Grades K - 12th
Students will have the opportunity to share and celebrate Poetry Month via live two-way interactive videoconferencing! Students write their own poem(s) or select favorite poetry to perform. On connection day, students "across the planet" share what they have written. After each presentation, students at the partnered school "rate" their favorites, share what they really liked about the poem(s) and what the poem(s) meant to them. At the conclusion of the presentation, partner schools announce who will be the next poetry idol at the school they have been partnered with!
Holiday Customs Exchange
Grades 4th - 8th
In this 60-minute program, students will exchange a unique holiday custom representing a tradition or theme from a different country or part of the world. Students will then write a description of their holiday custom or holiday artifact that has been researched and can be shared with a partner class who can participate in the new learned custom. Classes will meet via videoconference to share the holiday custom they have learned about.
Holiday Snowman Swap
Grades K - 3rd
In this 60-minute program, two classrooms will be paired together. Each class will create a snowman with a unique holiday theme representing a tradition or theme from a different country or part of the world. Students will then write a description of thier holiday themed snowman so that a partner class can replicate the original snowman and send that via e-mail, U.S. Mail, or fax to the partner teacher at a TWICE member school. Both classess will meet via videoconference to compare their original snowmen with the recreated snowmen to see if the Snowman Swap was successful!
2012 GREAT Presidential Debates!
Grades 4th - 12th
Imagine your classroom or interactive television room being turned into a press room to ask important questions of the staff and candidate who could become the next President of the United States. After all the questions have been asked it's then your turn to vote! This fall, 4th - 12th grade students will be matched to join schools across America to join a videoconference event to simulate the exciting process used when electing the next president! Students from BOTH classrooms will vote for the candidate they believe should be the next choice using traditional voting with secret paper ballots or any electronic format as determined by the participating teachers.
Crazy Creature Collaborations!
Grades Pre K - 4th
For 60 crazy minutes, two classrooms will be paired together for a live two-way interactive event. Prior to meeting though, each class will create a creature with a unique creepy theme representing an imaginative idea about a creature in the spirit of fall holiday fun! Students will then write a description of their “crazy creature” for a partner-class to replicate by sending ONLY the description via e-mail, U.S. Mail or Fax to the partner teacher at a TWICE member school. Both classes will meet via videoconference to compare their original “creatures” with the replicated “creatures” to see if the Creepy Creature Collaboration was a success!
Scary Story Symposium: WHAT Happens Next?
Grades 5th - 8th
Plan for a scary 60-minute live two-way interactive program! Participants in the program from all over Michigan will have an opportunity to exchange the opening and middle paragraphs of a super-scary story via e-mail, U.S. Mail or Fax with a partner class at a TWICE member school. By exchanging the first two parts of the story, the receiving schools will finish each other’s stories by writing “what happens next!” Students will then meet for a “scary” two-way interactive experience via ITV by sharing the remainder of the story by reading it, acting it out sharing it as a poem, using video, or any way they decide would be the be a perfect ending to a truly “scary” story!