Students learn broadcasting skills through Highschoolcube

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

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Fifth-grade students at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School are using iPods to record and broadcast local high school and grade school events live over the Internet through a free service called Highschoolcube.

 

LIW Principal Abi VanRegenmorter signed the school up for the service last fall. She mentors the students, but they are responsible for most of the broadcast.

 

Schools use Highschoolcube to record events live and share them online as they are happening. This allows someone who might not be able to attend a school event in person to watch it online from anywhere in the world.

 

De Smet native Renae Collins lives in Wood and is not able to attend all of her nephew’s ball games in person. But she never has to miss a game.

 

“Technology is a wonderful thing. The cube is a service that allows me to watch Matt’s games from 250 miles away,” Collins said. “I am so happy that Miss Abi has done the initial leg work to get it set up and then encouraged the De Smet youth to do the broadcasting.”  Collins said she also watches the girls’ games and school concerts.

 

Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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