Showing posts with label Qik. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Qik. Show all posts

Monday, August 25, 2008

Republican and Democratic Convention Resources

C-Span has launched two websites featuring user-generated content about the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. On each page visitors will find videos uploaded to the pages by convention attendees. Videos are being uploaded via YouTube and Qik. C-Span's "Convention Hub" pages will also feature comments from Twitter and the latest blog headlines from convention observers and participants.

Here are the links to C-Span's Convention Hub pages. Republicans Democrats

Here are the links to the official convention websites of the Republican Party and Democratic Party. On the Republican Convention website visitors will find information about how the history of the convention and the convention's organization. Click here to find that information. On the Democratic Convention website visitors will find a Convention 101 page featuring information about delegates, superdelegates, the organization of the convention and a glossary of terms used at the convention.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Qik - Recording and Hosting Videos From Your Phone

Qik is a new video service, still in beta, that allows users to stream video, record video, and share video directly from a cell phone to the Internet. Right now the service seems to work only with Nokia phones, but they are adding new phones all the time. Videos can be streamed and recording directly to a Qik account or to 3rd party applications like Twitter. Once the video is stored in a Qik account it can be shared or embedded into another website or service.

Applications for Education
Qik could be used by teachers and students to record presentations or film short videos by using the technology that almost every high school student and teacher carries with them. Rather than having to borrow a video camera teachers can use what is already at their disposal. Use the videos made with Qik to participate in video conversations like the Davos Question, Film Your Issue, or Global Student.

Here's the video from Robert Scoble that first tipped me off to the Qik service.