Seedlings Show 101 with Bette Manchester and John Newlin

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Temporary audio, our 2010 teaser.

Geek of the Week:

The Chat:

2010-12-09 19:05:40  cheryloakes~seedlings  Getting ready!
2010-12-09 19:22:53  cheryloakes~seedlings  Getting ready to welcome Seedlings
2010-12-09 19:26:16  bobsprankle  hi leeanne!
2010-12-09 19:26:20  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Welcome Leeanne
2010-12-09 19:26:26  LeeanneP-HK  Morning all - teaching and trying to follow your talk at the same time
2010-12-09 19:26:33  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Great!
2010-12-09 19:26:40  bobsprankle  good morning!
2010-12-09 19:26:45  cheryloakes~seedlings  Hello Leeanne, you should hear sound in 10 sec.
2010-12-09 19:27:20  bobsprankle  can you hear us?
2010-12-09 19:28:52  cheryloakes~seedlings  Ok, looks like we are ready to go!
2010-12-09 19:29:42  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Welcome John and Bette
2010-12-09 19:31:42  cheryloakes~seedlings  Peggy, how is the sound check?
2010-12-09 19:31:47  cheryloakes~seedlings  Good to see you!
2010-12-09 19:32:03  PeggyG  Audio is great :-)
2010-12-09 19:32:10  PeggyG  Great to see all of you!
2010-12-09 19:32:14  cheryloakes~seedlings  Thanks so much.
2010-12-09 19:32:50  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Hello Peggy
2010-12-09 19:32:58  cheryloakes~seedlings  Maine International Center for Learning
2010-12-09 19:33:00  PeggyG  almost hate to tell you that it was 75 degrees here in Phoenix AZ today--80 degrees yesterday :-)
2010-12-09 19:33:16  cheryloakes~seedlings  A foundation formed by Seymor Papert and Angus King
2010-12-09 19:33:26  cheryloakes~seedlings  Oh, warm and toasty!
2010-12-09 19:33:38  PeggyG  how exciting!
2010-12-09 19:33:39  cheryloakes~seedlings  Hey  ChrisD
2010-12-09 19:33:53  cheryloakes~seedlings  Evening JimBurkeMaine
2010-12-09 19:33:56  alicebarr (SEEDlings)
2010-12-09 19:33:57  PeggyG  do you have a link for MICDL?
2010-12-09 19:34:02  PeggyG  reading my mind :-)
2010-12-09 19:34:09  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  :)
2010-12-09 19:34:26  PeggyG  really glad to hear this update about Seymour!!
2010-12-09 19:34:27  JimBurkeMaine  Evening, Cheryl  :)
2010-12-09 19:34:34  bobsprankle  wonderful
2010-12-09 19:34:51  chrisd  Hi, thanks
2010-12-09 19:35:08  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Hello chrisd and Jim
2010-12-09 19:35:18  PeggyG  that is such great news! love that he's enjoying his ipad!
2010-12-09 19:36:16  PeggyG  that really is a wonderful name!! :-)
2010-12-09 19:36:22  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  WAAAAAY back in 2000.... :) Wow! Time has really flown!
2010-12-09 19:36:31  cheryloakes~seedlings  Isn't that great PeggyG?
2010-12-09 19:36:36  PeggyG  absolutely!
2010-12-09 19:36:58  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  MLTI= Maine LEARNING Technology Initiative
2010-12-09 19:37:24  PeggyG  I try to participate in the MLTI principal webinars as often as I can. They are great!
2010-12-09 19:38:05  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Peggy! That's wonderful that you participate. You are such a great model!
2010-12-09 19:38:08  cheryloakes~seedlings  It is amazing that we can now share all this information so quickly now. The webinars are really examples of what is happening in Maine.
2010-12-09 19:38:34  PeggyG  Maine is really leading the way on so much of this!
