Goals for Videoconferencing
In my online class on using videoconferencing, Planning Interactive Curriculum Connections, I ask the participants in the first week to share their goals for using their videoconference equipment. Here is a response from Carol Scott, Media Specialist, Mustang Public Schools, Oklahoma. One of the best set of goals I've seen for elementary videoconferencing:
I hope:Thank you, Carol, for setting the bar high! These are excellent goals for every elementary school wishing to use videoconferencing effectively in the classroom!
-for every class to videoconference multiple times throughout a year
-to secure funding to provide a greater number, and type of programming
-that at least one class will develop an ongoing collaboration with a distant class
-that in addition to content, each call helps students learn geography, culture, social, tech skills
-to help students gain global awareness and friendships
-for my students to become competent, compassionate, cooperative leaders.
What are your goals?!