YHGfL have set the dates for a number of Video Conference sessions throught 2013
Below is a summary, see the YHGfL website for further information:
Yorkshire Vision VC
23rd May 2013 – KS1 & KS2
A videoconferencing opportunity in true ‘Euro Vision’ style for YHGfL member primary schools compared by our very own Pierre from Paris.
Schools will perform a short song, no longer than 3 minutes in a MFL. (French, German or Spanish)
The Schools will watch the other schools perform, then after a short break, vote for the best performance and report back in true Euro Vision style – there will be no ‘0 points’
Jolly Postman VC
9th July 2013 – Foundation & EY KS1
Due to the phenomenal success of our Lapland Video Conference we are delighted to announce that the Jolly Postman has agreed to make himself available to talk to schools in the Yorkshire & Humber region. Schools will have the opportunity to link up with the Jolly Postman live from his home in Story Land and take part in a number of activities depending on the Key Stage and focus required. Children will have the opportunity to write a short letter to their favourite story book character and read it to the Jolly Postman and ask and answer questions, all letters used will be posted to his special blog for all to see. A number of sorting and sequencing activities are planned for the older children. This is a fantastic way to get started with Video Conferencing.
VC with Wes Magee
1St & 2nd October 2013 – All key Stages
YHGfL are marking Poetry Week this year by giving schools the fantastic opportunity to take part in a video conference session with award winning poet and author Wes Magee. Wes will run a range of sessions from Action Rhymes, to Poetry Shows – each tailored to the group of children involved. If you and your pupils would like the opportunity to meet Wes virtually this October we have a limited number of slots available – book now to avoid disappointment!
Bring Lapland to Your Classroom
16th – 19th December 2013 – All Key Stages
Father Christmas is so busy these days he really finds it difficult to visit schools in person. We’ve managed to arrange for him to talk to you once again via his new video conferencing system, using the power of the internet to visit you instead! If your pupils would like the opportunity to meet Santa virtually this December direct from Lapland we have a limited number of slots available.
To take part in any of these video conference you will need as a minimum a web cam with microphone and a speaker set connected to a computer running windows on your broadband connection. With this we will be using the FREE video conferencing software Janet Desktop. We can also connect to schools registered with JVCS on their usual video conferencing system or PVX software. YHGfL and some LAs also have systems that can be loaned out if necessary.
Video Conference with David Webb
4th March 2014 – KS1 +
YHGfL are marking book week this year by giving schools the fantastic opportunity to take part in a video conference session with the author David Webb (see http://www.david-webb.info/). David will be running a range of sessions tailored to the group of children involved with plenty of opportunities to discuss his work, ask him questions about his books and what it’s like to be an author. Maybe your children could read some of their work to him. If you and your pupils would like the opportunity to meet David we have a limited number of slots available – book now to avoid disappointment!
Mathsbuster Numeracy VC
May 1st 2014
Based on the popular “Blockbuster” TV shows this video conference has classes competing against each other answering questions based on past numeracy SATs papers (but not the actual questions).
The 45 min approx. session is aimed at Y5 or Y6 pupils based around a wide range of numeracy questions, primarily focused at Level 4, in the style of those questions presented in SATs papers for KS2.
The format will link together two schools, hosted by our very own quizmaster Bob Bloggs, Professor of Very Difficult Mathematics from the University of Impossibly Hard Mathematical Problem Solving.
Each school will nominate a team to answer the questions, supported by the rest of the class. Both schools will need to work on the answer just in case it’s wrong and it gets passed over. A series of challenges and surprises will ensure a close contest. If we do get stuck Professor Bob will give expert advice.
YHGfL are able to support any school new or using to the technology and run a number of on-line and face to face workshops throughout the year. See our CPD section on the website : http://www.yhgfl.net/CPD
Our next on-line Video Conferencing CPD sessions is on May 2nd at 4.00, extra ones can be arranged by request.
For further information on the sessions or information in general about Video Conferencing email email@example.com