Distance Learning. Distance Learning Oh, the places you will go! . Goals for Videoconferencing. Collaborate with other teachers, students and administrators Enrich lessons with outside resources Engage in professional development . Advantages of Video Conferencing
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is not new to educational
settings, it can still be
considered a novelty by
those who have not
experienced its power.
Teachers who have used the technology successfully are quick to extol the benefits to their students…
because videoconferencing stimulates knowledge sharing and information gathering.
Richland One students have been able to videoconference with each other, authors, astronauts, congressmen, scientists, animators, newscasters, toy designers, engineers, actors, musicians, artists and museum curators to
name a few examples.
Museums, corporations, & institutions of higher learning can give students the opportunity to interact with experts without leaving the classroom.
intellectual and emotional human beings.
Through the use of video conferencing, teachers have been able to coordinate experiences for their students that
would not be
Each Richland One high school and middle school has a video conferencing lab available to teachers as well as a few elementary schools. There is also a portable unit available for use.
Many districts are also providing videoconferencing capabilities for their students.
Free Videoconferencing opportunity on the topic of Financial InvestmentsGrade Level: 6-12
Library of Congress - Free
Research: Using primary sources - Locating, examining, and critiquing content and perspectives… culminating in products and/or performance with real-world application.
NASA’s Digital Learning Network presents a series of videoconferences on NASA education
Hubble Space Telescope:
With the completion of the recent shuttle mission to the International Space Station,
the Mission to Hubble is next in line.
Find out more at the
Goddard Space Flight Center.