K12 Online Echo: Brian Crosby

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Brian Crosby shared his 2008 K12 Online presentation, Video-Conferencing It’s Easy, Free and Powerful. He discussed how videoconferencing has impacted on his students' learning. He shared powerful examples of of why videoconferencing should be part of classroom experience.


Chat Log


 2010-05-11 19:52:57 [Message] Peggy George  : Hi there Brian
2010-05-11 19:53:04 [Message] Brian Crosby  : Hello!!!
2010-05-11 19:53:30 [Message] sheila  : Hi Brian and all!
2010-05-11 19:54:36 [Message] Peggy George  : Hi Sheila!
2010-05-11 20:00:00 [Message] sheila  : Welcome Cindy and Beth!
2010-05-11 20:00:01 [Message] Peggy George  : Hi Beth and Cindy!!
2010-05-11 20:00:05 [Message] Peggy George  : great to see you!
2010-05-11 20:00:12 [Message] Beth  : Hello!
2010-05-11 20:00:58 [Message] Peggy George  : Here we go! Really excited to be talking with Brian Crosby tonight!!
2010-05-11 20:01:05 [Message] sheila  : Are you getting audio now?
2010-05-11 20:01:47 [Message] sheila  : Click on the play button on the ustream window.
2010-05-11 20:01:48 [Message] Peggy George  : let us know if you're having a problem hearing/seeing the video on ustream
2010-05-11 20:02:09 [Message] Peggy George  : Brian has done some awesome things!! Wow!
2010-05-11 20:02:27 [Message] Peggy George  : I get tired just listening to all he's doing!!
2010-05-11 20:02:43 [Message] Peggy George  : 4th grade is so much fun!! one of my favorite grades!
2010-05-11 20:03:00 [Message] Peggy George  : it's really fun to loop with your class!
2010-05-11 20:04:46 [Message] Peggy George  : I'll bet video conferencing is a perfect tool for working with his second language learners!
2010-05-11 20:05:10 [Message] Peggy George  : very interesting point Brian!!
2010-05-11 20:05:57 [Message] Peggy George  : there are so many new tools available now for video conferencing--love all of the options now!
2010-05-11 20:06:07 [Message] Peggy George  : skype is incredible and still my favorite!
2010-05-11 20:06:21 [Message] Beth  : Brian, I am meeting you for the first time. Are you bilingual? Do you teach in both English and Spanish?
2010-05-11 20:06:40 [Message] Peggy George  : great question Beth! We'll ask him.
2010-05-11 20:07:21 [Message] Peggy George  : very interesting!! what a great learning experience!
2010-05-11 20:08:10 [Message] Peggy George  : you never know how people will react when you put a mic in front of them :-) teachers are the worst about talking on a mic!
2010-05-11 20:08:26 [Message] sheila  : Most parents sign off on permission to record?
2010-05-11 20:09:21 [Message] Peggy George  : I love the way you have blended so many tools in the process--skyping, blogs, wikis and more!
2010-05-11 20:10:04 [Message] Peggy George  : 1:1 laptops?? :-) how nice!!
2010-05-11 20:10:32 [Message] Peggy George  : here comes the video!! Enjoy!!
2010-05-11 20:11:05 [Message] Brian Crosby  : Yes, I get signed releases from all my students
2010-05-11 20:12:14 [Message] Peggy George  : that's a great way to think of video conferencing--field trips of all kinds :-)
2010-05-11 20:12:58 [Message] Peggy George  : what do you use for your classroom blog?
2010-05-11 20:13:12 [Message] Brian Crosby  : Class Blogmeister
2010-05-11 20:13:31 [Message] Susan van Gelder  : this is a great idea
2010-05-11 20:13:33 [Message] Peggy George  : great! will you talk about why you chose that and how you like it after the video?
2010-05-11 20:14:09 [Message] Peggy George  : what an exciting experience to have Christa McAuliffe's mom!! Wow!
