TeacherNet Open House

We held an open house yesterday for TeacherNet, our home and school-supported wireless pilot project at Prince Street School. We had a good audience of teachers, principals, parents, students and administrators, and, after the formal proceedings, a healthy discussion of education technology issues, wireless and otherwise. You can grab the slides and see a video of the open house on the TeacherNet site.

We’ve also started to publish usage graphs for the network; these come from Cloudtrax.com, the management portal for the network, and are grabbed for local usage with some code I hacked together. Here, for example, is an updated-every-hour graph of usage over the last 24 hours:

The open house concluded with some happy news from Bell Aliant, our bandwidth sponsor: Paul Murray announced a 6-month extension of the FiberOP service provided at no cost to the project.