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21st Century Learning #93: Catching up

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21st Century Learning #93
Checking in with Alex, arvind and Vinnie
January 29, 2009

Vinnie TextingAlex and arvind were on location at the NYSAIS Assistant Head's and Division Director's conference at Mohonk Mountain House while Vinnie held down the fort in chilly Chicago.  We discussed professional development for our faculty as well as current projects that we're working on including
realigning Math, Science and Technology curriculum, coordinating faculty professional development and implementing a tablet program for 8th graders.

On February 5th our guest will be Carol Broos (Music Techie) to speak about her conversation with Arne Duncan, our new Secretary of Education.  On February 12th we have Wendy Drexler, creator of the youtube video The Networked Student, to speak about her doctoral research project on building student PLNs.  


Photo by arvind of Vinnie


<Click here for the chat transcript>

2009-01-29 13:21:53  arvind -> hey John, we're setting up right now
2009-01-29 13:22:13  JohnS -> Cool. I may be popping in and out.
2009-01-29 13:22:18  JohnS -> Still talking about twitter?
2009-01-29 13:22:18  arvind -> no worries
2009-01-29 13:22:26  JohnS -> PLN, that sort of thing?
2009-01-29
13:22:42  arvind -> we're doing our regular show, and discuss a
little about what we're doing up here, talking to division heads, and
assistant heads of school
2009-01-29 13:22:55  arvind -> we did PLN's this morning, and are doing disrupting class with them in the afternoon
2009-01-29 13:27:38  arvind -> hi Jenny, we're about to get started
2009-01-29 13:27:41  arvind -> where are you here from?
2009-01-29 13:28:51  Jenny Luca -> I'm from Melbourne Australia
2009-01-29 13:28:54  VinnieVrotny -> Hey Jenny, hi John
2009-01-29 13:28:55  arvind -> hi Susan!
2009-01-29 13:28:56  alex.ragone -> What time is it?
2009-01-29 13:29:08  arvind -> we're streaming, so let us know if you can hear us
2009-01-29 13:29:10  alex.ragone -> How are things sounding?
2009-01-29 13:29:17  Jenny Luca -> In australia, 5.30 in the morning
2009-01-29 13:29:21  JohnS -> sound okay. Some keyboard noise from alex.
2009-01-29 13:29:30  Susan Carter Morgan -> Hey guys!
2009-01-29 13:29:42  Jenny Luca -> Can't hear anything- might be a prob at my end
2009-01-29 13:29:52  arvind -> Jenny, we're on ustream on the right
2009-01-29 13:29:58  VinnieVrotny -> So when will you join us for a conversation, Susan?
2009-01-29 13:29:58  Susan Carter Morgan -> I'm on duty...and w/out headphones, so have to keep this low:)
2009-01-29 13:30:00  arvind -> or EdTechTalk A
2009-01-29 13:30:03  JohnS -> I can hear you, though.
2009-01-29 13:30:13  Susan Carter Morgan -> Soon soon Vinnie!
2009-01-29 13:30:22  JohnS -> I'm listening on ustream
2009-01-29 13:30:41  arvind -> just restarted the stream, you should hear us now
2009-01-29 13:30:55  Susan Carter Morgan -> Jenny, are you always up this early? I'm a morning person too!
2009-01-29 13:31:01  JohnS -> "but I emailed you your new email password. I can't understand why you can't log in."
2009-01-29
13:31:44  Jenny Luca -> No, cat caught a possum and brought it in
the house. Hubby and i performed rescue mission and now i'm up!
2009-01-29 13:32:09  Susan Carter Morgan -> Oh yeah, I saw your tweet!!
2009-01-29 13:32:25  JohnS -> we have one living under our deck.
2009-01-29 13:32:38  JohnS -> better than a groundhog, but the dog's not happy about it at all.
2009-01-29 13:32:41  arvind -> hi fryed
2009-01-29 13:32:48  fryed -> Hi!
2009-01-29 13:32:58  arvind -> we're streaming on edtechtalk a or ustream
