21st Century Learning #102
Checking in with arvind, Alex and Vinnie
April 23, 2009
arvind, Alex and Vinnie chat about what's going on at their schools; what the rest of the year looks like; and plans for the summer and next school year.
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2009-04-23 12:05:21 Jane Sousa -> -Earthbridges: hi
2009-04-23 12:07:41 Jane Sousa -> -Earthbridges: hi
2009-04-23 12:08:24 Jane Sousa -> -Earthbridges: ...
2009-04-23 12:08:29 Rye JH 2 -> -Earthbridges: hi
2009-04-23 12:08:34 Jane Sousa -> -Earthbridges: how are you?
2009-04-23 12:10:06 Rye JH 2 -> -Earthbridges: hey
2009-04-23 12:10:33 Rye JH 2 -> -Earthbridges: okay. bye
2009-04-23 12:22:09 Jane Sousa -> -Earthbridges: hi
2009-04-23 13:05:34 arvind -> hi Sarah!
2009-04-23 13:05:43 VinnieVrotny -> Hey Sarah.
2009-04-23 13:05:46 sarah H -> hello!
2009-04-23 13:06:56 arvind -> hey Bill
2009-04-23 13:08:29 arvind -> hi Matt
2009-04-23 13:08:39 matt montagne -> hey arvind et al
2009-04-23 13:08:56 matt montagne -> is audio onustream????
2009-04-23 13:08:59 arvind -> we haven't officially started, but we're chatting
2009-04-23 13:09:01 arvind -> should be
2009-04-23 13:09:04 wstites -> Is the audio going yet?
2009-04-23 13:09:05 wstites -> ok
2009-04-23 13:09:15 matt montagne -> new ustream interface
2009-04-23 13:09:33 arvind -> sorry, one sec
2009-04-23 13:09:35 matt montagne -> I'm not getting audio from ustream
2009-04-23 13:09:39 arvind -> new UStream interface, getting used to it
2009-04-23 13:09:41 alex.ragone -> working now?
2009-04-23 13:09:42 arvind -> can you hear us now?
2009-04-23 13:09:43 matt montagne -> there we go
2009-04-23 13:09:48 alex.ragone -> Ragone needs to be fired.
2009-04-23 13:10:00 matt montagne -> I don't think so!
2009-04-23 13:10:02 sarah H -> serious echo
2009-04-23 13:10:09 wstites -> @alex.ragone - Had a good call wth Dan and Pat
2009-04-23 13:10:11 matt montagne -> I've been known to make a mess of the stream
2009-04-23 13:10:15 sarah H -> oops, my fault
2009-04-23 13:10:43 wstites -> Yup
2009-04-23 13:10:47 wstites -> killing me!!!
2009-04-23 13:11:23 arvind -> hi Melissa, welcome to EdTechTalk
2009-04-23 13:11:31 wstites -> hahahahaha
2009-04-23 13:11:50 wstites -> New Jersey Educational Computer Cooperative
2009-04-23 13:12:03 wstites -> http://www.njecc.org
2009-04-23 13:12:10 Melissa Smith -> saw an invitation in Twitter - just stopping thru
2009-04-23 13:12:12 wstites -> Advisor... not on the board
2009-04-23 13:12:31 arvind -> @Melissa great, audio on UStream on the right
2009-04-23 13:12:39 wstites -> organized chaos
2009-04-23 13:14:20 Melissa Smith -> agree - been in here before and did that too - gracious to arvind for the hint to the audio
2009-04-23 13:14:26 Melissa Smith -> 82 in memphis
2009-04-23 13:14:46 wstites -> @arvind - need to get in the water
2009-04-23 13:14:55 arvind -> I hear that!
2009-04-23 13:15:14 Melissa Smith -> lovely
2009-04-23 13:15:22 Melissa Smith -> i blocked a cussing elmo the other day
2009-04-23 13:17:46 Melissa Smith -> yammer?
