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Ed Tech Weekly #17 - The Vista Episode

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EdTechWeekly#17
February 12, 2007
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18:59:07  davec0 ->  john... do you hear anything
weird?
18:59:26  JohnSchinker ->  I don't here anything at
all :-)
19:00:09  JohnSchinker ->  I'm getting errors on the
stream on EdTechTalk A
19:00:32  davec0 ->  try again?
19:01:05  JohnSchinker ->  Hey -- there you are
19:01:45  JohnSchinker ->  Sounds good in the stream
19:03:25  davec0 ->  http://www.jarche.com/?p=1009
19:03:40  alicemercer ->  Is the skypecast on?
19:04:15  JohnSchinker ->  Don't think there's a
skypecast. I'm just listening to the stream
19:04:21  alicemercer ->  k
19:04:25  alicemercer ->  k
19:05:05  JohnSchinker ->  Vista scares me.
19:05:14  davec0 ->  oh yes
19:05:16  JohnSchinker ->  Our school won't be using
it until summer 08 at the earliest.
19:05:19  davec0 ->  i'm very scared
19:06:29  JohnSchinker -> EdTechTalk:
http://staff.bbhcsd.org/schinkerj/archives/2006/12/18/why-not-vista/
19:06:30  alicemercer ->  We just upgraded this
summer to XP at my district, so I'm not counting on the upgrade to Vista happening
soon.
19:06:47  davec0 ->  i haven't seen any reason to do so
19:06:59  JenM -> EdTechTalk:
http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/10/vista-successor-vienna-planned-for-la...
19:07:23  JohnSchinker ->  XP was huge for us. It
solved a lot of problems. But Vista -- I don't think there's any killer app there.
19:08:03  davec0 -> EdTechTalk:
http://www.google.com/interstitial?url=http://www.newcybertech.com/
19:08:15  alicemercer ->  I'm an end user, so I don't
know what the advantadge was for the switch to XP. We had to get rid of old
computers. They did get us new ones.
19:08:28  davec0 ->  that's an advantage!
19:08:46  davec0 -> EdTechTalk:
http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/index.cfm?newsID=7972&pagtype=all
19:08:52  alicemercer ->  Yeah, I'm not betting
they'll do that again, lol!
19:09:11  JohnSchinker ->  We found XP to be a lot
more stable than 98.
19:09:12  alicemercer ->  I saw the link that Dave
posted in del.icio.us
19:10:07  JenM ->  http://grammar.qdnow.com/
19:10:39  alicemercer ->  Am I hearing some canadian
chauvanism in those comments on BC?
19:10:40  JohnSchinker ->  How do you get the data
back from the other universe?
19:10:45  davec0 ->  :)
19:10:48  davec0 ->  yay canada!
19:11:02  davec0 ->  what if the other university
implodes?
19:11:07  davec0 ->  or goes on vacation?
19:11:10  alicemercer ->  Hey, with us as neighbors,
ya gotta stick up for yourselves.
19:11:44  JohnSchinker ->  Grammar girls is great.
19:11:54  JohnSchinker ->  I've used it to replace
the word nerds
19:12:07  alicemercer ->  I didn't get a chance to
grammar girls. what sort of subjects do they cover besides bad (adj) vs. badly
(adv.)
19:12:17  JenM -> EdTechTalk:
http://www.barcampusa.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
19:12:27  alicemercer ->  Ah, better for university.
so it's not for elementary, nevermind
19:12:31  JohnSchinker ->  You're going to get a lot
of english teachers listening and using specific shows once in a while to illustrate
a point for their classes
19:12:49  JohnSchinker ->  Alice: she did lay vs lie
19:13:07  alicemercer ->  OH that is a SPECIFIC
standard in California for fifth.
19:13:12  JohnSchinker ->  My high school english
teachers were excited about it
19:13:13  alicemercer ->  Maybe I'll do that for test
review
19:13:41  JohnSchinker ->  "lie down sally, and rest
you in my arms..."
19:13:47  JenM ->  To find the links for tonight's
webcast click here http://del.icio.us/edtechtalk/20070211
19:13:58  davec0 -> EdTechTalk:
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/02/09/83-beautiful-wordpress-themes...
19:14:34  JohnSchinker ->  I read your blog, Dave
19:14:49  JohnSchinker ->  I'm looking for wp themes
that are good for elementary school teachers and kids
19:14:55  JohnSchinker ->  They're hard to find --
thanks for the link
19:15:04  JohnSchinker ->  Jen: Wordpress rocks
19:15:29  alicemercer ->  I already had freshy, which
is VERY flexible: http://mizmercer.edublogs.org
19:16:16  JenM ->  http://www.senduit.com/
19:16:17  JohnSchinker ->  WP is clean and simple.
There's practically no learning curve to it.
19:16:19  alicemercer ->  Question on WP themes on
edublogs, can you port in other themes without buying premium
19:16:26  JohnSchinker ->  It's perfect for teachers
who don't want to be web designers
19:16:58  alicemercer ->  Hey more info on the
Podcast plugin???
