Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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

September 2008

@debwhite I hadn’t heard of Moodle support from global classroom - thanks for the recc - http://globalclassroom.us

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@mcleod sorry I can’t help you there, Scott! Anyone know how to rotate a DV clip in Premiere?

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@ittosde maybe we need to ask her to offer a workshop for us on this at some point. I’m serious! I could really use some tips and advice!

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new post: Some Moodle lessons learned - http://twurl.nl/52n7ro

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@ELanghorst that is great Eric! Enjoy tomorrow! I’ll look forward to hearing the podcasts later that I’m sure you’ll be recording! :-)

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finished creating my budget estimates for 2009 (non-capital outlay) - Starting a new department is a challenge in many ways!

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I absolutely love being able to listen to iPod music completely devoid of all advertising. I am getting to be quite ad-averse…

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I should have taken a series of courses on project management and accurate time estimation in college. Unfortunately I didn’t.

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@BethStill Hello to you there in Scottsbluff, Beth! My grandmother on my dad’s side was born and raised in Scottsbluff!

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taking some time to review twitter followers with twitter karma… boy there are some interesting folks out in the twitterverse…

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@funnymonkey I hadn’t heard that term “gotcha journalism” before. I think that is a synonym for transparency.

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@LsShanks that is great! Lance Ford is the person who showed be the Sierra Wireless possibilities first! http://lanceford.net

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new podcast: TechShoppingCart Episode 10 - Challenges with Integrating Web 2.0 in Schools - http://twurl.nl/m4ocai

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new post: Ready to roll with Tandberg videoconferencing! - http://twurl.nl/7tb0jg

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@LsShanks @khokanson the drivers for sierra wireless are available for both Windows and Mac http://www.sierrawireles…

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@LsShanks @khokanson I am a mac guy but i’m also cross-platform! I used my sierra wireless on my mac but also my dell inspiron laptop (XP)

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new post: Theater magic in Wamego, Kansas and KSU football - http://twurl.nl/0l582h

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new post: Travian is over after 10 months (for me) - http://twurl.nl/5rs6vq

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@berniedodge I am definitely sold on flash-based camcorders for prosumer applications

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Cats win! (but barely) Next week against the Red Raiders will certainly be a lot tougher…

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Three fourths of the student section has left, but the game is coming down to the wire…

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Less than 3 min to go in the ballgame

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Drinking a $3.50 20 oz bottle of water at KSU football game. Outside water is strictly prohibited in the stadium.

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Football tailgates are like front porches were in homes before air conditioning

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At a tailgate prior to the KSU game. Lots of carbs here. Very dangerous.

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Going to the KSU football game this afternoon. Beautiful day in Manhattan, Kansas. :-)

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@lorenchuk I’d love to visit with you about Storychasers. I’m going to try and setup a webcast with @kevinhoneycutt soon….

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new post: Follow tonight’s Presidential debate on OETA’s Political Pulse Blog - http://twurl.nl/sonwb6

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The Vista Blues is hilarious. Click “Sad Song Long.” http://www.apple.com/get…

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new post: CamTwist worked today for our webcast! - http://twurl.nl/cmycoy

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@xpunkx it was just our chat from Ustream

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if anyone still has the text chat from today’s tech shopping cart podcast please email it to me or send me a link— I closed my chat window!

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live on tech shopping cart webcast now - http://tinyurl.com/4vkf4v

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new post: Tech Shopping Cart Webcast this morning: Challenges of Web 2.0 Integration - http://twurl.nl/rz0id6

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@injenuity you are welcome, and yes I can believe it. Thanks actually goes to @mcleod - Justin Bathon and Scott Bauries…

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new post: Schools are NOT required by Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) to block all web 2.0 site - http://twurl.nl/ov5enk

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new podcast: Media Literacy as Literacy for the Information Age by Dr. Rene Hobbs - http://twurl.nl/b70daq

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new podcast: Dr. Cathy M. Roller’s keynote at the 2008 OTEP Reading Conference - http://twurl.nl/axvngm

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new post: EverNote iPhone Voice Memos - http://twurl.nl/cfdyma

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new post: Proof a T-1 line is insufficient - http://twurl.nl/66rxn1

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I guess evernote just lets you publicly share notes, but not collaborate on them like Google Docs.

