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15 Miles on the Erie Canal Part 1

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We just completed our second Statewide Erie Canal Distance Learning Project.  This year we started with 28 classrooms and completed the project with 23 classrooms across New York State.

The gist of the project was to have 2 distance learning interactions with classrooms.  The first interaction was created and facilitated by M1B and used as an instructional interaction and called "Mystery through History".

We had four suspects from the early 1800's represented by video interactions that played "live".  Students interacted with the suspects and came up with reasoning on who was guilty.

Teacher reaction to this was very positive and students were engaged.  We were able to hear post-interaction comments from students and it was great to hear them talk about what they learned and to ask questions to extend their learning.

The next interaction was directed by classroom created projects that were aligned with an Essential Question the classroom created.  These projects varied and were video, powerpoint presentations, game shows, debates, illustrated poems, etc.  They were creative truly illustrated student comprehension of the topic.

I"ll post video of these interactions in my next post.