mobile web access on my laptop (while my wife drives of course) in the car is really amazing. I just wish it was less expensive!
@shudson71 But of course! I’m even friends with a few Huskers too! :-)
new post: DRM, Libraries and Digital audio book checkout limitations - http://twurl.nl/e411mu
new Eyes Right post: Exploring the Biblical World Through Google Earth - http://twurl.nl/ympvk6
new screencast podcast: Installing Moodle via Fantastico from CPanel on a Custom Sub-Domain - http://twurl.nl/tavhxu
@GingerTPLC I did watch the game. [grin] The cats did well but looked a bit sloppy. Missed tackles, several stumbles early on… it was a W!
Wireless connectivity at KSU stadium is VERY bad during a game. They need supplementary cell towers brought in for games.
First home KSU game is over for ’08. Weather was perfect. And we won! A perfect fall Saturday night.
Hurricane season is a great time to live in Oklahoma or Kansas
Enjoying the KSU - North Texas football game, esp now that we moved over to the sombra side! :-)
I’ve got the basic framework for a Moodle course setup for our 5th grade sunday school class this year. Moodle is amazing.
It is a beautiful fall Saturday in Manhattan, Kansas. Perfect weather for our outing to Aggieville for coffee and the farmer’s market
new post: Akismet spam delete all problem fixed - http://twurl.nl/14dr0z
@lnitsche Interesting. I wonder if we’ll see car stereos you can directly add your USB aircard to?
@MikeGras Yes it is definitely amazing! I wish the 3G network was everywhere, but EDGE is decent, particularly for email.
It is so amazing to be online in the car on my laptop. (I’m not driving of course.) Sharing the connection with my son— mobile wifi hotspot
“we had 1 parent make their child lug every textbook home for weeks. That was a wonderful learning experience.” [for the child]
Seeing this makes me very motivated to complete the curriculum DVD I am making and remix lesson plans fir our museum field trips….
What if the student needs more feedback than will fit in the small box provided on the agenda?
How much time and energy is spent each day just copying down the homework assignments?
Why is the homework not just published to the web? Is copying down the homework each day a best-practices learning task?
So the only example of tech use we have seen tonight is using a symposium as an overhead projector. I am not impressed. Unfortunately some R
I so want to teach in an immersed laptop environment… Maybe I should have taught at Crescent. Maybe I can adjunct at OC next spring?
My question: when do our children get to touch this fancy technology to create, communicate and collaborate?
A symposium is being used. Some parents think this is cool. Reality check: this is being used just like an overhead projector
This is the only use of technology we have seen from our teachers… And we should buy more SMART boards why?!?!?
Now showing a MS Office TIFF image of the agenda used in class
Question I have “Can my child bring his laptop to school and use the school wireless network?”
By February the kids will need to be able to respond to all the 4 types of writing prompts
“we will be sending home writing prompts directly tied to our state test”
I so dearly want my kids to attend a school where teachers embrace blogging
“District policy is to require 20 min of reading per night. We really encourage them to read fiction”
“we want kids to get lots of practice at math.” (yes but shouldn’t the focus be learning and comprehension instead?)
“you can expect to see homework in math at least 90 percent of the time”
@bcrosby Uhhh, yes…. DEFINITELY! Especially if you want the kids creating media with iLife. Go with Macbooks or iBooks for sure.
@vbek you are most welcome! :-)
@nzchrissy Thailand is not on my travel agenda for the coming year, but maybe Learning 2.0 will come to Bangkok next year! I’d love to come!
@barbs1 Thanks so much! can you please tweet me the link? Words cannot express how much I’m looking forward to New Zealand in February!
new post: Live tweeting back to school night - http://twurl.nl/k1bbqx
@Dowbiggin Wish I could come! With my new job my travel is MUCH more limited than in the past.
@gardenglen Good for you. Putting HW online is a good first step. Publishing to the web is a step in the right direction, just keep going!
@chocxtc I agree these would be good questions for the board. Hopefully that chance will come at some point. But they may not have answers..
@ehelfant thanks for that link Elizabeth! I wish you could come share some PD sessions here in Oklahoma! :-)
@todbaker that string of tweets was a confusing mix of quotes from the teachers and my thoughts. I tried to put their words in quotations
@ijohnpederson thanks for the words of encouragement. I need them. I shall be strong and steadfast…
@lnitsche absolutely. All educational constituents need to be on board for school change. this is not just an issue for the teachers.
