Alice Barr

2011-05-05 Seedlings Show 114 with Miranda Adams

Join us as we get all the details about Miranda Adams, 3rd grade teacher from Jesep Elementary School, Jesep, GA. She started blogging one year ago and has changed the landscape at her school with her inclusive community for parents. She can put a blog post about requesting something for the classroom and the results are astounding! One little change has meant so much for her students.

We share many links throughout, so listen and follow along in the chat.

The Chat: 

19:25:06  cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Welcome to Seedlings

Teachers Teaching Teachers #243 - Donovan Hohn on Moby Duck & Alice Barr on what you are doing this summer - 4.13.11

Teachers are learners at heart. We’ve got full time jobs, rooms full of hormonally-driven teens, stacks of papers to grade – yet we still find time to write and to learn ourselves. On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, we hear from two inspirational teachers, Donovan Hohn and Alice Barr.

Donovan Hohn’s writing has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, and The Moby DuckMoby Duck Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 2. A former New York City English teacher, he is now the features editor of GQ. He lives in New York with his wife and sons. You may have heard his interview with Terry Gross on NPR on March 29, 2011, where he talked about his experiences writing his first book, Moby Duck.

Alice Barr, our colleague at Seedlings, is the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth, Maine, a Google Certified Teacher and Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Maine. She mentors faculty and students on 1:1 laptop integration and is network administrator and webmaster. People ask her all the time what’s available this summer and she wanted to share her own upcoming courses so she launched and twittered a Summer 2011 PD Opportunities page that has already become an amazing shared resource as we begin to think about upcoming opportunities to learn something new or share what we have learned. Add your plans at

Enjoy this conversation!

Teachers are learners at heart. We’ve got full time jobs, rooms full of hormonally-driven teens, stacks of papers to grade – yet we still find time to write and to learn ourselves. On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, we hear from two inspirational teachers, Donovan Hohn and Alice Barr.

Donovan Hohn’s writing has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, and The Moby DuckMoby Duck Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 2. A former New York City English teacher, he is now the features editor of GQ. He lives in New York with his wife and sons. You may have heard his interview with Terry Gross on NPR on March 29, 2011, where he talked about his experiences writing his first book, Moby Duck.

Alice Barr, our colleague at Seedlings, is the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth, Maine, a Google Certified Teacher and Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Maine. She mentors faculty and students on 1:1 laptop integration and is network administrator and webmaster. People ask her all the time what’s available this summer and she wanted to share her own upcoming courses so she launched and twittered a Summer 2011 PD Opportunities page that has already become an amazing shared resource as we begin to think about upcoming opportunities to learn something new or share what we have learned. Add your plans at

Enjoy this conversation!

Click Read more to see a copy of the chat that was happening during the webcast.

SEEDlings Show #113 Rebecca Petersen

dtduggins ->  This is my first time using EdTechTalk is anyone there?  Is this for Seedling?

 connect2jamie ->  Seedlings tonight?

 alicebarr ->  can you hear us

 dtduggins ->  Hi this is my first time, I was wondering the same.

 alicebarr ->  @dtduggins Did you click on the little sound button on the top right

 bobsprankle ->  hi all!

 alicebarr ->  Hi Peggy

 PeggyG ->  Hi everyone-audio is great!

 dtduggins ->  I was in DS106 I will go up to EdTech Talk A and click on speaker?

 alicebarr ->  YEs

 PeggyG ->  yes ETT A is what I'm using

 dtduggins ->  Yes, Great sound, I'm in!

 PeggyG ->  I'm using itunes :-)

 cheryloakes50 ->  thanks for the sound check

 cheryloakes50 ->  hello jgentzyel, dtduggins,Peggy

 jgentzyel ->  Hello

 PeggyG ->  love it when things work :-)

 cheryloakes50 ->  yes

 PeggyG ->  vacations are all finished here in AZ

 PeggyG ->  doing testing this next week

 cheryloakes50 ->  oh my, those of us just about to go on vacation

 alicebarr ->  Hi Everyone!!!

 PeggyG ->  82 degrees in Phoenix right now :-)

 bobsprankle ->  hi all!

 cheryloakes50 ->  hello afuggiti! Welcome, please listen on ETTA 

 PeggyG ->  how funny! midwest by way of Cambridge :-)

 afuggiti ->  Where do i get the ETTA?

 connect2jamie ->  Hi all!

 Rebecca P. ->  Hi Everyone! 

 cheryloakes50 ->  upper right hand of page, you will see  listen

 PeggyG ->  upper right corner under EdTechTalk A-click on first icon for itunes

 cheryloakes50 ->  thanks for Peggy

 cheryloakes50 ->  hello Shelia!

 afuggiti ->  Got it 

 Sheila ->  Hi everyone!

 PeggyG ->  congrats!!!

 PeggyG ->  I got to participate in the Mobile Learning Conference in Phoenix last week and it was awesome!

 cheryloakes50 ->  hello AaronB

 PeggyG ->  there are tons of fantastic blog posts from the Mobile Conference that you can explore for links and resources!

 cheryloakes50 ->  Hello mbouchillon, welcome to the conversation.

 cheryloakes50 ->  Thanks Peggy for sharing.

 Sheila ->  Thanks for the links Peggy!

 alicebarr ->  @Peggy was that the one where Tony Vincent spoke?

 PeggyG ->  I learned how to create iBooks that are multimedia from Meg Wilson and I'm so excited to try it!

 alicebarr ->  He is our Keynote for the Maine TEch Conference this year

 PeggyG ->  those sound like great models!

 alicebarr ->  I love Emerging Technology Course! Cool idea!

 PeggyG ->  tuition costs are going up so much for higher ed! wish that online learning could offer a cheaper alternative!

 cheryloakes50 ->  Yes, Alice, it sounds like the next stage is right behind.

 cheryloakes50 ->  Yes Peggy.

 PeggyG ->  an Emerging Technology course sounds like a dream! what fun!

 Rebecca P. ->  Peggy it is fun! 

 PeggyG ->  I loved watching the Discovery stream today from the New York Stock Exchange! The student asking the interview questions was using his iPad to ask questions from the online participants :-)

 cheryloakes50 ->  that sounds great do you have a link?

 PeggyG ->  yes-it was a virtual field trip and they will post the recording here soon:

 cheryloakes50 ->  thanks!

 PeggyG ->  it would be so hard to share one ipad :-)

 PeggyG ->  what a great example!!! google doc on his ipad!

 PeggyG ->  that's so funny to hear "down east" :-) where is that? 

 alicebarr ->

 bobsprankle ->  north from me :)

 alicebarr ->

 cheryloakes50 ->  I had a teacher looking frantically for her .ppt that she presented last year at the school committee. She couldn't find the copy on her laptop or the server. I suggested she look in her google account. Many hours later, I suggested it again, and we found it in 3 min.  Make sure you save in google.

 cheryloakes50 ->  Downeast is how the trade winds blow on the Maine Coast.

