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    • 7000 members on Classroom 2.0
    • New greeter program working really well
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Chat Log:

Joined on March 29, 2008 at 7:43 AM


Rob Letcher: Hi Steve


Rob Letcher: First time here


Moderator: Great. Welcome.


Moderator: Any trouble getting in?


Rob Letcher: nope


Rob Letcher: We "elluminate' daily where I work


Moderator: Good stuff


Moderator: Have you got a mic?


susant: hello!


Rob Letcher: I do, but not in the immediate vicinity


Moderator: Hi, Susan!


Rob Letcher: Hi Susan!


Rob Letcher: loud and celar


Rob Letcher: clear


Rob Letcher: ah better


lizbdavis: Good morning everyone


Jeff Wendorf: Hello


Rob Letcher: Hey Liz!


susant: hi Liz


Maureen: Hi Liz- computer working this morning?


susant: nice to be here


susant: im in israel


lizbdavis: Seems to be


susant: On the coast near Haifa


lizbdavis: Have to go get my kids a snack. Be right back


susant: Yes, home with family, tomorrow school


Miz Mercer: I sometimes tag stuff with "week1"


Miz Mercer: Wah, not me, wish I could


lizbdavis: I'm back. My kids are on the other computer.


Miz Mercer: Liz: My guys are still asleep


Miz Mercer: yep


susant: yes


lizbdavis: @MizMercer how old are they? What time is it where you are?


Jeff Wendorf: I see it


Maureen: yes


Elizabeth Hubbell: i see it


Miz Mercer: Most of the folks going to CUE just did NOT seem to want active participation of any sort?


rozansdm: i see it


susant: Hi Ariella


Miz Mercer: I guess with more people at NECC will create a solid group of people looking for 2.0 experience


lizbdavis: I'm not going to be at NECC this year Hope to participate virtually.


Miz Mercer: Me2 liz


Alice Barr: me2 liz and Mizmercer


lizbdavis: I will be at Building Learning Communities. I'm even presenting there. Practitioners strand


Elizabeth Hubbell: same; no one from McREL is going


lizbdavis: Hi Alice - I got your message. Did you see my response?


Miz Mercer: I think Liz? You're not going to NECC?


Rob Letcher: blank screen


Rob Letcher: grey


Miz Mercer: Bandwidth? That was an issue at CUE?


Alice Barr: @lizbdavis Will check now


Rob Letcher: there you go


Miz Mercer: I still see it


Rob Letcher: BRB


lizbdavis: NECC is too far for me. BLC is local.


Miz Mercer: Yeah, I could see it being an issue


lizbdavis: I think it would be good to have some people designated as greeters.


lizbdavis: Sorry to repeat myself


lizbdavis: I played with Flock this week.


Miz Mercer: Can I share thoughts about CUE?


susant: yes


Brumbaugh: I saw two videos on Wes Fryer's site about blogging


Miz Mercer: Those were funny Brubaugh


Maureen: @Liz- did you post your screencast re flock?


Brumbaugh: The big thing was the Diigo Educators group.


Miz Mercer: Sure


Maureen: I tried new FF- but not all the add-ons work yet


kstashuk: here is the flock screencast http://edtechpower.blogspot.com/2008/03/figuring-out-flock.html


Alice Barr: Liz's post for Flock is at edtechpower.blogspot.com


Chris Bell: i've been testing flock this week. it's worked out well


mmiller7571: is Flock a mac program?


Maureen: Do you think the sustainiblity will evolve? I know a lot more now than I did last year


Chris Bell: i believe flock is platform independent


Brumbaugh: the lack of access at CUE has been a problem


Maureen: After listening in to Will yesterday- talking about tagging the Tn conference and sharing the learing expanding the network really rang true with me


Brumbaugh: there has been no back channel at CUE.... Will's talk on uStream yesterday and the Back channel was great


mmiller7571: how can NECC ustream since it is a conference that you pay for? wouldn't that be illegal? Please explain what you mean


mmiller7571: do you mean people in the session would ustream it or the speaker or conference would ustream it


hansman: interesting to join you guys


Miz Mercer: http://mercertraining.edublogs.org/


susant: hi hans


Miz Mercer: http://www.edtechnetwork.org/


hansman: Hi .. I am just listening - because I did not work on Flock


Durff: acsi northeast won't yet allow ustreaming


HeatherD: I think it should be up to the speaker.


lizbdavis: I'm back - will probably have to run again.


