Weekly Recap for March 21, 2008
  • TimeBridge
  • Diigo v. 3 (upcoming interview)
  • Blog posts
  • Twitter conversations
    • Sheryl NB project
    • FriendFeed
  • Social Networking news
  • Conferences
    • NECC - EduBloggerCon / Classroom 2.0 LIVE
    • NECC - Bloggers Cafe and "Fringe Conference"
    • K12 Open Minds - end of September in Indiana
  • Coming Up
    • WOW with danah boyd - Tuesday night

Chat log:

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Moderator: Could you hear me?


bmuench: i could hear you steve


Jane Krauss: I can, can you hear me?


lizbdavis: I can't hear anything. Hi everyone.


Jane Krauss: I do but it's greyed out... changing settings


lizbdavis: I'm working on it


lizbdavis: I'm trying to hear on my headphones, not through my speakers


Jane Krauss: great


Jane Krauss: I don't have my headset today... forgot it at a school


lizbdavis: I can hear now.


kstashuk: yep


Jane Krauss: ok fine


sylviamartinez: put the link on the whiteboard


Jane Krauss: yep


sylviamartinez: not me


bmuench: haven't had time yet


lizbdavis: I've played with diigo in the past, but not the new version.


bmuench: I'm letting my friends "filter" it for me


lizbdavis: How is it different from delicious


lizbdavis: I have looked at it


Jane Krauss: so enamored with good old del.icio.us I haven't bothered. Same w/ me bmuench! Steve, we'll read what you report from interview


lizbdavis: That wiki was started a long time ago


sylviamartinez: i'm sort of married to del.icio.us at this point


lizbdavis: She has just brought it up again.


Maureen: Trying Diigo, but tags are space separated and a lot of my tags are 2 words


Jane Krauss: doesn't firefox offer that now too? highlighting?


Jane Krauss: shared comments, yeah, that adds value


lizbdavis: Can you make groups out of your network in diigo?


sylviamartinez: i need things that suck in my twitter group


sylviamartinez: at this point, it's my strongest network


lizbdavis: Suck in?


sylviamartinez: import


Jane Krauss: grab her pals


Jane Krauss: followed and followers


sylviamartinez: right. i hate having to recreate groups


Barb in Nebraska: You can create groups in Twitter?


Simon Brown: hi all, it's Simon in Australia


lizbdavis: Steve - you are now following a test twitter that I made as an example for a workshop.


sylviamartinez: barb - not that i know. some people have multiple identities


lizbdavis: I wondered why that happened


lizbdavis: You still follow the real me too.


Barb in Nebraska: Sylvia, I feel like I have mulitple identities!


Jane Krauss: did you read warlick's post about managing your overloaded open networks?


Simon Brown: I usually check out followers friends/followers ratio before i follow them


Jane Krauss: this is so high school!


Barb in Nebraska: I also wonder why people follow me? I'm just a 'teacher' without a blog.


lizbdavis: No that is just human


Barb in Nebraska: Do they like my picture?


lizbdavis: My follow/followers are almost equal


sylviamartinez: no


lizbdavis: I just tweeted it


Barb in Nebraska: Who blogged about that?


Barb in Nebraska: Was it Will?


sylviamartinez: it's set to be the new new thing


lizbdavis: I don't follow people who don't have a bio and don't seem to be education related


lizbdavis: Or people who use profanity


lizbdavis: Or people who tweet in a different language


Barb in Nebraska: I don't follow people if they tweet in another language


Simon Brown: is profanity a different language?


sylviamartinez: oh, there is a tool somewhere.


lizbdavis: An RSS feed?


Barb in Nebraska: If I see some of my friends on their page, then I follow


lizbdavis: Have you tried terraminds


sylviamartinez: argh. this is when i ask twitter


Maureen: new to twitter and follow people whose names I recognize, now starting to follow people who teach the same age groups


Simon Brown: I thought Twitter in itself is an RSS feed?


sylviamartinez: no, that was great!


sylviamartinez: i felt like i got a scoop!


sylviamartinez: simon, you can use tweetscan.com to do twitter rss feeds on specific terms


lizbdavis: Can you Ustream it for those of us who can't go.


