Connecting Live with History ,  Presented by: Susannah Renzi Teaching the Hudson Valley Conference 2011
<ul>Virtual Field Trips </ul><ul><li>Allows you to visit sites that you may not have access to otherwise
Provides an interactive field trip experience without leaving the building </li></ul>
<ul>Virtual Field Trips </ul><ul><li>Many conferences are free or low-cost (under $150 per session), allowing teachers to ...
Since many of the conferences are interactive, you still have the experience of “being there”. </li></ul>
<ul>Collaborative Projects </ul><ul><li>Some teachers are looking to collaborate with other teachers on projects.
Instead of a virtual field trip, you can meet up with another class to discuss a book, share an art project, and talk to o...
Tools that Can Be Used <ul><li>Videoconferencing Equipment (Polycom, Tandberg units, etc.)
Internet Video Chat Tools (Skype, Oovoo, etc.)
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Presentation by Susannah Renzi, educational resources specialist, Dutchess BOCES, given during 2011 THV's summer institute, Place & the Digital Native: Using Technology and Social Media to Teach the Hudson Valley.

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Connecting Live with History

  1. 1. Connecting Live with History , Presented by: Susannah Renzi Teaching the Hudson Valley Conference 2011
  2. 2. <ul>Virtual Field Trips </ul><ul><li>Allows you to visit sites that you may not have access to otherwise
  3. 3. Provides an interactive field trip experience without leaving the building </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul>Virtual Field Trips </ul><ul><li>Many conferences are free or low-cost (under $150 per session), allowing teachers to take a field trip for about the same price as actually visiting the location.
  5. 5. Since many of the conferences are interactive, you still have the experience of “being there”. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul>Collaborative Projects </ul><ul><li>Some teachers are looking to collaborate with other teachers on projects.
  7. 7. Instead of a virtual field trip, you can meet up with another class to discuss a book, share an art project, and talk to other foreign language classes. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tools that Can Be Used <ul><li>Videoconferencing Equipment (Polycom, Tandberg units, etc.)
  9. 9. Internet Video Chat Tools (Skype, Oovoo, etc.)
  10. 10. Webcam, microphone, speakers (for Internet Video Chat Tools), projector (for both) </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul>Quick Reminders </ul><ul><li>If you want to find a local provider, give them a call. Many are not using Skype right now, but are willing to try it. If you are comfortable with Skype, feel free to set up a test call to show the tool.
  12. 12. Remember to ask if there are pre- and post-conference materials to prepare for the conference and later debrief the students. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Quick Reminders <ul><li>Keep an eye on where the light comes into your classroom
  14. 14. Remember to wear clothing that will look good on camera
  15. 15. You might want to have solid background behind you </li></ul>
  16. 16. For Further Consideration <ul><li>www,delicious.com/dutchessmodelschools
  17. 17. Tags: Skype (TM), Videoconferencing
  18. 18. Question to Consider for LinkedIn:
  19. 19. How might you develop a virtual field trip for your students? </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul>Questions? </ul><ul><li>Contact me:
  21. 21. [email_address] </li></ul>
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