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Teachers Teaching Teachers #209 - Rethinking school with four Gulf Coast teachers - 07.14.10

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Our guests on this episode of  Teachers Teaching Teachers are:

  • Kyle Meador, the Director of Education at Our School at Blair Grocery, New Orleans. To learn more about Our School at Blair Grocery, check out this video. Then click here to visit their photo slideshow. This is well worth your time! And while you are there, please contribute to their construction efforts. You'll find a donate button on the right side of the site.
     
  • We met Kyle on Edutopia’s “official PBL Camp kickoff” this Monday. This was a webinar led by Suzie Boss, and it was “attended by more than 100 campers. If you missed the live event, you can view an archived recording, and/or download the slide presentation.” Suzie also joins us on this episode of Teachers Teaching Teacher. There was a lot of synergy between Edutopia’s Problem-Based Learning Camp and our webcast this summer. It was great to be a small part of this work. All of of the materials of this camp areopen to everybody and there is PBL wiki.
     
  • On this episode, we also welcome two teachers from the Live Oak Writing Project which is on the coast in Mississippi. High school science teacher, Alicia Blair who had been with us the week before returns with a colleague, Stacey Ferguson who teaches 5th grade.
  • Middle-school science and technology teacher, Jeff Mason joins us once again to give us his perspectives from Pensacola, Florida.

On this show, we talk about getting a website ready in time for the students on the Gulf Coast, to make it easy for them to share their stories, poems, photographs, essays, and cartoons with us. Bill Fitzgerald and his colleagues at FunnyMonkey pulled it off! Students are coming back along the Gulf Coast this week and next week. "Voices on the Gulf" is ready. We expect that student voices will dominate on this site eventually, but we invite you to join now, and add a discussion. What are you thinking about the BP oil spill? How will this event change your teaching?

Please plan to join us to plan curriculum and make connections with teachers in the Gulf. Browse over to http://EdTechTalk.com/live at 9:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm Pacific USA every Wednesday in August./ World Times. We’ll see you then!

Click Read more to see a copy of the chat that was happening during the webcast.

 
20:45:32 Paul Allison -> Room 1: http://paulallison.tumblr.com/post/808958384/kyle-meador-our-school-at-b...
20:53:32 Paul Allison -> Room 1: http://paulallison.tumblr.com/post/808958384/kyle-meador-our-school-at-b...
20:53:55 Suzie Boss: Hey Telannia!
20:54:02 thnorfar: Hi! Suzie!
21:00:24 matt montagne: hi all
21:00:41 thnorfar: hello
21:00:48 PeggyG -> Room 1: Hi Paul-I've missed so many sessions and am hoping to catch up tonight!
21:00:56 SusanEttenheim: hi everyone! almost set to go
21:01:12 matt montagne -> Room 1: paul and peggy
21:01:21 matt montagne -> Room 1: I think most people are going to be in puentes almundo
21:01:22 PeggyG -> Room 1: Hi Matt-how are you? keeping cool?
21:01:24 matt montagne -> Room 1: chat room
21:01:25 Gail Desler: Is audio on yet?
21:01:31 matt montagne -> Room 1: hey peggy
21:01:35 PeggyG -> Room 1: yes I noticed that came up as default for me
21:01:38 matt montagne -> Room 1: it is cool by us...75 or so.
21:01:47 PeggyG -> Room 1: it is 112 in Phoenix!
21:01:52 PeggyG -> Room 1: going to be 116 tomorrow
21:01:55 matt montagne -> Room 1: The Bay Area is typicall fairly mild. I know in SoCal it is getting warm.
21:01:58 SusanEttenheim: ok everyone you should start to hear us now
21:02:00 Suzie Boss: Hi Gail--
21:02:02 matt montagne -> Room 1: 116...wow, that is crazy
21:02:07 PeggyG -> Room 1: definitely!!!
21:02:20 matt montagne -> Room 1: anyway, pop over to the puentes al mundo chat on the right.
21:02:21 PeggyG -> Room 1: even with the AC set to 75 my living room is 86!