19:17:29  JohnSchinker ->  http://www.podpress.org/
19:18:09  alicemercer ->  works with edublogs?
19:18:27  JohnSchinker ->  Don't know if it works
w/edublogs. It's a plugin for WP2
19:18:33  JenM -> EdTechTalk:
http://baw07participants.pbwiki.com/toolsexplored
19:18:48  JohnSchinker ->  Which I think they're
using over at edublogs. So if you can install plugins, it should work
19:18:51  JenM ->  http://www.chinswing.com/
19:18:56  davec0 ->  [8:12:02 PM] Worldbridges says:
http://www.barcampusa.com [8:18:17 PM] Worldbridges says: http://baw07participants.
[8:18:42 PM] Worldbridges says: http://www.chinswing.com/
19:19:38  alicemercer ->  Yeah, they are using an
anarchy plugin that seems REALLY fussy about the MP3 format.
19:19:50  davec0 -> EdTechTalk:
http://web.mit.edu/persci/people/adelson/checkershadow_illusion.html?gray
19:19:59  alicemercer ->  but it might also be the
"free" (worth every penny) hosting I'm doing on filexoom
19:20:42  JenM -> EdTechTalk:
http://pedersondesigns.com/2007/02/04/no-brainer/
19:21:01  JohnSchinker ->  They are the same. I
checked with Color Cop (#787878)
19:21:15  davec0 ->  wow
19:22:22  JenM ->  http://www.change.org/
19:22:28  JohnSchinker ->  Why the usb drive? You
could just pass out cds for pennies a disk.
19:22:36  JenM ->  http://www.ning.com/
19:22:38  alicemercer ->  All in one place
19:22:49  alicemercer ->  THANK YOU for the change.org
19:23:13  alicemercer ->  DH works at a np and I
share stuff with him.
19:23:36  alicemercer ->  I'm think change.org could
be helpful.
19:23:55  davec0 ->  DH...
19:24:01  davec0 ->  dear husband?
19:24:06  alicemercer ->  yep
19:24:21  davec0 ->  http://splashcastmedia.com/
19:25:43  JenM ->  http://pipes.yahoo.com/
19:27:29  alicemercer ->  Hmm, I'll have to look at
pipes looks interesting
19:28:02  JenM -> EdTechTalk:
http://edublogs.org/services/pricing/
19:28:43  davec0 -> EdTechTalk:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6314251.stm
19:29:04  alicemercer ->  Oh, how I wish I had budget
for this stuff...
19:30:04  alicemercer ->  Hey, when I started working
with PC I had some legacy programs that were on Bernoulli drives
19:30:16  alicemercer ->  So long ago...
19:30:59  JenM -> EdTechTalk:
http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Main_Page
19:31:07  alicemercer ->  Uses bernoulli principles
19:31:40  alicemercer ->  They are REALLY big
floppies, that have some air cushion to speed them up (still WAY slow)
19:31:50  alicemercer ->  They were like 8x 11 long
19:31:53  JenM -> EdTechTalk:
http://buytaert.net/nowpublic-partners-with-associated-press
19:33:44  alicemercer -> EdTechTalk:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernoulli_Drive
19:33:57  JenM -> EdTechTalk:
http://freidhof.fts.educ.msu.edu/Movies/Using_Edublogs/Using_Edublogs.html
19:33:59  alicemercer -> EdTechTalk:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernoulli_Drive
19:34:25  davec0 -> EdTechTalk:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6314251.stm
19:35:00  alicemercer ->  ? How do you contribute a
link?
19:35:29  JohnSchinker ->  tag it in del.icio.us with
for:edtechtalk
19:35:31  alicemercer ->  link is to the floppy story
19:35:32  JenM ->  to contribute tag a link
"for:edtechtalk" in delicious
19:35:38  JenM ->  thanks john!
19:36:16  JohnSchinker ->  Or just get it to the
front page in Digg, and Dave will see it :-)
19:36:25  JenM -> EdTechTalk:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE&eurl=
19:36:41  davec0 ->  :D
19:36:54  CathyE ->  We had a high school student
suspended this week for a post on MySpace
19:38:15  CathyE ->  I have seen the video- Loved it
19:38:23  alicemercer ->  saw video, very good.
19:39:01  alicemercer ->  what did they put on MySpace?
19:39:13  JohnSchinker ->  Jeff: we use network
solutions, but only because my predecessor set it up -- I wouldn't pick them if I
were deciding.
19:39:49  JohnSchinker ->  I use godaddy for my
personal domain, but only because I got a free registration
19:40:03  JohnSchinker ->  Web 2.0: everyone gets to
contribute
19:40:10  JenM -> EdTechTalk:
http://umanitoba.ca/learning_technologies/connectivisim/
19:40:22  JenM -> EdTechTalk:
http://www.dotsphinx.com/love.en/poems/
19:40:23  JohnSchinker ->  It's what the web was
supposed to be from the beginning, but with a lower learning curve
19:40:25  alicemercer ->  Interactive vs Passive?
