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Live Lab 4.1 2009-07-30

A discussion about assorted Academy tasks and how best to help participants progress further along the journey.


22:04:54  Sheila ->  So  stay here fore WCA?
22:04:54  minh ->  thanx all :)
22:04:59  matt montagne ->  Thanks, everyone, for contributing to the Brainstorm 2nite
22:05:06  matt montagne ->  bye Maria!
22:05:15  matt montagne ->  :-) Don't get vacuumed!
22:05:46  kcaise ->  night jose
22:05:57  mrsdurff ->  bye jose
22:06:09  mrsdurff ->  hit record mireille
22:06:11  kcaise ->  jeff is the expert!
22:06:11  JoseRodriguez ->  night all Thanks
22:06:47  kcaise ->  jose and doug spent several hours with me one morning at 2am online via skype and ttwitter
22:07:22  mrsdurff ->  it's http://webcastacademy.net/
22:07:24  JoseRodriguez ->  my pleasure.. kim.. it's all in a days work at edtecthalk..  :-)
22:07:47  JL ->  http://mikogo.com/
22:07:50  wfryer ->  ah, thanks
22:07:52  kcaise ->  you guys are awesome!
22:07:54  mrsdurff ->  http://www.mikogo.com/en/
22:08:03  JL ->  session ID: 415-500-067
22:08:29  kcaise ->  no more yugma?
22:09:02  mrsdurff ->  jeff likes chaotic times
22:09:35  kcaise ->  those crazy audio cables?
22:09:48  matt montagne ->  I second Jeff's thoughts on Yuugma...yugma's performance isn't as quick as Mikogo
22:10:01  kcaise ->  that's right, audio repeater
22:10:37  kcaise ->  if anyone can fix it, jeff can
22:10:54  mrsdurff ->  i thought it was 3  weeks?
22:11:01  carolteach4 ->  How were you trying to use Audacity?
22:11:29  carolteach4 ->  For recording the livestream?
22:11:35  kcaise ->  yes
22:12:30  kcaise ->  absolutely matt
22:12:32  mrsdurff ->  yes!
22:12:39  JL ->  would anyone like to join the call?
22:12:44  mrsdurff ->  It's Elementary is 4 people
22:12:56  Sheila ->  FYI - Maria will be on NPR tomorrow.
22:12:57  mrsdurff ->  and Maria does all the work
22:13:15  mrsdurff ->  NPR? Why?
22:13:20  carolteach4 ->  audio is really choppy
22:13:38  Sheila ->  Weekend edition - only about 60 sec clips though.
22:14:07  mrsdurff ->  that's me
22:14:16  mrsdurff ->  i was no help at all
22:14:26  Sheila ->  http://www.scpr.org/programs/offramp/2009/07/18/cyberfrequencies
22:14:29  mrsdurff ->  hi chriss
22:14:45  matt montagne ->  I would use call recorder on the Windows computer
22:14:46  kcaise ->  i made a little notebook too
22:14:53  Sheila ->  Durff helps everyone!
22:14:56  matt montagne ->  it is a whole lot easier to record skype calls
22:15:15  mrsdurff ->  Durff commiserates with everyone but helps no one
22:15:24  kcaise ->  it is a tedious process on windows
22:15:32  matt montagne ->  hmmm...kinda reminds me of Lorna a bit!
22:15:34  kcaise ->  jeff makes it look so easy
22:15:37  Sheila ->  Untrue, Durff
22:15:37  kcaise ->  much better audio
22:15:38  matt montagne ->  yes, audio is solid
22:15:39  mrsdurff ->  fine
22:15:41  carolteach4 ->  @Durff - you are very helpful - a great cheerleader, too.
22:15:44  Sheila ->  fine
22:15:51  mrsdurff ->  hugs
22:15:52  carolteach4 ->  Still choppy
22:16:31  JL ->  might be a connection issue on your end Carol - restarting ETT A
22:16:32  mrsdurff ->  multi interviewer
22:16:48  carolteach4 ->  will do
22:17:00  Sheila ->  @Mireille I'm around now. Call anytime.
22:17:02  matt montagne ->  I think that one thing I've learned in WCA, Worldbridges, etc, is a tolerance for ambiguity...
22:17:18  mrsdurff ->  did you adjust preferences in Audacity?
22:18:27  kcaise ->  i thought the other way around?
22:19:07  carolteach4 ->  I refreshed UStream - better now - see shared desktop
22:19:15  matt montagne ->  Hello Chriss
22:19:20  matt montagne ->  welcome to Webcast Academy
22:19:46  chriss ->  Hi Matt
22:19:47  Sheila ->  Oh, good to know about Dells.
22:19:50  chriss ->  thanks
22:19:57  carolteach4 ->  You have to make sure Audacity is not on microphone drop-down
22:20:08  carolteach4 ->  What is it? Wave-in?
22:20:21  Sheila ->  @Mirielle - I'm learning as you do this !
