Video Conferencing Sites & Virtual Tours
This page will give you links to visit for videoconferencing ideas, events and electronic field trips. Remember that some events are free and others do charge a fee!
With budget cuts and increased transportation costs - try a virtual field trip, electronic field trip or video conference! Be sure to allow time for testing to make sure your conference or field trip is a success.
NCCSC is capable of IP conferencing, so give it a try. We have Polycom equipment in each elementary school as well as the high school/middle school. NCCSC Technology is available for assistance!
World Time Server - remember to check the time zone you are conferencing with. New Castle, Indiana is on Daylight Saving Time!!
Need help with ideas? Just let me know!
Page last updated 4/12/2012
FREE Great video conference site - offered by the National Archives & Records Administration. Mrs. Young @ Sunnyside recommends it!
|Electronic field trips at Ball State University Click Help on the site for system requirements and answers to other questions.|
|Videoconferencing for learning - sponsored by SBC - use this to search for IP conferencing sites. Click Adventures on the left hand side of page for list of resources||CILC (Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration) Great programs - if you see something you want to try - let me know so I can get more information for you!|
|COSI Columbus (Center of Science and Industry) - has a lot of great programs available. Take a look at Video Visits and Electronic Expeditions. Effective 5/16/05 - Now using IP! Check it out!||TWICE - Two Way Interactive Connections in Education - GREAT site with videoconferencing ideas!!!! Check out this site and look around! Be sure and check out the Field Trips|
|Mote Marine Laboratory in FL has distance learning programs thru www.seatrek.org available for a fee. Located in Sarasota, Florida, Mote Marine Laboratory is an international center for the study of marine and environmental sciences. It's also home to the world's largest shark lab, the Jane and David Allen Manatee Exhibit, the Roy and Susan Palmer Sea Turtle Exhibit and much more.||National Baseball Hall of Fame - Great for Black History Month or Women's History Month. Be sure to click on the link on their page for 10 thematic units! Uses IP or ISDN.|
|Virtual Field Trips at the MSU Museum! - Virtual Outreach Program at Michigan State Univ. - Check out the Science and Social Studies links on the left. IP conferencing available. - Many are Free!||The Indianapolis Zoo - Click on Education. Don't forget to check other zoo sites to see what they offer.|
|NASA Glenn Research Center||The Paley Center for Media Click Here|
|SBC/Pacific Bell Videoconferencing Directories - use this to search for locations.||The Center for Puppetry Arts - located in Atlanta has distance learning available for a fee|
|Videoconferencing ideas and examples by SBC/Pacific Bell.||Wildlife Conservation Society has programs available|
|The Ward Melville Heritage Organization - Electronic Field Trips available||The Grace Museum - just getting started offering distance learning programs.|
|Videoconference Sleuths - created by Kiglauit Educational Adventures in Alaska. IP conferencing.||GEM - Global Education Motivators - offers IP conferencing - click on Videoconferences on left|
|Global SchoolNet lists schools worldwide that are available.||Virtual School @ Vanderbilt University - programs for grades K-16.|
|Cleveland Museum of Art - K-12 programs - offers IP conferencing. Click Learn link at top|
|Michigan State Univ. Museum's Virtual Outreach Program|
Virtual Field Trip Links - visit thru the Internet - these links are not live action and may be self-guided or a video of the field trip.
|Visit The Louvre in Paris||The National Zoo Virtual World Tour|
|Tramline - virtual field trips||National Park Service Distance Learning Opportunities|
|Education Worlds' Tips & Tricks for Virtual Field Trips||3D Mount Rushmore|
|From Scholastic - Teaching with Brian Selznick - virtual field trip to American Museum of Natural History (setting of his book, Wonderstruck) includes activities for science, language arts, social studies and art|