2010-05-11 20:14:27 [Message] Susan van Gelder  : I like the way you follow up after a visit
2010-05-11 20:14:32 [Message] Brian Crosby  : Google Earth is used when we Skype to travelright to the roof the school we are "visiting"
2010-05-11 20:14:48 [Message] Susan van Gelder  : The visit continues afterwards
2010-05-11 20:14:53 [Message] sheila  : Grace used to come to our tech conf year after year. The conf is named after Christa.
2010-05-11 20:15:20 [Message] Peggy George  : what a great idea!! You can really get a feeling for the location by using Google Earth!
2010-05-11 20:15:22 [Message] Brian Crosby  : We really want to build schema a lot because my students come with so little.
2010-05-11 20:15:51 [Message] Susan van Gelder  : That's one thing technology provides
2010-05-11 20:16:23 [Message] Brian Crosby  : We not only look at their school but around the area and even major geographic locations on the way there and back
2010-05-11 20:16:33 [Message] Susan van Gelder  : Great idea
2010-05-11 20:16:43 [Message] Peggy George  : I'll bet the students loved critiquing videos of the older students!
2010-05-11 20:17:12 [Message] Susan van Gelder  : Hi Wes
2010-05-11 20:17:14 [Message] Brian Crosby  : Yes! But it was hard to find the words ... which made it a great experience for them.
2010-05-11 20:17:20 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Good evening everyone! Sorry I'm late.
2010-05-11 20:17:26 [Message] Peggy George  : what an interesting point!! easier to schedule skype than the class next door :-)
2010-05-11 20:17:33 [Message] Peggy George  : Hi Wes! so glad you could join us!
2010-05-11 20:17:48 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : So glad to be here
2010-05-11 20:17:55 [Message] Susan van Gelder  : I read your latest blog post - I like the way you are starting to give them the vocabulary for commenting on blogs
2010-05-11 20:18:01 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Brian, you don't have those clamshell iBooks anymore do you?
2010-05-11 20:18:04 [Message] Peggy George  : are you still using the same laptops in your classroom Brian?
2010-05-11 20:18:09 [Message] Peggy George  : :-)
2010-05-11 20:18:09 [Message] sheila  : Brian - giving me so many ideas!
2010-05-11 20:18:25 [Message] Brian Crosby  : I think you can say that what you observe during these experience is also a form of evaluation because you learn about what they can and can't do with language and note things you want to cover with them.
2010-05-11 20:18:33 [Message] Peggy George  : very clever ideas for the book study!
2010-05-11 20:18:43 [Message] Brian Crosby  : No we got brand new MacBooks!!!!
2010-05-11 20:18:46 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Yes, I love how you are supporting good/constructive commenting on other blogs
2010-05-11 20:18:57 [Message] Susan van Gelder  : I've talked about this in sessions I've given on collaboration
2010-05-11 20:19:02 [Message] Susan van Gelder  : an exemplary project
2010-05-11 20:19:16 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : That is SO great! Have you noticed many changes with what the students are doing and can do technology-wise with the new laptops?
2010-05-11 20:19:40 [Message] sheila  : Some countries block skype! :(
2010-05-11 20:19:46 [Message] Brian Crosby  : It is key to have student discuss and write about what happened during the Skype
2010-05-11 20:19:47 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : I love how your students used duct tape to get the webcam just right :-)
2010-05-11 20:20:15 [Message] Susan van Gelder  : Yes - to debrief, but also to give them reasons to write
2010-05-11 20:20:18 [Message] Peggy George  : you packed so much into this video presentation Brian!! such a valuable resource for us!
2010-05-11 20:20:36 [Message] Brian Crosby  : Wes - somewhat, but I am comparing my sixth graders last year that had 3 years experience with my new 4th graders with none!
2010-05-11 20:20:36 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : yes, there is the tape! Oh it is masking tape, not duct tape!
2010-05-11 20:21:06 [Message] Susan van Gelder  : This was such a wonderful idea
2010-05-11 20:21:12 [Message] Brian Crosby  : I saw Celest at Xmas - she is doing Great!
