Joined on September 10, 2008 at 5:01 PM


Jenny Bradbury: Hey, Steve!


Jenny Bradbury: Yeah, I can hear you. Can you hear me?


Moderator: I didn't hear you.


Moderator: Have you run the audio wizard from the tools menu at the top?


Moderator: Have I lost you?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Hi, Joyce!


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury): Hi, Joyce!


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury) to joycevalenza: Hi Joyce!


Moderator (joycevalenza): Hey Jenny, Steve, Renee!


Moderator (joycevalenza): should I tweet?


Moderator (joycevalenza): yes!


Moderator (joycevalenza): want me to tweet to my network, Steve?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Yes, I'll tweet too, Joyce!


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Great.


Moderator (joycevalenza): for 9 PM


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): hi joyce


Moderator (joycevalenza): hi renee!


Moderator (joycevalenza): i definitely want the back seat here


Moderator (joycevalenza): yes, it opened a separate window


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): joyce will you be the chat room princess?


Moderator (joycevalenza): not hardly


Moderator (joycevalenza): i will keep chat going if that's what you mean


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): thanks


Moderator (joycevalenza): i see you too!


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): http://www.pbs.org/teachers/vote2008/tools.html


Moderator (joycevalenza): i just washed my hair!


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza: lol


Kristin Hokanson: Hi everyone


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury) to Kristin Hokanson: Hey, so glad you could join us!


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza: Kristin, our Media Infusion blogger, just joined us.


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): wonderful!


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): thanks Kristen!


Moderator (joycevalenza): Darn, we are competing with Teachers Teaching Teachers


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): yikes will this affect our numbers?


Moderator (joycevalenza): hope not. but the moderator has tweeted several times


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): The classroom 2.0 crowd is often not the traditional edubloggers.


Moderator (joycevalenza): good


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): I'm in lovely Virginia right now


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): only minutes from Monticello


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Hi, Jim.


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Welcome to those joining


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury) to mhutchison: Hi, Michael!


mhutchison: Hi, Jenny


Jim Gates: D - adults


mhutchison: Just finished my other session, so I thought I'd drop in


Barbra: D


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury) to mhutchison: Excellent.


John Peters: Amarillo, Texas


rafael: new mexico


Andy: Michigan


Jim Gates: Lemoyne, PA


LucyGray: D


mhutchison: Michael Hutchison, Vincennes, Indiana


rafael: las cruces


rafael: nmsu


christyz: Kansas City


kohlmjl: Jada Kohlmeier: Auburn, Alabama


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Jim Gates: Hey there Mr Gates... Haven't seen you post a comment to my pbs post about this stuff yet..


Jim Gates to Kristin Hokanson: Didin't read it yet.


John Peters: @rafael Where in New Mexico?


andresmh: Cambridge, MA


Rose: Hi everyone


pirategirl: I'm in Virginia Beach.


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury): Hi All!


John Peters: Good Evening Jenny!


Moderator (joycevalenza): hi all!


LindaN: Hi Kristin and Joyce!


John Peters: Hello Kristin


Ceyo: from Pittsburgh


kevin.carter: Weymouth, Massachusetts


TamL17: Tammy from Milwaukee


Moderator (joycevalenza): cool, michael!


guest: D


TamL17: Am a math/tech integration specialist in an elementary school


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): Hi everyone!!!!


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): http://www.pbs.org/teachers/vote2008/


sandraca: Sandra Carswell from Texas


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): Don't forget to use the polling to let us know what you teach A: Elementary B Middle C High School D other


Derek: Derek Chirnside from Christchurch.


Beth from Canada: The US election is SO different from Canada's which was announced on Monday and will be totally over within 35 days...start to finish!


Kathleen Mc Carron: AP US History


LaNita Kirby: LaNita Kirby, from North Carolina Community College Faculty Association


TamL17: Beth, I am jealous of that!


Derek: Same here in New Zealand. We will be go to wo (or woe) in about 6 weeks.


