SEEDlings 2008-12-4 with Sandy Morgan at Facts4Me.com
callajud -> Hi is there an event in session?
bobsprankle -> hello henry
cheryloakes~seedlings -> hi Sandy
alicebarr (seedling) -> can you hear us?
cheryloakes~seedlings -> evening Henry
smorgan03 -> Hi, Cheryl
bobsprankle -> hi all
bobsprankle -> can you hear us?
cheryloakes~ -> back again
cheryloakes~ -> any sound yet?
bobsprankle -> sound?
cbrannon -> not on my end
cbrannon -> there we go. now i got it
cheryloakes~ -> please click on itunes and edtechtalk a
bobsprankle -> :)
Henry Thiele -> Hello all :)
cheryloakes~ -> evening henry, glad you are here.
cheryloakes~ -> hi dianne, welcome
bobsprankle -> hi dianne
bobsprankle -> facts4me.com
dianne -> HI
dianne -> have you started yet cuz I'm not getting audio?
cbrannon -> Cool site. Will use the Animals section in my classes.
bobsprankle -> yes... we've started... do others hear us?
cbrannon -> I have sound
cheryloakes~ -> please go to edtechtalk a, click itunes or window media
dianne -> ok I think I have it
bobsprankle -> :)
BarbInNebraska -> Hello!
cbrannon -> Hey, Barb.
bobsprankle -> hi barb!
cheryloakes~ -> Barb I just told your story about looking for reference for students.
BarbInNebraska -> @cheryl Darn, I missed it!
cbrannon -> It is very clean looking
cheryloakes~ -> you can hear it in the podcast.
cbrannon -> no distractions for the kids!
BarbInNebraska -> I like that their are NO ads!
cheryloakes~ -> yes, no ads , very clean looking.
BarbInNebraska -> @cheryl, thanks, I'll download it!
BarbInNebraska -> They love to be the 'authority' on a subject.
cheryloakes~ -> welcome James and Henry, again
James Sigler -> Hello everybody!
cheryloakes~ -> yes Barb, it makes them the leader in the subject
BarbInNebraska -> HI James!
Henry Thiele -> In and out - it is bedtime around here
BarbInNebraska -> That's sweet! :-)
cheryloakes~ -> hi lpatterson! welcome to the conversation
James Sigler -> What's the topic?
cbrannon -> facts4me.com
alicebarr (seedling) -> Sandy Morgan @ facts4me.com
BarbInNebraska -> http://librivox.org
bobsprankle -> thanks for that barb!
cheryloakes~ -> I like the simple, pattern of the information at facts4me
James Sigler -> Did the kids help do research for the site?
cheryloakes~ -> facts4me is a research site for students
cheryloakes~ -> evening lee-anneP, welcome our conversation is about research for students
cheryloakes~ -> young students, elementary
Lee-AnneP -> greetings from Hong Kong
bobsprankle -> hello hong kong!
James Sigler -> But what if the subscription for stockphotos end. Does the license end?
cheryloakes~ -> Oh, evening to HongKong!
Lee-AnneP -> no morning - sick kid so home from work
cheryloakes~ -> user id for the site=seedlings and pw is 2008 until December 31, 2008
bobsprankle -> :)
cheryloakes~ -> Thanks to Sandy for offering this opportunity to try this facts4me subscription until Dec. 31, 2008
cheryloakes~ -> If you are listening to this podcast you can contact www.facts4me.com and try this out.
cbrannon -> great! wrote it down! thanks!
James Sigler -> Great! thanks
dianne -> Awesome- I can't wait to share this with teachers
cheryloakes~ -> The sample tour shows all the topics at the site.
James Sigler -> Me students are currently doing research on millipedes, frogs, and crabs
James Sigler -> *My students
cbrannon -> Who does the fact checking or where do the facts come from?
James Sigler -> Like the great pictures and simple language.
cheryloakes~ -> James, isn't it great! so comfortable for students.
Lee-AnneP -> is there a way for teachers to recommend topics to be included?
cheryloakes~ -> Evening Lorna, and welcome.
Lorna -> hmm parents? missed the link Cheryl
James Sigler -> Is this like a kid-friendly encyclopedia?
cheryloakes~ -> We will ask your questions as you present them.
Lorna -> just started listening
cheryloakes~ -> This conversation is about young children's research at facts4me.com
Lorna -> thnx
cbrannon -> thanks for asking my question!
cbrannon -> If we subscribe is there a way to help correct any mistakes?
cheryloakes~ -> sure thing cbrannon it is all about open source conversations!
cbrannon -> Sounds like she is open to help...that is great!
cbrannon -> haha
cheryloakes~ -> Sandy sounds like she is in the trenches with us, doesn't she?
James Sigler -> How is this subscription-based read-only encyclopedia better than a student-created free wiki of student research?
