Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ustream.tv to the Rescue

What do you get one you mix really bad weather, another canceled Washington DC Trip organizational meeting for the parents, a creative/energetic history teacher, and a little ustream.tv action? You get a live broadcast by US History teacher extraordinaire, Chuck Taft, to the 8th grade parents via ustream.tv. With all after school activities canceled tonight on account of the weather, Chuck was looking for a way to get the information out to the parents. This was the second time this year that the Washington DC overview for the parents had to be canceled due to inclement weather. Chuck decided to send an email out to the parents with a link to the live ustream feed. At 1:45 CST today Chuck began his broadcast and presentation. He shared a little powerpoint and fielded parent questions submitted via the chat from the viewers. Chuck had 20 parents join in the ustream session, which is nearly 25% of our 8th grade parents. He also saved the recording and will post it on his website/blog for parents who were unable to view the broadcast live. Chuck did a great job of making soup out of stones today with his live broadcast! Way to go, Chuck!

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