SEEDLINGS 2010-09-16 Show # 91
Seedlings returns for season 3!!! Show 91. We are delighted to be back. Our show tonight is a catch up show! Catchup and see what we have been up to and what we have planned for the near future!
The chat will be here as soon as it is posted tomorrow.
19:21:05 alicebarr (SEEDlings) HI everyone!
19:22:30 bobsprankle hi all!
19:26:42 seedlings~cheryloakes WELCOME we think we are b ack
19:29:02 susanacanelo Hi
19:29:43 seedlings~cheryloakes Hello Susan!
19:29:45 bobsprankle hi susan!
19:29:48 seedlings~cheryloakes Do you hear sound?
19:30:02 susanacanelo no sound here
19:31:09 seedlings~cheryloakes ok
19:32:14 seedlings~cheryloakes hello to all
19:32:21 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Hi Dennis!
19:32:28 bobsprankle Hi Dennis!!!
19:32:30 seedlings~cheryloakes now we are streaming on real play
19:32:42 dennisar Hi Alice et al
19:32:44 susanacanelo OK, but no sound yet
19:32:55 seedlings~cheryloakes the stream will not launch in itunes please try real player
19:33:21 bobsprankle hello andrea!
19:33:30 seedlings~cheryloakes now can you hear in real player?
19:33:51 seedlings~cheryloakes please try real player
19:33:56 Andrea Hildreth Hey Bob, Yikes my password would not work!!
19:34:07 dennisar RealPlayer working
19:34:10 bobsprankle what password?
19:34:15 seedlings~cheryloakes thanks Dennis
19:34:23 dennisar Yes on RP
19:34:26 seedlings~cheryloakes You don't need a password to get to the chat
19:34:33 Andrea Hildreth now I don't have sound, ick
19:34:51 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Andrea Can you click on the REal Player icon
19:34:54 seedlings~cheryloakes please try real player for sound
19:34:54 dennisar Welcome
19:35:06 alicebarr (SEEDlings) EdTEchA and click on the Blue icon
19:35:46 seedlings~cheryloakes Dennis please let us know if you lose sound
19:35:56 seedlings~cheryloakes Hello Shelia!!
19:35:56 Sheila Hi all!
19:36:00 Sheila Can hear fine!
19:36:14 Sheila Seedlings is back! :)
19:36:19 seedlings~cheryloakes Shelia, itunes won't work on my mac
19:36:26 Sheila Working on mine.
19:36:40 dennisar Me!
19:36:40 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Andrea can you hear?
19:36:51 Sheila But I haven't upgraded to the new version. Working on an antique machine.
19:37:19 seedlings~cheryloakes good thing shelia
19:37:29 Sheila hmmm . . .
19:37:45 Sheila Hi PeggyG!
19:37:58 bobsprankle PEGGY!
19:38:02 PeggyG whew!! I've been excitedly waiting all week for this and then lost track of the time and got here late!
19:38:05 seedlings~cheryloakes Peggy, so glad to see you here.
19:38:11 PeggyG Hi everyone! Great to see all of you!
19:38:15 Andrea Hildreth No, no audio for me
19:38:26 alicebarr (SEEDlings) YOu're not late, we had a late start!
19:38:37 PeggyG I'm hearing you fine in iTunes
19:38:41 seedlings~cheryloakes Andrea, please try the blue real player button
19:38:56 seedlings~cheryloakes on the edtech talk page
19:39:03 PeggyG this virtual world really IS amazing!!
19:39:09 seedlings~cheryloakes isn't it!
19:39:15 Sheila Ustream!!! ;)
19:39:20 PeggyG oh yes :-) great idea!! video :-)
19:39:23 bobsprankle no way sheila!
19:39:25 bobsprankle :)
19:39:27 PeggyG you could wear paper bags :-)
19:39:36 seedlings~cheryloakes ok, we may not have enough umph in my mac
19:39:37 bobsprankle LOL, peggy
19:40:16 PeggyG all good people are busy people :-)
19:40:17 seedlings~cheryloakes andrea how is it working?
