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Dates: Kick-Off Videoconference: May 6, 2011 Celebration Videoconference: May 20, 2011Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ESTTarget Audience: Students in Grades K-12, College and University StudentsCost: Free!Requirements for Participation: MAGPI and Non-MAGPI Members are invited to register for this project! To participate, you must have H.323 videoconference gear and a connection to your state/national research and education network.
More Information/Registration: http://www.magpi.net/Community/Programs/Alexs-Virtual-Lemonade-Stand
When life gives you lemons... make lemonade! Inspired by the journey of Philadelphia-area hero Alex Scott, the Alex's Virtual Lemonade Stand Project celebrates the idea that just one kid can make a difference. Join schools from around the world to raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research, all while participating in standards-based projects that make the process both inspiring and fun. It's all about kids helping kids - - and we want you to get involved!
As part of this two week program, each participating school will hold their own lemonade stands to help raise funds for pediatric cancer. Schools can hold one big lemonade stand day or a series of lemonade stand events throughout the two weeks. They will be able to communicate and interact with one another through a project blog, student-created videos, poster contest and special videoconference events!
Brought to you by Pocono Mountain East High SchoolDate: February 1, 2011Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ESTTarget Audience: Students in Grades 9-12, College StudentsCost: FreeRequirements for Participation:
Registration/More Information: http://www.magpi.net/Community/Programs/Jared-Box-Project
Pocono Mountain East High School's School to Work Program would like to share their experiences in participating in the Jared Box Project. Last school year, this special needs classroom, mobilized our entire school district to contribute 757 Jared Boxes to Geisinger Children's Hospitals. The "Extra Inning Club," a community outreach club comprised of the Kings College men's baseball team, assisted with the project in distributing the Jared Boxes and visiting with the hospitalized children. We challenge you to "pay it forward" and participate in the Jared Box Project in your own community. The life skills students will introduce and present the steps of the project, their teachers discuss the connections made with our school district and a local participating hospital, and the baseball team will share their experiences. We'll wrap up with Q & A and possibly make plans for a follow-up conference in which each participating site would share the results of their project.
Date: February 2, 2011Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ESTTarget Audience: Grades 3-8Cost: Free!
We are WEBSTREAMING THIS PROGRAM LIVE! This program will be WEBSTREAMED LIVE at http://streams.net.isc.upenn.edu/Playerpages/magpi/MagpiVideoPlayer.htm. The stream will be live at 12:45 PM EST the day of the program with content beginning at 1:00 PM EST. Webstream sites can submit questions to any of the Kids Are Heroes speakers by tweeting them to @magpik20 or posting them to MAGPI's facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/magpik20
More Information: http://www.magpi.net/Community/Programs/Kids-Are-Heroes
Kids Are Heroes is an organization founded by a then 9-year-old girl named Mary Margaret. The Kids Are Heros website empowers children to give back to their communities by showcasing those who are changing the world. The organization’s goal is to have volunteerism become an everyday activity in the lives of children. It’s not just about doing good; we have discovered that this activity builds self esteem and shapes these youngsters into the leaders of tomorrow. This program will feature several heros from the Kids Are Heroes website who will each tell participants about their unique projects and the work they are doing in their community. Participants will also hear from Mary Margaret, the founder of Kids Are Heros, and the president of the organization today, Gabe O'Neill. Many thanks to our program partners! Brocks University, Bucks County IU, CANARIE, Cuba Rushford School District, Harvard University, Northwest Tri-County IU, NYSERnet, Penn Video Network, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and WYNRIC.
The Global Teenager Project (GTP), initiated and co-funded by IICD, offers thematic Learning Circles to Elementary, Secondary and Vocational schools, including Special Needs Education. Founded in 1998, GTP offers collaborative global learning to over 16,000 students in 40 countries, in the following six languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch and Arabic. GTP Learning Circles are offered twice a year, including themes based on the Millennium Development Goals. To learn more and get involved, please read more here (PDF) or visit www.globalteenager.org.
TWICE invites you to participate in a celebration of reading using videoconference technology! Classes can participate in English, or a variety of other languages, or special education. Classes share skits, raps, original poetry/writing, songs, game shows, and more. Many ideas for connecting to your curriculum are shared in the teacher packet.TWICE provides a matching service for point-to-point videoconferences between schools. Teacher matching is done based on your registration information. Participating schools are responsible for making the connections work successfully.This project is open to all K-12 students in public and private schools. The school must have access to IP (H.323) videoconference equipment to participate (i.e. Polycom, Tandberg, LifeSize, Sony, etc.). Find out more at http://www.twice.cc/read/
The following collaborations were recently created in the Collaborations Around the Planet website. Please click the collaboration link to get more details about the project and contact the collaboration creator to participate.
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Title: Sharing Technology Projects:
Status: OpenURL: http://projects.twice.cc/?l=collaboration&id=1043 Grades: 6, 7, 8Subjects: Business, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Science (Earth), Social Studies/History, Special EducationDates: Between December - January - Open for times from 9:30 am-4:00 pm EST
Description: Technology teacher would like to share projects from his Studio class with other technology classes around the country to learn innovative ways to enhance his curriculum.
Students are learning the advanced functions of PowerPoint as they create a 9 slide Biography presentation and sharing them with the class. They are learning to embed video, music and hyperlinks into their presentations utilizing the transitions and special effects of Garage Band and iTunes.
Lists on some of the best program choices for various grade and subject levels: http://www.remc11.k12.mi.us/dl/fave/
Through distance learning technologies like videoconferencing and webcasting, the DLN connects students and teachers with NASA experts and education specialists. You will find numerous modules in our Event Catalog for all grade levels. DLN events feature science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM content that highlights NASA missions and research. All of our events are free. Register for interactive events listed in our catalog or watch our webcasts listed below
iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit organization made up of over 27,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 125 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.There are over 300 projects in iEARN all designed and facilitated by teachers and students to fit their curriculum and classroom needs and schedules. In addition to connecting students' learning with local issues and meeting specific curriculum needs, every project proposed by teachers and students in iEARN has to answer the question, "How will this project improve the quality of life on the planet?" This vision and purpose is the glue that holds iEARN together, enabling participants to become global citizens who make a difference by collaborating with their peers around the world.Vist the iEARN project book to learn more.
Bayberry Elementary School in Watchung, NJ is looking for classrooms from around the country and the world to connect with. The elementary, K-4, school has Tandberg distance learning equipment and is looking for partners for all grade levels.Topic ideas: collaborative projects (stories, movies, science projects), sharing information about regions, etc. We are located in central New Jersey and are looking for people outside of the tri-state area and USA. If you are interested go to the Distance Learning Wikispace to learn more and contact Arielle Goldstein.