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CNNfyi Web event

What is an CNNfyi Web event?

CNNfyi will be broadcasting video through a process called video streaming, which means that the video is sent over the Internet.

Can the video be viewed on my classroom television?

Because the video streaming is conducted over the Internet, the only way you will be able to watch this Web event on your television is if it is connected to your computer.

Are there any costs? Any advertising?

There are no costs and no banner advertising.

Does my school need to enroll or register?

There is no enrollment or registration necessary to participate.

Who may participate?

Although is Web event is designed with students in grades 7 to 12 in mind, anyone (parents and teachers) who wishes to participate may do so.

What do I need on my computer to watch?

  1. Make sure your computer is configured to play video. To determine this, check to see if any of the other video you have for your computer is working.
  2. Make sure your computer has a recent version of Real Player or Windows Media Player installed and working in your browser.
  3. Make sure you have an Internet connection capable of at least 28.8 k.

Our school doesn't have high-speed Internet access. Will we still be able to participate? Will a low-speed (dial-up modem) affect the picture on our screen?

If you have a 28.8 connection or faster, your connection should not prevent you from participating. Because faster connections allow the sending of more frames per second, the faster the connection, the smoother the video will appear. Because audio takes less bandwidth, your audio should not be affected by the speed of your connection.

Our school has a firewall and/or Web site filtering technology. Will we have problems participating in the live event?

Maybe, but they are not insurmountable. It just takes some advance preparation. To participate in the discussion portion, you will have to ask your network administrator to give you a connection outside the firewall. If your school system uses filtering technology, you will have to add the site to your list of approved sites in advance.

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