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  • Welcome Introductions Survey subject areas Knew that they had VC equipment? Know where the VC room is on campus? K
  • A little like a web cam; but, more sophisticated equipment. $50.00 web cam
  • Schools within the district that you can connect with for vc activity
  • Welcome Introductions Survey subject areas Knew that they had VC equipment? Know where the VC room is on campus? K
  • Welcome Introductions Survey subject areas Knew that they had VC equipment? Know where the VC room is on campus? K
  • Welcome Introductions Survey subject areas Knew that they had VC equipment? Know where the VC room is on campus? K
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    1. 1. Exploring Distance Learning Opportunities Through Videoconferencing
    2. 2. What is Videoconferencing? <ul><li>Videoconferencing technology allows two or more people at different locations to see and hear each other in real time. </li></ul><ul><li>It is often possible to share computer applications such as Internet pages, library catalogs, documents, or software. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Portable Videoconferencing Systems Polycom Viewstation V-Tel Galaxy System
    4. 4. Connecting Devices to Videoconferencing Systems Document Camera VCR DVD Player Digital Camera … and many other devices. Computer
    5. 5. Example of a Dedicated Room
    6. 6. Pasadena ISD Facilities With Videoconference Equipment <ul><ul><li>Administration Building (One installed system and 3 portables) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Elementary Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Intermediate Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 High Schools </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. How Do Videoconferencing Systems “Talk” to Each Other? <ul><li>Systems within Pasadena ISD connect to each other using the Local Area Network. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Videoconferencing Systems connect to our network via a standard network drop. </li></ul>
    8. 8. How Do Videoconferencing Systems “Talk” to Each Other? <ul><li>We have a “Bridge” that connects to the outside world. </li></ul><ul><li>We also have a firewall transversal solution. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Videoconferencing Provides Personnel a Way To... <ul><li>Collaborate with staff members across the district </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with educators world-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in training sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan with teachers at other schools </li></ul>
    10. 10. Videoconferencing Provides Students a Way To… <ul><li>Collaborate with students in other classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from students, educators, and business persons anywhere in the world </li></ul>
    11. 11. Videoconferencing Provides Students a Way To… <ul><li>Visit far-away places without leaving the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Develop communication skills </li></ul>
    12. 12. Videoconferencing Provides Students a Way To… <ul><li>develop presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>learn to use technology effectively </li></ul>
    13. 13. Past Conferences . . .
    14. 14. Read Across Pasadena Elementary School Students
    15. 15. Read Across Pasadena Elementary School Students
    16. 16. Read Across Pasadena Elementary School Students
    17. 17. Fall Book Reading Day
    18. 18. Author Lynne Reid Banks “Live” Indian in the Cupboard Mrs. Perry-Wiggen’s Fourth Grade Ms. Angie Long’s Fourth Grade Williams Elementary An opportunity for students to interact with a world famous author.
    19. 19. Author Lynne Reid Banks “Live” Indian in the Cupboard Mrs. Perry-Wiggen’s Fourth Grade Ms. Angie Long’s Fourth Grade Williams Elementary
    20. 20. Author Lynne Reid Banks “Live” Indian in the Cupboard Mrs. Perry-Wiggen’s Fourth Grade Ms. Angie Long’s Fourth Grade Williams Elementary
    21. 21. Author Lynne Reid Banks “Live” Indian in the Cupboard Mrs. Perry-Wiggen’s Fourth Grade Ms. Angie Long’s Fourth Grade Williams Elementary Indian in the Cupboard book given to each student that participated in the videoconference. Provided by: Karen Gibson, Director of Staff Development
    22. 22. Texas Meets New York <ul><li>First Grade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pasadena ISD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fourth Grade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newburg, New York </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Texas Meets New York
    24. 24. Texas Meets New York
    25. 25. Intermediate School Academic Games
    26. 26. Intermediate School Academic Games
    27. 27. Sudan and the Lost Boys <ul><li>The “Sudan and the Lost Boys Issues” strives to make the public aware of Sudan’s Civil War. </li></ul><ul><li>Testimony to the plight of war </li></ul><ul><li>Child of war - Michael Majok Kuch </li></ul>http://www.gem-ngo.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=46
    28. 28. Sudan and the Lost Boys
