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Show # 29, Women of Web 2.0, Pamela Shoemaker and Staff Development

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Join Jen, Sharon, Vicki and Cheryl as we chat with Pamela and her staff development successes in her district at Walled Lake in MI.

Pam Shoemaker (shoemap@walledlake.k12.mi.us) Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Teacher. Pam shared some great ideas and talked about their moodle.

 

Check out the chat below.



   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Hello all, just setting things up, be right back

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: are we okay

   Brad Hicks -> EdTechTalk: is there a stream on?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: People are entering and leaving -- this is an odd look on the site!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: We are pulling it up right now, Brad.

   Brad Hicks -> EdTechTalk: cheers

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Hi Brad, my stream just dropped

   mmiller -> EdTechTalk: I hear  you now

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: can you hear it?

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: I only hear cheryl

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: just hijacked should be good in   sec

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: thanks for the help!

   JL -> EdTechTalk: roger that - getting both sides now

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: now i hear you all

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: thanks so much

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: I think I started getting ready to early

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: or ya'll

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: y'all!!!  Yeah!  Terry Freedman said y'all last week -- I am corrupting the world!!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: thanks Cheri, how is summer?

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: vicki but in a great way!

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: hey WOW gals, I'm doing a Skype workshop tomorrow - anyone want to talk to ISU faculty? We're going from - central

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: summer is very busy - workshops all week, and then every wednesday through the week before NECC

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: I think I could do that, let me add to my calander.

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: thanks, Cheryl

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: me either - my first NECC

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: this will be so much fun

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: lost the feed

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: oh, it's all about me - my wireless is restreaming in iTunes

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: what? is it back?

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: Hmmmm -- what time is that Cheri??  PST??

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: okay, thanks

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: - pacific

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: I am in meetings -- sadly --

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: wished I could

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: we'll probably be doing call outs around  central/ pacific

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: thanks anyway jen

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: would that I could -- sorry

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: http://womenofwebchats.wikispaces.com/

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: that is our WIKI

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: for tonight

   Pam Shoemaker -> EdTechTalk: Hi Gina!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: http://thinkature.com/

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: Hi Pam

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: What are we chatting about tonight?

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Thinkature.com is my wow of the week! Now on to Sharon, she will be there soon.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Hello everyone -- drop in where you are from, we're recording this chat.

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: http://www.edsupport.cc/mguhlin/archives///entry_.htm

   Pam Shoemaker -> EdTechTalk: The gals are starting with their Wow of the week

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: cool

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: We are discussing training teachers.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: After we wow things.

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: this is a shout out to Miguel!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Welcome Vince -- drop in your blog!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Yeah to Vince for joining the blogosphere! LOve the title

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I like haystacks.

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: http://lunic.net/blog/

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Hi Karen, Sue

   sroseman -> EdTechTalk: Hi everyone

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: HI, Cheryl!

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: thanks everyone

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: HI Cathye, how was your show?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=fddc-a-bd-c-ccc...

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: http://www.umanitoba.ca/learning_technologies/conferences/foe/

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: ooooh that conference looks soooo good!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Hi Cathye how was your show?

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: the imperative for global projects!

   CathyE -> EdTechTalk: It was good- we are very relaxed

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: oh my goodness

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: shuffle away

   Pam Shoemaker -> EdTechTalk: I love Ning

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: I just want to know how schools in Georgia are ALREADY OUT!!?

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: YOu are lucky I didn't scream

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: nice size SPIDER

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: www.surveymonkey.com

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: We are out too!

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: One more week of classes, two of exams, then closing ceremonies....

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: Georgia doesn't have snow days in April

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Yeah Vicki, LIsa, CheriT summer is out!

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: http://www.surveymonkey.com/

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: AW!!

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: cheryl, i'm jealous ... i still have  classes going

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Summer starts tomorrow for me!

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek/curriculum.htm

   sroseman -> EdTechTalk: Vicki, you do the most amazing technology projects with your students

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: I typing one now

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: BUT, we had our last assembly today and they had their official goodbye for me

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: I wish they had used an online survey

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: very special

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: http://www.google.com/educators/gta.html

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Thanks, sue!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: yea!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Google spreadsheets is cool b/c you can chat in it but you cannot paste hyperlinks.

