Students Make Connections

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

"Internet Two" allows a people to connect and transfer digital information faster than the internet.

It was a trip across the country for some Kentucky educators in Somerset.

“What internet two does is it makes resources available at higher speeds than imaginable before,” Gene Kleppinger, EKU Online Learning Manager.

Internet Two brought a jazz trio from New York, a Philadelphia painter, and the Cleveland Museum of Art to Kentucky.

Education officials were on hand to see how this technology can be used in the classroom.

“Interactive video conferencing would allow a third grader in Hazard to talk with the author of a book, a children's book that they are reading in their class and ask questions,” Susan Lancaster said.

Lancaster says students can interact with whoever is on the other end like teachers, astronauts or dancers.

Susan Lancaster says there are hundreds of sites to link up to Internet Two in Kentucky, but they are still exploring more ways to get schools involved and find the program's full potential.

The interactive event was dedicated to International Kindness Day.

Both of the paintings from the event will be sold for charity.

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