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Expand Your World Grant: Video Conferencing Resources

Link to Eileen Gardner's Presentation

Eileen Gardner's presentation shared during the video call.

Connect, Collaborate, and Celebrate Using Skype

Newseum ED FREE Virtual Classes

Whether you're across the world or right next door, check out NewseumED's virtual classes that bring us to you!

All classes are free of charge. Classes are offered Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. Classes are typically 30-50 minutes in length and can be adjusted to meet your bell schedule.

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Google Hangouts

Hangouts can be used for videoconferencing events. To use Hangouts all you need is a Google Account, a computer, tablet, or phone with a camera and microphone, and an internet connection.

Go to Google Hangouts


Google+ Communities

A great place to find connections with experts and other classrooms. Check out the communities specifically Connected Classrooms Workshop.

Alana & Chris Presentation Resources

Global Reading Celebrations

Dot Day on September 15th-ish
International Dot Day Connections 2018‚Äč

Picture Book Month - November

World Read Aloud Day in February
Litworld Website

Read Across America in March

Poem in Your Pocket Day


Author Visits

Kate Messner's page "Authors Who Skype with Classes & Book Clubs for Free"

Follow favorite authors on Twitter

Skype in the Classroom

Skype is a Microsoft's videoconferencing tool. Skype in the Classroom is a free community that offers live transformative educational experiences for students including Virtual Field Trips, talks from Guest Speakers, classroom to classroom connections, and live collaboration projects.

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Skype A Scientist

Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world! 
We want to give students the opportunity to get to know a “real scientist”. 
This program allows us to reach students from all over the world without having to leave the lab!  We have thousands of scientists ready to chat!  Teachers can choose the type of scientist that will fit their classroom. 

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