02:00 chriswherley-1 : is the desktop streaming software free for apple
02:00 kdumont : Thanks for the responses, how is everyone this afternoon.
02:00 chriswherley-1 : doing well from Central IL
02:00 mrplough07 : things are good, testing week so theres that
02:01 kdumont : How do you do your testing at Odyssey, where most of it is online.
02:01 chriswherley-1 : just outside of Springfield, IL
02:01 mrplough07 : vegas, odyssey charter schools
02:01 lauriev88 : Harrisburg, PA
02:01 hockeymom1788 : Nedra utica, NY
02:02 mrplough07 : @kdumont, kids have to come in one day for testing, there is an elaborate schedule of when and for how long
05:03 mrplough07 : audio choppy
05:03 mrplough07 : lol
05:03 chriswherley-1 : not choppy here right now
05:04 kgustin : Greetings from Magnolia, TX
05:04 kdumont : @mrplough07- after visiting your facility a couple of weeks ago, I can believe it is quite the operation.
05:04 mrplough07 : ohh, so its my fault
05:04 mrplough07 : I see
05:04 mrplough07 : jk
05:04 robinellis : Hello everyone
05:04 mrplough07 : hi robin
05:05 chriswherley-1 : hello robin
05:06 mrplough07 : @kdumont, when were you here?
05:10 robinellis : Hi Chris
05:11 kdumont : @mrplough07 - two weeks ago, during your spring break. I came in and visited with Glenn for a while.
05:11 robinellis : Nedra do you want to come into the call?
05:12 robinellis : I would need your contact information
05:13 mrplough07 : Can get customized embed code now also
05:13 mrplough07 : remove 'related videos'
05:14 hockeymom1788 : @robin I still don't have a microphone, I'll try to get one by next week!
05:14 vanishingpoint : Hi all
05:15 robinellis : Ok Nedra do you want to talk about the links you put in the table
05:15 robinellis : Sorry never mind
05:16 vanishingpoint : now on the phone with a survey about my pension plan in Illinois
05:19 chriswherley : too funny
05:22 mrplough07 : I need to figure out a way to get students in my online courses doing collaborative work. Right now I have a few kids running student sample pages/wikis for each of my courses
05:22 mrplough07 : @msfitz - glad to see you got signed up
05:24 vanishingpoint : Ooh the time a survey takes...
05:25 vanishingpoint : in reference to Signing up students for a wiki I wanted to be sure to add... you can set up the wiki and have then "request to join the space" as well
05:24 vanishingpoint : Ooh the time a survey takes...
05:25 vanishingpoint : in reference to Signing up students for a wiki I wanted to be sure to add... you can set up the wiki and have then "request to join the space" as well
05:25 vanishingpoint : This has been popular in my building
05:26 robinellis : that is right Scott thanks for mentioning this
05:27 chriswherley : i see it.
05:27 chriswherley : now i don't see it
05:29 vanishingpoint : love the spotlight
05:29 vanishingpoint : makes me think of "I'm just a Bill"!
05:30 mrplough07 : bravo
05:31 robinellis : I didn't know either
05:31 mrplough07 : I embedded a quiz today
05:31 kgustin : i did world clocks for my collaboration page with Australia
05:31 mrplough07 : mystudiyo.com
05:32 vanishingpoint : Sure Cory steal my quiz :)
05:32 mrplough07 : got tweeted out this morning
05:32 mrplough07 : haha
05:32 lauriev88 : Badges! Had fun with that today!
05:32 jgustin : widget box
05:32 jgustin : http://www.widgetbox.com/
05:33 vanishingpoint : I embed zoho apps
05:33 jgustin : widgetbox
05:33 jgustin : http://www.widgetbox.com/
05:33 jgustin : Sorry I was looking at the top instead of the bottom
05:34 vanishingpoint : yes and no 1. sec getting link
05:34 robinellis : ok Scott
05:34 robinellis : thanks
05:35 vanishingpoint : http://shstech.wiki.zoho.com/Department-Chair-Info.html
05:36 tlehmann : thanks vanishing point
05:36 chriswherley : google sites has its own set of gadgets.
05:37 mrsdurff : Hey! Just walked in the door
05:37 robinellis : Hi Durff
05:38 chriswherley : that is how the openpd wiki main page looks for me because youtube is blocked at school. It wasn't until I opened the wiki at home that I realized what the whitespace was at the top of the wiki
05:38 budtheteacher-1 : ZoHo Creator is awesome - we used that same functionality to handle the registration for Learning 2.0 and embedded it on the wiki.
05:38 vanishingpoint : zoho.com
05:38 budtheteacher-1 : looks more useful than Google forms - which I've just used for the first time.
05:38 mrplough07 : ZOHO ROCKS
05:39 budtheteacher-1 : had an easy to use registration database.
