For those of you interested in integrating video conferencing into your classes, I have an excellent resource for you, The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration. You will need to create an account in order to access the content in this website, but for educators, it’s free. In their own words, the center “specializes in the utilization of video conferencing for live interactive content and professional development, as well as web-based collaborative learning environments for K-20 education.” One of the best features of the site is found under the sites “Collaborations” tab.
The “Collaborations” tab is where you can meet with educators just like you who are looking for other teachers and classrooms willing to work together on projects that they have created that require video conferencing partnerships. You can also post your own collaboration requests. Reflections on previous collaborations are also found under this tab and can be very helpful in designing your own projects.
There are many, many content providers that use CILC as a primary outreach platform. Some of the content they provide does require a fee, so be aware of that before you set up a video collaboration that may also come with an invoice.