Teachers Teaching Teachers #162 - 08.05.09 - Making New Connections with VoiceThread

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In this podcast we continue to track some of the developments at VoiceThread with co-founders, Steve Muth and Ben Papell. We also talk with:

  • Gail Desler, Tech Liaision with the Area 3 Wrting Project in Northern California
  • Lee Kolbert, a recently-returned to the clssroom teacher in Boca Raton, Florida.

Lee joined us fresh from her presenting at Alan November's Building Learning Communities conference in Boston. One of her presentations was about VoiceThread. Gail reports on a VoiceThread project that she had done with 4th Grade teacher, Halerin Ferrier, "Letters from the Internment Camps."

Steve and Ben tell us why they have set up this VoiceThread Digital Library, and they describe another inspiring example that can be found there, K-12 art, poetry, and music from Erin Berg:

This is a collaborative VT from three different classes across the United States (2nd graders from Utah, 9th grade English students from Colorado, and 5th-6th grade music composition students from Texas). This VT is an example of the power of collaboration using technology. This encompasses art through words, visuals, and music.

Second graders first completed a piece of artwork, depicting a place they love to visit or imagine visiting. Then, 9th graders used a Wiki to divide up the artwork. They worked on their poetry and attached it as a comment on the VT. Then, the link was sent to a classroom in Texas, where boys worked to compose an original piece of music for each picture using GarageBand. Overall, it took about 2 1/2 months to put together.


And if that's not enough Ben and Steve use this webcast to unofficially announce (It's official now.) a partnership with the New York Public Library. Joyce Valenza does a great job of describing some of these new VoiceThread connections in her post: "Voicethread gets even cooler! NYPL, Creative Commons, and more."


After all of that, we hope you still have time to listen to the podcast!

Click Read more to see a transcript of a chat that was happening during the webcast.


20:50:15 Paul Allison: http://paulallison.tumblr.com/post/155992906/voicethreads-digital-librar...
20:50:24 Paul Allison: http://voicethread.com/library/
20:50:32 Paul Allison: http://www.secctv.org/video/?p=461
20:50:48 Paul Allison: https://voicethread.com/library/23/
20:52:12 Paul Allison: Welcome to our show!
20:54:04 Paul Allison: Hi Gail.
20:54:20 Gail Desler: Hi Paul.  Heading in to get audio
20:57:07 Paul Allison: Do you have Halerin Ferrier skypename?
20:58:42 SusanEttenheim: hi gail! are you on skype?
20:58:51 FLEX: Hey everyone,
20:58:59 FLEX: I am new... : )
20:59:05 SusanEttenheim: welcome flex!
20:59:08 FLEX: Am I in the right place for this cast?
20:59:10 SusanEttenheim: where and what do you teach?
20:59:28 SusanEttenheim: hi celia welcome!
20:59:30 FLEX: I teach Earth Science at Lower Manhattan Arts Academy for Juniors and Freshman
21:00:49 celia: thanks - ICT Integration co-ordinator (primary/elementary) school Melbourne Australia
21:00:59 Gail Desler: Yes, I'm on Skype
21:01:23 SusanEttenheim: calling you now gail
21:01:34 SusanEttenheim: who is listening- how can you hear?
21:01:58 FLEX: No idea.  can't hear... pretty new to this
21:02:24 Lee Kolbert: hi. How do I get sound?
21:03:40 Paul Allison: We're almost there!
21:03:49 Lee Kolbert: I hear everyone now.
21:03:56 Paul Allison: We'll be broadcasting in minutes.
21:04:20 FLEX: I can't hear?  how?
21:04:44 Paul Allison: Gail what is your username?
21:06:09 FLEX: I can hear now!!!
21:06:13 Karen Jan: is the conversation about VT?
21:06:36 Barb in Nebraska: I always forget. How do you get sound?
21:06:52 ngros: Greetings All
21:07:08 Lee Kolbert: Steve and Ben... clap, clap, clap
21:07:23 ben: ha
21:08:09 Barb in Nebraska: ok, I got sound now.
21:08:48 Paul Allison: http://paulallison.tumblr.com/post/155992906/voicethreads-digital-librar...
21:08:53 Paul Allison: http://voicethread.com/library/
21:09:10 Lee Kolbert: Digital library perfect for new users who aren't sure where to go with VT
21:09:25 Lee Kolbert: exemplary projects showcased but easy to replicate
21:09:27 tfaulkner: hello, I am new to this site, what should I do now?
21:10:04 Barb in Nebraska: @tfaulkner do you have sond?
