Teachers Teaching Teachers #216 "Maybe we dodged a bullet here, but there are nagging issues." More on the BP Oil Spill 9.01.10
Click Read more to see a copy of the chat that was happening during the webcast.21:03:36 Gail Desler: Hi Peggy
21:03:50 PeggyG: Hi everyone! So great to be with you tonight!
21:04:47 PeggyG: Hi Gail, Susan and Paul :-)
21:04:49 SusanEttenheim: hi peggy!
21:04:51 SusanEttenheim: welcome!
21:04:56 SusanEttenheim: how is the sound tonight?
21:05:01 SusanEttenheim: we've missed you!
21:05:01 PeggyG: sound is excellent
21:05:12 PeggyG: I've missed you too!! Too much going on!
21:05:40 SusanEttenheim: were you away?
21:05:49 PeggyG: love the sourthern accents :-)
21:06:01 PeggyG: southern--can spell but can't type tonight!
21:06:18 Gail Desler: @Peggy me too - on accents and spelling;-)
21:06:20 PeggyG: not away but tied up with a total home improvement project
21:06:50 PeggyG: I loved seeing the first email notifications coming through from Youth Voices in photography :-)
21:06:53 SusanEttenheim: ooohhh sounds fun!
21:07:14 SusanEttenheim: ummm not my students yet... not til next week!
21:07:44 PeggyG: not sure whose students they were but saw several emails :-)
21:07:48 Gail Desler: Heading in to find Erin's post.
21:08:36 PeggyG: http://youthvoices.net/node/41137#comment-21665
21:09:00 PeggyG: that's one of the emails that came through today but maybe wasn't written today
21:09:55 PeggyG: the original post was in June but the reply from Tessa Mills came through today
21:10:03 SusanEttenheim: wow I wonder if that's Chris' student from SLC?
21:10:10 SusanEttenheim: ahh yes I see now
21:10:11 PeggyG: maybe
21:11:01 PeggyG: love hearing from Erin! :-)
21:13:13 PeggyG: I like that question! I was wondering that too
21:15:15 PeggyG: http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning
21:15:40 PeggyG: John Muhr?
21:16:41 PeggyG: funny Gail!
21:16:42 Gail Desler: John Muir Laws
21:16:57 PeggyG: thanks
21:17:39 PeggyG: found his field guide http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Nevada-California-Academy-Sciences/dp/15971...
21:18:21 PeggyG: http://www.johnmuirlaws.com/
21:19:01 PeggyG: would love to see that video! is it available online?
21:19:16 PeggyG: the power of grassroots!! :-)
21:19:22 Gail Desler: The video will be online this week. Peggy
21:19:27 PeggyG: great Gail!
21:20:12 PeggyG: I heard about that on the news--the 11 yr old drawings :-)
21:20:40 PeggyG: isn't she an incredible model for all of us?!
21:21:54 PeggyG: wouldn't that be great to have an art gallery of voices from the gulf! love it!
21:24:17 PeggyG: This includes an interview transcript with Olivia Bowler on CNN-very interesting http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1006/08/cnr.02.html
21:24:38 PeggyG: you have to scroll way down towards the bottom of the page
21:26:12 PeggyG: which site is Paul referring to?
21:28:00 Gail Desler: The advanced search feature on Google and Creative Commons via Flickr, Peggy
21:28:09 PeggyG: thanks
21:28:31 PeggyG: I agree about the interpretation of adding value to the piece for copyright issue
21:32:44 PeggyG: I thought Paul was referring to a specific site where the photos were located about the Gulf (not the part about how to find images on Creative Commons
21:33:16 PeggyG: those are really thoughtful questions Erin!
21:33:50 PeggyG: are you planning to write a blog post about that Erin including your self-reflection questions? That would be really powerful!
21:37:44 PeggyG: This is a really informative page on Voices on the Gulf! http://voicesonthegulf.org/about
21:38:21 PeggyG: so she has not internet access right now?
21:39:08 PeggyG: funny! who has the "power" to push the button to get something unblocked :-)
21:39:14 PeggyG: good job Gail!!
