Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

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October 2008

We just saw the longest pass play in OSU history - 96 yard pass for a TD

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Watching Oklahoma State play Iowa State in Stillwater

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new post: Looking for cheap gas? Come to Oklahoma - http://twurl.nl/mycnka

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new post: Phenomenal Oklahoma family stories from COV this week - http://twurl.nl/irlm68

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@gardenglen It was great! Low key and relaxing. My wife did cook most of the day to make it all happen tho. What a treat!

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New learning signs post: Favorite Halloween Photos (from tonight) - http://tinyurl.com/6cb4df

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@TeachaKidd Thanks - do you have a link to that article? I am not sure I’ve seen it.

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new post: Mr. T is not familiar with connectivism - http://twurl.nl/vfys2e

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new post: Beware: YouTube video annotations may be inappropriately disruptive - http://twurl.nl/uuo254

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new post: Free AT&T Wi-Fi access to iPhone customers - http://twurl.nl/3matdq

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k12online08 week2 fireside chat in Elluminate Live is starting now! Click the link to join us! http://snurl.com/3xbc0

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@ryanbretag check the k12online08 blog and the Voicethreads for each preso!

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K12online08 fireside chat with week 2 presenters starts in 54 minutes!

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does anyone have links to a succinct quickstart guide for iMovie? Something less than 10 pages, with the newer version (Not iMovieHD6)

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@john_larkin is there an organized movement in NSW articulating a different vision of content filtering?

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new video podcast/screencast: Using FeedForAll To Update K-12 Online Conference Podcast Channel Web Feeds - http://twurl.nl/ubj3jf

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new post: New South Wales throws down the glove for student hackers - http://twurl.nl/ttxwm5

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@jebswebs thanks - it has been interesting how many ebook references I’ve run across on TV and the web the past few days…

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new podcast: Navigating Opportunities and Risks in Hyperconnected Schools (TechCon 2008 Keynote) - http://twurl.nl/8sfobp

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new post: Advancing eBook technologies - http://twurl.nl/axr3md

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Wall Street Journal article today: “Twitter Goes Mainstream” - http://twurl.nl/dljodu

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well, it does help IF you actually update the correct podcast feed in feedburner when you resync… I did, and now all is well… :-)

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the xml source feeds DO show they are updated. I wonder if something is hanging up feedburner’s update? never had this before.

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strange - I have updated video and audio podcast feeds, pinged feedburner, and resynced but still no update on feedburner

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just finished k12online conveners meeting… 1 more week to go…

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@netTrekker that would be fine! I AM a fan of nettrekker! (and a subscriber for our family)

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new post: Deterring bag shoplifters and trash depositors - http://twurl.nl/4u3w45

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The PPT and video worked great for our men’s conference speaker breakfast session! MP4 video clips on his flash drive. Relief and joy!

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@nickkearney yes I thought about using a forest fire image… the candle seemed better!

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thanks @bobsprankle for article Students Competing For Slots At Elite Colleges Resorting To “Facebook Sabotage” - http://twurl.nl/l8j48d

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On EdTechTalk live NOW with Seedlings! http://edtechtalk.com/li…

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new post: The mind of a learner: Iron, Marble, Receptacle or Flame? - http://twurl.nl/x12113

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@LsShanks suggested response: “No I’m sorry.”

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Seedlings webcast on EdTechTalk starts in 30 minutes! We’ll be talking K12Online08! - http://edtechtalk.com/li…

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ok, i figured it out, i was not logged into twitter with the right userid…

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new post: Podcast interviews with Oklahoma elected officials on NCLB - http://twurl.nl/ijshdv

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oops, I didn’t mean to post that link in the k12online twitter channel… any ideas how to delete it? I don’t see that option available…

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new post: Step up and help classroom teachers with DonorsChoose! - http://twurl.nl/fzctr2

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new post: Join in Live K12Online08 Conversations Thursday and Saturday! - http://twurl.nl/obhr5m

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new post: How much free space should I leave on my iPhone? - http://twurl.nl/4sq0ib

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@jdwilliams Just how cold does it get in Arizona where you live in the winter?

