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  • STELLAR Chat 05/29/2018 Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Hello!Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I am ready for summer!Jmacrae: I think I am hereAmanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I say that as I am planning to teach ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2018, 3:34 PM by Ulad Slabin
  • STELLAR Chat 5/08/18 STELLAR Chat 5/08/18   [19:03] tmeinzen: Noticing the background, which is perceptive. You are seeing the larger, deeper context. [19:03] vdavis360: I see you are noticing an ...
    Posted May 8, 2018, 8:11 PM by Mary Harwood
  • STELLAR Chat 5-01-18 STELLAR Chat 5-01-18   [18:52] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Good eeeevening! [18:53] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I just have a personal note to share or vent. I woke ...
    Posted May 1, 2018, 8:04 PM by Mary Harwood
  • STELLAR Chat 4/17/18 Stellar Chat 4-17-18 [18:45] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Good evening, Virginia. Happy (belated) birthday! [18:51] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Good evening, all! Sound check. (You can ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:20 PM by Mary Harwood
  • STELLAR Chat 4/03/18 [18:48] Vitaut Arabello: Kim, can you please confirm that you can advance slides? [18:48] Vitaut Arabello: Good evening Mary! [18:49] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Good evening, Ulad ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 8:22 PM by Mary Harwood
  • STELLAR Chat 3/13/18 STELLAR Chat 3/13/18     [18:47] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Greetings all! [18:48] emasmith101: Hi Mary! [18:48] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Peggy and Kim are chatting. Be ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2018, 8:04 PM by Mary Harwood
  • STELLAR Chat 2-27-18 STELLAR Chat 2/27/18   [18:49] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Sound check: Can you hear Peggy and I visiting? [18:49] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): yes! [18:50] vdavis360: No ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2018, 8:10 PM by Mary Harwood
  • STELLAR Second Life Chat 2/13/18 STELLAR Second Life Chat 2/13/18    [18:49] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Hello! [18:50] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Good evening! [18:50] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Mi Mary ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2018, 12:12 PM by Mary Harwood
  • STELLAR Chat 02/13/18 Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Hello!Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Are we suppose to be watching the video?Vitaut Arabello: Yes! However, not immediately but in the middle of Peggy's presentation.Amanda ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2018, 10:09 AM by Ulad Slabin
  • STELLAR Chat 06/06/17 JillBohemia: Hi Peggy, I just turned it off so that should have helped?JillBohemia: My daughter is watching a movie in the background.JillBohemia: That is so funny!JillBohemia: Peggy ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2018, 9:35 PM by Ulad Slabin
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STELLAR Chat 05/29/2018

posted Jun 6, 2018, 3:34 PM by Ulad Slabin

Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Hello!
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I am ready for summer!
Jmacrae: I think I am here
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I say that as I am planning to teach a blended classroom next year.
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): k/1
Jmacrae: It says I don't have permission to use this
Jmacrae: So how do i fix
Jmacrae: yes
Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO ADVANCE THE SLIDES.  YOU DONOT HAV TO FIX ANYTHING  JUST BE SEATED AND PARTICIPATE.  SORRY FOR THE CAPS. I AMNOT YELLING!
Jmacrae: Am I seated?
Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Yes!
Jmacrae: thanks
toddgrassman (tgrassman): One day in with kids, good so far!
  Jmacrae: It says may 26th  don't you mean 28th?
  Jmacrae: 29th?
  Vitaut Arabello: :-)
  vdavis360: I have been able to hear you guys talking, but Peggy's voice cuts out here and there like last time.
  Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Yikes. I will check my speakers.
  Vitaut Arabello: Hello Tami!
  TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Hello.
  tmeinzen: Hi, I did not forget this time.
  Vitaut Arabello: Peggy, we have just heard you, all right.
  Vitaut Arabello: Yes!
  tmeinzen: Thanks for the reminder!
  Lori Barrong (lbarrong): I can
  Jmacrae: I can
  tmeinzen: I can
  vdavis360: yes, I can
  Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Yes!
  Vitaut Arabello: All systems go.
  vdavis360: Much better than earlier!
  Jmacrae: I included three who did not take the pretests
  Jmacrae: YES  I used new numbers..
  Jmacrae: THanks.   I thought I missed one.
  Jmacrae: Missed one feedback
Jmacrae: Thanks
  Jmacrae: you cut out a bit but it is still mostly understandable.
  Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Peter is a fabulous teacher of teachers!
  TamiBloom (twentybuck7): You were talking about OBA
  TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I have really loved all of the work I have done with VTS, sign me up!
  vdavis360: I'm still getting cut out as well.
  TamiBloom (twentybuck7): No worries, I get that!
  TamiBloom (twentybuck7): \
  TamiBloom (twentybuck7): \
  Jmacrae: You are cutting out.
  Vitaut Arabello: We the VTS users are simple, but not simpletons :-)
  Jmacrae: A lot of noise interference.
  Inga  PHHS (iperham3): I am also hearing extra noise between words.
  Jmacrae: America is not agreeing, but argument can help understanding;
  Jmacrae: It was fun
  Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Looks like what Anthony Bourdain eats!
  TamiBloom (twentybuck7): When you say "frames" what are you referring to?
  TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I was thinking the other guy...the bald one.
  Jmacrae: Because it is cutting out, hard to follow.
  toddgrassman (tgrassman): It wasn't me. Someone else's good idea.
  TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Peggy, have you ever had those "frames" written up in a document to use as a reference? I recall these from STILTS last year a bit.
Jmacrae: I start out with young students making posters together with text evidence to support themes (9th graders).
Vitaut Arabello: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rj_sRfs4wjhxLsebuueUnuu4gP-aeXHOlZruqcydSL4/edit?ts=5b0d57ab#slide=id.g305df02828_0_118 ... unfortunately does not open.
Jmacrae: Then they are able to do it on their own when writing argument.
  Jmacrae: You did not see what I wrote before this.
  Vitaut Arabello: https://sites.google.com/site/nwpcollegereadywritersprogram/instructional-resources/secondary
  Jmacrae: This is all great, but I thought teachers were going to share tonight.
  Vitaut Arabello: As you click on this link, it  takes you to the page, whether in your default browser or in SL built-in browser.
  Vitaut Arabello: http://peterpappas.com/
  Jmacrae: But you asked us specifically to bring ideas tonight in an email
  Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I was wondering if anyone else noticed that the lesson pictures on VTS changed sometimes each week. New pictures appeared.
  Vitaut Arabello: I am listening :-)
  Jmacrae: I said earlier to break down the idea of kids working together to find evidence and moving toward finding it on their own.   This is with actual essays and other literature.
Jmacrae: I am talking about kids find themes in literature,  then in groups find evidence for those themes, and then on their own are able to do it in essays.
  Jmacrae: yes
  phbillies5: That is a great idea.
  Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): what age group do you work with?



TamiBloom (twentybuck7): That is a great method for working with theme! My 6th graders struggle with that...its so abstract for them.
Jmacrae: We discuss it as a class brainstorm......
vdavis360: Our 2nd grade class has had some great discussions and have improved at listening to each other's ideas. We did a whole group Venn diagram to compare/contrast elements of 2 pieces of art.
Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Wow!
vdavis360: They have also come up with a fictional story to go with the art.
Jmacrae: Sometimes I refine the ideas a bit.  They might say love is a theme and we talk about in what way so I add words.
tmeinzen: Jan, do you get buy in from all the students? I struggle with kids taking this seriously.
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): That is a good lesson. I might use it to compare a couple of the art images we have looked at already. The 6-8 1st year has had a few really fun ones.
ecdanna: Our 4th graders have been able to use more descriptive language when analyzing the artwork as well as listening to one another and using others ideas to expand off of
tmeinzen: Peggy, I think for high school history students it would work better if I used historical images, is that acceptable? If the process is the same? 
tmeinzen: OK, will do.
Vitaut Arabello: http://peterpappas.com/
Jmacrae: I may not use the VTS wording. BUT I do let them expand on the initial idea.
vdavis360: Will we still have free access to the VTS website after this program ends, or will we need to pay for a subscription?
vdavis360: Oh good!
Vitaut Arabello: Virginia is going to present after this slide.
Jmacrae: That is nice to know.  Are you going to add high school?
Jmacrae: I get that.   However, I think my students could see the label of the grade.
Vitaut Arabello: Is it the first?
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Umm..totally random! My kids are watching that movie right now. Charlotte's web. :-)
Vitaut Arabello: Here it is! Took time to find.
toddgrassman (tgrassman): Yes
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Yes
ecdanna: Yes
Vitaut Arabello: Good voice quality!
tmeinzen: Ah Summer, so much good intent.
Jmacrae: That sounds interesting actuallly.
  TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Fern
  Jmacrae: cool
  Vitaut Arabello: The 360-panoramic images you mentioned, Virginia, are great. I am making such, too. Here is a spherical panorama of Vordun Museum in Second Life: https://kuula.co/post/7l2JF We can make it interactive.
  tmeinzen: Vordun or Verdun?
  Vitaut Arabello: The owners call themselves Vordun. I do not know what it means.
  Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): goo.gl/GBZLMe 
tmeinzen: Oh yes, we have seen this!
  Vitaut Arabello: https://goo.gl/GBZLMe
  Vitaut Arabello: With some adjustment, it will work.
  Vitaut Arabello: I see "Ideas to get you started..."
  Vitaut Arabello: ...with Thinglink.
  tmeinzen: Virginia, can you show us where the links lead?
  Vitaut Arabello: Here it is: https://goo.gl/GBZLMe
  Vitaut Arabello: or https://sites.google.com/view/stellar-thinglink/home , which is longer.
  tmeinzen: Hmmm, the Thinglink site does not show anything other than the topics, maybe I have slow internet?
  Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): I just realized the last Thinglink on the Google site was not working. If you refresh your in-world browser  (top left of page) it shows up at the bottom of the Google site
  Vitaut Arabello: Yes, required me to "Accept", "Accept"...
  Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Irritating, I know. Sorry!
  tmeinzen: Can you click on the links for us in the screen?
  Vitaut Arabello: Here it is: https://goo.gl/GBZLMe
  Vitaut Arabello: or https://sites.google.com/view/stellar-thinglink/home , which is longer. Also see above.
  Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Great for a book review.
  vdavis360: I like the photo of the books with the story summary pop-ups. It would be a better way to get students interested in a book as opposed to books just sitting on a shelf.
  Vitaut Arabello: One can open it in your default browser (Firefox, Chtome, etc.) or in SL built-in browser (if installed in SL settings).
  Inga  PHHS (iperham3): I have found that tools like Thinglink are great to use when you want some project based learning.  You need more than five minutes to develop your ideas.
  Vitaut Arabello: Anyway, i tried Greek gods and goddesses on Thinglink.
  Vitaut Arabello: Great resource!
  tmeinzen: Well, as a more creative alternative to Slide Shows.
  toddgrassman (tgrassman): We used it once to create an interactive map of the Oregon Trail.
  tmeinzen: How did that work?
  phbillies5: We used it to go deeper into animal life cycles.
  toddgrassman (tgrassman): Students placed a button for a landmark on a map of the Oregon Trail. From there, they could add images and descriptions of landmarks.
  vdavis360: Thank you!
  toddgrassman (tgrassman): Thanks!
  phbillies5: Thank you!
  Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Thank you!
  TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Thanks everyone.
  Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Good night.
  tmeinzen: Thanks so much..
  Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Thanks everyone!
  Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Thanks for sharing your ideas!
  one prim victorian chair: There was no sittarget. A default has been set
  Vitaut Arabello: Check our recordings at https://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video

STELLAR Chat 5/08/18

posted May 8, 2018, 8:11 PM by Mary Harwood

STELLAR Chat 5/08/18

 

[19:03] tmeinzen: Noticing the background, which is perceptive. You are seeing the larger, deeper context.

[19:03] vdavis360: I see you are noticing an image in the background that might be a boat.

[19:03] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Sorry to be late.

[19:04] dkbillie: You see something in the background that you think could be a boat.

[19:04] Emily (emasmith101): alright I hear you say that you notice an object that might be a boat in the background. what more can you find

[19:05] Vitaut Arabello: Most of us are watching the presentation up close but there is an actual boat (scooner) currently floating behind the presentation board :-)

[19:06] Vitaut Arabello: Good evening Virginia!

[19:09] tmeinzen: Capturing the mood of the fellow rowing the boat; You are sensing the mood of the person who has the fish in the rowboat.

[19:10] Emily (emasmith101): I hear that you that you have identified a possible character in the image and maybe put the image in a fictional sense as well as identified his emotion.

[19:10] tmeinzen: The fellow rowing the boat is nervous. Drop the more creative observations/constructions?

[19:10] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): You are noticing that this figure is rowing away from something. What do you see that makes you see that he is escaping from something?

[19:11] tmeinzen: Should we drop the creative interpretation?

[19:12] tmeinzen: OK, so we reward what we pay attention to. Got it.

[19:15] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): So, you think that this may be a picture of a mermaid poacher and that they may be nervous about being caught.

[19:15] Vitaut Arabello: weird and goofy :-)

[19:21] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): It's almost magical!

[19:25] tmeinzen: Depth of thinking is reflectec in word count if word count is progressing.

[19:26] dkbillie: Many students I see try to write the minimum required.  I would love seeing growing word counts and them taking the time to support their observations or comments with additional details.

[19:26] Emily (emasmith101): I think I would be most excited with supported observation and inferrence so I know that there is some kind of comprehension and that the students are really looking and dissecting

[19:26] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Details in observation might indicate student language acquisition and development

 [19:27] vdavis360: Speculation / conditional language promotes friendly class discussions where we can share different ideas about the same topic without judgement or hard feelings.

