2011-03-10 Seedlings Show Livescribe in the Classroom Show 110

Join us as we chat with Mary McCrackin from Lesley University and Jen Bogard, South Berwick Elementary School, and their topic Revision on the Run! You will hear how Jen is using the Livescribe pens in her classroom. The chat room rocks with great links as well.

Next week Ben N Ben!

The Chat:                                                                                                                                       
 19:17:50  cheryloakes50  trying this out
 19:23:49  bobsprankle  hi mary!
 19:23:52  bobsprankle  can you hear us?
 19:24:22  mcmackin  Could you try again?
 19:25:04  cheryloakes50  herer
 19:26:27  mcmackin  I have my volume turned up but don't hear anything yet.
 19:29:54  cheryloakes50  Hello Charlene!!!
 19:33:18  cheryloakes50  Hi Peggy, Hi Deb
 19:33:23  PeggyG  Hi everyone! Audio is coming through great!
 19:33:51  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  yea Peggy
 19:34:04  cheryloakes50  Thank goodness! server was down to begin with . Thanks to the edtechtalk elves
 19:34:23  cheryloakes50  Hello debbarrows
 19:34:24  PeggyG  it's always a "surprise" to know where we will find the audio :-)
 19:34:32  bobsprankle  hi deb!!!!
 19:34:40  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Hey Deb!
 19:35:01  cheryloakes50  hello connect2jamie, welcome
 19:35:03  connect2jamie  Hi all!
 19:35:12  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Hello Connect2jamie
 19:35:16  debbarrows  HI everyone - still working on audio.
 19:35:18  PeggyG  those elves are so magical!
 19:35:45  cheryloakes50  We have a great show with guests who use LIVESCRIBE
 19:35:48  PeggyG  Hi connect2jamie and debbarrows
 19:35:58  cheryloakes50  Welcome Mary and Jen
 19:36:06  connect2jamie  Hi Peggy! and everyone! Love seedlings night!
 19:36:14  PeggyG  me too!!
 19:36:16  cheryloakes50  Thanks Jamie.
 19:36:40  PeggyG  Hi Mary! I used to live in Amherst, MA where I got my Masters and Ed.D. :-)
 19:36:47  cheryloakes50  I love this revision on the run!!!!
 19:37:06  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Hey Deb Glad to see you here
 19:37:14  cheryloakes50  Hey Deb, how many computers are you going to login on tonight??
 19:37:24  Debbarrows2  Got to love Windows
 19:37:29  Debbarrows2  Cheryl do you have one
 19:37:30  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  :)
 19:37:38  PeggyG  would love to have a "prize" tonight of a Livescribe pen!!! :-)
 19:37:41  bobsprankle  hi peggy!
 19:37:46  cheryloakes50  I have a Livescribe Pen, I will bring tomorrow
 19:37:47  Debbarrows2  We can show it tomorrow at the training.
 19:37:49  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Yes Prize!
 19:37:57  cheryloakes50  Sure thing Deb
 19:38:02  PeggyG  they are fabulous for creating MathCasts!
 19:38:02  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Is tomorrow your training in Wells Deb??
 19:38:10  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Wish I could come
 19:38:16  cheryloakes50  Oh, yes math casts with the pen
 19:38:22  cheryloakes50  Hi Charlene!!! Welcome
 19:38:35  bobsprankle  hi charlene!!!!!
 19:38:37  Debbarrows2  Great - thanks for bringing it. I have an idea and want to try it.
 19:38:45  cheryloakes50  Yes, I love the sketches you can collect
 19:38:56  cheryloakes50  Great Deb.
 19:39:24  Debbarrows2  Yes Alice, you can stop in...
 19:39:27  PeggyG  the pens are really incredible! wish I had one!!
 19:39:52  cstanley  I've heard about the LiveScribe Pen, but that's about the extent of it. It sounds like an exciting tool.
 19:40:05  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  I wish I could Deb, but it's not going to happen :(
 19:40:11  Debbarrows2  I never wanted to go back and edit - wish I had the pen in school.
