Monday, February 11, 2008
Deaf Bookclub Meets Via Video!
On Saturday night, after sending my oldest kid off to the Turnabout dance, I headed over to my BookHands meeting. Two of our members couldn't make it and one had to leave early. Two of our other members moved out of state but they continued to read the books along with the rest of us. We discussed the book, They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky, about three boys who lived in Sudan and later came to America.
We had hoped to connect via Oovoo.com with Karen from Georgia and Kathy from Texas, but Kathy wasn't able to get her webcam up and running. So we had Karen on Oovoo and Kathy on the videophone and we were able to do a video chat. We will be connecting via Oovoo for our next meeting, which will allow Karen and Kathy to see each other and partcipate fully.
The only drawback is that Karen and Kathy will have to provide their own chocolate!
I love technology!