 PeggyG ->  :-)

 PeggyG ->  great suggestion Cheryl! save in Google

 alicebarr ->  Down east is actually north of us :) 

 Rebecca P ->

 PeggyG ->  those were exactly the kinds of questions people were discussing at the mobile learning conference and you'll find some suggestions in the blog posts

 cheryloakes50 ->

 connect2jamie ->  The user un-friendliness is the reason our IT gives as a reason to keep iPads out of the hands of tchrs/kids. Email to us said iPads are "administrative productivity tools" only b/c the feasibility of using any apple product district wide was low. I told the IT guy that the entire state of Maine had somehow worked around it to make it at least feasible! Didn't like me saying that.

 Rebecca P ->  @connect2jamie lol 

 cheryloakes50 ->  Oh, connect2jamie, keep pushing! Mike Muir said he only takes his ipad with him now when he travels, presents etc!

 alicebarr ->  @connect2jamie Keep pushing!

 connect2jamie ->  Thanks for the encouragement! That's why I love my Maine friends! :)

 cheryloakes50 ->  We love you too!

 PeggyG ->  sorry connect2jamie! they clearly don't see the power of the iPads for all ages!

 PeggyG ->  put an iPad in the hands of a 4-5 year old and they intuitively figure it out! :-)

 cheryloakes50 ->  yes, Peggy

 alicebarr ->

 connect2jamie ->  Yes, I've got some links in my Diigo acct about the Aurora kindergarten project to bolster the argument. Reading specialists are piloting use of iTouches this year, but IT has just had fits. Don't know if it'll last another year. We'll see.

 alicebarr ->  BEST tool EVER!

 PeggyG ->  dropbox is such a valuable tool!!

 cheryloakes50 ->  connect2jamie, keep following the kindergarten break throughs!

 connect2jamie ->  LOVE dropbox! 

 Sheila ->  I was asked to stop dropbox - too much traffic when it keeps checking for files.

 Rebecca P ->  That's interesting Sheila. 

 cheryloakes50 ->  Oh, Shelia, that is like "stop learning so much, you are filling your head"

 alicebarr ->  @Sheila, maybe you can get it to NOT auto Sync?? 

 connect2jamie ->  Yes I will. Maine is the laboratory for many of the other states. From what i understand, it was your governor that really supported the tech in your state. Visionary.

 alicebarr ->  THen kids could just sync beginning and end of day? Not sure

 Sheila ->  Good Idea Alice!

 AaronB ->  I've heard a lot about iPads being more appropriate for the lower grades, k-2; why is this? In the district where I work all the admins have them and the lower grades, but not the higher grade. Is there a message here? 

 alicebarr ->  @connect2jamie Angus King was a real visionary!

 PeggyG ->  that's strange Sheila! is it because they keep their dropbox open all the time?

 PeggyG ->  @AaronB--there are tons of uses for middle school/high school--they just need to do a little exploring!

 Sheila ->  I leave it going. It was just me at school.

 connect2jamie ->  @alice I'm in TX. Public schools *definitely* suffer from not having an Angus King in the governor's mansion!

 PeggyG ->  I love that example in the grocery store Cheryl!

 Sheila ->  We just got 3 iPads for our school. Hoping the Sped teams will make use of them first.

 cheryloakes50 ->  It was fun!She was just so excited to share.

 alicebarr ->  @connect2jamie We were really lucky to have him.

 connect2jamie ->  I think SpEd is an exciting place for iPad use. That will be interesting to watch.

 PeggyG ->  the uses for SPED students are incredible!! Meg Wilson does some fantastic presentations about the tools on iPads for assistive technologies :-)

 Sheila ->  Will check her out. THanks Peggy!

 cheryloakes50 ->

 cheryloakes50 ->  wow she looks great

 PeggyG ->  yes! it just happens her blog post is the first one right now and you can access all 3 of her sessions from that link!

 Sheila ->  I have better posture with a desktop! ;)

 Rebecca P ->

 connect2jamie ->  @sheila that is true! I'm slouched in a chair w my feet up right now! :\

 cheryloakes50 ->  connect2jamie, will you be at ISTE?

 Sheila ->  :) @Jamie course I can slouch anywhere at the end of the day!

 connect2jamie ->  Ah, alas no. I so wish I could afford it, but my college daughter is effectively using up every last dime that we have right now! College is killing us! Yikes! Maybe one day she'll graduate and it'll be like we've gotten a huge raise! I hope!

 PeggyG -> this was a great session about high school writing apps and Derek suggested we go to to find great reviews of educational apps for all age levels

 cheryloakes50 ->  Well, you will ustream in to the experience! We Alice and I will be there.

 Rebecca P ->  That's a great link Peggy. Thanks for sharing it. 

 connect2jamie ->  Yes @cheryl--I always spend the whole ISTE time virtually and I LOVE it! It's great! One day I'll get to go IRL & meet all of you!

 PeggyG ->  the conference held a contest for submitting blog posts about all of the sessions and the winner got an iPad2 with cover! About 150 blog posts with incredible detail for links and recommendations. Brilliant idea!

 cheryloakes50 ->  That is an excellent idea! ACTEM should do it

 alicebarr ->  ooo very cool idea!

 cheryloakes50 ->  peggy, where is the link to the conference again?

 PeggyG ->

 PeggyG ->  they told people their blog posts had to be at least 300 words--not just a "tweet" :-) and they are so valuable! many included videos, presentation links, etc.

 cheryloakes50 ->  excellent! Shelia, will you do this for Christa?

 PeggyG -> This was an excellent session about using apps in guided reading and they used QR codes :-) 

 Sheila ->  I'm thinking about it! Just NHSTE do it though. . . .maybe.

 PeggyG ->  students were using Dragon Dictation to practice their fluency just by listening to their own recordings :-)

 dtduggins ->  Thanks for all the links they will be useful.  I just checked them out, I love apps and so I will share the love. There are many great apps we could use in the classroom. Bring on the ipads.

 PeggyG ->  Hi there

 PeggyG ->  just very excited about everything I learned last week at the conference!

 PeggyG ->  no it was last week

 cheryloakes50 ->  hello susan! welcome

 PeggyG ->  have any of you ever used ? They have an amazing collection of interactive ready books for kids

 cheryloakes50 ->  that is a great site, thanks!

 PeggyG ->  that's such a key point! many different devices that the kids own but it still works :-)

 PeggyG ->  there are blog posts about that too--policies and AUPs for using mobile devices

 AaronB ->  Can anyone recommend any good aps for helping students in math?

 cheryloakes50 ->  yes, aaronb, hold on

 Rebecca P ->  Hi Aaron... just a sec.

