CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE webinar, eCyberMission with Matt Hartman.

September 26, 2015


00:19 - Peggy George
Welcome Heather! So glad you could join us!

00:31 - Susie @shighley 1
Sorry I'm late (again) Seems like I always get sent to a spam site on my way in!

00:33 - Peggy George
Hi Jo Ann! Welcome!

00:39 - Eileen
Hello everyone! Glad to be back!

00:39 - Peggy George
you're right on time Susie!

01:11 - Peggy George
Matt has a fabulous background in STEM! Awesome!

01:13 - Susie @shighley 1
But I didn't get to put my spot on the map and say I'm a media specialist...

01:33 - Peggy George
Thanks Melissa for the intro!

01:34 - Lorie Moffat
I have an earth sciences degree, marine sciences minor from Penn State.

02:04 - Peggy George
love hearing the stories about how these opportunities came to be :-)

02:28 - Peggy George
http://www.ecybermission.com/ (eCyberMission web site)

03:04 - Peggy George
we have a great short video in our Livebinder today that gives you an overview of eCybermission. http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1810237

03:26 - Peggy George
there are lots of great resources on their site even if you can't participate in the competition :-)

03:35 - Peggy George
Hi LucianeCurator! Welcome!

04:06 - Peggy George
AEOP Army Educational Outreach Program

04:08 - LucianeCurator
Hi Peggy and everybody !

04:57 - Peggy George
it's fantastic to have these opportunities for students/teachers for FREE! and this one provides an opportunity to win in the competition :-)

05:31 - Peggy George
before learning about eCybermission I didn't realize the Army was committed to STEM but it definitely makes sense!

05:37 - Melissa Getz
Happy to see VA Tech! I'm a Hokie!

05:50 - Peggy George
Hi tam! Welcome!

06:05 - Peggy George
haha Melissa! What's a Hokie? :-)

06:11 - tam
hi peggy!!! hi everyone, love to be here!

06:48 - Melissa Getz
Good question- it is like our mascot- and people who identify with VA Tech can call themselves Hokies.

06:59 - Peggy George
rewards :-) awesome prizes!

07:11 - Melissa Getz
Money$$$

07:14 - Peggy George
http://www.usaeop.com/tag/ecybermission/ (eCybermission blog posts on U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program)

07:30 - Peggy George
top winner gets to go to the White House to meet the President :-)

07:46 - Melissa Getz
Collaboration beyond schoolroom walls

07:50 - Peggy George
https://www.facebook.com/eCYBERMISSION-57941978569/timeline/ (eCyberMission on Facebook)

08:29 - Peggy George
Are students able to use those savings bonds to help pay for college tuition?

09:08 - Peggy George
incredible!!!!!

09:11 - Melissa Getz
WOW

09:28 - Peggy George
more than 9million dollars in savings bonds awarded! WOW!

09:51 - Peggy George
https://www.pinterest.com/ecybermission/ (eCyberMission boards on Pinterest)

10:03 - Patti Ruffing
i think you have to hold the bond for a certain number of years before it is mature but not sure if that time period varies

10:36 - Peggy George
http://www.usaeop.com/tag/ecybermission/ (eCybermission blog posts on U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program)

10:48 - Peggy George
what a thrill that would be!

11:07 - Peggy George
http://www.ecybermission.com/files/helpdocs/How%20to%20complete%20a%20mission%20folder.pdf (How to complete a Mission Folder)

11:17 - Peggy George
the folder information is in the Livebinder

11:46 - Peggy George
http://www.ecybermission.com/TeamResources (eCybermission Team Resources-Video Lessons)

12:30 - Peggy George
great opportunities for collaboration!

12:54 - Peggy George
http://www.ecybermission.com/Roles (eCyberMission Roles: STUDENTS, PARENTS, ADVISORS, AMBASSADORS, CYBERGUIDES, STUDENT VIRTUAL JUDGES, VIRTUAL JUDGES)

13:06 - Melissa Getz
Collaboration using Web 2.0 tools :-)

13:23 - Peggy George
great name for the help desk! Mission Control!

