Last year, CRES fifth-graders visited the California Park System to learn about immigration. This year CRPS first-graders in Ms. Weisbrot's class got to visit California to learn about mammals through their interactive distance learning program. Check out the other Units of Study provided by the California Park System which include not only the video conference culminating program, but also lessons that lead up to it - all for free: http://ports.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=23007.
Here is a great collaborative project from Guatemala where they connect students globally in dealing with the global water crisis. Here is information about it and the link below that is a registration form. Events take place from March 1 through March 10, highlighting World Water Day which is March 22nd.
Colts Neck students got to visit Ohio, Texas, and another New Jersey school this week using distance learning. Fifth graders in the classes of Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Daly, and Mrs. Gunnell learned about cells from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History with a virtual experience. Fourth graders in Dr. Martino's class learned about the Constitution with an expert connection from actress Janine Turner through Constituting America. While learning about world governments, Mr. Czerwinski's eighth graders collaborated in a partner project with students in Deal School using the Comments Tool in Google Slides and culminated with a video conference to jointly present their research. Three different types of distance learning events provided Colts Neck students with opportunities to break down classroom walls!
living in the Ring of Fire
"Great distance learning program that features a discussion of tectonic plate boundaries and how plate movements create and shape coastlines, deep ocean trenches, and mid-ocean ridges. This is followed by a description of undersea volcanoes (seamounts) that hold evidence of the Pacific plate's movement. Finally the discussion leads to how earthquakes and tsunamis have shaped both land & lives on the Kenai Peninsula, changing the course of Seward’s history in 1964."
Field Trip Zoom
Check out Field Trip Zoom for live virtual field trip programs for your class.
Read aloud a book to your students for six weeks and make as many global connections about that book as you can! Video conference with your global partners too! Sign up here.
"Challenger’s e-Missions are simulated, problem-based, interactive learning adventures delivered right into the classroom via distance learning technology.
Classes assemble as emergency response teams and then connect using video conferencing to Mission Control. These live scenarios are conducted in your classroom by a Flight Director at Mission Control from the Challenger Learning Center."
For middle school and up, this CILC distance learning program from Science Central in Indiana highlights the springboard to inquiry - discrepant events. A variety of demonstrations and activities that promote mental conflict and those "Whaaat??" moments will be getting students "thinking in a new way."
Check out #WhatFloats for many great #distancelearning programs offered during the week of Oct. 5-9 through @cilcorg.
Jamie Meola Saponaro @JamieSaponaro email@example.com
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