new post: Notes from A Plus Schools Conference Opening Session - http://twurl.nl/5c78a7
watching and listening to “Smart Strategies for the Creative Classroom: Leveraging Free Technology Tools” by Dawn Danker at A+ Schools conf
Watching a clown perform, listening to some great banjo pickin. Conference begins officially in 3 min
Enroute to the A Plus schools arts integration and creativity conference in OKC
new ITM blog post: Behold the clash of civilizations - http://twurl.nl/3sc43q
@coordinatortwo It’s hard to deny that Drupal offers more options than Ning. The learning curve is steeper tho, and you must self-host.
new post: A delicious facelift, skypecast drawbacks, and a new Flickr site - http://twurl.nl/0034ot
new post: Drupal versus Ning for Learning Community Websites - http://twurl.nl/dykqwc
@Dowbiggin Thanks - that was a fun conversation. SO great to have the backchannel going on with Q and A, and asides being shared!
On Ustream live now with Christine and PBwiki educators! http://www.ustream.tv/ch…
new post: Drupal dabbling begins - http://twurl.nl/zg62q3
Just started watching the movie “Beyond the Gates” - http://tinyurl.com/6eo4qg
@adriddle good suggestion on chatzy - sorry I didn’t see this suggestion before we started the skypecast. We’ll try Elluminate next time…
I’ve changed the permissions on the Storychasers website so authenticated users can create forum topics! http://storychasers.org
in the skypecast about storychasers - http://tinyurl.com/63xbrb
what is it? who can predict? it’s coming soon! http://notk12onlineconfe…
@johnpeters if you are using a mac you shouldn’t need drivers for a firewire DV cam and Ustream. For a windows computer, i’m not sure
@CLykowski I’m looking for it now and will email you back! :-)
@johnpeters you should be able to use any DV camera source, I’ve used a Sony camera with firewire. As long as it’s DV and firewire…
finished writing up ideas 4 field trip curriculum to the OHA museum from today. VoiceThread extenstion activities! http://tinyurl.com/5ue3lh
new post: How can I join tonight’s skypecast? - http://twurl.nl/lk2i7j
new post: Central Asia, Oil, Geo-Politics and Smart Playlists - http://twurl.nl/q57n3o
new podcast: Background and Formative Ideas for the Storychasers Project - http://twurl.nl/n5f7az
new post: NOTk12onlineconference.org - http://twurl.nl/gnmsal
The mystery is revealed at last. NOTk12onlineconference.org. The conversation begins. http://k12onlineconferen…
I recommended OpenDNS to our network support tech today for a basic level of network content filtering. new2him. http://www.opendns.org/
Twitter Karma is not working for me, it misses a bunch of folks. Not sure why.
Anyone know an alternative to Twitter Karma thatwill let you see/filter your twitter followers to see only those you are not following yet?
No one can accuse my old Health Savings Plan administrators of making it easy for participants to get their money out of their system…
Final Cut Pro Studio is still installing… 56 GB is a lot of content…
installing Final Cut Pro Studio on the new MacBook Pro. 52.7 GB of hard drive space required. Wow.
Another day, another dream lunch at Boulevard Cafeteria. Yum!
@Dowbiggin thanks :-)
@LeifHar good question. I think it is possible for people with different opinions on policy to still support our soldiers / troops
@chrischampion correct. now is a bad time to start a wordpress upgrade if you’re on US time. :-)
new post: Fix for Podpress and Wordpress 2.6 compatibility issue - http://twurl.nl/tc4wh7
new podcast link - http://twurl.nl/cuomcd
new podcast: Conversations with Scott Swanson and April Hope, 1st OLPC HS Student Chapter, 1 to 1 Immersion w Tablet PCs, EBC08 - http:/ …
the jury is in. I LOVE the new Wordpress 2.6! (I just upgraded from 2.3.3 on my main blog. Lots of good improvements…
@Dowbiggin indeed they do, and it is so important for so many reasons that we all hear them regularly. many folks are fatigued hearing stats
finally changed my twitter icon to a real photo. I’m no longer a card player avatar from Hoyle card games, an old mac os 9 app. :-)
@jimohagan thanks. I have applecare so I’ll be good! I have a 1st gen macbook and it’s had problems. That’s why I’m loving my new macbookpro
@skydaddy I hope so. I’m looking forward to sharing that site as we gear up for Veteran day celebration events this year in Oklahoma.