Durff: Dembo at PETE-C was ustreamed during his keynote


Durff: Diigo!


Alice Barr: diigo lots of chat!


Brumbaugh: Diigo was huge....


Miz Mercer: I'm off mic now


Miz Mercer: My preso will include diigo


Brumbaugh: <--- can't get mic to work


jim w: daygo !


mmiller7571: you have to go through mic set up brumbaugh that happened to me last week


hansman: My Diigs idea is focusing on Webslide Shows


Brumbaugh: Lucy Gray has a EdTech Diigo group running


Miz Mercer: Yes


janelowe: great idea steve


lizbdavis: It does


Alice Barr: That would be great


Durff: @Brumbaugh did you check tools at the top?


Chris Bell: makes perfect sense


mmiller7571: can you repeat that steve my daughter interrupted you


rozansdm: it does


congerjan: Yes... a uniform vocabulary of tags...


hansman: What about webslide shows on Diigo Steve?


Brumbaugh: @durff.... I didn't....


Durff: try that


Brumbaugh: I will....


Maureen: Is that a group or a list?


lizbdavis: We could use some librarians in that work group.


mmiller7571: Oh that's a good idea but there are tons on Scott Mccleods wiki


Elizabeth Hubbell: wikis...yes! People are always asking for wiki examples in the classroom


mmiller7571: They are not grouped the way you are explaining though


Miz Mercer: Yes


mmiller7571: Yes Let me try to find that link


janelowe: that would also provide more opportunities for teachers to work collaboratively with similar classes around the world


Brumbaugh: I think there is a lot of information out there... but there is no organization


lizbdavis: There are lots of lists of blogs - this would put them in one place and organize them


mmiller7571: yes, they need to be grouped. My 4th grade teachers could see 4th grade blogs


Brumbaugh: I have two or three wiki's that serve different purposes....


Maureen: I like the idea- make a group and then use lists within it


congerjan: We have been talking about it on twitter this week... need a controlled vocabulary for tags


lizbdavis: Coming up with the tags will challenging.


lizbdavis: Steve could you demo on diigo how we would do that.


hansman: more actions on groups please!


mmiller7571: new teachers need grouped lists to see age appropriate examples


mmiller7571: I love some of the K blogs but they are not appropriate for 4th grade


Alice Barr: Lisa Parisi and some folks are getting together tomorrow at 10:15 AM EST to talk about Diigo


lizbdavis: We could use some library media specialists to help with this - are there any here right now?


Alice Barr: Vis Skype if anyone wants to join in!


Alice Barr: We are just going to explore


janelowe: maybe if we know what the tags will be we can then tag some of own and cut the task down


Alice Barr: THat would be great !


lizbdavis: Sounds good. Maybe we could all look into that for homework.


Elizabeth Hubbell: I'd need to play with Diigo, but I'd be happy to take part in this.


janelowe: i would love to know more about diigo. i have only just started using it


Brumbaugh: well... trying to figure out the mic settings and giving up and using the back channel


Alice Barr: I am wrestling with why I would use this instead of delicious


mmiller7571: Why diigo instead of delicious? The highlighting feature or what


Rob Letcher: haven't tried importing from Delicious yet


Brumbaugh: I was able to import Del.icio.us


Rob Letcher: Love the highlighting feature in Diigo


HeatherD: i'm finding diigo slow...anyone else?


hansman: Diigo with webslides I will use in my group DigiSkills


susant: does diigo work well on IE yet?


Rob Letcher: Also think the networking is easier


Alice Barr: @brumbaugh about how many links?


Brumbaugh: @alicebarr about 500 or so


HeatherD: i imported bookmarks from delicious ok...and love the highlighting.


JLWagner: Brand new to diigo -- still figuring it out. Love the WebSlide option in LISTS


Durff: there are updates for both Diigo and FireFox - that may help


Rob Letcher: Gotta run the kid to soccer - I'll catch up with the recording. Thanks!


Alice Barr: @brumbaugh Thanks


lizbdavis: I like being able to share my bookmarks with a group with just one click - more complicated on Delicious.


HeatherD: that makes sense. thanks.


Brumbaugh: I also like the highlighting and sticky note functions


Alice Barr: I am worried have a few thousand


Brumbaugh: It took me 2 tries to get it done


Durff: Alice you are famous


congerjan: steve- did you put out an invite to the Conference20 wiki?


lizbdavis: My tags that came in from delicious are very disorganized. Only seem to list as a cloud - not alphabetically.


