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It's Elementary #41: New Years Wishes

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Beginnig of the year edition of It's Elementary Webcast. We are moving our format to one informal chat and one interview per month.  On this occasion, we shared some educational conferences coming up both on the East Coast (Educon 2.2, PETE&C) and West Coast CUE where we expect to go or present. As well as NECC 2010.  We also had a chance to share what we are doing in our classrooms. The fact that there isn't a lot happening that is new and inovative but rather, just using some tools like voicethread and our classroom blogs. For a tech use in the elementary classroom perspective, join is the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. Check the ETT calendar for up to date information.

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 20:40:34  alicemercer  : This chat is for It's Elementary Show #42 on Monday January 11, 2010
 20:41:17  nlade  : what all is planned to be discussed on this? I just saw the stream on Twitter and thought I would jump in on it :)
 20:41:33  alicemercer  : Open topic about plans for new year
 20:41:39  nlade  : thanks
 20:51:34  Durff  : hello
 20:51:41  JoseRodriguez  : hey... still setting up.
 20:53:30  Durff  : ustream thix evening?
 20:56:05  PeggyG  : Hi all! Great to see you!
 20:56:27  Durff  : hey peggy
 20:56:31  Durff  : hi wing
 20:56:36  wingsonwater03  : evening
 20:56:49  PeggyG  : is everyone keeping warm :-)
 20:57:04  Durff  : in bed with many layers of wool on
 20:57:30  PeggyG  : it was a beautiful day in Phoenix AZ today-71 degrees and sunny :-) Come on down Durff
 20:57:49  JoseRodriguez  : on... Ustream only today..
 20:58:11  JoseRodriguez  : we are live..
 20:58:11  PeggyG  : thanks I was wondering about that
 20:58:29  Durff  : audio on ustream
 20:58:34  PeggyG  : got it!
 20:58:35  wingsonwater03  : ahh, sound...
 20:58:54  Durff  : ty
 20:59:04  alicemercer  : alice mercer
 20:59:07  alicemercer  : alice.mercer
 20:59:19  JoseRodriguez  : how is the sound?
 20:59:21  PeggyG  : I can't answer because Lisa P. says I shouldn't be called a "guy" :-) topic in Conversations yesterday!
 20:59:49  Durff  : hey you guys
 20:59:49  PeggyG  : we agreed to disagree :-)
 21:00:04  PeggyG  : we tried that too Alice :-) y'all
 21:00:12  JoseRodriguez  : all.. my students are "guys"
 21:00:17  PeggyG  : I can find my headset when the time comes
 21:00:39  PeggyG  : dear is so sweet :-)
 21:01:02  Durff  : hi katghy
 21:01:11  kathymaske  : hello all!
 21:01:29  PeggyG  : hi Kathymaske-welcome
 21:01:54  PeggyG  : it's so great to hear all of your voices!!
 21:02:02  PeggyG  : Jan. 11
 21:02:23  PeggyG  : expectations for the new year--going to really have to think!!
 21:03:10  Durff  : ty kathy for RT
 21:03:15  JoseRodriguez  : Hey Kathy..
 21:03:23  kathymaske  : anytime durff
 21:03:39  PeggyG  : it's so hard to avoid catching things going around! remember to sneeze in your sleeve :-)
 21:04:08  JoseRodriguez  : I've been sick.. on and off also... but feel good after three weeks off.
 21:04:14  Durff  : clorox wipes
 21:04:22  Durff  : hi s cott
 21:04:30  wingsonwater03  : I'm a fan of the lysol spray myself
 21:04:30  PeggyG  : so sorry to hear you've all been sick! I've been lucky so far--knock on wood!
 21:04:43  PeggyG  : Educon 2.2????? :-)
 21:04:50  kathymaske  : thx for reminding me to sanitze!
 21:04:58  Durff  : Educon http://educon22.wikispaces.com/
 21:05:12  JoseRodriguez  : or participate virtually...
 21:05:16  PeggyG  : yeah!!!! I sure wish I could go to it but I'll definitely be participating virtually!
 21:05:18  JoseRodriguez  : talks are pretty cool
 21:05:41  PeggyG  : we cancelled our Classroom 2.0 LIVE show that Saturday so people could go to Educon!
 21:06:11  JoseRodriguez  : that was thoughtful Peggy...
 21:06:30  PeggyG  : it is such a fabulous conference!!
 21:06:44  JoseRodriguez  : Our local confernce here in California is in March.
 21:06:55  JoseRodriguez  : CUE>> in Palm Springs.
 21:06:56  PeggyG  : is that CUE Jose?
