Break down the walls of your classroom! Build interdisciplinary collaborations by integrating interactive videoconferencing (IVC) into your standards-based lessons. This book focuses on a blend of interactive technologies that increase learning by building virtual classrooms. IVC allows for visual and voice interaction beyond the walls of the classroom, while the Internet connects students to current information and provides a shared location for data. Interactive Videoconferencing shows you how to use these two technologies to develop Web 2.0 lessons that are guaranteed to increase interaction and enthusiasm in your classroom.
The authors open with an introduction to IVC and its advantages and challenges. They outline how classrooms should be physically constructed to facilitate videoconferencing, and they provide classroom management strategies and suggestions for teaching IVC etiquette. The heart of the book is lessons for all levels that incorporate IVC technology and are organized by grade level and discipline. The lessons include evaluation tools, student work samples, and guiding templates to help you get started.
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