 19:40:12  PeggyG  Hi cstanley!!
 19:40:24  Debbarrows2  I realize that you probably couldn't Alice.
 19:40:35  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Do you have to use special paper?
 19:40:50  cheryloakes50
 19:40:59  cstanley  Hi, Peggy. You know, it was Bob and Seedlings that got me started attending all these wonderful PD opportunities.
 19:41:15  cheryloakes50  Carol, you are a great cheerleader
 19:41:24  bobsprankle  hi Carol!!!!
 19:41:32  cstanley  You guys are a great team!
 19:41:46  PeggyG  Seedlings is always a great show!!
 19:42:40  cstanley  Wow! I'm not sure I can write a 3-page story.:)
 19:43:00  charlene  Hi! First time here.....I have a Livescribe Pen for classroom use but none of my kids are really interested in using it. I teach 6-7-8 year old people...what am I doing wrong?
 19:43:33  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  @charlene Great question! We'll ask!
 19:43:51  cheryloakes50  Great question Charlene!  Have you shared it with them on the Promethean board? So they can see the playback?
 19:43:55  cstanley  There is so much emphasis on persuasive writing and formal writing-prompt structure in our school that there is really very little time for narrative writing.
 19:44:21  connect2jamie  Duh...wondered why I still didn't have any audio--I was on mute! Long day...
 19:44:26  cstanley  Lots of student stories are going unheard - at least in school. It's a waste.
 19:44:43  cheryloakes50  glad you found that out jamie :-)
 19:44:49  connect2jamie  :)
 19:44:58  charlene  Didn't know I could use it w/ Promethan! There's sound? I can't find it and I'm not on mute!
 19:45:16  cstanley  I have found that PhotoStory 3 is a very effective tool for just that reason.
 19:45:21  PeggyG  This is a link to the Mathcasts page that talkes about creating Mathcasts with the Livescribe pen
 19:45:25  connect2jamie  @charlene click on the little speaker icon at top right that says EdTechTalk A
 19:45:34  cheryloakes50  Charlene, look on the right side of page
 19:45:39  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  @Charlene Look fo the little mic above on the right
 19:45:53  cheryloakes50  Thanks Peggy
 19:46:25  cstanley  Modeling is key!
 19:46:39  PeggyG  this is great advice!! modeling!
 19:47:16  connect2jamie  @charlene did you find the audio?
 19:48:21  PeggyG  sometimes the kids are just shy about talking on a microphone and may need some "play" time to get used to it.
 19:48:27  charlene  Nope. I'm trying everything that makes sense. the speaker didn't do it. I can keep reading & go to bit by bit tomorrow.
 19:48:53  cheryloakes50  click on the real player speaker,please try that
 19:49:22  PeggyG  I'll bet this really encourages them to be willing to revise and edit :-)
 19:49:24  Debbarrows2  @Charlene - are you on a Mac or PC?
 19:49:26  cheryloakes50  the itunes speaker did not work for me tonight
 19:49:29  Debbarrows2  I had trouble on the Mac
 19:49:43  PeggyG  I'm listening in itunes on my Mac
 19:50:02  cheryloakes50  Thanks Deb, no itunes on mac for me, Peggy, that is good you have it on itunes.
 19:50:07  cstanley  @Charlene - you do have to have RealAudio player downloaded in order to use that icon. It's a quick download - but be careful to uncheck items you don't want with the download.
 19:50:10  PeggyG  that authentic audience makes such a difference!
 19:50:36  connect2jamie  I'm using itunes on my pc too.
 19:50:42  PeggyG  what a great example Bob!
 19:50:56  cheryloakes50  thanks for all the help, what a great audience, participatory culture.
 19:51:09  bobsprankle
 19:51:49  charlene  PC.....Oh man! I feel like my inability to hear is taking over your show! Can't fond real player speaker. Keep going...I'll just read!
