Monday, July 19, 2010

Tool #9 - Jing and Skype

The first thing that popped into my head after learning about Skype is how neat it could be to turn the ordinary "pen pal" into a "skype pal". I taught in Plano for two years and have made two really great friends there that I taught with. It would be neat to pair students up to have Skype pals. Students could come up with some fun questions about what is going on it each other classrooms and then report back to their class after talking with their Skype pal. Jing could be helpful if explaining certain activities like a science experiment or a school play. Students could add the visuals to their conversations. I have used Skype before when my cousin lived in San Diego.

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