    29. 29. Sudan and the Lost Boys
    30. 30. Sudan and the Lost Boys
    31. 31. Live From the Heart Dobie, Memorial, Pasadena, Rayburn High Schools <ul><li>Museum of Science </li></ul><ul><li>and Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Live...from the Heart isn't just a chance for students to see live surgery. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s an opportunity to explore the human heart in all its wonder. </li></ul>http ://www.livefromtheheart.org/educators/index.html
    32. 32. Live From the Heart Dobie, Memorial, Pasadena, Rayburn High Schools <ul><li>Museum of Science </li></ul><ul><li>and Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Students are able to ask the surgical team questions about all things heart-related. </li></ul>http ://www.livefromtheheart.org/educators/index.html
    33. 33. Live From the Heart Dobie, Memorial, Pasadena, Rayburn High Schools <ul><li>Museum of Science </li></ul><ul><li>and Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Students are able to ask the surgical team questions about all things heart-related. </li></ul>http ://www.livefromtheheart.org/educators/index.html
    34. 34. Live From the Heart Dobie, Memorial, Pasadena, Rayburn High Schools <ul><li>Museum of Science </li></ul><ul><li>and Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Live...from the Heart is also </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a rare glimpse into the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>of health professionals, offering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>an unparalleled career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exploration experience. </li></ul></ul>http ://www.livefromtheheart.org/educators/index.html
    35. 35. Live From the Heart Dobie, Memorial, Pasadena, Rayburn High Schools http ://www.livefromtheheart.org/educators/index.html
    36. 36. Live From the Heart Dobie, Memorial, Pasadena, Rayburn High Schools http ://www.livefromtheheart.org/educators/index.html
    37. 37. Camden Children’s Garden http ://www.camdenchildrensgarden.org/education.html#distancelearning
    38. 38. NASA Distance Learning Programs http:// dln.nasa.gov/dln/
    39. 39. Texas Connects
    40. 40. Content Providers
    41. 41. COSI ( Center Of Science and Industry) <ul><li>Gadget Works </li></ul><ul><li>In Depth: Autopsy </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical Suite </li></ul><ul><li>Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Training </li></ul>http:// www.cosi.org/educators/videoconferencing/
    42. 42. Camden Children’s Garden <ul><li>Butterflies </li></ul><ul><li>Trees </li></ul><ul><li>Soil </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Genetics </li></ul><ul><li>Tropical Rainforests </li></ul>http ://www.camdenchildrensgarden.org/education.html#distancelearning
    43. 43. Philadelphia Museum of Art <ul><li>Visual Perception </li></ul><ul><li>Art of Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Images of the Medieval Era </li></ul><ul><li>The Impressionist Era </li></ul><ul><li>American Art from Colony to Nation </li></ul><ul><li>Women Artists </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul>http ://www.philamuseum.org/education/32-128-195.html
    44. 44. San Diego Zoo <ul><li>Animal Adaptations </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Classifications </li></ul><ul><li>Endangered Species </li></ul>http ://www.sandiegozoo.org/teachers/video_index.html
    45. 45. Historical Actors <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>Benjamin Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>Orville Wright </li></ul><ul><li>Teddy Roosevelt </li></ul><ul><li>Christopher Columbus </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Twain </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Dickens </li></ul><ul><li>Civil War Soldier </li></ul><ul><li>and many more. </li></ul>http:// www.virent.net/
    46. 46. NASA <ul><li>Asteroids </li></ul><ul><li>Career Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Cars in Space </li></ul><ul><li>Daring Women in Aviation </li></ul><ul><li>Humans in Space </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics </li></ul><ul><li>Mission to Mars </li></ul>http:// nasadln.nmsu.edu/dln/
    47. 47. Online Lists <ul><li>http://dl.remc11.k12.mi.us/default.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cilc.org/c/education/content_provider_programs.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/vidconf/adventures.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.connect2texas.net/ </li></ul>
    48. 48. Professional Organizations
    49. 49. CILC <ul><li>Communities of Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Content Provider List </li></ul><ul><li>List of other Video Conferencing Sites </li></ul>http:// www.cilc.org/
    50. 50. PISD Videoconferencing Site http ://www.pasadenaisd.org/it/video.html
    51. 51. Presentation materials: http://www.pasadenaisd.org/tcea Contact Information: Michael Marler [email_address] JohnT Powell [email_address]

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