Using interactive video conferencing equipment or Skype, your students can expand their scientific experience via live, multi-media presentations. Using inquiry-based learning, these 55-minute conference incorporates current research programs happening right here at the dynamic Alaska SeaLife Center! The materials for each program include a teacher's guide with specific background information and activity ideas, as well as supplies for the session's hands-on activities.
A variety of programs offered through the National Park Service for grades K-12. Most require registration through CILC (see below).
The NSB-DWM is available for Classroom Visits and/or Field Trips with students on the North Slope. They usually have a biologist and a subsistence hunter go into classrooms together and talk about subsistence resources and the Arctic. For schools in the outlying villages, with enough notice, they will do their best to visit your school. They are also available for online "Virtual Classroom Visits" using technology such as Skype. To request a visit, contact the outreach coordinator on the website below with your topic of interest and your preferred times and dates and they will do their best to accommodate your students' needs.http://www.north-slope.org/departments/wildlife-management/for-teachers-and-students
Skype in the ClassroomSkype in the Classroom offers teachers a easy way to bring experts into their classrooms or take their students on journeys to far away places. Here are some links to help you use Skype to connect your classroom to the world.Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions.It's suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science.
Google's video chat service, Hangouts, is another way teachers can connect their classrooms to the world. Find virtual field trips and join the a community of educators on Google's Connected Classrooms page. Here are some helpful resources regarding using Hangouts in the classroom:
- How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts | Edutopia
- Google’s new Connected Classrooms scheme offers teachers virtual field trips via Google+ Hangouts - The Next Web
- This is How To Use Google Hangout in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
- Google Hangouts Guide for Teachers
Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) ~ http://www.cilc.org/CILC specializes in the access to applications and the utilization of video conferencing for live interactive content as well as web-based collaborative learning environments for K-20 education.
Free Programs by Content Area on CILC