Friday, June 25, 2004

IVisit page update

"Goliath" at iVisit put up a nice little documentation of our little interaction this past Monday at the IVisit "Share Your World" page.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

"Scotter" on the levee

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Pics from the session--Thanks, John for takin' 'em! will take you to ophoto for a neat set of snapshots from the session. Copy to your computer to print at home or order from oPhoto very inexpensively. Cheers!


Powerpoint now online

Up early on Tuesday, going out to scooter back down to Cafe duMonde again (no commitments 'til 10), I tweaked the powerpoint a bit for Web display and popped it online for your convenience in case you want to share with colleagues or friends. It's at

I also realized that when I described our kindergarten interaction with Jason at I failed to mention that he's located on an island off the east coast of Africa, Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. The things we forget in the frenzy of the moment!

I'm done, now. Well. Except to point you to a nice little (grabbed with my li'l Orbit Quickcam) impromptu round by one group of kindergarteners several days before our scheduled connection. Remember when I said I was stubborn? Well, the first time we tried to connect with Jason in Mauritius we didn't. Turned out it had to do with my NAT IP settings: I had mistyped one digit. To salvage the moment, I suggested that we sing one of the songs from the site to record and send to Jason, and a brilliant teacher, Laura Laughter, embellished the notion with this little minilesson on the art of singing in the round.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Want to "join" so you can post comments?

email me at if you were a conference attendee and I'll give ya rights to post. I'd love to hear comments...

Wonderful to see everyone there!

What fun today! Thank you all for a great hour of sharing. I promised to post some links, and I think that I will, rather cleverly, put them in the Links section of the navbar to the left. I'll embed them here, too, for your browsing convenience.

CSO Links will be the site with the video clips and the IP Guide page.
My Online Session Document will be the page that contains links to cams, etc.

CILC (Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration) is a great site. Reminder: These interactions will require you to be participating in the videoconferencing "revolution" with higher end solutions, although an intermediate step that would allow you connectivity with IP only might be the Polycom ViaVideo (link may expire--let me know if it does!).

I didn't get to the iVisit video, but it's worth watching.

I guess that's enough for now!

Saturday, June 19, 2004


I'm here! Yay! Hot and humid but I'm used to it.

I flew in this a.m. with friends Jan Zanetis and Kecia Ray and after Kecia dropped me off at my hotel I walked out to Felix's for oysters and gumbo until I could get into my room. Once there, I napped and arose later for dinner with the dynamic duo and our pal Elaine Shuck. We walked A LOT and ended up after a couple missteps at the Ugly Dog Saloon. Great fare, reasonably priced. Check it out.

Tomorrow I'm up for an early bike trail scooter (yes, I brung my xootr) then an early workshop with Jamie McKenzie of "From Now On." After a noontime NECC volunteering stint I'll do the 3 p.m. facilitator workshop to learn how to work those Tandberg things and then I'm off.

I revised my site tonight because that's my only handout for the workshop, folks--my business card with my website address on it. That'll link you to everything you need to know.

Monday, June 07, 2004

New Guest set for session!

Hey, all,

Just had a very successful iVisit connection from my office at Vanderbilt University to a classroom in Bath, Maine; and held a wonderful chat with 1st grade classroom teacher Donna Smith there. She pointed out some of her desktop VC successes with two projects (after reading about the first just scroll down to "Moose on the Loose" at the bottom of the page)! In the session we'll connect with her and hear her own thoughts in her own words. There may even be a few kid "guest stars!"

Thursday, June 03, 2004

New Article!

New article online at! Though it's describing a wonderfully successful Polycom (higher end solution) facilitated experience, there's no reason why this kind of interaction can't be enabled using desktop solutions.