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: applause

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Google docs is cool because you can post hyperlinks but cannot chat live.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I think the folks aren't talking to each other!

   sroseman -> EdTechTalk: google centric

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: If you have a wow of the week -- please drop it in the chat tonight.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Many of us like to go back and look at the chat!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Welcome Pam to the WOW  show.

   mmiller -> EdTechTalk: My wow is Firefox. This may be old news to you guys but I love it so much better than IE

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: it sure is!

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: I can't sign in to these sessions with firefox, only IE

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: you're making me miss California

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i can

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: hmmmm

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: make sure you're allowing pop-ups

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: have you alllowed popups?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Hey Karen.

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: or downloaded java?

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: yes...it has to do with the media player i think

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: HI, Vicki

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Hmmm Pat.  Interesting.

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: looking forward to this

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: #?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I'm excited about you being on soon, Karen.

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: yes

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: do you have it?

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: can't wait until the th

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: PAM's BLOG -- http://shoemap.edublogs.org/

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Hey Alice,

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Will be great!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: what happens then?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Remember folks -- drop in your wow if you have one!!!

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: haey sorry I'm late!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: We will talk about assistive technology -- but tonight is awesome too!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Karen is on -- ;-)

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: we saved a space for you Alice. :-)

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: Cathy Evanoff's bubbr

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: lol

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: it's fun!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: Voki

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Thanks!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: animated avatar

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: LAPTOP INFO -- http://walledlake.k.mi.us/AAL/

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: from Pam

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: TIME FOR COLORS -- everyone

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: bottom left button

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: Purple for Jen

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Oh, coaching!!!  That works so much better!!  (Blue for me!!)

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: sounds liked a booki title

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: looking for advice on becoming a coach/mentor at my school...in addition to teaching tech classes for students and teachers...more working in classroom

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: walled lake

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: Turquoise for Shaorn

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: Sharon

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: next to Green Lake?

   Simon -> EdTechTalk: Good eveingin all

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: as in Holes?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Ok, I'll put it in and make sure we cover it!

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: exactly...i will do that next year...soaking up what you are saying

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: I wish you worked in my school

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: you must be with them in the classroom and do it together

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Hey alice!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: it's difficult when you are a teacher in the classroom too

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Me Vivki?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: It is!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: yes that would be you Alice!

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: exactly Lisa...teachers are begging that i can give up teaching spanish to free up more time to be with them

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Yes!

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: I think I am behind in audio...

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk:  second delay

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: no worries -- you will eventually catch up :)

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: what is time span on the inter.cont. railroad activity

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Our teachers want me to give up time teaching and work with them as well.

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: vicki, what do you thinkabout that?

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: we want to work as a team on projects

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I want them to take fixing computers off my list.

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: It's the best way when teachers want to co-teach. They take risks!

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: YES!

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: doing projects in the lab out of the classroom...we lose touch and they are long past a topic when i get it finished

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: sure thing Vicki that needs to get off your list

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: And hire an outside firm -- I do not want to fix computers and fi someone asks me to fix another printer I'm going to commit sopuku.

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: if it has a plug they come to me

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Yes Vicki, if you are an educator, you should be working with teachers and kids

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i am supposed to know all about dvd players too!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: (That is where the samurais wrap up the sword and debowel themselves!!)

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: LOVELY

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: ugh, not a pretty picture

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Well, we have very limited funds at our school and I've built the network from the ground up.

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i would love guidelines...

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Sorry!!??!!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: Limited?

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: don't do that - the world needs you Vicki!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: *)

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: I hear that!~

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Come fix the printer!

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: Pat...i am out of ink!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: And resetting passwords that is another thing I'd love NOT to do!!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: My projectror screen is a window blind - for which I had to pay!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Or how about when they forget to take off the little clear strip of tape.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: My husband hung my smartboard and projector and built my podium!

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: side of refrigerator box covered with white contac..propped on ledge

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: # reason the printer doesn't work -- the little sticky tape

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Oh, guys, I forgot the horizon project awards show is tomorrow at : am.

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: Smartboard? NO FIR!!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: I will be there Vicki

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: FAIR!

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: I thought maybe it was because it wasn't plugged in! or one of the cables is loose....

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: can you hear me now?

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: if u heve lots of little tech issues like come fix this printer etc

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Yeah!  I'm so excited!

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: institute an ask a friend first policy..when i did this it reduced problems by  %

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I'l post the elluminate link in twitter and jaiku -- if you are in twitter, I'm coolcatteacher -- add me to your friends list.