22:20:50  mrsdurff ->  mireille is an  expert
22:21:44  carolteach4 ->  Should be controls to lower volume in left panel.
22:22:28  mrsdurff ->  i'm still waiting to make my first $100
22:23:03  Sheila ->  I love it! JL is stumped!
22:23:16  mrsdurff ->  not for long he ain't
22:23:16  Sheila ->  Or pretending!
22:23:54  kcaise ->  jeff figured out my problems
22:23:57  minh ->  what's the session number
22:23:58  carolteach4 ->  There are volume controls within Audacity - can always use the squeeze tool to adjust volume later.
22:24:16  kcaise ->  let me rephrase that. he figured out how to solve the webcasting problems i was having last summer
22:24:18  Sheila ->  @mrsdurff - that reminds me, I think I owe you about $12 now. What's my tab now?
22:24:29  mrsdurff ->  it
22:24:42  mrsdurff ->  it's $36
22:24:52  chriss ->  session number i think is 415-500-067.
22:24:56  Sheila ->  Oh. Check's in the mail!
22:25:04  Sheila ->  ;)
22:25:04  mrsdurff ->  :)
22:25:29  carolteach4 ->  That looks a little too soft for me.
22:26:19  kcaise ->  what do you mean you dont want the flat stuff jeff?
22:26:41  mrsdurff ->  i like that,"whatever works"
22:27:52  Sheila ->  That was in skype?
22:28:41  mrsdurff ->  good name for a TV show - Matt Peaks
22:28:48  kcaise ->  good one @durff
22:29:01  kcaise ->  baloney!!
22:29:10  mrsdurff ->  Jeff is NOT shy
22:29:22  kcaise ->  dont flatline jeff
22:30:16  minh ->  i'm in the mikogo sesion but missed to much about what to do at the beginning
22:30:50  carolteach4 ->  I think I just lost it.
22:30:50  Sheila ->  I still have those issues with the Mac and soundflower. Won't play some of my mp3s on the stream.
22:31:02  kcaise ->  go for it mireille!
22:31:12  Sheila ->  Do it!
22:31:35  Sheila ->  You'll have people on the skype call to walk you through it.
22:32:08  mrsdurff ->  i have never graduated
22:32:18  mrsdurff ->  because i never learned
22:32:32  kcaise ->  i am not sure if i did either durff
22:32:49  mrsdurff ->  i know better kim
22:32:52  minh ->  I'd like to but ..... :)
22:33:07  kcaise ->  elluminate does it all for me. that and ustream
22:33:16  kcaise ->  yes
22:33:44  mrsdurff ->  he better not say no
22:34:24  carolteach4 ->  Love her spur of the moment - no and then yes - why not!
22:34:53  mrsdurff ->  jeff is rubbing odd
22:34:58  mrsdurff ->  off
22:35:03  mrsdurff ->  i can't type
22:35:35  mrsdurff ->  varsity violin?
22:35:50  JL ->  Jeff is pretty odd though
22:36:14  mrsdurff ->  so is durff
22:36:44  Sheila ->  Can we schedule a Mac WCA session?
22:36:55  JL ->  yes 'we' can
22:37:09  mrsdurff ->  you just volunteered, didn't you?
22:37:43  mrsdurff ->  you asked?
22:37:49  mrsdurff ->  i never ask
22:37:54  JL ->  I second the nomination
22:38:02  Sheila ->  I still need some help and I know there were some others to try to update pages.
22:38:27  mrsdurff ->  was it AL Gore?
22:38:34  JL ->  Since Matt is distracted, I nominate him to be Sheila's co-chair
22:38:38  Sheila ->  Ok, how about next week?
22:38:49  mrsdurff ->  sounds great!
22:38:58  Sheila ->  I think Peggy was interested too.
22:39:11  Sheila ->  IS shee around?
22:39:29  mrsdurff ->  not sure
22:39:46  carolteach4 ->  I'm trying to record right now using Audacity as an experiment.
22:40:24  mrsdurff ->  Kim is very young
22:40:41  Sheila ->  He's stuck in NH!
22:41:03  mrsdurff ->  yes
22:41:58  carolteach4 ->  Got some recorded and even with the spikes, it sounded fine.
22:42:18  carolteach4 ->  Of course, it might not be up to Jeff's standards.
22:42:25  mrsdurff ->  sound thing !
22:43:59  Sheila ->  How about a Mac session on Sunday, 11:00 am EDT? Or is that to early for left-coasters?
22:44:21  carolteach4 ->  seeing chat right now
22:47:38  chriss ->  I can't seem to join in Mikogo. Are all in the chat room there now?
22:48:57  Sheila ->  Can hear a bit of a hum. Low in the background.
22:49:15  Sheila ->  No chriss, some are here.