Beth from Canada: We compare and contrast the Canadian version of democracy with the US version...results in very interesting discussions.


LindaN: Linda Nitsche, Elementery Gifted support teacher, Spring City, PA


Cathyjo: Cathy Nelson, middle school teacher librarian, media specialist, etc -- South Carolina


Moderator (joycevalenza): hey cathy!


Cathyjo: Hey there


LindaN: Hi CathyJo!


Cathyjo: Hey Linda


Beth from Canada: Beth Woof - Vice-Principal, Glendale Secondary School, Hamilton, ON, Canada


Derek: Reminds me of Kellers ARCS model for student motivation.


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Pull down your Web Tour to see the slides if you can't see them.


Cathyjo: Clyde is so much better (no more kid stones)


Derek: Do kids know what a blue print is?


Derek: Are they still blue?


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): interesting comment Derek...


Beth from Canada: maybe we need to call the 'blue print' and AutoCad plan


Moderator (joycevalenza): it makes a good discussion question


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: Renee--did you click the tour guide?


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): It sure does joyce


Andy: Is she showing the lesson plans?


Derek: Hey, this is cool "Civic engagement'


Derek: some kids I know are just totally out of it.


Derek: I'm seeing something. The quiz . . .


DavidWeksler: poipolitical humming, please!


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: RENEE don't forget your audio button


mhutchison: Hi, David


Lorraine: well designed polling interface


LaNita Kirby: I'm an activist! What are the rest of you guys?


Cathyjo: Ha Im an activist


mhutchison: My students are actually doing this lesson this week


Moderator (joycevalenza): explorer--i like the non judgmental descriptions


Brad W: Switched screens before I was done..


LindaN: I really liked that quiz- fun!


PeggyG: I'm an activist too--hmmm


John Peters: I went to a pdf file and can't get out of it


LindaN: Activist here too!


Lorraine: PDF here as well


LindaN: Hi Peggy!


Brad W: This is my first Elluminate experience. Very smooth!


Joe: Joe is here


PeggyG: Hi LindaN


Derek: Hi Joe. Where are you from?


Cathyjo: Students will get to see how DIFF everyone is


Andy: Students learn more about themselves


mhutchison: My kids are currently filling out the questionaire, so I can't give a completely valid answer yet, but...


DavidWeksler: understanding that some people will view the political process differently


Ceyo: realizing the different ways one might be involved


Joe: Pittsburgh


Cathyjo: lots of comaprisons


kevin.carter: They should learn that things may not change unless they are the changers.


Derek: This is cool - I like the slider rather than the text options


LaNita Kirby: I'm thinking when students take the quiz, they'll know how they compare with others, as well is whether they need to rethink (or start thinking) their views/positions.


Cathyjo: @Derek me too


mhutchison: I think they are learning a great deal about their actual level of civic involvement and how much they are involved (or would like to get involved in the process)


pirategirl: Joe--Yay Pittsburgh!!


Joe: i dont have audio


czautcke: Do you think that kids will think that some of the results are "good" or "bad?"


Derek: @joe Mac or PC?


Joe: pc


Michelle: will these resources be available on the web?


LindaN: My web tour crashed and I can't reboot it. Can you help?


Cathyjo: @Joe do you see colors moving on audio track?


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: go ahead andy


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): go ahead andy


Derek: I recall the old days when we had class teams/political parties and we had campaigns and votes


John Peters: Is there anyway to 're-send" the Web Tour, I am stuck in a pdf file and can't seem to navigate back


Derek: Protest marches


Derek: sit ins


Derek: join a party


czautcke: policy research


Derek: cake stalls


Ceyo to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: stion


Derek to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: or


Derek to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: oops (sorry)


czautcke: SOme kids/people might think that they don't have a real choice, so why vote.


Brad W: It takes something personal that effects them or their family..


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): http://www.pbs.org/teachers/vote2008/blueprint/pdfs/pbs-teachers-vote2008-lp-1.2.pdf


Derek: to no choice comment - yes, agreed


Loch: Sketptics would rather not be critically engaged? Does not make sense. Skeptics are often more politically engaged.


