Read Around the Planet videoconferences took place at Olmos, Camelot, Montgomery, Wilshire, Jackson-Keller, Serna, Royal Ridge, Oak Grove, West Ave., and Coker elementary schools. Read Around the Planet (RAP) has been celebrated at North East ISD for several years. It is a celebration of reading using videoconference technology. It is designed to promote reading and opportunities for classroom videoconference collaborations.
Students were able to connect with other classes across the USA, as well as Costa Rica and Canada. Classes participated by performing skits, sharing information about our city and state, reading aloud, sharing book trailers, sharing poetry, playing games and more. These events open the world to our students, giving them the opportunity to see the many differences in weather, terrain, seasons, sports, etc., and share their learning beyond their classrooms. More importantly, they help our kids see the commonalities we all share.
TWICE, Michigan's K12 Videoconference Organization, sponsors the activity. Funding to support this project is provided by Polycom. RAP is a celebration of NEA's Read Across America as well as World Book Day. TWICE provides the registration tool, matches classrooms with partners, and supplies support documents. Classes chose to focus on English, Spanish, English as a Second Language (ESL) or Special Education as a category for their session.
NEISD Participation 2017:
2nd Grade Mrs. Niles, Costa Rica
4th Grade Mrs. Delaunay, Columbia, South Carolina
5th grade, Mr. Baldizon, Okanogan, Washington
Kinder,Bilingual, Mrs Casas, Houston, Texas
Second, Bilingual, Miss Flores, Houston, Texas
Third, Bilingual, Mrs. Garcia, Houston, Texas
Kinder, Mrs Martinez, Columbia, South Carolina
Third, Mrs. Willis, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Fifth, Miss Workman, Traverse City, Michigan
1st grade 3 classes participate in the library with Patsy Nester. We connected with Flint, Michigan; Boswell, PA; Houston, Texas.
We read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and played Plinko.
All 5 1st grade classes videoconferenced in Library Kiva, connected with Columbus, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Norcross, Georgia
1st, Mrs. Hurlbert with Traverse City, Michigan
2nd, Mrs. Satcher with Columbia, South Carolina
2nd, Ms. Pagan with Columbia, South Carolina
3rd, Ms. Denny with Saint Charles, Illinois
1st, Ms. DeLeon with Alvarado, Texas
1st, Mrs. Vijil with Alvarado, Texas
Posted on 03/20/2017