At the beginning of each Challenger Learning Center-St. Louisvideoconference, Robert Powell shares with the students the history of the centers and the Challenger Shuttle. Here, he talks about what the astronauts’ families wanted to do to honor their memories.
Are you already familiar with the Internet, but unsure about how exactly to use it in combination with software applications and Web 2.0 technologies in you classes? The focus of Creating Technology-Rich Lessons to Increase Student Achievement was to help participants create an entire lesson plan from lesson objectives and assignments to teacher and student support materials, all the way to a scoring guide for technology projects. Participants got tools and a model for technology integration in their classroom. Last night was the fourth and final night of the spring session. This class will be held again in June.
Today Robert Powell of the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis connected to second grade students at John J. Daly Elementary School in New York. Commander Powell discussed with the children the daily activities of an astronaut in orbit.
Tomorrow he returns to Cooperating School Districts to conduct two more videoconferences, this time with students in Pennsylvania.
If your school wants to sign up with the Challenger Learning Center- St. Louis to do a videoconference, contact CSD.
Berrien RESA is hosting the 5th Annual Teacher’s Choice Awards to select the Best Content Providers for the 2009-2010 school year. Results will be shared via the Berrien RESA VC Content Providers Database and the videoconferencing listservs and online at http://www.remc11.k12.mi.us/dl/teacherschoice/.
Polycom has chosen to do a drawing for prizes to random participants of the survey to encourage participation. If you wish to be included in the drawing, add your contact information at the end of the survey. Polycom will selecting the winners randomly.