Class Meeting, 2.4.4
09:50:18 Paul McLean -> hello
09:52:46 paul mclean -> hello again
13:51:17 dougsymington -> -EdTechTalk: think we need the WCA Room Cyndi
13:51:37 dougsymington -> greetings all
13:52:55 JL -> Hey Doug
13:53:13 jbennett -> hi doug
13:55:14 jbennett -> that was mildly annoying
13:55:32 shoemap -> Stream just started in Sandbox A and B. Ustream on as well.
13:55:50 shoemap -> Jeff did it.
13:55:58 derrallg -> it was his fault :)
13:56:15 jbennett -> so we blame it on the rain, on rio, and now on jeff
13:57:36 cyndidannerkuhn -> that is a matter of opinion!!!
13:57:50 Matt Montagne -> hi everyone...
13:57:51 jbennett -> now we're hoppin'
13:58:22 kolmstead -> HI mATT
13:58:30 Sarah S -> Hi Matt
13:58:42 cyndidannerkuhn -> Question, used WireTap andthought I had 9 minutes recorded, then when I went to playback, and NOthing
13:58:53 cyndidannerkuhn -> Is there a trick to WireTap
13:58:55 Matt Montagne -> hey Karen...
13:59:00 Matt Montagne -> Hey Sarah
13:59:33 Matt Montagne -> I hope Pam bought a mac
13:59:39 derrallg -> she did
13:59:46 Matt Montagne -> yaaaaaayyyyy
13:59:59 Matt Montagne -> I always knew Pam was a smart woman
14:00:06 dougsymington -> another mac, whoa--I'm a "threatened species" over here...
14:00:08 Matt Montagne -> good decision maker
14:00:20 Eurominuteman -> hi you'all
14:00:57 dougsymington -> hey Euro
14:01:03 cyndidannerkuhn -> Macs Rule
14:01:15 Karen Dennis -> Hi everyone!
14:01:30 Matt Montagne -> @dougsy...when will you switch over to Linux??
14:01:57 dougsymington -> @Matt when I can find a Asus Eee in stock
14:02:47 Matt Montagne -> hey Lorna
14:02:56 julielindsay -> Hello Derrall, Pam and jeff......yes, I am behind!
14:02:59 lornacos -> HI MAtt
14:03:07 lornacos -> Hello every body
14:03:09 julielindsay -> have been traveling and not been up with it all
14:03:26 jbennett -> sounds good, maybe i'll be able to catch up!
14:03:33 cyndidannerkuhn -> My Frustration is WireTap, I thought I had recording a 9 minute conservation/call, saved it and then nothing....
14:03:35 julielindsay -> great! thanks for some breathing space
14:03:40 Matt Montagne -> thanx
14:03:40 cyndidannerkuhn -> grrr... andy suggestions
14:04:43 kolmstead -> Matt did most of the work - he did an awesome job!!!
14:05:00 Sarah S -> Great idea about the advanced modules.
14:05:22 dougsymington -> really looking forward to catching up with the intern-cast archive from this week
14:05:33 dougsymington -> sounds like a *GREAT* show
14:05:46 Matt Montagne -> @kolmstead...good team work...I'm glad we teamed up on it b/c it was so much more interesting than flying solo
14:05:47 Eurominuteman -> i added some resources to the modules
14:06:44 cyndidannerkuhn -> the screen cast un uStream is relaly fuzzy this week
14:06:45 shoemap -> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html
14:06:52 Matt Montagne -> calendaring is a good topic...
14:07:03 Matt Montagne -> I'm still confused a little by it...
14:07:25 Matt Montagne -> what time zone do we post for?? GMT 6 (EST) is what I was thinking
14:07:43 derrallg -> I've been using GMT
14:07:49 lornacos -> Yes it is tough working backward from the next day
14:07:54 Matt Montagne -> oops, GMT 5 is EST
14:08:07 dougsymington -> -5 I think
14:08:36 dougsymington -> the timeanddate is the key
14:08:43 dougsymington -> as JL says
14:08:51 Matt Montagne -> @dougsy...got it...