19:40:38  JenM -> EdTechTalk:
http://www.dotsphinx.com/love.en/poems/
19:40:40  JohnSchinker ->  the web isn't a library
anymore
19:40:51  alicemercer ->  Any of these definitions
seem fine to me?
19:41:29  lee ->  is there a skypecast today?
19:41:59  JohnSchinker ->  Same as mine, too
19:42:17  davec0 -> EdTechTalk:
https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/skypecast/detailed.html?id_talk=...
19:42:28  JohnSchinker ->  We could write 60's pop
songs with this
19:42:51  davec0 ->  she loves me yeah yeah yeah
19:42:54  alicemercer ->  OMG! This is worse than
Ripple for Valentines
19:43:43  JohnSchinker ->  sk link isn't working
19:43:46  alicemercer ->  Once I got sugar-free
Whitmans from a student, this would be equal to getting that from my dh.
19:46:11  CathyE ->  What are ya'll talking about??
19:46:30  davec0 ->  i'm pulling people in... anyone
else?
19:46:42  alicemercer ->  alice.mercer
19:47:20  alicemercer ->  the poetry generator
19:47:34  alicemercer ->  
http://www.dotsphinx.com/love.en/poems/
19:47:42  davec0 ->  miz mercer?
19:47:51  alicemercer ->  yeah
19:48:04  alicemercer ->  I can't remember what the
heck I "look" like on Skype, sorry
19:49:36  davec0 ->  sorry alice... very feedback
19:49:57  alicemercer ->  from me? My mic was muted?
19:50:07  alicemercer ->  Oh well
19:54:28  alicemercer ->  Oh yeah, I would love one
of those school pads, and the screen capture software
19:57:18  lee -> EdTechTalk:
http://worldbridges.info/dotproject/index.php?m=projects&a=view&project_...
19:57:24  lee ->  my templates
19:59:15  lee ->  click on the fifth one
20:02:00  alicemercer ->  I closed the chat page, and
lost the link.
20:04:47  alicemercer ->  Who wouldn't want to share?
The more info you get about how it works, the better?
20:05:28  JohnSchinker -> EdTechTalk:
http://www.bbhcsd.org/tech/grant/
20:05:37  JohnSchinker ->  See what you think of the
grant application
20:06:14  alicemercer ->  ARGH! No oversight, too
much!!!
20:06:24  alicemercer ->  I vote for public?
20:07:29  alicemercer ->  I will add I have some
experience in non-profit world, and I think this would be
20:07:45  alicemercer ->  a good way for those less
established, to learn
20:08:09  alicemercer ->  Movement in NP world is
towards more information and that's been happening for like 10-15 years
20:10:00  lee ->  oh oh
20:10:07  lee ->  whats happened
20:10:38  lee ->  was i noisy again?
20:10:47  davec0 ->  oh yes...
20:10:51  JohnSchinker ->  You and Alice aren't
getting along....
20:10:58  lee ->  ahhhh so interesting
20:11:20  lee ->  ill reboot..can you put me in in a
minute>
20:11:30  lee ->  i have one quick question
20:11:42  davec0 ->  k
20:12:33  lee ->  ok  try it now
20:14:29  alicemercer ->  Sorry, son is chatting
behind me
20:24:46  alicemercer ->  dreamweaver, could be
worse, could be FRONTPAGE!
20:25:07  alicemercer ->  I'm a caveperson, I still
prefer HTML code direct
20:26:35  davec0 ->  don't say the evil frontpage word
20:26:54  davec0 ->  (i code by hand too)
20:27:11  alicemercer ->  I end up using it on my
blog alot still.
20:27:53  CathyE ->  I have the most precious
photostory- got the idea from kathy shields-Click three bears
http://nhe.dare.k12.nc.us/staff/4_6/index.shtml
20:28:44  alicemercer ->  Is that yours Cathy?
20:29:16  CathyE ->  I helped one of my kindergarten
teachers
20:30:04  alicemercer ->  How cute. I'll finish
listening when I'm off call.
20:30:19  alicemercer ->  This is great.
20:31:15  alicemercer ->  Lets share on the skypecast?
20:31:44  alicemercer ->  I'd like to do that next,
can I nag you for info?
20:31:52  CathyE ->  sure
20:33:46  alicemercer ->  didn't get it in?
20:34:06  alicemercer ->  Shot
20:34:09  alicemercer ->  shoot
20:34:24  CathyE ->  alice - I'm cevanoff in Skype
20:34:49  JohnSchinker ->  Thanks everyone... have a
great week
20:34:51  alicemercer ->  Send this up, it's good
20:35:03  alicemercer ->  Bye, John, the link Cathy
sent is great!
20:35:09  alicemercer ->  Nice with kinders!
20:35:58  alicemercer ->  gotta go!
20:36:16  CathyE ->  have a good week
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