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New Links for Your Classroom with Videoconferencing & Skype

UPDATED! New Links for Your Classroom with Videoconferencing & Skype: Find out how to take your students anywhere in the world to connect with experts and collaborate with other students- all without leaving your classroom! You can make these connections using distance learning technology tools like Skype and curriculum videoconferencing. In this workshop, you will have the chance to learn how using videoconferencing and Skype fits easily into your existing programs of study. Come learn how to find, design, and participate in virtual field trips and collaborative projects. These lessons promote higher order thinking skills, increase motivation and create fantastic collaborations. Participants will:

· Be introduced to videoconferencing and to CSD’s distance learning program, New Links
· Compare & contrast videoconferencing and Skype for your classroom
· Set up a free Skype account and practice using it by adding contacts, setting privacy settings and looking into education.skype.com
· Learn how to find content for both videoconferences and Skype connections
· Connect to content providers for videoconference demonstrations
· Design virtual field trips or collaborative projects by visiting websites like projects.twice.cc

This one-day workshop takes place June 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member  (One Graduate Credit Available)

Register online here.

Ritenour Connects

Ritenour iTEA participants learned about videoconferencing during today's session | To see more pictures taken today, visit our Flickr page.

Today Ritenour’s iTEA met in the tele here at CSD. Topic of discussion: videoconferencing. We connected to three content providers: LEARNnco, Center for Puppetry Arts, and Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS).

We talked about all the good stuff: where to find content providers, how to pay for videoconferences, why you would connect your class to a videoconference, who provides excellent distance learning programs.

We also discussed the difference between H.323 videoconferences and Skype. The verdict: Skype is great for short connections/collaborations, but for programs that are longer and have more content (given over computers, document cameras, etc.) H.323 is the way to go.

To see the content providers we chatted with today, visit these links: