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  • WELCOME Introduce myself Introduce themselves Equity of and increased access Live collaboration, expanded learning Maximize budget How many have IVC equipment? How many are thinking about it?
  • WHY VIDEO CONFERENCE? Saves TIME and MONEY No driving, Staying overnight, accompanying costs No buses for field trips! Professional Development University courses, workshops, conferences Resources for classrooms also have PD Meet with a DPI consultant! Classroom Enhancement eField trips IVC with museums, zoos, authors Collaborate with another class ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD Use an expert teacher and share a class integrate and enrich curricula Ad Hoc meetings --Green and Economical Invite people who might otherwise not take part! student-student--email pals, work on project class-class--city, county, state,country, world student or constituents--public official committees and other collaborative meetings statewide / agency / international Community Outreach Make available--gain points!
  • DEFINITIONS IVC -- two way video and audio. Good for groups E- / Virtual- Field Trip -- teacher controlled Internet visit H.323 -- with IP / Video over IP --- Internet Protocol. The standard format IP / Video over IP NCIH / NCVNS / NCVIP -- NC supported video conferencing network. Web Conferencing -- desktop video conferencing, usually one way video and audio, often with chat or email use. Better for use by the individual
  • PREPARATION This information can also be found at the NC DPI Distance Learning website (link) Early considerations Technical status at the site Budget Personnel Maintenance IVC Buy the equipment--codec IVC connections are free over the Internet NCIH As long as funding is available, the DPInst will fund NCIH/NCVNS service charges for videoconferencing in K-12 public schools . Web Conferencing Pay for the connections Purchasing Consider--uses, mobile or stationary, budget Other funding resources (link)
  • PURCHASING THE EQUIPMENT Decided to go ahead Consider Bandwidth Technical Support 1-to-1 or multipoint Budget--see funding resources link Maintenance Facilitator / Technician Placement--one dedicated room or on a cart Vendors -- Polycom, Sony, Tandberg South East Middle uses a Polycom VSX ($125) installed on a laptop. Their installation has worked well. It is unclear if NCIH/NCVNS will support this setup.
  • NCIH / NCVNS What is NCIH? (Link) Statewide network H.323 Internet protocol NCVIP ・ scheduler for easy session connections among sites. ・ multipoint (3 or more sites) video conferences. ・ connect with resources that use other broadcast modes. ・ 24/7 help desk. What Next K-12 Public Schools As long as funding is available, the Department of Public Instruction will fund NCIH/NCVNS service charges for videoconferencing in K-12 public schools. Step-by-step process (Link) Others, contact the ITS Service desk (NCIH Page) Scheduling Online training
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DL Videoconferences and Webcasts NCSSM -- science and math workshops (link) CILC (Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration) (link) and TWICE (Two Way Interactive Connections in Education) (link) Professional Development section Searchable database Agency consultants NCDPI has a video conference facility. Connect without travel
  • MEETINGS Like a phone conference One site “dials” the other (1-to-1) Multiple sites- use NCIH Or some codecs will handle multiple site conferences
  • RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS FUN STUFF!! Questions Teachers Might Ask Why should I use video conferencing? Field trips vs Interactive video conferences Involves students Increases understanding In-depth experience How do I get started? More Teacher Resources for beginners (link) What can I video conference about? Good listservs and databases CILC and TWICE How can I pay for programs? Separate listing of free programs Suggestions on ways to raise money (Link) What kinds of connections are available? Lists of Providers Organized by subject What can I do to make the experience successful? Checklist Printed resources to cover each step
  • SCREEN CAPTURE CILC Front Page Searchable Database Professional development Content for students Notice set up for search mathematics collaboration
  • SCREEN CAPTURE TWICE Home Page Field Trips Shared Classes Projects (Collaborative) Professional Development
  • LISTS OF PROGRAMS Each is a link to more lists Southern Bell now AT&T CESA 10 Pages of individual providers Museums Science Related Government MUCH MORE
  • Screen Capture The table lists sites by subject area. Information for Individual sites : Where possible Grade levels served Length of IVC (expected) Fee/Cost Sample of areas and/or programs available Notice the section of FREE providers.
  • PROVIDER INFORMATION North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Grades -- 1-12; Length -- 60 min, Fee -- free for NC schools. Titles include: 
 Discovering Dinosaurs; North Carolina's Natural Treasures; Migrate, Hibernate, Pupate.
