Alice and Cheryl had a great discussion with Kevin Jarrett from Northfield, NJ. Kevin shared many great ideas about his positions as technology integrator at a K-4 elementary school. He also shared his observations about working in Second Life. The chat contains many great resources too. Thanks for joining in the conversation.
- Length: 59:21 minutes (27.17 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 22kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
Join Alice, Cheryl and our guest Kevin Jarrett for this great show. We learn about Kevin, talk about Second Life and Virtual worlds for our elementary students, and share many great resources.
Here is the Delicious: Geek of the Week 
You will love the chat!
19:23:52 Kevin Jarrett yay
19:23:58 Kevin Jarrett this must be the right place
19:24:13 cheryloakes~Seedlings you got it.
19:26:27 cheryloakes~Seedlings sound check
19:28:02 cheryloakes~Seedlings Hello, just setting up.
19:28:17 MaryOB Great thanks
19:28:23 Kevin Jarrett Hi Mary!
19:28:38 MaryOB Hello
19:29:23 cheryloakes~Seedlings Mary where are you from?
19:29:31 MaryOB I'm a Mainer!
19:29:35 cheryloakes~Seedlings Hi Jo and tjtech
19:29:36 JoNelle hello from SC looking to see which audio works for me tonight
19:29:40 cheryloakes~Seedlings Yes
19:29:41 tjtech Hi
19:30:01 MaryOB So watch what you say!
19:30:13 MaryOB I live in Augusta - work in Manchester
19:30:32 alicebarr (seedlings) HI Mary! Thanks for coming
19:30:43 cheryloakes~Seedlings SO glad you have you all here.
19:30:46 MaryOB Hey Alice!
19:31:04 MaryOB Kevin are you KJ on SL?
19:31:09 Kevin Jarrett Yep!
19:31:13 Kevin Jarrett KJ Hax
19:31:25 MaryOB I'm Serena Offcourse
19:31:37 Kevin Jarrett HEY SERENA!!!!!
19:31:40 cheryloakes~Seedlings Oh Serena, I am Blizzard Oates
19:31:47 MaryOB thanks
19:31:47 alicebarr (seedlings) Yea!!
19:32:49 cheryloakes~Seedlings Welcome to you all!
19:33:55 cheryloakes~Seedlings webcastacademy.net
19:34:24 alicebarr (seedlings) Thanks for coming everyone
19:34:56 MaryOB the pressure
19:35:31 cheryloakes~Seedlings Yeah for K-4 technology teachers!!
19:36:02 cheryloakes~Seedlings welcome kcaise!
19:36:11 kcaise hi everyone
19:36:43 cheryloakes~Seedlings evening Jim, glad you are with us!
19:37:16 alicebarr (seedlings) HI Jim
19:37:17 jimburke Evening, Cheryl, all. . .
19:38:10 MaryOB wow great story!
19:38:24 JoNelle love the story Kevin! love k-4 too
19:38:28 cheryloakes~Seedlings It is like a bedtime story!! A dream story.
19:38:47 cheryloakes~Seedlings K-4 is the best job, it is like a party every day.
19:38:59 JoNelle in 5th they take"the turn"
19:40:21 kcaise kinders used to terrify me!
19:41:23 kcaise they are like sponges and fearless
19:41:36 alicebarr (seedlings) Yes sponges... So smart!
19:41:40 cheryloakes~Seedlings yes kcaise, the just want to learn anything!
19:41:51 JoNelle before 5th- girls don't know that it may be uncool to like tech
19:42:04 cheryloakes~Seedlings I agree joNelle!
19:44:44 JoNelle Would you pls address SL and elem level?
19:45:22 cheryloakes~Seedlings JoNelle, we are on the same wave link
19:45:58 JoNelle collaboration takes more time to organize it and learn the tech- worth every minute.
19:46:03 JoNelle good on the name:)
19:46:27 cheryloakes~Seedlings oh, thank you joNelle
19:47:32 cheryloakes~Seedlings Welcome Deb!!!
19:47:38 alicebarr (seedlings) Hi Deb!
19:47:46 MaryOB Use what Kevin for social networking?
19:47:48 debbarrows Good evening.