[19:28] Emily (emasmith101): yes I agree

[19:29] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): When you make the transition to writing (after exposure to VTS), you can begin to share some sentence frames that will support more writing, making inferences and using evidence. (I know this because...)

[19:30] tmeinzen: more thinking, flexible thinking, respectful debates, all so important for teaching!

 [19:30] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Speculation and multiple possibilities assess thinking. It is difficult to assess thinking.

[19:33] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Agreed!

[19:35] dkbillie: The sentences are more complex.

[19:35] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): She's still using the sentence frame, but she's also moving on to tell more detail.

[19:35] tmeinzen: I see interaction of elements, I see emotion and setting

[19:36] tmeinzen: Ah narrative tools. What is going on? The key question.

[19:36] vdavis360: "I think..." is speculative.

[19:37] tmeinzen: Getting kids to recognize limits on their observations is excellent.

[19:44] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): evidence is there

[19:44] vdavis360: He is justifying his thinking with evidence from the art.

[19:44] tmeinzen: The writer is describing depth in setting, I see evidence based thinking in the "gripped together."

[19:45] dkbillie: I like the speculation about the boy that "might've" fallen and evidence for it.

 [19:47] phbillies5: This is an interesting idea.

[19:47] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): And what did you do that makes you say that? LOL

[19:49] tmeinzen: I wonder if this will work as well in High school?

[19:49] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Kinders love it!

[19:50] Rachachelle: We are doing habitats right now. I would like to do a VTS note taking on their habitats tomorrow.

[19:50] tmeinzen: Good to know. Specific goals.

[19:51] tmeinzen: The problem I have is motivation. Kids want to know, how much is this worth.

[19:53] tmeinzen: I think that getting kids exposed and practiced early is the key. I kind of despaired getting my High Schoolers to make an effort.

[19:53] betade3: What would you think about sharing the rubrics with middle school students and outlining ways of thinking like you discussed as the objective.

 [19:54] Emily (emasmith101): I love this!!

[19:56] Universal Actor (belarusian.monday): Thank you, Kim, for this brilliant presentation!

[19:56] Duc Ewing: Thank you, Kim. I learned a lot!

[19:56] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): THank you !

[19:56] tmeinzen: Thanks Kim, the slides are available online I assume?

[19:56] Vitaut Arabello: Great!

[19:56] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): This is SO amazing to see how beneficial this is to students!

[19:56] vdavis360: This has been great. Thanks so much!

[19:56] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): I appreciate your happy voice and enthusiasm.

[19:56] tmeinzen: Art is where it will start!

[19:56] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Thank you!

[19:56] Emily (emasmith101): Thank you, my kiddos love our fine art fridays!

[19:57] tmeinzen: Downloadable???

[19:57] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Thank you!

[19:57] dkbillie: Lots of great ideas and applications!

[19:59] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Thank you Kim.

[19:59] betade3: Did I miss your answer to my question about sharing the rubrics with middle school students?

[19:57] Vitaut Arabello: Yes, the slides are posted on our website in the next few days, along with the recording.

[19:57] tmeinzen: Thanks Kim, really wonderful stuff.

[19:57] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): The videos and chat are available on the UO Stellar website. https://sites.google.com/site/uofoprojectstellar/home

[19:57] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Ulad will post this presentation on our web page by the end of the week.

[19:57] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Thank you so much!

[19:58] Vitaut Arabello: Thanks, mary, for having this link ready.

[19:58] Vitaut Arabello: Mary

[19:58] tmeinzen: Thanks Peggy, Ulad.

[19:58] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): kaziz@vtshome.org  

[19:59] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Thank you, Kim, for appreciating Second Life and placing this screen shot as the last slide!

[19:59] tmeinzen: Peggy, what is the website again?

[19:59] Vitaut Arabello: https://sites.google.com/site/uofoprojectstellar/home

[20:00] betade3: Wondering what you think about sharing the rubrics and discuss the thinking stategies that we are working on.

[20:00] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): stellarproject.uoregon.edu

[20:00] Vitaut Arabello: More precise: https://sites.google.com/site/uofoprojectstellar/photo-video

[20:01] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Thanks Ulad.

[20:01] Vitaut Arabello: Once on stellarproject.uoregon.edu, click "Teacher website"

[20:01] betade3: Thank you!

[20:02] tmeinzen: Thanks a bunch.

[20:02] dkbillie: Thank you!

[20:02] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Thank you, Kim.

[20:02] phbillies5: Thank you!

[20:02] Emily (emasmith101): thanks night have a a good week

[20:02] phbillies5: Next class is May 29th?

[20:03] phbillies5: Thanks!

[20:04] betade3: Is there a way I could access materials or info from the VTS and science conference she attended?

STELLAR Chat 5-01-18

posted May 1, 2018, 8:04 PM by Mary Harwood

STELLAR Chat 5-01-18

 

[18:52] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Good eeeevening!

[18:53] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I just have a personal note to share or vent. I woke up on Saturday morning and someone had stolen my 3 year old pink decorative dogwood tree. Who steals someones tree?????

[18:53] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): YES!!!!

[18:53] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): That's terrible!

[18:53] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): 8 foot

[18:54] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): They are thin and don't weigh much

[18:54] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): about 5 feet around

[18:54] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): That's so wrong on so many levels.

[18:54] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): They grow really slowly but are absolutely beautiful!

[18:54] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Sound check! Can everyone hear PEggy?

[18:55] vdavis360: Nope! Guess I will log out and in again.

[18:55] Vitaut Arabello: Yes, I can.

[18:55] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): We had to install cameras Sunday because this is the third time plants have been taken from my yard.

[18:55] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): They said they would look for a truck driving around with a tree and pretty much laugh at my call.

[18:55] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): River Road near the county

[18:55] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): :o

[18:56] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): country

[18:56] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): between midnight and 7 am?????

[18:56] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I know, right.

[18:57] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Plus, they stole it mid bloom so they basically just killed it

[18:57] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): You don't transplant trees in spring... so it was for no reason

[18:57] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): This just keeps gtting worse and worse

[18:58] Vitaut Arabello: :-(

[18:58] vdavis360: How awful; so sorry that happened.

[18:58] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Oh well! It could've been worse and they stole my beloved beagle!!!! yikes.

[18:59] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Trying to find the positive

[19:00] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): But secretly, I hope it grows up big and tall and then falls on the truck they stole it in

[19:00] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): very much so

[19:00] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Yep it is a goner

[19:02] Emily (emasmith101): I had a large piece of granite rock stolen from my front yard when we moved in it is so weird what people will steal

[19:02] Emily (emasmith101) whispers: i love monty python!

[19:03] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): yes, we had to move all of our potted plants to the backyard and installed cameras to watch our yard and try to keep the things that we alreay have

[19:03] Vitaut Arabello: Peggy, you are in the air over us... Can everyone hear you?

[19:04] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I can hear her

[19:04] vdavis360: I can hear.

[19:04] phbillies5: I can hear

[19:04] ecdanna: I can hear.

[19:04] toddgrassman (tgrassman): I can hear fine.

[19:04] Vitaut Arabello: OK then.

[19:04] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): It's like the whose on first converstation

[19:04] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): I can hear!

[19:39] Ducky (bmccool): .

[19:41] Vitaut Arabello: E.g this one: https://kuula.co/post/7lQ8s

[19:42] Vitaut Arabello: Yes, a museum: https://kuula.co/post/7l2JF

[19:42] Vitaut Arabello: Both in Second Life but there are many Real-Life, too.

[19:43] Vitaut Arabello: No, it is quick.

[19:43] Vitaut Arabello: It opens in a browser.

[19:43] Vitaut Arabello: E.g this one: https://kuula.co/post/7lQ8s

[19:42] Vitaut Arabello: Yes, a museum: https://kuula.co/post/7l2JF

[19:43] Emily (emasmith101): Natural History museum in DC also has a wonderful virtual tour. It is not all art but some of the artifacts might be a good writing prompt.

[19:44] Vitaut Arabello: ..and so does the Smithsonian.

[19:45] Vitaut Arabello: Sound disapeared...

[19:45] Emily (emasmith101): and Monticello

 [19:45] toddgrassman (tgrassman): I lost sound too

[19:45] tmeinzen: Yup, now you are back

[19:45] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Phew!

[19:45] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): You're back

[19:45] toddgrassman (tgrassman): you are back

[19:46] tmeinzen: We have to make sure a claim is not a "contemptible" statement:)

[19:46] tmeinzen: bad pun

[19:47] tmeinzen: no sound again

[19:47] Ducky (bmccool): no sound but typing

[19:47] Vitaut Arabello: a chemical laboratory of the same kind, if you will: https://kuula.co/post/7ly7B

[19:47] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Thank you for sharing this site.

[19:47] Vitaut Arabello: Peggy was logged out

[19:47] vdavis360: I can hear Mary, but not Peggy.

[19:48] Vitaut Arabello: we have to wait for some minutes

[19:48] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Welcome back!

[19:48] toddgrassman (tgrassman): It was interesting to see how a simple daily schedule can turn into argument topics.

[19:48] vdavis360: I liked the idea of making lists. It's something second graders would like and be able to do.

[19:49] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Kids love lists ... and so do I!

[19:49] phbillies5: Me too.

[19:49] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): As a middle school teacher, I think it would be great if all of our teachers would have students complete at least one paragraph of writing in their class each week.

[19:49] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): I agree. I think kids should write in every class, every day. Even just a sentence or two.

[19:49] thompsontheterrible: I like the drawn out schedule throughout the week.  It helps some of my students write larger ideas without being overwhelmed .

 [19:50] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): It's important to write about critical content, too.

[19:50] tmeinzen: Yes, that would be good in high school, but how would you give meaningful feedback for  140 kids

[19:50] phbillies5: In fifth grade, we work on paragraph writing regularly. However, it amazes me how long it takes some students to write a complete paragraph.

 [19:50] Vitaut Arabello: It was kind of a massive logout some minutes ago: I have five computers running, and three of them were out of SL.

[19:51] tmeinzen: Are teachers assessing writing while kids are writing, or are they taking the writing home?

[19:51] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Sometimes, the writing can just be for the sake of their thinking, not for the sake of writing

[19:52] tmeinzen: How do you get boys to write more than 1.5 sentences?

[19:53] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Another idea is to have kids write in preparation for a discussion. Then, have them bring their notes to a class discussion.

[19:53] thompsontheterrible: I like the flipped classroom idea for writing.

[19:54] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Jon Skiezka has a site called Guys Read http://www.guysread.com/ to encourage boys to read and write.

[19:54] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Lots of ideas online, too, if you Google "boys write".

[19:54] tmeinzen: Thanks, I will look into this.

[19:55] banducinni: I cant here anything

[19:55] banducinni: hear

[19:55] phbillies5: Allowing my boys (as well as girls) choice in their writing topic, always helps.

[19:55] Emily (emasmith101): comic books, I have had a lot of boys that love to draw and then i have them turn it into comics

[19:55] Vitaut Arabello: Hi, I just raced over to Ulad's ofice...Thannk you for the wonderful feedback.  Please enjo exploring mseums on line.  We will see next time.

 [19:56] phbillies5: Good idea Emily!

[19:56] Emily (emasmith101): I had one boy then go into graphic novels

[19:56] Emily (emasmith101): it was fabulous!

[19:57] Vitaut Arabello: I can her you OK, Peggy.

[19:57] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Good night.  Thank you

[19:57] tmeinzen: Thanks

[19:57] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Good night

[19:57] thompsontheterrible: Thank you

[19:57] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Thank you!

[19:57] ecdanna: Thanks!

[19:57] vdavis360: Thank you. Good night!

[19:57] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Thank you everyone.

[19:57] Emily (emasmith101): thanks guys have a good evening!

[19:57] Ducky (bmccool): Thank you for the ideas!

[19:58] phbillies5: Thank you! One more time, when is our next class?

[19:59] tmeinzen: May 8th??

[19:59] Vitaut Arabello: Thank you for the presentation, Peggy!

[20:00] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Peggy, participants would like a reminder of the next class date, which I think is May 15.

[20:00] phbillies5: May 15 and 29? Is that right?

[20:00] phbillies5: May 15 and 29? Is that right?

[20:01] tmeinzen: OK, 15th and 29th

[20:01] Vitaut Arabello: Tim.  You have the correct dates.

[20:01] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): I'll have Peggy confirm. Have a great rest of the week!

[20:02] phbillies5: Thank you!

[20:02] phbillies5: You as well!

[20:02] Vitaut Arabello: See you. Mary!

[20:02] Vitaut Arabello: Good night!

[20:03] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): night!

STELLAR Chat 4/17/18

posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:20 PM by Mary Harwood

Stellar Chat 4-17-18

[18:45] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Good evening, Virginia. Happy (belated) birthday!

[18:51] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Good evening, all! Sound check. (You can eavesdrop on our chat.!)

[18:52] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Hello! Good Evening everyone! It looks like good weather is coming starting tomorrow!!!!! So excited.

[18:53] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): I am with you Amanda.

[19:01] betade3: some muffling is happening

[19:02] vdavis360: It does seem a bit muffled. I have my speaker at 100% and am in a quiet room, so that helps.

[19:03] vdavis360: Valerie :-)

[19:03] betade3: Beverly, but it is better now.

[19:03] thompsontheterrible: Its good

[19:03] phbillies5: I have it all turned up, but Mary is super muffled

[19:03] vdavis360: It does seem better.

[19:03] Emily (emasmith101): i am having trouble hearing any talking

[19:03] phbillies5: Yes, I did that.

