Hi Michelle. Thank you for the replay. I understand your concerns and i do not think they will be a problem. First, the way we would communicate is through my blog, which is extremely easy to use. Second, i totally understand the time crunch with the required curriculum, that's why i do not make this a very time consuming thing. It can be as in-depth as you want it. Maybe we just correspond with each other once to learn about each other's culture, life, etc. I think it would be awesome for my students to hear what it's like in South Africa from students living there. So, if you are willing, i think we can make it work!
p.s. do you have an email address that i could use?
Hi. Welcome to Classroom 2.0 I am starting a new program at my school called "Beyond the Classroom" and I hope you will be a part of it. My Goal: connect my students in Brandon, South Dakota, USA to other students around the world to learn about school and life in other countries. I want to connect with five different places around the world and correspond via my blog to learn about culture and life in our respective places. I teach 6th grade (11-12 year olds) but the subject and age doesn’t matter. I have done this in the past with places like Turkey, Scotland, and Brazil. There are many things we can do with this to make it a very enriching experience. If you are willing to be a part of this, we will talk about the details at that point. My school year starts August 22, 2011. Visit my blog to learn a little bit about me and my teaching. http://waterforsixthgrade.blogspot.com