Discovered “The Field Guide” of the US Veterans Oral History Project created with Ken Burns today. PDF. Wow. http://tinyurl.com/2qqnsm
new post: Helpful tips for PowerPoint authors - http://tinyurl.com/2pe52f
new post: Visualizing evidence for dark matter - http://tinyurl.com/2mb4ow
@klmontgomery oh lovely. i’m going to be online for an hour or so and will get on skype. if we don’t talk tonight lets talk in the am…
@klmontgomery hopefully you’ll have the storms without the funnels! Yikes it was exciting last night….
@dctrcurry glad you all were safe in perkins! It was certainly an exciting evening. Looks like more storms are coming this week too.
@cmduke those kinds of nights make for lasting memories for sure!
Day 1 of our first Celebrate Oklahoma Voices workshop to be hosted at the Oklahoma Heritage Association in OKC is off to a GREAT start!
@kkliegman thanks. we are relieved they missed us. from what we’ve seen on TV it looks like the damage was very limited, thankfully.
well, it looks like the storms have passed BARELY north of us. downed power lines in north edmond. time for bed. what a wild night/morning.
new post: iPhone Web App explorations begin - http://tinyurl.com/33vsff
new tornado reported on the ground in north edmond, north of us. man. this is more exciting of an evening than i’d like for sure.
now we have two suspected tornados west of us. tornado sirens have now stopped. they appear to be tracking west of us still.
tornado sirens going off now. tornado on the ground west of us. should be tracking NW of us and miss us, moving at 35 mph.
the great thing about living here in Tornado alley is our weather folks are totally on top of these storms, via doppler radar
continuing to watch weather radar, there is some circulation, storm has 75 mph winds and baseball size hail. not here at our house yet tho.
heavy rain is arriving, maybe hail but none yet… no more tornados reported in the last hour and a half…
@cmduke I remember spending many nights sleeping in our basement growing up in Kansas, during tornado season…
i’ve been playing with several iPhone web apps this evening as I watch the weather radar… I’m just amazed. WOW. and these are 1st gen!
@dmantz7 yes, most definitely. i was in Greensburg about a month after the tornado hit. really unbelievable.
the heavy storms are now due in here (Edmond) closer to 1 am central time, in about 50 minutes
@dmantz7 yep. everyone else has turned in. dogs are sacked out too! lightning is getting VERY bright.
@smartinez well, I suppose it could be used that way. but i have yet to hear of anyone being stalked on twitter.
heavy hail and tornadic storms will be here in about 20-30 min… here is current radar graphic. yikes. http://tinyurl.com/2nhtcc
@dmantz7 @kevinessdack thanks for the good wishes. looks like this storm will be hitting us around midnight. an excuse to say up late…
@LsShanks thanks. this spring season is when it’s most exciting to live in tornado alley for sure.
@julener by all means yes, please reference my blog in your ALI exhibit! :-)
@smartinez Hello daughters of Sylvia Martinez! Your mom is one of the smartest people I know! How lucky you are to have such a mentor! :-)
@AngelaMaiers glad you enjoyed that podcast! I think that discussion on higher order thinking skills assessments is VERY important.
active night for big thunderstorms in oklahoma tonight, unfortunately. big hail and some tornado warnings west of us. moving this way.
new post: Digitizing my life - http://tinyurl.com/2qemkb
@kevinessdack no Ben has not— we need to coordinate schedules for Monday too. let’s talk later today or early in the week!
@dmantz7 my keynote at Hays is in the afternoon, but I’ll share two breakouts in the morning also. I’ll podcast the keynote for you! :-)
why do so many presenters continue to put slides on the overhead that have 10 point font? this is ridiculous and SO ineffective…
i am the only person out of 50 typing on a laptop. the presenter is using an overhead projector, everyone else is writing w/ paper and a pen
if i get nothing else out of this, i am going to get more educated about finances and getting our own financial house in better order
attending a Primerica Saturday training event for the first time - these folks are EXCITED about helping families and making money…
new post: Developmentally appropriate technology integration PD - http://tinyurl.com/2pqc4q
back from the dog park, our youngest golden retriever injured one of his front pads somehow, so now has a bandage.
@MrMattson great, thanks for that recc. I will check it out. i’ve heard of it but never tried it before….