[19:04] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): If you hover your curser over mary a green I will come up and slider bar.  You can adjust Mary's voice with the bar.

[19:05] phbillies5: Yes I am playing with it. Thank you! Sorry!

[19:05] vdavis360: I did that. It helped a lot! Thanks Peggy!

[19:06] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Good news.

[19:06] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): G

[19:08] Emily (emasmith101): I lost voice feed anyone else

[19:08] betade3: I did not lose voice feed

[19:08] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): We are learning how to write letters and numbers correctly. (K)

[19:09] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): We are learning to write a complete sentence.

[19:09] betade3: Writing scientific explanations using evidence from lab activities.

[19:09] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): We are learning to write with our opinions and use the word because  and state why we like something.

[19:09] banducinni: We are writing about ourselves as super heroes!

[19:09] thompsontheterrible: I use short journal prompts for discussions on behavior

[19:09] banducinni: We will be starting research papers on habits soon.

[19:09] vdavis360: We are writing a paragraph with topic sentence, 3 details, and a closing sentence. Currently it's connected to our reading unit theme of superheros.

[19:10] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): I am using journal writing for a short health unit.

[19:10] phbillies5: We have focused on evidence-based writing in all content areas this year. We started with the RACER strategy and that seems to have helped a lot.

[19:10] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): We are learning how to write research reports.  Facts vs. opinions. (2nd grade)

[19:11] Rachachelle: We have writing projects based around the curriculum. I also have about once a week a morning prompt that we share. Students also have a writing option during daily 5 that I occasionally turn into published books.

[19:11] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Very nice. I love the variety!

[19:11] Jmacrae: checking in

[19:12] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): This week I asked my math students at community college to write their answers in complete sentences--omigosh, you would think I asked them to perform a miracle!

[19:12] phbillies5: The grade level below us has really instilled a love for writing with our students. Overall, they enjoy it, which is really nice.

[19:12] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Good to see you are here with all of us.

[19:12] banducinni: I feel we do not have enough time to teach writing. I squeeze it in when I can.

[19:13] Jmacrae: Everything is about writing.  I amEnglish teacher.

[19:13] betade3: I like that students are required to write in complete sentences in science!  They need constant reminders, but are fairly receptive.

[19:13] phbillies5: Challenges: just building stamina to keep working on a piece of writing. Often they feel finished with a piece and don't want to go back to revise.

[19:13] Emily (emasmith101): i love that the kids enjoy writing.

[19:14] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): One challenge is getting students to care about the quality of their writing for different writing tasks (.8th grade)  There is such a huge difference in the level of student writing.

[19:14] dkbillie: I find it difficult to build coherence between my writing lessons and bring everyone to a point of completion with a writing project

[19:15] Jmacrae: Is there a way to make this louder?

[19:16] Rachachelle: If you hover your curser over mary a green I will come up and slider bar.  You can adjust Mary's voice with the bar - from Peggy

[19:16] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Jan, hover your curser over Mary, and a green I will appear with a slider.  Use the slider to adjust the level of sound.

[19:16] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Also, check the sound on your computer.

[19:16] Jmacrae: Thanks that worked

[19:17] Vitaut Arabello: I can Skype to solve the sound issue - just give me your Skype name or phone number.

[19:19] Jmacrae: At high school, I think Socratic seminars help kids go to  a higher level thinking to better writing.

[19:23] vdavis360: Explaining your thinking is a big deal these days, especially in math.

[19:23] Jmacrae: I  think it shows their process: how they analyze and prove.

[19:23] Ducky (bmccool): Check for understanding....

[19:23] phbillies5: Why have students answer questions? To show their thinking, their understanding, their perspective, etc.

[19:23] ecdanna: To check for comprehension

[19:23] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Sometimes it is a check for understanding.  Sometimes it is to help develop understanding.

[19:23] dkbillie: To assess their thinking and help them take it to a new level

[19:23] thompsontheterrible: We would want students to write the answers to questions to give them time to reflect and process their thoughts before they answer.

[19:23] Ducky (bmccool): Reflect...

[19:24] betade3: organize their thoughts to be able to communicate their thinking.

[19:24] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): keep them accountable...

[19:24] Jmacrae: As McCool says, some need to process internally before responding.

[19:27] Jmacrae: I agree.  Comprehension first: then higher-level thinking such as inference.  Writing the evidence they find to answer comprehension questions will lead todeeper understanding.

[19:29] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I model it to the kinders when they are asked to verbally give me an answer.

[19:29] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): In our 2nd grade reading group seatwork, it makes them restate the question from day one.  I love it!

[19:30] betade3: evidence

[19:31] dkbillie: It helps them draw out the main ideas that support a larger theme.

[19:32] Ducky (bmccool): paraphrasing practice...main idea

[19:32] phbillies5: To help them focus on the most important parts of the content.

[19:32] thompsontheterrible: Writing a summary shows comprehension to the text.

[19:32] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): I would also say that it helps with the overall comprehension.

[19:32] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Helps them make sense of the topic by writing in their own words

[19:32] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): It is a check for understanding and accountability.

[19:33] Jmacrae: Summary is important so they show they can interpret and understand an argument, for example.

[19:34] Jmacrae: When the writing gets more complex, it is  important.  So that you get at what the student  misunderstood.

[19:36] phbillies5: The water is very cold.

[19:36] vdavis360: Cold water is pretty obvious.

[19:36] phbillies5: egg hatches

[19:36] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Cold water--brrr!

[19:36] thompsontheterrible: the water is very cold

[19:37] phbillies5: Female leaves and spends the winter at sea.

[19:38] vdavis360: Male stays on the egg and doesn't eat.

[19:38] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): The female lays the egg and then leaves to spend the winter at sea.

[19:38] Emily (emasmith101): male takes care of the egg for two months

[19:39] thompsontheterrible: The Male will place the egg on his feet under his belly to take care of the egg.

[19:40] Emily (emasmith101): female lays an egg and then leaves

[19:40] vdavis360: The female lays the egg and leaves to spend the winter at sea.

[19:42] phbillies5: Sounds good

[19:43] Rachachelle: Do you have suggestions for how to pair this with a VTS discussion?

[19:43] vdavis360: I like the cross-out step, because we get some off-topic ideas during class brainstorming sessions.

[19:45] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Students always seem to need practice writing summaries

[19:47] tmeinzen: Yes, summaries seem tough

[19:50] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): VTS is the metacognition that supports student writing.

[19:51] tmeinzen: I like this framework.

[19:53] tmeinzen: With this framework, I think kids would want to put their most important observation first.

[19:54] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Writing frames model organization.

[19:54] tmeinzen: Kids draw blanks when faced with informational texts. So often they don't seem to know what is important.

[19:54] thompsontheterrible: This would give students structure

[19:54] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): So they don't have a blank piece of paper staring at them.

[19:54] tmeinzen: Another reason is that it offers both a pattern and some help.

[19:55] tmeinzen: A further reason is that it helps us organize our evaluations.

[19:57] tmeinzen: These are great!

[19:58] Jmacrae: I like that as kids rarely use good charts in their argument papers.

[20:01] Jmacrae: Also, if you only teach writing, it helps both of us--teacher and student to produce good writing.

[20:01] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): In kinder, they could draw a picture after each chapter in a read aloud book and at the end have a booklet of pictures and short writings to represent the whole book.

[20:01] Vitaut Arabello: https://www.thewritingrevolution.org

[20:02] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Thank you!

[20:02] thompsontheterrible: Thank you so much

[20:02] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Thank you and good night.

[20:02] tmeinzen: Sorry I was late, but this is great! Thanks.

[20:02] betade3: Thank you

[20:02] vdavis360: Thank you!

[20:02] Vitaut Arabello: Cool!

[20:02] dkbillie: Thanks!

[20:02] Ducky (bmccool): Valuable info... thank you!

[20:02] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Thank you Mary. I am always impressed with your work..

[20:02] Jmacrae: Bye.  I was glad to join;

[20:02] Vitaut Arabello: Remember to check the web page where we post our recorded sessions along with the presentation slides and the chat transcript. E.g., this is Kim Aziz’s presentation of April 3:

http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video/session04032018

[20:02] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Thank you!

[20:02] Emily (emasmith101): thanks Mary! Have a great week guys!

[20:02] Vitaut Arabello: This is March 13 session:

http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video/session03132018

[20:02] phbillies5: Such helpful info! Thank you!

[20:02] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Great job Mary! There are so many useful takeaways!

[20:02] Vitaut Arabello: This is February 27 session:

http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video/session02272018

[20:02] Vitaut Arabello: This is February 13 session:

http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video/session02132018

[20:03] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): And I love the Calvin and Hobbs!

[20:03] betade3: Peggy, Did you find a science book for me to use for my credit project?

[20:03] tmeinzen: Thanks Mary.

[20:05] betade3: Peggy and I talked about me using a different book that would be more in line with science.  It is the project you have assigned for those of us taking the course for credit.

[20:05] Vitaut Arabello: Mary, here is link to your “Thinking” handout in .pdf: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1h6UcWV9SOkhKuK4g6zF84DNZen9QqzTa I am sorry, did not have time to make it in an SL format.

[20:06] Vitaut Arabello: OK!

[20:06] betade3: Just e-mail me when you have it.  Thank you Peggy.

[20:06] Vitaut Arabello: My pleasure!

[20:11] Vitaut Arabello: Thanks colleagues, I am logging off. See you in SL or RL!

STELLAR Chat 4/03/18

posted Apr 3, 2018, 8:22 PM by Mary Harwood

[18:48] Vitaut Arabello: Kim, can you please confirm that you can advance slides?

[18:48] Vitaut Arabello: Good evening Mary!

[18:49] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Good evening, Ulad!

[18:49] kimaziz: yep!

[18:49] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Oh, Kim can. Good!

[18:52] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Hello all! Peggy and I chatting. Sound check!

[18:53] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Hope you all had a refreshing and relaxing spring break.

[18:53] vdavis360: I can hear you!

[18:53] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): :)

[18:53] Universal Actor (belarusian.monday): Good!

[18:54] Emily (emasmith101): :)

[18:54] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I hear you!

[18:57] Emily (emasmith101): I wanted to tell you guys I used a VTS like lesson for the painting Manifest Destiny painting to kick off my Oregon Trail unit, and I loved it! the kiddos really saw more then in previous years. So thank you guys!

[18:58] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): That's so great!

[18:58] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): My beagle steals all the blankets so my fort wouldn't last long..... sadly.

[18:58] Universal Actor (belarusian.monday): Delightful!

[18:58] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Amanda: LOL!

[18:58] Emily (emasmith101) whispers: Yes thank you!

[18:58] Emily (emasmith101): I dont know

[18:59] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): THank you!!!!

[19:00] Vitaut Arabello: 19:00 PST :-)

[19:00] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow) whispers: Last chance for a sound check

[19:01] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): type a / + whisper to whisper

[19:01] betade3: I am here.  Thank you

[19:02] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): :)

[19:02] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Fantastic wings, betade3! :-)

[19:02] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): YES

[19:02] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Got it!

 [19:02] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Yes

[19:02] vdavis360: Yes

[19:02] phbillies5: Yes

[19:02] ecdanna: Yes

[19:03] tmeinzen: Tim is in

[19:03] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Welcome, Tim

[19:04] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): There's a time and a place for teacher input and for students to have the floor.

[19:05] Emily (emasmith101): I found with my class that they do ask on some pieces for my input

[19:06] vdavis360: As a teacher, I don't want to get in the way of their idea sharing.

[19:06] tmeinzen: In one image, Picasso's Saltimbanque, the kids were very curious about the story of the painting. Should I not tell it?

[19:08] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Good examples.  I will share that with my few that want the answer.

[19:09] phbillies5: Yes, me too.

[19:13] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I include walking up to the projected image as part of the silent moment at the beginning. It works to help get the kids out of their chairs from time to time too.

[19:13] tmeinzen: Good idea!

[19:13] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): That's a good idea!

[19:14] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I have noticed they have more engaged chatter once we sit down to start the VTS questions. It has been a fun element to learning this. For me and the kids.

[19:14] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Tami: I like how you model the activity you want your students to use.

[19:16] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I did! I modeled how to walk around several angles to get a clearer picture of what we are looking at. We did one a week or so back that was super fun: a Dia de Los Muertos piece that the kids loved and had great ideas about.

[19:19] tmeinzen: I think when having kids react to images of people they don't identify with, it can elicit negative comments occasionally.

[19:21] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Should we stop the VTS discussion and address it immediately? Or "what do you see that makes you say that?"

[19:21] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I'm thinking of one of the discussions we had on that first Saturday.

[19:25] tmeinzen: While I agree, doesn't informing kids about the real worlds of say Africa go against the philosophy of VTS?

[19:26] phbillies5: I love that! Bringing in books upon books on a certain topics, ex. Africa to broaden perspective. However to be honest, the challenge is how to fit that in to our already full schedule. Worth trying though!

[19:27] Emily (emasmith101): I agree Nicola!

[19:31] tmeinzen: I like this approach. I wonder if it would work with High Schoolers?

[19:31] tmeinzen: A highlighter would help.

[19:32] tmeinzen: Will this be template be sent to us?

[19:32] phbillies5: Yes, I would be interested in using that with my fifth grade students.

[19:33] tmeinzen: Yes, the questions. Thanks

[19:33] Emily (emasmith101): me too

[19:33] betade3: Yes, I would like the questions

[19:33] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Thank you. That is cool. I am always working on getting the kids to put their thoughts on paper.

[19:36] phbillies5: It keeps giving the student ownership of their thoughts.

 [19:36] tmeinzen: Always reminding the student about their authorship of the comment, a good strategy I think in general.

