01:48 openpd : I'll start the session when we can get the skype call going
01:48 kgustin : Happy Wednesday folks!
01:48 robinellis : Hi Kerri
01:49 kgustin : hi Robin
01:50 kgustin : Robin, Would you happen to have any teachers in your neck of the woods who would be interested in participating in my share your community wiki project?
04:51 mrplough07 : hello everyone from Vegas, gotta go get coffee, I see Jamie is leading
04:51 robinellis : @kerri yes I think I could find a few
04:51 kdumont : Hey Mr. Plough
04:51 robinellis : Hi mrplough07
04:51 tlehmann : Hello everyone!
04:51 openpd : Are you able to hear the audio?
04:51 kgustin : Greetings mrplough
04:52 kgustin : have audio now
04:52 kgustin : hi tammy
04:53 robinellis : @kgustin I will email you tomorrow about it
04:53 tlehmann : hi kerrie! Went to get a coke.
04:53 kgustin : no echo this week yea!
04:53 kgustin : @tammy, yes I saw you walk behind jamie
04:54 tlehmann : forgot about the camera
04:54 kgustin : great robin, look forward to hearing from you.
04:55 cnelson : hello folks!
04:55 kgustin : what about you darren, got any teachers you think would be interested in my wiki project?
04:55 robinellis : @cnelson hi how are you?
04:56 pcnovice91 : what is this show about??
04:56 cnelson : whew long day glad to be HOME
04:56 tlehmann : wiki project?
04:56 cnelson : what is manycam?
04:56 robinellis : @pcnovice professional development
04:57 robinellis : @cnelson camtwist for the PC
04:57 pcnovice91 : grrr feed back
04:57 kgustin : yes better
04:57 cnelson : okay got it
04:58 cnelson : yes please
04:58 kgustin : minicam is cool, lots of fun stuff
04:58 cnelson : i like woo hooo
04:58 cnelson : can think of many uses at my PC env school
04:58 kgustin : do the hair
04:59 mrplough07 : @kdumont @robinellis, hello
04:59 cnelson : no
04:59 cchausis : sounds good here in Illinois ;-)
04:59 cnelson : n echo here in SC : )
04:59 kgustin : no echo, a slight feedback squeel, but very faint
04:59 kgustin : squeal
05:00 kgustin : i heard that
05:00 kgustin : skype!
05:00 kgustin : just kidding
05:00 kgustin : who is by you tammy?
05:01 kgustin : is it Illiana?
05:01 mrsdurff : sound?
05:01 robinellis : @mrplough are you in Glenn's school?
05:01 tlehmann : iliana
05:01 kgustin : Hi Iliana!
05:01 tlehmann : she is trying to participate
05:01 mrplough07 : @robinellis, yes, he is my "boss"
05:01 mrsdurff : i hear nothing - anyone else?
05:01 kgustin : great comments on your blog tammy
05:02 tlehmann : not letting her. has registered before.
05:02 kgustin : im sorry
05:02 robinellis : @durff are you ok
05:02 tlehmann : @Kerrie Thank YOU!
05:02 mrmosesdotorg : @druff - I've got audio
05:02 mrsdurff : robin no sound
05:02 mrmosesdotorg : *@durff (good to know I still can't spell, sorry)
05:02 mrsdurff : ok I'll refresh
05:02 robinellis : Hi Glenn anyone want in the call?
05:03 kgustin : Kerrie Gustin, 2nd grade, Magnolia, Texas
05:03 robinellis : @durff it may be you see if refresh helps
05:03 cchausis : Lincolnshire, IL
05:03 mrmosesdotorg : @robin - I can't flying solo on the admin gig today, should be called away at any second :)
05:03 kgustin : if you want to Skype me in, I will monitor the chat for you if you want
05:03 tlehmann : Tammy Lehmann, 1st grade, Magnolia
05:03 mrplough07 : from Odyssey Charter High School, an online school in Vegas, I teach Social Studies and am teaching a Web 2.0 course next sem
05:04 robinellis : @glenn ok thanks for stopping by
05:04 robinellis : @kerri I'm ok with the chat you may come into the call if you want
05:04 kgustin : sure if there is room
05:05 iwhite : I keep on trying...
05:06 mrsdurff-1 : ok, now i'm good
05:06 iwhite : Iliana, first grade @magnolia isd
05:06 robinellis : @durff glad to hear your ok now
05:06 mrsdurff-1 : where there is a will there is a way
05:06 mrplough07 : Why Edublogs? Why is it better?