2010-05-11 20:21:18 [Message] Susan van Gelder  : That's wonderful
2010-05-11 20:21:20 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : that is super news about Celest
2010-05-11 20:21:36 [Message] sheila  : Funny!
2010-05-11 20:21:40 [Message] Peggy George  : how creative!!
2010-05-11 20:21:59 [Message] Peggy George  : I'll bet the kids loved doing that part!!
2010-05-11 20:21:59 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : How many times would you say you ended up bringing Celest into class via Skype over the course of that year?
2010-05-11 20:22:00 [Message] Brian Crosby  : If you knew here home life it would make you cry ... she is with foster family now.
2010-05-11 20:22:17 [Message] Peggy George  : what a powerful experience for all of them!
2010-05-11 20:22:26 [Message] Brian Crosby  : 40 or so times.
2010-05-11 20:22:30 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : You REALLY went above and beyond the call of duty getting all of that setup with Celeste
2010-05-11 20:22:48 [Message] sheila  : Ah, Lee!
2010-05-11 20:22:48 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : yes, Learning is Messy!
2010-05-11 20:22:49 [Message] Peggy George  : we all sure miss Lee Baber!
2010-05-11 20:23:09 [Message] Peggy George  : she was such a fabulous mentor to so many of us in EdTechTalk!!
2010-05-11 20:23:27 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Lee was so passionate about accessibility!
2010-05-11 20:23:37 [Message] Beth  : What a touching story  - and how meaningful for each student involved. Thanks for sharing!
2010-05-11 20:23:54 [Message] Peggy George  : you were all the pioneers with skype in classrooms!
2010-05-11 20:24:12 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : What were your experiences in preparing your two k12online presentations? How were they different, what did you change/do differently the 2nd time?
2010-05-11 20:24:40 [Message] Peggy George  : we had Silvia Tolisano skype in with our AzTEA conference this past weekend to tell about her around the world in 80 schools project--such an exciting adventure!!
2010-05-11 20:25:43 [Message] Peggy George  : they really are a lot of work!!  :-)
2010-05-11 20:26:29 [Message] Peggy George  : that's so true Brian!! we can and do watch them over and over!! still relevant today!!
2010-05-11 20:26:31 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : that is super Peggy! I bet it was super to have Silvia share that project in person
2010-05-11 20:26:39 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : I share this preso with people a LOT too, Brian!
2010-05-11 20:26:57 [Message] Peggy George  : it was fantastic Wes!! Silvia is such a great "sharer"!! so giving!
2010-05-11 20:27:35 [Message] Peggy George  : they were really powerful little laptops!!
2010-05-11 20:27:36 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : I remember skyping to you from Winfield, Kansas Brian, in 2006 the summer I moved from Texas to Oklahoma and started with AT&T :-)
2010-05-11 20:27:53 [Message] Peggy George  : hi prwood and woodsdana!! so glad you could join us
2010-05-11 20:28:13 [Message] woodsdana  : Just got a tweet from Wesley
2010-05-11 20:28:14 [Message] Peggy George  : Hi stangea! Thanks for tuning in!!
2010-05-11 20:28:26 [Message] Peggy George  : twitter is a wonderful thing!! :-)
2010-05-11 20:28:26 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : That is so great your kids have made those constructive "digital footprints" through those videos!
2010-05-11 20:28:39 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : wow, premed now!
2010-05-11 20:28:51 [Message] sheila  : What is the parents' reaction to the videoconferencing?
2010-05-11 20:29:16 [Message] Peggy George  : how cool is that!!!! Alan Levine calling in to talk about Iceland!
2010-05-11 20:29:31 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : that is such a great story about Alan sharing iceland geology!!!
2010-05-11 20:29:39 [Message] stangea  : yep seem to be visiting sessions tonight
2010-05-11 20:29:40 [Message] Peggy George  : wow!!
2010-05-11 20:29:56 [Message] Peggy George  : how engaging for the students!!
2010-05-11 20:30:12 [Message] sheila  : That was fun. We had the Moon rocks then.