Finished watching the 2007 DVD of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame induction ceremony by OETA. Wow. An amazing event recognizing AMAZING people.
new post: Great VoiceThread resources - http://twurl.nl/xv1dow
I agree with Toby Keith that we need to remember and support our troops. I wonder if Toby knows about http://theyhavenames.com
if you missed my post a few weeks back about my new day job, it’s here- http://www.speedofcreati…
“the true character of a person is revealed when you see what they do when no one is watching” (2007 OK Hall of fame intro of Toby Keith)
now watching the introduction of Toby Keith in the 2007 Oklahoma hall of fame (recorded DVD)
@jimohagan ok jim, I’ll give that a try. the CD/DVD player is not working either, so I’m taking it into our local apple geniuses tomorrow!
We certainly inducted some amazing folks in the Oklahoma hall of fame in 2007. I’m so enthused at the prospect of sharing this online!
@klmontgomery ah, thanks for that link… hopefully before long that mr will become a dr! :-)
@kcaise thanks for the advice. payments definitely sound good at this point!
replaced old macbook hard drive with original, reformatted entire hard drive, computer is still having same processor slowdown problem. :-(
@klmontgomery I didn’t hear i’d had a name change! what is the context?
watching the DVD of the 2007 Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee ceremony.
well, the IRS sent a nice note today saying we owe an extra 2K for 2006 taxes. lovely. and so well times too, right at a job transition.
just ichatted with the family… videoconferencing is SO great. Almost like being there. We need the 3D virtual hologram technology tho…
Well, I am definitely NOT going to take my 10 year old to see Hancock… Clever plotline, way too much profanity and violence tho. Too bad.
@cburell my experiences with that ISP and their mySQL setup / support have been VERY bad as I think you know. Sorry to hear about that. :-(
@elmofromok yes, he was assaulted in his driveway at night in front of his home, pistol whipped and knocked unconscious. Terrible. Scary.
Last tweet should have been mugged and good grief. Jott isn’t perfect!
A friend of mine here in Oklahoma City was miked this weekend in his drive way, good breeze. http://tinyurl.com/563vtx
the ability to create online forms with Google Spreadsheets is phenomenal. One of the most useful web 2 things I know how to do!
OK, I spoke too soon. NOW I’m done with K12Online08 google document forms and emails for the evening…
Done working on and sending emails related to K12Online08 tonight. Whew.
my first impressions working with Bento tonight are GREAT. Very similar to Filemaker Pro in some ways, but easier and definitely better.
downloading a free trial of Bento - http://www.filemaker.com…
Going to see Hancock
@shudson71 Thanks for the encouragement! I think this project has LOTS of positive potential! Bit by bit, as Bob Sprankle might say…
new post: Magically entered data - http://twurl.nl/rvymuk
Had a great meeting today evaluating our last Celebrate Oklahoma Voices workshop. Working now on the eval form 4 participants. Google Docs!
rebuilding / recreating iTunes playlists with my 10 and 8 year olds…
new post: Transformative power of flash-based video cameras - http://twurl.nl/1zsfjz
@kcaise …to my former employer when i resigned… I don’t miss those other 3 laptops. ;-) I do miss the camcorder i had tho.
@kcaise I had a 2 year old 1st gen Macbook before getting the Macbook pro. (Also a Dell inspiron and 2 HP laptops, but I sent those back…
@Tom_Turner Not her first Mac but first her first iMac. She had a 1st gen G3 & then an eMac. Now she has to say goodbye to OS9 classic apps!
my mom just bought a new iMac!
Hot hot hot again today in OKC. Over 100 degrees F again. :-(
@Brainfrieze I never heard of the Safari network timeline, and didn’t know the develop nene is accessible via prefs. Thanks!!!!
@sherriguerra yes I love tabbed browsing- how would I open a wdget in a tab from my blog?
@berniedodge excellent, thanks! I knew I had seem that before. Great!
@CLykowski sorry for the late reply, go ahead and create a login there. Did you see the website I left on your blog for student broadcasting
@minhaaj I am using Joomla on another site but I think Drupal is great for building a learning community, similar to Ning
Touring the Oklahoma Heritage Association’s museum with my family and parents
@cburell that definitely sounds appealing!
i am thinking there is a web browser which shows you a status update of what site url’s are trying to load, that could help troubleshoot…
one of my blog sidebar widgets is either not loading or taking forever to load. how can i figure out which one is not loading?
this macbook pro is so fast I feel like I am keyboarding on a Dodge Viper. :-)
new post: Wordpress 2.6 up and running - http://twurl.nl/33180v
@cburell No I haven’t given that a try. Glad to know it is working great for you! I may have to check it out.
whew. I was able to update all 4 of my wordpress blogs to v 2.6. Low stress for 3 of them, but my main blog was running WordPress 2.3.3.
