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Aug 03

Some Jazz Workshop Tidbits

Today is the facilitator debrief session for the 123 VC: Jazzing Up Your Curriculum with Videoconferencing workshop. We review the summer sessions and decide on changes for next year. With that in mind, I thought I’d share a couple things: Learning and Leading with Technology just published an article about the Jazz Workshop. Check it …

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Jul 29

Comparing Skype and VC Carts in the Jazz Workshop

This week in the Jazz Workshop, my participants and I keep coming back to comparing Skype and videoconferencing carts (or standards based videoconferencing – i.e. H323). We’ve been discussing it all week. (For reference, here’s a previous comparison.) Today, we did a 5 minute call with a group of teachers in OH who learning about …

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Jul 27

There's No Excuse

Here’s a great comment from the Jazz reflections today: What excites me about videoconferencing with staff is the range of possibilities.  There really isn’t an excuse for any teacher to not use videoconferencing to enhance curriculum. What excites me about videoconferencing with students is empowering them to collaborate with students from other states.  Also, using …

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Jul 26

The Effectiveness of the "Jazz" Workshop

It’s the first day of another session of 123 VC: Jazzing Up Your Curriculum with Videoconferencing. I have 8 participants for this session: two high school teachers and six 1st and 2nd grade teachers. Today I am just amazed at the eagerness and sharpness of my group! They are so excited!! In one day they …

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Jun 23

Start spreading the news….

One more little tidbit from Jazz last week… these are the words to the song that the participants in Torfaen, Wales sang to us as they said goodbye last Friday: Torfaen BIG BANG song! Start spreading the news. We’re leaving today We’ve had a real good start at it in Jazz VC. We’ve learned how …

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Jun 23

Looking back to Jazz; Looking forward to ISTE

June has been crazy for me – hence the quietness on this blog! I sure have a list of things to post though. Maybe in July you’ll get to hear about them! June 123 VC: Jazzing Up Your Curriculum with Videoconferencing. The June session of Jazz was again an amazingly stellar experience! Take a few …

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Oct 20

Guess My Pet with Wales, UK

This morning Bridgman Elementary is connecting to Wales in the UK for a project that was written in the Jazz workshop this summer: Guess My Pet. Before the videoconference started, I noticed the teachers using best practice to set presets on their visuals (which were neatly mounted to hold them still). Nice to see Jazz …

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Oct 09

Transactional Distance in Videoconferencing

This post is part of a series examining articles on the communication aspects of videoconferencing. Reference Chen, Y. J. (1997). The implications of Moore’s theory of transactional distance in a videoconferencing learning environment. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 9802605) Summary: This study compared Moore’s (1972) theory of transactional distance to the use of videoconferencing …

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Oct 04

Jazz is a network of dense clusters

Have you read Clay Shirky’s book Here Comes Everybody? Or at least watched his 20-min presentations on TED Talks? here and here. He suggests that a strong network is a network of dense clusters. This is more efficient than a hierarchy, where everyone is critical to the organization. It’s also more efficient than everyone being …

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Sep 28

Working with Secondary Teachers

Linda McDonald and I have been having a great discussion on reaching secondary teachers to use VC, which you can read here. In case you’re not subscribed to comments, I wanted to pull out these great tips so you don’t miss them. Clearing the path into secondary classes: 1. Invite secondary folks to go to …

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