my oldest is 10 today! Double digits!
another great workshop day and digital storytelling curriculum writing time…
had a great time with the kids tonight reviewing their past VoiceThreads and listening to the comments of others. What fun!
new blog post: Ideas for student research and digital stories in 2008: Controversial topics - http://tinyurl.com/22l9gj
back home in Oklahoma - rainy and cold, no snow though. Great to be back home!
@kevinessdack just 3 min 10 sec, 34 to 21 KU is down
Looks like Mizzou is going to win. Too bad, so sad for Jayhawk fans.
@mguhlin “throwing up?!” [grin]
@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…
@mstina - I’m not an OU or OSU fan at this point— I cheer for KSU, TTU, and USAFA….
I hope mizzou can beat the sooners next week in the big12 championship!
the tigers just cooked the chickenhawks…..
Kevin Honeycutt’s latest driving questions podcast - our conversation via skype on Friday - http://tinyurl.com/ynlgrd
New podcast, my keynote from ODLA on Nov 5th - http://tinyurl.com/2hoa5b
watching K-State lose to Fresno State on TV. :-(
new blog post: 1963 to 2007: Broadcasting has come a long way http://tinyurl.com/yvv77o
i am abandoning Plaxo. Very frustrating and time wasting. :-( http://tinyurl.com/29qufj
@erindowney thanks for letting me know. I have fixed the problem and commenting is now open.
if that link doesn’t work try http://web.mac.com/wfrye…
new video podcast - wonderful fried pies in Davis, Oklahoma! http://tinyurl.com/2wjxb5
watching Big River at The Pollard Theater in Guthrie, OK with the family minus Rachel - great talent, great voices!
new blog post: “Thinking about simplicity in the context of professional development” - http://tinyurl.com/27e58l
@mccormick62 thanks for the heads up on the Dec 12 Dan Pink webinar. I just registered too! :-)
@dmantz7 I say the value of learners CREATING content and COLLABORATING with others. That’s the key.
@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…
@Digimom thanks for both mousepose and camouflage refs!
@timlauer wow, thanks for that link - are you using quicksilver with leopard? any issues if so?
@Digimom I don’t know about quicksilver…looking for it now!
I updated my list of Macintosh applications I use and run - http://wesley.jot.com/Wi…
@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…
@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..
@woscholar i’m not sure… check it myself now…
@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
in the WOW2 chat room, listening in live! http://www.edtechtalk.co…
new blog post, “Deciding Who To Follow On Twitter” - http://urltea.com/23dm
@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…
@jutecht Good morning, Jeff! You are up QUITE early! :-)
@smartinez Right. Which is why it seems ‘best practice’ to follow your followers… i’ve been in that spot before… frustrating…
filling out travel expense reports… so far i have all my receipts… joy!
@mstina that is GREAT! Good luck with the workshop! :-)
@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
encouraging our Oklahoma WWII veteran oral history project to license images with Creative Commons
@Tom_Turner good luck with that discussion. The choir analogy is good - maybe if our kids sing well together they’ll change minds…
@Tom_Turner that administrator needs to review educational research on “retelling” - very strong support the value of kids to retelling…
finalizing slide deck for Friday’s webinar on web2 - http://urltea.com/2365
Lance Ford’s dynamic preso from ODLA last week on podcasting! http://urltea.com/230x
producing Lance Ford’s recorded audio on podcasting from ODLA last week as a podcast….
@cburell I think new media publishing is here to stay irrespective of political changes - that is a thread i’m certainly attentive to…
podcasting and new media content creation are not just fun - this is THE FUTURE of news and information publication / dissemination…
GREAT meeting today at The Oklahoman (newspaper) about our USS Oklahoma memorial dedication project - I have seen the face of new media…
home from a fun reception at the old train depot in Guthrie, Oklahoma :-)
learning about upward cheer at Henderson Hills church in Edmond
Marketing in the Attention Economy post - http://urltea.com/223d
Hello Wisconsin teachers from Edmond, Oklahoma! :-)
using iMovie HD to make a video of Sarah’s theater show last night… first time using the new version for a real project
@woscholar it is likely— I’ll be getting info together and shared on this next week! Tandberg is helping sponsor, more info to follow!