2010-05-11 20:30:13 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : that combination of F2F following the virtual skype is SO great.... that's gotta be an exemplary use of techology... talk about making it personal!
2010-05-11 20:30:47 [Message] woodsdana  : Has anyone seen the Larry Lessig chat with students via Skype about the Creative Commons?
2010-05-11 20:30:49 [Message] Peggy George  : those connections are so exciting!! we never know...
2010-05-11 20:31:01 [Message] sheila  : We also talked with classes in Saskatchewan, CA and down the street in NH.
2010-05-11 20:31:01 [Message] Peggy George  : yes woodsdana! that is excellent!
2010-05-11 20:31:07 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @woodsdana - no, I would love to tho-- is that one that Karl Fisch did or someone else?
2010-05-11 20:31:31 [Message] woodsdana  : It was done with a teacher by the name of Mr. Mayo : http://www.mrmayo.org/?p=272
2010-05-11 20:31:39 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : excellent, thanks
2010-05-11 20:32:06 [Message] stangea  : My Saskatchewan class did a virtual tour (on Skype) of a museum in Kansas City. They were engaged with that and the class exchange later.
2010-05-11 20:32:19 [Message] Beth  : We have A LOT of work that needs to be done to ensure that ALL schools have access to Skype opportunities. The barriers are largely human today. It is not the technology that limits, rather, it is the limitations of thinking.
2010-05-11 20:32:39 [Message] stangea  : I never considered parents concern over Skyping between classes. Interesting.
2010-05-11 20:32:41 [Message] Peggy George  : I think that kind of explanation for parents is the key!! They need to understand and are always supportive when you tell them
2010-05-11 20:33:02 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @Brian - your story about telling students "if it's good enough we'll put it online" is wonderful, reminds me of Tim Tyson at Mabry Middle School in GA
2010-05-11 20:33:12 [Message] Peggy George  : so true Beth!! we often set our own limits unnecessarily...
2010-05-11 20:33:30 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @Beth you are so right. Mindsets need to be upgraded even more than hardware in many cases today!
2010-05-11 20:33:36 [Message] Peggy George  : yes Wes!! That was one of the powerful messages from Tim Tyson's student videos!
2010-05-11 20:33:52 [Message] Peggy George  : they kids wanted to work and work on them until they were "perfect"
2010-05-11 20:34:01 [Message] stangea  : Next fall I suppose I need a parent meeting or letter home describing our net activities. I have division release forms. Five students have varied restrictions on their digital footprint.
2010-05-11 20:34:21 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Brian: So do you think the engagement was so much higher with Alan Levine skyping in from Iceland and then coming F2F?
2010-05-11 20:34:23 [Message] sheila  : I tried to skype with Lisa Parisi while I was in Iceland 2 weeks ago! She didn't have classes when I could connect. ;(
2010-05-11 20:34:35 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Great point: "don't make the class field trip a standalone event"
2010-05-11 20:35:46 [Message] sheila  : In 2 weeks, half our school will be gone for band field trip. I'm thinking the rest of us should go on some virtual field trips!
2010-05-11 20:36:00 [Message] Peggy George  : in AZ there are "rules" about teaching in Spanish--they expect English
2010-05-11 20:36:01 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : that is great Sheila. We should have a live traveling speaker's bureau for skyping into classes like that!
2010-05-11 20:36:16 [Message] Peggy George  : very funny Susan! so true!
2010-05-11 20:36:16 [Message] sheila  : So true Wes!
2010-05-11 20:36:34 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Susan you are SO right! I saw that happen with friends of mine when I lived in Mexico!
2010-05-11 20:36:48 [Message] stangea  : @Wesley I agree! how cool would that be?
2010-05-11 20:37:17 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : the level of EXPECTATIONS were different with your kids, I'd think
2010-05-11 20:37:34 [Message] sabasweb  : hello every body
2010-05-11 20:37:36 [Message] Peggy George  : that's how my daughter became bilingual--spending 6 weeks in Ecuador during HS living with a family there
2010-05-11 20:37:41 [Message] sheila  : I saw a tweet from a researcher going to Antarctica. Decided to ask for a skype interview and she did it! Also sent us a package! Never hurts to ask!
