Teacher WebChats will be held every Tuesday from February 1 through April 4, 2000 from 19:00 to 21:00 Eastern. (18:00 Central, 17:00 Mountain, 16:00 Pacific)
The main focus of the WebChats will be on how to implement LIVE FROM THE STORM successfully in your classroom, but we will also be focusing on how to implement P2K projects in general. How can I integrate PTK projects into my curriculum? Do they help me meet the standards? What do I tell my principal? How do I get the most out of all three components? What is the best way to use the videos with my students? Can I get parents involved? Where do I begin? and more...
Grab a cup of coffee, your LIVE FROM THE STORM Teacher's Guide, your ideas, your questions, a comfortable chair and come join us!
To participate, and to get the unpublished URL for the Chat, send e-mail to Eileen Bendixsen at: email@example.com
Students and teachers are invited to participate in weekly WebChats with weather researchers!
LIVE FROM THE STORM will host a series of moderated WebChats during March, April and May (guests, topics and schedule will be published in UPDATES-STORM) to allow students and teachers to interact directly, in real-time, via text messaging on the WWW, with weather and climate researchers from our scientific collaborators. You'll hear the latest information about weather and climate from some of our planet's leading minds!
TIPS FOR PARTICIPATING
If you have never participated in a WebChat before, please join one of our teacher WebChats or lurk, with or without your class, during one of our scientist-student WebChats to become familiar with the software and the process of submitting questions. It's very easy to use, but can be somewhat nerve wracking with a room full of students if you've not experienced the process (and the inevitable server and software glitches!) before. But, believe us, the sensation of sending a question to the Amazon, Kitt Peak, NASA JPL or SOHO Mission Control and getting an answer right back is worth all the effort!
If you would like to "lurk," simply let us know this is what you intend when you request the URL. To participate, and to get the unpublished URL for the Chat, send e-mail to Eileen Bendixsen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
TIPS TO MAKE WEBCHATS WORK
process is well worth the effort. Most of the work takes place before
and after the chat session. I still prize the chat session we had with
(JPL engineer) Rob Manning after the successful (Mars) Pathfinder landing.
It was fantastic!"
Kenosha Unified School District, Kenosha, WI