21:02:25 thnorfar: I dont' hear anything
21:02:32 PeggyG -> Room 1: ok I'll move over
21:02:34 matt montagne -> Room 1: wow, peggy. The AC just can't keep up with it.
21:02:40 PeggyG -> Room 1: yes!!!
21:02:45 Gail Desler: Hi Suzie - So glad I could make it tonight!
21:02:50 matt montagne: hi all
21:02:57 Suzie Boss: Hi Matt
21:03:28 Suzie Boss: Telannia--you hearing now?
21:03:32 Gail Desler: Hi Peggy.
21:03:33 PeggyG: so here you are :-) had a nice chat with Matt in the other room
21:03:42 thnorfar: No
21:03:44 matt montagne: the senators from LA really advocated for lifting the moratorium on drilling ASAP
21:03:49 SusanEttenheim: hi everyone
21:03:49 thnorfar: What d I need to do?
21:03:50 PeggyG: hi everyone
21:03:53 SusanEttenheim: welcome tonight!
21:04:08 SusanEttenheim: hi can you hear?
21:04:12 Gail Desler: Hi Paul
21:04:17 matt montagne: it seems as though many people are really concerned about losing jobs due to the moratorium
21:04:20 PeggyG: Paul was in the other room with Matt and me
21:04:30 PeggyG: I'm hearing fine
21:04:41 Gail Desler: I'm hearing you fine too
21:04:50 matt montagne: click the little speaker icon in the upper right hand corner of the web page here...the little icon under EdTechTalk A that is
21:04:51 SusanEttenheim: thanks peggy
21:04:54 SusanEttenheim: thanks gail
21:05:06 thnorfar: What should I do to hear? I have a mac.
21:05:24 PeggyG: for some reason puentesalmundo came up as the default room
21:05:38 SusanEttenheim: hi cindy!!!!
21:05:40 SusanEttenheim: welcome
21:05:59 kerrcindy@msn.com: Hello-can't hear anything though
21:06:01 PeggyG: you have been doing some amazing shows and our whole last newsletter focused on TTT :-)
21:06:33 SusanEttenheim: hi telannia welcome
21:06:37 SusanEttenheim: ok everyone
21:06:43 SusanEttenheim: click on edtechtalk A to hear
21:06:44 Telannia: Hello, I am the same as thnorfar.
21:07:00 matt montagne: if anyone would like to contribute to a planning document for assembling resources and curricular materials, message your gmail address to me and I'll share this document with you so you can edit: http://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1XZrGntt5j0KLgKCZouw84rFdlCXVRL4a...
21:07:04 SusanEttenheim: and it's funny but fine that we're all in the puentesalmundo chat room tonight!
21:07:25 SusanEttenheim: matt can you come on too and say that in the audio in a bit?
21:07:36 SusanEttenheim: ok everyone we need some introductions
21:07:43 Suzie Boss: Matt: we've been tagging resources in Delicious: pbl_camp
21:07:48 SusanEttenheim: please introduce yourself - where and what do you teach?
21:07:49 Gail Desler: Thanks, Matt - I'll send my email.
21:07:55 SusanEttenheim: I'm Susan - high school NYC
21:08:02 PeggyG: I'll send my email too Matt
21:08:04 matt montagne: Susan, I think I'll just listen in...I have to slip away to go to "music in the park" with my wife in a bit
21:08:11 Paul Allison: http://paulallison.tumblr.com/post/808958384/kyle-meador-our-school-at-b...
21:08:12 jeffmason: @matt thanks. visited the doc earlier this week
21:08:18 Gail Desler: Suzie - heading there now.
21:08:47 SusanEttenheim: ok matt! what's on the program for tonight :)
21:09:08 SusanEttenheim: cindy can you hear now?
21:09:20 matt montagne: excellent, Suzie...feel free to add 'voicesonthegulf' as a tag to oil spill related materials as well.
21:09:29 Suzie Boss: will do, matt
21:09:29 kerrcindy@msn.com: Yes, I can hear.  I am an elementary teacher in ohio
21:09:46 SusanEttenheim: welcome c haga, chispyg, pbltchr, tcash, telannia tparks! please introduce yourself! Where and what do you teach?