 PeggyG ->  @Aaron go to that website I mentioned earlier and search for math and you'll find MANY--

 cheryloakes50 ->

 cheryloakes50 ->  Aaronb, lisa has some great links

 PeggyG ->  Meg Wilson demonstrated how she used her iPad to take to her governing board meeting to make an appeal for funding for iPads in her special ed program. They were so impressed with what she could show them right from her iPad that they approved the funding!!

 AaronB ->  Great! Thank you Peggy, Cheryl and Rebecca for the links. I can't wait to try them. 

 dtduggins ->  Hmm usng cell phones to teach life skills, clever

 connect2jamie ->  @Bob Amen to that! You can't blame the tool! We have to set things up so that the cheating doesn't happen! It's not the phones!

 Sheila ->  My 7th graders started to figure out how to start a quiz on Quia and then say connectivitiy dropped out and restart the quiz (that they have already seen). Interesting. They were so naive, but not any more.

 PeggyG -> This is a fantastic google spreadsheet from TCEA 2010 with suggestions for apps organized by subject and include prices (if any)

 alicebarr ->  Wow Peggy! You are on fire tonight!

 PeggyG ->  :-)

 alicebarr ->  now Geek of the Week coming up!

 cheryloakes50 ->  Peggy, good thing for us that you are retired and work full time for all of us!

 connect2jamie ->  Wow Peggy! I never found that TCEA list! Great!

 Sheila ->  Chalk breaks! :p 

 Rebecca P ->  Here is a link to a wiki from my course. Each week the students update the site with resources. Check the mLearning section. 

 connect2jamie ->  Peggy is myGeek of the Week!

 alicebarr ->  I like that too!

 cheryloakes50 ->  Thanks Rebecca for this link!

 PeggyG ->  :-)

 PeggyG ->  you always get me so excited about things!!!

 Sheila ->  Rebecca can you drop it again?

 PeggyG ->  so true Bob!! always should have a Plan B!!

 cheryloakes50 ->  I agree, Shelia!!!

 Rebecca P ->

 Sheila ->  THanks!

 PeggyG ->  that link requires a login Rebecca

 Rebecca P ->

 PeggyG ->  for the Blackboard Academic Suite???

 PeggyG ->  that is so true Rebecca!!! impossible to pick just one!

 spallante ->  sally field

 cheryloakes50 ->  thanks spallante

 Rebecca P ->

 PeggyG ->  beautiful Rebecca!!!

 Sheila ->  And can I remind people about Earthcast11? Too late just did! April 22nd at Looking for listeners and/or participants! :)

 sroseman ->  very cool

 PeggyG ->  those kinds of examples are so great because it really helps to see the end product when you're learning a new tool

 cheryloakes50 ->  yes Shelia!

 PeggyG ->  good for you Sheila!!! get on the mic :-)

 PeggyG ->  TED videos are such great conversational tools!! really make you think

 alicebarr ->

 Sheila ->  Another plug -

 Sheila ->  Thanks  Alice!

 Sheila ->  Love smackdowns!

 cheryloakes50 ->

 PeggyG ->  I just learned how to send an embedded video in an email from my Mac this week--I love that I can do that without needing a huge attachment!

 alicebarr ->  Cool Peggy!

 Sheila ->  Nice PeggyG!

 spallante ->  Is there a place where all these links can be available?

 PeggyG ->  we're having a smackdown at our upcoming virtual conference for AzTEA! I'm one of the organizers and it's a free conference-Sat. Apr. 30 Come and join us! Angela Maiers and Steve Farber are our keynote speakers.

 Rebecca P ->  Peggy-- you asked about Bb... yes it was for the Blackboard suite

 PeggyG ->  couldn't access it Rebecca--said login require

 Rebecca P ->  Let me see if I can switch the preferences... hold on. 

 bobsprankle ->

 alicebarr ->  Free Math Games "mcGraw-Hill

 PeggyG ->  thanks :-) would really love to see it!

 Rebecca P ->

 Rebecca P ->  Okay... tried that link again. Hopefully no password. 

 cheryloakes50 ->  hello to camille84, just finishing up,

 PeggyG ->  thanks

 cheryloakes50 ->  to all in the chat, this will be a podcast tomorrow, with all the great links.

 camille84 ->  thanks

 PeggyG ->  still asking for username and password

 cheryloakes50 ->  Thanks to our chat room and all the great conversation and links

 dtduggins ->  Okay, I'm going to share that site with the 8th grade social studies teachers! 

 Sheila ->  PTA just funded the Digital Wish deal on Vizit interactive frames -  Phone in your pics to the frame.

 connect2jamie ->  Oh that Civil War thing sounds amazing!

 PeggyG ->  we're featuring Mission U.S. on Classroom 2.0 LIVE this Saturday--that is a fantastic, free online resource for American History with primary sources :-)

 Sheila ->  Twitter = telegram!  Great idea!

 PeggyG ->

 PeggyG ->  that sounds sooooo cool Bob!

 PeggyG ->  have any of you used Issu to publish newsletters online? SIGMS is publishing their newsletters with it and it is amazing to read either online or on an ipad :-)

 spallante ->  what a terrific cross-curricular topic/tool

 bobsprankle ->

 Sheila ->  Do you need to be present to win?

 cheryloakes50 ->  You do not need to be present to win, just a virtual presence.

 PeggyG -> free online publishing with Issu :-)

 PeggyG ->  what an amazing project Bob!

 PeggyG ->  can you believe we're already talking about the last month of school???? schools get out in May in AZ

 Sheila ->  Jose is doing that for a podcast contest!  :) 

 PeggyG ->  good luck!!!

 Sheila ->  Oh, We go until June 22! Just in time for ISTE.

 cheryloakes50 ->  the chat is now posted at edtechtalk, from last week! whew!

 PeggyG ->  still wasn't able to access it--I'll try again after the show

 PeggyG ->  plenty to keep you busy on your spring break :-)

 Sheila ->  Peggy - how many tabs tonight?

 Rebecca P ->  rpetersmauri

 PeggyG ->  wow Rebecca!!!! doctoral work definitely has to take a priority right now!

 PeggyG ->  don't even ask Sheila!!!

 PeggyG ->  I had about 20 open before the show ever started :-)

 Sheila ->  I thought so! ;)

 alicebarr ->  LOL!!!

 PeggyG ->  this has been such a great conversation!! Thank you so much Rebecca! please come back!!

 bobsprankle ->

 alicebarr ->  CarTalk meets SEEDlings :)

 Sheila ->  I have this car . . .  

 PeggyG ->  I won a great iphone app at the conference-LAZ Library ! with tons of complete books for kids :-)

 Sheila ->  Great show! Thanks all!

 cheryloakes50 ->  goodnight and thanks for hanging out!