Jane Krauss: In art that's called the Salon de Refuses


sylviamartinez: LOL i said that as a joke


Durff: include people virtually in that unconference too


lizbdavis: Necc fringe festival


lizbdavis: I'm not sure my mic works


Simon Brown: thx Sylvia


Jane Krauss: refused


sylviamartinez: apparently it's true, there are no new ideas


Jane Krauss: COOL!


Durff: tweeting to Jabiz to join us


sylviamartinez: i can't wait to hear this in a texas accent


Durff: did we all hear about him?


Jane Krauss: People wi9ll love this


Durff: good tweet liz


lizbdavis: I really liked the way things were organized into conversations last year - not presentations.


Moderator: http://conference20.wikispaces.com/


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


lizbdavis: What kind of space will the cafe be in?


Jane Krauss: yep


Durff: ask for Starbucks


lizbdavis: Last year the open space might have made it more difficult to present in.


lizbdavis: I also found the bloggers cafe kind of intimidating last year.


lizbdavis: It would be good to have some "greeters"


Jane Krauss: hahaha


Moderator: Liz--do you have a mic?


lizbdavis: I think it will work


Maureen: @lizbdavis- yes, greeter! Last year was my first NECC- ovewhelming!


Durff: i'm waiting for 2009 on the east coast


Durff: i'll be overwhelmed then


sylviamartinez: 2009 is in DC!


Durff: yea!


Maureen: East Coast will be good- Still not approved for $, but made reservations and just hoping.


Barb in Nebraska: I'm going to my first NETA in Nebraska.


Durff: i always pay my own way


lizbdavis: Where on East Coast?


Barb in Nebraska: I've never been to one. NCLB is paying my way.


Jane Krauss: those smaller meetings are great, barb


sylviamartinez: barb, you will have fun


Durff: have fun Barb


Simon Brown: Hi Lisa


Barb in Nebraska: Will Richardson is our keynote


Jane Krauss: Anita is the best


Durff: hi Simon


sylviamartinez: love her


Maureen: @Druff- work at a private school, get paid about the same scale as McDonalds


Durff: that's me - only less


Barb in Nebraska: I'm intimidated by 'famous' bloggers too.


Durff: famous? who is famous?


sylviamartinez: greeters


Jane Krauss: I sometimes think they got great traction because they got there first


Durff: there you go - virtual greeters


Jane Krauss: lots of brilliant unfamous bloggers out there


Jane Krauss: It's web 2.0


Jane Krauss: but I don't like that in a name


Maureen: Famous?- the ones who reflect on their experience on their blogs- give me inspiration-information-expand my horizons


Barb in Nebraska: I don't have a blog, but I tweet!


Barb in Nebraska: Sure!


bmuench: lol


sylviamartinez: now is the time


Durff: names - that's difficult


Jane Krauss: this is a good topic to mull over.. can we post to a wiki or something?


lizbdavis: Maybe something with "conversations" in the name


Barb in Nebraska: South by SW had a big Tweet up


Barb in Nebraska: Not sure


lizbdavis: edutechco


sylviamartinez: conversation


lizbdavis: edutechcolabathon


Jane Krauss: hahaha liz


Barb in Nebraska: Educon Tweet Up


Durff: Collab 2.0?


sylviamartinez: liz! LOL


bmuench: tweet my eliminate ppl too


lizbdavis: Edutechothon


congerjan: love it liz...


Barb in Nebraska: Hey everyone, let's get together and talk a thon


sylviamartinez: tweet ups are usually impromtu meetings


Durff: Blabbuthon?


lizbdavis: educhatathon


Durff: Impromtuthon


sylviamartinez: convothon


Jane Krauss: oooh that's good


Simon Brown: Yadder Hoc


Durff: spell it better


Barb in Nebraska: Hi Jim!


lizbdavis: conversation


sylviamartinez: converthan


Jane Krauss: convocon, convocation, conversation


sylviamartinez: sorry, converthon


Durff: Converse-athon


sylviamartinez: yeah, i did


Durff: what is it?


