This Friday, April 11th, 2008 at 8:00 PM EST Dan and I are going to try our first LIVE podcast episode and we'd like you to join us.
Here's the skinny. We are looking for people to share "Wicked Decent" ideas and happenings in your school or classroom. What are you excited about that you think other listeners should know about. Pat yourself on the back, you know you deserve it! Pay tribute to that colleague who is so creative and energetic you just wanna sing their praises from the rooftops (please use proper safety equipment).
So now you know what, here's the "how".
Option 1: Skype
The recommended way for you to interact with us is through Skype. This is a free program that you download onto a Mac or PC and lets you communicate with other Skype users through video, audio, or chat. If you'd like to audio chat with us, you'll need a mic and if you'd like to video chat you'll need a webcam (BTW we don't plan on showing our ugly mugs on camera, but we welcome you to). Click on the Skype link here to download. Once the program is installed, you can add us as a contact (WickedDecentLearning). If you are using a microphone or webcam you can use the Skype Test Call feature to check to see if it works properly. Then simply log on around 8:00 PM EST on Friday, April 11th for the show. We will call you so that everyone is in the same conference call. That's it. No charge, no worries. This lets you listen to the show live AND be a part of the show in real time. Just keep in mind, we will be recording for rebroadcast so what you say will be sent into the reaches of the universe.
Option 2: Online Text Chat
If you can't install anything on your machine or would prefer to simply participate by text chat, we will create a chat room on ChatMaker.net. I've made the room already but no one will probably be there until the show starts. Here's the link to the room. When you get in you can click on the default user name (Guest###) and change it to your preferred name.
Option 3: You Just Can't Make it Live
So you copped out on us? Friday night TV too important for you to sign up for Tivo just this one time to help us out? Well, no hard feelings. You can always send us an email or comment before Friday's show. firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this blog post.
Looking forward to seeing you there. If you'd like to send us an email or Skype us before hand, that would give us an idea of how many people are joining us.