Dec 17, 2011 Unplug'd Ca - CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE


00:12 - McTeach (Karen)
Hi Wes! Glad to see you here this morning!

00:13 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
New Orleans, LA.

00:22 - Peggy George
It's great to have all of you with us!! This is definitely a show featuring our fabulous Canadian friends!!

00:33 - Daryl
Hi everyone!

00:34 - Peggy George
http://unplugd.ca/

00:39 - Carolyn Stanley
I met Daryl Bambic after my pres in Classroom 2.0, and she was at Canada Unplugged - hope she's here today.

00:41 - Rodd Lucier
Andy and DAryl

00:44 - Rodd Lucier
:)

00:55 - Daryl
Hi Carolyn!!

00:57 - Carolyn Stanley
Chat is going so fast - oh phone again

01:01 - Peggy George
later we'll ask anyone who wants to add to the conversation to raise your hand so we can give you the mic

01:33 - Wesley Fryer
@McTeach I'm glad to be able to join in :-)

01:34 - Peggy George
Tammy is such a faithful volunteer moderator for us with her Closed Captioning!!! So appreciative of her!

01:49 - Laura Antichi
no

01:58 - @shamblesguru
Yes

02:13 - Peggy George
select either the red x or the green check in the tool on the left-not on the slide

02:20 - Ben Hazzard
I think the 7 might be mainly the unpluggers !

02:27 - Peggy George
I have read an ebook :-)

02:37 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Me too, Peggy.

02:38 - Peggy George
I can't wait to learn to publish an ebook though!

02:40 - McTeach (Karen)
Hoping to publish an ebook written by my students in the spring

02:48 - McTeach (Karen)
That's not funny!

02:53 - Tim Fahlberg
Does a flashlight count?

02:54 - Rodd Lucier
... and it felt great!

03:00 - Peggy George
before computers and the internet?? :-)

03:04 - Tammy Moore
10 days without power once

03:12 - Zoe
It was really hard....

03:14 - aforgrave (Andrew)
http://edvisioned.ca/2011/10/07/the-day-without-technology/

03:15 - Daryl
Yes, at Northern Edge in July!

03:17 - stidmama
we are rural, when the power goes out, we have a generator for heat and water, but not the other gadgets!

03:20 - suehellman
Lived in a tent in the Yukon

03:20 - Andy McKiel
@Tammy - Intentionally?

03:32 - Peggy George
I haven't done it by choice--just no internet connection or computer.

03:33 - Kelly 1
Me too Daryl, that was the only time - at unplugd!!

03:35 - McTeach (Karen)
Yes...but not by choice!

03:37 - Wesley Fryer
That sounds great Karen - are you compiling examples of student work for your eBook, or are you writing a story together?

03:41 - Tammy Moore
Ice storm cause the power outage

03:42 - anachorete
hihihihi

03:49 - Peggy George
yeah!!!! see you all online :-)

03:59 - Zoe
McTeach -> yes and not by choice. Long drive, and no internet in car. :(

04:17 - McTeach (Karen)
Wes...I started a Writers Club with some of my 7th graders. They're writing a novel together.

04:42 - Peggy George
You'll find most of the links shared today here in our Livebinder http://www.livebinders.com/edit?id=242632

05:21 - Wesley Fryer
@McTeach that sounds great! Do you know how and where you'll publish it yet? ePubBud?

05:22 - McTeach (Karen)
Zoe...my father announced there will be NO tech allowed over Christmas.

05:31 - Peggy George
I got to participate virtually with the Unplug'd folks on their bus ride home--what an awesome experience to connect with them through ds106 right on the bus while I was in Phoenix AZ

05:42 - Daryl
Hi Zoe! I presented the smartpen to my staff yesterday.

05:59 - McTeach (Karen)
Wes...I have no idea! I'm going to be doing some research over Christmas break. Any suggestions?

06:00 - Wesley Fryer
@Zoe @McTeach have you all seen "Goodnight iPad?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ouOwpYQqic (book and youtube video)

06:00 - Peggy George
woo hoo! Congratulations Ben!!! we're getting your late breaking news!!

06:09 - Wesley Fryer
yes congrats Ben!

06:15 - Rodd Lucier
Go ahead Ben...

06:20 - Carolyn Stanley
I went to an CT unconference back in August; it was awesome; Dan Callahan was there, and I understand he was one of the founders of the unconference

06:26 - Peggy George
haven't seen that @Wes. Can't wait to view it.

06:31 - @teachteKBeck(Kristen)
My principal is bought me and 2 other teachers livescribe pens!! Looking forward to playing over the vacation!

06:38 - Wesley Fryer
@McTeach http://www.epubbud.com is an ideal place to publish your novel for free

06:39 - anachorete
(sorry i have to go - evening event here #timezone ) wish cool holidays to everybody

07:03 - Peggy George
unconferences are hard for people to wrap their heads around

07:05 - Wesley Fryer
@McTeach you can publish a direct link to it from your public dropbox folder on your school website

07:08 - Carolyn Stanley
I did not write in to present at the CTunconference this year, but I might next year.

07:14 - Peggy George
happy holidays to you anachorete!

07:21 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Virtual applause for Rodd, Ben, and Zoe.

07:39 - Carolyn Stanley
I know about those ebooks from Daryl. I can't wait to find time over Christmas break to review them.

07:41 - Peggy George
When you created Unplug'd was your purpose to create the collaborative ebook?

07:46 - anachorete
ciao

08:14 - McTeach (Karen)
Thanks Wes!! That's perfect for us!

08:15 - Andy McKiel
Hey Alana :-)

08:16 - Alanna King
Hey Ben!!

08:17 - Ben Hazzard
Peggy, we considered the process was the product and the product (the ebook was the process)... So it guided but it wasn't the whole focus.

08:24 - Ben Hazzard
Hi Alanna King!

08:28 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
And Jen!!

08:28 - Andy McKiel
Hey Jen :-)

08:34 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
I am an organizer for EdCampLouisiana. An unconference for teachers by teachers. Hope to get more participants this summer.

08:34 - JDeyenberg
Hello from Scotland!

08:38 - Alanna King
Hi Jenn!

08:38 - Peggy George
thanks Ben!! really helpful!

08:42 - Lorna Costantini
HI Alanna Andy & Kim

08:42 - Carolyn Stanley
We had a Posterous from the CTunconference, but it's disappointing that not many visit it now.

08:42 - Kelly 1
Hello Jen!

08:47 - Peggy George
Welcome to all of you joining us today!!!

08:47 - Daryl
Hi Alanna

08:49 - Alanna King
Jenn...everytime I eat alfredo, I think of you

08:52 - Kelly 1
I Alanna :)

09:03 - alanacallan
Hi sorry I'm late :)

09:05 - Alanna King
Hi Kelly!

09:06 - JDeyenberg
Alanna - I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not....!

09:08 - Wesley Fryer
@plnaugle - that is great! Have you set a date?

09:08 - Lorna Costantini
Hi Daryl

09:10 - Kelly 1
Hi Alana too!

09:15 - Andy McKiel
@Alanna - every time I eat toast, I think of you...

09:26 - Alanna King
Hi Daryl...let's find a reason to skype again soon

09:30 - Peggy George
such an awesome group at Unplug'd!! So glad we're getting to hear their stories!

09:35 - Rodd Lucier
:)

09:45 - Carolyn Stanley
Can they use the pointer or draw tool to let us know where the speaker are in the pic/

10:05 - Daryl
Carolyn: I was not in the picture

10:17 - Peggy George
what an incredible place to unplug!!!

10:20 - Alanna King
Andy...everytime I eat brain, I think of you

10:21 - Carolyn Stanley
Oh, Daryl - too bad!

10:29 - Ben Hazzard
Note there are no wires!

10:32 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
@Wes It will be in July but no set date yet.

10:34 - Andy McKiel
@Alanna - yikes! ;-)

10:34 - Wesley Fryer
Such a great venue...

10:40 - Zoe
Lol..at the moment I started speaking, myskype started ringing, and face time started ringing..Ah!! distractions! :)

10:45 - Peggy George
http://unplugd.ca/page/unplug-d11 (Unplug’ ebook is here)

10:49 - Wesley Fryer
"easy to be offline there" - an important key...

11:08 - Alanna King
Northern Edge really looks like that...stunning design

11:11 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
@Alanna King What time is it where you are?

11:11 - Peggy George
@Zoe--that's always my luck too!! I have started unplugging my phone during these sessions.

11:21 - Peggy George
I LOVE this picture!!!

11:28 - Wesley Fryer
environment makes such a big difference for interactions / learning...

11:30 - Carolyn Stanley
Thanks, Peggy - I may have watched one of two last Sept, but I'm glad to have the link.

11:47 - Wesley Fryer
Who is on the far left side of the photo?

11:49 - Alanna King
I love Zoe's expression in this photo

11:52 - Zoe
I dare anyone here to ask Dean about this picture...

11:57 - Ben Hazzard
@Wes Tom Fullerton

12:02 - Wesley Fryer
Thanks Ben

12:03 - Peggy George
how did they jump that high????

12:13 - Ben Hazzard
@Peggy at least an ince

12:13 - alanacallan
Dean hurt his foot didn't he :)

12:14 - Alanna King
The dock is spring-loaded

12:15 - Ben Hazzard
inch

12:18 - Peggy George
hahahaha

12:19 - Wesley Fryer
this photo is "taking the plunge!"

12:37 - Carolyn Stanley
What a great thing - virtual connections that they actually pushed into a face-to-face meeting.

12:37 - Peggy George
the photographer did an amazing job of capturing that moment!

12:38 - Alanna King
Very bright people....

12:50 - Wesley Fryer
did you have to do that #20 photo take more than once?!

12:56 - Kim Caise
carolyn that is zoe

13:07 - Ben Hazzard
@Wes... stay tuned... the 'after photo' will close our preso

13:18 - Rodd Lucier
One take... with a few fake jumps to begin

13:18 - Peggy George
did people arrive unplugged or was there a moment that everyone there turned everything off?

13:21 - Andy McKiel
That 4hr train ride felt like about 30min...

13:21 - Carolyn Stanley
Co cute

13:31 - Alanna King
Everything suddenly stopped working, Peggy.

13:34 - Peggy George
funny Rodd!!! fake jumps?

13:35 - Rodd Lucier
We lost connectivity on the way to the edge

13:38 - Wesley Fryer
@Ben very good! :-)

13:40 - Carolyn Stanley
backpack is almost as big as she is

13:44 - JDeyenberg
Unplug'd was fabulous - I'm a Canadian - but came from Scotland, my first time in "eastern" Canada!

13:49 - Rodd Lucier
Not quite Union Station. :)

13:50 - Peggy George
wow!

13:50 - aforgrave (Andrew)
Hotel -- Train -- Bike Ride, wonderful gradual move from plug'd to unplug'd

13:51 - Kelly 1
There was a moment of silence and wonder as we lost connection to internet :)

14:01 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Hi Roxanne.

14:02 - Carolyn Stanley
Recreation is good for the brain!

14:25 - Rodd Lucier
Hi Jen!

14:35 - Wesley Fryer
this was such a great example of creating shared experiences together involving the outdoors, exercise, expectation and uncertainly... also shared work.

14:36 - Carolyn Stanley
I do far too much sitting in front of my laptop- have to get out and walk more with my iPhone.

14:39 - Zoe
Hi Jen!!

14:49 - JDeyenberg
Hi Rodd! - Exciting Saturday Night in Scotland - so I thought I'd hang out with you guys for a bit!

15:05 - Kelly 1
The bike ride was just the beginning...

15:16 - aforgrave (Andrew)
the bike ride was almost the ending ...

15:22 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
@Kelly1 You got that right!

15:27 - Kelly 1
Oh Andy... we connected!

15:27 - Peggy George
I don't know if I can still remember how to ride a bike! My first challenge...

15:30 - alanacallan
hee hee Andy - we did it though!!

15:32 - Rodd Lucier
@Jen :)

15:38 - aunttammie
I think I would call this a retreat, not a conference

15:42 - Lorna Costantini
we all did not ride a bike :)

15:44 - Rodd Lucier
How are you Alana?

15:52 - aforgrave (Andrew)
Nothing like a nice hill at the end ... ;-)

15:55 - alanacallan
Love hearing your voices :)

16:05 - Carolyn Stanley
I saw the pictures of them canoeing - really beautiful

16:06 - Wesley Fryer
"you've made it so I will remember this moment forever" (due in part to the unique environment & context)

16:08 - Kelly 1
Ben is right. This is when true relationships were beginning to build.

