Making Connections #29
Brewster Bartlett, a NH high school teacher, shared information about the Road Kill Project that he started. Sheila Adams, a WCA intern, joined us to talk about her involvement in this web based project.
19:01:41 dgoodman_1958 - can you hear us
19:01:48 MariaK - can you hear the stream
19:02:19 Cris - I don't yet. Has it begun?
19:02:34 MariaK - we just started
19:03:08 dgoodman_1958 - Can anyone hear the stream
19:03:28 dgoodman_1958 - Maria is hosting
19:03:38 dgoodman_1958 - Linda, can you hear the stream
19:03:49 sheila - Hi brewster
19:04:06 Linda J - getting there
19:04:58 Lisa - Sheila, Helps to scroll down, I guess. Couldn't find where to enter the textI have now.
19:05:09 Linda J - please send me the link to hear the stream
19:05:10 sheila - HI lisa
19:05:19 Lisa - hi sheila
19:05:24 MariaK - are we streaming
19:05:38 Cris - Cris is from Raleigh. Hello!
19:05:47 Linda J - skype?
19:05:57 Cris - I can hear!
19:06:06 dgoodman_1958 - yea
19:07:03 Lisa - Which should I click on Talk A or B?
19:07:06 judi epcke - loud and clear =)
19:07:17 judi epcke - talkA
19:07:24 MariaK - hello michelle
19:07:26 Lisa - thanks
19:08:06 sheila - @Lisa can you hear?
19:08:12 Lisa - No
19:08:32 alicemercer - I hear on ETTA
19:08:43 sheila - roadkill.wikispaces.com for some info
19:09:08 sheila - roadkill.edutel.com
19:09:38 MariaK - thanks everyone for being here
19:10:03 MariaK - We're talking about the Road Kill Project - science for your students!
19:10:08 sheila - @lisa - you will get kicked off but go to the edtechtalk.com/live page and click on a media player to hear then log in again.
19:10:22 mary - hahahaha
19:11:00 Lisa - Now I can hear!
19:11:06 sheila - yeah
19:11:17 dgoodman_1958 - Great Lisa
19:11:43 sheila - This was the beginning of the internet when this started.
19:11:49 dgoodman_1958 - anyone want to join in the skype call
19:11:49 MariaK - roadkill.edutel.com
19:11:51 Linda J - finally...I can hear!!!
19:12:04 MariaK - hello Linda
19:12:08 Linda J - hi
19:13:27 alicemercer - Hey, that would be a great project for twitter?
19:13:44 dgoodman_1958 - hi cathy
19:13:44 Cathy E - Audio is great
19:13:52 Cris - Hi there Cathy
19:14:17 dgoodman_1958 - roadkill.edutel.com
19:14:23 MariaK - hey cathy - are you checking up on us
19:14:26 bsch1964 - monarch, I would like to hear more about that one day
19:14:29 Linda J - Hi!
19:14:30 MariaK - hello doug
19:14:45 dgoodman_1958 - roadkill.wikispaces.com
19:14:53 dougsymington - Hi Maria and all
19:14:56 dgoodman_1958 - Hi DOug
19:15:08 bsch1964 - I have my own monarch butterfly habitat
19:15:27 MariaK - we do the monarch thing in the fall here in NH
19:15:45 bsch1964 - I have eggs on my plants now!
19:16:13 dgoodman_1958 - how about on the bus ride to and from school each day
19:16:19 alicemercer - Or pulling data into Many eyes?
19:16:30 alicemercer - @dgoodman: Yeah!
19:16:44 dgoodman_1958 - lots of dear here
19:16:45 MariaK - alice - want to be skyped in to talk about Many eyes?
19:17:02 dgoodman_1958 - Id like to hear more about many eyes
19:18:16 alicemercer - IN a bit. let's here more about data collection?
19:18:20 Cathy E - I have a 5th grade teacher that will all over this topic
19:18:26 Linda J - cool! I love it!
19:18:57 alicemercer - Maria, when you need "extension" of discussion, which I don't think is now.
19:19:55 MariaK - right - Brewster and sheila will follow up on that!
19:19:56 dgoodman_1958 - are the kids able to identify all the animals they see
19:20:23 sheila - My project is posted on roadkill.wikispaces.com
19:20:56 Lisa - sheila, can you help, me get started?
19:21:07 sheila - sure!
19:21:49 alicemercer - What about Dgoodman's point about having kids do ids on bustrip?
19:22:09 Linda J - HA!
19:22:17 dougsymington - gotta love the URP
19:22:21 Lisa - actually, I remember driving my son phil around looking for roadkill for his class with brewster back in '96, I think
19:22:33 sheila - wow
19:22:44 Cathy E - Linda are you hanging with this conversation?
19:22:56 alicemercer - Lots of URPs on bus ride
19:23:04 dgoodman_1958 - yes alice
19:23:17 MariaK - yummy - roadkill pizza
19:23:26 dgoodman_1958 - good use of cell phone cameras
19:23:28 Linda J - LOL! Only because I am entertained! I'm not going to look!