2010-05-11 20:37:41 [Message] Peggy George  : hi sabaswet
2010-05-11 20:37:55 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : super Sheila! Wow!
2010-05-11 20:38:07 [Message] Peggy George  : yes Sheila!! we just need to ask :-)
2010-05-11 20:38:41 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : yeah Allanah!
2010-05-11 20:38:48 [Message] Peggy George  : My neice's husband just returned from a geologic research project in Antarctica! saw some amazing pics from his experience
2010-05-11 20:39:02 [Message] stangea  : @Peggy @Sheila but you still need the network of people to ask
2010-05-11 20:39:16 [Message] Beth  : Brian, are you teaching in a public school? Is Skype allowed across your school district? Is your work the exception in your district - or is Skyping the rule? Is bandwidth a limitation in your district/state?
2010-05-11 20:39:17 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : sometimes those small details that are so different from our lives/environments are the things that stick with us the most
2010-05-11 20:39:34 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @Beth Brian is in Sparks, Nevada - and yes his school is public
2010-05-11 20:39:52 [Message] Peggy George  : you can make a lot of classroom connections within class blogmeister too!
2010-05-11 20:39:54 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @Beth Brian is definitely the exception to the rule in his district from what I know
2010-05-11 20:40:07 [Message] Peggy George  : the moderating features are really important to teachers
2010-05-11 20:40:26 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Brian is a digital pioneer, and some might even say a digital outlaw - expanding the boundaries of edtech use in the classroom!
2010-05-11 20:40:40 [Message] sheila  : I saw the tweet and looked up her profile. Never had a connection. Just need to know how to contact someone. That can be tough. Also, they may not present well with kids. . . .
2010-05-11 20:41:02 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : yes, embedding is such an important digital literacy skill I think
2010-05-11 20:41:02 [Message] stangea  : Social Networking is something we teach, so moderation is approriate. Is Blogmeister open to the public?
2010-05-11 20:41:06 [Message] Peggy George  : good point sheila! not all experts are good teachers :-)
2010-05-11 20:41:39 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @strangea I think you can set the access permissions you want on Classroom Blogmeister. Also be sure to check out http://kidblog.org
2010-05-11 20:41:45 [Message] Peggy George  : if you have the url to a class blog on blogmeister and they have made some or all of it public you can access it
2010-05-11 20:42:13 [Message] sheila  : @stangea - I use blogmeister and leave it open.
2010-05-11 20:42:14 [Message] Peggy George  : I follow many class blogs on blogmeister! they are fantastic!!
2010-05-11 20:42:27 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : can you access Ustream.tv from your classroom, Brian?
2010-05-11 20:43:17 [Message] Brian Crosby  : Wes - yes
2010-05-11 20:43:21 [Message] Peggy George  : http://learningismessy.com/blog
2010-05-11 20:43:25 [Message] Peggy George  : Brian's blog
2010-05-11 20:43:43 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : I have thought about setting up a Ustream or Skype from the severe storms lab in Norman, OK. Maybe we should connect from there if you are still talking about weather...
2010-05-11 20:43:53 [Message] stangea  : I have to go, thanks for the conversation everyone. See you around.
2010-05-11 20:43:59 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : "national severe storms center"
2010-05-11 20:44:13 [Message] Peggy George  : good idea Wes
2010-05-11 20:44:25 [Message] Peggy George  : lots of dramatic stories to tell about weather right now!
2010-05-11 20:44:33 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : indeed. it was crazy here last night.
2010-05-11 20:44:51 [Message] Peggy George  : I'm seeing Norman, OK tornado damage on my news right now in AZ
2010-05-11 20:44:57 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @Brian you are doing a great job following the backchannel and talking in the webcast! :-)
2010-05-11 20:45:15 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : We had at least 10 tornados last night in Oklahoma, maybe 12.
2010-05-11 20:45:38 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @Brian I know you gave some advice on NCLB/testing. Can you share/summarize what advice you gave to the policymakers?
