The KC3 ~ Kids Creating Community Content Contest is seeking audience sites for final student presentations in January and February 2010. Below are the seven program descriptions for grades 4-6 with dates and times they will be offered. All programs are free and many of the times are flexible.
We will be scheduling one class for each session and are looking for audience sites that are willing to be active listeners and engage the student presenters in the Q and A session at the conclusion. Your school must have working H.323 videoconferencing equipment and complete an equipment test before scheduling.
If you are interested please email your first and second preference to Bev Mattocks at email@example.com and include your:
Teacher Contact Information (email & phone)
Class or Subject area
7 ELEMENTARY KC3 PROGRAMS:
The Memphis Panda Project ~ Target Audience grades 4-5
Take a look through the eyes of a panda living at the Memphis Zoo. During this exciting program you will learn about the life cycle, eating habits, and the living conditions of pandas in captivity. Witness their impact on the local economy, their atmosphere, and the force of human beings on their survival. Listen to the facts, myths, and misconceptions about panda bears, and gain enlightening information on their lives from behind the scenes.
Possible Dates: February 8, 9,10,11 Time: Prefers afternoon
Virtual Tour of the New Dallas Cowboys Stadium ~ Target Audience grades 4-5
The new Dallas Cowboys stadium is a World record-breaking entertainment venue. It is the largest and most technologically advanced of its kind. At a price tag of $1.1 billion the stadium incorporates two colossal arches, the world's largest HDTV video board, a retractable roof and much more. This program will provide a behind the scenes look at this amazing piece of architecture and give insight into the many World records it shattered. Also, the program will discuss the rules and terminology involved with the game of football and share other information on their class website.
Possible Dates: February 3, 4, 9, or 10 Time: 10:45-11:30(EST)
Meet The Real Martha Washington ~ Target Audience grades 4-5
Broadcast Journalism students from Howe Public Schools will lead students on journey back in time to meet the real Martha Washington. You are invited along for this special program in partnership with the George Washington Global Teaching Ambassador, Jan McClaren, and Mount Vernon's very own historical interpreter, Mary Wiseman. Meet the young, widowed Martha whose husband died of an illness, leaving Martha with two young children to raise. The courageous Valley Forge Martha who risked her own life by assuming the public role as a symbol of the patriot cause and also Martha Washington, the very First Lady of our county. Possible Dates: February 9 or 11 Time: flexible scheduling
What if George Washington Spoke French? ~ Target Audience grades 4-6
In 1754 Lieutenant Colonel George Washington built a fort in the area of the western Pennsylvania Mountains called Fort Necessity. In this program we will visit the fort and explain how and why Washington surrendered to the French during this opening action to the French and Indian War. We will virtually visit the fort that George built as well as a tavern along the road that was first owned by Washington, himself. Through interactive classroom activities we will discover the tools and skills needed to build a fort and experience what it may have been like as a traveler on this road in its early days. Possible Dates: February 9 Time: Between 9 to 11 or 12:30 and 2:00(EST)
The Legend of Bass Reeves: The Most Feared Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Indian Country ~ Target Audience grades 5-6
"No writer could invent a more amazing, Western frontier character than Bass Reeves." In honor of the 100th anniversary of his death and his importance to American history, Howe Middle School Broadcast Journalism students invite you to participate in this special program about "one of the bravest men this country has ever known." Reeves became the first African-American to be inducted into the Great Westerners Hall of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. Explore his amazing life and story. Possible Dates: February 5 or 8 Time: Flexible scheduling
Creating International Links for Pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties using Videoconferencing ~ Target Audience grades 4-12(would like to connect with a similar classroom with learning challenges)
All teenagers love technology and our pupils with severe learning difficulties are no exception. They like to take digital photographs, send and receive emails and increasingly use video conferencing/Skype/Facebook to keep in contact with their friends. This project attempts to show how 21st century technology has motivated and encouraged our students to learn new skills and more importantly develop new and lasting international friendships. We are a school for pupils with severe learning difficulties in Derry, Northern Ireland and would like to connect with a school with similar classroom learning challenges. Possible Dates: February 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Time: Scheduling TBD based on time zone
Merkel, TX- Life in Small Town, USA ~ Target Audience grades 4-5
Take a trip with us back to the 1800's when settlers came to the little village of Merkel, a shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railroad. As we explore the evolution of a small West Texas town, we will see that the more things change, the more they remain the same. As areas are more commercialized, Merkel has one of the few remaining working grain elevators in the area that still depend on the railroad today. We will take a fieldtrip to the local Area Historical Museum with exhibits including Pioneer Days, Farm and Ranch, Indians and a Windmill.
Possible Dates: February 3, 4, 5 Time: Flexible scheduling – prefers afternoon
Service Learning, International, Social Studies/History, Foreign/World Languages, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Character Education, Technology/Information Science, Special Needs, Best Practice
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)