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You can bring content to your students from anywhere in the world. But, you know what? Classes in many other parts of the world are connecting to Ohio for lessons. Our state boasts some of the first and still some of the BEST content providers on the planet. Follow these links to see what they offer:
. . . and there are many more.
Here are a couple more Ohio sources for elementary content and teacher PD: 
If you see something you like, send me a request - there's a form on the right under "Documents." 
In 1996, Mote Aquarium began its own distance learning program utilizing state-of-the-art videoconferencing technology. This program became known as SeaTrek. SeaTrek brings high-energy, multimedia science programming right into the classroom using videoconferencing and Internet technology. Our programs feature real scientists working in the field with interviews showing how their interests led them to their careers. 

Columbus City Schools provides students, staff, and administrators with access to educational opportunities, information resources and programming from anywhere in the world through interactive videoconferencing. The CCS videoconferencing network consists of H323 systems installed in schools as well as mobile units which can be deployed anywhere in the district, providing access to professional development, student enrichment and courses for credit. We also provide support to staff utilizing web-based products such as Adobe Connect, Zoom and Skype.

Bringing experts into your classroom is great. But sometimes it's really cool to connect classroom-to-classroom. Students can work on a project together or present the results of their research, their writing or art. World language students can work on their communication skills. Mock trial teams can scrimmage. Even the youngest students are eager to talk with other students about their schools, their communities and their lives. Below you'll find links to some ongoing collaboration projects. It's also possible to search for a teacher interested in collaborating - or post an invitation yourself. Contact me and I can help.

Collaborative Classroom Activities:

1. The Great Race

2. Classmates

3. Guess What Town

4. Ohio Math Marvels

5. Read Across America – Coordinated by the TWICE Distance Learning Organization

6. TWICE Collaboration Opportunities

Children's authors talk with students about their book and the writing process.
Helpful Links

Mike Mirarchi

Videoconferencing Coordinator

Phone: (614) 365-5184

Fax: (614) 365-5129


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