Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Videoconferencing with Veterans

ESU #8 sponsored a panel of Vietnam veterans to connect via distance learning to area schools. Mrs. Appleby and Mrs. Morrow organized a two periods of 7th and 8th grade classes to take part in this opportunity.  Students from several schools, including O'Neill High School, were able to connect to the panel of experts at the Service Unit and send their questions to the group via a back channel.  The experience was well-received and very insightful according to many participating students and teachers.  Even the Veterans themselves reported their pleasure in partaking in the experience to help bridge the knowledge gap of today's youth about the Vietnam conflict and general service in the military.  It was a perfect learning experience to coincide with Veterans' Day in November and would not have been possible without the technology resources available in our schools.  Thank you to Molly Aschoff at ESU #8 for organizing the event and most especially, thank you to all of our veterans.

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