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At Baskin Robbins with the kids after church - cold night for ice cream! First night this fall we could have a fire in the fireplace…

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new post: Ohio, Oregon and New Zealand in February 2009 - http://twurl.nl/1qwmxc

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@BethStill You are welcome, Beth! Primary Access is a great tool and project.

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new post: Getting Started with Oral History Interviews - http://twurl.nl/h6kfxp

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new post: Research-based suggestions for the digital storytelling process - http://twurl.nl/vmct5r

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new post: Professional development submission requests integrated in K12Online08 blog - http://twurl.nl/ld5bvb

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new post: U.S. Citizens: Contact your elected officials about Change Congress - http://tinyurl.com/6ryko7

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new post: Saturday morning in a 1 to 1 household - http://twurl.nl/bsvtyj

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new post: Chris Lehman on School Change at Ignite Philly - http://twurl.nl/7u624s

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new post: Combining RSS feeds with Yahoo Pipes - http://twurl.nl/2n4jbd

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@lkolb @drezac the presentation citation was for your blog and book Liz. And that I learned about http://www.geograffiti.c… from you!

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new post: Images and Experiences from TechCon 2008 near Chicago today - http://twurl.nl/v5xnaf

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@mrlosik @MariaK I would love to come to Michigan and NH some day as well! :-)

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@suewaters Yes, certainly. Sue Lister is setting up the feeds I think, last I read from @dkuropatwa - I will check for you

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@klmontgomery It was great! Very fun but tiring day. Wish I could do that at least once per month!

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50 photos from TechCon08 today and my journey to and from are uploaded, titled and tagged! http://tinyurl.com/6oa8ra

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Just noticed I turned 180,000 miles on Thursday enroute to the airport. I love Toyotas!

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@klmontgomery thanks for the alert on Flickr’s facelift!

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@cheryloakes50 Cheryl can get me invited to present at ACTEM next year?I would love to come to Maine and meet all the seedlings in person!

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Just touched down in OKC. Is the rising moon amazing tonight over North America or what?!

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@bengrey great to meet you too Ben. I agree the conference was a lot of fun today!

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so are http://www.polleverywher… and http://www.textmarks.com from the same company or group of innovators? Both SMS to 41411.

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(sharing 3G cell phone network bandwidth)

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Today was a day of several firsts - BYOB (bandwidth) and I shared it with folks in each session - my MacBook shared the connectivity great!

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3G connectivity in the Chicago area today was VERY poor at the Midway airport. It was great in Naperville at the TechCon08 conference

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hey @klmontgomery - I’m in St Louis! But just in the airport. Our flight is enroute to OKC and I’m not getting off - but I thot I’d say hi!

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The dream is alive. Just bought 2 lbs of cheesecorn from Nuts on Clark in the airport. Best cheesecorn on the planet!

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36+ pages of backchannel chat today at TechCon08. 14 participant reflections shared via Gabcast. http://handouts.wesfryer…

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Boy I am glad not to be driving in this Chicago traffic! Almost to Chicago Midway.

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@djakes Thanks Dave. It was good to see you today, albeit briefly. Great session. And thanks for the speakers, they were a lifesaver!

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@shupester well it is always good to be overprepared. :-)

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Just checked in for my flight from the taxi enroute from Naperville, Illinois and TechCon to Chicago Midway Airport. Today was long but good

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Shoot. I forgot to check in online for my Southwest flight back to Oklahoma City this evening. Boarding group C. Oh well.

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@djakes I forgot to give you your bear hug today from @dkuropatwa - if you come back to TechCon today I’ll hug you :-)

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Now in @cchausis session “How Web 2.0 Tools Impact Learning, and the Capacity to Learn” at TechCon08

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from @djakes: look at Thomas Gusky’s book on evaluating professional development

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I prepared too many slides today. I got through 83 of 123. That is fine, I didn’t need to share them all. I overprepared.

