Intro
  • Thanks to Elluminate
  • My sound today - will be taking mic off when not talking
Trends / news of the week:
  • Diigo conversations - how to keep up
    • Groups?
    • Standardized tagging "dialog"
  • Google - offline support for office apps?
Sites:
  • LearningEvents.org
    • Great Google Calendar merging
    • Need a good conference list
  • Diigo bookmarks review
Events / Conferences
  • Classroom 2.0 Live Conversations sessions
  • K12 Open Minds "semi" announced for last week in September
Close
  • Reminder to consider using this office
  • Upcoming events

Chat Log:

Joined on April 5, 2008 at 7:39 AM


Moderator: Could you hear that?


Moderator: I'm in my car, so I think there's background noise.


Nergiz: Hi Steve. Did I miss the meeting?


Nergiz: I see.


Moderator: No, about to start in 10 minutes


Nergiz: Good. I get confused with time zones and day time saving ....


Nergiz:


Nergiz: I'll be back in 10 minutes


Moderator: Are you back, @nergiz?


Moderator: Might just be you and me this morning!


Moderator: Ah, Bob's here...


Bob Caro: I'm finishing watchingthe Ning discussion right now on another computer


Jim O'Hagan: hey hey


Jim O'Hagan: lots of bass.


Jim O'Hagan: oh yeah


Bob Caro: sounds fine


Alice Mercer: Like the difference in MS Word and Google Docs


Alice Mercer: Gotta love spring break, lol


Jim O'Hagan: Is Diigo primed to be a virtual Tombstone where people rush there and then abandon?


adinasullivan: It's been pretty insane re: Diigo


Lisa Thumann: Hi everyone


Alice Mercer: People using it as the backbone of their entire social networking, I don't know, seems a bit much?


Maureen/bcdtech: I really like it, but don't have time to really do the whole group/conversation thing


Maureen/bcdtech: Yes- great idea!


Alice Mercer: I might try that. Haven't liked latency in online spreadsheet


Jim O'Hagan: but what about for the common teacher? easy to learn? Easy to staff develop? Does it help them to do something they do not do now? I am using it, but seeing my staff use it is hard.


Jim O'Hagan: yup


Alice Mercer: I've done staff dev with diigo.


Alice Mercer: I just did social bookmarking and tagging, and sharing/saving


Maureen/bcdtech: I showed it to my moodle class- they loved it, but will probably just use basics for now


Alice Mercer: Do we have an agenda?


Bob Caro: I accidentally put all my firefox bookmarks into Diigo, and now I want to eliminate all except instructional technology ones. I'm not sure how to do that.


adinasullivan: Classroom 2.0 over 7000 now Yeah!


Maureen/bcdtech: The webslides piece will be helpful for teachers to use webquests type of things


Jim O'Hagan: contact wade directly. i have been going back and forth with him, Bob.


adinasullivan: Google offline definitely has great potential


Jim O'Hagan: that is where Diigo has been different, direct contact with the creator


Lisa Thumann: I have trouble keeping up the conversations in Diigo


adinasullivan: Webslides were great for sharing links with staff


Lisa Thumann: with the conversations


Maureen/bcdtech: yes, but without the site which sometimes had inappropriate stuff on it


Jim O'Hagan: srry. g2g.


Alice Mercer: Bob, I would call up all, then "-" the instructional tech, and then batch delete?


adinasullivan: Can't do everything!


Lisa Thumann: Oops I forgot about Google Reader


Maureen/bcdtech: my reader had 1000+, got it down to 600 last night, but it's climbing as I sit here


Alice Mercer: I don't try to do it all, makes me cranky, which was definately this week.


JoseRodriguez: Good morning all


adinasullivan: We're all trying to do too much all at once. Have to pick/choose/prioritize


Alice Mercer: It's a hard week after spring break?