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Adding my 2 cents to RFP vendor feedback from our committee review this past Wednesday.

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new post: Visually exploring earth with Panoramio - http://twurl.nl/df3zvb

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new post: K-12 Online Conference Teasers: Here Comes Digital Learning! - http://twurl.nl/wygv2k

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new post: So what is NOT K-12 Online going to be in 2008? - http://twurl.nl/nwqgeg

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new 10 minute Inside K12Online08 podcast: Before The Dawn Take 2 Introductions - http://twurl.nl/hkg1cy

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@ittosde @jed that wordpress plugin for CC licensed images I mentioned this am is http://www.photodropper….

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@jed What is your delicious.com userid? I want to add you to my network.

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@kevindevin I wish we could have participated also in the “Brownwood reunion” last weekend. Good concerts and food!

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Uploading our 142 photos to Flickr from the weekend family retreat to Brownwood, Texas…

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@dcnavis85 @joebjr Wow. Those relative comparisons of gas prices put things in perspective. Still strange to see so much variance today tho

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new post: COV project website updates and a group for Oklahoma TitleIID winning districts - http://twurl.nl/r03d7h

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I have updated the main “Celebrate Oklahoma Voices” website with our new logo and simplified links - http://celebrateoklahoma…

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downloading the latest version of SeaMonkey to make some COV website edits - http://www.seamonkey-pro…

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new post: Delicious visual tag clouds, Classroom eZines, Wikis as files and Creating the Universe with Spore - http://twurl.nl/3rvg8w

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A Conversation w Super. Doug Taylor about Student Engagement, Digital Storytelling, and Collaborative Digital Tech - http://twurl.nl/vqq6kb

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Gas was $3.79 in Brownwood, Tx. It is $3.29 here in Ardmore, OK. Same day. What’s up with that?!

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@djakes A must have! Ask @jutecht he’ll know where to get the best.

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@djakes did you get to eat shangai dumplings?

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The Winstar casino construction is really expanding… Wow.

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Just crossed the Red River - back in Oklahoma!!!

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new podcast: Brisinger Book Release, Home Run Books, Flow, and Reading Advice from 10 Year Old Alexander - http://twurl.nl/q6o6xk

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in a starbucks in ft worth, back in 3G coverage temporarily, enroute from brownwood, TX back home…

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being on a slow EDGE connection is déjà vu to 1996 and my 14.4 modem. Not a flashback I relish…

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@learn2cn hello from Brownwood, Texas! Hope all is going well this year with the conference!

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new podcast: Get Wiki With It! (with complete shownotes) - http://twurl.nl/6vgemx

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new post: Brisingr plot speculations - http://twurl.nl/kr0af0

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new post: Ways to use a wiki - http://twurl.nl/sagu3v

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@joebjr Yes, we definitely got 90 minutes of Hall Davidson in 60 minutes! It was great tho. Great use of embedded digital video clips.

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About to start my session “Get Wiki with It” at EncycloMedia 2008 in OKC. Lots of teachers here. I was worried I wrote a bad session descr.

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new post: The Revenge of the Digital Immigrants - Teaching to the New Brain (Hall Davidson) - http://twurl.nl/aufgsh

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listening and watching Hall Davidson’s keynote at the EncycloMedia luncheon for OTA

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new post: Embedding mp3 audio files with a free flash player in Moodle, a wiki or a blog - http://twurl.nl/waeyf4

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new post: Fantastic screencasts, PDF tutorials, and tech integration video examples from Florida - http://twurl.nl/geloqt

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new post: Google Docs prefers IE over FireFox? - http://twurl.nl/s17buo

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Made one of my daughter’s blog posts private this evening. Included too much personal info. Will talk to her about it tomorrow.