05:07 jmaklary : Hi folks from west Houston Texas
05:07 mrsdurff-1 : i like blogger
05:07 mrsdurff-1 : for me
05:07 cnelson : Cathy Nelson, Myrtle Beach, SC its 5:00 somewhere (for sure)
05:07 mrsdurff-1 : but learnerblogs for kids
05:07 jmaklary : I like blogger too...seamless with other G-stuff
05:07 anneclemieux : Hello had troublegetting signed in now no audio
05:07 mrsdurff-1 : 8th grade and up
05:07 mrsdurff-1 : i use blogmeister 7th and down
05:07 cnelson : my teaching context is school teacher-librrian out of a media center
05:08 cchausis : I like the ability to have static pages
05:08 mrsdurff-1 : all blogs have similiar elements
05:08 mrplough07 : hearing Kelly and Jamie
05:08 cnelson : simultaneously
05:08 mrsdurff-1 : two ears
05:08 mrsdurff-1 : :)\
05:08 mrmosesdotorg : I use self-hosted wordpress personally and blogger with my classes. Looking forward to seeing what EduBlogs offers
05:08 kdumont : MIght have been nice of me to mute my microphone while making phone call. SORRY!
05:09 mrplough07 : lol
05:09 cchausis : It's also easier to add side bar elements than in Blogger
05:09 mrsdurff-1 : they are all pretty similiar
05:09 cchausis : just drag the widgets in place
05:09 robinellis : @kdumont lol
05:09 mrmosesdotorg : @kdumont - no worries. Still love ya.
05:09 cnelson : me
05:09 anneclemieux : I was
05:09 cnelson : no headset but i can try
05:09 mrplough07 : I started building the last two weeks, havent released yet
05:09 mrsdurff-1 : yeah cathy
05:09 cchausis : I started one, but our librarians are using it
05:09 cnelson : cathyjonelson
05:09 anneclemieux : went to wordpress
05:10 cnelson : set it to moderated
05:10 cnelson : then yiu approve
05:10 cchausis : you can control the commenting
05:10 cnelson : hi Anne
05:10 anneclemieux : Hey Cathy
05:10 cnelson : Anne is from SC!!!
05:11 mrplough07 : anyone that has used Word Press and Edublogs?
05:11 robinellis : @cnelson accept my contact info
05:11 mrsdurff-1 : the skills we need to teach are all pretty much the same across blogs and wikis and podcasts and readers
05:11 mrsdurff-1 : as long as we are equipping learners we are doing a great job
05:11 cnelson : http://technotuesday.edublogs.org
05:11 cnelson : i have a self created header
05:11 mrsdurff-1 : and you all are doing a great job
05:12 robinellis : @cnelson I can't add you until you accept my info
05:12 kdumont : I use wordpress but not edublogs.
05:12 cnelson : u r in mine
05:12 cnelson : robin u r in mine
05:12 mrsdurff-1 : turn it up
05:13 robinellis : @cnelson just called you
05:13 mrplough07 : any edubloggers want to tell me how come I cant access my dashboard from my blog?
05:13 mrplough07 : is it the template I chose?
05:14 mrsdurff-1 : fine cathy
05:14 mrsdurff-1 : mr plough which kind of blog?
05:14 mrsdurff-1 : edublogs?
05:14 cchausis : http://shsbookblab.edublogs.org/
05:14 robinellis : @mrplough I don't know
05:15 anneclemieux : Have no audio or video
05:15 mrsdurff-1 : refresh worked for me
05:15 robinellis : @anneclemieux try to refresh your screen
05:15 mrsdurff-1 : going to the ustream site helped too
05:16 mrplough07 : @mrsdurff, edublog
05:16 kdumont : @mrplough07 - Is there login text on your blog that you can use to login.
05:17 anneclemieux : got it must be SC girl I here
05:17 mrplough07 : in edublog, when you go from your dashboard to 'view site' then you cant go back through a menu, have to hit back on browser
05:17 mrplough07 : but in wordpress you can
05:17 mrsdurff-1 : i use blogger, but with the template i am using and the code i added to erase the next blog option the view dashboard would disappear unless i put a button for it on the blog
05:17 cchausis : @mrplough07... suggest you "Open Link in new Tab or New Window" when you view
05:17 mrsdurff-1 : that might be it
05:18 mrplough07 : @cchausis -yes , but..... thats no fun
05:18 jmaklary : BUT, you can subscribe via email, seems better and won't clog up reader
05:19 anneclemieux : weblog they must have an account, that is why I moved
05:19 jmaklary : That's how I roll!