 21:07:08  PeggyG  : I'm going to that IN PERSON!! :-) Can't wait!
 21:07:10  JoseRodriguez  : yep.. also a nevada event, I heard.
 21:07:17  Durff  : PA first
 21:08:29  Durff  : Chris Lehmann http://www.peteandc.org/
 21:08:30  PeggyG  : waiting with baited breath!!! :-)
 21:08:46  wingsonwater03  : wow..thats a stacked line-up
 21:08:51  PeggyG  : we had Sir Ken Robinson at our conference in AZ this fall and he is great!
 21:09:15  PeggyG  : many of his presentations are related to creativity :-)
 21:09:35  JoseRodriguez  : I saw the TED.. talk it was pretty cool.
 21:09:47  PeggyG  : He's really famous for his TED talk!
 21:09:53  alicemercer  : http://cue.org
 21:10:14  Durff  : http://www.cue.org/conference/
 21:10:18  PeggyG  : I can't wait to see both Alice and Jose at CUE!!! My first time!
 21:10:43  PeggyG  : kind of expensive to fly into Palm Springs
 21:10:46  JoseRodriguez  : I drive in from Los Angeles..
 21:10:54  JoseRodriguez  : Canada?
 21:11:22  PeggyG  : several of us are coming from AZ so we may drive together
 21:11:23  JoseRodriguez  : just kidding...
 21:11:46  Durff  : ISTE = http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/2010/
 21:12:24  PeggyG  : oh Maria I wish you could come!!!
 21:12:51  Durff  : Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 21:13:13  MariaKnee  : couldn't make the funding work
 21:13:31  Durff  : hi bbass
 21:13:37  PeggyG  : that's so sad that the cutoff date for the grant is so early!
 21:14:10  PeggyG  : the K12online presentations have been great and I love that they are available forever!!
 21:14:20  Durff  : http://k12onlineconference.org/
 21:14:25  alicemercer  : I didn't get a chance to listen to k12 online because of travel and illness, wah.
 21:14:30  PeggyG  : Rachel Boyd was incredible in her fireside chat last Saturday!
 21:14:33  wingsonwater03  : I've really enjoyed them as well this year
 21:14:41  alicemercer  : So I appreciate that I can listen to it still
 21:14:50  alicemercer  : In your PJs?
 21:14:55  JoseRodriguez  : my inspiration.. Rachel's 6 year olds.
 21:14:57  Durff  : :)
 21:15:06  PeggyG  : I want to use Rachel's presentation in a LAN party here in AZ-teachers will be so inspired to try what she suggests
 21:15:08  alicemercer  : my favorite kind of preso
 21:15:21  kathymaske  : and you can listen in jammies!
 21:15:21  MariaKnee  : http://k12onlineconference.org/
 21:15:24  PeggyG  : yeah Jose and Maria!!! you are the best!!!!
 21:16:10  PeggyG  : I have quite a few of the presentations on my ipod so I can listen any time
 21:16:39  MariaKnee  : Me too peggy - like having them on the ipod
 21:16:41  JoseRodriguez  : actually.. EVO  Electronic Village Online is going on right now, right?
 21:16:47  PeggyG  : http://www.vwbpe.org/about
 21:16:57  alicemercer  : I should load them on my phone
 21:16:58  PeggyG  : March 12-13, 2010
 21:17:12  alicemercer  : What format is the video? Mp4? or MOV?
 21:17:20  PeggyG  : mp4
 21:17:24  alicemercer  : awesome
 21:17:57  Durff  : http://academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/TESOL/EVOL/portal.htm
 21:18:05  PeggyG  : http://evosessions.pbworks.com/FrontPage
 21:18:20  Durff  : Peggy's link is better
 21:18:22  JoseRodriguez  : http://webheadsinaction.org/evo2010
 21:18:26  PeggyG  : I love EVO!
 21:19:05  PeggyG  : we have 3 great AzTEA conferences during the year and our May conference has Kevin Honeycutt as our keynote! I'm so excited!
 21:19:21  JoseRodriguez  : She is the super star.. Kindergarten teacher..
 21:19:35  Durff  : indeed
 21:19:38  alicemercer  : Wow great for AzTEA
 21:19:49  PeggyG  : http://www.aztea.org/content/WOW2010  if anyone wants to come to AZ :)
 21:20:11  Durff  : hi dmkenney
 21:20:36  JoseRodriguez  : US.. Centric... but.. open the world. :-)
 21:20:38  PeggyG  : I'll definitely be at ISTE 2010 in Denver--get to do a Poster Session with Kim Caise on hosting online webinars
 21:20:53  Durff  : oh not fair
 21:21:02  Durff  : i know too many famous people
 21:21:02  JoseRodriguez  : Will try to make it in...