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@klmontgomery Not intentionally. I was quoting from Michael Moore’s documentary on the US health care system. Sad.

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@cbell619 Indeed. It appears the storm is gathering strength and momentum. I wonder where it will stop?

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new post: Brightstorm: High school course help on the way - http://twurl.nl/jugght

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People are controlled with fear and by being demoralized. “Taking orders and hoping for the best” seems like the preferred option.

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@paulrwood Excellent Paul! That does sound like a recipe for an enthralled parent audience! ;-)

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new post: The time for economic concern has come (a vast understatement) - http://twurl.nl/afjtt0

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18 Feb 1971: A new health care strategy proposed by US President Richard Nixon

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I’m watching Michael Moore’s documentary “Sicko” about the US health care industry. I’m feeling ill. :-(

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Online for k12online08 presenter’s “before the dawn” Elluminate meeting #2

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new post: Financial literacy web tools and curriculum from Shryk - http://twurl.nl/7ah3o5

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new post: When security software becomes a virtual footprint sweeper - http://twurl.nl/xmj88x

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@tekkieteacher Yes, absolutely. The support blogging wiki is for any teacher, student, classroom, or other educator blogs to be listed.

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I’m finally finished making student and teacher field trip intro videos in Final Cut Pro today - now moving to DVD Studio Pro 4 all 10 vids

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@tekkieteacher Support Blogging is an open wiki Steve Hargadon setup, any teacher can add an educational blog - http://supportblogging.c…

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Why do so many checkers think they are being cool and doing you a favor when they DON’T check a photo ID for a credit/debit card purchase?

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Shopping at JC Pennys with the family. 2 new pair of Dockers and a new pair of shoes. Expensive. But needed!

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@TeachaKidd excellent! Thanks for helping spread the word about k12online08 this year! http://tinyurl.com/4erw3h

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Hooray! I feel like dancing in the street! Our COV ning is set as a subdomain for friendlier content filtering! - http://twurl.nl/n4bv42

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@ssandifer I hope you don’t lose power! Keep those babies safe!

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it’s so much faster to do things online at home on my cable modem than at work on our slowwwww T-1 line. Gotta get that upgraded soon!

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new post: Marketing flyer for K12Online08 - http://twurl.nl/hrwylx

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@coordinatortwo Sounds delightful! The smell of fall in the air is a wonderful thing. Then comes the smell of fireplace fires in winter…

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@tekkieteacher that is awesome! Have they added their blog address to the support blogging wiki?

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Great evening walk tonight with Shelly before dinner. I love fall!

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Finished adding photos to our OTIP gallery in all categories except optimisim - http://wiki.oklahomaheri…

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@bwatwood you are welcome, glad you were not affected. I would have never thought to look for the problem without the heads-up comment…

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@cbell619 No, I don’t have open registration, so I’m not sure what the exploit was…

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new post: Explaining the value of microblogging and Twitter for educators - http://twurl.nl/hfn6g8

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@maggiev yes by all means, I’m honored to be included. Thanks for sharing the link to your twitter tutorial too! http://tinyurl.com/3wg2tf

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@dancallahan You are most welcome. I do love how the new WP lets you update plugins so much more easily too!

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new post: Helping more teachers and students access a Ning website via a subdomain and a CNAME entry in DNS - http://twurl.nl/8kcbrd

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At last it is done. All 5 of my wordpress blogs are updated to the latest 2.6.2 version. Just 2 had been hacked. Glad more were not.

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This is the domain we’re using for the PBwiki to hopefully get thru all school content filters - http://wiki.oklahomaheri…

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i’ll add photos and links this weekend - the CNAME change is into DNS and should resolve worldwide within 24 hours…

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I made some good progress getting our 30 Oklahomans from the OTIP exhibit on our new PBwiki today! http://twurl.nl/dz7fff

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I successfully got a CNAME entry entered into DNS today for a wiki website we’re using for curriculum - YEAH. Very cool.

