It's Elementary #38 - Summer PD and Stuff
Listen as the It's Elementary Team dicusses our summer activities such as NECC 2009, Building Communities, Edbublogger Con and local conferences. We also had a special song by Kevin Honeycutt "Love Them and Let Them Go". Hope you enjoy the show and remember we broadcast the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Our next show will be Monday September 14th where we will dicuss; "Bringing it Home", how we take what we learn in our online spaces with to our day job. See you then.
20:55:49 Durff : hi jose
20:56:48 JoseRodriguez : Hi..
20:58:29 Durff : hi sr
20:58:45 Durff : show starts in a few
21:00:32 Durff : we are working on technical difficulties
21:00:52 AliceMercer : Hi SR do we know you?
21:01:09 sr : sroseman
21:01:17 Durff : hi
21:01:22 sr : http://twitter.com/sroseman
21:01:24 Durff : hi marragern
21:01:33 Durff : on ustream
21:01:41 marragem : Hi Durff
21:01:55 sr : I believe we may have met at the blogger's cafe at NECC
21:02:03 sr : hi durf
21:03:27 JoseRodriguez : Hi sroseman
21:03:54 Durff : hi dorie
21:04:06 doriedance : Hi everyone
21:04:16 Durff : sound on ustream
21:05:58 Durff : hi marragem
21:06:21 marragem : Hi - I'm back - lost you all for a bit
21:06:30 JoseRodriguez : well welcome back
21:06:37 Durff : indeed
21:06:42 marragem : yep!
21:06:58 marragem : I'm coming again next year...for longer!
21:07:22 Durff : where did you travel from?
21:07:36 marragem : Australia
21:07:56 Durff : wow!!
21:08:36 JoseRodriguez : http://www.thethinkingstick.com/necc-is-about-conversations
21:08:37 Durff : hi ca
21:09:04 JoseRodriguez : Here is a post by Jeff Utech talking about necc.. and the back channeling going on
21:09:32 Durff : more balanced because less people?
21:09:50 marragem : Agree Jose - that was the reason I made the trip over. To be part of the conversations...& f2f was even better!
21:10:35 JoseRodriguez : It also depends on your experience..
21:10:45 marragem : loved being part of the audience
21:10:52 Durff : why do you prefer the lounge?
21:11:01 marragem : yes, you have the best seats, Maria
21:11:12 Durff : stage right?
21:11:49 marragem : we were on our laptops & iphones!
21:11:54 sr : Jeff was very conversational!!
21:11:56 Durff : :)
21:12:10 Durff : ah!
21:12:17 sr : met the Internet Rock Stars
21:12:28 Durff : who are they?
21:12:35 Durff : do they sing?
21:13:04 sr : Jeff Vicki Davis Sharon Peters Kevin Honeycutt yada yada
21:13:31 Durff : yada?
21:13:48 JoseRodriguez : I do..have a kevin honeycutt song I would love to play for y'all later on
21:13:48 Durff : and what makes any one of them better than you or I?
21:14:01 Durff : great
21:14:04 Durff : !
21:14:42 JoseRodriguez : Hi Liz..
21:14:43 Durff : hi liz
21:14:47 lizbdavis : Hi everyone
21:15:04 lizbdavis : Love edubloggercon
21:15:20 MariaK : hi liz b davis
21:15:31 lizbdavis : It helps in the BYO if there is wifi
21:15:56 Durff : and wifi that works well
21:15:57 MariaK : http://www.thethinkingstick.com/necc-is-about-conversations
21:16:19 AliceMercer : my blogging: http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/tag/necc09/
21:16:58 MariaK : I agree about the conversations.
21:17:19 lizbdavis : Hi Maria
21:18:01 AliceMercer : My Links: http://www.diigo.com/user/alicemercer/necc09?tab=250
21:18:10 JoseRodriguez : Oh yeah also people you work with..
21:18:30 AliceMercer : The "I must be a Gladwell Hater" post http://teachpaperless.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-must-be-malcolm-gladwell-ha...
21:19:02 lizbdavis : Yay
21:19:04 AliceMercer : Yeah LIZ
21:19:06 sr : This was my first NECC
21:19:16 AliceMercer : Liz' session at EBC was FANTASTIC!
21:19:18 AliceMercer : About PD
21:19:22 Durff : will you return sue?
21:19:24 lizbdavis : Thanks Alice
21:19:29 AliceMercer : very interactive, and we did small group stuff.
