TTT#319 Youth Voices - New Teachers: Andrew Schoenborn, Jacob Thomas, Denee Tyler, Loren EFL, Jennifer Woollven 10.17.12

Meet teachers new to our Youth Voices community on this episode of TTT. This fall, posts on are popping up from all over: Orem, UT, Bushwick, NY, Austin, TX, and more... Other teachers are ready to jump in with us. Listen in on this open, online staff meeting as we plan the future of Youth Voices together! Take a look at who will be sparking this conversation, and note that you are invited to join us!

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Paul Allison, Andrew Schoenborn, Jacob Thomas, Denee Tyler, Valerie Burton, Tommy Buteau, Loren EFL, Jennifer Woollven

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Paul Allison: Hi Chistina and Peggy.
21:01unnamedHello Everyone.
21:01Jake Thomas: Hello!
21:01Peggy George: Hi Paul, Christina and Jake
21:01Denee Tyler: Hello to all.
21:01Paul Allison: Anybody want to join us?
21:01Andy Schoenborn: My name here?
21:01Andy Schoenborn: Good.
21:02Paul Allison: Hey Denee PLease join us in the hangout if you can... we'd love to talk with you.
21:02Peggy George: Just left the interview with Steve Hargadon with Kirsten Olson, author of "Wounded by School". Incredible conversation!
21:02Denee Tyler: So, I'm not sure how these chat's work, but I've already got a question about the youthvoices site after using it yesterday with my students.
21:02chadsansing: Howdy, All -
21:02Paul Allison: Join us in the Hangout!
21:03Peggy George: Denee-we'll all be able to listen and watch the stream but if you want to participate in the conversation you need to join the Google Hangout (see link on left)
21:03chadsansing: Peggy: Yes; that was awesome.
21:03Paul Allison: We are going to wait just a minute...
21:04Peggy George: that chat dialogue was also intriguing and thought provoking so I'm looking forward to hearing it again :-)
21:04Paul Allison: We're waiting for Denee or Jennifer Woolven to come
21:06Paul Allison: We are live.
21:06Denee Tyler: I think I'm coming, but the page is very slow to load..
21:07Denee Tyler: Actually, maybe it's not working. I just see google and a camera.
21:10Peggy George: you may need to reload/refresh your page @Denee. I had to do that.
21:10Peggy George: Seeing the stream now with audio :-)
21:14Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: hello all
21:14Andy Schoenborn: Hi Valerie.
21:14Peggy George: Hi Valerie :-)
21:15Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: Hey Andy. Welcome. Thanks for joining us
21:15Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: hey Peggy
21:15Jake Thomas: Hello Valerie
21:15Peggy George: Chris Sloan is doing an awesome job of reaching out and sharing Youth Voices :-)
21:15Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: Jey Jake
21:15Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: @Peggy, Chris is awesome
21:15Peggy George: absolutely!
21:16Peggy George: I love these TTT conversations each week!
21:17Andy Schoenborn: Valerie, do your students use Google docs?
21:18Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: Some of them do. But most of them have yahoo accounts. I am thinking about asking them to convert
21:18Peggy George: @Valerie--your secret is safe with us! Good luck! :-)
21:18Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: Thanks Peggy
21:20Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: @Andy, are all of your kids googlized????
21:20Andy Schoenborn: @Valerie - I am interested in setting up peer editing groups using Google docs for improving writing on AP Lit essays.
21:20Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: OK. Let me try to work something out and have the kids make accounts
21:20Andy Schoenborn: @Valerie - Yes, but I'm looking for more. :-)
21:20Jake Thomas: @Andy - I've had really good luck with Google Docs peer review.
21:21Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: @Jake, how many reviews do your kids receive? Do you assign 2 readers for each essay ... or what?
21:22Andy Schoenborn: @Jake - I have too, and I would like to see students look at what others are doing beyond peers in their classroom.
21:23Jake Thomas: This last time I set them up in groups of 3 or 4. I had them sit far away from one another so they were required to write responses rather than talk.
21:23Jake Thomas: I gave them an opportunity to chat after, but their comments were very good.
21:24Peggy George: that would be really interesting! I would love to watch the students interact!
21:25Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: OMG, Peggy can you see all of our heads trying to churn out ideas
21:25Peggy George: exactly! :-)
21:25Andy Schoenborn: @Jake - I have experienced the same thing. What would it look like if this happened cross state?
21:26Jake Thomas: @Andy - That would be amazing.
