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A New LifeSize Express Arrived Yesterday Afternoon!

Yesterday afternoon we were privileged to receive a grant through Views On Learning to receive a new LifeSize Express system, plus a really cool Ergotron cart and 50 inch display. Views on Learning, Inc. (VOL) is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit … 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: 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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Day 20: Why We Use Video Conferencing in K-12 Classrooms

This post continues our 20 Day Challenge to understand the technical aspects of videoconferencing, particularly the section on dialing. Each January, we write these 20 Day Video Conference Challenges to share our experiences with others. In the early days of … 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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Services I Offer My Schools

Since my visit to another county last week, I’ve been reflecting anew on our videoconferencing program. Today I thought I would share a list of the videoconferencing services that I provide to our schools. Technical These services are included in … Continue reading

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Kicking Off Videoconferencing in Your Area

On Wednesday this week, I had the privilege of talking to a group of media specialists from a county in Michigan that has very little access to videoconferencing. We started brainstorming ways they could get access to standards-based videoconferencing, and … Continue reading

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Patterns of Busy Videoconferencing Days

Since I had so many videoconferences yesterday, I’ve been reflecting on the patterns of busy videoconference days, and quiet times in the school year. Yesterday we had 23 videoconferences: 11 classes participating in Turkey Trade 4 ASK holocaust expert interviews … Continue reading

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Continuum of Interactivity with Videoconferencing

In addition to a continuum of videoconferencing tools, there are other continuums related to the use of videoconferencing. Today, let’s examine the interactivity continuum… Interactivity Continuum View only isn’t interactive at all! Watching the other class present and not present … Continue reading

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Advertising Videoconferences to My Schools

In the last week or so, I’ve been working on switching my email list from a simple forwarding system to an email marketing service called MailChimp. So far, I’ve only been working on my local list so I can start … Continue reading

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