 19:52:04  PeggyG  love that thought about kids playing "teacher"! That's what started me on my path to becoming a teacher! :-)
 19:52:45  cstanley  @Charlene -under EdTechTalk A in the right-hand panel top, it's the blue icon with the play triangle. Are you not seeing that?
 19:52:52  PeggyG  Charlene-maybe you should try a different browser?? everything might magically start to work
 19:53:14  connect2jamie  @peggy me too! I used to turn all my books at home into "textbooks" and torture...ahem...I mean TEACH the little girl next door! LOL
 19:53:33  PeggyG  me too!
 19:54:06  PeggyG  Bob you always ask the greatest questions!!! :-)
 19:54:09  cstanley  I have computer club on Thursdays afternoons. The late bus comes around 4:00pm, and I have to badger the kids to quit open applications and log off. They don't want to go.
 19:54:32  PeggyG  awesome cstanley!!! A teacher's dream!
 19:54:34  bobsprankle  <blush> thanks peggy :)
 19:54:43  connect2jamie  @carol isn't that a good feeling when they don't want to go!
 19:54:47  charlene  I have tried all 3 icons & nothing. I will try a different browser. Wish me luck! Bye for now!
 19:54:58  bobsprankle  good luck charlene
 19:54:59  cheryloakes50  good luck, charlene
 19:55:06  PeggyG  crossing my fingers for charlene!
 19:55:33  cstanley  Sometimes I'm really tired by Thursday afternoons, but the kids in club are so eager, I muster the energy.
 19:55:40  PeggyG  the kids are great with the flipcams!
 19:56:25  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Flipcams were made  for kids!
 19:56:34  cstanley  It would be great for modeling if Jen could make some videos of the kids using the technology - videos to model for teachers.
 19:56:35  connect2jamie  I'm using flipcams w/ 3rd graders in the library tomorrow. Should be fun!
 19:56:44  cheryloakes50  Yes, for sure, flip cams make it so instant
 19:56:50  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  @connect2jamie what's your project?
 19:56:53  PeggyG  it would be great!
 19:57:57  connect2jamie  Some of our GT kids wrote plays about the solar system, and we're filming them.
 19:58:57  cstanley  I recently viewed a video of a collaborative story being written in a Google doc - the teacher used Camtasia to record the whole process of the document being edited. It was quite a good idea, I thought.
 19:59:13  Debbarrows2  I love that you called it a "Celebration"
 19:59:15  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Sounds fun!
 19:59:16  PeggyG  that is a very good idea!
 19:59:23  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Me too Deb!
 19:59:49  PeggyG  do you have a link for that video @cstanley? would love to see it
 20:00:20  cheryloakes50 This is from our high school english teacher english class.
 20:00:38  PeggyG  Does Jen have a website with any of these examples available for us to see?
 20:00:43  cheryloakes50  English teacher has a student take notes in class, then publishes for her students
 20:01:25  bobsprankle
 20:01:36  bobsprankle
 20:01:37  PeggyG  oh thank you!!!
 20:02:03  cstanley  will search for it, Peggy.
 20:02:23  PeggyG  I'm sharing these links on our Mini-geekfest this coming week! Love these examples!
 20:02:44  cheryloakes50  Peggy, what is a mini geek fest?
 20:03:35  PeggyG  that is a monthly Elluminate show I do with a colleague in AZ--kind of like a mini-smackdown :-) sharing great web 2.0 resources and tools for classroom use
 20:03:47  cheryloakes50  OH, what a great idea!
 20:04:09  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Wow Peggy Cool idea!
 20:04:49  PeggyG  it's always lots of fun! everyone in the session can share if they want to--very informal and spontaneous but I always come prepared with lots of favorites in case others don't take the mic
 20:05:04  connect2jamie  A mini geek fest! Love it!