13:29 - Peggy George
https://twitter.com/ecybermission (eCyberMission on Twitter)

14:16 - Peggy George
do any of you do similar problem solving activities in your classrooms where they try to solve real-world problems in their community?

14:48 - Melissa Getz
Thank you, Matt, for pointing out that they can't test humans without approval.

15:21 - Peggy George
for eCybermission does it have to be an original problem that hasn't been addressed before? That would be really hard but it may be entirely new to their community.

15:26 - Melissa Getz
The intent of the research is to go beyond mere surveys.

15:36 - Peggy George
lots of categories!!!

15:56 - Peggy George
http://www.schooltube.com/channel/ecybermission/ (eCyberMission videos on SchoolTube)

16:19 - Patti Ruffing
I somtimes find that kids are really unaware of actual real world problems - they need to be exposed to those issues

16:23 - Peggy George
http://ecybermission.blogspot.com/2015/09/whats-your-volunteer-type.html (eCyberMission blog post: What’Your Volunteer Type?)

16:38 - Peggy George
that is so true Patti!

17:10 - Peggy George
I love that they're using the inquiry process! Very authentic!

17:27 - Melissa Getz
You're right, Patti. I am blown away when I read what some groups have done. They can get so involved with a community issue.

17:35 - Peggy George
http://www.ecybermission.com/FAQ (eCybermission Frequently Asked Questions)

17:57 - Peggy George
you often have to get permission from your school/district to conduct these kinds of surveys

18:15 - Lorie Moffat
Like science fair projects.

18:30 - Peggy George
this is great advice for collaborative STEM projects even if you aren't eligible to participate in the competition!

18:45 - Susie @shighley 1
So many times I have received surveys that aren't unbiased or allow for the answer I would give, but the choice isn't there

18:46 - Peggy George
yes very much like science fair projects :-)

18:56 - Melissa Getz
It would be ideal if science fair projects were done as thoroughly as these are.

19:15 - Peggy George
good point Susie! we need a webinar on how to create good surveys :-)

19:50 - Melissa Getz
Notice it is not too late to register a team!

19:53 - Peggy George
do schools/teams tend to do this in after-school time or during the school day?

20:12 - Peggy George
we all know about parents doing science fair projects for their kids :-)

20:29 - Peggy George
I have included several winning project examples in our Livebinder.

20:49 - Peggy George
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/jenks-girls-win-top-prize-at-national-ecybermission-competition/article_7fd3ba62-ef86-560e-b370-593d580b5c01.html (9th grade girls team from Tulsa, OK win 2015 top prize in eCybermission Competition)

21:08 - Peggy George
http://www.nctv17.com/ecybermission-winners/ (First place winners in 8th grade division, 2015)

21:09 - Eileen
Sure wish 5th graders could participate.

21:13 - Melissa Getz
Thank you, Peggy, for being so thorough with the LiveBinder resources.

21:50 - Peggy George
browse through the photos for eCybermission to get ideas for projects that have been done in the past. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ecybermission/ (eCyberMission photos on Flickr)

22:03 - Peggy George
that's incredible support on the help desk!!

22:54 - Peggy George
@Eileen they could use 5th grade to prepare for the next year :-) even if you aren't their 6th grade teacher I think you could be the Team Advisor.

23:05 - Peggy George
maybe Matt can clarify that for us

23:21 - Melissa Getz
@Eileen, you can probably still do a mini-eCybermission with your students. Like Peggy said, prepare them for next year.

23:48 - Peggy George
Hi Wes! So great to see you! Aren't you at EdCamp today?

24:15 - wfryer
No I skipped it

24:17 - Peggy George
http://www.ecybermission.com/HelpfulWebsites (Helpful websites for the Mission Challenges both general and specific to each challenge)

24:32 - Peggy George
@Wes love it when you can join us!

