Skype Chat from September 19, 2007 (partial)



David Jakes added Darren Kuropatwa to this chat
19/09/07 6:20 PM
ijohnpederson
19/09/07 6:20 PM

my skype contact list is too small
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:20 PM

I'll add him
Steve Dembo
19/09/07 6:20 PM

heh
ijohnpederson
19/09/07 6:20 PM

lol
19/09/07 6:20 PM


daaaaaarreeennnn
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:21 PM

Darrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
19/09/07 6:21 PM


Manipulation of time and space of learning
Steve Dembo
19/09/07 6:21 PM

Sounds very Star Trek-ish
ijohnpederson
19/09/07 6:22 PM

wait...i'm closer
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:22 PM

Manitoba joke
ijohnpederson
19/09/07 6:22 PM

lol
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:22 PM

abouuuuutttt
19/09/07 6:22 PM


I love the way they say that
ijohnpederson
19/09/07 6:23 PM

i say it that way...minnesota kid
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:23 PM

Yeah I know, its cool
Steve Dembo
19/09/07 6:23 PM

"We have ways of making you pronounce the letter O"
19/09/07 6:23 PM


-- Canadian Bacon
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:23 PM

operate at creation, involves every other level of Bloom's taxonomy
19/09/07 6:24 PM


ooughtt...
19/09/07 6:24 PM


sweeet
19/09/07 6:24 PM


Canadian Bacon rocks
Steve Dembo
19/09/07 6:24 PM

Did you guys see Alan Levine's presentation last year?
ijohnpederson
19/09/07 6:25 PM

no
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:25 PM

Yep, that was one of the most creative things Ive seen
Steve Dembo
19/09/07 6:25 PM

same. unreal.
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:25 PM

now talking about snb
19/09/07 6:25 PM


there is no escape
ijohnpederson
19/09/07 6:25 PM


Steve Dembo
19/09/07 6:25 PM

http://cog dog.wikisp aces.com/k 12online06
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:26 PM

he's got a good point, teachers have to have standing to do this, and it means doing it first themselves
19/09/07 6:26 PM


classroom = silo
Steve Dembo
19/09/07 6:26 PM

Do you think they have to do it in order to open it up to your classroom?
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:26 PM

yes
19/09/07 6:26 PM


they have to understand the importance, the power, before they can bring it to kids
Steve Dembo
19/09/07 6:26 PM

Look at Vicki Davis's projects. Students were using the tools and pushing the boundries and teachers were overseeing
19/09/07 6:27 PM


I worry about teachers being the bottleneck in some environments
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:27 PM

I still believe you have a much stronger experience if the teacher has done it
Steve Dembo
19/09/07 6:27 PM

agreed
ijohnpederson
19/09/07 6:27 PM

totally agreed
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:27 PM

thats the problem, too many bottlenecks
ijohnpederson
19/09/07 6:27 PM

"you have to own it"
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:27 PM

absolutely
ijohnpederson
19/09/07 6:28 PM

my mission this year is to break walls
David Jakes
19/09/07 6:28 PM

thats a nice wiki name
ijohnpederson
19/09/07 6:28 PM

mission = too jargon, but heck
Steve Dembo
19/09/07 6:28 PM

There's a goal for ya.

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Steve Dembo added bioharv to this chat
9/19/07 6:35 PM
Steve Dembo
9/19/07 6:36 PM

And welcome Brett
loriabr
9/19/07 6:36 PM

Ok Skype, webinar and twitter all at once.
9/19/07 6:36 PM


is this a little too virtual?
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:36 PM

how do you do it all?
Steve Dembo added tstandha to this chat
9/19/07 6:36 PM
Steve Dembo
9/19/07 6:36 PM

Welcome Tracy
Vinnie Vrotny
9/19/07 6:36 PM

very few teachers are pushing boundries. Been revisiting your post about sustaining momenum, davide
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:37 PM

am i here?
9/19/07 6:37 PM


lol
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:37 PM

had interesting conversation with my son at dinner, he doesn't expect his teachers to use any technology because he says they don't know how to use it
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:37 PM

/holding djakes' hand
tstandha
9/19/07 6:37 PM

HI Steve, just getting the hang of this.
Steve Dembo
9/19/07 6:38 PM

On a sidenote, I love the fact that credit is given for all the images used.
loriabr
9/19/07 6:38 PM

Unfortunately I work with teachers who are like your son's
tstandha
9/19/07 6:38 PM

hey....
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:38 PM

that's a great tweak
loriabr
9/19/07 6:38 PM

I'm trying so hard to show them the way in baby steps
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:38 PM

Lori, what's so cool is I'm offering PD to the teachers in my district - hope to faciliate change
loriabr
9/19/07 6:39 PM

I try to do the PD too
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:39 PM

i just had a great conversation about this today
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:39 PM

sent the link to K12 online to our adminstrators - keeping my fingers crossed
loriabr
9/19/07 6:39 PM

need admin support and funding too
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:39 PM

give them 20 minute chunks of learning, but also train their administrators to model this
loriabr
9/19/07 6:39 PM

Can't get my admin to go to our local conference that I plan and organize - so sad
Steve Dembo
9/19/07 6:39 PM

Share your thoughts: Better to have multiple chat windows for a presentation like this, or have everyone in one chat window?
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:40 PM

Lori, where do you work?
loriabr
9/19/07 6:40 PM

IL
tstandha
9/19/07 6:40 PM

I'd love to know how to get the "old school" admin on board.
loriabr
9/19/07 6:40 PM

Heh David - gave your name to my admin to come out - not sure what they will do
9/19/07 6:40 PM


I try
Vinnie Vrotny
9/19/07 6:41 PM

How old school? I have been able to make baby steps with my admins
tstandha
9/19/07 6:41 PM