It’s now official. USS Oklahoma Memorial dedication videoconferencing project for Dec is ON. I just wish my wife could also go… (Hawaii)
@SPeters yep that sounds web 1.0 all right…. :-(
@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)
@djakes teachers have too much too do and too little time, and most don’t have mobile devices that can check email
thanks k12online07 PD committee from Terry F! http://k12onlineconferen…
@briangrenier I think I’d go with Epals unless gmail has similar filtering/notification options for student email as epals…
5 straight days of conferences. at last a day to catch up on email and paperwork….
good continuing dialog on the value of memorization, spelling tests, etc - http://urltea.com/21r1
New podcast: “So the world is flat. Now what?” Techforum last Friday. http://urltea.com/2121
@njtechteacher thanks— that session at the state health conference was more time than I usually get on the topic of internet safety…
working on publishing podcasts from techforum last friday
finished with wed night classes at church, ready to go home…
done with state alt ed student conference - tired, but it went well
about to head to tulsa, to teach garageband and music making to high school kids!
Howe High School video podcast. WOW. http://web.mac.com/tammy…
Lance Ford is live on the web: “How Can I Create a Podcast?” http://184.108.40.206/tcs/
about to watch Lance Ford, guru/Yoda of videoconferencing and podcasting, present on podcasting at ODLA
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…
donuts for dads this morning at school, got to leave early to get a parking space!
@elemitrt Good for you for sharing resources - even tho there may be little interest we know ALL parents need info on isafety!!!
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!
jeff utecht’s ustream feed went down. bummer. :-(
watching Jeff U present live from Shanghai via Ustream - http://www.ustream.tv/ch…
listening to sprint folks talk about wimax, new services, new partnerships with google
@scmorgan what are you using to create the avatars? that is a GREAT idea for fourth graders on voicethread!
oops, duh, i meant del.icio.us bookmarks… backing those up….
exporting my flickr bookmarks for backup purposes for the first time…. this is long overdue
@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….
in a workshop session about del.icio.us social bookmarking. Le LeFever is THE MAN!
@mstina Thanks! the first time for a presentation is always a bit rough. we had some good input from the audience I thought…
just downloaded and installed new twitterific 3.0…
@courosa that’s a bad experience for blood pressure!
ODLA keynote is over, I put too many slides in my preseo! Had some good sharing and discussion time tho
finishing up tomorrow’s keynote for the Oklahoma Distance Learning Association’s conference…
at books a million - I love encouraging our kids to be more excited about books and reading!!!!
@mscofino that is great Kim, I am looking forward to trying it!!!
we have landed in OKC! Yeah!
getting on my flight from Dallas to OKC
@jutech did they serve any dumplings?!
@acarvin reading bedtime stories AND twittering… Impressive multitasking! :-)
my ears are exhausted
quote from the presenter “this is what is appealing to students as digital natives”
the speaker volume is WAY too loud for this presentation, it is really an ASSAULT on my ears
@jimohagan i actually like multimedia presentation software like PPT… i think it is overused and abused in many cases tho…
would i want someone to “drive my learning” as an adult learner?
again the presenter said “to DRIVE their [the students’] learning”
i wonder if my kids would like this if they had this available at home?
so is compass learning basically CAI?
