Using interactive video conferencing equipment or Skype, your students
can expand their scientific experience via live, multi-media
presentations. Using inquiry-based learning, these 55-minute conference
incorporates current research programs happening right here at the
dynamic Alaska SeaLife Center! The materials for each program include a
teacher's guide with specific background information and activity ideas,
as well as supplies for the session's hands-on activities.
NSB-DWM is available for Classroom Visits and/or Field
Trips with students on the North Slope. They usually have a biologist
and a subsistence hunter go into classrooms together and talk about
subsistence resources and the Arctic. For schools in the outlying
villages, with enough notice, they will do their best to visit your
school. They are also available for
online "Virtual Classroom Visits" using technology such as Skype. To
request a visit, contact the outreach coordinator on the website
below with your topic of interest and your preferred times and dates and
they will do their best to accommodate your students' needs.
Skype in the Classroom offers
teachers a easy way to bring experts into their classrooms or take
their students on journeys to far away places. Here are some links to
help you use Skype to connect your classroom to the world.
Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions.
It's suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science.
Google's video chat service, Hangouts, is another way teachers can connect their classrooms to the world. Find virtual field trips and join the a community of educators on Google's Connected Classrooms page. Here are some helpful resources regarding using Hangouts in the classroom: