Monthly Archives: March 2009
I’ve referenced CAPSpace before, but I haven’t talked about it too much in detail. According to Polycom, “Polycom Collaboration Around the Planet – CAPspace is a professional K-20 network and global directory that enables educators with access to video conferencing technology to enhance their curriculum, connect with colleagues and peers, and expand the reach of their classroom globally with live, interactive learning experiences.
Polycom CAPspace is a free directory that is open to all educators that use videoconferencing technology. It provides access to over 4,000 professionals and an unlimited number of lessons throughout the year that educators can integrate into their curriculum. From the CAPspace site, educators can search, identify and request participation in special projects, classes and workshops or provide a listing of the lessons they would like to share worldwide.
The program is sponsored by Polycom and hosted by Two-Way Interactive Connections in Education Michigan’s video conferencing organization for education. TWICE promotes and supports collaborative connections for the benefit of all students.” The URL for CAPSpace is: http://projects.twice.cc/.
SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 8-10, 2010
Here’s another new tele class offering: Creating Activboard Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students. This class takes place on June 9 and August 4 (choose one date) from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $138 for a CSD member; $214 for a nonmember.
Here’s the class description:
Do you already have a Promethean Activboard and consider yourself a user? This intermediate class is for you! Come learn the advanced features of the Activboard and create lessons. We’ll show you how to find hundreds of lessons that have already been created for use on the Activboard. You’ll be able to create your own usable lesson, either from scratch or by tweaking a downloaded lesson.
LIVE from the Field: CARE Afghanistan
WED, April 29 – WED, May 20 – 4 Part Series
Middle and High: 7:30-8:30 AM EDT
In partnership with CARE, one of the key NGOs that is supporting development in Afghanistan, this four-part videoconference series will allow students to go beyond the headlines and learn firsthand about the issues facing Afghans. What are the current challenges facing Afghanistan? How are students, young widows, and other vulnerable groups affected by these challenges? What role does CARE play in aiding the redevelopment efforts? How are the U.S. and other governments participating? Students will have the opportunity, first-hand, to speak with Afghan students and CARE staff members about the past, present and future direction of their country, despite the manifold issues they are facing, many of them life-threatening.
Afghanistan’s Widows: War’s Forgotten Victims
WED, April 29
7:30-8:30 AM EDT/4:00-5:00 PM Kabul Time
It has been said that Kabul is the “widows’ capital of the world,” housing as many as 50,000 widows. As the war in Afghanistan continues to affect the civilian population, the plight of the widows is a significant issue to be discussed as injustice surrounds this overlooked community of girls and women across the generations. In this follow-up session, students will have a special opportunity to revisit this issue from GNG and CARE’s videoconference from Spring 2008. Students will come face to face with this group of incredible women to learn of their resilience and the real challenges that continue to face them today.
Can’t join the videoconference? Then watch it live! All of GNG’sprograms can be watched via live streaming.
Instructions are as follows:
Username: Polycom/ Password: specialClick on ‘Live Streaming’.
Hit the play button icon.
For more information about Global Nomads Group’s programs, please contact Grace@gng.org or 212.529.0377