21:27Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: @Andy and @Jake, it seems that we are going to have to hook something up so that our kids can help one another.
21:27Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: We can then publish their "final" pieces on Youth Voices
21:27Jake Thomas: @Valerie & @Andy - Agreed! That would be awesome.
21:27Andy Schoenborn: @Jake @Valerie - We will have to continue this conversation, and find a way to make it work.
21:28Andy Schoenborn: @Valerie - Publishing on YouthVoices, and maybe a piece on Digital Is that shares our experience.
21:28Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: @Andy, sounds great.
21:29Peggy George: Voicethreads are great for sharing those kinds of videos where different languages could be used to communicate with each other
21:29Peggy George: you can do Voicethread with just one computer in the classroom
21:29Peggy George: Voicethread can be asynchronous which helps to address the time zone differences
21:30Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: @Peggy, I think that Paul is thinking that it might be easier to just create and publish videos with out have to go through voicethread
21:31Andy Schoenborn: Anyone have students use blogs to synthesize ideas from Lit. and other texts?
21:31Peggy George: and post them on yourhvoices for more conversation?
21:32Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: Probably @Peggy
21:32Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: Also uploading them to YouthVoices allows them to have even more responses
21:33Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: My kids have just created their own ePortfolios on They have just created blogs there
21:33Peggy George: that's great Valerie!
21:33Andy Schoenborn: @Valerie I am using the same blogs. I wonder if we could have students respond to each other?
21:33Peggy George: Weebly is such an easy site to use :-)
21:37Peggy George: I love the guides :-) Great alternatives!
21:39Peggy George: the structures and strategies can begin to blend once they become familiar with them and begin to internalize them
21:39Peggy George:
21:40Peggy George:
21:53Peggy George: love those points about the anonymous editing
21:53Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: It makes a HUGE difference. I am sooo tired of reading "good job Bob"
21:54Peggy George: I know what you mean!
21:55Jake Thomas: Ha, me too
21:57Peggy George: really interesting concept of multiple publishing options--doesn't have to be perfect before you publish
21:59Peggy George: they are incorporating some peer editing in the Flat Classroom projects
22:01Peggy George: they will all struggle with the language that isn't their first language and that's a great equalizing experience for them
22:02Peggy George: I love the idea of the Spanish-English sharing!
22:02Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: So do I
22:04Peggy George: that's a great suggestion! just get on the site and start experimenting with options
22:05Peggy George: captcha can be so frustrating!!!
22:06Peggy George: could the ipad version make a difference?
22:07Peggy George: this hour just flew by!
22:07Peggy George: whew Valerie!!! Paul just saved you a bunch of work :-)
22:07Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: I know @Peggy.
22:08Peggy George: many of those topics are universal to teens :-)
22:08Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: That has been one of the things that stopped me from updating
22:09Peggy George: love the enthusiasm of this group!!! amazing teachers!
22:09Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: Ahhh shucks
22:09Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: That's one of the reasons that I hang out with all of you guys
22:10Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: My daughter knows that Wednesday night is webinar/hangout night
22:10Peggy George: this is such a great example of collaboration!
22:10Peggy George: your daughter is well trained :-)
22:10Peggy George: great quote! "go home and try this"--opposite of stuntman
22:11Peggy George: great suggestion about trying the mobile site for youthvoices!
22:12Peggy George: love it!! go Denee!
22:14Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: Is there another link for the grid? I want a PDF version
22:14Peggy George: thank you all!!! great conversation!
22:14Andy Schoenborn: Great conversation, thank you.
22:14Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: Thanks
22:14Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: Night
22:15Peggy George: good night
22:15Jake Thomas: Thanks everyone!
22:15Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: My daughter Morrah says Hi and Goodnight
22:15Peggy George: Hi Morrah :-)
22:15Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: Thanks Peggy. She says Hi back
22:15Peggy George: :-)
22:15Valerie Burton @MsBisOnline: Night.