08:11 bhazzard : HI Brenda!
08:11 ustreamer-84832 : Hi from Victoria Australia
08:11 ustreamer-95581 : hi ben!
08:12 ustreamer-17426 : trying not to hit my 5GB limit on my netbook
08:12 ustreamer-95581 : hi Joan too! :)
08:12 ustreamer-23861 : Sask truly has an educator brain trust. I look east for my inspiration!
08:12 ustreamer-17426 : watching from rural Illinois
08:12 mckiel : @educhat
08:13 AllanahK : Kiwis and Aussies edubloggers get together every Sunday night in a Flashmeeting
08:14 ustreamer-56383 : Do you have a link Allanah? use the #wttw in twitter
08:14 AllanahK : Flashmeeting is UK based- you can all see each toher via webcam which is very cool
08:14 ustreamer-56383 : right on thanks
08:14 tscheeler : Writers also appreciate comments on their blogs. Feedback is always good.
08:15 AllanahK : The link changes but we get there via Twitter and a wiki
08:16 AllanahK : http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/
08:16 ustreamer-95581 : love diigo
08:16 ustreamer-56383 : wwwitter is a firefox addon for twitter and the web from rodd lucier
08:17 biggmaxx : tell him that my grade 12's loved the fail whale slideshare...great stuff...
08:17 ustreamer-23861 : http://www.wwwitter.com/
08:18 AllanahK : http://janeknight.typepad.com/pick/2009/03/wwwitter.html
08:18 ustreamer-21799 : RT @thecleversheep: I love using http://www.wwwitter.com/ to see what folks have tweeted about sites. Sample: http://bit.ly/P7sk
08:18 biggmaxx : or maybe I'll just leave it here in the chatroom (doh)
08:19 Streaming4you : http://tokiohoteltwincestwhatelse.forumcommunity.net/ Come Absolutely..!!!
08:19 Streaming4you : http://tokiohoteltwincestwhatelse.forumcommunity.net/ Come Absolutely..!!!
08:19 AllanahK : We use Call Recorder to record our Skype Calls. We can play them back and share them http://moturoa.blogspot.com/2009/03/skype-call-to-bangkok-thailand.html
08:20 AllanahK : Skype on the iPhone!
08:20 bhazzard : @AllanhK absolutely!
08:21 bhazzard : the value to writing is increasing!
08:22 mckiel : Thanks for joining us this evening (morning) everybody...
08:22 AllanahK : We are lucky here- we are totally in control of what we block at a school level- we as teachers decide- no techies involved
08:22 ustreamer-23861 : Cell phones get top marks in class http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-local_cellsinclass_0406apr06,0,6548027.story
08:22 prwood : Use the kid's bandwidth and not the schools.
08:24 bhazzard : how do I change my chat name? Is there an easy way on Ustream? no FAQs
08:25 paul-8880 : type in / then nick and the new name no space between / and nick
08:25 bhazzard : thanks Paul-8880
08:26 mckiel : good tip @paul-8880 - thanks
08:26 MultiMartin : yes thanls paul-8880
08:26 prwood50 : space between nick and new name
08:26 brendasherry-2244 : hey that worked thanks!
08:27 brendasherry-2244 : couldn't remember that trick :)
08:27 brendasherry-2244 : thanks ben! :)
08:27 mckiel : @janwill - Thanks for joining us :-)
08:28 mckiel : Hey Kathy!
08:28 mckiel : Anybody want in on a quick Skype call?
08:29 brendasherry-2244 : hearing great ideas about texting
08:30 Rodd_Lucier : Love the QR codes stuff... follow @mrrobbo to learn how he's doing it in Australia
08:30 biggmaxx : most new phones have the ability to read the codes?
08:30 kathycassidy : Oops. Hi. Multi-tasking.
08:30 brendasherry-2244 : yes....we are getting flack from teacher unions here too
08:31 AllanahK : Hey Kathy- girls are good at that! LOL
08:31 prwood50 : Give them the rationale and tell them you are using the kids bandwidth.
08:31 MultiMartin : getting flack for using mobile technology?