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In @djakes session at TechCon - in the Chatzy backchannel room - an administrator is challenging Dave on the legal restrictions on web 2.0

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new post: TechCon 2008 GabCast Channel and Chatzy Room - http://twurl.nl/mly2kw

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new k12online08post: Let the content be free! (following CC terms) - http://twurl.nl/26g24t

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live video streaming from a non-PDA or smartphone with Qik. Warning. Not everyone using this is CIPA complaint. http://qik.com

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checking out mobile web tool Finch http://finch.ploogy.net/ thanks to @lkolb

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@drezac I’ll see you tomorrow then! Please come up and say hello! :-)

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@bengrey great to meet you as well Ben! I had a great time too - very fun to add the backchannel element. Thanks for all your contributions.

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@john_larkin what is prompting the return to grammar instruction down under?

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K12Online08 first fireside chat with Dr Stephen Heppell starts in 30 minutes! http://k12onlineconferen…

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@paulrwood I was here in April with my wife after a conference in Holland, Michigan and we did have some GREAT Chicago food then…

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@paulrwood I wish I could Paul! Unfortunately I am pretty beat so I may call it an early night before the conference tomorrow.

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@jchambers Thanks for letting me know. We are going to be posting everything to William and Mary’s server next week including the precon

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@cyndidannerkuhn Sorry email is bouncing - try wesfryer [at] pobox [dot] com

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that should have been “hardwire” internet rather than “hardware.” As opposed to wifi.

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In chicago, online in the hotel, hardware internet. Fireside chat starts in 35 min for K12online08!

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on the ground in Chicago. Clouds and trees were beautiful on the descent. Lake Michigan is so big! :-)

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Getting on my flight to Chicago for TechCon.

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new post: iTunes Installation Guide and Implications of the 4th Screen - http://twurl.nl/ddh3l4

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@courosa congrats on reaching those milestones! Hugging kids sounds like a great way to celebrate! :-)

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7th evening of teaching adult tech-related classes @church this fall. Just 3 more left. I prepared an 11 page handout that was well received

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Thanks to Pam Merrill for the previous quotation - http://tinyurl.com/48wzpu

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quotation for today from Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

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My paperback copy of “Tough Choices or Tough Times” arrived from Amazon today. That was fast. I’m starting it this evening…

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new post: Lunch with Clay Shirkey and Alan Kay - http://twurl.nl/26jkon

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Everything is all connected and setup for our OI videoconference which starts at 3:30. Didn’t get the packetshaper config changed tho. :-(

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@alexragone right, that’s the link that had the typo and I fixed. It should read 11 PM GMT now.

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Fireside chat Thursday is 11 pm GMT not 1 pm - http://k12onlineconferen…

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Date and time for the first k12online08 fireside chat with Dr Heppell is set for Thursday 11 pm GMT - http://k12onlineconferen…

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Started listening to the latest Seedlings webcast from last week with Liz Kolb about cell phones for learning - GREAT http://twurl.nl/pswm8z

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@sujokat Links for the K12Online08 pre-con keynote is http://k12onlineconferen…

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link for the pre-con keynote is http://k12onlineconferen…

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fixed the k12online08 post for Heppell’s keynote so it shows up as “latest post,” this was a category issue for our Wordpress theme

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@betchaboy I’m not sure why our WP template is not showing heppell’s keynote as the latest post— it is there on the homepage as featured…

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It Simply Isn’t the 20th Century Any More Is It?: So Why Would We Teach as Though It Was? by Stephen Heppell -http://twurl.nl/rcslko

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Good morning - K12Online08 pre-con by Stephen Heppell goes live in 2 minutes!

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new k12online post: Presentation publishing procedure changes for 2008 - http://twurl.nl/eb35xz

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just finished a k12online08 conveners meeting - preconference keynote is all set to go (thanks @dkuropatwa ) at 12 pm GMT tomorrow

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Captcha.net plugin seems to be working again… not sure what happened or was going on…

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Is the http://www.captcha.net/ site not functional? I had to de-activate the WP plugin to make my blog comments work…

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new post: Visualizing field trip school visitors with Google Maps - http://twurl.nl/lryxhm

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Another day, another amazing lunch at Boulevard Cafeteria. Life is good.

