If you have local Video Conferencing Equipment you can set it up to stream over the Internet using NAT or link it to your school’s website.  Another option is if you have a video capture card in a computer you can set up a video camera and a streaming media server and link that to your school’s website.  Unreal Media Server is free for up to 15 simultaneous connections.

 

John Peters

Director of Technology

North Country Supervisory Union

338 Highland Ave Suite#4

Newport, VT 05855

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From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Russell Gregory
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2013 1:20 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Streaming Chickens

 

Hello Listserve,

 

I've got a teacher that want's to stream the hatching and first week of life of some chickens that will be arriving soon.  

 

I know Ustream.tv and it's crazy simple to get up and running, but people have to watch 30 seconds of a commercial.  I'm thinking most folks won't stick around for a 30 second commercial to watch 15 seconds of chickens doing not much.  :)

 

Does anyone know of a similar service without as much advertising or a just plain better solution?  Should take nothing more than a netbook webcam and incur no expense if possible.  

 

I'd love to embed the stream on my website, but realize this may be pushing free services.

 

Thanks for any help or suggestions!

 

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Russell Gregory
Technology Integration Specialist
Swanton Elementary School

24 Fourth Street

Swanton, VT 05488

(802) 868-5346 x235