19:23:52 dgoodman_1958 - I like that extension Shelia
19:24:03 alicemercer - Dgoodman: I can see using cameras and twitter to send data
19:24:09 dgoodman_1958 - yes
19:24:13 alicemercer - Or some of form of sms?
19:24:43 dougsymington - tags in Flickr would be good too--have to look for URP next time I'm in...
19:24:47 MariaK - absolutely - @alicemercer - photos and twitter
19:24:52 MariaK - and tags
19:25:33 sheila - @Michele, do you want to share what you have the kids do?
19:26:01 dgoodman_1958 - hwy versus backroad
19:26:52 dgoodman_1958 - good question to discuss-is roadkill ever good
19:26:56 sheila - This is a way to monitor amphibians too
19:27:16 alicemercer - Who is gentleman talking?
19:27:24 sheila - Brewster Bartleet
19:27:32 sheila - Oops Bartlett
19:27:39 MariaK - nh teacher - hs
19:27:49 alicemercer - Would brewster want to incorporate SMS?
19:27:54 bsch1964 - What grade does he do this with?
19:28:05 dougsymington - wonderful convo, have to run, hope to be back in a bit
19:28:18 sheila - He teaches HS, his wife is 6th grade, I am 7th grade
19:28:48 bsch1964 - thanks
19:28:53 sheila - Hi Tracy
19:29:05 sheila - @Tracy, can you hear?
19:29:10 Linda J - my 3rd graders would love it
19:29:11 tsherrill - great info so far!
19:29:38 Cathy E - Great chat room - welcome everyone!
19:29:46 alicemercer - Twitter is SMS, text messages that send an email?
19:29:50 Linda J - what a way to intro local animal population
19:29:56 bsch1964 - I have 3 third graders and 1 K that would like this
19:30:08 Linda J - if this wouldn't get their attention nothing will
19:30:33 dgoodman_1958 - camera more for identification
19:30:57 Linda J - live version would be better for me:)
19:31:07 bsch1964 - we have them in GA
19:31:32 bsch1964 - ARmodillos that is
19:31:36 sheila - do you have a picture of it?
19:31:42 bsch1964 - no
19:32:32 alicemercer - I know I guy in South Africa
19:32:33 sheila - High number of roadkill indicates a high population.
19:32:47 alicemercer - Australia is more likely
19:33:11 alicemercer - Okay my question, is the database available to copy, work with?
19:33:30 Lisa - mexico they have great animals Iwonder if I could make contact with a school there...
19:33:38 MariaK - alice - can I skype you in?
19:33:40 bsch1964 - yes! good point
19:33:55 alicemercer - Yep
19:33:58 dgoodman_1958 - @cathye how about your contact in Australia
19:34:30 alicemercer - @MARIA Skype me
19:34:36 bsch1964 - I have been trying to figure ways to help them to converse.
19:35:09 MariaK - i dont see you alice
19:35:17 shoemap - Sorry... arrived late. Is there a link for the project?
19:35:23 dgoodman_1958 - yes, database, writing, habitats, disease, etc. etc. etc
19:35:32 Cathy E - http://roadkill.edutel.com/rkregistration.html
19:35:38 sheila - roadkill.edutel.com and roadkill.wikispaces.com
19:35:47 shoemap - Thanks!
19:36:06 Cathy E - OHHH outside of the box!!
19:37:53 bsch1964 - Lots of roadkill in GA
19:38:10 Cathy E - Snowbanks - what are those? We never have snow here in eastern NC
19:38:10 sheila - our school's data is at www.ryejrhigh.org/roadkill/roadkill.htm
19:38:18 bsch1964 - year round
19:38:41 bsch1964 - yeah, I have not seen snow since 89
19:38:41 dgoodman_1958 - @cathye lol
19:38:52 sheila - @Michele, grab the phone from Brewster and share
19:39:16 bsch1964 - cool
19:39:43 MariaK - @bsch1964 - where are you from?
19:39:54 bsch1964 - Jesup, GA
19:40:08 MariaK - we'll send you some snow
19:40:23 bsch1964 - thanks
19:40:27 alicemercer - http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/home
19:41:00 dgoodman_1958 - for all grades-graphing
19:41:08 MariaK - hello cheryl
19:41:10 Cathy E - Hello MS Oakes
19:41:22 bsch1964 - Is there a way to keep this chat log
19:41:26 cheryloakes vacation - hello, on vacation just stopping by before dinner."-)
19:41:39 Cathy E - the chat log will be posted with the audio in a few days
19:42:04 alicemercer - I want to think about using this with 6th graders if not this year, then next year.
19:42:06 MariaK - cathy - I'll need your help with the chat log – will get it for me
19:42:07 Cathy E - Hello Michelle
19:42:18 alicemercer - Pull it into Many Eyes, and play with visualizations.
19:42:19 Cathy E - @ Maria- yes
19:42:36 alicemercer - @maria, I'm muted btw
19:42:43 bsch1964 - what is many eyes
19:42:48 alicemercer http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/home
19:42:59 bsch1964 - thanks
19:43:02 alicemercer - It's a site the IBM put up to do collaborative data visualizations
19:43:08 dgoodman_1958 - does the number of roadkill rise during mating season
19:43:39 dgoodman_1958 - numbers rise or falll during hunting season
19:43:46 bsch1964 - cool
19:44:04 dgoodman_1958 - after storms and pollutions too
19:44:28 tsherrill - i'm curious to know the connection with earth science...
