Jim Thorpe Project/Virtual Field Trip Collaboration

Hello, my name is Tammy Parks, and I teach multimedia/broadcast journalism at Howe Public Schools in Howe, OK.  For the past 3 years, my students have created virtual field trips (VFT) as part of the Kids Creating Community Content Contest sponsored by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collabortaion and Tandberg.  My students have placed in the contest each year, 1st place in 2008, 3rd and 4th in 2009, and 1st and 2nd in 2010.

This year, one of our chosen topics is Oklahoma Native American, Jim Thorpe.  We are looking for collaborators specifically from Lawrence, KS, Carlisle, PA, and/or  Jim Thorpe, PA, but are open to any passionate teacher/classroom.  We would llike to collaborate (Skype, Wiki, etc.) on research, project development, and/or invite an audience to "take" our student created VFT via H.323 technologies.  We would prefer an audience who has access to a 1:1 computer lab during the actual presentation.

Feel free to leave a post/fact/resource/hello on our Wall Wisher at: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/jimthorpe

This project will be aligned to state/national standards as well as ISTE NETS*S.

You can follow our project development at: http://jimthorpe.wikispaces.com/

Project Time Line: Fall/Winter 2010

Thank you!  We would love to hear from you!  You can contact me at tammygparks@mac.com.

Read more about past projects:

Live and On Location! Mount Vernon

Featured in Tech & Learning June 2009 "Create Your Own Content"

Students Virtually Tour Fort Smith National Historic Site

Tags: Collaboration, PBL, Web20, jimthorpe

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Here's a great site that may be of interest to you and your students. MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Trips for Kids (www.meetmeatthecorner.org). Each kid-friendly episode comes with links to websites, a Learning Corner of questions and activities and a list of recommended books. New episodes are added every two weeks....right now there are over 80 virtual field trips about all sorts of subjects.

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