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@Pettsvaldo The fireside chat with Prof Heppell is pending, info will be updated on http://tinyurl.com/4zn3z3

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@crafty184 your last tweet tone was a bit hostile and accusatory, my friend! Rest assured accessibility remains a top priority for k12online

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@crafty184 per the previous post we anticipate having the pre-con keynote up on W&M by the end of the week

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@crafty184 we are not using blip b/c it gives stats. We get server stats from William and Mary. Blip is providing intermediate transcoding

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@crafty184 Please read the full post Chris - We are just using blip now for the precon b/c sheryl is in NZ - all will be posted to W&M

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@sheilat that COSN video “Learning to Change-Changing to Learn” which includes Stephen Heppell is on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/42rjx4

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@sheilat that phrase certainly is arresting and attention-getting for educators. I heard Stephen Heppell use that in a COSN video earlier

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@bjmcdonald the CAST Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Book Builder will do text to speech via FireFox plugin http://bookbuilder.cast….

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@bjmcdonald see the post Converting text to and from speech for accessibility and convenience - http://tinyurl.com/4jrw7c

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new post: A 2nd grade classroom podcast! - http://twurl.nl/rn8kws

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new post: NowPublic Citizen Journalism and intellectual property - http://twurl.nl/x5mcnb

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@elmofromok Are you a member of the celebrate oklahoma voices learning community yet?

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@elmofromok no I haven’t heard of it. What is it?

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@ssandifer excellent, thanks for the heads-up tweet, I will look for the email

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@elmofromok We went to Tres Suenos vineyard, 6 miles north of Luther - http://www.tressuenos.co…

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@elmofromok very cool, thanks. I had not heard of this. We need Tulsa Okies to post tech events to http://lc.celebrateoklah…

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@cbearsolutions I read about the report on some blogs last December when it came out, and our OK Creativity Project Educ Comm is reading it

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@elmofromok who sponsored the event? Were any presos webcast or recorded for podcasts?

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Had a great afternoon exploring west of Edmond to Luther. Gorgeous day. Visited a vineyard. Shopping now for supper! No mowing today!

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@bcdtech google temple university media education lab. Best media literacy curriculum I have seen.

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I got that reversed “Tough Choices or Tough Times.”

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I’m ordering a paper copy of “Tough Times or Tough Choices.” Wish I could order a full ebook version. http://www.skillscommiss…

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@dabigleap yes well, @klmontgomery ‘s last tweet seemed to invite some Zen-speak. I haven’t read a good Koan in a long time actually!

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@MikeGras excellent. even if you post infrequently I think it will be valuable. consider a team blog. 120 characters is often too limiting!

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@head_geek that is our plan today too! Hopefully my last time to mow for the year.

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It is another rare to find Krispy Kreme morning! Yum! Carbs taste do good when they are consumer so rarely!

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@klmontgomery I find my greatest inspiration from the koans of my Twitter network friends. They help me become “the grasshopper.”

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@dancallahan I’m not expecting a $350 laptop from Apple either. But I do think we’ll see the pricepoint drop.

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@MikeGras Interesting. If you blog that longer story at some point please tweet me the link. I’d like to hear the full tale.

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new post: Chinesepod and Connectivism: More connections lead to more learning - http://twurl.nl/rdirs0

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getting distracted from prepping my keynote by facebook. gosh that is so easy to do…

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@MikeGras Hate is a very strong word. Why so much animosity there?

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@knowclue Yeah, I really don’t like the new iMovie compared to the old timeline version. But Win MovieMaker? I REALLY don’t like using it…

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@ronhoutman wow, that’s a HUGE battery life difference. Thanks for sharing. I’m glad to see Dell selling Ubuntu preinstalled tho. A start.

