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Twitter Updates for 2009-03-19

  • sitting next to @teach42 in @atruger session at MACUL #
  • @atruger great job, enjoyed the presentation #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-03-18

  • Presenting with @glo at MACUL this afternoon. Elementary Web 2.0 – Currently walking through toondoo. #
  • @ppalmer21 Courtyard Silver Spring, Fly into DCA, easy metro trip to Silver Spring stop (faster and cheaper than cab). I’m there too. :) #
  • @johnfaig Oh man thanks for sharing soundsnap.com I’ve struggled for a couple of weeks trying to remember this site. #
  • @atruger safe travels. See you at MACUL. #
  • @teryl_magee awesome, thank you. I’ll let everyone in the session know. #
  • @ppalmer21 I’m on the 6:50 PM flight out on that Friday. #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-03-17

  • On bus to train. Realize now my planning last night was flawed, no green on. I feel a pinch coming. #
  • @mrlosik You just might be right about the no green in Chi-town, at least I fly to Detroit today. #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-03-16

  • @cliotech Oh man I hate 6:00 AM flights. Safe travels. #
  • @pauloberman Welcome to twitter! #
  • @distractedgamer finally worked out a way to not have to carry it and my blackberry for work. #
  • Heading to MACUL tomorrow. Short flight to Detroit, then dinner and Red Wings. #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-03-15

  • Had a blast doing the Pi, Film on the Fly yesterday with my son in Chicago. http://tinyurl.com/d7y43e #
  • Won my iPhone bid. In 4 – 9 days I’ll have a new toy. Thanks for removing barriers, @teach42 #
  • @JanetEnglish Thank You!, We had a blast! Just put up post on the DEN site about it. http://tiny.cc/fotf #
  • @teach42 Last banana goes in drawer to await crushing, mixing, & baking. Reborn as that hot and yummy banana bread. Mmmm! Banana Bread! #

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Pi: Film on the Fly

If you haven’t participated in the KOCE-TV, PBS  “Film on The Fly” challenge, you absolutely should.  My son and I had a blast.  Not sure the video hit the mark, as for showing circumference, ran longer than the 120 second limit and I didn’t use a cell phone (don’t have one that shoots video).  However, the day proved educational for my son and I.  He learned that doing a movie with dad equals pizza and Ferris Wheel rides.  I learned that trying to shoot at 8 different locations in Chicago in the 3 hours before dark can prove a challenge in itself.

We both walk away having spent quality time together, learning and with 3.14 temporary tatoos (wife not happy).

Check out all the entries here:  www.filmonthefly.ning.com

You can find the winners here at the Film on the Fly blog: http://www.koce.org/filmonthefly/

Watch my film below, though you need to be able to access youtube. :)

MACUL 2009 Networking Social Invitation

MACUL 2009 Networking Social

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DEN Book Club: Grown Up Digital CH. 6 – 7

I had the privilege of moderating the DEN Book Club webinar last night.  I only wish I could have joined the earlier discussions.  What an amazing experience!!  Last night, happened to be my first ever book club meeting, so maybe all book clubs are as inspiring.  I don’t know, but my I’m willing to bet that the DEN group is far more entertaining than other book clubs out there.  I look forward to joining the discussion next week and hope you’ll join us.  If you missed last night’s discussion take a look at the chat thread and discuss using the voicethread below.

03/02/2009    17:56:14 PM    from Rita Mortenson to All Participants:
Hello Mike
03/02/2009    18:00:05 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
It started and looks really nice

03/02/2009    18:02:41 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
i am not talking tonight… I have a really sore thort!

03/02/2009    18:03:15 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
me too

03/02/2009    18:03:18 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
lol

03/02/2009    18:03:21 PM    from Steve Dembo to All Participants:
:)

03/02/2009    18:03:30 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
How much snow did you all get?

03/02/2009    18:03:53 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
I just want an iPhone! :(

03/02/2009    18:04:06 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
6″ in Lititz, PA

03/02/2009    18:04:11 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Snow day

03/02/2009    18:04:43 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Icing now

03/02/2009    18:05:03 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Where is everyone???

