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2007.03.

13 17:12:19 SusanR: The topic for this evening os Onlien Collaborative


Projects

2007.03.13 17:12:24 SusanR: Online

2007.03.13 17:12:46 SusanR: with a special guest..Jen Wagner who should be


arriving shortly

2007.03.13 17:12:55 SusanR: How would you define online collaborative projects?

2007.03.13 17:13:38 BjB: Tapped In!

2007.03.13 17:13:49 DavidWe agrees with Bj

2007.03.13 17:13:52 SusanR: of course, Bj

2007.03.13 17:14:38 SusanR: Online collaborative projects are one way in which
teachers and students can expand their views of themselves in relation to the
other places around the world.

2007.03.13 17:14:39 NormaIM: working with a partner using technolog to complete a


assigned work or project.

2007.03.13 17:14:45 AraceliGo: A way for people to get together via interent and
websites and work on a single project

2007.03.13 17:15:19 JoseMH: A virtual classroom participation.

2007.03.13 17:15:33 SusanR: Online collaborative projects are designed to


integrate internet technology into any subject area and offer a way to connect
your classroom to other students, experts, and communities around the world.

2007.03.13 17:16:41 SusanR: Can anyone share their participation in an online


project?

2007.03.13 17:16:58 JeffC: Sure...

2007.03.13 17:17:00 SusanR: or knowledge of

2007.03.13 17:17:12 JeffC: read the first few paragraphs on http://snurl.com/netc1

2007.03.13 17:17:16 MaryHan: My students were delighted to share a project with


friends in China last year, and this year they are looking forward to working on a
collaborative project with many others. We created a photostory comparing a day in
the life of a student in Texas and China.

2007.03.13 17:17:33 AraceliGo: wow

2007.03.13 17:17:35 JeffC: That sounds like an excellent project Mary.

2007.03.13 17:18:07 NormaIM: could participation on an online course such as


chatting considered online project participation?

2007.03.13 17:18:37 SusanR: I would think so, Norma

2007.03.13 17:19:20 NormaIM: oh ok because that would be one of my participations


in an online project.
2007.03.13 17:20:02 SusanR: so to start simply I like the earth day project..

2007.03.13 17:20:23 MaryHan: Was that thru Tapped In?

2007.03.13 17:20:26 SusanR: easy to implement and it does have a small online
cpmponent

2007.03.13 17:20:26 DavidWe . o O ( ooh, ooh, I have a project to share )

2007.03.13 17:20:45 SusanR: ok David..take the floor

2007.03.13 17:21:05 DavidWe: EarthDay reminded me....The Noonday project - my


friend Ihor Charischak runs this

2007.03.13 17:21:23 DavidWe: Collaborative project to measure the circumference of


the Earth - around the Spring and Fall Equinoxes

2007.03.13 17:21:24 SusanR listens

2007.03.13 17:21:29 DavidWe: http://k12science.org/noonday/

2007.03.13 17:21:33 DavidWe: That's all

2007.03.13 17:21:47 DavidWe: Pretty self-explanatory, but it is important that


data is collected in different places around the world

2007.03.13 17:22:09 NormaIM: sounds like a very interesting collaborative project.

2007.03.13 17:22:11 AraceliGo: that sounds interesting I'll have to check it out

2007.03.13 17:22:17 MaryHan: thanks for the idea

2007.03.13 17:22:23 DavidWe: wonderful project -simple geometry allows for


accurate measurement of the earth

2007.03.13 17:22:35 DavidWe . o O ( upper middle school/high school project, I


would say )

2007.03.13 17:23:05 SusanR: that's a good one..and now for the younger ones

2007.03.13 17:23:08 DavidWe: Thanks, Susan

2007.03.13 17:23:34 JeffC: The link I popped up earlier was for the Newsday
Project at Global School House... my students were published internationally in
over two dozen student newspapers.

