We have finally started moving with some of our initiatives:
Equipment and software has been purchased for our “Video Production and Community Server” project. The hardware has been setup, software installed and we’ve started working on our first deliverable video, which will be an informational video about my son, Nick Riordan’s, trip to Washington, DC for the National Spelling Bee. We’ll be working up the production and should have it available on our school and city cable channels, as well as hosting it on our community web server very soon.
Our next steps for the project are:
Setting up a room at the Windom Area High School to serve as our video production center. Now that school is out for the year, our Mass Media teacher will have some time to put towards planning his fall class outlines and determining how best to use the video equipment in his classes.
Getting school staff assigned to the “Homework Helper” project and purchasing laptops and webcams.
Working with our Meterology teacher to determine the best use of technology in his classroom and how best to deliver that class across our network.
That’s it for now, hopefully more to come very soon.
The Blandin Foundation is supporting four standout broadband programs through the Light Speed program. The program’s purpose is to stimulate the deployment of bandwidth intensive applications that connect local institutions to area resident’s home. This post comes from a Light Speed community leader.