On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 the Amherst Central School District Board of Education received a wonderful presentation on the status of Educational Technology in the Amherst School District (see video embedded below or on YouTube). As both a parent and teacher in Amherst, I was pleased to hear about the decisions being made to ensure our students are receiving technology experiences as part of their K-12 education.
Since the Open Meetings Law in NY State permits individuals to record Board of Education Meetings, I decided to experiment with a bit of "iPhoneography" using an iOS app called MoviePro that let's you customize video recording dimensions, quality, audio levels, etc. To keep the camera steady, I used the new iPevo AT-ST Video Stand that does a great job holding your iOS handheld device steady at any angle.
Below is the video I recorded, along with my public comments to the Board:
(Can't see the video? Watch on YouTube)
At the conclusion of the meeting, members of the audience are invited to address the Board with comments. I expressed my concerns of staffing levels, as I feel that we are understaffed in the area of Instructional Technology when compared to similar sized districts (locally and statewide). You can listen to my recorded comments at the 46:53 mark.
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