19:47:57 cheryloakes~Seedlings imbee I think
19:48:14 MaryOB thanks
19:48:40 cheryloakes~Seedlings imbee.com is a parent /family driven social networking site, baby myspace
19:49:26 MaryOB and what were names of the other sims you mentioned
19:49:30 MaryOB Webkins
19:49:35 MaryOB and what else
19:49:38 cheryloakes~Seedlings AtlantisQuest
19:49:48 Kevin Jarrett Quest Atlantis
19:49:53 cheryloakes~Seedlings thanks Kevin
19:51:08 JoNelle must step away - sister here to show me polycom :) will check chat later - thanks all!
19:51:21 cheryloakes~Seedlings great idea to use Webkins for nutrition by Jonelle
19:51:25 kcaise you don't have to have a code to enter the webkin world?
19:51:48 cheryloakes~Seedlings I think you do kcaise, you need a code from one webkin
19:52:18 MaryOB great idea
19:52:38 cheryloakes~Seedlings Maria Knee also uses a webkin with her kindergarten and shares with each student
19:52:50 alicebarr (seedlings) Hey Sarah
19:52:51 cheryloakes~Seedlings Sarah S, no classes tonight/
19:52:56 MaryOB Hi Sarah
19:53:12 Sarah S Got home "on time" - new timeslot is 4-6:30
19:53:18 cheryloakes~Seedlings yippeee
19:53:22 MaryOB So many kids have them - they could bring their own
19:53:36 cheryloakes~Seedlings good idea MaryOB that is one way
19:53:43 Sarah S Just listened to last week's show on the drive home. Great stuff. Looking forward to getting back into the Seedlings Ning and getting more involved. :)
19:55:05 Kevin Jarrett Here is our middle school newspaper/media club: http://tbirdtimes.org/ 
19:55:09 Sarah S I wish more was happening at the elementary level in our district . .
19:55:19 alicebarr (seedlings) Yea! Sarah!! We look forward to learning from you!
19:55:26 cheryloakes~Seedlings hello Jay, welcome
19:55:33 Jay Hi
19:56:29 Sarah S That's so empowering!
19:56:49 cheryloakes~Seedlings We are discussing students, teachable moments, making good decisions in online environments.
19:56:49 Sarah S The autonomy to make it their own is really key.
19:57:25 alicebarr (seedlings) dizzywood.com
19:57:33 cheryloakes~Seedlings dizzywood.com is another good one from Kevin.
19:57:37 Jay maybe schools should run a new course - "Online Communities" teaching this stuff
19:57:54 alicebarr (seedlings) @jay Great idea
19:58:08 cheryloakes~Seedlings Good idea, I am going to put online and virtual environments in my tech plan
19:58:16 kcaise my niece loves bellasara.com or something like that
19:58:18 alicebarr (seedlings) @Jay would it be for students?
19:58:31 alicebarr (seedlings) bellasara.com
19:58:32 Jay maybe students and teachers.... do it together ;-)
19:58:39 cheryloakes~Seedlings yes Jay!
19:59:00 alicebarr (seedlings) @Jay that would be cool!
19:59:15 kcaise they take care of horses
19:59:20 cheryloakes~Seedlings Hello Lorna, welcome!
19:59:21 alicebarr (seedlings) Hey Lorna
19:59:35 Lorna Hi ALice and all
19:59:42 Jay just opened bellasara and it plays audio - wondered where it was coming from oops
19:59:43 Sarah S Hi Lorna.
20:00:05 Sarah S Awesome experience.
20:00:06 Lorna Hi sarah and cheryl
20:00:25 cheryloakes~Seedlings Yes Sarah, it was a great experience.
20:00:40 Kevin Jarrett My Google Certified Teacher Application Video: http://www.ncs-tech.org/gta/final.mpg 
20:00:51 cheryloakes~Seedlings Sarah is a google certified teacher as well!
20:01:27 Sarah S It's always worth taking a risk!
20:01:33 MaryOB The only failure is not taking the risk
20:01:51 kcaise how many apply each time now?
20:02:08 MaryOB What is the advantage?
20:02:11 Sarah S Thank goodness they opened the geographic limit - Maine to NY is not exactly local.
20:02:26 Jay Great video Kevin
20:02:35 Kevin Jarrett Thanks Jay!
20:02:59 Sarah S ?500 maybe?
20:03:09 kcaise i would have thought much more
20:03:32 kcaise really?