05:19 mrsdurff-1 : i find the opposite frustrating
05:19 mrsdurff-1 : interesting
05:19 cchausis : isn't that a feed per post?
05:20 robinellis : @jmaklary hi thanks for coming
05:20 jmaklary : Hey Robin, multitasking as usual. I'll send a pic of my latest project later
05:20 robinellis : @jmaklary ok great
05:20 cchausis : or does the RSS bring you all blog comments?
05:21 cchausis : cool!!
05:21 mrsdurff-1 : thanks cathy!
05:21 robinellis : @cnelson great input thank you!
05:21 cnelson : u r welcome
05:22 cnelson : Sue is just such a great expert considering she is only one year in it
05:22 robinellis : @cnelson she is I agree
05:23 mrplough07 : anyone using edublog able to edit the CSS
05:23 robinellis : @mrplough07 that is beyond my expertise
05:24 anneclemieux : cannot hear her
05:25 mrplough07 : anybody have any must use widget recommendations?
05:26 mrsdurff-1 : i prefer RSS instead of email - interesting how different we are
05:26 jmaklary : i think you can but not sure
05:26 mrsdurff-1 : of course you can
05:26 jmaklary : I use blogger exclusively
05:26 mrplough07 : cool
05:26 mrsdurff-1 : just don't ask me how
05:26 mrsdurff-1 : ask a high schooler
05:27 robinellis : @durff oh come on now i am sure you can figure it out
05:27 mrsdurff-1 : so true
05:27 mrsdurff-1 : @rrobin i am equally sure i cannot
05:27 mrsdurff-1 : nor would i want to find out
05:28 mrsdurff-1 : yes ma'am
05:28 mrsdurff-1 : and teach the middle schoolers how
05:29 mrsdurff-1 : now that browser thing is very true
05:29 robinellis : @durff yes it is
05:29 mrsdurff-1 : gotta fill up the coffee....
05:31 kdumont : I've got to duck out for a minute to say goodby to someone. BRB
05:31 mrmosesdotorg : google analytics plugin rocks
05:32 robinellis : @mrmoses yes I have heard that from others
05:32 mrmosesdotorg : easy to use and gives you so much data
05:32 robinellis : we are going to look at adding that to our district website
05:33 mrmosesdotorg : It's easy to do. There's a script that has to be added to each page you want monitored (wp plugin puts it on all pages) and the world of data is opened to you
05:33 mrsdurff-1 : now some blogs still need the code for pics - but fewer and fewer
05:33 mrmosesdotorg : if you'd like to see my analytics sometime let me know
05:34 mrmosesdotorg : it really is neat stuff (in a geeky way)
05:34 mrsdurff-1 : so you are a geek?
05:34 robinellis : @mrmoses yes I would like to see that thanks for the offer
05:34 mrmosesdotorg : @durff - totally (but I lie to myself about it all the time)
05:34 mrsdurff-1 : oops - turn sound up
05:34 robinellis : @mrmoses maybe we can skype chat one day and you can show me
05:34 robinellis : while in the call
05:35 mrmosesdotorg : @robin - anytime :)
05:35 mrsdurff-1 : i'm a geek too - kids tell me
05:35 robinellis : Thank you
05:35 mrmosesdotorg : sound's real soft all the sudden
05:35 mrsdurff-1 : need sound turned up please
05:35 mrsdurff-1 : no
05:35 anneclemieux : no
05:35 mrsdurff-1 : ah ha
05:35 mrmosesdotorg : there we go!
05:35 mrsdurff-1 : yes
05:35 kgustin : yes better
05:35 lmmaine : much better
05:36 cnelson : jeepers i got kicked out somehow
05:37 mrsdurff-1 : embed code can sometimes be entered without the widget
05:37 anneclemieux : I embed with vodpod on wordpress
05:37 mrsdurff-1 : no idea
05:37 kdumont : With embedding it sometimes depends on where you want it.
05:37 cnelson : itunes did an update argg wants to reboot NO
05:38 sarahstewart : hi everyone
05:38 kgustin : Tammy and Iliana - we have to get together and practice tomorrow.
05:38 mrsdurff-1 : clap clap
05:38 kgustin : my room?