2009-01-29 13:33:11  JohnS -> something major just happened. Much better sound.
2009-01-29 13:34:14  alex.ragone -> interesting.
2009-01-29 13:34:16  Susan Carter Morgan -> yes, choppy...
2009-01-29 13:34:21  alex.ragone -> Yeah -- tweaked
2009-01-29 13:34:25  Susan Carter Morgan -> and now? no sound...?
2009-01-29
13:34:57  JohnS -> I'm also installing audio drivers while
listening, so I suppose it could be me... better rely on others for
reports of audio quality.
2009-01-29 13:35:01  VinnieVrotny -> Good afternoon, Angela
2009-01-29 13:35:11  Jenny Luca -> Got no audio at all - my end issue for sure
2009-01-29 13:35:19  Susan Carter Morgan -> no sound on ustream...but I'll be patient
2009-01-29 13:35:21  alex.ragone -> one sec.
2009-01-29 13:35:21  angela maiers -> Good Afternoon- glad I saw the tweet. Am I too late to join the conversations?
2009-01-29 13:35:23  alex.ragone -> here we go
2009-01-29 13:35:26  VinnieVrotny -> NO, I have no audio either
2009-01-29 13:35:32  alex.ragone -> just adjusting audio
2009-01-29 13:35:42  VinnieVrotny -> Angela, we have not started yet
2009-01-29 13:36:28  angela maiers -> Great! I am getting audio now!
2009-01-29 13:36:42  alex.ragone -> How does that sound, folks?
2009-01-29 13:37:03  Susan Carter Morgan -> better, a little low but better
2009-01-29 13:37:10  Jenny Luca -> Is there a ustream link I can try?
2009-01-29
13:37:44  JohnS -> Jenny -- are you at edtechtalk.com/live ? There
should be a ustream link on the right side of the screen.
2009-01-29 13:38:03  JohnS -> uh oh... shhh! He's here.
2009-01-29 13:38:15  mrsdurff -> sound?
2009-01-29 13:38:30  Jenny Luca -> I'm at that address- can see the ustream and the viewers but no sound
2009-01-29 13:38:43  JL -> going to check the chat archive now :{
2009-01-29 13:38:58  JL -> have you pressed the little play icon?
2009-01-29 13:39:04  Susan Carter Morgan -> Vinnie your voice is clear and loud
2009-01-29 13:39:12  angela maiers -> I am not getting audio either
2009-01-29 13:39:20  Susan Carter Morgan -> Alex, your voice is low
2009-01-29 13:39:21  alex.ragone -> Webcasting snafus
2009-01-29 13:39:33  Susan Carter Morgan -> I can't hear arvind
2009-01-29 13:39:49  Jenny Luca -> I've pressed the icon above the ustream box
2009-01-29 13:40:02  alex.ragone -> try ustream
2009-01-29
13:40:09  JohnS -> @Jenny sometimes the audio is all the way down.
Make sure the audio isn't muted as well. The audio controls are between
the # of viewers and MENU.
2009-01-29 13:40:11  Susan Carter Morgan -> well, don't use me now...a bunch of kids just walked in to compete
2009-01-29 13:40:21  Susan Carter Morgan -> I"ll move to a quiet place:)
2009-01-29 13:40:28  mrsdurff -> class walking in
2009-01-29 13:40:52  JL -> how about this Jenny? http://webheadsinaction.org/sites/webheadsinaction.org/files/u1/ustream.png
2009-01-29 13:41:05  Jenny Luca -> @JohnS - got audio right up
2009-01-29 13:41:27  Jenny Luca -> Audio coming through now via ustream
2009-01-29 13:42:04  JL -> great.  Vinny's pretty - as far as audio, can't comment on other aspects of Vinnie's  hotness
2009-01-29 13:42:13  JL -> pretty hot, I meant
2009-01-29 13:42:27  Susan Carter Morgan -> Got rid of my background noise!
2009-01-29 13:43:05  alex.ragone -> Hey JL
2009-01-29 13:43:08  VinnieVrotny -> http://colearning.wikispaces.com/Administrators
2009-01-29 13:43:47  JL -> Hey AR - excited to catch a live 21CL - been quite a while
2009-01-29 13:44:31  alex.ragone -> Susan -- are you still closed?
2009-01-29 13:44:37  alex.ragone -> You obviously have power.
2009-01-29 13:44:43  Susan Carter Morgan -> No we are back today...
2009-01-29 13:44:52  alex.ragone -> Thanks for making the time to come on out.
