A videoconference is a set of interactive telecommunication
technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via
two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously.
It has also been called visual collaboration and is a type of
All you need are these items to get started!
There are many video cameras and microphones that plug into a
USB port that are very inexpensive.
Connecting one classroom to the next makes for all types of
learning possibilities. If it is from across the hall in a school
or connecting classrooms from the other side of the world, students
of all subjects and grade levels can benefit.
It would also increase the likelihood of having a guest
The great thing about most of the software for video
conferencing is free. If you are calling someone who is also using
the same program, it is free no matter where in the world they
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The other nice thing that you can do using most of these
programs is typing or instant messaging. You can connect to any
other line to these calls but it may cost money.