We have been busy lately working with a new project which allows connections between Android tablets and the video conference bridge. The possibilities seem endless. We have made connections to ongoing conferences from the palm of our hands and even used the device to send a regional meeting out to a half dozen schools with good video and exceptional audio.
Using the same software we have had schools that never before connected to statewide events join in. We are looking forward to having 5 elementary classes join in a Connect2Texas program on Friday from a district that was restricted to one site connecting at a time before this!
So our upcoming challenges will be to keep up with the number of connections that people want to make through our new solution and find the funding to expand if it continues to grow in use. So far, it’s been a huge success and we are looking forward to having more and more classrooms find out how they can energize learning with connections to the world.’
The next project will be putting these into the hands of high school students in Project Lead the Way classes. I can’t wait to see what they do!