Seedlings Show 101 with Bette Manchester and John Newlin
Temporary audio, our 2010 teaser.Geek of the Week:
2010-12-09 19:05:40 cheryloakes~seedlings Getting ready!
2010-12-09 19:22:53 cheryloakes~seedlings Getting ready to welcome Seedlings
2010-12-09 19:26:16 bobsprankle hi leeanne!
2010-12-09 19:26:20 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Welcome Leeanne
2010-12-09 19:26:26 LeeanneP-HK Morning all - teaching and trying to follow your talk at the same time
2010-12-09 19:26:33 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Great!
2010-12-09 19:26:40 bobsprankle good morning!
2010-12-09 19:26:45 cheryloakes~seedlings Hello Leeanne, you should hear sound in 10 sec.
2010-12-09 19:27:20 bobsprankle can you hear us?
2010-12-09 19:28:52 cheryloakes~seedlings Ok, looks like we are ready to go!
2010-12-09 19:29:42 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Welcome John and Bette
2010-12-09 19:31:42 cheryloakes~seedlings Peggy, how is the sound check?
2010-12-09 19:31:47 cheryloakes~seedlings Good to see you!
2010-12-09 19:32:03 PeggyG Audio is great :-)
2010-12-09 19:32:10 PeggyG Great to see all of you!
2010-12-09 19:32:14 cheryloakes~seedlings Thanks so much.
2010-12-09 19:32:50 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Hello Peggy
2010-12-09 19:32:58 cheryloakes~seedlings Maine International Center for Learning
2010-12-09 19:33:00 PeggyG almost hate to tell you that it was 75 degrees here in Phoenix AZ today--80 degrees yesterday :-)
2010-12-09 19:33:16 cheryloakes~seedlings A foundation formed by Seymor Papert and Angus King
2010-12-09 19:33:26 cheryloakes~seedlings Oh, warm and toasty!
2010-12-09 19:33:38 PeggyG how exciting!
2010-12-09 19:33:39 cheryloakes~seedlings Hey ChrisD
2010-12-09 19:33:53 cheryloakes~seedlings Evening JimBurkeMaine
2010-12-09 19:33:56 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://www.micdl.org/
2010-12-09 19:33:57 PeggyG do you have a link for MICDL?
2010-12-09 19:34:02 PeggyG reading my mind :-)
2010-12-09 19:34:09 alicebarr (SEEDlings) :)
2010-12-09 19:34:26 PeggyG really glad to hear this update about Seymour!!
2010-12-09 19:34:27 JimBurkeMaine Evening, Cheryl :)
2010-12-09 19:34:34 bobsprankle wonderful
2010-12-09 19:34:51 chrisd Hi, thanks
2010-12-09 19:35:08 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Hello chrisd and Jim
2010-12-09 19:35:18 PeggyG that is such great news! love that he's enjoying his ipad!
2010-12-09 19:36:16 PeggyG that really is a wonderful name!! :-)
2010-12-09 19:36:22 alicebarr (SEEDlings) WAAAAAY back in 2000.... :) Wow! Time has really flown!
2010-12-09 19:36:31 cheryloakes~seedlings Isn't that great PeggyG?
2010-12-09 19:36:36 PeggyG absolutely!
2010-12-09 19:36:58 alicebarr (SEEDlings) MLTI= Maine LEARNING Technology Initiative
2010-12-09 19:37:24 PeggyG I try to participate in the MLTI principal webinars as often as I can. They are great!
2010-12-09 19:38:05 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Peggy! That's wonderful that you participate. You are such a great model!
2010-12-09 19:38:08 cheryloakes~seedlings It is amazing that we can now share all this information so quickly now. The webinars are really examples of what is happening in Maine.
2010-12-09 19:38:34 PeggyG Maine is really leading the way on so much of this!
2010-12-09 19:39:54 PeggyG I learned about Angus King from the Ben N Ben interview. :-)
2010-12-09 19:40:01 alicebarr (SEEDlings) :)
2010-12-09 19:40:20 cheryloakes~seedlings Oh, right Peggy, He skyped in to their presentation.