21:19:30 sr : Yes I would love to
21:19:42 marragem : my first too, Sue
21:19:48 AliceMercer : My review: http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2009/07/04/reflections-on-edubloggercon-2009/
21:19:53 MariaK : http://bobsprankle.com/bitbybit_wordpress/
21:19:58 Durff : hi lazy
21:20:09 Durff : hi jen
21:20:44 sr : I chose names I was familiar with ..Alan November, Kathy Schrock, Tammy Worcester, Gail Lovely, Joyce Valanza Steve Hargadon
21:20:54 sr : their sessions
21:21:00 Durff : wb marragem
21:21:09 Durff : hi gf
21:21:24 lizbdavis : Alice - I would love to have your input on my post today on Commercial Influence at Edubloggercon East: http://www.edtechpower.com
21:21:29 Durff : Maria took many cabs
21:22:55 lizbdavis : I go to conferences for the face to face interactions. That is the best part.
21:23:17 AliceMercer : You know Liz, I don't mind the commercial folks, like Wikispaces, etc. being there...but they need to respect the space
21:23:31 Durff : best reason to attend virtually is interactions
21:23:37 AliceMercer : Hence the Pearson conundrum
21:24:19 lizbdavis : I know - that is why I think you would find my post interesting.
21:24:39 lizbdavis : One of the vendors at EBCEast wrote me an email and allowed me to post it.
21:25:38 lizbdavis : Wow Alice very cool
21:26:12 Durff : skywalker
21:26:16 Durff : neat
21:27:37 AliceMercer : I think it's FINE to have folks there from business
21:27:50 AliceMercer : As long as it still feels like OUR conference Liz
21:28:05 lizbdavis : Yes- Alice that is the key.
21:28:36 AliceMercer : That guy who sent you an email seems very respectful. I've loved Adam Frey. I didn't meet the VT folks, but I've heard good things.
21:28:39 JoseRodriguez : In the past summers... I've attended Teachers Teaching Teachers.. Summer institues. spent a whole week looking at tech integration very cool.
21:29:19 AliceMercer : Not all the "vendors" at these evets are "cool" that way
21:29:33 Durff : What is the most significant thing you each learned this summer?
21:29:43 AliceMercer : Although I think Elaine from Pearson KNEW to say in her place at EBC at NECC
21:30:19 marragem : we don't have the same conference opportunities in Australia. I'm so in the wrong timezone
21:31:05 sr : ditto in Canada
21:31:10 marragem : is it the same one he plurked?
21:31:12 JoseRodriguez : Can you hear the song?
21:31:16 marragem : no
21:31:17 lizbdavis : Yes - but no music, just heavy sighing
21:31:53 marragem : you did well, Maria lol
21:32:20 Durff : oi veh
21:32:27 Durff : i hear it
21:32:28 MariaK : yes
21:32:32 marragem : yay!
21:33:05 AliceMercer : Now giggles
21:33:13 AliceMercer : So Liz, good job
21:34:44 JoseRodriguez : Love them and Let Them Go.. by Kevin Huneycutt
21:34:51 MariaK : words run true for us primary teachers
21:36:07 MariaK : http://kevinhoneycutt.org/
21:36:43 AliceMercer : http://edublogs.org/avatar/blog-33697-128.png
21:36:51 Durff : clap clap clap
21:37:26 JoseRodriguez : true. Alice is famous
21:37:38 marragem : one of my necc highlights was jammin' with Kevin in the Bloggers Cafe
21:37:42 Durff : she is
21:37:49 sr : I jammed with him too
21:38:00 sr : I have a pic I must post
21:38:00 marragem : awww
21:38:13 JoseRodriguez : She is going to cry...
21:38:38 AliceMercer : http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2009/07/21/who-ya-preachin-to/
21:40:18 AliceMercer : http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2009/07/07/why-did-you-come-to-necc/
21:40:38 AliceMercer : http://www.isteconnects.org/2009/07/06/expanding-your-network/
21:40:53 AliceMercer : http://www.isteconnects.org/2009/07/07/we-are-all-individuals/
21:42:38 lizbdavis : I wish I could get people at home to come to these conferences
21:42:50 lizbdavis : Free ones like edubloggercon down the street from my school
21:43:10 AliceMercer : I don't know if folks will go to conf. I really don't care, I want them to use the tools and throw out the scripted text
21:43:21 Durff : i wish the same liz
21:43:44 AliceMercer : We have a local Ed Tech assistance group sponsored by state mtg tomorrow
21:43:45 lizbdavis : I'm at an independent school, so scripted text is thankfully not our problem
21:43:56 AliceMercer : Thank god for that
21:44:08 JoseRodriguez : http://www.joewoodonline.com/
21:44:16 AliceMercer : thanks for Joe wodd link
21:44:33 JoseRodriguez : Failing?
