Look at the USB Blue mikes, I bought one of the snowflake ones for room pickup.     USB mikes don't pick up the computer noise that 1/4" mikes do.

USB speakers are also nice for smaller rooms because they don't need extra power.

And I suggest including Google Video and soon Hangouts in any video conferencing conversations.   



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On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Lucie deLaBruere <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Greetings all
With the increase in request for classrooms to participate in SKYPE in Education and LNV/Scopia opportunities for classroom teachers, we are trying to come up with an ideal setup for a classroom wanting to participate in these opportunities.  Would love to recommendation from anyone who has a successful model.
Which peripherals should we purchase to achieve the following outcomes

1) A Web Cam that we can point to different parts of the room
2) A microphone situation that might be separate than the webcam so it can also be moved to pic up a speaker from different parts of the room
3) Speakers that would work for a classroom (preferably a double classroom) -seems that many classrooms are doubling up for these event
4) SETUP config info that PROVIDES no feedback echo
5) Cost that fits in a classroom budget ;-(
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Looking to equip a PC, but if
someone can advise either PRO or CON on using an iPad for Skype events of this nature, that would be great.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated

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