I officially retract my tweet from earlier this evening to @mmkrill questioning if I had posted/shared a link! I most certainly had!
@djteach I saw the .Mac groups option and was going to use it for our family updates list, but doesn’t everyone have to join .Mac 2 use it?
@staceyfranks absolutely. in every online learning community i’ve experienced or read research on there are far more lurkers than posters
just had our first video iChat with grandparents on the new Macbook Pro. We’ve done it before, but it still seems like star trek!
Enroute to the apple store to pick up the new macbook pro with more RAM than I ever thot I’d have on a laptop! (4 GB)
new post: How can our school set up a team blog for teachers? - http://twurl.nl/4ibmca
new post: Let’s brainstorm ideas for Storychasers (an invite to a skypecast next week) - http://twurl.nl/5orj3i
Drupal is absolutely amazing. Unbelievable. So powerful. WOW.
Cheryl Lykowski is a 5th grade teacher in Michigan, her kids call themselves “global explorers” - http://webexplorer.edubl…
Cjust had a great conversation with Cheryl Lykowski about the storychasers project - will post a podcast on this in a few…
@CLykowski how about in 20 min, at 9:15 US central time?
@Intellagirl did you find it? I’d look in my docs my music
@cathyjo yes, it needs more HD space and horses to be a desktop replacement
@kcaise at this point the Macbook Air is best suited as a 2nd travel computer, esp if you want to do video editing. that’s why i went mbpro
@Intellagirl yes you should be able to move your entire iTunes library… On a mac it is in your user folder, music folder…
new post: Will the 4th screen bring us together? - http://twurl.nl/uz4uje
having migrated to various computers over the past 8 years, I am blown away by how easy and seamless it was to move to this Macbook Pro. Wow
@carlyalbee indeed I did! the iPod touch is really great!
Off to get a firm price quote for a new MacBook Pro laptop for work. Oh my. I am quite enthused at the prospect of a new laptop!
new post: Be wary of personal experience generalizations and don’t underestimate the power of your words - http://twurl.nl/26bg0h
A Quest for NetFlix Plus Functionality for Books - for Young Readers! - http://twurl.nl/6q0i2v (ITM blog cross post)
new podcast: A Discussion about Lego WeDo Robotics at NECC 2008 (Coming in January 2009 to North America) - http://twurl.nl/k05yql
@rrodgers sounds great! I’ll look forward to getting those links!
new post: Empowering Oklahoma Educators to Preserve and Share Oral History - http://twurl.nl/c7p8dd
@markwagner I think the issues have been resolved at this point, at least it seems the numbers are back up…
1st iPhone-posted wordpress entry on learning signs - with a photo! “4 year old perceptions of E.T.” - http://twurl.nl/0h4zj0
I seem to have 400 fewer followers on twitter - did twitter delete accounts for twitter-faders, or did I offend hundreds of folks somehow?!
I am having to pinch myself that I get to work in this beautiful, historic, elegant building every day now…
@bjmcdonald I’ll look for that… it does have my name and blog address on the back of it - i need to check local pawn shops for my iPod….
@chrischampion Yes, that is the “CAI mentality” when it comes to computer use. Does not include the create / collaborate / communicate ethic
very interesting NPR piece from July 10th: Congress Members Fight For The Right To Twitter - http://twurl.nl/n2xgrm
it amazes me how many adults still see laptops as toys, not tools, in meetings. the assumption seems to be they are just good 4 solitaire
I fear someone has stolen my iPod out of my car. :-( It certainly could have been misplaced, but something else is missing from the car too
new post: First experiences with web-based digital story editing: JumpCut! - http://twurl.nl/6frhiy
new post: Fish4Info, Mike Schmoker, Robert Marzo, and School Change - http://twurl.nl/jh0lq0
the ITM blog is down and inaccessible tonight. Wonder why? http://www.infinitethink…
@lgentzyel What is your twitter icon a picture of?
@RBlanken How was BLC?
