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Imagine over 200 schools from countries around the world, communicating, collaborating,and contributing to each other’s learning in real time, using advanced multipoint video conferencing technology over a 12 hour period.
That's Megaconference Jr.!
Megaconference Jr. is the world’s first all virtual K12 videoconference event over Internet2 and highspeed networks around the world. Learn about how you can view the live web stream, be involved as an interactive participant, and even design and propose a videoconferencebased presentation and activity focused on academic and cultural issues to help build international cultural awareness for your students.
to view the archived streaming video of Megaconference Jr. 2007 which took place on February 22, 2007.
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Megaconference Jr. 2008
Our students participated in Megaconference Jr. 2008. Their presentation,
Math Connections: Here, There, and Everywhere
, showed how math is found and used in the real world.
Students presented their Math in the Real World Show to a global audience. Take a look at segments of the show which students created and shared with the world.
Megaconference Jr. 2007
Our First Grade Students Participated in Megaconference Jr. 2007 Their presentation, Families Near and Far, connected to their first grade curriculum in the areas of both language arts and social studies.
Curricular Unit- Study of Families
Multiple Standards and Objectives
Standards- 1.4 Types of Writing
1.5 Quality of Writing
1.6 Speaking and Listening
7.3 The Human Characteristics of People and Regions
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Draft Proposal Form
November – Call for Proposals from Megaconference Jr. Listserv
Request from Megaconference Jr. listserv for a first grade partner class
Involve first grade class in project
Respond to request from Megaconference Jr. listserv for a first grade partner class
Receive copy of
Email and Skype connect with lead person of proposal to discuss project components
Megaconference Jr. proposal is accepted
Schedule videoconference with technology team
as an interactive participant in Megaconference Jr.
Technology team makes test connection
Begin instructional lesson portion of project with first grade class and GIEP students
Continue with instructional lesson portion of project with first grade class and GIEP students
Receive list of questions about families from partner class
Share our list of questions about families with partner class
Send request for Faraway Families to whole school
Email/call local contacts from Faraway Families request responses
Connect with Faraway Families through email and Skype
Organize and schedule a presentation to the class by a parent from Hungary
Email and Skype connect with lead person of proposal to discuss entire presentation and our part of the presentation
Plan and develop class presentation elements
Request made to families of classroom members for photos of their families
Prepare and practice presentation with students
Sign up for a Rehearsal with Megaconference Jr. Partner
Schedule Rehearsal with Megaconference Jr. partner with Technology Team
Participate in Rehearsal with Megaconference Jr. Partner
Megaconference Jr. Consent and Release
Set up videoconference equipment with technology team day of Megaconference Jr.
Participate in Megaconference Jr.
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