  • SUCCESS!!! Doesn’t happen automatically. It’s like riding a bike--scary and awkward until you get the hang of it! Make it fit the curriculum--be clear about the focus Consider focusing on something that has been difficult to accomplish in class Work with provider to create the best experience Prepare your students Use the available guides (links)
  • COSTS Remember, the connection ITSELF is free Sometimes pay for time of presenter Most in $125 range, some higher, some lower Start with a free provider Ideally--part of school budget Have some success and try to get it included Ask the PTA to pay for it Do a special event to show them about it Some vendors make money available (Link) Step outside the box Donors.com Network
  • CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS NC DLA Conference (link) Wide variety of topics All levels Virtual (Online) this year IVC Workshop (link to last year’s workshop) NCSSSM Practical information Examples of how IVC is being used
  • NC DPI DISTANCE LEARNING WEBSITE IF WE’VE GOT TIME You might want to explore the other parts of the distance learning website later. (link) Lots of video Link to NCVPS Professional Development Classroom Resources IVC Much of what we have covered NC DPI Video Conferencing Center
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REAL PLAYER needed for most video, but more is being recorded in Windows Media Video Programs and Series Experience Odyssey Star Schools---integrating technology into the classroom Media specialists, including IMPACT Museum of Natural Sciences DL Videoconferences and Webcasts eForums Jukebox--DPI in-house PD Using VCC, Digital Tools, Web 2.0, Research and Reference Take 10 workshops-new effort-- better presentations, Wise Owl Spa for Teachers Virtual Worlds -- 2nd life increasingly used to deliver PD Other PD opportunities-- other organizations and online resources Resources for Media/Technology Administration
  • CLASSROOM RESOURCES ITV Best kept secret--record and use in perpituity Tuesday nights 2-4 am Schedule, description IT Resources Wise Owl IT Section web site Kaleidoscope Instructional Vdeo Biomes CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNERS Actually 4 sections Metal Winners Authors Holiday Theme International Stories ID = nc PW = classroom
  • SCREEN CAPTURE CLASSROOM RESOURCES part 2 Actually 4 sections Metal Winners Authors Holiday Theme International Stories ID = nc PW = classroom Next screen will show a capture of the Medal Winners Page
  • SCREEN CAPTURE of Caldecott Medal Winners Next slide is a screen capture Probably the most visited resources are the Cultural Resources Documentaries
  • SCREEN CAPTURE Documentaries NC History and Culture
  • DPI VIDEO CONFERENCE CENTER PRIMARILY FOR DPI BUT MAY BE USEFUL Presentation about video conferencing this one will be posted there Calendars Up-to-date for me and the VCC Video Conferencing How-to documents created for DPI but which may be applicable in your situation Other Meetings Using the VCC for a meeting Virtual Meetings
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    2. 2. WHY VIDEO CONFERENCE? <ul><li>Saves time </li></ul><ul><li>Saves money </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Enhancement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Outreach </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. DEFINITIONS <ul><li>IVC </li></ul><ul><li>E- / Virtual- Field Trip </li></ul><ul><li>H.323 </li></ul><ul><li>IP / Video over IP </li></ul><ul><li>NCIH / NCVNS / NCVIP </li></ul><ul><li>Web Conferencing </li></ul>
    4. 4. PREPARATION <ul><li>Early considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing </li></ul>
    5. 5. PURCHASING THE EQUIPMENT <ul><li>What to consider </li></ul><ul><li>Some vendors </li></ul>
    6. 6. NCIH / NCVNS <ul><li>Why join? </li></ul><ul><li>What to do next </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling and the NCIH </li></ul>
    7. 7. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>NCSSM Workshops for science and math teachers </li></ul><ul><li>CILC </li></ul><ul><li>TWICE </li></ul><ul><li>NCDPI consultants </li></ul>
    8. 8. MEETINGS <ul><li>Pick a time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To end </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reserve the equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul>
    9. 9. RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS <ul><li>General Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Lists of Providers </li></ul>
    10. 12. LISTS OF PROGRAMS <ul><li>Southern Bell </li></ul><ul><li>CESA 10 Educational Technology Services </li></ul><ul><li>Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Science Related </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>International </li></ul><ul><li>And so much more! </li></ul>
    11. 14. PROVIDER INFORMATION <ul><li>North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Grades--1-12; Length--60 min, Fee--free for NC schools. Titles include: 
Discovering Dinosaurs; North Carolina's Natural Treasures; Migrate, Hibernate, Pupate. </li></ul>
    12. 15. SUCCESS!! <ul><li>Plan! Plan! Plan! </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare students </li></ul><ul><li>Use available guides </li></ul>
    13. 16. COSTS <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>School budget </li></ul><ul><li>PTA </li></ul><ul><li>Business Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Donors.com </li></ul>
    14. 17. CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS <ul><li>NC Distance Learning Alliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>April 22-24, 2009 ON-LINE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IVC Workshop ( NCSSM) </li></ul>
    15. 18. QUESTIONS?
    16. 19. CONTACT INFORMATION <ul><li>Gerri Batchelor </li></ul><ul><li>Technology & Info. Services/E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Public Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>6316 Mail Service Center </li></ul><ul><li>Raleigh, NC 27599-6316 </li></ul><ul><li>919-807-3449 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    17. 20. NCDPI DISTANCE LEARNING WEBSITE <ul><li>High School Student Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>NC DPI Video Conferencing Center </li></ul>
    18. 22. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Video Programs and Series </li></ul><ul><li>DL Videoconferences / Webcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Other PD Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Other Online Resources for Media/Technology Administration </li></ul>
    19. 25. CLASSROOM RESOURCES <ul><li>Instructional TV </li></ul><ul><li>IT Section Online Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Video </li></ul><ul><li>DL Videoconferences / Webcasts </li></ul>
    20. 29. NC DPI VIDEO CONFERENCE CENTER <ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Other Meetings </li></ul>