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RoundTrips & MOREnet Present Internet Safety VC 2009

mouse and keyboardThere is no doubt we now live in an “Internet Age.”  At the click of a mouse, you can e-mail hundreds of people simultaneously, buy that long-desired vintage automobile, or create a personal profile to share with the world.  With unlimited opportunities, cyberspace may well have become the new “final frontier.”  How best can we explore this frontier?  How can we minimize risk and maximize safety?  How can we help students be secure in their Internet activities?  These are important questions, and we invite you and your students to participate in this important discussion over videoconference with RoundTrips.  Students will interact with a variety of experts in the field including Joe Laramie, Director of Missouri’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and they will also have the chance to share with each other as well.

Topics in this free distance learning opportunity include online predators, cyber-bullying, identity theft and other Internet-related issues.  “This is such an important issue – it is absolutely critical for kids, parents and community members to be on the same page with regard to online safety,” said Randy Raw, Manager of Network Security at MOREnet. “The Internet is a fantastic learning tool, but like any tool, people need to understand what the risks are and how to use it safely.”

This topic is popular, and interactive videoconference space is limited so contact RoundTrips early to enroll your students!

Date:    Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Times:  11 to 11:50 a.m. CDT, 12 to 12:50 CDT, 1 to 1:50 p.m. CDT
Grade Level:  6-12

Critters in the Cold

logo.gifToday Independence Elementary  participated in one of Cooperating School Districts’ favorite videoconferences, Critters in the Cold from the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum.  Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth and the Emperor Penguin lives there- the kids learn all about the penguin’s life in a 45 minute session!  Included in the videoconference is a teacher’s guide and the videoconference meets many science standards.  It’s a program from K-2 and they get to act out of the life of a penguin in Antarctica.  It’s very… cool. 

Other Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum favorites include Water Wonders and Halloween Slime Time. The museum really lives up to its name; their videoconferences are highly interactive and really engage the students in the lesson. The staff is and has always been great to work with. The programs range in cost from $100 to $175 and in time from 45 to 60 minutes.