Re: Electronic pen pals

From: Ginny Dexter <>
Subject: Re: Electronic pen pals
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 17:19:39 -0600 (CST)

HiI am interested in sharing information via CUseeme. I teach 5/6 grade 
science but would love to have high school mentors, if yoiu are 
interested. kWe are studying the same information but at 5/6 grade level. 
Let me know if you are interested in setting up a time to share info. gin

On Sat, 2 Nov 1996 kgh_donelson@K12.MEC.OHIO.GOV wrote:

> Hi Janet,
> On Sat, 2 Nov 1996, Janet K. and James R. Cook wrote:
> > Sounds good to me.  I teach 16-21 year olds, but there's probably a few 
> > who would enjoy sharing thoughts with someone.  Let me know if you want 
> > older kids.  If there's another high school teacher out there who wants 
> > to work together, let me know about that, too.  jkc
> > 
> > 
> I too teach high school ... I teach a course called Space Technology     
> to 10-12 graders.  We have a 90 minute block everyday and team with a 
> computer/industrial tech component.  We have just finished building 
> twelve 4 inch reflector telescopes and are now moving into a study of the 
> solar system, with emphasis on exploring Mars robotically.  We will be 
> designing some remotely controlled rovers equipped with cuseeme cams and 
> pneumatically controlled arms and will be setting up some simulated "mars 
> scapes" which we will have open for explorations the Tuesday before 
> Thanksgiving.  
> I will post more information later, but we are going to open up the 
> exploration to anyone with cuseeme capability.  What the camera will see 
> will be the simulated mars scape, and using either microphone or the chat 
> window, students will be able to remotely send directions to my students, 
> who will then drive the rover or move the arm to explore the "terrain."  
> We will have several items there which could be "discovered" as well as 
> using fans for wind, lights for simulated sunsets, shadow measuring, 
> etc.  
> We hope to have an open registration with time slots next week.  More 
> information will follow.
> We are also thinking about using cuseeme and/or Netmeeting to have a 
> summary conference a week later where participants could share their 
> findings with each other and we could post accurate photos and 
> information on the sites we make up.
> So ... as you can see ... there are some more High Schools out here!  We 
> have just been too busy to get anything written!!!
> Hope you will consider roving with us!
> Fred Donelson
> Project Orion Space Shuttle Simulation Coordinator
> Gahanna Lincoln High School
> 140 South Hamilton Road
> Gahanna, Ohio  43230

Ginny Dexter