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still think skype is just for fun?

11 Mar

http://ascd.typepad.com/blog/2009/03/worlds-apart-skype-brings-teachers-and-students-togther.html

these digital tools have far reaching potential, here is a clear example. if they can do it between the UK and India, i’m betting we can make it work from HMW to the North Region!

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Posted by on March 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

6 responses to “still think skype is just for fun?

  1. htate

    March 11, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    One word, WOW! I wish we had all this technology when I was a student in good ol’ Victoria, Texas!!

     
  2. kvanek

    March 11, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Learning can occur through what ever means possible to engage true scholars. It worked for a fellow grad student who was in Austin on a class night when I Skyped her into our classroom. Why, the prof didn’t even count her absent. We should pursue this venue of learning more often. We would save on gas,time, wear and tear on our bodies (and vehicles) and provide quality learning experiences for more folks. We would just have to tailor our presentation to meet the needs of a digital audience. Let’s go for it.

     
  3. Jeri Cook

    March 12, 2009 at 2:12 am

    We're going to make this a reality in C & I so that it becomes the rule and not the exception.

     
  4. D Greenberg

    March 12, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    i like the idea of this no longer being the exception. fee for service does introduce a few considerations, but certainly not true hinderances. to igonore these tools, would be to turn our backs on those who seek and value our professional learning opportunities.

     
  5. RSheinberg

    March 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I agree with Jeri – we can make this a reality in C&I. Thank you for helping me communicate 21st century style.

     
  6. Janice D.

    March 24, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Like Heather, I wished we had this technology when I was still in the classroom. Since it wasn’t out then, I was left emailing my teacher friend’s class in the Philippines and would read their email during our “pajama days.” They learned little things about my country and her class learned some things about my US kids. But then had we had skype, the exchange would have been more interesting, interactive, spontaneous, and my students would have made more meaningful cultural connections.

     

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