Monthly Archives: March 2006

Culture Exchange with Pakistan

This morning a group of high school students from Decatur High School talked to high school students in Pakistan. After a bit of a rough start with technology, the classes started the discussion. The discussion ranged from cultural questions like … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborations, International VCs

In Depth: Autopsy

On Monday, one of our new teachers from Bridgman High School participated COSI Columbus’ In Depth: Autopsy program. It was a health-science class. I didn’t blog it because I’ve blogged that session before. Plus it’s really hard for me to … Continue reading

Posted in Content Providers

Still Reading Across America

It's the last week in March. The last week before our spring break. And we're still Reading Across America! This morning a middle school class at River Valley Middle School is reading with a class from Chesaning, Michigan. Thanks to … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborations

Tips for International VC Calls

I've been working on test calls with Pakistan, Peru, and Costa Rica in the last couple days. Here are some resources that I've found helpful! International Country Calling Codes. This neat little site is great for figuring out dialing strings … Continue reading

Posted in International VCs, Resources

Providing Content For Your Schools

This morning I had a conversation with several colleagues in Texas about the 123 VC: Jazzing Up Your Curriculum with Videoconferencing workshop we are planning for this summer. Besides planning the workshop, we had a great conversation about how we … Continue reading

Posted in Professional Dev., VC Community | 1 Comment

Comparing the Tandberg & Polycom MCUs

May 21, 2007 Update:  See the latest comments on my bridge here. Please note this was originally written in May 2006 and versions have changed since then. See the comments section for TANDBERG’s response. – Note added March 2007. First … Continue reading

Posted in Techie Stuff | 9 Comments

Spanish Read Across America

This morning Brandywine Elementary is connecting to a Spanish Immersion school in Columbus Ohio for a Spanish version of Read Across America. Our classes have Spanish only once a week, so they aren’t quite as fluent. The classes shared poetry, … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborations

How to Talk to Your Vendor

A few weeks ago I followed with interest a Megaconference listserv discussion about LifeSize and it’s support of video protocols. Here is a comment by John S. Martin, from the JANET Videoconferencing Management Centre, University of Edinburgh. When multipointing in … Continue reading

Posted in Techie Stuff

GNG: Mozambique

Today Global Nomads connected three schools from the United States, Texas, New York and Missouri to students in Mozambique. Polycom helped to sponsor this incredible connection. This videoconference series in March and April of 2006 brings the world’s youth face-to-face … Continue reading

Posted in Content Providers, Special Events

ASK: Donuthead

“You guys are making me think that I need to think a lot more about what I do!” Sue commented to a student in Dowagiac. One of the neat things about ASK programs is that the students think deeply about … Continue reading

Posted in ASK Programs