Friday, December 30, 2016

Get Ready to Ring in the New Year With EarthCam

I was sent media information about this webcam that will allow your children to view ringing in the New Year 2017 at Times Square, New York on any media device. I thought I would pass this information along to you. What a neat teachable moment!

Older children can experience the stroke of midnight and ringing in the New Year as they say "Happy New Year" via the Internet with EarthCam (a live 4K webcast). You can use this streaming on your computer or other devices. Here is what kids had to say about this product.

“A lot of us like to see the ball drop at 12:00 a.m. on the New Year’s Eve holiday but say you can’t go?  Even if you are just plain lazy you can sit at home and watch the ball drop – using EarthCam!” – Sasha, age 10

People should watch EarthCam on New Year’s because, one it is awesome.  Two, because you can watch a lot of live places.” – Kendra, 7

“People should watch EarthCam because it is fun to watch and you can watch it on something different than regular TV.  You can watch it in different places.  I think it might be nice because you can watch it on your phone if you don’t have a TV.  This is why you should watch the ball drop on EarthCam.” – Dylan, 7

And it's not just for New Year's Eve! Think about geography lessons visiting other cities and countries via a live web camera.

EarthCam is the global leader in delivering webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video and time-lapse construction cameras for corporate, tourism and government clients in major cities around the world. EarthCam's revolutionary gigapixel camera systems deliver superior billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving the world's most important projects and events. EarthCam's all-weather webcams, innovative software and mobile applications enable users to showcase unique views, increase exposure and generate positive public relations.

The Webby and Telly Award winning company hosts many highly trafficked tourism cams, with views of popular locations and landmarks such as Times Square, World Trade Center, Las Vegas Strip, Bourbon Street, Eiffel Tower, Andy Warhol’s gravesite, Hollywood Boulevard, Miami Beach, Atlantis the Palm Dubai, Petra in Jordan and Abbey Road Crossing in London.

So, check out this link and enjoy the festivities.

This media is “Courtesy of EarthCam”  along with their photo.