Cromer Public School has kicked off its Global Classroom partnership with Kansai University Elementary School in Osaka, Japan. Panasonic’s Education Foundation was involved in the initiative, allowing the schools to conduct lessons across two different countries through the supply of goods and services. The vendor provided a high-definition video conferencing system and interactive whiteboards to facilitate the three-year distance learning program. At a launch event at Cromer Public School, a live demonstration of the video conferencing system along with the school’s 3D learning laboratory was done. The laboratory allowed students to create 3D games under teacher supervision through Microsoft Kodu software. “Our Global Classroom program is an excellent example of how technology can help students to think globally and benefit locally,” Cromer Public School Principal, Greg Jones, said. The distance learning program is currently restricted to grade four students but will be available to other students in the coming months.