Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @wfryer ever

May 2008

new post: Geocaching across Kansas! - http://twurl.nl/sst0an

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@briancsmith you are most welcome! i thought i saw you in the ustream chat… how cool your 4 year old had met the commander!

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new podcast: Implications of Transfer of Wealth for Schools and Communities - http://twurl.nl/3ay0el

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@tjshay Yes, I think you can close the chat window on a ustream channel and just open the video in a new window…

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space shuttle discovery is launching NOW, in 60 seconds! http://www.nasa.gov/mult…

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now watching NASA shuttle launch via SpaceVidCast on Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/ch…

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check that- launch is on for 5:02 eastern… 46 min away…

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@wdeihl awesome! glad you could check in. We are t-minus 8 minutes till the shuttle launch! http://tinyurl.com/2paqc

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new post: Watch the space shuttle launch live today! - http://twurl.nl/333l2z

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new post: High speed WiFi? Please give me available bandwidth details! - http://twurl.nl/0f1doh

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very warm today in SW Oklahoma! Summer is here early.

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new post: Transparency of coursecasting comes to kindergarten - http://twurl.nl/n5lokq

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new podcast: Coaching and Leading Faculty on the Blended Learning Journey: An Interview with Scott Charlson - http://twurl.nl/y0swcj

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new post: Geocaching in Altus - http://twurl.nl/m764mm

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new podcast: Developing 21st Century Skills in School and District Leaders (COSN 2008 panel) - http://twurl.nl/ns0bvh

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new podcast: Effective and Appropriate Use of Text Messaging with High School Students (Digital Etiquette) - http://twurl.nl/cmw8l3

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new post: Reflections on IQ, cognitive development, and distributed learning - http://twurl.nl/3tcuik

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new post: A science fair project changing the world? - http://twurl.nl/hqlmth

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Driving into thunderstorm in South-West Oklahoma. http://tinyurl.com/6ckj5q

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En route to Altos(?) on the header(?). http://tinyurl.com/44guld

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new post: Diigo difficulties - http://twurl.nl/3n0gys

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@wdeihl yes, we are fine here weather and tornado wise, but it has been a crazy series of days - the month overall has been crazy.

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new post: Thank you, Rick Riordan! - http://twurl.nl/4uc1g8

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new post: Juarez violence trivialized by some media headlines - http://twurl.nl/wotild

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@wdeihl Glad to hear it, enjoy it while you can! How wonderful to have good weather for the 3 day weekend!

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new post: Thumbs down for Indy Jones 4, thumbs up for Prince Caspian - http://twurl.nl/0hzc4k

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Enjoying a relaxing memorial day holiday. Very humid here tho. Wonder if we’ll get more storms tonight. Thunder was close & loud last night!

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new post: The joy of data in the clouds - http://twurl.nl/y8exys

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new post and video: Howe 2008: The Last Lecture - http://twurl.nl/1it6nr

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I am looking at the cloud buildup that recently birthed a F4 tornado - 60 miles north of me

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@McTeach yes, we’re ok. It is an exciting day for tornadoes tho. This latest one is about an hour north of us. We’re watching the weather.

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@podpiper Indeed a cosmic moment. Atho I ate at Cracker Barrel, I didn’t see any crackers or barrels! :-)

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passing Tinker AFB again, airsho is gearing up!

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of eggs and meat, that is

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in Cracker Barrel waiting for a plate if eggs and meat!!!

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new post: Drug violence in Mexico is bad: VERY bad - http://twurl.nl/jrttg6

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We are LIVE from Howe Public Schools in Howe, Oklahoma for graduation and my commencement address! - http://www.ustream.tv/wf…

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having lived in west Texas for 13 years, I am easily impressed by lots of trees!

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eastern Oklahoma is SO beautiful!!!

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the thunderbirds just flee right over me in 6 ship diamond formation - with smoke!