21:40:00 PeggyG: love it when that works!!
21:40:18 Gail Desler: I'm in the same office with the person who blocks and unblocks - I work really hard to stay on his good side;-)
21:41:31 PeggyG: This page by Chris Sloan looks so good! http://voicesonthegulf.org/icon
21:42:17 PeggyG: sounds like it's paying off Gail :-) he's a good friend to have :-)
21:43:17 PeggyG: that's a great approach David! the students will find their way and take ownership of the project
21:43:27 Gail Desler: He's not a teacher, so often it's just a matter of explaining the value of a site
21:44:48 PeggyG: that's a really authentic way to learn to evaluate validity of information on the internet!
21:45:09 PeggyG: and everyone has a personal story to tell :-)
21:45:50 PeggyG: should use the front page newspaper website to compare different versions of the stories around the world!
21:46:15 Gail Desler: Peggy, do you have the URL
21:46:22 PeggyG: http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/
21:46:29 PeggyG: it's a fantastic site!
21:47:01 PeggyG: CYA ads :-) BP has to do this!!!
21:48:43 PeggyG: http://www.bp.com/bodycopyarticle.do?categoryId=1&contentId=7052055
21:49:19 PeggyG: Making It Right http://www.bp.com/extendedsectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9034427&co...
21:49:32 Gail Desler: Thanks, Peggy
21:49:55 PeggyG: 5 million a week spent by BP on advertising? wow!!
21:50:05 PeggyG: wish that money could go to schools!
21:51:15 PeggyG: hard to trust that message of burying the hatchet and working together isn't it?
21:54:27 PeggyG: http://voicesonthegulf.org/posts
21:56:30 PeggyG: This is a great post Gail!! http://voicesonthegulf.org/discussion/oil-and-water-dont-mix
21:57:39 PeggyG: hard to believe you haven't started school yet Paul :-)
21:58:48 PeggyG: is there a way to tag posts on the site?
21:59:05 PeggyG: could they have a class tag?
21:59:23 SusanEttenheim: hi soccerdebla where and what do you teach?
22:01:32 PeggyG: Paul is putting her on the spot :-)
22:01:32 Gail Desler: Just lost everyone on Skype:-(
22:01:38 PeggyG: oh no Gail
22:01:55 PeggyG: I lost audio too
22:02:17 PeggyG: now it's back
22:02:41 PeggyG: hearing you again
22:03:11 PeggyG: you've done a great job Erin!!! Don't be nervous!
22:03:27 Gail Desler: Erin, it's been great to have you join us
22:04:47 PeggyG: is there an age requirement for the site?
22:04:51 SusanEttenheim: thanks Peggy!
22:05:06 SusanEttenheim: no peggy there isn't
22:05:17 SusanEttenheim: as usual at the discretion of the teacher
22:05:27 PeggyG: this has been a great conversation tonight and I've really enjoyed hearing from Erin and David!!
22:06:02 PeggyG: Yes I'm in Phoenix AZ hearing your voices tonight :-) I really appreciate the first-hand perspective!
22:06:37 PeggyG: I agree Margaret! This makes everything more real!
22:08:34 PeggyG: you're off to a fantastic start!!! very impressive!
22:09:38 PeggyG: is it the Our Space Channel for K-6?
22:09:47 Gail Desler: Yes, Peggy
22:10:03 PeggyG: http://voicesonthegulf.org/channel/930 Can't wait to explore that!!
22:10:27 PeggyG: good point Erin!
22:10:52 PeggyG: thank you all for sharing your experiences and stories!!
22:12:13 Gail Desler: Sorry about all the barking - but she is a Katrina/Rita survivor - from Port Sulphur LA
22:12:31 PeggyG: love it Gail! :-) no problem
22:12:34 SusanEttenheim: what's her name gail?
22:12:52 Gail Desler: Nola (New Orleans LA)
22:13:00 SusanEttenheim: cute!
22:13:12 PeggyG: wonderful name!
22:13:25 PeggyG: I've joined :-)
22:13:37 PeggyG: thanks everyone!