I DID AN TOTALLY IMPROMPTU #cesimeet presentation to a group of 41 Irish educators assembled in LIT-Thurles and it resulted in the first Hangout on Air at an Irish education event. The video is embedded below the break.
I asked Mike Kelly to switch off the audio feed shortly after starting because it started feeding back into the venue. To get an idea of what the silent camera looks and sounds like, scrub forward to 12:10 into the clip and get the full effect of a condenser mic connected to a laptop using a webcam to stream an event live across Google Hangouts on Air.
As I mentioned in my presentation, I participate in Hangouts on Air while walking the streets of Ireland with my iPod Touch, my Klipsch S4i earbuds and my O2-Ireland Hotshot. This morning, I listened and watched three guys who were living six and eight time zones away while walking to the top of my housing estate. That's a mobile Hangout on Air using a two-year-old iPod Touch and a new O2 Hotshot. My running costs are twenty euro per month. This is affordable for most teachers. It requires no technical support. The stuff just runs.
If you teach in Ireland, you should follow the flow at CESI for an upcoming CESImeet in your area. Tonight's happened in conjunction with our Learning Spaces Conference in LIT-Thurles.
Hat tip to Joe Garde and Tim Kirby, guys responsible for links I save about education. Jump directly to the best part of our Hangout on Air: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G23Ag-zu7lU#t=12m14s