Monthly Archives: June 2009
These blog posts on The Wired Classroom had the most traffic during the last 30 days:
- SMART Board Classes
- June 09 Global Nomads Group Videoconferences
- Motivate Students with Activboard Lessons
- Teaching Higher Order Thinking Skills in Elementary Classrooms with Spreadsheets
- iPhone and iPod Touch in classrooms
Camden Children’s Garden has three new programs in their videoconference catalog. My schools enjoy their distance learning sessions a great deal, so I’m excited to share with them these new offerings!
A Leaf of a Different Color
Why do leaves change color in the fall? Follow a leaf from beneath the bud in winter to a much pile the following fall. For grades 1-4; available by request.
Air Pollution: Inside My House
When we think of air pollution, we usually think of the air outside our homes or buildings, but experts claim that indoor air pollution can be 5 times greater than outdoor air pollution. Explore the many sources of indoor air pollution, their health consequences, plus more. For grades 3-6 as well as library patrons; available by request.
How can the police discover which suspect is guilty of the crime committed with just a sample of saliva? Learn about DNA and how it can be used in forensic science. For grades 7-12 as well as library patrons; available by request.
If your travel plans this summer sadly are not taking you to The Great Wall of China or Machu Picchu, you’ll want to check out this website: www.panoramas.dk/7-wonders/.
At this website, you can view all New 7 Wonders in 360 degree interactive panoramas from internationally known photographers! The images are pretty amazing. I enjoyed taking a brief trip around the globe- hope you do, too.
Yesterday Tandberg held its Technology Tailgate at Saint Louis University, home of the Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS) program. Faculty and students from Howe, Oklahoma, on their way to NECC, shared the success of their videoconferencing program at their school. Not only do they connect to virtual field trips with content providers, they create content to share with other schools. (The students were excited, too, to tour the SLU facility and meet AIMS presenter Ray Vollmer in person, who they had connect to over videoconference earlier in the school year).
In addition, Tandberg grant services connected over videoconference from Plano, Texas, to share information and tips on obtaining grants to help fund distance learning programs.
Kane Seifert of Tandberg also showed off the truck, which is outfitted with the latest in vc technology.