Hi Chad. I was wondering if you have any high school contacts who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
With your interest in Education Technology, I recommend you take a look at Wiziq's virtual classroom and authorstream's power point presentation platform. Both are web based platforms, have a bunch of features and free basic service.
I went to Teryl Magee's Skype demo at TETC in Nashville,TN this year. I just joined this Ning today and looked at videoconferencing and there you were. When you have time, could you let me know how your project turned out? I'm really interested in doing something with Skype and my fifth graders. I'd love to come up with something for them to do so that they could interact with another classroom. If you have any ideas you can pass along I'd love to hear them...thanks in advance!
We're Midwest neighbors, I'm in Illinois! I'm a district technology integration specialist and work in Northbrook, IL (a northern suburb of Chicago). If you'd like an adult to interview, would love to Skype with one or more of your students. I taught 4th grade for many years and remember well those state research projects.
I may also be able to find a student to be interviewed, but might want the questions in advance to be sure s/he knows the answers (ie. population of IL or whatever 'fact' you might want answered)
I can be reached many ways email: firstname.lastname@example.org, twitter: jepcke, or Skype: jepcke. I'm also a member of Classroom 2.0 if you want to leave me a message here.
Good luck with the project; love the idea, and I'll look for you on Twitter!