2007.03.13 17:23:59 SusanR: the earth day grocery project


http://www.earthdaybags.org/

2007.03.13 17:24:24 SusanR: this can be implemented schoolwide

2007.03.13 17:25:07 SusanR: it started in 1994 would you believe

2007.03.13 17:25:25 SusanR: take a look and see if it works for you

2007.03.13 17:25:47 SusanR . o O ( hope Jen arrives )

2007.03.13 17:25:56 SusanR: I am going to Skype her


2007.03.13 17:26:00 MarjorieSh: it sounds good to me from what I saw

2007.03.13 17:26:02 MaryHan: looks like fun!

2007.03.13 17:26:12 NormaIM: yes it looks lot alot of fun

2007.03.13 17:26:16 AraceliGo: it looks like a great project

2007.03.13 17:26:53 SusanR: and these are standard and grade related
http://www.k12science.org/collabprojs.html

2007.03.13 17:27:52 DavidWe . o O ( where my friend Ihor works


(www.k12science.org) )

2007.03.13 17:27:58 AraceliGo: great resource, thanks

2007.03.13 17:28:15 AraceliGo: lots of interesting projects here

2007.03.13 17:28:30 NormaIM: thank you those resources will surecome in handy

2007.03.13 17:28:37 JenW joined the room.

2007.03.13 17:28:42 DavidWe waves to Jen

2007.03.13 17:28:44 DavidWe: Hi, Jen. Welcome

2007.03.13 17:28:50 JenW: hi

2007.03.13 17:28:56 JoseMH: Great student participation opportunity.

2007.03.13 17:29:16 SusanR: Oh Hi Jen

2007.03.13 17:29:17 NormaIM: welcome jen

2007.03.13 17:29:23 SusanR hugs Jen

2007.03.13 17:29:33 SusanR: Let me introduce Jen

2007.03.13 17:29:36 EmilyW left the room (signed off).

2007.03.13 17:29:58 SusanR: We are honoured today to have Jen Wagner as our
special guest. Just a bit about Jen Wagner.

2007.03.13 17:30:16 SusanR: .Jennifer Wagner, creator of TechnospudProjects, has


put together some projects which can be as simplistic or involved as you wish.

2007.03.13 17:30:26 DavidWe cheers for TechnoSpud

2007.03.13 17:30:34 SusanR: Technospud Projects always finds ways to keep up with
latest technologies primarily to serve as an incentive to teachers to investigate
the new technologies.

2007.03.13 17:30:35 MarjorieSh: lol david

2007.03.13 17:30:37 JenW grins

2007.03.13 17:30:55 SusanR: Jen Wagner is the cats meow. She does happen to be a
cat lover.

2007.03.13 17:31:03 DavidWe . o O ( well, naturally! )

2007.03.13 17:31:11 SusanR: Jen is a k-6 tech teacher who has pioneered many on-
line global projects for students and teachers. She is a frequent presenter at
such conferences as NECC, CUE etc. and a 2006 Global Schoolnet award winner. She
is a WOW2 individual, one of 4 women who not only love using the tools of the
Internet but also love sharing the tools with others.

2007.03.13 17:31:15 JenW: LOL -- yes, you can see my baby at


http://www.technospud.com/mac.htm

2007.03.13 17:31:40 SusanR hands the stage to Jen

2007.03.13 17:31:45 JenW: Thanks Sue

2007.03.13 17:31:48 JenW: one small thing --

2007.03.13 17:31:53 JenW: I am no longer a K5 teacher

2007.03.13 17:31:56 SusanR . o O ( I was just skyping you )

2007.03.13 17:32:03 DavidWe . o O ( NECC == National Education Computing


Conference; CUE == Computer-Using Educators )

2007.03.13 17:32:03 JenW: I am now a K12 Tech support

2007.03.13 17:32:15 JenW: I much more like helping teachers rather than teaching
the kids

2007.03.13 17:32:17 JenW smiles

2007.03.13 17:32:29 JenW: Anyway -- Sue wanted me to come tell you about
someprojects

2007.03.13 17:32:29 DavidWe isn't sure if believes that

2007.03.13 17:32:39 JenW: I am putting together between now and May

2007.03.13 17:32:40 SusanR: which is more of a challenge

2007.03.13 17:32:55 JenW: I wanted to invite you (if you can) to participate in a
project happening THIS WEEK