JLWagner: Can we join different elluminate lives to increase the audience -- I have an account too


susant: that sounds great


hansman: What about using YackPack?


JLWagner: 100 sounds like a small amount


JLWagner: LOL


mmiller7571: 100 sounds small to Jen since she is used to so many in WOW


Brumbaugh: I think the fact that elluminate is letting people in for free is a bit plus.


JLWagner: we have not hit 100


lizbdavis: Most of us are not as popular as Jen


JLWagner: I am thinking of like CUE events


Durff: hi Jen!


JLWagner: we could be using this - like we use Ustream??


mmiller7571: Are you using this instead of talkshoe from now on


Elizabeth Hubbell: can you send video through elluminate?


hansman: YackPack is great as well!!!!!!!!


Durff: yea, my question


Brumbaugh: I think this would be great.... I really took part in my first UStream with Will's presentation yesterday


mmiller7571: this is easier for me right now


JLWagner: because -- in comparision to ustream -- this has ALOT more options


JLWagner: for collaboration


JLWagner: and ability for conversation too


Miz Mercer: I'm seeing something on the screen that is missing Steve


mmiller7571: I do love being able to see your screen but I want to look around your screen and I can't


lizbdavis: I don't have video on this computer - too bad I think this is actually a good hair day for me.


Chris Bell: the school i work for has finally agreed to a 10 user license. am looking forward to using it for tutoring


hansman: I also use eyejot Steve


lizbdavis: But no video camera on this computer


JLWagner: but we have a whiteboard too?? somewhere -- is it blocked by your screen


Brumbaugh: What is eyejot?


hansman: In eyejot there a groups as well!!!!!


mmiller7571: I just want to be able to scroll around


lizbdavis: I like the idea.


Durff: the official Good Hair Liz Day


JLWagner: eyejot??


lizbdavis: What is eyejot?


Durff: oh that is cool


hansman: yes, my name hansfeldmeier - I use it


lizbdavis: Hi Hans


susant: what about wiziq?


Durff: FF add on thingy


JLWagner: Look at that -- so ready to go


Miz Mercer: Steve: I notice that you don't have CUE*FETC on the Conf 2.0 page


JLWagner: Yack


Durff: i haven't found a conferencing feature in eyejot


Miz Mercer: Yack pack


JLWagner: YackPack


JLWagner: VUU??


Miz Mercer: I have


Durff: Vyew?


susant: no doesn't support hebrew


hansman: I use Yackpack and eyejot in my classroom


susant: anyone tried yakkle


susant: vyew doesn't support hebrew


Brumbaugh: I have submitted three presentations to FETC/CUE Innovative Learning Conference in San Jose


Durff: no susan - get on mic and tell us


Elizabeth Hubbell: any news on marratech since google bought it?


Alice Barr: Yugma?


Brumbaugh: It is in October


Durff: takes up a lot of bandwidth i think


susant: Durff I haven't managed to get it to work, but someone on twitter recommended it


Moderator: http://www.yugma.com/


JLWagner: I was not happy with yugma -- tried it for about 3 months


Maureen: YackPack costs$ now doesn't it?


Moderator: http://www.yackpack.com/


Moderator: http://www.eyejot.com/


hansman: I will organise some YackPack session on different topics within my group DigiSkills -anyone interested in?


JLWagner: It might have been my machine -- not sure -- but it crashed quite a bit stalled and too many dings when people typed in text


JLWagner: WE californians can be such snobs


susant: WOW!


lizbdavis: Wow!


JLWagner: WOO HOOO Congrats


Alice Barr: Congratulations!


Durff: PARTY!


JLWagner: tossing confetti


Carlos Raul: @hansman, I'm interested, when and what time, and about what?


Alice Barr: Virtual Party!


rozansdm: @hansman, I'm interested


Durff: susan try the tools menu at the top


hansman: Being a member of Europe - Germany - I sorry the focus is mainly on USA


Brumbaugh: http://www.ilc2008.org/


Durff: YackPack is free


susant: Durff, I meant I couldnt get yakkle to work


hansman: Yes it is


Brumbaugh: Link to the San Jose Innovative Learning conference


hansman: www.eyejot.com


susant: http://www.wiziq.com


lizbdavis: So much going on on the West Coast.


