20:09:17 cheryloakes~seedlins That speaks highly of the books, Sarah.
20:09:24 Wes OK, you're inspiring me now to read the ENTIRE K-12 Horizon report :-)
20:09:33 alicebarr Welcome. If you go to their announcement page they have the pricing laid out, It's pretty straight forward
20:09:42 mjgormans Wes, i thought they may announce at ISTE
20:09:49 alicebarr That was for @mjgormans
20:10:12 Wes @mjgormans that would make sense
20:10:25 Sarah F Yes, it is so good I even got my mom to start thr series.
20:10:44 cheryloakes~seedlins Sarah, you are a good book talker!
20:11:00 bobsprankle Sarah: zoe is great! v. busy these days with theater, chorus, etc.
20:11:04 Sarah F Thx
20:11:06 Wes @Lucy has Karen Kator blogged or written things since she's been with the administration?
20:11:13 Wes YES: inspire teachers again....
20:11:30 Wes "teaching is not a safe job anymore"--- that is true for most professions today
20:11:36 Lucy Gray she's speaking a lot at various events, Wes
20:12:11 Wes @I will create a Google news and blog alert for her and see if I can find some posts people are sharing about her comments
20:12:18 mjgormans Merit pay for parents
20:12:27 cheryloakes~seedlins great idea Michael!
20:12:44 Maureen Missed that one- is she from commonsense media?
20:12:53 Wes @Bob: Yes! We need more PTA coffee talks about technology projects and NETS
20:12:57 alicebarr @Maureen Yes
20:13:11 mjgormans Bob and Wes, great point!
20:13:17 alicebarr We are talking alot about working more with parents at school
20:13:28 Maureen @Alice I used their curriculum this fall. Good, down to earth stuff
20:13:49 Lucy Gray Create a search in Tweetdeck, Wes.
20:14:09 alicebarr @Maureen That's great to know... We are certainly looking at it closely
20:14:13 Wes I'm a Hootsuite user at this point, but I could do it there I suppose...
20:15:44 Sarah F Lucy I am a fourth grader. I was wondering what you think would ge a great collabrative project?
20:16:08 mjgormans Alice, I think your attitude and concern is what will keep you ahead of the game in year 4 and 5
20:16:10 cheryloakes~seedlins http://prezi.com/fi15bceshelk/2010-horizon-report
20:16:28 Wes I misspelled her name: Karen Cator
20:17:33 alicebarr That's a great point about relationship
20:17:35 mjgormans Thanks for the prezi link
20:17:54 cheryloakes~seedlins Great recommendations for collaborative project: know your audience,have a plan, find a good partner
20:18:07 Wes good advice for collaborative projects: structure is key, and develop a relationship with your partner teacher
20:18:09 cheryloakes~seedlins wikis are good for project.
20:18:15 alicebarr That's what is hard about teachers to collaborate they don't have a "partner"
20:18:23 Wes I think there is a bit of a recipie there for collaborative projects...
20:18:32 cheryloakes~seedlins Right Thinkquest has built in structure and partners.
20:18:45 Wes @Cheryl do you all still use think.com?
20:18:54 cheryloakes~seedlins great idea a K-12 continuum for collaborative projects!
20:18:59 alicebarr That;s whay Nings have been great for building relationships between teachers
20:19:19 cheryloakes~seedlins I had think.com for 5th grade for 3 years and the teachers didn't buy in, I lost energy to keep it up.
20:19:41 Wes Good ideas: map out skills and activities for students by grade level
20:20:02 Wes yes, flexibility is the key :-)
20:20:18 Sarah F I will use those tips!:D Also I have a bookclub.
20:20:21 Lucy Gray Ut oh
20:20:23 Lucy Gray I don't hear anything
20:20:31 alicebarr Me neither
20:20:36 Lucy Gray Come back Bob
20:20:40 Wes the audio is still going in the stream now...
20:20:42 alicebarr Hang on folks...
20:20:47 Lucy Gray You were on the verge of saying something great! LOL
20:20:52 Wes ok, bob just cut off
20:20:53 alicebarr Yes !!