The game Travian has been fun to play but it certainly wastes a lot of time. I fear my son lost a lot of troops today due to my inattention
new podcast: Open Minds, Open Education, and a View of Open Culture by David Thornburg (NECC 2008) - http://twurl.nl/4o5azu
@jnetman1 wow, you are courageous to take on so many! Yet aren’t hands on wkshps the most viable learning opportunities we have with tech?!
@dschmit sounds great, if you think of it please tweet me a link when you get it posted! I’ll look forward to it. GREAT job in your preso!
just covered audacity basics with our new COV handout. It can be quite challenging to lead direct instruction with teachers on laptops!
new post: Webcam and PSP Porn: More reasons for ongoing digital dialog - http://twurl.nl/ca32cv
watching intro to Dan Schmidt’s keynote in CA - http://tinyurl.com/6nqq9g
new post: Pocket camcorder first impressions - http://twurl.nl/0nmxbx
I’m playing with various movie posting options for the Sony GC1 net-sharing cam I picked up yesterday for $50. I love it!
@thecleversheep Right, the ability to play videos from an iPod or iPhone is good— I just want to show off different apps as well!
@nctplarry Thanks! It was fun and pretty easy to do. Amazing how engaged and focused kids can be when they are creating something 4 the web!
@pporto you are most welcome! I love polleverywhere! Glad you found the podcast. :-)
I wish the iPhone screen could be shown on an external display for more than just movies - true video out…
new BLASTcast podcast: Pray Boldly and Persistently - http://twurl.nl/s4npni
Sunburn today from mowing :-( Shelly had all the suntan lotion with her in the car….
new post: A free online musical you don’t want to miss - http://twurl.nl/xihxql
new post: Know any fantastic Drupal developers? - http://twurl.nl/624dev
Had first staff meeting with OHA. What a great organization and group of folks! Heading to a grant writing meeting at OETA. Lots of ideas!
I LOVE having a 3G cell network laptop card so i can get on high speed internet anywhere in OKC metro area! Just wish it was cheaper…
@rjacklin ok I am heading for a coffeeshop and should be online in 10-15 min
@rjacklin I am checking now….
@LsShanks thanks! I am not familiar with the Drumright museum- I will have to check it out!
new post: EdTechTalk: Join our conversation about Netflix-style social networking about books for KIDS! - http://twurl.nl/qnsf5x
New post to Good Oklahoma Eats: Boulevard Cafeteria in OKC - http://twurl.nl/6p5aoi
@funnymonkey we are just getting started, but I have a meeting tomorrow to discuss grant writing possiblities, and I’ll have more docs then
Well, I got Drupal installed and a small bit of content up on Storychasers. Not much here. YET. http://storychasers.org/
@ssandifer sierra wireless 881 USB card
@LsShanks glad to hear it! :-)
working on k12online08 submitted proposals… we had a great response this year of submissions!
new post: New Audacity QuickStart Guide - http://twurl.nl/u51ooy
new podcast: Digital Learning Objects on the Open Web - http://twurl.nl/b4q5jj
@lkolb You are welcome Liz! I’m eager to know if more websites like it our out there. this is the first one like this i’ve seen…
@derekeb Thanks Derek! It is going to be a lot of fun and challenging in very good ways. :-)
new post: Empowering student picture book publishing with BigUniverse - http://twurl.nl/vi8p4u
new post: OHA Day 1 - No Ghost Sightings so far! - http://twurl.nl/bh0hil
En-route to my new destiny. http://tinyurl.com/5ajczz
new podcast: Grassroots Creativity: Helping Everyone Become a Creative Thinker by Dr. Mitchel Resnick - http://twurl.nl/ihaexh
Enroute to Wichita Kansas for a child / grandchild handoff!
@Jedd looks great!!! I am replying now!
@kcaise we received 84!
new post: Pillaged Webkinz pets at JC Pennys - http://twurl.nl/mm531n
new post: A Google cache saved my life tonight! - http://twurl.nl/cera27
@mrplatts Indeed that would beat it! Sadly “a fresh cut summer pineapple” is hard to come by here in Oklahoma! ;-)
few things beat fresh summer cantaloupe!
@joycevalenza Sounds good! Give me a ring next week sometime! 405-562-6175. :-)
new post: Dreaming of a free NetFlix for books site for student readers - http://twurl.nl/8up7g8
new ITM post: A Quest for NetFlix Plus Functionality for Books - for Young Readers! - http://twurl.nl/glfccb
@susanettenheim You’ve inspired me to write a new post on the ITM to answer your question!