19:40:25 seedlings~cheryloakes yes Peggy, so true
19:40:45 PeggyG it is so hard to let them go!!
19:41:16 Andrea Hildreth I'm going to cry
19:41:29 seedlings~cheryloakes Andrea, try a different browser, do not give up
19:41:47 Andrea Hildreth Ok, I will try Safari, be right back
19:41:49 PeggyG Ben N Ben both need to get a trainee to work alongside them throughout the year
19:41:56 Sheila Eric L - NHSTE person sent this today - The education industry certainly doesn't leave the impassioned person idle.
19:42:04 seedlings~cheryloakes right, Peggy, they are mentors
19:42:31 PeggyG a "webcaster in training" :-)
19:42:40 seedlings~cheryloakes Shelia, what a great quote!
19:43:08 seedlings~cheryloakes Shelia, I wish I was free to go to the NHSTE meeting at the Mills Landing
19:44:04 PeggyG that was a perfect quote Sheila
19:44:31 seedlings~cheryloakes Andrea, is back! I am holding my breath, let us know
19:44:44 PeggyG good luck Andrea!
19:44:50 Sheila @Cheryl - We'll miss you. :( Will you be able to go to McAuliffe?
19:45:03 seedlings~cheryloakes Alice and I are presenting, so happy about that.
19:45:10 Sheila Great!
19:45:11 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Yea!!!
19:45:15 PeggyG Adora turned 12 last year and I think her birthday is Oct??
19:45:23 PeggyG she is incredible!!
19:45:26 seedlings~cheryloakes Oh, that is good to know.
19:45:26 alicebarr (SEEDlings) There is a TEd x Dirigo in Maine on 10.10.10
19:45:41 seedlings~cheryloakes Oh, Alice I love that date!
19:45:56 PeggyG I can't believe she is organizing the entire TEDx Redmond conference!!
19:46:02 seedlings~cheryloakes Student Tri-fecta!
19:46:06 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http:tedxdirigo.com
19:46:13 PeggyG That is going to be an amazing conference for the student voice!
19:46:26 alicebarr (SEEDlings) @Peggy Yes it will! How cool!
19:46:30 PeggyG yes! by students for students!!!
19:47:08 seedlings~cheryloakes Hello Susan,
19:47:15 andreahildreth Oh, my - I can hear, hear, hear, hear, here
19:47:16 susanacanelo herew again
19:47:17 seedlings~cheryloakes Andrea are you listening yet?
19:47:19 Sheila Wow! no parents.
19:47:20 seedlings~cheryloakes YEAH
19:47:21 PeggyG http://tedxredmond.com/
19:47:24 susanacanelo trying to listen
19:47:32 PeggyG hooray Andrea!!! Thanks for persevering!
19:47:47 seedlings~cheryloakes Susan please click on the stream, and the itunes or real player do you see those?
19:47:55 andreahildreth Thank you, Peggy, and All!
19:47:58 PeggyG what an exciting day!
19:48:06 susanacanelo I did it and lost this page
19:48:11 susanacanelo I'll try again
19:48:27 PeggyG http://tedxredmond.com/event-details/
19:48:28 seedlings~cheryloakes Susan, there is audio
19:48:38 susanacanelo Great !!! You're there !!!
19:49:05 susanacanelo I clicked on the first icon and it worked
19:49:13 PeggyG http://tedxredmond.com/live/ This is where to watch the stream live :-)
19:49:19 susanacanelo you sound perfect
19:50:22 Sheila Big change!
19:50:26 PeggyG that is such exciting news Cheryl!!!
19:50:33 PeggyG what a change :-)
19:50:34 andreahildreth Oh my
19:50:38 seedlings~cheryloakes It has been fun!