I can't get even an inch.
loriabr
9/19/07 6:41 PM

I keep sending links, the teacher tube videos
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:41 PM

@dembo: I need neutral (see me later, it's not a me vs. corporate thing) ground
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:41 PM

energized by the collaborations that have resulted by these kinds of connections - blogs, twitter, etc. How can we keep this to ourselves?
tstandha
9/19/07 6:41 PM

"Must focus on raising student acheivement and technology is not a part of that"
Vinnie Vrotny
9/19/07 6:42 PM

@djakes I also brought up your name to possibly visit us to talk aobut digital story telling
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:42 PM

Tracy, - why is that person an educator???
loriabr
9/19/07 6:42 PM

Reading and math goals for our SIP
tstandha
9/19/07 6:42 PM

Yeah... I know!
Steve Dembo added kathryn.staton to this chat
9/19/07 6:42 PM
loriabr
9/19/07 6:42 PM

no tech or 21st century literacy
9/19/07 6:43 PM


except now we are writing tech plan - so have to do something I hope
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:43 PM

if kids are engaged, they will learn
9/19/07 6:43 PM


just because the teachers teaches information doesn't mean the students have learned it
tstandha
9/19/07 6:43 PM

I agree. But I'm only one person. I've been trying though.
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:44 PM

poor grammar sorry about the type
9/19/07 6:44 PM


typo
loriabr
9/19/07 6:44 PM

I keep plugging away
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:44 PM

do you ever get discouraged?
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:45 PM

i spent too long being discouraged...
tstandha
9/19/07 6:45 PM

so what did you do?
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:45 PM

did he just say shit?
9/19/07 6:45 PM



9/19/07 6:45 PM


*recorded*
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:45 PM

parents call me and tell me their kids hate school or they think they are stupid, it breaks my heart
Steve Dembo
9/19/07 6:45 PM

And transcribed
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:45 PM

yup
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:46 PM

@karen heard the same thing 3 hours ago
9/19/07 6:46 PM


from a librarian with a high school teacher
9/19/07 6:46 PM


sorry, kid
loriabr
9/19/07 6:46 PM

I try not to be discouraged. Offer what I can. Tapped into student council to do podcast
Steve Dembo
9/19/07 6:46 PM

I'd be curious to see a list of all the websites/tools that were used in last years K12 conference.
tstandha
9/19/07 6:47 PM

me too
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:48 PM

how can we get at least one educator and one administrator from EVERY district to attend this conference?
9/19/07 6:48 PM


and one student as well
Steve Dembo
9/19/07 6:48 PM

Personally, I didn't have time during the conference to watch/attend even a fraction of the events. Been watching them over the course of the last year.
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:48 PM

@karen working on that
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:48 PM

that's the beauty of it - watch when you have time
9/19/07 6:48 PM


what are you doing?
9/19/07 6:49 PM


how are you doing it @ijohn
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:49 PM

i'm selling it one on one
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:49 PM

what is your position?
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:49 PM

one (hopefully) = 2
kathryn.staton
9/19/07 6:49 PM

Steve, how have you been wtachng them
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:50 PM

i work between schools and the state, inbetween, to spread edtech love
9/19/07 6:50 PM


2=4=8=16
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:50 PM

have to remember that one - spreading edtech love!
9/19/07 6:51 PM


yes, the ripple effect
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:51 PM

zomg! first google doc
9/19/07 6:51 PM



9/19/07 6:52 PM


i'm a connector, new learning
tstandha
9/19/07 6:52 PM

working on that one for sure!
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:52 PM

I even ran for school committee to impact change, lost by 180 against two incumbents
9/19/07 6:52 PM


180 votes
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:52 PM

boo, committees
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:53 PM

yes, but they need educators on board
tstandha
9/19/07 6:53 PM

form your own edtech love committe!
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:53 PM


Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:53 PM

lol
9/19/07 6:53 PM


I did - I'm on the Technology and Education Foundation Board of Directors we fund teacher initiated technology grants
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:54 PM


9/19/07 6:54 PM


wow this was good
9/19/07 6:55 PM


thanks steve
9/19/07 6:55 PM


and folks
loriabr
9/19/07 6:55 PM

thanks for the skype too
9/19/07 6:55 PM


you guys are my new best friends
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:55 PM

wil be back
kathryn.staton
9/19/07 6:55 PM

Ok, well talk in the future! Nite all Thanks
loriabr
9/19/07 6:55 PM

with twitter etc
kathryn.staton has left the chat
9/19/07 6:55 PM
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:56 PM

very fun - see you in twitter!
Vinnie Vrotny
9/19/07 6:56 PM

It has been enjoyable all.
9/19/07 6:56 PM


Thanks Steve
Steve Dembo
9/19/07 6:56 PM

Hey, my pleasure
Vinnie Vrotny
9/19/07 6:57 PM

I will. We are talking about March or April
tstandha has left the chat
9/19/07 6:57 PM
loriabr
9/19/07 6:57 PM

David - I have no idea if anyone will contact you or not, I just suggested - Grayslake d46 is where I work if someone calls
Karen Janowski
9/19/07 6:57 PM

very informative
Steve Dembo
9/19/07 6:57 PM

Thanks
9/19/07 6:57 PM


Looking forward to yours!
Vinnie Vrotny
9/19/07 6:58 PM

Seve, I look forward to several other of your presentations in he list
loriabr
9/19/07 6:58 PM

OK over and out - see you on twitter or in future skypes
ijohnpederson
9/19/07 6:58 PM

i registered for all fo them today, you better remind me when they show up (automagically, of course)
Steve Dembo
9/19/07 6:59 PM

later!
Vinnie Vrotny has left the chat
9/19/07 7:00 PM