arrived in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, beautiful, scenic drive down from Miami this afternoon. Now to face my email….
done with my 4th workshop this week - now 3 hour drive home
I just love the song “The City of New Orleans”
3rd day of pizza hut for lunch… 7 more to go this week and next…
still haven’t left okc for Durant - too much work email and travel arrangements to make… I’ll be getting in late :-(
back in okc from Lawton today, heading to Durant this afternoon/ evening, more E-rate seminars…
looking forward to helping a class of future school admins learn to use VoiceThread tonight!
picked up MacBook at the Apple Store - same day service, I basically have a new computer!
apple store has my MacBook. Logic board replacement. Thank goodness I have AppleCare warranty…
enjoying the Oklahoma state fair with the family
updated my blog “about page” with some technical details on plugins and other stuff - http://urltea.com/1juo
plane just landed in OKC. 29 hour travel day from Shanghai!
@courosa use the free wmv to mov converter and then upload
back in the USA! Missed our Detroit to OKC connection tho :-(
off to have breakfast at the hotel…
@Duckie thanks! rain has started here…
good morning everyone from Shanghai, we’re 2 hours and counting from predicted landfall of Typhoon Wiphia. 5 hours till our flight departs..
New blog post - incoming typhoon in Shanghai, thoughts on capitalism and communism - http://urltea.com/1ii0
goodnight everyone! i’m turning in… rain on the windows, i’m afraid it won’t be good weather tomorrow for a Shanghai walking tour…
@glassbeed you are most welcome Clarence! I’m going to try and shoot some video tomorrow as well… so far i’ve just shot stills.
new podcast - Gary Stager on great ways to use a laptop from Learning 2.0 in Shanghai - http://urltea.com/1iax
new blog post, Amazing adventures in Shanghai continue - http://urltea.com/1i9y
this wifi is soooooo slowwwwww - getting frustrated and may not upload much more tonight….
in a new hotel near Jeff’s apartment - GREAT day in Shanghai today, GREAT food, still processing all this….
my 5th learning 2.0 preso is over! <relief> I think my sessions were failures from an “unconference” perspective. i talked too much.
ready for my 4th learning 2.0 conference preso… we start in 7 minutes!
@mstina after the conference is over we’re spending a couple of days exploring, Jeff is going to help us see a lot more i’m sure….
@mstina my wife got to venture out and see “the real china” yesterday with Sheryl and Alan’s sons, they had a lot of fun
@mstina it has been great, but really I’ve just been in Pudong so far.. it is REALLY different from the rest of Shanghai and China
@JLWagner thanks Jen… this should be a fun one, haven’t done it before, lots of great stuff to share and talk about…
@mstina hey thanks for reminding me about football… i forgot it was Saturday back in the states…. early sunday morning here in Shanghai!
working on my first preso for learning 2.0 tomorrow: “Inventing the Future” (jet lag has caught up with us)
I am exhausted… Long day + jet lag = time for sleep!
dinner celebration for Learning 2.0 conference is over - interesting foods, Great desserts!
heading to lunch now at last, great session by Alan!
Alan is wrapping up, best comment: teachers don’t know HOW to podcast, they need to know WHEN to podcast and WHAT to podcast
we are finding the impact of the Pope’s visit to Turkey last year (our assignment from Alan)
in Alan November’s session 3 at Learning 2.0
in C-221 for my first Learning 2.0 session, I need PC speakers please! :-)
made it to shanghai at last, now time for bed! here’s the fixed link to a post this evening - http://urltea.com/1h9u
listening to “home and dry” by the Pet Shop Boys, uploading to flickr
3 hours to wait till the flight to Shanghai, np no that I’m on Boingo wireless! ;-)
the Detroit airport is VERY nice. Reading lonley planet Shanghai city guide! Kids are good in Oklahoma
been up for 6 hours today, it’s 9:30 central time so we are eating lunch!
@grahamwegner that is remarkable, Graham! We should do a videoconference in 3 months from an Oklahoma school when we have snow on the grpuns
@mscofino that is great! If the meaning is communicated spaces are not critical!
@ijohnpeterson what is the best way to spend limited PD time with administators?