19:51:03 PeggyG now you can be part of Youth Voices with Paul Allison and Susan Ettenheim :-)
19:51:04 Sheila Who took your place?
19:51:06 andreahildreth Who says unemployment is high?! - ha ha (I don't mean to joke about unemployment
19:51:34 seedlings~cheryloakes Oh, Michael Richards is the new Collaborative Content Coach in Wells,
19:51:36 PeggyG I'm so glad to be getting caught up with all of you!!
19:51:48 seedlings~cheryloakes Oh Peggy, that might be a possiblity!
19:51:58 Sheila That's what I thought. Wanted to make sure. Nice!
19:52:30 seedlings~cheryloakes We are so lucky to have him, Bob and I love working with him.
19:52:35 dennisar Best week on Bailey Island ever!
19:52:47 seedlings~cheryloakes Oh, Dennis, that is great!
19:52:59 dennisar Sunny the whole week.
19:53:15 seedlings~cheryloakes Oh, yes! how were the temps when you were there?
19:53:25 dennisar 70-80
19:53:39 bobsprankle http://www.amazon.com/Teacher-Leadership-Strengthens-Professional-Practi...
19:53:41 seedlings~cheryloakes Perfect for an Island
19:54:04 PeggyG no new book for me :-)
19:54:07 bobsprankle Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice
19:54:35 Sheila Ahh, by Charlotte Danielson.
19:54:41 PeggyG so funny that the link was posted before she finished talking about it--big lag between chat and voice :-)
19:55:01 seedlings~cheryloakes Hello elawso, Eric?
19:55:11 elawso Ya, hey Cheryl, sorry I'm late
19:55:19 seedlings~cheryloakes glad you could make it
19:55:22 elawso me too
19:55:32 PeggyG yes principals always have to sit alone at the front of the room during meetings :-)
19:55:37 bobsprankle Hi Eric!
19:55:40 PeggyG I remember those days well!
19:55:42 elawso Hi Bob!
19:55:54 seedlings~cheryloakes sure you remember PeggyG :-)
19:55:54 Sheila @Alice - Sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing the title.
19:56:08 PeggyG what a great activity Alice!
19:56:38 Sheila No way - backchanneling!!!!
19:56:46 PeggyG what great questions!! did you blog about it Alice? where is the backchannel link :-)
19:56:47 seedlings~cheryloakes yes, shelia!
19:56:50 Sheila Nice! Did it go well?
19:56:52 andreahildreth sounds good because sometimes we hesitate to be leaders because we know might be singled-out
19:57:04 PeggyG woo hoo!!!
19:57:05 seedlings~cheryloakes absolutely, we all need to be risk takers.
19:57:16 PeggyG that's what happens when leaders model using technology
19:57:17 andreahildreth MORE Leaders!
19:57:18 Sheila True Andrea!
19:57:41 dennisar Improvingg Schools from Within by Roland Barth is about teacher leadership - http://xrl.in/6cyz
19:57:56 seedlings~cheryloakes thanks dennis, it helps when everyone shares!
19:58:10 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Dennis I saw you post those on Twitter today,mwant to read them Thanks for sharing
19:58:13 PeggyG Thanks Dennis! Roland Barth has been one of my gurus for a long time!
19:58:48 andreahildreth Sunshine has amazing power
19:58:56 PeggyG it was written in 1991 :-) and still valuable
19:58:58 dennisar I spent a year learning with Roland. Life changing!
19:59:00 alicebarr (SEEDlings) @andrea, it sure does
19:59:14 seedlings~cheryloakes Dennis and Peggy, thanks for sharing
19:59:40 andreahildreth I am soooo ready to Tip, I welcome the tipping point!
20:00:11 Sheila I can remember meeting you all at McAuliffe and talking about podcasting in the classroom. It was all new to me!
20:00:33 PeggyG Roland founded the Harvard Principals' Center
20:00:36 dennisar A bubble that's growing, I think.
