The whole EdTechWeekly gang is back together (at least for one round), as Jeff joins John, Dave, and Jen to review the latest news and resources influencing education and technology.
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April 18, 2010
Chat Log Below 
18:58:15 JenM -> @JL ... do you want to play, too?
18:58:24 JenM -> or is that for another week
19:02:17 JenM -> NING ... http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/15/nings-bubble-bursts-no-more-free-networ... 
19:02:18 JohnS -> Interesting that this link, arguably the post that started it all, isn't up anymore Ning Update: http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/ning-update 
19:02:23 PeggyG -> Great to hear JL's voice :-)
19:02:27 JenM -> http://mashable.com/2010/04/18/ning-alternatives/ 
19:02:44 JohnS -> An Update from Ning: http://blog.ning.com/2010/04/an-update-from-ning.html 
19:02:53 dave -> http://www.savemyning.com/ 
19:03:55 cyberjohn -> Ning today, Google tomorrow?
19:04:05 PeggyG -> Posterous is also offering a way to import Ning content
19:04:32 PeggyG -> http://blog.posterous.com/posterous-commits-to-building-a-ning-blog-imp 
19:04:43 matt montagne -> hey all
19:04:51 JenM -> hey, matt!
19:04:51 PeggyG -> Hi Matt :-)
19:04:55 matt montagne -> gotta say that I agree with Dave on this one...first for everything
19:05:17 matt montagne -> I don't understand the outrage
19:05:37 matt montagne -> ning should open source their platform
19:05:58 JenM -> @matt ... me, too (agree w/ dave) ... hmm ... go figure
19:06:03 PeggyG -> Many Ning communities were started by individuals and not schools/districts so even $100/year is a lot of money for individuals
19:06:13 kyteacher (Angela) -> I agree. They are a business that must survive tough economic times like everyone else. Hope for affordable options for teachers.
19:06:31 matt montagne -> a culling of the low-no traffic nings isn't a bad thing
19:07:08 PeggyG -> do Nings have to be large communities to be effective collaborative tools? I don't think so.
19:07:31 matt montagne -> no, they definitely don't peggy
19:08:19 PeggyG -> yes :-)
19:08:58 PeggyG -> and retired educators who have a fixed income :-)
19:10:25 kyteacher (Angela) -> But I spend tons of money on my classroom every year...now I just have to think about whether or not it is that valuable to me.
19:10:26 PeggyG -> you can tell who the paying customers are by the ads on the site--no ads, paying customers
19:10:36 JohnS -> Ning Changes and the Impact on Educational Communities: http://www.stevehargadon.com/2010/04/ning-changes-and-impact-on-educatio... 
19:11:03 PeggyG -> Tuesday April 20th at 5:00pm Pacific time
19:11:51 PeggyG -> Steve's large Ning communities are paid/premium communities like Classroom 2.0
19:12:00 JohnS -> Ning Alternatives, Collaboration, & Self Hosting: http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/1795 
19:12:15 PeggyG -> Alec did a very creative thing!
19:12:25 Sheila -> That was amazing to watch! 400+?
19:12:45 PeggyG -> over 1000 people
19:12:50 Sheila -> Wow!
19:13:20 PeggyG -> http://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1OR38ADYxjiSjMGn5M2q_nnerR98jd5u... 
19:13:32 JenM -> Speaking of needing to make money to survive ... http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405270230369560457518116312609420...  ... http://searchengineland.com/twitter-does-19-billion-searches-per-month-3...  ... http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5idgOai4S2K9kdfg4gdWEcU... 
19:14:36 PeggyG -> 1037 anonymous users online last I checked
19:15:07 JohnS -> Earthcast 2010: http://earthbridges.net/ 
19:15:33 PeggyG -> yes! Earthcast is going to be great!! be sure to join us!!!!
19:15:40 Sheila -> #earthcast10
19:15:41 matt montagne -> thanks for shoutout JS
19:15:46 PeggyG -> the keynote is speaking to us from China :-)
19:16:02 JohnS -> Earthcast Project Voicethread: http://voicethread.com/#q.b887765 
19:16:09 PeggyG -> keynote is on Wed. Apr 21 at 5:00pm Pacific
19:16:30 dave -> http://edfutures.com/courseschedule 
19:16:58 PeggyG -> the course is the talk of the town :-)
19:17:43 JenM -> ipad roll out ... http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/04/14advisory_ipad.html  ... alternatives ... http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/16/dells-7-inch-and-10-inch-streak-table... 
19:18:13 PeggyG -> the FETC Virtual Conference is also on Earth Day--it's a free online virtual conference-April 22
19:18:37 JenM -> http://gizmodo.com/5519232/wi+fi+only-nook-lite-coming-soon-nook-2-to-fo... 
19:18:44 JenM -> http://gizmodo.com/5519232/wi+fi+only-nook-lite-coming-soon-nook-2-to-fo... 
19:18:48 PeggyG -> http://events.fetc.org/events/virtual-spring-2010/information/schedule.aspx 
19:18:51 JenM -> http://www.betanews.com/article/Handson-with-the-WebStation-Android-Tabl... 
