What’s Happening in 2018!

There are exciting events happening in 2018 for Distance Learning!

  • CAPspace has updated their website and offering exciting collaborative events for classrooms around the nation.

  • Monroe One BOCES created events are open to those who participate in the Distance Learning CoSer

  • Need help with Online Learning? We support Learning Management Systems such as Google Classroom, Schoology, Moodle and Canvas.

  • Zoom desktop videoconferencing is opening doors to new ways to collaborate, connect, and learn!

  • Robots are available to use with home-bound or hospital-bound students. Many students have benefited by the access of robots in order to stay connect with peers and continue to learn. Our Double Robots can be borrowed for students in need. Learn more about Double Robots.

 

Keeping Connected with SKYPE

SKYPE calls are a wonderful tool to use in the classroom. Classrooms can connection with other classrooms, professionals, and locals such as museums.

There are many resources that provide opportunities for classrooms to find connections and many Distance Learning vendors are also using SKYPE as an option for connections.

skype-tips-tricksKatrina Keene’s article states how Mystery SKYPE calls can connect your classroom to the world. To read the entire article, click here – Mystery SKYPE Calls

 

 

Ensure Success with SKYPE?

  • Practice with another classroom in your building or district

  • Connect with educators you know in other districts, states, countries

  • Test SKYPE connection

  • Have specific goals for connection

  • Discuss etiquette with students and plan who will speak when

  • Have a back up plan in case there are technology glitches

 

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SKYPE in the Classroom Resources

  1. SKYPE in the Classroom – https://education.skype.com/

  2. SKYPE with Penguin Publishing Authors – http://www.penguin.com/school-library/skype-authors/

  3. SKYPE an Author – http://skypeanauthor.wikifoundry.com/

  4. Kate Messener’s Authors Who SKYPE for free – http://www.katemessner.com/authors-who-skype-with-classes-book-clubs-for-free/

SKYPE Projects

  • SKYPE with a Professional

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  • SKYPE with an Author

  • SKYPE with a local such as a museum or landmark

  • SKYPE with Pen Pals

  • SKYPE with parents