2010-12-09 19:40:34 PeggyG what a great story!!! I'm so glad to hear this!
2010-12-09 19:40:40 bobsprankle me too!
2010-12-09 19:41:31 alicebarr (SEEDlings) This project was so visionary, so much great prep work in it.
2010-12-09 19:41:51 cheryloakes~seedlings Equitity was such a huge part of this project!!
2010-12-09 19:42:16 PeggyG awesome! and what an honor for her to be invited to leave her principalship to take the lead on this
2010-12-09 19:42:56 cheryloakes~seedlings Peggy, you are right, all these great people came together for this project.
2010-12-09 19:43:08 PeggyG her explanation about the choice of MS makes so much sense
2010-12-09 19:43:41 bobsprankle cathy!
2010-12-09 19:43:42 cheryloakes~seedlings Evening Cathy,
2010-12-09 19:43:46 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Hi Cathy
2010-12-09 19:43:47 PeggyG maybe that was an unintended outcome Bob :-)
2010-12-09 19:43:51 cathy wolinsky Hi all!
2010-12-09 19:43:58 PeggyG but a great one!
2010-12-09 19:44:27 cheryloakes~seedlings Nice one John!
2010-12-09 19:44:53 PeggyG how funny!!!
2010-12-09 19:46:17 PeggyG I haven't thought of pilot programs in that way. But the term exploration schools makes a lot of sense.
2010-12-09 19:46:26 cheryloakes~seedlings This project was so well thought out. It was such a learning opportunity to be part of it.
2010-12-09 19:46:45 LeeanneP-HK like the term "exploration" - much more in keeping with our true aims
2010-12-09 19:47:23 LeeanneP-HK Is there a site where we can read further about this?
2010-12-09 19:47:36 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://www.micdl.org/
2010-12-09 19:47:38 PeggyG were all interested schools able to participate?
2010-12-09 19:47:47 LeeanneP-HK thanks
2010-12-09 19:48:27 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Very important that RFP was written with professional development embedded
2010-12-09 19:48:54 PeggyG it's so funny--you're posting comments before the audio comes through :-)
2010-12-09 19:49:17 PeggyG that's hilarious!!! Gates gives a million dollars to support Apple :-)
2010-12-09 19:52:02 cheryloakes~seedlings mainelearns.org
2010-12-09 19:52:04 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://www.maine.gov/mlti/about/index.shtml
2010-12-09 19:53:01 PeggyG yes! the mainelearns site goes directly to the micdl site :-)
2010-12-09 19:53:08 PeggyG nice!
2010-12-09 19:53:22 cheryloakes~seedlings hello connect2jamie, welcome
2010-12-09 19:53:33 connect2jamie hi all! I almost forgot seedlings was tonight!
2010-12-09 19:53:51 cheryloakes~seedlings glad you made it
2010-12-09 19:54:16 connect2jamie Thanks--me too!
2010-12-09 19:55:18 LeeanneP-HK I've learnt heaps from listening to you guys.
2010-12-09 19:55:50 LeeanneP-HK There's been 1:1 in Australia for over 10 years - but nothing as large as Maine - just independent schools
2010-12-09 19:56:12 cheryloakes~seedlings yes leeannep, you are right.
2010-12-09 19:56:14 PeggyG why do you think that more states aren't following the lead of Maine? This is such an exceptional model!
2010-12-09 19:56:34 LeeanneP-HK @PeggyG -- Money?
2010-12-09 19:56:38 connect2jamie I agree @PeggyG.
2010-12-09 19:56:59 cheryloakes~seedlings Money and the committment to Professional development
2010-12-09 19:58:03 PeggyG but does Maine have more money than other states? I think it's a matter of priorities
2010-12-09 19:58:32 cheryloakes~seedlings We don't have more money, but we do have very high taxes for schools through property taxes
2010-12-09 19:59:50 PeggyG the sustainability suggests leadership to me!
