SEEDlings Show #113 Rebecca Petersen
- Geek of the Week links
- Rebecca Petersen (Lesley University) Educause
- Digitally Learning (Rebecca’s Blog)
dtduggins -> This is my first time using EdTechTalk is anyone there? Is this for Seedling?
connect2jamie -> Seedlings tonight?
alicebarr -> can you hear us
dtduggins -> Hi this is my first time, I was wondering the same.
alicebarr -> @dtduggins Did you click on the little sound button on the top right
bobsprankle -> hi all!
alicebarr -> Hi Peggy
PeggyG -> Hi everyone-audio is great!
dtduggins -> I was in DS106 I will go up to EdTech Talk A and click on speaker?
alicebarr -> YEs
PeggyG -> yes ETT A is what I'm using
dtduggins -> Yes, Great sound, I'm in!
PeggyG -> I'm using itunes :-)
cheryloakes50 -> thanks for the sound check
cheryloakes50 -> hello jgentzyel, dtduggins,Peggy
jgentzyel -> Hello
PeggyG -> love it when things work :-)
cheryloakes50 -> yes
PeggyG -> vacations are all finished here in AZ
PeggyG -> doing testing this next week
cheryloakes50 -> oh my, those of us just about to go on vacation
alicebarr -> Hi Everyone!!!
PeggyG -> 82 degrees in Phoenix right now :-)
bobsprankle -> hi all!
cheryloakes50 -> hello afuggiti! Welcome, please listen on ETTA
PeggyG -> how funny! midwest by way of Cambridge :-)
afuggiti -> Where do i get the ETTA?
connect2jamie -> Hi all!
Rebecca P. -> Hi Everyone!
cheryloakes50 -> upper right hand of page, you will see listen
PeggyG -> upper right corner under EdTechTalk A-click on first icon for itunes
cheryloakes50 -> thanks for Peggy
cheryloakes50 -> hello Shelia!
afuggiti -> Got it
Sheila -> Hi everyone!
PeggyG -> congrats!!!
PeggyG -> I got to participate in the Mobile Learning Conference in Phoenix last week and it was awesome!
cheryloakes50 -> hello AaronB
PeggyG -> there are tons of fantastic blog posts from the Mobile Conference that you can explore for links and resources! http://mobile2011blog.posterous.com/
cheryloakes50 -> Hello mbouchillon, welcome to the conversation.
cheryloakes50 -> Thanks Peggy for sharing.
Sheila -> Thanks for the links Peggy!
alicebarr -> @Peggy was that the one where Tony Vincent spoke?
PeggyG -> I learned how to create iBooks that are multimedia from Meg Wilson and I'm so excited to try it!
alicebarr -> He is our Keynote for the Maine TEch Conference this year
PeggyG -> those sound like great models!
alicebarr -> I love Emerging Technology Course! Cool idea!
PeggyG -> tuition costs are going up so much for higher ed! wish that online learning could offer a cheaper alternative!
cheryloakes50 -> Yes, Alice, it sounds like the next stage is right behind.
cheryloakes50 -> Yes Peggy.
PeggyG -> an Emerging Technology course sounds like a dream! what fun!
Rebecca P. -> Peggy it is fun!
PeggyG -> I loved watching the Discovery stream today from the New York Stock Exchange! The student asking the interview questions was using his iPad to ask questions from the online participants :-)
cheryloakes50 -> that sounds great do you have a link?
PeggyG -> yes-it was a virtual field trip and they will post the recording here soon: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/nyse/index.cfm
cheryloakes50 -> thanks!
PeggyG -> it would be so hard to share one ipad :-)
PeggyG -> what a great example!!! google doc on his ipad!
PeggyG -> that's so funny to hear "down east" :-) where is that?
alicebarr -> http:ow.ly/4zYnw
bobsprankle -> north from me :)
alicebarr -> http://ow.ly/4zYnw
cheryloakes50 -> I had a teacher looking frantically for her .ppt that she presented last year at the school committee. She couldn't find the copy on her laptop or the server. I suggested she look in her google account. Many hours later, I suggested it again, and we found it in 3 min. Make sure you save in google.
cheryloakes50 -> Downeast is how the trade winds blow on the Maine Coast.
