Ok here’s the coolest idea I’ve run across in a while….
Bill Johnson from OneNet in Oklahoma just sent this email to the Megaconference listserv:
My H.323 IP address is below, my system is always in “auto-answer” mode
and my remote camera control is enabled. Simply dial my IP with your
system, select remote camera control and pan hard left. You should be
able to see a lite-green tree out side my window. So far, no one has
been able to tell me what kind of tree it is. Can you tell? If so,
please email me. Only a few weeks left to figure this out as the “Fall”
season is upon us and the tree will be bare soon.
Director of Network Operations – OneNet
Director – Netrad Infrastructure for CASA
President – Oklahoma Distance Learning Association
What a cool idea! Imagine kids making a problem like this & sending it out to many schools to dial in & try to solve! Imagine putting several clues around your classroom & setting a time when other school could dial in and pan the camera remotely around the room….
What curriculum based ideas can you think of???
Well, I had lots of folks dial in, look at the tree and make guesses. Unfortunatly, there were no two the same. So, I clipped a branch and scanned it and placed it http://www.onenet.net/~bjohnson/files/tree.jpg here.
Several scientist from around the country dialed in and some told me they were excited to see how easy the technology was to use for scientific research.
The answer seems to be that the tree is a “Laced Bark Elm”