20:00:36 andreahildreth Moving beyond the shiney-ness of the tools is crucial
20:00:45 Sheila I think there's more awareness of technology tools but not embracing just yet.
20:01:24 PeggyG I got to rub elbows with Roland Barth back when I lived in MA and worked on my doctorate and became a principal :-)
20:01:26 Sheila Still don't have the teachers in the next grade continuing student blogs. Just kind of stops .. .
20:01:57 dennisar Still lots of fear and hesitation out there over technology.
20:01:59 bobsprankle i hear you, sheila
20:02:18 PeggyG There is a tech leader in AZ who developed a fantastic walk-through tool for recognizing various stages of tech use in classrooms
20:02:44 susanacanelo Most of teachers resist changes , here in Argentina
20:02:55 alicebarr (SEEDlings) From the Teacher Leadership Book " as more teachers are engaged in the pursuit of improved practice the school itself becomes increasingly defined as an organization that learns.
20:03:07 andreahildreth Yes, it is hard to talk about learning being carried beyone the classroom, when students don't see it being carried into their new class level
20:03:39 Sheila Ok, need to do budget that's due tomorrow. Need to look away from teh chat window. Will be listening . . .
20:03:54 seedlings~cheryloakes ok shelia
20:04:09 PeggyG you can see the tool they created for their walkthroughs here (Laurie King): http://www.transformingteaching.com/Transforming_Teaching/Brutal_Facts.html
20:04:11 andreahildreth Huge shoes to fill
20:04:19 PeggyG that's very exciting about Mike!
20:04:23 elawso Our middle school in York required web pages from all teachers as well, but content was not monitored. It actually made things worse for some people. It does go to show that you have to be careful though.
20:04:30 seedlings~cheryloakes Thanks Susan, good to know it is allaround
20:04:44 dennisar David Warlick on tools vs purpose blog posts (Part 1 & 2) http://xrl.in/6cz1
20:05:11 seedlings~cheryloakes Thanks everyone, Michael is just the right fit, he is doing a super job! love working with he and Bob.
20:05:14 PeggyG those are great blog posts by David! really glad you shared the link here
20:06:56 andreahildreth Posterious??
20:07:14 PeggyG posterous
20:07:16 seedlings~cheryloakes posterous
20:07:22 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://posterous.com
20:07:30 andreahildreth Thank you
20:07:32 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Cool eay blogging/posting
20:07:35 alicebarr (SEEDlings) easy
20:07:42 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Also firefox plug in
20:08:13 andreahildreth So, Yale is a good place, hmmm
20:08:52 dennisar Access Denied post from Angela Meiers presents a letter from a teacher on how teachers were told not to use Twitter. The reality in two many schools. http://xrl.in/6cz4
20:08:54 andreahildreth Bob, you are now a Yale-man
20:09:10 andreahildreth Name dropper!
20:09:14 PeggyG http://mcteach.posterous.com/ This is a great posterous person to follow-Karen McMillan (McTeach)
20:09:27 bobsprankle http://www.openculture.com/
20:09:54 PeggyG I love your excitment Bob!!!
20:09:54 andreahildreth We do love "open"!
20:09:58 PeggyG very contagious!
20:10:29 dennisar Bob, do you have a link to the course?
20:10:55 bobsprankle yes... one sec
20:11:20 bobsprankle http://xrl.in/6cz4
20:11:28 PeggyG I've been enjoying Learning Cafe :-)
20:11:33 bobsprankle woops... wrong copy... hang on
20:11:40 bobsprankle http://oyc.yale.edu/history/civil-war-and-reconstruction
20:11:43 bobsprankle there
20:11:47 bobsprankle in show notes as well
20:12:04 PeggyG I think it's the facebook posts I've been seeing
20:12:24 seedlings~cheryloakes thanks, here come the links
20:12:48 PeggyG http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Wells-ME/Learning-Cafe-Door-to...