 21:21:04  PeggyG  : AZ Technology in Education Association
 21:21:04  kathymaske  : interesting considering we are behind in many areas of education
 21:21:44  PeggyG  : it's going to be fantastic! he'll do a session on Friday eve for administrators and keynote and workshops on Sat. Kevin is sooooo motivational!
 21:22:00  Durff  : Sigh
 21:22:11  Durff  : WB dmkenney
 21:22:45  PeggyG  : growing up under Jim Crow? do you have a link to the voicethread?
 21:23:30  PeggyG  : I did my first teaching in Georgia in 1965. :-)
 21:24:01  PeggyG  : they were still experiencing serious separate but equal issues then! I was shocked!
 21:24:21  Durff  : http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=290699
 21:24:43  PeggyG  : how fun Durff! thanks for the link
 21:25:42  PeggyG  : Rachel is such a Master Teacher! yet she makes it look so easy!
 21:25:43  alicemercer  : VoiceThread on Jim Crow http://bit.ly/7RF8w1
 21:26:23  Durff  : Hi Julie
 21:26:34  Julie CO  : Hi there
 21:26:45  PeggyG  : thanks for that link Alice-can I add to the VT?
 21:26:45  JoseRodriguez  : http://wallwisher.com
 21:27:08  JoseRodriguez  : is my first playground ... from Rachel Boyd's presentation.
 21:27:25  JoseRodriguez  : and http://xtranormal.com
 21:27:25  PeggyG  : can you video skype with her classroom Jose?
 21:27:41  JoseRodriguez  : that would be awesome...
 21:27:49  JoseRodriguez  : will try to make a contact
 21:28:12  PeggyG  : I'll bet she would love it! I know she's changing schools this month though.
 21:28:18  Durff  : time zones
 21:28:37  PeggyG  : your modeling will encourage the other teachers Maria
 21:28:58  JoseRodriguez  : yeah.. not quite.. possible. but some asychronous conversation would be good.
 21:29:08  PeggyG  : yes Durff-time zones are a real challenge between CA and New Zealand :-)
 21:29:52  PeggyG  : there are so many exciting PD opportunities available to us this year!! you're really motivating me!
 21:30:34  Julie CO  : Our district just brought in David Warlick last weekend- I'm still reeling from all the new info & working on how to incorporate new ideas
 21:30:41  PeggyG  : we're having Civil War Sallie on Classroom 2.0 LIVE this Saturday, 12:00noon EST--come and join us. She is so much fun to listen to.
 21:31:18  Durff  : really?
 21:31:30  PeggyG  : great summary Alice!
 21:31:34  JoseRodriguez  : @julie.. David Warlick is the bomb..
 21:32:04  PeggyG  : the Instructional Design show was great! Robert Squires
 21:32:19  JoseRodriguez  : yeah.. I heard part of it it was great
 21:32:26  PeggyG  : and we have another new show--Echo for K12 online conference
 21:32:46  PeggyG  : Tuesdays on ETT-8:00pm alternate weeks-first show is Jan. 26
 21:33:26  PeggyG  : it's alternate weeks for the most part with a few exceptions
 21:33:43  PeggyG  : welcome Michael!
 21:33:50  Durff  : yay!
 21:34:11  JoseRodriguez  : I like using http://starfall.com
 21:34:31  PeggyG  : how exciting Michael!! ipods for reading fluency! brilliant idea
 21:35:08  PeggyG  : the kids will love hearing themselves reading!
 21:35:36  JoseRodriguez  : shared readings..
 21:35:44  JoseRodriguez  : buddy readers...
 21:36:00  JoseRodriguez  : an expert ... reader.
 21:36:01  alicemercer  : Adina Sullivan was goign to be doing some work with Nano's for English Language Development
 21:37:22  PeggyG  : sometimes Voicethread is a great way to get kids started recording their own voices--seems less threatening to them
 21:37:23  JoseRodriguez  : What is your class blog, Michael.
 21:37:54  PeggyG  : you're so right about Starfall.com, Jose! That is a great site :-)
 21:38:06  wingsonwater03  : http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=193948
 21:38:25  PeggyG  : what fun!! thanks for the link
 21:38:34  JoseRodriguez  : cool.. we also use classblogmeister
 21:38:53  Julie CO  : so Michael, how did you decide on classblogmeister?