[19:36] Emily (emasmith101): I like the reference of time to the student

[19:36] phbillies5: "to you" "for you"

[19:38] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): It also gets at the heart of how we make snap judgments and presumptions. If students are making assumptions about things we should make the aware of their thinking.

[19:38] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): From the previous slide

[19:39] tmeinzen: Yes, that is so important, kids, and (we) operate so often on assumptions.

[19:43] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): What we were just saying about "to you"

[19:43] tmeinzen: Focus on where they are "looking"

[19:43] phbillies5: Validating "to you...." but allowing other students to see something else.

[19:45] betade3: Guides the student to identify the evidence for their claim.

[19:45] phbillies5: What do you see that makes you say they are two boys?

[19:45] phbillies5: boys vs girls

[19:45] phbillies5: gender

[19:45] toddgrassman (tgrassman): What do you see that makes you say they are taking turns?

[19:45] tmeinzen: This is easier for some kids to comment on action rather than a still image, because action calls for more of the imagination

[19:45] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): What makes you think they may be taking turns?  I like the one she chose to use though.

[19:46] banducinni: She could have had the student expand on their other points but I like the point they have the student expand on.

[19:48] tmeinzen: "You agree"

[19:50] tmeinzen: What do you see? ask for evidence in a serious way

[19:52] tmeinzen: The 3rd kid elevates the discussion with deeper examination of shadows

[19:52] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): The shadow makes it look like the child has an arm.

[19:53] tmeinzen: And the facilitator suggests that shadows are shapes

[19:53] vdavis360: Does she mention comparing the shapes in hopes of them noticing both arms?

[19:53] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Good follow up question, led students to examine the shape of the shadows.

[19:53] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): I like how the teacher phrases it as, "comparing the shapes."

[19:55] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): yes, I completely agree!

[19:56] tmeinzen: elephants in the room

 [19:56] vdavis360: They are building on each other's ideas.

[19:58] tmeinzen: you spoke of elements in the room

[19:58] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Freudian slip?

[19:59] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Darn autocorrect ;-)

[20:01] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Every inworld session is recorded and put on our website: http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video Feel free to revisit and rewatch.

[20:01] Vitaut Arabello: E.g. here is March 13, 2018: http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video/session03132018

here is February 27, 2018: http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video/session02272018

here is February 13, 2018: http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video/session02132018

[20:01] Duc Ewing: and here is January 20, 2018, that actually took place in the real but we imagined it in SL: http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video/videofrom01202018

[20:01] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Can you make sure to have lower elementary writing examples as well?

[20:01] tmeinzen: Peggy, what are we to do with our reflections? What must be turned in. Thanks Kim for the Email.

[20:02] Vitaut Arabello: Thank you!

[20:02] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Okay- Thank you!

[20:02] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Thank you, Kim!

 [20:02] Duc Ewing: Very informative stuff!

[20:02] tmeinzen: Thanks Kim

[20:02] Universal Actor (belarusian.monday): Thanks a lot!

[20:02] phbillies5: I had May 1st written down. Is that supposed to be May 8th instead or in addition to?

[20:02] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Thanks

[20:02] vdavis360: Thank you!

[20:02] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Thank you Kim!,

[20:02] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Thank you!

[20:02] ecdanna: Thank you!

[20:02] betade3: Thank you

[20:02] Xammurapi Hammerer: Cool!

[20:02] thompsontheterrible: Thank you

[20:02] Amaranto Barbosa: Thank you!

[20:02] Emily (emasmith101): thanks guys have a wonderful evening everyone!

[20:02] tmeinzen: Peggy, do we turn in our reflections? if so where?

[20:03] vdavis360: I also have May 1st written down. Is it the 1st or the 8th?

[20:03] tmeinzen: Thanks!

[20:03] phbillies5: Thank you Mary!

[20:04] tmeinzen: Do we meet on the 8th or the 1st?

[20:05] betade3: I can put the pre-tests in the office in an envelope so that you could pick them up at your convenience.

[20:05] phbillies5: So Peggy you will email us regarding the 1st or 8th???

[20:05] phbillies5: Thank you!

[20:06] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Our next planned meeting is April 17. Peggy needs to confirm the May date.

[20:07] tmeinzen: OK, we will wait for your word. Goodnight..

[20:07] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Night!

[20:07] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): See you in 2 weeks! Night !

[20:07] vdavis360: Great; thanks!

[20:07] phbillies5: Thank you

[20:08] Vitaut Arabello: Glad to see you, colleagues, this evening. All went splendid. Good night!

[20:08] betade3: Sounds good.

[20:09] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Good night, Ulad!

STELLAR Chat 3/13/18

posted Mar 13, 2018, 8:04 PM by Mary Harwood

STELLAR Chat 3/13/18

 

 

[18:47] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Greetings all!

[18:48] emasmith101: Hi Mary!

[18:48] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Peggy and Kim are chatting. Be sure you can hear them. Sound check!

[18:49] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Checking in

[18:49] dkbillie: First time my sound worked the first log-in!

[18:50] Vitaut Arabello: Congrats, dkbillie!

[18:50] vdavis360: I can hear now. Hooray!

[18:50] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): intuitive

[18:50] emasmith101: I cant hear talking just typing

[18:50] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): emamith101, log out and come back in.

[18:51] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Yeah vdavis360!

[18:51] Vitaut Arabello: Check out https://sites.google.com/site/uofoprojectstellar/photo-video regularly, all the recordings and presentations are posted there.

[18:51] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): What a relief for you, dkbillie

[18:53] Vitaut Arabello: Just like here inworld :-(

[18:53] Vitaut Arabello: Good evening, Todd!

[18:54] Universal Actor (belarusian.monday): OMG

[18:54] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Hello

[18:54] emasmith101: hi Todd!

[18:54] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Hi! Nice seeing you today.

[18:55] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Sound check! Can you all hear Peggy and Kim chatting?

[18:55] phbillies5: Yes, nice seeing you today too Mary!

[18:55] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): :)

[18:55] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Hey Emily!

[18:55] phbillies5: I can hear Peggy and Kim.

[19:00] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Good evening!

[19:00] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Hello!

[19:01] thompsontheterrible: Hello!!

[19:01] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Hello!

[19:01] ecdanna: Hi!

[19:04] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Hello, Tami Blue!

[19:04] ecdanna: Silent moment: nailed it

[19:05] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I am really good at allowing the silent moment and thank you....

[19:05] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Hello Marylin

[19:05] thompsontheterrible: Silent moment, nailed it!

[19:05] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Sorry, misspelled your name.

[19:05] Rachachelle: silent, what more can we find, linking comments = nailed it

[19:06] tmeinzen: Can I use a silent 10 minutes? OK, 10 Seconds.

[19:06] dkbillie: I sometimes have difficulty getting my class to be silent during the silent moment.  They like to react out loud.  At least once, I turned off the screen and we started all the way over.

[19:06] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): I missed the linking comments.

[19:06] vdavis360: I forget to ask Q3 when I have a room full of raised hands.

[19:07] phbillies5: I agree vdavis360

[19:07] Rachachelle: I find it helps if I turn back to the image and ask what more can we find while not looking at the kids. They see me looking more and it is a reminder to myself

[19:07] vdavis360: Good idea, Rachelle!

[19:08] ecdanna: whats going on in this image: nailed it. What do you say that makes you say: working on it. What more can we find: nailed it. Paraphrasing every comment: working on it. Neutral and conditional language: working on it. Linking comments: working on it. Thank you: nailed it.

[19:08] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Yes, good tip Rachelle.

[19:08] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): What can I do so I have sound?

[19:08] emasmith101: I had to sign out and sign back in

[19:09] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Tami, you don't have a sound icon with your avatar. Tyr logging out and back in. If you still have trouble, call me: 541-543-7054

[19:09] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Try

[19:09] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): What is your phone number, Tami? I will call you via Skype, and you will hear.

[19:09] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Okay, see you back in a second.

[19:09] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Oh, Mary can do it.

[19:10] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Paraphrasing every comment, working on it.

[19:10] Vitaut Arabello: Solving it...

[19:10] tmeinzen: I think the paraphrasing is the most challenging task, especially in neutral language

[19:10] Ducky (bmccool): I agree

[19:11] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): I agree, I think the neutral language may actually be the issue.  If I paraphrase they sometimes think I'm doubting their idea.

[19:11] vdavis360: Today many students just listed items: "I see a rock." How do you paraphrase that?

[19:11] tmeinzen: Good question

[19:13] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): I prepped my students on the language ahead of time.  For example we talked about how, "what's going on in this picture" also means "what's happening."  I don't know if that's okay or not.  But, it seemed to make a big difference in how they responded with that question.

[19:14] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): That's the first time I thought about using directional language. I like the possibilities it provides.

[19:15] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Yes, they are in 2nd grade.

[19:16] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Thank you!  Now they are to the point where I can say, "What's going on in this picture."

[19:16] vdavis360: I have noticed my students imitating my conditional language: "I think it might be..."

[19:18] vdavis360: One of my students used the word "background" in her comment today!

[19:18] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): The kids are starting to make their answers longer because they have gotten use to me asking for more....

[19:19] emasmith101: my kiddos are starting to use the vocabulary. like using the statements "In the foreground I see..."

[19:19] phbillies5: Yes, my students are backing their observation with evidence they see without me prompting it as much.

[19:19] emasmith101: they are also feeding off of each other

[19:19] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): vdavis, next word of theirs will be "foreground"! ;-0

[19:20] vdavis360: I'll look forward to that next, Marylin!

[19:20] toddgrassman (tgrassman): I agree, students are using more evidence in my class without prompting too.

[19:20] tmeinzen: Are high school students reacting similarly? Mine are more skeptical.

[19:20] Rachachelle: I'm having a hard time with them providing evidence before I ask for it. It is a good problem, but I still am trying to hone my skills

[19:21] tmeinzen: Skeptical of the formulaic nature of the inquiry. But I could sweeten the pot for their motivation.

[19:22] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I actually used it in one of my math problems today: what is going on in this problem ( we were working on algebraic equations).

[19:22] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): If students are providing the "what they see that makes them say that" with their initial response, do you just incorporate it into the paraphrase?

[19:23] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): ie. No follow up question?

[19:23] tmeinzen: This has helped me with interpreting political cartoons. I just need to be patient.

[19:23] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I thinkk\ my 6th graders like Hearing the questions to VTS because they have learned they all have something to contribute, even thought we have only done about 4/5 structured lessons.

[19:24] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Thanks!

[19:24] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): *sorry about spelling...toddlers in the room

[19:30] phbillies5: Could we see that last screen one more second

[19:31] phbillies5: Sorry!

[19:31] phbillies5: Yes thank you

[19:31] Vitaut Arabello: I clicked several times, it works

[19:31] phbillies5: Just wanted to take a screen shot. done! Thanks!

[19:32] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Remember to regularly check out http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video , all our inworld recordings appear there.

[19:33] Rachachelle: Oh wow ... I have a long ways to go on my paraphrasing!

[19:35] tmeinzen: You are noticing her crossed arms and legs and you are sensing that she must be uncertain about the man next to her.

[19:36] ecdanna: You are noticing the way her arms and legs are placed and this might mean she may be unsure of the man next to her.

[19:36] Rachachelle: You are noticing the womans body posture and believe it might indicate an uneasiness

[19:36] dkbillie: You are observing that the woman's posture with her arms and legs crossed.  Based on this you are inferring that she might not feel comfortable about the man standing there.

[19:37] tmeinzen: Might instead of Must...of course

[19:37] tmeinzen: way to go DKBillie! Inferring!! Woot woot!

[19:42] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): "You are recognizing that the darkness and lightness in the image might be a subtle clue as to the relationship between the man and the woman."

[19:43] tmeinzen: You are seeing contrasting areas  and connecting those areas to the vertical and horizontal lines.

[19:43] emasmith101: You have identified  the variety of lines in the background as well as the light contrast within the image.

[19:43] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): "You are sensing how the artist/photographer used lines in this image to convey a feeling. Do the bars remind you of something" I would ask my students that.

[19:44] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I assumed the two comments were connected...I went there.

[19:44] phbillies5: I was initially thinking the comments were connected too.

[19:45] toddgrassman (tgrassman): You are thinking about contrasting elements in the piece.  You are noticing that the dark and light areas, and the vertical and horizontal lines show contrast.

[19:48] vdavis360: It does make sense.

[19:48] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Makes sense

[19:49] tmeinzen: Ahhh, these elevate the discussion. These framing terms.

[19:52] tmeinzen: Isn't this Edward Hicks, the Peaceable Kingdom?

[19:52] tmeinzen: Nice irony

[19:53] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Thats pretty entertaining.

[19:53] phbillies5: I remember this piece of artwork when I was in elementary school. :)

[19:53] Emily (emasmith101): me too my elementary teacher had it posted in our classroom

[19:53] tmeinzen: Good example, how to respond with encouragement, not judgment

[19:55] phbillies5: Are we going to see more writing integration?

[19:55] phbillies5: Ok thank you!

[19:55] tmeinzen: Yes

[19:55] tmeinzen: Good night.

[19:55] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Thank you Kim

[19:55] vdavis360: Yes, sounds good.

[19:55] phbillies5: Sounds good.

[19:55] ecdanna: Sounds good!

[19:55] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): sounds good

[19:56] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): It sounds good.

[19:56] vdavis360: Perfect! Thank you!

[19:56] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Thank you!!

[19:56] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Fabulous--thank you!

[19:56] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Thanks!