21:09:55 Telannia: I can hear now. Thanks!:D
21:09:59 SusanEttenheim: great glad you can hear now
21:10:09 matt montagne: @Susan...not even sure what it is, but looking forward to it :)
21:10:16 TParks: I teach in a small, rural school in SE Oklahoma - Howe High School.
21:10:48 SusanEttenheim: Cindy this sounds crazy but may I ask where you went to college - it wasn't MHC by any chance was it?
21:10:53 SusanEttenheim: welcome tparks!
21:10:55 Telannia: @TParks I am in Oklahoma City
21:11:03 C. Haga: I teach at an elementary school in Southern California.
21:11:17 TParks: @Telannia Where do you teach?
21:11:21 Telannia: I am a math high school teacher in Oklahoma City, OK
21:11:27 PeggyG: I'm a retired elementary principal and university preservice instructor in Phoenix AZ
21:11:34 matt montagne: actually that document is open to publishing by anyone on the web...so feel free to contribute. Here is the URL once again: https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1XZrGntt5j0KLgKCZouw84rFdlCXVRL...
21:11:38 matt montagne: that is an AWESOME story
21:12:04 Gail Desler: I'm a tech integration specialist for a large district in northern calif
21:12:05 Suzie Boss: Kyle: Need to connnect you to http://www.teachamantofish.org.uk/
21:12:15 matt montagne: Chris Lehman was at Beacon
21:12:40 SusanEttenheim: yes Matt - that's how I originally met him!
21:13:39 SusanEttenheim: so cindy I knew a cindy in college... it couldn't be you, could it?
21:13:43 matt montagne: ahh, Susan. Very cool
21:13:59 SusanEttenheim: nyc is  a very small place :)
21:14:30 Gail Desler: Have my elem credential from Tulane in New Orleans -haven't been back post-Katrina
21:14:43 SusanEttenheim: wow Gail
21:14:58 SusanEttenheim: Gail we've missed you recently - hope you're having a good summer!
21:15:02 kerrcindy@msn.com: I don't thinks so.  I do not recognize the last name.
21:15:16 SusanEttenheim: I was (haha) Susan Geller
21:15:21 SusanEttenheim: "was"
21:15:39 Gail Desler: Having a great summer - rethinking the new school year - hoping to bring PBL into more classroom!
21:15:42 SusanEttenheim: did you make fabulous paper constructions in art classes in college
21:15:43 SusanEttenheim: ?
21:15:52 kerrcindy@msn.com: Yeah, we do "change" as we get older.  And I am old!
21:15:58 SusanEttenheim: are you teaching over the summer gail?
21:16:06 PeggyG: what excitement to be able to move into your new school!!
21:16:07 SusanEttenheim: are you doing the workshop with Suzie?
21:16:21 kerrcindy@msn.com: Hmmm. I was at OSU for art ed for undergrad
21:16:34 Gail Desler: A couple of weeks, Susan - but also having time off.
21:16:39 SusanEttenheim: I was at Mount Holyoke - were you ever there?
21:16:49 kerrcindy@msn.com: No, Sorry!
21:16:51 SusanEttenheim: planning any new classes Gail?
21:17:08 SusanEttenheim: ok! But someday I hope to run into her again.. she did amazing work!
21:17:09 Gail Desler: Which workshop with Suzie - I'll sign up tonight!
21:17:35 SusanEttenheim: gail I signed up and I believe it's filled but I just can't do it.. maybe I can give you my place
21:17:40 SusanEttenheim: let's ask Suzie
21:17:46 kerrcindy@msn.com: Paper constructions can be great fun..all kids and grown ups enjoy
21:17:50 SusanEttenheim: this is just the first week
21:17:51 Suzie Boss: Susan: great idea! Love to get Gail in there
21:17:59 Gail Desler: excellent idea, Susan - and Suzie
21:18:12 SusanEttenheim: ahh Suzie could I somehow give Gail my place?