@glassbead thanks to your voicethread with pics from your house I can visualize that snow falling, Clarence!
international IM via twitter still amazes me. I guess I will need to leave my iPhone off network in China, no int’l rate plan
@mscofino We are on Northwest Flt 25 via Tokyo got Shanghai :-)
just landed in Detroit. Our Shanghai flight leaves in 5 hours. Will and Sheryl should be on the same flight.
checking Shanghai travel info to check in online
No time to make a video? No problem with Animoto! - http://urltea.com/1gju
bring on the Cats 2007! A 30 sec animoto video: http://urltea.com/1gjq
my first animoto video. I love it! http://urltea.com/1gj8
@Duckie you are welcome! i love the flickr integration!
animoto is amazing! wow! http://animoto.com
still wading through email.. got behind the last 2 days
first morning it feels like FALL in Oklahoma!!! Yes, I love it!
@JLWagner I’m flying to Shanghai for Learning 2.0 this Wednesday
@Duckie to get an account at primary access, what does a teacher or student need to do?
@bcrosby - yep, that would be a different paradigm for sure!
goal #1 today: complete overdue expense report!
@bcrosby: have a great day at school today brian!!!!!
new blog post - Beware of Quechup Spam Scam (also includes some takeaways) - http://urltea.com/1fi8
note to self: do NOT forget to disable wordpress plugins next time before upgrading!!!!!
ok that was almost a nightmare… the Wordpress 2.2.3 upgrade is now finished…
@jutecht excellent, thanks! - checking now…
wp-content uploaded from a backup now, things appear to be restored on my blog, but it is so sloowwwwwww
had to delete all wordpress files and reupload - that appears to have worked, now reuploading my wp-content backup from 26 Aug
watching my ftp program slowwwlllyyy upload all these new wordpress files…. again
forgot to deactivate my plugins for wordpress before upgrading… oops….
@willrich45 I just realized Will isn’t following me, so he won’t see this or my previous msg, i’ve essentially just whispered this to myself
@willrich45 looking forward to hanging out in Shanghai with you and Sheryl next week, Will!
@teach42 don’t worry too much steve. it’s an object lesson and a teachable moment. we’ll all learn from this. that’s a good thing.
done with erate seminar travel requests, updates and emails. going home from the office….
@kelly - i’m amazed how PLC is THE buzz word with so many superintendents these days…
@briangrenier when i do mandatory 1 shot training now, i basically see that diff of innov curve and realize i’m just talking to 1 or 2…
@briangrenier i do what districts ask for in most cases, and ususally that is 1 shot training….
@briangrenier of course this is not by choice - I want to do sustained PD with followup. I just don’t get many chances to do that. distr …
@briangrenier yes, and follow up is so important for PD to actually be helpful. 90% of what I do is 1 shot. Very ineffective
@briangrenier sadly i don’t get to do much of what I wrote about, but i do sometimes… most is mandatory, sit and get, end of the day….
@briangrenier thanks Brian! thinking about that sort of thing is a big part of my life these days too…
@mstina next time you see Jane Kellogg you can tell her Wes Fryer says hello via Twitter! :-)
making travel reservations for erate seminars the last week of setp and 1st week of oct
@jutecht good morning to you, Jeff! It’s 9 pm here in Oklahoma— glad the Shanghai weather is improving!!!
@tonyvincent is $100 of that refund coming from Apple and $100 from AmEx?
@alicebarr that is so great Alice. I do not know of a single school in Oklahoma doing 1:1 for grades 7-12…
@briangrenier Congrats Brian!!!! That is great! I am going to present on Oct 10 at the ESC6 reading conference… this is the right track…
wishing I had a secretary to handle administrative tasks….. :-(
@alicebarr how exciting Alice! I wish I could come over and help you get the laptops ready for Monday’s rollout! Good luck!!!!!!
new blog post: Realize your dreams today, start virtually attending Stanford or MIT! http://urltea.com/1fhg
almost to Tulsa- just listened to Mitch Resnik from BLC07 - interaction is not enough, creation and construction are key
@shareski what ideas of Gary’s are you disagreeing with? (do you have that on your blog?)
just finished another productive K-12 online conveners’ meeting!
new blog post, “When mainstream media publicity is harmful” - http://urltea.com/1e9q
my passport with a visa to China arrived today! what a relief! http://urltea.com/1e8k
great labor day - first family camping trip in over a year - beautiful weather all weekend!