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new post: NECC button winner: “Here for the learning revolution!” - http://twurl.nl/clail2

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@gardenglen no i didn’t see that post - did you email it or send my twitter direct message (DM)?

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new post: Great teacher interview questions - http://twurl.nl/2lsgxh

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@rjacklin Sure, what is the date and time?

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@swvalley sorry i’m just seeing your tweet now… i would check video drivers, check on skype, if video works there it should work on ustr..

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new post: Neighbors on my WiFi? False Alarm? - http://twurl.nl/qfkm5v

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new post: Thank you Vicki Davis! - @coolcatteacher - http://twurl.nl/6s6iox

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new post: My OLPC dream comes true - thanks @room214 ! http://twurl.nl/61su3b

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@room214 Yes, thank you SO much!!!! i am using it now and LOVE it! i will share it Fri at a commencement address in Howe, Oklahoma!

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@kdumont is there a shortcut key on the promethian activeboard toolbar to bring up the keyboard?

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Does anyone know if a Promethian board has a keyboard feature on the screen like a smartboard does? (to enter text on the screen)

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new post: No videoconference to Williamsburg - I’m sad - http://twurl.nl/xs7m5g

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@tbone0n74 I’ve become more aware of how the musical tastes of parents are shared with children… perhaps more so today with iPods…

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my 4 year old just requested Rock Me by Great White on our car iPod - bad sign?!

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@jasonwelker I think i’ve had some issues because I have a 1st gen model. Apple has been great with the warranty coverage tho.

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Inside K12Online Episode02: 2008 Conference Theme and Keynote Selection Criteria - http://tinyurl.com/5fs69p

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@jasonwelker I am an advocate for extended warranty plans for laptops, irrespective of the manufacturer! I do highly recommend the macbook..

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@jasonwelker I LOVE my macbook and wouldn’t have anything else for the price… i have a 1st gen model and suspect a logicboard issue

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just finished a 2.25 hour k12online08 conveners meeting on skype… summary podcast is coming soon!

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@theother66 I think kids under 5 can handle a laptop with a touchpad just fine. Our daughter has done great with macbooks since age 3.

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@leelefever Lee, did you realize you skipped Oklahoma City when you made “Social Networking in Plain English?” Route66 didn’t go thru Dallas

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@davidcosand for 5th grade video production w/WinPCs I’d recommend Win MovieMaker and Frames for stopmotion - http://tinyurl.com/yr2s6r

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just checked the apple repair status website - my macbook should be back for pickup tomorrow. Yeah!

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used our GPS receiver on our evening walk… the odometer says we walked a little over a mile. That will be a great feature on longer hikes!

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@abaralt I purchased it at WalMart for a little under $250. The WalMart website had it listed for $219, but the store wouldn’t honor it.

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new post: Looking beyond coercion, tests and seat time - http://twurl.nl/x5oxhr

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@abaralt I’m using my new Garmin GPS unit with my Mac. 1st day, so not much experience yet, but things worked beautifully!

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@Milw_Mac_Guy that is SO GREAT!!! Rachel will be so exited that a new Wallace and Gromit movie is being released!

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new post: First geocaching experiences with our Garmin eTrex Legend HCx - http://twurl.nl/vf2ht4

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watching Wallace and Gromit’s “A Close Shave” with my 4 year old before bed. It’s her favorite movie. :-)

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just got our Garmin eTrex Legend HCX - figuring out the software…

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@achurches Outstanding, thanks! My fingers are crossed! :-)

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@achurches I was invited to present for TUANZ last year but couldn’t do it… I’d love another invite to come down there to present tho…

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@coolcatteacher I will have to check out iron man - we are looking forward to Indy Jones too!

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@bcrosby were the laptops insured?

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Prince Caspian was very well done and fun! Weta workshop is amazing!!!

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we are headed to a screening of Prince Caspian this morning!!! I can’t wait!!!

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does anyone know of a way to save Diigo bookmarks from an iPhone?

