WOW2 Show #97 with guest Sharon Betts
Sharon Betts, experienced educator and ed techie extraordinaire, shares her global projects with us!
20:55:40 sroseman -> -EdTechTalk: hi Jen
20:58:37 JenW -> - Hey Sue
20:59:30 sroseman -> - hi there
20:59:42 sharonp -> - Hi Susan and Cathy
21:02:05 Cathy E -> - Yea, Welcoma Dr. Palma
21:02:18 Cathy E -> - you will love this group
21:02:32 Cathy E -> - Do you have audio?
21:03:20 JenW -> - Hello everyone -- we are just waiting for our guest to join us
21:03:24 JenW -> - we will be right with you
21:04:45 cheri t -> - Hi everyone!!! Tweet your friends to join us
21:05:35 JenW -> - http://www.typealyzer.com/index.php?lang=en
21:06:04 JenW -> - our delicious for tonight is: http://delicious.com/WOW2.0/wow2_20081118
21:06:20 JenW -> - http://www.bloglines.com/blog/andrewch?id=4
21:07:17 palmaada -> - Hi everyone! Glad to be with you.
21:07:19 JenW -> - Sharon's links: http://www.mysecurecyberspace.com/articles/statistics-trends/children-on...
21:07:45 JenW -> - http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/opinion/16kristof.html?_r=4&oref=slogi...
21:08:10 JenW -> - http://www.marketingcharts.com/interactive/vast-majority-of-todays-kids-...
21:08:44 cheri t -> - Hi Liz - you're doing some great stuff! My doc students are mesmerized :-)
21:10:40 JenW -> - Jen's Links: http://womenofweb2.ning.com/
21:11:55 Liz Kolb -> - @cheri Thank you for the compliment! I can say the same of you
21:12:20 cheri t -> - @Liz - thanks - we should work on something together
21:12:21 JenW -> - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/shiba-inu-puppy-cam
21:13:59 JenW -> - http://www.jenuinetech.com/bbfund.htm
21:16:34 sharonp -> - My big news - two more XO laptops donated to me to send to Africa... I was sooooo touched
21:17:58 JenW -> - excellent
21:19:25 JenW -> - http://sharonsshare.blogspot.com/
21:20:38 Liz Kolb -> - Do high school studnets like Ning or is it not close enough to Facebook/MySpace?
21:20:43 JenW -> - http://classroombraids.wikispaces.com/
21:20:52 JenW -> - Liz --I don't know --
21:21:04 JenW -> - sorry
21:21:49 cheri t -> - @Liz - My guess is that HS students prefer what they use socially, not what we choose for them to use
21:21:50 JenW -> - DELICIOUS FOR TONIGHT: http://delicious.com/WOW2.0/wow2_20081118
21:21:52 sharonp -> - hmmm.... you know, I think students tend to see onlien spaces used for education as not "their space" but a school space, but that's okay... they like they are using online spaces for different purposes
21:22:28 Cathy E -> - Sharon, your site is full of great resources - can't wait to dig deeper
21:22:35 JenW -> - http://classroombraids.wikispaces.com/Race-1
21:22:50 sharonp -> - wow, I want Sharon's job!
21:23:28 Liz Kolb -> - I agree with Sharon, I wonder if they set up a separate facebook for a class project--so it would not intrude with their private space?
21:23:55 sharonp -> - it has been done!
21:24:13 cheri t -> - @Liz - I think a big issue is that they may not want "adults" in their space
21:24:22 sharonp -> - My school which doesn't filter *anything* has decided to ban FB - as if it is the source of all evil
21:24:30 JenW -> - are you hearing distortion in the skype
21:24:32 Liz Kolb -> - Would love to know the student's reactions.
21:25:16 Liz Kolb -> - @cheri agreed. But I wonder if they should at least understand the public/private nature of the tool?
21:26:18 JenW -> - Hey @Paul
21:26:26 paulrwood -> - Good evening.
21:26:54 cheri t -> - @Liz - they really need that input - my undergrads don't know how to participate in a professional discussion online
21:27:34 cheri t -> - any questions for Sharon B?
21:27:37 Liz Kolb -> - For Sharon B...what are some of the best web tools (besides wikispaces) that have been helpful for your project?
