Friday, October 21, 2005

Avon Students use stories to meet students in three different states.

Friday October 21, 2005 Avon held their story time program to introduce teachers at Avon East Elementary School to videoconferencing as a medium of educational instruction. Each month Avon Middle School connects to a different classroom at Avon East and shares a story using the document camera to display the pictures. To help teachers understand the power of videoconferencing, the story time program is done in a multipoint videoconference with another school.

The October Story Time program connected the students at Avon East to students at Rose Tree Elementary School in Pennsylvania, Grant Elementary School in Michigan, Jackson Park Elementary School in Missouri and Calcutta Elementary School in Ohio. October’s story was The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey. After the story the students shared what they think about when we say Halloween and what they will dress up as for trick or treating.

We look forward to adding four new teachers to IVC users in the district and hope to see our connecting schools again online in future connections that enhance our existing curricula. All of the schools were great to work with! :)