Web Conferences

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Web conferences with schools are hosted live from the field by the LEARNZ Teacher and are coordinated by the LEARNZ Office. More about web conferences.

 

 

 

To book as a speaking school, email Shelley the LEARNZ Teacher shelley.hersey@core-ed.org.

Web conference date Time Location; Where are you? Topic Experts Speaking Schools Recording
Tuesday 22 May 9.15am Christchurch Navigation technology and self-driving cars Dave Verma and Kate Matthews Havelock North High School, Year 10 Science and Hinds School, Year 7-8 (scroll down for questions) Replay at https://vimeo.com/271176835 (38 minutes - the password for accessing web conference recordings is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ).
Wednesday 23 May 9.15am Invercargill Satellite technology, drones and using GIS to manage the local environment eg forestry Robin McNeill Ohaeawai School, Year 5-6 and Adventure School, Year 5-6 (scroll down for questions) Replay at https://vimeo.com/271371149 (36 minutes - the password for accessing web conference recordings is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ).
Thursday 24 May 9.15am Dunedin Surveying and locating property boundaries Chris Pearson Tauranga Intermediate School, Year 8 and Adventure School, Year 5-6 (scroll down for questions) Replay at https://vimeo.com/271567109 (32 minutes - the password for accessing web conference recordings is in your teacher's MyLEARNZ).

Teachers, at the time of webconference:

  1. Go to the Zoom Room: https://core-ed.zoom.us/j/399587551
  2. Wait until the Host joins
  3. Introduce yourself and if you want to activate your webcam
  4. Mute your microphone between questions
  5. When prompted speaking schools can activate their microphone so students can ask their questions.
  6. At the end there will be time for extra questions from any listening schools which can be typed in the chat pod.

Questions for Web Conference #1

Questions from Hinds School, Year 7-8

  1. How did they launch satellites into space?
  2. What is the best part of your job and what have you learned throughout your job?
  3. What is a satellite made of and how does it work?
  4. Explain how self driving vehicles work and why they are important?
  5. What are the dangers of self driving cars?
  6. What do you see the future looking like in terms of GPS systems?

Questions from Havelock North High School, Year 10 Science

  1. In New Zealand do we use the American Army maintained satellites for GPS.
  2. Can GPS signals travel through the concrete of a building, what else can limit GPS signals?
  3. Why can't we use cell phones on air planes?
  4. Do GPS satellites experience gravity?

Questions for Web Conference #2

Questions from Ohaeawai School

  1. Sara - How do automated unmanned drones fly by themselves?
  2. Charlie Jo - How do satellites reach the orbit and in which direction do they go?
  3. Rico - Does NZ have its own satellites to transmit signals back to us?
  4. Mosese - What training would you have to do to become trained in GIS systems?
  5. Kayne - In the Far North we have a lot of forestry on very hilly land - what type of equipment is used to work out where to plant the trees?

Questions from Adventure School

  1. How do GPS devices connect to satellites?
  2. What does GIS stand for and what is it used For?
  3. How might our environment be helped by GIS and GPS technology?
  4. What do you use drones for?

Questions for Web Conference #3

Questions from Tauranga Intermediate School

  1. What kind of mapping/navigation do you predict we will have in the future?
  2. When did people start using GPS?
  3. Roughly, how many GPS satellites are there?
  4. How does the GPS signal get down to earth?
  5. What jobs use GIS and how does GIS work?

Questions from Adventure School

  1. Who invented GPS and GIS
  2. How do you get accurate enough GPS for creating boundary lines?
  3. What happens if there is no internet or satellite available when you are working?
  4. How do tectonic plates move and how do you measure this movement?

Web conferences allow your students to connect with experts live on location and ask their own questions. Image: LEARNZ.