2009-04-23 13:18:04 alex.ragone -> https://www.yammer.com/home
2009-04-23 13:18:07 wstites -> Have you gotten teachers on Twitter full blown yet?
2009-04-23 13:18:21 arvind -> http://yammer.com
2009-04-23 13:18:34 Melissa Smith -> We have a handful - but most "don't have the time"
2009-04-23 13:18:46 Melissa Smith -> one class twitters during the day
2009-04-23 13:19:26 matt montagne -> "Twitter is the messaging system we didn't know we needed" the folks at twitter
2009-04-23 13:19:39 sarah H -> Our HOS started twittering recently. He follows just a few people, including me, so I am feeling paranoid lately.
2009-04-23 13:19:47 matt montagne -> "Yammer is the messaging system Arvind's/Alex's schools didn't know they needed"
2009-04-23 13:20:09 matt montagne -> unanticipated outcomes of these resources is the beauty
2009-04-23 13:20:18 VinnieVrotny -> Yammer reduces the distance
2009-04-23 13:20:42 wstites -> Teachers need a purpose or reason to use Twitter or Yammer
2009-04-23 13:20:46 matt montagne -> look at Alex's use of twitter with grade 1 students
2009-04-23 13:20:58 Melissa Smith -> what was the reaction of the teachers to have to use this tool? is there a 140 character limit?
2009-04-23 13:21:09 wstites -> Wrote blog post about finding a tool to help find meaning: http://www.edsocialmedia.com/2009/04/twitter-teachers-and-the-tool/
2009-04-23 13:21:41 Melissa Smith -> thanks
2009-04-23 13:22:14 arvind -> Alex is talking about this Wall Street Journal article about the Kindle with his admin team: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123980920727621353.html
2009-04-23 13:22:28 arvind -> @Melissa - no 140 character limit, and you can add attachments, which is cool
2009-04-23 13:23:06 arvind -> @bill I thought people would need more of a reason to join Yammer, but they got it fast. There is a happy hour group, which people get, then there are professional-type groups
2009-04-23 13:23:11 arvind -> Oh yeah, nice feature of Yammer, groups
2009-04-23 13:23:37 Melissa Smith -> what is twitter camp?
2009-04-23 13:23:39 arvind -> Alex just mentioned TwitterCamp which is great: http://www.danieldura.com/code/twittercamp
2009-04-23 13:23:46 Melissa Smith -> nice thinkin
2009-04-23 13:23:48 Melissa Smith -> g
2009-04-23 13:24:07 wstites -> Yesterday I posted something about trying to get a Vodafone (Ireland telco) boradband modem and was contact by them within minutes.
2009-04-23 13:24:16 alex.ragone -> http://search.twitter.com/search?q=coll-treasure
2009-04-23 13:24:27 wstites -> Amazing how the follow/search feature works
2009-04-23 13:24:44 matt montagne -> we have all sorts of kids who are on facebook b4 13...there parents allow them to do it so tehy can connect with family and stuff...
2009-04-23 13:26:07 arvind -> hey Durff!
2009-04-23 13:26:08 matt montagne -> It is kinda funny, but when u imagine the "21st century school" you start to think of the features in a 1st grade class and the old one room school houses
2009-04-23 13:26:09 wstites -> We are asking questions about privacy with Facebook groups/pages for school with kids and student... if their profiles aren't protected there is risk of exposure.
2009-04-23 13:26:31 wstites -> Gotta head out for a conference call... have a great conversation everyone
2009-04-23 13:26:54 matt montagne -> let 'em bring things they already own!!!
2009-04-23 13:27:14 arvind -> thanks for being here, Bill
2009-04-23 13:27:33 matt montagne -> chau...gotta run
2009-04-23 13:29:37 alex.ragone -> http://www.edmodo.com/
2009-04-23 13:29:48 arvind -> Vinnie just mentioned http://www.edmodo.com/ a microblogging network for educators
2009-04-23 13:29:55 Melissa Smith -> great guy - quick to help you out
2009-04-23 13:29:55 arvind -> darn, Alex beat me to it!