@wdeihl excellent. be sure to buy the 3 year protection plan tho. i’ve gotten my money’s worth multiple times on my 1st gen macbook
i love using my macbook on a high speed internet connection, because it lets me work at almost the speed of thought. :-)
we are now watching the video of “Team Hoyt.” I’ve seen this before. VERY inspirational. http://tinyurl.com/3ajsnr
@dlaufenberg outstanding. please tweet me a link when you post!
@dlaufenberg that sounds like a GREAT system. Have you asked kids to make a voicethread about the system and their experiences yet?
@nporter yes. many presenters don’t like digital multi-taskers. i’ve been with lots of folks who insist on ENTHRALLING the audience….
@wdeihl yep. that goes for computers too. my son couldn’t believe those Commodore 64 graphics were “cutting edge” at 1 time…
@shupester yes, the stove is a powerful and memorable teacher. an unpleasant teacher, but one we do not quickly forget.
@dlaufenberg is that a checkbook program for students you developed in-house, or got somewhere else?
how long does it take for the average new business in the US to make money? 3-5 years.
we are watching a video now… yes…. i surely like a blend of media/video with PPT slides…
@wdeihl LOL - you are right. last night i was showing my 8 year old youtube ads 4 old computers like commodore 64. he couldn’t believe them!
@BarbInNebraska the debt elimination part is very similar to both dave ramsey and bruce ammons, but it is broader financial planning too
@brasst following those old rules” is good, but our entire society is so toxic in terms of the immediate gratification we hear everywhere…
@dnorman well, let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. the bailout of that lending group by JP Morgan recently is certainly troubling.
@shupester that is good. i took a personal finances course in college & it was excellent. problem was i didn’t apply much of what i learned
@mjmontagne absolutely. i learned about credit card debt, but still managed to get into lots of it. abstract learning is not enough tho…
@jbennett4 that’s really a good idea. i think there is LOTS of need today for consulting help for folks with their multimedia presentations
thank goodness the presenter is using PPT now. with an overhead projector, i felt like i was back in high school in the 1980s…. :-( Yikes!
average credit card debt now in the US is over $12,000
they are addressing this question now: “Are we really helping people.” This would be a great question for school boards to answer…
multi-task electronically i should say… it’s nice to BYOB! ;-) http://tinyurl.com/yt9o4o
I really enjoy being able to multi-task during a meeting. much more fun than just doodling on a piece of paper…
@mjclausen it was an eye opener. hopefully from now on we’ll arrange 4 projectors 2B provided at OTA. Kind of like providing a heated room.
@coolcatteacher yep, you are EXACTLY right. It is easier and faster, so presenters do what is wrong… not good. bad modeling.
@dnorman Indeed. I’m yearning 4 Lessig style preso w images that the presenter can speak 2. I’ve found text heavy decks r common in business
“we hire for attitude, train for skills” - I like that.
leaders are readers, but they also take notes
@McTeach ah yes-overhead projectors still rule the day in many places. overheads were provided at state edtech conf this year. no projectors
now they are using powerpoint, and we’re about to see a video! good…
what is the best program to use for taking notes on a Macintosh? spell check, searchable, and taggable entries would be good.
@McTeach is this a trick question? elaborate more… 21st century of course :-)
Maybe instructors use small font overheads because they’re simply easier to throw on the projector. Easy and time saving. But ineffective.
@stevesoko is that stipend per year or semester?
why are we not teaching about debt elimination in our schools? maybe kids could help educate their parents…
it is really eye opening to see how most home mortgages are structured. how sad people get into ARM loans at all!!!
new post: Oklahoma City National Memorial Videos and Possible VFT - http://tinyurl.com/ytsg3z
new post: Cell phones in Cuba today, political changes tomorrow? - http://tinyurl.com/2866pg
i’m glad to catch up on discussions relating to my prior ignorance of compass magnets, but now i’m going to be late for men’s group this am!
@DSWATERS Sue I REALLY appreciate all your investigations and comments. Per my comment this morning let’s setup a skype visit!
@bwatwood sorry, i had that post saved as a draft, but it is now “published.” should be viewable now.
@PBKrissy give the comment field another try. It may have been a captcha error. please let me know…
new post: Exploring differences in preteen social networking sites - http://tinyurl.com/23x4e8
Thanks 2 Elizabeth’s comment I learned new things about magnets. I still think “magnetized needle” would be better http://tinyurl.com/2s4g58
@tonyvincent Thanks Tony! Now 1 more question… What is the brand and name of the flexible neck DV camera you use?