PeggyG -> :-)
PeggyG -> great suggestion Cheryl! save in Google
alicebarr -> Down east is actually north of us :)
PeggyG -> those were exactly the kinds of questions people were discussing at the mobile learning conference and you'll find some suggestions in the blog posts
cheryloakes50 -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_East
connect2jamie -> The user un-friendliness is the reason our IT gives as a reason to keep iPads out of the hands of tchrs/kids. Email to us said iPads are "administrative productivity tools" only b/c the feasibility of using any apple product district wide was low. I told the IT guy that the entire state of Maine had somehow worked around it to make it at least feasible! Didn't like me saying that.
Rebecca P -> @connect2jamie lol
cheryloakes50 -> Oh, connect2jamie, keep pushing! Mike Muir said he only takes his ipad with him now when he travels, presents etc!
alicebarr -> @connect2jamie Keep pushing!
connect2jamie -> Thanks for the encouragement! That's why I love my Maine friends! :)
cheryloakes50 -> We love you too!
PeggyG -> sorry connect2jamie! they clearly don't see the power of the iPads for all ages!
PeggyG -> put an iPad in the hands of a 4-5 year old and they intuitively figure it out! :-)
cheryloakes50 -> yes, Peggy
alicebarr -> http://dropbox.com
connect2jamie -> Yes, I've got some links in my Diigo acct about the Aurora kindergarten project to bolster the argument. Reading specialists are piloting use of iTouches this year, but IT has just had fits. Don't know if it'll last another year. We'll see.
alicebarr -> BEST tool EVER!
PeggyG -> dropbox is such a valuable tool!!
cheryloakes50 -> connect2jamie, keep following the kindergarten break throughs!
connect2jamie -> LOVE dropbox!
Sheila -> I was asked to stop dropbox - too much traffic when it keeps checking for files.
Rebecca P -> That's interesting Sheila.
cheryloakes50 -> Oh, Shelia, that is like "stop learning so much, you are filling your head"
alicebarr -> @Sheila, maybe you can get it to NOT auto Sync??
connect2jamie -> Yes I will. Maine is the laboratory for many of the other states. From what i understand, it was your governor that really supported the tech in your state. Visionary.
alicebarr -> THen kids could just sync beginning and end of day? Not sure
Sheila -> Good Idea Alice!
AaronB -> I've heard a lot about iPads being more appropriate for the lower grades, k-2; why is this? In the district where I work all the admins have them and the lower grades, but not the higher grade. Is there a message here?
alicebarr -> @connect2jamie Angus King was a real visionary!
PeggyG -> that's strange Sheila! is it because they keep their dropbox open all the time?
PeggyG -> @AaronB--there are tons of uses for middle school/high school--they just need to do a little exploring!
Sheila -> I leave it going. It was just me at school.
connect2jamie -> @alice I'm in TX. Public schools *definitely* suffer from not having an Angus King in the governor's mansion!
PeggyG -> I love that example in the grocery store Cheryl!
Sheila -> We just got 3 iPads for our school. Hoping the Sped teams will make use of them first.
cheryloakes50 -> It was fun!She was just so excited to share.
alicebarr -> @connect2jamie We were really lucky to have him.
connect2jamie -> I think SpEd is an exciting place for iPad use. That will be interesting to watch.
PeggyG -> the uses for SPED students are incredible!! Meg Wilson does some fantastic presentations about the tools on iPads for assistive technologies :-)
Sheila -> Will check her out. THanks Peggy!
cheryloakes50 -> http://www.ipodsibilities.com/iPodsibilities/Home.html
cheryloakes50 -> wow she looks great
PeggyG -> yes! it just happens her blog post is the first one right now and you can access all 3 of her sessions from that link!
Sheila -> I have better posture with a desktop! ;)
connect2jamie -> @sheila that is true! I'm slouched in a chair w my feet up right now! :\
cheryloakes50 -> connect2jamie, will you be at ISTE?
Sheila -> :) @Jamie course I can slouch anywhere at the end of the day!
connect2jamie -> Ah, alas no. I so wish I could afford it, but my college daughter is effectively using up every last dime that we have right now! College is killing us! Yikes! Maybe one day she'll graduate and it'll be like we've gotten a huge raise! I hope!
PeggyG -> http://mobile2011blog.posterous.com/?page=13 this was a great session about high school writing apps and Derek suggested we go to http://iear.org to find great reviews of educational apps for all age levels
cheryloakes50 -> Well, you will ustream in to the experience! We Alice and I will be there.
Rebecca P -> That's a great link Peggy. Thanks for sharing it.
connect2jamie -> Yes @cheryl--I always spend the whole ISTE time virtually and I LOVE it! It's great! One day I'll get to go IRL & meet all of you!
