2011-09-12 Seedlings Season 4
Join Alice, Bob and Cheryl as we jump back in to Season 4 Seedlings at Edtechtalk.com!! Thanks to Dave Cormier who defeated this round of gremlins.
The show rocked, and our chat room made the show as always. Join us as a podcast.
We will be back Sept. 26, 2011 as a podcast.
Chat part 17:27 PM Welcome to the 'ett' room.
7:27 PM bobsprankle: hello
7:27 PM alicebarr: hello
7:28 PM wfryer: hello!
7:28 PM bobsprankle: hi wes!!!!
7:28 PM wfryer: are you all using Livestream this year?
7:28 PM alicebarr: HI! How was Shanghai?
7:28 PM bobsprankle: no...
7:29 PM wfryer: It was great! My flight just landed here in Atlanta an hour ago
7:29 PM bobsprankle: this is a surprise
7:29 PM alicebarr: Wow!
7:29 PM pgeorge: Hi all! Welcome back to an exciting new season for Seedlings!
7:29 PM alicebarr: HI Peggy!
7:29 PM bobsprankle: hi peggy!!!
7:29 PM pgeorge: Hi all!! Great to see all of you again!
7:29 PM wfryer: I'm looking for the audio stream link...
7:29 PM connect2jamie: Hi all!
7:30 PM bobsprankle: we're not streaming yet, but is it below this window?
7:30 PM alicebarr: Cheryl hasn'yt started audio yet
7:30 PM cheryloakes50: HI
7:30 PM wfryer: ah, ok... :-)
7:30 PM cheryloakes50: going for the audio
7:30 PM pgeorge: Hi Wes! Are you on a layover in Atlanta or presenting somewhere?
7:31 PM wfryer: yes, on layover in Atlanta
7:31 PM wfryer: just landed an hour ago. so good to be back in the good ole USA :-)
7:31 PM cheryloakes50: audio check anyone?
7:31 PM bobsprankle: can you hear us?
7:31 PM pgeorge: you must have had an incredible week!!
7:31 PM cheryloakes50: welcome home Wes
7:31 PM bobsprankle: yes, welcome home Wes!
7:31 PM pgeorge: can't hear on Livestream yet
7:31 PM wfryer: thanks :-)
7:31 PM wfryer: I'm not hearing yet...
7:31 PM cheryloakes50: how about minicaster?
7:31 PM wfryer: I pushed play on the icecast window below the chat on edtechtalk.com/live
7:32 PM cheryloakes50: we were good last night
7:32 PM connect2jamie: I can't hear anything. Just supposed to click the play on the widget below?
7:32 PM bobsprankle: yes we did too... now can't turn off
7:32 PM wfryer: I'll try reloading my page
7:33 PM bobsprankle: working on it folks
7:33 PM pgeorge: not hearing anything on minicaster either
7:33 PM pgeorge: not hearing anything on minicaster either
7:33 PM bobsprankle: lots of numbers, jargon, monkey wrenches
7:33 PM bobsprankle: the dogs are working on it too
7:33 PM pgeorge: :-)
7:33 PM alicebarr: woof woof
7:34 PM wfryer: still not hearing any audio, I was trying this link in iTunes but so far no luck: p://188.8.131.52:8000/live
7:34 PM alicebarr: That's what we're trying too
7:35 PM wfryer: it's always a little dusty getting the gears going with the webcasting equipment after the summer break :-)
7:35 PM cheryloakes50: It worked a week ago, and looks like everything has changed here.
7:35 PM pgeorge: especially when they keep changing :-)
7:35 PM alicebarr: Worked last week :(
7:35 PM wfryer: nice
7:35 PM wfryer: maybe it's a digital flexibility test?
7:35 PM bobsprankle: we're putting a lifeline out to Dave C
7:35 PM alicebarr: No we're bringing in the big guns
7:36 PM alicebarr: guys
7:36 PM alicebarr: not guns
7:36 PM wfryer: what was the iTunes link in the past? has http://184.108.40.206:8000/live changed?
7:36 PM wfryer: many guys in Oklahoma also bring guns
7:36 PM pgeorge: last time it was used they used Hangout and streamed video through Livestream
7:36 PM alicebarr: :)
7:36 PM wfryer: I typically don't, however, I bring an iPhone
7:36 PM pgeorge: That's what Teachers Teaching Teachers has been using the past few weeks
7:37 PM alicebarr: Make iphones not guns...
7:37 PM alicebarr: Bad joke :(
7:37 PM pgeorge: I got it :-)
7:37 PM wfryer: yes, right... on that note, Kevin Honeycutt spend $100 at the knockoff market in Shanghai and bought a counterfeit iPhone!
7:37 PM wfryer: spet
7:37 PM wfryer: spent
7:37 PM alicebarr: Wow! Does it work?