21:10:10 Barb in Nebraska: *sound*
21:10:21 mbteach(Mary Beth): click the speaker at the bottom--it's probably on mute
21:10:25 Paul Allison: http://voicethread.com/library/
21:10:33 Paul Allison: https://voicethread.com/library/23/
21:10:34 Lee Kolbert: I just lost sound on everyone
21:10:43 tfaulkner: MMMM... Im not sure I am using a mini notebook. Can I use headphones?
21:10:45 Karen Jan: Steve and Ben - VT is the best tool for both differentiated instruction and universal design for learning. I recommend it all the time
21:10:47 SusanEttenheim: lee I put you on hold
21:10:51 Lee Kolbert: sound is back
21:10:52 SusanEttenheim: you're back :)
21:11:02 ben: thanks so much
21:11:04 Lee Kolbert: oh ok :)
21:11:09 Karen Jan: Thank YOU!
21:11:47 SusanEttenheim: ok hi everyone -  sorry not to be here saying hi - just getting things set up!
21:12:16 tfaulkner: can I use headphones?  I can see the typed words, is that ok?
21:12:48 SusanEttenheim: tfaulkner are you having trouble hearing?
21:12:55 SusanEttenheim: everyone we are on edtechtalk A
21:12:57 Barb in Nebraska: @tfaulkner for me, I click on the black little mic thing on the top and it comes through iTunes
21:13:11 SusanEttenheim: hi exactly barb
21:14:12 Steve M: http://voicethread.com/library/23/ Letters from the Internment Camps
21:14:17 plnaugle: @Lee Kolbert Hi.
21:14:24 SusanEttenheim: we have a lot of people here! Would you all please say where and what you teach?
21:14:46 Barb in Nebraska: Hello! I'm in Nebraska, 3rd grade at a Catholic School
21:14:46 plnaugle: In LA 4th graders have to know primary and secondary sources for the LEAP test.
21:14:55 Barb in Nebraska: I love VT and use it all the time!!!!!
21:15:16 SusanEttenheim: welcome barb!
21:15:17 teacher_lady: Hey!  NEW tech teacher - 6th & 7th
21:15:19 ngros: Middle school teacher librarian grades 6-8. I'm in Florida!
21:15:25 Barb in Nebraska: I loved the avatars we cam up with for my students
21:15:26 Ann: Hi from Phila. High School English Teacher
21:15:28 carolteach4: Bethany CT - middle school tech integration teacher-anxious to hear how she made this project work
21:15:57 Karen Jan: Hi, from Boston, assistive tech consultant and teach grad school
21:16:01 JTempesta: High School English and Drama Teacher from Staten Island, NY
21:16:04 tfaulkner: i don't know what happened??
21:16:30 Barb in Nebraska: I used this site cooltext.com
21:16:36 Ann: Is there sound in this room?
21:16:52 carolteach4: @ann - they are working on it
21:17:14 Ann: Oh Ok, never used this before, wasn't sure.Thanks
21:17:38 tfaulkner: ok do I click on the speaker under edtech talk A or B??
21:17:53 carolteach4: I believer A
21:17:58 SusanEttenheim: A tfaulkner
21:17:59 Barb in Nebraska: yes, it's A
21:18:00 mbteach(Mary Beth): I clicked A and I can hear
21:18:56 Ann: Yay. I have sound too!
21:19:28 ngros: Barb I love cooltext. What did you use it for?
21:20:18 SusanEttenheim: wow a lot going on in the background so glad you're all here tonight!
21:21:00 SusanEttenheim: so catching up - welcome barb in nebraska and ngros in florida!
21:21:12 carolteach4: My wonderful 7th grade ss teacher used voice thread to easily collect survey info from his students. He asked them whether they preferred PowerPoint or PhotoStory3 as the program they used for their last project. It was not an earth-shaking project, but it easily gave him feedback -some typed, some recorded, from the entire class.
21:21:23 Barb in Nebraska: @ngros I used the pink and blue buttons for avatars for my students
21:21:25 ngros: Thank you Susan
21:21:36 SusanEttenheim: hi and welcome to ann from PA and Carolyn in Connecticut!
21:21:40 ericjp: cool story carolteach4
21:21:50 Barb in Nebraska: sounds like someone is emptying their dishwasher!
21:22:01 R Miller: i thought so too!
21:22:04 SusanEttenheim: Karen in Boston, Jtempesta in Ny and of course GAil from CAL!
21:22:07 ben: me too
21:22:14 ngros: @Barb Great idea!  Thanks.
