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November 2007

my oldest is 10 today! Double digits!

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another great workshop day and digital storytelling curriculum writing time…

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had a great time with the kids tonight reviewing their past VoiceThreads and listening to the comments of others. What fun!

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new blog post: Ideas for student research and digital stories in 2008: Controversial topics - http://tinyurl.com/22l9gj

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back home in Oklahoma - rainy and cold, no snow though. Great to be back home!

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@mstina OU has been on top a bunch in the past - it would be fine to see Mizzou win… I’m just glad to see Big 12 North teams do well…

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@mstina - I’m not an OU or OSU fan at this point— I cheer for KSU, TTU, and USAFA….

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I hope mizzou can beat the sooners next week in the big12 championship!

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the tigers just cooked the chickenhawks…..

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Kevin Honeycutt’s latest driving questions podcast - our conversation via skype on Friday - http://tinyurl.com/ynlgrd

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Looks like Mizzou is going to win. Too bad, so sad for Jayhawk fans.

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New podcast, my keynote from ODLA on Nov 5th - http://tinyurl.com/2hoa5b

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watching K-State lose to Fresno State on TV. :-(

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new blog post: 1963 to 2007: Broadcasting has come a long way http://tinyurl.com/yvv77o

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i am abandoning Plaxo. Very frustrating and time wasting. :-( http://tinyurl.com/29qufj

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@erindowney thanks for letting me know. I have fixed the problem and commenting is now open.

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new video podcast - wonderful fried pies in Davis, Oklahoma! http://tinyurl.com/2wjxb5

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watching Big River at The Pollard Theater in Guthrie, OK with the family minus Rachel - great talent, great voices!

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new blog post: “Thinking about simplicity in the context of professional development” - http://tinyurl.com/27e58l

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@woscholar Scott, I’ve posted the connection links and phone bridge # for Friday’s web2 webinar here: http://urltea.com/23tb

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@mccormick62 thanks for the heads up on the Dec 12 Dan Pink webinar. I just registered too! :-)

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@dmantz7 I say the value of learners CREATING content and COLLABORATING with others. That’s the key.

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@mrjadkins I vote YES. A 750 GB drive… wow. the stuff dreams are made of… i’m constantly looking for more space with 120 GB…

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@arvind I agree with Miguel, that many school admins don’t WANT to have conversations about iSafety http://urltea.com/23qr

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@Digimom thanks for both mousepose and camouflage refs!

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@timlauer wow, thanks for that link - are you using quicksilver with leopard? any issues if so?

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@Digimom I don’t know about quicksilver…looking for it now!

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I updated my list of Macintosh applications I use and run - http://wesley.jot.com/Wi…

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@woscholar I got the same result on IE6 on WinXP as Safari on Mac OS 10.5- I emailed the person who set that up to look into this…

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@woscholar that’s what it did for me too… I’ll contact the person who set this up and check… let me know if you don’t get a confirm..

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@woscholar i’m not sure… check it myself now…

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@woscholar which session? The webinar? It is on Friday, the pdf is on http://www.kn.att.com at the top

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@willrich45 I don’t think so but not sure… I think you have to use a service like gcast or gabcast to record with an iPhone

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in the WOW2 chat room, listening in live! http://www.edtechtalk.co…

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new blog post, “Deciding Who To Follow On Twitter” - http://urltea.com/23dm

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@taylorteacher I agree but SO many people think the dichotomy IS real… I think the media likes to play that up as well, which is sad…

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@jutecht Good morning, Jeff! You are up QUITE early! :-)

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@smartinez Right. Which is why it seems ‘best practice’ to follow your followers… i’ve been in that spot before… frustrating…

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filling out travel expense reports… so far i have all my receipts… joy!

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@mstina that is GREAT! Good luck with the workshop! :-)

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@morgret yes, that is a great project. thanks for the reference to it… I think this is exactly the type ofproject we need more kids doing

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@morgret Yes! Our Oklahoma project is connected to the LOC veteran oral history initiative I think… http://oklahomawwii.org/

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encouraging our Oklahoma WWII veteran oral history project to license images with Creative Commons

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@Tom_Turner good luck with that discussion. The choir analogy is good - maybe if our kids sing well together they’ll change minds…

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@Tom_Turner that administrator needs to review educational research on “retelling” - very strong support the value of kids to retelling…

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finalizing slide deck for Friday’s webinar on web2 - http://urltea.com/2365

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Lance Ford’s dynamic preso from ODLA last week on podcasting! http://urltea.com/230x

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producing Lance Ford’s recorded audio on podcasting from ODLA last week as a podcast….

