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Getting Started with Videoconferencing Resources can be found at http://www3.bucksiu.org/ivchttp://www3.bucksiu.org/ivc Klinger MS, Centennial SD Facilitated by Pamela Newman March 30, 2011
Why interactive videoconferencing? Interactive Videoconferencing University of Delaware engagementimmersive learning curricular enhancement authenticity access experts
Where do I start? Backward Design - What do I want to accomplish? Curricular goals and objectives What experiences do I want to give my students that I cannot provide with my existing resources or knowledge?
Finding the “experience” A content provider is an educator connected to an organization that facilitates a prepared “experience” based on their resources and expert knowledge.
Finding the “experience” A content provider is an educator connected to an organization that facilitates a prepared “experience” based on their resources and expert knowledge. A collaboration is typically a classroom-to- classroom, student-to-student connection during which the students work on a collaborative project that is determined by the classroom teachers.
What is the difference? A content provider is an educator connected to an organization that facilitates a prepared “experience” based on their resources and expert knowledge. A collaboration is typically a classroom-to- classroom, student-to-student connection during which the students work on a collaborative project that is determined by the classroom teachers.
Tying to the Curriculum Sessions should be driven by the curriculum Supplement to instruction We can’t be experts in everything. Replace something that just isn’t working.
Step 1: Start Searching 1.Searchable collections of content providers http://www.cilc.org 2.Organization websites 1.Museums, learning centers, national parks 2.Education> Distance learning programs http://www3.bucksiu.org/ivc/contentproviders
What is CILC? Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration Online database of 250+ content providers for student programs and professional development Find collaboration partners Read teacher reviews Request a program to begin the booking process Work directly with the content provider to make arrangements
Step 2: Talk to the Content Provider A good content provider will: –Identify the goals of the session –Have a clear lesson plan –Interact with students – Ask: What are you going to have my students do? –Be flexible – Ask: Can you tailor the program to focus on XYZ? –Provide pre and post activities/materials
Step 3: Make the arrangements Secure the date with your content provider –Don’t forget time zones!!!!! http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html Secure funding Secure equipment
Budgeting Content Stipends through CILC Typical session costs $125 to $250 What budget? Offer to pay for a portion… first $100 Parent-Teacher Organizations Grants Student contributions Some non-profit organizations offer free sessions Teacher Demos sometimes offered for free Bulk discounts
Equipment LifeSize Videoconferencing Unit –Codec –Camera –Phone (Mic + Speaker) Projector More than just plugging a cable into a port…
Media Release Forms Ensure that media release forms are in order Sessions should not be recorded by content providers without permission Districts should not record content providers without permission It is easy to move a student off camera– but remember the audio component
Testing Most important part! Test in the room plugged into the port you will be connecting from Set up all equipment – ask the far end how your lighting looks and audio sounds. Ask the content provider if they will be sending content (PowerPoint, video, computer screen). If yes, have them test it. Stay connected for at least 5 minutes.
The Future Maximize resources Increase engagement in the classroom Prepare students to have communication skills for the future Expand the walls of your organization