The fact that there was little documentation for teachers who were seeking to use videoconferencing in a classroom setting became very clear to me when students and I were working on a project and noticed that a video window opened up on the reflector we were logged onto. As we were busy with another task we continued with our work until we heard our cyberguest saying, "Ok, I see you and you see me, now what do we do?" At that point we focused our attention on our guest and proceeded to explain how students at our school use videoconferencing to share resources, strategies, information and guest experts with students in other schools around the world. It was soon after that chance meeting that I realized that this new use of technology brought with it new questions and challenges to those seeking to use it for themselves as well as with students.
I hope that the following information proves to be helpful as you use videoconferencing with your students. Please share your experiences in the feedback section. I would love to hear how you are using videoconferencing with your students and staff.
Carla Schutte -