EdTechTalk#28 Chat Transcript

[scott] Hi Bob

[bob_sprankle] hi scott!

[bob_sprankle] is this scott lockman?

[JeffLebow] Hey Guys

[scott] yes, it is

[bob_sprankle] great to meet you, scott!

Bud has joined the chat.

[Bud] you’re big brother, huh?

[scott] likewise, I’m looking forward to hearing yours and Bud’s conversation

[scott] turn your radios down, 😉

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[scott] what kind of Mac is Jeff Michigan using for webcasts?

[dave-on-air] a bigger one

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[scott] Hi Bob

[bob_sprankle] hi scott!

[bob_sprankle] is this scott lockman?

[JeffLebow] Hey Guys

[scott] yes, it is

[bob_sprankle] great to meet you, scott!

Bud has joined the chat.

[Bud] you’re big brother, huh?

[scott] likewise, I’m looking forward to hearing yours and Bud’s conversation

[scott] turn your radios down, 😉

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[scott] what kind of Mac is Jeff Michigan using for webcasts?

[dave-on-air] a bigger one

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[dave-on-air] hi barbara

[scott] hi Barbara

[Bud] hi, Barbara

[Bud] hello to you, too Scott

[BarbaraGanley] Hi, Everyone–looking forward to the show

[scott] Hey Bud

[BarbaraGanley] Bummer–I left my headset at the office, so I’ll have to ask my questions from here

[dave-on-air] no worries

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[dave-on-air] i’ve got your back…

[dave-on-air] geeks!!!

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[Bud] yeah – geek. What can you do?

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[BarbaraGanley] How have the podcasts contributed to their reading/writing skills, Bob?

[dave-on-air] did that answer your Q. barb…?

[BarbaraGanley] Yes, thanks. Another question for Bob: Are other teachers following suit and using podcasting in your school?

[scott] It is neet to think about how Bob’s students will move on in their education and demand bloging/podcasting in the future.

[dave-on-air] hate to be their next teacher

[BarbaraGanley] I agree on both pts.

[BarbaraGanley] It’s tough on kids (even my college students) who want to continue classroom blogging & podcasting!

[dave-on-air] yeah… waddaya mean you want me to hand in a paper

[mknee] Bob’s kids will need teachers who are willing to be lead by kids

[Bud] that’s hard — but you’re right

[BarbaraGanley] which is the challenge facing all of us–to bring fellow teachers along with us

[mknee] it’s a mind set change for some but others it is the only way

[BarbaraGanley] Bud, I love the wiki!

[Bud] thanks, Barbara

[mknee] when kids start asking for new tech in the classroom, the teachers have a hard time saying no

[BarbaraGanley] not necessarily on the college level–teachers hand onto their ways of doing things

[BarbaraGanley] I mean, hang onto..

[mknee] right – I was speaking from my elem. school point of view

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[mknee] there is a real purpose for doing their work

[mknee] and a responsibility to their audience

[BarbaraGanley] Great question, dave about MSN language

[BarbaraGanley] yikes, i dialed in–two different talks?

[dave-on-air] is someone in the teleconference listening to the webcast?

[leeb] It may not lose anything if the students are required but the requirements of what is blogged is less restricted

[Bud] leeb — i don’t quite get you — can you restate

[leeb] nothing is lost when a student is required to come to school…. but how you conduct the class can set up for something lost

[leeb] oh groovin’

[leeb] If you restrict the direction of the blog too much, it may decrease its value..

[Bud] got it — you’re right

[leeb] Sort of like cutting off a teachable moment.

[Bud] I can’t direct it too much or it gets olst

[scott] The audio from Jeff sounds fine on the stream

[dave-on-air] oh really?

[leeb] Yes.. and the challenge to the teacher is to be able to introduce a thought stream that excites them into the dirction you wish

[leeb] them to go.

[dave-on-air] well… that was very entertaining

[Bud] hmm

[dave-on-air] i wonder where the show went

[Bud] anyone there?

[dave-on-air] i’m here

[scott] twilight zone

[Bud] what happened

[Bud] ?

[dave-on-air] stream is still up

[Bud] but not the call?

