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Resources for 2009 Internet2 Symposium/User Group Meeting

Thank you for attending the 2009 Internet2 Symposium Meeting. Below are some resources associated with the talks and demos featured at the Symposium.

What's New in the Internet2 World? -- presented by Greg Palmer, Executive Director MAGPI
Heard about Internet2, but not sure what it is? Familiar with Internet2, but curious to know what others in education, health care, and private industry are doing with it? Then come to this session to learn more! Mr. Greg Palmer, Executive Director of MAGPI, University of Pennsylvania will highlight some of the newest Internet2 applications and MAGPI sponsored events in this session.

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Challenger eMissions -- presented by John Statzula, Challenger Center and Kathleen Covey, University of Scranton
This session will discuss how the e-Mission program offered by the Challenger Space Center can virtually visit any classroom via videoconferencing equipment and the Internet. John Statzula, Challenger Center Flight Director, will describe how students can assume the role of an Emergency Response Team, confronting hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. Kathleen Covey, University of Scranton Department of Education lecturer, will discuss how her students’ participation in this unique and interactive distance learning experience served to prepare them for their future classrooms.

E-Missions.ppt


Riverside High School Authentic Learning -- presented by Patrick Kennedy and Mark McDade, Riverside Jr./Sr. High School
Join Riverside Jr/Sr high school teachers, Patrick Kennedy and Mark McDade, as they present valuable insight about their use of Internet2 in an authentic learning experience. On October 8, 2008, PDE and MAGPI enabled Governor Ed Rendell and Judge Marjorie Rendell to conduct an interactive cyber civics lesson using Internet 2 with schools across the state. Riverside Jr/Sr high school was one of 12 selected schools that participated. The teachers involved will discuss their journey in using Internet2 and videoconferencing equipment to bring authentic learning into the classroom. Also participating will be Heidi Peoples, Riverside’s “Classrooms for the Future” coach.

Riverside High School Authentic Learning.ppt


Virtual Reality Development Lab Educational Authoring Studio
Greg Palmer from MAGPI will demonstrate an educational tool that permits the capture of digital content and allows students to manipulate it and create a virtual reality environment. The Virtual Reality Development Lab system empowers students with the toolbox to develop virtual environments that are 3-dimensional and photo-realistic creating a completely immersive experience. This system has been used by 120 districts in the U.S. and has significant potential for students and educators to create original projects that can be shared with the rest of the world.

http://wecantakeyouthere.com/



Resources for 2008 Internet2 Symposium/User Group Meeting

Thank you for attending the 2008 Internet2 Symposium Meeting. Below are some resources associated with the talks and demos featured at the Symposium.

Introduction to Internet2 - What is it? What's new? Who's using it?
Heard about Internet2, but not sure what it is? Familiar with Internet2, but curious to know what others in education, health care, and private industry are doing with it? Mrs. Jennifer Oxenford, Associate Director of MAGPI, Co-Chair of the Internet2 Teaching & Learning Special Interest Group, and Advisory Board Member of the Internet2 K20 Initiative highlighted some of the latest and greatest Internet2 applications in this session.

MAGPI Programs - http://www.magpi.net/programs


Strings, Kansas!
Is a one-credit hour workshop in which WSU string students introduce stringed instruments to 4th and 5th graders in rural and underserved communities throughout Kansas. WSU students participating in the course adopt these communities, engaging the 4th and 5th graders and learning about their lives. WSU students also design, present, and interact with the rural students to foster their appreciation of music with stringed instruments. Interaction is facilitated through Internet2 and distance technology, such as videoconferencing, blogging, and email.

WSU Strings Kansas Website - http://cratel.wichita.edu/cratel/SK_University_of_Scranton%2C_PA_Presentation


Bio-Hope Project involving remote control of lab equipment
Bio-HOPE differs from other ICT-based teaching projects in its focus on the scientific method and interactive, engaging, hands-on activities to enhance student understanding of basic concepts. An important feature of this approach is using both virtual laboratory modules and remotely controlled lab setups as sources of information in place of text-based material.

Bio-Hope Start Page - http://vivaldi.zool.gu.se/INTERNET_BioLab/Index.htm
Information Guide - http://vivaldi.zool.gu.se/INTERNET_BioLab/Information/Information.htm
Explore lab with camera - http://zool17579.zool.gu.se/view/view.shtml


3D Interactive Brain Applications
CNS: Visual Perspectives (CNS: VP), an interactive three-dimensional atlas of the human brain, to promote its integration into different curricula, from high school science through medical school courses. The use of CNS: VP appears to enhance students' motivation, comprehension of the content, and their ability to learn neuroanatomy. Results from studies conducted in years one and two suggest that proper design and alignment to the particular curriculum is the key to promote successful adoption of the materials into courses and to support student learning.

Interactive 3D Brain - http://cnsvp.stanford.edu/
Cult 3D Plug-in necessary to run the 3D Brain Application - http://www.cult3d.com/download/download.php