2010-12-09 20:00:33 PeggyG excellent point! universities are still not preparing all teachers to teach in digital classrooms
2010-12-09 20:01:06 cheryloakes~seedlings We need to address, the university prep on a large scale
2010-12-09 20:01:12 PeggyG I agree about the principals
2010-12-09 20:01:56 PeggyG as a university instructor I had a hard time finding "digital classrooms" using technology effectively to place preservice teachers in where they could use what they were learning
2010-12-09 20:01:56 LeeanneP-HK It would be good if they would get school tech integrators into Uni courses as guest lecturers to let trainee teachers know what they're in for
2010-12-09 20:02:35 alicebarr (SEEDlings) @LeeanneP That is such a great idea.
2010-12-09 20:02:40 cheryloakes~seedlings leeanne great idea!
2010-12-09 20:03:15 cheryloakes~seedlings Hi Shelia, I was just mentioning CMTC!!!
2010-12-09 20:03:20 Sheila Just out from my meeting! Hi all!
2010-12-09 20:03:27 PeggyG Hi Sheila
2010-12-09 20:03:27 Sheila :)
2010-12-09 20:03:44 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Hi Sheila!
2010-12-09 20:04:12 PeggyG Bob's daughter is an excellent example :-)
2010-12-09 20:04:20 Sheila Interesting perspective of the parent!
2010-12-09 20:04:25 LeeanneP-HK have essay on innovation due in today - going to reference the Maine MICDL as eg of best practice
2010-12-09 20:04:36 PeggyG great idea LeeannP
2010-12-09 20:04:37 cheryloakes~seedlings yeah leeanne!
2010-12-09 20:05:05 PeggyG you must have felt like you were having a baby all over again, Bob :-)
2010-12-09 20:05:16 bobsprankle :) def. peggy!
2010-12-09 20:05:29 LeeanneP-HK being a parent gives you a whole new perspective on education!
2010-12-09 20:06:26 cheryloakes~seedlings yes Leeanne how is your little kindergartener?
2010-12-09 20:06:39 cheryloakes~seedlings What kind of technology is used in your house
2010-12-09 20:07:02 PeggyG is Maine using STEM or STEAM as they talked about at ISTE10?
2010-12-09 20:07:04 LeeanneP-HK I'm not liking special needs education at her school. Moving back to Australia because of poor education here in HK
2010-12-09 20:07:26 bobsprankle I'm hearing us move to STEAM, peggy
2010-12-09 20:07:27 cheryloakes~seedlings Oh, that is too bad, but at least you have anoption
2010-12-09 20:07:41 PeggyG that's good Bob! I think the arts are so important!
2010-12-09 20:07:55 PeggyG I love Don Leu's work!
2010-12-09 20:07:59 johnbnewlin The current task force is only about STEM, but there are many folks in the state who are pushing for the Arts to be incorporated.
2010-12-09 20:10:26 PeggyG are the superintendent's receptive?
2010-12-09 20:10:57 PeggyG would love to see the results of that survey!!! :-) I'm sure it will be amazing for Maine
2010-12-09 20:11:05 cheryloakes~seedlings http://www.micdl.org/
2010-12-09 20:11:50 PeggyG is there any pushback from parents or teachers on this initiative?
2010-12-09 20:12:26 cheryloakes~seedlings Tour the site with us. Peggy, in some towns they haven't been able to move forward to high school 1-1, and that has been a conversation.
2010-12-09 20:12:39 PeggyG I'm with you!! :-)
2010-12-09 20:12:46 cheryloakes~seedlings In our high school, we have laptop carts, not as robust.
2010-12-09 20:13:23 PeggyG how do you select the news/events to feature in that little box?
2010-12-09 20:13:57 alicebarr (SEEDlings) @PeggyG Tiny link at the bottom of that window View latest news
2010-12-09 20:14:13 PeggyG I subscribe to the MLTI calendar just so I know the online events that are taking place
2010-12-09 20:14:39 PeggyG I see that Alice but I was curious how they choose the single item that is displayed to entice people in :-)
2010-12-09 20:14:42 alicebarr (SEEDlings) I haven't had a lot of time to play with yolink yet
2010-12-09 20:14:57 alicebarr (SEEDlings) @peggyG Oh i see sorry!
