Internet2: In Your Future?. Jane Englert Ephrata Area School District Heather Weisse MAGPI Applications Coordinator. About this Presentation…. What is Internet2?. The Research and Education Network for the United States of America Led by 207 research universities
Jane EnglertEphrata Area School District
MAGPI Applications Coordinator
208 University Members since October 2006
MAGPI is a regional aggregation point for Internet2. We serve the Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey research and education communities.
To introduce new technology
To collaboratively develop new applications with our subscribers
To make access to these technologies and applications economical and sustainable
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)
“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.”
National Science Digital Library
Lehigh University’s Electron Microscope
Virtual Temporal Bone Project
Acadia University’s MusicPath
An Exercise in Hard Choices
Create your own I2 adventure…
Virtual Reading Group
Descent into the Underworld
bring the world to your students…
Language & Culture Exchange
Penn Literacy-Dublin Project
Click for Megaconference Jr Video
Lenni Basso/Group Motion Collaboration
Pasteur Institute & Lafayette College
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
Click for Kathe Koja Videoconference Clip
travel virtually… expand resources
Click for “Stand Up” Video!
Click for “Struggle for Freedom” Video!
where to find them…
Offered more than 72 different programs during the 05-06 Academic Year. FREE for MAGPI Members
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.
Janine’s Blog: http://bcisdvcs.wordpress.com/
The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
- Henry David Thoreau
Jane EnglertLibrary Media Specialistj_englert@easdpa.org