20:12:57 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://www.edutopia.org/project-learning-teaching-strategies
20:12:58 PeggyG that's the facebook link for Learning Cafe
20:13:02 seedlings~cheryloakes http://learningcafe-doortothefuture.blogspot.com
20:13:06 seedlings~cheryloakes thanks Peggy
20:13:14 seedlings~cheryloakes Twitter name Doo2future
20:13:17 andreahildreth @ Peggy you live in a flat world!
20:13:34 seedlings~cheryloakes door2future
20:13:41 PeggyG we need to click on the links right now because once they go into the chat log archive they are no longer clickable
20:13:48 PeggyG I really do andrea :-)
20:13:49 bobsprankle http://www.edutopia.org/project-learning-teaching-strategies
20:14:05 seedlings~cheryloakes oh, right peggy, but they are hyper links at bobsprankle.com
20:14:30 seedlings~cheryloakes ShoutOUT!!! time ACTEM technology Leader and Teacher of the Year
20:14:40 PeggyG that's good to know! that's very frustrating for our ETT shows
20:15:06 dennisar I really like being able to check off unread when I bookmark a link in Diigo that I want to visit later.
20:15:16 PeggyG drum roll!!
20:15:33 PeggyG yeah Sharon!!
20:15:37 Sheila Congrats!!!
20:15:49 seedlings~cheryloakes Leader of the Year Bob Asselin, Windham Raymond Schools, Runner up Leader of teh Year Sharon Betts
20:15:58 PeggyG I've gotten to work with Sharon recently on a couple of Moodle Meets! She's wonderful!
20:16:04 andreahildreth It's like the Academy Awards
20:16:21 seedlings~cheryloakes Teacher of the Year Karen Abbott, Cape Elizabeth Schools, and Richard Byrnes, Oak Hill Schools
20:16:27 Sheila He's going to our sci teachers conference!
20:16:29 PeggyG fantastic!! freetechnology4teachers :-) the most amazing site every!!
20:16:46 PeggyG I share his links every single week!!
20:16:49 seedlings~cheryloakes Yah, this is great!
20:16:49 susanacanelo Yes !!!
20:17:22 Sheila Nice! We like streaming!
20:17:22 PeggyG that would be fabulous is you could stream it!
20:17:26 seedlings~cheryloakes Long GEEK of the WEEK ACTEM members start getting your GEEK of the WEEK.
20:17:40 seedlings~cheryloakes You got it we will stream.
20:17:59 PeggyG fantastic!!
20:18:20 PeggyG what a powerful team!!!
20:18:30 dennisar Where is the conference?
20:18:34 Sheila Thinking of it . . .
20:18:38 seedlings~cheryloakes Yes, Vicki and Angela will be creating something UNIQUE
20:18:41 PeggyG Vicki Davis and Angela Maiers in the same presentation :-)
20:18:50 seedlings~cheryloakes isn't that cool!
20:18:51 andreahildreth I feel silly, but what does ACTEM stand for?
20:18:55 PeggyG tired dogs don't bark :-)
20:18:56 Sheila I was going to say . . . about dog time.
20:18:59 elawso Stop by Digital Storytelling at ACTEM too
20:19:06 seedlings~cheryloakes Association of Computer Teacher Educators of Maine
20:19:11 bobsprankle http://comments4kids.wikispaces.com/
20:19:21 seedlings~cheryloakes Yes, Eric will be presenting!! right?
20:19:26 elawso You got it
20:19:36 elawso I'm making a digital story about digital storytelling
20:19:42 andreahildreth You Maine-ers rock the world!
20:19:46 seedlings~cheryloakes excellent Eric, can't wait??
20:20:06 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://preceden.com/
20:20:07 PeggyG what a wonderful idea! I'm going to share that in our next Mini-geekfest :-)
20:20:29 PeggyG never heard of that wiki before
20:20:44 susanacanelo I agree Andrea !!!
