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Video Conferencing Services and Initiatives

  1. 1. Video Conferencing Services and Curriculum Initiatives David Raymond – Northern Grid for Learning and Paul Rickeard – Bailey Green Primary School
  2. 2. North Tyneside South Tyneside Hartlepool Middlesbrough Stockton Darlington Redcar and Cleveland
  3. 3. <ul><li>One of 10 Regional Broadband Consortia </li></ul><ul><li>In existence since 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Seven Local Authority partners in NE </li></ul><ul><li>100% broadband connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of curriculum content and services </li></ul><ul><li>Video conferencing since 2004 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>VC development in partnership with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Authorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easynet Ltd – ISP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videonations Ltd – Installation, management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supported by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UKERNA - JVCS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BECTA </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Scenario: A school in Northern Grid wishes to VC with a school in South West Grid Schools in the region who wish to video conference are registered on Northern Grid's VC equipment and also with JVCS
  6. 6. The Northern Grid school is registered with our gatekeeper
  7. 7. The SW Grid school is registered with their gatekeeper
  8. 8. Northern Grid and SW Grid gatekeepers are registered with UKERNA gatekeeper
  9. 9. Video conference booked through JVCS is managed without complicated technical demands on participants
  10. 10. <ul><li>Curriculum Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison of different cost endpoints </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of JVCS booking system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of teacher personal portals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Funded by Northern Grid and BECTA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involves primary schools in all our LA's </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case studies on Northern grid Portal: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.northerngrid.org </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Activities included: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VC with existing e-mail buddies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rain forest conference with Natural History Museum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performing radio jingles to VC partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing art work with partner schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VC with the Royal Observatory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VC with the Imperial War Museum </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Bailey Green Primary School North Tyneside A classroom perspective

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