@lizbdavis you are welcome! do you know where people who were in the room were in the world? i’d love to know!
are we at Mr Gatti’s in the cartoon room?
i am being overwhelmed with multimedia at this moment in the preso
i get uncomfortable when people say “with technology as the driver”
compass learning “think aloud”
ugh, this may be painful….
historically direct literacy instruction has been supported up to the third grade
National Association of Secondary School principals report…
i am so glad to not be required to talk publicly again today! :-)
@johnrivera at least nettrekker is a really good application and service - we just subscribed to the home version, my kids are excited…
ah, finished with my 2 presentations at last, now it’s time to sit and get! :-)
ustream is on, not sure if it’s working… http://urltea.com/1yvu
join us from TechForum Austin at 8:15 in the morning Texas time! http://urltea.com/1yrp
if the world is flat what should we do in schools? please share your thoughts! (it’s my topic tomorrow) http://urltea.com/1yoj
jakes is touring us to NYC now, can you feel the bandwidth squeeze in sheryl’s session?
@sdembo del.icio.us is like the borg too, but in a good way… mind level connections… wow.
@jmaklary i love the voicethread / google earth integration idea!
@jmaklary yes, i am really amazed and enthused by this, esp the web sharing of google maps— very similar to google notebook
jakes says “tough luck” on bandwidth - he is going to start hogging….. ;-)
@mguhlin jakes is not hogging! :-)
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!
@Digimom this makes a good case for having your own cell phone network wireless card for a preso…
ah yes, digital consumption does indeed drive bandwidth needs!
yes, internet is much faster for jakes now!
the web connection is being slow for david unfortunately as he shows google maps and CA fire locations
@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!
@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…
@KarenJan sorry Karen, I’m in David Jakes’ session… i am recording it tho and will podcast it later…
@mguhlin - Miguel, can you give me a ride to the airport today after this session?
“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!
@woscholar yep, you’re right scott! a bad example can make such an impact… too bad good examples seem less powerful at times…
“teachers want the pizazz with less work”
@jmaklary it would be enthralling to see some arm wrestling now
@ssandifer ok… we are a hard audience for sure in the backchannel….
“teachers’ quality of life became better [when they have a smartboard] because the weren’t re-inventing the wheel”
“smart has been around since ’91, that is just phenomenal”
jakes has a GREAT wiki - http://newtools.pbwiki.c…
“with the aeroliner i am engaging students” - “i can immediately bring notice to what i need”
now video audio is working, but it sounds horrible, lots of static
this video demonstration is the epitome of teaching with technology in many cases, unfortunately… video doesn’t work…
video is not working… embarassing
“this video is the epitome of teaching”
“we are going to talk about THE SOLUTION which Smart provides”
jakes asked out loud the important question: WHY are you trying to keep kids active and engaged, and active?
Quizdom: Empowering Intelligent Interaction - isn’t it up to the teacher whether the interaction is intelligent or brain numbing?!
my informal surveys today during the keynote actually worked when i asked folks to raise their hands…. wow. concept.
how many teachers are actually comfortable using this remote control to “drive” instruction at the front of the room?
Movie URL from this morning’s keynote, “A Vision of Students Today” - http://urltea.com/1yzb
i’d like to talk to Plato, but i’m talking about the Greek one
“we can make data talk to Plato”
so is this guy actually saying if we buy a clicker for all the kids at our high school, no one will drop out?!
“we keep the kids engaged and active”
nat’l research council report on us high schools - 3000 kids drop out of high school every day
@djakes that’s a great point
why is everyone assuming a “lesson accelerator” is a good idea? maybe we need lesson deccelerators? back to the time issue….
so is compass learning basically CAI?
@mstina I’m in the main presenter room listening to vendors, right side, 3rd row by the middle aisle, next to david jakes
@derekeb RIGHT! :-)
@derekeb RIGHT! :-)
do we need to “implement software into the district?”
now we are hearing from an atomic learning rep
in line at the gate - Austin airport - great day, I am worn out tho!
bye for now twits, TechForum07 has been fun— like somone just said, “my head is full? can i be dismissed to go home, teacher?”
@technolibrary that is a GREAT quotation from sheryl!
@JLWagner a KML file is editable where a KMZ file is not, right?
@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.
can’t you include a folder in a KML file?