2007.03.13 17:33:05 JenW: I know it is late notice -- but I can sneak you in if
you wish to join

2007.03.13 17:33:13 JenW:


http://www.technospudprojects.com/Projects/stpat2007/stpat2007.htm

2007.03.13 17:33:15 SusanR listens intently

2007.03.13 17:33:20 JenW: and if you can't join up -- that is okay -

2007.03.13 17:33:24 NormaIM: what is the project about

2007.03.13 17:33:29 JenW: but feel free to grab the worksheets


2007.03.13 17:33:36 JenW: We are using Lucky Charms to teach graphing

2007.03.13 17:33:39 JenW: and sorting

2007.03.13 17:33:45 DavidWe cheers for Lucky Charms

2007.03.13 17:33:46 JenW: it has a St. Patrick's Day Theme

2007.03.13 17:33:52 JenW: but -- it ends on friday

2007.03.13 17:33:57 NormaIM: oh that sounds interesting

2007.03.13 17:34:04 JenW: PreK - 3

2007.03.13 17:34:12 JenW: and we have 870 teachers/classrooms involved

2007.03.13 17:34:17 JoseMH: Sounds sweet

2007.03.13 17:34:19 MaryHan: Wow!

2007.03.13 17:34:20 JenW: we are using Google Earth to map where people live

2007.03.13 17:34:27 JenW: and a Bulletin board to share ideas

2007.03.13 17:34:32 AraceliGo: oooh my class is on spring break

2007.03.13 17:34:41 JenW: You are welcome to visit both the bulletin board and
also our google map by visiting

2007.03.13 17:34:41 NormaIM: yes my is too

2007.03.13 17:34:49 JenW:


http://www.technospudprojects.com/Projects/stpat2007/participants2007.htm

2007.03.13 17:34:50 MaryHan: My school is on spring break, but I hope to join the
Egg project

2007.03.13 17:34:50 SusanR: we are on Spring Break as well

2007.03.13 17:34:58 JenW: Well -- grab the worksheets and use them later -- if you
wish

2007.03.13 17:35:03 JenW: AHHH ___ the Egg Roll

2007.03.13 17:35:11 JenW: You do have time to join that

2007.03.13 17:35:20 JenW: any questions though about Lucky Chamrs?

2007.03.13 17:35:28 NormaIM: I sure will grab one of the worksheets

2007.03.13 17:35:38 JenW: plesase do -- they disappear on Saturday

2007.03.13 17:35:42 JenW: poof -- gone :)

2007.03.13 17:35:54 JenW: Okay -- onward to the next project

2007.03.13 17:36:03 SusanR hopes it will be repeated next year


2007.03.13 17:36:05 JenW: The Great Egg Roll is in its SEVENTH YEAR

2007.03.13 17:36:16 JenW: you -- and your students roll eggs (plastic eggs)

2007.03.13 17:36:26 JenW: and recorod the rolls and create ONE Average

2007.03.13 17:36:36 JenW: the link is


http://www.technospudprojects.com/Projects/eggroll2007/eggroll2007.htm

2007.03.13 17:36:41 JenW: and the worksheets are there already

2007.03.13 17:36:53 JenW: Project Dates are March 26 - April 13, 2007

2007.03.13 17:36:59 NormaIM: well I am currently student teaching pre-k

2007.03.13 17:36:59 JenW: and it is PreK - 6

2007.03.13 17:37:07 JenW: there is ONE new addition this year though

2007.03.13 17:37:15 JenW: you need to find another class to roll with

2007.03.13 17:37:22 JenW: so you will be creating 3 averages

2007.03.13 17:37:28 AraceliGo: any grade level

2007.03.13 17:37:32 JenW: 1 for you -- 1 for them -- and 1 FINAL TOTAL TALLY

2007.03.13 17:37:35 JenW: Any grade

2007.03.13 17:37:38 JenW: or anybody

2007.03.13 17:37:47 JenW: One school has asked the local firestation to roll with
them

2007.03.13 17:37:49 JenW: and they said YES

2007.03.13 17:38:00 SusanR . o O ( wonderful to catch the excitement of Easter )