21:18:31 Suzie Boss: You can see discussion here: http://www.edutopia.org/groups/project-based-learning
21:18:38 PeggyG: I loved hearing about all of those years teaching multiage kids! I used to do that
21:18:41 SusanEttenheim: I'm sooo sorry - I was really excited about it but some things have come up at my school and here we're into the first week and I'm way behind
21:18:49 Suzie Boss: Susan--yes! I'll folo w/her
21:19:06 matt montagne: @susan...is your school on a 'year round' calendar??
21:19:08 Suzie Boss: and no worries, Susan--it's all being archived, so you can dig in later
21:19:16 Gail Desler: Thanks, Susan and Suzie!!
21:19:18 SusanEttenheim: haha no matt just I am ;)
21:19:24 SusanEttenheim: unofficially
21:19:31 PeggyG: did the teachers have any input into the design of the new buildings?
21:19:33 matt montagne: ahh, Susan...
21:19:35 SusanEttenheim: great thanks Suzie
21:20:20 TParks: @Telannia Are you participating in #pblcamp?
21:20:25 SusanEttenheim: whatever I don't do now Matt, I'll end up dealing with when I'm teaching so I'd rather deal with it in a relaxed way now - and on my own very relaxed schedule
21:20:32 matt montagne: How do you feel about the LA Senators supporting a lift on the drilling moratorium??
21:20:33 Telannia: @TParks Yes
21:20:53 SusanEttenheim: I think we have some new participants tonight - is that true? welcome!
21:21:37 SusanEttenheim: imagine - the waters are destroyed
21:21:40 SusanEttenheim: wow
21:21:46 TParks: @SusanEttenheim Yes, I am new - thanks for the welcome!
21:21:46 matt montagne: well, gotta go folks...really wish I could stay
21:21:56 SusanEttenheim: enjoy your concert matt!
21:22:14 SusanEttenheim: tparks feel free to jump in and comment and ask questions!
21:22:29 SusanEttenheim: are you looking to learn or find anything special tonight?
21:23:01 Telannia: @susan Can we ask questions for the speakers to answer?
21:23:13 Telannia: I am new too
21:23:16 TParks: @Susan Participating in #pblcamp - new to edtechtalk
21:23:16 chispyg: hello
21:23:21 SusanEttenheim: We're all about "keep it real" and public conversations everyone so please chime in with your own needs and thoughts
21:23:34 chispyg: I just have a couple of questions
21:23:40 SusanEttenheim: welcome chispyg where and what do you teach?
21:23:49 Suzie Boss: TParks--good to see you here!
21:23:58 chispyg: i teach in Puerto Rico
21:24:06 SusanEttenheim: ah welcome! what do you teach?
21:24:10 chispyg: I teach mainly math
21:24:13 SusanEttenheim: how did you find us tonight?
21:24:19 SusanEttenheim: what ages?
21:24:34 chispyg: but this year i will be teaching science and social studies also
21:24:40 TParks: Thanks @Suzie Just picked up your book "Reinventing PBL at #ISTE10 in denver.  So glad to be a part of this project!
21:24:44 chispyg: from 8 to 12
21:24:50 chispyg: is a small school
21:24:55 SusanEttenheim: ahh are you thinking about the gulf issues and bringing them into your classes this fall?
21:25:08 chispyg: and we work a non traditional curriculum
21:25:31 SusanEttenheim: what does that look like - a non traditional curriculum?
21:25:40 SusanEttenheim: Did you grow up in PR?
21:25:49 chispyg: Suzie i love your book
21:26:11 Suzie Boss: @chispgy @tparks Thanks!
21:26:28 chispyg: Is a very useful tool
21:26:44 SusanEttenheim: hi mcguich welcome!
21:26:47 chispyg: When I start I decided to never go back
21:26:55 SusanEttenheim: please introduce yourself - where and what do you teach?
21:27:11 Suzie Boss: @chispyg :-)
21:27:21 mcguich: Hi.  I'm Cheryl and I teach at an alternative HS in Michigan
21:27:26 mcguich: Primarily English
21:27:29 SusanEttenheim: what do you teach?
21:27:33 SusanEttenheim: ah welcome!