Durff: Anyone use NetMeeting with students to teach backchanneling?


lizbdavis: Where is NECC next year 2009?


susant: tried it with a friend


susant: but not with more people


Alice Barr: @lizbdavis Yahoo!


JLWagner: Yes!!! It will be THE NECC


Durff: I'm there


Alice Barr: Wasy for us


dhuston2: I use wiziq and it works great--use it all the time for out of class review with my students


Carlos Raul: Wiziq is similar to elluminate but it freezes sometimes


lizbdavis: I could get to DC


Maureen: @durff- saw your twitter re netmeeting- can you talk about that?


Brumbaugh: I think the best thing there to teach back channelling would be the side bar in google presentations


JLWagner: We need a 2 day EDUCON in DC


Durff: but I know nothing maureen


Alice Barr: @JLWagner That would be cool!


Durff: asking the network


lizbdavis: Party at my house during BLC.


hansman: If this network CR is growing - you have to think about sharing in different continents


JLWagner: Everyone is going to add tme to the their trip for DC


JLWagner: Yes, in January


JLWagner: but I meant -- EduBloggerCon


Miz Mercer: So CUE*FETC is basically CUE up north


JLWagner: not EduCon


JLWagner: you could do 2 days easily in DC


Durff: welcome Europe


dhuston2: on wiziq u can't share web sites with students though--just white board and pdf and ppt


JLWagner: that would be great -- a lot can change in 1 year


Maureen: can you schedule constructivist day not on the same day as edublogger?


Alice Barr: It would be great for attendees to see an Educon model


Durff: So we need 4 days to be there


JLWagner: As long as we don't travel in herds and isolate ourselves to just us


Maureen: good!


Alice Barr: So important to take this stuff to classroom


Durff: travel in herds...good words


JLWagner: yes, we are known to travel in herds -- I am sure I am not the only one who has noticed


Alice Barr: @JLWagner


Brumbaugh: I tried to get a connection at the bloggers cafe at CUE and found the connection problematic at best


Durff: I noticed - I can't keep up with the herd


lizbdavis: I thought it was a little intimidating to see all the big time bloggers in there. Chris Lehman came and said hello to me. He is so nice.


Brumbaugh: I would have also liked the Blogger's session to be on the Thursday instead of Wednesday


JLWagner: Smiles -- it was the Iwannabeablogger at the cafe


JLWagner: unless you were Steve with a built in card


congerjan: Yeah... that would be great for those of us who can't go...


Durff: that's cute


JLWagner: I think a NIGHTLY refresh would be great


Alice Barr: Maybe gretters need be in Bloggers Cafe


JLWagner: Yes, that would be a GREAT idea


JLWagner: an EXCELLENT IDEA


Durff: but Liz - you ARE a big blogger


JLWagner: Put me down as a greeter


JLWagner: Yes, Lisa -- but the inner circle does seem intimidating at time


JLWagner: smiles-- but we are breaking the inner circle apart


JLWagner: Can I talk too???


Alice Barr: @JLWagner Important for people just starting


JLWagner: how can I talk??


Durff: i can see that - but i am rarely if ever intimidated - too dense


Maureen: Yes- as a newbie!!yes, yes, yes!


Elizabeth Hubbell: I agree; I felt that CUE was much more approachable than NECC


Durff: yes Jen!


JLWagner: do I just click on the microphone


Claire Hertz: this will be my first time to attend NECC, and I would love to meet some of you there


Durff: oh how?


congerjan: @Durff... aren't you a rock star?


Durff: hold down the Ctrl+F2 button below chat


JLWagner: ohhhh my mic is on??


JLWagner: nope


Durff: congerjan you are sooo funny


JLWagner: on my mac


Claire Hertz: that helps me


Brumbaugh: @Durff... you are part of the inner circle....


Claire Hertz: yes


Claire Hertz: this will be my first necc


Brumbaugh: I feel like I am just now on the fringe....


Claire Hertz: and I want to connect with you there


Miz Mercer: YOU can do it!


Miz Mercer: Yeah


JLWagner: hmmm mic isn't working


Durff: @Brumbaugh hate to burst your bubble - but i am not


JLWagner:


Maureen: Hi Claire- it'll be my 2nd NECC, hoping not to feel so overwhelmed.


HeatherD: Not sure if I can make NECC, but if not, I'll be there virtually!


lizbdavis: Go up to the tools menu and choose your input device.


JLWagner: I think we need name tags


Brumbaugh: Claire... you need to go for it...people will be nice.


