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were against them cuz kids could erase Ellsbeth: @thecleversheep That was indeed a treat! Now I sometimes let a student use my presentation mouse...if it keeps them engaged. :) @thorprichard: @aforgrave or that the idea for the overhead projector came from a bowling alley. (scary, but true.) janellewilson: I hate chalk! aforgrave: Did you get to be the kid who was responsible enough to turn the filmstrip in time with the BEEP? SADONE: You banned chalk as I remember SHEEP! BradnDeedo: Beating erasures after school because I haed the hots for Miss Stapleton Tim: our machine turned automatically BethMcEwen: @MissMarista - You'd be surprised how many of my grade 8s would agree with you - who needs a pencil?? Argh. charbeck: Interesting room configurations. My classes are all between 35 to 38 studnets. Not the best for 2.0 learning aforgrave: I hate chalk. Rather, I hate chalk dust. Everywhere. msmithpds: i tried once switching to dry erase markers - and had a kid get sick over the smell - quickly returned to the chalkboard @thorprichard: @aforgrave Or, the tapes that came with the film strips that said, "And when it's time to change slides, listen for this tone..." drpeppermom: not a chance. Too many distractions msmithpds: chalk ruined my nails Ellsbeth: @aforgrave Same here...really hate chalk dust Paula: airliners allow students (and teachers) to work the smartboard from anywhere in the room GregoryLouie from x.x.x.148 joined the chat 10 minutes ago tkraz: I remember a classmate changing the filmstrip cassette tape that a student teacher was using to Led Zepplin. Tons of fun. BethMcEwen: @aforgrave I know how you feel - to make matters worse I have Windows 98 computers (older than my students!) GregoryLouie: Suggestion: Let's not talk about the past, let's talk about the tools and techniques of the future. msmithpds: HECK YA! @tkraz lindseyb16: listening to michael wesch on edtech talk last week, his ollege classes are 400, he has them blog with rss to keep up BadEd: I'll chime in with a hate of chalk dust too! thecleversheep from x.x.x.87 left this message 10 minutes ago: Hey @charbeck! I hear spring is arriving daily out west ; ) aforgrave: WRT airliners -- do you need to write with the airliner, but watch the projection screen?
@thorprichard: Anyone using this product? The SMART Table? http://www2.smarttech.com/st/enUS/Products/SMART Table/ aforgrave: Rather than airliners, anyone using a tablet PC over WiFi to projector? charbeck: @cleaversheep yep might get some heat soon too lindseyb16: @aforgrave, you get the hang of that quickly though janellewilson: we may all get interwrite tablets next year - already have several in the building MaryKayG from x.x.x.61 left this message 9 minutes ago: @BethMcEwen...and are your student USB drives deactivated? Paula: yep, look at the screen, write on the wireless slate. Educhat from x.x.x.87 left this message 9 minutes ago: OK... What materials, technologies & activities do you hope to see available in the classrooms of the tomorrow? Which tools will have staying power? msmithpds: Tom Barratt is blogging about it http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/2009/04/25/smart-tablein-my-classroom-two-introductory-videos/ Paula: handhelds. . GregoryLouie: @thorprichard SMART Tables are too pricey. But I'd love one. MissMarista: projectors/smartboards for sure charbeck: I have a blue tooth mose and keyboard hooked up to a mac mini running my smartboard janellewilson: student response systems aforgrave: Windows 98. Imagine. At least it was better than Win95. Which was better than Win3.1. (Why we went there when the Mac OS was so much better, I'll never accept!) windsordi from x.x.x.53 left this message 8 minutes ago: Ways to change setup in your classroom to best use the school 2.0 tools? Take a look at possibilities at http://tinyurl.com/dalznq thecleversheep from x.x.x.87 left this message 8 minutes ago: I really think the future is in projection technology. Projecting people into your classroom from around the world. Paula: I don't think SB will have staying power. msmithpds: i like the flex cams too - helps with the hands on demos - i think they have a new name now though Ellsbeth: Cellphones & iPods...I'm amazed by the potential (and I'm a converted "cell phone Nazi") drpeppermom: e books?Anything you want to read at their fingertips BethMcEwen: New Ontario document about Technology in the 21st century http://www.opsba.org /files/OPSBA_What%20If_Book_Apr1.pdf - if only our school boards would put their $ where their mouth is.
