Monthly Archives: April 2011

ISTE Early Bird Registration Ends May 1

Are you going to ISTE this year? Need a reason to? Preview the list of videoconference sessions at ISTE 2011 here Review the program here. Early bird registration ends May 1! So register soon! Join the SIG IVC pirates – … Continue reading

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2011 Teachers’ Favorite Awards: Vote by May 19

Thank you to everyone who has already voted! If you haven’t, please vote soon! Berrien RESA is hosting 6th Annual Teacher’s Favorite Awards to select the Best Content Providers for the 2009-2010 school year. Results will be shared via the … Continue reading

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Showing Off VC at a School Opening

Earlier this year we had one of the coolest VCs that we’ve done. It was very simple really, but it was who attended that made it cool! Her Royal Highness, The Princess Anne, was attending a school opening at one … Continue reading

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Hooking Teachers on Videoconferencing

The perennial challenge of videoconferencing is to get teachers to use it! They have so many good reasons to resist using it! If you’re just getting started, here are some ideas to get past that first block. Select a Couple … Continue reading

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TxDLA: Skype vs. Standards-based VC: The Showdown

Here are links and resources for my second TxDLA presentation today (Skype vs. Standards-Based VC: The Showdown): Powerpoint: Skype vs Standards Skype Resources Links: Authors: Skype an Author Network; TWICE ASK, Whirlidurb ASK, VC Content Providers (search author) Skype Content … Continue reading

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TxDLA: Inspiring Teachers’ Use of VC

Here are links and resources for my first TxDLA presentation today (Inspiring Teachers’ Use of Videoconferencing): PowerPoint: Inspiring Teachers Use of VC Blog Posts on the Top Teachers’ Study Other blog posts on working with teachers: Remember the Teachers Promoting … Continue reading

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Exciting Changes in the VC Industry

Did you see these blog posts yesterday? H.323 and Skype on the Blue Jeans Network (Thanks Wes for a great review!) LifeSize Enables Skype on the Passport (was hoping for this news after Logitech bought LifeSize) And, in other news: … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget: Korean War

Today we had a great group of Korean War veterans to talk to our students locally and around the country. This is part of our Lest We Forget series that occurs in collaboration with our local Lest We Forget veterans … Continue reading

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What’s Up with SIP?

So, have you seen the rumblings of using the SIP standard instead of H.323 in schools? I ran into this during Read Around the Planet. Some schools with TANDBERG installations on the east coast gave out their address to dial … Continue reading

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How to Expand a Collaboration: Poetry with England

Note: This is a real post; even though it’s April 1. 🙂 This week we’ve had 14 classes in England and Michigan connect together to share poetry! We’ve had performances, recitations with actions and motions, and even costumes! What a … Continue reading

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