Video Conferencing Blog ~

The Students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd Grade connect with a global community through video conferencing events.

A is for Art Museum

The students in Mr. Pierro’s 1st Grade Class traveled to The Philadelphia Museum of Art via teleconference to the event, “A is for Art Museum”. The students were introduced to artists, such as Van Gogh and Degas and various art from the museum. The students compared several dipictions of,  "The Bridge” by Monet and the different mediums in which artist create their objects of art.  Please click the link below to read what the students had to say about their experience.


A is for Art Museum...


The Magnificent Sun - 3N

Mrs. Norton's class participated in a video conference with NASA and learned about the sun. Students shared their thoughts on my wallwisher. Please click the link below to read what the students had to say about their experience.


The Magnificent Sun

Anansi the Spider - Febuary 6th 2013

Anansi the spider is the central character in a collection of stories passed down orally in West Africa and are believed to have originated in the Ashanti Tribes of Ghana. In this video conference Mrs. Gromada's students follow the adventures of Anansi the spider and learn some lessons, as well as the origins of the Anansi tales. 

Please click the link below to read what the students had to say about their experience. 


Anansi the Spider

To read the story, "The Three Tests" click here



Animals in Art - January 14th 2013

In this lively 30-minute videoconference Mrs. Everette's 1st graders were introduced to real and imaginary animals found in sculpture and paintings at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Students learned why animals are important to different cultures, and how artists capture the appearance and behavior of these animals. As a extension to this event, student brainstorm to create their own griffin-like animals using CoreFX creativity program in the computer lab. 

Please click the link below to read what the students had to say about their experience.

 Animals in Art.

                ~ from Cleveland Museum of Art website

Spontrella@ncboe.org © Sharon Pontrella 2013