Monthly Archives: January 2006

Nothin’ Like a Good Template

Today one of my 4th grade teachers wanted to meet with me to plan a videoconference on Lighthouses in Michigan. She’s done Michigan Week and Read Across America, so she knows the “exchange” format. She’s also done Where in Michigan, … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborations

Math Mysteries from the United Kingdom

Here’s a little videoconference report from Sturgis, South Dakota. Recently a class there participated in a math mystery called The Milton Mansion Mystery from the Athena Excellence in Cities Education Zone. Here’s the program description from Athena: Join the famous … Continue reading

Posted in Content Providers

Exploring Shakespeare

This morning we’re trying out another provider we haven’t visited before — The Indiana Repertory Theatre. They’ve been doing distance learning for quite a while and I could tell from the beginning that this would be a good program. St. … Continue reading

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Today we’re trying out another content provider we haven’t connected to before — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We have a class from Lighthouse Education Center participating in the program, Rock and Roll Reactions: Records, Radio and the … Continue reading

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Welcoming a NY VC Blogger

I’m delighted to share with you that another of my VC buddies, Andrea Israeli, is blogging about videoconferencing in the New York City Public School System Region 4. Got Videoconferencing? is her new blog, begun January 16. I can see … Continue reading

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Ice Age Geology

Today we’re doing our first program with a new content provider, the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. Sixth grade students from Patrick Hamilton are doing the Ice Age Geology program. Jason Dennison used to be distance learning coordinator at … Continue reading

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Genocide Discussion

Today I’m really excited to be watching a videoconference planned by two of my local teachers at New Buffalo High School and Lakeshore High School. This VC is an assignment in my Kid2Kid Videoconference Connections online class, where teachers plan … Continue reading

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Spellers of Note, CIM

This morning 2nd and 3rd grade music students from Eagle Lake Elementary are connecting to the Cleveland Institue of Music for their Spellers of Note program. CIM is wonderful at how they get students engaged right away in the program. … Continue reading

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Chris Crutcher Interview

(From January 11) After a few tense moments with the network (love the Internet these days), we successfully connected St. Joseph High School students to the Orange County Department of Education, coordinating a videoconference with author Chris Crutcher on his … Continue reading

Posted in Special Events

Our Internet is Down!

I know a bunch of you fellow distance learning colleagues are trying to get a hold of me for Read Across America, MysteryQuest and other distance learning events. The TWICE website and of course my Distance Learning website are hosted … Continue reading

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