05:38 mrsdurff-1 : hi sarah
05:38 kgustin : hi sarah
05:38 robinellis : Hi Sarah
05:39 sarahstewart : just popped in to see what you were doing
05:39 mrsdurff-1 : trying to break something
05:39 robinellis : we are talking about edublogs today
05:39 anneclemieux : Have to go cycling at 6:30
05:39 mrsdurff-1 : yup
05:39 cchausis : yup
05:39 sarahstewart : i haven't got vision or audio
05:39 tlehmann : @Kerrie Yes, Let's get together. I tutor til 4:00
05:39 cnelson : @anne it will be done by then
05:40 robinellis : @sarahstewart try to refresh
05:40 mrsdurff-1 : i hear no echo
05:40 sarahstewart : thanks, that worked
05:40 cnelson : all in call should mute the ustream and listen via skype
05:40 tlehmann : was watching what Jamie was showing. Just got back to conversation.
05:41 kgustin : me too
05:41 kgustin : after 4 is fine
05:41 tlehmann : See you then
05:41 kdumont : I think there was background noise from my office as well.
05:41 cnelson : learn by doing that is my motto
05:42 cnelson : as does Su
05:42 robinellis : @cnelson I certainly do that lol
05:42 kgustin : what are badges?
05:42 mrsdurff-1 : badges = embed code
05:42 cnelson : like my San Antoni badge?
05:42 iwhite : I will be there Kerrie
05:42 cnelson : They send u the code
05:42 mrsdurff-1 : yes
05:42 cnelson : u use a text widget
05:42 mrmosesdotorg : or like the badge from Classrom2.0
05:43 mrsdurff-1 : yes
05:43 mrmosesdotorg : *Classroom2.0
05:43 mrsdurff-1 : embed code
05:43 cnelson : yes
05:43 mrsdurff-1 : correct robin
05:43 mrplough07 : just insert in TEXT box
05:43 cnelson : presentation-->widget
05:43 mrplough07 : in the sidebar
05:43 mrsdurff-1 : usually on sidebar
05:44 mrplough07 : if you are just pasting in html, go to widgets under presentation and select 'text'
05:44 mrsdurff-1 : ok everyone talk at once
05:44 cnelson : most org offer the code for badges.
05:44 cnelson : I MADE mine form scratch for NECC
05:44 cnelson : with a little help form twitter friends
05:44 mrsdurff-1 : you are special
05:44 mrsdurff-1 : i copy
05:45 robinellis : no way would i try to make my own from scratch
05:45 cnelson : drag those widgets UP
05:45 mrsdurff-1 : a copier at heart
05:45 robinellis : me too durff
05:45 kgustin : aren't all teachers?
05:45 mrplough07 : drag the text bog into the sidebar
05:45 mrsdurff-1 : more time for coffee that way
05:45 kgustin : just give credit
05:45 robinellis : thanks @mrplough
05:46 mrsdurff-1 : i just don't look
05:46 mrsdurff-1 : middle schoolers do that too jamie
05:46 mrmosesdotorg : @cnelson - are you going to share your badge code for the rest of us? :)
05:46 robinellis : great thought glenn
05:47 mrsdurff-1 : done
05:47 mrsdurff-1 : okay kidding
05:47 mrsdurff-1 : done
05:47 mrsdurff-1 : okay kidding
05:47 cnelson : just snag right off my site lol
05:47 cnelson : ill get it
05:48 robinellis : yeah Cathy!
05:49 mrsdurff-1 : so 4 comments, 1 blog that reacts with hyperlink
05:49 cnelson : <a href="http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2008/"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/2364599817_02c4c55a87_m.jpg"></a><br><h3><a href="http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2008/"></a></h3
05:49 cnelson : code
05:49 cnelson : it references the pix in my flckracct
05:49 mrmosesdotorg : good stuff
05:49 cnelson : in EB when you pull up a text widget
05:49 cnelson : u get a box
05:49 cnelson : opaste the code there
05:55 cnelson : bye bye
05:55 robinellis : bye everyone thank you for coming
05:55 cnelson : u didnt state next weeks topic, or i was on the real phone and missed it
05:55 hockeymom1788 : Thanks everyone
05:57 mrplough07 : switching from blogger to edublog, been doing the switch over for a week or so, here is the new blog. gotta run, great session: http://thenextstep.edublogs.org/
05:58 robinellis : thanks mrplough