@wdeihl I saw you were making an audacity screencast. Is there a tool out there that is ideal for sharing homegrown edtech tutorials?
@NancyW please tweet me a link to your web2 policy and procedure when it is finalized and published online! :-)
direct link to previous article is http://tinyurl.com/368ss6
new post: Blogs, Wikis, District Polices, Walled Gardens and the Open Web - http://tinyurl.com/yrlzm6
new post: An iPhone SMS poll demo over videoconference - http://tinyurl.com/2zhuhb
new post: Sorry honey, you can’t believe everything you read in your printed science textbook - http://tinyurl.com/2d28v7
@techforschool @tonyvincent Tony has a special application tho that shows his webcam in a larger screen on his mac… he showed me at necc07
request for tech help: Does anyone know of a mac program that can take my camcorder firewire video & just show it? imovie will, but others?
@tonyvincent what is the name of that Mac software program you use to show a live camera feed of your palm or other device?
new post: notes from the webinar I attended today titled “Web 2.0 in the Enterprise” - http://tinyurl.com/yrypn2
here are some live blogging comments from this webinar…. The virtual workplace is here, and growing!
attending an AT&T Networking Exchange webcast titled, “Web 2.0 in the Enterprise” - http://tinyurl.com/yqpahx
@LsShanks You are welcome! I think those videos are powerful, but they need to be balanced with discussion of positive web uses too…
new post: Offline QuickTime Versions of “Growing Up Online” videos - http://tinyurl.com/3dps73
new post: Moving cheese and rollercoasters - http://tinyurl.com/2lyp2s
@dougsymington that PSA is hilarious and also very on the mark. too bad it is pg-13. still, could be useful…
new post: Actively opposing creativity fatigue - http://tinyurl.com/35ngww
new post: The Value of OpenDNS (free) content filtering at home - http://tinyurl.com/3x4psj
new podcast: Travian Tips and Lessons Learned After Four Months Playing Online - http://tinyurl.com/2myyqr
new post: No medicine for you, the server is down - http://tinyurl.com/38gt2l
I’ve taken the “Change Congress” pledge, joined the movement, and added the badge to my blog. Now it’s your turn. http://tinyurl.com/2wt862
new post: A vision of the mobile, connected college experience - Today in Abilene, Texas - http://tinyurl.com/2orevd
@cburell congrats on your wedding, Clay! Sorry I missed it in person and on ustream! :-)
@acarvin Thanks SO much for twittering Lessig’s preso this morning Andy. I was able to catch the last bit and all the Q&A live. Wow.
new post: Raising expectations for learning and assessment - http://tinyurl.com/3cljbd
@carcher Thanks! I need all the chicken soup i can get at this point, real and virtual! ;-)
@skajder thanks, I will relay your comment to my “guest podcaster!” :-)
new podcast: 21st Century Learning: Embedding New Skills and Assessments by Dr. Richard Hersh (COSN08 Keynote) - http://tinyurl.com/37negg
this is a first: since i have a cold, i have cleverly bribed my wife into recording the intro for my podcast tonight. ;-)
new podcast: K-12 Online Conference - Free Professional Development on Web 2.0 Technologies - http://tinyurl.com/2mqcrm
@klmontgomery Thanks. At this point i think it is just a cold. I am direct twitter messaging you the phone number you asked for now!
well it is official, i have the flu. hopefully tamiflu will help shorten the recovery.
somehow I have contracted a cold today. Ugh. At least it does not seem to be the flu!
new post: Thanks to Marco Torres for the term “quick victories” - http://tinyurl.com/yop5tr
working on a case study / writeup about our digital learning academy last summer… on Google Docs! Collaboration can be wonderful.
new post: Managing information streams in the attention economy - http://tinyurl.com/2vuwuz
new post: Paying teachers for high student test scores is BAD policy - http://tinyurl.com/35grhb
new post: Mysterious Wordpress and Podpress problems - http://tinyurl.com/376bg4
new podcast: Unleashing the Transformational Power of One-to-One Computing in K-12 (COSN Panel) - http://tinyurl.com/33g5e6
@bcrosby i hadn’t upgraded yet either, and don’t think i did anything config wise to invite this…. i did upgrade to the latest WP tonight.