21:27:33 chispyg: Yes I grew up In Puerto Rico Suzan
21:27:49 SusanEttenheim: Thank you for joining us tonight!
21:28:10 PeggyG: these stories and so valuable!! thank you for sharing them!
21:28:12 SusanEttenheim: Also you know, we would love students from PR in Youth Voices - do you know about it?
21:28:29 SusanEttenheim: But of course we would welcome students from Oklahoma and all over too!
21:28:46 Telannia: :)
21:28:57 TParks: :D
21:29:00 SusanEttenheim: youthvoices.net
21:29:12 chispyg: No tell more about it
21:29:22 SusanEttenheim: Please look!
21:29:29 SusanEttenheim: and join us in conversation
21:30:08 chispyg: ok
21:30:18 chispyg: Thanks Susan
21:30:25 PeggyG: seafood and oil festival???
21:30:30 Telannia: @ the speakers---How do people feel about the BP commercials? Do they resent them?
21:30:55 Gail Desler: Am agreeing with Peggy's ???
21:31:41 TParks: Who here is part of #pblcamp?
21:31:46 chispyg: My basic question is about how to start the summer camp, i loose the first day and I feel so lost please help me
21:32:13 Gail Desler: I'm on the site now, Suzie - looking at your resources.  Wonderful!
21:32:56 SusanEttenheim: edutopia.org
21:32:57 PeggyG: that sounds like an incredible program Suzie!! I'll be exploring your site after the show :-)
21:33:01 SusanEttenheim: pbl group there
21:33:08 SusanEttenheim: one live event a week
21:33:14 SusanEttenheim: all pushed out to the site
21:34:00 PeggyG: http://www.edutopia.org/groups/project-based-learning
21:34:16 Telannia: @chispyg do you get suzie's emails each week?
21:34:17 SusanEttenheim: thanks peggy
21:34:31 SusanEttenheim: I'm always worried about looking around online when I'm broadcasting...
21:34:38 PeggyG: how is a great question :-)
21:35:04 Suzie Boss: Thanks, Peggy!
21:35:04 chispyg: yes Telannia I recieved the emails
21:35:33 Suzie Boss: @chispyg We have some mentors available if you want some help--just ask!
21:35:54 chispyg: ok thanks suzie
21:36:15 PeggyG: yes we want to hear the voices that aren't filtered by CNN
21:36:36 Gail Desler: Still front page on SacBee (Sacramento Calif)
21:36:37 SusanEttenheim: and I want my high school students to be able to talk to students the same age there
21:36:40 Suzie Boss: @Peggy and hearing youth voices is really important, too
21:36:55 SusanEttenheim: I feel like it's still news here.....
21:37:09 PeggyG: I definitely agree Suzie!!
21:37:27 Gail Desler: Voices from the Gulf - great title and opportunity!
21:37:46 SusanEttenheim: I'm teaching 2 sections of digital photography this fall and am hoping that we can be swapping and commenting on photos this fall from there
21:38:16 PeggyG: that would be fantastic Susan!! the photos are such a powerful way to communicate the story
21:38:17 SusanEttenheim: wow imagine high tides with oil
21:38:21 TParks: I'm in a collaboration with a London school, and recently posed the question of how is the oil spill being covered "across the pond."  Anxious to hear their response.
21:38:41 SusanEttenheim: where is this conversation taking place?
21:38:46 SusanEttenheim: online
21:38:51 SusanEttenheim: ?
21:38:52 PeggyG: interesting question TParks--the oil spill effects are on their way across the "pond"
21:39:06 Gail Desler: @TParks - great way to build global awareness/global citizenship
21:39:18 Suzie Boss: @Susan here's a photo resource for you: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/sets/72157624287659712/with/4712230195/
21:39:38 SusanEttenheim: thanks suzie!
21:39:41 Suzie Boss: @Susan: It's from TEDxOilspill photog mission to Gulf
21:39:54 SusanEttenheim: ahh yes
21:39:58 PeggyG: wow Suzie! thanks for that link
21:40:03 SusanEttenheim: I do want it to be student to student
21:40:21 SusanEttenheim: do you think there might be some digital photography classes in the summer camp?