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catching up on news via Google Reader…

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new post: Web-based animation, video and storytelling options grow - http://twurl.nl/ak1jyt

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@smartinez Sylvia please either switch audio inputs or make sure your audio settings are sending audio

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watching Gary Stager on Ustream without any audio… http://tinyurl.com/65ykeq

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@smartinez Sylvia you need to change your audio input. We are not hearing any audio. Change to default audio source.

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@bcrosby Doesn’t sound like you are nuts, Brian, it sounds like you’re a great dad! :-)

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@ScottElias Absolutely. Mac OS X compatibility was a huge reason Paul Clark recommended that GPS unit!

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@achurches I have not toured weta but would absolutely LOVE to. I hope to visit NZ with my wife sometime soon, but don’t have plans now.

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@dmantz7 I did record both Ustream sessions yesterday - http://tinyurl.com/5nr8sd

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@Dowbiggin That is great, if/when you have resources for your session posted please tweet me the link, I’d love to see them!

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@ScottElias we’re excited to start geocaching… got some good advice from Paul Clark about a unit today - Garmin Vista HCX

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@vdub144 thanks for the kudos, glad you learned about http://polleverywhere.com - it is GREAT!

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@jimohagan Macbook problem has been CPU processes maxing out and slowing machine intermittently, also crashing unexpectedly

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Paul Clark, top US geocaching guru I know recommends the Garmin eTrex Vista HCx to start, USB Mac compatible - http://tinyurl.com/yshbc4

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@room214 The answer is YES, I definitely want it! I am sending you a twitter direct message now! :-)

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new techlearning post: A challenge to embrace digital texts - http://tinyurl.com/4wrves

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@tazman0567 Canton went well this week. It’s beautiful out there!

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new podcast: Geocaching in the Classroom by Barbara Wilson - http://twurl.nl/s1q34e

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dropped off my 1st gen MacBook at the apple store again. Fingers crossed. Probably 5 days to wait…

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new post: Presentations from Richardson, Texas this morning - http://twurl.nl/t8pwo3

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new post: Geocaching in the Classroom - http://twurl.nl/jrf5rx

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Our next session, “Assessing Learning with web 2.0 tools” is starting live on Ustream in 3 minutes: minutes! http://www.ustream.tv/wf…

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the Ustream video is working but not the chat, so if you have questions you’ll have to twitter them to me… sorry….

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@KarenJan I DO love jott.com!!!

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@dmantz7 Thanks - is Chris Moersh leading your LoTi training or someone else?

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Please say hello to K12 educators in Richardson, Texas, at ESC10! (Please tweet your city, state and country too!)

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Ustream.tv is working from ESC10 in Richardson! We’re live for this morning’s keynote, starts in 11 minutes! http://www.ustream.tv/wf…

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I’m going to try and broadcast my keynote from Richardson, Texas live starting at 9 am, 15 May 2008 US Central http://www.ustream.tv/wf…

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new post: Talkin’ bout the revolution… - http://twurl.nl/ycrv8c

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Students do not perceive print as the primary source of cultural meaning. http://tinyurl.com/6xgnvs

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@bcrosby no problem, I was just needing to do a test call

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new post: Article consumption on the go - http://twurl.nl/tpo1pr

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Inside K12Online Episode01: Presentation Length Change for 2008 - http://tinyurl.com/6ntaem

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driving to Canton, OK in the morning for another Internet safety presentation, this time with students instead of librarians.

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@wwhitlock 3 Eagle Scout sons, outstanding! Congrats to you all. Few things could speak more highly of a family than that record.

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@BarbInNebraska Badgebond - wow. I’ll have to check it out. I sewed on two patches tonight and I’m afraid they are crooked. Glue will help.

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Looks like Thunder storm may be strong in Oklahoma tonight. http://tinyurl.com/6f7wko

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just had my first 2 successful mobile videoconferences from my car over skype, using my cell phone data card. A little choppy but good.