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@cburell I think new media publishing is here to stay irrespective of political changes - that is a thread i’m certainly attentive to…

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podcasting and new media content creation are not just fun - this is THE FUTURE of news and information publication / dissemination…

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GREAT meeting today at The Oklahoman (newspaper) about our USS Oklahoma memorial dedication project - I have seen the face of new media…

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home from a fun reception at the old train depot in Guthrie, Oklahoma :-)

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Hello Wisconsin teachers from Edmond, Oklahoma! :-)

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using iMovie HD to make a video of Sarah’s theater show last night… first time using the new version for a real project

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learning about upward cheer at Henderson Hills church in Edmond

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Marketing in the Attention Economy post - http://urltea.com/223d

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@woscholar it is likely— I’ll be getting info together and shared on this next week! Tandberg is helping sponsor, more info to follow!

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It’s now official. USS Oklahoma Memorial dedication videoconferencing project for Dec is ON. I just wish my wife could also go… (Hawaii)

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@SPeters yep that sounds web 1.0 all right…. :-(

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@budtheteacher laptops are the new pencils of our century. For $250 a year would you deny a student this powerful tool. (Angus King RE MLTI)

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@djakes teachers have too much too do and too little time, and most don’t have mobile devices that can check email

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thanks k12online07 PD committee from Terry F! http://k12onlineconferen…

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@briangrenier I think I’d go with Epals unless gmail has similar filtering/notification options for student email as epals…

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5 straight days of conferences. at last a day to catch up on email and paperwork….

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good continuing dialog on the value of memorization, spelling tests, etc - http://urltea.com/21r1

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New podcast: “So the world is flat. Now what?” Techforum last Friday. http://urltea.com/2121

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@njtechteacher thanks— that session at the state health conference was more time than I usually get on the topic of internet safety…

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working on publishing podcasts from techforum last friday

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finished with wed night classes at church, ready to go home…

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done with state alt ed student conference - tired, but it went well

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about to head to tulsa, to teach garageband and music making to high school kids!

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Howe High School video podcast. WOW. http://web.mac.com/tammy…

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Lance Ford is live on the web: “How Can I Create a Podcast?” http://164.58.224.88/tcs/

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about to watch Lance Ford, guru/Yoda of videoconferencing and podcasting, present on podcasting at ODLA

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i sure wish WinXP would bootup as fast as Mac OS X… be immediately ready to use when it wakes up from sleep… i dislike waiting…

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donuts for dads this morning at school, got to leave early to get a parking space!

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@elemitrt Good for you for sharing resources - even tho there may be little interest we know ALL parents need info on isafety!!!

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my 9 year old just got a comment on her blog post about a book she recorded a podcast for last week - from Tonya in CA - she is so excited!

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jeff utecht’s ustream feed went down. bummer. :-(

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watching Jeff U present live from Shanghai via Ustream - http://www.ustream.tv/ch…

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listening to sprint folks talk about wimax, new services, new partnerships with google

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@ScMorgan what are you using to create the avatars? that is a GREAT idea for fourth graders on voicethread!

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oops, duh, i meant del.icio.us bookmarks… backing those up….

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exporting my flickr bookmarks for backup purposes for the first time…. this is long overdue

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@ddraper there are some issues with students less than 14 years old too with Google Accounts too I think.. I’ll be interested to follow….

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in a workshop session about del.icio.us social bookmarking. Le LeFever is THE MAN!

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@mstina Thanks! the first time for a presentation is always a bit rough. we had some good input from the audience I thought…

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just downloaded and installed new twitterific 3.0…

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@courosa that’s a bad experience for blood pressure!

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ODLA keynote is over, I put too many slides in my preseo! Had some good sharing and discussion time tho

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finishing up tomorrow’s keynote for the Oklahoma Distance Learning Association’s conference…

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at books a million - I love encouraging our kids to be more excited about books and reading!!!!

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@mscofino that is great Kim, I am looking forward to trying it!!!

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we have landed in OKC! Yeah!

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getting on my flight from Dallas to OKC

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@jutech did they serve any dumplings?!

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@acarvin reading bedtime stories AND twittering… Impressive multitasking! :-)

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the speaker volume is WAY too loud for this presentation, it is really an ASSAULT on my ears

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@jimohagan i actually like multimedia presentation software like PPT… i think it is overused and abused in many cases tho…

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would i want someone to “drive my learning” as an adult learner?

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again the presenter said “to DRIVE their [the students’] learning”

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i wonder if my kids would like this if they had this available at home?

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so is compass learning basically CAI?

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@lizbdavis you are welcome! do you know where people who were in the room were in the world? i’d love to know!

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are we at Mr Gatti’s in the cartoon room?

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i am being overwhelmed with multimedia at this moment in the preso

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i get uncomfortable when people say “with technology as the driver”

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compass learning “think aloud”

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ugh, this may be painful….