Maureen/bcdtech: Oh good, thought it was just me, being new to this


JoseRodriguez: Same here


Alice Mercer: And you get used to having more time, then you go back and fake it a week, then you can't fake it any more and you can't keep up


Lisa Thumann: @Maureen - You are not alone


Alice Mercer: I think the spring schedule has a lot do with it.


Lori A: sooo many new tools - need to pick and choose


Alice Mercer: getting food


Maureen/bcdtech: @Lisa thanks, I just really started to try the whole networking the last 2 weeks- bad timing!


JoseRodriguez: choose a few to take out for a spin. Use them consistently then add a few


Maureen/bcdtech: find it un untagged and choose edit?


adinasullivan: I think if you click on the link and then rebookmark, you can add tags, lists, groups, etc.


Maureen/bcdtech: I think you cam select multiple tags to change at once


Lori A: can you change all the tags in a list


Alice Mercer: I feel overwhelmed every few months, and have to step back


JoseRodriguez: True.


Lisa Thumann: My family was Verrrrrry annoyed with me this week.


Alice Mercer: Like this week, the new health club opened, so I spent time there


JoseRodriguez: Especially when a lot of us work in 1.0 Schools.


Alice Mercer: Yes, Jose


Lori A: I use terms and my co workers look at me funny - have to be careful what I say


Lori A: can't teach them all


Lori A: can't learn them all


Lisa Thumann: @Lori -keep using the terms - they'll get used to them


Maureen/bcdtech: I cut out a whole section of my pd moodle class this week- but my teachers have asked for an extra class on them.. I guess it's a god thing


Alice Mercer: I have to do a preso for primary, about using digital projectors May 1st


JoseRodriguez: I like a comment I caught on twitter. "If it isn't broke, don't fix it" It was regarding the diggo bandwagon.


Lori A: @Lisa Thumann - just not all in one day


Nergiz: Hi everybody. Back and listening


Lisa Thumann: @lori -right!!!!


Alice Mercer: They want new o/h projectors and dvd players, and I want them to get digital proojector


Lisa Thumann: @alice - o/h projecors Argh!!!!


Lori A: what about moving to document cameras to replace overheads


Maureen/bcdtech: @Alice- that's where we are- I'm pushing for projectors as the ifrst step


adinasullivan: They just bought us all new OH projecters


Lisa Thumann: @lori -the Elmo is inexpensive and a great idea


JoseRodriguez: We are starting to use document cameras also.


Alice Mercer: Seriously, and I still used mine last year for math, Doc cameras are expensive, but...


Alice Mercer: How much, I see some elmo


Durff: u mean scanners?


Alice Mercer: YEAH! Steve, thanks for merging and placing calendars


adinasullivan: Good idea Steve.


Maureen/bcdtech: How to merge them?


JoseRodriguez: Our admin did a survey to see who would like to use elmos or O/H projectors.


Maureen/bcdtech: look in embed code?


Lori A: my school uses airset calendars - want to figure out how to merge google with airset


Alice Mercer: Can you get Hitchikr?


JoseRodriguez: We use a weekly bulletin on paper put in our teacher boxes.


Alice Mercer: Scary


Durff: doesn't Hitchikr do that?


Maureen/bcdtech: please


Lisa Thumann: You can get an Elmo for about $600


adinasullivan: Jose - LOL us too


Durff: i live airset


JoseRodriguez: I set up google calendar for my previous school


Lori A: I personally use google - school uses airset


Durff: love


Alice Mercer: @Lisa that is a lot for 17 for a whole school.


Durff: sorry


Durff: txting too


JoseRodriguez: Hi Durff.


Alice Mercer: Getting Hitckr to google could be a BitB


Durff: eek to much power in my hand


Lisa Thumann: @Alice - yes, but share resources?


Durff: hi jose


Alice Mercer: Easy to bring in ETT cause it was already on google.


Alice Mercer: how was Andy's session?


Maureen/bcdtech: I spent 2 days taking our pdf calendar and reformatting to use on google... now "they" may not use it


JoseRodriguez: Shared calendars are good options for schools. Some district use them on local servers.


