December 15, 2008

Ojibwe via interactive TV

Ojibwe by ITV:  Bena school delivers classes to Deer River, RemerAs high school students arrive in Andrew Jackson’s classroom for Ojibwe language classes each afternoon in Bena, students miles away in Deer River and Remer also meet for Jackson’s classes.

This fall, Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School started delivering two Ojibwe classes via interactive television to students at Deer River High School and Northland High School.
And:During the two classes at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School, Jackson and the students in his classroom can see and hear the students in Deer River and Remer on a television. The TV screen is split, with the Remer classroom on top and the Deer River classroom on bottom.

A second television in Jackson’s classroom reflects the sights and sounds of his classroom–the same sights and sounds transmitted to televisions in the two classrooms in Deer River and Remer.

Jackson sends handouts and assignments to students in Deer River and Remer by e-mail, and the high schools send the students’ completed assignments back to Jackson.

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