[leeb] I can hear both of them

[dave-on-air] just going to have to wait for Jeff. L. to return

[Bud] weird

[dave-on-air] he’s hosting the webconference

[Bud] i see

[JeffLebow] Sorry folks – now we know why they call it Skype Beta

[JeffLebow] Just crashed

[dave-on-air] so. nice weather we’re having today

[JeffLebow] Will re-establish communications momentarily

[Bud] it’s cold here — but snow on the ground

[mknee] the sounds of silence

[dave-on-air] still no snow here, strangely

[dave-on-air] considering we’re half way to the arctic

[scott] this text chat thing is so 2003

[dave-on-air] scott… do you ever sleep?

[dave-on-air] or do you have a double in every times zone

[Bud] that is odd

[Bud] i don’t think he sleeps — but people used to say that about me, too

[leeb] yes eeerie

[leeb] I can’t live without my audio.

[dave-on-air] the silence is quite heavy

[Barbar_Ganley] it does bring home the power of the talk

[leeb] I think it could be described as 2 dimensional…

[leeb] flat not 3d

[scott] as someone said yesterday, this is why we need the Vulcan Mind Meld brought back

[dave-on-air] we’re back on

[leeb] yes

[leeb] and virtual meetings would be to beam us to a locaiton….wishful thinking but who knows

[scott] 😉

[scott] It is all Dave’s fault! ;>

[dave-on-air] yes

[dave-on-air] i agree

[mknee] yes – collaborate with me

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[mknee] and my kids would want to tell you about their activ

[mknee] ites

[elderbob] What a distinguished group here this morning.

[dave-on-air] thanks bob… i’ve been working on my hair all morning…

[leeb] Bee’s students asked my 8th graders if they would be willing to tudor them in English.

[elderbob] and Dave, you have never looked more lovely.

[leeb] We had a meeting on Alado with Andy Pincon coordinating 5 classes about Christmas Traditions.

[leeb] Yes, your hair is divine!

[dave-on-air] thank you kindly

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[dave-on-air] :p

[bobsprankle] hey, cheryl!

[coakes] There may be a chance for Bob’s kids to train some High School students in Yarmouth, ME, we are looking into that.

[Bud] cool

[dave-on-air] indeed

[Barbar_Ganley] remarkable

[mknee] hi cheryl

[coakes] Hi, Marie

[Barbar_Ganley] how about teaching my college students?

[elderbob] or my adult students.

[coakes] We could would the bus be expensive?

[Barbar_Ganley] how about the blog bus?

[elderbob] We are all Bozos on this Blog Bus.

[coakes] it sounds like a song, bouncing along the blog bus.

[dave-on-air] the blogs on the bus goes…

[scott] He can’t get his head through the faculty room door ever since the New York Times article

[scott] 😉

[leeb] Where is that class on the web?

[Bud] mine, lee?

[leeb] I also do all put everything they need to do on the website but would like to see how others are setting thiers up?

[Bud] it’s a moodle course — not open to the public right now

[dave-on-air] feel free to jump in barbara!

[Bud] but send me an e-mail and I’ll let you in

[leeb] Oh… I am starting to transfer my class site to a moodle now as well.

[coakes] i called and can hear on my phone

[Barbar_Ganley] will do

[JeffLebow] great

[coakes] now if i comment … how?

[leeb] I used Dreamweaver last year and so far this year blogger but I am anxious to get the moodle going now.

[mknee] I think it is less about the technology and more about the teaching philosophy -engaging kids

[mknee] it is multi-leveled

[coakes] i got it

[bobsprankle] hello maria!

[mknee] hi there

[dave-on-air] i think until academics start doing real work online… start blogging for real, the university professors will not really

[dave-on-air] get the blogging going

[dave-on-air] for their students

[Barbar_Ganley] i agree–it’s just getting going now

[Barbar_Ganley] there’s the tenure fear, too

[dave-on-air] publish or perish

[Barbar_Ganley] yup

[elderbob] IS that fear of academic freedom in the upper levels.

[elderbob] Still too m uch sage on the stage…..?

