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Internet2 in your future

Internet2: In Your Future?

Jane EnglertEphrata Area School District

Heather Weisse

MAGPI Applications Coordinator



What is internet2
What is Internet2?

  • The Research and Education Network for the United States of America

  • Led by 207 research universities

  • Close collaborations with government: NIH, NSF, NLM, NASA, to name only a few

  • An organization that serves academic and technology needs at all levels of education

  • A venue that brings together academics and scientists from all over the world


Mission and goals
Mission and Goals

Internet2 Mission

  • Develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow’s Internet.

    Internet2 Goals

  • Enable new generation of applications

  • Re-create leading edge R&E network capability

  • Transfer technology and experience to the global production Internet



Internet2 universities
Internet2 Universities

208 University Members since October 2006



What is MAGPI?

MAGPI is a regional aggregation point for Internet2. We serve the Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey research and education communities.

Our mission?

To introduce new technology

To collaboratively develop new applications with our subscribers

To make access to these technologies and applications economical and sustainable


Act 183 efund school grant program
ACT 183:eFund School Grant Program

One facet of Act 183 –opportunities to promote and accelerate broadband deployment for school entities

Within Act 183 - a competitive grant program

Annual $10m e-fund to assist to purchase services, hardware, technical assistance, and distance education (6 years)

http://www.pde.state.pa.us/ed_tech/cwp/view.asp?Q=110337&A=169



Internet2 k20 initiative
Internet2 K20 Initiative

  • Connect and engage K-12s, museums, libraries, science and cultural centers, aquariums, community colleges, etc.

  • Increased opportunities for joint funding, collaboration with Higher ed, student attraction, enhanced learning and education


S ponsored e ducation g roup p articipants
Sponsored Education Group Participants



Implications for teaching and learning
Implications for Teaching and Learning

“Internet2 advanced applications are helping instructors develop new teaching techniques, enhancing the learning experience for students, and extending universities beyond their geographical boundaries. By bringing together learning communities and removing barriers to information retrieval and learning resources—Internet2 applications are changing the way we learn and teach.”


Types of applications
Types of Applications?

  • Digital Library Resources

  • Remote Instrumentation

  • Simulations

  • Videoconferencing

    • Class Collaborations

    • International Collaborations

    • Access to Experts

    • Content Providers/Virtual Field Trips

    • Professional Development


  • High-Quality: High performance networks allow for better media quality.

  • Fast!: Material can be downloaded quickly.

  • Real Time: Learning objects can be manipulated in real time.

  • Easy Access: Digital libraries are easily accessible.

National Science Digital Library

Research Channel

University Channel


  • Real Instruments: Students can manipulate advanced scientific instruments in real time.

  • Promotes Inquiry: Remote instrumentation provides real world exposure and real world contexts for inquiry-based learning.

Lehigh University’s Electron Microscope

Virtual Temporal Bone Project

Acadia University’s MusicPath


  • Immersion: Simulation tools provide immersive experiences for students.

  • Engagement: Technology coupled with real-world contexts engages students.

Operation Montserrat

Immersive Segmentation

An Exercise in Hard Choices


Class to class collaborations
Class-to-Class Collaborations

Create your own I2 adventure…

  • Flexibility – the event can be tailored to exact curricular needs.

  • Authentic Learning - Student to student interactions can be very powerful.

  • Engagement - The technology is especially engaging for visual and auditory learners.

Virtual Reading Group

Descent into the Underworld


International collaborations
International Collaborations

bring the world to your students…

  • Language: They provide real-world contexts for second language practice.

  • Exchange: Events promote cultural empathy, understanding and exchange.

  • Preparation: International encounters help prepare students for a global society.

Language & Culture Exchange

Penn Literacy-Dublin Project

Click for Megaconference Jr Video


Access to experts
Access to Experts

anytime, anywhere…

  • Make complex concepts accessible: Students can explore complex concepts with experts.

  • Beyond theory: Experts provide real world connections for theory.

  • Voice of Authority: Students hear directly from the “experts”

Virtual Surgery

Lenni Basso/Group Motion Collaboration

Pasteur Institute & Lafayette College


Connecting to expertise
Connecting to Expertise:

virtual surgeries for K12

TIES, Rhode Island Hospital, RINET, 12 Rhode Island Schools and 2 Minnesota schools

“It was amazing. It makes me want to work on a surgical team.” Amy K; Cambridge , MN


http://www.magpi.net/programs/creativeminds.html

Click for Kathe Koja Videoconference Clip


  • Collaboration with The Free Library of Philadelphia

  • Virtual Memoir Project

    • Students investigated Waiting for Snow in Havana as a piece of memoir

    • Students are now writing their own memoirs

  • The Human Side of Revolution

    • Students are examining Waiting for Snow in Havana as a primary text document/account

    • Students will present on topics determined by the author


Content providers
Content Providers

travel virtually… expand resources

  • Budget Field Trips: Allows students to “travel” to other areas at minimum or no cost.

  • Immersion: Videoconferencing can bring “Living History” events into the classroom and “immerse” students.

  • Curriculum Supplements: Virtual field trips or distance learning events are great curricular supplements.

  • Differentiated Instruction: Distance learning supports differentiated instruction.


  • Participants:

    • 30 Schools (including CA, MI, TX, ME, PA, NJ, KY, NY, WI, OH, WI, CT and Wales, UK)

    • Foundation Volunteers

  • Project

    • Kick-Off Videoconference Event with Gerda Weissmann Klein (November 16, 2006)

    • 60 Day Service Learning Challenge

    • Culminating Project Collage Videoconference (January 17, 2007)

Click for “Stand Up” Video!


