Videoconferencing in the classroom

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BCT-SWLSB F2F Meeting (March 16, 2012)

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Videoconferencing in the classroom

  1. 1. Videoconferencing inthe Classroom Tim ForemanBCT Presentation March 16, 2012
  2. 2. Uses in the Classroom Virtual Field Trips Class to Class Collaborations
  3. 3. Virtual Field Trips Many options to match with themes Web sites – www.cilc.org Most charge a fee per session Great intro/wrap up for a unit More resources appearing every day Able to custom design visits
  4. 4. Collaborations Easy to set up Free once you have the equipment – Except for bridge costs Can connect as many times as you want Develop programs together Excellent way to showcase work Vet Clip
  5. 5. Why it Works Teachers find it simple once they try it Enhances programs Promotes creativity Students find it fun Offers opportunities otherwise unavailable Reasonable cost Growing list of resources
  6. 6. Lessons Learned Practice, practice, practice Plan ahead Be flexible Have a back up “just in case”
  7. 7. One Great ExampleSchool Teacher VC Destination Desired SessionFranklin Hill Joey Lento The Story peddlers Pieces of Other Places Cooperating School Inside a Poets Mind: Author Visit with AmyFranklin Hill Rosanna Renda Districts E. Sklansky ChristianeFranklin Hill Karamanoukian LRHS Read to KsFranklin Hill Mirella Di Raddo LRHS Read to Grade 1’sFranklin Hill Jennifer Zinicola Arundel Vist & Sing SongsFranklin Hill Joey Lento GES Present wax museum projectFranklin Hill Jennifer Zinicola LRHS Read to K’sFranklin Hill Kelly Murray Alaska Sealife centre Beaks Bubbles BurrowsFranklin Hill Lise Valentim Ohio Historical Society Can She Trust You? ChristianeFranklin Hill Karamanoukian GES K Classes exchange poems

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