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Joined on April 10, 2008 at 3:38 PM


Javed: hi steve


Moderator: Hey!


Moderator: Welcome.


Moderator: Just getting set up. Will start in about 8 minutes.


Javed: I am not sure about sound but I am here


Javed: ok thanks


Glenn Moses: I can hear something, but it's not going through my headphones...


Glenn Moses: I'm going to run the audio wizard


Glenn Moses: metting canceled...


Glenn Moses: happy to be here early


Glenn Moses: Going out, be back in a sec...


Glenn Moses: hmm... anyone know how to force eluminate to my usb headset?


Glenn Moses: ready!


Glenn Moses: got it


tjtech: got it


Javed: yes


Glenn Moses: nope


Glenn Moses: got it


Javed: just to the login page


tjtech: yes


Glenn Moses: flock's looking good


Glenn Moses: What's the cost on white listing?


Glenn Moses: *white label


Glenn Moses: yep


Alan: I love all the extra features on Ning like My Page


Peter Zingg: If Ning can host shared videos and photos, that's a plus


Javed: I am using wetpaint to supplement


Javed: for wiki


PeggyG: I'm also excited about the wiki inside of Ning--saves running in different locations.


SMeech: Sometimes all the functionality can get away from the purpose or objective by doing too much... agree?


Javed: They have improved a lot recently


Glenn Moses: 5or 6


PeggyG: @Smeech--are you referring to all of the functionality of Ning?


Javed: I am arleast in four


Glenn Moses: active in 2 or 3


SMeech: Too many... active in only 3


PeggyG: Active in several--inactive in several


Javed: I have one of my own I am using to teach a course


SMeech: @peggyg yes...


Glenn Moses: rssing the forums helps


David Donica: 5 or 6


Javed: It at http://nfotechtools.ning.com


Lorna: typo?


Lorna: bad link


Javed: yes


SMeech: broken link


Glenn Moses: http://infotechtools.ning.com ??


PeggyG: I agree that Ning offers a lot and might not be practical for people who have set up blogs, wikis in other locations already. Thinks it's great for people just getting started from scratch setting up a social network.


Javed: yes


Moderator to Glenn Moses: Can you understand Javed?


Glenn Moses: not really


PeggyG: Is he describing problems with bandwidth on Ning?


Javed: The course is going very well


Glenn Moses: @peggyg - you can pull in a lot of those things with RSS


Javed: you mean with ning


Javed: How to get the student motivated


Javed: not all


Javed: just the bottom third


Lorna: is there a screencast on ning setup


Javed: I have sixteen student


PeggyG: @Glenn Moses-yes, I do that but I have talked with people who are just getting started trying to create a wiki and a Ning community. Having them combined in one services would be great for her.


Jonathan: I worry about NING not having export feature - you get locked into a commercial entity


Javed: only 3-4 are waiting


Javed: to the last minute


Moderator: www.classroom20wiki.com/live+converstions


Jonathan: doe Ning have an export feature so all your hard work can be taken elsewhere should you decide to try something different?


Harold: hi from main


Glenn Moses: @peggyg agreed, a wiki in ning would rock


Javed: Ning also needs survey assessment tools


Glenn Moses: @javed, that would be nice


PeggyG: The screencast on NIng was excellent and very clear for getting started.


Glenn Moses: you can do something like that with google spreadsheets by creating a form and then bring the link into ning


Jonathan: i wonder if someone has programmed some sort of export feature


PeggyG: just need to add the http to make it clickable I think


Moderator: http://www.classroom20wiki.com/live+conversations


Alan: I didn't discover the email at the top of the screen until recently. I found some old email there to respond to.


Glenn Moses: @alan - I did that with the friends feature!


Javed: can we do a widget for survey and assessment?


Alan: I really liked the tip you shared last week about putting html into multiple text boxes.


Glenn Moses: @javed - a survey widget would be great


PeggyG: I learned last week that you can embed docs uploaded to Scribd onto a blog, wiki. Love it!


PeggyG: OK-I'll send a couple of links.


Javed: @Glenn that is what I am thinking to add widgets


Javed: @to add the capability to the ning


PeggyG: one example on my brand new blog telling about Scribd-includes links-- http://didjaseethis.blogspot.com/


PeggyG: http://www.scribd.com/


PeggyG: Reason I mentioned Scribd was it might be an easy way to export things from a wiki or blog to a new location--not sure


PeggyG: screen isn't showing your desktop


Lorna: ty


PeggyG: You're back


PeggyG: Wow what an awesome collection!


Javed: I put mine in


Javed: I am new


Javed: I will be looking for one for college teachers


PeggyG: haven't started using groups in Ning--just join communities of interest


Glenn Moses: I'm back, Steve


PeggyG: some of those are REALLY small groups-4 people


jpalladino46012@sbcglobal.net: Do people get students to sign waivers in order to put their pictures online?