20:03:45 Kevin Jarrett wouldn't suprise me....
20:03:47 cheryloakes~Seedlings yes, kcaise, apply if you get a chance
20:03:55 Kevin Jarrett ABSOLUTELY APPLY!!!
20:04:08 kcaise do you have to have a master's degree?
20:04:19 Jay teachers having contacts at Google - how many companies allow that?
20:04:20 Kevin Jarrett Nope!
20:04:25 cheryloakes~Seedlings no kim, just an interest and plan to share what you learn
20:04:35 cheryloakes~Seedlings hello Terry Kaminski, welcome
20:05:09 Terry Kaminski Thanks Cheryl
20:05:14 Kevin Jarrett Blog post: My advice to Google Teacher Academy applicants: ya gotta believe! http://www.ncs-tech.org/?p=1732 
20:05:41 Kay Kay
20:05:52 cheryloakes~Seedlings hello Kay, glad you are here
20:06:11 Kevin Jarrett PEGGY!!!!!!!!
20:06:12 cheryloakes~Seedlings Peggy, hello
20:06:14 Kay Kevin, will the "reload tomorrow be available for other cohorts to lurk into??
20:06:29 Kevin Jarrett ZOMG ZOMG
20:06:31 Terry Kaminski I really want to go to Google Teachers Academy. Is there one in Canada??
20:06:33 Kevin Jarrett this is holly
20:06:37 Peggy Sheehy ummmm I gues they can lurk into SL LOL
20:06:48 Peggy Sheehy Hey Holllllllly!
20:06:50 Kevin Jarrett hi wats up ^_^
20:06:55 cheryloakes~Seedlings not sure, but we advocated for it
20:07:10 cheryloakes~Seedlings Terry, we advocated for Canada
20:07:14 Terry Kaminski Please keep asking for it Cheryl
20:07:19 Peggy Sheehy :-) Crispy around the edges ... but keepin on keepin on]
20:07:21 kcaise aunts are so cool!
20:07:29 debbarrows Great video Kevin - very creative!
20:07:30 kcaise hi lorna
20:07:40 Lorna Hi Kim
20:07:44 cheryloakes~Seedlings Isn't great Deb!
20:08:21 Peggy Sheehy So tomorrow anyone in SL can just head over to GCT HEadquarters on Idea City
20:08:27 debbarrows Yes Cheryl
20:08:32 cheryloakes~Seedlings Isn't it a great video, I mean Debbarrows
20:08:54 cheryloakes~Seedlings Oh, good Peggy!
20:09:01 Sarah S I loved that series of blog posts from your visit to Peggy's school, Kevin.
20:09:23 kcaise i hadn't heard of bill
20:09:32 kcaise what is his last name?
20:10:21 cheryloakes~Seedlings bill ferriter i think
20:10:53 Peggy Sheehy We're slated for 3 -3:30 I think (heheh I'd better check!)
20:12:41 cheryloakes~Seedlings We are missing Bob tonight, he is at a family funeral. He wishes he could be here but he is glad for this time with his family.
20:12:58 Terry Kaminski I cannot wait to see David Warlick in May in Calgary Alberta
20:13:07 debbarrows I wondered why Bob was in MD. Thanks
20:13:10 Sarah S No kidding - the tools he had for Educon 2.1 were impressive.
20:13:23 kcaise oh no, ss to hear that cheryl
20:13:50 kcaise awwwww how cute!
20:16:18 cheryloakes~Seedlings hello csitterley! welcome
20:16:28 Kevin Jarrett unPD: http://www.classroom20.com/group/unPD 
20:16:33 Kevin Jarrett CONNIE!!!!
20:16:34 cheryloakes~Seedlings evening sr, welcome
20:16:38 Kevin Jarrett Are you in NYC???
20:17:23 Terry Kaminski Kevin: Great idea. Have the people that WANT to PD get together
20:17:34 cheryloakes~Seedlings Brilliant!
20:17:58 Sarah S It really helps when the mainstream media has a good article about these tools.
20:18:14 Kevin Jarrett Yes Sarah!
20:18:19 csitterley Kevin-yes, Kyli and I are in NYC- looking forward to GTA tomorrow
20:18:36 Terry Kaminski Glad your teachers ar thinking 21st century. My teachers I think are still in the 19th century. we have a long way to go.
