Monthly Archives: September 2006

Students Advertise VCs

Here’s a great teacher quote from the Planning Interactive Curriculum Connections class I’m teaching right now. This was a comment from Lori Pline, Watervliet North Elementary, one of our buildings participating in the RUS grant. I totally agree that VC … Continue reading

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Kid2Kid Videoconference Connections Starts Monday Oct. 2

Kid2Kid Videoconference Connections is starting next week. This class is offered only once a year, so consider registering! If you’re interested in free videoconferences, you need to be doing projects or class to class connections, also known as kid2kid connections. … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborations, Professional Dev.

Animation Mentoring via VC

I’m updating the reading assignments for the class Kid2Kid Videoconference Connections that starts on Monday, and I ran across this article. This group presented at the Keystone Conference last year and I blogged their session. This article has wonderful detail … Continue reading

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First VCs of the School Year

This morning I’m connecting our 3rd videoconference of the year – Open Heart Surgery with COSI Columbus. It’s my first connection. This year was a harbinger of things to come. My first two VCs in the county were coordinated and … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborations, Content Providers

Teacher Strategies to Support VC

As many of you know, I have a session of Planning Interactive Curriculum Connections running right now. In the first week, participants are asked to write about the challenges they see for implementing VC in their building/district/region, and how they … Continue reading

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Research on VC Implementation

Do any of you know of any published research on the implementation of videoconferencing? Especially for K12 and for enrichment type activities (vs. shared classes)? I’m interested in any research related to videoconferencing. What kind of data is being collected? … Continue reading

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New Polycom VSX Videos

Cool! Polycom has some neat online videos for learning how to use your VSX. How to place calls, camera control, conferencing tips and more! Check it out! Nice resource & easy to follow.

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Show, Don’t Tell

Last Thursday I offered an ASK training after school. ASK stands for Author, Specialist, Knowledge, and is a literature based program that ends with a videoconference interview of a specialist or author. The program was designed by Dr. Kettel, University … Continue reading

Posted in ASK Programs, Professional Dev.

A few more VC articles

While exploring on the web, I ran across another review of a NECC session from this summer. Global VOICES : Videoconferencing Opportunities, Information and Cultural Encounters. Another great example of international VC collaborations. Also, here’s an article just added to … Continue reading

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8th grade students plan VCs

Here’s a little tidbit you might find interesting. I received an email from someone looking for videoconferences. She said, I am now starting an options class where my students in grade 8 are planning Video conferencing sessions for other classes … Continue reading

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