Alice Mercer: Eluminate is SO easy to get into.


Durff: andd then my principal started one!


Nergiz: Where did you say the NIng tutorial was?


Alice Mercer: Hmmm, thinking....


Bob Caro: Your ning presentation was the best example of what to do with the Elluminate system


JoseRodriguez: This week. Let's see.


adinasullivan: a little out this week w/ back to school


Maureen/bcdtech: Andy's conversation was great- could have gone on for hours


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


JoseRodriguez: Andy's conversation?


Durff: great! he may want to go over it


JoseRodriguez: Oh yeah I was there.... duh.


Bob Caro: I wasn't able to attend live, but the replay was perfect. I will be trying it out this weekend.


Nergiz: Thanks!


Lori A: I watched part of Lisa's smartboard ustream


Lisa Thumann: Have to go - have a great weekend everyone.


Bob Caro: Maybe an online demo of different tools could be a regular feature


JoseRodriguez: bye lisa


adinasullivan: The replays are great so can catch up ones that I can't attend, but want to


Alice Mercer: Yeah, like weird things we do with diigo?


Alice Mercer: wiki projects we've done


Alice Mercer: I did a math lesson with VoiceThread


Maureen/bcdtech: I watched the ning- enjoyed it, but need to find a way to listen standing up...literally falling asleep if I sit down this past week


Alice Mercer: Jose: u leaving soon?


JoseRodriguez: My students and I are starting to use voicethread.


JoseRodriguez: No, Alice. I am here.


Alice Mercer: Oh, you want 5 minute lightening round sessions?


Lori A: I had a class add to the geometry landmark VT put up by Martha


JoseRodriguez: We are showcasing voicethread for our local edtech conference next saturday.


JoseRodriguez: We are doing a voicethread on EarthDay


JoseRodriguez: @alice 5min what?


Alice Mercer: Anyone figure out how to control doodler in Voice Thread?


Alice Mercer: Lightening sessions


Durff: yes


JoseRodriguez: sure


Durff: but Jing has a time limit


JoseRodriguez: 5min


Alice Mercer: And the audio. Vyew requires a phone connection


Durff: the free one does


Alice Mercer: Does anyone want to try Vyew?


JoseRodriguez: I still use mp3 player and upload audio


Maureen/bcdtech: Jing =good quality, but file sizes are too big for slow connections


Durff: myt parents do - love hearing the young ones read


JoseRodriguez: StudyCasts are cool for kids to play on ipod, offline.


Alice Mercer: Yeah, my families do not have ubiquitous access, and many can't use tech except cell phone


Durff: if i can just get teachers to do it


adinasullivan: Alice - mine also


Alice Mercer: So where do we put proposals?


Maureen/bcdtech: @durff- bribe them with food


Durff: so many faculty don't allow cell phones


JoseRodriguez: cookies and milk


Durff: even principal


Alice Mercer: I'd like Math and tech projects we've done so I can learn what others are doing?


adinasullivan: English classes first/in conjunction with tech


Durff: kinda early jose


Durff: better eat better


JoseRodriguez: coffee?


adinasullivan: Maybe we share more with that wiki re: materials we are using to train (teachers and kids)


Alice Mercer: How do we see if there is interest?


JoseRodriguez: K12 Openlines?


Bob Caro: alice's hand is up


JoseRodriguez: Open Source, cool.


JoseRodriguez: We are migrating our PD to moodle.


Durff: that's all i use


Bob Caro: promote NECC


Durff: when is the next k12online deadline? The 2009 one


Lori A: I"m signed up for the unconference now


JoseRodriguez: We have our local Edtech Conference -- Infotech2008 in L.A.


Maureen/bcdtech: @durff- sorry, what do you use, for what?


JoseRodriguez: next Saturday.


