introduction

 

There are 2 main types of video conferences. Content providers in which you pay for them to VC with your kids. This is usually led by a content expert and costs money. The other main type is class to class where the teacher or facilitator has constructed an activity to do with the students. Here is an example of a couple 1st grade (former INTERACT participant) activities.

  •  I'm Not a Turkey! (ppt) (pub)
  •  Easter Egg Exchange (doc) (ptt)

CapSpace is a great resource. If you sign up, they will send you a daily digest of new video conferences going on. (Make sure you enable this in your profile settings.)



content provider resources

(This will link you to searchable sites for video conferencing ideas.)

 

AdventureScience Center
Use video conferencing equipment to join in the excitement of a virtual field trip to the Adventure Science Center. Our dynamic, experienced educators will share fascinating facts, exciting demonstrations and fun activities to engage your students in active learning experiences.

 

BerrienCounty ISD VC resources
Videoconferences are listed by Michigan Curriculum Frameworks and Berrien County grade level expectations. Great ideas for correlating specific objectives to vc activities and ideas.

 

CILC Searchable Database
Using their searchable database, you can “access hundreds of dynamic programs which cover a wide variety of topics and align with national K-12 curriculum standards. For each K-12 program, CILC provides a Program Guide which provides tools and resources to enhance your program experience."

 

Connect2Texas

The purpose of this site is to promote programs offered by interactive videoconferencing providers in the State of Texas. It is also intended to be used by schools and other entities to register for programs from one of our providers.

 

CosiToledo
Give your class the opportunity to participate in a live, interactive experience between your students and a COSI Educator through video conferencing. This award-winning, entertaining, engaging program is a perfect way to integrate STEM curriculum into your classroom.

 

Digital Bridges Content Provider Listing
Nice list of content providers for K-12 videoconferencing in the resources area of the Digital Bridges site.

 

Global-Leap
Developing interactive videoconferencing across the curriculum in the UK and around the world. You can add your school and then you will be able to search schools across the globe to find someone to interact with.

 

GlobalSchoolNet
This is the original clearinghouse for collaborative projects from across the globe. These are projects hosted by the Global SchoolNet Foundation, other reputable organizations, and outstanding partner projects conducted by teachers worldwide!Whether you choose to join an existing project or announce one of your own, GSN's Projects Registry promises to save you time!


Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo video conferences are offered through Connect2Texas.  Search for their programs by choosing them from the provider list.


NASALive

Learners at all levels have the opportunity to interact directly with NASA scientists to gain a new appreciation for the importance of science and education. FREE events.

 

New York Hall of Science
Visit and interact with the New York Hall of Science from your school or learning center using the latest videoconferencing technology. The Virtual Visit will connect your class with Explainers at the New York Hall of Science, providing a rich, interactive science learning experience. A Virtual Visit Program consists of exploration of selected areas of the New York Hall of Science's exhibits, demonstrations and activities illustrating science concepts. Materials and instructions for pre and post virtual visit activities are provided.

 

NoodleTrip
NoodleTrip is an online directory focusing on video conferencing virtual field trips, tours, and distance learning courses. This search directory allows members a free search for specific trips as well as providing a centralized area for providers to advertise their events.

 

Polycom Content Provider List
The Polycom Content Provider list gives a sample of nearly 200 potential knowledge providers to enrich the education experience.


On the Road with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum

On the Road is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s award-winning interactive videoconferencing program, continually reaching new audiences in classrooms across the country and around the world, expanding the horizons of thousands of young people every year.


Royal Botanical Gardens
Since 1947, Royal Botanical Gardens has offered innovative hands-on programming to connect children with the world of nature. As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we’re launching our newest educational program — interactive virtual field trips.

 

Seatrek.org
Our programs feature real scientists working in the field with interviews showing how their interests led them to their careers. Each program is supported by a free, downloadable, companion curriculum, aligned with National and Sunshine State Science Education Standards.

 

TWICE
A collaborative videoconference project gives you and your students an opportunity to learn with another school or classroom. There are many possibilities. Some projects are planned by educational service agencies, and others are planned by teachers and tech coordinators.