Monthly Archives: January 2011

Day 13: How to Dial with a LifeSize Remote

This post continues our 20 Day Challenge to understand the technical aspects of videoconferencing, particularly the section on dialing. The LifeSize remote has menu-driven functionality that neither the Polycom nor TANDBERG remotes do. The buttons on the remote are not … Continue reading

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Day 12: How to Dial with a Cisco-TANDBERG Remote

This post continues our 20 Day Challenge to understand the technical aspects of videoconferencing, particularly the section on dialing. Most parts of dialing are straight forward. Enter the numbers and connect. However there are some unique features or issues with … Continue reading

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Matrix of Videoconference Implementation

The London Grid for Learning has a new blog about their videoconference program. Check it out! While looking around, I found this awesome Matrix to assess your implementation level posted on Tuesday. It’s specific to their situation (JVCS is the … Continue reading

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Holiday Hoopla Snowman Swap

Yesterday we finished our almost last Holiday Hoopla Snowman Swap. This was a new TWICE collaborative project and my teachers enjoyed it. However, the snow really got in our way! The connections were supposed to be the last week in … Continue reading

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Day 11: How To Dial with a Polycom Remote

This post continues our 20 Day Challenge to understand the technical aspects of videoconferencing. We have covered the larger issues of setting up and optimizing the network, using gatekeepers, and how to tell people to connect with you via a … Continue reading

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Day 10: How To Manage Numerous Units Without Losing Your Mind

This post continues our 20 Day Challenge to understand the technical aspects of videoconferencing. This post is written specifically for those in K12 education who have many videoconference endpoints to support. These are some of the strategies we use to … Continue reading

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Day 9: Gatekeepers: The Good, The Bad, and The Necessary

This post continues our 20 Day Challenge to understand the technical aspects of videoconferencing. Today we examine the role of gatekeepers in an H.323 video conference environment. Some people view gatekeepers as an essential part of video conferencing; others view … Continue reading

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