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: YEP


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: looks good


John Peters: There we go


Derek: Will you read blogs as part of this?


elderbob: Hello all.


Derek: Hi elderbob


Derek: Now we have music


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: Click on the play button at the bottom left of the video.


LaNita Kirby: I'm going to have my students assume the role (personality) of a novel's character, and have that character address one or more of the socio-political hot buttons in this year's coming election. they'll hammer it out in a classroom blog. I'd be interested in having your views on the usefulness of these technologies to enhance this idea.


Glendale Rick Mc: Hi Beth!


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): @Derek that is part of the objective


christyz to kohlmjl: Hello Jada -it's your long lost stats study buddy from KU!


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): joyce looks lovely in this video


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): to establish blogs that the students can use during the election and beyond


PeggyG: Well how about that?? There's Joyce!!


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): analyzing sources of information


gailene to PeggyG: hi peggy!


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): understanding their positions


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): If you just joined, we're watching the intro to the video in the web tour. Click on the play icon under the video box.


PeggyG: Hi Gailene-great to see you!


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): comparing and conttrasting


gailene to PeggyG: you too!


LucyGray: Look at Joyce! Wow!


Derek: @laNita - blogging in role is cool. 1) less formal 2) interactive 3) real . . .


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): identifying genres of Presidential websites


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): I think recognizing genre is not only important but CROSS CURRICULAR


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson):


LucyGray: What is the age range this curriculum designed for?


Whitney Hoffman: what's happening?


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): how great is it to have kids doing this reading, writing, thinking across the curriculum


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): here we see students analyzing presidential websites to discover the different genres used within the site


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury): I totally agree, Kristin.


Derek: Compare and contrast.


Andy: Should I be hearing sound now?


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): you should be hearing sound


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury): LucyGray, it's for middle and high school students but could certainly be used with university students as well.


Maureen/bcdtech: Ugh- satellite is too slow- again. Steve, is this going to be archived?


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to LucyGray: Lucy...check out my PBS media infusion post http://pbs.org/teachers/mediainfusion


Moderator (joycevalenza): I love this one!


PeggyG: You will hear sound if you click on play on the video.


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): If you clicked on the play button, you should be seeing the video.


Derek: THis is great guys, but unfortunately I need to go. THANKS!! (I wonder how I got an invite to this event??)


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): you can click on "You Decide" to see this site


LindaN: No sound here


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): There's no sound yet from Renee returning for discussion.


Mark Carls: Thank you.


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): Linda you needed to hit play on your screen


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): to see the video


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): You need to pause the videos on your own now.


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO VIEW LATER...video 1 is located here http://www.pbs.org/teachers/vote2008/blueprint/analyze


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): http://www.pbs.org/teachers/vote2008/blueprint/pdfs/pbs-teachers-vote2008-lp-2.3.pdf


LindaN: I lost the ability to see the web tour.


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): Listening in on the election process


Maureen/bcdtech: Thanks Kristin


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): @LindaN: Is the window hidden?


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): @lindan it will be in another window so try to search your open window / tabs


Lorraine: no


DavidWeksler: no


Mark Carls: Nothing yet


Lynn: nope


Bill Graziadei: no


Lorraine: reverb


elderbob: Im not seeing it.


mhutchison: I'm not seeing it either


PeggyG: we lost it when the pdf failed to load


DavidWeksler: hi, michael


gailene: not seeing it either


DavidWeksler:


Moderator (joycevalenza): pdf finally loaded!