03/02/2009    18:05:15 PM    from Dennis to All Participants:
Andover MA
03/02/2009    18:06:39 PM    from Susan to All Participants:
Temperance MI

03/02/2009    18:07:02 PM    from Rita Mortenson to All Participants:
Can anyone hear Mike?
03/02/2009    18:07:26 PM    from NancyS to All Participants:
problem I had was that the tiny url didn’t link up

03/02/2009    18:07:33 PM    from NancyS to All Participants:
I had to click on the ‘OK’ on the page

03/02/2009    18:07:42 PM    from NancyS to All Participants:
to get to the overall webex page

03/02/2009    18:07:45 PM    from NancyS to All Participants:
not sure

03/02/2009    18:07:46 PM    from NancyS to All Participants:
try it

03/02/2009    18:07:57 PM    from Susan to All Participants:
not for me

03/02/2009    18:08:00 PM    from NancyS to All Participants:
got a ‘this meeting is not in progress’ page

03/02/2009    18:08:10 PM    from Steve Dembo to All Participants:
So strange

03/02/2009    18:11:38 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
My middle schoolers would RUN fast!!

03/02/2009    18:13:55 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
I completely agree

03/02/2009    18:14:09 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
They are used to to filling in the circles not being creative!!

03/02/2009    18:14:12 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
YES!!!

03/02/2009    18:15:00 PM    from NancyS to All Participants:
sorry….those were my vicious dogs…barking at the plow man in driveway!  Have muted myself

03/02/2009    18:16:32 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
We are training them to be black / white not find the grey…

03/02/2009    18:17:05 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Amen Rita!!!

03/02/2009    18:17:09 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Exactly!

03/02/2009    18:17:22 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
NOPE!! Not just seniors!

03/02/2009    18:17:25 PM    from Katie Warren to All Participants:
Yes, but their parents ask “what grade did you get?
03/02/2009    18:18:55 PM    from Paula to All Participants:
hi, folks!
03/02/2009    18:19:44 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
But then again, look at how few schools have phones in the classroom, so they are behind on OLD technology!
03/02/2009    18:20:29 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Nothing is open… everything is blocked…

03/02/2009    18:21:20 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Diigo is blocked…

03/02/2009    18:21:25 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
MOODLE is free and can be well-locked.  Even our locked down system has that, Gretchen.  You might talke to them about that.
03/02/2009    18:22:14 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
We have moodle but there is no training. I have not been able to get my classes to work right. fustrating for the Web 2.0 is so much easier.

03/02/2009    18:22:55 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
True.  There is a MOODLE user manual online inside MOODLE, you might try that?.
03/02/2009    18:23:43 PM    from Susan to All Participants:
There definitely is a learning curve for Moodle, but once you and your students start using it, it gets easier.

03/02/2009    18:24:09 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Magie – Time… That seems to be my biggest factor. Right now I have a password that will not even let me in… to MY class… I think I will just have it deleted and start again.

03/02/2009    18:24:12 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
You are speaking a foreign language to those “old” guys!
03/02/2009    18:24:26 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
That was for Mike!
03/02/2009    18:24:30 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
lol

03/02/2009    18:25:16 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
It’s working differently, not less. Maybe we can learn from them? (the Native Americans)
03/02/2009    18:25:44 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
work to live, then live; it’s 6:00 until 7:00; time is now.
03/02/2009    18:26:21 PM    from Dennis to All Participants:
Michael – can I comment?
03/02/2009    18:26:50 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Phones

03/02/2009    18:27:08 PM    from cheryl lykowski to All Participants:
Wikis

03/02/2009    18:27:10 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
for Gretchen–check out:
03/02/2009    18:27:12 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=%22How+to+use+MOODLE%22&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=NnmsSY7FBMTAnQeElfi1Bg&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#

03/02/2009    18:27:12 PM    from Michael Bryant to All Participants:
Absolutely
03/02/2009    18:27:13 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
My kids do not know about the Web 2.0 tools. I just took a survey and my kids know NOTHING

03/02/2009    18:27:17 PM    from cheryl lykowski to All Participants:
and Skype

03/02/2009    18:27:48 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Nice link Margie!

03/02/2009    18:28:00 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Easier on the brain than reading!
03/02/2009    18:28:07 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
I love you!

