Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Videoconferencing Updates!
Wow! What a great couple of weeks for videoconferencing. Independence Elementary connected to a videoconference featuring British author (Indian in the Cupboard) Lynne Reid Banks on Monday. Today, Central Elementary students participated in an interactive videoconference with Global-Leap, a content provider based in the UK. The students discussed world religions with the engaging Kathryn! She “teased” them with a warm good afternoon, then asked why she would say good afternoon. The kids at Central caught on right away- time difference! Kathryn connected to us just a bit before 3 o’clock for her, 9 o’clock for us. Tomorrow, Lafayette High students will also speak with Global-Leap. Wonderful!
We’re still waiting for word from GNG on the reschedule dates for the videoconferences with the school in Pakistan. Parkway North and Lafayette High are bothing keeping their fingers crossed the v/c will go on! In the meantime, Brittany Woods in University City has signed on to participate in the Uganda videoconference series offered by Global Nomads Group in late May.
Speaking of GNG (NY), they are one the top five content providers used by New Links to New Learning members this school year. Also included in that list are Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS- from Saint Louis University), Center for Puppetry Arts (Atlanta, GA), COSI Toledo (Ohio), and RoundTrips, based in St. Louis. Tell us who your favorite content provider from this group is by May 4!