Kaltura Video v2.02 looks exciting

https://www.kaltura.org/kaltura-video-platform-community-edition-20-features-list We currently use the Kaltura Video product with our wordpress teacher blogging platform.  It integrates very nicely and teachers can record directly from their webcams to their blogs.  I have the system working just the way I want it to, so I don’t plan on updating to the new version right away.  However, the … Read more

Put your powerpoints on the web with Slidecast

A really nice guy by the name of  Luc Richard from Dual Code Inc. (The company that provides the BigBlueButton / Moodle integration plugin) recently informed me of their new product called SlideCast.  Slidecast has a very innovative approach to getting powerpoints on the web.  I can’t tell you how many times teachers ask if … Read more

BigBlueButton v.7 Out, v.8 to feature recording!

https://bigbluebutton-blog.blogspot.com/2010/07/darcy-checks-out-bigbluebutton.html We have been using BigBlueButton for our K-12 school district for about a year now and I have been very impressed with not only setup, but also the ease of use.  The one feature it was missing was the ability to record meetings and in reading their blog it appears they will be developing … Read more

The Real Life Social Network

The Real Life Social Network and Understanding why People use Technology This is a great read! I only got to slide 40, but I will be coming back to read the rest. The Real Life Social Network v2 View more documents from Paul Adams.

D-Tube is Going to be Removed

We have a very good video sharing website that was the envy of many school districts.  D-Tube, as we call it, has served its purpose and now it is time to retire it.  Over the course of the year I will be dismantling it.  If you haven’t seen it before or if you were a … Read more

Integrated Facebook LiveStream with District Streaming TV

I just finished integrating Facebook Live Stream comments with our Streaming TV Channel page. https://dearbornschools.org/departments/communications/tv-channel-live You can login on this page to FB and then when you enter a comment it appears on your profile with a link back to the streaming TV page.  Kinda neat.  It should be interesting to see if people login … Read more

District Website Goes Mobile

With our new easier to read and navigate website, we added iPhone support.  The website auto-detects the iphone user and displays a special mobile-compliant theme.  It’s just one of the many new features of the summer improvements I am working on. So many people have mobile devices, it is becoming increasingly important that schools are … Read more