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At 6:03pm on December 7, 2008, Diane said…
Hi Anne,

Thank you for your nice welcome! I'm looking forward to checking out this site -- I've already found a couple of really interesting things that I hope to incorporate in future classes!
At 3:07am on December 6, 2008, Chris Drage said…
Hi Anne, Nice to hear from you. I am looking forward to sharing good practice and new ideas from around the world. What ages do you teach?
At 5:18pm on December 5, 2008, Joanne Goh said…
Hello Anne. Thanks for the comment. I'm very excited to be part of Classroom 2.0 community and I do hope I can learn more from you on ICT. Congratulations on the award that you have won. I hope you will have a good time in Kuala Lumpur. Is this your first visit?
At 10:04pm on December 1, 2008, MJ Page said…
Hi, Anne thanks for your interest in smart Business Wiki, I think it's great to be given the opportunity to work with teachers from around the globe. I look forward to learning more from professionals like you.
At 6:08pm on November 28, 2008, Lisa Mireles said…
Great - thanks so much for the tip! I will check it out!

Lisa
At 2:24pm on November 26, 2008, Maree Leopold said…
Thanks Anne
Just shows you how excited I am with this site. I have checked it first thing back at school this morning. I attended the session with both you and Jess, but I also went to Jess's session on Monday. I must say I am really inspired by what you do at your school.
Maree
At 12:38pm on November 20, 2008, Matthew said…
Thank you Anne!

Matt
At 6:42pm on November 18, 2008, Deborah said…
Anne, thanks for the welcome. I will have to check out your projects to see what all you are up to.

Deborah
At 4:48pm on November 16, 2008, andrew bendelow said…
Hey, Anne. It's our sophomores (15-16 yrs. old) who study The Whale Rider.
Thank you very much!
collaboratively,
andrew
At 10:13am on November 15, 2008, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Anne,

Since your interested in online conferencing I recommend you take a look at WiZiQ's virtual classroom.
At 4:08pm on November 14, 2008, Joan Roehre said…
we use Communicator too- but internally only-
At 3:20pm on November 14, 2008, Joan Roehre said…
Greetings and nice to "meet" you! We use IP video, as well as iChat & SKYPE. For classroom use- it's primarily IP. We do a great deal of in-district collaborations and professional development using iChat. Looking forward to possibly using the new video chat functions from GoogleTalk.
At 12:55am on November 13, 2008, Ingunn Kjøl Wiig said…
Thank you, Anne, I certainly will.
At 6:46am on November 7, 2008, Venugopalan Muralidharan said…
Hi Anne,
Thanks for your reply.
We mostly use POLYCOM video conference equipment for the video conference. Some times we use skype , when our partne school does not have the Video conference equipment. I resonally used elluminate to attend a few webinars.
Muraliv
At 3:57pm on November 6, 2008, Melanie said…
Hi Anne,
I'd love that! Thanks for giving me some of your time. I understand about marking etc. at the moment, it's that time of year once again :)
At 3:05pm on November 5, 2008, Melanie said…
Hi Anne,
Thank you for the welcome. It's good to see how many Australian teachers are on here.
I'd love to know more about what you're doing in the classroom. I'm spending a lot of time showing teachers how to podcast and make movies. Helping them come up with ideas for how to integrate this into the classroom.
At 11:38am on November 5, 2008, Ekaterina Zhdanova said…
Hello Anne,
I understand what you are saying. Thanks for your explanation. It makes sense. One more question: what type of webcamera do you use? Can your camera capture the whole gruop of students at a time or only one person who is speaking at the moment? I think it is a great idea to try video conferencing without students at first. I will let you know when I fix all the necessary equipment and bring it all together. One more question: is there such an option in Skype that lets us record the whole video conference and view it later as a video file? I think it would be great for further class discussion and analyses.
At 2:25am on November 1, 2008, andrew bendelow said…
Hey, Anne, how about the book set in New Zealand, The Whale Rider, do you know it? I'd like to get my English students in touch with some kiwis via wiki. Any advice?
Our space: http://wiki-land.wikispaces.com

collaboratively,
andrew
At 1:50pm on October 28, 2008, Jodie said…
Hi Anne,

My first VC unit came as a grant with a polycom camera and 32" TVs on stands. The unit was stuck in a closet (unused) for at least 5 years before my time. We took it out, cleaned it up and set it up in a conference room at the Alt. Ed building, but no teacher wanted to load their kids up and bus them over. So it was still unused. So I decided that to make it portable. Basically, I bought a rolling suitcase, cut egg crate foam to fit and protect the camera. The TVs went to different campuses. Now when a teacher wants to do a VC, I show up with my suitcase and cables. The teacher has to provide/checkout the TVs.

Last year the district bought an additional polycom camera off of ebay so we could connect classrooms within the district.

I know tandburg has portable units now but when my district saw the price tag, they freaked...I guess that I will have to continue to be creative.
At 3:28pm on October 27, 2008, Chris Woodside said…
Thanks for the compliment Anne. I looked up the conference and got some interesting ideas.

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