CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE webinar: March Featured Teacher-Avra Robinson

March 14, 2015

00:04 - stidmama
put YES, but I think an intermediate position is where I would fall -- people need "some" confidence but it's more about being willing to try and learn.

00:15 - Doug Henry
enthusiasm can replace confidence sometimes...

00:20 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Unfortunately many teachers believe they need to be experts before they introduce tech.

00:45 - stidmama
@Paula -- if I did that, I would not be able to teach much!

00:52 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Feel better soon, Peggy. :)

01:40 - @plnaugle (Paula)
That's so true @stidmama. I love learning along side my students.

03:14 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Is that TACKKcess?

03:45 - Avra Robinson
Ha! Love that! Tackkcess!

03:59 - stidmama

04:09 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Welcome Avra. :0

04:15 - Peggy George
Thrilled to have Avra sharing with us today!!

04:26 - Peggy George
I love that label!!! ego booster :-)

05:02 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Love how Peggy makes everyone feel like a superstar.

05:05 - Stella Maris Berdaxagar
Hi, Avra.

05:36 - Peggy George
I have learned so much from Avra is just a short amount of time and she always gets me so excited and wanting more!

06:01 - Peggy George
Her resources are in our Livebinder today and she'll tell us all about them and how she uses them

06:12 - Doug Henry
Windows 96 - trip down memory lane...

06:16 - Peggy George (Avra’ website: Avra’ Tech Magic)

06:39 - Peggy George
the name keeps changing for that position! media tech position...

07:03 - Peggy George
lots of students got their start on Windows computers

07:28 - Patti Ruffing
you need the www for her site, without it you don't get there, it goes to godaddy

07:40 - Peggy George
those are beautiful Chromebook covers!! wow!

07:48 - Peggy George
Hi Janet P! Welcome!

08:14 - Peggy George
hahaha!! so many machines so little time :-)

08:35 - Patti Ruffing
first question i have is what kind of bandwidth do you have coming into your building

08:41 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
that's us: one classroom per grade level PK-8

09:14 - Peggy George
great solution for sharing photos :-)

09:44 - Peggy George
notice how there are so many great things being done that don't require technology :-)

10:11 - @bcdtech Maureen
@peggy- but tech allows us to share these cool things

10:22 - stidmama
yes~ tech is a tool, not a strategy!

10:32 - Peggy George
exactly Maureen!!! That part of the story is coming :-)

10:49 - Peggy George
I love this Wordle!!! The words just pop up on the screen!

12:23 - Peggy George
I had one of those! One of my friends actually taught me how to make a document camera using that old Sony Mavica camera :-) duct-taped to the arm on an overhead projector

12:32 - Peggy George
Welcome LucianeCurator!

12:46 - Patti Ruffing
Teachers have to be MacGyvers

12:53 - Peggy George
so true Patti!

14:04 - Peggy George
perfect for grandparents!!!

14:26 - Peggy George (Follow Avra Robinson on Twitter)

14:41 - Peggy George
scrapbooking takes a LOT of time!!!

14:54 - Peggy George
she is a passionate, driven educator!!!!

15:12 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
I understand. Be the best we can. :)

15:31 - Peggy George

16:32 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
I teach all day and take care of Google and school website and blogs. I understand how she feels.

16:49 - stidmama
Love this idea.

17:38 - Peggy George
love that shift to student voice!!!

18:13 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri

18:34 - Peggy George
that's a huge mind shift!

20:03 - Peggy George (Avra’ Read, Write and Speak Tackk)

21:17 - Peggy George
hahaha! so true!!!

21:27 - Sofia Segurola Calderon
live binder?

22:35 - Peggy George

23:25 - @plnaugle (Paula)
My 4th graders love blogging because they know that I will share their posts on Twitter, use the #comments4kids hashtag, and they will get comments from people all over the world. It inspires them to do their best writing.

24:28 - Peggy George
if any of you have links for your student blogs or things they are sharing online please post them in the chat and I'll add them to the Livebinder after the show.

24:36 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Yes we still have desk calendars hanging on our cabinets in the staff room -- some one put them up again, even though we are a GAFE school! It's hard to bring some staff onboard.

24:49 - Peggy George
that's really funny Sheri!!

25:06 - Sofia Segurola Calderon
only my classroom is GAFE

25:19 - Sofia Segurola Calderon
others not interested

25:37 - @plnaugle (Paula)

25:44 - Peggy George
keep sharing Sofia!!! they will start seeing the power of what you are doing!!

25:56 - Ben
so, it's possible to have just a classroom on GAFE not the entire school?

26:13 - @plnaugle (Paula)

26:26 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Well, the principal doesn't think its funny. They won't open email or calendar online.