2007.03.13 17:38:05 JenW: In fact, a different grade will really help to explain
how averages work

2007.03.13 17:38:11 JenW: and how they can benefit you --

2007.03.13 17:38:20 JenW: LOL -- especially if you are a horrid roller like me :)

2007.03.13 17:38:29 JenW: Registration for this starts on Monday

2007.03.13 17:38:43 JenW: I hope for 1,000 rollers -- but we shall see :)

2007.03.13 17:38:56 JenW: And be sure to check out the Egg Fashion Show -- it is a
keeper

2007.03.13 17:39:14 SusanR: How many did you have last year, Jen?

2007.03.13 17:39:21 JenW: let me check

2007.03.13 17:39:56 JenW: 3,450 rollers -- I meant to say I hope for 1,000 classes
(not rollers)

2007.03.13 17:40:08 SusanR: WOW

2007.03.13 17:40:09 AraceliGo: It sounds very cool!

2007.03.13 17:40:13 NormaIM: wow that was alot of rollers

2007.03.13 17:40:26 JenW: our average last year was 241 inches

2007.03.13 17:40:32 JoseMH: That must be fun for the kids involved.

2007.03.13 17:40:37 JenW: and we put everything into inches

2007.03.13 17:40:43 JenW: and then you are welcome to convert as you wish

2007.03.13 17:40:48 JenW: so it can be simple or complext

2007.03.13 17:40:51 JenW: complex -- tis up to you

2007.03.13 17:41:04 JenW: Grins -- and there is ONE more --

2007.03.13 17:41:09 JenW: but this one has NO registration date

2007.03.13 17:41:11 MarjorieSh: wow... you could make it really complicated or


really simple

2007.03.13 17:41:13 JenW: you can join when you wish

2007.03.13 17:41:21 JenW: YES, Marjorie -- it is up to you

2007.03.13 17:41:36 JenW: The last project THIS YEAR is


http://www.technospudprojects.com/Projects/DearSoldier07/index.htm

2007.03.13 17:41:46 JenW: and it is a letter writing campaign for our troops

2007.03.13 17:41:56 JenW: both abroad and in the states

2007.03.13 17:42:22 JenW: between now and May 15th or July 15th -- you need to
write cards and send them to

2007.03.13 17:42:26 MaryHan left the room (signed off).

2007.03.13 17:42:30 JenW: Letters From Home -- which will get them to the troops

2007.03.13 17:42:38 NormaIM: what grade levels is that project for

2007.03.13 17:42:40 JenW: anyway -- :)

2007.03.13 17:42:47 JenW: Norma -- whatevr you wish

2007.03.13 17:42:52 MaryHan joined the room.

2007.03.13 17:42:53 JenW: we have had K

2007.03.13 17:42:57 JenW: we have had 6th

2007.03.13 17:43:09 JenW: hang on -- just a sec


2007.03.13 17:43:30 JoseMH: Kids seem to enjoy sending cards/letters to our
soldiers.

2007.03.13 17:43:30 JenW: 27,012 -- cards sent in 2005

2007.03.13 17:43:42 JenW: yes, they do

2007.03.13 17:43:56 JenW: we just finished a project where they sent to hospitals
and resthomes

2007.03.13 17:44:04 JenW: and the thanks was AWESOME for the kids

2007.03.13 17:44:09 JenW: it really touched a lot of lives

2007.03.13 17:44:14 JoseMH: My wife's 6th graders sent letters to a missionary


family recently and they enjoyed it very much.

