Here are some photos (far end - - so I'm taking images of a screen!) from some of our Virtual Cookies with Santa videoconference programs yesterday. It was so nice to be able to 'visit' the North Pole and so many schools without having to travel! Students got to share their cookie creations with Santa, hear Twas the Night Before Christmas and ask questions. The students at the Kentucky School for the Deaf showed us all how to sign Merry Christmas and we learned the Santa likes to vacation in the southern hemisphere... He also eats sugar cookies for breakfast (although MAGPI does not recommend nor endorse a steady diet of sugar cookie breakfasts). Personally, I was VERY impressed with how many good deeds all of the students were doing, and I know Santa was, too.
I've been working in the ed tech world for a few years now coordinating educational programs and projects that utilize advanced networks (like MAGPI and Internet2). I've often been chided for not writing about my experiences in a blog, and have finally found some time to do just that!
Although I am currently the Manager of Educational Services for MAGPI and will be talking about some of the fabulous projects I work on as part of that organization (not biased, right?), this blog in no way reflects the opinions of MAGPI, its employees or the University of Pennsylvania.