[Barbar_Ganley] that too

[leeb] In my class, Comp Tech.. learning how to use the computer and do assignments becomes the topic.. questions answered.

[Barbar_Ganley] very little time goes into teaching college teachers how to learn and how to teach

[leeb] they like blog for help from each other and not have to come to me and wait for me to get to their answers.

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[coakes] barb, i remember in college my program had to spend time in local schools and trying out new things have your students reach out

[coakes] to the community

[dave-on-air] hi susan

[susanvg] Hi – my first time here

[Barbar_Ganley] yes, I do have my students work with fifth-graders

[dave-on-air] are you listening to the stream?

[Barbar_Ganley] it’s an incredibly powerful connection

[Bud] hi, susan — nice to “meet” you

[coakes] that will help push the technology, with the students having conversations

[Bud] in real-time, that is

[leeb] Hello Susan

[dave-on-air] susan – do you have the stream going?

[dave-on-air] (just making sure)

[susanvg] yes – I’m listening

[scott] could some of the panelists mention how blogging/podcasts used for reflection has affected their views and practice on teaching?

[dave-on-air] great

[Bud] good question, scott — I hope we get there

[dave-on-air] i love backchannels…

[scott] baby got back-channels

[leeb] absolutely

[mknee] a literature show

[leeb] skype in

[leeb] I would as well

[leeb] A k-12 version of this show

[susanvg] book talk show

[mknee] or a “where in the world “show

[Barbar_Ganley] current events show

[leeb] Most things at school are smart filtered but not Skype

[leeb] at my school that is

[mknee] barbara – what’s that site again

[leeb] think.com

[Barbar_Ganley] which?

[mknee] for sharing work at the elem level

[coakes] a good way to blog with k-12 students is think.com, a closed website. the kids were so engaged , wrote ore and loved to look for

[coakes] comments from their fans

[susanvg] Most of us cannot get to conferences very often – I feel as if I can have the benefit of a conference any time I want

[scott] good answers, thanks everyone

[coakes] this is great! thanks

[mknee] thanks cheryl – that’s the site

[Barbar_Ganley] thanks for a fabulous show–and for letting me interrupt away on the teleconference 😀

[Bud] Barbara — it was an honor to get to speak with you

[Bud] keep on doing the wonderful things that you do

[leeb] Thanks for being here Barb

[Barbar_Ganley] you guys are doing something really important–all of you!

[bobsprankle] Thanks to everyone, and Scott, so happy your podcasts have returned!

[mknee] this learning community is so important to me – thanks to all

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[scott] This time does not work for the folks in Asia, other than we insomniacs!

[scott] thx, Bob

[dave-on-air] cheers scott…

[scott] Do you dream in text or mp3?

[dave-on-air] electric sheep baby, i’m old school

[leeb] I think in part it is personality type….or different types of intelligences…

[leeb] I havealways done that automatically BUT I have trouble focusing on one thing!!! 🙂

[leeb] Its called scattered from one point of view and yet it is perfect for doing all these things at once.

[leeb] And given a positive tag or name/

[mknee] I’d love for my kids to get out into the world

[elderbob] I’m still working on it.

[scott] how about radio plays?

[mknee] sharing art perhaps and book talks

[leeb] ok, and the radio show is rss of course which the kids get automatically on their feed?

[scott] who will do the sound effects?

[leeb] Then they can respond to the show on the radio’s blog…

[elderbob] I’m still working on it.

[leeb] I once played banjo for NPR … it was a radio show called “song jumping in my mouth”

[leeb] My banjo represented the spider on the show….

[elderbob] Lee Ann?

[leeb] Yep

[elderbob] the banjo gave you away….

[leeb] What?

[leeb] Doesn’t everybody play banjo? 😮

[leeb] Yes thats what I think as well

[elderbob] If everyone played banjo, there would be no need for audio

[leeb] True.

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[leeb] You mean a virtual or real

[elderbob] Its all Shakespeare.

[leeb] Thanks everyone… thank you for being here…

[leeb] See you all later.

[elderbob] It was a great chat…I got a ton of good ideas….

[Bud] thanks to everyone in the chatroom — y’all are wicked smart

[elderbob] bye all.

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