21:28:22 Cathy E -> - Time is the biggest issue -
21:28:56 JenW -> - listen for your question Liz in 20 seconds or so
21:29:06 palmaada -> - Thank you for letting me share in this session. I am in awe of the good things that you all are doing. You have motivated me tremendously!
21:29:18 Liz Kolb -> - @Cheri Agreed. My undergrads-same problem.
21:29:22 JenW -> - thanks Palmaada
21:30:45 paulrwood -> - Not grade assess!
21:30:56 sharonp -> - good point Paul!
21:31:12 cheri t -> - @Paul - uhhhh ... that's what I meant :-) ... of course
21:31:56 Liz Kolb -> - Thanks Sharon
21:32:45 paulrwood -> - I do the same thing all the time.
21:33:15 Cathy E -> - I have been working with my teachers on a wiki for 3 years
21:33:24 Cathy E -> - finally some of them are coming around
21:33:52 sharonp -> - wow, so that is how long it takes for buy=in
21:33:54 sharonp -> - ?
21:33:58 paulrwood -> - Ugh! Homework!
21:33:58 cheri t -> - @Cathy E - congratulations!! It's exciting to share in their excitement
21:34:37 Liz Kolb -> - Agree with @CathyE this is the first year (after 3 years) that my students are voluntarily using our Wiki
21:35:06 Cathy E -> - I just never give up- keep pushing, keep bringing it to their attention
21:35:25 Cathy E -> - yea, that was my principal that was here
21:35:33 Cathy E -> - first time visitor -
21:35:33 cheri t -> - I am just now seeing fellow teacher ed faculty starting to come on board - and it's been 3 years here too
21:35:35 sharonp -> - my students seem to get on board faster
21:35:53 cheri t -> - @Cathy E - Welcome!! Thanks for coming in
21:35:53 Cathy E -> - she never got the audio tonight - but at least I got her in the chat:)
21:36:08 JenW -> - smiles we did mention that she was here
21:36:29 sharonp -> - I got the physics teacher not only into a moodle but into a wiki too
21:37:06 Cathy E -> - YOu Maine people are awesome
21:37:09 cheri t -> - My strategy has been to get the doc students on board - so when they GA with the faculty they drag them in
21:37:27 tami -> - @cheri That's what we do!!
21:37:43 cheri t -> - Yea, Tami!!! Star doc GA
21:37:52 tami -> - Ah, thanks!
21:38:00 paulrwood -> - Introduced wiki's this year and we have some that are going gangbusters and others are a bit slow but moving.
21:39:20 Cathy E -> - We are having so much fun embedding Google spreadsheet forms in our wiki (thanks to JenW)
21:39:44 JenW -> - I always smile when I remember that conversation CathyE
21:40:02 paulrwood -> - May have to import JenW to Dallas for some lessons and PD at my school
21:40:19 jan smith -> - I just took a course through Know School, and I am in one now!
21:40:19 JenW -> - don't tease :)
21:40:44 jan smith -> - BC is free.
21:40:49 JenW -> - I know the way to TEXAS!!! :)
21:41:11 cheri t -> - any questions, anyone?
21:41:14 paulrwood -> - Are you talking and eating at the same time Jen W
21:41:25 JenW -> - nope -- Mac is quite close
21:41:29 JenW -> - can't you hear him
21:41:44 paulrwood -> - Haha. I would love to have you come to Dallas for some lessons
21:41:57 JenW -> - @paulrwood -- We will talk!!!
21:42:09 paulrwood -> - Good deal
21:42:50 sharonp -> - ah yes, KnowSchools are for BC educators
21:43:06 paulrwood -> - Selection process is painful
21:43:33 JenW -> - selection for what??
21:43:36 JenW -> - welcome rsculin
21:43:43 paulrwood -> - NECC Ihelped this year
21:43:58 cheri t -> - @Paul - when do we find out?
21:44:05 JenW -> - I heard NEXT WEEK
21:44:09 JenW -> - but that is a rumor
21:44:10 sharonp -> - why was selection painful ? good or bad?
21:44:33 paulrwood -> - SOme have been saying December. I was only part of a selection committee for a particular strand
21:44:41 JenW -> - Ohhhhhh
21:44:45 JenW -> - I won't ask which strand
21:45:04 sharonp -> - lots of good stuff? or mediocre.... or??
