Interactive Video Conferencing Network

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The Interactive Video Conferencing Network promotes the understanding of interactive video conferencing (IVC) and related virtual learning technologies within the K–12 education community by advancing collaboration, information dissemination, research and best practices

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  • And the winner of the IVC Award is...

    Peter Paccone & Mali Bickley! 

    The ISTE Interactive Video Conferencing PLN awarded two deserving individuals for their outstanding contributions to video conferencing in education. There were many applications for this award and many great projects! Everyone that submitted an application has great things going on and deserves an award! It was a tough competition!

    The Informal Educator Award Winner: Mali Bickley with the Connected North Organization in Canada! The Connected North Program was created to aid northern schools for not only the students, but the teachers as well. They were able to reduce the isolation in those schools by bringing in speakers, experts, and cross-cultural classrooms. Mali did an amazing job to promote the use of innovative video conferencing technology! Mali will receive an ISTE registration for next year's conference as well as a plaque to be presented at this year's conference. You can check out Connect North by CLICKING HERE

    The Educator Award Winner: Peter Paccone of San Marino High School in California! Peter is a Social Studies who strives to use video conferencing to connect his students to the world covering a variety of topics and issues. He uses video conferencing with his students to bring Social Studies to life by connecting with people that appear in textbooks, the news, authors, subject matter experts and many others. Peter will receive free programs for his class, a CILC Premium Membership, and a plaque to be presented at this year's conference. You can find more information about Peter's adventures by CLICKING HERE.

    We will host this award next year as well! If you have awesome things going on at your institution, be sure to fill out an application next year! 

    Great job to this year's winners!! We look forward to seeing you in Chicago! Read More
  • IVC Award Nominations Now OPEN!

    Nominate yourself or a colleague! The ISTE Interactive Videoconferencing Network is excited to announce two award opportunities! One will be given to an outstanding educator (teacher, administrator, coordinator, etc...) and their role in videoconferencing. The second award will be for an outstanding informal educator (content provider, individual, organization, etc...) and their use of videoconferencing in the field. Register with the link below! Read More
  • Make sure to vote!

    The deadline to vote for your favorite sessions is January 26th! Be sure to vote for the sessions that you are most interested in. I've posted several IVC related sessions in the Discussions. Feel free to post your sessions there as well! Read More
  • And the Winner of the Amazon Gift Card Is.....

    Congratulations Ms. Shawn Lloyd, Library Media Specialist at Alexandria City Public Schools, Alexandria, VA! Ms. Lloyd is the winner of a $40 Amazon gift card. We hope that you enjoy this gift! Thank you to everyone that completed the survey! Read More
  • A chat with Kelly Anderson about Skype in the classroom, 11/8, 6pm ET

    IVC PLN Chat
    Kelly Anderson, Skype in the classroom
    Wednesday, November 8, 6pm ET

    Learn about Skype in the classroom, Mystery Skype, Skype Lessons, Virtual Field Trips and more. Also news about the free resources from the Microsoft Educator Community and the upcoming Skype-a-thon (November 28-29). 

    Register in advance for this meeting (limit 100). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Contact Jason Robertshaw for questions (jrshaw @

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