Read Around the Planet

2016 - Celebrating 15 years of Read Around the Planet

 

The Annual Celebration of "NEA's Read Across America"

Sponsored by Polycom

2016 RAP Connection Dates: February 22 - March 4, 2016
REGISTRATION WINDOW: December 1, 2015 - January 15, 2016

Click here to register in CAPspace


TWICE invites you to participate in a celebration of reading using video conference technology!

TWICE provides a matching service for point-to-point video conferences between schools. Teacher matching is done based on your registration information. Participating schools are responsible for making the connections work successfully.

*Disclaimer. While we are using this name to be inclusive to our international friends, this name does NOT guarantee U.S. schools an international connection. 90% of the classes that participate are from the U.S. Matching happens randomly based on the time you select, grade level, and type of connection. You can increase your chances of an international match by carefully selecting your time based on the time zones.

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First, decide if you want to participate.

Second, get ready to participate

Videos
Teacher Training Video

Questions?

Email RAP Coordinator: 
Sue Porter
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Third, print and share the packets.

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Fourth, get your equipment verified. (Usually done by video-conference coordinators or tech contacts.)

  • Verification is done August through Jan. 8, 2016
  • Verification Step by Step Instructions
  • Having trouble with verification? Contact Sue Porter, TWICE Verification Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Fifth, teacher registration.

  • (Usually done by coordinators for teachers, but can also be done by by teachers with CAPspace accounts who are "hooked" to verified equipment in CAPspace)
  • Registration Opens December 1, 2016
  • Registration Closes January 15, 2016
  • January 18-29, 2016 Leftover/Late Registration. Read more about it in the Event Angel section in the Coordinator Packet. This goes until we get everyone matched.
  • January 25-29, 2016 Partner details emailed and also available online (you can login and view your matched partner details.)
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Finally, make it happen!

  • Use the packets linked above to assist you with the test calls, teacher preparation etc.
  • February Techs do test calls & teachers talk to each other.
  • February 22-March 4, 2016 Connections occur.
  • Please complete the evaluation when you're finished. (Available after RAP events are completed in March)

Blogging RAP
Use these official tags for any blogging, photo sharing, tweets etc. about RAP:

  • RAP2016 for this Read Around the Planet
  • ReadAroundthePlanet as a general RAP tag
  • CAPspace if you're talking about the website projects.twice.cc.

 

QUESTIONS?

Email RAP Coordinator: 
Sue Porter
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Check out our Teacher Training Video:
Teacher Training Video