26:26 - @bcdtech Maureen
I started out with just me on GAFE and eventually won over the rest of the school

26:29 - Peggy George
This is such an awesome Thinglink!!!

26:33 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Denise. Great to "see" you here.

26:34 - stidmama
We are a Google Apps school, but NO ONE seems to be interested in anything tech-related. :-( We have trouble finding time for the "must do" tasks, and the online parts seem very daunting for the older teachers.

26:38 - Peggy George (Thinglink: Some of Avra’ favorite web 2.0 tools and apps)

26:51 - Sofia Segurola Calderon
no other teacher uses thrie accounts given to them by the district I am the only techky teacher'

26:54 - Ben
i love thinglink

27:16 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri

27:17 - Peggy George
when you mouse over the real Thinglink you'll see little dots that link you to the tool

27:25 - Patti Ruffing
careful with the term "older teachers", because some of us older teachers are the ones pushing the technology integration, lol

27:27 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri

27:28 - Denise @mrsdkrebs 1
Hello, Paula and Sheri and Peggy! It's taken me a while to download the new Blackboard.

27:29 - Peggy George

27:44 - @bcdtech Maureen
I use google sites and have for years and think it is very clunky!

27:53 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
student created tornado tips website

27:58 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri

28:07 - Peggy George (Avra Robinson’ Tackk Resources)

28:19 - Peggy George
so many uses for Tackks way beyond the classroom :-)

28:27 - Peggy George
thank you all for sharing your links!!!

28:28 - stidmama
True! I am a "new" teacher (only a couple years) but as mature as some of the teachers who have been there for 30 years... ;-) So, I used the term "older" on purpose!

28:38 - @plnaugle (Paula)
One of my students science reports on her blog with a Thinglink embedded.

28:41 - Peggy George
Hi Denise! It is so great to see you!!!

29:12 - Peggy George
she'll do a demo to show us exactly what she's talking about :-)

29:23 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
student blog/thinglink to group project on living in two worlds -- native and American

29:36 - Doug Henry
Tackk looks easier than Weebly...

29:50 - Ben
one of my students created an interactive campus map using thinglink

30:08 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Tackk is easier than Weebly

30:10 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Denise glad you were able to get in. Sometimes the hoops we have to jump through are very frustrating. Where are you teaching now?

30:10 - Peggy George
it is very similiar to Weebly in terms of tools but definitely simpler

30:22 - Ben
weebly allows only 5 pages now

30:28 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Doug I love Weebly- different use than Tackk with mulitple pages,etc..

30:29 - Patti Ruffing
TOS for Tackk limits it to 13 and older

30:38 - Denise @mrsdkrebs 1
@Paula, I'm in Kindergarten in Bahrain.

30:44 - Peggy George
really Ben? is that the free version of Weebly?

31:01 - Peggy George
We use Weebly Pro for Classroom 2.0 LIVE so we have more than 5 pages.

31:08 - Ben

31:09 - Peggy George
seeing it great!!!

31:09 - @bcdtech Maureen
@ Ben are you using the free version of Weebly. I do the pro version and find it cost effective for what you get. I have also used Wix with kids

31:10 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
There is an education Tackk and it will work with Edmodo

31:11 - Patti Ruffing
I use Weebly Pro also

31:16 - Denise @mrsdkrebs 1
Yes, I can see it.

31:31 - Ben
my students use weebly, wix, yola and google sites

31:37 - Peggy George
she can't see our chat when she's app sharing

32:06 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Hello @mrsdkrebs #geniushour guru :)

32:15 - @bcdtech Maureen
Is there a real edu dashboard on Tackk? Some place to upload a csv of kids and control their work?

32:20 - Peggy George (Avra’ Tackk Gallery)

32:39 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Denise,I knew you were overseas just couldn't remember where. How is kIndergarten?

32:46 - Peggy George
that would be such a fun way to create holiday greetings for family and friends :-) and FREE!

33:24 - Ben
so far, of all free website creators i have used, only weebly allows simultaneous collaborative editing, like a group website

33:25 - Donelle
For digital portfolios, which tool do you recommend?

33:50 - Peggy George
students can collaborate on Tackk

34:05 - Ben
on the the same website?

34:12 - Ben
that would be cool then

34:48 - Peggy George
if you want to enlarge the print on the screen you should uncheck the box next to "scale to fit" at the top of the screen.

35:07 - Denise @mrsdkrebs 1
@Paula, I studied early literacy for my Masters, so I love that I get to use it every single day! It's been challenging and energizing. The students are all ELL; most of their day is in Arabic. I do miss my junior highers, though.

