ISTE has announced the publication of its newest book, Videoconferencing for K–12 Classrooms: A Program Development Guide, Second Edition, by Camille Cole, Kecia Ray, and Jan Zanetis. The book explores the ways interactive videoconferencing can break down walls and open the world to teachers and students. Whether you have a fledgling videoconferencing program or are still contemplating one, the book is an essential resource, according to the announcement. It comes close on the heels of ISTE's Interactive Videoconferencing, a book that focuses on incorporating interactive videoconferencing technology into classroom lessons.
Videoconferencing for K–12 Classrooms serves as a guide to setting up new interactive videoconferencing programs and improving existing ones. The book shows educators how to use interactive videoconferencing to connect to classrooms anywhere in the world, take virtual field trips to otherwise unreachable places and integrate supplemental resources. Updates in this edition include reviews of current and near future options for building an effective interactive videoconferencing program, case studies, fully vetted resources, practical tips, and real-life examples.
Videoconferencing is still a new growth area in K–12 education, but the costs of systems have been decreasing, making interactive videoconferencing more accessible to schools and educators. In addition to a basic overview of the technology itself, the new edition provides the information educators need to incorporate interactive videoconferencing, including a description of the necessary equipment, potential costs, step-by-step directions on implementation, and examples of how teachers are using interactive videoconferencing in their classrooms. All administrators, K–12 educators, technology coordinators, curriculum coordinators, library media specialists and teacher educators will benefit from this book, the announcement states.
Videoconferencing for K–12 Classrooms, Second Edition is available online for $26.55 for ISTE members and $37.95 for nonmembers. More information about the book and a sample chapter are available at www.iste.org/bookstore.
Source: The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), www.iste.org