 PeggyG ->  great way to get caught up on children's books I've lost touch with

 PeggyG ->  good night everyone

 dtduggins ->  Thank you goodnight

 connect2jamie ->  Thanks all! Fun night tonight!

 bobsprankle ->  thanks all!

 Sheila ->  That's great Peggy! 

 alicebarr ->  Thanks everyone!

SEEDlings Podcast - Snow Day Special! 2011-2-2

 Chat archive

cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Snow Day show soon.
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: testing now can you hear me
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Yea!! Hi Jim
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hi JIM
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: Good morning. . .
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hello Dianne and Jim
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hi Bob,
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: Morning to you too!
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: 12 degrees, snowing hard at West Paris, Maine
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: What a beautiful day!
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: It is pretty amazing out there, isn't it?
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Yes, Jim, it is snowing hard here too. 16 degrees
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: Just hope people don't experiece power troubles
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: <---caught message on Facebook
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Dianne it is amazing.
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Hi Dianne
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: Hi Alice
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: Used to have ice damns . . . .a steel roof made all the difference
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: Good morning all
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Hi Maureen
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Hi Maureen
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hi Maureen, welcome how is snow in western MA
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: Hi Cheryl- It's ridiculous- 2nd snow day in a row. Getting a combo of sleet and snow. Had to go out and free up the phone lines- hemlock trees were pulling it down
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: It's waist deep- not even counting the drifts
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Hi Mike! You Made it!
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: I did
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: Here is a bit of news. Groundhog did Not see his shadow and there will be an early spring. Go figure that one!!!!
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Audio is fine
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hi Michael,
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hello Gail P
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: Missed Maine friends at educon
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: Hi Cheryl and Maureen
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Looked like it was good. Did you enjoy it?
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: Hi Gail
 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: hi all!
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: @Alice- mixed feelings- lots of energy- lots of questions- not a lot of answers and what next steps
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Our Groundhog Show, Snow Day show!!
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: I remember that one Cheryl.
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: Did you have a snow day yesterday?
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: @lizbdavis wrote a neat post on her educon experience; it's changed over the years for her
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: No not much snow yesterday
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Maureen, we had a full day of school yesterday
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: We should also be thinking of our friends in Australia dealing with the Cyclone!
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: @Gail Thanks I will read that
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: @Gail I read it- feel somewhat the same, but not sad- just wishing I could bottle the energy and take it home with me
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Yes, Michael, I haven't seen any Twitter updates so we are thinking of them.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Shelia, hello!!
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: Hi all!
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: Hey Sheila! Nice to see you
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: We talked at a ILT meeting recently about "technology school packs".  Much like Meals on Wheels storm packs.
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: Just get weather report from a friend's husband (expert) - Another storm Sat pm and another mid week - all coming from south so wet, wet, wet.
 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: v. cool, michael!
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: I emailed work to kids yesterday- talked thru some stuff on gdocs with 6th graders... had a 4th grader iming me last night- told him to go to bed- it was late
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: Hi Lucy
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Welcome Lucy
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Hi Michael and Maureen.... trying to get the stream now.
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Welcome Del
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: It worked on ettA for me
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Yes, Maureen ,I am looking at google docs to see my students
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Happy Snow Day! It's the first for my kids. Their previous school hadn't called one since 1979.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hello Del,
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: This is exciting for Chicago!
 DelBrown -> EdTechTalk: Hi there
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: I've left some work for my students on my web page. Also left a google form for them to log their work. Hoping to show it would work for home school days.
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: It's crazy here.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Shelia, little steps!
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Lucy, How much snow do you have?
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Lucy, you have big winds!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Hello GailP
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Hey Alice, are you still work with the Singaporeans? I was thinking about hat last night.
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: Lost my chat window :O
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: I'm hoping the power stays on. It seems to be changing to a mix here- much rather have snow than ice
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: I'm thinking we have about 2 feet. It's still going on. Winds are strong, but not to bad where I am. Lake Shore Drive apparently is closed.
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: @Lucy,no we never connected :( Dod they connect with Ryan?
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: No idea!
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: @maureen - I saw a weather map and you will be getting hail, sleet coming through now. :(
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: We should try to get that going again.
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: I would love to
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: My plow guy is running out of space to put the snow-gigundo piles at the bottom of the hill
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: What do we do about those students with no or very limited access to technology at home?  I know it is not a big % but it is still a %!
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Seems to have just dropped
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Michael, Kern Kelley hands out, verizon cards which are offered at discount education rates!!
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: Good question Michael- we have kids with no access
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Student choice... have been thinking about that. My second graders has been  saying he hates school this year. And we've decided that going from a school with a lot of choices to one that where he doesn't has ben a factor.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: We should have Kern on to talk about that.
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Kern Kelley rocks.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Yes he does Lucy!
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Michael, I think we're going to see more bring your own device programs
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: I wrote a post on the last snow day about work at home so did Kevin @dogtrax but can't find his right now
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: Sorry- what was the name of the book again?
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: If kids have cells at least...
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: then they should be able to use them and schools need to think creatively about allowing all sorts of devices.
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: At the elementary level, though, not sure how to bring that connectivity divide.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk:
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: just lost your audio
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: To see movies for google apps easybib and google reading level, go to week 23
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: lost audio here too- buffering
 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: whoops
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: back
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: ok, will be back
 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: be right back
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: back too
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: again - lost
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: experiencing audio difficulties
 DelBrown -> EdTechTalk: I have audio problems as well
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Stay with us, Alice is rebooting the skype and then getting back on
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: back again . .
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: :)
 Dianne -> EdTechTalk: back again
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: Opps . . . in and out
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Del, I think it is us with the problem. we will try and come back
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: Glad it's not just me. Misery loves company.
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: Back for now! :)
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: The joys of a snow day Seedlings show!
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: @Michael we need to set up a good system for the families to set up as soon as school begins.
 DelBrown -> EdTechTalk: Plow just went by the end of the driveway...again.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: thanks!
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: In and out but chat continues
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: @Gail P That is a discussion that we need to start!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Yes, the chat continues. even later in the day Facebook.
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: That's a high tech explan.
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: Thanks Sheila-nasty out there!
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: I need to get on roof - bad ice dams. My door was frozen shut on Friday. Now have ax outside the door and unlocked window- for "easy access".
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Yikes maureen!!
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: About time folks read the writing on the wall. I never get to the daily rag here, but read tons online. Apps and webs route are vehicles
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: I heard more coming Saturday that is wet. I have to do something about my roof before Saturday.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk:
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: @Sheila- here too- I'm planning on Friday afterschool- come on over for a clean the roof party
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Another K12 one?
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: @Maureen - Sorry I have to do the Dance. Don't think I can do both. ;)
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: I did not really look at that yet.
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: @Michael are you mrichme on Twitter?
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Nope
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Yes I am Gail
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Alice that is awesome, google apps conference students and teachers.
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Congrats Alice!
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: Sounds exciting!
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Thanks, very excited!
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: Nice, I have one domain for fac, another for students. Did it before they allowed sub domains. It keeps them separate. We finally did the complete switch for fac email in December.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: good for you Maureen!
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: We hope to switch to GMail for school by end of yr - fingers crossed
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: @Maureen, how were they? We have First Class for 15 years kids and teachers
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: I need to move research skills down to lower grades.
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Will be a big cnange
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: change
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Drats the audio dropped again
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: audio out again - keep chatting!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: sorry it will be a podcast soon.
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: On now?
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: RSU #10 (Rumford,Mexico, Dixfield, Buckfield, etc) has a digital citizenship initiative.  As part of it I'm doing a series of afterschool workshops to explore the area and focus on using the Common Sense Media materials.  See the beginnings of the workshop pages here:
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Looks OK right now
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Yes
 Gail P -> EdTechTalk: @Maureen, I loved your prez of Google at edcamp keene
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: The K12 Horizon report is coming out in May; the one that is coming shortly I think is the higher ed one that's announced at Educause.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk:
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: We had some client- thru our domain. Moved the domain to a new person- one of our parents runs it... and went entirely with gae for mail. Few problems- altho those who use mac mail - set up issues- directions aren't clear for dif OS
 DelBrown -> EdTechTalk: Audio is now good....and this computer is nearer my coffee mug :)
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: Lost audio- can you put links in chat
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Cheryl's geek is ATtipcast  Geek Smackdown!!! at ATIA Orlando conference
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: The podcast will be up today, at bobsprankle, the links will be there, the chat will not appear until tomorrow.
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk:
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Jim, what is this link?
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk:
 Michael Richards -> EdTechTalk: Have a great day everyone!  We're making bread in Waterboro.
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: Digital Citizenship initiative in RSU 10.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Thanks for showing up for our SnowDay Show!!!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Outro
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Error on audio :(
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: 15 minutes for podcast
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) -> EdTechTalk: Thanks for coming!!!!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Happy Snowday shoveling
 Maureen@bcdtech -> EdTechTalk: My fav educon session- joyce valenza et al
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Bye all
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Thanks for showing up.
 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: thanks all!
 JimBurke -> EdTechTalk: Bye . . .
 Sheila -> EdTechTalk: Thanks!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> EdTechTalk: Enjoy your day.
 LucyGray -> EdTechTalk: Bye guys
 DelBrown -> EdTechTalk: bye

