Monthly Archives: December 2005

New Easy URL for Polycom-BCISD Content Database

The Polycom-BCISD Content Database has a new easy to use URL when entering from the Polycom site: Easy to use & share! Try it!

Posted in VC Database Updates

VC Islands 2.0

It used to be in the “old days” with videoconferencing that educational organizations, consortia, states, etc. put in videoconferencing islands for shared classes. The main use of videoconferencing then was sharing high school and college level classes and usually an … Continue reading

Posted in Techie Stuff

Camden Children’s Garden

Today Eagle Lake Elementary, Edwardsburg, is connecting to a new content provider we haven’t connected to before: Camden Children’s Garden. The 2nd grade students are learning about soil. The presenter, Betsy Payne, engaged the students right away in questions and … Continue reading

Posted in Content Providers

ASK: The Ultimate Gift

Today we’re doing an ASK program with author Jim Stovall on his book, The Ultimate Gift. This program is provided in partnership with several organizations as follows: Author coordination/liaison: Elaine Shuck, Polycom, Inc. Event coordination: Janine Lim, Berrien County ISD, … Continue reading

Posted in ASK Programs

Flight: The Four Forces

Today Lighthouse Education Center students are connecting to NASA Live. This is our first connection with this provider. The students are doing the program, Flight: The Four Forces. As part of the program, students are making several different types of … Continue reading

Posted in Content Providers

ASK: Traders in Time

Today we have a full day of ASK programs with Janie Panagopoulos, author of many books about Michigan history, among other things. E.P. Clarke Elementary, St. Joseph is hosting, the Berrien County ISD is bridging, and TWICE is sponsoring the … Continue reading

Posted in ASK Programs

The Polycom Ghost

Last night I spent a couple hours at E. P. Clarke Elementary setting up for our ASK: Author Interview with Janie Panagopoulos today. We had a funny experience with their Polycom VSX 7000. We had set everything up easily for … Continue reading

Posted in Techie Stuff

Two Favorites

Today we had two great videoconferences with two of our favorite content providers. New Buffalo Middle School students connected today (and this past Wednesday) to COSI Toledo to learn about the states of matter, in the program Heart of the … Continue reading

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