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new post: Good morning, your Wordpress blog has been hacked - http://twurl.nl/vgpqma

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@mrmartinsclass I didn’t realize that was abbreviated that way… a surprising image to start Friday morning with, to be sure…

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Podcasts of first 2 sessions of my Wed night class “Exploring the Biblical World through Google Earth” are now up - http://twurl.nl/3v0m6i

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@shazzandrob that is high praise for so early in the morning. ;-) You are kind.

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@shazzandrob Rather than a sign of old age I’d say that is a sign of wisdom. ;-)

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@DebbyK trying to, anyway! I’ve just installed moodle before with fantastico, I’m trying a manual install tonight…

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Wow, it is raining HARD outside. What am I doing twittering. I should be sleeping! I love going to sleep when it is raining…

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@scottswanson so was that a positive or negative inspiration? inspired by tonight’s tweets from Boone’s webcast or something else?

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now. off to install a NEW instance of moodle on the subdomain I just created. :-)

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new video podcast: Setting up a SubDomain with cPanel - http://twurl.nl/mww5n8

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@fleep Here is the direct link to the NPR tech podcast @kjarrett is in from last week: http://tinyurl.com/4puk8a

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@HallDavidson Hall we’re looking forward to seeing and hearing from you in Oklahoma City at EncycloMedia next week! :-)

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@kjarrett I was thrilled to hear you interviewed on a NPR technology podcast episode this week, Kevin! Congrats! You’re famous! :-)

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@jimwenz thanks for the commendation. :-) another evening of “live tweeting.” That really was a good webcast. A post is in the works…

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Plan is to reduce $700 billion on foreign oil down by 38% within 10 years. At that level we can really help ourselves.

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Boone is advocating using cheaper, cleaner, abundant, and U.S. owned natural gas for transportation fuel

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Why don’t we have a bullet train? Our oil has been cheap in the past. Our growth has been stunted in the past by cheap oil.

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When Boone was in China last year he rode on a bullet train.

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Germans are ahead of the U.S. on wind. French are ahead on nuclear power.

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French too. They do 80& nuclear. We only do 20%.

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somebody gets up and always asks “do you know the wind doesn’t blow all the time?” Answer: Look at Germany. They don’t even have good wind!

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$700 billion is going out of our country now If we could recapture just 20% of that per year via wind, that’s a huge influx into our economy

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Boone is building a wind farm now in Pampa, Texas

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200 megawatts of energy in Sweetwater, town is now over 12,000 in population, growing. Was a typical rural town prior to this wind project

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Sweetwater, Texas, is my model - Boone has a model for everything I do - “I don’t do a lot of R&D, I am too old.” :-)

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Look at gov’t study from April 2007 (1 year ago) - showed the wind corridor is from Texas to the Canadian border

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Natural gas can play a big role in helping get us out of this situation

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Arabs in the middle east selling us oil haven’t done this to us. It’s our own fault. We’ve chosen to buy this oil and be dependent on it.

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coal, natural gas, hydro, biofuels, wind, solar, geothermal

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now in the U.S. we have just 5 billion barrels of oil production per day. Boone is now explaining our different energy source options…

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Boone supports US drilling on US land, but that won’t solve this problem…

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Boone says there is no way we can fix this $700 billion importing problem by just drilling in more places

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we are paying $700 billion per year on foreign oil now, and we are importing approximately 70% of that oil today in the U.S.

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Our imported oil costs almost $700 billion per year now…

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If we keep drifting as we are now, we’ll be importing close to 80% of our oil and we could be paying up to $200 per barrel…

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We are now at about 67-68% of foreign oil importing…

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By the 1st gulf war the U.S. was importing 42% of our oil from foreign sources

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@pickensplan the webcast is working fine on my mac now :-)

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World oil production now is at 85 million barrels per day.

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the U.S. peaked in oil production in the 1970s with almost 10 million barrels per day. Saudi is now 9 million per day. We are 5 million now.

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watching the Boone Pickens webcast from Utah - http://www.pickensplan.c…

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I have joined the PickensPlan Ning to support an alternative energy agenda in the United States - http://push.pickensplan….