@mkbwsu well that is good… hopefully a resolution will present itself… these are the moments i’d prefer to just be using blogger…
has anyone else’s wordpress blog gone crazy today, apparently related to a podpress error? i have mine back online but the problem remains
thunderstorms off to the north tonight - spring weather is here - hopefully no tornados
@skajder that is a positively IMPORTANT topic to consider in the context of teacher education. if/when you get the answer please let me know
@derekeb well, I’m certainly not against moving cheese - I probably am a “cheese mover” myself. cheese is moving quickly these days tho…
@scottswanson great to meet you at COSN this week, Scott! I should be posting our interview about your student OLPC chapter early next week!
@smeech I am not sure which character, it’s been awhile since i read it. i’m the mouse looking around saying, “Where did it go now?”
@dossy I thought my cheese was not going to move for awhile… I didn’t know it was actually on someone’s menu! ;-)
some days I think I have a sign glued to my forehead that reads: Please Move My Cheese.
@dannynic thanks for the reference to the web-based version of Google Sky. Cool!
@cyberteacher - I hadn’t heard of yuuguu, thanks for the reference. Have you used it yet?
@dmantz7 Thanks. It is great to be home. Beautiful sunrise this morning, great to be back to my men’s group this morning after sev wks gone
@garystager I thought that was the case, thx for the clarification. i want to order at least 1 next time the offer opens…
it feels good to be back on central time. 2 hours off with daylight savings time and the eastern time zone switch threw me off this week…
@Gailhd how are you going to order an XO now? Is there a new program for buy one get one available?
@Gailhd Outstanding, I’m glad to help. Good luck with your iSafety preso! I think this research is VERY important and needed.
new post: Study encourages a less hyped view of social networking risks - http://tinyurl.com/23h5ry
@kevinessdack by all means, please share the embeds on art snacks! :-)
new post: Lessons Learned from two more Ustream.tv remote webcasts - http://tinyurl.com/2fntjv
@dctrcurry thanks! I’m delighted to be back and ready to not travel for awhile.
landed on OKC at last. Long travel day.
@BryanPerson Much tougher question. Will have to think about that one. Maybe “Bit by Bit” - Seedlings by Bob Sprankle?
@jepcke no, our flight took off at 3:20 local today.
just landed in Kansas City. Last stop before OKC and home.
if I was limited to just 1 artist on my iPod it would be Juan Luis Guerra
@dossy No, I don’t think The Kink made the trip to Havana like Barry did….s
got asked at the airport how to get good Presidential candidate info. I recommended their official YouTube sites…
Thanks to Derek Baird (twitter id unknown) for the good article - Study Debunks Web Predator Myths - http://tinyurl.com/3xp5z4
just landed in Chicago
@dkuropatwa Darren: I’ve considered buying that, but at this point I make out-of-iPhoto backup folders of all my images… I will try it tho
@dkuropatwa yes, i was WAY behind on uploads. I just used the web-based flickr uploader. it DID take lots of time!
just finished organizing and uploading 907 new images to Flickr. whew. http://www.flickr.com/ph…
we are live now on ustream from Uvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum: please join us! http://www.ustream.tv/wf…
new post: Spinning history and the means of publication - http://tinyurl.com/ytvx5l
@plugusin technically speaking we had just left the White House… I was actually nervous they weren’t going to let me take my iPhone in…
just toured the White House with Alexander. The President was in the West Wing. Didn’t see him tho. :-)
new post - Apologies for Ustream non-event today - http://tinyurl.com/23ujdk
new post: Developing 21st Century Skills in School and District Leaders (notes from COSN2008 panel) - http://tinyurl.com/2wwcy8
since i was offline in the basement of the Hyatt at COSN today I couldn’t post session notes right afterwards. so that explains the delay…
new post: COSN 2008 Opening Session (notes) - http://tinyurl.com/2j2y6p
new post: Now I can explain Twitter to my wife - http://tinyurl.com/22hjd2
@megormi it is likely. more folks are blocking streaming video… if we hadn’t been inthe basement, I would have had cell network connection
@khokanson sorry the connectivity at COSN today was bad - ports were closed on the hotel network for Ustream, and we were in the basement…
no ustream of the cell phone session either… network won’t support the Ustream ports… but we are audio recording…
Unfortunately we are in the basement where cell tower signals are not accessible either…
We are not able to get Ustream to connect from the network here at the Hyatt hotel for COSN… ports appear to be blocked. :-(
@AngelaMaiers Hadn’t seen that. Thanks.
i’ve discovered my official ustream.tv homepage - http://www.ustream.tv/wf…