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A Personal Interview With A Forensic Psychologist

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May 21, 2012
A Personal Interview With A Forensic Psychologist

On May 17, Miss Zegas’s AP Psychology classes engaged in a Skype conference with Dr. Shari Berkowitz at Roosevelt University, http://sites.roosevelt.edu/sberkowitz/.  The conference was sparked by an overwhelming interest in memory and attention by the AP Psychology students. Dr. Berkowitz is a forensic psychologist who specializes in memory, the creation of false memories, and...
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Middle School Spanish Class Takes a Virtual Field Trip to Mexico

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May 9, 2012
Middle School Spanish Class Takes a Virtual Field Trip to Mexico

The student’s in Ms. Febres’s 7′th grade Spanish classes video conferenced with students from a K-12 school located in Mexico City called Nuevo Continente. Ms. Febres coordinated the video conference session with 4 of her classes.  During each video conference session the students exchanged questions. The students from Mexico spoke in English and our...
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Celebrity Video Conference – It’s just good business!

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April 19, 2012
Celebrity Video Conference – It’s just good business!

Our high school business department had a special guest visit them today.  We hosted a Skype video conference with Barbara Corcoran. Barbara is an extremely successful entrepreneur in the real estate industry. During her impressive career she took a $1000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. She parlayed the loan into a five-billion-dollar real...
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Connecting Literacy, Technology, Science & Penguins?

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February 14, 2012
Connecting Literacy, Technology, Science & Penguins?

We have been successful with implementing various author Skype sessions in all of our schools. These experience are always positive.  The authors that we have connected with have done a fantastic job inspiring our students. Most notably they have  allowed students to make an authentic connection to the writing process. They connect the strategies...
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Authentic Connections With Skype

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January 27, 2012
Authentic Connections With Skype

The student’s in Mrs. Reichel’s grade 1 class in Ellen Briggs School in my district connected with Penguin experts to discuss what they have learned about Penguins. The students had a number of great questions. The event was a great experience for all. See the posting below from Mrs. Reichel’s blog.   Re-Posted from...
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Skype with an Author

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November 21, 2011
Skype with an Author

On November 8, 2011 two of our grade 5 classes hosted a Skype session with Jeanne DuPrau.  Mrs. DuPrau is known for the series of books that she has authored called “The Books of Ember”. Within that series are The City of Ember, The People of Sparks, The Prophet and Yonwood, and The Diamond...
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Grade 5 Author Visit

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November 4, 2011
Grade 5 Author Visit

We are fortunate to have access to interactive white boards, projectors and video cameras in most of our elementary classrooms. This is a resource that we take full advantage of. One of our favorite events is to use Skype to connect with authors, subject area experts and classrooms around the world. These videoconferencing sessions...
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Celebrity Chef in the Classroom

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June 10, 2011
Celebrity Chef in the Classroom

I recently helped organize a video conference session for one of our grade 4 classes. The students were learning about the restaurant business. The students in Mr. Rowe and Ms. Hollack’s class in White Rock Elementary School had a special visit with Chef Jeffrey Steelman. Chef Steelman is the corporate chef for Todd English....
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Inspiring Young Writers With A Skype Author Visit

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May 23, 2011
Inspiring Young Writers With A Skype Author Visit

The students in Mrs. Carline’s grade 1 class at Cozy Lake School recently completed an author study of Doreen Cronin. Ms. Cronin wrote the Farmer Brown books Click Clack Moo, Giggle Giggle Quack and Dooby Dooby Moo. She also wrote The Diary of a Spider, The Diary of a Worm and The Diary of...
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Guided Reading Groups Cross State Lines

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May 20, 2011
Guided Reading Groups Cross State Lines

The students in Ms. Reichel’s grade 2 class at Briggs Elementary School have opened their classroom by partnering with another grade 2 class located in Tennessee. Ms. Reichel had previously hosted whole class video conferences with her class in which all of the students engaged in a series of questions, answers and discussions. Although...
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