2007.03.13 17:44:16 JenW: that was the FROM ME TO YOU PROJECT

2007.03.13 17:44:26 JenW: whichhappens the week of Valentine's Day

2007.03.13 17:44:32 JenW: Yes Jose -- that is agreat

2007.03.13 17:44:39 AraceliGo: All these projects seem really great

2007.03.13 17:44:41 NormaIM: so far all the projects sounds both fun and
educational

2007.03.13 17:44:41 JenW: anyway -- I know I chatted fast

2007.03.13 17:44:49 JenW: OH -- and all have standards

2007.03.13 17:44:52 MarjorieSh: yeah really great ideas

2007.03.13 17:44:57 JenW: well -- not the Dear Soldier

2007.03.13 17:45:01 JenW: but all the rest do :)

2007.03.13 17:45:13 NormaIM: yes and that is the best part of the projects that
they have standards

2007.03.13 17:45:20 MarjorieSh: but you can figure out what standards to use...
it's writing... you could work on so many skills with that

2007.03.13 17:45:24 JenW: yes

2007.03.13 17:45:32 JenW: plus -- it is an Idea Project now

2007.03.13 17:45:33 JoseMH: true

2007.03.13 17:45:35 CamilleL joined the room.

2007.03.13 17:45:36 JenW: pretty much running its own

2007.03.13 17:45:41 NormaIM: yes it is

2007.03.13 17:45:41 MaryHan: Thanks for all your work and great ideas :)
2007.03.13 17:45:44 DavidWe waves to Camille

2007.03.13 17:45:45 JenW: I am not doing anything but providing the idea

2007.03.13 17:45:45 BjB: good job, Camille

2007.03.13 17:45:52 JenW: Thanks MaryHan -- and welcome back

2007.03.13 17:45:52 SusanR: Welcome Camille

2007.03.13 17:45:53 CamilleL: finally got in -- thanks

2007.03.13 17:45:59 JenW: you wandered in and out a bit ago

2007.03.13 17:46:04 NormaIM: thank you so much I will look into those projects

2007.03.13 17:46:09 JenW: anyway -- that is what Susan wanted me to share with
you!!

2007.03.13 17:46:09 MaryHan: yes- i went to your website

2007.03.13 17:46:17 MarjorieSh: I'm printing off a million things here LOL

2007.03.13 17:46:17 JenW: ahhh -- http://www.technospud.com

2007.03.13 17:46:27 JenW: that will give you my blog, my book, and my newsletter

2007.03.13 17:46:35 SusanR: We are looking at a few of Jen's Online Projects,


Camille

2007.03.13 17:46:40 JenW: http://www.technospudprojects.com will give you my


projects

2007.03.13 17:46:41 SusanR: not to be missed

2007.03.13 17:46:58 CamilleL: I know -- I've visited her site -- she's wonderful!

2007.03.13 17:47:06 JenW: LOL--- thanks -- right now I am tired

2007.03.13 17:47:18 MaryHan: I am looking forward to hearing you at NECC in


Atlanta. Bye

2007.03.13 17:47:19 JenW: over 120 results of Lucky charms came in today

2007.03.13 17:47:27 JenW: Be sure to say hi Mary

2007.03.13 17:47:29 SusanR: Camille is a Literacy Coach, am I correct

2007.03.13 17:47:35 MaryHan: ok

2007.03.13 17:47:39 CamilleL: Yes in a non public school.

2007.03.13 17:47:52 JenW: Camille -- I am at a Private school

2007.03.13 17:47:56 SusanR: from the Bronx, not too far from DavidWe

2007.03.13 17:48:11 CamilleL: really David, I fogot where you are.


2007.03.13 17:48:16 DavidWe knows where the Bronx is

2007.03.13 17:48:24 DavidWe: cross the G.W. Bridge, actually

2007.03.13 17:48:27 DavidWe smiles

2007.03.13 17:48:30 SusanR yearns to work at a private school

2007.03.13 17:48:38 CamilleL: oh, in Jersey, then, eh?

2007.03.13 17:48:46 DavidWe smiles

2007.03.13 17:48:50 JenW: Anyway -- Susan -- anything else -- I have to get ready
for WOW2

2007.03.13 17:48:58 DavidWe: I was born in Manhattan; my grandmother grew up on


the Grand Concourse

2007.03.13 17:49:01 MarjorieSh: I know the Tappen Zee bridge and that's about it
in NY

2007.03.13 17:49:09 DavidWe smiles

2007.03.13 17:49:12 SusanR: brief us on WOW2, Jen

2007.03.13 17:49:14 JenW: <-----never been to NJ yet

2007.03.13 17:49:24 DavidWe invites JenW to the Garden State

2007.03.13 17:49:26 JenW: neve been to NEWY

2007.03.13 17:49:26 SusanR: I am sure there is considerable interest!

