It didn’t take much of an investment–just an inexpensive cable, a borrowed video camera, and some free software–for the Aldine Independent School District to join the growing ranks of school districts that allow friends and family to watch graduation ceremonies from the comfort of their own homes, reports the Houston Chronicle. "Gradcasts," as some techies call them, allow viewers to watch live streaming video of the ceremonies without the nightmares of parking, uncomfortable stadium seats, and long restroom lines. The web-based technology is catching on among many school districts, which say it costs next to nothing to offer the extra service to students’ families. Some districts have even started webcasting sporting events and pre-kindergarten graduations–and school plays and open houses aren’t far behind …

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/4828105.html

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