22:49:45  minh ->  i cant get there either chris
22:49:56  chriss ->  ok, thanks Sheila. Just trying to figure it out
22:50:03  minh ->  I can see it all but not interact atall
22:50:20  carolteach4 ->  I never purchased Camtasia. I have used SmartNotebook10 recording feature to record actions on the screen and my narration of what is going on. As I recall, Camtasia is more interactive.
22:50:38  minh ->  i have a red arrow with my name
22:50:50  chriss ->  not sure
22:51:10  minh ->  I am happy to lurk :)
22:51:22  carolteach4 ->  Maybe you could uninstall Word2003 and then reinstall it. I don't know why it is freezing.
22:51:36  mrsdurff ->  hear, hear - i concur
22:55:37  mrsdurff ->  listen to jeff talk himself out of a corner
22:56:45  chriss ->  It's a passel of great born teachers here. Thanks for the great info. 'night for now.
22:56:59  JL ->  Night Chris
22:57:03  carolteach4 ->  Is your wife getting prepared for going back to the classroom this fall?
22:57:36  JL ->  sort of - kind focused more on enjoying some downtime
22:57:59  mrsdurff ->  now wiat - i'm 12
22:58:04  carolteach4 ->  How is mireillem going to use this - specific details please.
22:59:01  mrsdurff ->  i think i need dessert - choc frozen soy sounds good
22:59:48  carolteach4 ->  @durff - Can't eat anything - blood work tomorrow morning- down 23 lbs. from last year at physical today. yeah
23:00:01  Sheila ->  Wahoo!
23:00:15  carolteach4 ->  I almost fell off the scale - so happy.
23:00:32  matt montagne ->  congrats on that Carol...that is great!
23:02:19  matt montagne ->  that is brainstorm-esque
23:03:24  carolteach4 ->  If folks are committed, they should show up unless there is some drastic reason why not.
23:04:41  minh ->  lurking works for lots of things but skill acquisition is different
23:04:59  carolteach4 ->  Like the smack down!
23:05:29  mrsdurff ->  this lurker is tired
23:05:55  mrsdurff ->  it's after 11pm you webcast addicts
23:06:09  minh ->  early afternoon here
23:06:33  mrsdurff ->  and this is why i didn't graduate = i could never do all this stuff
23:06:34  Sheila ->  I hear you Durff! No school tomorrow!
23:06:52  Sheila ->  :) Can stay up late!
23:07:16  carolteach4 ->  It's been interesting; understanding it a little better each session. Night now! Night, Sheila. I gotta get up and go to the lab early and hope to beat the lines.
23:07:34  JL ->  where are you minh?
23:07:44  minh ->  east coast australia
23:07:49  Sheila ->  Have a nice breakfast in the am after the test!
23:08:27  carolteach4 ->  @Sheila. That will be fun. Hope to Skype with you again soon.
23:08:48  Sheila ->  Nite Carolyn!
23:08:49  carolteach4 ->  I've been ignoring my blog this summer; gotta fix that.
23:08:57  carolteach4 ->  Night.
23:09:30  mrsdurff ->  cat herding!
23:10:22  mrsdurff ->  is there really Varsity Violin?
23:11:17  mrsdurff ->  very late Durff time last year
23:12:50  mrsdurff ->  great idea
23:13:00  minh ->  i'm here
23:13:16  mrsdurff ->  what time is where you are?
23:13:41  mrsdurff ->  whaTR> WHEN?
23:13:46  mrsdurff ->  pARISI IS
23:13:58  mrsdurff ->  we swiitched
23:14:23  mrsdurff ->  which is why i never have any ideas
23:14:37  mrsdurff ->  and jose stills gets me to do stuff
23:14:44  minh ->  1.15pm
23:15:43  minh ->  i am
23:16:38  mrsdurff ->  11:16pm here
23:17:08  mrsdurff ->  you're a day ahead - how is the view from tomorrow?
23:17:23  minh ->  we have a glorious winters day
23:17:44  mrsdurff ->  that would be better than this rain
23:17:52  minh ->  do you know about Charles schultz's take on the difference in days?
23:18:04  minh ->  the Peanuts cartoon guy?
23:18:07  mrsdurff ->  no
23:18:33  minh ->  said he doesn't about the future because it's always tomorrow in australia
23:19:18  mrsdurff ->  had a lot of fun with two webcastacademy people once from tomorrow
23:20:04  mrsdurff ->  one in australia and one in new zealand or something
23:20:53  minh ->  we have a half moon here in tomorrow
23:22:15  matt montagne ->  I would participate, but I am going to be traveling next week
23:22:42  mrsdurff ->  excues
23:23:54  mrsdurff ->  log in
23:24:42  mrsdurff ->  is it time for bed now?
23:24:51  Sheila ->  almost
23:26:15  mrsdurff ->  jeff and prepared don't go together
23:26:44  mrsdurff ->  then i fail
23:27:42  mrsdurff ->  like me
23:30:00  mrsdurff ->  ok, you all plan - i'm going to have my chocolate frozen soy dessert and go to sleep - nice talking to you all but me tired



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