14:09:37 Eurominuteman -> i have a personal google calendar on my profile, is academy connected via my RSS
14:09:50 Sarah S -> Do we only add events for longer webcasts? If we are practicing for 5-10 min or so, we don't have to post an "event" do we?
14:10:16 dougsymington -> will avoid "overbooking" too
14:11:36 Matt Montagne -> Does GMT refer to what time it is in Greenwich??
14:11:43 derrallg -> yep
14:11:45 Matt Montagne -> kind of a silly question I know...
14:11:54 Matt Montagne -> @derrall...gr8, thanx
14:12:02 dougsymington -> think they use Universal now, but that's the origin
14:12:08 derrallg -> i'm still confused at times about it
14:12:19 dougsymington -> it took me years ;)
14:12:34 dougsymington -> wait till the time changes again the the spring!
14:12:36 lornacos -> Matt taught me a trick for the skype conference on a mac
14:12:37 derrallg -> i know i'm -8 GMT
14:12:50 Eurominuteman -> i am GMT+1
14:12:55 lornacos -> when you are in a conference you drag and drop a contact into the conference
14:13:02 Matt Montagne -> do, if it is 9 am in Greewich, then in New York it would be 9am - 5 so it would be 4 am??
14:13:12 kolmstead -> yep
14:13:14 dougsymington -> that's it
14:13:21 Matt Montagne -> gr8
14:14:59 Matt Montagne -> One question...just wondering about strreaming to the Academy Ustream account...do you want us to practice this as well??
14:16:18 julielindsay -> get there via My Stuff
14:16:28 jbennett -> jeff, that was a total office space. gary cole voice "Um, yeah, ummk?"
14:16:33 julielindsay -> then Create
14:16:35 julielindsay -> then Event
14:16:54 cyndidannerkuhn -> My stuff, Create Event
14:17:54 Madeline_Here -> Hi, just got in. Sorry, I'm late
14:17:59 shoemap -> Cindi and Matt - we'll answer your questions soon
14:18:30 cyndidannerkuhn -> k
14:19:42 cyndidannerkuhn -> ok thanks
14:19:47 cyndidannerkuhn -> mo problem
14:19:50 cyndidannerkuhn -> no
14:20:26 dougsymington -> brady bunch effect for student cams is fun
14:20:27 Karen Dennis -> Anyone have a suggestionfor what else can be used to record audio other then Audacity for windows?
14:20:34 Sarah S -> Can we do it with our own ustream account through worldbridges?
14:20:36 JL -> http://www.webcastacademy.net/webcams
14:20:37 cyndidannerkuhn -> gotta scoot, you guys have a good day
14:20:44 dougsymington -> @Karen why not audacity?
14:21:01 Karen Dennis -> The tech guy at my university thinks my volume problem may be Audacity and Dell combined as to my problem
14:21:23 Karen Dennis -> Remember last week I can record my skype call, but you can hardly hear my caller's voice
14:21:31 dougsymington -> we've got some Dell soundcard info here somewhere
14:21:42 dougsymington -> many of us have had probs/issues
14:21:47 dougsymington -> with Dell
14:21:51 dougsymington -> and drivers
14:21:58 Matt Montagne -> IT folks are telling a tale I think...
14:22:21 Karen Dennis -> simplecast
14:22:31 Karen Dennis -> was that what you said?
14:22:55 dougsymington -> yes re simplecast
14:23:01 Karen Dennis -> Wonderful!! thanks
14:23:02 Sarah S -> Just a general question. If you want to stream a screencast, what is the best option for good resolution? Yugma? What for more than 10 people at once?
14:23:08 dougsymington -> make sure in the config settings you've set it to archive
14:23:19 dougsymington -> the stream and it will record an mp3
14:23:47 Eurominuteman -> is academy RSS linked to my personal calendar in my profile?