21:22:18 Ann: Hi @susan
21:22:20 JTempesta: indeed Barb!
21:22:26 Gail Desler: @Barb I'm picking up the kitchen sounds too
21:22:53 Karen Jan: who's doing the dishes?
21:23:01 celia: Would most people be using the free "VT for educators" or have they purchased?
21:23:05 R Miller: Great tip about resizing the ebedded thread with the html adjustments.... its all about the fit!
21:23:15 SusanEttenheim: hi mmmarti welcome where and what do you teach?
21:23:22 mmmarti: whats for dinner?
21:23:24 SusanEttenheim: and welcome kim and tfaulkner
21:23:28 mmmarti: I teach high school math
21:23:30 SusanEttenheim: where and what do you teach?
21:23:31 plnaugle: Hey 4th grade teachers ROCK!
21:23:33 FLEX: I'm on a teacher's salary... so ... the free version @ ceila
21:23:49 plnaugle: Sounds more like you are breaking dishes.
21:23:51 mmmarti: @susan and you?
21:23:53 tfaulkner: Im going to type. Is that ok?
21:23:54 carolteach4: It would be really nice for Lee to make a quick Teacher Tube video on what the privacy options are in Voice Thread and how to set them up, especially if she says they are not as easy to find on the site setup as they should be.
21:23:59 Ann: I have signed up for the free version too
21:24:05 nancyvonw: Hi, Nancy in Madrid- just returned from US and jetlagged! Elem teacher and starting 3rd year as tech facilitator at American School of Madrid- have used VT with several teachers here
21:24:14 Barb in Nebraska: on my wiki, we did advice to next year's class smmroom113.wikispaces.com
21:24:33 Ann: I agree the PLN is awesome!
21:24:45 Barb in Nebraska: welcome Nancy!
21:25:16 Barb in Nebraska: Hi Aunt Tammie!
21:25:31 aunttammie: Hi Barb!
21:25:38 SusanEttenheim: I teach high school in NYC
21:25:38 tfaulkner: Hi everyone, I am not teaching just yet. I am working on my graduate degree in elementary education at Chatham University in Pittsburgh PA.
21:25:43 Ann: Did you know the NY library can be accessed right in VT
21:25:58 mmmarti: @susan what subject?
21:25:59 SusanEttenheim: hi aunttammie welcome!
21:26:01 nancyvonw: Have done basic PD session from this wiki, has samples from my school and others plus links, http://msvonw.wikispaces.com/voicethread
21:26:13 aunttammie: I am also on the #edchat tweetdeck thing tonight..that's where I read about this
21:26:21 Barb in Nebraska: @aunt Tammie I haven't seen you much on Twitter, how's your summer going?
21:26:46 celia: where were those instructions?
21:26:51 mmmarti: what is VT?
21:26:53 aunttammie: great...I discovered Facebook and negliected twitter
21:27:08 nancyvonw: I love the Digital Library- saves searching!
21:27:08 tfaulkner: voice thread!!!
21:27:12 Barb in Nebraska: @aunt Tammie, their is only so many hours in a day!
21:27:13 carolteach4: @nancy -thanks
21:27:16 tfaulkner: right?
21:27:38 teacher_lady: do i have correct audio?  Two men talking?
21:27:42 carolteach4: comment moderation on and then off - sounds great
21:27:48 R Miller: for the k-3 have them take pictures of safety issues/spots (bus lane, stairs, cafe', etc.) and students comment on safe practices.... moreso for learning the functions of VT.
21:28:03 Paul Allison: http://www.secctv.org/video/?p=461
21:28:04 mmmarti: tfaulner, so i could talk and it records it?
21:28:27 sharon: great idea about not turning on the comment feature until after some time has passed and kids have all had a chance to add their own! Even with my little ones they are so swayed by what others say... I'll use this! Thanks!
21:28:37 Steve M: http://bit.ly/N7Hwu  a really great video made about the Letters Project
21:28:47 SusanEttenheim: a lot of new people have joined our chat - please introduce yourself! where and what do you teach?
21:29:03 mbteach(Mary Beth): I have rejoined 5 times--keep getting kicked out ;)
21:29:18 SusanEttenheim: wow mbteach I wonder why...
21:29:20 aunttammie: I teach English in a Catholic school
21:29:21 SusanEttenheim: glad you
21:29:23 SusanEttenheim: re back
21:29:26 sharon: sharon - multiage 1st & 2nd in montana
21:29:33 mbteach(Mary Beth): I could hear fine, couldn't see chat.  I'm in Philadelphia
21:29:37 tfaulkner: yeah, You can text on it, record oyour voice, call in and draw.  It's pretty cool.  I just learned about it in my technology class
21:29:53 SusanEttenheim: mbteach can you see and hear now?
