Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Eagle Eye Sports Season Kick-off
OHS fall sports are off and running! With our added technology, some additional opportunities for celebrating our successes are already present.
Eagle Eye Sports is the student sports broadcasting team led by Mr. Gary Hostert. Started in the Fall of 2007, this group of students gets to work with radio sportscasting professionals and cover play-by-play action of most Eagle sports. Be sure to check out their podcast productions by clicking on the 'Eagle Eye Sports' link off the www.oneillhighschool.org website, or visit it directly here: http://ops.esu8.org/~garyhostert/eagleeyesports/Eagle_Eye_Sports_Podcast/Eagle_Eye_Sports_Podcast.html Be sure to click the 'Subscribe' button so that you don't miss a single episode of the action!
Teachers and coaches are able to easily publish their activity results, highlights, and more with iWeb via our server. Here is an example of the OHS Cross Country site. http://ops.esu8.org/~kevinmorrow/occ/ONeill_Cross_Country.html If you aren't able to travel to a meet, you can see results, photos, and even an enhanced podcast/video of the runners in action!
Finally, a new avenue of sharing OHS activities is being utilized with live, streaming video via ustream.tv. Mr. Mike Peterson has been instrumental in getting this going and so far has ustreamed the OHS musical, graduation, and volleyball games. Last night, he, along with Mr. Gary Hostert, broadcast the first ever LIVE video+audio OHS sports broadcast. You can watch and listen to the archived production here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/o%27neill%2C-nebraska-high-school-live! Alumni and community members who were not able to visit the O'Neill High School gym were able to view the entire game and play-by-play commentary via their computer and an Internet connection.
Plans for more OHS sports broadcasts are in the works. It is great to know that technology is enhancing not only the in-classroom learning of our students, but the activities and athletics for the whole world as well!