21:41:00 SusanEttenheim: hi doriedance welcome!
21:41:07 SusanEttenheim: where and what do you teach?
21:41:16 Suzie Boss: @Susan could well be digital photo projects emerging--I can connect you?
21:41:23 SusanEttenheim: oh please
21:41:28 PeggyG: having the students take the pictures is really important because they are choosing what is meaningful to them
21:41:33 Suzie Boss: @Susan making a note!
21:41:34 SusanEttenheim: but really just have them register in youthvoices.net
21:41:40 doriedance: Hi. 2nd grade bilingual math/science
21:41:41 Suzie Boss: even better
21:41:44 SusanEttenheim: and join the digital photography group!
21:41:57 Suzie Boss: perfect--will spread the word
21:42:34 SusanEttenheim: peggy I think it will be great if teens can talk to each other and share photos
21:43:01 SusanEttenheim: welcome back doriedance - can you hear ok?
21:43:15 SusanEttenheim: c haga - are you hearing ok?
21:43:18 doriedance: no, forgot where to find it A/B?
21:43:26 SusanEttenheim: edtechtalk A
21:43:31 doriedance: thanks
21:43:33 chispyg: That idea of the pictures give me an idea: a 2 or 3 mins presentations just with pictures and at the end jus one  " what will be our legacy?
21:43:51 SusanEttenheim: do you know Voice Thread?
21:44:07 SusanEttenheim: we make Voice Threads and embed them in discussion posts in Youth Voices
21:44:19 Suzie Boss: @chispyg powerful idea--lot of thinking about critical choices, curating, etc.
21:44:28 SusanEttenheim: then we can respond to each other both as blog post responses and right in the Voice Threads
21:44:31 TParks: Is there a specific group to join in Youth Voices for this topic?
21:45:22 Gail Desler: Stacey, will we be able to follow you through the year? On a blog?
21:45:50 chispyg: yes could be a good start to hear their responses about how they will try to resolve the problem
21:45:52 SusanEttenheim: look for the group voices on the gulf
21:46:12 chispyg: is a way to know how they interpret the problem
21:46:25 TParks: Thank you!
21:46:28 PeggyG: perfect-I'll be looking for "Voices on the Gulf" :-)
21:46:37 SusanEttenheim: Paul said he would create it in Youth Voices youthvoices.net tonight
21:46:54 Suzie Boss: @chispyg Sounds like progress on your project plan already!
21:47:25 SusanEttenheim: please join and when you join, email Paul and I as you will see on the main page of the site. We will unblock you and enter you as "teacher" and then you can add your students, set up profiles and join in the conversation!
21:47:31 TParks: Could someone re-post the broadcast guest's names?
21:47:46 chispyg: thank you suzie
21:47:49 PeggyG: will you attempt to connect the digital photography group with the gulf voices group or will they be separate strands?
21:48:21 chispyg: i feel better and more clear on my ideas and the other teacher's idea also
21:48:41 PeggyG: Kyle Meador, Suzie Boxx, Alicia Blair, Stacey Ferguson
21:48:48 SusanEttenheim: thanks peggy
21:48:49 PeggyG: Boss--sorry can't type!
21:49:00 PeggyG: did I miss some?
21:49:00 Suzie Boss: @chispyg So glad you could come tonight
21:49:06 SusanEttenheim: do you have the link handy to paul's announcement in his tumblr for tonight?
21:49:46 SusanEttenheim: Let's see Jeff Mason, Alicia Blair, Kyle Meador, Suzie Boss, Stacey Ferguson
21:50:07 Suzie Boss: http://paulallison.posterous.com/kylemeador-our-school-at-blair-grocery%...
21:50:11 PeggyG: thanks! I missed Jeff and of course our facilitator, Paul Allison :-)
21:50:22 SusanEttenheim: Peggy I think we will connect everything through the tags and keywords too
21:50:29 SusanEttenheim: thanks Suzie!
21:51:05 Gail Desler: Paul, I didn't catch the end of your last statement - about doing a project that's about something...