16:16 - Peggy George
http://thecleversheep.blogspot.com/2011/09/lessons-learned-at-unplugd.html (Rodd Lucier: Lessons Learned at Unplug’)

16:40 - Wesley Fryer
"risk taking matters" - YES!

16:49 - JDeyenberg
Risky behaviour - getting in a canoe with Dean.....

16:51 - Peggy George
it sounds like there were MANY risks during this experience!

16:59 - Kelly 1
@Wesley we all took risks. But they were easier together.

17:04 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
More teachers need to become "risk-takers".

17:12 - Peggy George
so true Paula!!

17:12 - JDeyenberg
just about turned from Canoeing into swimming...

17:12 - Andy McKiel
@Jen - we both survived that experience... ;-)

17:22 - alanacallan
We had to swim after that bike ride - we were pretty stinky

17:24 - Peggy George
hahaha @JDeyenberg!!!

17:28 - Zoe
It took a lot of risk as well to be vulnerable.. these pre-experiences helped us develop the safety...to take those risks

17:30 - Wesley Fryer
@Kelly1 yes... it's much easier to take risks with encouragement!

17:41 - Carolyn Stanley
I remember Daryl telling me about a conversation with one of the members who was telling her that he loves learning so much, it almost hurts - and I so understood and was touched by that that I filled up with tears and was crying as I read the post to my husband.

17:42 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
One of my favourite moments! Nothing like being serenaded while paddling!

17:43 - Andy McKiel
@shareski was the 'sternsman' for @hdurnin & I the first night...

17:43 - aforgrave (Andrew)
supportive environment is key

17:45 - Wesley Fryer
"listening to someone's personal passion" - "a mosaic of personal passions"

17:56 - Andy McKiel
'Nautical Disaster' - live...

17:59 - Daryl
@Carolyn: http://www.yourlearningcurve.com/2011/08/unplugging-joy.html

18:00 - JDeyenberg
Bryan just wanted to get out of paddling...

18:02 - Peggy George
what a beautiful story Carolyn!!!

18:08 - Peggy George
thanks for that link!!!

18:09 - Wesley Fryer
so were there some pranks / practical jokes played during the weekend?

18:18 - Kelly 1
@Jen I agree! I was in the other canoe paddling!

18:24 - Rodd Lucier
@CArolyn We shared the audio of that quote at a recent presentation... Powerful stuff.

18:28 - Kim Caise
if dean was there i am sure there were wes

18:29 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Kelly1 paddling?

18:31 - Andy McKiel
@Wes - too many to discuss here...

18:38 - Daryl
Dean's story about finding joy has followed me since July.

18:49 - Kelly 1
@Andy - yes Andy. Paddling. I'm sure I could find a pic to prove it :)

19:05 - Daryl
And so has Rob's about 'caring so much it hurts'.

19:11 - Carolyn Stanley
Thank, Daryl- that is it exactly! You make me emotional, even now! good emotional

19:13 - Peggy George
this setting around the campfile really lends itself to personal storytelling :-)

19:34 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
@Peggy, it was all about stories! You are what you share!

19:49 - helene.wyskup@ottawacatholicschools.ca
Happy to be on board this Webinar. Music is the key to getting students engaged. It works everytime with me. Helene from Ottawa Canada

20:17 - Zoe
Perhaps what Rodd is saying is why this is could be considered a conference, rather then a retreat. Altough it was both...

20:18 - Peggy George
Some incredible stories shared on these videos from Unplug'd http://unplugd.ca/page/unplug-d-11-videos

20:18 - Kelly 1
People felt safe in the circle.

20:26 - ardith
Love using circles in my classroom!

20:39 - Ben Hazzard
Symbols, words, and actions

20:42 - Peggy George
I get goosebumps just hearing these stories about the experience!!

20:43 - Daryl
It was about the connections!

20:58 - Kelly 1
the mind map signified the connections between us.

21:14 - Zoe
The map changed throughout the weekend.

21:14 - Daryl
The stories allowed me to connect with people I barely knew but cared about immediately because we all cared about education.

21:20 - Peggy George
a human mind map! wow!

21:35 - Carolyn Stanley
These connections are really amazing - even virtually, I feel that Peggy and Daryl really are my friends

21:41 - Wesley Fryer
@Andy but this is certainly a great part of that sharing process...

21:43 - Andy McKiel
Loved Ben's story about what happened to the symbols that were left behind following unplud'd

21:47 - Daryl
Amen Carolyn!

21:47 - Peggy George
I agree @Carolyn!

21:57 - Alanna King
Oh the food!!! Northern Edge needs to release a cookbook

21:59 - Lorna Costantini
we were so pampered!!

22:17 - Peggy George
that looks fantastic!!

22:23 - Rodd Lucier
Hi @Kelly! Missed your name in the chat. :)

22:24 - Kelly 1
@Andy He definitely shared the idea that the symbols will continue to represent who we are.

22:25 - Daryl
The kitchen was beautiful as was the food.

22:27 - Andy McKiel
I can still taste Greg's food when I think about it :-)

22:28 - Ben Hazzard
Here is what happened to the rocks... http://benhazzard.com/?p=802#content

22:30 - Wesley Fryer
yes, we need to hear more about the ale :-)

22:51 - Kelly 1
@Rodd Hello there - great to hear your voices again!

22:53 - Peggy George
did anyone eat natural food from the environment--really roughing it???

23:06 - Rodd Lucier
@Peggy Do Smores count?

23:11 - Ben Hazzard
@Peggy no grubs (that we know of...)

23:14 - alanacallan
I loved the connection Kelly had to Greg - Highschool friends - imagine meeting again at the edge!!

23:31 - Carolyn Stanley
Let's face it - conversation around wonderful meals is often the focal point of conversation

23:35 - Kelly 1
@Alana - that was a fascinating discovery for me. Truly great to connect again!

23:39 - Peggy George
thanks for sharing your links! I'll add any of these links to the Livebinder after the show

23:56 - Peggy George
no---not s'mores :-) I was thinking more of berries...

23:58 - Wesley Fryer
@Carolyn Stanley: I agree. There is a transcendent power to conversations over a meal which bridges all cultures & contexts

24:39 - Peggy George
everyone cleaned their plates too :-) evidence that the food was fantastic!

24:48 - Alanna King
Yes, Zoe. It feels like a very hard-earned membership into an elite club. There were no dull moments in conversation.

25:01 - Peggy George
so many circles within circles--powerful!

25:22 - JDeyenberg
My Unplug'd Story - http://www.trailsoptional.com/2011/08/unplugdlistening-and-being-heard/ It was a place I could heal after personal strife...

25:24 - alanacallan
the tree...

25:29 - helene.wyskup@ottawacatholicschools.ca
This is very important. This also happened to me in Italy this summer. Helene

25:35 - Zoe
Group of Seven...sort of, right?

25:39 - Zoe
Hi Dean..

25:44 - alanacallan
Hi Dean

25:47 - Andy McKiel
Mornin' Dean!

25:48 - Peggy George
thank you @JDeyenberg!!!

25:56 - aforgrave (Andrew)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Wind_(painting)

25:56 - Kelly 1
Hi Dean

26:02 - Zoe
There is a wikipedia entry that references our event at Northern Edge.

26:10 - Peggy George
Welcome Dean! Thrilled to have you join this conversation!

26:12 - Dean Shareski
morning

26:41 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Hi Dean, we want to hear the story about what happened when you jumped into the water.

26:56 - Kelly 1
Julia did phenomenol work for our book!

27:00 - Dean Shareski
no you don't

27:03 - Andy McKiel
@giuliaforsythe has to be one of the most creative people in the world - so honoured to have gotten to know her at unplugd

27:07 - Kelly 1
Giulia (sorry about the spelling) :)

27:07 - McTeach (Karen)
Good Morning, Mr. Shareski!

27:09 - Zoe
oh Paula...you are brave asking that...

27:33 - Kelly 1
@Andy - I LOVED sitting beside Giulia and watch her think with doodles. Fascinating!

27:35 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
I have a challenge, Zoe. :)

27:45 - Wesley Fryer
OK, I've added your collaborative eBook to my holiday reading list! :-)

27:50 - Peggy George
as people were selected for this experience was writing one of the criteria?

27:57 - Lorna Costantini
we did not know that there were short comings :)

28:05 - Andy McKiel
@Wes - you won't want to wait until the holidays ;-)

28:16 - Rodd Lucier
Yes Peggy. People had to commit to writing in order to participate.

28:16 - Peggy George
that sounds like a big risk--making everything you're thinking, doing transparent!!

28:20 - Wesley Fryer
@Andy - my holidays have started! :-)

28:35 - Andy McKiel
@Wes - lucky you!

28:36 - Peggy George
are those Livescribe pens they're using?

28:44 - Andy McKiel
@Peggy - yep!

28:53 - McTeach (Karen)
Peggy...I was just wondering the same thing!

28:54 - Dean Shareski
Livescribe was a sponsor

28:57 - Rodd Lucier
Livescribe sponsored us by providing the tools.

28:59 - Peggy George
wow!!!! curious about how those contributed to the process :-)

29:02 - Andy McKiel
Yet another way that our stories were archived...

29:02 - Alanna King
Ben --- and took us a long time to get to the essence of what matters to each of us

29:10 - Carolyn Stanley
You know what - this sound very much like what Steve Hargadon is doing now with his Mighty Bell.

29:12 - Daryl
It was one of the most important learning experiences of my year in 2011= Fridge Memories http://flic.kr/p/abjzaG

29:22 - Rodd Lucier
and to keep our voice in the piece right @Kelly?

29:35 - Peggy George
good analogy Carolyn--but that's all online isn't it? Mightybell

29:37 - Kelly 1
@Rodd yes Rodd

30:05 - Carolyn Stanley
@Peggy - yes, but a huge number of folks are sharing about their passion for teaching

30:12 - Zoe
It reminded us of how difficult it is to write an authentic personal narrative.

30:14 - Carolyn Stanley
@Daryl - great picture

30:27 - Kelly 1
My experiences to try to hang onto my voice at unplugd is helping me with my expereinces in my proposal for my thesis now. GREAT LEARNING!!

30:39 - Zoe
I love Ben's face in this picture...says so much, doesn't it?

30:40 - Peggy George
that would be a challenge to keep your own voice in a collaborative document

30:59 - Kelly 1
@Zoe - yes. More of Ben's crazy eyes - such different versions :)

31:28 - Peggy George
love that photo @Daryl!! Fridge Memories :-)

31:35 - Ben Hazzard
Yes, I have crazy eyes... guilty as charged.

31:37 - Andy McKiel
Regarding the editing process - this was my first time helping someone to edit a 'doodle'... http://www.flickr.com/photos/amckiel/6032953213/in/set-72157627286962995

32:01 - Daryl
I showed that blog post to my staff yesterday!

32:04 - Rodd Lucier
http://heatherdurnin.com/

32:05 - JDeyenberg
Hi Zoe!

32:15 - Rodd Lucier
Andy was on the blog there recently...

32:26 - JDeyenberg
Zoe had me 'watch' her clas on Skype....from Alberta

32:38 - Peggy George
I'll add these links to the Livebinder after the show today. Thanks so much for sharing them to guide our learning

32:53 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Peggy George -- the collaborative process within each chapter was most interesting -- finding a chapter theme emerged from the pieces, but also was then resonated/emphasized within them as well.

33:58 - Wesley Fryer
So I'm trying to download the eBook now... are all the PDF chapters availalbe in a single file?

34:01 - Carolyn Stanley
Who took the picture?

34:05 - Peggy George
wow Andrew!! with so many leaders in the group it must have been an amazing experience to come up with a collaborative piece that reflected everyone in the group

34:10 - Wesley Fryer
I'm seeing links to separate chapters

34:14 - Peggy George
yes they are Wes

34:18 - Daryl
I look at that picture everyday!

34:25 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Wes -- There is a full document, too.

34:36 - Wesley Fryer
ok I think I found it... first link

34:38 - Peggy George
top link on this page: http://unplugd.ca/page/unplug-d11

34:38 - JDeyenberg
New Observation - the whitest legs in the front row - the girl who lives in Scotland...no sun!

34:56 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Wes http://unplugdca.weebly.com/uploads/6/1/4/3/6143222/wbm_master_copy_pdf_1.pdf

34:59 - Wesley Fryer
What platform did you all use to build the unblogd.ca website/community?

35:01 - Peggy George
look at those beautiful smiles!!! you can just feel the joy!