[19:56] betade3: Thank you

[19:56] ecdanna: Thank you

[19:56] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Good night! "See" you in a few weeks

[19:56] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Thank you and good night.

[19:57] thompsontheterrible: Thank you

[19:57] phbillies5: Thank you Kim!   Peggy, when should we expect to hear more about the requirements for those of us that are taking this for credit?

[19:57] Princess Natali (belarusiangirl.aristocrat): Thank you, Kim!

[19:57] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Great!

[19:57] Amaranto Barbosa: Thanks!

[19:57] tmeinzen: That sounds good! Good night Peggy.

[19:57] Emily (emasmith101): thank you have a good night all!

[19:57] betade3: When you drop them by LMS could you bring the pre assessment for 34 students please.

[19:57] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Oh, Awesome Peggy. Thank you so much! My kids beg me to do Crime and Puzzlement every day!

[19:57] Vitaut Arabello: Thank you, Kim!

[19:57] dkbillie: Thank you!

[19:57] vdavis360: Good night!

[19:58] betade3: Thank you Peggy.

[19:58] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Peggy, Koko has been using Crime and Puzzlement with her "credit recovery" students--they love it!

[19:59] phbillies5: I am excited about crime and puzzlement too.

STELLAR Chat 2-27-18

posted Feb 27, 2018, 8:10 PM by Mary Harwood

STELLAR Chat 2/27/18

 

[18:49] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Sound check: Can you hear Peggy and I visiting?

[18:49] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): yes!

[18:50] vdavis360: No

[18:50] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): VDavis, you aren't showing volume controls on your profile. Maybe log out and come back?

[18:51] phbillies5: I can hear.

[18:52] tmeinzen: Hi, Tim is here. Same clothes from last time. I suppose I should wash them.

[18:52] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Hi Kim.

[18:52] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Peggy- Sent you 3 emails with pictures

[18:53] kimaziz: Hi Mary...nice to "see" you all again

[18:53] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): You "look" great!

[18:53] tmeinzen: thank you, Oh I can see the screen

[18:53] tmeinzen: I am just a bit odd.

[18:53] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): awed?

[18:54] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Peggy and I have been chatting (join in!) in part so you can all do a sound check. If you haven't heard any conversation. You may want to log out and rejoin us.

[18:54] phbillies5: Should the chat box cover part of the screen?

[18:54] vdavis360: I logged out and back in. Is there anything I should be hearing? I can hear typing noises only.

[18:55] Universal Actor (belarusian.monday): It is up to you, phbilles! I adjusted mine so that it does not create a problem.

[18:55] phbillies5: Great. Thanks!

[18:55] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): vdavis: call me: 541-543-7054

[18:55] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): ecdanna, can you hear?

[18:55] kimaziz: Hi Everyone- I will control scrolling through the presentation. Please avoid those big finger pointing buttons on the bottom of the screen. Thanks

[18:56] emasmith101 whispers: I hear you guys great!

[18:56] ecdanna: I cannot hear you right now

[18:57] dkbillie: I cannot hear--will try logging out and back in

[18:57] tmeinzen: I can hear.

[19:00] phbillies5: I can hear.

[19:03] phbillies5: Breaking apart the word "paraphrase." I like the idea of the color coding.

[19:03] tmeinzen: It is a bit confusing, a thought and a box and arrow, Tim

[19:03] Ducky (bmccool): visual definition

[19:04] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Phrase is thinking it is an idea.

[19:04] emasmith101: there is a lot of movement within the words which helps break down the definitions

[19:04] phbillies5: Blue boxes to signal they are connected. Yellow highlighting connected too.

[19:04] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Breaking down a word in order to define it.

[19:05] thompsontheterrible: Utilizing a thought bubble attached to the word phrase

[19:05] tmeinzen: I think that we are to reframe part of what our students say

[19:05] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): When you are paraphrasing for students it is only a part of the idea.  It may let student realize that each student's idea is part of the process.

[19:05] tmeinzen: Yup

[19:05] ecdanna: it helps the facilitator understand what the student is saying and to keep the audience engaged

[19:06] tmeinzen: Paraphrase, is a form of putting an idea into your words

[19:06] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Great job paraphrasing my thoughts.

[19:06] tmeinzen: If you simply restate what the student say, it may not mean that you understand.

[19:07] dkbillie: It can give students new vocabulary to describe their thoughts.

[19:07] tmeinzen: Reframe = creating a new view of what the kids are saying.

[19:08] tmeinzen: Maybe a another way of saying

 [19:08] emasmith101: it can build vocabulary and also inspire new thinking of other students

[19:09] tmeinzen: Richer, broader definitions, or related concepts-stretches meaning

[19:09] tmeinzen: Paraphrase is to define in context, prejudice is a form of bigotry,

[19:10] ecdanna: It can be a chance to help a student express their thoughts in an appropriate way when they only know one way to express their thoughts

[19:10] emasmith101: In one of my lessons there was an object in on of the paintings that they described as the thing that makes steam when our sick, so I introduced the vocab humidifier.

[19:10] tmeinzen: Sorry that is an example, prejudice can also be a matter of judgement, using words in different contexts gives a broader understanding

[19:10] ecdanna: yup!

[19:11] tmeinzen: paraphrasing can also economize in description, allows a student to be more direct perhaps

[19:12] tmeinzen: paraphrasing also allows kids to see how ideas can connect

[19:12] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): They are doing awesome in kinder!

[19:13] tmeinzen: tmeinzen = Tim

[19:13] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Thank you!

[19:13] thompsontheterrible: Students will dovetail off of each other's observation

[19:15] thompsontheterrible: No questions

[19:15] tmeinzen: It can be tough to be neutral, when you understand the meaning behind an image

[19:15] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): No questions

[19:15] phbillies5: Sounds good

[19:16] tmeinzen: reserving judgment is tough, OK, that is why we are using art, makes sense. We start as kids do, novices>

[19:17] Ducky (bmccool): I find it harder to be neutral when it is the second or third time to do the lesson with the same image.. (I want to direct students to something the prior class said..so not my thoughts but other students in other classes

[19:18] tmeinzen: OK, this helps me, I am simply setting the table

[19:18] Ducky (bmccool): that is helpful :)

[19:18] Jmacrae: My kids were insulted because they read that at the bottom that it was an image for 6th to 8th, although i tried to explain these images are not really age-related. etc.

[19:18] tmeinzen: I erased the grades.

[19:18] Jmacrae: How?

[19:19] Jmacrae: For tim?

[19:19] tmeinzen: Ah, highlighting with black

[19:19] Jmacrae: I did, but it was too late.  They kind of shut down on the second image.

[19:20] tmeinzen: But honoring divergent thinking is a good idea.

[19:20] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): I mute the AV until the image is set to full screen.

[19:20] phbillies5: Inga, I do the same thing.

[19:20] Jmacrae: This is high school and that is why they felt insulted.

[19:21] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Oh, I see.

[19:21] Jmacrae: I didn't know you could get rid of that grade thing.

[19:21] tmeinzen: I think you can.

[19:22] Jmacrae: thanks tim I will ask you at school

[19:22] Universal Actor (belarusian.monday): Yes, the question sounds a bit strange but for adult people only, quite appropriate for kids, I think.

[19:23] tmeinzen: What do you see?? Brilliant reframing of question

[19:23] Jmacrae: EVIDENCE

[19:23] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Because they have to reference back to the image and not just their thought

[19:23] tmeinzen: Focus on evidence and explaining

[19:23] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Asking "what do you see" directs the students to take evidence directly from the picture.

[19:23] dkbillie: It requires them to look outside of themselves.

[19:23] tmeinzen: Yes, spot on Todd

[19:23] Jmacrae: You have to point out in the picture

[19:24] ecdanna: "What do you see" redirects you back to the image and allows for others who are listening to look at the picture and understand what someone else sees

[19:24] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): You want students to use visual evidence rather than just  their personal experiences.

[19:24] Jmacrae: I did Starry NIght with sophmores and poem by A  Sexton (not in the project) and  it worked fairly well.

[19:25] emasmith101: what if they do not know what they "see" but it is a feeling. I had a couple responses similar to that in my last lesson

[19:26] tmeinzen: Is this a time to suggest? Or stay neutral?

[19:26] thompsontheterrible: I lost sound

[19:26] emasmith101: ok thank you!

[19:27] tmeinzen: When kids are speaking from feelings

[19:27] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Thomson, I would log out and then log in again.

[19:28] Universal Actor (belarusian.monday): Yes, reboot sometimes helps.

[19:28] thompsontheterrible: It's back.  Sorry for the side convo

[19:28] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Can you hear now, Thomson?

[19:28] thompsontheterrible: Yes, thank you

[19:28] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): The teacher wants students to notice the city.

[19:28] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Excellent.

[19:28] emasmith101: the bag, they are looking for a direct answer

[19:28] dkbillie: The teacher might have their own idea in mind and be having the students try to guess it.

[19:28] tmeinzen: So is that neutral?

[19:28] banducinni: The teacher just agreed with that statement. They should have said, "Why do you think they are going somewhere?"

 [19:29] Jmacrae: Maybe she wants them to write about an adventure in that far image

[19:31] Jmacrae: What if they end up just fantasizing images are not there just because they got a bit bored with the repeated questions.  I noticed this with one or two of my advance 9th graders

[19:31] Jmacrae: YEs

[19:32] Jmacrae: Don't quite know what you mean

[19:33] Jmacrae: In other words, it is not just paraphrase, it is building on what they say moreso?

[19:34] tmeinzen: Where are you now? Should this be part of the model?

[19:35] Jmacrae: OK   I did that a bit with the STARRY NIGHT with my kids not in the study

[19:36] banducinni: They are trying to get the student to find more evidence in the picture.

[19:36] tmeinzen: OK, now with the "other than that bag" comment you are directing

[19:36] Jmacrae: She wants them to notice subway, city image, etc.

[19:37] tmeinzen: Yes, that can be discouraging for some kids, maybe most

[19:37] phbillies5: The student will feel like they already gave their input, and feels like they didn't respond correctly.

[19:38] toddgrassman (tgrassman): I notice you are finding things that make you think of the setting. What else can we find?

[19:38] tmeinzen: Todd, another homer

[19:38] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Thanks Tim!

[19:40] tmeinzen: VTS way acknowledges without challenging

[19:42] tmeinzen: A mom and her baby are running from something scary, maybe a fire, and it is deep in the night and they are not sure where to go

[19:43] banducinni: I heard you say that you think there is a mother and baby who are running away from something in the middle of the night.

[19:43] Jmacrae: To student'  You see a baby and a mom and where do you see that?   Then you saw a fire and that it was night, and that you saw that they did not know where they are going?

[19:43] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Pointing - So, you say that this might be a mom and her baby and they are running away from something bad like fire in the middle of the night and they don't know where they are going. What do you see that makes you say that ?

[19:43] banducinni: I did not mean to send that already, sorry

[19:44] tmeinzen: Is it not verbatim nearly?

[19:44] toddgrassman (tgrassman): she says "might"

[19:45] tmeinzen: Oh, another good point Todd!

[19:45] Rachachelle: the conditional might... allows for others to feel differently

[19:45] tmeinzen: Or would might suggest not really

[19:45] banducinni: She does not add any of her own thoughts. She just repeated what the student thought.

[19:46] tmeinzen: the "bad" what they are running from

[19:46] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Thinking that there is a fire is interpretive.

[19:46] Jmacrae: "something bad"

[19:46] tmeinzen: mountains in the southwest look like that at sunset:)

[19:46] toddgrassman (tgrassman): The middle of the night, some of my students thought the sun may have been blocked by smoke.

 [19:46] banducinni: middle of the night

[19:47] banducinni: running away

 [19:48] tmeinzen: please repeat Kim

[19:48] vdavis360: What do you see that makes you think this might be a mom and her baby?

[19:49] tmeinzen: What do you see that makes you say it is the middle of the night?

[19:49] toddgrassman (tgrassman): What do you see that makes you say they are lost?

[19:49] tmeinzen: Where do they grow those funky Saguaro

[19:49] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): What do you see that made you think there was a fire?

[19:49] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): What do you see that makes you say they are running away?

[19:49] banducinni: What do you see that makes you say they are running away from something bad?

[19:51] Rachachelle: Can you say something to the effect of... you mentioned they might be lost. What do you see that. make you say that? (just a reorder of the sentence)

[19:51] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): I like the idea of asking them to tell more bout something that opens the discussion in a new direction.

[19:52] tmeinzen: What do you see that makes you say the dog was barking

[19:52] Jmacrae: HA TIM

[19:52] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): LOL

[19:52] Jmacrae: Is it ok to give points for participation?

[19:54] tmeinzen: Whatever works. Easy points, like a door prize for teachers

[19:55] Jmacrae: I use looking and listening as well as saying anything

[19:57] tmeinzen: Is it best to use the art on the screen or on computers?

[19:57] tmeinzen: Class room screen

[19:58] Jmacrae: High school.

[19:58] Rachachelle: I don't exist on the website. But that is a bigger problem than what can be solved here.

[19:58] tmeinzen: Turn and talk, kids will love that

[19:58] Jmacrae: Even if kids are into it, it might not be cool to turn and talk.

[19:59] phbillies5: I was standing in a different area today during the VTS lesson due to a student that needed my proximity to be more focused. Therefore, I pointed with a laser pointer instead at the art. The students seemed more focused than how I normally point with my hand. Is that ok?

[20:00] tmeinzen: But they will find something to talk about

[20:00] vdavis360: I have had a lot more second graders join in with the vts discussions than any other past discussions. It's nice to hear their voices for a change!

[20:00] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): No problem!

[20:00] tmeinzen: Can I borrow your 2nd graders?