Maureen/bcdtech: just birds for me


mhutchison: hi, David


mhutchison: long time no see, David


Lorraine: I see PDF


Bill Graziadei: no


PeggyG: my web tour is grayed out


grdnldy: nothing here


DavidWeksler: just happened to see Steve's email


elderbob: No change


Lorraine: but saw web tour earlier


Bill Graziadei: I see pdf 2.3


Maureen/bcdtech: just pdf icon


John Peters: @Steve I'm not seeing it, the web tour is black


RockbridgeITRT: Pdf here


Kristie Shaw: I see the pdf


LaNita Kirby: seeing pdf


pirategirl: not seeing it


kevin.carter: still see PDF file


Safeschools: pdf loaded here... but i can't 'close it' =)


sandraca: I clicked on the link in the pdf and it is


mhutchison: saw the e-mail too


DavidWeksler:


Safeschools: now it's blank


Lorraine: audio off


Safeschools: yes, audio off here too


DavidWeksler: is there a way to "Free" the web page so endusers can control it?


Safeschools: back on


Lorraine: okay on sound now


mhutchison: not yet


pirategirl: no


LaNita Kirby: webtour is going to about blank.


Moderator (joycevalenza): no


Bill Graziadei: Access Analyze Act:...


sandraca: connecting


Bill Graziadei: ok


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): That came right up


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: I can't get http://prx.org to load in an external browswer either


PeggyG: great-web tour is back


LaNita Kirby: very WAY cool!


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): I think there was a problem with that page you were trying to go to.


Safeschools: wow, this is amazing


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): It looks like prx.org may have had a little glitch


BarbInNebraska: very cool! Thanks for the Tweet Ellen!


Bill Graziadei: back to pdf


Bill Graziadei: now slide 9


Professorredbag: how do you spell the website name?


DavidWeksler: prx.org DOES seem to be down


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Lost the web tour again.


Moderator (joycevalenza): window vanished


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Now back.


Moderator (joycevalenza): ah!


LaNita Kirby: back now


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Great.


DavidWeksler: yes


Safeschools: yes


Bill Graziadei: web tour back


Moderator (joycevalenza): yes


elderbob: I wonder how many voting machines will act like this on election day.


PeggyG: yes


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury): yes.


mhutchison: yes


Hayden: yes


DavidWeksler: @elderbob Exactly!


Mark Carls: @elderbob Good one.


Safeschools: this is impressive... i wish more ppl were connected to these tools


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): You'll each have to scroll down on your own.


Bill Graziadei: no sccrolling.. I have to do it


Mark Carls: Wow, very neat stuff Steve, thanks for the invite....you too LucyGray, thanks for the Twitter reminder.


BarbInNebraska: Yes, Thanks Lucy for the invite!


Eric Grant: This is keeping me from dinner. In a good way.


DavidWeksler to mhutchison: When did you stop beating your wife?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): We're still good seeing the screen...


elderbob: Eric, the answer is Burrito in one hand, and mouse in the other. The trick is to remember which one has the burrito.


Lorraine: Should we be seeing the questions?


Kristie Shaw: this is keeping me from writing my ed palns. In a good way


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): I think the Ask Your Lawmaker link doesn't pull up in the web tour.


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Maybe is some kind of scripting.


Lorraine: thx.


Bill Graziadei: ok


elderbob: There are some really thouightful questions posted on that site


Safeschools: I need to log off now but would love to share this resource with my colleagues... what is the website? www.pbs.org/teachers/vote2008?


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): @safeschools if admin was approached with these relevent uses


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): hold a sec


kevin.carter: Looks like great stuff but I wonder if teachers have time to "ramp up" on the content


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): will get you some URLS


Safeschools: thank you


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): http://wiki.classroom20.com/Election+2008+PBS


mhutchison: Kevin, I'm using the PBS curriculum in conjunction to what I am normally doing with textbook, etc.


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): http://www.pbs.org/teachers/vote2008/


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): and others at


mhutchison: so, it's basically an extension of what I would normally do


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): http://www.pbs.org/teachers/mediainfusion


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): YES YES YES


Moderator (joycevalenza): also as making an argument for the value of 2.0 in engagement


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): and once they SEE it...they begin to understand WHY it is so powerful for students


Safeschools: Yes!


mhutchison: that's absolutely correct


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): and how they can use what ENGAGES the kids to help them learn


PeggyG: can't see anything but gray on my web tour


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): me either Peggy


kevin.carter: If this session is archived, it would help the uniformed get a taste of this program and power of 2.0


LaNita Kirby: any ideas for how to best use these tools in an "unconnected" way--meaning how to address students with digital divide issues?