Barb in Nebraska: I made a amito movie


lizbdavis: Can you drop the link for that


Simon Brown: Friend feed is fun


Simon Brown: I am http://friendfeed.com/sdbrown


Simon Brown: Flock is cool for feeds


Simon Brown: in a side bar


bmuench: i'm married to my netvibes pages


Simon Brown: Flock has huge feeds tools


Barb in Nebraska: Big month for me. I use VoiceThread for the first time too.


lizbdavis: Sylvia - great article in THE Journal this month.


Simon Brown: wish I could use Flock at work - locked down because of sharing


bmuench: my own feed page is already huge! i don't have time to surf my friends stuff too


sylviamartinez: thanks, liz!


Barb in Nebraska: I used this yesterday. animoto.com


Durff: Impromptu Connections? I'm still stuck on the title thing


Barb in Nebraska: animoto was fun. I think CoolCatTeacher tweeted this


Jane Krauss to Durff: you go durff


kstashuk: Friendfeed is essentially the 'home' page on FB, accept that it it presents news from the various site feeds you have added to it


sylviamartinez: will do.


Barb in Nebraska: Loved VoiceThread.


Barb in Nebraska: 3rd grade


SeanMcGaughey: HI Barb. Thanks for tweeting this.


Barb in Nebraska: I'll show you


SeanMcGaughey: Just trying to get the sound going here.


Jane Krauss to Durff: I used with kids and gave them all my one address.


Barb in Nebraska: HOw do you drop links?


Jane Krauss to Durff: It was a bogus email that voicethread let me create


Jane Krauss to Durff: oop sorry durff


sylviamartinez: @bmuench agree


Durff: uh?


Barb in Nebraska: Sorry, I can't figure this out. First time here.


Durff: i missed something Jane, as usual


Barb in Nebraska: I just recorded my students voice.


Jane Krauss: After the mtg do you mind putting up path to that tweet function of checking your gmail addresses? I can't find it.


sylviamartinez to Barb in Nebraska: barb - do you want to paste a link on the whiteboard?


Barb in Nebraska: Used their digital photo of their project


Barb in Nebraska: Yes, how do I do that?


Jane Krauss: I found it steve


sylviamartinez to Barb in Nebraska: click on the "A" on the left side of the whiteboard


sylviamartinez to Barb in Nebraska: just paste your link


sylviamartinez: you could just paste it in the chat


Jane Krauss: Yep, I found it, added two people


sylviamartinez: and i'll move it to the whiteboard


lizbdavis: WOW is at 9pm EST


Durff: 9pm est


Durff: yes


Durff: yes


lizbdavis: Yes


sylviamartinez: does anyone else have audio problems with WOW?


Jane Krauss: why would I listen to danah boyd?


sylviamartinez: hmmm


Jane Krauss: why would I listen to danah boyd?


sylviamartinez: just me, i guess!


Simon Brown: animoto is insane http://etools.ning.com/video/video/show?id=1113528%3AVideo%3A8341


Durff: my voice is having audio problems - i lost the voice


bmuench: when i have problems i just figure it's due to my mediocre internet connection


sylviamartinez: http://www.danah.org/


sylviamartinez: she's in the sherry turkle tradition


Barb in Nebraska: animoto is just really short


Maureen: I introd'ed my 9 yr od nephew to Animoto at TG- less than 5 minutes he had his first movie up- loved it. My 8th graders tried it out- liked it too


Barb in Nebraska: the free version is 30 second


Simon Brown: I'm using Ning with my students http://etools.ning.com/video/video/show?id=1113528%3AVideo%3A9561


sylviamartinez to Jane Krauss: honestly, i think she's gotten attention because it's timely and her mentor Peter Lyman, died a tragic, public death


Maureen: I'm looking for someone who knows how to set up google apps-team editon.


Durff: invited Dr. G into our discussion - he is now a Dr.!