35:01 - Alanna King
Jen...you can't see mine.

35:22 - Ben Hazzard
We are now on ning @wes... but we started on weebly...

35:23 - Kelly 1
@Alanna - you have a "hands on your hips" kinda smile - such excitement!

35:35 - Alanna King
Good question, Wes. There are lots of how-to questions that I'd love answered.

35:37 - JDeyenberg
My photo made it back to Scotland and it's up in my room!

35:38 - Ben Hazzard
We are building more functionality as time progresses

35:56 - Peggy George
I can feel the "relaxation" in that group photo! Completely comfortable!

35:57 - Ben Hazzard
we also used vimeo, flickr, Pages

36:04 - stidmama
I so appreciate hearing about this experience -- educators working and learning and playing together; and the way the story is being told is encouraging to me as a beginning teacher.

36:06 - Wesley Fryer
@Ben Why did you all choose Ning over Buddypress?

36:12 - Zoe
Plugging in - For many of us - being networked has become a driving force behind many of our initiatives, our project –t has strengthened our ties, deepened and widened our relationships and has broadened our perspectives.

36:27 - Zoe
But...Unplugging from our networks gave us a chance to think about what the 3 -4 years has meant to many of us. We needed a chance to stop and reflect.

36:28 - JDeyenberg
I loved the tweet from someone else that their twitter stream had been hijacked by a bus somewhere in Ontario - as we all got plugged back in

36:34 - Andy McKiel
Then we were broadcasting live on #ds106radio - from the bus...

36:47 - Peggy George
really interesting observation @Rodd!!!

36:49 - Alanna King
Plugging back in meant connecting with loved ones about the euphoria we had experienced.

36:55 - Wesley Fryer
@Andy that is GREAT!

37:00 - Lorna Costantini
Peggy and I connected on the bus via #ds106radio

37:05 - Andy McKiel
@Peggy was one of the first people in the outside world to hear our stories...

37:05 - Zoe
You can understand then, why Alec Couros is so happy when he 3g finally appeared on phone –he first time in 48 hours.

37:16 - Wesley Fryer
@Andy so many platforms for continued connections now... esp with such a connected group

37:31 - Kelly 1
I learned the j-stroke for the first time at #unplugd :)

37:34 - Peggy George
http://twitter.com/#!/unplugdca

37:36 - Kelly 1
@Andy is my witness!

37:38 - Dean Shareski
Is it just my crappy internet connection or is there some other reason I don't see any slides?

37:46 - Carolyn Stanley
On the other hand, it is kind of frightening on how we all have become so dependent on being plugged in

37:49 - Daryl
Ah, the power of the metaphor!

37:49 - Andy McKiel
@Kelly - have you had a chance to use it since?

37:51 - Wesley Fryer
@Dean that might be your connection...

38:00 - Zoe
I think it is your connection Dean

38:03 - Peggy George
that was an exciting, incredible moment to connect via your ds106 stream from the bus!!!

38:09 - Kim Caise
dean you should see images in the middle of the window

38:09 - Wesley Fryer
ah yes, this is what I wanted to see!

38:12 - Kelly 1
@Andy - not in a canoe... but the one Rodd just talked about Yes :)

38:19 - Dean Shareski
@Wes, it's getting upgraded in a couple of hours

38:19 - Wesley Fryer
look at Rodd's expression!

38:25 - Kim Caise
with y'all in the water

38:28 - Peggy George
@Dean-could be bandwidth or possibly java

38:31 - alanacallan
it was shallow there wasn't it :)

38:31 - Dean Shareski
Bad memory

38:33 - Alanna King
Ben looks like he's 5 years old in this photo

38:42 - Zoe
I think Dean was feeling pain.

38:49 - Wesley Fryer
Dean did you hit something submerged in the water?

38:57 - Carolyn Stanley
@Lorna - oh, I didn't know that.

39:08 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Wes .. Dean hit the sand bottom.

39:13 - Dean Shareski
I injured my foot and it lasted for 2 weeks, that's how I kept the unplugd memory alive. ;)

39:17 - Peggy George
we'll post the slides on the Livebiner after the show but the story that goes with the slides is so important that you'll want to view the recording later :-)

39:21 - Lorna Costantini
I was terribly sick and everyone took care of me!!

39:35 - Kelly 1
@Lorna - you were definitely a trooper!

39:37 - Dean Shareski
@Wes, just landed too quickly. I was thinking the water was deeper

39:44 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Lorna It was wonderful to have you there.

39:45 - alanacallan
You were such a trooper Lorna!

39:55 - Peggy George
http://unplugd.ca

40:04 - JDeyenberg
Unplug'd Scotland is in April - http://unplugd.trailsoptional.com/

40:09 - Lorna Costantini
No matter how sick I would never have missed this experience

40:15 - Zoe
@kelly did an incredible job..faciliatator guide give anyone an opportunity to do their own 'unplugd' event

40:20 - Wesley Fryer
@Dean :-(

40:44 - Wesley Fryer
so lesson learned: test the water depth 1st?

40:46 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
Darren!!

40:52 - Daryl
Hi Darren!

40:52 - Zoe
Hi Darren!

40:53 - JDeyenberg
We are going to a loch in the Highlands to meet with educators from across the UK

40:54 - Darren Kuropatwa
HI FOlks

40:55 - Peggy George
from their FAQ page: If you're thinking of hosting an UnPlug'd event, we'd be happy to help you out. If you have a question that isn't answered in the Facilitator's Guide or the FAQ's, feel free to drop us a line at unplugd.ca@gmail.com.

40:56 - Kim Caise
hi darren

41:01 - Zoe
Rodd?

41:05 - Peggy George
turn on your mic Rodd :-)

41:05 - alanacallan
Hi Darren

41:07 - Kim Caise
rodd, your mic isnt on

41:14 - Alanna King
Hey Kuropatwa!!

41:22 - Peggy George
Hi Darren!

41:23 - Kelly 1
Hello Darren

41:30 - Peggy George
:-)

41:30 - Andy McKiel
Hey Darren!

41:31 - Wesley Fryer
there's Rodd!

41:33 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Hi Darren.

41:33 - Zoe
LOL...oops.

41:36 - Peggy George
perfect explanation Rodd :-)

41:42 - Darren Kuropatwa
Hi Everyone! Feels like a reunion. ;-)

41:54 - alanacallan
cool

41:55 - Wesley Fryer
have those dates been set yet?

42:03 - JDeyenberg
Unplug'd Scotland has people from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England coming - and one Canadian ;)

42:14 - Peggy George
Guide can be downloaded here: http://unplugd.ca/page/create-an-unplug-summit

42:35 - Peggy George
ç

42:36 - Alanna King
That's so exciting Jenn. Do you already have all of your participants?

42:44 - McTeach (Karen)
I'm loving this idea! Mind is whirling...

42:50 - Wesley Fryer
limits are definitely ok... many contexts need limits and are changed in fundamental ways when limits are exceeded

42:50 - Darren Kuropatwa
There were also a limited number of beds on the site, no?

42:58 - JDeyenberg
We have 20 of 37 - still looking for more!

43:02 - Andy McKiel
More 'glampers'...

43:05 - Dean Shareski
I counted and think I had meaningful conversation with about 25 folks.

43:20 - Peggy George
http://unplugd.ca/profiles/blogs/why-relationships-matter-an-unplugd-model?xg_source=activity (Zoe Branigan-Pipe: Why Relationships Matter-An Unplug’ Model)

43:20 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Dean ... Interesting.

43:30 - Alanna King
Ok...I'm going to send out the info to a couple of Brit friends...can you DM me the link again?

43:38 - Peggy George
http://vimeo.com/channels/unplugd11chapter2#27920274 (Kathy Cassidy’ Vimeo: Why Choice Matters)

43:42 - Dean Shareski
I felt bad that I missed probably 3-4 people that I never connected wtih at all

43:53 - Wesley Fryer
I vote you publish the eBook this year in EPUB format, and ask each person to contribute a short audio recording to accompany a photo they bring relating to their story...

43:58 - Darren Kuropatwa
I felt the same as Dean.

43:59 - JDeyenberg
unplugd.co.uk

44:02 - Peggy George
those stories are all so valuable!!

44:03 - JDeyenberg
or http://unplugd.trailsoptional.com/

44:04 - Alanna King
Dean, you and I need to have a talk about more than music trivia sometime

44:13 - Peggy George
http://unplugd.ca/page/unplug-d-11-videos

44:14 - Zoe
@dean @aforgrave A few participants documented their connections in their Livescribe book - It is what I do now at more traditional conferences.

44:20 - Dean Shareski
@alanna, sure

44:26 - Peggy George
anyone else want to take the mic who was part of unplug'd?????

44:28 - Darren Kuropatwa
Even with 37 ppl it was hard to get around to spending time with everyone.

44:31 - Peggy George
raise your hand to take the mic

44:44 - Peggy George
we'd love to hear from you!

44:50 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
I felt like one more day was needed to connect with each person.

45:07 - Peggy George
raise your hand if you were part of unplug'd!! would love to know

45:11 - Ben Hazzard
Please... unplugggers... share!

45:23 - Andy McKiel
I recently had five minutes to tell my unplugd story and I shared it here... http://andymckiel.blogspot.com/2011/10/telling-my-unplugd11-story.html

45:35 - Rodd Lucier
Your story is likely a different one than ours... what else would you add?

45:39 - Zoe
It would be great to hear from some of the other unpluggers...our experiences were all so different...

45:41 - Peggy George
if you all raise your hand from unplug'd your names will jump to the top!!

45:42 - Wesley Fryer
It seems as adults we rarely have opportunities to bond through shared experiences with others as you all did... so impactful!

45:47 - Rodd Lucier
Hi Darren!

46:09 - Lorna Costantini
:)

46:41 - aforgrave (Andrew)
Kumbaya is good.

46:44 - Zoe
@wesley I'm not sure if it was mentioned...but unplugd was a "model" lesson.

47:08 - Dean Shareski
That's a very good video

47:10 - Wesley Fryer
@Zoe a model lesson shared during the weekend, or meant to be a model for others (or both?)

47:10 - Alanna King
The unperfect/honest/vulnerable moments were what connected us.

47:10 - Peggy George
did you feel you needed to "defend" it @Darren? it's so hard to explain to someone who wasn't there to help them understand the power! I saw your video!!! Perfect way to do it

47:41 - Wesley Fryer
we need more opportunities for face-to-face community building and sharing

47:49 - Peggy George
Darren's video is here: http://vimeo.com/channels/unplugd11chapter1#27930208

47:52 - Darren Kuropatwa
I didn't feel I needed to defend it.

48:05 - Darren Kuropatwa
I felt like I couldn't properly articulate what I felt.

48:06 - Peggy George
that's good Darren!!

48:11 - Rodd Lucier
Yes. Hi Daryl!

48:12 - Darren Kuropatwa
It took me time to figure that out.

48:20 - Zoe
Nice to hear your Voice Daryl.

48:27 - Darren Kuropatwa
Hey Daryl!!

48:41 - Peggy George
sometimes we keep things private because we don't think others will understand but you are showing us how important the transparency is!!! Important risk to take!

48:47 - Kelly 1
In contrast Darren, everyone I told thought it sounded fascinating! I really didn't have anyone perceive it like that. Thankful!

48:47 - alanacallan
@Darren - it is hard to put into words - especially the emotions attached to the experience!

48:52 - Carolyn Stanley
I agree - nice to hear your voice - gives me another connection

49:14 - Susie
Amen

49:16 - Rodd Lucier
That is soooo true!

49:16 - alanacallan
Daryl - turtle shell girls rule :)

49:22 - Carolyn Stanley
Daryl's message resonates so strongly with me

49:26 - Darren Kuropatwa
@Alanacallan Yeah!

49:27 - Alanna King
- the loneliness of pushing the envelope - exactly, Daryl

49:30 - Andy McKiel
I really felt that unplugd was a perfect way to strengthen our connections with each other

49:33 - Kelly 1
@daryl so true!

49:34 - Wesley Fryer
yes - I agree that shared f2f experiences like this can be WONDERFUL for helping us feel less isolated / more connected to like minded folks

49:59 - Andy McKiel
And the actual event was just the beginning - those connections have flourished since leaving The Edge...

49:59 - Susie
That's one reason I try to participate in these sessions on Saturdaywhenever p ossible

50:05 - Carolyn Stanley
@Wes - we really need to get this out to other folks - so often we just preach to the choir

50:08 - Rodd Lucier
Daryl's original blog post upon our return was very powerful.