A special Snow day surprise on Groundhog Day. An early spring? Really?

Geek of the Week Links


2010-02-11 SEEDlings with Christian Long

Show notes: (Alice Project)

Geek of the WeeK


bobsprankle -> Room 1: Ah you're here!
 Sheila -> Room 1: Hi all!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: here!
 Sheila -> Room 1: Hey Cheryl! Tracy said she met you at the wedding. :)
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Yes, and we fought about whose friend you were!!! It was great
 Sheila -> Room 1:  lol
 alicebarr -> Room 1: HI Sheila
 alicebarr -> Room 1: WElcome
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Hello to all, just getting ready.
 Sheila -> Room 1: Hi Alice - sexy voice!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Isnt' that awesome
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Hi Loonyhiker
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: hi there! which do i click to get sound?
 Sheila -> Room 1: ETTA
 alicebarr -> Room 1: Edtech Talk A
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: thanks!
 alicebarr -> Room 1: Can you hear us?
 bobsprankle -> Room 1: hi all!
 Sheila -> Room 1: Wow Olympics!
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: yes i can hear u!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Yes, the Olympics are on my horizon!
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: i was in vancouver after a cruise in Alaska and it was beautiful
 christianlong -> Room 1: Teaser, indeed!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Oh, such great vibes for going to the olympics
 Sheila -> Room 1: DS is from Vancouver.
 Sheila -> Room 1: I'm jealous - would like the snow here.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Yes, I hope to get closer to Doug
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: i hunted for moose in Maine last august but never did get to see one :(
 christianlong -> Room 1: Can a "loonyhiker" hunt moose morally?
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: lol i think they were hiding from me!
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: i just wanted a picture
 christianlong -> Room 1: @loonyhiker:  ah...that's decent/honorable.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1:
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: we were near Baxter SP and the "golden road" and after 3 days of going out at 5am, we gave up
 Sheila -> Room 1: We'll looking for 1st hand info!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: This is a link to Julia Clukey the Luger that we are going to cheer on!
 alicebarr -> Room 1: Welcome everyone
 alicebarr -> Room 1: Christian Long is in the house
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Hello all, we are talking with Christian Long from snowy Texas tonight.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Hi Jasonmkern, Lee-AnneHK
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: hello
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Jason where are you from?
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: Texas
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: OH, is it snowing in your part of Texas or cold?
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: snowing
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: send it our way or to the Olympics!
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: yeah its deinitely not like Texas
 Lee-AnneHK -> Room 1: Good morning everyone - Kung Hei Fat Choi (Happy Chinese New Year)!
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: this is making me want to go read Alice!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Oh, Lee-Anne, Happy New Year! What year is it?
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: same to u Lee-Anne!
 alicebarr -> Room 1: Hello Lee-Ann Happy Chinese new Year. We had a dragon at school today!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Nice, Alice. What was your lunch today?
 alicebarr -> Room 1: Chinese Class made dumplings among other things
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Oh, yum.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Christian, this sounds like you are a global thinker!
 Sheila -> Room 1: Just got the automatic update! will be back in a bit.
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: ask Christian how wonderful his tech director had to be
 alicebarr -> Room 1: @jason we will :)
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: :)
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: welcome jenksbyjenks
 jenksbyjenks -> Room 1: thanks!
 alicebarr -> Room 1: Hi Paul
 Paul Allison -> Room 1: Hi.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: evening Paul
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Christian is talking about this project.
 Lee-AnneHK -> Room 1: Back again - people keep popping into my office. Year of the Tiger next year.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Oh, great lee-anne
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: welcome cbrown
 cbrown -> Room 1: Hi there. Thanks.
 Lee-AnneHK -> Room 1: Gotta go - needed in Learning support this morning. Hope you have a great weekend and are not snowed in. Will catch the podcast over the weekend.
 cbrown -> Room 1: I've been listening to "Seedlings" for about a year now, but this is my first time listening live.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Thanks Lee-Anne, have a great weekend
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: cbrown, thanks for the feedback! Glad you could join live!
 cbrown -> Room 1: thanks.  I really enjoy what you guys do.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Where are you from? Are you part of the ning?
 cbrown -> Room 1: I'm from Maine, but now I work as a HS science teacher in Mass.
 cbrown -> Room 1: I am not part of the ning.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1:   Here is the ning where we continue or start conversations.
 cbrown -> Room 1: ok.  excellent.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Hope you enjoy the live show and chat!
 cbrown -> Room 1: thanks again.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: This is Christian Long talking about his project with his 10th graders.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1:
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: i hate i missed this when it was happening but i can't wait to check out the website and read about the whole project
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Yes Loonyhiker, I know I was out straight and couldn't participate.
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: Just the idea of how engaged these students got into this is exciting!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Yes, exactly this is such a great project, a joint project.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: welcome PeggyG
 Paul Allison -> Room 1: I wonder if we could use BookGlutton to read this together?
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: We have Christian Long on tonight talking about his Alice project
 PeggyG -> Room 1: Hi! so sorry I'm late!! sounds like a great conversation!
 Paul Allison -> Room 1: Great documentation of the learning by students and teachers on the site.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: yes, it is good stuff
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: i love that "stay messy" :)
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Yes, stay messy.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Hello Gail P.!
 Gail P -> Room 1: hello all
 PeggyG -> Room 1: is Christian in the UK right now?