14:24:16 Sarah S -> Thanks
14:24:27 Matt Montagne -> we have questions about making sure audio levels ar e the same amonst all parties...
14:24:35 dougsymington -> how do webcammax and yugma play together JL?
14:24:42 jane jiang -> HI all, my question is it is would be ok when i stream that i would hear from interview partner from my speaker?
14:25:04 jane jiang -> bec ause it is only way i can record the skype call
14:25:49 Eurominuteman -> my personal calendar is under my password
14:25:50 Madeline_Here -> Is it me? or is it a feature of the viewer....everything is very very blurry, to th epoint that it is useless.
14:25:53 Matt Montagne -> and I have some questions about using external speakers when streaming...eg-what are some best practices for havng small groups in the same room listening in and participating?
14:26:19 Matt Montagne -> it got so echoey...
14:26:23 dougsymington -> I'm interest in trying more of that too
14:26:37 Eurominuteman -> my calendar has RSS, so it can be added to the academy calendar
14:26:38 dougsymington -> keep mic behind the speakers if poss
14:26:45 kolmstead -> @matt - it was only echoey? at the end
14:27:00 kolmstead -> @matt - is echoey a word?
14:27:02 Matt Montagne -> @Karen...yep, that was my problem at the end...
14:27:14 dougsymington -> muting and unmuting to add audio from "the room" helps I think
14:27:18 Matt Montagne -> I had speakrs pointing away from mic
14:27:28 Matt Montagne -> but it still bounced back to mic
14:27:38 dougsymington -> some noise-cancellation hardware I'm guessing
14:27:41 Madeline_Here -> is there a link to the screecast? The ustream screen is too blurry for me.
14:27:46 dougsymington -> in terms of the mic used
14:27:50 Matt Montagne -> and I was streaming...so I had echo anyway...
14:28:00 Matt Montagne -> that is cool Jeff
14:28:01 dougsymington -> I'm interested in experimenting more with the concept too
14:28:06 Matt Montagne -> gr8 visual
14:28:11 Eurominuteman -> echo can be controlled using an equalizer
14:28:18 dougsymington -> like to be able to bring "groups to the convo"
14:28:40 sheila -> How do you do a sound check on a mac?
14:29:08 Madeline_Here -> I would like to follow along with the visuals; if someone would post the link to the screencast that would be helpful.
14:29:16 Eurominuteman -> an equalizer can suppress resonance frequencies
14:29:26 Madeline_Here -> should ustream be blurry?
14:29:27 JL -> webcastacademy.net/live
14:29:31 Madeline_Here -> I have ustream on.
14:29:38 Matt Montagne -> Jeff...how did you get audacity to pick it up like that for your test?
14:29:41 Matt Montagne -> that was cool
14:29:50 jane jiang -> i read somewhere mentioned of echo to use speaker.or else i cant get skype lady record without using speaker that i set audio on skype from my soundcard
14:30:01 Madeline_Here -> same degree of blurriness at every size
14:30:17 Madeline_Here -> oh well....nothing to see now anyway
14:30:18 Eurominuteman -> the energy of resonance frequencies is reduced using an equalizer
14:30:56 lornacos -> I have a question about viewing screencasts - in watching JL jing screencast about editing audacity - the audio stops
14:31:09 kolmstead -> my skype is trmsteach
14:31:29 JL -> what's the question Lorna?
14:32:20 dougsymington -> love the back story
14:32:35 lornacos -> the audio stops in the screencast about edting audio audacity
14:33:14 JL -> ah, that happened with some of the early screencasts - was still figuring out how to use camtasia
14:33:30 JL -> perhaps time for a new version
14:33:33 lornacos -> ok
14:34:12 lornacos -> MAtt never sounds nervous
14:34:17 dougsymington -> it's true when you "go live" you'll be nervous, and you'll *ALWAYS* forget something
14:34:18 JL -> Also Lorna, wanted to double check - you're parents as partners webcast is at 13:30 GMT (not 01:30GMT) right?