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): @kevin.carter they are all archieved on the classroom2.0 site


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): This session is being recorded and will be available at http://wiki.classroom20.com/live+conversations later tonight.


Maureen/bcdtech: This material would be great to embed on student ning- if I can get history teacher to buy into using it. Kids would like it.


mhutchison: LaNita, what I did was make a request for more technology in my classroom, then gave the kids more time to complete the assignments


Moderator (joycevalenza): you can embed them as widgets on your own computer


LaNita Kirby: any mobile technology functionalities with these goodies, for example.


kevin.carter: thanks - I'll try to pass along to ELA and history teachers in our high school


Moderator (joycevalenza): use the get my vote video to provoke discussion


mhutchison: although they still could do them at home as well. I created my own web page to go along with the activities. So, all the widgets, etc are available there as well


LaNita Kirby: i find many of the students at the cc I'm in have NO or limited internet access, but they can use their phones for some things.


MichaelReed: You've HIT THE MARK with this presentation, material and subject matter. Well done!


Moderator (joycevalenza): you still there renee?


Lorraine: audio lost...


Safeschools: I teach in a credential program... THIS is what we need to be teaching our students!! thank you, I will be back.. with lots of great questions about how to connect... thanks to all moderators for moving us forward, very exciting work!


mhutchison: hmmm.... I've never tried to access anything via my blackberry... might try that and see


Maureen/bcdtech: Hi Joyce, This is great material. I think I'll just embed, show the kids and have them pressure their other teachers to use it.


LaNita Kirby: LUV that GLOSSARY!


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: sometimes if the audio drops...it will catch up in a "chipmunky" kind of way


Hayden: blackberry is too slow for this


LSheldon: this looks great!


Mark Carls: Wouldn't that be nice as a wiki that can be updated?


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): sometimes if the audio drops...it will catch up in a "chipmunky" kind of way


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Jenny Bradbury: Some very positive comments coming in.


mhutchison: my bet is that my blackberry browser wouldn't handle the code for the widgets, anyway


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): @Mark Carls Joyce has created a wiki pathfinder


MichaelReed: Many of you already know this site... www.edtechtalk.com b ut I found it very useful.


LaNita Kirby: @ Mark Carls: YES! I bet Steve is on that already.


Maureen/bcdtech: Love the glossary- was recently accused of speaking pig latin


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): It is one of the resources I featured in the media infusion blog


Mark Carls: very nice, I always think wiki when someone says glossary, so that it is constantly changing and updated. Thanks.


Moderator (joycevalenza): I LOVE that one!


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): ME TOO Joyce


Moderator (joycevalenza): videos are so different and compelling--personal stories talk to students


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): http://www.npr.org/getmyvote


Moderator (joycevalenza): deborah tennen


LaNita Kirby:


Moderator (joycevalenza): tannen


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): This is an amazing collection of resources.


Maureen/bcdtech: ? which one needs parent permission- ? get my vote?


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): YES, YES...there WAS no youtube in 2004 campaign


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: I'm getting the sense that the amount of content is a little overwhelming. Would it make sense to give a quick tutorial on how to start easily?


Professorredbag: Steve, where can I learn how to use this program with my own content?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: Elluminate.com


Moderator (joycevalenza): hmmm, i think the interface is fairly easy


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Elluminate.com


Professorredbag: Thanks


Mark Carls: Check out the free version for educators willing to try Elluminate for a year...I think Elluminate still offers that? Is that right Steve?


PeggyG: the guidelines for telling their stories are excellent!


Professorredbag: This is William in Malaysia btw... don't know if the governemnt here would be happy with this!?


Lorraine: Content on this site was geared for middle/high school?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): @Professorredbag--that would ve very interesting to students here to know.