19:20:03 JohnS -> 9 Ways to Do Good With 5 Minutes or $25: http://mashable.com/2010/04/17/social-good-micro-lending/ 
19:20:06 dave -> ANCHORAGE, AK, US 18/04/2010 11:46 ARRIVAL SCAN
19:20:17 dave -> my new mbp.
19:20:21 dave -> bwahahahaha
19:21:22 PeggyG -> is there a way to save the full, clickable links from this chat? I've noticed that the posted chats have incomplete links when they are long URLs and you can't access the site.
19:21:51 dave -> https://tekri.athabascau.ca/ 
19:23:15 PeggyG -> do you know more about the copyright fees for students posted on that site?
19:23:18 JenM -> Upcoming roll outs ... http://blogs.technet.com/office2010/archive/2010/04/15/office-2010-reach... 
19:23:28 PeggyG -> they say the fee applies even if open source resources
19:23:49 JenM -> http://www.macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/rumor_apple_to_unv... 
19:24:06 PeggyG -> the iphone 4.0 sounds great!
19:24:22 PeggyG -> thought it was coming out sometime this summer
19:24:36 Cathy E -> I love my Droid
19:25:02 JohnS -> Amahi: http://www.amahi.org/ 
19:25:05 matt montagne -> is anyone thinking about office 2010??
19:25:28 Scott Shelhart -> I think I'll avoid it, Matt
19:26:19 PeggyG -> live blog for iPhone OS 4 when it was announced :-) http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20001876-37.html?tag=nl.e723 
19:26:44 dave -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a0t2Eb7YJk 
19:27:31 dave -> http://davecormier.com/edblog/2010/04/06/day-2-futures-education-course-... 
19:27:53 dave -> http://nafutures.wikispaces.com/ 
19:27:57 PeggyG -> thanks for that link Dave
19:28:10 PeggyG -> I clicked on the links :-)
19:28:23 PeggyG -> spooky definitely! 1987
19:29:24 PeggyG -> that would be an awesome outcome of your course!!
19:29:32 JenM -> Webcam suit ... http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/04/suit-cla... 
19:30:39 PeggyG -> the other was was also PA so may be the same
19:30:53 jackiegerstein -> I think it is the same one - just now a lawyer is involved - going to court -
19:31:40 JenM -> ah ... ok ... "going to court" may be the newsworthy part
19:31:53 PeggyG -> you can track data without a webcam
19:32:08 jackiegerstein -> http://erictric.com/2010/04/18/student-spying-school-snapped-hundreds-of... 
19:32:14 JohnS -> The Interactive Whiteboard Revolution: http://iwbrevolution.ning.com/ 
19:32:39 PeggyG -> is that a free Ning :-)
19:32:48 JenM -> @peggy ... tee hee
19:32:59 PeggyG -> yes it has ads!
19:33:14 PeggyG -> another valuable Ning community!
19:33:35 jackiegerstein -> and there are others "Losing it over IWB" http://community.saugususd.org/jklein/weblog/1237.html 
19:33:42 dave -> http://www.amazon.com/Streetlights-Shadows-Searching-Adaptive-Decision/d... 
19:34:02 Sheila -> Good thing it's not going via Iceland/Europe
19:34:02 jackiegerstein -> You mean another valuable NING community that will not exist soon ;)
19:34:20 PeggyG -> yes Sheila
19:34:35 PeggyG -> yes Jackie!!
19:36:15 JenM -> facebook safety center ... http://scitech.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/13/facebook-launches-new-safety-cen...  ... http://www.facebook.com/help/?safety=educators 
19:36:32 PeggyG -> sorry the book isn't on Kindle yet...
19:37:40 PeggyG -> for smart people who read the fine print :-)
19:38:41 JohnS -> AVG Rescue CD: http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd 
19:39:49 dave -> http://www.northerngrid.org/index.php/documentation/626-copyright-resources 
19:39:56 PeggyG -> thank you :-) copyright
19:41:13 PeggyG -> @Sheila-we should ask these copyright experts our question from today about Earthcast-reading a story to be streamed
19:42:17 JenM -> http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/15/opera-mini-iphone-app/ 
19:42:38 jackiegerstein -> one person's mild might be another person's extreme
19:42:40 kyteacher (Angela) -> Sounds like one of my students...
19:42:59 Sheila -> Go for it PeggyG
19:43:02 JenM -> http://lifehacker.com/5518074/gmail-adds-drag+and+drop-attachment-upload... 
19:43:35 JohnS -> http://oddlyspecific.com/ 
19:44:45 PeggyG -> busy downloading the Opera Mini Browser app :-)
19:44:58 JenM -> http://delicious.com/edtechtalk/20100418+jm 
19:45:18 JenM -> http://delicious.com/edtechtalk/20100418 
19:45:28 PeggyG -> thanks for another full browser of tabs! :-)
19:45:44 PeggyG -> good night all
19:45:51 Sheila -> Thanks so much!
19:45:52 JenM -> http://48in48.net/ 
19:47:04 PeggyG -> browsing on edtechtalk via Opera on my iphone--pretty slick :-)
19:47:18 Cathy E -> Anybody using Google Apps
19:47:42 JenM -> nite all!