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@pickensplan The webcast audio isn’t working on my Mac laptop. Is the streaming method you’re using Mac compatible?

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Does anyone know if Seedlings @edtechtalk @bitbybit is webcasting tonight, and if so what time? http://edtechtalk.com/se…

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@ssandifer take care and get some rest when you can. You’re in my thoughts today.

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rainy day today in central oklahoma.

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make that “the end of next week”

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Looks like our Travian game may be over by the end of last week. I think my son and I started playing this one last November. Almost a year!

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Boone is “out of the race” for Presidential advocacy - he is focused on this energy issue from a nonpartisan position

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Boone started this campaign on July 8th.

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fix previous tweet: Honda natural gas CAR

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Boone retrofitted a Cadillac in 1991 for natural gas. He now has a Honda natural gas company.

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When I try to sell something I try to make it as simple as you can. That is why with trucking I’m proposing buying new natural gas.

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Answer: You CAN retrofit, you do get a federal rebate or tax credit, and a state credit.

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Question from the audience: What about EPA restriction preventing you from retrofitting a car for natural gas?

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Big oil is working for their shareholders, and I understand that. But we can beat that kind of lobbying.

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Then when I go to Washington I’ll be a lot more powerful. This must be done at OUR level. We can fix this.We can fix big oil-I know big oil.

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They way I can be more powerful is if you’ll join me on http://pickensplan.com and sign the pledge.

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When I go to Washington leaders are very respectful and they listen, but when I leave nothing happens.

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Boone: I got the same question in Fargo, North Dakota.

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Question from the audience: What do we do about our politicians being bribed by special interests?

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Now Boone is taking Q&A.

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Why has this not been done in the past? We didn’t have the leadership? We didn’t have the public support? And we HAD cheap oil.

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when you buy a new one, you won’t be able to buy a diesel - buy a natural gas (or give financial incentives for NG trucks)

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as trucking firms replace their fleets, they would replace with natural gas trucks

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GM produces 17(?) natural gas vehicles but now they are all produced outside the US.

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remember how fast ethanol happened? it will work if the President says we’re doing it, and Detroit knows it is coming, we can do it

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this is as critical as a WAR (energy fight) - fortunately we are not fighting it with guns [MY THOUGHT: IRAQ?]

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Swift changes its trucking fleet every 2 1/2 years. If we have a leader in Washington that puts the priority on wind and energy…

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Diesel, gasoline or natural gas is the only source we have now that can move an 18 wheeler.

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Boone is not sure McCain or Obama are focused on this at this point. A battery won’t move anything big like a truck now.

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Where Boone wants this natural gas to go is to TRUCKS. [THIS IS GREAT. HE IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. WE HAVE TO CHANGE FUEL PATTERNS FOR TRUCKING]

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We have the best students here. We get to interview and audition them before they come. If we don’t it is our fault.

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Now with Mr H - fine arts rotation, drama teacher for these 6th graders for 9 weeks

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Haven’t seen any LCD projectors or smartboards. Ms M says color printed trsnsparencies are expensive, almost $1 per page!

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@ssandifer I can’t we are still at open house… Sorry!

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@rjacklin which point are you referring to? I have asked a few questions but not stirred the pot much….

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Now in debate class with Mrs Madron - 6th through 12th graders are mixed together, interesting

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@saugusedtech that is right! I am interested in what web 2 planner tools there are for students in laptop schools

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@gardenglen most definitely. Alexander and I are both quite enthused.

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@chocxtc that teacher gets a ton of grades so he said individual grades have less impact on the final grade. Kids can retake all tests too

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Big emphasis on national history day in this class - get a nationalhistoryday.org contest rule book

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Now students don’t study civics all year in 6th grade. This course is World Studies

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Now 6th and 7th graders get more geography because students are tested on geography at the end of 7th grade

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I have a DVD outside that gives more infoon camp

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I always give a bonus for a neat header because I grade so many papers

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90% of questions on tests are bold words and in sidebar of science textbook

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