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Teacher interested in connecting classrooms in real time over networks.

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easy video conferencing

Started by Alison Bullock. Last reply by Janet Fung Dec 12, 2011. 5 Replies

I'm looking for input to run a sustainable (semi-permanent) video conferencing set up in my school for the upcoming year. We currently have 3 smartboards that will rotate through the school, one…Continue

Tags: skype, conferencing, equipment

Playing pictionary on Skype!

Started by Alison Bullock. Last reply by Jan Wells May 13, 2010. 2 Replies

Tomorrow will be my first attempt to skype with another classroom. We are hoping to play pictionary between our classes, but I'm not sure what the most effective set up might be?  We experimented…Continue

Tags: viewing, camera, document, skype

Video Conferencing

Started by Christopher Rogers. Last reply by Court Allam Nov 15, 2009. 2 Replies

I am interested in collecting resources and people who are interested in real time learning with classes in other places. Contribute to the discussion if you know of any technologies that can…Continue

Tags: learning, distance, conferencing, video

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Comment by Rossel Mulaire on April 6, 2011 at 11:40am

Good morning.....calling all teachers, students, colleagues, etc...

I sincerely apologize if any of you are receiving this message more than once. We are trying to reach as many teachers/students as possible around the world. It's possible that you're a member of more than one of the groups I have joined. My apologies!

My name is Rossel Mulaire. I am a Canadian teacher who has been living and working in Monterrey, Mexico since 2004. For the past two years, I have been teaching 8th and 9th grade Social Studies/World History. My other responsibilities include being our school's Model United Nation's advisor and Social Studies Department Head. I have taught many different grade levels (first through tenth grades), in Canada, South Korea, and Mexico.

I recently started a little project on Twitter with my 8th and 9th graders, tweeting daily about historical facts and events, sort of like a "this day in history". We are wondering if you'd be able to give out our twitter address to students and teachers. Not only wherever you find yourselves now, but anywhere else you may have contacts. We see this as a great way to teach and appreciate history, bit by bit, one small step at a time. We are trying to use technology to reach more students, and to open dialogue with students and teachers around the world.

If you are in a position to help us, please do so by JOINING US ON TWITTER and by sending our twitter address to students and colleagues, past and present. Ask them to follow our many daily tweets. At the moment, we are tweeting about historical events and facts from around the world. We'd love to see students commenting on our tweets, and also, by adding to our project by posting historical content from their respected countries.

We are hoping to hear from teachers and students from all  parts of the world! The students are keeping a record of the various countries following us! Please help out by following us. The more people (students, teachers, family members, etc) we have following us, the more excited the students get. This excitement then becomes a motivator to continue! Help us make learning about history a little more interesting!

Our  twitter address is:

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'd be happy to answer any questions or doubt you may have.

Rossel Mulaire

Colegio Euroamericano,

8th and 9th grade Social Studies teacher

Social Studies Department Head and Model United Nations Advisor

Comment by Deborah West on July 7, 2010 at 9:24pm
The fifth grade at our school studies all 50 states. We have at least two teachers who are willing to use Skype (it's easier than our tandberg system) to have the students exchange information about the climate and cultures of their states. We are North Carolina (East Coast). If you want to be a part of this connection, let me know and we can get some tentative dates down. I know one teacher goes in Alphabetical order :).

Also, our fourth graders study North Carolina. If there are any other North Carolina schools interested in Skyping, we'd love to do all 100 counties!
Comment by Derek L. McCoy on January 31, 2010 at 10:32pm
I am a district director of curriculum and innovation. Our classrooms have access to Skype, Tokbox and high schools have virtual streaming rooms. Would love to hook up with other classrooms. We're rural, small district - any topic and grade is wide open.
Comment by Shanna Jones on January 5, 2010 at 10:48pm
I teach a Tech Academy who is working on a service learning project about natural disasters. We are looking to connect with a school that has been through a natural disaster. Our students would like to learn about the experience as well as raise money/food/supplies for those in need.
Comment by Christopher Rogers on December 2, 2009 at 1:14pm
OK. I have a 6th grade teacher who is interested in collaborating on a history project. Possible topics- Egypt, Greece, Rome, China or Western Europe. Everything is kind of general at the moment, but at least I have someone psyched. Any takers? We can work out all of the curricular ideas and technical stuff way in advance of course.
Comment by J. Scott Giddings on November 22, 2009 at 3:11pm
Hmm I am on PBS Skype, Twitter and have been looking for Educator's ,Chefs, Cooking instructors to Skype into my Foods or Creative Cooking Classes.Labs
Comment by Jocelyne Waddle on November 21, 2009 at 7:38pm
I am a French teacher in KY. I have used I2 before to connect with other French classroom in the States. I am interested in also doing PD through I2.
Comment by Court Allam on November 17, 2009 at 1:30am
I would like to make connections for video conferencing as well. I teach Senior English but want to get all of the teachers in my building on-board with video conferencing. We have a really nice video conferencing room - Polycomm system with two cameras. Looking to make some connections!

Court Allam
Comment by Christopher Rogers on November 14, 2009 at 8:05am
I am a high school English teacher and the de facto tech coordinator for the district. I teach in central NY State near Syracuse. I can't remember the IP from the Tandbergs but I will get it for you on Monday.
Comment by Wayne Crouch on November 14, 2009 at 12:51am
hey I will do it ..we have 4 days of training next week with all the teachers so sure some will be ready for a test trial...can you give me a little background on you...I am the district level tech coordinator...your ip would be great are you aval during the day

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