2010-05-11 20:45:39 [Message] Peggy George  : there are primary teachers doing them and their test scores are not suffering!! in fact they are excelling!
2010-05-11 20:45:53 [Message] Peggy George  : I wish we could persuade teachers to take that risk!
2010-05-11 20:46:31 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : wow that is GREAT! (about content filtering getting more open/balanced) - how did that happen in your district? New CIO?
2010-05-11 20:46:36 [Message] Peggy George  : Jane Ross was incredible!!
2010-05-11 20:46:44 [Message] Beth  : Brian, you are a bright light...a pocket of positive deviance. I am glad I was able to catch this show tonight. Miles to go before I sleep! Thanks to all!
2010-05-11 20:47:00 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : thanks Beth for joining us!
2010-05-11 20:47:03 [Message] Peggy George  : so glad you could join us Beth!!
2010-05-11 20:47:44 [Message] Cindy Glenn  : Does your principal encourage teacher's use of technology?
2010-05-11 20:47:58 [Message] Peggy George  : great question Cindy!
2010-05-11 20:49:12 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : I so agree that the "narrowing" of curriculum and teaching is so unfortunate...
2010-05-11 20:49:34 [Message] Peggy George  : all those things are getting eliminated from the curriculum!! art, music, pe, even librarians!! so sad!
2010-05-11 20:49:59 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Diane Ravitch's new book "The Death and Life of the Great American School System" is a good read, I'm halfway through it now. She is against the "narrowing" of the curriculum with high stakes math/science testing too.
2010-05-11 20:50:01 [Message] Peggy George  : they tend to only teach to those things on the test!
2010-05-11 20:50:14 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : I meant "math/reading" testing
2010-05-11 20:50:17 [Message] woodsdana  : @Brian do you have any advice for someone who is brand new to teaching?  
2010-05-11 20:50:20 [Message] Peggy George  : did Diane Ravitch change her views on that??
2010-05-11 20:50:26 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @Peggy yes she did!
2010-05-11 20:50:38 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Her book is a BIG reversal on several issues for her.
2010-05-11 20:50:38 [Message] Peggy George  : that's what I thought... so happy to hear that
2010-05-11 20:51:10 [Message] Peggy George  : that schema is essential for understanding!! that's why these virtual field trips are incredibly valuable!!
2010-05-11 20:51:24 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Gary Stager says she still isn't a constructivist, but from what I've read it is good to see her realize that the accountability and privatization strategies which is being pushed does NOT work
2010-05-11 20:51:34 [Message] Peggy George  : that really is mind-boggling!!
2010-05-11 20:51:50 [Message] Peggy George  : I might have to read it Wes :-)
2010-05-11 20:52:02 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @Brian the SCHEMA building you are talking about is SO vital. That's a great context for advocating for skype use as you're doing.
2010-05-11 20:52:31 [Message] Peggy George  : so true!! tests aren't designed to measure that kind of learning
2010-05-11 20:52:39 [Message] Peggy George  : Hi Beth! welcome!
2010-05-11 20:52:58 [Message] BethRitterGuth  : Hi everyone!
2010-05-11 20:53:06 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : welcome Beth!
2010-05-11 20:53:26 [Message] Peggy George  : I've been so impressed with the kinds of art experience Kevin Honeycutt is providing on Artsnacks!! really valuable for kids who are missing out on this
2010-05-11 20:53:28 [Message] BethRitterGuth  : Hi Peggy and Wes
2010-05-11 20:53:35 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : "getting kids connected" - so vital, to art, to music, to others, to their community
2010-05-11 20:53:44 [Message] Peggy George  : can't wait for Brian and Lisa's new book to come out!!
2010-05-11 20:53:54 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : yeah, a Brian Crosby co-authored book!
2010-05-11 20:54:06 [Message] Peggy George  : love this story!!! :-)
2010-05-11 20:54:21 [Message] BethRitterGuth  : I found out about this through Twitter and Tweet Deck :-)
2010-05-11 20:54:41 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : yes, ELABORATION and specific details in blog comments. Woo hoo!