Lee-AnneP -> thanks for asking my question - can you put email address into chat plse
James Sigler -> Can students contribute?
cheryloakes~ -> No ads, and a pattern of information is what I think.
cheryloakes~ -> [email protected]
James Sigler -> @Cheryl pattern of information?
cheryloakes~ -> A photo, A title, a simple beginning, middle , end and it looks so appealing to kids, to me.
James Sigler -> Often, teachers do hold the students back from researching on the internet, esp primary students
James Sigler -> True looks very kid-friendly
Henry Thiele -> has anyone used quintura for kids?
cbrannon -> Yes. Clean is really good...especially for my "special students"
cheryloakes~ -> Henry, what is the url for quintura and what grade level?
Henry Thiele -> http://quinturakids.com/
cheryloakes~ -> thanks Henry will check later
Henry Thiele -> It is a visual search engine, so even the little guys can drill through it - probably 2-6 on the text and k-6 on images
James Sigler -> Oh, love the prominant citation info
cheryloakes~ -> thanks Henry!
James Sigler -> not transformative, but filling a need in the derth of kid-friendly sites for research
bobsprankle -> right, james
cheryloakes~ -> but transformative from teaching in the classroom and now from the web.
Lee-AnneP -> will be sharing with primary colleagues in HK!
cheryloakes~ -> thanks Lee-AnneP, sharing is what it is about.
Lee-AnneP -> Is the subscription price the same for US and International schools - what about the time difference?
James Sigler -> true, it may transform the practice of those teacher who hold their elementary students back from internet research
cheryloakes~ -> will get that question Lee AnneP
cbrannon -> Leeanne. the site says you can request a different time frame.
James Sigler -> Going to add it to our school bookmarks
Lee-AnneP -> would also be good for secondary kids with learning needs
cheryloakes~ -> yes, Lee-AnneP, for English as second language is where Sandy started
James Sigler -> Can students contribute?
Lee-AnneP -> sorry gotta go to Dr - been great to participate
cheryloakes~ -> bye Lee-AnneP, thanks for coming
Lee-AnneP -> will listen to rest via podcast
cheryloakes~ -> it willbe posted tomorrow
cheryloakes~ -> The chat will be posted to, with all the great links.
James Sigler -> Just friendly site?
James Sigler -> Student-friendly site?
James Sigler -> Can students contribute for free?
cheryloakes~ -> evening n2teaching, welcome
n2teaching -> Thanks!
James Sigler -> Woof!
cheryloakes~ -> thanks James, we need the cue
dianne -> Thanks Sandy! Keep up the great work. All students will benefit! Nite
cheryloakes~ -> http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/ Sandy's Geek
n2teaching -> Just got home and found Alice's Plurk. I suppose you are finished now?
cheryloakes~ -> http://www.tripadvisor.com is her other one
dianne -> guess I should stick around :?
cheryloakes~ -> we are just at geek of the week
alicebarr (seedling) -> http://readitlaterlist.com/
cbrannon -> cool...so I can use it if I dont have firefox with google reader?
James Sigler -> don't they call that del.cio.us?
alicebarr (seedling) -> @james I like it becasue it pulls things out of my RSS Reader
James Sigler -> Yeah! no student e-mails
cheryloakes~ -> http://www.ipeace.me/events/event/show?id=2217368%3AEvent%3A161616 hi bmuench!
bobsprankle -> dabbleboard.com
James Sigler -> @alice automatically? Wow!
James Sigler -> Dabbleboard sounds great!
alicebarr (seedling) -> @James yes It's amazing!
cheryloakes~ -> www.eluminate.com
James Sigler -> Would be great for syncronous collboration between 3 classes
alicebarr (seedling) -> Just lost audio
cheryloakes~ -> yes james would be goo
alicebarr (seedling) -> BRB
James Sigler -> Yeah Missouri!
James Sigler -> Oops there want audio
James Sigler -> Ok back
cbrannon -> I now have 7 pages open to go and check out....thanks!
cheryloakes~ -> good luck with the 7 pages.
alicebarr (seedling) -> Hey Ben!
BarbInNebraska -> That's a nice story!
cheryloakes~ -> Evening Ben!
bmcnaboe -> hello!
James Sigler -> My students are putting their research onto our class wiki this week
cheryloakes~ -> so glad you all joined us
cbrannon -> Yesh, I have a private wiki going for the body systems...
cbrannon -> audio again
cbrannon -> Yeah, not yesh
James Sigler -> @cbrannon great!
cbrannon -> Got to go......thank you....I'm on twitter as cbrannon if you want to check me out and my class wiki
cbrannon -> bye!
cheryloakes~ -> getting ready for the ending, thanks all
bobsprankle -> thanks to all!
cheryloakes~ -> join us next week for Carla Arena
James Sigler -> good show! :)
cheryloakes~ -> thanks for being here.
n2teaching -> Thanks for having us!
cheryloakes~ -> bye all
bobsprankle -> bye all
James Sigler -> nite all