2010-12-09 19:39:54  PeggyG  I learned about Angus King from the Ben N Ben interview. :-)
2010-12-09 19:40:01  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  :)
2010-12-09 19:40:20  cheryloakes~seedlings  Oh, right Peggy, He skyped in to their presentation.
2010-12-09 19:40:34  PeggyG  what a great story!!! I'm so glad to hear this!
2010-12-09 19:40:40  bobsprankle  me too!
2010-12-09 19:41:31  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  This project was so visionary, so much great prep work in it.
2010-12-09 19:41:51  cheryloakes~seedlings  Equitity was such a huge part of this project!!
2010-12-09 19:42:16  PeggyG  awesome! and what an honor for her to be invited to leave her principalship to take the lead on this
2010-12-09 19:42:56  cheryloakes~seedlings  Peggy, you are right, all these great people came together for this project.
2010-12-09 19:43:08  PeggyG  her explanation about the choice of MS makes so much sense
2010-12-09 19:43:41  bobsprankle  cathy!
2010-12-09 19:43:42  cheryloakes~seedlings  Evening Cathy,
2010-12-09 19:43:46  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Hi Cathy
2010-12-09 19:43:47  PeggyG  maybe that was an unintended outcome Bob :-)
2010-12-09 19:43:51  cathy wolinsky  Hi all!
2010-12-09 19:43:58  PeggyG  but a great one!
2010-12-09 19:44:27  cheryloakes~seedlings  Nice one John!
2010-12-09 19:44:53  PeggyG  how funny!!!
2010-12-09 19:46:17  PeggyG  I haven't thought of pilot programs in that way. But the term exploration schools makes a lot of sense.
2010-12-09 19:46:26  cheryloakes~seedlings  This project was so well thought out. It was such a learning opportunity to be part of it.
2010-12-09 19:46:45  LeeanneP-HK  like the term "exploration" - much more in keeping with our true aims
2010-12-09 19:47:23  LeeanneP-HK  Is there a site where we can read further about this?
2010-12-09 19:47:36  alicebarr (SEEDlings)
2010-12-09 19:47:38  PeggyG  were all interested schools able to participate?
2010-12-09 19:47:47  LeeanneP-HK  thanks
2010-12-09 19:48:27  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Very important that RFP was written with professional development embedded
2010-12-09 19:48:54  PeggyG  it's so funny--you're posting comments before the audio comes through :-)
2010-12-09 19:49:17  PeggyG  that's hilarious!!! Gates gives a million dollars to support Apple :-)
2010-12-09 19:52:02  cheryloakes~seedlings
2010-12-09 19:52:04  alicebarr (SEEDlings)
2010-12-09 19:53:01  PeggyG  yes! the mainelearns site goes directly to the micdl site :-)
2010-12-09 19:53:08  PeggyG  nice!
2010-12-09 19:53:22  cheryloakes~seedlings  hello connect2jamie, welcome
2010-12-09 19:53:33  connect2jamie  hi all! I almost forgot seedlings was tonight!
2010-12-09 19:53:51  cheryloakes~seedlings  glad you made it
2010-12-09 19:54:16  connect2jamie  Thanks--me too!
2010-12-09 19:55:18  LeeanneP-HK  I've learnt heaps from listening to you guys.
2010-12-09 19:55:50  LeeanneP-HK  There's been 1:1 in Australia for over 10 years - but nothing as large as Maine - just independent schools
2010-12-09 19:56:12  cheryloakes~seedlings  yes leeannep, you are right.
2010-12-09 19:56:14  PeggyG  why do you think that more states aren't following the lead of Maine? This is such an exceptional model!
2010-12-09 19:56:34  LeeanneP-HK  @PeggyG -- Money?
2010-12-09 19:56:38  connect2jamie  I agree @PeggyG.
2010-12-09 19:56:59  cheryloakes~seedlings  Money and the committment to Professional development
2010-12-09 19:58:03  PeggyG  but does Maine have more money than other states? I think it's a matter of priorities
2010-12-09 19:58:32  cheryloakes~seedlings  We don't have more money, but we do have very high taxes for schools through property taxes
2010-12-09 19:59:50  PeggyG  the sustainability suggests leadership to me!