21:30:13 mmmarti: is this an example of VT?
21:30:18 aunttammie: I use Voicethread to comment on student papers...beats writing comments they don't read!
21:30:25 mbteach(Mary Beth): Susan-yes, thanks! We've been sharing some of this stuff on Twitter at the same time, by the way!
21:30:37 SusanEttenheim: great!
21:30:48 SusanEttenheim: invite them over to join us here!
21:30:49 Ann: @aunttammie can you talk about that a bit?
21:30:54 tfaulkner: that's true! that's a great way to use it aunttammie!
21:30:57 JTempesta: how do you do that auntammie??
21:31:08 plnaugle: Hi Mary Beth . I'm going crazy trying to keep up with this and Twitter.
21:31:23 teacher_lady: how do I hear you?
21:31:29 nancyvonw: A fifth grade teacher in Bangkok used VT for her student-led conferences- excellent work created by students with teacher guidance
21:31:31 SusanEttenheim: I knew a teacher who would record comments and then give students a cd but they could not comment back - voice thread would allow a real conversation
21:31:32 Lee Kolbert: @carolteach4 There is a video that Steve made on how to share. Click HELP then TUTORIALS, then SHARE
21:31:41 aunttammie: student uploads paper and then I can comment. Students and parents and peers can also comment.
21:31:53 JTempesta: cool!!
21:31:55 aunttammie: I have an education account
21:32:20 SusanEttenheim: aunttammie - what grade?
21:32:21 Ann: auntammie that is awesome
21:32:27 aunttammie: ninth and tenth
21:32:32 SusanEttenheim: hi celia welcome back
21:32:39 SusanEttenheim: what and where do you teach?
21:32:46 SusanEttenheim: welcome back mmarti
21:32:46 carolteach4: @Lee - thanks, I'll check it out.
21:32:47 tfaulkner: There are also tutorials on voicethread.  If you go to www.voicethread.com and register for an account, you can view tutorials that people have put on there
21:32:52 mmmarti: back again...
21:33:06 SusanEttenheim: I love their tutorials - short, clear and to the point!
21:33:25 tfaulkner: Yep!
21:33:34 Lee Kolbert: Have you seen this? http://voicethread.ning.com
21:33:43 Paul Allison: https://voicethread.com/library/23/
21:34:06 tfaulkner: Sorry, I cant use sound :(
21:34:14 mmmarti: so people are talkin in addition to writing?
21:34:23 tfaulkner: no lee what is that?
21:34:37 mbteach(Mary Beth): what a heartbreaking/warming story!
21:34:39 Lee Kolbert: Ning community. Check it out. Discussions, etc.
21:34:48 SusanEttenheim: tfaulkner do you mean hear now?
21:34:49 tfaulkner: Im writing
21:34:55 SusanEttenheim: hi jbean welcome
21:35:00 mmmarti: who is currently talking -- just want to know
21:35:02 SusanEttenheim: hi mrboyer welcome
21:35:18 tfaulkner: yeah, I didn't do something. I haven't figured it out.
21:35:24 SusanEttenheim: this is gail desler from CAL
21:35:29 ericjp: sweet question Paul
21:35:36 Lee Kolbert: Hi Michael!
21:35:40 SusanEttenheim: hi michael welcome
21:35:52 Michael Woods: Hello
21:35:52 Barb in Nebraska: I use a Logitech mic, I think it was $30.
21:36:01 SusanEttenheim: recent arrivals... please introduce yourself! where and what do you teach>?
21:36:09 mmmarti: this is very interesting.  can anyone just jump in and talk?
21:36:15 FLEX: True... power-point vs. chalk is no comparrison!
21:36:23 Michael Woods: My name is Michael Woods, I am a special education (inclusion science) teacher in Palm Beach County, FL
21:36:32 SusanEttenheim: mmarti - to talk I need to call you into the skype conference - do you have skype?
21:36:36 Lee Kolbert: Yay, Michael! :)
21:36:56 Karen Jan: One suggestion to Steve and Ben - is there a reason why you have four seconds as the default for the playback option, turning the page? I always tell people to change that as four seconds is too long. Does anyone else think so?
21:37:03 mmmarti: no i dont have skype...just wanted to know. thanks
21:37:07 nancyvonw: Thanks for VT Ning Lee
21:37:20 Barb in Nebraska: I think a script is important. Some of my students didn't think so, but they soon find out that it's needed.