08:31 mckiel : I'm sure convincing admin is one of the biggest hurdles facing most educators
08:31 JanWill : @mckiel - Hi Andy..great conversation
08:31 ustreamer-49806 : I heard from our state union to not have any personle twiter or facebook accounts
08:32 kathycassidy : Yes, Allanah, I remember someone said it was actually task shifting.
08:32 mckiel : @MultiMartin - many Manitoba divisional policies prohibit the use of cellphones in schools :-(
08:32 brendasherry-2244 : getting flack for contact of all kinds electronically!
08:32 brendasherry-2244 : it's ridiculous
08:32 ustreamer-56383 : HI Kathy. Nice to see you in the room.. HOw is the break? Chris H here
08:32 benhazzard : the management is important! Thanks for breaking this down!
08:32 MultiMartin : @mckiel it is beginning to be actively promoted here in the UL
08:32 MultiMartin : *UK
08:33 AllanahK : Wouldn't not allowing Facebook or Twitter accounts be limiting to personal freedaom
08:33 benhazzard : Just because the cell phone is engaging doesn't = a lack of management issues... these insights are very helpful!
08:33 brendasherry-2244 : yes...and once parents see how kids enjoy it they are sold i'm sure
08:33 mckiel : @MultiMartin Good to know! Maybe that trend will begin to move our way :-)
08:33 brendasherry-2244 : that's how i found it with blogging
08:34 benhazzard : @brendasherry so true! Sell the 'results'...
08:34 mckiel : Can I ask everyone to quickly add their Twitter usernames into the chat window? Thanks in advance...
08:34 prwood50 : Got admin permission and sent email to parents. I had parents thanking me for doing it and showing the kids.
08:34 MultiMartin : @mckiel or main focus is on Web 2.0 at the moment... blogs and interaction online
08:34 brendasherry-2244 : @brendasherry
08:34 prwood50 : @paulrwood
08:34 ustreamer-49806 : we were getting close to devices in our schools till the admin heard about "sexting"
08:34 mckiel : We're recording this broadcast and will also archive the text chat
08:34 AllanahK : AllanahK
08:34 MultiMartin : @MultiMartin
08:34 ustreamer-56383 : Hey Kathy I am a math guy I call it polytasking
08:34 ustreamer-21799 : @MaryKayG
08:34 kathycassidy : @joevans and I just had that conversation about our kids a few days ago.
08:34 julyerogo : @learningfreak
08:34 kathycassidy : @kathycassidy
08:34 ustreamer-56383 : I also like polycrastination
08:34 JanWill : @janwill
08:35 ustreamer-38835 : how do I add my twitter user name?
08:35 brendasherry-2244 : polycrastination! Love that! :)
08:35 ustreamer-38835 : my user name is MsThor
08:35 mckiel : Thanks, folks :-)
08:35 kathycassidy : @ustreamer-56383 hee hee
08:35 benhazzard : New pew study on mobile phones... really just adults aged 50+ that aren't using them http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/5-The-Mobile-Difference--Typology.aspx
08:36 mckiel : Ben - we're gonna call on you in a sec...
08:36 brendasherry-2244 : thank you
08:36 biggmaxx : @biggmaxx & @tmaks
08:37 benhazzard : ok... i'm ready... I'll stop the ustream video...
08:37 elikeren : I agree about not needing to buy digital cameras if you have a cell phone
08:38 ustreamer-56383 : People in the chat Place your twitter id at this wiki http://mbteacherswhotweet.wikispaces.com/ They need people to follow
08:39 ustreamer-38835 : one of my co-workers texted a student saying "why aren't you in class" it freaked her out and she showed up in class within minutes
08:39 MultiMartin : Yes I agree... technology provides new forms of communication
08:39 MultiMartin : new types of literacy
08:39 MultiMartin : but not as a replacement
08:40 ustreamer-56383 : cellphonesforlearning.wikispaces.com
08:43 AllanahK : Love the visuals!
08:44 Rodd_Lucier : Engaging teachers in the conversation is the biggest challenge...