03/02/2009    18:28:17 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Aw shucks!
03/02/2009    18:28:46 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
hehe blush blush…

03/02/2009    18:30:35 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
It CAN pay off, but we have to get past the conservative culture.  Not necessarily generational (I’m older than probably most of you!)
03/02/2009    18:31:07 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
FEAR

03/02/2009    18:31:08 PM    from Katie Warren to All Participants:
Hey, Geeky Grandma, I’m a Techy Nana!
03/02/2009    18:31:25 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
I am NOT a grandma!  (do grandpups count?)
03/02/2009    18:31:30 PM    from Katie Warren to All Participants:
lol
03/02/2009    18:31:42 PM    from Katie Warren to All Participants:
Who was the Geeky Grandma, then?
03/02/2009    18:31:48 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
School boards are scared especially when they can not control it!

03/02/2009    18:31:51 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Sherri
03/02/2009    18:31:53 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
helloTechy
03/02/2009    18:32:14 PM    from Katie Warren to All Participants:
I’m rather lucky, my dad is a geek and loves new tech gadgets – published his own Restaurant guide eyars ago using Quark
03/02/2009    18:32:18 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Is there some way to get the Board on board?
03/02/2009    18:32:36 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Maybe document collaboration?
03/02/2009    18:32:44 PM    from Katie Warren to All Participants:
taught my mom to use a “MyMailStation” so she could step into the 21st century
03/02/2009    18:32:59 PM    from Katie Warren to All Participants:
she was able to get to library and check attachments from friends
03/02/2009    18:33:53 PM    from Katie Warren to All Participants:
hiya, Sheri
03/02/2009    18:34:07 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
hello Katie
03/02/2009    18:37:49 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
Again — some one mentioned structuring the work, and Cheryl structured success.  Very nice.
03/02/2009    18:38:04 PM    from Dennis to All Participants:
Who is the K-2 teacher?
03/02/2009    18:38:12 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Margie
03/02/2009    18:38:45 PM    from Dennis to All Participants:
@ Cheryl  Do you have a link for your project?
03/02/2009    18:40:09 PM    from cheryl lykowski to All Participants:

http://globalexplorers.wikispaces.com

03/02/2009    18:40:24 PM    from Dennis to All Participants:
@Cheryl thanks
03/02/2009    18:40:32 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Thanks, Cheryl!  Looks great!
03/02/2009    18:41:24 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Old fashion Cooperative learning!!!

03/02/2009    18:41:43 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Teaches skills the kids will need to now both online and p2p

03/02/2009    18:42:11 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
We need to get TEACHERS to cooperatively learn, too (that Modeling thingy again!)
03/02/2009    18:42:16 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
Projects: letters to the president; research choices; discussion; group work
03/02/2009    18:42:39 PM    from cheryl lykowski to All Participants:
My students learn a lot about netiquette/etiquette during these projects and working with others from different cultures

03/02/2009    18:42:57 PM    from Dennis to All Participants:
@margie – superintendents and principals too
03/02/2009    18:43:05 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
I agree Cheryl — great modeling for them
03/02/2009    18:43:09 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
and school boards!
03/02/2009    18:43:36 PM    from Katie Warren to All Participants:
Cheryl, great website
03/02/2009    18:44:02 PM    from cheryl lykowski to All Participants:
Thank you

03/02/2009    18:45:46 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
humor helps
03/02/2009    18:46:43 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
I was thinking that this chat window is a good example.  We are learning thru this as well as thru the phone conversation.  We need to allow kids a mode for this type of thing, too.
03/02/2009    18:47:09 PM    from Heather Sullivan to All Participants:
Good Point Margie!

03/02/2009    18:48:44 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
“relax into productivity, not stress into it” p. 165; we are way too stressed with NCLB
03/02/2009    18:49:41 PM    from Lori M to All Participants:
A great article from the MIT Media Lab on learning, play and the “kindergarten approach”  ‚Ä¢    http://web.media.mit.edu/~mres/papers/kindergarten-learning-approach.pdf

03/02/2009    18:50:13 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Love the
03/02/2009    18:50:19 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Sandbox time!
03/02/2009    18:50:23 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
Thanks Lori
03/02/2009    18:52:12 PM    from Susan to All Participants:
I feel like I have had this discussion 14 years ago when we (teachers) talked about MI and brainbased learning.  So I gues what I am saying is that the subject is the same but the tools are changing.