2009-04-23 13:31:02 Melissa Smith -> would it be wrong to set up a place in SL for meeting? what about a snapfish site to share photos
2009-04-23 13:32:34 arvind -> hey Randy, welcome
2009-04-23 13:32:35 arvind -> audio on the right
2009-04-23 13:32:46 arvind -> on UStream
2009-04-23 13:33:06 arvind -> I struggle to introduce people to Second Life - too hard to get started
2009-04-23 13:33:12 arvind -> downloads are too web 1.0 :)
2009-04-23 13:33:25 arvind -> unless it's for an iPhone or BlackBerry
2009-04-23 13:34:07 mrsdurff -> our wifi is rrrreasaalllly sllllloooooooooow todaay
2009-04-23 13:35:13 Melissa Smith -> wanting to do that next year
2009-04-23 13:35:31 Melissa Smith -> google apps - why buy microsoft office when you got google?
2009-04-23 13:35:34 arvind -> hi lesliel, audion on the right at UStream
2009-04-23 13:35:59 Melissa Smith -> you letting kids have their own google homepage - set up how that they want?
2009-04-23 13:36:18 Melissa Smith -> who is monitoring the kids email?
2009-04-23 13:36:38 arvind -> the CIA? ;)
2009-04-23 13:36:41 sarah H -> @arvind yep. I have had two false starts and never really got in
2009-04-23 13:37:20 Melissa Smith -> HAHA - well they are now !
2009-04-23 13:38:13 sarah H -> I'm watching a Google Apps for Ed Webinar It's next Tuesday at 1pm eastern
2009-04-23 13:39:10 alex.ragone -> Hey Folks!
2009-04-23 13:39:42 Melissa Smith -> sarah - what's the link for that?
2009-04-23 13:40:17 arvind -> from @mrsdurff via Twitter: here, just can't interact - we are using Edmodo for our handshake period with another classroom in another state
2009-04-23 13:40:54 alex.ragone -> Thanks @mrsdurff
2009-04-23 13:40:58 sarah H -> https://googleonline.webex.com/mw0305l/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&si...
2009-04-23 13:41:03 Melissa Smith -> moodle seems to really be taking off
2009-04-23 13:41:05 sarah H -> sorry, it's awfully long
2009-04-23 13:42:46 Melissa Smith -> laptop institute? that's here in Memphis! have you seen how they are using social medial such as facebook for networking and advertising?
2009-04-23 13:43:14 VinnieVrotny -> yes Melissa, we had Lorri Jackson on last week.
2009-04-23 13:43:23 arvind -> some convo about streaming NECC here: http://www.necc2008.org/forum/topics/1997968:Topic:18448
2009-04-23 13:44:02 Melissa Smith -> OH! I listened to that! :-) durr
2009-04-23 13:44:40 Melissa Smith -> the connections in my brain are occurring
2009-04-23 13:46:39 arvind -> http://ebooks.nypl.org
2009-04-23 13:46:59 Melissa Smith -> how is the outside view on a kindle - can you see the screen?
2009-04-23 13:48:05 arvind -> You can see it anywhere that you can see a book
2009-04-23 13:48:10 Melissa Smith -> cool
2009-04-23 13:48:13 arvind -> and you can't see it where you can't see a book (i.e. the dark)
2009-04-23 13:48:24 Melissa Smith -> enjoyed listening - ;-)
2009-04-23 13:48:36 arvind -> oops, Pam, just finishing up here
2009-04-23 13:48:37 sarah H -> by all!
2009-04-23 13:49:06 arvind -> thanks for being here everyone!
2009-04-23 13:49:07 mrsdurff -> bye
2009-04-23 13:52:27 akatz -> hi everyone
2009-04-23 13:52:57 akatz -> got the link off twitter, so i thought id say hello