TiVo seemed so promising when I first introduced it at Catlin Gabel two years ago. Teachers had asked whether we could record TV, and classroom schedules don’t match up well to live TV. Television still produces vastly better quality documentary programming than YouTube.
Once I had the devices in place, enthusiasm waned. I tried the devices in different locations: our server room, a Spanish classroom. It helped When I provided DVD burning as a service. Now I have one in our multimedia auditorium and the other in the P.E./Health classroom. The teachers are excited and have been trained. Now let’s see whether they use them. If not, it will be curtains for these devices.