08:45 mckiel : http://www.teachersconnecting.com
08:45 MultiMartin : Do schools in the US have their own virtual learning environments?
08:45 kathycassidy : Great idea. Teachers connecting. I know 53 primary teachers who should be on there.
08:46 ustreamer-56383 : I agree Kathy (Chris Here) I have 70 im my building
08:46 AllanahK : Great idea
08:47 Rodd_Lucier : The audio has been very good on this channel.... Even though most of us don't have Ben's microphone...
08:47 AllanahK : I tend to just shout at my MBP!
08:47 mckiel : Glad audio's been good out there - what about video quality?
08:47 AllanahK : Video is good as well- very clear
08:47 Rodd_Lucier : crisp video too
08:47 mckiel : Excellent :-)
08:48 MultiMartin : yes great from UK too
08:48 paulawhite : good for me in VA, USA!
08:48 prwood50 : Wonderful in Dallas
08:48 Rodd_Lucier : We met at UWO.. so soon forgotten.... ; (
08:48 biggmaxx : yep, the waxed string is working well way up here in Swan River, as well
08:48 Rodd_Lucier : Right!
08:49 ustreamer-1778 : As a tech I would love to help teachers connect and use new technologies.
08:49 kathycassidy : @charbeck I worked with 53 primary teachers a week ago who wanted to know how to find blogging buddies. Bingo!
08:49 ustreamer-56383 : Gotta loveBen He is the MAN
08:49 Rodd_Lucier : We should talk about starting a Skype directory too Ben!
08:49 AllanahK : David Warlicks Blogmeister is a good way to find other blogging calsses as well
08:49 ustreamer-56383 : Man itoban wantabe that is
08:50 MultiMartin : I have a teacher bell to! lol
08:51 kathycassidy : @allanahK Blogmeister seems hit and miss.
08:51 brendasherry-2244 : this site sounds great!
08:52 Rodd_Lucier : Do you have to open your classroom door to collaborate with local peers before you can do it effectively on the Web?
08:52 AllanahK : http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/01/03/around-the-world-with-80-schools/
08:52 AllanahK : We are part of this priject where classes link together thru Skype connections
08:52 ustreamer-23861 : I have some global connections sites listed here:
08:52 ustreamer-23861 : http://delicious.com/bookminder/globalconnections
08:56 ustreamer-23861 : Pass the snacks please!
08:56 paulawhite : thanks !
08:56 ustreamer-23861 : This was great thanks!
08:56 prwood50 : Thanks for doing this. I appreciate it.
08:56 brendasherry-1604 : thanks guys
08:56 kathycassidy : I have actually seen a wiki that was for teachers who wanted blogging buddies. It was arranged by country. Unfortunately, I forgot to bookmark it, but if anyone finds it...
08:56 Rodd_Lucier : Nice job folks!
08:56 AllanahK : Thanks people
08:56 benhazzard : @Rodd that is an interesting idea... my thought would be you don't have to... but it sure helps!
08:56 prwood50 : Even if we are from Texas???
08:57 claresabina : Thanks for this - I dropped in late courtesy of @glassbeed
08:57 benhazzard : @Rodd I'd love to chat about a skyp directory
08:57 biggmaxx : Super session...well worth the price of admission... ;)
08:57 ustreamer-56383 : http://mbteacherswhotweet.wikispaces.com/ please add your twitter. and make a twitter post and use the hash tag #wttw
08:57 ustreamer-23861 : can you post that archive URL here?
08:57 Rodd_Lucier : Your site would be a perfect place to host such a database... We'll talk soon.
08:57 ustreamer-10250 : This was a great idea and setup. Every thing looks great.
08:57 benhazzard : perfect!
08:58 mckiel : http://b3rcollaboration.wikispaces.com/
08:58 ustreamer-10250 : As a tech how can I get involved?
08:58 ustreamer-38835 : Thank you
08:58 kathycassidy : Thanks, it's been great.
08:58 MultiMartin : Thanks!
08:58 ustreamer-21799 : Many thanks!
08:58 brendasherry-1604 : bye thanks
08:58 JanWill : Thanks!