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: or ask a student first!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: vince what a great idea! did you hand out tee shirts?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: YES vince -- we did a buddy system with our PowerSchool implementation and it was a lifesaver although we don't have quantitative proof.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: The buddy system is a MUST DO!!!

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: drove me crazy last year when the techies decided to ban the students from touching the computers - why not teach the students to look for troubleshooting solutions on their own??

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i do all the powerschool stuff too.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: WE have buddies and gave everyone Skype -- our rule is ) Buddy first )Skype Vicki next.

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: check the cables, that is first to look for.... but NO, if not allowed to touch computers...!!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Oh, sharon -- my computer science kids helped install the  new computers we won with Campbell's soup labels -- it save dthe school over $ after I trained them.

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: SharonP No reason the techies should be making  those decisions!

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i don't have enough knowledgeable buddies yet

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: And the students learned so much!

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: wasn't that silly policy?? and we implemented laptops this year

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Oh check the cables -- that is for sure.

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: bu thsi will train them..especially for things like plugging in printers

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: luddite policy -- oh, we're moving too fast so lets put up obstacles.

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: luddite policy - sounds perfect for my day today

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: leadership...yes...admin buys in with talk and walk

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I didn't have them just plugging in printers -- I had a temporary install ID and had them installing all of the software -- each was in charge of a program and basic training for the teacher -- we had a Skype team, open office team, Picasa team, etc.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I just couldn't do it all.

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Yes : so discouraging in the NYTimes

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: wow, sounds like quite a program, Vicki!

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: SUPPORT is crucial

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Obstacles obstacles -- negativity sells papers.

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: what kind of laptops?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: it was my life saver.

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: Vicki..that is farther than the task my crew could do but that is great

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: You cannot hand kids laptops without support and training

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: So true alice.

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: amen alice

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: Missed Alice's sermon!

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: Hello all!

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: computer connect troubles

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: what is encarta?

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: HI Kathy!

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: Hey!

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i deal with a lot of wireless connectivity issues

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: hi kathy

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Hi Kathy,

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: Hi lisa

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: we have  kids hitting at once...some problems

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Encarta is an encylopedia by microsoft.

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Hi Dean

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: and Rosetta?

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk:  kids...at school?

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk:  per class room in our school

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: wow

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: sardine school

   dean -> EdTechTalk: hi cheryl - love listening to all the edu-podcasting - keep up the great work!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Goodness!

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: yes!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: chocolate chip?

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: It has o be a TEAM effort!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: thanks Dean

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: any ??????

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Hey guys if you're in Georgia -- the GAETC workshop proposals are due June st.

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: educasting

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: Rosetta Stone is a learning languages program

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Tech person + integrators + admin + teachers

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: If you want to do k online conference proposals are due June .

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: thanks

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: Did you submit yours Vicki?

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: we have a cart of  to share

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I'm going to submit tomorrow after I get out of school.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I didn't know about it -- Stephen Rahn keeps me posted.

   dean -> EdTechTalk: I wish we could get a seedlings program transplant here in Michigan

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: that would be cool, we had such fun with seedlings.

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Yes Dean, seedlings was helpful

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: What is the law (?) in Michigan about distance learning?

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i found out that the money they give off the smart board seems to bring it down to the price you can get thru govt providers

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Such good professional development!

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: I've heard everything from all students have to take an onine course

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: I wish the exams could be done on laptop

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: to all students must have an online experience

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Cheryl and I will come set it up dean!

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: my former school hired a Tech Company to come in

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: $, a year

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: you are right Alice, road trip

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: what about accomodations?

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: they trained the teachers for a year

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: You

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: and are testing their comp skills with pencil/paper

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: You're right Vicki!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: I prefer to assess online

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: you can test sat online by choice

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: the SAT needs to get with the program

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Good heavens our kids might be using st century skills!

   Pam Shoemaker -> EdTechTalk: There was a pilot MEAP assessment in Michigan the past two years... Ran out of  money

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: by choice?

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: Don't you think it would hamper validity if some were taking on laptop and others were handwriting

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: interested in recommendations for laptops when our current lease runs out in a year

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: and schools cannot afford to provide laptops for everyone

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: dean, you missed it alice and I offered to come to MI and train Seedlings

   CathyE -> EdTechTalk: Have you US people contacted Margaret Spellings - explaining why we need technology in schools?

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: II think the results would be better if the assessors could read the writing

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Dea: What about kids who don't do well handwriting?