2009-01-29 13:44:54  Susan Carter Morgan -> Fun to have two days off:)
2009-01-29 13:44:57  angela maiers -> That is a great working doc!
2009-01-29 13:45:02  Susan Carter Morgan -> Sure...glad to be here
2009-01-29 13:45:14  angela maiers -> Who created it?
2009-01-29 13:45:18  Jenny Luca -> Who is the Sydney blogger you are talking about?
2009-01-29 13:45:34  VinnieVrotny -> Mark Pesce
2009-01-29 13:45:55  VinnieVrotny -> http://blog.futurestreetconsulting.com/?p=94
2009-01-29 13:46:00  Jenny Luca -> He is amazing - yes it ois that pronounciation
2009-01-29 13:46:02  Susan Carter Morgan -> He has great stuff
2009-01-29 13:46:18  JohnS -> Just pretend you know how to pronounce it. Nobody will call you on it.
2009-01-29 13:46:26  alex.ragone -> Thanks, John.
2009-01-29
13:46:54  Jenny Luca -> Mark Pesce is an American living in
Australia, (I'm pretty sure he is Americam and not Canadian!)
2009-01-29 13:46:55  Susan Carter Morgan -> Great!
2009-01-29 13:47:18  Susan Carter Morgan -> She has some great steps to follow on her blog, doesn't she?
2009-01-29 13:47:48  alex.ragone -> Yep.
2009-01-29 13:48:27  alex.ragone -> Here's Liz's Presentation: http://bobsprankle.com/bitbybit_wordpress/?p=600
2009-01-29 13:48:31  mrsdurff -> not paying full attention since there is a class here
2009-01-29 13:48:43  mrsdurff -> wish i could
2009-01-29 13:48:48  alex.ragone -> Hi Lisa -- Great to have you here.
2009-01-29 13:49:15  specialkrb -> educon sounds like a pyramid scheme for teachers
2009-01-29 13:49:41  Susan Carter Morgan -> Hey Hiram
2009-01-29 13:49:51  Jenny Luca -> Gotta go sorry  - time to walk the dog before i go to work
2009-01-29 13:50:11  mrsdurff -> special - it is not a pyramid scheme
2009-01-29 13:50:13  Jenny Luca -> See you in the ning all of my PLP buddies
2009-01-29 13:50:23  specialkrb -> i know. just being silly.
2009-01-29 13:50:27  Susan Carter Morgan -> bye jenny
2009-01-29 13:50:44  mrsdurff -> ok then
2009-01-29 13:50:48  alex.ragone -> Thanks for coming, Jenny.
2009-01-29 13:50:57  cuevash -> Hi fellow PLPers
2009-01-29 13:51:32  alex.ragone -> Hello!
2009-01-29 13:51:41  alex.ragone -> @cuevash -- THanks for coming out.
2009-01-29 13:51:52  Susan Carter Morgan -> Is everyone on board with that? Or do you need to convince people of the ideas?
2009-01-29
13:53:49  cuevash -> Visit lots of science centers. Albuquerque
Academy has a nice facility. 2 story lab room for projectile motion,
free fall, etc.
2009-01-29 13:54:01  Susan Carter Morgan -> Sound
good Alex..we are leaning toward something similar--extendig our PLN in
thePLP to the entire school. A chance to reflect on teaching
2009-01-29 13:54:31  Susan Carter Morgan -> But you are preparing well, Vinnie...lots of thought put into your plan
2009-01-29 13:54:32  alex.ragone -> @susan -- it's a balance.  Need to get everyone involved.
2009-01-29 13:58:06  mrsdurff -> over already?
2009-01-29 13:58:20  Susan Carter Morgan -> Thanks guys..
2009-01-29 13:58:38  specialkrb -> i can still hear you
2009-01-29 13:58:39  Susan Carter Morgan -> yup you are
2009-01-29 13:58:40  Bill Campbell -> Yes you are still streaming.
2009-01-29 13:58:55  specialkrb -> voicemail
2009-01-29 13:58:58  Bill Campbell -> Got your skype voicemail.
2009-01-29 13:59:33  specialkrb -> bye. thanks
2009-01-29 13:59:41  alex.ragone -> Hey folks.
2009-01-29 13:59:43  specialkrb -> hey
2009-01-29 13:59:51  specialkrb -> haha
2009-01-29 13:59:53  Susan Carter Morgan -> Funny guys....thanks for doing this
2009-01-29 14:00:22  cuevash -> cya
2009-01-29 14:00:36  alex.ragone -> Thanks everyone
2009-01-29 14:19:22  krichardson -> anyone getting the stream?



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