What an Elluminating Experience!

March 28, 2008

img_0844.jpg    St. Louis based author Patricia McKissack, along with her husband and co-author, Fred McKissack, did her an Author Visit over Elluminate today (connecting with educators in the Clovis Unified School District- and her son- in California)!  This was their first experience using Elluminate.  As I showed her the ins-and-outs of the Elluminate program, I asked her if learning all of this reminded her of the first time she did a videoconference (nearly a decade ago!).  The answer?  YES!  There were mics and a camera to think about; the chat was a new aspect to her presentation, however, and she nailed it!  Pat shared with the audience… (remember, one she couldn’t see)… about her early childhood and listening to stories from her mother, meeting Fred, movingimg_0839.jpg to St. Louis and being a teacher. She also spoke about how she became an author, and her inspirations.  She had a stack her books that she was able to hold up to the camera to share with audience. Rob Darrow, our site coordinator in California, had uploaded illustrations from several of her books into a PowerPoint that both ends could clearly see.  What a great way to end the week!

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One Response to “What an Elluminating Experience!”

  1. Rebecca said

    Rob Darrow blogged about this experience (in California) with presentation! Check it out: http://robdarrow.wordpress.com/

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