50:18 - Lorraine Leo
Thanks everyone.

50:20 - Zoe
Hi Jen...

50:21 - Peggy George
hearing you great!

50:23 - aforgrave (Andrew)
hi Jen!

50:24 - Kelly 1
Hi Jen

50:28 - alanacallan
Hi Jen

50:33 - Darren Kuropatwa
Gotta go, there's a leak in the basement. To the rescue ... ;-)

50:36 - Rodd Lucier
Hi Jen... Nice to hear your voice again.

50:36 - Dean Shareski
@Wes I can't understate the value of the place and time. Conferences, where we typically connect, lack the intimacy and setting that the "unplugd" outdoor space offered.

50:41 - Wesley Fryer
@Carolyn... I agree. I've been wanting to do something similar for midwest educators and this really has me thinking about possibilities

50:41 - Peggy George
oh no Darren!! good luck!!

51:13 - Alanna King
I like the idea of trying to simulate Unplugd with new people, but I don't think I could facilitate the same space that Northern Edge provided

51:20 - Peggy George
I think we have to create those smaller, connecting experiences even at a huge conference like ISTE!! We have to make it happen

51:20 - Andy McKiel
@Jen - I can still hear your laughter resonating :-) http://www.flickr.com/photos/amckiel/6032946103/in/set-72157627286962995

51:39 - Peggy George
great photo @Jen!

51:54 - Alanna King
Andy and I have tried to stir up the campfire experience at other conferences

51:55 - Zoe
@Andy great photo!

52:01 - Peggy George
it really was an ideal setting for Unplug'd

52:05 - Andy McKiel
Thanks @Zoe :-)

52:22 - Wesley Fryer
@Dean that's a very important observation. "Key ingredients" were certainly present at Unplug'd CA that aren't at any 'traditional' conference events

52:34 - Rodd Lucier
@Jen I'm looking forward to seeing your story come to life...

52:35 - alanacallan
Hi Alanna :)

52:41 - aforgrave (Andrew)
hi Alanna !

52:45 - Peggy George
as long as you're isolated from others to allow yourself to experience the connections/relationships maybe the actual setting isn't that important????

52:54 - Kelly 1
Hi Alanna!!

53:06 - Rodd Lucier
Hi Alanna (and Alana)

53:27 - Peggy George
love that there were so many roles represented at Unplug'd!!

54:03 - Peggy George
I've never experienced a "retreat" that was so powerful!!

54:07 - stidmama
I peeked at the ebook just now and can hardly wait to download and read it!

54:09 - Wesley Fryer
have you all put together a combined video of participants answering a question like, "What was most powerful for you in Unplug'd CA 2011?"

54:10 - Rodd Lucier
An 'un-retreat'?

54:15 - Peggy George
a great model for all of us!!

54:19 - Peggy George
:-)

54:25 - Dean Shareski
Not sure we have to label it

54:26 - Alanna King
Hi Rodd

54:30 - Wesley Fryer
thanks so much everyone for sharing! :-)

54:35 - Rodd Lucier
@wesley... no, but such a video is an interesting idea.

54:41 - Andy McKiel
@Wes - No, but we should

54:44 - Susie
This session packed a lot of punch and info!

54:44 - Peggy George
Thank you all from Unplug'd for sharing with us today!!! What an inspirational session!

54:45 - Rodd Lucier
Lots of other media exists online

54:45 - Zoe
@wesley It may come still...

54:49 - stidmama
Thank you, yet again, for an enlightening, inspiring webinar!

54:57 - Carolyn Stanley
@Wes -can you take a look at the message I sent you, please

54:59 - Peggy George
true @Dean--the labels really get in the way!

55:04 - Daryl
This has been great. Thanks everyone!

55:12 - Kelly 1
Great job Ben, Rodd and Zoe!

55:16 - Wesley Fryer
@Zoe @Rodd that would be great! Another idea/way to share some of the lessons learned and key takeaways

55:20 - Carolyn Stanley
@Daryl - hope to connect with you again soon

55:22 - Zoe
Thank you everyone, for the opportunity to share our story.

55:24 - Ben Hazzard
It has been great to connect with everyone today and share!

55:30 - alanacallan
Thanks!!

55:30 - Rodd Lucier
I'm smiling at the voices of unpluggers... would love to hear more.

55:38 - Peggy George
Steve's interviews are always great!! Such an amazing lineup of guests and recordings from previous interviews

55:46 - Alanna King
Thank you for creating this space.

55:52 - Susie
Yes, they are great!

55:57 - Peggy George
the Smackdown for Library World was incredible

55:57 - Carolyn Stanley
You guys have a wonderful, safe, healthy, and happy holiday.

56:19 - McTeach (Karen)
Those TLs rock!!!

56:23 - Peggy George
http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/Open_Mic

56:29 - alanacallan
Happy Holidays :)

56:43 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Thank you, Caarolyn. Happy Holidays to you.

56:51 - Peggy George
they really do rock!!!! we're stealing their idea!! We hope all of you will consider coming to the year-end reflection smackdown on Jan. 7

56:53 - @shamblesguru
Many thanks for sharing ... now to sleep 1:00am .... Happy Christmas and Healthy new Year to all

57:09 - stidmama
good night shambles

57:13 - Peggy George
you can add your slide anywhere between the intro/exit slides!!!

57:18 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Merry Christmas. Shambles.

57:48 - Peggy George
if you shared something in the TL Learning Cafe smackdown just bring your slide into our smackdown and you're done!!!! :-)

57:49 - Susie
This is a great way to get many people involved. Many are too shy to do a presentation, but are willing to share something

57:58 - Peggy George
I agree Susie!!

58:05 - Carolyn Stanley
That sounds like a great idea. Will everything be in the livebinder?

58:29 - Peggy George
just pick a tool, copy/paste the URL and create one slide to share it. You can even just do a screenshot of the website for your slide.

58:30 - Susie
I'm hoping to do one for the reading council in my district.

58:41 - Peggy George
http://tinyurl.com/reflection2011

58:51 - Peggy George
http://tiinyurl.com/cr20live-SmackdownSlides

58:58 - Peggy George
sorry-typo in that one

59:10 - Peggy George
http://tinyurl.com/cr20live-SmackdownSlides

59:18 - Peggy George
that was my typo in the chat Kim

59:30 - Peggy George
Please come and join in the fun!!!

59:55 - Zoe
Thanks Kim, Lorna and Peggy for this opportunity for us and others. Really appreciate it.

1:00:13 - Lorna Costantini
Thanks to you ZOe, Rodd and Ben and all the unpluggers

1:00:14 - Peggy George
They were able to share close to 50 slides in the TL Learning Cafe Smackdown in one hour! Inredible!

1:00:19 - Carolyn Stanley
I shared StoryJumper with some of the students working on a social studies project - learned about it from Julie Ramsay's show - they love it

1:00:34 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
Thanks all, I love reliving this amazing experience through these stories.

1:00:35 - stidmama
Have to head out, thanks again for sharing!

1:00:51 - Andy McKiel
Nice to 'see' everyone today! Thanks for sharing Rodd, Ben & Zoe :-)

1:00:52 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Thanks to everyone who shared info about Unplugged

1:00:57 - Peggy George
Huge thanks to all of the Unplug'd presenters today!!! Your stories are so powerful and I'm so glad to have the videos to go back to hear your personal stories!

1:01:28 - Peggy George
I love being able to upload our shows to iTunesU!

1:01:51 - Karima Mann
Thanks for sharing this special experience with us. Happy Holidays!

1:01:51 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Happy Holidays to all of my CR 2.0 Live buddies. See you all in the New Year.

1:01:53 - Peggy George
we'll also embed a recording of this session on our blog so if you want to embed it anywhere else you can do that

1:02:02 - Peggy George
http://live.classroom20.com/archive-and-resources.html

1:02:09 - McTeach (Karen)
Awesome show! Has me thinking and planning!!

1:02:34 - Peggy George
Recording for today and links will be in the archives as soon as we can get them created

1:02:51 - Karima Mann
What are you doing differently as a result of the Unplugged experience?

1:02:52 - Peggy George
not hearing you helene

1:03:02 - helene.wyskup@ottawacatholicschools.ca
Very inciting! Helene Wyskup

1:03:13 - Peggy George
anyone else have a question or something to share?

1:03:18 - Carolyn Stanley
Thanks, everyone -my youngest son just came for a visit, so I got to go do some face-to-face connectiong - great session

1:03:42 - Rodd Lucier
Andy tell us about the polar bears. :)

1:03:58 - Peggy George
:-)

1:04:04 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
@karima the words of the unplugd story tellers resonate with me when I am challenged. the support of that network has been amazing.

1:04:11 - JDeyenberg
Hi Andy!

1:04:29 - Peggy George
it sounds like you all have at least 40 new best friends for life!!!

1:04:44 - Ben Hazzard
So true Andy!

1:04:45 - Rodd Lucier
Thinks changed...

1:04:55 - Peggy George
how did you use the Livescribe pens throughout the weekend?

1:05:41 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
@Rodd, did they ever!

1:05:42 - Peggy George
thanks Andy!! :-)

1:06:22 - Peggy George
is there a flickr link for the photo group?

1:06:40 - Zoe
@peggy http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimmcgill/6020092624/in/faves-zoebraniganpipe/

1:06:50 - Peggy George
thank you!!

1:06:56 - Andy McKiel
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=%23unplugd11

1:06:59 - Ben Hazzard
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1753363@N23/

1:07:17 - Peggy George
can't wait to see all of those pictures!

1:07:28 - Peggy George
yes please talk about the Livescribe pens

1:08:09 - Peggy George
what a great idea for the stickynotes!

1:08:19 - Peggy George
beautiful explanation!!!

1:08:22 - helene.wyskup@ottawacatholicschools.ca
Amazing technology! Helene W.

1:08:25 - Andy McKiel
Here's a great post from Danika Barker's blog that shows one way that Licescribe pens were used... http://danikabarker.ca/barkerblog/?tag=livescribe

1:08:34 - Zoe
Capture conversations, drawings, descriptive feedback, to save own feedback, but also listen to feedback. This picture of Vince demontrates it http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimmcgill/6020092624/in/pool-1753363@N23

1:08:51 - Peggy George
these links are great and I'll add them to the Livebinder!

1:09:04 - Zoe
Alec actually went swimming with his livescribe in pocket...it still worked after.

1:09:11 - McTeach (Karen)
I'm loving my LiveScribe pen!! I've only just started using it, but can totally see using it all the time now!!

1:09:33 - Peggy George
such a great way to create a digital archive while capturing it right in the moment

1:09:35 - Zoe
It also made a bunch of "techies" pretty happy.

1:10:53 - Peggy George
it's such an interesting experience to meet for the first time f2f but you already know each other quite well online. :-) You're not starting from scratch in building relationships but you're enhancing and strengthening them

1:11:42 - Peggy George
amazing Jen to include it in your thesis!!! breaking another barrier!

1:11:48 - Zoe
Educators using Livescribe...reflections http://livewithlivescribe.edublogs.org/

1:12:45 - Peggy George
thank you all for sharing your stories and experiences!!!

1:13:01 - Rodd Lucier
I loved hearing familiar voices today...

1:13:17 - Ben Hazzard
Thank you to our hosts today! It was a pleasure!

1:13:18 - Andy McKiel
Thanks, everyone, for the stories today :-)

1:13:19 - Peggy George
and now you have allowed us to be part of your circle!!!

1:13:31 - Zoe
Thanks everyone...

1:13:32 - Rodd Lucier
Have a great holiday break everyone!

1:13:34 - Susie
Happy Holidays, everyone! See you next year!

1:13:38 - Andy McKiel
Hope everyone has a restful and relaxing holiday season :-)

1:14:06 - Lorna Costantini
Happy Holidays to you all too

1:14:08 - Peggy George
happy holidays!! please consider sharing a tool at our smackdown on Jan. 7th!!

1:14:08 - Rodd Lucier
Thanks for the invitation to participate... and to everyone who joined in the chat and discussion. :)

1:14:26 - Rodd Lucier
Thanks @Lorna & @Peggy

1:14:27 - McTeach (Karen)
Happy Holidays! Thanks to our Classroom 2.0 crew for the wonderful work you do throughout the year!! My Saturdays would be so empty without y'all!

1:14:30 - Peggy George
see you all "next year" :-)

1:14:31 - Lorna Costantini
Thanks Rodd Zoe and Ben - wonderful presentation!!

1:14:39 - Peggy George
thanks @McTeach!!!

1:14:49 - Peggy George
bye everyone!