21:45:17 paulrwood -> - Very laborious. Took me 8 hours to review 21 proposals of which they were going to take 2
21:45:25 sharonp -> - yowsa
21:45:32 cheri t -> - holy moley
21:45:35 JenW -> - no way
21:45:46 paulrwood -> - SOme were great some were not even close
21:46:04 JenW -> - could you guess who some of the presenters might be??
21:46:17 cheri t -> - any more questions for Sharon B?
21:46:29 JenW -> - Hey Vinnie
21:46:37 kcaise -> - +++
21:46:38 cheri t -> - Hi Vinnie
21:46:42 paulrwood -> - I know the ranking of the 21 in our group but I don't know the final decision
21:46:45 sharonp -> - HI Vinnie
21:46:47 VinnieVrotny -> - Hey there gang.
21:46:50 kcaise -> - sorry, puppies typing
21:47:13 VinnieVrotny -> - Had to get away from the family. They are beating me up for being too public on my twitter updates
21:47:22 sharonp -> - LOL
21:47:23 Liz Kolb -> - Thanks Ladies/sharon B! Enjoyed it.
21:47:36 cheri t -> - *)
21:47:46 cheri t -> - @Liz - thanks for coming
21:48:57 rscullin -> - Thanks for letting me listen in, here.
21:49:17 jan smith -> - will Sharon be doing another Know Schools course.
21:49:25 JenW -> - so vinnie your family looks over your shoulder -- or do they twitter as welll?
21:49:26 rscullin -> - When is the next topic/meeting/session?
21:49:34 JenW -> - Next Tuesday night for us
21:49:46 JenW -> - but if you go to the main page of edtechtalk -- they have shows every day
21:50:10 rscullin -> - Excellent. Thanks.
21:53:33 VinnieVrotny -> - @jenW no, I have kept my updates public and they check once in awhile. Tonight, they were none to happy.
21:53:45 jan smith -> - Great, glad to hear it!
21:53:48 VinnieVrotny -> - GTA was excellent
21:54:13 JenW -> - GTA in March 2007 was so long ago
21:54:16 JenW -> - I want to go again
21:54:26 cheri t -> - @Vinnie - I'm so jealous - couldn't make it up there for GTA or a couple of weeks ago for Lucy's gathering
21:54:44 sharonp -> - I am so jealous, no GTA in Canada yet ... :-(
21:55:16 jan smith -> - @sharonp time for us to start lobbying!
21:55:24 JenW -> - I think the GTA in 2007 was still new google -- SO MUCH has changed
21:55:43 cheri t -> - any last questions for Sharon B?
21:55:58 paulrwood -> - we have to ween ourselves off? No way!!
21:56:27 JenW -> - I wish they would let us go again to GTA
21:56:30 sharonp -> - OH MY! just counted my nings.... over 20 ??!! how did that happen?
21:56:33 jan smith -> - Could you drop one more link in that would connect us with the heart of all the stuff she is doing?
21:56:41 paulrwood -> - I get the shakes just thinking about that
21:56:53 sharonp -> - I think I need to prune
21:57:08 JenW -> - http://sharonbetts.info/
21:57:20 jan smith -> - Thanks Jen
21:57:33 VinnieVrotny -> - @cheriT couldn't make it to classroom 2.0 either. Too many things going on.
21:57:35 JenW -> - just added it to delivious
21:57:47 Cathy E -> - yea, another great show
21:57:52 JenW -> - http://delicious.com/WOW2.0/wow2_20081118
21:57:54 cheri t -> - @Vinnie - had to sacrifice and go to Orlando :-)
21:58:38 paulrwood -> - Thanks Ladies. You are always great.
21:59:22 JenW -> - http://newlearning.ning.com/
22:00:30 JenW -> - http://more2learn.wik.is/
22:02:00 cheri t -> - Thank you everyone - see you all next week - bring your friends
22:03:18 JenW -> - thanks so much for being here!!
22:03:25 JenW -> - we look forward to seeing you next week
22:03:31 JenW -> - PLEASE take care until then!!!
22:04:20 jan smith -> - bye!