PeggyG: @jpaloladino46012-in our area they tend to use avatars and not photos-but definitely would need permission for photos


PeggyG: That's a great idea to provide the link to the online permission slip right on the site!


jpalladino46012@sbcglobal.net: So students would need access at home


Jonathan: does ning have a privacy policy that deals with child protection issues in most states?


jpalladino46012@sbcglobal.net: great idea I agree


PeggyG: How much time does it take to monitor Ning-Glenn?


Durff: How long does it take to get ads off the Ning?


Harold: @durff - I just response from Ning 1 day


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Jonathan: Ning's Terms of Service require that you have to be 13 to sign up, because of COPPA.


Peter Zingg: wish list for ning: restrict email domain for members!


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Explain...


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Ah...


Durff: yes 13 yrs


Peter Zingg: Moving to Google Apps: everybody's going to be on our domain...


Peter Zingg: s-ning-le sign on...


PeggyG: @Peter


Durff: so there is no way no prevent ning members from going outside the class ning?


Harold: I got permission from IT and Princ to start a Ning, what suggestions/lessons learned would you give?


Peter Zingg: We're a middle school - one 7th grade teacher is using Google Apps for collaborative documents on history...


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): We lost you Peter.


Harold:


Durff: they are resourceful learners


Durff: our principal created a ning for his seniors in his English class - they love it!


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): I wonder if you could even have students become "greeters," who would also warn oncontent issues.


Maureen/bcdtech: @Glenn- Is your school all online or is this ning just for a part of it- online learning?


Harold: would it be better at first to start slowly and not have the video/music?


Durff: COOL!


Harold: Is your school a alternative school, mine is?


Maureen/bcdtech: what other tools do you use besides ning?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): I can see a network like this serving two functions. 1) drawing students in, and 2) creating links to existing academic pursuits.


Harold: cool


jpalladino46012@sbcglobal.net: We are thinking abot using to keep in touch with alumni


jpalladino46012@sbcglobal.net: we will not invite current students, yet


PeggyG: love the idea of a Ning to keep in touch with alumni-easier than maintaining a website and you can have more people help with management


Durff: where is your school located?


Maureen/bcdtech: Can your kids bounce back and forth between LMS and ning?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Have you had any direct feedback from parents lately?


Durff: you are proving them wrong


Maureen/bcdtech: I wonder if it would be as attractive to kids if it was inside the LMS?


jpalladino46012@sbcglobal.net: what is a LMS, sorry for the ignorance


Maureen/bcdtech: learning management system- like moodle


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Learning Management System


jpalladino46012@sbcglobal.net: gotcha thanks


Maureen/bcdtech: I use moodle for faculty- not taking off. I'm wondering if ning would be more attractive for my teachers


Maureen/bcdtech: no buy-in from admin or faculty


durbrow: do you invite guest "teachers" to classes using Ning? Experts outside the school in science or the arts...


Harold: The reason we are looking at Ning is the ability for students to "own" their own page?


Harold: more than the Moodle lms


Harold: Previous comment the


durbrow: Low priority query: Can you tell use what Firefox extensions you find to handy to use with Ning and online teaching? I notice intriguing icons on your browser...


Harold: CooooooooL!!!


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): I wonder if you could build some firefox extensions to add functionality to Ning...


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Wish I were a programmer..


Harold: Can you firefox ext in Ning


Lorna: is that part of ning or just on the desktop


Durff: just checked - our principal's ads on ning still not removed


Durff: he followed Steve's directions


Durff: yes


Durff: this week


Durff: ok thanks


Harold: I got an email today from him


jpalladino46012@sbcglobal.net: thanks glenn


Peter Zingg: very nice, glenn


Moderator (Glenn Moses): mr.moses@mrmoses.org


PeggyG: off topic question for Glenn-did you have any problem naming your Ning Oddyssey of the Mind--gifted program name


PeggyG: It would be great to hear some students


PeggyG: copyright question


Harold: http://www.mystudiyo.com/ is a site that embeds quizzes into blogs


PeggyG: Won't hear it from me


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Glenn Moses: If you'd like to get a group of students together, we can use Elluminate like this and do a session on what they like, what other Web stuff they're using, etc. That would be really fun!


Alan: Thanks


PeggyG: Some kind of assessment/action research would really be valuable to others who want to do the same


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Glenn Moses: Let me know if you could invite me to the network...


Moderator (Glenn Moses): http://mrmoses.org


Harold: how to convince assistant principles


Moderator (Glenn Moses): harold - email me


jpalladino46012@sbcglobal.net: standing ovation


PeggyG: I am learning so much from these Ning conversations! Keep em coming


Moderator (Glenn Moses): thanks


Moderator (Glenn Moses): It was my pleasure being here


Javed: Please have a look at http://infotechtools.ning.com any feedback is appreciated


PeggyG: my hand was up by mistake I wanted to clap!!!


Harold: thanks STeve & Glenn


Moderator (Glenn Moses): @peggy - I do that all the time


Durff: nite!


PeggyG: Thanks STeve and Glenn!


Harold: nite


jpalladino46012@sbcglobal.net: thanks


Javed: thanks


Javed: bye