2010-12-09 20:00:33  PeggyG  excellent point! universities are still not preparing all teachers to teach in digital classrooms
2010-12-09 20:01:06  cheryloakes~seedlings  We need to address, the university prep on a large scale
2010-12-09 20:01:12  PeggyG  I agree about the principals
2010-12-09 20:01:56  PeggyG  as a university instructor I had a hard time finding "digital classrooms" using technology effectively to place preservice teachers in where they could use what they were learning
2010-12-09 20:01:56  LeeanneP-HK  It would be good if they would get school tech integrators into Uni courses as guest lecturers to let trainee teachers know what they're in for
2010-12-09 20:02:35  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  @LeeanneP That is such a great idea.
2010-12-09 20:02:40  cheryloakes~seedlings  leeanne great idea!
2010-12-09 20:03:15  cheryloakes~seedlings  Hi Shelia, I was just mentioning CMTC!!!
2010-12-09 20:03:20  Sheila  Just out from my meeting! Hi all!
2010-12-09 20:03:27  PeggyG  Hi Sheila
2010-12-09 20:03:27  Sheila  :)
2010-12-09 20:03:44  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Hi Sheila!
2010-12-09 20:04:12  PeggyG  Bob's daughter is an excellent example :-)
2010-12-09 20:04:20  Sheila  Interesting perspective of the parent!
2010-12-09 20:04:25  LeeanneP-HK  have essay on innovation due in today - going to reference the Maine MICDL as eg of best practice
2010-12-09 20:04:36  PeggyG  great idea LeeannP
2010-12-09 20:04:37  cheryloakes~seedlings  yeah leeanne!
2010-12-09 20:05:05  PeggyG  you must have felt like you were having a baby all over again, Bob :-)
2010-12-09 20:05:16  bobsprankle  :) def. peggy!
2010-12-09 20:05:29  LeeanneP-HK  being a parent gives you a whole new perspective on education!
2010-12-09 20:06:26  cheryloakes~seedlings  yes Leeanne how is your little kindergartener?
2010-12-09 20:06:39  cheryloakes~seedlings  What kind of technology is used in your house
2010-12-09 20:07:02  PeggyG  is Maine using STEM or STEAM as they talked about at ISTE10?
2010-12-09 20:07:04  LeeanneP-HK  I'm not liking special needs education at her school. Moving back to Australia because of poor education here in HK
2010-12-09 20:07:26  bobsprankle  I'm hearing us move to STEAM, peggy
2010-12-09 20:07:27  cheryloakes~seedlings  Oh, that is too bad, but at least you have anoption
2010-12-09 20:07:41  PeggyG  that's good Bob! I think the arts are so important!
2010-12-09 20:07:55  PeggyG  I love Don Leu's work!
2010-12-09 20:07:59  johnbnewlin  The current task force is only about STEM, but there are many folks in the state who are pushing for the Arts to be incorporated.
2010-12-09 20:10:26  PeggyG  are the superintendent's receptive?
2010-12-09 20:10:57  PeggyG  would love to see the results of that survey!!! :-) I'm sure it will be amazing for Maine
2010-12-09 20:11:05  cheryloakes~seedlings 
2010-12-09 20:11:50  PeggyG  is there any pushback from parents or teachers on this initiative?
2010-12-09 20:12:26  cheryloakes~seedlings  Tour the site with us.   Peggy, in some towns they haven't been able to move forward to high school 1-1, and that has  been a conversation. 
2010-12-09 20:12:39  PeggyG  I'm with you!! :-)
2010-12-09 20:12:46  cheryloakes~seedlings  In our high school, we have laptop carts, not as robust.
2010-12-09 20:13:23  PeggyG  how do you select the news/events to feature in that little box?