24:55 - wfryer
Working around the house today instead

25:08 - wfryer
Thanks for the link!

25:10 - Susie @shighley 1
So even students and teachers who aren't able to enter can still get some great ideas for PBL and STEM projects from the website

26:04 - Patti Ruffing
I would like to see a list of problems that students could start with because sometimes they just can't think of the problems that need to be solved.

26:06 - Peggy George
http://ecybermission.blogspot.com/

26:35 - Peggy George
Wes, your students would love this competition/project!

27:41 - Peggy George
http://www.ecybermission.com/TeamResources

27:49 - Melissa Getz
Kids are not isolated to do everything on their own. There are adult support people to help with ideas or procedural suggestions.

27:56 - Eileen
Thanks for the suggestions. I need to look at the website for details.

28:22 - Peggy George
That would be great Patti! We'll ask Matt is such a list exists :-) I know there are many ideas on their Pinterest board.

28:40 - Peggy George
https://www.pinterest.com/ecybermission/

28:48 - Melissa Getz
So even if you are not a 6-9 teacher, I think you could be an Ambassador for schools.

28:57 - Peggy George
their communication is really impressive! lots of support!

29:38 - Peggy George
Do you have to be a U.S. citizen to be an Ambassador?

30:05 - Melissa Getz
Awesome! This is a way to be involved even if you're not a classroom 6-9 teacher.

30:33 - Peggy George
when you look at some of their photos of the students participating you'll see their excitement! and lots of girls too!!!

31:14 - Peggy George
love that parents can be advisors too!

32:19 - Melissa Getz
I keep hearing that there are tons of opportunities for adults to be involved. I did not realize this is such a team oriented project that involves adults, too.

32:30 - Peggy George
many great links and resources on this site if you're looking for background information, research or ideas for projects http://www.ecybermission.com/HelpfulWebsites

32:43 - Peggy George
great point Melissa!

33:16 - Peggy George
brainstorming tips would be great for everyone even if you don't participate in the competition

34:21 - Peggy George
hard to believe that eCybermission has been around for 14 years and I had not heard of it! Great to know about it!

34:32 - Melissa Getz
I've been a Virtual Judge. It is a very eye opening experience.

34:58 - Peggy George
Melissa would you like to take the mic during Q/A to share your judging experience? I'd love to hear about it!

35:12 - Melissa Getz
I don't know anybody who has done anything with eCybermission personally. But I can still be a Virtual Judge.

35:34 - Peggy George
wow! that's a lot of folders :-)

35:34 - Patti Ruffing
I have judge science projects for Discovery Young Scientist Challenge and also for PJAS, but not in this area

35:57 - Peggy George
that is awesome Patti! wonder if they are similar? :-)

36:21 - Peggy George
it's so important to have this kind of criteria to ensure fair judging

36:29 - Melissa Getz
@Patti- think about doing this, too. It is quite an experience.

37:32 - Peggy George
the judging sounds very flexible for accommodating times

37:42 - Melissa Getz
PJAS?

38:29 - Patti Ruffing
Pennsylvania Jr Academy of Science

38:30 - Peggy George
9th grade winners have an opportunity to win an internship! http://www.aas-world.org/ECIP/ecip-program.html

39:04 - Peggy George
haha Patti! my first thought was "pajamas" :-) But I knew that wasn't what you meant

39:09 - Patti Ruffing
lol

39:29 - Melissa Getz
Wow! Maybe this is a way to let STEM college students consider becoming teachers, if they had not already thought of that option.

39:40 - Patti Ruffing
good point, Melissa

39:54 - Peggy George
being able to have this on your resume if you're in teacher preparation programs and looking for a teaching position :-)

40:07 - Peggy George
awesome resume addition!

40:17 - Peggy George
yes Melissa! I agree!

40:32 - Peggy George
if you have any questions for Matt please type them here in the chat!

41:06 - Peggy George
really happy to learn all about eCybermission!!