MaryKayG from x.x.x.61 left this message 7 minutes ago: I think students will record evidence of their learning on video, more and more BradnDeedo from x.x.x.205 joined the chat 7 minutes ago charbeck: I also think ti is about having people beam into your classroom. Making your classes relevant because "real experts" are in the room BradnDeedo: OOOOOPS janellewilson: netbooks lonestarschools: technology at the desks somehow - unobtrusive - allows for kids to look up stuff, contribute to class discussion tkraz: @Ellsbeth ditto. I agree. GregoryLouie: MIT is building a camcorder nanoprojector personal wearable computer. It'll take learning everywhere. aforgrave: @janellewilson -- rather than student response systems, what about student cell phones and a web app to collect the data? BadEd: I think connections in real time from class to class, country to country are where it will be at. also mobile/wireless tech msmithpds: i think laptops aren't going out because you can't see as much on a cell phone BethMcEwen: @MaryKayG You bet :0 MissMarista: argh, reading all this makes me so jealous, you all use/have tried so much cool stuff! msmithpds: have you all seen etherpad.com? @thorprichard: @Ellsbeth 1 1 1 :-) lonestarschools: technology needs to be used to let kids learn at their own pace-speed way up or slow down. Why have to learn algebra in9th grade for example? BradnDeedo: mobile technology - mini comps/pdas/ipods BadEd: @charbeck - It's amazing what happens when you bring an expert 'in' to your room. Great results in kids. charbeck: I tried live blogging of classes for a while. 3 laptops and kids taking turns being scribes etc. It worked ok @thorprichard: (weird. That should be plus " " 1) janellewilson: @aforgave that would work but would students provide own phone? Denise Jordan from x.x.x.28 joined the chat 6 minutes ago GregoryLouie: Imagine being able to scan a product's barcode and have the nanoprojector display the Amazon review right on the product. aforgrave: @BethMcEwen -- OPSBA put out the document -- I think the Ministry needs to pony up the $$, and the federations will need to be supportive ... @thorprichard: @msmithpds Thanks for the tip re: SMART Tables. BethMcEwen: learning to use the Smartboard more effectively myself - wish I had ceiling projection! charbeck: @baded that is the best part. Kids see how easy it is to find experts on the web or in real life. Instead of asking how to they find the answers
thecleversheep from x.x.x.87 left this message 5 minutes ago: Nice example @windsordi. If the computers are durable netbooks, or notebook computers, they will look less invasive. @thorprichard: How about this one? http://www.livescribe.com/ (An example that demonstrates how it works is here: http://bit.ly/jNMST ) GregoryLouie: Imagine being able to have a wearable computer read a text and display a video linked to the text. MissMarista: i have a projector but no smartboard--I feel like everyone has smartboards now :-\ charbeck: New netbooks are supposed to be under $200 MaryKayG from x.x.x.61 left this message 4 minutes ago: I like using EtherPad. Kids worked collaboratively the other day to create a note from my discussion. It was effective...gave students who struggle with the process some insight into what others think/do. BethMcEwen: @aforgrave - Yes, I read it this afternoon - great stuff, but now what? thecleversheep from x.x.x.87 left this message 4 minutes ago: GregoryLouie have you used QR codes? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_Code lonestarschools: technology needs to be used for better, real time, individualized assessment. msmithpds: here's an example of a teacher who uses an airliner - created all ppts for lessons with flicker images - records lectures and blogs them msmithpds: whoops http://tskinnersbec.edublogs.org/ Ellsbeth: @MissMarist if you have $40, you can convert a wiimote into an interactive whiteboard lindseyb16: mssmithpd yes want to try etherpad with students BradnDeedo: Our rural area needs distance learning opportunities @thorprichard: @janellewilson Some suggest that mobile phone ownership goes up as the SES goes down, i.e., high poverty leads to high mobile use/ownership. msmithpds: have not grasped QR codes - what is that again? charbeck: @bethmcEwen I also do not have an overhanging projector. Hard to use SB when the projector gets hit all the time and yo uhave to re orient janellewilson: @Ellsbeth that sounds good @thorprichard: @msmithpds: 2D barcodes. (Think grid instead of stripes) MissMarista: @ellsbeth theoretically my new school is getting them this summer, if they don't I'll try the wiimote thing! Ellsbeth: Wyoming has been doing distance learning for awhile. Mostly done right now with closed video broadcasts. Imagine what we could do with 2nd Life. @thorprichard: It allows for more data to fit into the same space. janellewilson: @thorprichard some of my kids don't have phones not because of SES, but because parents think they are too young (6th grade)