JLWagner: with tags


JLWagner: I always introduce!!!


JLWagner: you know how they add thelittle tags


lizbdavis: Sashes


Alice Barr: Greeeters need to be out on the fringe


JLWagner: the ribbons


lizbdavis: Miss Classroom 2.0 2008


Alice Barr: and really welcome folks in


JLWagner: we need add on ribbons


Alice Barr: Some may be intimidated


Durff: Jen - audio setop wizard didn't work for you?


Alice Barr: LOVE THAT!


Durff: mugs


Durff: with coffee


jim w: colour code se t groups?


lizbdavis: Hats


JLWagner: LOL -- we can carry flags


congerjan: Jen- did you go to preferences on your Mac? Elluminate made me set up my mic the first first time I downloaded it...


Alice Barr: HATS! GREAt Idea!


JLWagner: where is preferences on my Mac??


JLWagner: you mean system preferences


Brumbaugh: I don't have to wear anything... just look for the shine off my dome!


Durff: under tools?


lizbdavis: And like you Jen


congerjan: Click on the Elluminate Live! next to File and choose preferences


Alice Barr: @JLWAGner System Prefs> Sound Pick mic


Miz Mercer: Did we want to do a diigo groups event?


Durff: tring to get my principal into the beginner's one


lizbdavis: Like Moodle?


JLWagner: I can't talk


JLWagner: sadness


JLWagner: PATRICK HIGGINS


Brumbaugh: @steve Did you see that Miguel blogged on PortableApps?


Maureen: Trying to get my teachers in my moodle class to go wed... after my class


Miz Mercer: Type it in?


Durff: they'll be fantastic as always


JLWagner: we met him at EdubloggerCon


Durff: GO ALICE!


jim w: 7th


Durff: 7th?


Maureen: 7th


Claire Hertz: thanks to those of you who are so encouraging about NECC - I'm writing down your names, and will be searching you out at NECC -


JLWagner: Clair -- I look forward to meeting you


Moderator: http://drop.io/


congerjan: Drop.io. It looked great... especially since I had to pay to send a fax this week...


congerjan: Didn't try it...


susant: yes


JLWagner: you can merge calendars


JLWagner: meaning you can SHOW yours


JLWagner: like SHARE


Maureen: you can set up your sharing


Durff: I prefer Airset


Maureen: under manage?


JLWagner: yes, they overlap when you share


Brumbaugh: there is... you just have to create a calendar and share it with others.


Brumbaugh: and you can see the different calendars in your own


JLWagner: or we need to know in advnace of things like this


JLWagner: if it hadn't been twittered I would not have known


Alice Barr: If yo make a google calendar people can subscribe to it


JLWagner: having a master list would be helpful!!


Durff: Alice - didn't she change her time?


Alice Barr: That would be really helpful


congerjan: Gotta run... thanks for a great morning..


Maureen: subscribe and Rss the calendar


JLWagner: Steve is there a reason you don't do this through EdTechTalk too??


Alice Barr: OOOOo That would be GREAT!


Alice Barr: And great to send newbies to


kstashuk: That is what ical feeds are great for. Everyone creates an ical feed for their shows, then one place aggregates them all


JLWagner: I wonder if you could host the archives there though


JLWagner: yes


JLWagner: just make them more available in a variety of ways


Maureen: I have the classroom 2.0 Live conversations on my cal, I wonder if others see it when I share?


JLWagner: I want to be a greeter -- and I will help with the calendar too


Miz Mercer: the google calendar id is edtechtalk and it is public


JLWagner: and we can figure out this MIC


susant: how about a mashed rss feed of the calendars


JLWagner: Ohhhh Conference on the Fringe


JLWagner: I love it


JLWagner: oh -- someone already owns it??


Durff: excellent - i want to demo google calendar next year in study skills for time management


JLWagner: this was great


JLWagner: thanks


Elizabeth Hubbell: thank you!


Maureen: Thanks


susant: thank you!


lizbdavis: Thanks Steve.


Claire Hertz: Thank you Steve - it was a pleasure


Alice Barr: Thank you so much!


janelowe: thanks everyone


Carlos Raul: clap, clap, clap


lizbdavis: My kids are running wild, so I should probably pay attention to them.


jim w: thanks


Ariella: thank you. bye


lizbdavis: You too.


Durff: see you all!


susant: bye all - thanks


rozansdm: bye