Sometimes at a conference, you run across the best examples in tucked away in an unlikely place! This morning I went to the Poster Sessions in Grand Hall looking for a specific one on videoconferencing that wasn’t there! But in looking for that poster session, I found another, even better example of creative use of videoconferencing and cross school collaborations.
The project is called Bridges Across the Atlantic, and has been going on for 6 years. Two fourth grade classes, one in Rhode Island, and one in Sweden, connect regularly for projects and curriculum activities throughout the year. This was the first year that they incorporated videoconferencing using a new Polycom.
I need to study their links and projects more to see how this format could be used with many other schools and duplicated….