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new learning signs post: Sisters perform (dance) at football halftime - http://twurl.nl/2f6lgo

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Checking out the Dell Inspiron Mini 9. $350. Wow. How will Apple respond next week on Tuesday? http://tinyurl.com/6mpeqy

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working on my keynote for TechCon in Chicago next Friday http://events.iasbo.org/…

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@@klmontgomery …a regular part of our day, when we reflect and process learning - this is the evaluation step we often skip b/c of time

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@klmontgomery Please don’t feel bad about posting. I do think, however, sharing our learning journeys can become a more seamless process…

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@budtheteacher In my book anecdotes from the trenches certainly DO count! I’d like to see some academic research statistics too tho.

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If you get a chance to see Applalousa, don’t. Ed Harris should have hired more talented writers. Poor character development. No heart.

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@spbivona late replies are welcome in our asynchronous landscape! I want to know stats for alternative cert teacher retention…

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“Welcome to the Jungle” is a song that apparently will never go out of style at football games…

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@joelz is there a federal level of teacher certification?

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@wjohnsen I saw $2.75 on Sunday here in Oklahoma City

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@joelz states certify teachers here in the US

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@joelz yes. High numbers of alternatively certified teachers are contentious in some circles.

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new post: Help needed with Packeteer and Videoconferencing - http://twurl.nl/2y3nja

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new post: Connecting our world and our generational responsibility to do better - http://twurl.nl/207hy8

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@n2teaching that tweet exchange about royalties at football games pertained to music played over the loudspeakers, not band songs. :-)

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new post: The practical car of the future today: Natural gas AND gasoline powered! - http://twurl.nl/ggoz5x

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@dancallahan wow, thanks for that info and link. I’d always wondered. http://www.ascap.com/lic…

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@WillyB I wonder if royalties are being paid to those musical artists every time their song is played at a football game?

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Attending our first Edmond Memorial Bulldogs football game. Our girls are cheering at halftime!

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Attending our first

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Wow. Alternative certification is much hotter of a political potato than I ever imagined.

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“It is not productive to get high tech answers to the wrong questions.” (Jean Hendrickson - Oklahoma A+ Schools)

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we are discussing “Tough Times, Tough Choices” and what the Creativity Project’s statement of support and emphasis will be

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I’m attending my 2nd Oklahoma Creativity Project Education committee meeting, this time at the Kirkpatrick Foundation building

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@mahlness that is great Mark! Good luck to you for NECC as well!

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new post: NECC 2009 proposals are in! - http://twurl.nl/dlzj8p

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discussing the implications of the 4th screen video for learning http://tinyurl.com/3dd657

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(one of her granddads I should have said)

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my daughter is going to be thrilled that one of her grandparents and one of her grandmothers (Nana to be exact) commented on her VoiceThread

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Good to see the NOTk12online site has been moved over to its domain - http://notk12onlineconfe…

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I’m at my church preparing for my first of 5 class sessions on “Lifelong Learning with iTunes University.” The magic show continues…

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finishing up a meeting with Oklahoma Dept of Libraries, OK State Dept of Education Library Division, discussing LOC primary research project

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new post: Oklahoma 2008 Veteran’s Day Videoconference - http://twurl.nl/6t83zf

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new post: Mobile phone counseling for teachers from My Mobile Guru - http://twurl.nl/nvjxxp

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I do not vouch for or necessarily endorse the aforementioned site - I heard about it today on WTP 211 - http://tinyurl.com/4kcdyv

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feeling low today and need some free therapy via you mobile phone? Perhaps “my mobile guru” is just what you need? http://tinyurl.com/4x3az2

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new post: What Common Sense Media didn’t tell parents about WikiPedia but should have - http://twurl.nl/785c8x

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@gardenglen sounds like a good assignment. conversations open the door to real learning in so many cases.

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@gcpodcast where are you publicly posting these great geocaching pics people are submitting?

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new post: A worthless worksheet and a voluntary VoiceThread - http://twurl.nl/stgl6x

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@plivings @klmontgomery @amichetti Agreed. As an educator it is not advisable to be virtually affiliated with profane social media users.

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