21:44:39 AliceMercer : Liz, is it the thinking or going to conf that you want change
21:44:51 JoseRodriguez : nah.. we are in an adjusting phase..
21:44:51 Durff : NCLB AYP
21:45:32 sr : I used my itouch (no laptop) at NECC
21:45:38 sr : with success
21:45:53 Durff : cool
21:45:57 lizbdavis : I would love to get some of my teachers to participate in the kind of conversations we have at edubloggercon. I think they would be energized and learn a lot.
21:46:06 AliceMercer : This post sorta explores the idea that you can really expand your thinking by meetin others http://www.isteconnects.org/2009/07/07/we-are-all-individuals/
21:46:15 AliceMercer : I hear ya liz. SO NICE HAVING YOU HERE!
21:46:36 lizbdavis : SR - since the wifi was so bad at NECC my iPhone was the only thing I could get to work.
21:46:37 JoseRodriguez : I've been on the list.. no biggie.. 7th year in a row.. :-(
21:47:15 lizbdavis : Thanks Alice - nice to be here. I'm not usually free on Sunday nights.
21:47:16 JoseRodriguez : and durff.... tell us about the baby
21:48:17 AliceMercer : isn't it monday
21:48:40 JoseRodriguez : last time I checked.. It's Monday...
21:48:49 Durff : today?
21:48:55 JoseRodriguez : yep.
21:49:01 lizbdavis : Oh yeah. Monday nights either.
21:49:05 Durff : wow time flies
21:49:33 AliceMercer : Hee hee, love that. It MUST be summer for you Liz
21:50:11 AliceMercer : Didn't someone call me liz at some point? Oh miguel guhlin
21:50:33 Durff : poor miguel
21:50:42 AliceMercer : HAH! I think he did it on purpose
21:50:57 Durff : :D
21:51:12 lizbdavis : I get mixed up with Vicky Davis and with Liz Kolb. Both are fine with me.
21:51:31 JoseRodriguez : good company to be with..
21:51:37 AliceMercer : Liz Kolb I get but Vicki
21:51:38 lizbdavis : exactly
21:51:42 lizbdavis : Davis
21:52:04 lizbdavis : Oh yeah it is Monday
21:52:13 marragem : or Tuesday if you're in OZ lol
21:52:33 Durff : how is the view from tomorrow?
21:52:47 marragem : beautiful winter's day here
21:53:21 Durff : 92 degrees here - fahrenheit
21:53:24 lizbdavis : I'm going to be here: http://www.socialtecheducation.com/ on Friday. Looks like a totally different crowd than we are used to.
21:53:27 sr : Where are you in Australia, marragem
21:53:43 JoseRodriguez : I am hear to prepare citizens, not workers.by Chris Lehman... the man.
21:53:46 marragem : Brisbane
21:53:57 lizbdavis : Sorry
21:54:41 AliceMercer : August 27th
21:54:50 lizbdavis : Thanks you guys! It was a lot of fun.
21:54:58 AliceMercer : August 24th
21:55:01 AliceMercer : sorry 24th
21:55:18 marragem : Thanks all. Enjoyed the show
21:55:42 sr : good show
21:55:53 marragem : I'll miss the next one
21:55:53 Durff : audience tell us
21:56:05 marragem : I'll be at school
21:56:13 marragem : I'm home sick today
21:56:16 lizbdavis : I don't know.
21:56:32 lizbdavis : That is my first day back at school
21:56:53 AliceMercer : No Show on August 24th
21:56:57 Durff : this typical post show banter
21:57:11 lizbdavis : Sounds like a plan.
21:57:34 marragem : I'll be in the last week of my term...counting down to holidays
21:57:40 JoseRodriguez : Thanks.. all.. for tolerating our blabering
21:57:44 Durff : indeed
21:57:53 lizbdavis : This is the fun part.
21:57:59 marragem : love your blabbering:)
21:58:08 marragem : Bye!
21:58:08 Durff : night
21:58:13 Durff : thankyou !!
21:58:18 lizbdavis : Thank you. Good night.
21:58:32 sr : thanks
21:58:54 marragem : he had some links in plurk too
21:59:22 JoseRodriguez : thanks all
21:59:37 Durff : thank you for coming and good night!