7:37 PM pgeorge: that's hilarious Wes!!! hope he doesn't go to jail :-)
7:38 PM wfryer: It seemed to in the store but was sluggish responding... don't know if it will download actual apps from Apple
7:38 PM alicebarr: Will be an onteresting experiment at the very least
7:38 PM wfryer: Hopefully he got it past customs, I think that may actually be risky to try
7:38 PM pgeorge: apps may be in Chinese :-)
7:38 PM wfryer: maybe... I think the apps on it were in English tho
7:38 PM alicebarr: Ha Peggy right!
7:38 PM pgeorge: just teasing...
7:38 PM wfryer: you never know
7:39 PM wfryer: the Chinese are very clever with their engineering and copying abilities
7:39 PM alicebarr: Hope he's not locked up somewhere :(
7:39 PM wfryer: I haven't heard from him since the conference ended
7:39 PM alicebarr: That is for sure WEs! Amazing!
7:39 PM connect2jamie: me too! :)
7:39 PM bobsprankle: changing color
7:39 PM bobsprankle: :)
7:39 PM alicebarr: me too
7:39 PM wfryer: Alice I'd love to do that morning workshop on the Wednesday you emailed me about, btw... I'll email you on it tomorrow
7:39 PM alicebarr: Ha! Same!
7:40 PM connect2jamie: might as well!
7:40 PM bobsprankle: me go green
7:40 PM alicebarr: @WEs GREAT!
7:40 PM alicebarr: Thank you!
7:40 PM wfryer: I'm feeling red after being in China...
7:40 PM bobsprankle: can you hear us now?
7:40 PM connect2jamie: Do we still have no sound, or am I doing it wrong?
7:40 PM wfryer: ok, better
7:40 PM wfryer: I think we're still waiting on audio
7:40 PM alicebarr: @Connect2Jamie no it's us :(
7:40 PM bobsprankle: tick... tick... tick... crickets
7:40 PM wfryer: this is a test of our chat skills....
7:40 PM pgeorge: last tweet I saw from Kevin was that he was at Kansas State Fair--just a bit ago
7:41 PM pgeorge: about an hour ago...
7:41 PM wfryer: oh wow, he didn't waste any time getting back on his schedule... I am taking tomorrow off!
7:41 PM wfryer: Glad he's back tho, thanks for the update
7:41 PM connect2jamie: Is everybody up in Maine safe from the hurricane? Any bad damage in your world....as our world burns up here in TX...
7:42 PM wfryer: Is there an alternate link we can try in iTunes for the stream?
7:42 PM alicebarr: You deserve tomorrow off
7:42 PM bobsprankle: safe from hurricane in maine
7:42 PM pgeorge: there must be tremendous jet lag on that kind of trip!
7:42 PM connect2jamie: thought so @bob. That's good.
7:42 PM alicebarr: @connect2jamie WE had tons of rain but not the damage that VT and NY got.
7:42 PM pgeorge: yeah! Dave C is working on it--hope in sight
7:42 PM alicebarr: I hope you guys get some rain at some point
7:43 PM connect2jamie: What we wouldn't do for just a few inches of your rain!
7:43 PM pgeorge: tee hee-- he's blaming it on Jeff L
7:43 PM connect2jamie: ;)
7:43 PM alicebarr: @Wes no alternate link that we know of.
7:43 PM wfryer: ok
7:44 PM cheryloakes50: working things out with Dave
7:44 PM cheryloakes50: changing colors
7:44 PM cheryloakes50: change colors again
7:44 PM wfryer: Yes, jet lag is always interesting with an Asia trip... I like my schedule this time tho.. I slept quite a bit on my flight and I'm glad to arrive in the evening...
7:44 PM connect2jamie: quite the chameleon tonight @cheryl
7:44 PM wfryer: Feeling like a KSU Wildcat fan now in purple
7:45 PM wfryer: Dave should definitely earn time and a half for being on call like this!
7:45 PM alicebarr: @wes I used to HATE flying east.. Took me forever to catch up half way around the world.
7:45 PM alicebarr: Going west, no problem!
7:45 PM wfryer: Right... why is it that flying east is so much harder?!?!
7:45 PM connect2jamie: It is!
7:46 PM alicebarr: Skipping time zones and trying to catch them
7:46 PM wfryer: I've turned green, remembering George Couros' troubled experiences with Shanghai menus....
7:46 PM connect2jamie: :)
7:46 PM alicebarr: Tell us more!
7:46 PM pgeorge: yes tell us more...
7:47 PM bobsprankle: <crickets>
7:47 PM wfryer: well he was out of commission for awhile
7:47 PM connect2jamie: Wes must have dozed off in the airport!
7:48 PM connect2jamie: Ah!