Barb in Nebraska: LOL


Sean McGaughey: Hooray- I'm in. I had to switch to windows. Linux would run the client but not play the audio.


sylviamartinez: hi sean


Barb in Nebraska: Hi Sean, he's from Canada


sylviamartinez: oh! that was amazing


Simon Brown: brekky http://flickr.com/photos/stonemasonry/2296150794/


Sean McGaughey: Hi Barb-- Thanks for tweeting this.


sylviamartinez: she remembers her stroke


Durff: yes - so similar to what happened to me i cried the whole time


Sean McGaughey: I just got a smart board in my classroom and I'm very excited.


lizbdavis: Simon - I'm applying to present on using ning in the classroom. Thanks for the link.


Barb in Nebraska: Sean, do you follow the Smart Board guy on Twitter? I forgot his name


Durff: wow Sean!


Sean McGaughey: Not much to tell yet. I hooked it up and my grade 1s immediately started moving things around on the screen.


Jane Krauss: thanks for fixing


Sean McGaughey: Ben Hazzard. I just found out about him the other day.


Durff: good tweeting lthumann


Sean McGaughey: My kids love our smartboard.


Jane Krauss: http://www.classroom20.com/video/video/show?id=649749%3AVideo%3A121014


lthumann: Sean - Tween me @lthumann and I'll hook you uo with a bunch of SB resources


Jane Krauss: really fun


lthumann: I meant Tweet!


lizbdavis: Hi Lisa


Durff: so far


lthumann: Hi Liz!


sylviamartinez: tweet on


Jane Krauss: I need to stop following Andy Carvin. He takes up so much space!


Intrepidteacher: Hello all. Just got here


Barb in Nebraska: Jane, I stopped following him too, LOL


Durff: but i don't understand the need to follow


Simon Brown: ning is blocked in my classroom


lizbdavis: Can I bring up a topic.


Jane Krauss: YES, there are gems in there. Lots of "I'm eating a sandwich" too


Durff: people want to 'get a handle on' those they follow


Jane Krauss: He puts twitter to the hard test


Barb in Nebraska: I stopped following Andy after the south by SW thing with Facebook founder


Durff: like they have to read everything


Durff: i feel no such compulsion


Durff: hi liz


Barb in Nebraska: Andy was a blow by blow tweeting


lizbdavis: Hi Durff


Durff: hey Jabiz!


sylviamartinez: right


lthumann: Durff - Go Green!


Durff: how are you?


Barb in Nebraska: The questioner was flirting with the FB founder


Durff: Any job leads?


Intrepidteacher: Hi, I was out the door, but I thought I'd stop in for a sec. this is my first time


Simon Brown: have you seen this - most boring blog http://www.wibsite.com/wiblog/dull/


Intrepidteacher: What are we talkihng about?


sylviamartinez: barb, not true - they are friends and it was supposed to be informal


Jane Krauss to Intrepidteacher: hi there


Durff: have a mic Jabiz?


Jane Krauss: great


Intrepidteacher: Yes


Barb in Nebraska: sylvia, oh, I see, I missed that part


Durff: we are just talking about our weeks online


sylviamartinez: she was being attacked personally on twitter. people making sexist comments


Durff: we would love to hear from you Jabiz


Durff: i think the room knows you


KarenJan: Hi, everyone - just found out about this from liz's twit


Barb in Nebraska: Sean, also follow JamesHollis on Smartboard stuff


Intrepidteacher: I have been writing alot about my situation, so I think I may wait till I post that'


Maureen: I woudl love to have the opportunity to try things out at a conference- right when they are being intro'd..with the angels on my shoulder


KarenJan: Hi, everyone - just found out about this from liz's twit looks like I missed alot


Durff: ok, understand


Durff: Al Upton was on last night


sylviamartinez: ooo, people hate being told to do stuff


KarenJan: Hi, everyone - just found out about this from liz's twit looks like I missed alot (sorry Steve for sending it to you alone twice)


Durff: hi Karen


KarenJan: hi, durff


Simon Brown: sounds great Liz - how about some introductory sessions during preceding weeks?


congerjan: People do need to have time to play with the technology at a conference!