14:34:35 kolmstead -> @matt - it was Sheila
14:35:06 dougsymington -> that's where the team backing each other up is so important
14:35:13 lornacos -> ok I mean 8:30 EST that not 1:30 am GNMT?
14:35:23 lornacos -> GMT
14:35:25 JL -> correct
14:36:00 dougsymington -> love to hear student voices in conversations
14:36:06 lornacos -> I was not clear 8:30 pm EST = 1:30 am GMT
14:36:19 derrallg -> @doug me too
14:36:19 kolmstead -> We had students come up with questions ahead of time and most of them posted on the wiki
14:36:34 kolmstead -> @derrallg - my skype is trmsteach
14:36:43 derrallg -> ok, i was looking
14:36:43 dougsymington -> it's hard for all of us to know when to talk
14:36:48 dougsymington -> in a setting like that
14:37:23 dougsymington -> have you JL
14:37:23 jbennett -> yes
14:37:25 Madeline_Here -> Yes
14:37:28 Sarah S -> yes
14:37:28 dougsymington -> no others
14:37:30 derrallg -> hold on careash
14:37:33 sonjag -> I just heard a bunch of feedback then lost the audio. Is anyone else having this problem?
14:37:36 jbennett -> skype crash
14:37:38 Karen Dennis -> I can hear you
14:37:40 lornacos -> yes
14:37:43 dougsymington -> yes, they'll be back
14:37:46 lornacos -> no sound
14:37:48 dougsymington -> please standby
14:37:57 Madeline_Here -> Jeff, where are you that we can hear you?
14:37:59 Eurominuteman -> ?
14:38:00 Matt Montagne -> mayday, mayday!!
14:38:06 Matt Montagne -> I can hear jeff...
14:38:08 jbennett -> now your cutting in and out jl
14:38:12 kolmstead -> @derralllg - my skype is not responding, give me a minute and try again
14:38:14 dougsymington -> he's streaming, the skype call crashed
14:38:28 Eurominuteman -> *)
14:38:55 dougsymington -> hey, welcome back--it's not the crash, it's the recovery
14:39:01 dougsymington -> well done
14:39:11 Eurominuteman -> ok
14:39:32 Matt Montagne -> cool doug
14:39:35 Madeline_Here -> ustream cuts in and out, maybe my own bandwidth problem?
14:39:42 dougsymington -> ty
14:39:46 Matt Montagne -> I was thinking about a webcastathon for earth day 2008
14:39:51 Karen Dennis -> it's cutting in and out on me too
14:40:00 Matt Montagne -> would like to hear about your experiences...
14:40:07 Sarah S -> JL - yes video is better - but audio is cutting in and out.
14:40:11 dougsymington -> @Matt cool, what's the date?
14:40:21 Matt Montagne -> april 22nd, 2008
14:40:24 Matt Montagne -> a tuesday
14:40:30 jbennett -> video is better, but jl is cutting out
14:40:41 dougsymington -> sounds like fun!
14:41:00 kolmstead -> @derrallg - it finally worked
14:41:02 sheila -> had to switch to realplayer
14:41:20 Matt Montagne -> it would be neat to have people take the reigns at different times
14:41:48 dougsymington -> yes, it fun to have different pov/mods along the way, for sure
14:42:25 JL -> Sounds great, I nominate Matt for Earth Day Webcastathon Coordinator
14:42:35 dougsymington -> I second
14:42:42 derrallg -> I third
14:42:47 Madeline_Here -> lost all sound, moving over to iTunes
14:42:53 derrallg -> congratulations Matt
14:43:03 JL -> have others lost Ustream audio?
14:43:08 derrallg -> we can plan all this while he is talking
14:43:18 Sarah S -> yup. lost ustream
14:43:24 Sarah S -> it's back.
14:43:36 sheila -> We had 7th and 8th graders and several adults.
