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1 Videoconference Opportunities and Virtual Field Trips Virtual Field Trips can happen in the comfort of your classroom, library or auditorium via the power of live video. There are 2 ways to participate: Via the web live stream and via a live video conference call using various platforms. In Manor ISD we have partnered with ESC 13 and use the software ClearSea. Below are the many content providers that offer both free and paid events. TETN Texas Education Telecommunication Network Cost Free to Minimal Cost The mission of the Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN) is to facilitate communications among educational entities throughout Texas to improve student performance and to increase efficiency of educational operations via an effective telecommunications network. CILC Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration kc3.aspx Cost Free to Minimal Cost Search for over 1,525 unique teacher evaluated K- 12 interactive video distance learning programs, aligned with national k- 12 curriculum standards, offered by over 225 content providers from around the world. CILC provides the most comprehensive listing of video conference providers and collaboration projects available for K- 12 educators. It is necessary to have a PIN to request a connection. Find out how to get a PIN or find your PIN. For additional assistance, phone CILC (2452) toll free. Connect2Texas Cost Free to $100 or more per site/per session Connect2Texas is a network of Texas- based educational content providers including museums, cultural, historical, and scientific organizations, and authors. These providers utilize interactive videoconferencing to connect to schools and deliver live educational programs and professional development to school children and educators around Texas and across the country. Bring the scientists, experts, and authors directly to your students without leaving the classroom! Join their listserv to receive periodic s as new programs are added. Registration per each event required. To register for a program, you will need several pieces of information including: Technical contact information

2 Bridge contact information (if applicable) Connection information (ISDN, IP) and any additional connection details In Texas: the ESC in which your school district is located (ESC 13) Billing contact information Teacher's contact information REGION 13 Education Service Center To stay informed of new videoconferences or to exchange information, please subscribe to the Distance Learning LISTSERV. NASA dln.nasa.gov NASA's Digital Learning Network provides science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM content featuring NASA missions and research. Register for free, interactive events listed in our catalog or watch our webcasts listed below. Event Catalog alogs_register_enabled_sa_archive_1.html CAPspace Collaboration Around the Planet Costs: Varies - Free and Membership/Non- membership costs A portal for videoconference projects providing students an opportunity to lean with another school or classroom. CAPspace is a social networking tool for educational videoconferencing. Login to find colleagues and schools interested in collaborative videoconference projects. Create and advertise your own collaborative videoconference projects to educators around the world. CAPspace also provides registration for collaborative events and projects such as TWICE s Read Around the Planet. Set up an account to advertise and register for collaborative projects TWICE Two Way Interactive Connections in Education Costs: Varies - Free and Membership/Non- membership costs Two Way Interactive Connections in Education (TWICE) is Michigan's organization for videoconferencing in K- 12 education. TWICE promotes and supports collaborative connections using two way interactive video for the benefit of all students.

3 Whirlidurb Costs: Varies Membership lowers the cost of events Whirlidurb video conferencing programs are standards- based, focusing on student learning. Global Nomads Group GNG s mission is to foster dialogue and understanding amongst the world s youth by bringing the world to the classroom via interactive technology. They provide pre- and post- videoconference resources that range from project- based to service learning activities. Connect All Schools What are you doing to introduce your students to global issues, world languages, online international interaction and physical exchanges? Tell your story or read specific examples of what students across the world are doing to connect. Connect All Schools is bringing the world into the classroom and building global competency that can include the introduction of global issues curriculum, new World Languages, online collaboration, youth and teacher exchanges, professional development on international education, video- conferences, etc. This interactive website has been built to enable schools to indicate how they are connected to the world and for new teachers, school administrators and parents to work with consortium partners on building new links. Resources for Collaborative Project Work PBS Learning Media Engage Students and Inspire Learning! PBS LearningMedia is a free digital media library that provides PreK- 12 educators with direct access to thousands of contextualized, curriculum- targeted resources (videos, interactives, audio, photos, and in- depth lesson plans)! Users can search, save, tag, share, and readily integrate learning tools into classroom discussions and lesson plans. For instant, FREE access, register now!

4 Lifesize Virtual Field Trips must register for events LifeSize Grant Assistance Program will host unique Virtual Field Trips each month during the 2013 school year. Virtual Field Trips, powered by live video via LifeSize UVC Video Center, are a great way to virtually transport your class on a fun learning excursion, without ever leaving the classroom, library or auditorium. All you need to view the virtual field trip is access to an Internet connection, a computer and speakers. All Virtual Field Trips will be hosted on their website for you to watch, but you must register for the event to receive the link. Challenger Learning Center missions.net Costs: Minimal Costs per camp Challenger s e- Missions are distance learning videoconference simulations in which students connect with a flight director at the center and use their problem solving, math, and science abilities to work their way through a scenario fraught with crises. Each year more than 750 video connections are made to classrooms around the world. The new Micronauts program provides a colorful and vibrant exploratorium for younger children those in grades K- 3 to experience a variety of hands- on activities that will spur their interest in science and math and the joy of learning. MOTE Marine Laboratory - $175 SeaTrek brings high- energy, multimedia science programming right into the classroom using videoconferencing and Internet technology. Our programs feature real scientists working in the field with interviews showing how their interests led them to their careers. National Baseball Hall of Fame programs/videoconferences Costs: $150 per event The next best thing to visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame is participating in a videoconference. The award- winning EBBETS Field Trip Series (Electronically Bringing Baseball Education To Students) transports the wonders of Cooperstown to your very own classroom. Baseball is used as the backdrop to help your students discover objectives in diverse topics like mathematics, geography, civil rights history, women's history, economics, communication arts, and more!

5 COSI Center Of Science and Industry ivc Costs: $165 - $250 Science Delivered at the Speed of Light! Videoconferencing connects your students with scientists, doctors, and experts in their fields with a LIVE interactive two- way experience with your school or from COSI. Available Programs - ivc/category/connecting- from- my- school Cleveland Museum of Art the- classroom/distance- learning/overview Cost: Standard $135 The Cleveland Museum of Art s award- winning distance learning program connects students from all over the country and beyond with the museum to enrich their study of history, languages, science, math, and the visual arts. Through live videoconferencing, students view art and artifacts from around the world while sharing in two- way conversations with museum educators. The program has been recognized with the highest awards in its field: the CILC Pinnacle Award and the Teachers Choice award. Manhattan School of Music Manhattan School of Music launched its Distance Learning program in 1996, the first of its kind at a major conservatory. They provide programs to connect students, educators and distinguished artists around the globe and live webstreamed concerts and master classes, featuring MSM student ensembles and acclaimed faculty. GEOchasers Can you stump them? Can they...stump you? An interactive program for 4th and 5th graders to learn more about US GEOGRAPHY! Join the chase and follow the clues to determine where your fellow GEOchasers are. All classes will create a presentation loaded with geographic clues to be viewed via video.conference. Join in and we'll find a matching class or two for you! For more information click here

6 NACOL The NACOL Online Learning Clearinghouse is a comprehensive effort supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and WestEd to provide a listing of online learning laws and operating online learning programs in the United States. The Clearinghouse provides an independent, objective source of information to help you learn more about the online learning programs in your area. SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM Cost: Free Free of charge, museum docents lead the study of U.S. history and culture using our extensive holdings of American art via real- time videoconferencing. We have already held Artful Connections with teachers and students across the country from the Garden State to the Golden Gate! The Smithsonian American Art Museum is now accepting videoconference requests for March through June. The Smithsonian American Art Museum has new additional resources allowing even more schools to visit Washington, DC through our free videoconference programs.

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