Open House

On Monday, November 19, 2012, we held an "open house" in a Charlene Rogers' kindergarten classroom at Prince Street School for principals, teachers, parents, students, administrators and others interested in our project.

Approximately 25 people attended the open house, which consisted of an overview of the project, a brief tour of the infrastructure, and a discussion led by Charlene Rogers (kindergarten) and Eileen Higginbotham (resource) about how they are using the network in their teaching.

There was a healthy discussion following the formal proceedings about educational technology in general, and 45 minutes of additional informal conversation between attendees afterwards.

Questions

Questions received by email after the event:

Who manages the system if there is an outage?

The system is maintained by volunteers from the home and school. There has been one outage to date (ironically, in the 2 days before the open house), and we weren't alerted until the outage was over, so we need to do a better job at alerting staff as to how to get support.

Who promised the $$ at the end for another 6 months from his department?

Paul Murray from Bell Aliant.

Video

A (low-quality) video of the proceedings is also available (with apologies for the advertising, which couldn't be avoided as we're using the free version of UStream):


Video streaming by Ustream

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Slides from TeacherNet Open House2.74 MB