Technology Focus: Videoconferencing allows you to connect your class live to a guest speaker, to learn from them, and ask them questions. This is enabled through online tools such as Virtual Researcher on Call, Google Hangouts and Skype.
Videoconferencing allows students to connect to science professionals, engineers and other STEM experts and provides relevant real-world contexts and personal stories that help students engage with science curriculum. It can also address STSE expectations (Science, Technology, Society and the Environment) and Strand A expectations.
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If you’ve watched videos on a smartphone, then you know it can be tough to truly enjoy a show on such a small screen. For those who are in the mood to do something creative, you can make your own projector. All you need is a cardboard box, a smart phone with videos, and a few basic tools.
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