   Pam Shoemaker -> EdTechTalk: Pulling it off in a wireless environment was a trick

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: In Illinois, all th graders must take the ACT writing test...this was the first year

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: absolutely!

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: oh, i agree, I'm just saying that it isn't practical

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: I think Mich is moving that direction Dea

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: they were when i sat for my masters

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Dygraphia is an issue.

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: it was handwritten

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: is there a standard for learning touch typing by a certain age...if you can't type it is hard to do online testing, writing samples, etc

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: If they are all using turnitin.com to check plaigarism.;

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i could never do that now

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: No, but the research says around th - th grade.

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: Great source

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: And there are others

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: hard to master touch typing in school with one day a week class

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: One of our first WOW's was with Patsy lLanclos -- about keyboarding.

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: our school uses turnitin (not that I agree with it) AND requires handwritten exams....

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Also interviewed sharon's husband with Dragon naturally speaking.

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: Mich gets the MME next year

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I highly recommend it for those talking about keyboarding.

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: Frankly, I caught plagiarism by just typing in a phrase that was too cool for the student to have written.

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: recommend what vicki?

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: touch typing works best with short periods -  - minutes, monitoring by an adult and daily practice

   dean -> EdTechTalk: th grade tech assessment in Michigan, but no uniform standards or assessment

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: me too Dea

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Listening to the podcast -- the WOW  with patsy lanclose -- just a moment and I'll find it.

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: thanks

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: I say offer the students a choice - they choose ot write their exams by hand or by laptop  - whatever tools works best for them

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: vicki it should be on podomatic

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Like that idea sharonp

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: No standard th grade assessment because of money

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: go figure

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Keyboarding with patsy lanclos - http://womenofweb.podomatic.com/entry/--T__-_

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: thanks for looking vicki

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: sharon you are right

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: this is what we did for December mid-term exam - worked well, BUT I noticed that the students who handwrote their exams did not perform as well as those who used their laptops

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: sharon . do you have na idea why

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: yes

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/OE_Companion_Doc_-__.pdf

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: who are making those types of decisions in Michigan

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: that's the link for explanation of Online Experience

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: thanks

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: my observation is that the weeks before the exam, we worked on skills for writing paragraphs using the tools of the laptop - inspiration and funcitoins of MS Word - those that preferred to handwrite did not have those tools available to them

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: I really think I think differently when I use a word processor

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Ill check with Pam, cheri

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: Pam is a database queen---love it!

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: thats a great indicator for promoting writing skills using a laptop

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: yes

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Cheri, the answer to your question is that the local district decides what they will do.

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: I asked my son on the way home tonight how HE felt about the decision that he was no longer able to use his laptop for the exam - he made some good points

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: reseach was done with fourth graders on our state writing assessment comparing use of AlphaSmart and handwriting.  Students who used the AS scored % better than handwriting.

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: The computerized options, from mental models to spellcheck and grammar check make writers and thinkers behave differently

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: yes

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: Me Too!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: yes vicki

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: have there been any studies done to show this?

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: I know there are studies out there, but I'm in a doctoral program, so I can't quote them.

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: sharon, yes, see above

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i'm aligning with PA standards

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: to ensure that i catch all the concepts

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: Where are you in PA?

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: so typical, low attendance and no practice!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i'm in MD

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: I find the same excuses

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: oh, ok

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: I'm still learning, but you know, I think the results of those studies are evolving as kids are born into technology: digital natives vs. digital immigrants

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: It's a lack of passion realy

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: would we accept that excuse from our students?

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: really

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: the principal and i are both from PA

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: Here's your chance to have your voice heard  http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStoryts.cfm?ArticleID=

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: southcentral

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: Chambersburg

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i am from Lehigh valley

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: I findt technology use in the classroom very cyclical

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: ok, where's that?

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: about  mi west of phila

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: did you go to PETE-C?

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: yes

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: true alice, things happen.

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Certain times of the year are much busier than others

   CathyE -> EdTechTalk: yes- gloveles- that is the link

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: me too

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: pete was great

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: Karen, could you post that info agin - I went out and in at one point so think I must have missed it

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i was born in Philly

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: my daughter goes to lasalle

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: What was special about PETE?

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i am looking forward to PETE-C next year!

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: Who were the best speakers?

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: so many great ideas and people willing to share so much

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i enjoyed jim gates

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: kristin hokansen (connected classroom)

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: this is a great sharing resource, better than being at a water cooler.

