The LNV (Learning Network of VT) is up and running. Any VT school that was on the VILN can reconnect to LNV. The new LNV uses each site's Internet connection instead of a dedicated network. It also features an online meeting scheduler.
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Vermont Department of Education
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From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bjorn Behrendt
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 11:27 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: http://www.dimdim.com/ ~ Re: Skype?
Interesting timeing. Someone asked about what happened to the VLN (which i still need an answer for). But that got me thinking about WebEx. I hate paying for things so I just did a search for WebEx OpenSouce, and this DimDim came up. I also think it is kinda related to the skype issue Vince brought up.
Click the "watch the launch video". Considering the cost, I can't wait to get this going between our schools.
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From: "Arthus Erea" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 11:19:04 AM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
Subject: Re: Skype?
Skype does offer a lot of potential for having some expert voices in
the classroom. I know of many schools who have used it to talk to
experts in fields. Ex. talking to the author a book students read or
doing collaborative projects. I'd say you should ask her if she has a
specific use plan, or if she is just going to use it for general
personal use. Skype has a lot of potential for use in the classroom
(free teleconferencing). For instance, I recently Skyped in to a
classroom in South Korea where they were learning about marketing and
US politics to answer some questions.
On Jan 17, 2008, at 11:00 AM, Vincent Rossano wrote:
> I've just had a teacher ask if I could install Skype on her computer
> at work. She'd do it at home, but she lives on dial-up in the
> hinterland. Frankly, I've never before been asked to do that on a
> school computer and my first response was to say no, a response
> reinforced by the fact that it is clearly for personal, not school,
> use. But I'm not really sure about the issues involved. Are any
> of you using Skype at your schools?
> Vincent Rossano
> Information Technology Director
> Montpelier Public Schools
> Montpelier, VT 05602
> (802) 225-8690