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  1. 1. By: Laura Adornato, Amy Zeigler, and Ashley Forbes
  2. 2. New Teaching Ways  More technology is being incorporated  Videoconferencing- when two  different classes learn together virtually Innovative educational tool  Positives  Negatives  Real life applications  79500895.jpg
  3. 3. Has Videoconferencing positively or  negatively effected education? gImages/Jeremy%20Courtois%20class%20for%20w eb.jpg
  4. 4. Different classes become a whole  Able to learn together  Stimulating  Longer interest kept  “Other cultures, customs, different places” 
  5. 5. Builds community among teachers, schools and  parents “Two heads are better than one”  Many on-line resources  Student involvement  Students can be teacher’s aid  Students may participate in lesson  news/2007/videoconf01.jpg
  6. 6. Many educators are not aware of how  videoconferencing works Some districts do not have to the resources to  provide educators with training on how to use videoconferencing. Districts already use their limited resources  on basic technology such as computers
  7. 7. A teacher’s viewpoint:  ◦ “After leaving the classroom for years and returning I feel overwhelmed by the amount of new technology, and although I feel that videoconferencing would be beneficial to my students I do not feel that I have the knowledge to incorporate it into my classroom.”  - Ernestina Adornato, Bermudian Springs High School
  8. 8. Videoconferencing can be difficult to  incorporate into district’s budgets due to the cost of equipment and training Most schools have a difficult time staying  within their budget for necessary items such as books
  9. 9. Based on both the negative and positive  aspects of videoconferencing we have concluded that the positive outweighs the negative and videoconferencing does indeed have a positive effect on education.
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  11. 11. Helps the student keep up with their work  Students still feel like they are part of their  class because they can see their classroom and everything going on It helps them maintain their normal lifestyle  while being treated
  12. 12. 1.  2. Forester, S. (2008, February 10). Technology links St. Luke's  students with Boise-area schools: Seriously ill children can now interact with teachers and students during recovery. Idaho Statesman, The (Boise, ID), Retrieved February 22, 2009, from Newspaper Source database  g  0Courtois%20class%20for%20web.jpg   7/videoconf01.jpg
  13. 13. Gill, D., Parker, C., & Richardson, J. (2005). Twelve tips for teaching  using videoconferencing. Medical Teacher, 27, 573-577. Hasselbacher, S. (2007). Take a field trip without leaving the  classroom: Museums, zoos, and interactive videoconferencing. Multimedia & Internet@Schools, 14, 8-11. Higgs-Horwell, M., & Schwelik, J. (2007). Building a professional  learning community: Getting a large return on a small investment. Library Media Connection, 26, 36-38.
  14. 14. Picture 1:  ◦ Interview: Ernestina Adornato, Bermudian Springs High School ◦ Bell, J. K., & Unger, L. C. (2003). Videoconferencing Takes Cape Elizabeth Middle Schoolon a Distance  Learning Adventure.. T H E Journal. 2003, 51-54. Cannavina, G., Stokes, C., & Cannavina, C. (2003). Evaluation of video-conferencing as a means to  facilitate outreach and work based learning.. Work Based Learning in Primary Care. 2, 136-147. Egert, C. (2000).Language Learning across Campuses.. Computer Assisted Language Learning. 13.  Knight, M. G., Dixon, I. A., Norton, N. E., & Bentley, C (2004). Extending Learning Communities: New  Technologies, Multiple Literacies, and Culture Blind Pedagogies.. Urban Review, 36, 101-118. Ludlow, Barbara, & Duff, M. (2002). Live Broadcasting Online: Interactive Training for RuralSpecial  Educators.. Rural Special Education Quarterly. 4, 26-30.