 20:05:05  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Very fun!
 20:05:44  cheryloakes50  Hi leeannep! welcome
 20:05:59  connect2jamie  Thanks for the links above. Helps me to visualizehow the pen is used in class/how it works a little bit better
 20:06:05  Debbarrows2  LOL Alice
 20:06:18  PeggyG  aren't they great links!! a picture is worth a thousand words :-)
 20:06:19  connect2jamie  interesting point, Alice.
 20:06:46  PeggyG  random thoughts from doodling :-)
 20:06:49  connect2jamie  Might turn out like RSAnimate!
 20:07:01  cheryloakes50  yes rsaanimate
 20:07:11  Debbarrows2  Anyone have one they can try it with
 20:07:11  connect2jamie  I'm a big doodler.
 20:07:25  cheryloakes50  Hi shelia, we are live
 20:07:34  Sheila  Hi there!
 20:07:39  connect2jamie  Hi Sheila!
 20:07:51  PeggyG  hi Sheila!!! so excited to see you! are you back from Belize?
 20:07:56  cstanley  I remember reading that doodling accesses some part of the brain when you are taking notes that helps you retain the information better.
 20:08:16  Sheila  Yes, back from launch and Belize!  :)
 20:08:29  cheryloakes50  Did you have a great time?
 20:08:42  PeggyG  I don't doodle but I take lots of notes because just writing things down helps me to stay focused and remember things better even if I never look at them again
 20:08:56  PeggyG  Fantastic Sheila!!!
 20:09:05  Sheila  Absolutely! Launch was emotional and Belize I shared with a teacher from my school!
 20:09:32  cstanley  @Peggy, now I try to type them into my Google Doc that I have open during the webinars - great placed to record links as well.
 20:09:42  connect2jamie  I do find that I do better if I take notes by hand in meetings, etc. I don't remember things as well if I'm on a computer. Probably my age & early training.
 20:09:42  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  Me too peggy. I almost write the conversation but then don't look at it later
 20:09:55  PeggyG  I do the same thing @cstanley but I usually use Evernote
 20:10:39  cstanley  I heard you guys raving about Evernote,but I haven't had time to investigate it.
 20:10:55  cheryloakes50  I am starting to share with my HS juniors.
 20:10:59  cheryloakes50  evernote that is
 20:11:12  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  i <3 evernote!
 20:11:14  PeggyG  it is a fantastic tool! all of the links are clickable in it and you can include video, images and much more
 20:11:34  PeggyG  and I can access the notes from my iphone or any computer anywhere
 20:11:38  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  I take pictures of whiteboards and store it
 20:11:40  connect2jamie  I really need to explore evernote. Haven't used it.
 20:11:56  Sheila  Guess  I need to too!
 20:12:03  PeggyG  love the thought of creating movies on imovie from the pen
 20:12:04  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  can use online, phone, and app
 20:12:36  Debbarrows2  she gets a free registration doesn't she if she is presenting
 20:12:36  cstanley  I should put in for PD time and see if I can get my district to send me up to your conference.
 20:12:38  PeggyG  we are your witnesses!!
 20:13:03  PeggyG  I hope you'll stream that session!!!
 20:13:06  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  @cstanley
 20:13:20  bobsprankle  will def. podcast it
 20:13:21  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  SEEDlings does a Geek of the Week lunch! :)
 20:13:24  PeggyG  powerful statement about Livescribes and IWBs
 20:13:26  cheryloakes50
 20:13:41  PeggyG  fantastic Bob!
 20:13:50  cstanley  @Alice - it would be like coming home - well, it would be -literally.
 20:13:53  PeggyG  I remember the Geek of the Week live stream last year :-)
 20:14:13  cheryloakes50  thanks Peggy, we try and stream that each year!