05:39 budtheteacher-1 : creator.zoho.com
05:40 robinellis : Thanks budtheteacher
05:40 budtheteacher-1 : You're welcome, Robin. Enjoying listening in to this conversation!.
05:40 robinellis : Happy to have you join us!
05:40 jmaklary : hi folks, little late I suppose
05:40 robinellis : Hi John
05:41 jmaklary : I've been agonizing between zoho and gdocs as of late
05:41 budtheteacher-1 : Creator has some great templates for forms.
05:41 lauriev88 : Anyone using the google domain for ed?
05:41 budtheteacher-1 : Took about an hour to build tthe whole registration system AND embed it into the wiki.
05:41 robinellis : bud do you want in the call
05:41 mrplough07 : speaking of wikis, and piggy backing off yesterdays PD, I just got invite from Maggie Tsai at Diigo to work on their help wiki
05:42 mrplough07 : anyone else doing this?
05:42 vanishingpoint : http://notebook.zoho.com/nb/public/sweidig/book/3946000000024491
05:42 jmaklary : we have a google domain for our school. ramping up to more implementation later
05:42 lauriev88 : @jmaklary-did you use a different domain than the "normal" school domain?
05:43 budtheteacher-1 : sure - but I don't know that I could add anything better than the current conversation.
05:43 robinellis : Bud do you want to come into the skype call?
05:43 kgustin : How do you guys control the layout of the page when embedding video and widgets?
05:44 jmaklary : @lauriev88 right now it's the same. We'll eventually migrate mail, docs, calendar to the gdocs
05:44 jmaklary : but keep our existing website domain separate...for now...that could ALWAYS change
05:45 lauriev88 : @jmaklary-- thanks-- I think I'd like to see us use a separate more "kid friendly" domain.
05:46 jmaklary : @lauriev88 we're still staff-centric. Haven't addressed student use yet but it would be good to set up another domain for just their use
05:47 robinellis : We are staff centric as well John
05:47 kgustin : How do you guys control the layout of the page when embedding video and widgets?
05:48 lauriev88 : Thanks all
05:48 vanishingpoint : tables make sense for that
05:48 jmaklary : @robinellis - kind of ironic when we spout about student-centered things!
05:48 robinellis : Yes I know @jmaklary
05:49 kgustin : that's what I'm doing, but wondered if there were other options
05:49 mrsdurff : why is it ironic?
05:50 vanishingpoint : Sometimes, you can use the "pic" formatting... but I find that more rare
05:52 jmaklary : @mrsdurff it's ironic because we set up google accounts for staff and NOT students and we're supposed to be student-centered
05:52 mrsdurff : ah! i think we are the inverse
05:53 robinellis : same for us students cannot create accounts on student network
05:53 jmaklary : OK, why wikispaces over pbwiki? seems pbwiki has better features and better editing. Just my opinion though
05:53 vanishingpoint : give it a 0
05:53 mrsdurff : k12 learners have google accs but not faculty
05:53 kgustin : that helps thanks
05:53 budtheteacher : @jmaklary: Seems to me that it depends on the week.
05:54 jmaklary : @mrsdurff we are bas ackwards.
05:54 mrsdurff : i think wikispaces is easier than PBwiki
05:54 robinellis : I agree with you Durff
05:55 chriswherley : @jmaklary when I 1st looked at wikis. Seems like there was less privileges with PB than wikispaces
05:55 lauriev88 : @mrsdurff-- agree-- PB looks nicer, but wikispaces is SO much easier.
05:55 kgustin : I agree. I know very little but I am doing alot with my 2nd graders on my wiki
05:55 mrsdurff : we are doing projects in wikispaces this year
05:55 jmaklary : HOW is it easier? Have you looked at it lately?
05:55 mrsdurff : all 7th have Google Reader
05:55 mrsdurff : and are required to subscribe to teacher's pages
05:54 jmaklary : @mrsdurff we are bas ackwards.
05:54 mrsdurff : i think wikispaces is easier than PBwiki
05:54 robinellis : I agree with you Durff
05:55 chriswherley : @jmaklary when I 1st looked at wikis. Seems like there was less privileges with PB than wikispaces
05:55 lauriev88 : @mrsdurff-- agree-- PB looks nicer, but wikispaces is SO much easier.
05:55 kgustin : I agree. I know very little but I am doing alot with my 2nd graders on my wiki
05:55 mrsdurff : we are doing projects in wikispaces this year
05:55 jmaklary : HOW is it easier? Have you looked at it lately?
05:55 mrsdurff : all 7th have Google Reader
05:55 mrsdurff : and are required to subscribe to teacher's pages
05:56 BenWilkoff : In Google Sites, you can embed any of the google gadgets available. Pretty cool stuff.