 cbrown -> Room 1: I never thought about "publicizing" my students work online..
 Paul Allison -> Room 1: A student recently used Alice as a metaphor:
 christianlong -> Room 1: @PeggyG: My email is UK-based...but I live in TX.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: cbrown, take a chance and do it, there is such a great network out here. Leave a message on the ning also.
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: i love when ppl tweet/plurk asking for comments
 PeggyG -> Room 1: oh that's good to know Christian :-)
 cbrown -> Room 1: I'm thinking it would be great in the context of science.
 Paul Allison -> Room 1: I love when Bob gets passionate, and thinks he is talking too much.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Yes loonyhiker, it is great to be involved in projects.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: yes, it is great isn't it Paul!!
 bobsprankle -> Room 1: lol, paul <blush>
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: by asking ppl to comment, u r inviting them to become a part of the project and it is quite welcoming (to me at least)
 PeggyG -> Room 1: Paul, I saw that post and several others about Ayiti--would love to hear more about that game and the experience of your students playing it. Would you be willing to do a webcast with a couple of students on Women of Web?
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: yes loonyhiker, it is all about making connections and those kids will remember this forever
 Gail P -> Room 1: back again, sorry for the interruption.
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: is it more important to have a portfolio for their *best* work or is it better to show all their work that chronicles their progress and process?
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: no problem Gail, glad you got back here.
 PeggyG -> Room 1: great question jason!
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: @cheryl and it is a great way to get ideas for future possible projects that can be adapted for my own class
 Gail P -> Room 1: And then there's the question of whether or not students want all their work on line
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: jasonmkern, I like the portfolio that demonstrates growth
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: i think growth is more important than just the best
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Gail P, I bet there are some who would prefer privacy, but most like stuff hung on a bulletin board, so maybe.
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: so do we create two pieces for students? one polished version of the *best of* and a second that gives the whole process? A lot to ask anyone to read everything without some context
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: jasonmkern, great question about work over time.
 Gail P -> Room 1: I have students who don't do their best and posting their work would be an embarrassment
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: Failure is simply a indication of taking a risk often times.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: I think a student can choose to post drafts and also final projects. Let the student reflect, that is the most important.
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: Teach kids to be willing to fail because they reached for something great
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: @jason my students' portfolios are broken up in different topics so that the final documentation can be the "best" for that topic
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Gail and Jason, maybe those students should find their voice, photography, media, music, maybe not the blog.
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: @loony but in the end do they present a 'resume' of their best work
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Risk should never be a failure. Great discussion!
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: @jason i think so - when we apply for a job, we bring a resume filled with the "best" about us, not really about our growth
 cbrown -> Room 1: I like the idea of using document sharing to share kids work with parents directly.
 Gail P -> Room 1: what global archive will you use?
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: if you are transparent in your learing for an extended period of time. asking anyone to read that much would be daunting but having it available if anyone wated to see it and to reflect yourself would be valuable
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: yes, cbrown, it is powerful.
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: @gail does the tool really matter?
 Gail P -> Room 1: I think the tool matters because who is going to hold the work for 10 or 20 years? I'm not.
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: teaching students too reflect at their own growth and being able to actually see how much they have grown is so important too
 PeggyG -> Room 1: I have seen some class blogs where the teachers actually state that the student work is work in progress and not polished, final products
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: is ok then to go back and edit that mispelling although the learning may no longer be 'transparent'?
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: I think it is important that kids own the work and want to go back and refine.
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: @gail no. that's why it goes on the web where it can be available
 alicebarr -> Room 1: remember Zach saying you have to "learn how you learn"
 Gail P -> Room 1: Don't you come across websites where the link no longer work?
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: keeper of the website, quote from Bob.
 PeggyG -> Room 1: I like that thinking!! and agree!
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: yes but how will you ever be able to stop that? we are always responsible for archiving our work no matter where we put it
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Learn how to learn, is what we want our students to travel.
 Gail P -> Room 1: I pass the work samples on to the next grade teacher and hold nothing on paper. My blog os student learning has a limit and I do not create a new blog each year. I build upon the same one.
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: It is about tech at some level or we wouldn't be having this discussion. I agree that what the students learned was not about tech but the sharing and the importance of the audience certainly is
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: @gail how do you pass the work along
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Gail P, I like that you build year to year cumulatively. That is longitudinal growth.
 Gail P -> Room 1: Paper work samples which the receiving teacher reviews and the rest is assessment data
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: @gail do you think digitizing that paper at some level would allow for easier archival as well as multiple copies that could be passed along as well as kept?
 Gail P -> Room 1: I have used a number of tech tools like VoiceThread and have these available for anyone to browse but what if VoiceThread fails and disappears.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Gail, a quick snapshot of those digital items is all I keep, just in case they disappear. Like GCast doesn't take more audio uploads I hear.
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: @gail then it disappears but if you don't doesn't it disappear anyways
