Tag Archive: Special Events

Jul 01

A Poem About an Author Videoconference

At the SIG IVC Forum on Sunday at NECC 2008, people shared their programs in quick 4 minute presentations. This one is a poem by Sue Porter telling about the Polycom Special Events with blind author Jim Stovall. If the YouTube video below is blocked for you, try this link to the same video on …

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Mar 04

ASK Author: The Ultimate Gift

This afternoon we have several classes participating in two sessions of ASK with author Jim Stovall on his book The Ultimate Gift. The students have prepared using the ASK process. This program is one of the Polycom Special Events, with bridging provided by Arnie Comer at Macomb ISD. The depth of questions and interaction is …

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Dec 20

Behind the Scenes in Mrs' Claus' Studio

The last three days we’ve had 41 sessions with 1,134 students connect to Mrs. Claus to hear a story read and to ask her some questions. I thought you might like a little peek behind the scenes. We had several elves help us make this happen. Elf Kevin suggested the book, How Santa Got His …

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Dec 07

Geography I Spy

Today we have the last session in a series of Geography I Spy programs. We copied this idea from Paul Hieronymous. Paul even VCed with us to help us get this program going. Kevin starts the session zooming in on our location and the school location to get the students familiar with Google Earth. For …

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Dec 03

Interviewing State Representative John Proos

This morning we have several local 5th grade classes connected to John Proos, one of our local state representatives. The teachers and students have prepared questions ahead of time, particularly to bring out answers related to what they are studying. We were able to get 25 questions into the hour session. Here is a sampling …

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Oct 19

Interesting Characters to VC With

So, who could your students talk to today? There are some really creative ideas floating around on the vc blogosphere! How about Mrs. Dewey Decimal? Yeah for library skills, Joan! Mrs. Claus is popular with the K-2 crowd every year. How ’bout a real live musician masquerading as a school bus? A civil war soldier, …

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Oct 09

Polycom Special Events

Polycom is offering a set of free special events this year. You can read about all the details and register here. These are offered through a partnership with Berrien County ISD (for registration) and Macomb ISD (for bridging). Here is a taste of the programs available: ¬†ASK program with author Janie Panagopoulos October 30 and …

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Sep 17

Constitution Day

For the last couple of years, I’ve been wishing I could pull together a program for our schools on Constitution Day. But the school year starts so quickly. It’s difficult to arrange something. However, this year, when I emailed Don Alsbro to schedule our veteran interviews, Lest We Forget, I asked him if he could …

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Sep 13

First High Profile VC of the Year

This afternoon we had our first high profile videoconference of the year. (Last week’s first student VC was with the Camden Children’s Garden. ) Juniors and seniors around the state videoconferenced with Governor Granholm to learn about the Michigan Promise program which provides a $4000 scholarship to encourage Michigan students to go to college. The …

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Jun 04

This & That

Here’s a collection of notes & thoughts…. I’m about halfway through listening to the whole interview between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at the D Conference last week. It’s great evening entertainment for those interested in technology. I caught a reference by Bill Gates to videoconferencing and looked it up. Microsoft is working on a …

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