PeggyG -> the conference held a contest for submitting blog posts about all of the sessions and the winner got an iPad2 with cover! About 150 blog posts with incredible detail for links and recommendations. Brilliant idea!
cheryloakes50 -> That is an excellent idea! ACTEM should do it
alicebarr -> ooo very cool idea!
cheryloakes50 -> peggy, where is the link to the conference again?
PeggyG -> http://mobile2011blog.posterous.com/
PeggyG -> they told people their blog posts had to be at least 300 words--not just a "tweet" :-) and they are so valuable! many included videos, presentation links, etc.
cheryloakes50 -> excellent! Shelia, will you do this for Christa?
PeggyG -> http://mobile2011blog.posterous.com/notes-from-how-to-use-apps-in-guided... This was an excellent session about using apps in guided reading and they used QR codes :-)
Sheila -> I'm thinking about it! Just NHSTE do it though. . . .maybe.
PeggyG -> students were using Dragon Dictation to practice their fluency just by listening to their own recordings :-)
dtduggins -> Thanks for all the links they will be useful. I just checked them out, I love apps and so I will share the love. There are many great apps we could use in the classroom. Bring on the ipads.
PeggyG -> Hi there
PeggyG -> just very excited about everything I learned last week at the conference!
PeggyG -> no it was last week
cheryloakes50 -> hello susan! welcome
PeggyG -> have any of you ever used http://www.raz-kids.com ? They have an amazing collection of interactive ready books for kids
cheryloakes50 -> that is a great site, thanks!
PeggyG -> that's such a key point! many different devices that the kids own but it still works :-)
PeggyG -> there are blog posts about that too--policies and AUPs for using mobile devices
AaronB -> Can anyone recommend any good aps for helping students in math?
cheryloakes50 -> yes, aaronb, hold on
Rebecca P -> Hi Aaron... just a sec.
PeggyG -> @Aaron go to that website I mentioned earlier and search for math and you'll find MANY-- http://iear.org
cheryloakes50 -> http://thumannresources.com/
cheryloakes50 -> Aaronb, lisa has some great links
PeggyG -> Meg Wilson demonstrated how she used her iPad to take to her governing board meeting to make an appeal for funding for iPads in her special ed program. They were so impressed with what she could show them right from her iPad that they approved the funding!!
AaronB -> Great! Thank you Peggy, Cheryl and Rebecca for the links. I can't wait to try them.
dtduggins -> Hmm usng cell phones to teach life skills, clever
connect2jamie -> @Bob Amen to that! You can't blame the tool! We have to set things up so that the cheating doesn't happen! It's not the phones!
Sheila -> My 7th graders started to figure out how to start a quiz on Quia and then say connectivitiy dropped out and restart the quiz (that they have already seen). Interesting. They were so naive, but not any more.
PeggyG -> https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AurJI49o5M_0dC00a011WGRSd09paTF... This is a fantastic google spreadsheet from TCEA 2010 with suggestions for apps organized by subject and include prices (if any)
alicebarr -> Wow Peggy! You are on fire tonight!
PeggyG -> :-)
alicebarr -> now Geek of the Week coming up!
cheryloakes50 -> Peggy, good thing for us that you are retired and work full time for all of us!
connect2jamie -> Wow Peggy! I never found that TCEA list! Great!
Sheila -> Chalk breaks! :p
Rebecca P -> Here is a link to a wiki from my course. Each week the students update the site with resources. Checkhttp://lesley.campuspack.net/Groups/Hwwwxk.4766/Emerging_Technology_Soci... the mLearning section.
connect2jamie -> Peggy is myGeek of the Week!
alicebarr -> I like that too!
cheryloakes50 -> Thanks Rebecca for this link!
PeggyG -> :-)
PeggyG -> you always get me so excited about things!!!
Sheila -> Rebecca can you drop it again?
PeggyG -> so true Bob!! always should have a Plan B!!
cheryloakes50 -> I agree, Shelia!!!
Sheila -> THanks!
PeggyG -> that link requires a login Rebecca
Rebecca P -> http://storify.com/
PeggyG -> for the Blackboard Academic Suite???
PeggyG -> that is so true Rebecca!!! impossible to pick just one!
spallante -> sally field
cheryloakes50 -> thanks spallante
PeggyG -> beautiful Rebecca!!!