 Gail P -> Room 1: I am not sold on the idea of archiving all work. Personally I wouldn't want all my work on display for the world to see.
 PeggyG -> Room 1: I so wish we didn't have to think about "grades" for these kinds of things!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Yes Peggy!
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: @gail I can certainly see that but things like google docs can be private
 Gail P -> Room 1: cheryloakes~seedlings Why do you keep the digital work?
 PeggyG -> Room 1: what a fabulous conversation!!! get this recording posted fast so I can hear the whole thing!!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: My own digital work as my portfolio, is what I keep.
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: PeggyG it will be posted tomorrw at 6 AM
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: we all learn when we all share
 PeggyG -> Room 1: you're the best Cheryl!! you always post recordings so quickly!!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Bob is the best!!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Alice and I take care of edtechtalk post
 cbrown -> Room 1: HI.
 Sheila -> Room 1: I wasn't in the chat but I really liked the conversation! Definitely want to listen to the archive!
 PeggyG -> Room 1: I knew Jason knew a whole lot about this!!!! :-)
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: anything that went wrong was my fault
 Sheila -> Room 1: :)
 PeggyG -> Room 1: How exciting to have both of you sharing with us!!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: no way jasonmker!
 alicebarr -> Room 1:
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: @jason lol don't throw yrself in front of the train
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: :)
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: visibletweets rocks
 cbrown -> Room 1: haven't tried it.
 alicebarr -> Room 1:
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: really cool wallpaper type thing
 PeggyG -> Room 1: try posting educon in visibletweets :-)
 alicebarr -> Room 1:
 Gail P -> Room 1: I like being able to click on a link and it opens in a new tab for browsing later :)
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: i like plurk for that reason - the whole conversation is in one place
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1:
 PeggyG -> Room 1: how do you sign it online?
 bobsprankle -> Room 1:
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1:  it is a webbrowser that you share
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Haven't tried it but teachers love it
 PeggyG -> Room 1: can you download the pdf with the signature?
 Gail P -> Room 1: @cheryl Thanks for that one; always seem to be looking for that
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Hi carolteach4, just finishing up
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: peggy, i will give it a try tonight.
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: just got home from conferences
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: Thanks to all in the chat, great show tonight. It will be posted tomorrow.
 PeggyG -> Room 1: I'll try it too Cheryl. Sounds fantastic!
 loonyhiker -> Room 1: this hr. went by so fast! thanks everyone for a great conversation!
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: can you drop in that address again - just got here
 Sheila -> Room 1: Edtech Brainstorm later tonight and Earthcast planning.
 christianlong -> Room 1: Can't wait to read the transcript now...great parallel convo going on!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: I will mention
 cbrown -> Room 1: Thanks everyone. Really enjoyed it!
 PeggyG -> Room 1: yes Sheila!! we need lots of voices in Earthcast planning :-)
 Sheila -> Room 1: Great show! Thanks all!
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: thanks
 jasonmkern -> Room 1: thanks
 Sheila -> Room 1: O-lym-pics!
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: we'll be off, too - we are coming to Maine-
 PeggyG -> Room 1: are you all going off-line during your break?
 cheryloakes~seedlings -> Room 1: this hour was fast. goodnight all
 Gail P -> Room 1: thanks - glad to have caught the conversations
 bobsprankle -> Room 1: thanks all!
 christianlong -> Room 1: Thanks again!
 cbrown -> Room 1: thanks.
 PeggyG -> Room 1: good night all! Thanks!
 matt montagne -> Room 1: hey sheila and tom
 ds -> Room 1: hey gang
 Sheila -> Room 1: Hi there!
 Sheila -> Room 1: yeah DS is back!
 ds -> Room 1: thx Sheila, great to be back
 PeggyG -> Room 1: Hi everyone
 PeggyG -> Room 1:
 PeggyG -> Room 1: great to connect up with Doug!!
 PeggyG -> Room 1: yes #3 :-)
 Sheila -> Room 1: Is someone taking notes?
 maryZ -> Room 1: yes
 maryZ -> Room 1: hi
 PeggyG -> Room 1: Sheila-you do such a great job with the notes!
 PeggyG -> Room 1: love your voicethread Mary!
 Sheila -> Room 1: YOu and me Matt! We had some fun together!
 maryZ -> Room 1: thank you peggy. the text was borrowed from matt's
 PeggyG -> Room 1:
 PeggyG -> Room 1: I think the wallwisher is such a great idea
 Sheila -> Room 1: Thanks for taking notes DS!
 PeggyG -> Room 1: had to find the mute on the ustream :-)
 PeggyG -> Room 1: Hi Cathy!!
 Cathy E -> Room 1: Hello All
 PeggyG -> Room 1:
 Sheila -> Room 1:  from Mary
 PeggyG -> Room 1: that's the form we are using to get people to sign up to participate in planning and helping with earthcast
 PeggyG -> Room 1: it's not the signup form for scheduling slots during earthcast10
 PeggyG -> Room 1:  This is our planning wiki with notes from previous meetings (also recording links)
 PeggyG -> Room 1: Hi Carolyn! great to have you join us!!
 PeggyG -> Room 1: In case you missed this link--it's our planning wiki
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: Hi, Matt and all. We didn't get to participate live in the Earthcast last year, but we did get to comment on the VoiceThread. I hope you'll host one of those again.
 maryZ -> Room 1:
 maryZ -> Room 1: Carol there is a voicethread again
 PeggyG -> Room 1: I really hope we'll get some of Matt's grads back!! They were awesome last year!
 maryZ -> Room 1:
 maryZ -> Room 1: one way to get canned content would be to set up some interview questions maybe
 PeggyG -> Room 1: do we want to start posting on the wallwisher now?
 PeggyG -> Room 1: yes I would love to see Youth Voices involved!!
 maryZ -> Room 1: is an example of a software that lets the teacher interview and thte students answer in interactive  audio recordings.
 PeggyG -> Room 1: Hi Sheila
 PeggyG -> Room 1: we're mostly reviewing things Sheila--waiting for you :-)
 Sheila -> Room 1: Yeah, right!  Ha Ha!
 PeggyG -> Room 1: I'm not sure if there is a way to remove posts on wallwisher--does anyone know? maybe just the creator of the wallwisher has that option?
 matt montagne -> Room 1: so this post kind of gives the 411 on Earthcast 2010:
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: Our principal is excited about Skype conferencing - between our school and a sister school in China. Perhaps I can get some students involved on EarthDay 2010. I'll need some help.
 matt montagne -> Room 1: interactivity is something we should really, really aim for
 matt montagne -> Room 1: how can we increase the brainwaves in our listeners who are in a group situation??
 matt montagne -> Room 1: big question, doesn't have easy answers...
 PeggyG -> Room 1: the quiz was really fun!
 matt montagne -> Room 1: the quiz was fun and adds that level of interactivity
 PeggyG -> Room 1: we're thinking about some shorter time slots this year--30 mins--but people could sign up for 2 if they need more time
