Fulton schools team up for videoconference fun


Students from Granby Elementary School and Fulton Junior High School recently worked through a monster of a lesson together.
Third-graders from Karen Murdoch’s class at Granby joined students from Shannon Turley’s English as a Second Language class at the junior high school to utilize writing, reading and collaboration skills to plan and construct shoebox monsters. The two Fulton City School District schools were teamed up for Monster Match Collaboration 2016, an interactive videoconference project that was facilitated by New York State Distance Learning Consortium members.
Each Fulton class built a monster out of shoeboxes and craft supplies. Students then wrote a how-to paragraph for students in the other class to follow and then replicate their monster. The event culminated with a final videoconference where the classes compared similarities and differences in all monsters created.
The videoconference connection was made possible, thanks to efforts of the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation.


Students from Karen Murdoch’s third-grade class at Granby
Elementary School proudly stand before the two shoebox monsters
they created as part of a Monster Match Collaboration
videoconference project.