[20:00] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Which slide is needed?

[20:01] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): OK.

[20:01] vdavis360: Any time!

[20:01] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Piper (Beagle) bays "Hi" back to your dog.

[20:01] Rachachelle: I have also pinch out to zoom on my ipad as kids are talking. this way I can still emphasize the areas they are talking about. Though the closer view can change their interpretation.

[20:01] Jmacrae: Did and Conga dogs are snoring.

[20:02] phbillies5: Robert showed my students the white paper effect and they were surprised! They loved it.

[20:02] tmeinzen: Oh, that is a cool hack, white paper in front of projection.

[20:02] Jmacrae: NIGHT

[20:02] tmeinzen: Thanks Kim

[20:02] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Thanks, Kim!

[20:03] emasmith101: thanks guys have a nice night

[20:03] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Thanks! Have a great rest of the week!

[20:03] tmeinzen: Good night!

[20:03] Ducky (bmccool): thank you!

[20:03] thompsontheterrible: Thank you

[20:03] ecdanna: Good night!

[20:03] vdavis360: Great! Thank you!

[20:03] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Thank you!

[20:03] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Thank you and good night.

[20:03] banducinni: Thank you! Your dog did well too!

[20:03] dkbillie: Thank you! I feel like this was helpful.

[20:03] Vitaut Arabello: Thank you!

[20:04] Virginia Petitt (dubious.darkstone): Thanks!

[20:04] phbillies5: Thank you! Good Night!

[20:05] Vitaut Arabello: Thank you for this help, Mary!

[20:06] Rachachelle: Can I meet with someone in person to work out the VTS home webpage  problems?

STELLAR Second Life Chat 2/13/18

posted Feb 17, 2018, 12:12 PM by Mary Harwood

STELLAR Second Life Chat 2/13/18

 

 [18:49] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Hello!

[18:50] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Good evening!

[18:50] Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Mi Mary, I am need to log out, be right back.  May have to download Sl.

[18:50] emasmith101: hello!

[18:50] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): NP

[18:50] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): OK

[18:53] Rachachelle: To the left of this chat I see green speaker looking things. Are people talking or just typing?

[18:55] Vitaut Arabello: An important thing to remember: to depress the speak button when not talking.

[18:55] banducinni: Love that horse

[18:56] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Hi all. If you haven't "friended" me, yet. You're welcome to do so. It makes it easier for me to help you if you're in a jam!

[18:56] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Welcome back, Peggy!

[18:56] banducinni: I wish I had a horse

[18:56] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): My kingdom for a horse!

[18:57] Vitaut Arabello: :-)

[18:57] Vitaut Arabello: $$

[18:58] Vitaut Arabello: Always funny is to have money :-)

[18:58] phbillies5: How do I sit in the chair again?

[18:58] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Several of us are chatting. If you can't hear anything, we should start troubleshooting that, now. Let me or Ulad know if you can't hear.

[18:58] tmeinzen: I would rather go backward.

[18:58] Rachachelle: So where would one begin to trouble shoot it?

[18:58] phbillies5: Thank you!

[18:59] banducinni: you want us to sit or stand?

[18:59] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Rachachelle, can you not hear?

[18:59] vdavis360: I keep getting a message that I don't have permission to use this viewer. It says to click the lock on the side of the screen, but I don't see a lock. I can hear you.

[18:59] tmeinzen: I can hear Mary

[18:59] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): :)

[18:59] tmeinzen: Sorry I can hear Peggy

[18:59] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Rachachelle, we can Skype you and you will be hearing everything.

[19:00] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): What is your Skype?

[19:00] tmeinzen: I am looking at the scene

[19:00] betade3: I do not hear anything?????

[19:00] dkbillie: I can hear typing but not voices.

[19:00] vdavis360: Okay, that sounds good. Yes, I can see the screen. Thanks! Valerie

[19:00] tmeinzen: I am hearing voices

[19:00] ecdanna: Thank you for paying me!

[19:00] betade3: Typing and no voices

[19:01] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): I would rather work more hours per day but fewer days per week because I would like to have a few more days each week to recharge my battery.

[19:01] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): If you are having trouble hearing (you should have heard talking by now)

[19:01] emasmith101: so are we supposed to answer the questions here?

[19:01] Vitaut Arabello: When asked.

[19:01] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): First, Quit out of Second Life and try logging back in.

[19:01] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): We can try other things if that doesn't work.

[19:01] toddgrassman (tgrassman): I can hear

[19:01] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): I can hear.

[19:01] phbillies5: I can hear

[19:01] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I can hear

[19:01] tmeinzen: I can hear

[19:02] thompsontheterrible: I can hear

[19:02] emasmith101: I can hear

[19:02] Vitaut Arabello: I can hear

[19:02] banducinni: I can hear

[19:02] ecdanna: I would rather speak all foreign languages because it would be easier to travel and communicate with everyone.

[19:02] vdavis360: I can hear.

[19:02] betade3: When I first opened it something came up about my speaker not working and checking firewall???

[19:02] ecdanna: I can hear

[19:02] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I would rather work more hours a day, but fewer days in a week.

[19:02] phbillies5: I would rather work fewer days but longer days than more days with less hours because then I would have more time for family.

[19:03] banducinni: 4 school days a week would do that

[19:03] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Betade3, that sounds like a tech problem your school IT will need to fix. For tonight, stay in 2L, but call my cell and I'll patch you in through my speaker. 541-543-7054

[19:03] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): So, I am Skyping to those who cannot hear. Just tell me your phone numbers.

[19:03] vdavis360: I agree with Amanda and Inga; definitely longer hours on fewer days. A 4 day week would be awesome!

[19:03] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): OK. Thank you, mary.

[19:03] thompsontheterrible: I would rather work more hours per day

[19:03] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Mary

[19:03] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Thanks, Ulad! MRILYN MONROE IS ONE OF ULAD'S AVATARS.

[19:03] tmeinzen: I would rather go into the past than go into the future because the past is done. The future could be scary.

[19:03] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Oops! allc aps

[19:03] Rachachelle: So I can hear now, but only without headphones. I just used these headphones minutes before so I know they are working

[19:04] banducinni: I worked at Oakland for a year. They did 4 day school weeks and we worked every other Friday. Had our PLC, staff meetings those Fridays. Amazing!

[19:04] phbillies5: Sounds great!

[19:04] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): sounds awesome

[19:04] emasmith101: I would rather talk to animals than speak all foreign languages for two reasons. One I have always wanted to communicate with animals to let them know not to be scared in scary times, or to hear what they actually do all day. And two I have always wondered if animals had accents like people.

[19:05] banducinni: Speaking to animals would be epic.

[19:05] Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Video is being filmed!

[19:05] betade3: I can hear now, but now it says I do not have permission to view the screen.

[19:05] Vitaut Arabello: ???

[19:05] phbillies5: Can you speak a little louder Peggy please?

[19:05] Vitaut Arabello: I will change the slides, can you see it?

[19:05] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Nicola,

[19:06] betade3: Yes, now I can

[19:06] tmeinzen: You are welcome

[19:06] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): hover over Peggy's avatar to see her personal volume and turn it up.

[19:06] betade3: Resources are on the screen,  now the screen is blurry again.

[19:06] phbillies5: Thank you!

[19:06] toddgrassman (tgrassman): I would rather have more time than money because I enjoy my time with friends, family, hobbies, and activities like this where I can become a better teacher.

[19:06] Jmacrae: have more time

[19:06] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Betade3, you might have a slow internet connection. Call me if you want to troubleshoot. 541-543-7054

[19:07] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Nicola, did that work?

[19:07] Rachachelle: I want to meet my ancestors. In reality I would love to spend more time with my great grandma but I would have loved to know her sister as well.

[19:07] phbillies5: yes thank you

[19:07] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): My beagle is joining us. She isn't so sure about the mystery voices she's hearing.

[19:07] Presenter Yoon enlarged: You do not have permission to use this viewer.

[19:07] Presenter Yoon enlarged: You may request permission from the owner, by clicking the lock on the side of the screen.

[19:07] betade3: It says I do not have permission to use this viewer.  I can request permission by clicking the lock at the side of the screen.  Still looking for the lock.

[19:08] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Although having more money would make my time  with friends, family and hobbies more interesting!

[19:08] betade3: I don't see a lock on the side of the screen

[19:08] Jmacrae: On the other hand, I know money can give me travel, although if I have no time I still would not enjoy it.

[19:08] Vitaut Arabello: Ah, no! It is done intentionally. Sorry.

[19:08] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Wahoo! Made it to the site and found a chair with no problems.

[19:09] phbillies5: On the other hands, fewer hours a day is nice because we have more evening time at home.

[19:09] betade3: My screen is blurry

[19:09] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): On the other hand working less hours in a day still gives me time off. So, the upshot is that no matter how many hours I work, I still get weekends off. (Most of the time!)

[19:09] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): On the other hand I could work a few hours each day and find better ways to spend my evenings. The upshot of all this is that it is the contrast of work to rest that makes life special.

[19:09] banducinni: I would rather travel and work with my family around the world than work and live here because my son, husband, and myself would be educated in many cultures.

[19:09] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): ISometimes a screen will be blurry when internet speed is slow. It should fix itself

[19:09] Vitaut Arabello: Blurry screen for a couple of seconds is OK, takes time to develop.

[19:09] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): I would much rather have more time than money!

[19:09] betade3: It stays blurry the whole time

[19:09] banducinni: On the other hand, I would want my family to have close friends and traveling constantly would affect that.

[19:10] vdavis360: On the other hand, I would be more tired after a longer day; therefore it might not be worth the sacrifice on those 4 long days.

[19:10] emasmith101: on the other hand talking to animals might create a headache since there are so many. So, I woul want to be able to turn it on and off like Dolittle.

[19:10] Rachachelle: I would rather work longer days but less days. I too used to have 4 day school weeks with longer days. There was never a problem fitting all the to-dos into the the day. On the other hand, students who needed structure struggled coming back from 3 day weekends. That made for LONG Mondays.

[19:10] Jmacrae: The upshot of all this is that I would like to have a modicum of money so I could fill my time with travel.

[19:10] ecdanna: On the other hand, talking to animals would be interesting because then you would know how they are feeling. The upshot of all this is that I can still travel with my pets!

[19:10] thompsontheterrible: Although I could work less hours per day and more days per week.  The upshot of all this is that I could spend more of my days doing small meaningful activities. They say

[19:11] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): I love Writing into the Day!

[19:12] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): i have mastered napping!

[19:12] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): LOL zzzzzzz

[19:12] phbillies5: I enjoy hiking.

[19:12] banducinni: I love playing soccer. I've thought of starting an indoor PHES/PHHS indoor team.

[19:12] emasmith101: I love to ook

[19:12] emasmith101: cook

[19:13] vdavis360: I love to ride my bicycle.

[19:13] tmeinzen: I would rather go back into the past rather than forward to the future. Although meeting the future would be useful for the present. The upshot of all this is that I would enjoy either possibility.

[19:13] Vitaut Arabello: Love hiking.

[19:13] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): I love making lists! Organization!

[19:14] ecdanna: I love playing soccer also but havent' had the chance to play in a while

[19:17] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): They say by 2020, all known knowledge will double every 75 minutes!

[19:18] Vitaut Arabello: No escape...

[19:19] Jmacrae: Mary, that sounds exhausting.  I will be a little old lady reading hardbacks.

[19:19] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): We can read them together! I can't even wrap my mind around this notion.

[19:20] Vitaut Arabello: Well, not all knowledge is actually vital :-) It will hold in 2020 and it holds today.

[19:22] betade3: Will we have access to these slides later?

[19:22] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Yes, all slides will be available.

[19:23] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Can anyone tell me if our online discussion will be available to review later on a youtube video?

[19:23] Vitaut Arabello: Sure! I am filming the session and both the video and the presentation will be embedded on http://stellarproject.uoregon.edu in a few days.

[19:23] Jmacrae: I use I say they say in Wr 121.  They are good at practicing, but less adept at putting the moves in their argument papers.

[19:23] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Sweet! I figured you might be. I'd like to come back through and take better notes.

[19:24] Vitaut Arabello: More exactly, here: http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video

[19:26] toddgrassman (tgrassman): I have used the VTS language a little in reading comprehension groups.

[19:26] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Todd, I'd like to hear more about that!

[19:26] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Students will give an answer to a question, and I will reply with what did you see in the text that made you say that?

[19:27] emasmith101: we used it a little today too Todd in my science lesson!

 [19:27] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Todd, I've done several VTS lessons from my "Crime and Puzzlement" book which my kids love! I've tried to stick closer to the exact questions.

[19:27] Vitaut Arabello: For video, one should just click on the plate.

[19:27] banducinni: want us to click on the watch video?

[19:28] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Crime and Puzzlement has several books that are really cheap (around $5) on Amamzon

[19:28] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): *Amazon

[19:28] banducinni: click on iy now?

[19:28] toddgrassman (tgrassman): I will check into it.

[19:28] Vitaut Arabello: Yes, please. Either your default browser or built-in browser will open.

[19:28] Vitaut Arabello: Of course.

[19:28] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): nothing is happening when i click

[19:29] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): got it

[19:29] Vitaut Arabello: There must be a request "Go to...?"

[19:29] Vitaut Arabello: "Go to page". One must press to confirm.

[19:29] Vitaut Arabello: OK.

[19:30] banducinni: back

[19:30] phbillies5: back

[19:30] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): I'm back

[19:30] emasmith101: back

[19:30] Vitaut Arabello: Welcome back!