Hi Wes! Glad to see you here this morning!

00:13 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
New Orleans, LA.

00:22 - Peggy George
It's great to have all of you with us!! This is definitely a show featuring our fabulous Canadian friends!!

00:33 - Daryl
Hi everyone!

00:34 - Peggy George
http://unplugd.ca/

00:39 - Carolyn Stanley
I met Daryl Bambic after my pres in Classroom 2.0, and she was at Canada Unplugged - hope she's here today.

00:41 - Rodd Lucier
Andy and DAryl

00:44 - Rodd Lucier
:)

00:55 - Daryl
Hi Carolyn!!

00:57 - Carolyn Stanley
Chat is going so fast - oh phone again

01:01 - Peggy George
later we'll ask anyone who wants to add to the conversation to raise your hand so we can give you the mic

01:33 - Wesley Fryer
@McTeach I'm glad to be able to join in :-)

01:34 - Peggy George
Tammy is such a faithful volunteer moderator for us with her Closed Captioning!!! So appreciative of her!

01:49 - Laura Antichi
no

01:58 - @shamblesguru
Yes

02:13 - Peggy George
select either the red x or the green check in the tool on the left-not on the slide

02:20 - Ben Hazzard
I think the 7 might be mainly the unpluggers !

02:27 - Peggy George
I have read an ebook :-)

02:37 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Me too, Peggy.

02:38 - Peggy George
I can't wait to learn to publish an ebook though!

02:40 - McTeach (Karen)
Hoping to publish an ebook written by my students in the spring

02:48 - McTeach (Karen)
That's not funny!

02:53 - Tim Fahlberg
Does a flashlight count?

02:54 - Rodd Lucier
... and it felt great!

03:00 - Peggy George
before computers and the internet?? :-)

03:04 - Tammy Moore
10 days without power once

03:12 - Zoe
It was really hard....

03:14 - aforgrave (Andrew)
http://edvisioned.ca/2011/10/07/the-day-without-technology/

03:15 - Daryl
Yes, at Northern Edge in July!

03:17 - stidmama
we are rural, when the power goes out, we have a generator for heat and water, but not the other gadgets!

03:20 - suehellman
Lived in a tent in the Yukon

03:20 - Andy McKiel
@Tammy - Intentionally?

03:32 - Peggy George
I haven't done it by choice--just no internet connection or computer.

03:33 - Kelly 1
Me too Daryl, that was the only time - at unplugd!!

03:35 - McTeach (Karen)
Yes...but not by choice!

03:37 - Wesley Fryer
That sounds great Karen - are you compiling examples of student work for your eBook, or are you writing a story together?

03:41 - Tammy Moore
Ice storm cause the power outage

03:42 - anachorete
hihihihi

03:49 - Peggy George
yeah!!!! see you all online :-)

03:59 - Zoe
McTeach -> yes and not by choice. Long drive, and no internet in car. :(

04:17 - McTeach (Karen)
Wes...I started a Writers Club with some of my 7th graders. They're writing a novel together.

04:42 - Peggy George
You'll find most of the links shared today here in our Livebinder http://www.livebinders.com/edit?id=242632

05:21 - Wesley Fryer
@McTeach that sounds great! Do you know how and where you'll publish it yet? ePubBud?

05:22 - McTeach (Karen)
Zoe...my father announced there will be NO tech allowed over Christmas.

05:31 - Peggy George
I got to participate virtually with the Unplug'd folks on their bus ride home--what an awesome experience to connect with them through ds106 right on the bus while I was in Phoenix AZ

05:42 - Daryl
Hi Zoe! I presented the smartpen to my staff yesterday.

05:59 - McTeach (Karen)
Wes...I have no idea! I'm going to be doing some research over Christmas break. Any suggestions?

06:00 - Wesley Fryer
@Zoe @McTeach have you all seen "Goodnight iPad?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ouOwpYQqic (book and youtube video)

06:00 - Peggy George
woo hoo! Congratulations Ben!!! we're getting your late breaking news!!

06:09 - Wesley Fryer
yes congrats Ben!

06:15 - Rodd Lucier
Go ahead Ben...

06:20 - Carolyn Stanley
I went to an CT unconference back in August; it was awesome; Dan Callahan was there, and I understand he was one of the founders of the unconference

06:26 - Peggy George
haven't seen that @Wes. Can't wait to view it.

06:31 - @teachteKBeck(Kristen)
My principal is bought me and 2 other teachers livescribe pens!! Looking forward to playing over the vacation!

06:38 - Wesley Fryer
@McTeach http://www.epubbud.com is an ideal place to publish your novel for free

06:39 - anachorete
(sorry i have to go - evening event here #timezone ) wish cool holidays to everybody

07:03 - Peggy George
unconferences are hard for people to wrap their heads around

07:05 - Wesley Fryer
@McTeach you can publish a direct link to it from your public dropbox folder on your school website

07:08 - Carolyn Stanley
I did not write in to present at the CTunconference this year, but I might next year.

07:14 - Peggy George
happy holidays to you anachorete!

07:21 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Virtual applause for Rodd, Ben, and Zoe.

07:39 - Carolyn Stanley
I know about those ebooks from Daryl. I can't wait to find time over Christmas break to review them.

07:41 - Peggy George
When you created Unplug'd was your purpose to create the collaborative ebook?

07:46 - anachorete
ciao

08:14 - McTeach (Karen)
Thanks Wes!! That's perfect for us!

08:15 - Andy McKiel
Hey Alana :-)

08:16 - Alanna King
Hey Ben!!

08:17 - Ben Hazzard
Peggy, we considered the process was the product and the product (the ebook was the process)... So it guided but it wasn't the whole focus.

08:24 - Ben Hazzard
Hi Alanna King!

08:28 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
And Jen!!

08:28 - Andy McKiel
Hey Jen :-)

08:34 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
I am an organizer for EdCampLouisiana. An unconference for teachers by teachers. Hope to get more participants this summer.

08:34 - JDeyenberg
Hello from Scotland!

08:38 - Alanna King
Hi Jenn!

08:38 - Peggy George
thanks Ben!! really helpful!

08:42 - Lorna Costantini
HI Alanna Andy & Kim

08:42 - Carolyn Stanley
We had a Posterous from the CTunconference, but it's disappointing that not many visit it now.

08:42 - Kelly 1
Hello Jen!

08:47 - Peggy George
Welcome to all of you joining us today!!!

08:47 - Daryl
Hi Alanna

08:49 - Alanna King
Jenn...everytime I eat alfredo, I think of you

08:52 - Kelly 1
I Alanna :)

09:03 - alanacallan
Hi sorry I'm late :)

09:05 - Alanna King
Hi Kelly!

09:06 - JDeyenberg
Alanna - I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not....!

09:08 - Wesley Fryer
@plnaugle - that is great! Have you set a date?

09:08 - Lorna Costantini
Hi Daryl

09:10 - Kelly 1
Hi Alana too!

09:15 - Andy McKiel
@Alanna - every time I eat toast, I think of you...

09:26 - Alanna King
Hi Daryl...let's find a reason to skype again soon

09:30 - Peggy George
such an awesome group at Unplug'd!! So glad we're getting to hear their stories!

09:35 - Rodd Lucier
:)

09:45 - Carolyn Stanley
Can they use the pointer or draw tool to let us know where the speaker are in the pic/

10:05 - Daryl
Carolyn: I was not in the picture

10:17 - Peggy George
what an incredible place to unplug!!!

10:20 - Alanna King
Andy...everytime I eat brain, I think of you

10:21 - Carolyn Stanley
Oh, Daryl - too bad!

10:29 - Ben Hazzard
Note there are no wires!

10:32 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
@Wes It will be in July but no set date yet.

10:34 - Andy McKiel
@Alanna - yikes! ;-)

10:34 - Wesley Fryer
Such a great venue...

10:40 - Zoe
Lol..at the moment I started speaking, myskype started ringing, and face time started ringing..Ah!! distractions! :)

10:45 - Peggy George
http://unplugd.ca/page/unplug-d11 (Unplug’ ebook is here)

10:49 - Wesley Fryer
"easy to be offline there" - an important key...

11:08 - Alanna King
Northern Edge really looks like that...stunning design

11:11 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
@Alanna King What time is it where you are?

11:11 - Peggy George
@Zoe--that's always my luck too!! I have started unplugging my phone during these sessions.

11:21 - Peggy George
I LOVE this picture!!!

11:28 - Wesley Fryer
environment makes such a big difference for interactions / learning...

11:30 - Carolyn Stanley
Thanks, Peggy - I may have watched one of two last Sept, but I'm glad to have the link.

11:47 - Wesley Fryer
Who is on the far left side of the photo?

11:49 - Alanna King
I love Zoe's expression in this photo

11:52 - Zoe
I dare anyone here to ask Dean about this picture...

11:57 - Ben Hazzard
@Wes Tom Fullerton

12:02 - Wesley Fryer
Thanks Ben

12:03 - Peggy George
how did they jump that high????

12:13 - Ben Hazzard
@Peggy at least an ince

12:13 - alanacallan
Dean hurt his foot didn't he :)

12:14 - Alanna King
The dock is spring-loaded

12:15 - Ben Hazzard
inch

12:18 - Peggy George
hahahaha

12:19 - Wesley Fryer
this photo is "taking the plunge!"

12:37 - Carolyn Stanley
What a great thing - virtual connections that they actually pushed into a face-to-face meeting.

12:37 - Peggy George
the photographer did an amazing job of capturing that moment!

12:38 - Alanna King
Very bright people....

12:50 - Wesley Fryer
did you have to do that #20 photo take more than once?!

12:56 - Kim Caise
carolyn that is zoe

13:07 - Ben Hazzard
@Wes... stay tuned... the 'after photo' will close our preso

13:18 - Rodd Lucier
One take... with a few fake jumps to begin

13:18 - Peggy George
did people arrive unplugged or was there a moment that everyone there turned everything off?

13:21 - Andy McKiel
That 4hr train ride felt like about 30min...

13:21 - Carolyn Stanley
Co cute

13:31 - Alanna King
Everything suddenly stopped working, Peggy.

13:34 - Peggy George
funny Rodd!!! fake jumps?

13:35 - Rodd Lucier
We lost connectivity on the way to the edge

13:38 - Wesley Fryer
@Ben very good! :-)

13:40 - Carolyn Stanley
backpack is almost as big as she is

13:44 - JDeyenberg
Unplug'd was fabulous - I'm a Canadian - but came from Scotland, my first time in "eastern" Canada!

13:49 - Rodd Lucier
Not quite Union Station. :)

13:50 - Peggy George
wow!

13:50 - aforgrave (Andrew)
Hotel -- Train -- Bike Ride, wonderful gradual move from plug'd to unplug'd

13:51 - Kelly 1
There was a moment of silence and wonder as we lost connection to internet :)

14:01 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Hi Roxanne.

14:02 - Carolyn Stanley
Recreation is good for the brain!

14:25 - Rodd Lucier
Hi Jen!

14:35 - Wesley Fryer
this was such a great example of creating shared experiences together involving the outdoors, exercise, expectation and uncertainly... also shared work.

14:36 - Carolyn Stanley
I do far too much sitting in front of my laptop- have to get out and walk more with my iPhone.

14:39 - Zoe
Hi Jen!!

14:49 - JDeyenberg
Hi Rodd! - Exciting Saturday Night in Scotland - so I thought I'd hang out with you guys for a bit!

15:05 - Kelly 1
The bike ride was just the beginning...

15:16 - aforgrave (Andrew)
the bike ride was almost the ending ...

15:22 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
@Kelly1 You got that right!

15:27 - Kelly 1
Oh Andy... we connected!

15:27 - Peggy George
I don't know if I can still remember how to ride a bike! My first challenge...

15:30 - alanacallan
hee hee Andy - we did it though!!

15:32 - Rodd Lucier
@Jen :)

15:38 - aunttammie
I think I would call this a retreat, not a conference

15:42 - Lorna Costantini
we all did not ride a bike :)

15:44 - Rodd Lucier
How are you Alana?

15:52 - aforgrave (Andrew)
Nothing like a nice hill at the end ... ;-)

15:55 - alanacallan
Love hearing your voices :)

16:05 - Carolyn Stanley
I saw the pictures of them canoeing - really beautiful

16:06 - Wesley Fryer
"you've made it so I will remember this moment forever" (due in part to the unique environment & context)

16:08 - Kelly 1
Ben is right. This is when true relationships were beginning to build.

