IVC Videoconferencing K12


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IVC -Interactive Videoconferencing K-12
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IVC Videoconferencing K12

  1. 1. IVC - Videoconferencing K-12 Connecting Our Students to the World Monday, August 3, 2009 1
  2. 2. Communications with Distance Learning Rural Hall School began distance learning in 1997-98 as our school “theme.” Used steerable satellite to obtain & share live programs (”Colonial Williamsburg” and “Meet the Author”) Used web chats with NASA scientists in 4th-5th grades Used individual email keypals with all 3rd-5th grade students Had computer lab teacher K-5 for six years - now teachers responsible for lab Monday, August 3, 2009 2
  3. 3. Videoconferencing May 2003 to Present Imagine -- walking into a room with ordinary tables and chairs and one large TV. Instantly -- connecting to experts in NC: Museum of History, Museum of Natural Sciences, NC Wildlife Resources, and NCSSM. Savings -- precious teaching time and money (no buses) for expert, timely, and efficient time on task learning. Monday, August 3, 2009 3
  4. 4. Equipment Tandberg Edge95 MXP $10,778.97 Codec & camera combined with big television on stand Software allows us to host own projects Monday, August 3, 2009 4
  5. 5. Practically Free Equipment During previous Megaconference Jr. programs, we won a Polycom Communicator & a Polycom PVX Used these two pieces of equipment with a laptop and our dedicated line we connected to a school in NJ, and we shared our school news by videoconference. Other options - see download document on ning page. Monday, August 3, 2009 5
  6. 6. North Carolina Resources Free resources in our state: N C Museum of History NC Museum of Natural Sciences - see sample kits NC Wildlife Resources NCSSM - North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics Monday, August 3, 2009 6
  7. 7. Projects (free) Participate, Research, Collaborate, Present, and Reflect Carolina Connections Megaconference, Jr. Read Around the Planet or RAP Digital Flat Stanley PPS Megaconference Monday, August 3, 2009 7
  8. 8. Carolina Connections North Carolina 4th graders connect for sharing the state Project began in 2004 and continued for three years Project revived last spring with several new schools Monday, August 3, 2009 8
  9. 9. Megaconference, Jr. Began May 2004 - 2nd grade class presented an Earth Day skit K-20 Schools One day event - 7 AM-7 PM Presentations require application & interaction 2008 - presented “Drought in NC” - used wiki for collaboration with partners 2009 - presented “History Mystery: North Carolina” - about Blackbeard, the “Lost Colony,” and wild horses of Corolla - used wiki for collaboration with presenting partner & interactives in other states Monday, August 3, 2009 9
  10. 10. Mega Pics Monday, August 3, 2009 10
  11. 11. More Mega Pics History Mystery: NC -- Mega 2009 Corolla Wild Horses, the “Lost Colony,” & Blackbeard Drought in NC - Mega 2008 Monday, August 3, 2009 11
  12. 12. Read Around the Planet - RAP Read Around the Planet matches classrooms for a specific day and time to videoconference on reading/language arts activities Good documents to guide teachers & school tech coordinators in setting up, expectations, check-lists, testing connections, etc. Participants share reading by creating own books, writing poems, writing and presenting skits, etc.; connections also share local information (school, city, state, points of interest, and often send packages to each other) Monday, August 3, 2009 12
  13. 13. Northumberland-Heath Primary School - England Participated since 2004 - some years 1 or 2 classes and up to 7 classes participating in one year - each with own partner One year, 4th grade class at Rural Hall matched with year 5 class in England. Both classes performed a skit. “Connection” between students and teachers very strong. Collaborations continued with weekly email between students and a videoconference every 3 weeks through June. Schools exchanged boxes with pictures of area & state, foods, postcards, government, school shirts, items from area. Monday, August 3, 2009 13
  14. 14. More England Pics Monday, August 3, 2009 14
  15. 15. Digital Flat Stanley Have you read the books about Flat Stanley? -- In the “regular” Flat Stanley project, classrooms share a class notebook about themselves with another classroom. Usually one or maybe two are completed in a year. Digital Flat Stanley uses 4 connections each year. The classes & notebooks are mailed to four locations and culminate each visit with a videoconference. Students share their local information, teaching and learning a lot about geographic areas and logging visit information on the Digital Flat Stanley Wiki. Monday, August 3, 2009 15
  16. 16. PPS Megaconference Schools in Pittsburgh wanted their very own Megaconference, so with permission, PPS Megaconference was born. Last year we participated interactively wtih PPS Megaconference and we hope to present this year. We have that same capability, using h.323 technology to collaborate and share learning with our students here in NC or in Forsyth County. Using technology to frame curriculum projects with interactivity, research, blogs, wiki’s for collaboration, presentation (videoconference), and reflection brings much learning - higher level learning to our students. Monday, August 3, 2009 16
  17. 17. Conferences for a Fee Alaska Sea Life Center Bronx Zoo Sea Trek - Mote Marine Lab Monday, August 3, 2009 17
  18. 18. Project Conferences 100 Days - Author IVC America Reads the Constitution Antarctica Fletcher Opera Fellows/NCSA & San Francisco/Internet2 Holiday Traditions - Pennsylvania Meet the Author: Jennifer Holm - Fairfax County Distance Learning Lemurs - Duke Primate Center NASA - First in Flight Photo Journalism - Australia & Borneo - MAGPI Monday, August 3, 2009 18
  19. 19. Staff Development ivc staff development is convenient (in your own building), timely - set-up right after school so no time driving or parking MAGPI NC Museum of Natural Sciences - hands-on science for teachers via videoconference NCSSM - web 2.0 tools Monday, August 3, 2009 19
  20. 20. Examples dvd of 3rd grade class at Rural Hall School in “Snake” program with NC Wildlife Resources teachertube video of 2004-05 ivc at Rural Hall School Monday, August 3, 2009 20
  21. 21. Connections Listservs Websites Blogs IVC Social Networks - MUSE Monday, August 3, 2009 21
  22. 22. Where is Info? Rural Hall School PB Wiki - videoconferencing links this presentation - slideshare.net teachertube.com Monday, August 3, 2009 22
  23. 23. DL Experience/Training 1998-99 - Distance Learning Certificate - Univ. W. Ga. online program - 8 months 98-99 NC State -079 addition to teaching license 2001-2003 - App State - 077 - MA in Media/ Computers K-12 2005 - NCDLA Individual Award 2005-06 - ISTE article “Distance Learning: It’s Elementary! 2005 -2007 - NCDLA Board K-12 rep 2005 & 2007 - speaker/panelist for NCSSM IVC workshops 2006 - Ohio State Videoconference Training 2007 - present - NC Connectivity Council - member/K-12 rep contact: mcdermon1@gmail.com Monday, August 3, 2009 23