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: mine audio has gone in and out

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: Will Richardson & Steve Demboi

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: I hear everyone!

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: steve dembo is fantastic

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: Hall Davidson

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: research was done on fourth graders on our state writing assessment that compared use of AlphaSmart vs. handwriting.  demonstrated a % improvement with AS

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: and we are back

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: thanks, I think it is a skype thing

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: yes...tho i have disagreed with hall on issues

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: our sound went kinda weird

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Karen, those are great statistics

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: NEWS REPORT ----  Make sure you tune into your radio tomorrow at :

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Steve Dembo is such a great person in real life.

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: Karen, where can I find that research description?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: What - Jen?

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Remember skype is FREE, and t here are only , , users online

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: Bill Gates and Steve Jobs -- First interview together from

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: Cathy E had Skype problems earlier

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: yes...i am in discovery network...i read his blog all the time

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: thanks durff

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: let me look for it -

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk:  was she skypecasting?

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: thanks!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: Aaron was there too

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: she tried - then went to a conference

   CathyE -> EdTechTalk: No- Cheryl- I can't figure out how to start the skupecast- I can reserve it

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: do you have the "coaching model" that you use spelled out somewhere

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: Teachers need ongoing support

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: I shall ask PAT

   CathyE -> EdTechTalk: Teachers need "safety nets"

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: But even administrators don't realize that

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: CathyE I ahve not been successful with skypecast in a long while, it used to work for me

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: sharon, here's a link http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/rvp/pubaf//testing.html

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: but the software was more important to us, Cathy

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: Mich also has online Prof Dev for educators that needs more utilization  http://www.learnport.org/content.cfm?ID=

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: teachers don't want to look dumb in front of kids...that's why they want the team approach to start

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: someone once told me that job-embedded training was the only way to go

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: what is SDU?

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: I had a principal tell me the other day that most of his teachers were new and they had learned that all in college

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: we have zero

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Staff development unit

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i wish

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Professional Learning Unit

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: SDU or PLU's

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: look dumb in front of kids?  why not show them you're learning too

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: tks

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i always am

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: my principal will pay teachers $ hr to come to my afterschool sessions

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Our school offers courses for "School credit" towards salary

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: We've done about  hours of training in the last three years -- but  hours is a whole lot to swallow at once.

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: even then, i have to bribe with snacks

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: and it is the kids from whom we learn the most

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Wow!  Pat!  That is great!

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: job embedded PD..regular built in hours

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: yes Durff!

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: yes..he is suppoortive, but never comes himself

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Does your school, Pat require a certain number of hours?

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: no hrs. required

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: I've got a couple of districts that do that too, but the hours are hard for teachers...saturday mornings and nights, just as she says

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Our principal comes.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: And our curriculum director.

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: I think we have to look at technology as a professional learning community, teachers and kids

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i usually do afterschool :-?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I think the coaching model makes so much more sense!

   CathyE -> EdTechTalk: Good for you- Vicki

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: During school implementing projects.

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: yes it does

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Great Cheryl, follow up important

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I know it is good for the students too.

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i am happy they have started using wikis for collaboration among faculty

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: You're right...kids can teach us a lot, but not everyone is confident enough to admit they don't know it all

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Lead by example.

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: those videos are amazing, Vicki

   CathyE -> EdTechTalk: But you don

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: That's the problem Dea, teachers need to look at changing eaching practice

   CathyE -> EdTechTalk: don't really learn- until you get with a group

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: teaching practice

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: wikis are great but Google Docs-----OOOOOOOO

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: If they don't have any real accountability then what's their incentive to produce?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Llisa you did a great job judging and helping!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: And yes the videos are great!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i did nothing

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: But many teacher do as they are asked -- sit in a  hour class, create lesson plans, hand them in and never look at them again.

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: what additional incentive is necessary beyond it's good teaching?

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: but my mouth  dropped open with that code of yours

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: We need to focus on real, transformational implementation.

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: This is a great support group!

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: Yeah. ongoing support is what we need

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Oh the grazr Lisa?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: or the RSS?

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: not just teachers, but everyone

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Or delicious?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: too many codes!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: thanks alice, there are many supports out here

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: no the RSS doing the search on technorati and delicious

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: I have too much to read....but I do find support in your blogs

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: yes, Vicki - teachers need to have accountability about PD

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: go Pam!

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: Me too

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: SL!

