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To see some great images of students participating in mock elections this week, check out the #kidvote hashtag. One particularly active teacher is METC Spotlight Educator Krissy Venosdale of Hillsboro, Missouri. She’s documenting every step of her students’ election process- voting, tabulating, reporting, and Skyping- over several media platforms. You can find links to them all at her Twitter feed, including their mock election results. Remember, for those of you 18 and over voting in the real election, the closing time for Missouri polls is 7 p.m. central time; the Show-Me State is worth 10 electoral votes in the presidential race.
Author Amy E. Sklansky connected to first grade students in Stone Harbor, New Jersey for her interactive videoconference Cooking a Book. Into her cooking pot she added inspiration, drafts, revisions, pencil sketches, plus more as she explained to the participating students how an author’s idea becomes a published book this morning.
This is one of Amy’s most popular programs through New Links. Cooking a Book is for younger students; she has a new version of the videoconference for older elementary students called From Inspiration to Bookstore Shelf. To participate in any of Amy’s videoconferences (she also connects via Skype), contact Cooperating School Districts.
12 months from the Virtual Learning Center
January – December 2011
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