21:37:32 Michael Woods: Just saw your tweet, Lee, and decided I would sit up here in the computer room while I waited for the moon to rise in teh North GA mountains :0
21:37:40 mmmarti: how does the script get made?
21:37:43 tfaulkner: This is great!  Is there a specific topic or can we talk about anything?
21:37:50 mmmarti: sorry for so many questions.
21:37:59 Lee Kolbert: @michael I'm so glad you're here. Are you going to use VT again this year?
21:38:15 Gail Desler: @mmmarti script for VoiceThread?
21:38:22 SusanEttenheim: we usually talk about what we're broadcasting but the conversation here wanders too :) Do you hear the audio live now?
21:38:24 mmmarti: yes.
21:38:33 carolteach4: My browsers keep crashing - first IE and then foxfire- so I've lost most of the links I saving; hope this will be posted soon - chat and audio.
21:38:36 mmmarti: yes i can hear the audio.
21:38:53 Barb in Nebraska: I have 3rd grade and they need to write down what they are going to say, it makes it more professional
21:39:07 tfaulkner: no..  do I download java and then will I be able to hear?
21:39:10 Michael Woods: I may give it a spin...with new curricular re-allignment...I have to work things back into my lessons.
21:39:40 Michael Woods: I am teachign with all new teachers...may be a way to collaborate / chat
21:40:04 Lee Kolbert: I'm looking forward to using it with my new 4th grade class.
21:40:33 carolteach4: @tfaulkner - I use Real Audio player for the audio
21:40:55 Steve M:  http://voicethread.com/library/18/ K-12 art, poetry, and music from Erin Berg
21:41:24 carolteach4: Click on the speaker icon in EdTech Talk A, and audio should open in RP in its own window.
21:41:55 nancyvonw: One piece that I've seen missed is the continuation, comment/conversation- once the Thread is made and shared with partners it often stops there-
21:41:56 SusanEttenheim: hi teacher_lady welcome!
21:42:04 Michael Woods: I have to put my "toe in the water" I am co-teaching with all new teachers this year...lots to accomplish pre-school ...4th graders shoudl love VT
21:42:21 ngros: My dog is reacting to the dog barking in the background.:D
21:42:26 Lee Kolbert: Very cool, Steve!
21:42:28 teacher_lady: thanks.  NEW computer teacher (6th & 7th), WI
21:42:28 SusanEttenheim: how true nancy !
21:42:33 tfaulkner: @carolteach4 ok. My computer only has one plug and I can either use it for the mic or the headphones. I am assuming I use the mic?
21:42:38 SusanEttenheim: that's so funny ngros!
21:43:06 SusanEttenheim: welcome teacher_lady! where is WI>?
21:43:08 SusanEttenheim: ?
21:43:27 teacher_lady: WI is Wisconsin
21:43:35 ericjp: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin
21:43:52 sharon: what a GREAT idea of a way to collaborate -- and great advice! "It's just about new connections!"
21:43:54 SusanEttenheim: yes - my connections are in Milwaukee.. just wondering where you are!
21:44:05 SusanEttenheim: oops meant where in..
21:44:08 carolteach4: @tfaulkner:If you want to listen, you should use the headphones. Doesn't your computer have an external speaker. I am listening with nothing plugged in.
21:44:30 teacher_lady: Madison
21:44:40 SusanEttenheim: ahh Madison is great!
21:44:41 teacher_lady: I can't hear what people are saying
21:44:42 SusanEttenheim: welcome
21:44:53 SusanEttenheim: click on edtech talk A
21:45:00 tfaulkner: no I am on a mini computer. I am doing great without hearing though.
21:45:07 SusanEttenheim: and then you will be able to hear the audio too
21:45:17 tfaulkner: It's like I laptop
21:45:30 SusanEttenheim: you should still be able to hear..
21:45:33 carolteach4: Try plugging in the headphones, and see if you can hear the conversation. It's pretty good.
21:45:52 carolteach4: They are talking with the creator/manager of Voice Thread.
21:45:56 SusanEttenheim: ok who has comments questions for our friends at Voice Thread?
21:46:04 teacher_lady: no headphones.  I'm hearing some streaming of two men talking
21:46:20 SusanEttenheim: that may be it teacher_lady
21:46:21 carolteach4: That is what you should be hearing@teacher lady
21:46:34 teacher_lady: YEAH!!!:D
21:46:36 SusanEttenheim: are you hearing about Voice Thread?
21:46:44 Ann: Is there a way for the owners of the voicethread to create their own tags?