Durff: oh i know what she means


KarenJan: was busy blogging JOTT: A Powerful New Tool for Learning


Simon Brown: set some tasks and get them to play between sessions


Durff: i get insulted - really


Barb in Nebraska: I would love it too!


Christopher - Central NY: learn on demand model!


sylviamartinez: i think you have to deal with expectations


Maureen: why insulted?


Christopher - Central NY: continuous learning!


Barb in Nebraska: But if only one teacher gets something out of it, it's worth it, then it spreads


Intrepidteacher: OKay all. I am off into teh Doha night, with my iPod to see what i can find.


KarenJan: yes, the ripple effect


Durff: when i pay for a conference and someone hands me a worksheet type thing - 'tis insulting


Maureen: oh- thought you meant the hands-on, not the worksheet


Barb in Nebraska: I think sometimes people need to ruminate on the topics too


Durff: and those Powerpoint slide handouts - oi!


Durff: i expect Presentation 2.0


KarenJan: @durff - still so many are disappointed when they don't get those PPT handouts!


KarenJan: I hate them


Durff: if i pay!


Maureen: I used to like those, thoguht I'd save them for reference- but I never look at them


Barb in Nebraska: You might need a followup conference


KarenJan: give me the links online so that I can review the material when I need it


Durff: tough for them Karen - let them go elsewhere


Simon Brown: start a ning network and get them to join up


Barb in Nebraska: A followup to see how they are using the new tools and share ideas


Maureen: @Karen- yes online links to follow up


Barb in Nebraska: Simon, that's a good idea


Intrepidteacher: Thanks for the invite Durff, maybe next time.


congerjan: handouts through a wiki... way to go...


Durff: i put all handouts on a wiki and if someone wants them they can print them at home


sylviamartinez: yeah, don't give up


KarenJan: @durff - absolutely!


Durff: i give each participant a business card with the wiki url


KarenJan: great idea


Jane Krauss: I'd preface the meeting with: Let's test our own capacities to learn. Let's let go of sit n git.


Durff: are you leaviong us Jabiz?


Barb in Nebraska: Liz, since if't for a Catholic school, add Catholic priests to their twitter friends


Barb in Nebraska: Fr Roderick is one


sylviamartinez: agree with jane - you have to frame it for them


Barb in Nebraska: SQPN.com is a new media Catholic group


Simon Brown: put the handouts on the Ning network


Christopher - Central NY: Great model~


Maureen: Sylvia- what's your delicious?


Simon Brown: reading from the screen


Durff: they do need to adjust


KarenJan: when we model the power, that's a start


sylviamartinez: @maureen smartinez


Durff: good idea Simon if it's open and participants can get there


Maureen: thanks


Jane Krauss: Bring along the ones who are ready to go. They will teach others in time, or maybe not.


Durff: ah! Edupower


Christopher - Central NY: Can you learn to ride a bike by reading the instructions?


Durff: how's that for a title?


bmuench: @lthumann sounds like it went well


Barb in Nebraska: Durff, I like that one!


congerjan: Love Edupower...


Durff: me too - steve?


KarenJan: does this meet every saturday?


Jane Krauss: How does this meeting agenda come together steve?


lthumann: Thanks the workshops was a lot of fun.


Durff: yeah


Simon Brown: thanks Steve have a great Easter break


Durff: ok!


Barb in Nebraska: Thanks, this was fun!


Jane Krauss: How does this agenda come together Steve?


lizbdavis: You too Steve. Thanks for doing this.


Durff: invite Jabiz in for an interview like you did with Al


sylviamartinez: thanks!


lthumann: Thanks Steve


Christopher - Central NY: Thanks!


Durff: for future times


KarenJan: great idea - week in review


congerjan: Thanks everyone! I had fun!


Durff: i like it too


Maureen: Thanks


Christopher - Central NY: great opportunity


Simon Brown: bye everyone


KarenJan: see you all on twitter!


Durff: synchronous learning


Jane Krauss: thansk a lot


Durff: see you all!


sylviamartinez: cya


Jane Krauss: thanks everyone


Durff: and everyone tweet to confound congerjan