20:18:38 Kevin Jarrett SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!
20:18:51 Kevin Jarrett Sorry Terry that was for Connie...
20:19:01 Kevin Jarrett What you need, Terry...
20:19:02 Sarah S Two chapters to go . . .got to finish this weekend!
20:19:11 Kevin Jarrett Is a 'Coalition of the Willing'
20:19:38 cheryloakes~Seedlings Terry all you need to do is invite any of us to a meeting and we will skype in!!
20:20:11 Peggy Sheehy Tomorrow I am spending the day with 25 students and teachers from Rockland COunty and Alan November
20:20:23 cheryloakes~Seedlings Oh, have fun Peggy, say hi to Alan!
20:20:26 Terry Kaminski Thanks Cheryl. I will take you up on that in the future.
20:20:28 csitterley Just catching up on the audio-it is a test for the internet here
20:20:32 Peggy Sheehy 21st Century Curriculum Design
20:20:38 Lorna one person doing it well others will follow
20:20:46 Peggy Sheehy I will Cheryl!
20:20:56 Terry Kaminski Kevin: I hear you. That is why I hangout at Seedlings and am starting to participate in the Ed Tech Talk each week.
20:21:04 Kevin Jarrett My geek of the week: http://fcit.usf.edu/matrix/index.html 
20:21:05 Peggy Sheehy I was so happy that we got to bring STUDENTS!!!
20:21:26 Peggy Sheehy I will be twittering ehhehe
20:21:45 Peggy Sheehy KJ what time is ISTE?
20:22:42 csitterley That is a great tool-and very helpful when planning-really brings home the needs!
20:23:05 Peggy Sheehy THeCoalition of the Willing - I like that -- My boss calls it , Technology Welcoming
20:23:08 Terry Kaminski Thanks for sharing the matrix Kevin!!!! I am on it!!! This will definitely drive my impleemtation of 1 to 1 laptops
20:23:18 debbarrows Hey Kevin - don't say can we - say we are..
20:24:02 debbarrows maybe they will follow...
20:24:13 alicebarr (seedlings) http://www.pbs.org/teachers/activitypacks/index.html
20:25:04 Terry Kaminski These activity packs are neat!!! Thanks Alice
20:25:05 csitterley Everyone should get geeks from twitter-so much learning there I can't keep up
20:25:29 alicebarr (seedlings) alicebarr.com has the #gr8t tweets post
20:25:45 cheryloakes~Seedlings http://4amproject.org/
20:25:57 Sarah S Great links - what a wonderful idea! I know I get a ton of good stuff from twitter every day.
20:26:44 cheryloakes~Seedlings https://secure.echosign.com/public/register
20:26:49 csitterley Oh man...My delicious is on overload now-gonna have to take vacation to check onall the links
20:27:34 cheryloakes~Seedlings yes connie, isn't that the truth
20:28:50 cheryloakes~Seedlings Thanks for listening to our show!
20:28:51 MaryOB OH wow!
20:28:59 alicebarr (seedlings) http://mashable.com/2009/02/18/how-to-guide/
20:29:05 alicebarr (seedlings) Bob's GOW
20:29:26 MaryOB Please type in their names
20:29:50 csitterley Kevin- you would need a 48 hour day to do more than you already do!
20:30:05 cheryloakes~Seedlings Connie, that is the truth!
20:30:26 Terry Kaminski Thanks to all of you for being a part of my PLN
20:30:41 MaryOB Thanks to all of you too!
20:30:47 Sarah S Great show - sorry some of us were late!
20:30:51 sr Thank you!!
20:30:52 Kevin Jarrett Thanks everyone!!!!!
20:30:52 csitterley G'night all-Kevin-see you tomorrow at GTA in NYC
20:30:57 Kevin Jarrett Yep!!!!!
20:30:59 Lorna thanks for a gr8 show
20:31:01 cheryloakes~Seedlings thanks all, for stoppying
20:31:11 debbarrows Good night and thanks.
20:31:13 MaryOB Good night everyone
20:31:21 Terry Kaminski Thanks Kevin, Alice and Cheryl for a great webcast!!!
20:31:23 kcaise thank you everyone - have a great night!
20:31:33 cheryloakes~Seedlings great show thanks again!1