Distance Learning 2.0/Online

Opportunities to use Web 2.0 tools that will allow stakeholders to communicate, collaborate, and learn from experts locally and globally.

Distance Learning 2.0/Online Learning in Instruction Ideas and Examples:

General
  • Use Skype and microphone to develop communication with another classroom or expert in the district or outside the district.
  • Use Skype and Webcams: http://www.skype.com to connect with another classroom to have discussions, communicate ideas, or share work.
  • Use Webcams and Oovoo: http://www.oovoo.com to connect to other classroom to have discussions, communicate ideas, or share work.
  • Use Webcams and MeBeam: http://www.mebeam.com to connect to other classroom to have discussions, communicate ideas, or share work.
  • Use Webcams and Dimdim: http://www.dimdim.com to connect to other classroom to have discussions, communicate ideas, or share work.
  • Use UStream and Webcam: http://www.ustream.tv/ to connect others to the activites and learning experiences that your class is doing. Live streaming allow the observers to watch and chat and ask questions in real time. Record the experience for later viewing.

Elementary
ELA
Social Studies
  • Learn the culture of students from other countries. through EPals email, photos, video, skype, webcam. Connect through Pals in other countries to learn about your culture. LEarn about the kind of music students listen to, what kind of art and computer work students like to do, about their homes and school, about their life, what kind of foods they eat, and what kind of clothes they wear. Correspond via email at least one or two times/week. Share photos an videos.
Math


Science
  • Weather Unit: Connect with a weatherperson during the weather unit. Create a blog where your students ask him/her questions.Connect with Weatherperson using webcam and Skype for weatherperson to give students a tour weather lab. Students can ask question and get immediate feedback.

Fine Arts
  • Music or PE Class can UStream to parents to stream programs that students do in class.
  • PE class use Skype and Webcam to show other schools proper techniques of the proper way to do


Middle School
ELA
Social Studies
Math
Science
Fine Arts

High School
ELA
Social Studies
Math
Science
Fine Arts