21:46:50 Karen Jan: @susan - did you see my question about the default for turning pages (not a crucial question but I wish the default was 2 seconds instead of 4)
21:47:06 Gail Desler: @Ann - yes, you can tag your projects
21:47:11 SusanEttenheim: thanks for reminding me karen
21:47:16 mmmarti: thanks. gotta go.
21:47:19 Ann: Like a delicious maybe with set tags that people could use?
21:47:28 ben: Ann
21:47:33 aunttammie: They might discuss..if haven't already..the education option and how you can get more privacy that way for kids
21:47:44 ben: u can change the time between pages
21:47:49 Lee Kolbert: American Association of School Librarians award
21:47:51 teacher_lady: yes, VT!
21:48:14 aunttammie: I've been talking up VT on the English Companion ning
21:48:37 carolteach4: A well-deserved award. I
21:48:52 dgoodman: oh shucks....I missed this conversation on VT...me new favorite web 2.o tool
21:48:55 Lee Kolbert: tag= title description
21:49:05 Ann: I can't wait to start using it.
21:49:10 carolteach4: I've looked at a number of Voice Thread projects where the kids do book reviews with their artwork - simply fabulous.
21:49:37 dgoodman: will have to listen in on the archived stream
21:50:09 Ann: So can we search by tags then in VT gallery?
21:50:14 Lee Kolbert: ed.voicethread=just K-12 users
21:50:34 SusanEttenheim: we work in ed.voicethread and it's working fine
21:50:37 carolteach4: @dgoodman - thank goodness for those archived streams; I've been listening, but I still need to go back and relisten - missed alot with attention diverted in the chat.
21:50:42 SusanEttenheim: hi sr welcome!
21:50:44 ngros: @carolteach4: What a great idea to use VT for book reviews.  Thank you!
21:50:48 SusanEttenheim: where and what do you teach?
21:50:50 dgoodman: I used VT for students and an author to discuss books the author wrote....students loved it
21:51:03 dgoodman: @carolteach4  yes!
21:51:09 Gail Desler: @dgoodman Who was the author?
21:51:18 FLEX: Are voicethreads downloadable... in case you can't get internet access??
21:51:31 dgoodman: Linda Lowery and Richard Keep
21:51:45 ericjp: @Flex yes
21:52:01 SusanEttenheim: welcome back tfaulkner
21:52:02 carolteach4: @dgoodman - how did you get in contact with the author and get him/her to agree to take the time to participate. Any author we might be familiar with?
21:52:11 ericjp: @FLEX http://ed.voicethread.com/about/exporting/
21:52:17 tfaulkner: it just is not working.  Oh well I'll ask my teacher in class.  Thanks for the help.
21:52:37 FLEX: thanks eric
21:52:39 tfaulkner: Thank you!
21:53:17 carolteach4: @tfaulkner -sorry, hope you get it worked out. These shows on EdTechTalk are a great way to keep us with current technology and education use.
21:53:19 dgoodman: @carolteach   I found them on a wiki...  skypeinschools.pbwiki.com
21:53:22 Lee Kolbert: voicethread > upload > media sources
21:53:51 dgoodman: author-connections.wikispaces.com
21:53:57 carolteach4: @dgoodman - thanks!
21:54:01 ericjp: hot damn
21:54:04 ericjp: that's nice
21:54:05 teacher_lady: last week I needed assistance w/doodling, but didn't find useful help
21:54:05 Gail Desler: Media sources option- Very cool!
21:54:11 Lee Kolbert: NY Public Library content is amazing!!!
21:54:20 dgoodman: @carolteach4  YW
21:54:23 Lee Kolbert: with citations built in!!!
21:54:28 teacher_lady: ...instead found a video showing what doodling is
21:54:33 sharon: W
21:54:38 Ann: @Lee it is awesome!
21:54:46 sharon: Wow!!! NYPL is a GREAT resource!
21:54:47 tfaulkner: @carolteach4-thanks.  I am taking a class specific that teaches me about different uses for technology.  I am learning alot and I thought that joining classroom 2.0 would help as well.
21:55:05 SusanEttenheim: wow this is amazing!
21:55:06 Gail Desler: With citations build in!!
21:55:09 carolteach4: @teacher_lady - welcome to the field of integration of technology in the classroom. I work with grades  and 8
21:55:14 ericjp: you did well
21:55:20 dgoodman: we are a 3rd through 5th grade school and getting ready to purchase the school subscription
21:55:39 FLEX: So... you can't take anything from the net... it has to be a "stock" image located in the VT Library?  unless you scan it??