 21:39:15  MariaKnee  : http://www.belkin.com/images/product/F8Z274/FUL1_F8Z274.jpg
 21:39:51  JoseRodriguez  : http://www.classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=150374
 21:40:07  PeggyG  : http://www.belkin.com/pressroom/releases/uploads/01_07_08RockStar.html
 21:40:19  PeggyG  : that's the Belkin link you shared with me earlier Maria
 21:40:53  PeggyG  : 4 Touches :-)
 21:41:17  PeggyG  : my grandkids (6 year olds) got iTouches for Christmas and they are loving them
 21:41:34  alicemercer  : New touches have video and audio, rigtht? BUT do the old ones?
 21:41:41  PeggyG  : they have so many free/cheap apps for iTouch and you can also record
 21:41:59  PeggyG  : but you can't do video on Nanos either
 21:42:22  PeggyG  : Audacity is a perfect tool for them!
 21:43:20  wingsonwater03  : @Julie I liked the control that I had over the posting and commenting. It seemed like a nice feature.
 21:44:19  JoseRodriguez  : an android.. laday in the house.
 21:44:25  JoseRodriguez  : lady
 21:44:45  Durff  : oi veh
 21:45:29  PeggyG  : you can use Odeo for phone recording- http://odeo.com
 21:45:40  Julie CO  : I've been testing out using thinkquest.com, but it hasn't been what I envisioned.  I'm wondering if a straight up blog would be better.
 21:45:51  Julie CO  : thanks for that response, Michael
 21:47:05  wingsonwater03  : :)
 21:47:06  PeggyG  : how exciting Alice!
 21:47:41  PeggyG  : one of our local tech educators taught her teachers how to make a document camera using an old digital camera
 21:48:45  MariaKnee  : that sounds like something useful Peggy
 21:49:20  PeggyG  : it was a fantastic workshop and she recorded it--I'll try to find the link
 21:49:37  MariaKnee  : thanks - would be very interested.
 21:50:23  PeggyG  : I'll have to send it to you--can't find it quickly
 21:50:26  Durff  : and michael
 21:50:34  PeggyG  : thanks for another great show!!! thank you everyone!
 21:50:50  Durff  : @wingsonwater03
 21:51:18  Durff  : on Twitter he is
 21:51:30  wingsonwater03  : thats correct
 21:51:50  PeggyG  : that's a great song! Not on the Test!
 21:51:55  Durff  : everyone follow him
 21:52:09  PeggyG  : Kevin Honeycutt also has a great song called I need my teachers to learn. :-)
 21:52:19  Julie CO  : thank you all for sharing! 
 21:52:27  Durff  : Love this song!!
 21:52:31  JoseRodriguez  : Night everone.. .. going off the air after the song
 21:52:45  JoseRodriguez  : i have that also..
 21:52:49  Durff  : I promise not to sing without muting first
 21:52:51  JoseRodriguez  : I could play it.
 21:52:59  PeggyG  : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxJUQtoe0TU  Kevin's song
 21:53:28  JoseRodriguez  : I cued. it.. if y'all like to listen to Kevin
 21:54:00  Durff  : clap clap clap clap clap
 21:54:14  PeggyG  : Kevin is so talented! and bright!
 21:54:28  JoseRodriguez  : used by permission :-)
 21:54:44  Durff  : thank you again michail
 21:54:50  Durff  : oh i can't type
 21:54:52  PeggyG  : he has such great messages in his songs :-)
 21:55:39  MariaKnee  : Goodnight everyone.
 21:55:47  JoseRodriguez  : goodnight...
 21:55:49  Durff  : night maria
 21:55:58  MariaKnee  : Peggy and micahel - thanks for joining us tonight
 21:56:17  wingsonwater03  : Thanks for letting me spew. I'll talk to you later.
 21:56:20  MariaKnee  : oops - Michael - guess I'm too tired to spell correctly!
 21:56:25  Durff  : Ah - eek
 21:56:27  JoseRodriguez  : thanks.. it was great
 21:57:11  PeggyG  : http://schoolweb.dysart.org/EdTech/Content.aspx?conID=416  found the video for making document cameras from recycled old cameras
 21:57:26  JoseRodriguez  : wow.. cool
 21:57:44  JoseRodriguez  : I am still working on the wii.. smartboard
 21:57:47  PeggyG  : it's really neat!
 21:58:03  PeggyG  : she shows you exactly how to do it
 21:58:24  PeggyG  : wonderful music Jose! thanks!
 21:58:33  PeggyG  : adios
 21:58:41  Durff  : night - buenas tardas
 22:37:56  Edgar  : hello