Sheila -> And can I remind people about Earthcast11? Too late just did! April 22nd at http://earthbridges.net/live Looking for listeners and/or participants! :)
sroseman -> very cool
PeggyG -> those kinds of examples are so great because it really helps to see the end product when you're learning a new tool
cheryloakes50 -> yes Shelia!
PeggyG -> good for you Sheila!!! get on the mic :-)
PeggyG -> TED videos are such great conversational tools!! really make you think
Sheila -> Another plug - http://earthbridges.wikispaces.com/EARTHCAST11
Sheila -> Thanks Alice!
Sheila -> Love smackdowns!
cheryloakes50 -> http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00548/DissectionGame.html
PeggyG -> I just learned how to send an embedded video in an email from my Mac this week--I love that I can do that without needing a huge attachment!
alicebarr -> Cool Peggy!
Sheila -> Nice PeggyG!
spallante -> Is there a place where all these links can be available?
PeggyG -> we're having a smackdown at our upcoming virtual conference for AzTEA! I'm one of the organizers and it's a free conference-Sat. Apr. 30 Come and join us! Angela Maiers and Steve Farber are our keynote speakers.
Rebecca P -> Peggy-- you asked about Bb... yes it was for the Blackboard suite
PeggyG -> couldn't access it Rebecca--said login require
Rebecca P -> Let me see if I can switch the preferences... hold on.
alicebarr -> Free Math Games "mcGraw-Hill
PeggyG -> thanks :-) would really love to see it!
Rebecca P -> Okay... tried that link again. Hopefully no password.
cheryloakes50 -> hello to camille84, just finishing up,
PeggyG -> thanks
cheryloakes50 -> to all in the chat, this will be a podcast tomorrow, with all the great links.
camille84 -> thanks
PeggyG -> still asking for username and password
cheryloakes50 -> Thanks to our chat room and all the great conversation and links
dtduggins -> Okay, I'm going to share that site with the 8th grade social studies teachers!
Sheila -> PTA just funded the Digital Wish deal on Vizit interactive frames - http://vizitme.com Phone in your pics to the frame.
connect2jamie -> Oh that Civil War thing sounds amazing!
PeggyG -> we're featuring Mission U.S. on Classroom 2.0 LIVE this Saturday--that is a fantastic, free online resource for American History with primary sources :-)
Sheila -> Twitter = telegram! Great idea!
PeggyG -> http://www.mission-us.org/
PeggyG -> that sounds sooooo cool Bob!
PeggyG -> have any of you used Issu to publish newsletters online? SIGMS is publishing their newsletters with it and it is amazing to read either online or on an ipad :-)
spallante -> what a terrific cross-curricular topic/tool
Sheila -> Do you need to be present to win?
cheryloakes50 -> You do not need to be present to win, just a virtual presence.
PeggyG -> http://sigms.iste.wikispaces.net/Newsletters free online publishing with Issu :-)
PeggyG -> what an amazing project Bob!
PeggyG -> can you believe we're already talking about the last month of school???? schools get out in May in AZ
Sheila -> Jose is doing that for a podcast contest! :)
PeggyG -> good luck!!!
Sheila -> Oh, We go until June 22! Just in time for ISTE.
cheryloakes50 -> the chat is now posted at edtechtalk, from last week! whew!
PeggyG -> still wasn't able to access it--I'll try again after the show
PeggyG -> plenty to keep you busy on your spring break :-)
Sheila -> Peggy - how many tabs tonight?
Rebecca P -> rpetersmauri
PeggyG -> wow Rebecca!!!! doctoral work definitely has to take a priority right now!
PeggyG -> don't even ask Sheila!!!
PeggyG -> I had about 20 open before the show ever started :-)
Sheila -> I thought so! ;)
alicebarr -> LOL!!!
PeggyG -> this has been such a great conversation!! Thank you so much Rebecca! please come back!!
alicebarr -> CarTalk meets SEEDlings :)
Sheila -> I have this car . . .
PeggyG -> I won a great iphone app at the conference-LAZ Library ! with tons of complete books for kids :-)
Sheila -> Great show! Thanks all!
cheryloakes50 -> goodnight and thanks for hanging out!
PeggyG -> great way to get caught up on children's books I've lost touch with
PeggyG -> good night everyone
dtduggins -> Thank you goodnight
connect2jamie -> Thanks all! Fun night tonight!
bobsprankle -> thanks all!
Sheila -> That's great Peggy!
alicebarr -> Thanks everyone!