 20:14:17  alicebarr (SEEDlings)  @cstanley Yup and best time of the year
 20:16:26  PeggyG  Have you seen this? new Livescribe K-12 Blog from Tim Fahlberg (Mathcasts)
 20:17:02  PeggyG  LivescribeK12 has a twitter site too :-)
 20:17:18  connect2jamie  @peggy Wow! I can't wait to look over that math site. Looks interesting.
 20:18:10  PeggyG  that blog is about all kinds of uses for the pen in education but I learned about it from Tim Fahlberg :-)
 20:20:00  PeggyG  what an amazing tool!!! these examples are so motivating!
 20:21:55  PeggyG  woo hoo!! geek of the week time!
 20:22:05  cheryloakes50  Yes,
 20:22:36  leeannep  so sad i've missed most of this - tech problems at this end - I can only get into chat
 20:22:51  bobsprankle
 20:23:11  PeggyG  so sorry leeannep! hopefully you'll be able to listen to the recording later
 20:23:18  connect2jamie  I'm sorry you've had problems w/ audio @leeannep!
 20:23:26  bobsprankle
 20:23:43  PeggyG  great link!!
 20:23:45  bobsprankle
 20:24:07  leeannep  my tech guy at new school is on it. Hope to participate live next time
 20:24:50  alice barr  Ok back
 20:25:03  cstanley  Welcome back, Alice.
 20:25:13  alice barr  thanks
 20:25:13  cheryloakes50
 20:25:21  Debbarrows2  Pics4learning loves to have teachers upload pictures too
 20:25:30  cstanley  I have a ton of photos I could share.
 20:25:41  PeggyG  the citation feature is really valuable!
 20:26:14  alice barr
 20:26:17  PeggyG  I'll bet there are a lot of people doing the 365 group photos could add pictures to this site
 20:26:24  cheryloakes50  I have some photos at pics for learning
 20:26:25  leeannep  pics4learning will go viral at my school
 20:26:43  alice barr  sign in as guest
 20:27:18  PeggyG  pics4learning should be an easy site to get unblocked if you have issues with that in your school
 20:27:57  PeggyG  that is such a cool site Alice!
 20:28:26  connect2jamie  Love this week's geeks of the week!
 20:28:29  PeggyG  great use for Moodle!
 20:29:06  cstanley  I understand the app is only $5.00
 20:29:12  bobsprankle
 20:29:42  PeggyG  wow! how exciting! need to check that out online since I don't have an iPad yet
 20:29:52  cstanley  Are you really-Cheryl and Alice? Really?????
 20:30:13  cheryloakes50  I am ordering mine online
 20:30:18  cheryloakes50  in my sleeping bag
 20:30:31  cstanley  I heard there should not be as long lines since Walmart, Best Buy and others are carrying the product.
 20:30:34  connect2jamie  :-)
 20:30:38  cstanley  Very funny, Cheryl.
 20:30:49  PeggyG  wonder if Zite works on an iphone?
 20:31:11  Debbarrows2  I've tried the other store last time and no...
 20:31:19  cstanley  I would get it at Best Buy and get points.
 20:31:26  PeggyG  very wise Cheryl!
 20:31:28  Debbarrows2  I tried stores in ME, NH NY! when the first ones come out
 20:31:41  Debbarrows2  The thrill is in the chase go to the Apple Store
 20:31:49  PeggyG  so true Deb!
 20:31:56  cstanley  really? Wow! That's in[i]credible.
 20:32:11  Debbarrows2  I bet BB won't have them
 20:32:18  Debbarrows2  Yep
 20:32:30  Debbarrows2  I kept calling and calling and getting no...
 20:32:30  PeggyG  Steve Jobs is brilliant!
 20:32:40  Debbarrows2  MAll
 20:32:49  Sheila  Go to the store!
 20:32:50  Debbarrows2  I'll wait in line with you on my way home
 20:32:50  cstanley  [i]I have $75 dollars in points - but I may go for a LiveScribe instead of an iPad. There are rumors that my school might - might, I stress - be getting some iPads for us.
 20:33:14  Sheila  Adventure and challenge all in one
 20:33:15  Debbarrows2  You could start spreading the word that BB doesn't have them.
 20:33:15  PeggyG  camp out Alice!
 20:33:23  alice barr  :)
 20:33:33  alice barr  I just cannot decide!