@KarenJan Yes absolutely. It’s not just kids with formal IEPs that would benefit from all the HW being posted online. Many would
@TAG156 I hear you on the no time to post homework issue. But the teacher could have a rotating class scribe post the HW each day…
@TeachaKidd Good suggestion, yes we are definitely going to encourage both kids to share their writing our our family blog!
@Dowbiggin I’m afraid so. Perhaps we can visit someday. Or videoconference. I’ve been to San Jose in 2005 for ADE camp. Alex would love it!
@Dowbiggin Please send it! I’d love to see it, even if it makes me exceptionally jealous. :-) email@example.com
I asked if our kids will be able to blog so we can see their work and comment on it. Answer: No. We can see their work at school in folders.
@garystager I have mixed feelings for sure. Should I tweet this? I am not sure. I hope it is ok to.
The kids should know cursive now. It is amazing how many of them can’t read cursive.
“you can email us when the website is up and running”
Your 5th graders have at least 3 teachers.
It is a very interesting cultural experince to be a parent of kids in a very affluent community” Lots of assumptions made here.
“I am not very good talking in front of parents”
“if you are absent, check with a friend to get the notes”
Lots of emphasis on recording reading minutes each day. When do we emphasize the ideas we are reading about?
The assumption this year in 5th grade is: more departmentalization is better. I disagree.
What ways are our kids able to experience the curriculum content through video? (my question I am not asking during the presentation)
“kids don’t want to write things” (5th grade social studies teacher)
“we want kids to learn to love social studies” - “in 5th grade kids are expected to assimilate information”
At our Elem school back to school nite - PTA fundrsising goal: buy more SMART boards and pay for artists in residence
Live on Ustream for the storychaser meetup - http://www.ustream.tv/wf…
working on logging into ustream for the storychaser meetup…
StoryChasers meetup starts in an hour at 8 pm US central http://ustream.tv/wfryer
new post: Capturing DVD Video for editing - http://twurl.nl/2qlzb6
new learning signs post: Writing with pictures - http://twurl.nl/ue5oav
new post: Media literacy, US Presidential elections, and assertions of infanticide support - http://twurl.nl/6iglup
I created a private facebook group and a textmark for the youth deacons group I’m leading at church this year. http://www.textmarks.com
new post: Got digital wishes for your classroom? Disintermediate your edtech funding process! - http://twurl.nl/fi2rdh
Indeed Plurk is quite engaging, distracting, and addicting. :-) http://www.plurk.com/use…
new post: Can’t delete Akismet spam comments in latest Wordpress - http://twurl.nl/xe8318
At last I’ve succumbed to peer pressure and joined plurk. http://www.plurk.com/use…
new post: Filmmakers document incredible courage of Liberian women - http://twurl.nl/r2ws6j
new post: No Ning networks for students under age 13, Monitored ePal email Accounts - http://twurl.nl/uyb3kv
@DSWATERS Well then congrats to you as well Sue! You’re inspiring me too… Now I need to just spend the time on GMail…..
@coolcatteacher Many, many congrats on your inbox zero today btw. Boy do I ever want and need to see that same screen myself in GMail!
@coolcatteacher well, donuts on saturday are a special event for us now. we hadn’t been since April I think! they were tasty.
for some reason when I just posted with MarsEdit2 from another computer my wordpress dashboard worked, but my blog homepage wouldn’t come up
few things make my heart skip a beat these days than my blog going down or appearing to be inaccessible… is this perhaps dysfunctional?
new post: Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus formatting problem solved - http://twurl.nl/8ltfa6
our first Sat morning trip to Krispy Kreme in months. Kids are with me, mom has opted for Starbucks instead.
k12online08 conveners meeting is over for this morning. I have 16 new to-dos for the blog! We missed you @dkuropatwa!
@dkuropatwa Congrats to you and your family on the new addition, Darren! Please let us know when you all select a name today!
our 5 family wordpress blogs are all updated to 2.61 now. that took longer than I thought. stringandme.com went offline but is back.
@BethStill maybe a file is getting corrupted somehow, I don’t know.
@BethStill I don’t know what has happened but this isn’t the first time. I re-upload the WP install files and that seems to fix it…
@jsigler yes, my mysql database for my wordpress blog is backed up by my isp, and I periodically download backups myself. Not often enufftho
new post: WikiPedia gives good citation advice - http://twurl.nl/rq1wdx
I am going to speak at the state school board conference this afternoon about Celebrate Oklahoma Voices!
