A Revolution in Education
So, Anymeeting.com let us down. We had so much trouble passing control to the different presenters and being able to hear them, that we lost a lot of time. Now I am looking for another platform to use. Ludmila suggested wiziq.com, which I've checked into a little. Sue offered an Elluminate meeting room from another ning, but we would be strongly encouraged to join that ning as well to use that. Bridgit has been suggested, but I've never used it. I looked at the info at the SMART website. I guess that it would work. There can be up to 4 or 6 speakers at a time. I just need to play with it some more, I guess. Either way, we will probably do the November meeting with a different platform.
SEE Jennifer Uhl did a great presentation on the mixed reality tools in Notebook 10.8. You have to check the box at installation. You get a 90 day trial. It appears that the only way to get them for keeps is with the SMART Doc Cam 330.
SEE Lori Reed presented her top 10 tips for stepping away from the board. There were some very practical ways to get the students up and involved.
Johnny Hamilton shared how to engage high school math students with a lesson using the measurement tools and Google Earth. He also provided a link to a video of the same lesson. Check it out.
Ludmila Smirnova, Debby Caven, and Harvey Almarode were also scheduled and ready, but with all our problems it got too late for them. My thanks to them for their preparation, and apologies for not getting to them. They have graciously agreed to share at a future meeting.
Link to the recording: On the left, click the named cue points other than "screen recording". The named links take you to the good parts. When one obviously ends, click the next one to skip all the technical problems.
We had Tom in Paris and Melissa from India on with us in the US and Canada. So, four countries represented makes it another global user group! And all of the attendees were so gracious and patient with the glitches. Most hung around until amymeeting kicked us all out. I guess there is a time limit or something because it just abruptly ended the meeting. Oh well. As soon as we get the delivery platform nailed down, we are going to have some great meetings. Join us, won't you.