2010-12-09 20:14:59 PeggyG yolink provides an incredible search enhancement to the site!!! fabulous!
2010-12-09 20:15:07 Sheila I keep forgetting about yo-link.
2010-12-09 20:15:34 PeggyG we have yolink on our classroom 2.0 site and I found it really valuable on the Global Education Conference site!!
2010-12-09 20:16:02 alicebarr (SEEDlings) I am hoping to use it with students in an upcoming research project
2010-12-09 20:16:09 PeggyG we just did a series of 3 webinars for AzTEA featuring yolink and they were great!
2010-12-09 20:16:29 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Are they archived Peggy??
2010-12-09 20:16:39 PeggyG provided demos of all of the features of yolink and sharing by teachers about their experiences
2010-12-09 20:17:03 PeggyG yes I'll send you the links Alice--long Elluminate links that probably won't work well in this chat
2010-12-09 20:17:23 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Thank you so much. That would be great!
2010-12-09 20:17:42 PeggyG presenters were Anne Kimbrel, Lucy Gray, Mark Moran (SweetSearch), Karen Blumberg and Julene Reed. Fantastic presenters!
2010-12-09 20:17:47 alicebarr (SEEDlings) I have the Classroom 2.0 session bookmarked as well to watch later
2010-12-09 20:18:12 PeggyG they were great sessions too Alice. We featured yolink in 2 shows and SweetSearch in one session.
2010-12-09 20:19:31 PeggyG that was really valuable! thanks!
2010-12-09 20:19:52 PeggyG I love to participate in the principal webinars!
2010-12-09 20:21:09 PeggyG Alice can you DM me your email address? Don't seem to have it
2010-12-09 20:21:22 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Yup will Dm you here
2010-12-09 20:21:30 PeggyG that would be a great project Bob!!
2010-12-09 20:21:37 PeggyG thanks
2010-12-09 20:23:44 PeggyG it's amazing how far we've come in 10 years--even 5 years!
2010-12-09 20:24:02 cheryloakes~seedlings It is incredible to be on this journey as we are building it.
2010-12-09 20:24:11 PeggyG we need a documentary about the Maine project!! Exemplary in every way!
2010-12-09 20:24:34 LeeanneP-HK exactly Peggy - I got started on this around Nov 2006.... after reading about flatners
2010-12-09 20:24:36 Sheila I agree Peggy! Documentary.
2010-12-09 20:25:15 PeggyG when David Jakes started his ISTE presentation yesterday he had photos of the old opaque projects and ditto machines :-) technology of the day
2010-12-09 20:25:22 PeggyG projectors
2010-12-09 20:25:59 PeggyG what a powerful statement! that stuff is still innovative now!!
2010-12-09 20:25:59 bobsprankle http://www.edutopia.org/maine-project-learning-authentic-expeditionary-g...
2010-12-09 20:28:25 PeggyG wow! incredible stories tonight!!!
2010-12-09 20:28:59 johnbnewlin My geek of the week idea is: edmodo.com A social networking site specifically for education - both teachers and students.
2010-12-09 20:29:33 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Hello bdodge
2010-12-09 20:29:34 cheryloakes~seedlings hello bdodge, welcome
2010-12-09 20:29:37 cheryloakes~seedlings finishing up
2010-12-09 20:29:47 PeggyG hooray for Edmodo!!
2010-12-09 20:29:58 PeggyG no problem! love hearing about good sites over and over!
2010-12-09 20:30:16 cathy wolinsky It's our primary communication tool for the Pilot Elementary Flat Classroom Project.
2010-12-09 20:30:18 PeggyG I love following the Discovery Education group on Edmodo! Great resources there
2010-12-09 20:30:48 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://books.google.com/ebooks?utm_source=HA&utm_medium=BKWS&utm_campaig...