Pricing info for Oklahoma TitleIID grant applications for Celebrate Oklahoma Voices PD workshops is available - http://tinyurl.com/6xp7jd
@dcnavis85 glad you like it Darlene! Have you started fall classes yet in Hong Kong?
new TechLearning blog post: Keyboard practice and racing with Typeracer - http://twurl.nl/rjk3vd
Wow, this is amazing and just the sort of online keyboarding game I’ve been wanting to find. http://play.typeracer.co…
@lorenchuk I didn’t record in ustream but will post the recorded audio from our Storychasers brainstorm as a podcast shortly…
live on ustream now for storychasers brainstorm - http://tinyurl.com/2cklb7
join us for a storychasers brainstorm in 25 min at 8 pm US central on Ustream - http://tinyurl.com/2cklb7
the archive of text chat of tonight’s edtechtalk will be posted on http://www.edtechtalk.co…
Live now on EdTechTalk “Teachers are Talking” - http://edtechtalk.com/
about to go live on EdTechTalk in 3 minutes - http://edtechtalk.com/
new COV forum post: Budgeting for Oklahoma Title IID grant professional development (COV professional development) http://tinyurl.com/6xa82s
I love using TubeTV (free) for downloading offline copies of flash videos and getting them converted to QT. http://tinyurl.com/2cwt3k
new post: Webcasts tonight: Teachers are Talking and Storychasers - http://twurl.nl/gmazbh
@CLykowski thanks for the email heads up, I am looking forward to both conversations this evening! :-)
new post: Comments about Oklahoma education from Kirk Humphreys - http://twurl.nl/yz4ijz
@gmudge excellent, thanks for the link!
new post: Comments about Oklahoma education by V. Burns Hargis, President of Oklahoma State Univ - http://twurl.nl/g5m7rx
Notes from BLC08 “Changing the Culture of Schools: Creating Conditions that Promote Student Achievement” http://tinyurl.com/5ndz5m
I’m going to the Oklahoma City “State of the Schools” luncheon by the OKC Chamber of Commerce today. Should be interesting-I have my tie on.
@gmudge You are kind. Do you have a link to the VA tech standards work you’re referencing? I’d like to check it out at some point.
@rockourworld Excellent Carol Ann! I’m glad to hear it. Even tho it won’t take stills I’m thinking a Flip would be great for our COV project
new post: Railroads and virtual connections - http://twurl.nl/1qul8m
@tRains_Tech are you referring to the discontinued Sony GC1 or another model? I think higher MP digital stills are very important…
@joebjr I looked at the specs and the Flip website indicates it records in MP4 AVI format. Doesn’t look like it takes still images tho?
new learning signs post: National Meet Your Neighbors Night - http://twurl.nl/asbamr
@paulawhite excellent, I’m glad to hear that! Do you know if you have to have Flip4Mac installed to import the Flip WMV files into iMovie?
@billbrandon wow I didn’t realize video editing was built into the Flip. That is amazing. Any mac / iMovie compatibility issues?
@elmofromok I think the flip style cameras are a big part of our collective digital futures as far as user-created video content goes
new post: Searching for the ideal StoryChaser camera - http://twurl.nl/4nw6y4
@BaghdadBrian I’d love to learn about your work for WITNESS’ Hub and specifically about the project’s use of Media Mover for Drupal
new post: Storychaser Brainstorm Aug 21st - http://twurl.nl/ecgtk3
Here is the URL for the Storychasers wiki - http://wiki.storychasers…
I’ve successfully installed MediaWiki for StoryChasers and done some basic configurations. WOW. Impressive how easy it was.
I think all hospital ER waiting rooms should have free wifi… Mercy OKC does, unfortunately Edmond Memorial dies not… At least EDGE works
@cgarrety sounds great, thanks!
@dmcordell great, thanks!!!
@erniec excellent, thanks Eric! Our association is publishing their 1st Native Am picture book this fall so u am very interested in this…
@dmcordell do you have a link for good Native American picture books?