20:20:59 Lucy Gray lol
20:21:05 Wes the gremlins have struck
20:21:07 Lucy Gray Maybe Arvind did it.
20:21:15 Lucy Gray He's been strangely silent there the entire time. :
20:21:19 alicebarr Here we go
20:21:19 Lucy Gray :)
20:21:25 Wes back!
20:21:32 Sarah F Hi
20:21:52 alicebarr Here we go
20:22:05 cheryloakes~seedlins we are back
20:22:19 cheryloakes~seedlins Thanks for hanging in.
20:22:31 Sarah F cheryl are you reading any books?
20:23:11 Lucy Gray What's everyone doing this summer?
20:23:24 cheryloakes~seedlins I am reading a war story, from a man in town about all his brothers who were in WWII, world war 2. It is really interesting to read how his brothers didn't go to high school, but were very successful.
20:24:04 Wes I agree this experience is something all teachers should have an opportunity to do... I have a dream of hosting advertised opportunities to join in webcasts like this at a local coffee shop
20:24:18 Wes "take my hand" - that was a meme for k12online08 by @dkuropatwa
20:24:28 cheryloakes~seedlins Wes, this piece is cruical, f2f at some point.
20:24:39 mjgormans I will give a mainstream presentation and I am lucky to have 2 out of 30 that have even heard of Wordle
20:24:45 Wes Where is Peggy tonight?
20:24:49 Sarah F That sounds fabulous!!
20:24:56 cheryloakes~seedlins Good question, Peggy where are you?
20:25:09 cheryloakes~seedlins Sarah, it is a good book especially since I know the author.
20:25:22 Wes I want to do some formal research on some questions like the following for teachers: Do you know about Creative Commons? Wordle? Skype?
20:25:32 Wes Are you working on a PhD, Lucy?
20:25:33 mjgormans One problem is the choir preaching to the choir
20:25:40 Sarah F How do you know her?
20:26:00 Lucy Gray Nope, not yet, Wes.
20:26:14 cheryloakes~seedlins Sarah, I know the author, a man, because he has breakfast at the Maine Diner every friday. He gave our group the book. Pretty nice.
20:26:32 Wes Lucy: I am really looking at shifting to Buddypress / Wordpress
20:26:41 Wes micropayment economy
20:26:45 Lucy Gray Michigan Stat has a new PhD program that's a hybrid that's interesting me
20:27:01 Sarah F Cool sorry about my miss print
20:27:03 Wes yes, no groups in a Ning is a big limitation...
20:27:20 cheryloakes~seedlins that is fine, youare doing well keeping up with this.
20:27:37 Sarah F I't very fun!!
20:27:45 Wes The Ning CEO rhetoric about ROI made me rather ill.... reminded me of AT&T days.... of course ROI is what businesses look at, but.... Thank goodness for WikiSpaces for Educators and Google Sites.
20:28:05 Wes this hour has FLOWN by...
20:28:16 Wes Lucy will you help with Horizon next year again?
20:28:32 cheryloakes~seedlins Hello MGA
20:28:43 cheryloakes~seedlins it flew!
20:28:44 Lucy Gray I hope so, Wes.
20:28:48 Wes That widget tip jar is good...
20:28:51 Lucy Gray They may be sick of me, though. :)
20:29:04 Wes geeks of the week... woo hoo!
20:29:13 mjgormans Lucy, thanks for great info
20:29:14 cheryloakes~seedlins http://twhistory.org/reenactments
20:29:29 Sarah F I am so sadd we are almost leaving!
20:29:31 Lucy Gray There is a place on NMC site where you can submit your name if you want to be on the Horizon Report advisory board
20:29:41 Lucy Gray Thank you all for coming
20:29:45 Wes Lucy I am so thankful for all your continued advocacy for collaborative projects! Looking forward to your Nov conference with Steve!
20:29:52 jamie It was good to have Sarah here with us tonight!
20:29:57 bobsprankle http://twhistory.org/reenactments/
20:30:01 Lucy Gray Sorry I haven't been chatting that much... I am not good at multitasking tonight
20:30:09 alicebarr http://www.freetech4teachers.com/p/free-downloads.html
20:30:12 cheryloakes~seedlins Sarah, it is nearly time.