21:55:46 teacher_lady: it's a shame, but tech isn't integrated with the curric.
21:56:01 Ann: @flex you an upload files
21:56:04 carolteach4: @tfaulkner - the Seedlings ning - there is also a Seedlings webcast starting again end of August- nice folks there
21:56:10 SusanEttenheim: hi mrshoemaker welcome!
21:56:14 FLEX: thanks ann... thought so
21:56:17 tfaulkner: Has everyone always used web 2.0 in their classrooms?
21:56:30 dgoodman: and upload images, ppt....so user friendly
21:56:31 Lee Kolbert: Copy voicethread = great way to make templates
21:56:56 tfaulkner: @carolteach4- Thanks Ill put it on my calender
21:57:11 sr: busy teachers need templates
21:57:18 FLEX: @tfaulk No... i've been faking it ... shhhhh!  That's why i'm here
21:57:24 carolteach4: @teacher_lady -oh! What will you be teaching directly, then?
21:57:45 tfaulkner: @Flex lol!  Well I am glad you are here!
21:58:12 dgoodman: the guy I talked with today on the phone at VT told me about a 2nd grade teacher who added student drawings then shared with a high school out of state who added poetry to the images and then they shared to another school that added musice...how cool can that be
21:58:17 carolteach4: tfaulkner- Oh, not at all. Many are just getting started, but it is the way education has to go to catch up with what the kids are doing outside the classroom.
21:58:25 ericjp: @tfaulkner first year teacher this year, never actually had a classroom. but I will.
21:58:41 teacher_lady: @carolteach4 - programs such as MovieMaker, PPT, Excel - stuff that meets the standards.  Meeting w/other tech teacher tomorrow & that's my biggest question:  What content is used!?!
21:58:51 sr: templates speed up the learning process
21:58:52 Lee Kolbert: Is it clear which VTs are approved for copying by the creator?
21:59:42 tfaulkner: Ok. that's what my teacher said.  I am looking to catch up.  Has anyone used a smartboard before?
21:59:45 SusanEttenheim: hi r miller welcome!
21:59:51 SusanEttenheim: where and what do youteach?
22:00:15 R Miller: 4th 5th in Daytona Beach FL
22:00:37 SusanEttenheim: welcome!
22:00:54 R Miller: I see such potential for using VT for science inquiry!!!! cannot wait to set that up...
22:00:55 SusanEttenheim: or reinvent the wheel!
22:01:07 SusanEttenheim: ahh yes, that would be great!
22:01:10 Lee Kolbert: choices are good
22:01:14 Ann: I need to check the gallery after this talk.  Sounds like there is great stuff out there
22:01:17 R Miller: great tip earlier about hiding the comments then releasing them en masse
22:01:20 tfaulkner: Wow science inquiry?  I am learning about that too!
22:01:23 ngros: @tfaulkner I have used a Promethean Board. 
22:01:38 tfaulkner: @ngros what is that?
22:02:05 R Miller: Posing an open ended science scenario then leaving it up for discussion..
22:02:11 Ann: PLEASE do that!
22:02:18 ngros: @tfaulkner: it is like a Smartboard just different company.
22:02:29 Ann: And then the Orchestra?
22:02:32 tfaulkner: @ngros ohhh
22:02:40 ericjp: which model @ngros?
22:02:53 R Miller: ActivBoard
22:03:00 Karen Jan: anyone going to the social technology and education free conference at Harvard next Friday?
22:03:05 tfaulkner: do you like it?
22:03:11 dgoodman: anyone seend this wiki?  voicethread4education.wikispaces.com
22:03:18 Ann: that would be great
22:03:24 SusanEttenheim: ooh that sounds interesting karen - url?
22:03:33 ngros: @ericjp: I'm not sure about the model.  I think mine is one of the original Activboards.
22:03:33 ericjp: ty @dgoodman! \o/
22:03:39 teacher_lady: where is Gail's template?
22:03:51 Ann: Is there a link gor Gail's example. I missed the beg of the discussion.
22:03:58 ericjp: first thing I saw was the 'Classroom Partners' link
22:04:26 SusanEttenheim: hi nancy welcome!
22:04:27 Gail Desler: @Ann I'll go grab the link.
22:04:29 ngros: I love Google Docs
22:04:31 KarenJan: @susan - http://www.socialtecheducation.com/
22:04:32 ericjp: how do you folks go about finding other teachers/classes to collaborate with on projects like a VoiceThread?
22:04:34 SusanEttenheim: where and what do you teach?
22:04:38 SusanEttenheim: thanks gail
22:04:38 Ann: They have some great templates with cool gadgets.