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here in Canton sharing an internet safety presentation with 7th graders

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in Watonga, Oklahoma

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just went thru Geary, Oklahoma

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I just learned about readthewords.com from Bob Sprankle on Bit By Bit. Can’t wait to try it. http://tinyurl.com/5qhe82

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on the road to Canton, Oklahoma

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@jomcleay Glad you were listening to a podcast… I hope to get a few new ones posted later this week!

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@adrianbruce I’ll consider that advice, but… Follow ups are definitely good… I am at least finding options in GMail helpful4 management

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@jonbecker Internet safety is definitely the #1 issue I’m asked to address for teachers, librarians and students, it’s a priority for many

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@cburell Well, I don’t feel guilty when I don’t get to all the feeds in my RSS reader, but I AM plagued by “email guilt.” :-(

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@cyberteacher Thanks! I am enthused with the initial results. The key is sustaining this diet over the long term. I think I can do it tho.

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I think I need to dedicate at least a solid hour, if not two, to my email each day, and I really struggle with that. So much email…

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Just bought my son his first tan Boy Scout shirt. A momentous day! Crossover to 2nd year Webelos is tomorrow night. Lots of patches 2 sew!

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new post: Internet Safety Issues: What can librarians do? - http://twurl.nl/yupi86

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Sit and get portion of the workshop is over. Turn pair & share has begin. First question: What are the top 5 issues or questions u have now?

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You can safely leash a dog but not a cat. A cat can strangle itself when tethered. Hence dogs can be good friends to bring to work.

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@cyberteacher I could send you pics of the scale but not anything else at this point… we have only just begun this journey, right?!

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First session after lunch at the OK Library Association workshop on Internet Safety went pretty good… now on break, we have 1 more hour

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new post: Internet Crimes with Larry Boggess of OSBI - http://twurl.nl/bflkjm

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new post: Internet Safety Issues with Joel Gabel of Google - http://twurl.nl/ytqpeh

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lamenting the fact I did not copy my Cyberduck FTP settings before moving to a new hard drive…

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@athorp awesome! glad it worked well for you!

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@joelz currently I don’t… I used launchbar a few years ago, but I find it’s easy enough to save icons in the top of the finder window…

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@drctedd No, I don’t think either knew i was twittering - i sent that tweet from my iphone when i took the kids for a bio break… :-)

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we are enjoying a lovely mother’s day picnic in the park

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new post: Strange intermittent Macbook slowdown persists - http://twurl.nl/z15nyz

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new post: Initial positive experiences with Grandparent Games - http://twurl.nl/bb86mo

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continuing to work on reinstalling all my macintosh software applications! http://tinyurl.com/6glckt

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new post: New Macbook hard drive bliss - http://twurl.nl/okezqz

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@athorp Awesome. I am going to Tripit for some upcoming trips myself. Glad it worked great for you! http://tinyurl.com/3ly492

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heading to Stillwater to meet an OSU professor!

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@bcrosby That is AWESOME Brian! I am so glad you’ll be coming to NECC in San Antonio! Let’s plan to have dinner one night of the week! :-)

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Introducing a friend to Jott.com. http://tinyurl.com/6clal2

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new post: iPhone disappearing photos workaround found! - http://twurl.nl/62mm7x

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new post: Fun learning math while conquering a foreign village - http://twurl.nl/4k1cqd

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@bcrosby the episodes I’ve listened to so far are VERY short, which is probably a plus in this case. Well “chunked” content.

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@bcrosby Brian: the podcast is free to anyone and might usable for elementary students too… I have just listened to the 1st 3 so far…

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new post: Adware blocked by OpenDNS - http://twurl.nl/2fdkf5

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new post: Innovative teachers wanted under the Big Tree in SF! - http://tinyurl.com/5jh62n

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i am LOVING Gmail keyboard shortcuts

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dreams come true! The iPhone workaround WORKED! Will post on this later tonight…

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i am really enjoying twitter integration in the Flock web browser!