35:16 - Peggy George
if you enlarge it you may need to scroll to the right to see everything but you can read it all :-)

35:30 - @bcdtech Maureen
I've used the app 3 ring, or educlipper or learnedit or wikispaces or google sites for portofolios with kids

36:23 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Denise are you able to do #geniushour with them?

36:33 - stidmama
Love how simple and intuitive this is!

37:25 - Peggy George
lots of variations for color

38:12 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
simple and element

38:18 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
simple and elegant

38:42 - Denise @mrsdkrebs 1
@Paula, I do a little geniushour... mostly, we are creating and making.

39:19 - Ben
Can you embed docs, videos, etc?

39:44 - Denise @mrsdkrebs 1
@Paula, Tackk looks like it would be great to share geniushour learning, doesn't it?

39:58 - Peggy George
I think so Denise!!!! Great idea!

40:23 - Peggy George
what a great learning process!!

40:37 - Denise @mrsdkrebs 1

40:57 - Peggy George
Welcome РадојкаМикшин!

41:34 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Denise definitely. Tackk is a new tool for me. Will be exploring for sure.

42:13 - Dejan Kreculj
Good evening friends!

42:16 - Peggy George
that is really easy!!!nice and clean and the notes and videos are instantly available without having pages and pages to scroll through in the Tackk

42:17 - @bcdtech Maureen
I love the way this is organized! Far deeper than I would have expected

42:17 - Ben
That's a cool easy way to create buttons

42:31 - Peggy George
hahaha :-) I'll definitely add these links to the Livebinder!

42:34 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Thank you

43:23 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hello Dejan. It is great to have you join us.

43:25 - РадојкаМикшин
Thank you. I am glad to hear you.

43:25 - stidmama
Learning so much!

43:55 - Peggy George
if we run out of time and you need to leave, don't worry! we'll keep the recording going so you won't miss anything :-)

44:27 - Peggy George
videos are embedded and play right in the Tackk

45:10 - Peggy George
love that option because you could insert all of your student Tackss into one Tackk!!

45:49 - @bcdtech Maureen
Are there any restrictions on embed codes? I know that on google sites it strips out so many types of code- ie javascript etc

46:05 - Peggy George
that is so true! Google Drawing is fantastic and very few teachers are using it with their students

46:33 - stidmama
yes, knowing how to integrate images into text is useful

46:55 - @bcdtech Maureen
I didn't know how to use Google Drawings til I saw Avra demo it at edtech teacher/Google Jamboree last month in Boston

47:02 - Peggy George
love seeing these examples!

48:00 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I'm just starting to use Google Drawings more in the last couple of weeks.

48:06 - tam
you've changed your time last week, didn't know that :( we change ours changes on march 29th

48:32 - Peggy George
so sorry Tam! I knew that would be confusing for people this week!

48:40 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Is Avra on a Chromebook?

49:08 - Peggy George
I think she said she was using a PC

49:24 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Good Tip on png

49:35 - Peggy George
but these tools can be used on any platform!

50:12 - Peggy George
great tip!!!

50:31 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
It looks like a chromebook -- we're just thinking about getting chromebooks so I want to know -- everything is working great for her.

51:30 - Peggy George
be sure to spend some time browsing through the incredible tutorials Avra has created with her Tackks!

51:52 - Ben
Can it also work with Google Sketchup?

52:42 - @bcdtech Maureen
@sheri- I love chromebooks. I use mine all the time. We have a cart of them at school for grades 4-6

53:34 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Sheri I have eight Chromebooks I got through DonorsChoose. We love them.

53:55 - LucianeCurator 1 #3
Super, Paula :)

54:03 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Thanks @bcdtech and @plnaugle I'll check donors choose

54:12 - Patti Ruffing
we are very happy with our chromebooks, new this year

54:41 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Three resources for me! Patti what is your twitter?

54:51 - Patti Ruffing

54:52 - Peggy George
want you to continue so you can talk about Movenote :-)

55:05 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Is that a drawing template?

55:18 - Peggy George
look how easy it is to create a newsletter with google drawings!

55:19 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Thanks patti

55:37 - Peggy George (Thinglink Learning Portfolio)

55:44 - Peggy George (MLK Jr. Learning Portfolio Google Doc)

55:57 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Sheri, I wrote eight separate grants and each was was funded within days of being posted on the DonorsChoose site. Of course I tweeted and posted to Facebook so my PLNwere fantastic with helping me get fully funded each time.

55:58 - Peggy George
that's the Google doc she imported into her Thinglink

56:24 - Peggy George (School Announcements Movenote)

56:29 - Peggy George
keep going!!!!

56:42 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Thanks Paula

56:58 - Peggy George
if you need to leave early we'll keep the recording going!!! This is too good to stop!!!