Lori A: so cool


Durff: Maureen - i can't afford anything but free


Maureen/bcdtech: Oh- open source? missed the reference


Alice Mercer: Can I share something about awards to apply for:


Alice Mercer: http://neafoundation.org/ NEA foundation


Durff: blogging is on classblogmeister, podcasting on podomatic and Gabcast


JoseRodriguez: @durff are you pushing the envelope again


adinasullivan: Looking forward to seeing how the UnConference plays out


Durff: video on vimeo


Moderator: www.edubloggercon.com


Bob Caro: you should ask for any members that live in the San Antonio area to do a reconnaissance mission to check out netcafes or hotspots in the vicinity of the convention center


Alice Mercer: Is now the time to share about events next week?


Durff: call in alice


Alice Mercer: Naw. It's Elementary


Lori A: DEN in SL holds Wed workshops


Lori A: this week is on moodle


Durff: Jose - I never stopped pushing


Maureen/bcdtech: K12 online was the eye-opener for me... could do it piecemeal- not overwhelming, but paradigm changing


Alice Mercer: http://itselementary.edublogs.org/2008/03/30/preview-of-show-16-at-a-special-day-april-7th/


Durff: following orders to be here


JoseRodriguez: same here.


Moderator: http://www.learningevents.com has edtechtalk schedule in the calendar.


Bob Caro: to help polite people like alice (and to control people like me) maybe there could be a loose agenda on Steve's whiteboard when we start.


Moderator: www.edtechtalk.com


JoseRodriguez: thanks steve.


JoseRodriguez: Our spin is looking at tech use in the elementary classroom


adinasullivan: Good idea Bob


Durff: she's hired


JoseRodriguez: but k12 is welcome


JoseRodriguez: and beyond


adinasullivan: Loose agenda on the board


Moderator: http://plannecc2008.iste.wikispaces.net/Bloggers+Cafe wiki agenda


Moderator: For NECC fringe conference


adinasullivan: No, here


JoseRodriguez: oops too many mics are on. getting echo/feedback


Bob Caro: no one but me


JoseRodriguez: ok better now


JoseRodriguez: great.


Alice Mercer: Added agenda to white board


JoseRodriguez: reasearcher ports?


adinasullivan: Alice - cool


Bob Caro: since this is such a brainstorming environment, maybe as someone gets an idea about a topic, it could be added to the bottom of the whiteboard list


JoseRodriguez: I know that our district subscribs to several portals.


Alice Mercer: http://mercertraining.edublogs.org/2008/04/01/preview-of-ctap3-etln-presentation/


Durff: we hear you alice


Maureen/bcdtech: Maybe off topic, but how do you all find time for teaching and presenting and keeping up?


JoseRodriguez: duplexing on Elluminate is not that great. You need to mute when not speaking.


Durff: ReallySeriousStressrelief = RSS


Alice Mercer: Maureen, I don't know if I am. I was very angry and tired this week


JoseRodriguez: RSS via???


Nergiz: I like that RSS definition


Durff: use it


JoseRodriguez: VAT so Alice Very Angry and Tired


Alice Mercer: But I'm also raising a son, cood an an afterschool program at my site, etc.


Lori A: thanks for twittering this - I have to remember to check the calendars. Please twitter these


Bob Caro: just an idea here...on your cr20 live converstions page, give a little recap next the the link to "previous discussions"


JoseRodriguez: I am jealous


Lori A: Wow


Durff: gotta fill the coffee....


Lori A: have a great day all thanks again


Bob Caro: just what was discussed and how it went - like an ad


JoseRodriguez: Cool, Have a great day.


Maureen/bcdtech: Thank you


adinasullivan: Have a great weekend all!


Alice Mercer: bye all!


Durff: thanks Steve!


Nergiz: Thanks!


JoseRodriguez: bye


Nergiz: Bye!


Durff: going to courosa's event


Bob Caro: I hope everybody else feels as good as I do after these discussions. Have a great week!


Moderator: Glad to hear it, Bob!