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2 Topics Technical Aspects of VC What is VC? Planning the tech stuff What should be in your VC room? Tech jargon Curriculum Aspects of VC Why Videoconference? What’s Out There? Planning How To’s Making Connections

3 Technical Talk: Jargon Tandberg, Polycom, Sony, etc (codec), H323, SIP point to point, Multipoint, bridge, pixels, pixilation IP, ISDN Firewalls Bandwidth

4 Demystifying Videoconferencing You Tube clip titled “Learning how to use telephones” gogo

5 VC……What is it? Computer Projector Camera Microphone Sound system (speakers) Videoconferencing Device (Tandberg and Polycom) The Internet Skype is NOT compatible

6 Planning the Technical Details Obtain IP address of ALL participants and confirm that they have yours. Obtain cell numbers to reach remote site. Test (or confirm) VC connection before the event. Provide/obtain media in advance (Powerpoint, video, url).

7 In your VC room…. Paper copy of CLC official contact list (can find on website) Telephone directory with cell numbers (School Board Tech support) LEARN/CLC VC User Manual Remote Control Manual Equipment Specification Sheet (Brand of projector, bulb type, etc.) Extra batteries for remote control

8 Trust what you already know! Three (or more) ways to do everything on a computer. 1.Control ‘c’ and control ‘v’. 2. Right click mouse, left click copy. Right click mouse, left click paste. 3. Top menu ‘edit’, click copy. Top menu ‘edit’, click paste. --------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Call from Xpanel. 2. Call from remote control. 3. Have remote location call you.

9 But seriously… real tech talk THE BRIDGE Every CLC VC has capability to handle 4 connections (internal bridge). This takes coordination (1-2, 1-3, 1-4…NOT 1-2,2-3,3-4) The bridge is needed for more than 4 calls (and for all ISDN calls). ISDN: integrated services digital network used for voice, video, and data transmission by telephone lines (much like dial-up internet) IP: Internet Protocol (much like dsl/high speed).

10 Presentation OR Videoconference? Using remote control is first choice. Q??? I press presentation on remote and my presentation doesn’t appear. Why? A!!! System is in another mode (DVD, VHS, Blueray, PC) 2 options when using the projector in the VC room. Presentation Mode (only to use system for internal presentation) Videoconference Mode (to VC and have option to share screen with remote sites (ppt, web, video).

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14 Visit the website

15 Why Videoconference? Greater teaching possibilities Bring the outside world into the classroom Real world communication skills Technically qualified students Innovative teaching practices Unlimited resources

16 Benefits for Students Increased motivation and participation Improved communication skills Self awareness World view from the classroom Cooperative learning situations Cultural diversion Opportunity to have discussions with experts

17 What’s Out There? Virtual Field Trips - Content Providers - CILC Meet the Expert - VROC Collaborations - Twice Professional Development Opportunities

18 Planning How To’s VC is a tool Students must be part of the planning Interactivity Students must be prepared for using vc Curriculum fit Introductory activities Icebreakers Evaluation - rubrics

19 Planning Checklists Etiquette

20 Making Connections Virtual Field Trips CILC gogo Canadian Space Agency gogo Biosphere gogo Royal Botanical Gardens gogo Tyrell Museum gogo Sheffield gogo VROC (Virtual Researchers On Call) gogo

21 4/30/2015 Content Provider Curriculum fit What do you need to know about a content provider in order to be intentional about your decision to participate in a videoconference? What should a content provider know about your students…your objectives…your concerns?

22 Before the program… Vocabulary development Activate prior knowledge Reading selection Discussion Writing prompt 4/30/2015

23 Collaboration What is it? Examples - TWICE, Global Classroom Who would be potentials for collaborative partnerships? What personal attributes are useful for a successful collaboration? What opportunities are there in videoconferencing? What are the challenges you anticipate? TWICE gogo Global Classroom gogo

24 show Music Monday newsclip




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