ECS are taking advantage of video conferencing with professional organizations and other classrooms from around the world. Teachers collaborate with other teachers across the world sharing many topics including geography, communities and wildlife habitat with their students. Curriculum is enhanced through venues such as museums, science centers and zoos.
Distance Learning Resources
TWICE - Two-Way Interactive Connections in Education
Two Way Interactive Connections in Education (TWICE) is Michigan's organization for videoconferencing in K-12 education. TWICE promotes and supports collaborative connections for the benefit of all students.
POLYCOM - Searchable database of service providers
This database contains programs from content providers such as zoos and museums that offer ISDN or IP based videoconferencing. Polycom partners with the Berrien County ISD to bring you this database.
MEGACONFERENCE (JR.) - Global conference for education in distance learning
Megaconference Jr., now in its fourth year, is a project designed to give students in elementary and secondary schools around the world the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and contribute to each other's learning in real time, using advanced multi-point video conferencing technology. Presenters will design and conduct video conference-based presentations and activities focused on both academic and cultural issues. Participants will be able to address questions to presenters and to collaborate with geographically diverse peers in collaborative learning activities, thus building international cultural awareness.
AT&T KNOWLEDGE NETWORK - Video conferencing directory
Looking for program providers or simply interested in connecting with another classroom? The AT&T Videoconferencing Directory is a free, searchable database of videoconferencing sites of interest to K-12 school, community college, and public library communities. Our directory includes contacts, program descriptions, and equipment information for over 1321 sites.
SKYPE - A free internet-based audio/video communication software
Just like instant messengers, you can also use Skype to chat and not just with one other person at a time, but with up to 100 people in a group chat. If it’s a really nice group chat, you can bookmark it and find it later, which is handy for persistent chats with classrooms from around the world.
POLYCOM - Enhanced audio/video for multi-site communication
Polycom is the world-wide leader in audio/video video conferencing equipment. We currently utilize the VSX 7000 series units that enable clear picture and sound to be transmitted from one classroom over the Internet to up to two other classrooms for distance learning experiences.
In an effort to better provide professional development and suitable distance learning opportunities for the students and staff of Euclid City Schools, it is important to obtain feedback from those staff members who have participated in distance learning projects. Please take a minute to complete this short survey after each distance learning opportunity: