Monday, March 28, 2005

Polycom PVX

Okay, finally, my friend Elaine Shuck increased her bandwidth from her ISP in South Dakota and we were able to utilize Polycom's PVX program, their dedicated desktop IVC solution, effectively. I'm doing a brief session on the IVC topic this Thursday night, March 31, as part of my school's Evening Classes fundraiser and I'll get to add this program to my repertoire. It's a good one, allow a free download trial version (with a 5 min. per call limit) is available; but to my mind the upgrade to advanced features and limitless calling doesn't justify the hefty pricetag. Further experimentation may prove that wrong?...

Bottom line: Pro--Clear audio and video, Con--cost, retail $149.00. See for reduced pricing from 2nd-party vendors.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Upcoming Stuff!

'K. It's not anywhere near the end of July, but I'm excited that I've been asked to present a full-day teacher workshop at Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ this summer, July 26 to be precise. More exciting, but possibly only if you're an elementary school geek teacher, is that the other presenter at the summer teacher institute is Kathy Schrock, a pioneer in the field of technology integration into teaching practices. Stay tuned for more info, but the short story is that I'm presenting a hands-on teacher workshop geared to exploring the possibilities of desktop IVC (let's start calling it dIVC) in the K12 setting. I hope to learn alot, and when I do, I hope to share it here!

Cheers, and happy Spring Break to those of you to whom that applies!