7:48 PM wfryer: not sure what he ate... I think some street food
7:48 PM wfryer: I'm uploading a few SonicPics videos I made on the flight...
7:48 PM wfryer: I just love fast 3G connectivity :-)
7:48 PM alicebarr: Hoo boy! Not a good idea to eat street food :(
7:48 PM wfryer: It was AMAZING to see George and Alex Couros together presenting... they are hilarious and SO knowledgeable as well as engaging
7:49 PM alicebarr: Oh must have been great!
7:49 PM wfryer: George must be a fantastic elementary principal...
7:49 PM connect2jamie: I'm sure they were.
7:49 PM connect2jamie: Yes. Lucky kids.
7:49 PM wfryer: I wish they'd videoed all the conference 'mini keynotes' - some really inspiring stuff
7:49 PM alicebarr: Yes I was looking for some links and didn't find anything
7:50 PM wfryer: We talked about them having a student journalism group livestream and archive the mini-keynotes next year in Beijing
7:50 PM alicebarr: Cant wait to talk to you about it. SOunds like a great model
7:50 PM wfryer: It was the best conference I've ever attended, I think, for many reasons...
7:50 PM pgeorge: Dave says he's hearing something but I'm not
7:50 PM alicebarr: WOW!
7:50 PM wfryer: I'll refresh again here...
7:50 PM connect2jamie: Wow! That's quite an endorsement!
7:50 PM alicebarr: I'll say. Definitly want to hear more!
7:50 PM connect2jamie: I'm not hearing anything either. Will refresh
7:51 PM pgeorge: just another ad...
7:51 PM alicebarr: Did you lose the chat when you refreshed?
7:51 PM pgeorge: http://220.127.116.11:8002/listen.pls
7:52 PM pgeorge: that will open itunes and I can hear :-)
7:52 PM pgeorge: per Dave
7:52 PM pgeorge: I'm hearing in iTunes :-)
7:52 PM pgeorge: Dave to the rescue!!! Again! Thanks!
7:53 PM pgeorge: I'm seeing the page not found there too
7:53 PM bobsprankle: go here: http://edtechtalk.com/livestream
7:54 PM pgeorge: that link works Bob
7:54 PM pgeorge: can see the skype chat streaming along with the audio
7:55 PM pgeorge: actually the stream is from Conversations--go figure! But I'm hearing you in iTunes
7:55 PM bobsprankle: go here: http://edtechtalk.com/livestream
Chat part 2
19:50:38 dave -> EdTechTalk: dave
19:51:34 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: hello dave!
19:51:42 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: thanks for troubleshooting seedlings...
19:54:15 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: HI!!!!!!!
19:55:27 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: can you hear us now?
19:55:40 connect2jamie -> EdTechTalk: Wow! What happened? I feel like I've gone through the lookiing glass!
19:56:21 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Ready for some SEEDLINGS? can you hear?
19:56:48 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: yes!
19:56:58 connect2jamie -> EdTechTalk: Now I can hear! But sadly I need to go to TLVirtual cafe here in a minute!
19:57:02 connect2jamie -> EdTechTalk: Thanks Dave!
19:57:09 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: I am going to refresh and come back...
19:57:14 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: thanks to Dave!!!!
19:57:15 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: big thanks!
19:57:47 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: should be be hearing on the IceCast embedded link?
19:57:50 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: Yea!
19:58:15 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Live shows!!! it happens the bumps in the road
19:58:21 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: I'm switching over to iTunes...
19:58:33 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: yeah, I can hear too!!!
19:59:02 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: Mondays have more gremlins than Thursdays, I've heard
19:59:07 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: You guys rock!
19:59:21 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: great job everyone getting the audio online!!!
19:59:28 connect2jamie -> EdTechTalk: Sorry guys--gotta go to tlvirtual cafe, but I'll catch the podcast. I'm glad you're back though! It'll work next time!
19:59:31 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: Thanks Dave C.
19:59:34 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: getting the week started off right!
19:59:43 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: Bye jamie
19:59:56 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: hello ritas
20:00:05 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/technology/technology-in-schools-faces...
20:00:06 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/technology/technology-in-schools-faces...
20:00:21 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: welL i got bumped out but the audio continued in itune ;_0 the chat is messing with my caps
20:00:45 ritas -> EdTechTalk: Hello, should I be hearing something?
20:01:11 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: yes ritas go to the sound icons on the right top of the page!
20:01:14 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: Hi rita You need
20:01:18 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: and that was edited ;-0
20:01:36 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: Peggy has gone "chat native" on us
20:01:42 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: I hope you have found the sound.
20:02:02 ritas -> EdTechTalk: Thanks, got it :)
20:02:12 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: If you have any comments or questions about the NY times article let us know.