GregoryLouie: @thecleversheep No but I've seen fiducials used with molecular models to display orbitals in Magic Books aforgrave: @janellewilson -- students are not allowed to have cell phones at school -- but I think that perhaps a third of my 7s do -- they just can't use them for school stuff -- yet! I'm working on it .. kitchenerd from x.x.x.28 left this message 3 minutes ago: we had a smart table on loan and we were underwhelmed...still a long way to go. not a flexible tool limited by program and no saving ability. multitouch is cool though msmithpds: could old cell phones be donated to act as response systems for those who can't buy phones? thecleversheep from x.x.x.87 left this message 3 minutes ago: QR codes are hyperlinks via barcode http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_Code BethMcEwen: @charbeck - Yes! And not to mention students standing in the projection light. Ellsbeth: @msmithpds That's a great idea. aforgrave: @BethMcEwen -- I think grass roots support (teachers, students, parents) will need to be part of getting the WhatIF/OBSBA vision to work .. MissMarista: heck I'd guess at least half of my 3rd graders have cell phones--and we're not an especially affluent neighborhood either.... Asbella: @BethMcEwen - I mean how many dog shadows do they have to make before it becomes boring??? drpeppermom from x.x.x.13 left the chat 2 minutes ago BethMcEwen: I think a class set of ipod touches would be amazing! Think of the potential. charbeck: @bethMcEwen I have become an expet at wrting through my own shadow BradnDeedo: AZ allows tax credit for clubs so we're forming a club so parents can by itouch and be reimbursed @thorprichard: @janellewilson Oh that's definitely true too. :-) There is a question of age appropriateness. And that's probably a more difficult problem to solve than getting access! msmithpds: must watch Ted Talk on the future http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks /pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html thecleversheep from x.x.x.87 left this message 115 seconds ago: Does anyone see 3D coming to our chalkboards? http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks /johnny_lee_demos_wii_remote_hacks.html MissMarista: @asbella UGHHHH mine are still not tired of the freaking shadow animals! GregoryLouie: Magic Books place a QR code in a book. A laptop with a camera then displays the book with a video where the QR code would be Ellsbeth: @BethMcEwen That's the one thing I would ask for in a classroom right now Asbella: I feel ya @MissMarista - I feel ya
BethMcEwen: @aforgrave Hopefully the document gets adequate circulation to all important stakeholders (parents, principals, trustees....) as well thecleversheep from x.x.x.87 left this message 64 seconds ago: Johnny Lee's whiteboard technology goes way cool towards the end of that TED talk! @thorprichard: @aforgrave hopefully you're not teaching in Georgia. The state legislature made it illegal to use cell phones for any purpose on school grounds. :-( GregoryLouie: @msmithpds Yes. That was the video I saw. Couple that with AI and it will transform education. aforgrave: WRT interactive whiteboards, SMART tables, etc, check this out after the chat -http://ohhello.tv/index.php/work/view/microsoft_sustainability/ janellewilson: Of course, I have one of the lamest cell phone/plans with no data so could also be making me think diferently - I can't afford the cool stuff! msmithpds: AI? MissMarista: @thorprichard when was that? my school won't allow them anyways but hadn't heard.... aforgrave: @thorprichard Man. Nope, not in thecleversheep from x.x.x.87 left this message 27 seconds ago: @gregory Talk about interactive text eh?! janellewilson: @thorprichard I'm in GA - I'm sure lots of my kids are using phone on school grounds! Created at Chatzy.com
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