Seedlings 2009-05-14 with Thomas Cooper
Seedlings, collaborative projects, Thomas Cooper and how to get down!
If you have been wondering how to get started in a collaborative project using some of the google tools, this show is for you. Alice and Cheryl quiz Thomas on how he gets started using a particular tool, how he decides what to publish, research and how he engages many students in hands on learning and decision making.
30:55 [Message] tcooper66 hi everyone
31:00 [Message] alicebarr No problem Peggy... Meet Thomas
31:08 [Message] alicebarr He is our guest tonight
31:25 [Message] tcooper66 I know Peggy.
31:26 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings welcome Peggy
31:34 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Hello Terry
31:46 [Message] tkaminski Hello Cheryl
31:51 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings sound check Peggy or Terry
31:54 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Hi Shelia
32:01 [Message] tkaminski I cannot hear anything
32:14 [Message] Sheila Hi all!
32:16 [Message] PeggyG no audio for me yet
32:32 [Message] alicebarr Hold on a sec ":)
32:34 [Message] PeggyG Hi everyone-all ready for another exciting Seedlings show :-)
32:51 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings is there audio yet?
33:00 [Message] PeggyG not for me
33:36 [Message] alicebarr Chat in the chat room :)
34:12 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings restarting
34:35 [Message] tkaminski Well, here in Cold Lake, Alberta it is snowing!!! This is unusual for us at this time of year
34:50 [Message] Sheila Wow! How much?
34:51 [Message] tcooper66 must be pretty.
35:03 [Message] PeggyG wow! can't believe you have snow! It's about 102 degrees here in Phoenix AZ
35:12 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings should be coming to you soon!
35:25 [Message] Sheila I remember 7 years ago it snowed on the 12 here in NH. Not much, a dusting.
35:28 [Message] tkaminski We do not have a lot of snow but the cold weather is kind of depressing
35:47 [Message] PeggyG hearing the audio now. Just heard the tail end of 21st Century Learning :-)
36:08 [Message] Sheila sounds good!
36:14 [Message] PeggyG it's funny how that always happens--you get the end of the last streamed show when a new show starts up :-)
36:19 [Message] tcooper66 Atlanta
36:31 [Message] PeggyG great audio
36:36 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings YEAH, we are finally here.
36:48 [Message] Sheila Hi Bob!
37:00 [Message] Sheila Recover soon!
37:02 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings I had changed my server last week to just record as back up.So, back broadcasting again.
37:05 [Message] PeggyG Hi Thomas! Great to see you!
37:10 [Message] tcooper66 Hi Peggy
37:17 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Yes, shout out to Bob, hope you feel better soon!!!
37:19 [Message] tkaminski Welcome Thomas
37:40 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Terry, just as I was getting into the gardening, you have snow!
38:00 [Message] tkaminski I usually am planting the bedding plants by now
38:[Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Oh, your poor plants.
38:21 [Message] PeggyG that would be a great intro!
39:13 [Message] tkaminski Elluminate is awesome!!!
39:18 [Message] PeggyG what a great idea--Google Certified Teacher Talk Show!!
39:44 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Isn't that great, all kinds of apps
40:14 [Message] PeggyG will you do something on Trails and Google Earth/maps for iphone/itouch users?
40:24 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings oh, Peggy great idea.
40:25 [Message] tkaminski This is great. PD on Google tools. Please let us all when the show is and where we go to participate
40:40 [Message] PeggyG That is such a powerful app for schools!
40:40 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings We will be advertising this big time.
40:50 [Message] Sheila Very interesting idea!
40:52 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Yes Peggy, it is powerful and collaborative.
41:31 [Message] tkaminski Going to be using Google Apps in or 1 to 1 implementation starting Sept.09
41:43 [Message] alicebarr Very cool Terry!
42:25 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Terry, what is your hardware platform for the 1-1.
42:36 [Message] tkaminski Apple Macbooks
42:37 [Message] PeggyG we had our keynote speaker for AzTEA (Howie DiBlasi) focus on Google apps in his keynote and it was very exciting to introduce them to the participants!
42:43 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings We are looking at netbooks for our carts, not 1-1.
42:55 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Macbooks are what our state is looking at.
43:08 [Message] tkaminski Concerned how long a netbook will be functional
43:23 [Message] Sheila oh vernal pools!
43:28 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings http://sites.google.com/site/vernalpondsproject/
43:36 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings This is my favorite science topic.
43:44 [Message] PeggyG http://www.drhowie.com/page17.html Howie gave us a great handout on Google tools after his session
44:05 [Message] Sheila My former bio teacher is well known in MA for vernal pools.
44:15 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings http://whaleriderproject.wikispaces.com/ and another
44:21 [Message] PeggyG where in MA Sheila?
