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Video Conferences

NACS has three Tandberg video conferencing units available for use throughout the district. These cameras allow live interaction with another classroom or presenter. NACS has already enjoyed many virtual field trips across town, the USA, and even to Spain! It has also been used for collaboration between schools without having to travel.

There are many sites listing video conference opportunities. The best for our area is our own ACELINK, an Allen County group dedicated to facilitating these connections. There are several links on that page listing options. Other links for content providers are listed below.

ACELINK also sends periodic e-mails announcing available programs.

After choosing a program, contact Marsha Washburn or Adela Dickey to reserve the equipment for the date/time needed. The building techs are able to check availability also.

For field trips that charge a fee to participate, grant money is available through ACELINK. The form to apply for that grant is on that web site. If money is not available through an ACELINK grant, please contact Adela Dickey to see if NACS funds are available.

Databases for Finding Content Providers

  • ACELINK - http://www.ipfw.edu/acelink/ - (Interactive Videoconferencing Field Trips, Finding Content/Providers)

  • CILC - www.cilc.org (Search Programs)

  • Twice - www.twice.cc/fieldtrips (Search Programs Database)

  • Global Leap - www.global-leap.com (International Listings)