2010-05-11 20:54:44 [Message] Peggy George  : I know some HS students that could learn about blog posting from their kids!
2010-05-11 20:55:38 [Message] Peggy George  : I'm so glad you decided to write about this!! Really important message to get out!
2010-05-11 20:56:06 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Who are you going to publish with, Brian?
2010-05-11 20:56:15 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : (publisher: Lulu, someone else?)
2010-05-11 20:56:31 [Message] Peggy George  : is it an ISTE book?
2010-05-11 20:56:53 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : We need to have a K12Online area on the website to amplify past presenters who are now BOOK authors!!!
2010-05-11 20:57:06 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : I agree, "it's about both"  
2010-05-11 20:57:07 [Message] Peggy George  : great point Susan!! it's about the pedagogy and not the tools!
2010-05-11 20:57:21 [Message] Peggy George  : shouldn't really separate them
2010-05-11 20:57:42 [Message] Peggy George  : good idea Wes!! can we get that on the Ning?
2010-05-11 20:57:44 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @Peggy so many teachers don't know abou the tools tho, so we have to start at the awareness level. The pedagogy Brian is modeling is the REAL revolutionary thing tho!
2010-05-11 20:58:15 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @Peggy we could, but we're going to have to talk about the Ning.... I am going to start a Google Wave this week for our organizer team...
2010-05-11 20:58:24 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : so great you get to loop, Brian!
2010-05-11 20:58:38 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : @Peggy we certainly could put that on the Ning now too tho!
2010-05-11 20:58:38 [Message] Peggy George  : ok--will look forward to that conversation about the Ning
2010-05-11 20:59:06 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Brian you do such a GREAT job expanding student opportunities to communicate, to think, to express, to interact!
2010-05-11 20:59:14 [Message] Peggy George  : looping is a powerful practice!! I wish more teachers did it!
2010-05-11 20:59:23 [Message] Peggy George  : Yeah!!! ISTE!!
2010-05-11 20:59:32 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : yeah!
2010-05-11 20:59:38 [Message] Peggy George  : it's a perfect book for ISTE to be publishing!
2010-05-11 20:59:53 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : that is really great news Brian. Can't wait to read it and share it!
2010-05-11 21:00:02 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : thanks so much Susan and Brian!!!!!!
2010-05-11 21:00:03 [Message] Peggy George  : this has been a fantastic conversation Brian!! Thank you so much! You are such an inspiration and you really give us all hope!
2010-05-11 21:00:03 [Message] BethRitterGuth  : Great stuff!
2010-05-11 21:00:11 [Message] BethRitterGuth  : I can't wait till the book comes out :-)
2010-05-11 21:00:20 [Message] woodsdana  : Thanks for having me
2010-05-11 21:00:21 [Message] Peggy George  : Thanks Sheila for an awesome job of streaming--once again!
2010-05-11 21:00:26 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Yeah Sheila and Peggy!!!!
2010-05-11 21:00:28 [Message] Peggy George  : thank you all for joining us!
2010-05-11 21:00:31 [Message] BethRitterGuth  : Sheila is a rock star :-)
2010-05-11 21:00:31 [Message] Brian Crosby  : You are all so welcome and thanks to you!!!
2010-05-11 21:00:41 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : Thanks so much for all your continued dedication and work for k12online!!!!
2010-05-11 21:00:43 [Message] Cindy Glenn  : Thanks so much
2010-05-11 21:00:46 [Message] sheila  : Always enjoy the echoes!
2010-05-11 21:00:51 [Message] Peggy George  : I really enjoy these K12 Online Echos and will look forward to more--maybe in the fall...
2010-05-11 21:00:52 [Message] Wesley Fryer  : TBA!
2010-05-11 21:01:03 [Message] Peggy George  : Thanks all!! Have a great week!
2010-05-11 21:03:15 [Message] Brian Crosby  : Crosbyclass.wikispaces.com  our class wiki page with links to many of our projects and blogs and more.