Education Technology: Linking Bermuda's coral reef to London

Video conferencing brings Bermudan coral reef to London

Education Technology online magazine featured a news story about the Coral Live event in November 2017.

Over the course of the XL Catlin Coral Live event, 10,000 students across North America, Europe and Australia got a closer look at the coral reefs and met scientists researching vital data on environmental change via Google Hangouts, Skype and live streams. It is the combination of being able to speak live to active scientists live from the field that helps students develop a more curious and critical approach to science.

As the 10-year-olds at Lawrence Primary School in London get ready for their first video encounter with a science educator in Bermuda, a hand holding a brain coral appears on the whiteboard. It’s expedition educator Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, who travelled from London to Bermuda to connect live with thousands internationally. All 60 children prepared their best questions for the video call. They have been watching the recently launched Blue Planet II episodes and now have the opportunity to interact live with educators from Bermuda also known as ‘the parrotfish capital of the world’.

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23 November 2017