57:17 - Peggy George (Crime Scene Vocabulary Movenote)

57:38 - Peggy George
these links are in the Livebinder for today

58:21 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Sheri check out this GDoc. It explains how I got started with DonorsChoose. DonorsChoose Resources, Q/A, Ideas - Google Drive

58:43 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Oh, Paula, You are so awesome. Thank you!

59:11 - Peggy George
This is the Movenote she is sharing now. (Crime Scene Vocabulary Movenote)

1:00:27 - Peggy George (School Announcements Movenote)

1:00:53 - Peggy George
I really enjoyed watching that announcement! She makes it really fun and interesting for the kids!

1:01:10 - @plnaugle (Paula)
You're very welcome, Sheri. If you want to chat more about it let me know and we can do a Skype or GHO.

1:01:23 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Thanks Paula

1:02:16 - Peggy George
such a great way to integrate multiple tools!!

1:02:57 - Peggy George (Avra’ Digital Portfolios Tackk)

1:03:52 - Peggy George
I did it :-)

1:04:11 - Peggy George
Lorie will ask Avra your questions now :-)

1:04:12 - Patti Ruffing
great image

1:04:18 - stidmama
beautiful graphic

1:04:25 - Peggy George
that image really looks magical!!!

1:04:45 - stidmama
I have to head out. Avra, this was a great way to explore how to help kids represent their own learning. Thank you!

1:04:56 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Google Sites?

1:05:07 - Lisa 1
thanks Avra- insightful and useful!

1:05:08 - Donelle
Thank you!

1:05:09 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Thanks so much -- awesome!

1:05:11 - Patti Ruffing
great information

1:05:13 - Peggy George
that was fabulous Avra!!! so many great ideas!

1:05:16 - Denise @mrsdkrebs 1
Thank you, Avra! Very nice.

1:05:25 - Stella Maris Berdaxagar
Thank you!

1:05:25 - Ben
Learned new tools today!

1:05:32 - Cindy George 2
This was awesome!! Thank you so much for this valuable information!

1:05:42 - Sofia Segurola Calderon
My students want to draw a mural on one of my walls and now we can first do this with google draw and share.

1:06:00 - Peggy George
love that idea Sofia!

1:06:01 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Virtual applause for Avra. This was a fabulous presentation.

1:06:07 - Sofia Segurola Calderon
Vocabulary teaching YES

1:06:36 - Peggy George

1:06:53 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
and works through edmodo

1:06:58 - @plnaugle (Paula)
TOS for Tackk is for over 13 year olds correct?

1:07:08 - Peggy George (Research Project Portfolio)

1:07:28 - Patti Ruffing
it does state over 13

1:07:30 - Patti Ruffing
i looked

1:07:55 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Tackk TOS

1:08:04 - Peggy George
thanks for that link Paula!

1:08:17 - SAVA

1:08:46 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri

1:09:06 - Peggy George
that is so good to know!! embed code not required on Tackk!! just use the URL and it converts it and embeds it!!!

1:09:41 - Peggy George
thank you so much!!!!! This has been great!

1:09:45 - @bcdtech Maureen
Excellent information Avra Thank You!

1:09:55 - Peggy George
we'll go ahead and close out!

1:10:03 - @plnaugle (Paula)
That makes it easier for students (an d others) to create a Tackk when all you need is the link and not an embed code.

1:10:03 - Ben
i will surely explore Tackk

1:10:19 - Sofia Segurola Calderon
thank you

1:11:07 - Patti Ruffing
pronounced like "shut"

1:11:19 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri

1:11:27 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Schutt is pronounce shut like shut the door, Peggy. :)

1:11:41 - Peggy George
thank you Paula!!!! I change it every time I say it :-)

1:11:58 - Peggy George

1:12:05 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri

1:12:05 - Peggy George (Host Your Own Webinar details)

1:12:23 - Denise @mrsdkrebs 1
Thanks, Peggy! It was great. I need to put the future dates on my calendar because it's at a convenient time for me. :)

1:12:26 - Peggy George
thanks for sharing your links in the chat!!! I'll add them to the Livebinder!!

1:12:38 - Peggy George

1:12:48 - Peggy George
the survey link is in the Livebinder too :-)

1:12:55 - Peggy George (Nominate a Featured Teacher for our shows--you can nominate yourself too if you’ like to present for us)

1:12:56 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri

1:13:04 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Avra has many great ideas swirling in my brain. I see some Tackk making in my near future. LOL

1:13:32 - Peggy George
I'll get the recording and links updated later today :-)

1:13:46 - Peggy George

1:13:55 - Peggy George
Archives for all recordings:

1:14:18 - Peggy George
Thank you all for joining us today and for being a part of our PLN!!!

1:14:24 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Thanks CR2.0Live ladies. Another great Saturday. Have a great weekend everyone.