19:44:51 dgoodman_1958 - this topic coudl go in many directions and cover many grade spans
19:44:58 alicemercer - Tsherrill: the flooding issue.
19:45:15 tsherrill - Thanks
19:46:56 drsplatt - You get my wife talking about earth science she will go on and on
19:47:12 MariaK - and you are so quiet brewster!
19:47:35 tsherrill - thanks michelle... that helps tremendously
19:48:19 sheila - Feel free to join the wiki and contribute ideas, comments and questions.
19:48:32 dgoodman_1958 - oh i am thinking-assign bus routes as group project
19:48:44 MariaK - wiki address again - sheila
19:48:48 sheila - I like that deb
19:48:58 sheila - roadkill.wikispaces.com
19:49:00 alicemercer - I wonder if incoporating SMS could be done easily, if you take email, SMS is very similar, BUT I understand if you DON'T want to take it on?
19:49:17 drsplatt - Those that have the most toys always wins!
19:49:22 alicemercer - I think it would be an issue of time with the DB manager
19:49:26 mary - I have to go folks
19:49:36 mary - thanks for a great show
19:49:43 dgoodman_1958 - bye mary- glad to have you here
19:49:50 alicemercer - setting up the twitter/SMS account so it feeds, but i understand not wanting to go there, lol
19:49:52 Cathy E - Thanks for coming, Mary
19:50:32 dougsymington - wonderful show
19:50:40 MariaK - thanks doug!
19:50:54 Cathy E - This must be a first for ETT
19:51:05 shoemap - Thank you - I have never heard of the project before. Sounds awesome!
19:51:13 dgoodman_1958 - cool-google earth
19:51:25 dgoodman_1958 - how about mapping where you're data is coming from
19:51:38 alicemercer - BUT if the data is open we can do it?
19:52:06 dgoodman_1958 - very true statement
19:52:27 bsch1964 - I would like to know about what he has to say about Monarchs.
19:52:29 dgoodman_1958 - i think the student interest keeps you going with a project
19:52:54 dgoodman_1958 - i see that now
19:53:03 bsch1964 - great show guys
19:53:07 dgoodman_1958 - wheelchair, laptop, headset
19:53:21 dgoodman_1958 - the future looks brighter
19:53:52 sheila - If the wheelchair is motorized . . . hmmmm
19:54:09 dgoodman_1958 - oh, everything must be motorized by then
19:54:36 Linda J - Wonderful show! Thanks! Must go eat!
19:54:49 bsch1964 - I do!
19:54:56 tsherrill - Thanks guys, got to go.
19:55:07 Cathy E - Bye Linda
19:55:12 tsherrill - ok Sheila, I might just try it
19:55:16 dgoodman_1958 - bye linda
19:55:18 bsch1964 - but the butterflys are alive
19:55:25 Lisa - thanks for the intro, lots of great ideas! I'll skype you soon, Sheila!
19:55:28 bsch1964 - thanks
19:55:30 sheila - @tracy - great!@
19:55:47 sheila - roadkill.edutel.com
19:55:49 dgoodman_1958 - Thanks Brewster and Shelia - great topic and lots of possibilities
19:55:53 dgoodman_1958 - cant wait to share
19:55:54 dougsymington - what's the fun that? Live butterflies, I mean....just kidding
19:55:59 sheila - @lisa - later!
19:56:26 michele bartlett - thanks for having us- Sheila and Maria
19:56:40 Cathy E - Thank you - wonderful job
19:57:36 Cathy E - Go Shelia
19:57:55 sheila - www.ryejrhigh.org/ellwood
19:58:03 shoemap - Sheila is a star for class of 2.4!
19:58:06 sheila - for Antarctica teacher
bsch1964 -Thanks for allowing me to chat in my first live cast.
19:58:23 sheila - let's wait and see after tomorrow!
19:58:31 dgoodman_1958 - great to have you bsch1964
19:58:43 dgoodman_1958 - sheila you will be fine
19:58:50 sheila - ahhhhh
19:58:55 bsch1964 - you were great bru!
19:59:03 drsplatt - Will see you on the highways on March 10th!
19:59:26 Cathy E - Ya Maria
19:59:28 sheila - Thanks Brewster and Michele
19:59:36 dougsymington - wooohooo great show
19:59:48 sheila - and thank you to Paul Colombo who hosts the project.
19:59:59 dougsymington - just posted to twitter that I'll never look at roadkill in the same way again!
20:00:21 dougsymington - take care all
20:00:28 sheila - bye doug
20:00:31 MariaK - goodnight everyone
20:00:40 dgoodman_1958 - :D
20:01:12 Cathy E - Getting 'Wild Blue" Internet installed next Tues - keep your fingers crossed
20:01:32 drsplatt - Thanks again...Signing off....Dr. Splatt
20:01:46 sheila - Thanks all!