2010-12-09 20:31:08 LeeanneP-HK class over - time for 2nd cup of coffee
2010-12-09 20:31:09 PeggyG we had Edmodo on our Classroom 2.0 LIVE show back when they were just kicking off the educational version! very exciting stuff!
2010-12-09 20:32:16 alicebarr (SEEDlings) http://figment.com/
2010-12-09 20:32:27 PeggyG can you follow the recommendations of other educators on google ebooks?
2010-12-09 20:33:19 PeggyG I'm loving the Appolocious app on my iphone for following recommended/reviewed apps by people I choose to follow. It's excellent!
2010-12-09 20:33:26 bobsprankle http://tedxredmond.com/live/
2010-12-09 20:33:27 cheryloakes~seedlings oh, that is good Peggy
2010-12-09 20:33:50 PeggyG so funny!!!
2010-12-09 20:33:50 Sheila I remember Davey! and Goliath's voice!
2010-12-09 20:34:00 cheryloakes~seedlings http://www.inkthinktank.com/
2010-12-09 20:34:06 cathy wolinsky @PeggyG- I like that recommendation for Appolocious.
2010-12-09 20:34:06 alicebarr (SEEDlings) I think so http://books.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=179839
2010-12-09 20:34:12 PeggyG TEDxRedmond was definitely a highlight of the year for me! so incredible to hear from all of the students!
2010-12-09 20:34:51 cheryloakes~seedlings http://writingforchildrencenter.com/2009/07/18/top-ten-reasons-nonfictio...
2010-12-09 20:35:15 PeggyG I'm only following 3 people so far with Appolicious and I am getting the BEST tips!! Tony Vincent, Wes Fryer and Lucy Gray :-) Follow them. Both ipad and iphone apps
2010-12-09 20:35:23 LeeanneP-HK Bother Google eBooks only available in the US - when will they realise the rest of us want these things too?
2010-12-09 20:35:36 PeggyG so true LeeanneP!!
2010-12-09 20:35:42 cathy wolinsky Thanks Peggy -- good suggestions of folks to follow.
2010-12-09 20:36:21 PeggyG Angela Maiers is incredible!! She is going to be our featured guest on Classroom 2.0 LIVE on Saturday Dec. 18--talking about her new book Passion Driven Classrooms
2010-12-09 20:36:48 PeggyG oh no!!!!
2010-12-09 20:36:52 Sheila Oh, Almost Astronauts booth!
2010-12-09 20:36:56 PeggyG Let's pray for a snow day!
2010-12-09 20:37:14 LeeanneP-HK oh no!!!!!!!!!! and I don't have a class next week!! Next time I'll be listening to you from Australia!
2010-12-09 20:37:14 alicebarr (SEEDlings) :)
2010-12-09 20:37:15 PeggyG http://www.appolicious.com/
2010-12-09 20:37:35 PeggyG they have some new courses starting up don't they? EVO?
2010-12-09 20:37:41 cheryloakes~seedlings goodnight
2010-12-09 20:37:54 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Leeanne Good luck with the move
2010-12-09 20:38:11 PeggyG thank you all for a fantastic show!!! so great to hear the stories shared tonight!
2010-12-09 20:38:12 Sheila Thank you all! Love the show!
2010-12-09 20:38:15 LeeanneP-HK @Alice - thanks... only a little to pack now
2010-12-09 20:38:18 cheryloakes~seedlings Leeanne, see you on the flip sidel
2010-12-09 20:38:19 PeggyG thank you Bette and John!!!
2010-12-09 20:38:29 LeeanneP-HK Thanks everyone - I'll need to listen to the podcast to catch up
2010-12-09 20:38:32 connect2jamie Thank you everyone! Very interesting as always! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!
2010-12-09 20:38:38 bobsprankle thank you all!
2010-12-09 20:38:42 alicebarr (SEEDlings) Happy Holidays all!
2010-12-09 20:38:50 bobsprankle :)