 PeggyG -> Room 1: the echoes were great and we should definitely keep them going--get more participants :-)
 matt montagne -> Room 1: should be an interesting earth day this year...especially given all the push back that the science of climate change is being called into question once again
 PeggyG -> Room 1: I can edit and/or delete my own post to the wallwisher, but not other people's posts.
 maryz -> Room 1: I like the idea of shorter blocks
 PeggyG -> Room 1: so do I Mary
 PeggyG -> Room 1: easier to provide filler for 30 min slot :-)
 PeggyG -> Room 1: great point Doug re daylight savings time
 maryz -> Room 1: Peggy I will look if it ispossible to invite you and the others as moderators of the wallwisher
 PeggyG -> Room 1: good Mary
 maryz -> Room 1: is anyone familiar with ?
 PeggyG -> Room 1: I added the recording links to the wiki because it helped me to find them :-)
 PeggyG -> Room 1: no Mary-I'm not familiar with it--will explore it soon
 maryz -> Room 1:
 PeggyG -> Room 1: that sounds really interesting! the webheads come up with such fantastic resources!!
 maryz -> Room 1: voxopop
 PeggyG -> Room 1: yes! we need to be able to provide access to people still on dialup
 PeggyG -> Room 1: you can subscribe to voicethreads and have them appear in your voicethread page
 maryz -> Room 1: one of my colleagues in Brazil will have her class contribute to the voicethread
 PeggyG -> Room 1: can we start spreading the word about the preliminary participation form?
 maryz -> Room 1: hi Carolyn
 PeggyG -> Room 1: we can definitely tweet/plurk to our PLNs with the link to the form
 maryz -> Room 1: I was wondering if it would be considered spamming to announce it in webheads?
 maryz -> Room 1: and wikieducator?
 matt montagne -> Room 1: hi carolyn
 maryz -> Room 1: very good
 PeggyG -> Room 1: I don't think the webheads would mind Mary. They like to know about opportunities like this
 maryz -> Room 1: ok Peggy
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: I heard the announcement on Seedlings. It's getting late for us here on the east coast. I got home from school after 8:00pm - conferences tonight. Many of us on east coast are fading - time for bed.
 Cathy E -> Room 1: Have to run - I am going to try and get some of my teachers to sign up :)
 Sheila -> Room 1: bye CathyE
 PeggyG -> Room 1: thanks for coming Carolyn and Cathy
 Sheila -> Room 1: Bye Carolyn!
 carolteach4 -> Room 1:  Congratulations, Matt! How exciting.
 PeggyG -> Room 1: if you do a search for earthbridges on voicethread only last year's voicethread comes up-- has this year's voicethread been made public?
 PeggyG -> Room 1: if you search for earthcast on voicethread this year's comes up Yeah!
 PeggyG -> Room 1: dress rehearsal :-) love it!
 maryz -> Room 1: good, Peggy
 PeggyG -> Room 1: one of the options in our preliminary signup form asks for people to volunteer to help with technical things--maybe we could get help with the dress rehearsal this way
 ds -> Room 1: ooops
 Sheila -> Room 1: Time for music?
 maryz -> Room 1: lost sound?
 ds -> Room 1: lost skype call, it seems--please stand by--don't adjust your sets
 Sheila -> Room 1: :)
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: standing by - going to go and get a cup of coffee
 PeggyG -> Room 1: whew!
 PeggyG -> Room 1: sing Sheila!!
 Sheila -> Room 1: Ok - I"m not streaming so it's safe.
 PeggyG -> Room 1: my browser keeps spinning so I thought it was just me :-)
 maryz -> Room 1: anyone have  good sites for researching environmental issues?
 Sheila -> Room 1: Guess I got the hook.
 PeggyG -> Room 1: Diigo :-)
 maryz -> Room 1: Maybe we could ask carolyn to share some of her  recommendations
 maryz -> Room 1: thanks for diigo
 ds -> Room 1: seems as tho Matt's machine has crashed--hoping he'll be back soon
 PeggyG -> Room 1: I like Diigo because I can get recommendations from trusted colleagues
 ds -> Room 1:
 matt montagne -> Room 1: sorry about that folks
 matt montagne -> Room 1: thanks DS
 ds -> Room 1: brb
 ds -> Room 1: back
 maryz -> Room 1: I'm around
 maryz -> Room 1: march 4th
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: Who did the logo for the Voice Thread 2010
 maryz -> Room 1: I made the logo
 maryz -> Room 1: I used cliart from phillip martins 9the friends, and photos from widimedia (globe) adm the stars were from nasa
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: I like the inclusion of the kids in wheelchairs - nice
 maryz -> Room 1: Phillip martins is so inclusive of all groups in his art
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: I was the first one to leave a comment on Matt's voicethread last year. Should I claim that spot this year?
 maryz -> Room 1: the  link to what?
 maryz -> Room 1: what link did you need posted to the wall wisher?
 maryz -> Room 1: either voice thread or a blog where you can embedd all teh videos
 maryz -> Room 1: great idea  response videos
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: I think the YouTube, TeacherTube sounds cool.
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: Can you do a brief tutorial, Matt, on YouTube on how to do a broadcast. Or maybe you already have something out there.
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: Will, do, Matt! You got me started. We are right now in the process of connecting our two middle schools in Orange and Bethany using Voice Thread
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: It is fine - carol - carolyn - love being acknowledged. Thank you all!
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: @Peggy - your Saturday shows are so fabulous! Thanks so much for providing them. I love the one with CivilWarSallie.
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: lost audio again - sounds like bubbles
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: I got involved in artsnacks from the civilwarsallie show.
 Sheila -> Room 1: With Kevin Honeycutt?
 Sheila -> Room 1: Artsnacks
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: Yes, that's my Skype name. My son was just talking to me so I missed a bit of what your were saying.
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: Hey, Sheila - heading up north on Saturday or Sunday and will probably stop over night in Exeter or Portsmouth.
 Sheila -> Room 1: I'll be around! :)
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: Thanks - this was worth staying awake for!
 ds -> Room 1: thanks all--take care and enjoy the rest of your week
 Sheila -> Room 1: Thanks for the time slot DS!
 ds -> Room 1: thx again Matt for hosting--much appreciated
 ds -> Room 1: a pleasure Sheila
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: I have a FABULOUS song from Anne Dodson - about "big green trees". Maybe with her permission, she'll let us use it.
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: This is a great song!
 matt montagne -> Room 1: it is a fun song...we interviewed him on Earthcast last year
 matt montagne -> Room 1: he is a nice guy
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: Who is this again?
 matt montagne -> Room 1: he is from Peggy's neck of the woods
 Sheila -> Room 1: Didn't realize how much I missed my music fix on thursday nights!
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: @Sheila - are you familiar with Anne Dodson?
 Sheila -> Room 1: No.
 Sheila -> Room 1: I'll look her up.
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: Thanks - gonna go leave a message on the Voice Thread
 Sheila -> Room 1: :)
 carolteach4 -> Room 1: Sheila, I'll have to introduce you to her music. She is a fabulous artist - comes from Maine - brother resides in Camden


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