21:51:54 SusanEttenheim: fast hour tonight! almost time to start to wrap - questions anyone?
21:51:58 PeggyG: good idea Susan-tags and keywords
21:52:10 SusanEttenheim: questions/comments?
21:52:12 jeffmason: https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1vPS_r6ULbk9Vs2uX1TFUjqz8_8xPK4...
21:52:20 TParks: Do any of the panel have access to H.323 video conferencing in their schools?
21:52:23 SusanEttenheim: if you're not on the call, we can ask the question for you!
21:52:29 Suzie Boss: For fun: here's how PBL Campers started the week http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/pblcamp
21:52:34 Telannia: Who would we need to write "letters" to?
21:52:49 PeggyG: wow! powerful wall wisher!! :-)
21:53:03 Gail Desler: Good question, TParks.  I was wondering the same
21:53:05 Suzie Boss: @Peggy Yes, says a lot about teachers' motivations
21:53:27 PeggyG: exactly! love the button on the top too :-) I'm an education change maker
21:53:30 Suzie Boss: so much of this conversations is about systems
21:53:41 Suzie Boss: @Peggy yes, you are!
21:53:48 Suzie Boss: Skype for videoconferencing
21:54:06 PeggyG: are people still adding to the wallwisher?
21:54:09 TParks: Skype will work as well . . .
21:54:20 Suzie Boss: @Peggy yes--feel free to join
21:54:29 PeggyG: skype video would work great
21:54:30 TParks: Specifically H.32 . . .
21:55:02 SusanEttenheim: ok did you all hear that?
21:55:05 chispyg: Thanks everybody for the big help that I recived
21:55:06 SusanEttenheim: what else?
21:55:14 TParks: Skype would be a great platform for voice sharing with other districts . . .
21:55:15 Gail Desler: Suzie, link to wallwisher isn't working
21:55:24 Telannia: Who would we need to write "letters" to?
21:55:29 PeggyG: a wiki would be a great way to organize connections via skype
21:55:30 chispyg: Thanks SUZIE and Susan for patience
21:55:43 Telannia: @Susam Who would we need to write "letters" to?
21:56:01 SusanEttenheim: just go to youthvoices.net and everything you need is on the front page
21:56:08 SusanEttenheim: it's really very easy
21:56:08 Suzie Boss: @chispgy Hang in there!
21:56:18 SusanEttenheim: welcome teb! everyone asleep?
21:56:19 Suzie Boss: @Gail--not sure, it's working for me
21:56:20 Gail Desler: So much food for thought - with great potential to promote global awareness/global citizenship
21:56:24 SusanEttenheim: please introduce yourself
21:56:43 Suzie Boss: We will make the project plans from PBL Camp avaiable for people to share/build on, too
21:56:47 teb: @susanettenheim i think so...all quiet now.
21:56:52 teb: :)
21:57:10 PeggyG: photos can be powerful for engaging disinterested students
21:57:15 Gail Desler: excellent, Suzie
21:57:18 TParks: I teach broadcast journalism/media, we use Skype a alot to share beyoind our four walls . . .
21:57:28 PeggyG: I agree about Drive-Daniel Pink
21:57:28 SusanEttenheim: has anyone else read Drive by Pink?
21:57:38 Suzie Boss: great point, Kyle
21:57:40 SusanEttenheim: I'm just in the middle of it and learning sooo much!
21:57:41 PeggyG: I have read it and have it on my Kindle :-)
21:57:50 Suzie Boss: Clay Burell calls it "unschooly"
21:58:12 teb: hello everyone.  my name is Teb Locke.  Used to work in NYC with Susan and Paul.  Have since moved to PA
21:58:14 Gail Desler: Drive -heading into Amazon tonight
21:58:18 chispyg: what is the subject of that book suzan?
21:58:32 TParks: @Suzie . . . love that term
21:58:32 SusanEttenheim: I just heard Horn from Disrupting Class and Suzie I'd like to put that back in class - even if it is a disrupted class!
21:58:44 Suzie Boss: Gulf disaster is great example of why we need better problem solvers
21:59:12 Gail Desler: Good point!
