Media and Methods Magazine, May/June 1998, p. 37

In the rush to bring technology and Internet hookups to schools, don’t overlook videoconferencing, which brings face-to-face communication and learning into classrooms, says a technology specialist from Florida’s Port Richey School District.

The author suggests you:

  1. videotape meetings with special guests at your school to replay at other schools in your district.

  2. set up a camera via the Internet to take a virtual tour of a local hospital or museum.

  3. have your students collaborate on projects with students at other schools.

  4. set up videoconferenced visits with scientists at government agencies.

  5. plan online meetings with students in other countries.

  6. and host in-service teacher training sessions.