05:56 chriswherley : @mrsdurff how do students have Google reader
05:56 lauriev88 : Can't say I've looked lately-- many moons ago-- back when you needed to do things like camel case to add pages ;-)
05:56 mrsdurff : how? they sign up
05:56 jmaklary : OK what are we looking at? Which wiki engine? missed it
05:56 kgustin : zoho
05:56 chriswherley : @benwilkoff just getting started with Sites. Cool
05:56 jmaklary : got it thanks
05:57 chriswherley : Does zoho have a domain solution for setting up mass users,etc
05:57 jmaklary : but can Google sites embed an RSS feed?
05:57 chriswherley : cool thanks
05:57 mrsdurff : i don't set up mass users
05:57 mrsdurff : i make kids set themselves up
05:57 vanishingpoint : Zoho can
05:57 jmaklary : Wetpaint.com
05:58 mrsdurff : they need that skill
05:58 vanishingpoint : wikimatrix.com
05:58 chriswherley : @mrsdurff do students have email for signing up for google reader?
05:58 mrsdurff : yes
05:58 vanishingpoint : wetpaint with the templates is really cool
05:58 mrsdurff : starting in 6th grade
05:58 mrsdurff : gaggle if they don't have their own
05:59 BenWilkoff : Here is the google sites that my kids are working on: http://tinyurl.com/3yc762
05:59 mrsdurff : which many do
05:59 mrsdurff : PMwiki
05:59 mrsdurff : Wetpaint
05:59 mrsdurff : Wikipedia
05:59 mrsdurff : breathe
05:59 BenWilkoff : I believe that Sites does allow for rss embedding.
06:00 mrsdurff : good for grading
06:00 mrplough07 : @ben - kids site looks really clean, nice
06:01 BenWilkoff : That's it.
06:01 mrplough07 : @ben- like the 'subpages' feature
06:01 BenWilkoff : If you click on site map, you can get to all of the kids sites.
06:01 BenWilkoff : Big echo
06:01 robinellis : Great thank you Ben
06:02 mrsdurff : what age Ben?
06:02 robinellis : Thanks Bud for coming into the call
06:02 darrendraper : Thanks Bud. Great stuff.
06:02 robinellis : and for your contributions
06:02 mrsdurff : looks great!
06:02 chriswherley : cool Ben. Looking at recent activity at the bottom of page. Good stuff thanks.
06:02 darrendraper : email+kid1@gmail.com
06:03 mrplough07 : Google Sites
06:03 BenWilkoff : My kids are 7th and 8th grade.
06:03 mrplough07 : different then Google Pages?
06:03 mrsdurff : they do good work
06:03 chriswherley : any homework?
06:03 vanishingpoint : Nice job all!
06:03 vanishingpoint : www.wikimatrix.org
06:03 robinellis : Thank you very much Ben for your contributions! It was great to have you with us
06:04 mrsdurff : oif course we will
06:04 mrsdurff : add here?
06:04 robinellis : I will Ben
06:04 darrendraper : http://openpd.wikispaces.com/Session+3+Parcipants
06:05 mrsdurff : thanks darren
06:05 chriswherley : thanks all
06:05 darrendraper : Link not truncated. :) http://tinyurl.com/2738bw
06:06 budtheteacher : Thanks, y'all. This was helpful.
06:06 mrsdurff : sorry i was late - parent meeting
06:06 vanishingpoint : great time all! have a great one!
06:06 mrsdurff : bye ye all
06:06 kgustin : Thanks!
06:06 kgustin : bye
06:06 chriswherley : later
06:06 hockeymom1788 : thanks everyone
06:04 mrsdurff : oif course we will
06:04 mrsdurff : add here?
06:04 robinellis : I will Ben
06:04 darrendraper : http://openpd.wikispaces.com/Session+3+Parcipants
06:05 mrsdurff : thanks darren
06:05 chriswherley : thanks all
06:05 darrendraper : Link not truncated. :) http://tinyurl.com/2738bw
06:06 budtheteacher : Thanks, y'all. This was helpful.
06:06 mrsdurff : sorry i was late - parent meeting
06:06 mrsdurff : bye ye all
06:06 kgustin : Thanks!
06:06 kgustin : bye
06:06 chriswherley : later
06:06 hockeymom1788 : thanks everyone
06:07 darrendraper : Thanks all. The network is amazing and your participation makes it all worthwhile!
06:08 vanishingpoint : back to my regularly scheduled taxes... ok maybe a shower first
06:08 jmaklary-1 : take care folks
06:08 vanishingpoint : that didn't come out right... I am stuffed with cold meds.
06:08 jmaklary-1 : darren hope you feel better soon
06:08 mrsdurff : sorry chris - i''ll go make dinner - you edit
06:08 vanishingpoint : Leaving now [hangs head]