16:16 - Peggy George
http://thecleversheep.blogspot.com/2011/09/lessons-learned-at-unplugd.html (Rodd Lucier: Lessons Learned at Unplug’)

16:40 - Wesley Fryer
"risk taking matters" - YES!

16:49 - JDeyenberg
Risky behaviour - getting in a canoe with Dean.....

16:51 - Peggy George
it sounds like there were MANY risks during this experience!

16:59 - Kelly 1
@Wesley we all took risks. But they were easier together.

17:04 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
More teachers need to become "risk-takers".

17:12 - Peggy George
so true Paula!!

17:12 - JDeyenberg
just about turned from Canoeing into swimming...

17:12 - Andy McKiel
@Jen - we both survived that experience... ;-)

17:22 - alanacallan
We had to swim after that bike ride - we were pretty stinky

17:24 - Peggy George
hahaha @JDeyenberg!!!

17:28 - Zoe
It took a lot of risk as well to be vulnerable.. these pre-experiences helped us develop the safety...to take those risks

17:30 - Wesley Fryer
@Kelly1 yes... it's much easier to take risks with encouragement!

17:41 - Carolyn Stanley
I remember Daryl telling me about a conversation with one of the members who was telling her that he loves learning so much, it almost hurts - and I so understood and was touched by that that I filled up with tears and was crying as I read the post to my husband.

17:42 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
One of my favourite moments! Nothing like being serenaded while paddling!

17:43 - Andy McKiel
@shareski was the 'sternsman' for @hdurnin & I the first night...

17:43 - aforgrave (Andrew)
supportive environment is key

17:45 - Wesley Fryer
"listening to someone's personal passion" - "a mosaic of personal passions"

17:56 - Andy McKiel
'Nautical Disaster' - live...

17:59 - Daryl
@Carolyn: http://www.yourlearningcurve.com/2011/08/unplugging-joy.html

18:00 - JDeyenberg
Bryan just wanted to get out of paddling...

18:02 - Peggy George
what a beautiful story Carolyn!!!

18:08 - Peggy George
thanks for that link!!!

18:09 - Wesley Fryer
so were there some pranks / practical jokes played during the weekend?

18:18 - Kelly 1
@Jen I agree! I was in the other canoe paddling!

18:24 - Rodd Lucier
@CArolyn We shared the audio of that quote at a recent presentation... Powerful stuff.

18:28 - Kim Caise
if dean was there i am sure there were wes

18:29 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Kelly1 paddling?

18:31 - Andy McKiel
@Wes - too many to discuss here...

18:38 - Daryl
Dean's story about finding joy has followed me since July.

18:49 - Kelly 1
@Andy - yes Andy. Paddling. I'm sure I could find a pic to prove it :)

19:05 - Daryl
And so has Rob's about 'caring so much it hurts'.

19:11 - Carolyn Stanley
Thank, Daryl- that is it exactly! You make me emotional, even now! good emotional

19:13 - Peggy George
this setting around the campfile really lends itself to personal storytelling :-)

19:34 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
@Peggy, it was all about stories! You are what you share!

19:49 - helene.wyskup@ottawacatholicschools.ca
Happy to be on board this Webinar. Music is the key to getting students engaged. It works everytime with me. Helene from Ottawa Canada

20:17 - Zoe
Perhaps what Rodd is saying is why this is could be considered a conference, rather then a retreat. Altough it was both...

20:18 - Peggy George
Some incredible stories shared on these videos from Unplug'd http://unplugd.ca/page/unplug-d-11-videos

20:18 - Kelly 1
People felt safe in the circle.

20:26 - ardith
Love using circles in my classroom!

20:39 - Ben Hazzard
Symbols, words, and actions

20:42 - Peggy George
I get goosebumps just hearing these stories about the experience!!

20:43 - Daryl
It was about the connections!

20:58 - Kelly 1
the mind map signified the connections between us.

21:14 - Zoe
The map changed throughout the weekend.

21:14 - Daryl
The stories allowed me to connect with people I barely knew but cared about immediately because we all cared about education.

21:20 - Peggy George
a human mind map! wow!

21:35 - Carolyn Stanley
These connections are really amazing - even virtually, I feel that Peggy and Daryl really are my friends

21:41 - Wesley Fryer
@Andy but this is certainly a great part of that sharing process...

21:43 - Andy McKiel
Loved Ben's story about what happened to the symbols that were left behind following unplud'd

21:47 - Daryl
Amen Carolyn!

21:47 - Peggy George
I agree @Carolyn!

21:57 - Alanna King
Oh the food!!! Northern Edge needs to release a cookbook

21:59 - Lorna Costantini
we were so pampered!!

22:17 - Peggy George
that looks fantastic!!

22:23 - Rodd Lucier
Hi @Kelly! Missed your name in the chat. :)

22:24 - Kelly 1
@Andy He definitely shared the idea that the symbols will continue to represent who we are.

22:25 - Daryl
The kitchen was beautiful as was the food.

22:27 - Andy McKiel
I can still taste Greg's food when I think about it :-)

22:28 - Ben Hazzard
Here is what happened to the rocks... http://benhazzard.com/?p=802#content

22:30 - Wesley Fryer
yes, we need to hear more about the ale :-)

22:51 - Kelly 1
@Rodd Hello there - great to hear your voices again!

22:53 - Peggy George
did anyone eat natural food from the environment--really roughing it???

23:06 - Rodd Lucier
@Peggy Do Smores count?

23:11 - Ben Hazzard
@Peggy no grubs (that we know of...)

23:14 - alanacallan
I loved the connection Kelly had to Greg - Highschool friends - imagine meeting again at the edge!!

23:31 - Carolyn Stanley
Let's face it - conversation around wonderful meals is often the focal point of conversation

23:35 - Kelly 1
@Alana - that was a fascinating discovery for me. Truly great to connect again!

23:39 - Peggy George
thanks for sharing your links! I'll add any of these links to the Livebinder after the show

23:56 - Peggy George
no---not s'mores :-) I was thinking more of berries...

23:58 - Wesley Fryer
@Carolyn Stanley: I agree. There is a transcendent power to conversations over a meal which bridges all cultures & contexts

24:39 - Peggy George
everyone cleaned their plates too :-) evidence that the food was fantastic!

24:48 - Alanna King
Yes, Zoe. It feels like a very hard-earned membership into an elite club. There were no dull moments in conversation.

25:01 - Peggy George
so many circles within circles--powerful!

25:22 - JDeyenberg
My Unplug'd Story - http://www.trailsoptional.com/2011/08/unplugdlistening-and-being-heard/ It was a place I could heal after personal strife...

25:24 - alanacallan
the tree...

25:29 - helene.wyskup@ottawacatholicschools.ca
This is very important. This also happened to me in Italy this summer. Helene

25:35 - Zoe
Group of Seven...sort of, right?

25:39 - Zoe
Hi Dean..

25:44 - alanacallan
Hi Dean

25:47 - Andy McKiel
Mornin' Dean!

25:48 - Peggy George
thank you @JDeyenberg!!!

25:56 - aforgrave (Andrew)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Wind_(painting)

25:56 - Kelly 1
Hi Dean

26:02 - Zoe
There is a wikipedia entry that references our event at Northern Edge.

26:10 - Peggy George
Welcome Dean! Thrilled to have you join this conversation!

26:12 - Dean Shareski
morning

26:41 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Hi Dean, we want to hear the story about what happened when you jumped into the water.

26:56 - Kelly 1
Julia did phenomenol work for our book!

27:00 - Dean Shareski
no you don't

27:03 - Andy McKiel
@giuliaforsythe has to be one of the most creative people in the world - so honoured to have gotten to know her at unplugd

27:07 - Kelly 1
Giulia (sorry about the spelling) :)

27:07 - McTeach (Karen)
Good Morning, Mr. Shareski!

27:09 - Zoe
oh Paula...you are brave asking that...

27:33 - Kelly 1
@Andy - I LOVED sitting beside Giulia and watch her think with doodles. Fascinating!

27:35 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
I have a challenge, Zoe. :)

27:45 - Wesley Fryer
OK, I've added your collaborative eBook to my holiday reading list! :-)

27:50 - Peggy George
as people were selected for this experience was writing one of the criteria?

27:57 - Lorna Costantini
we did not know that there were short comings :)

28:05 - Andy McKiel
@Wes - you won't want to wait until the holidays ;-)

28:16 - Rodd Lucier
Yes Peggy. People had to commit to writing in order to participate.

28:16 - Peggy George
that sounds like a big risk--making everything you're thinking, doing transparent!!

28:20 - Wesley Fryer
@Andy - my holidays have started! :-)

28:35 - Andy McKiel
@Wes - lucky you!

28:36 - Peggy George
are those Livescribe pens they're using?

28:44 - Andy McKiel
@Peggy - yep!

28:53 - McTeach (Karen)
Peggy...I was just wondering the same thing!

28:54 - Dean Shareski
Livescribe was a sponsor

28:57 - Rodd Lucier
Livescribe sponsored us by providing the tools.

28:59 - Peggy George
wow!!!! curious about how those contributed to the process :-)

29:02 - Andy McKiel
Yet another way that our stories were archived...

29:02 - Alanna King
Ben --- and took us a long time to get to the essence of what matters to each of us

29:10 - Carolyn Stanley
You know what - this sound very much like what Steve Hargadon is doing now with his Mighty Bell.

29:12 - Daryl
It was one of the most important learning experiences of my year in 2011= Fridge Memories http://flic.kr/p/abjzaG

29:22 - Rodd Lucier
and to keep our voice in the piece right @Kelly?

29:35 - Peggy George
good analogy Carolyn--but that's all online isn't it? Mightybell

29:37 - Kelly 1
@Rodd yes Rodd

30:05 - Carolyn Stanley
@Peggy - yes, but a huge number of folks are sharing about their passion for teaching

30:12 - Zoe
It reminded us of how difficult it is to write an authentic personal narrative.

30:14 - Carolyn Stanley
@Daryl - great picture

30:27 - Kelly 1
My experiences to try to hang onto my voice at unplugd is helping me with my expereinces in my proposal for my thesis now. GREAT LEARNING!!

30:39 - Zoe
I love Ben's face in this picture...says so much, doesn't it?

30:40 - Peggy George
that would be a challenge to keep your own voice in a collaborative document

30:59 - Kelly 1
@Zoe - yes. More of Ben's crazy eyes - such different versions :)

31:28 - Peggy George
love that photo @Daryl!! Fridge Memories :-)

31:35 - Ben Hazzard
Yes, I have crazy eyes... guilty as charged.

31:37 - Andy McKiel
Regarding the editing process - this was my first time helping someone to edit a 'doodle'... http://www.flickr.com/photos/amckiel/6032953213/in/set-72157627286962995

32:01 - Daryl
I showed that blog post to my staff yesterday!

32:04 - Rodd Lucier
http://heatherdurnin.com/

32:05 - JDeyenberg
Hi Zoe!

32:15 - Rodd Lucier
Andy was on the blog there recently...

32:26 - JDeyenberg
Zoe had me 'watch' her clas on Skype....from Alberta

32:38 - Peggy George
I'll add these links to the Livebinder after the show today. Thanks so much for sharing them to guide our learning

32:53 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Peggy George -- the collaborative process within each chapter was most interesting -- finding a chapter theme emerged from the pieces, but also was then resonated/emphasized within them as well.

33:58 - Wesley Fryer
So I'm trying to download the eBook now... are all the PDF chapters availalbe in a single file?

34:01 - Carolyn Stanley
Who took the picture?

34:05 - Peggy George
wow Andrew!! with so many leaders in the group it must have been an amazing experience to come up with a collaborative piece that reflected everyone in the group

34:10 - Wesley Fryer
I'm seeing links to separate chapters

34:14 - Peggy George
yes they are Wes

34:18 - Daryl
I look at that picture everyday!

34:25 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Wes -- There is a full document, too.

34:36 - Wesley Fryer
ok I think I found it... first link

34:38 - Peggy George
top link on this page: http://unplugd.ca/page/unplug-d11

34:38 - JDeyenberg
New Observation - the whitest legs in the front row - the girl who lives in Scotland...no sun!

34:56 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Wes http://unplugdca.weebly.com/uploads/6/1/4/3/6143222/wbm_master_copy_pdf_1.pdf

34:59 - Wesley Fryer
What platform did you all use to build the unblogd.ca website/community?

35:01 - Peggy George
look at those beautiful smiles!!! you can just feel the joy!

35:01 - Alanna King
Jen...you can't see mine.

35:22 - Ben Hazzard
We are now on ning @wes... but we started on weebly...

