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Video Conferencing Expands Learning Opportunities for Alief ISD Students

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Alief ISD’s 6,300 award-winning employees have created an environment of academic excellence, innovation, community and safety for the nearly 47,000 students that attend its schools. With technology proliferating at home, the school district has implemented video conferencing to help students prepare for 21st century learning. With a graduation rate of nearly 94.7 percent, it’s imperative that students are ready for colleges and careers of the future. To help prepare the students, Alief ISD needed to implement a variety of technologies to extend the learning opportunities available to its students. With video conferencing, Alief ISD connects its schools with other schools around the globe (from Houston to South Carolina all the way to Germany!). One school, Chancellor Elementary, uses this technology to cross traditional classroom boundaries and celebrate literacy and reading. In fact, the class has implemented a project that promotes reading and opportunities for classroom video conferencing collaboration. At the start of each class, the students share a brief introduction including their location, what time of day it is and current weather conditions. Each class is invited to provide an update of their recent classroom activities and present an overview of their key learnings. Because of the program, the children are able to meet new students, learn about video conferencing technology and share their experiences with various books to a broader audience. Being able to share their experiences over video conferencing provides a platform for the students to get comfortable with video, present to an audience outside of their day-to-day classmates and highlight all of their hard work. To learn how your school or company can use video conferencing to transform the way it communicates, download a free trial of Lifesize Cloud at http://www.lifesize.com/cloud or check out more stories like this at http://www.lifesize.com/successstories.