22:04:49 aunttammie: oh, I'm going to have to look for that show!
22:05:00 Ann: @ericjp TWitter
22:05:15 tfaulkner: So I have one more question before I go.  Any advice when I start teaching?
22:05:17 R Miller: ever thought of embedding buttons within for thread not too thready?  hehe... not linear.
22:05:36 nancyvonw: Hi Susan!
22:05:40 KarenJan: wish VT was as pervasive in our classroom as Smartboards are
22:05:44 mbteach(Mary Beth): time for bed, guys-thanks for a great discussion!
22:05:54 Ann: gnight mb
22:06:04 ericjp: D:
22:06:07 tfaulkner: good night
22:06:12 carolteach4: @ericjp: I'm looing for that too!
22:06:16 SusanEttenheim: please say where and what you teach!
22:06:26 teacher_lady: @ericjp - what grade(s) do you teach?
22:06:34 Ann: we can share though right
22:06:41 carolteach4: I guess you have to use shows like this to form collaborations.
22:06:46 Ann: can we share the link?
22:06:46 tfaulkner: I am not teaching yet but I am from pittsburgh, PA
22:06:53 dgoodman: we need a wiki that folks could sign up for colaborating on VTs
22:07:00 R Miller: form a twibe
22:07:07 ngros: ePals is a good place to go to find people to collaborate.  You can let the person know what tool you want to use.
22:07:25 carolteach4: I like dgoodman's idea. Can anyone help with that?
22:07:32 ericjp:  http://is.gd/23YYi
22:07:37 FLEX: @tfaulk  Harry Wong's The First Days of School is a great book to establish procedure... procedure is more important than content in your first year... good luck
22:07:45 dgoodman: yes..I share that link ealrier
22:07:50 teacher_lady: ePals?
22:07:53 Gail Desler: here you go Ann http://voicethread.com/#q.b334997.i0.k0
22:07:58 Ann: thanks
22:08:00 ericjp: oh and I teach 7-12 special education in Vermont
22:08:05 tfaulkner: Thanks Flex
22:08:07 SusanEttenheim: thanks gail!
22:08:24 FLEX: Why not start a Facebook page for collaborators... haha... you just beat me to it
22:09:22 Ann: Lee I returned to the classroom afetr being in admin
22:09:30 tfaulkner: Thanks everyone!!
22:09:35 Ann: Good Luck you will not be sorry
22:09:48 KarenJan: @ann - that's a big switch - how did you do it?
22:09:51 dgoodman: could set up a voicethreadinschools wiki like the skypeinschools.pbwiki.com
22:09:58 carolteach4: @tfaulkner- model how you are so excited about learning and infect the kids with your enthusiasm
22:10:08 KarenJan: AWESOME!"
22:10:08 Ann: It was a bit iffy needed to re-learn some things
22:10:35 tfaulkner: Ok! But I am nervous too.  How can I get rid of that?
22:10:36 Ann: I am so happy that I did
22:10:44 ericjp: wonderful
22:11:06 ngros: Thank you all for sharing!
22:11:12 Ann: Thank you for this.  I love sharing with other educators!
22:11:17 FLEX: @tfaulk  nerves are the fuel to teaching well... use them!  Practice you're "i'm very dissapointed in you" look... it will save you yelling!
22:11:18 Gail Desler: Good night all
22:11:21 ngros: Have a great school year one and all!
22:11:22 SusanEttenheim: wow that was smooooth paul!
22:11:25 Lee Kolbert: Thanks for letting me tag along.
22:11:49 SusanEttenheim: thanks everyone for joining us!
22:11:52 KarenJan: thank Ben and Steve for their commitment to education and kids
22:12:04 Lee Kolbert: Good night everyone
22:12:07 teacher_lady: is there a way to be emailed with EdTech talk topics & times?
22:12:13 celia: thanks
22:12:16 tfaulkner: @FLEX lol ok I have two children already so that will help.
22:12:20 carolteach4: @tfaulkner - probably never get over nervousness - keeps you on your toes.
22:12:33 SusanEttenheim: yes there is an email newsletter - I believe you can sign up for it at edtechtalk.com
22:12:45 tfaulkner: @carolteach4 that could be a good thing.
22:12:47 nancyvonw: thanks!
22:12:53 teacher_lady: @Susan - thanks!
22:13:50 tfaulkner: good night and thanks for the advice
22:14:12 MrShoemaker: oops.  I opened this chat window and forgot about it under about 900 other windows! :)
22:14:26 sharon: Thanks so much!