Welcome to Yorkshire Videoconferencing and Online learning
Ever wished your pupils could learn about the Vikings by meeting up with a Jorvik Viking? Develop mathematical thinking by seeing Sherlock Holmes in action or take part in a Mathbuster competition? Put their modern foreign language skills to good use by participating in the YorkshireVISION Song Contest? We can link you with famous literary characters and historical figures from the past, present and even the future to take part in interactive contests and activities , all from the familiar setting of your own classroom.
Using simple technologies you are able to take your pupils on a virtual educational visit, never having to leave the comfort of your classroom and this could be using little more than your broadband connection and a webcam or a class based videoconference system.
It's not just for your students - How about using VC for teacher to teacher CPD , cluster meetings or those Monday morning meetings between federated schools or take part in an online CPD session. With no more travelling to and from CPD sessions or rushing back for the next teaching session we can do it all over the internet - it's quicker easier and much less stressful.
All our virtual visits and online workshops are organised and delivered by qualified teachers, trainers and educational specialists who are experts in eLearning.
Take a look around the site, you will find all you need from hosting, support, curriculum sessions and hardware.
To support the IT Curriculum YorkshireVC run on-line workshops for teachers and support staff. Subjects include:
Most on-line workshops are run after school and all you will need is a computer connected to the internet with speakers.
Getting started with Videoconferencing
This FREE online session is the perfect introduction to anyone new to using videoconference in the classroom. All you will need as a minimum is a web cam and PC computer connected to the internet or a H323 compliant endpoint and we will connect you to v-scene a videoconferencing service developed specifically for the UK education and research community.
Next Session :Wednesday 9th January 2019 :Cost Free
Spelling V C Bee
KS2 Y5/6 session available on demand
Do your children think they have what it takes to become our Ultimate Speller? Find out in our Spelling VCBee video conference.
A selection from Sant’a gallery
Dates available Monday 3rd to Friday 21st December 2018
Santa Claus is a very busy man, particularly when it gets close to Christmas. As a result he cannot always make personal appearances at schools, but thanks to a partnership with YorkshireVC we have arranged for you to have your very own virtual visit to Lapland where you can spend time with the big man himself.
Sing a song for Santa
For your older children you may like our FREE sing-a-song for Santa on Thursday 20th December subject to places available on a first come first served basis.
RAP : 2019
Read Around the Planet is a celebration of NEA’s Read Across America. Classrooms use videoconferencing to connect with other classrooms “around the planet” and read to each other. The activity is sponsored by TWICE in co-operation with NEA.
This FREE activity is open to all students ages 5-18 in public and private schools who have access to two-way videoconferencing equipment (h323). UK Schools who don’t have any hardware can use the the FREE V-scene connection software.
You can participate in English or their are special sections for Spanish, ESL or Special Ed. Classes in Spanish, ESL or Special Ed will receive a match with the same section, BUT MAY NOT be the same grade level.
Your class will be matched with a class from a different location and each class will exchange reading activities.
Proving to be a very popular visitor - Students can journey back in time to the tenth century and spend 45 minutes in the company of a Viking at home in the city of Jorvik. Hear them talk about their daily life, their overseas adventures, their beliefs and much more besides.
Next session Thursday 24 January 2019
Link up live with Grannie Island the character from the Mairi Hedderwick books Katie Morag and talk about the goings on, on the fictional Scottish Island of Struay.
Sessions can also be booked and delivered on demand. Read more..
YorkshireVC can come to you. How about a school CPD session on the new IT Curriculum or we can work with your staff and students on a particular project or programming day.
Supported by the Department for Education, The FREE Barefoot Programme aims to support primary school educators to deliver the computing curriculum, helping young people become confident ‘computational thinkers’, in order to enrich their career options and life choices.
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Sessions can be delivered over VC contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact us for any further information or if you would like to discuss a future project.
Tel: 01757 707251
For any support issues you can contact us on our Support Ticket System
YorkshireVC is a not for profit organisation managed by Andrew Lickley – eLearning and Collaborative Technologies Consultant
Pre-History with the DCM
Join us via videoconference on a historical journey through pre-history. Spend 45 minutes with our costumed bronze age presenter/archaeologist to investigate some of the artefacts discovered in the Yorkshire Dales and hear how they lived in this beautiful part of the country. This session can be used as an introduction to a pre history topic or as a reinforcement lesson during it. Let us know if there’s a particular area or subject you would like us to cover. Sessions can be arranged at a time convenient to you. This session is delivered in partnership with the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, North Yorkshire.
A Merry Christmas from all of us at YorkshireVC and A Happy new Year
Rudolph by Phoenix from Selby Abbey CE Primary School
We’re Open To Ideas
As well as the wide range of VC opportunities we currently offer, here at YorkshirevVC we have access to a number of subject experts from teaching, museums and industry ready to deliver alongside our regular character actors live into your classroom using the power and convenience of videoconferencing .
So if you have an idea, why not let us know and see if we can create a bespoke session for you. We may even be able to find other schools to join you. We're Open To Ideas
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