Collaborative Video Conferences for Elementary Classrooms

Posted on February 7, 2012 by


Contact Gail Pietrafesa if interested in joining a either of the following collaborative video conferences for elementary classrooms across New York state.

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato(Grades 1-4): Two classrooms will be paired up for each session.  Each class will read the story Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola.  The class will use a template to create a potato man or woman, then write a description of their potato person and send the description to their partner class via email.  Each class will recreate the potato man or woman based only on the written description. Classes will then connect via  videoconference to compare their recreated potato people with the original one sharing similarities, differences and how the descriptions were written and interpreted. Deadline for registration is Feb 24. Video conferences will be scheduled for March 15, 16, or 19. For more details, click here.

 Erie Canel (Grade 4): The Erie Canal State-Wide Distance Learning Project consists of 1 brief information session for educators (March 15, 20, 21, 22 or 27), an online learning space filled with resources and communication for educators, and 2 classroom connections for students.  Our Mystery Through History Classroom Connection (May 2, 3, 4, 9 or 11) will educate students as they help investigate a stolen ring mystery and interact with the crime’s suspects.  For the second classroom interaction (May28, 29, 30, June 1, 4 or 6), classrooms will have the opportunity to create and present an Erie Canal presentation focused on an Essential Question to other classrooms.  This project is aligned to NYS Social Studies, ELA and Technology Standards. For details, click here.