[19:30] Rachachelle: back

[19:31] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): back

[19:31] betade3: i'm back

[19:31] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): back

[19:31] vdavis360: back

[19:31] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I'm back too

[19:31] toddgrassman (tgrassman): back

[19:31] thompsontheterrible: I too am back

[19:31] ecdanna: back

[19:31] Jmacrae: back

[19:32] tmeinzen: I am back

[19:33] Jmacrae: That is how I start R and J too!

[19:34] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): I'm listening

[19:36] tmeinzen: What is R and J Jan?

[19:36] Vitaut Arabello: I wanted to ask, too.

[19:36] tmeinzen: Oh, Romeo and Juliet. Got it.

[19:36] Vitaut Arabello: Ah.

[19:37] Jmacrae: Yes .  I start with the Chorus, but I didn't use VTS, but more the journalistic, who, what, when, why, and how....now i will do VTS with my 9th graders this year.

[19:37] Jmacrae: oh and where

 [19:40] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Oh my. This is such a precious exchange. You can just hear the sense of community and collegiality. This, to me, is the power of Second Life PD!

[19:40] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): You're welcome. :)

[19:40] Vitaut Arabello: Done.

[19:41] Vitaut Arabello: Yes, it is!

[19:41] tmeinzen: Can we get a copy of these slides as a reminder?

[19:41] Vitaut Arabello: Three of them.

[19:41] Vitaut Arabello: Will be embedded here: http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video

[19:41] Vitaut Arabello: Both today's video and presentation as such, downloadable.

[19:43] Jmacrae: Thanks.

[19:43] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Reading is thinking and writing is inking your thinking

[19:43] betade3: just lost the sound.  Is this true for anyone else?

[19:43] Jmacrae: no  ok

[19:44] betade3: ok now

[19:44] phbillies5: I didn't lose sound. Sorry

[19:44] Vitaut Arabello: I still can hear.

[19:45] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I have been having discussions with some of my colleagues about how our students are really struggling with their writing; that they cannot get their ideas on paper. I am really hoping that these 10+ lesson will help build their writing skills and their upcomng teachers can tell a difference.

[19:45] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): 10 complete lessons or 10 pictures total?

[19:46] phbillies5: I wondered the same as Amanda.

[19:46] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Our kiddos live a world of snapchat and twitter with a cap of 140 characters. They personally don't see the point of putting MORE on paper.

[19:46] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Sad

[19:47] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Right!!??

[19:47] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Tami, many kids find the value of their voice when they do VTS and have mroe to say.

[19:47] phbillies5: True

[19:47] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): more

[19:48] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Okay. Thank you for the clarity!

[19:48] Jmacrae: It may end up being the communication of the future.  Maybe artful writing will pass away?

[19:48] tmeinzen: Thanks!

[19:49] Vitaut Arabello: Magic number?

[19:49] Vitaut Arabello: Here it is!

[19:49] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Even in 2nd grade sometimes students struggle with putting their ideas on paper or feeling brave enough to say what they are thinking.  Hopefully using VTS will get them to a place where they can feel confident in expressing their thoughts! And of course be able to go a little further in depth on their thoughts/reasoning by listening to each other!

[19:49] Jmacrae: I am thinking it will be classist in the future.  But we should focus on not making that happen.

[19:49] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Maybe, with more access to computers, it will become less classist?

[19:50] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Access to publishing their thoughts, I mean.

[19:50] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Yes! Listening and respecting others "claims and evidence"

[19:50] emasmith101: have you ever done a vts lesson with kid art before?

[19:50] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Lori, I have some suggestions for getting priary students to write.

[19:50] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): primary

[19:50] Rachachelle: I have. It worked well

[19:51] Jmacrae: The idea of doing it with kid art is teaching them the workshop message which I love.

[19:51] emasmith101: I am thinking it might act as a good warm up

[19:51] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Thank you, Mary!

[19:51] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): :)

[19:51] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Do you recommend having students write down their thinking after VTS lessons often?  We wrote for the pre-assessment, but only held discussions for the two images we did after this.

[19:53] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I might try and have them write something, like Peggy said, at least a paragraph after each lesson. I'd like to do one of the lessons into a larger paper, but after we've had some real VTS practice.

[19:53] Jmacrae: I get journaling.  But I don't have time for it in high school for the most part.

 [19:57] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I've been surprised by what the kinders have come up with while looking at the images.One thought a little girl had cancer because she had short hair last week and today in a different picture they brought up transgender.

[19:57] phbillies5: Where do we find crime and puzzlement content?

 [19:57] phbillies5: Where do we find crime and puzzlement content?

[19:57] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I learned in our kickoff day to avoid doing landscapes for VTS

[19:57] tmeinzen: Transgender in kindergarten? Whoa.

[19:58] emasmith101: thats is what i was wondering

[19:58] tmeinzen: Why no landscapes?

[19:58] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): https://www.amazon.com/Crime-Puzzlement-Solve-them-yourself-Picture-Mysteries/dp/0879234059

[19:58] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): by Hillock

[19:58] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Yep. A person was wearing a dress but had very short hair and they thought the person could be transgender.

 [19:58] emasmith101: did you say you had one of those Todd?

[19:59] phbillies5: Thank you Peggy! That would be great!

[19:59] toddgrassman (tgrassman): No, it was recommended to me in the chat.

 [19:59] emasmith101: yes thank you!

[19:59] emasmith101: gotcha

[19:59] Rachachelle: My kids thought that was a female body with a male head. and they were marrying themselves. One girl was mad about it and the other might be the flower girl.

[19:59] Jmacrae: Glad they know the word transgender=progress

[20:00] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Peggy plans to talk more about types of images to choose in the future. :)

[20:00] Rachachelle: I tried stellar stellar today. no luck

[20:00] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Last week, with the girl with the bird, they were all about how she shouldn't be holding the bird because it is a wild animal.

[20:00] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Try STELLAR all caps for the password

 [20:00] Rachachelle: all caps for the username too?

[20:00] Jmacrae: Amanda,  that's cute.  I like that .

[20:01] vdavis360: We have our spot reserved!

[20:01] Rachachelle: I tried lowercase and the first letter cap.

[20:01] emasmith101: do you know if we can reserve a spot for the fall?

[20:01] Jmacrae: Ha ha.  Rachachelle.  That is fun.  My kids are ore reserved.

[20:01] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): I'm happy to set up a date to meet in Second Life to help troubleshhot.

[20:02] Vitaut Arabello: Just tell us! and we will arrive to your school to help on-site with SL.

[20:02] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Just email me a request. readwoody@gmail.com

[20:02] Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Good Night All

[20:02] Jmacrae: bye

[20:02] betade3: What should we be working on if we are taking this for credit?

[20:03] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): night!

[20:03] thompsontheterrible: Thank you

[20:03] toddgrassman (tgrassman): Thanks, bye!

[20:03] emasmith101: wonderful thank peggy

[20:03] tmeinzen: Thanks Peggy and all, when is the next session?

[20:03] TamiBloom (twentybuck7): goodnight Peggy, thank you

[20:03] phbillies5: Thank you! Good Night.

[20:03] vdavis360: Thank you! Good night!

[20:03] ecdanna: Thank you, good night!

[20:03] Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Thank you!

[20:03] Vitaut Arabello: Mission accomplished! Thank you, Peggy, thanks everyone.

[20:03] tmeinzen: Notices are very good.

[20:03] banducinni: Night All!

[20:03] dkbillie: Thank you!

[20:03] Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I am taking it for credit. Thanks!

[20:03] tmeinzen: Good night. Inspired I am.

 [20:04] betade3: Thank you

[20:04] emasmith101: night all have a wonderful valentines day tomorrow!

[20:04] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Great evening, Peggy!

[20:04] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Happy Oregon's birthday!

[20:04] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): 2/14/1859

[20:05] Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): He isn't as old, I hope

[20:06] Ducky (bmccool): Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day!

STELLAR Chat 02/13/18

posted Feb 16, 2018, 9:33 PM by Ulad Slabin   [ updated Feb 17, 2018, 10:09 AM ]

Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Hello!
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Are we suppose to be watching the video?
Vitaut Arabello: Yes! However, not immediately but in the middle of Peggy's presentation.
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Okay. Thanks.
emasmith101: I do not think that I have my mic working. I can hear you but mine is not working
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Hello!
Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Good evening!
Peggy Marconi (ruby.flanagan): Mi Mary, I am need to log out, be right back.  May have to download Sl.
emasmith101: hello!
Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): NP
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): OK
Rachachelle: To the left of this chat I see green speaker looking things. Are people talking or just typing?
Vitaut Arabello: An important thing to remember: to depress the speak button when not talking.
banducinni: Love that horse
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Hi all. If you haven't "friended" me, yet. You're welcome to do so. It makes it easier for me to help you if you're in a jam!
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Welcome back, Peggy!
banducinni: I wish I had a horse
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): My kingdom for a horse!
Vitaut Arabello: :-)
Vitaut Arabello: $$
Vitaut Arabello: Always funny is to have money :-)
phbillies5: How do I sit in the chair again?
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Several of us are chatting. If you can't hear anything, we should start troubleshooting that, now. Let me or Ulad know if you can't hear.
phbillies5: Thank you!
banducinni: you want us to sit or stand?
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Rachachelle, can you not hear?
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): :)
Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Rachachelle, we can Skype you and you will be hearing everything.
Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): What is your Skype?
betade3: I do not hear anything?????
dkbillie: I can hear typing but not voices.
ecdanna: Thank you for paying me!
betade3: Typing and no voices
Inga  PHHS (iperham3): I would rather work more hours per day but fewer days per week because I would like to have a few more days each week to recharge my battery.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): If you are having trouble hearing (you should have heard talking by now)
emasmith101: so are we supposed to answer the questions here?
Vitaut Arabello: When asked.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): First, Quit out of Second Life and try logging back in.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): We can try other things if that doesn't work.
toddgrassman (tgrassman): I can hear
Inga  PHHS (iperham3): I can hear.
phbillies5: I can hear
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I can hear
emasmith101: I can hear
Vitaut Arabello: I can hear
banducinni: I can hear
ecdanna: I would rather speak all foreign languages because it would be easier to travel and communicate with everyone.
betade3: When I first opened it something came up about my speaker not working and checking firewall???
ecdanna: I can hear
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I would rather work more hours a day, but fewer days in a week.
phbillies5: I would rather work fewer days but longer days than more days with less hours because then I would have more time for family.
banducinni: 4 school days a week would do that
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Betade3, that sounds like a tech problem your school IT will need to fix. For tonight, stay in 2L, but call my cell and I'll patch you in through my speaker. 541-543-7054
Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): So, I am Skyping to those who cannot hear. Just tell me your phone numbers.
Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): OK. Thank you, mary.
Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Mary
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Thanks, Ulad! MARILYN MONROE IS ONE OF ULAD'S AVATARS.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Oops! allc aps
banducinni: I worked at Oakland for a year. They did 4 day school weeks and we worked every other Friday. Had our PLC, staff meetings those Fridays. Amazing!
phbillies5: Sounds great!
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): sounds awesome
emasmith101: I would rather talk to animals than speak all foreign languages for two reasons. One I have always wanted to communicate with animals to let them know not to be scared in scary times, or to hear what they actually do all day. And two I have always wondered if animals had accents like people.
banducinni: Speaking to animals would be epic.
Marylin Monroe (imanta.hammerer): Video is being filmed!
betade3: I can hear now, but now it says I do not have permission to view the screen.
Vitaut Arabello: ???
phbillies5: Can you speak a little louder Peggy please?
Vitaut Arabello: I will change the slides, can you see it?
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Nicola,
betade3: Yes, now I can
tmeinzen: You are welcome
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): hover over Peggy's avatar to see her personal volume and turn it up.
betade3: Resources are on the screen,  now the screen is blurry again.
phbillies5: Thank you!
toddgrassman (tgrassman): I would rather have more time than money because I enjoy my time with friends, family, hobbies, and activities like this where I can become a better teacher.
Jmacrae: have more time
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Betade3, you might have a slow internet connection. Call me if you want to troubleshoot. 541-543-7054
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Nicola, did that work?
Rachachelle: I want to meet my ancestors. In reality I would love to spend more time with my great grandma but I would have loved to know her sister as well.
phbillies5: yes thank you
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): My beagle is joining us. She isn't so sure about the mystery voices she's hearing.
betade3: It says I do not have permission to use this viewer.  I can request permission by clicking the lock at the side of the screen.  Still looking for the lock.
toddgrassman (tgrassman): Although having more money would make my time  with friends, family and hobbies more interesting!
betade3: I don't see a lock on the side of the screen
Jmacrae: On the other hand, I know money can give me travel, although if I have no time I still would not enjoy it.
Vitaut Arabello: Ah, no! It is done intentionally. Sorry.
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Wahoo! Made it to the site and found a chair with no problems.
phbillies5: On the other hands, fewer hours a day is nice because we have more evening time at home.
betade3: My screen is blurry
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): On the other hand working less hours in a day still gives me time off. So, the upshot is that no matter how many hours I work, I still get weekends off. (Most of the time!)
Inga  PHHS (iperham3): On the other hand I could work a few hours each day and find better ways to spend my evenings. The upshot of all this is that it is the contrast of work to rest that makes life special.
banducinni: I would rather travel and work with my family around the world than work and live here because my son, husband, and myself would be educated in many cultures.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): ISometimes a screen will be blurry when internet speed is slow. It should fix itself
Vitaut Arabello: Blurry screen for a couple of seconds is OK, takes time to develop.
Lori Barrong (lbarrong): I would much rather have more time than money!
betade3: It stays blurry the whole time
banducinni: On the other hand, I would want my family to have close friends and traveling constantly would affect that.
vdavis360: On the other hand, I would be more tired after a longer day; therefore it might not be worth the sacrifice on those 4 long days.
emasmith101: on the other hand talking to animals might create a headache since there are so many. So, I woul want to be able to turn it on and off like Dolittle.
Rachachelle: I would rather work longer days but less days. I too used to have 4 day school weeks with longer days. There was never a problem fitting all the to-dos into the the day. On the other hand, students who needed structure struggled coming back from 3 day weekends. That made for LONG Mondays.
Jmacrae: The upshot of all this is that I would like to have a modicum of money so I could fill my time with travel.
ecdanna: On the other hand, talking to animals would be interesting because then you would know how they are feeling. The upshot of all this is that I can still travel with my pets!
thompsontheterrible: Although I could work less hours per day and more days per week.  The upshot of all this is that I could spend more of my days doing small meaningful activities. They say
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): I love Writing into the Day!
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): i have mastered napping!
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): LOL zzzzzzz
phbillies5: I enjoy hiking.
banducinni: I love playing soccer. I've thought of starting an indoor PHES/PHHS indoor team.
emasmith101: I love to ook
emasmith101: cook
vdavis360: I love to ride my bicycle.
tmeinzen: I would rather go back into the past rather than forward to the future. Although meeting the future would be useful for the present. The upshot of all this is that I would enjoy either possibility.
Vitaut Arabello: Love hiking.
Lori Barrong (lbarrong): I love making lists! Organization!
ecdanna: I love playing soccer also but havent' had the chance to play in a while
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): They say by 2020, all known knowledge will double every 75 minutes!
Vitaut Arabello: No escape...
Jmacrae: Mary, that sounds exhausting.  I will be a little old lady reading hardbacks.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): We can read them together! I can't even wrap my mind around this notion.
Vitaut Arabello: Well, not all knowledge is actually vital :-) It will hold in 2020 and it holds today.
betade3: Will we have access to these slides later?
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Yes, all slides will be available.
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Can anyone tell me if our online discussion will be available to review later on a youtube video?




