Monday, March 31, 2008

2008 WEMTA Conference NEXT WEEK!

The Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Conference begins next Sunday and if you are attending- and reading this blog- then you PROBABLY have an interest in educational videoconferencing!

Yours truly is presenting the following session at 1:00pm, Monday, April 7:


LOCATION: New Orleans Ballroom North (WADEN)

This session provides an overview of K2K videoconference collaboration resources such as the Wisconsin History Mystery, C.A.P. (Collaborations Across the Planet), specific videoconference blogs and more. Learn how to give your students the opportunity to interact with the global community and leave with potential projects and partners!

Think of my session as "speed dating" however, in this case- it's speed matching for teachers! I hosted this similar session at NECC - the pair-ups and networking were fantastic!

If you are planning on attending- bring business cards to share.I 'll have some blanks as well- but be ready to brainshare collaboration ideas- think of projects/units you may do in your classroom now that will benefit by adding a vc partner...........

I look forward to the conference and networking with everyone. NEVER underestimate the power of face-to-face!

If you have any questions on the Wisconsin History Mystery- track me down!

See you at WEMTA- Joan

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

3rd Annual
Wisconsin History Mystery
Statewide 4th Grade Videoconference Project
May 12-16, 2008

Looking for a way to enrich your Wisconsin history lessons?
Pair up with a 4th grade classroom somewhere in our great state for
an interactive videoconference event!

Each classroom delivers a prepared 10-minute presentation with clues about any significant event, person, invention, activity or location from Wisconsin’s rich past.
You may use skits, songs, still images and/or original artwork. Creativity is encouraged!

After each class presents their “History Mystery,” students work as a team to research their
partner’s clues using any/all available resources: notes, print, on-line…

After the allotted research time, students have an opportunity to ask their partners three yes or no questions. If necessary, a re-evaluation period is granted before the mysteries are guessed and revealed.

Important Dates:

Statewide Registration: April 14th-18th

Partners Assigned and Participants notified by: April 25th

Equipment/Connection Tests: May 5th-7th

Schools must have IP (H.323) capability to participate.
Be sure to check with your tech support staff for your options!

Stay tuned to this blog for project updates or
Email Joan Roehre

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?