A whole lot of folks just finished watching the inauguration...This was a pretty big deal, right? No doubt, this should have been playing in every social studies class in the States. As many have noted, it almost seems wrong to watch it on television given the role of technology in this election and, certainly, the tech orientation of an entire generation of students plugged into this historic event.
As a result, a whole lot of schools were streaming the inauguration coverage, bypassing television in a lot of classes. Fortunately for our district, we had a half day for students, so it wasn't critical to deliver the event to students. However, with many of our teachers streaming in their rooms anyway, we certainly hit some bottlenecks. Unfortunately, I had to download and install some software for training during the professional development scheduled for this afternoon; let's just say that the software is still downloading.
Several people contacted me with concerns about bandwidth and network infrastructure in their schools. Now I'd like to get some feedback? How did it go? Talk back below and let us know where you hit bottlenecks, what went wrong, what went well, and how did students respond if they watched the inauguration via the web rather than traditional media?