03/02/2009    18:53:58 PM    from Lori M to All Participants:
You’re welcome!  I’m glad you’re enjoying the article.  I’ve muted myself because my little one is going through a babbling stage.  :-)

03/02/2009    18:54:20 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
Yes, Susan.  And kids need to know more depth and breadth that is missing with the focus on testsissing
03/02/2009    18:54:35 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
Pixar teamwork model video at: http://edtechtalk.com/taxonomy/term/58
03/02/2009    18:55:38 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Learn to Play… Fish Culture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbtsfyrEF_c

03/02/2009    18:56:06 PM    from Dennis to All Participants:
Rio Earth Summit: http://www.un.org/geninfo/bp/enviro.html
03/02/2009    18:57:34 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
There was a chapter 7???

03/02/2009    18:57:45 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
heehee
03/02/2009    18:57:52 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Personal Learning Networks?

03/02/2009    18:58:02 PM    from cheryl lykowski to All Participants:
@Gretchen lol Yes it was between 6 and 8

03/02/2009    18:58:24 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
OHHHH!!! – All I show was chapter 5

03/02/2009    18:58:27 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
lol

03/02/2009    18:58:49 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
We need some remedial counting?
03/02/2009    18:59:02 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Where is our K teacher?

03/02/2009    18:59:08 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Margie K-2
03/02/2009    18:59:13 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
i need a review!

03/02/2009    18:59:18 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
‘kay!
03/02/2009    18:59:21 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
lol

03/02/2009    18:59:35 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Still love you Margie!

03/02/2009    19:01:06 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
@ Gretchen: Luv yu too!
03/02/2009    19:01:59 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Denver made me sad! WE had 4 local papers stopped this week also!

03/02/2009    19:03:13 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Forums are more personal and they ar many humans

03/02/2009    19:03:42 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Forums don’t have a sales agenda…
03/02/2009    19:03:46 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
lol

03/02/2009    19:03:47 PM    from Dennis to All Participants:03/02/2009    19:03:47 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Vendors doo
03/02/2009    19:05:03 PM    from Lori M to All Participants:
The smart companies will actively solicit feedback through forums.  I love Promethean’s forums–and the users really shape the innovations in the new versions of their interactive whiteboard software.

03/02/2009    19:06:43 PM    from Rita Mortenson to All Participants:
I have to sign off now…thanks Mike….see everyone next week
03/02/2009    19:06:48 PM    from Susan to All Participants:
Personalizing Education for Teachers too was the topic of Will Richarson’s Blog – weblogg-ed.com was interesting

03/02/2009    19:07:10 PM    from Dennis to All Participants:
Bye Rita
03/02/2009    19:07:12 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
I’m in MO in the Wilderness.  this NEVER could have happened 10 yrs. ago
03/02/2009    19:07:39 PM    from Gretchen to All Participants:
Must go friends! Have a great evening and week! Unitl next week…

03/02/2009    19:08:03 PM    from Lori M to All Participants:
Thanks, all!

03/02/2009    19:08:05 PM    from NancyS to All Participants:
thanks Mike

03/02/2009    19:08:13 PM    from Susan to All Participants:
Thanks

03/02/2009    19:08:15 PM    from Margie Rogers to All Participants:
Thanks, Mike!  Good night friends!
03/02/2009    19:08:16 PM    from Dennis to All Participants:
Great moderating, Mike.
03/02/2009    19:08:23 PM    from Dennis to All Participants:
Night all.
03/02/2009    19:08:24 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
Thanks.
03/02/2009    19:08:24 PM    from Michael Bryant to All Participants:
Thank You
03/02/2009    19:08:49 PM    from cheryl lykowski to All Participants:
thanks

03/02/2009    19:08:50 PM    from Sheri to All Participants:
good night
03/02/2009    19:08:55 PM    from Heather Sullivan to All Participants:
GOOD NIGHT :)