In the Edmond emergency room with one of our neighbors, she may have broken her foot :-(
new post: Missing mobile alert in GMail - http://twurl.nl/htmo6k
@palisade14 Thanks for the tip on Zotero and Evernote as alternatives for Google Notebook - I need to read their legal stuff on ages…
Massive lightning storm all around us right now in Edmond, Oklahoma
@HeatherAV23 I think legally students under 14 can’t have Google accounts, so they can’t use google notebook. That’s how I understand it :-(
@lorenchuk those are wiki engines that you can install and run on your own website. If your district or org wants to own all content…
@Dowbiggin I didn’t see the pic yet but will look for it. I’m behind on email as usual….
new Technology Shopping Cart podcast: Screencasting for Learning- http://twurl.nl/gfg17d
@Dowbiggin So you get parent permission for elementary students to have a google account and use G notebook - do parents set it up?
good comparison of the best open source wiki engines: MediaWiki, TikiWiki, DokuWiki - http://twurl.nl/t3wh74
Boy I love my job. I just need 48 hours in a day… Getting part time and intern help is going to be very good tho, after training…
@HeatherAV23 No, I don’t think they currently do use Google Notebook at all, but I’m not positive. The goal was to intro them to it. Oh well
Tomorrow’s workshop on Google Notebook for teachers is cancelled. Teachers have to barcode their new textbooks…
@garystager Excellent, thanks for that link and the heads up for the upcoming article.
@lsqualls Good luck with your PD workshops with teachers this week!
@annemareemoore covered with ice a few days ago? Do you live in the southern hemisphere?!
new post: ReadingFirst, NCLB, School Accountability, and our Educational Future - http://twurl.nl/qjnuax
@SPeters (and I would too as well, along with other conveners, but I mentioned Bud since he’s heading up that committee)
it’s hard to find fault with pepper jack cheese on a hot charcoaled burger
finished mowing the yard, burgers are almost done on the grill… bread and butter pickles taste delicious! Great summertime supper!
@johnpeters I need to post that article online too, so thanks for reminding me of that…
@johnpeters Thanks for the feedback John! I need to join TCEA again so I’ll get the TechEdge- I missed the conference last year…
Rachel is writing a new sentence on her chalkboard: “Bailey had a close shave.” Reference to Wallace and Gromit! http://tinyurl.com/6lnaax
Twitter Karma now appears to be working great. This is a VERY useful site… http://dossy.org/twitter…
new learning signs post: Our golden retriever has been shaved! - http://twurl.nl/jkfqaw
I am working on my first PBwiki site using PBwiki 2.0… I like it! I need to convert my main http://teachdigital.pbwi… site to 2.0!
We’ll be publishing the interview with Paul Mays as we get closer to his art show. SO interesting to hear him describe his work and process
Just finished recording an interview with local artist Paul Mays, whose art will be showcased here at the OHA in October.
OHA Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/ph…
Met and worked with my first intern Chris this morning, showed him how to upload event photos to Flickr and started working on guidelines…
setup a new private PB wiki to track media projects for the OHA. Projects, projects, everywhere! A great management challenge.
new podcast: A Conversation about the Cell Phone Audio Tour at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum - http://twurl.nl/p02wdu
Cloudy and cool again in OKC today, but no rain downtown-yet like yesterday. Wonderful to get some precipitation and have a break from HEAT!
new post: QuickStart Guide for Internet Research with Google Notebook - http://twurl.nl/7bzb4n
@chasunci I looked in the terms but couldn’t find an age specified. It just said you must be of an age to enter in a contract with google.
@jmpcronin thanks for the tweet on iPhone datacase! Are you a beta user? I didn’t think it was out/available yet.
To legally have a google account, a student must be at least 14? Is this correct? Does anyone know where this is stated on Google?
working on a quickstart guide to Google Notebook for a workshop on Friday
@erniec yes those standards can be helpful, but our OK teachers are focused on state PASS standards so I’m interested to learn if they align
new post: Helping young people prepare for IT related careers - http://twurl.nl/yow63z
@erniec Yes I am thinking about 21st century skill standards like those, but also ones which are explicit to global collaboration in OK
@palisade14 Evernote provides a way to save and organize notes which sync across platforms including my iPhone, so that is why I’m using it
wondering if we have global education standards in Oklahoma?
“we need ubiquitousand invisible digital dipsticks for skill assessments in all content areas” - paraphrase of a Kevin Honeycutt quotation
digitizing hand scrawled notes from recent meetings into Evernote. http://www.evernote.com
How does fair use and copyright work for rodeo programs? Do they use iPods, computers, or what?
My daughter ran out for the nickel scramble in flip flops… Note to self: everyone wears cowboy boots to XIT next year!
@butrflygirl on a mac use TubeTV - free and converts to QuickTime
@JennAFuzz it’s a perfect night for XIT rodeo! Free BBQ was great, now we are watching steer wrestling!
In Alanreed along old route 66, enroute home, having a rest stop :-)
new 6 minute documentary: 72 Years of Free Barbeque - http://twurl.nl/t08rv5
Added more XIT videos to Flickr tonight - 42 in all now… - http://twurl.nl/pw448j