  • Interactive Videoconference Program: Students interact with distributed peers and experts from The Future Earth Institute

  • Collaborative Data Collection: Students work to collect, visualize and interpret real data about community understandings and attitudes

  • Authentic Contexts: Armed with their data and research, students will create community-based educational campaigns

  • Technology: H.323 Videoconferencing

http://www.magpi.net/programs/globalwarming.html


Click for “Struggle for Freedom” Video!


http://www.magpi.net/programs/alexslemonade.html


Content providers1
Content Providers MAGPI

where to find them…

Offered more than 72 different programs during the 05-06 Academic Year. FREE for MAGPI Members

MAGPI Programshttp://www.magpi.net/programs/index.html

Part of the Internet2 K20 Initiative

“Matchmaking Service” for K20 Community. All projects use Internet2.

Internet2 K20 Community/Databasehttp://k20.internet2.edu

Search for Virtual Field Trips and find collaborative partners using a variety of fields. Database includes both Internet2 and Commodity Internet Projects. Teachers can rate project.

CILC Databasehttp://www.cilc.org


Cilc collaborative possibilities
CILC: Collaborative Possibilities MAGPI

  • Videoconferencing Content: Programs for Learning and Collaboration by CILC Professional Development

  • Do you need to get your staff on board with interactive videoconferencing (IVC)? This awareness session serves a dual purpose. First, for your staff, it creates interest in IVC and its resources. Second, it provides a model from which to plan and deliver ongo.

  • Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLYAudience:Education: All members of the organization, Public Library: All members of the organization


Cilc collaborative possibilities1
CILC: Collaborative Possibilities MAGPI

  • Bridge to Terabithia book clubMy fourth grade reading class has just finished the book Bridge to Terabithia. We are looking for a book club meeting on one of the following dates and times: March 13-16 8:45-9:15 CST, March 26-30 8:45-9:15 CST, April 2 8:45-9:15 CSTStatus: Seeking PartnersAudience:Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6

  • Of Mice and MenOur 9th grade students here in Central New York would like collaborate via blog and videoconference with another class to figure out how Steinbeck's classic, Of Mice and Men, applies to our lives today. Contact Chris Rogers (teacher) @ [email protected] / ...Status: Seeking PartnersAudience:Education: Grade(s):


Cilc professional development
CILC: Professional Development MAGPI

  • Since Monday, March 19, 2007, the following new professional development programs matching your profile were added to the CILC website:

  • Discover the Possibilities of Videoconferencing and other Collaborative Technologies by CILC Professional Development

  • I know what videoconferencing is, but what can I do with it? This brainstorming session will lead you to identify uses of IVC and other collaborative tools that align with the organization's mission and goals. Participants progress from initial awareness to a ...

  • Availability: By Request/On Demand

  • ONLY

  • Audience:Education: All members of

  • organization, Public Library: All members,

  • Business/Community: All members,

  • Content Providers: All members


Cilc focused prof dev
CILC: Focused Prof. Dev. MAGPI

  • Free session to learn about professional development opportunities, particularly for Mathematics by Jeff HarkerJeff Harker is a Literacy Coach and Mathematics teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has presented at national and state conferences and worked with teachers from across the country through CILC. Tune in to this session to hear about the professional develop...Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLYAudience:Education: Superintendent, Curriculum Director, Professional Development Director, Principal, Teacher, Paraprofessional

  • New Technologies: A Virtual Symposium on Nanotechnology and Biotechnology for K-12 Science Teachers by UW-Madison Office of Education OutreachOn May 9, 2007 educators from around Wisconsin will join with educators throughout the U.S. to explore the convergence of nanotechnology and biotechnology with a panel of experts from the University of Wisconsin, the National Science Foundation, and Wisconsin'...Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLYAudience:Education: Curriculum Director, Professional Development Director, Teacher


Janine lim bcisd
Janine Lim, BCISD MAGPI

  • Phenomenal supporter of instructional VC

  • Offers professional development opportunities

    • What kind of equipment and connections?

    • What kind of content is out there?

    • Who can I collaborate with? Make connections.

      • Washington State, Texas, and England all in one day

  • Creator of Read Across the Planet

    Janine’s Blog: http://bcisdvcs.wordpress.com/


Support strategies
Support Strategies MAGPI

  • K20 User Group and Virtual Forums http://www.magpi.net/k20network.html

  • Tri-State Database/National Database

  • Collaboration Request

    http://www.magpi.net/collaboration.html

  • K20 Newsletter

  • Internet2 Commons Subscription

  • Training

    • Videoconferencing/I2 Commons Training

      http://www.magpi.net/vctraining.html

    • Curriculum Integration/Professional Development

      http://www.magpi.net/programs/curriculumintegration.html



Lessons learned a lot of ducks
Lessons Learned: A Lot of Ducks MAGPI

  • Big picture connectivity

  • Content – Curricular connection

  • In-house collaboration

  • Timing/Logistics

  • Day of connectivity

  • Best practice teaching


Lessons learned ideas
Lessons Learned: Ideas MAGPI

  • Auditoriums w/large screen projection

    • Chris Crutcher

  • Large classrooms with several small units connected

    • Inner World Discovery

  • Single classrooms/single units

  • Technology hub classroom – Friday Night Lights author



Innovation creativity
Innovation & Creativity MAGPI

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.

- Henry David Thoreau


Q a thank you
Q&A - Thank You! MAGPI

Heather Weisse

Applications Coordinator

[email protected]

Jane EnglertLibrary Media [email protected]


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