35:23 - Kelly 1
@Alanna - you have a "hands on your hips" kinda smile - such excitement!

35:35 - Alanna King
Good question, Wes. There are lots of how-to questions that I'd love answered.

35:37 - JDeyenberg
My photo made it back to Scotland and it's up in my room!

35:38 - Ben Hazzard
We are building more functionality as time progresses

35:56 - Peggy George
I can feel the "relaxation" in that group photo! Completely comfortable!

35:57 - Ben Hazzard
we also used vimeo, flickr, Pages

36:04 - stidmama
I so appreciate hearing about this experience -- educators working and learning and playing together; and the way the story is being told is encouraging to me as a beginning teacher.

36:06 - Wesley Fryer
@Ben Why did you all choose Ning over Buddypress?

36:12 - Zoe
Plugging in - For many of us - being networked has become a driving force behind many of our initiatives, our project –t has strengthened our ties, deepened and widened our relationships and has broadened our perspectives.

36:27 - Zoe
But...Unplugging from our networks gave us a chance to think about what the 3 -4 years has meant to many of us. We needed a chance to stop and reflect.

36:28 - JDeyenberg
I loved the tweet from someone else that their twitter stream had been hijacked by a bus somewhere in Ontario - as we all got plugged back in

36:34 - Andy McKiel
Then we were broadcasting live on #ds106radio - from the bus...

36:47 - Peggy George
really interesting observation @Rodd!!!

36:49 - Alanna King
Plugging back in meant connecting with loved ones about the euphoria we had experienced.

36:55 - Wesley Fryer
@Andy that is GREAT!

37:00 - Lorna Costantini
Peggy and I connected on the bus via #ds106radio

37:05 - Andy McKiel
@Peggy was one of the first people in the outside world to hear our stories...

37:05 - Zoe
You can understand then, why Alec Couros is so happy when he 3g finally appeared on phone –he first time in 48 hours.

37:16 - Wesley Fryer
@Andy so many platforms for continued connections now... esp with such a connected group

37:31 - Kelly 1
I learned the j-stroke for the first time at #unplugd :)

37:34 - Peggy George
http://twitter.com/#!/unplugdca

37:36 - Kelly 1
@Andy is my witness!

37:38 - Dean Shareski
Is it just my crappy internet connection or is there some other reason I don't see any slides?

37:46 - Carolyn Stanley
On the other hand, it is kind of frightening on how we all have become so dependent on being plugged in

37:49 - Daryl
Ah, the power of the metaphor!

37:49 - Andy McKiel
@Kelly - have you had a chance to use it since?

37:51 - Wesley Fryer
@Dean that might be your connection...

38:00 - Zoe
I think it is your connection Dean

38:03 - Peggy George
that was an exciting, incredible moment to connect via your ds106 stream from the bus!!!

38:09 - Kim Caise
dean you should see images in the middle of the window

38:09 - Wesley Fryer
ah yes, this is what I wanted to see!

38:12 - Kelly 1
@Andy - not in a canoe... but the one Rodd just talked about Yes :)

38:19 - Dean Shareski
@Wes, it's getting upgraded in a couple of hours

38:19 - Wesley Fryer
look at Rodd's expression!

38:25 - Kim Caise
with y'all in the water

38:28 - Peggy George
@Dean-could be bandwidth or possibly java

38:31 - alanacallan
it was shallow there wasn't it :)

38:31 - Dean Shareski
Bad memory

38:33 - Alanna King
Ben looks like he's 5 years old in this photo

38:42 - Zoe
I think Dean was feeling pain.

38:49 - Wesley Fryer
Dean did you hit something submerged in the water?

38:57 - Carolyn Stanley
@Lorna - oh, I didn't know that.

39:08 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Wes .. Dean hit the sand bottom.

39:13 - Dean Shareski
I injured my foot and it lasted for 2 weeks, that's how I kept the unplugd memory alive. ;)

39:17 - Peggy George
we'll post the slides on the Livebiner after the show but the story that goes with the slides is so important that you'll want to view the recording later :-)

39:21 - Lorna Costantini
I was terribly sick and everyone took care of me!!

39:35 - Kelly 1
@Lorna - you were definitely a trooper!

39:37 - Dean Shareski
@Wes, just landed too quickly. I was thinking the water was deeper

39:44 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Lorna It was wonderful to have you there.

39:45 - alanacallan
You were such a trooper Lorna!

39:55 - Peggy George
http://unplugd.ca

40:04 - JDeyenberg
Unplug'd Scotland is in April - http://unplugd.trailsoptional.com/

40:09 - Lorna Costantini
No matter how sick I would never have missed this experience

40:15 - Zoe
@kelly did an incredible job..faciliatator guide give anyone an opportunity to do their own 'unplugd' event

40:20 - Wesley Fryer
@Dean :-(

40:44 - Wesley Fryer
so lesson learned: test the water depth 1st?

40:46 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
Darren!!

40:52 - Daryl
Hi Darren!

40:52 - Zoe
Hi Darren!

40:53 - JDeyenberg
We are going to a loch in the Highlands to meet with educators from across the UK

40:54 - Darren Kuropatwa
HI FOlks

40:55 - Peggy George
from their FAQ page: If you're thinking of hosting an UnPlug'd event, we'd be happy to help you out. If you have a question that isn't answered in the Facilitator's Guide or the FAQ's, feel free to drop us a line at unplugd.ca@gmail.com.

40:56 - Kim Caise
hi darren

41:01 - Zoe
Rodd?

41:05 - Peggy George
turn on your mic Rodd :-)

41:05 - alanacallan
Hi Darren

41:07 - Kim Caise
rodd, your mic isnt on

41:14 - Alanna King
Hey Kuropatwa!!

41:22 - Peggy George
Hi Darren!

41:23 - Kelly 1
Hello Darren

41:30 - Peggy George
:-)

41:30 - Andy McKiel
Hey Darren!

41:31 - Wesley Fryer
there's Rodd!

41:33 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Hi Darren.

41:33 - Zoe
LOL...oops.

41:36 - Peggy George
perfect explanation Rodd :-)

41:42 - Darren Kuropatwa
Hi Everyone! Feels like a reunion. ;-)

41:54 - alanacallan
cool

41:55 - Wesley Fryer
have those dates been set yet?

42:03 - JDeyenberg
Unplug'd Scotland has people from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England coming - and one Canadian ;)

42:14 - Peggy George
Guide can be downloaded here: http://unplugd.ca/page/create-an-unplug-summit

42:35 - Peggy George
ç

42:36 - Alanna King
That's so exciting Jenn. Do you already have all of your participants?

42:44 - McTeach (Karen)
I'm loving this idea! Mind is whirling...

42:50 - Wesley Fryer
limits are definitely ok... many contexts need limits and are changed in fundamental ways when limits are exceeded

42:50 - Darren Kuropatwa
There were also a limited number of beds on the site, no?

42:58 - JDeyenberg
We have 20 of 37 - still looking for more!

43:02 - Andy McKiel
More 'glampers'...

43:05 - Dean Shareski
I counted and think I had meaningful conversation with about 25 folks.

43:20 - Peggy George
http://unplugd.ca/profiles/blogs/why-relationships-matter-an-unplugd-model?xg_source=activity (Zoe Branigan-Pipe: Why Relationships Matter-An Unplug’ Model)

43:20 - aforgrave (Andrew)
@Dean ... Interesting.

43:30 - Alanna King
Ok...I'm going to send out the info to a couple of Brit friends...can you DM me the link again?

43:38 - Peggy George
http://vimeo.com/channels/unplugd11chapter2#27920274 (Kathy Cassidy’ Vimeo: Why Choice Matters)

43:42 - Dean Shareski
I felt bad that I missed probably 3-4 people that I never connected wtih at all

43:53 - Wesley Fryer
I vote you publish the eBook this year in EPUB format, and ask each person to contribute a short audio recording to accompany a photo they bring relating to their story...

43:58 - Darren Kuropatwa
I felt the same as Dean.

43:59 - JDeyenberg
unplugd.co.uk

44:02 - Peggy George
those stories are all so valuable!!

44:03 - JDeyenberg
or http://unplugd.trailsoptional.com/

44:04 - Alanna King
Dean, you and I need to have a talk about more than music trivia sometime

44:13 - Peggy George
http://unplugd.ca/page/unplug-d-11-videos

44:14 - Zoe
@dean @aforgrave A few participants documented their connections in their Livescribe book - It is what I do now at more traditional conferences.

44:20 - Dean Shareski
@alanna, sure

44:26 - Peggy George
anyone else want to take the mic who was part of unplug'd?????

44:28 - Darren Kuropatwa
Even with 37 ppl it was hard to get around to spending time with everyone.

44:31 - Peggy George
raise your hand to take the mic

44:44 - Peggy George
we'd love to hear from you!

44:50 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
I felt like one more day was needed to connect with each person.

45:07 - Peggy George
raise your hand if you were part of unplug'd!! would love to know

45:11 - Ben Hazzard
Please... unplugggers... share!

45:23 - Andy McKiel
I recently had five minutes to tell my unplugd story and I shared it here... http://andymckiel.blogspot.com/2011/10/telling-my-unplugd11-story.html

45:35 - Rodd Lucier
Your story is likely a different one than ours... what else would you add?

45:39 - Zoe
It would be great to hear from some of the other unpluggers...our experiences were all so different...

45:41 - Peggy George
if you all raise your hand from unplug'd your names will jump to the top!!

45:42 - Wesley Fryer
It seems as adults we rarely have opportunities to bond through shared experiences with others as you all did... so impactful!

45:47 - Rodd Lucier
Hi Darren!

46:09 - Lorna Costantini
:)

46:41 - aforgrave (Andrew)
Kumbaya is good.

46:44 - Zoe
@wesley I'm not sure if it was mentioned...but unplugd was a "model" lesson.

47:08 - Dean Shareski
That's a very good video

47:10 - Wesley Fryer
@Zoe a model lesson shared during the weekend, or meant to be a model for others (or both?)

47:10 - Alanna King
The unperfect/honest/vulnerable moments were what connected us.

47:10 - Peggy George
did you feel you needed to "defend" it @Darren? it's so hard to explain to someone who wasn't there to help them understand the power! I saw your video!!! Perfect way to do it

47:41 - Wesley Fryer
we need more opportunities for face-to-face community building and sharing

47:49 - Peggy George
Darren's video is here: http://vimeo.com/channels/unplugd11chapter1#27930208

47:52 - Darren Kuropatwa
I didn't feel I needed to defend it.

48:05 - Darren Kuropatwa
I felt like I couldn't properly articulate what I felt.

48:06 - Peggy George
that's good Darren!!

48:11 - Rodd Lucier
Yes. Hi Daryl!

48:12 - Darren Kuropatwa
It took me time to figure that out.

48:20 - Zoe
Nice to hear your Voice Daryl.

48:27 - Darren Kuropatwa
Hey Daryl!!

48:41 - Peggy George
sometimes we keep things private because we don't think others will understand but you are showing us how important the transparency is!!! Important risk to take!

48:47 - Kelly 1
In contrast Darren, everyone I told thought it sounded fascinating! I really didn't have anyone perceive it like that. Thankful!

48:47 - alanacallan
@Darren - it is hard to put into words - especially the emotions attached to the experience!

48:52 - Carolyn Stanley
I agree - nice to hear your voice - gives me another connection

49:14 - Susie
Amen

49:16 - Rodd Lucier
That is soooo true!

49:16 - alanacallan
Daryl - turtle shell girls rule :)

49:22 - Carolyn Stanley
Daryl's message resonates so strongly with me

49:26 - Darren Kuropatwa
@Alanacallan Yeah!

49:27 - Alanna King
- the loneliness of pushing the envelope - exactly, Daryl

49:30 - Andy McKiel
I really felt that unplugd was a perfect way to strengthen our connections with each other

49:33 - Kelly 1
@daryl so true!

49:34 - Wesley Fryer
yes - I agree that shared f2f experiences like this can be WONDERFUL for helping us feel less isolated / more connected to like minded folks

49:59 - Andy McKiel
And the actual event was just the beginning - those connections have flourished since leaving The Edge...

49:59 - Susie
That's one reason I try to participate in these sessions on Saturdaywhenever p ossible

50:05 - Carolyn Stanley
@Wes - we really need to get this out to other folks - so often we just preach to the choir

50:08 - Rodd Lucier
Daryl's original blog post upon our return was very powerful.

50:18 - Lorraine Leo
Thanks everyone.

50:20 - Zoe
Hi Jen...