Hayden: PVSD.org would block this


jpatten: too bad...but there are a ton of opensource social net tools


jpatten: build your own security in


mhutchison: that was one of my biggest challenges... getting our IT people to wise up and let me have access


Hayden: Our school blocks this user generated type of content


RockbridgeITRT: access in my district is an issue as well


Moderator (joycevalenza): that's why these things are widgetized!


LaNita Kirby: can we get this presentation to run inside the elluminate v room if we have it in an archived format? nothing else, I'm thinking we could share with a few colleagues at a time, etc.


mhutchison: I still have certain portions of the PBS materials that will not load


Professorredbag: seems quite teacher controllable


LSheldon: cross curricular while also being high on blooms


mhutchison: and it's all because of our firewall


Maureen/bcdtech: @Joyce so if you embed the widgets, you avoid the blocks?


Hayden: great tools....schools BLOCK THIS STUFF....!!!!!!!!!


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: 15 minutes left. Just FYI if you want to start a Q&A


Hayden: They are afraid of losing $$$$$ or access


PeggyG: That is such a great workaround, Joyce! embed them!


BarbInNebraska: Really anxious to check this out for use with my 3rd graders.


jpatten: caution - widgits often use the same internet protocols as browsers (that are blocked)


BarbInNebraska: Yesterday I encouraged my students, if they ever have a chance, to see a speech in person.


LaNita Kirby: will the widgets work inside word or ppt docs tht could be emailed to students, who could then access it from home, and maybe get parents involved in their learning more obviously?


Professorredbag: Entire countries block stuff like this... strange definitions of democracy.. part of the picture we have to change.... it will take generations in some places sad yes.. real...yes..


mhutchison: that's what I am finding on my web page... some of the widgets load fine, others won't load at all. On the other hand, they load on my home machine with no problem


jpatten: @LaNita that would work or just give them the link to view at home


Lorraine: reverb


jpatten: R2D2


LaNita Kirby: thanks for the answer, j


LaNita Kirby: c3po AND R2D2


Moderator (joycevalenza): the election is THE argument for opening 2.0 in our classrooms


Moderator (joycevalenza): we have to make it


Moderator (joycevalenza): we owe it to the kids


mhutchison: I concur with that, Joyce


Moderator (joycevalenza): it's an intellectual freedom issue


BarbInNebraska: I can't wait to share this with our 6th grade SS teacher!


Moderator (joycevalenza): and it's never ever looked like this before


mhutchison: The problem is that some of the people with the control of the filters, etc. have a pretty myopic view


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Go ahead and raise your "hands" if you want to ask a question with the microphone.


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): http://www.pbs.org/teachers/connect/


kevin.carter: a worthy topic and so much information - a lot of work by those involved - great job


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Great idea, Jenny.


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): You can also ask a question here in the chat.


LaNita Kirby: I and my colleagues at the cc level are VERY appreciative of these resources. I'd like to see the resources marketed to a k-20 market, as well.


kevin.carter: Who will win?????


jpatten: i missed the beginning, these resources targeting secondary ed?


BarbInNebraska: Does the material go down to 3rd grade?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Would be great to have some teachers who are really using the material post their successes.


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): @jpatten Middle school and up


pirategirl: standardized testing is a huge obstacle


Maureen/bcdtech: Time, access, and teacher buy-in


RockbridgeITRT: Access


LaNita Kirby: could the qyestion be repeated? i was reading the chatline


LaNita Kirby: sorry


mhutchison: probably one of the biggest obstacles is getting some of our district people to open holes in the filtering system to provide us access


BarbInNebraska: I think having computers available with the right machine


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): @barb...I think you can DEFINITELY bring it down to the kids you are working with


Sheri: Old computers, not enough ability to access, Its prevent access


John Nugent: filtering


Karen Guidry: Fear by administration of legal issues popping up.


BarbInNebraska: @Kristin, I'll check it out


Lorraine: I am trying to learn these tools myself...feel a little hesitant about using with students at this point.


mhutchison: I had to ask, and ask, and ask my district guy to unblock stuff. He told me I was "too impatient"


LaNita Kirby: i'm sure the firewall-guards are a major concern/prohibiter


mhutchison: This was after three weeks of asking, and generally not getting a reply from him


Karen Guidry: It hinders to the point they cannot do much.