2010-12-09 20:13:57  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  @PeggyG Tiny link at the bottom of that window View latest news
2010-12-09 20:14:13  PeggyG  I subscribe to the MLTI calendar just so I know the online events that are taking place
2010-12-09 20:14:39  PeggyG  I see that Alice but I was curious how they choose the single item that is displayed to entice people in :-)
2010-12-09 20:14:42  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  I haven't had a lot of time to play with yolink yet
2010-12-09 20:14:57  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  @peggyG Oh i see sorry!
2010-12-09 20:14:59  PeggyG  yolink provides an incredible search enhancement to the site!!! fabulous!
2010-12-09 20:15:07  Sheila  I keep forgetting about yo-link.
2010-12-09 20:15:34  PeggyG  we have yolink on our classroom 2.0 site and I found it really valuable on the Global Education Conference site!!
2010-12-09 20:16:02  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  I am hoping to use it with students in an upcoming research project
2010-12-09 20:16:09  PeggyG  we just did a series of 3 webinars for AzTEA featuring yolink and they were great!
2010-12-09 20:16:29  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Are they archived Peggy??
2010-12-09 20:16:39  PeggyG  provided demos of all of the features of yolink and sharing by teachers about their experiences
2010-12-09 20:17:03  PeggyG  yes I'll send you the links Alice--long Elluminate links that probably won't work well in this chat
2010-12-09 20:17:23  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Thank you so much. That would be great!
2010-12-09 20:17:42  PeggyG  presenters were Anne Kimbrel, Lucy Gray, Mark Moran (SweetSearch), Karen Blumberg and Julene Reed. Fantastic presenters!
2010-12-09 20:17:47  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  I have the Classroom 2.0 session bookmarked as well to watch later
2010-12-09 20:18:12  PeggyG  they were great sessions too Alice. We featured yolink in 2 shows and SweetSearch in one session.
2010-12-09 20:19:31  PeggyG  that was really valuable! thanks!
2010-12-09 20:19:52  PeggyG  I love to participate in the principal webinars!
2010-12-09 20:21:09  PeggyG  Alice can you DM me your email address? Don't seem to have it
2010-12-09 20:21:22  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Yup will Dm you  here
2010-12-09 20:21:30  PeggyG  that would be a great project Bob!!
2010-12-09 20:21:37  PeggyG  thanks
2010-12-09 20:23:44  PeggyG  it's amazing how far we've come in 10 years--even 5 years!
2010-12-09 20:24:02  cheryloakes~seedlings  It is incredible to be on this journey as we are building it.
2010-12-09 20:24:11  PeggyG  we need a documentary about the Maine project!! Exemplary in every way!
2010-12-09 20:24:34  LeeanneP-HK  exactly Peggy - I got started on this around Nov 2006.... after reading about flatners
2010-12-09 20:24:36  Sheila  I agree Peggy! Documentary.
2010-12-09 20:25:15  PeggyG  when David Jakes started his ISTE presentation yesterday he had photos of the old opaque projects and ditto machines :-) technology of the day
2010-12-09 20:25:22  PeggyG  projectors
2010-12-09 20:25:59  PeggyG  what a powerful statement! that stuff is still innovative now!!
2010-12-09 20:25:59  bobsprankle
2010-12-09 20:28:25  PeggyG  wow! incredible stories tonight!!!
2010-12-09 20:28:59  johnbnewlin  My geek of the week idea is:  A social networking site specifically for education - both teachers and students.
2010-12-09 20:29:33  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Hello bdodge
2010-12-09 20:29:34  cheryloakes~seedlings  hello bdodge, welcome
2010-12-09 20:29:37  cheryloakes~seedlings  finishing up
2010-12-09 20:29:47  PeggyG  hooray for Edmodo!!
2010-12-09 20:29:58  PeggyG  no problem! love hearing about good sites over and over!
2010-12-09 20:30:16  cathy wolinsky  It's our primary communication tool for the Pilot Elementary Flat Classroom Project.