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: feel strongly about that - but teachers need the incentives

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: Second Life is great!

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: WOO hOO SL

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: I love sitting

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I can't get into SL having password problems.

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: incentives from admin

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: don't I Jen

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: well i need remediation in SL...can't dress myself!

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: My backside is getting ....stiff

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: sendkathy, like what?

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: don't have enough time for a first life .. can't wait for school to end

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: did you ever get in Vicki?

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: I am in ageement with Jennifer!

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: I agree--time consuming at first

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: well, if it's written as part of their CIP plan

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i don't see any use for SL in my situation..not yet anyway

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: then they have to do it

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: and let us know your name too

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: This year the principal req'd a  minutes video from each of the th grade classes for our morning TV show...and he got them

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: CoolCat Whitman is mine

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: we will all be your friend

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: When I can get in again!

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: It is indeed uniqe!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: WOW! Kathy that is great!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Blizzard Oates is my SL name

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Were they posted online or served up internally.

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: oh dear

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: If you have SLnames share them here.

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: I am Lillyofthe Sea Starr

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: Yes, but I wish he would insist on a little more!

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: I'm Suzi Giha

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I love that Alice.

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: I mean one video in a year!

   sroseman -> EdTechTalk: Sue Aferdita in SL

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: Heloise Chevalier (tr?®s fran?ßais) is my name

   CathyE -> EdTechTalk: Fryin Pan

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: if i tell you mine, don't laugh if you run in to me....Vita Demina

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: So great!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I'm going to have to come in here.

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Thank Vivki!

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i can't do it yet!!!!!!!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: The chat and webcast will be posted by Thurs. at edtechtalk.com look for women of web

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: I am MacsMom Alcott

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: and come to my place

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Desiderida Stockton is Beth Rutter-Guth and Steve Dembo is Demb Oh

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: I am hosting classes starting in  Saturdays

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: I talked with you last night Jennifer!

   sroseman -> EdTechTalk: I enjoy listening to jazz and dancing in Jade's Jazz Lounge

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: REALLY//  Cool

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: They are really getting into it.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Dancing?

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: I was at your place

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Did you know that my students found out that people are buying drugs in SL.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: It is box that comes with gestures that makes your avatar act like it is on a certain drug -- isn't that crazy.

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: what a shame

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: like real drugs or SL drugs??

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: My kids are like -- what is the point.

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: entrpeneurs, hm

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: No a SL drug.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Isn't that ridiculous.

   sroseman -> EdTechTalk: took a class on Gestures

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: yes

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i would like that pam

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: ridiculous

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: what's the appeal to that?

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: sue what a great idea

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: I was there

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Who knows!?

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: I talked with David Wrlick briefly today

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: wow!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Really -- where!?

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: in SL with Jennifer

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: sharon do you sing too? in french?

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: chris!

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: I sing, but not in French!

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: sharon sings a good stanta baby song

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: oh my gosh...i don't want to forget it...send me a reminder for next week!!!!

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: thanks VJ

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: also next week is the next George Siemens conference

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: vince is just jealous because he can't carry much but esp a tune

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: oops!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: the Future of Education starts June th

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: good lesson for us all, Jen!

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: I'll be presenting in Future of Ed on Tuesday at : central

   vincej -> EdTechTalk: thanks SP

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: bernie dodge...great

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: wow some great people!!

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: lol

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: future of teacher prep: herding cats and moving targets

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: love it!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Cool Cheri!  I'm going to try to get in on yours.

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: Cheri - yours sound so great - love the title!

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: POST SHOW

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I'm going to be on at  am Saturday ESDT

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: it's chasing targets ... thanks sharon

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: are you doing stickers?

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: I want a shirt in SL!

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: for NECC?

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: A WOW. shirt!

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: I can give you a WOW tshirt

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: in SL

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: stop by my house

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: in SL

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i want one

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Right now I wear an ISTE shirt

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i thought you did

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: daily?

   Pam Shoemaker -> EdTechTalk: I am getting a T-shirt AND a hat!

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: yea!!!!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: but it wasn't in my inventory

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: how about a horizon project tshirt?

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i'll by one

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: lol

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: that's great!

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: Thanks Pam

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: a lumpy wow.

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: a wrinked t-shirt?

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: what journal?

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: yeah what journal

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: There is a wow journal.

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: any clothes suggestions for NECC

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: where?