41:24 - Peggy George
http://www.ecybermission.com/StemOpportunities

41:41 - Melissa Getz
www.usaeop.com

42:08 - Melissa Getz
http://www.usaeop.com

42:10 - Peggy George
that's a great suggestion!

42:27 - Peggy George
go through the entire process even if you can't compete! valuable resources!

42:58 - Peggy George
Lorie turn on your mic

43:06 - Peggy George
:-)

43:37 - Peggy George
all of the AEOP additional STEM opportunities are listed on the link I just shared http://www.ecybermission.com/StemOpportunities

44:11 - Peggy George
great to know about the savings bonds!

44:57 - Peggy George
that would be really hard to come up with something completely original! science fair projects are often repeats of other projects :-)

45:26 - Melissa Getz
Can a teacher take a classroom lab and just turn it into an eCybermission entry?

45:46 - Peggy George
if you would like to speak on the microphone to ask a question or share a comment please click on the hand so we can give you the microphone

46:13 - Peggy George
the arrow isn't in the right place on the slide but it's the hand right below your name on the Participant List

46:48 - Peggy George
how much time (in general) would it take to complete an entire project from start to finish?

47:00 - Peggy George
yes time is always a big consideration!

48:00 - Peggy George
be sure to check out some of the winning examples in the Livebinder :-) http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1810237

48:34 - Peggy George
http://www.ecybermission.com/files/helpdocs/Team_Advisor_User_Guide_2016.pdf

49:06 - Peggy George
http://www.ecybermission.com/AdvisorResources

49:27 - Peggy George
the Advisor Resources would be very helpful even if you don't participate in the competition!

50:04 - Peggy George
your students could become published researchers after the project is finished!

50:27 - Peggy George
Melissa would you like to take the mic to share your judging experience?

50:38 - Melissa Getz
sure

51:10 - Peggy George
scientific process grading rubric http://www.ecybermission.com/files/Rubric%20-%20Scientific%20Inquiry%20Using%20Scientific%20Practices.pdf

51:31 - Peggy George
great Melissa!!! Thanks! Raise your hand so Lorie knows you're willing :-)

52:05 - Peggy George
thanks for the clarification about the lab

52:47 - Peggy George
always like to hear personal experiences! Thanks Melissa!

53:15 - Peggy George
this would be awesome preparation for high school science curriculum!!!

53:27 - Peggy George
how much time did it take you Melissa?

54:13 - Peggy George
10 seems a manageable number :-)

54:35 - Peggy George
once you feel comfortable with the process I'm sure it goes much faster

55:01 - Peggy George
do judges ever contact the participants to ask questions?

55:18 - Peggy George
thanks! that makes sense!!

55:44 - Peggy George
mussels? :-)

55:57 - Peggy George
really interesting!

57:28 - Peggy George
Thank you so much Matt for sharing this very exciting project/opportunity with us!

58:14 - Melissa Getz
I really hope some of our audience members will consider being involved with eCybermission.

58:38 - Eileen
Thank you Matt and everyone!

58:40 - Melissa Getz
It is like a hidden opportunity, and when you find it, you won't forget what you learned by doing it.

59:53 - Peggy George
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/what-we-offer/community/events/fall-virtcon-2015.cfm (DEN Fall 2015 Virtual Conference)

59:59 - Peggy George
http://connectededucators.org (Connected Educators website)

1:00:07 - Peggy George
http://learningrevolution.com

1:00:33 - Peggy George
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1:00:45 - Peggy George
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1:00:56 - Peggy George
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1:01:00 - Susie @shighley 1
Thanks. And it looks like a great line up coming up!

1:01:18 - Peggy George
Archives for all recordings:
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1:01:32 - Peggy George
Thanks to all of you for joining us today! Have a great weekend!

1:01:35 - Matt Hartman
Thanks to all of you!

1:01:38 - Peggy George
Thank you Matt!!!!

1:01:44 - Sharon Gullett
Thanks for making me aware of this exciting program. I will share this program with others.