Videoconferencing for schools and colleges

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This group exists to promote and discuss schools and colleges videoconferencing activities.

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Three new Videoconferencing sessions from Virtually University

Virtually University is offering 3 further videoconferences in November from Bristol, Newcastle and Birmingham. These sessions are free to schools and suitable for KS5 students and all schools/colleges with interested students are welcome, subject to available places.

Physical Geography: Investigating the 'Lost' World Beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet by Dr Neil Ross, Newcastle University on 14 November 2013 between 1.15 and 2.15


The next videoconference from the Natural History Museum is taking place on

Friday 8 November 2013, 11.00-11.45

Suitable for Key Stage 2 (7-11 years old)

In the deepest ocean, in the darkness and under huge pressure, you might think life is scarce. But you'd be wrong. The deep sea is one of the least explored areas on the planet, yet many strange and wonderful creatures live in this extreme environment.


We are delighted to have the British Museum joining the Janet Content Providers in the new year. Their first session will be on Thursday 9th January 2014. It is entitled Treasure challenge video conference. There are two sessions, from 10:30-12pm and from 12:30 to 2pm. Advanced bookings are now being taken for this exciting event, which is designed for Key Stage 2 students. The students work through the real challenges faced by archeologists, scientists and museum staff.


We are extremely pleased to be able to offer two further videoconference dates from Barclays, introducing their award winning Retail Development Programme. These are ideal for students considering alternative routes to a degree and are open to all schools and colleges free of charge.

These sessions will take place on:


Megaconference Junior, now in its 10th year, is an international program designed to give students in primary through secondary schools around the world the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and contribute to each other’s learning in real time, using advanced multi-point video conferencing technology.

The 13 hour conference will take place on 2 May 2013.  Paul Bonnett and Phyllis Callinan will be helping to coordinate the UK school participants for this event.


Belvidere School in Shropshire took part recently in a trial VC with Fizzics Education which is a content provider organisation based in Australia.

Fizzics Education's UK sessions are tailored to suit the UK curriculum and cover a wide range of subjects including chemistry, astronomy, human body, dinosaurs, Lego robotics, renewable energy, liquid nitrogen, electricity and magnetism, light, sound, flight and weather.


Museum of London videoconferencing sessions 2013-2014

We are now taking videoconferencing bookings for the 2013-2014 academic year.

We offer videoconferencing sessions for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils. Each session allows pupils to interact with characters or educators from the Museum of London and investigate objects from our collection via a television screen or interactive whiteboard.


The McMillen Center for Health Education is based in the Northern Indiana region of the US. It offers health education programs for ages 3 - 19, covering Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) topics.

They have a range of sessions covering issues faced by children and young people including

·  Bullying Prevention Education

·  General Health

·  Safety

·  Personal Hygiene

·  Nutrition/Fitness

More information about PSHE tailored for the UK curriculum can be found here:

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