GREAT! I am new to Skype but have been playing around with it and this webcam stares at me everyday waiting to be used. I would love to connect with either a first or second grade class and have those students learn about each other. Hopefully the basics such as what the weather is like, classroom set-up (what it looks like in other states) foods they eat for lunch, etc. I would make sure we are very prepared! What do you think?
Dont worry would we would be very prepared :) I have a question for you. I am new to Classroom 2.0 and is there anyway I can send you my school email or Skype name? I dont want to post it on the forum b/c I dont want tons of spam.
Check out this wiki: http://skypeinschools.pbworks.com/ It has grown A LOT since it started with just NC names last spring. It looks like the creator (or someone) might be trying to get it a bit more organized in the future, but it is a wonderful start for finding classes to connect with.
I am a K-5 technology teacher in central NC and would like to start Skyping again. I did a little bit last year. We enjoyed it! I'm hoping this year I can do at least one call with each of my classes. My lab was moved and my computer restored over the summer, so I'm not sure yet how we'll set up for our Skype calls this year. We enjoyed sharing general info with each class last year. Some classes we figured out the student questions beforehand last year, and other times I let the students come up with their questions on the fly. A question the second graders really enjoyed was asking about favorite books. It was neat to hear the similarities there. :)