Bring the world into your classroom with VC technology!
The events of the past few months have made us professionals at communicating via Zoom. One of the benefits of this is that Zoom is also one of the main platforms used by zoos, museums and other organizations who provide distance learning and virtual field trip opportunities.
Want to try out a virtual field trip with your class? Search through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration's database below. We have also provided a document called "Videoconference Resources – A Starting Point" which is a list of some of the sessions SWLSB teachers have booked over the past couple of years.
For more information, or to schedule a VC session, contact Tim Foreman at ext. 1438.
Virtual Field Trips & Distance Learning Sessions
The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration web site features a searchable directory featuring over 1500 videoconference sessions available from 170 content providers around the world. Many of them are paid sessions, but there are a number of free ones as well. Click here to find a session for your class.
New: Free live sessions for late May, June and July
The CILC has announced a series of free online webinars from a variety of content providers. These sessions are open to teachers, students and parents. Upcoming webinars include:
Butterflies in Your Backyard by Butterfly Pavilion, June 3rd
Marine Mammals of Alaska by Alaska SeaLife Center, June 5th
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): A Complex and Colorful Celebration of Life by Penn Museum, June 17th
Schools/Centres within SWLSB with VC units:
Franklin Hill Elementary
Joliette High School
Laurentian Regional High School
Laval Senior Academy
Laval Junior Academy
SWLSB Board Office
SWLSB Educational Services
Schools without a VC unit also have access to a portable system.
All you need is access to an internet connection and a display unit such as a smart board, projector or TV.
Video Conferencing (VC) FAQ's:
Q: What are the IP addresses of videoconference units in the school board?
Q: Is there an online directory of videoconference opportunities?
A: Visit www.cilc.org - it has an easy-to-use, searchable databases. If you need help, contact Tim Foreman at ext. 1438.
Q: Is there a sample list of videoconferences that SWLSB teachers have used in class?
A: Click here for a selection of sessions that have been bought into our classrooms during the past two years. Note that this is just a sample of what is available.