44:30 [Message] Sheila Reading, MA
44:36 [Message] Sheila Leo Kenney
44:51 [Message] PeggyG fantastic! I lived in Amherst, MA for about 15 years
46:14 [Message] Sheila What time frame did you do this?
46:32 [Message] Sheila Our seasons are a bit different.
46:48 [Message] PeggyG were you conducting water research during that project?
46:50 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings yes, Shelia, I think he is out of school nearly.
47:17 [Message] tkaminski I am sharing this vernal pods site with my Biology teachers who do a pond study every semester
47:45 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings absolutely.
48:32 [Message] PeggyG there was a group of HS students in AZ that took on conducting water quality research on local water streams/creeks a couple of years ago and it was such a valuable service for the area
49:21 [Message] PeggyG what an awesome project Thomas!
49:49 [Message] alicebarr Love this real research
50:03 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings this is just a great model of science research
50:[Message] PeggyG isn't it??!!
50:27 [Message] tkaminski 15 years ago our biology students studied the water quality in a river near an oilsands plant. Turns out the oilsands plant was contaminating the river. Students data helped get the oilsands plant to clean up the river.
50:44 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings students working on real projects
50:54 [Message] PeggyG now that's authentic learning @tkaminski!!!
53:02 [Message] PeggyG it will be really interesting for your students to do it again next year to compare the data with this year
53:40 [Message] PeggyG excellent idea for expanding the project next year with data from other areas
54:31 [Message] tkaminski Great integration of technology to study real world data
54:44 [Message] PeggyG that kind of collaboration on collecting data on a google doc is so exciting!
55:04 [Message] PeggyG http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgdwkz9w_98g5fmvhj
55:14 [Message] Sheila brb
55:19 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings ok shelia
55:26 [Message] PeggyG that was where I found the lab report template
55:52 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings thanks Peggy, this is such a comprehensive project I need a tour guide!
56:12 [Message] PeggyG me too--first I have to decode all of the science information!!
57:35 [Message] tkaminski Google docs allows these students to work collaboratively on this project any day or time
57:46 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings http://walkerwaterworld.pbworks.com/
57:57 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings This is Thomas' 5th grade project
58:22 [Message] PeggyG so sorry I have to leave you--need to join the Mark Treadwell Future of Education session. I'll have to catch the rest on the recording. Thanks for a great conversation!!
58:32 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings thanks Peggy! see ya,
02:18 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Here here, technology integration
02:33 [Message] Sheila Sorry, need to go. Will have to catch the podcast! :(
02:43 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings thanks shelia, see you soon.
02:44 [Message] Sheila Very interesting though1
05:49 [Message] alicebarr http://goapes.blogspot.com
05:57 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings http://goapes.blogspot.com/
06:17 [Message] alicebarr http://goapes.wikispaces.com
06:28 [Message] alicebarr http://goapes.ning.com
07:25 [Message] alicebarr Hello carolteach
07:54 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings welcome back carolteach4
08:07 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings how has your week been?
08:38 [Message] carolteach4 Hi, Alice - just got home from school - experimenting with new OCR software - glad to catch a few minutes of the show
08:54 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings how did it work with the OC?
08:59 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings OCT?
09:04 [Message] tkaminski Wish my biology teachers were participating tonight
09:08 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings OCR I'll get it.
09:23 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings me too terry! I will be sending this.
09:45 [Message] alicebarr @terry me too :)
10:02 [Message] carolteach4 pretty good - not perfect, but OmniPage is much better than what we had -costly-$150 -surprised they got it for me
10:11 [Message] tkaminski Yeak I forgot this will be archived. Definitely sending it to them
10:24 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings well when you have good reasons, they will support most things
12:15 [Message] tkaminski I agree that only a few share
12:47 [Message] carolteach4 I think that's the case in most schools, but gradually more and more teachers are coming aboard.
12:48 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings welcome Jamie
12:54 [Message] alicebarr Hi Jamie
12:57 [Message] jamie Hi all!
13:[Message] tkaminski I really appreciate that some of you are willing to share with the rest of us. ALL students are better off becasue of your sharing
13:32 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings isn't that the truth
13:50 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings evening Deb Barrows
13:52 [Message] alicebarr @Tkaminski That's what it's about
13:57 [Message] alicebarr Hi Deb!
14:06 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings collaborative projects! with Thomas Cooper
14:19 [Message] carolteach4 I love being part of the Seedlings Ning and have participated in the NCTE Ning, but I'm a little afraid to set one up myself. I like the speaker am afraid that not too many will participate.
14:25 [Message] Deb Barrows Hi - I love collaborative projects!
15:04 [Message] carolteach4 Oh, that's interesting - make it mandantory to use the NING. I'm not sure how that would go over.
15:21 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings good idea, mandatory ning use.
15:26 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings you don't have to convince the kids
15:30 [Message] alicebarr @CarolTeach for Teachers or students?
