Hey, as a member of the ISTE SigIVC "Renegade Committee," I'd like to pose this question: ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRK (sound of brakes slamming on dry pavement)--better give you some background...
I've been involved in IVC (Interactive Videoconferencing) since 1996, when I attended a Vanderbilt Virtual School conference on Watershed curricula and discovered CUSeeMe interactions with scientists, an element of the proposed program for getting young children involved in exploring the health of our water systems.
Since then, I've connected my Nashville 3rd graders to 4th graders in Japan, shared in-class experts with remote classrooms, brought a dog musher into my school from Alaska for a long discussion with my 2nd graders, designed and delivered a program connecting Astronomy experts with K12 classrooms (and created a long-lasting podcast to support that), facilitated a science outreach IVC program, participated in NASA interactions with my 4th graders, brought "Boowa" into my school from Mauritius to chat and sing with my Kindergarteners, and who knows what else.
There's a lot to do. Oh, here's the question:
What are YOU doing, and--more importantly--why, with IVC?
See my personal website
for all kinds of stuff :)