Monthly Archives: March 2008

What’s Up with Upgrades?

It seems like this is the third year in a row that sometime in March we have really weird H.261/263/264 dialing conflicts. We upgrade software, and all of a sudden bridges are crashing, sites just ring & ring and won’t … Continue reading

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MysteryQuest Europe Notes

Today I am running the last MysteryQuest World for this school year. We’re focusing on Europe and have 3 classes from TX, one from OH and one from MI. After a rough start with technical difficulties for three of the … Continue reading

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Microsoft $300 Videoconference System?

Reading my VCInsight news and found this announcement from the March 17 issue: At VoiceCon Orlando 2008 this week, Microsoft Corp. announced broad availability of its conferencing solutions and continued customer and partner adoption of its Unified Communications platform. Polycom … Continue reading

Posted in Techie Stuff

Elevate 2008 Schedule

Did you know the Elevate 2008 draft schedule is posted now? I can see already that it’s going to be a great conference. I hope to see you there! Here are some features I’m looking forward to: Optional daily hikes, … Continue reading

Posted in VC Community

Blog Anniversary & Passion Quilt Meme

To celebrate my 3rd blog anniversary, I thought I’d finally respond to Gail Desler’s tag for a passion quilt meme. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, so this is the result of simmering. My passion, as you well … Continue reading

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MysteryQuest Miracle

I’ve been flat on my back sick all week, but on Tuesday we had a small miracle. I had a MysteryQuest Western Hemisphere session scheduled with 5 classes, and I was too sick to crawl out of bed, let alone … Continue reading

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Listening to Teachers

On a slightly off-videoconferencing topic…. I’ve been teaching an online class, Technology in the Early Elementary Classroom, the last 8 weeks. I love listening to the teachers discuss, create projects, and sharing great ideas with each other. This week there … Continue reading

Posted in Implementation

Reading Around the Planet with Wales

One of my schools had conflicts with the scheduled Read Around the Planet dates this year, so I helped them find partners later in March. Our first connections were this week, and more are scheduled next week. Today’s session is … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborations, International VCs

Interviewing World War II Veterans

This afternoon I spent another hour with our World War II veterans and three classes as part of our Lest We Forget series. While we get less questions in with a panel format, I think the varied perspective from the … Continue reading

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What is the Western Hemisphere?

Have you ever noticed how videoconferencing expands your thinking? How you learn new things every day, even if you’re just hooking up classes to the next place and making sure the connection works? This week I realized even this even … Continue reading

Posted in International VCs, MysteryQuests