15:42 [Message] alicebarr Kids need no convincing
15:43 [Message] tkaminski Some people need to be forced to particapate before they realize what the benefits are
15:57 [Message] carolteach4 Our superintendent is keen on getting more teachers in our system to embrace Moodle. Since he sent out that notification, lots more teachers are expressing interest in learning how to use it.
16:00 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings I agree Terry, most need a push.
16:23 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings good for your supt. carolteach4
16:30 [Message] tkaminski Hoorah for your superintendent Carol
16:37 [Message] jamie People can't see the need until they've used the tool themselves. Hard to convince some.
16:39 [Message] carolteach4 @alice - to start, I'd like to set one up for teachers and then branch out - or have the teachers set up one for their students.
17:08 [Message] alicebarr I highly recommend teacehrs setting up for kidds. Cheryl can attest to how engaging
17:33 [Message] alicebarr HS Art at my school is using one and having huge success
17:35 [Message] carolteach4 I've seen Cheryl's comments on her NING, and it has whetted my appetite.
17:41 [Message] tkaminski @carolteach4 I would suggest starting with teachers. Once they use a NING and realize how great a tool it is then they will use it with their students
17:51 [Message] tcooper66 http://www.reefbase.org/
18:03 [Message] carolteach4 @tkaminski - that's what I thought
18:16 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Nings are great and you can ask for them to be with out ads if you promise that kids are over 13.
18:39 [Message] alicebarr http://expeditionlittrips.wikispaces.com
18:40 [Message] tkaminski Time flies when great ideas are being shared
18:44 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings http://expeditionlittrips.wikispaces.com/
18:52 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Thanks Terry
18:58 [Message] carolteach4 Please have the speaker put up the link he referenced previously.
11 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings www.reefbase.org
23:00 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Find your passion as a teacher!
23:18 [Message] carolteach4 Oh, those two links are so rich - so many opportunities
23:24 [Message] tkaminski I would like to have Thomas back again on Seedlings
23:48 [Message] alicebarr Thomas is amazing! We are going to start a show on Elluminate soon...
23:55 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings I thought it was quiet, people are checking links. Sure Terry we will have him back next fall. Plus, he will have his own show coming up in August.
24:21 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings Student choice and buyin!
24:21 [Message] tkaminski When will the Elluminate session be?
24:24 [Message] jamie @cheryloakes That's great!
24:35 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings I think Mondays starting late August.
24:46 [Message] carolteach4 Students picking their own interests - so important -so hard to achieve in a school where predetermined and packed curriculum rules
24:49 [Message] tkaminski I cannot wait @cheryloakes
25:33 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings me too! Terry.
25:37 [Message] carolteach4 Can we contact Thomas through those links with questions and for advice?
25:49 [Message] tkaminski One project per show would help us get other teachers online for that
25:57 [Message] tcooper66 [email protected]
26:07 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings good idea terry. one project one show.
26:29 [Message] carolteach4 That's exactly what our 8th grade teams are trying to do - collaborative integrated project - for last few weeks of school.
26:52 [Message] tcooper66 This is been so much fun.
27:14 [Message] alicebarr http://photosynth.net
27:29 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings hello bauwarter
28:15 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-DqZ8jAmv0
28:16 [Message] bauwarter Hi. I love being here live instead of weeks late in my car with my ipod.
28:58 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings http://news.cnet.com/an-experts-guide-to-youtube/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj...
29:03 [Message] Deb Barrows @bauwarter - I was just thinking the same thing!
29:08 [Message] tkaminski Thanks for the Youtube help Alice
29:09 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings http://www.thesmartbean.com/library/technology/scratch-day-2009-scratch-...
29:40 [Message] tcooper66 we are doing a scratch project with our new project Fueling America on Google Sites
29:55 [Message] tcooper66 It's a great program, students love it.
30:16 [Message] tkaminski Can you post Bob's Holocaust in Second life link?
30:28 [Message] carolteach4 I am dying to have the time to learn Scratch
30:30 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings http://dweeber.com/Intro.aspx
30:59 [Message] alicebarr @carolteach me too :) Learning it at NECC
34:02 [Message] cheryloakes~seedlings thanks to all of you in the chat.
34:06 [Message] alicebarr Thank you to our wonderful chat room!
34:08 [Message] tkaminski 2 weeks without Seedlings!! I am going to have withdrawal
34:23 [Message] carolteach4 Thanks, everyone.
34:24 [Message] alicebarr We'll miss you guys too!
34:26 [Message] jamie Thanks Seedlings!!
34:27 [Message] tkaminski Good night all
34:38 [Message] bauwarter Thanks for the Geek of the
34:44 [Message] bauwarter week
35:32 [Message] carolteach4 @Alice - hope I get to meet you this summer - maybe I can stop in at my alma marta(sp?) while you are teaching