About 30 mins before we were set to go live I figured I'd log into the site. Not a big deal I thought, I've been in BlackBoard Collaborate many many times before. But boy was I ever wrong this evening. After trying pretty much everything I could I just couldn't get into the room. Thankfully I was the third to present so I had a bit of time. The brain was spinning, the frustrations mounting. The funny thing is I was presenting on video conferencing in a primary classroom, you know using tools like Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangout. So what did I do? I turned on all those tools. Quickly Angie skyped me and I was able to hear what Kathy was saying. We figured if I could hear the presentation through Skype and Angie's computer, then I could speak my part that way too. And you know what... I did!
|My set up, skyping into Angie's home looking at the session through her computer.
Technology doesn't always work as it should, but it certainly lends itself to great problem solving. A huge thanks to Dean, Kathy, Angie and all those in the room tonight. It may not have been pretty but we made it work. :-)