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watching videos of Hong Kong Int’l student reports!

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using a workaround for my iPhone disapearing pics problem… fingers crossed…

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checking out free travel organizer site Tripit - http://www.tripit.com/

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using my remaining credits on iStockphoto before they expire….

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Grandparents here for a short visit. Had a great walk together around the neighborhood after dinner. Spring weather doesn’t get any better!

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@garystager Which issue? Can you please tweet me a link? I’ll be glad to weigh in. :-)

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@ELanghorst Yes, it certainly IS May. I saw some video from those KC tornados and they looked bad. I just wish we had a basement here!

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@TParks Way to go! That is really great! I am working on a survey and voicethread for you all btw, should have this to you Fri!

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@joebjr It was certainly an exciting evening. Glad I happened to get home after 5 so I was here— we had 15 min warning.

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Heavy rain in Oklahoma City today. http://tinyurl.com/4zbu4d

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Open Education 2008: Celebrating Ten Years of Open Content - looks GREAT, call deadline 30 June - http://tinyurl.com/684a9r

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@kevinessdack I think it is only through unceasing vigilance that we can hope to fend off the destructive influence of that “complex” :-(

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@chrislehmann Chris I want to post on your Education Industrial Complex post but can’t. You are so right. This thread sickens me. :-(

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finished proofing and editing k12online08 call for proposals. I think it is looking good! :-)

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@scottmerrick The webinar will be recorded and available to attendees and possibly other CILC members afterwards. CU online then!

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Storm has passed and we are okay. Some winds were reportedly 125 miles per hour. Wow. http://tinyurl.com/67z9rd

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Tornado warning in ____ right now. We are seeking shelter at our church. http://tinyurl.com/3hdhwu

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@scottmerrick Thanks for the backchannel posts Scott!

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I love Elluminate! WOW. What a great environment for web-based, synchronous learning. The CILC webinar went very well I think.

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Quick Victories for Blended Learning webinar for the CILC starts in 15 minutes! I’m excited! :-) http://tinyurl.com/3h7uov

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K12 Online 2008 Announces this years theme and a Call For Proposals! http://tinyurl.com/5dczo8 (It’s gonna be a good one.)

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Traffic is certainly better going home at 6 PM. http://tinyurl.com/5mxv6g

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Just created a Twitter account for “Celebrate Oklahoma Voices” - https://twitter.com/cele…

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Update on May, June and July “Celebrate Oklahoma Voicies” Workshops - http://twurl.nl/u2dsbf

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new post: A group TO DO list webapp? - http://twurl.nl/u6wifg

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new post: Taking notes on effective electoral video marketing - http://twurl.nl/n8pvn0

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new post: Abandoning Juice Receiver - At least for now - http://tinyurl.com/6cejr2

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@klmontgomery Excellent. One can never go wrong counting blessings at some point during the day.Particularly when living on a rollercoaster!

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@davidcosand thanks for the teacher appreciation note! :-)

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new post: Beyond the Fear Factor with Internet Safety - http://tinyurl.com/3o6r2z

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new post: A growing global audience - http://twurl.nl/vhdlcj

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new post: A warning that came too late - http://twurl.nl/ibfdtc

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@mkm420fritz What is the link of the podcast you are trying to find / link to? I’ll fix it if I can!

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if you are not already following k12online on twitter, consider adding. We’ll be making announcements there - http://twitter.com/k12on…

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new post on k12online08: Welcome Dean Shareski, Co-Convener! - Welcome Dean Shareski, Co-Convener

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well, my offline weekend is officially over. it was quite nice! Lots of K12Online08 work this evening…

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Finished updating links for my Internet Safety and Social Networking preso at the Mo Ranch Men’s Conference Sat - http://tinyurl.com/222zgr

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@shareski Indeed. I was frightened myself. I looked like a robot! I need to get an external camera going for better lightning views.

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storm has passed us by now - it was moving at 50+ mph

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