Also published by the International Society for
Technology in Education (
ISTE), the second
edition of
Videoconferencing for K-12
Classrooms
includes more resources and
more ideas for educators
who want to teach
with d
igital tools and bring the world into their
classrooms using live, interactive video.


More and more classroom teachers are using
technology tools
to stay connected to peers
and
 to experts around the globe.
Videoconferencing is a communication tool
that helps teachers and their students stay
connected
to resources and role models.

The book i
ncludes examples and listings of
Virtual Field Trip
opportunities around the
world....one way to connect students to
mentors and professional mentors.


M
ake your school  a global classroom for all
ages.
I wrote this book after working on a project involving several school
districts that made use of videoconferencing equipment and emerging
digital communication tools to connect students to people, ideas, and
resources in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics.

Kids in all grades used the technology to learn more about jobs and
careers in these fields they otherwise would never have known existed.
Typically, students spend most of their days in the classroom, but they are
fascinated by the outside world, and they are proficient with digital
technology tools and new media. Why not use the technology to open their
eyes about possibilities beyond the classroom?

Career awareness activities can begin for students as young as
kindergarten age. Youngsters I've observed visiting the International
Space Station via video were mesmerized and engaged. They will forever
know they could be an astronaut too if they study science, math,
technology, and engineering.

Social media can be utilized to establish relationships with mentors, bring
career awareness information to students, and provide an array of
communication programs between the classroom and real-life
professionals.

The book is filled with links to resources and ideas for teachers. It
includes examples of how to expand awareness for students, provide
teachers with experience using the technologies, and ways to bring the
world to students in their classrooms, no matter how remote and far from
an urban area they might be located.

Teachers can use the book to access resources to expand existing
programs in career awareness, to find ideas for interesting their students
in STEM courses by showing them authentic applications for these
subjects. U
se this book to find new ways to support K-12 students as they
discover the world and find meaning and passion in what they must learn
.

The book is published by t
he International Society for Technology in
Education  (ISTE) and can be purchased and reviewed in their online
catalog:

Connecting Students to S.T.E.M. Careers--buy the book
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Videoconferencing for K-12
Classrooms
Connecting Students
to S.T.E.M. Careers

Books for Teachers...
The Brass Bell is the life story of my Great
Aunt Marion Parsons. She built a school in her
father's cherry orchard in 1927
and helped
usher her community through dangerous times
.
For those who remain, she is still their greatest
hero. I k
new I had to tell this story when I
realized that people in their eighties still get
together regularly to remember Miss Parsons
and their days at Cherry Road School. I
n the
process of researching and writing the book, I
came to understand that
she is not just my Aunt
Marion--she is everyone's Miss Parsons.
Hundreds came forward to share their  
memories of sleigh rides, trips to New York
City, and the terror of being called to Miss
Parsons office. She may have given up her
dreams f
or the sake of the school. She may
have realized t
hose dreams in ways she hadn't
expected
. Please read the book and find out
how one amazing woman dared to run and
school in the ways that educators today can
only wish that they could
.
K-12 teachers: Find out how to schedule a live meet-the-author
webconference for your classroom!   
                                                      
schoolhouse2@comcast.net, or call: 503.914.9515