20:03:01 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: good weather? Good think you weren't in Oklahoma this summer! Ugh....
20:03:07 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: "Good thing..."
20:03:08 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: everything is really lagging
20:03:21 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: audio is good for me here in Atlanta
20:03:23 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Yes, you had tornados and dry!
20:03:29 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: What books did you read this summer, Alice?
20:03:43 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Thanks Wes, glad you are back in the USA. Did you travel on 9/11?
20:03:45 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: Not too many tornados, but LOTS of days over 100 degrees... even 112 degrees.
20:03:48 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: Inevitable
20:03:50 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: Year 9 laptops, wow....
20:04:24 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: Also read Sir Ken
20:04:49 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: And you will like my Geek of the week, lots of reading
20:05:39 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: What Geek of the Week too???
20:06:00 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: Absolutely!
20:06:03 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: the school district in that story is right near me--incredible district with very high test scores routinely and supt outstanding tech -that's the problem basing everything on test scores when you top out
20:06:28 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Oh, Peggy, thanks for the good information!
20:06:57 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: there is more to that story than they wrote about
20:07:16 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: OH yes I also read Playing with Media! Best bookof the summer!
20:07:28 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: That is what we will talk about, but do add more. It was poorly researched and written
20:07:48 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Here , here playing with Media!
20:07:58 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: LOve it!
20:08:45 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: having a hard time typing--have to sit and wait for it to appear
20:09:27 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: Oh no Peggy :(
20:09:53 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: very high income district too
20:10:02 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: thanks Alice :-)
20:10:19 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: Did you read the enhanced/multimedia version, Alice?
20:10:45 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: I have a guy in India working on figuring out the code changes my ebook needs for approval in the iBookStore (his bid was $35 - pretty reasonable -- on elance.com)
20:11:23 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: unfortunately a lot of people want to use standard measures that don't involve tech, and use that to justify tech integration
20:11:23 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: they are a data driven district so you know they have data to support what's working
20:11:28 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: just lost audio
20:11:36 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: we are back
20:11:37 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: back!
20:11:44 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: that was a quick fix
20:11:50 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: whew!!
20:11:52 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: another Monday gremlin
20:12:02 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Monday gremlin's rock
20:12:39 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: can you hear bob and alice
20:13:24 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Wes, that bid is amazing. It speaks a lot to competition
20:13:49 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: Wow Wes. VEry interesting.
20:14:47 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: the budget categories for technology and books is a different budget than that used to hire teachers--not the cause for large class sizes and fewer teachers
20:15:56 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: iN az there are bond and override elections voted by community that cover technology, new facilities, etc.
20:16:15 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=3072
20:16:23 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: my flight is boarding so I'm going to have to go... thanks everyone, can't wait for the rest of the season!
20:16:24 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Yes, Peggy, we can't balance the budget on the backs of students without some consequences. That is what I think people try to do while they justify their budgets
20:16:53 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: adios!
20:16:53 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: bye wes
20:16:53 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: Bye Wes!
20:17:00 wfryer -> EdTechTalk: ok I'll be ready for burning ears :-)
20:17:11 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: lol
20:18:03 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: I really can't type like i need to--way too slow waiting for letters to appear. i'll just have to listen
20:18:40 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: democratize the classroom
20:22:20 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: why do tHeY Keep quote larry cuban/
20:22:35 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: IDK
20:22:56 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Doesn't make sense.
20:23:12 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: not aT all1
20:23:41 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: i give UP on typing1
20:23:42 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AutStinkkiy_dGZCR1pPWlljdEc...
20:24:33 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: http://arabspring.wikispaces.com/Home
20:25:28 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: http://www.spellingcity.com/
20:25:40 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: i added books to thAT doc including wes's new book
20:26:13 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: I figured you had probably seen it Peggy! Thanks! I don't know who started it.
20:26:45 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: http://www.amazon.com/Playing-Media-powerful-sharing-ebook/dp/B005EMLR88...
20:26:57 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: http://playingwithmedia.com/pages/about
20:27:02 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: i THink jackie gerstein started it
20:27:03 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: http://www.speedofcreativity.org/ebooks/
20:28:21 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: i reaD it on my kindle
20:28:39 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Peggy, you are so cool with your typing font!!!:-)
20:30:09 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: out OF CONTROL!!1
20:30:54 PeggyG -> EdTechTalk: streAM from actem111
20:31:49 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Streaming from ACTEM Oct. 14th, and live show Oct. 10 Cyberbully Emily Hunt Esch
20:32:00 cheryloakes50 -> EdTechTalk: Goodnight all, the chat room makes the show.
20:32:17 bobsprankle -> EdTechTalk: thanks all!
20:35:58 alicebarr (seedlings) -> EdTechTalk: Thanks again Dave!