21:59:23 SusanEttenheim: chispyg it's about drive - what makes us want to do things and do them better and deeper
21:59:24 PeggyG: http://www.danpink.com/drive
21:59:41 SusanEttenheim: thanks peggy - are you finding it as interesting as I am?
21:59:46 chispyg: thanks peggy
21:59:55 Suzie Boss: Kudos to Paul and Susan for taking on this big challenge
21:59:56 PeggyG: all about human motivation--yes very interesting and valuable!
22:00:01 Gail Desler: Whole new layer of Katrina - relief from test-driven curriculum...hmmmm
22:00:29 SusanEttenheim: Suzie - so exciting about what you're doing this summer!
22:00:58 Suzie Boss: @Susan--yes! great fun! and a little daunting
22:01:10 Suzie Boss: I'm excited about conneting w/TTT and YV
22:02:04 PeggyG: in an ironic kind of way sometimes a crisis like this allows us to come up with more creative solutions for teaching and learning and non-traditional approaches are accepted
22:02:17 chispyg: I had another idea with pictures of hurricanes and naturals disasters vs the gulf disaster
22:02:36 PeggyG: great project and lots of wonderful ideas from all of you! so inspiring!
22:02:39 SusanEttenheim: ahhh yes peggy that's the area of non compliance that they talk about in Distrupting Class!
22:02:56 PeggyG: yes Susan!!
22:03:10 chispyg: the students will see the difference and talk about how is the process to recover in both cases
22:03:15 SusanEttenheim: since we don't have it now, there is only gain from our efforts
22:03:50 SusanEttenheim: we can have all kinds of conversations about photography art vs journalistic/lifestyles vs jobs
22:03:54 SusanEttenheim: and so much more
22:04:24 SusanEttenheim: some of our students go to New Orleans in the summer on youth community service programs now
22:05:14 SusanEttenheim: we actually used to have an Alaska connection and the images shared were amazing
22:05:24 SusanEttenheim: and conversations shared as a result of the photos
22:05:34 Gail Desler: Great quote, Paul - "so much easier to talk about things when your hands are dirty."
22:05:35 jeffmason: https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1vPS_r6ULbk9Vs2uX1TFUjqz8_8xPK4...
22:05:37 chispyg: good idea Susab
22:05:52 chispyg: how do you find the connection
22:05:55 chispyg: ?
22:06:09 SusanEttenheim: shispyg I'd also love to talk more to you... I teach online a class called Caribbean Art
22:06:10 PeggyG: thank you all for such a motivating conversation!!
22:06:21 SusanEttenheim: sorry chispyg
22:06:35 TParks: Great conversation folks . . . thank you for taking the time to share.  Here's one additional resource - www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/ Take a look at how the story is being covered on the front page of US/World newspapers
22:06:37 SusanEttenheim: thanks for all the links as always peggy!
22:06:41 Suzie Boss: http://pblcamp.pbworks.com/
22:06:49 chispyg: interesting Susan
22:07:03 chispyg: my email is solmarie_p@hotmail.com
22:07:12 PeggyG: thanks for that link Suzie!
22:07:25 chispyg: feel free to email me I would love it
22:07:37 TParks: Howe, OK   tammygparks@mac.com
22:08:07 PeggyG: @TParks--don't you love newseum!! such a great way to see lots of different perspectives on the daily news :-)
22:08:25 TParks: @PeggyG - yes, love the resource!
22:08:57 jeffmason: Thanks  Susan
22:08:58 PeggyG: :-) loved the flurry of TTT postings recently :-)
22:09:09 SusanEttenheim: thank you everyone for joining us!
22:09:29 chispyg: send me your email Susan?
22:09:31 PeggyG: thank you Susan and Paul for hosting this!!
22:09:48 SusanEttenheim: night all!
22:09:51 teb: thanks Susan!
22:09:55 jeffmason: Good Night and thanks
22:09:56 TParks: Thanks!
22:09:59 PeggyG: good night everyone
22:10:01 Gail Desler: Night all!
22:10:06 SusanEttenheim: take care teb - great to "see " you
22:10:15 teb: you too!  take care.