 20:33:36  cstanley  [i]It's pelting, pouring rain here in CT. Are you guys having snow or rain?
 20:33:49  Sheila  nothing yet
 20:33:50  alice barr   I guess if I don't get one tomorrow I'll just come home and order it
 20:33:50  PeggyG  I think it's worth taking a chance Alice
 20:33:54  Debbarrows2  This has been great - can't wait to try it tomorrow
 20:34:14  alice barr  Ok Peggy you are wise! I'm going with your advice
 20:34:17  Sheila  (Get one before Cheryl! ;) )
 20:34:22  PeggyG  what a fabulous show Jen and Mary!! Thank you so much for sharing your tips and passion about the pen!
 20:34:23  connect2jamie  Thanks all! Great links and info tonight!
 20:34:37  cstanley  [i]Thanks, everyone.
 20:34:54  PeggyG  thanks all!!
 20:34:54  Sheila  Thank you all! Will catch the beginning on the podcast!
 20:35:07  bobsprankle  Thanks all!
 20:35:07  PeggyG  bye Sheila! Can't wait to hear your stories!
 20:35:13  Sheila  Alice should!
 20:35:15  connect2jamie  Good night!
 20:35:22  Sheila  Night all!
 20:53:21  Sheila  Hi DS!
 20:57:33  Sheila  Oh, surprises!  Mystery . . . .
 21:05:36  ds  Hey Sheila
 21:08:22  Sheila  :)
 21:09:39  Sheila  Hi CathyE
 21:10:52  ds  HI Cathy
 21:11:35  Cathy E  Hello - happy Thursday!
 21:12:11  ds  thanks--and to you!
 21:16:48  Sheila  Isn't it nice to meet ol' friends face to face!
 21:16:56  ds  it is indeed
 21:17:08  ds  hi cstanley
 21:17:26  Sheila  Hi Carolyn!
 21:17:29  cstanley  hi, just stopped in for a moment - saw Sheila's tweet
 21:17:45  ds  excellent, welcome
 21:17:50  cstanley  What were you doing in Belize, Sheila. I think I 'm out of the loop.
 21:19:15  Sheila  I take teachers to southern Belize as part of a graduate course at UNH. We collaborate with teachers at a workshop then go to their schools.
 21:19:26  Sheila  It's during our school vacation.
 21:19:56  cstanley  I enjoyed the Seedlings show tonight. I am not familiar at all with the LiveScribe pen. I am sorry I missed Mitch Resnick on Classroom 2.0 - I'll have to catch the archive later. Oh Sheila, that sounds exciting. What an experience!
 21:19:59  Sheila  Thinking of webcasting about it with some of the participants this year.
 21:20:27  cstanley  @Sheila - that would be most informative and interesting.
 21:20:44  Sheila  Too much going on tonight. I'm catching both of those on podcasts later.
 21:21:21  Sheila  @cstanley When are you heading back up north?
 21:22:01  cstanley  I think I'd better go make my salad up for tomorrow's lunch - going to skim quickly through Twitter and try to go to bed. If I didn't discipline myself, I'd be on this from the time I got home from school until I literally fall asleep sitting bolt upright.

Thanks to the Edtechtalk elves for getting the server back running! Seedlings talks about livescribe in the classroom

Join us as we chat with Mary McCrackin from Lesley University and Jen Bogard, South Berwick Elementary School, and their topic Revision on the Run! You will hear how Jen is using the Livescribe pens in her classroom. The chat room rocks with great links as well.

SEEDlings 2011-3-3 Show #109 The 2011 Horizon Report

Horizon Report 2011

Geek of the Week Links

alicebarr (SEEDlings) ->  Hi Peggy: Do you know how to Ustream? WE cannot connect to the server
 PeggyG ->  everyone has had the same problem. I have never done the ustream streaming before. Sorry
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) ->  No problem
 alicebarr (SEEDlings) ->  Looks like we're going to have to learn....
 PeggyG ->  I plan to learn very soon though because I want to be available as a backup streamer
 PeggyG ->  Lorna did it for TTT last night
 PeggyG ->  Lorna says shes getting set up now :-) woo hoo!

 PeggyG -> If anyone needs/wants to download the Horizon Report it is available here


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