2007.03.13 17:49:29 JenW: but I have been to NJ

2007.03.13 17:49:41 MarjorieSh: I wanna come back up north... I miss it

2007.03.13 17:49:41 DavidWe invites JenW to the Empire State

2007.03.13 17:49:44 JenW: drove all the way from Philly just to see the Atlantic
ocean

2007.03.13 17:49:54 JenW: basically saw it and then drove home

2007.03.13 17:50:00 NormaIM: what is WOW2?

2007.03.13 17:50:02 MarjorieSh: lol why didn't you stay

2007.03.13 17:50:03 DavidWe: Philly is only about 80 miles form the Atlantic

2007.03.13 17:50:08 JenW: WOW2 -- Women of Web 2

2007.03.13 17:50:12 MarjorieSh: yeah what is WOW2

2007.03.13 17:50:13 JenW: http://www.womenofweb2.com

2007.03.13 17:50:18 JenW: helping people to use the tools of the internet
2007.03.13 17:50:21 CamilleL: oh, i just love that title!

2007.03.13 17:50:26 JenW: over 260 members worldwide

2007.03.13 17:50:32 AraceliGo: so many great resources

2007.03.13 17:50:34 DavidWe wonders about Women of the Atlantic City ExpressWay

2007.03.13 17:50:41 JoseMH: lol

2007.03.13 17:50:43 DavidWe . o O ( WACEW )

2007.03.13 17:51:31 MarjorieSh: lol david

2007.03.13 17:51:35 JenW: thanks

2007.03.13 17:51:38 DavidWe shushes himself

2007.03.13 17:51:38 SusanR: who is your guest this evening, Jen

2007.03.13 17:51:44 JenW: we have a live show starting in about 10 minutes

2007.03.13 17:51:49 JenW: if you wish to join us???

2007.03.13 17:52:04 JoseMH: Thanks for the valuable info.

2007.03.13 17:52:09 MarjorieSh: it's about my bed time... I know... I go to bed


really early

2007.03.13 17:52:12 JenW: http://edtechtalk.com/chat

2007.03.13 17:52:15 NormaIM: yes thank you for the information

2007.03.13 17:52:47 SusanR: Jen, thank you ..you are a busy lady!!

2007.03.13 17:52:47 JenW: Susan -- I need to run

2007.03.13 17:52:49 JeffC: I'd also like to encourage the teachers here to create
a K-12 classroom for themselves and their students at Tapped In. That way, you are
just one step away from collaborating with peers here.

2007.03.13 17:53:00 JenW: oh -- we have a WOW2 group at Tapped IN too

2007.03.13 17:53:08 JenW: susan -- I need to dash

2007.03.13 17:53:12 JenW: Hugs to you all

2007.03.13 17:53:19 JoseMH: bye

2007.03.13 17:53:19 MarjorieSh: thanks jen

2007.03.13 17:53:20 AraceliGo: thank you Jen

2007.03.13 17:53:22 DavidWe waves

2007.03.13 17:53:26 JenW: Hope to see you again soon


2007.03.13 17:53:26 DavidWe: Thanks, Jen.

2007.03.13 17:53:38 JenW left the room (signed off).

2007.03.13 17:53:38 NormaIM: bye

2007.03.13 17:53:44 SusanR: If you wish to join the K to 3 Resource Groups or WOW2
I can assist

2007.03.13 17:54:08 JeffC: And I'll stick around to help anyone who would like to
create a classroom here.

2007.03.13 17:54:13 MaryHan: IS WOW2 part of Tapped in?

2007.03.13 17:54:13 SusanR: and I will leave you with this last site ..which gives
an overview of collaboration

2007.03.13 17:54:23 SusanR: there are some dead links her

2007.03.13 17:54:26 SusanR: here

2007.03.13 17:54:32 SusanR: http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic1.htm

2007.03.13 17:54:48 JeffC: Yes Mary, there's a WOW2 group room here.