With the capability to use Skype this year for educational videoconferencing, many of my teachers are interested in having their students connect with other students in the state, country, or internationally. I have finally acquired a list of teachers who are willing to videoconference and/or communicate via snail mail. This awesome 21st century method of teaching is a great way for students to learn about other regions, countries and cultures. Every teacher in Henrico County can have an unlimited number of blogs, so this would be another great way to communicate and collaborate beyond the classroom. Videoconferencing can be used for book talks, sharing projects, playing games, etc. in real time. The students get so excited when this means of communication is utilized as I have learned that they really enjoy sharing their knowledge in this interactive format via web cam. If you would like to learn more about using Skype for videoconferencing in your classroom, please contact your ITRT. Any elementary school teacher in Henrico County who would like additional blogs for their classroom use, can contact Julie Franklin or Frank Fitzpatrick to create them for you.
Click here to download the list of “Pen Pals Who Write”.