RockbridgeITRT: I hear similiarcomments


Lorraine: may block some of the sites that we would like to access to try out.


Maureen/bcdtech: most social networking tools are blocked at many schools


Steve_Collis: I'm in Australia. It's the morning. Here - problem = teacher & parent perceptions of danger.


BarbInNebraska: The problem I have is that I hear my kids parrot, word for word, what their parents say about the election.


Sheri: a lot: every one is afraid to allow students access


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): @mhutchison I go the the asst supt in charge of curriculum and instruction when that happens


Moderator (joycevalenza): i was frustrated today because blogspot is blocked and several of the site's blogs were inaccessible


Hayden: #1 challenge: Getting access to these tools in the classroom and stop blocking the tools the teachers know how to use and want to use.....THIS IS A BIG ISSUE in www.PVSD.org


jpatten: all tech has been designed to do one things...tell stories...Teachers and students need to tell stories to build bonds and create a better sense of community...learning and the fostering of knowledge is done through story telling...at least in my opinion


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): I screen shot why I am TRYING to do...and share


mhutchison: Actually, my principal was my "go to" guy here


LaNita Kirby: the standardized testing routes our k-12's are tracking through may pre-empt the resources


kevin.carter: Our school has computer video access in all classes - but still filtering is a problem


LaNita Kirby: minimal bandwidth prohibiting functionality?


DavidWeksler: There MUST be administrative support to support the use of technology


mhutchison: he's young, and he's fairly tech savvy... and very supportive


kevin.carter: staff can download and show some choices from Discovery, etc.


BarbInNebraska: I don't think I"m blocked at my school, I can easily get it unblocked


John Nugent: They dMost are afraid because they dont understand


Maureen/bcdtech: We have no tech director- so lucky- very little is blocked, and I can unblock as needed- where as needed=what the teachers ask for


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Hayden: just curious..PVSD (Perk Valley?) did you just get a new Tech Director or still looking


Karen Guidry: We have been able to convince our supt to let us use ePals to introduce some of these things in a safe environment.


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Would be great to have some kind of video profile of some teachers using these tools and how engaging it was.


LaNita Kirby: DITTO! Kudos to Steve!


Karen Guidry: Hopefully successful use will open new doors.


BarbInNebraska: Thanks Steve!


mmylod: I believe we have to teach the students responsibility and to be able to desseminiate the information


BarbInNebraska: Thanks Lucy for tweeting!


kevin.carter: I think that is the secret - get them to try and it will grow


jpatten: TY!


BarbInNebraska: Thanks Renee!


Maureen/bcdtech: Thanks to Steve et al


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Hayden: I want to share one more thing too


RockbridgeITRT: Thank you so much!! Awesome resources


Lorraine: You are developing the curriculum in the right direction. Thank you for inspiring us with the options available.


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: I want to share one more thing too


DavidWeksler: and for schools focussing on getting students ready for "high-stakes test"?


kevin.carter: I am sure you all do great things but Steve has tied so many together in 2.0


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: Kristin, go ahead.


PeggyG: it's so exciting to see the web 2.0 tools totally integrated into this process. Awesome!


Maureen/bcdtech: Would love to have kids across the country interacting with this material. Living on the east coast we have no idea how the rest of the country thinks- last election was a shock


Hayden to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: Fantastic job, thank you for the resources....this is all so exciting. It is a great time to be in education


PeggyG: it could easily be a year-long curriculum


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): Peggy SO true


LaNita Kirby: agree this could be year long curriculum....


Maureen/bcdtech: Anyone have issues with parents who object to "political" discussions?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: http://www.classroom20.com/forum/topic/show?id=649749%3ATopic%3A179000


Mark Carls: Thank you


Karen Guidry: We must tie this to curriculum standards to get a positive response from most classroom teachers and administrators.


Moderator (joycevalenza): thanks everyone!!!