2010-12-09 20:30:18  PeggyG  I love following the Discovery Education group on Edmodo! Great resources there
2010-12-09 20:30:48  alicebarr (SEEDlings)
2010-12-09 20:31:08  LeeanneP-HK  class over - time for 2nd cup of coffee
2010-12-09 20:31:09  PeggyG  we had Edmodo on our Classroom 2.0 LIVE show back when they were just kicking off the educational version! very exciting stuff!
2010-12-09 20:32:16  alicebarr (SEEDlings)
2010-12-09 20:32:27  PeggyG  can you follow the recommendations of other educators on google ebooks?
2010-12-09 20:33:19  PeggyG  I'm loving the Appolocious app on my iphone for following recommended/reviewed apps by people I choose to follow. It's excellent!
2010-12-09 20:33:26  bobsprankle
2010-12-09 20:33:27  cheryloakes~seedlings  oh, that is good Peggy
2010-12-09 20:33:50  PeggyG  so funny!!!
2010-12-09 20:33:50  Sheila  I remember Davey! and Goliath's voice!
2010-12-09 20:34:00  cheryloakes~seedlings
2010-12-09 20:34:06  cathy wolinsky  @PeggyG- I like that recommendation for Appolocious.
2010-12-09 20:34:06  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  I think so
2010-12-09 20:34:12  PeggyG  TEDxRedmond was definitely a highlight of the year for me! so incredible to hear from all of the students!
2010-12-09 20:34:51  cheryloakes~seedlings
2010-12-09 20:35:15  PeggyG  I'm only following 3 people so far with Appolicious and I am getting the BEST tips!! Tony Vincent, Wes Fryer and Lucy Gray :-) Follow them. Both ipad and iphone apps
2010-12-09 20:35:23  LeeanneP-HK  Bother Google eBooks only available in the US - when will they realise the rest of us want these things too?
2010-12-09 20:35:36  PeggyG  so true LeeanneP!!
2010-12-09 20:35:42  cathy wolinsky  Thanks Peggy -- good suggestions of folks to follow.
2010-12-09 20:36:21  PeggyG  Angela Maiers is incredible!! She is going to be our featured guest on Classroom 2.0 LIVE on Saturday Dec. 18--talking about her new book Passion Driven Classrooms
2010-12-09 20:36:48  PeggyG  oh no!!!!
2010-12-09 20:36:52  Sheila  Oh, Almost Astronauts booth!
2010-12-09 20:36:56  PeggyG  Let's pray for a snow day!
2010-12-09 20:37:14  LeeanneP-HK  oh no!!!!!!!!!! and I don't have a class next week!! Next time I'll be listening to you from Australia!
2010-12-09 20:37:14  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  :)
2010-12-09 20:37:15  PeggyG
2010-12-09 20:37:35  PeggyG  they have some new courses starting up don't they? EVO?
2010-12-09 20:37:41  cheryloakes~seedlings  goodnight
2010-12-09 20:37:54  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Leeanne Good luck with the move
2010-12-09 20:38:11  PeggyG  thank you all for a fantastic show!!! so great to hear the stories shared tonight!
2010-12-09 20:38:12  Sheila  Thank you all! Love the show!
2010-12-09 20:38:15  LeeanneP-HK  @Alice - thanks... only a little to pack now
2010-12-09 20:38:18  cheryloakes~seedlings  Leeanne, see you on the flip sidel
2010-12-09 20:38:19  PeggyG  thank you Bette and John!!!
2010-12-09 20:38:29  LeeanneP-HK  Thanks everyone - I'll need to listen to the podcast to catch up
2010-12-09 20:38:32  connect2jamie  Thank you everyone! Very interesting as always! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!
2010-12-09 20:38:38  bobsprankle  thank you all!
2010-12-09 20:38:42  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Happy Holidays all!
2010-12-09 20:38:50  bobsprankle  :)

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