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historically direct literacy instruction has been supported up to the third grade

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National Association of Secondary School principals report…

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i am so glad to not be required to talk publicly again today! :-)

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@johnrivera at least nettrekker is a really good application and service - we just subscribed to the home version, my kids are excited…

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ah, finished with my 2 presentations at last, now it’s time to sit and get! :-)

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ustream is on, not sure if it’s working… http://urltea.com/1yvu

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join us from TechForum Austin at 8:15 in the morning Texas time! http://urltea.com/1yrp

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@djakes @snbeach one down to the hotel restaurant - Miguel and I are here!

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if the world is flat what should we do in schools? please share your thoughts! (it’s my topic tomorrow) http://urltea.com/1yoj

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@sdembo del.icio.us is like the borg too, but in a good way… mind level connections… wow.

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@jmaklary i love the voicethread / google earth integration idea!

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@jmaklary yes, i am really amazed and enthused by this, esp the web sharing of google maps— very similar to google notebook

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jakes says “tough luck” on bandwidth - he is going to start hogging….. ;-)

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jakes has moved from Google Maps to Google Earth - I had no idea you could do so much with Google Maps, the KML file option, maplets, etc!

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@Digimom this makes a good case for having your own cell phone network wireless card for a preso…

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ah yes, digital consumption does indeed drive bandwidth needs!

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yes, internet is much faster for jakes now!

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the web connection is being slow for david unfortunately as he shows google maps and CA fire locations

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@Allanahk yes, it is a great day to be in Texas! I am learning at the feet of one of my educational Yodas, David Jakes! I love Google Earth!

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@JLWagner no, my laptop is out of juice and i don’t have an extra battery… so i am in the back of the room plugged into AC power…

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@KarenJan sorry Karen, I’m in David Jakes’ session… i am recording it tho and will podcast it later…

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@mguhlin - Miguel, can you give me a ride to the airport today after this session?

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“tell me, i forget - show me, i may remember - but involve me and i’ll understand” - YES BUT IT IS UP TO THE TEACHER TO GUIDE!

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@woscholar yep, you’re right scott! a bad example can make such an impact… too bad good examples seem less powerful at times…

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“teachers want the pizazz with less work”

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@jmaklary it would be enthralling to see some arm wrestling now

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@ssandifer ok… we are a hard audience for sure in the backchannel….

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“teachers’ quality of life became better [when they have a smartboard] because the weren’t re-inventing the wheel”

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“smart has been around since ’91, that is just phenomenal”

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“with the aeroliner i am engaging students” - “i can immediately bring notice to what i need”

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now video audio is working, but it sounds horrible, lots of static

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this video demonstration is the epitome of teaching with technology in many cases, unfortunately… video doesn’t work…

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video is not working… embarassing

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“this video is the epitome of teaching”

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“we are going to talk about THE SOLUTION which Smart provides”

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jakes asked out loud the important question: WHY are you trying to keep kids active and engaged, and active?

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Quizdom: Empowering Intelligent Interaction - isn’t it up to the teacher whether the interaction is intelligent or brain numbing?!

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my informal surveys today during the keynote actually worked when i asked folks to raise their hands…. wow. concept.

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how many teachers are actually comfortable using this remote control to “drive” instruction at the front of the room?

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Movie URL from this morning’s keynote, “A Vision of Students Today” - http://urltea.com/1yzb

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i’d like to talk to Plato, but i’m talking about the Greek one

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“we can make data talk to Plato”

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so is this guy actually saying if we buy a clicker for all the kids at our high school, no one will drop out?!

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“we keep the kids engaged and active”

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nat’l research council report on us high schools - 3000 kids drop out of high school every day

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why is everyone assuming a “lesson accelerator” is a good idea? maybe we need lesson deccelerators? back to the time issue….

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so is compass learning basically CAI?

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@mstina I’m in the main presenter room listening to vendors, right side, 3rd row by the middle aisle, next to david jakes

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do we need to “implement software into the district?”

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now we are hearing from an atomic learning rep

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my ears are exhausted

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quote from the presenter “this is what is appealing to students as digital natives”

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in line at the gate - Austin airport - great day, I am worn out tho!

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bye for now twits, TechForum07 has been fun— like somone just said, “my head is full? can i be dismissed to go home, teacher?”

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@JLWagner a KML file is editable where a KMZ file is not, right?

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@smeech thanks scott! it was quite exciting to have the ustream.tv twist on things today. love online - ip tv! wow. the future is here.

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can’t you include a folder in a KML file?

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jakes is touring us to NYC now, can you feel the bandwidth squeeze in sheryl’s session?

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