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury): Thanks, All!


grdnldy: This was terrific. thx.


DavidWeksler: good job folks


Lorraine: Thank you for this presentation!


Hayden: Great work to ALL


LaNita Kirby: Thank you PBS!


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): Please add things that you are doing...to the post on media infusion too http://pbs.org/teachers/mediainfusion


Lorraine: thank you.


PeggyG: I'm so excited to share this with others! Thanks!


LucyGray: Thank you!!!!


Sheri: thank you


mmylod: thanks muck


mhutchison: Thanks, it was great!


Steve_Collis: Cheers.


DavidWeksler: Michael, still here?


mhutchison: yes


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, joycevalenza, Kristin Hokanson: Thanks everyone.


Moderator (joycevalenza): night all!


mhutchison: about bedtime for us old guys, though


RockbridgeITRT: Night and Thank you!


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): The archive will be posted later tonight.


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson): thanks everyone!


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Thanks to all who participated.


Moderator (Jenny Bradbury): Does someone still have his or her hand up?


DavidWeksler: Thanks, Steve - excellent session


Sheri: where will archive be posted?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): http://wiki.classroom20.com/live+conversations


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): And I'm sure in Jenny's Classroom 2.0 discussion thread.


Sheri: thanks


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, Kristin Hokanson: Great work, Renee. Like running a race!


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, Kristin Hokanson: Well done.


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, Kristin Hokanson: Ok all, I am still at school so I am going ot take off....GREAT JOB...I think folks are REALLY excited about it


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): you can comment on the curriculum at http://21stcenturycivicengagement.pbwiki.com


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, Kristin Hokanson: steve did you want me to stop the recording?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, Kristin Hokanson: It stops when the room is cleared.


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, Kristin Hokanson: We'll let any final comments come in, then I'll ask folks to exit.


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, Kristin Hokanson: ok well then I will leave the room then


Moderator (Kristin Hokanson) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, Kristin Hokanson: have a good night all


Moderator (Steve Hargadon) to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs, Kristin Hokanson: Bye! Good work!


Moderator (Renee Hobbs): You are welcome to join us for a conference here in Philadelphia on news literacy, October 23-25. Google "Rebooting the News" for more information!


Hayden to Steve Hargadon, Jenny Bradbury, Renee Hobbs: Thank you...I will send all these links out to the 500 staff members in the AM


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Thanks for being a part of this Classroom 2.0 LIVE conversation. We will be closing the Elluminate room in a few minutes to allow the recording to process. Good night!


DavidWeksler: Steve, can one create a transcript of the text chat?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): @DavidW Yes, you can when the recording is up. I'll also be posting the chat.


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): You'll find a link at http://wiki.classroom20.com/live+conversations


DavidWeksler: but I can't do it locally for me, right?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Takes a couple of hours to get up.


DavidWeksler: understood


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): I think you can do it. Do you see a floppy disk icon?


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): Top left?


DavidWeksler: yup


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): The time delay is mostly me having to go pick up kids!


DavidWeksler:


DavidWeksler: certainly!


Moderator (Steve Hargadon): If you have that icon, you can copy right now, I believe.


DavidWeksler: Was wondering if we might want to do this presentation in Tapped In - or mention more about Classroom 2.0 to the TI community


DavidWeksler: Then you'll have even less time to pick up the kids


Moderator: Let me know how I might help with that.


DavidWeksler: Michael Hutchison had a disussion looking at the My Two Cents for Change web site that began in the hour before this


Moderator: The whole session recording will also be available, so someone can replay the whole thing.


DavidWeksler: yes, I knew that one...


Moderator: I have to start kicking folks out to get the recording to go...


DavidWeksler: Sure


DavidWeksler: Here's the URL:


DavidWeksler: http://www.mytwocentsforchange.org/


DavidWeksler: if you haven't seen that


Moderator: If you're still watching, I'll ask you to each log off.


Moderator: Thanks, David. I'll look at it.


DavidWeksler: take care


Moderator: Bye!