50:21 - Peggy George
hearing you great!

50:23 - aforgrave (Andrew)
hi Jen!

50:24 - Kelly 1
Hi Jen

50:28 - alanacallan
Hi Jen

50:33 - Darren Kuropatwa
Gotta go, there's a leak in the basement. To the rescue ... ;-)

50:36 - Rodd Lucier
Hi Jen... Nice to hear your voice again.

50:36 - Dean Shareski
@Wes I can't understate the value of the place and time. Conferences, where we typically connect, lack the intimacy and setting that the "unplugd" outdoor space offered.

50:41 - Wesley Fryer
@Carolyn... I agree. I've been wanting to do something similar for midwest educators and this really has me thinking about possibilities

50:41 - Peggy George
oh no Darren!! good luck!!

51:13 - Alanna King
I like the idea of trying to simulate Unplugd with new people, but I don't think I could facilitate the same space that Northern Edge provided

51:20 - Peggy George
I think we have to create those smaller, connecting experiences even at a huge conference like ISTE!! We have to make it happen

51:20 - Andy McKiel
@Jen - I can still hear your laughter resonating :-) http://www.flickr.com/photos/amckiel/6032946103/in/set-72157627286962995

51:39 - Peggy George
great photo @Jen!

51:54 - Alanna King
Andy and I have tried to stir up the campfire experience at other conferences

51:55 - Zoe
@Andy great photo!

52:01 - Peggy George
it really was an ideal setting for Unplug'd

52:05 - Andy McKiel
Thanks @Zoe :-)

52:22 - Wesley Fryer
@Dean that's a very important observation. "Key ingredients" were certainly present at Unplug'd CA that aren't at any 'traditional' conference events

52:34 - Rodd Lucier
@Jen I'm looking forward to seeing your story come to life...

52:35 - alanacallan
Hi Alanna :)

52:41 - aforgrave (Andrew)
hi Alanna !

52:45 - Peggy George
as long as you're isolated from others to allow yourself to experience the connections/relationships maybe the actual setting isn't that important????

52:54 - Kelly 1
Hi Alanna!!

53:06 - Rodd Lucier
Hi Alanna (and Alana)

53:27 - Peggy George
love that there were so many roles represented at Unplug'd!!

54:03 - Peggy George
I've never experienced a "retreat" that was so powerful!!

54:07 - stidmama
I peeked at the ebook just now and can hardly wait to download and read it!

54:09 - Wesley Fryer
have you all put together a combined video of participants answering a question like, "What was most powerful for you in Unplug'd CA 2011?"

54:10 - Rodd Lucier
An 'un-retreat'?

54:15 - Peggy George
a great model for all of us!!

54:19 - Peggy George
:-)

54:25 - Dean Shareski
Not sure we have to label it

54:26 - Alanna King
Hi Rodd

54:30 - Wesley Fryer
thanks so much everyone for sharing! :-)

54:35 - Rodd Lucier
@wesley... no, but such a video is an interesting idea.

54:41 - Andy McKiel
@Wes - No, but we should

54:44 - Susie
This session packed a lot of punch and info!

54:44 - Peggy George
Thank you all from Unplug'd for sharing with us today!!! What an inspirational session!

54:45 - Rodd Lucier
Lots of other media exists online

54:45 - Zoe
@wesley It may come still...

54:49 - stidmama
Thank you, yet again, for an enlightening, inspiring webinar!

54:57 - Carolyn Stanley
@Wes -can you take a look at the message I sent you, please

54:59 - Peggy George
true @Dean--the labels really get in the way!

55:04 - Daryl
This has been great. Thanks everyone!

55:12 - Kelly 1
Great job Ben, Rodd and Zoe!

55:16 - Wesley Fryer
@Zoe @Rodd that would be great! Another idea/way to share some of the lessons learned and key takeaways

55:20 - Carolyn Stanley
@Daryl - hope to connect with you again soon

55:22 - Zoe
Thank you everyone, for the opportunity to share our story.

55:24 - Ben Hazzard
It has been great to connect with everyone today and share!

55:30 - alanacallan
Thanks!!

55:30 - Rodd Lucier
I'm smiling at the voices of unpluggers... would love to hear more.

55:38 - Peggy George
Steve's interviews are always great!! Such an amazing lineup of guests and recordings from previous interviews

55:46 - Alanna King
Thank you for creating this space.

55:52 - Susie
Yes, they are great!

55:57 - Peggy George
the Smackdown for Library World was incredible

55:57 - Carolyn Stanley
You guys have a wonderful, safe, healthy, and happy holiday.

56:19 - McTeach (Karen)
Those TLs rock!!!

56:23 - Peggy George
http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/Open_Mic

56:29 - alanacallan
Happy Holidays :)

56:43 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Thank you, Caarolyn. Happy Holidays to you.

56:51 - Peggy George
they really do rock!!!! we're stealing their idea!! We hope all of you will consider coming to the year-end reflection smackdown on Jan. 7

56:53 - @shamblesguru
Many thanks for sharing ... now to sleep 1:00am .... Happy Christmas and Healthy new Year to all

57:09 - stidmama
good night shambles

57:13 - Peggy George
you can add your slide anywhere between the intro/exit slides!!!

57:18 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Merry Christmas. Shambles.

57:48 - Peggy George
if you shared something in the TL Learning Cafe smackdown just bring your slide into our smackdown and you're done!!!! :-)

57:49 - Susie
This is a great way to get many people involved. Many are too shy to do a presentation, but are willing to share something

57:58 - Peggy George
I agree Susie!!

58:05 - Carolyn Stanley
That sounds like a great idea. Will everything be in the livebinder?

58:29 - Peggy George
just pick a tool, copy/paste the URL and create one slide to share it. You can even just do a screenshot of the website for your slide.

58:30 - Susie
I'm hoping to do one for the reading council in my district.

58:41 - Peggy George
http://tinyurl.com/reflection2011

58:51 - Peggy George
http://tiinyurl.com/cr20live-SmackdownSlides

58:58 - Peggy George
sorry-typo in that one

59:10 - Peggy George
http://tinyurl.com/cr20live-SmackdownSlides

59:18 - Peggy George
that was my typo in the chat Kim

59:30 - Peggy George
Please come and join in the fun!!!

59:55 - Zoe
Thanks Kim, Lorna and Peggy for this opportunity for us and others. Really appreciate it.

1:00:13 - Lorna Costantini
Thanks to you ZOe, Rodd and Ben and all the unpluggers

1:00:14 - Peggy George
They were able to share close to 50 slides in the TL Learning Cafe Smackdown in one hour! Inredible!

1:00:19 - Carolyn Stanley
I shared StoryJumper with some of the students working on a social studies project - learned about it from Julie Ramsay's show - they love it

1:00:34 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
Thanks all, I love reliving this amazing experience through these stories.

1:00:35 - stidmama
Have to head out, thanks again for sharing!

1:00:51 - Andy McKiel
Nice to 'see' everyone today! Thanks for sharing Rodd, Ben & Zoe :-)

1:00:52 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Thanks to everyone who shared info about Unplugged

1:00:57 - Peggy George
Huge thanks to all of the Unplug'd presenters today!!! Your stories are so powerful and I'm so glad to have the videos to go back to hear your personal stories!

1:01:28 - Peggy George
I love being able to upload our shows to iTunesU!

1:01:51 - Karima Mann
Thanks for sharing this special experience with us. Happy Holidays!

1:01:51 - @plnaugle(Paula Naugle)
Happy Holidays to all of my CR 2.0 Live buddies. See you all in the New Year.

1:01:53 - Peggy George
we'll also embed a recording of this session on our blog so if you want to embed it anywhere else you can do that

1:02:02 - Peggy George
http://live.classroom20.com/archive-and-resources.html

1:02:09 - McTeach (Karen)
Awesome show! Has me thinking and planning!!

1:02:34 - Peggy George
Recording for today and links will be in the archives as soon as we can get them created

1:02:51 - Karima Mann
What are you doing differently as a result of the Unplugged experience?

1:02:52 - Peggy George
not hearing you helene

1:03:02 - helene.wyskup@ottawacatholicschools.ca
Very inciting! Helene Wyskup

1:03:13 - Peggy George
anyone else have a question or something to share?

1:03:18 - Carolyn Stanley
Thanks, everyone -my youngest son just came for a visit, so I got to go do some face-to-face connectiong - great session

1:03:42 - Rodd Lucier
Andy tell us about the polar bears. :)

1:03:58 - Peggy George
:-)

1:04:04 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
@karima the words of the unplugd story tellers resonate with me when I am challenged. the support of that network has been amazing.

1:04:11 - JDeyenberg
Hi Andy!

1:04:29 - Peggy George
it sounds like you all have at least 40 new best friends for life!!!

1:04:44 - Ben Hazzard
So true Andy!

1:04:45 - Rodd Lucier
Thinks changed...

1:04:55 - Peggy George
how did you use the Livescribe pens throughout the weekend?

1:05:41 - Kim (@Gill_Ville)
@Rodd, did they ever!

1:05:42 - Peggy George
thanks Andy!! :-)

1:06:22 - Peggy George
is there a flickr link for the photo group?

1:06:40 - Zoe
@peggy http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimmcgill/6020092624/in/faves-zoebraniganpipe/

1:06:50 - Peggy George
thank you!!

1:06:56 - Andy McKiel
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=%23unplugd11

1:06:59 - Ben Hazzard
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1753363@N23/

1:07:17 - Peggy George
can't wait to see all of those pictures!

1:07:28 - Peggy George
yes please talk about the Livescribe pens

1:08:09 - Peggy George
what a great idea for the stickynotes!

1:08:19 - Peggy George
beautiful explanation!!!

1:08:22 - helene.wyskup@ottawacatholicschools.ca
Amazing technology! Helene W.

1:08:25 - Andy McKiel
Here's a great post from Danika Barker's blog that shows one way that Licescribe pens were used... http://danikabarker.ca/barkerblog/?tag=livescribe

1:08:34 - Zoe
Capture conversations, drawings, descriptive feedback, to save own feedback, but also listen to feedback. This picture of Vince demontrates it http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimmcgill/6020092624/in/pool-1753363@N23

1:08:51 - Peggy George
these links are great and I'll add them to the Livebinder!

1:09:04 - Zoe
Alec actually went swimming with his livescribe in pocket...it still worked after.

1:09:11 - McTeach (Karen)
I'm loving my LiveScribe pen!! I've only just started using it, but can totally see using it all the time now!!

1:09:33 - Peggy George
such a great way to create a digital archive while capturing it right in the moment

1:09:35 - Zoe
It also made a bunch of "techies" pretty happy.

1:10:53 - Peggy George
it's such an interesting experience to meet for the first time f2f but you already know each other quite well online. :-) You're not starting from scratch in building relationships but you're enhancing and strengthening them

1:11:42 - Peggy George
amazing Jen to include it in your thesis!!! breaking another barrier!

1:11:48 - Zoe
Educators using Livescribe...reflections http://livewithlivescribe.edublogs.org/

1:12:45 - Peggy George
thank you all for sharing your stories and experiences!!!

1:13:01 - Rodd Lucier
I loved hearing familiar voices today...

1:13:17 - Ben Hazzard
Thank you to our hosts today! It was a pleasure!

1:13:18 - Andy McKiel
Thanks, everyone, for the stories today :-)

1:13:19 - Peggy George
and now you have allowed us to be part of your circle!!!

1:13:31 - Zoe
Thanks everyone...

1:13:32 - Rodd Lucier
Have a great holiday break everyone!

1:13:34 - Susie
Happy Holidays, everyone! See you next year!

1:13:38 - Andy McKiel
Hope everyone has a restful and relaxing holiday season :-)

1:14:06 - Lorna Costantini
Happy Holidays to you all too

1:14:08 - Peggy George
happy holidays!! please consider sharing a tool at our smackdown on Jan. 7th!!

1:14:08 - Rodd Lucier
Thanks for the invitation to participate... and to everyone who joined in the chat and discussion. :)

1:14:26 - Rodd Lucier
Thanks @Lorna & @Peggy

1:14:27 - McTeach (Karen)
Happy Holidays! Thanks to our Classroom 2.0 crew for the wonderful work you do throughout the year!! My Saturdays would be so empty without y'all!

1:14:30 - Peggy George
see you all "next year" :-)

1:14:31 - Lorna Costantini
Thanks Rodd Zoe and Ben - wonderful presentation!!

1:14:39 - Peggy George
thanks @McTeach!!!

1:14:49 - Peggy George
bye everyone!