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Slide show about how to connect to home and hospital bound students and keep them connected to their classmates and classwork.

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  • i-Connect to Home and Hospital Bound Students
  • Today’s Presentation
    • http:// iconnecthome.wikispaces.com /
    Click on Discussion to add comments and post questions
  • Presenters
    • Prince George’s County Public Schools
    • Sharon Neill – Office of Home & Hospital Teaching
    • Carmella Doty – Technology Training Team
    • Eron Cohen – Calverton Elementary School
    • Barbara Noll – Technology Training Team
  • Objective
    • Participants will learn how to use selected computer applications in order to keep home and hospital bound students connected to their classroom, keep up with their class work and prepare for high-stakes state testing.
    • Students enrolled in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS)
    • Ages 3 through 21 years of age
    • Unable to attend school due to a verified physical or emotional condition
    PGCPS Home & Hospital Bound Students
    • PGCPS serves approximately 600 to 900 students a year
    • The goal is to keep students current with classroom instruction and connected to their classmates
    PGCPS Home & Hospital Bound Students
  • Simple i-Connect Tools
    • Email
    • Instant Messaging
    • Live video chat (Google Chat and/or Skype)
    • Web Sites including wikis
    Teachers can keep students connected using
  • Instant Messaging
    • Live
    • During class, a student can Instant Message class activities to home bound student
    • Can be recorded
    • Many providers
    • Google has group messaging
    • Easy to use
  • Google Video Chat http://www.google.com/chat/video
    • Live video/audio
    • Works inside of Gmail
    • Both users MUST have Gmail and application
    • Webcam required
  • PGCPS Office of Home & Hospital Teaching
    • One on one instruction (teacher meets with student face to face)
    • Virtual Classroom
    • Learning Portal
    • Video Conferencing
    Service Options for Home & Hospital Bound Students:
  • One to One Instruction
    • Home Teacher meets student in home, hospital, therapeutic center or alternate site
    • Student can receive up to 6 hours of 1:1 instruction/week
    • Additional support can be given using video chat, virtual classroom, video conferencing, websites and learning portals.
    Teacher Student
  • Virtual Classrooms
    • PGCPS started using to support Maryland High School Assessment (HSA) courses
    • For HSA courses, teachers are highly qualified currently teaching course in the classroom
    • Additional course offerings in pilot stage: Geometry, Spanish and Integrated Science (gr.9)
    Teacher & student(s) meet synchronously (live) in a virtual classroom
  • Elluminate
  • Virtual Classroom Teacher Coaching Model Video
  • Virtual Class Recording
    • Click on link below to view recording of Biology lesson
    • Move time marker to 30 min to get to main part of lesson
    • https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2010-04-15.1308.M.C54D94ED9D3AC783BD9D8694A43F3F.vcr
  • Elluminate Information
    • Virtual-online Classes via Elluminate.com
      • Classroom seats: 25 available
      • Cost: $299/vOffice room/year
      • FREE V-room – Three for free
      • PGCPS Training for virtual teachers and students
      • Elluminate.com offers live sessions and recorded training segment s
      • OHHT trains via live practice session(s)
      • Coaching model used for teachers
  • Elluminate Equipment Requirements
      • Teachers
      • Computer with Internet (includes dial-up)
      • Headset with Microphone
      • Webcam (optional)
      • Students
      • Computer with Internet (includes dial-up)
      • Audio via speakers, ear phones
      • Mic or Head set (optional)
  • Taking It To The Next Level: Polycom Video Conferencing
  • Video Conferencing
      • Student able to virtually connect to the classroom in real-time
      • Two-way communication, visual and audio.
      • Can possibly be used in a home, hospital or rehab center.
  • Virtual Class
    • Student has the ability to control the camera— can pan and zoom as desired.
    • Teacher can also control what student sees and hears.
    • Fully featured remote control allows teacher to control the camera while teaching.
    Audio Video Control
  • Student at home Picture-in-picture classroom
    • Student should have all instructional materials ahead of time.
    • Student site can sometimes be noisy, disrupting class.
    • Student site had Internet problems, causing audio/video issues.
    Video Conferencing Classroom Experiences
    • Excellent quality video and audio.
    • Sessions can be recorded with a VCR.
    • Ease of use.
    • Picture-in-Picture, so we can see both sides at the same time.
    • Additional hardware allows teacher to switch to view of computer desktop.
    • Classroom side-Polycom unit required
    • Student side-Polycom unit OR computer software and a web cam required
    • Best scenario is if both sides have Polycom units
    • Internet connection on both sides required
    • Home set-up
    Polycom Equipment
    • May be cost prohibitive.
    • Polycom Conferencing units cost thousands of dollars
    • Polycom PVX software client license costs around $100
    • School Systems may be able to use E-Rate funds
    Cost Considerations
  • i-Connect Web-based Learning Portal
    • Can be used to support all i-Connect delivery options.
    • Web-based learning environment.
    • Safe, secure, private.
    • Often used for online courses.
    • Free examples: Edmodo.com and Edu20.org.
  • www.edu20.org Free Educational Portal
  • www.edmodo.com
  • Q & A
  • Contacts
    • Sharon Neill – [email_address]
    • Carmella Doty – [email_address]
    • Eron Cohen – [email_address]
    • Barbara Noll – [email_address]