During this class we did a video conference with the Royal Tyrrell Museum. I thoroughly enjoyed this classroom experience. It was very informational yet fun, to be honest I learned more about rocks during this mini lesson than  did in a University level geography class! After this experience I am able to see many uses for this teaching strategy in my classroom. These conference lessons are set up in such a way that the content being taught directly relates to the curriculum found in the program of studies.
This particular conference discussed rocks and minerals which relates to Grade four curriculum. Other great video conferencing ideas include: Global Nomands Group, which allows you to contact with people around the world. For example when teaching about the Rwandan Genocide students could conference with people in Rwanda to discuss the culture, history, etc. I believe that video conferencing experiences such as these make the content really stand out for students and allow them to make real life connections.
 


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