Because our virtual guest speakers are usually a one time event, we will give as many opportunities to ask live, in-person questions as possible. A maximum of three classrooms will start the show on-camera and we will promote new classrooms to the panel throughout the show to ask their in-person questions.
Only if they want to of course 😉
Our programs are facilitated in a webinar format and there are two types of participants on any given webinar; a viewer and a panelist (i.e., an on-camera participant).
A viewer watches the show live, can chat with the panelists and interact live with our in show quizzes. Because the viewer is a view only participant, their camera is not on. In other words, they are an off-camera show guest.
A panelists, like a viewer, can interact via chat and our in show quizzes; however, their camera is on. In other words, they are an on-camera show guest. That means all other viewers, panelists and viewers of the recorded shows will be able to see and hear you as a panelists.
Total spots for each VFT = 3
On-Camera spots go to:
- Paid reservations first – Make a reservation (here). If spots are available, your reservation will be approved and guaranteed upon payment processing.
- Unpaid reservations, if available, will be randomly selected and awarded to participants who request an on-camera spot upon registration. Unpaid reservations will be awarded the Friday before your VFT.
Note: Just because you request a spot during registration does not guarantee an on-camera spot. Again, on-camera spots are awarded (1) to purchasers of an on-camera reservation and (2) then selected randomly from all requesters if we have open spots left.
We allow a maximum of 3 classrooms on-camera at a time. We do this for two reasons: 1) it get’s too difficult to control the cameras and volumes of the classes for the live video feed if there are more than three and 2) from our experience, this is a good number for facilitating discussions.
Our VFTs are designed to be interactive for both on-camera and off-camera (i.e., viewers) guests. Make sure you are using Kahoot and Twitter for the full interactive, GEOshow experience.
Last semester, we split our VFTs into GEOshow and GEOshow Jr. GEOshow Jr. was for our younger audiences (K-4 grades) and GEOshow was for our older audiences (5-8 grades).
However most of our participants fall within the K-5 range. So instead of spreading ourselves too thin, we are focusing on this group until we have the resources to fully serve both younger and older audiences.
We do provide private, on-demand VFTs for K-12.
Anyone can participate, however our flagship virtual field trip, GEOshow, is designed for K-5 grade students. Anyone may register and watch the show as a viewer, however our on-camera spots will only be given out to K-5 grade classrooms.
Learn Around The World offers a variety of programs to meet every school’s budget.
Free – Our free programs are sponsor and advertisement supported. Do you love our programs and want to see more free programming? Consider giving back to our mission, check our Give Back page here.
GEOshow PPV – We offer Pay Per View programs at $19.99/classroom connection and $4.99/homeschool connection.
Private Shows – Are you interested in having GEOshow all to yourself? We offer private shows at $150/program. Our private shows are not age/grade restricted, they are open to elementary, middle and high schools, as well as adults.
If you are interested in our private shows, inquire here.