Web Conferences at NCSET
Live Webcast Demonstration of Youthhood.org
On July 12, 13, and 14, 2005, presenters used
Web conferencing software to show the power of The Youthhood Web
site (http://www.youthhood.org), NCSET’s
interactive Web-based curriculum developed to help young
adults plan for life after high school. The site includes engaging
content, interactive activities, an online magazine, numerous links
to reputable Web sites, and a wealth of other opportunities for
youth to connect more personally to their learning experiences
in and out of school. The site addresses youth directly, and yet
it is intended to be used as a curriculum within a classroom, community
program, or in any setting where adults are working with youth
to set goals and plan for the future. The Youthhood curriculum
is interactive, fun, and best of all, free!
the archive of the July 14 Web conference (1 hour, 10 minutes) (link
opens in new window). You will be able to experience exactly what the participants
experienced by going to this archive, however you will not be able
to submit questions (send your questions regarding the Youthhood
Web site to firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure your audio is turned on (you can
either use headphones or your computer's speakers) to hear the
audio component. You may want to pre-test your computer prior to viewing the archive.
See the Participation Requirements below.
Pam Stenhjem, Associate Director, NCSET
Pam directed the overall development and creation of
the Youthhood Web site along with her staff Julia Socha, John
Smith, Kris Peterson, Ben Anderson, and Patricia Merrill.
Megan Dushin, IT Professional, NCSET
Megan managed the technical end of the development of Youthhood.org
with a group of talented Web developers (Shawn Lawler, Joelle Tegwen,
Krishna Subramonia Iyer, and others). She is very excited to see
so many teachers and their students already registered on the site!
About the Web Conference Technology
We used the Macromedia Breeze (now Adobe Acrobat Connect) product to deliver this Web
conference. Breeze allows you to attend a meeting or presentation
in real time over your computer (no telephone). However, you must
have several things in place prior to this call in order to participate
(or view the archive). Click here to learn
more about Adobe Acrobat Connect.
Please read all of the below requirements:
Computer Hardware & Web Browsers
Windows (98se, ME, XP, NT 4.0, 2000 or later)
• Internet Explorer 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0
• Netscape Navigator 4, 6.2, 7.1
• AOL 8
• Compuserve 7 (2000 & XP only)
• Mozilla 1.2
• Opera 7
Macintosh (OSX 10.1 or later)
• Safari 1.1, 1.2
• Netscape 6.2, 7.1
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2
• CompuServe 7 (OS 10.1 or later)
• Mozilla 1.2
The sound on your computer must be turned on to hear the
presenters through your computer speakers. If you do not have speakers,
you may use headphones plugged into your computer (this may be optimal
for those in shared work spaces).
Flash Player Plug-in
Your computer must have the Flash Player
plug-in to join the Web conference or view the archive (most newer
computers automatically have it installed). Version 7 is optimal
for individuals using assistive technology. If you do not have Flash, go to the
Flash Player Download page.
Internet Connection (Optimal)
Although participants may be able to join a Web conference
with most connection speeds, we recommend that you have a high-speed
connection to the Internet. This will ensure that your
computer keeps up with the presenters.
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