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ETBS.2009.03.19

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Another in our series of virtual staff lounges. This week we catch up on plans for Earthcast09, the lastest from Roadkill | 2009 and discuss "netbook" computers in education. Thanks to all, and apologies to DonW--only noticed your response after the fact--look forward to having you on next week if you're available.

 

Chat:

 

20:58:52 dougsymington : hi Sheila

20:58:56 sheila : Hi ds

20:59:01 dougsymington : and Linda

20:59:06 sheila : Going for the long name tonight?

20:59:18 lindargeorge : hi

20:59:19 dougsymington : and mfrazier and Colin

20:59:28 dougsymington : thought for the new folks ;)

20:59:32 sheila : Hey Linda - just got in.

20:59:38 lindargeorge : great!

20:59:47 dougsymington : you never kow w those initial guyz :)

21:00:00 dougsymington : know

21:00:18 sheila : So should I refresh for audio?

21:01:33 matt montagne : doing a little stream testing??

21:01:34 sheila : Hey Matt

21:01:39 matt montagne : hey there sheila

21:03:27 dougsymington : need to restart

21:03:29 dougsymington : brb

21:03:35 matt montagne : k

21:09:22 sheila : Glad to see the experts have difficulties too! :)

21:11:39 dougsymington : back

21:11:49 sheila : yeah!

21:11:58 dougsymington : skype on in

21:13:34 dougsymington : hi @drthomasho

21:13:37 dougsymington : welcome

21:14:21 drthomasho : hi...1st time 4 me here

21:14:31 lindargeorge : Doug where do I skype you?

21:15:02 sheila : Roadkill! :)

21:15:08 sheila : Absolutely

21:15:33 matt montagne : hey lorna

21:15:53 Lorna : Hey Matt Doug Sheila and all

21:16:12 sheila : http://roadkill.edutel.com - you can register and add your totals.

21:16:17 sheila : Hey Lorna!

21:16:20 dougsymington : nice

21:16:23 Lorna : I heard it snowed in Victoria this weekend

21:16:31 dougsymington : Linda dougsymington in skype

21:18:17 Lorna : no flowers and it is spring tomorrow

21:18:26 sheila : :)

21:20:57 PeggyG : sorry I'm late-was attending a RETA webinar about Picasa! It was great!

21:21:07 sheila : Hi PeggyG

21:21:11 PeggyG : audio is really clear tonight!!

21:22:39 Lorna : Hi Peggy you will have to tell us about Picasa

21:23:11 PeggyG : They will be posting the recorded session soon. I'll share the link. It was excellent!

21:23:31 PeggyG : deep dark secret :-)

21:24:31 PeggyG : Hi!! This is so much fun!!

21:24:37 lindargeorge : hi peggy!

21:25:30 dougsymington : Hi Cathy

21:25:32 dougsymington : erlcome

21:25:38 dougsymington : welcome

21:25:45 Cathy E : Hello all

21:26:41 PeggyG : http://webinars.nmsu.edu/events.cfm?audience=4 All of the RETA webinars are archived here--have already posted the Picasa recording. :-) They do a great job!

21:27:03 PeggyG : what a great story Sheila!

21:27:07 matt montagne : hey y'all...

21:27:11 matt montagne : is there audio??

21:27:17 PeggyG : yes

21:27:30 Cathy E : http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/errata/a/equinox_eggs.htm

21:27:32 matt montagne : got it now

21:27:56 PeggyG : whew! good, Matt

21:28:34 PeggyG : I had never heard of roadkill before Sheila. Fascinating!

21:28:36 matt montagne : thanx

21:30:20 matt montagne : for earthcast should we try to use shoutcast mostly???

21:30:29 PeggyG : shouldn't be any conflicts on webcast academy--not much scheduled there right now

21:30:32 sheila : Peggy you can do it too!

21:30:39 matt montagne : I've become lazy with ustream...

21:30:50 PeggyG : I missed the beginning Sheila--not sure what you're doing tomorrow

21:30:55 sheila : Me too Matt

21:30:55 matt montagne : but I think ustream may be blocked

21:30:59 matt montagne : in many districts

21:31:14 matt montagne : and of course ustream does go down so it is always good to have a backup

21:31:25 PeggyG : excellent point Matt!

21:31:32 PeggyG : backups are good!!

21:31:40 matt montagne : definitely peggy...

21:31:55 matt montagne : a broadcast room

21:32:06 PeggyG : thanks for the exlanation--dress rehearsal :-) good idea!

21:32:42 Lorna : shoutcast is very dependable

21:32:55 sheila : You can join us Peggy if you are available.

21:33:05 sheila : Lorna too.

21:33:07 PeggyG : time?

21:33:08 lindargeorge : Welcome Don

21:33:12 sheila : :)

21:33:32 lindargeorge : Peggy, about 4 15 or so until 5ish

21:33:35 matt montagne : u can do some low budget things to improve mic as wwell...

21:33:44 PeggyG : EDT?

21:33:49 lindargeorge : yes, sorry

21:33:50 dougsymington : Welcome Don, do you have a headset

21:33:57 dougsymington : may I call you via skype

21:33:58 DonW : Yes

21:34:04 matt montagne : I've seen boxes with foam to surround a snowball mic for example

21:34:07 dougsymington : phone works too if preferable

21:34:13 sheila : As in what Matt?

21:34:17 drthomasho : hello, I'm first-timer. Could we talk about netbooks for 1-to-1 program at some point?

21:34:22 PeggyG : I wish I could join you but I'm babysitting my granddaughter tomorrow all day and that is 1:15 my time.

21:34:36 matt montagne : I'll try to find a pict sheila

21:34:37 DonW : no sound though yet. reading. looking for directions

21:35:00 dougsymington : click on speaker icon for sound Don

21:35:02 PeggyG : click on the icon for edTechtalk A and it will open in iTunes

21:35:12 sheila : OK peggy . . :(

21:35:24 Lorna : @drthomasho ask your questions

21:35:57 PeggyG : We'll be at the Children's Museum in Phoenix all day. I'll try to find some great ideas to share with you for Earth Day while I'm there.

21:36:03 drthomasho : is anyone presently using Windows netbooks in secondary school 1-to-1?

21:36:48 matt montagne : I'm a big fan of HP 2140s

21:37:02 Cathy E : I am testing a Dell mini - love it

21:37:05 matt montagne : also demoing the aspire one 8.9"

21:37:13 matt montagne : I think the 10" is the sweetspot

21:37:31 matt montagne : and of course apple is rumored to be coming out with one

21:37:45 matt montagne : the HP 2140s are a bit pricey

21:37:50 matt montagne : great device tho...

21:39:05 PeggyG : I'm an iPhone convert from Blackberry. Never could text from my Blackberry with those double letters on the keys!

21:39:11 Lorna : Ya macs

21:39:38 sheila : I'm with you Lorna!

21:40:11 Lorna : it is hard to remember how hard life was when I owned a OC

21:40:15 Lorna : PC

21:40:17 PeggyG : Empire HS in Vail AZ is using Macbooks for all of their students--1:1 school-almost no textbooks!

21:40:34 sheila : Nice!

21:40:52 PeggyG : students and teachers love them and use them very effectively!

21:41:52 PeggyG : Welcome Dr. Tom!!

21:43:05 PeggyG : with a robust network it's a fantastic alternative!

21:53:14 matt montagne : http://www.tinychat.com/8ih3

21:53:21 matt montagne : that is where we are at now