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i didn't know there was merchandise

   Pam Shoemaker -> EdTechTalk: Pistons up by  with  / min to go in the rd.

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: I think you need stickers

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: business cards

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Wow journal at cafepress the women of web

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: Go DEEEtroit!

   Pam Shoemaker -> EdTechTalk: Gina is a WOW newbie.  Bet she'll be back.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: http://www.womenofweb.com/wowstore.htm

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: You know it!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: http://www.womenofweb.com/wowstore.htm

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: to get WOW merchandise.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: It pays forthe website.

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: just a little late with my link

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: shame on them :-)

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Jen paid for it out of their pocket!!!

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: Guess who's e-mailing all of the female tech leaders in her county tomorrow?

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: that would be coool

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: We love newbies.

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: orange

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: Thanks Vickie!

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Wow!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: with black sun stting

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: on the horizon

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Black sun?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: ;-)

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: yup

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Oh, Steve Hargadon has a ning for educators to 'chat ' with Ms. Spellings.

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: hawaiian shirts

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Cheryl I saw that. Looks good!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: and blues brothers sunglasses

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: GO PAM!

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: and only one of my students :-)

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: go to classroom .o    A message to all members of Classroom . For those in the U.S., Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has asked for ideas on the integration of technology in education. There is a form on the ed.gov site, but no ability to dialog or even leave your contact information if you fill it out. Therefore, I have created a forum thread for each of Secretary Spellings' questions, and propose that we discuss them at Classroom . and invite her office to view the dialog on our network and even participate.

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: I sent the article link earlier

   sroseman -> EdTechTalk: we lost our tech consultants..cost cutting

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: won't help in private school

   alicebarr -> EdTechTalk: Educators NOT Technicians!

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: private school here too

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: Jen, yes it's time to get militant!

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: LOL

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: was told by an asst. supt that much of our govt tech money is cut....being used in iraq to "keep us safe"

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: I am making POSTERS

   sendkathy -> EdTechTalk: Cheryl, whats your link for the Spelling suggestions?

   Karen Janowski -> EdTechTalk: can't we all just get along - IT and educators?

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: http://classroom.ning.com/

   CathyE -> EdTechTalk: I get along great with my IT people- they let me do anything

   gloveles -> EdTechTalk: A lot of districts have IT that doesn't know Ed.

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: great idea

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: Great...I'd like to get involved in that

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Pat - that is a cop out, I think.

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: i think so too

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: A reminder that Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs and Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates will make a rare joint appearance at The Wall Street Journal's "D: All Things Digital" conference tomorrow. The two men will jointly discuss the history and future of the digital revolution in an unrehearsed, unscripted, onstage conversation on May  with "D" co-producers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: there goes the neighborhood

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments//

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: someone record it

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i have to work

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: good idea Lisa

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: I asked EdTechTalk to grab it

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: hope they can

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: ok

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: :)

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: i have permission to work (hi John) late

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: to be virtually there

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: wow

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: : rightt?

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: right Lisa

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: http://konlineconference.org/

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: spiders?

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: : EST check Vicki's blog for details.

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Jen had a spider come across her table.

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: yuck!

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: oh, wow!

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: can higher ed join, too?

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: winding down. Jen is headed to SL right now.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Yes the k online conference -- of course.

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: I have to be acceptd first!

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: Pam thanks and thanks to all our peeps in the chat room.

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: blind judging

   sharonp -> EdTechTalk: bye bye

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: I better learn how to do video then

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: by sharon

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: great as usual, ladies

   Vicki Davis -> EdTechTalk: Goodnight all, it was a great show!

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: good night

   cheryloakes wow -> EdTechTalk: thanks all, see you for the next show.

   patruffing -> EdTechTalk: adios all

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: Good night ALL

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: you all are great!

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: and thanks!!!!

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: yeah, nite all

   Jennifer Wagner -> EdTechTalk: thanks CheriTT

   Durff -> EdTechTalk: miles to go before we sleep............

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: thannks jennn

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: no more sound - see you all next week

   Dea Conrad-Curry -> EdTechTalk: Night

   CheriT -> EdTechTalk: night dea

   dwproctor -> EdTechTalk: Not sure who to send this to, but am hoping that someone from Edtechtalk will respond.  Would like to ask EdTechTalk to consider a TechTalk on MERRLOT & its MIC  conference.  www.merlot.org.  I am co-chair of the conference in  and will chair MIC .  Please contact me at deborah.proctor@gmail.com