Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Photos from GRE's Coverage of Peace Dot

A few photos from the event. All photos are courtesy of Lorrie Duval (full copyright to these photos applies):

Annie interviews Dr. BJ Fogg prior to the start of the program:

Malaika was a key contributor to the event as a speaker throughout the evening:

Mr. Blair, our Upper School Division Head, was in attendance at the launch:

Gator Radio Experience Coverage of the Peace Dot Alpha Launch

The Gator Radio Experience was pleased to run the webcast for the Alpha Launch of the Peace Dot project at Castilleja School on Tuesday, October 27th, 2009! This was our first ever live webcast involving video. If you watch this, I think you'll agree that Annie did a fine job of managing this 'cast. She reports that at one time during the live webcast we had over 60 participants! We know, too, that people were participating in the live webcast from all over the world!

Enjoy the live coverage of last night's event courtesy of the Gator Radio Experience:

For now we'll link to the video as we're having difficulty with embedding directly in the body of this blog post.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gator Radio Experience Episode #21 Podcast

What a show tonight! This was the first time we attempted to have live music on the show and we had a blast. A special thank you is in order to Mr. Contois and his buddy David for joining us and playing live on the GRE. They played a variety of electric guitars, the slide, a banjo, and even a mandolin.

We also heard from Malaika about the upcoming "Peace Dot" launch at Castilleja next week and Annie shared a piece on Monty Python. We were also happy to be joined by GRE project member Natalie for the first time this year. Natalie contributed to the project last year, but has been quite busy this year and we're glad she is back!

Thanks to everyone who listened live and contributed to the chat. It was quite a show!

Please mark your schedule for the following broadcast dates:

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 - the Gator Radio Experience covers the "Peace Dot" Alpha Launch at Castilleja. We'll broadcast live from 7:00 pm Pacific - 8:30 pm Pacific and we'll be including video as well as audio. Click here to convert the start time of this broadcast to your time zone.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - The Gator Radio Experience will by joined by  GRE project alumnae Stephanie Lueng, Angie Moore, Kaitlin Carano, and Nicola Schulze. All four are now in college and were major contributors to helping launch our project last year. We're looking forward to the alumnae broadcast on November 3rd! Broadcast start time is 7:00 pm pacific on November 3rd. Click here for the time conversion.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Join us on Tuesday, October 20th for another Gator Radio First!

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Please join us live at 7:00 pm Pacific (click here to convert to your time zone) on Tuesday, October 20th for another Gator Radio Experience first! We'll be joined by Adam Contois, Castilleja's Help Desk and System Software Engineer, for live music! We'll have a conversation with Adam and he'll play both the acoustic and electric guitars during our music segment.

We'll also spend some time discussing the Alpha Launch of the "Peace Dot" project, which is scheduled to take place at Castilleja School on Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00 pm.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Few News Items and a Programming Note

The Gator Radio Experience is pleased to announce that our work will receive mention in an upcoming book by two professors from George Mason University, Lynne Schrum and Gwen Solomon. The book is titled How2 Web2 and Where2 Next and will be released from ISTE in 2010. While I'm not totally certain what the book is about, I have a hunch that it deals with student use of various mixed media and that our project will be mentioned in a short paragraph. Congrats to all Castilleja Gator Radio Experience team members, both past and present, for your hard work on this project over the past year! It is quite an honor to be referenced in a book!

Secondly, the Gator Radio Experience's music expert, Sam, will be participating in a Teen Tech Forum at the Western Association of Venture Capitalist meeting here in Menlo Park this week. Michael Arrington of Tech Crunch fame will be moderating the panel.  Good luck and have fun on the panel, Sam. We know you'll do great!

Programming Notes:
Our next show is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 at 7:00 pm pacific/10 pm eastern. We're looking forward to this show as we'll be joined by Castilleja Tech Department member, Adam Contois, for our music segment. Adam will play live music for the first time ever on the Gator Radio Experience! If you'd like a sneak peak of Adam's guitar playing skills, check out a podcast from the Edtechtalk Brainstorm in June.

Finally, it looks like our Alumnae reunion show scheduled for Tuesday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm pacific/10 pm eastern will actually be happening. While the committments are tentative, it looks like we'll be joined by GRE alumnae Stephanie (UC-Santa Barbara), Nicola (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Kaitlin (Georgetown), and possibly Angie (Pitzer). All four of these alumnae were key contributors to helping get the GRE project up and running last year it it will be wonderful to check in with them to see what they're up to. The 3rd of November also happens to be near the 1 year anniversary of our project (Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 was our first broadcast). We'll use the 3rd as an opportunity to celebrate one year of Gator Radio Goodness as well!

We hope you're able to join us on these upcoming broadcasts. Thanks for supporting the Gator Radio Experience!
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gator Radio Experience Episode #20 Podcast

A special shout-out to Enrique Allen of the Stanford Persuasive Technology lab for joining us as our special guest on the show tonight. Castilleja will be hosting the Peace Dot "Alpha" launch on October 27th and it was great to connect with Enrique to learn more about the project. A big congratulations to new GRE team member, Sarah, for her super effort in her first Internet radio broadcast.

Thanks to all who listened live and thanks to those who will be listening to our podcast!

Click here to download audio of our conversation with Enrique.

Play Audio of our conversation with Enrique:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Join us tonight live!

Join us tonight (October 6th, 2009) live at 7 pm pacific/10 pm eastern for episode #20 of the Gator Radio Experience. We'll be joined live by one of the members from BJ Fogg's "Peace Dot" project which will be launched live from Castilleja School on Tuesday, October 27th, 2009. We'll also hear from our new team member, Sarah, who will be joining us for her first time.

Click here to join live at 7 pm tonight. Please contact one of us if you are in need of the password.