14:43:39 JL -> have turned video off - hopefully that will help audio
14:44:38 lornacos -> Matt and I are working on an webcast on Tuesday - if any one wants to join us and help it would be great
14:45:35 dougsymington -> the "missteps" are also what makes these webcasts human--more interesting for me as a listener
14:46:08 sheila -> One issue - I was still setting up and one student was listening by the mic. He used his full name. What do other people do about names on air?
14:46:12 jbennett -> i do love my samson mike, it was free, but I think that they are reasonable
14:46:48 lornacos -> we will be having two parents with us talking about social networking
14:46:48 JL -> this one? http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1810
14:47:36 jbennett -> http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1810
14:47:57 jbennett -> CO1U USB Studio Condenser
14:48:07 Madleine_Here -> You sound good in iTnes
14:48:11 jbennett -> that's awesome
14:48:13 Madleine_Here -> oooops iTunes
14:48:24 jbennett -> we're being invaded!
14:48:39 Madleine_Here -> Why sit 3-feet away?
14:48:43 jbennett -> jeff again, that was sweet!
14:50:12 sheila -> Asking again - what do people do with students using their names on air? Part of their AUP?
14:50:37 Madleine_Here -> I ask middle school students to use first name only
14:50:44 shoemap -> Jay do you use the USB Samsung Microphone for several people n the same room?
14:51:35 jbennett -> @shoemap, we were doing a skyp call with some freinds and it worked fine, nothing substantial or academic yet
14:51:35 sheila -> It did for one of my students . . .
14:52:06 kolmstead -> Can't we edit the name out of the recording? Then the only problem is the live broadcast.
14:52:09 jbennett -> $79 at amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Samson-CO1U-USB-Condenser-Mic/dp/B000AP1RE8
14:52:34 shoemap -> @Karen, yes you can dub the name out of the recorded audio
14:52:58 kolmstead -> we're working on the same problem
14:52:59 lornacos -> can you tell us how you use ustream at the same time as broadcasting on sandbox a or b
14:54:47 Matt Montagne -> alec courous wrote a post on this...but I don't know how it ties into streaming to shoutcast
14:55:37 lornacos -> so pls clarify - web cast acadmey ustream or my own account
14:55:46 dougsymington -> woohoo
14:55:52 dougsymington -> go Matt, go Matt
14:55:56 Eurominuteman -> :D
14:55:58 derrallg -> :)
14:56:00 dougsymington -> I'm in
14:56:05 dougsymington -> for the 'athon
14:57:30 dougsymington -> same time next week?
14:57:58 Matt Montagne -> cool doug
14:58:01 Matt Montagne -> let's talk
14:58:10 Matt Montagne -> doug is ringer
14:58:17 Matt Montagne -> he helped me 3 weeks ago
14:58:20 Eurominuteman -> :p have a nice week
14:58:27 Matt Montagne -> I didn't know I was talking to super hero
14:58:34 Sarah S -> Enjoy the sun - I'm shovelling too JL
14:58:35 dougsymington -> we're all learning all the time
14:58:47 dougsymington -> I learned again this week
14:58:51 jbennett -> not even stepping outside, wind chill will freeze skin almost on contact
14:58:52 dougsymington -> lol
14:59:23 lornacos -> 8:30 pm EST
14:59:30 dougsymington -> sun and swimming for sam here--great to see everyone
14:59:32 lornacos -> help welcome
14:59:36 derrallg -> thanks everyone
14:59:36 kolmstead -> @jbennett - we're supposed to get that weather later this week
14:59:41 lornacos -> no tuesday
14:59:46 lornacos -> NOOOOO
14:59:49 lornacos -> tuesday
14:59:52 lornacos -> the 12th
14:59:58 JL -> 8:30pmEST, Tuesday, yes?
15:00:05 lornacos -> right
15:00:07 lornacos -> tuesday
15:00:16 dougsymington -> like the piano
15:00:17 sheila -> Thanks all!
15:00:26 lornacos -> thanks
15:00:38 Karen Dennis -> Thanks! Wish me luck this week!