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Inauguration in my school

January 15, 2009 pm31 10:56 pm

Tuesday we are running shortened morning periods, then inauguration, then shortened afternoon periods.

During the inauguration, all the kids will be assigned to classrooms (probably O.C assignments) and, bandwidth allowing, will watch the event on streaming video. I am not at all upset about the possibility of bandwidth overload… I almost like the idea of listening to the address over the PA better – more focus on the words and ideas.

One of the advantages of being in a small, wired school.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 16, 2009 am31 1:02 am 1:02 am

    We’ve been told not to try to stream it so as not to overload the network. However, most of us have cable in our rooms, so it’s not a big deal. No special schedule, though.

  2. confusednycteach permalink
    January 16, 2009 am31 2:37 am 2:37 am

    That sounds great! My principal is making arrangements to have a few interested students and some staff go over to a neighboring church that will be watching it on big screen tvs. I hope I get to go!

  3. Paul R permalink
    January 16, 2009 am31 3:19 am 3:19 am

    I was told by one of the techs that we’re being given a very specific link to go to last minute and to limit our attempts to a maximum of 2 video streams. Remember everything ultimately goes through Metrotech and they clearly can’t handle many thousands of simultaneous video streams. We’re going to do the auditorium route with streaming (or cable if we can get Cablevision to reactivate the just discovered dead jack) and then show it again recorded the last 90 minutes of the day. I give us about a 50-50 chance of success because it’s my belief that a number of schools will not follow Project Connect’s requests and go beyond the 1-2 per school.

  4. January 16, 2009 am31 5:51 am 5:51 am

    Sounds like we may be dimming the lights and listening intently…

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