20:20:45 andreahildreth cross-commenting pollination
20:21:23 bobsprankle http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/
20:21:24 seedlings~cheryloakes http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com
20:21:46 PeggyG so there are things pre-loaded in the timeline? didn't quite understand that
20:21:54 bobsprankle hi jim!
20:22:01 dennisar Check out more class blogs looking for comments - Huzzah! > Blog Challenge Competition: http://huzzah.edublogs.org/
20:22:03 elawso Hi Jim
20:22:10 jimburke :)
20:23:05 seedlings~cheryloakes http://teachingeverystudent.blogspot.com
20:23:13 seedlings~cheryloakes Karen Janowski guest next week.
20:23:13 PeggyG Karen is an incredible presenter/expert on UDL!!
20:23:20 susanacanelo Reading for real readers, not just their teachers.
20:23:25 dennisar Karen is wonderful.
20:23:37 susanacanelo Writing, sorry
20:23:42 PeggyG Can't wait to hear her next week :-)
20:24:00 andreahildreth So nice to hear you all!!
20:24:24 PeggyG Seedlings on Facebook :-)
20:24:25 dennisar @jimburke - do you organize a Ning for English teachers?
20:24:32 andreahildreth How's it going on FB?
20:24:47 jimburke Wrong Jim Burke, dennisar. . I'm the evil one.
20:24:54 jimburke ;)
20:25:06 PeggyG http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=108176305898183&ref=ts SEEDLINGS on Facebook :-)
20:25:18 dennisar :) :) :)
20:25:54 andreahildreth @peggy, sorry, I meant - how is it to work on FB instead of Ning?
20:26:03 PeggyG I think Facebook was a great choice :-)
20:26:07 jimburke But I love his English Companion ning, dennisar. .
20:26:39 PeggyG I think I've been following Bit by Bit almost since the beginning :-)
20:26:42 andreahildreth You are purpose-ful
20:26:47 Sheila I'm just not a FB fan . . . old fogey I guess.
20:26:48 dennisar @jimburke I am working with English teacher this year through a series of workshops.
20:27:03 jimburke Ahhhh
20:27:13 PeggyG I like getting more frequent updates on FB and seeing comments and being able to add comments throughout the week
20:27:26 seedlings~cheryloakes Hello Jen,
20:27:29 andreahildreth I'm not a big FB fan myself, are there any options?
20:27:47 andreahildreth I love distraction!
20:27:49 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Hi Jen!
20:27:54 jen Sorry to be so late in arriving! I'll have to go to the archive
20:27:59 seedlings~cheryloakes yes andrea, we looked a gro.ups
20:28:04 seedlings~cheryloakes or grouply
20:28:26 PeggyG there are pros/cons to all social networks :-)
20:28:40 seedlings~cheryloakes yes, you are right, but we always go back to purpose.
20:28:43 PeggyG I'm really glad you chose FB
20:28:56 andreahildreth FB is easy, and popular
20:29:47 PeggyG it has been so great to hear your bubbly, cheery, enthusiastic voices tonight!!! Welcome back Seedlings!!! :-)
20:29:59 seedlings~cheryloakes Thanks and as you know the chat room makes our show.
20:30:13 dennisar Night Peggy.
20:30:15 PeggyG and things you post on twitter magically appear on FB
20:30:21 jimburke Here's a question: Does Facebook work better than Twitter in avoiding the echo chamber of association?
20:30:22 PeggyG good night everyone
20:30:24 Sheila So glad you're back!
20:30:27 bobsprankle Thanks so much to all!!!!
20:30:31 Sheila Great to hear you all!
20:30:50 seedlings~cheryloakes good night, see ya next week!
20:30:59 andreahildreth Very interested to hear your report when you get back - Bob
20:31:11 jimburke Night . . . Thank you.
20:31:37 bobsprankle good night all!
20:31:42 andreahildreth Bye Bye - I was really bugged - sorry
20:31:54 dennisar Thanks Seedlings! and everyonee :D