Conversations Episode 97 - Exploring New Cultures - Heading to Belize
This week, Sheila brought along Tracy Sherrill and Tom Waldron to discuss the UNH Teacher Program trip to Belize. These extraordinary teachers learn about working cooperatively and working with different cultures by traveling to Belize to work in schools there.
You can find out more about the trip at this link. http://www.unh.edu/education/index.cfm?ID=AE6D7DDC-B1D3-0174-77D3FF16EAA9DDB8
11:24:51 Sheila : HI there!
11:25:04 Tracy : hello
11:28:19 Sheila : HI Scott!
11:28:49 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Hello, I'm getting my spanish directions ready to post :)
11:28:49 Lisa Parisi : Hello Karen...long time no talk
11:28:51 KarenJan : just stopping by to say hello! how is everyone!
11:29:01 Lisa Parisi : Thanks Scott
11:29:08 Sheila : HI Karen!
11:29:09 KarenJan : Hi Lisa, lots to catch up on
11:29:15 Lisa Parisi : Miss you. Yes we do.
11:29:35 KarenJan : I'm at my office, writing up reports and saw you tweeted out the link
11:30:30 Lisa Parisi : Hi Maureen
11:30:38 Maureen : Hi Lisa
11:31:21 Lisa Parisi : Hello Karen
11:31:32 Sheila : Hello everyone
11:31:53 McTeach (Karen) : Whoa...Maria sounds all official-like
11:32:05 Lisa Parisi : It happens every once in a while, Karen.
11:32:42 McTeach (Karen) : LOL! Good morning, Lisa!
11:32:43 Lisa Parisi : Hi Peggy
11:33:08 MariaK : @McTeach - of course I'm official!
11:33:09 PeggyG : Hi there. Where are you streaming? I don't have a ustream option showing
11:33:28 Maureen : It's up for me Peggy
11:33:32 MariaK : ustream
11:33:36 McTeach (Karen) : I've got it
11:33:40 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : ustream good here.
11:33:45 Lisa Parisi : Try a different browser peggy
11:33:50 McTeach (Karen) : Try a refresh
11:33:54 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Might need latest flash update...
11:34:09 PeggyG : I've tried Safari and FF and no ustream image at all! I have the lastest flash update! boo hoo!
11:34:29 Maureen : It's working in chrome for me
11:34:32 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Try going to the ustream page in a different tab.
11:34:38 PeggyG : I'll try chrome then.
11:34:39 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : ill get u the link...
11:35:19 Maureen : sounds like trial by fire
11:35:47 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : http://www.ustream.tv/channel/edtechweekly-132
11:36:23 PeggyG : that's the strangest thing! on all of my browsers there is a big white empty space for ustream!
11:36:26 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Sounds like more fun than my undergrad program
11:36:58 MariaK : but Scott - you'll be at the Lab school in Chicago. Not the rain forest but very exciting.
11:37:26 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : It is such a COOL place The building looks like Hogwarts!
11:38:16 PeggyG : can't even get in with the direct url--guess I'll have to catch the recording. I really wanted to hear about Belize!!
11:38:27 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Maybe a reboot...
11:41:37 Sheila : Scott - you're good!
11:42:05 McTeach (Karen) : Such cool pics!!
11:42:25 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : No, Google translate is good. I just copy/paste.
11:44:06 KarenJan : love the pics!
11:44:46 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Night hike in a jaguar preserve!?
11:45:05 KarenJan : terrifying!
11:45:16 KarenJan : absolutely beautiful water
11:46:57 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : (pics are making me hungry)
11:48:47 Lisa Parisi : HEllo Ginger!
11:48:51 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Hi Ginger
11:49:53 McTeach (Karen) : Good morning, Ginger!!
11:50:07 GingerTPLC : Hello! Trying to get my sound to going. :(
11:51:32 KarenJan : thank you! great to see everyone this morning but I have to get back to my report writing
11:51:41 KarenJan : thanks for sharing Sheila
11:51:42 Lisa Parisi : Bye Karen
11:51:44 MariaK : bye bye karen
11:51:47 KarenJan : bye everyone!
11:56:30 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Did you see any use of solar power when you were there?
11:57:15 Sheila : Some solar. Especially for a small village's community radio/phone.
11:57:26 Sheila : Not as much as you would think would be there.
11:59:03 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : I've been reading about the use of Stirling engines in remote areas for power generation.
11:59:13 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_engine
11:59:52 Tracy : interesting Scott
12:00:23 Tracy : I saw some cool roof water heaters on Barbados that uses solar power
12:00:39 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : It's a good compliment for solar.... They work well if there is cooling water available
12:00:48 Tracy : Have to go. Bye all!
12:00:58 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Bye
12:01:03 MariaK : thanks tracy. great to hear from you.
12:09:45 MariaK : There is so much that we take for granted. think of all the pencils the custodians sweep away each day.
12:10:56 McTeach (Karen) : Maria...I usually pick them up and put them in a basket that we call OfficeMac
12:11:22 McTeach (Karen) : Wait...what was the name of that book again?
12:11:28 Lisa Parisi : Material World
12:11:35 MariaK : http://www.amazon.com/Material-World-Global-Family-Portrait/dp/0871564300
12:11:58 McTeach (Karen) : Thank you!
12:13:21 Lisa Parisi : http://edupln.com/video/tmb-panyee-fc-short-film
12:13:29 Lisa Parisi : This is something I saw this morning
12:14:40 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : @Lisa. I saw that earlier today also. Its worth taking the time to watch.
12:16:50 McTeach (Karen) : I saw that! It's wonderful!
12:18:07 McTeach (Karen) : Well, isn't that the lesson? To be happy wherever you are, with whatever you have. And don't let the things you perceive to be obstacles stand in your way.
12:19:59 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : ... or teach them how to make their own
12:20:34 McTeach (Karen) : So are we! We have a couple hundred made so far!
12:31:22 Lisa Parisi : http://ettconversations.blogspot.com/
12:31:42 Lisa Parisi : Thank you all for coming.
12:32:05 McTeach (Karen) : Thank you!!
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