20:30:15 mjgormans Very cool site
20:30:40 Sarah F http://bensguide.gpo.gov/ This is my geek of the week!
20:30:46 Wes Sarah and I have REALLY been missing Maine, the Seedlings, and Bob's family :-)
20:30:52 Maureen This is an interesting site, which is relatively new and growing. http://www.consortiumformedialiteracy.org/
20:30:58 Wes woo hoo - the O'Reilly blog!
20:31:20 mjgormans Check out Mouse Mischief from Microsoft
20:31:24 bobsprankle and we've been REALLY missing the fryers!
20:31:26 cheryloakes~seedlins Lucy, wechoosethemoon.org
20:31:35 jamie That's a great one, Sarah! My teachers have used that one!
20:31:38 Wes what is the URL for that Diigo group, Lucy?
20:31:43 cheryloakes~seedlins http://www.mybytes.com/mixer.html
20:31:44 Lucy Gray Let me find it
20:31:51 Sarah F I love it!
20:31:54 cheryloakes~seedlins Sarah, thanks for the geek of the week!!!
20:32:02 cheryloakes~seedlins I will try it after the show Sarah.
20:32:18 Wes I love that speech by JFK when he says "we choose to go to the moon in this decade, not because it is easy, but because it is hard...."
20:32:20 Sarah F We used it in Social studies
20:32:31 cheryloakes~seedlins Oh, I recognize it now. I do love this site. My 4th and 5th graders love it too.
20:32:41 mjgormans The guide is awesome
20:32:42 Lucy Gray How can I paste it in here?
20:32:53 Wes you have to drag the link in from another window
20:32:56 Lucy Gray Ahhh
20:33:01 cheryloakes~seedlins lucy, depends on the browser, but usually go to the page and drag to the chat
20:33:11 Lucy Gray http://groups.diigo.com/group/coolest-web-sites-ever-for-teachers-and-st...
20:33:17 Wes super, thanks!
20:33:17 Sarah F Bob Tell Zoe I said Hi.please
20:33:18 Lucy Gray I need this site for my kids!!!
20:33:19 bobsprankle http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/studyskills/index.asp#
20:33:19 alicebarr Thank Lucy!
20:33:31 Lucy Gray Yay Sarah!
20:33:55 Wes (sarah is laughing)
20:34:08 Wes yes, we should totally do a "kids technology" webcast
20:34:13 jamie It was fun to have Sarah here!
20:34:17 lroe My first time, here, thanks! I enjoyed listening to everyone.
20:34:21 Maureen @sarah, I watched part of the stream when you visited in Maine- so poised in front of so many people- great job!
20:34:21 Lucy Gray Yes, Wes!!!
20:34:23 cheryloakes~seedlins we should do that! especially with Ben and Ben
20:34:27 Sarah F I have loved it!!
20:34:29 cheryloakes~seedlins Thanks to the chat room for making our show.
20:34:40 Wes I am inspired to read the ENTIRE K12 Horizon report now :-)
20:34:47 Sarah F Bye Seedlings!!
20:34:51 cheryloakes~seedlins Wes, read it in parts, it is so good.
20:34:52 jamie Thanks all!
20:34:57 cheryloakes~seedlins Bye Sarah F
20:34:59 mjgormans Bob can you repost link, it did not work
20:35:04 Wes thanks all! No dogs tonight!
20:35:14 jamie I missed the dogs too!
20:35:19 Wes OK, now it's off to date night :-)
20:35:20 alicebarr Dogs tired... :(
20:35:31 jamie Thanks Lucy!
20:35:35 cheryloakes~seedlins Have a great Date!
20:35:35 Wes over and out!
20:35:43 Sarah F See ya later Alice Bob and Cheryl and Lucy
20:35:45 Wes my dogs are perking up now!
20:36:00 jamie good night!
20:36:04 Wes night all!
20:36:08 bobsprankle goodnight all!
20:36:18 cheryloakes~seedlins Night, glad you were here.
20:36:27 mjgormans great conversation, thanks