Vitaut Arabello: Sure! I am filming the session and both the video and the presentation will be embedded on http://stellarproject.uoregon.edu in a few days.
Jmacrae: I use I say they say in Wr 121.  They are good at practicing, but less adept at putting the moves in their argument papers.
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Sweet! I figured you might be. I'd like to come back through and take better notes.
Vitaut Arabello: More exactly, here: http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video
toddgrassman (tgrassman): I have used the VTS language a little in reading comprehension groups.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Todd, I'd like to hear more about that!
toddgrassman (tgrassman): Students will give an answer to a question, and I will reply with what did you see in the text that made you say that?
emasmith101: we used it a little today too Todd in my science lesson!
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Todd, I've done several VTS lessons from my "Crime and Puzzlement" book which my kids love! I've tried to stick closer to the exact questions.
Vitaut Arabello: For video, one should just click on the plate.
banducinni: want us to click on the watch video?
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Crime and Puzzlement has several books that are really cheap (around $5) on Amamzon
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): *Amazon
banducinni: click on iy now?
toddgrassman (tgrassman): I will check into it.
Vitaut Arabello: Yes, please. Either your default browser or built-in browser will open.
Vitaut Arabello: Of course.
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): nothing is happening when i click
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): got it
Vitaut Arabello: There must be a request "Go to...?"
Vitaut Arabello: "Go to page". One must press to confirm.
Vitaut Arabello: OK.
banducinni: back
phbillies5: back
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): I'm back
emasmith101: back
Vitaut Arabello: Welcome back!
Rachachelle: back
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): back
betade3: i'm back
Lori Barrong (lbarrong): back
vdavis360: back
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I'm back too
toddgrassman (tgrassman): back
thompsontheterrible: I too am back
ecdanna: back
Jmacrae: back
tmeinzen: I am back
Jmacrae: That is how I start R and J too!
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): I'm listening
tmeinzen: What is R and J Jan?
Vitaut Arabello: I wanted to ask, too.
tmeinzen: Oh, Romeo and Juliet. Got it.
Vitaut Arabello: Ah.
Jmacrae: Yes .  I start with the Chorus, but I didn't use VTS, but more the journalistic, who, what, when, why, and how....now i will do VTS with my 9th graders this year.
Jmacrae: oh and where
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Oh my. This is such a precious exchange. You can just hear the sense of community and collegiality. This, to me, is the power of Second Life PD!
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): You're welcome. :)
Vitaut Arabello: Done.
Vitaut Arabello: Yes, it is!
tmeinzen: Can we get a copy of these slides as a reminder?
Vitaut Arabello: Three of them.
Vitaut Arabello: Will be embedded here: http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video
Vitaut Arabello: Both today's video and presentation as such, downloadable.
Jmacrae: Thanks.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Reading is thinking and writing is inking your thinking
betade3: just lost the sound.  Is this true for anyone else?
Jmacrae: no  ok
betade3: ok now
phbillies5: I didn't lose sound. Sorry
Vitaut Arabello: I still can hear.
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I have been having discussions with some of my colleagues about how our students are really struggling with their writing; that they cannot get their ideas on paper. I am really hoping that these 10+ lesson will help build their writing skills and their upcomng teachers can tell a difference.
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): 10 complete lessons or 10 pictures total?
phbillies5: I wondered the same as Amanda.
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Our kiddos live a world of snapchat and twitter with a cap of 140 characters. They personally don't see the point of putting MORE on paper.
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Sad
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Right!!??
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Tami, many kids find the value of their voice when they do VTS and have mroe to say.
phbillies5: True
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): more
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Okay. Thank you for the clarity!
Jmacrae: It may end up being the communication of the future.  Maybe artful writing will pass away?
tmeinzen: Thanks!
Vitaut Arabello: Magic number?
Vitaut Arabello: Here it is!
Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Even in 2nd grade sometimes students struggle with putting their ideas on paper or feeling brave enough to say what they are thinking.  Hopefully using VTS will get them to a place where they can feel confident in expressing their thoughts! And of course be able to go a little further in depth on their thoughts/reasoning by listening to each other!
Jmacrae: I am thinking it will be classist in the future.  But we should focus on not making that happen.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Maybe, with more access to computers, it will become less classist?
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Access to publishing their thoughts, I mean.
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): Yes! Listening and respecting others "claims and evidence"
emasmith101: have you ever done a vts lesson with kid art before?
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Lori, I have some suggestions for getting priary students to write.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): primary
Rachachelle: I have. It worked well
Jmacrae: The idea of doing it with kid art is teaching them the workshop message which I love.
emasmith101: I am thinking it might act as a good warm up
Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Thank you, Mary!
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): :)
toddgrassman (tgrassman): Do you recommend having students write down their thinking after VTS lessons often?  We wrote for the pre-assessment, but only held discussions for the two images we did after this.
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I might try and have them write something, like Peggy said, at least a paragraph after each lesson. I'd like to do one of the lessons into a larger paper, but after we've had some real VTS practice.
Jmacrae: I get journaling.  But I don't have time for it in high school for the most part.
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I've been surprised by what the kinders have come up with while looking at the images.One thought a little girl had cancer because she had short hair last week and today in a different picture they brought up transgender.
phbillies5: Where do we find crime and puzzlement content?
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): I learned in our kickoff day to avoid doing landscapes for VTS
tmeinzen: Transgender in kindergarten? Whoa.
emasmith101: thats is what i was wondering
tmeinzen: Why no landscapes?
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): https://www.amazon.com/Crime-Puzzlement-Solve-them-yourself-Picture-Mysteries/dp/0879234059
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): by Hillock
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Yep. A person was wearing a dress but had very short hair and they thought the person could be transgender.
emasmith101: did you say you had one of those Todd?
phbillies5: Thank you Peggy! That would be great!
toddgrassman (tgrassman): No, it was recommended to me in the chat.
emasmith101: yes thank you!
emasmith101: gotcha
Rachachelle: My kids thought that was a female body with a male head. and they were marrying themselves. One girl was mad about it and the other might be the flower girl.
Jmacrae: Glad they know the word transgender=progress
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Peggy plans to talk more about types of images to choose in the future. :)
Rachachelle: I tried stellar stellar today. no luck
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): Last week, with the girl with the bird, they were all about how she shouldn't be holding the bird because it is a wild animal.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Try STELLAR all caps for the password
Rachachelle: all caps for the username too?
Jmacrae: Amanda,  that's cute.  I like that .
vdavis360: We have our spot reserved!
Rachachelle: I tried lowercase and the first letter cap.
emasmith101: do you know if we can reserve a spot for the fall?
Jmacrae: Ha ha.  Rachachelle.  That is fun.  My kids are ore reserved.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): I'm happy to set up a date to meet in Second Life to help troubleshhot.
Vitaut Arabello: Just tell us! and we will arrive to your school to help on-site with SL.
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Just email me a request. readwoody@gmail.com
Inga  PHHS (iperham3): Good Night All
Jmacrae: bye
betade3: What should we be working on if we are taking this for credit?
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): night!
thompsontheterrible: Thank you
toddgrassman (tgrassman): Thanks, bye!
emasmith101: wonderful thank peggy
tmeinzen: Thanks Peggy and all, when is the next session?
TamiBloom (twentybuck7): goodnight Peggy, thank you
phbillies5: Thank you! Good Night.
vdavis360: Thank you! Good night!
ecdanna: Thank you, good night!
Lori Barrong (lbarrong): Thank you!
Vitaut Arabello: Mission accomplished! Thank you, Peggy, thanks everyone.
tmeinzen: Notices are very good.
banducinni: Night All!
dkbillie: Thank you!
Amanda McMichael (amandajeniece): I am taking it for credit. Thanks!
tmeinzen: Good night. Inspired I am.
betade3: Thank you
emasmith101: night all have a wonderful valentines day tomorrow!
Mary Harwood (readwoody.ludlow): Great evening, Peggy!

STELLAR Chat 06/06/17

posted Jun 11, 2017, 10:48 PM by Ulad Slabin   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 9:35 PM ]

JillBohemia: Hi Peggy, I just turned it off so that should have helped?
JillBohemia: My daughter is watching a movie in the background.
JillBohemia: That is so funny!
JillBohemia: Peggy, I think that the email that you sent didn't have the letter attached to it.
JillBohemia: No worries, I just want to make sure that I get it taken care of and of course I've misplaced the copy that I got :)
JillBohemia: Peggy, are you talking about if we were a student previously like 20 years ago?
Sandy: Peggy, do you have  my updated address?
Amaranto Barbosa: Just FYI here is where we post our virtual video recordings: http://www.projectstellar.org/photo-video The last one is by Yoon Kang-O'Higgins that we enjoyed May 30.
JillBohemia: Okay, thank you.
MariaCreswell: I have had the same name all year, do I need to call them
MariaCreswell: I registered this year under my married name
MariaCreswell: I am confused, is the stipend through the UofO? So I double check with the register office?
chuckjamesdaniel: Good evening...I can't hear you Peggy.
chuckjamesdaniel: At Creslane
JillBohemia: I also am having some difficulty hearing you Peggy.
JillBohemia: You can also click on people and find your name and click on the i
JillBohemia: Peggy, what is a sentence stem that you would suggest first graders to use to support their claim of "what do you see that makes you say that"
JillBohemia: Sure :)
Shafonda: Peggy Im here but I can't sit down...
Marylin Monroe: ...because it was bought at a flea market :-)
Sandy: My dog has fleas, naturally she gave them to the cat as well.
Sandy: My dog has fleas, naturally we have to flea bomb the house.
NikkiBohemia: My dog has fleas even though I just gave her a flea treatment.
JillBohemia: My dog has fleas and as a result we all have fleas too!
Sandy: my dog has fleas. The upshot of this is that she has to sleep outside.
Shafonda: Peggy Im in a chair! Wahoooo.
Shafonda: thank you
Buhltiful  Brian Vollmer-Buhl: Although my dog has fleas I do not have them yet

Sandy: He who sleeps with dogs, gets fleas.
Marylin Monroe: Who sells dogs with fleas, are under "guilty" plea.
Shafonda: Peggy it wont let me chat...says I have to click the lock on the side of the screen for permission...
Marylin Monroe: Just tried to rhyme :-)
Shafonda: i love cookies
Shafonda: Nikki McClean makes the best cookies...
JillBohemia: I concur!
Sandy: They could argue which is better, M&M's or Skittles.
NikkiBohemia: Thanks Shafonda & Jill!
Shafonda: as her neighbor, I know where she keeps the dough.
Shafonda: my students really used the VTS to improve their art critiques and art write ups. Thank you
JillBohemia: Our students loved having Artie the Art Bus visit and the experience of going to the art museum.  We were also inspired to incorporate art into our writing in many ways this year!
NikkiBohemia: We loved Artie and the art museum too!
JillBohemia: We did an opinion writing unit after doing artist studies.
JillBohemia: This is what I used in response to an art image but it seemed a bit awkward, "I know I see _____because_____.
Sandy: This story says ..., and I am not sure about it.
Sandy: I like that..., but I think...
Shafonda: we will find time. thank you again.
JillBohemia: Hi Peggy, just a reminder to resend the email with the letter attached :)
Buhltiful  Brian Vollmer-Buhl: thanks! goodnight
deborahcreswell: Thank you!
Shafonda: goodnight all
Sandy: Thank you
NikkiBohemia: don't let the bedbugs bite!
JaimeCreslane: Thank you!
JillBohemia: Thanks for everything.  It has been a lot of fun! Or the fleas lol.
NikkiBohemia: and if they do smack them black and blue with your shoe!
Vitaut Arabello: Bye, Peggy!

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