I am working with a teacher who would like to video conference with a class in another English speaking country. We are in Upstate NY, USA.
The teacher is 7th grade ELA (English) and would like to do an activity on Biographies.
The idea would be to have the classes connect and do the following:
- Introduce each Class
- Have each student in each class brainstorm 5 famous people that they would like to write a Biography about.
- Share a few of those ideas.
- Next each classes would categorize their famous people; Music, Sports, Politicians, etc.
- Then each class would share and compare categories.
The idea is to show how people from different countries look up to different people. The teacher wants her students to start thinking more globally versus the increasing trend of students to pick someone simply because they are on TV or the radio...higher level role models if you will.
This would be a one time conference, with more possible if both sides wanted. We would be using Skype, but have access to Poly Com if needed. Hoping to do this before December 17th.
Please let me know if this is something you would be willing to do. Thanks!