Skype in the ClassroomLouise Morgan@mrsmorgansclass (Twitter and Skype)image source: http://www.androidauthority.comLinks to my presentations can be found at:http://www.frugalteacher.com/2013/06/tcea-tots-and-technology-conference.html
● HOW do I use Skype in theclassroom?● HOW do I plan lessons andactivities that integrateSkype?● HOW do I connect with othereducators?
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Mystery Skype provides an engaging way for classrooms tointroduce themselves to each other.Mystery SkypeMrs. Morgans 2nd gradeclass uses clues, maps,and their communicationskills to find mysterylocations of otherclassrooms. http://mrsmorgansstars.edublogs.org/Louise Morgan, Fort Worth, Texas
It Never Hurts to Ask!Students Skype with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson andformer astronaut Dr. Donald Thomas.Students asked Dr. Tyson why Plutowas no longer a planet and if his friend,Bill Nye, would skype with them!Students asked Dr. Thomasquestions about 0 gravity and howhe became an astronaut.Visit thewebsites ofscientists,doctors,educators,authors, andother experts.Contact themand ask if theySkype withclassrooms.This may leadyou to somememorableskype sessions!Louise Morgan, Ft. Worth, TX
Mystery Number Skype -A fun way to work on math skills!Students use their math skills to guess the mystery numberthat the other class has selected ahead of time.http://mrsmorgansstars.edublogs.org/mystery-number-skype/
Hi, I am Lin-lin. I teach English in a public school in Kaohsiung. MysterySkype provides us choices to talk to English speakers worldwide. It enablesstudents to have distinct direct contacts with peers/teachers of othernations in order to learn authentic English and gain new perspective aboutthe world they live in. It is a whole new way to bring the world to theclassroom.Mystery SKYPESLin-lin Tan - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Teaching/Learning a New LanguageHelping a group of Indonesian high school students learnEnglish. They taught us some new words too!Endang Palupi - Pekalongan Indonesia
Presenting via SkypeMy name is Paula Naugle (@plnaugle) andmy students love presenting via Skype.Each year we bring Mardi Gras from NewOrleans to classes across the U.S. andCanada. They share the history andcustoms of Mardi Gras and end with a"second line" dance performed to "MardiGras Mambo." Paula Naugle,New Orleans, LA
Sharing a Guest SpeakerWhether we Skype author Dianne de lasCassas into a Kindergarten class inPhiladelphia to share her latest book, or ourConstitution Day speaker into our Skype buddyclass in Kansas, it is a great way to share.Paula Naugle,New Orleans, LA
Thinking of Quirky QuestionsThe Triple Ms used our Question Matrix before we Skyped our new friendsin Room 3 at Richmond School in Napier, New Zealand on Thursday. Wetook turns to ask each other questions about what we have been learning.Juliet Revell, Napier, New Zealand
Mrs Ts Grade 3/4s LOVE Skype!We Skype to askMrs. Stadler,from SouthAfrica, ourquestions aboutThe TravellingRhino Project.We shared our culture with our AWL Flat Class project partners!Robyn Thiessen, Surrey, Canada
Antarctic Penguin Studyfrom the NorthDanish school follows the Adélie Penguin Science Project!Vonsild School adopted a female penguin - and we followed the breedingperiod ending up with a chick. We made a flag, postcards and more endingthe project by skyping Jean Pennycook - a scientist sitting in a tent inAntarctica. Project runs from November to January every year!Stefan Åge Nielsen, Kolding, Denmark
Practicing Interviewing Techniques:Computer Class at Newtown Middle School, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.To teach webcam interviewing techniques weinterview a teacher about schools in their country:Interviewing Mr. Krishnana inBucharest, BulgariaInterviewing Mr. Shanker in Manchester, EnglandInterviewing Mr. McCutcheonin Minden, Ontario, CanadaA student in GreeceMr. Sherman in South AfricaMr. & Mrs. Bukhtoyarov inKrasnoyarsk, Russia
Mystery Skype and Learning SkypeOur 5th Graders are using Skype to learnGeography and this week interviewed AmyBrummit who helps endangered species off theCoast of Florida.Here Students are trying todetermine where the otherclassroom is located using GoogleMaps.Toni Olivieri-Barton, ColoradoStudents discussing Famous People andPlaces in Colorado.
Friday Morning Skype In KindergartenKinderPris (Borneo, Indonesia) and YISKP (Yokohma, Japan) Skype with eachother every Friday morning. We do a wide range of activities that range fromdancing, playing games, reading books, to collaborating on writing stories andhosting publishing parties.Ben Sheridan, Borneo, IndonesiaZoe Page, Yokohama, Japan
Readers TheaterMy name is Tammy Egesdal and I teach 4thgrade in IA. My students presented theirreaders theater to other audiences.Tammy Egesdal, Forest City,
Project CollaborationCollaboration is an important skill for 21st century learnersand easily done across the world through web 2.0 tools.Mrs. Romans 5th grade class in Geneva, IL uses Skype tomake their far-away partners real to them.Using Data to MakeSense of the WorldReading Across theGlobeFrancis ONeill Irish-AmericanConnectionDonna Adams Roman - Geneva,
Small Group MeetingsIncluding small groups in global projectsensures that everyone is contributing. Meetingas small groups is easily done with a littleteacher guidance. This works well for literaturecircles too.Donna Adams Roman - Geneva, ILAviva Dunsinger - Ancaster, Ontario, CA
Mr. Karnoscaks Third Grade from Glenview, IL.This year we have experienced Mystery Skype sessions withover 20 countries on 6 different continents. We also loveusing skype to share math problem solving strategies withother classrooms around the world.
K-8 Private School in Alameda, CA● Mystery Skype: Weve Mystery Skyped with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 8thgrade classes. Our faculty also Mystery Skyped with one of the nationalleaders of our teaching association.● We used Skype to see other classrooms and how they celebrate certainholidays and events.● Our new teachers Skype with the public school district leadership as part ofthe BTSA process to clear state preliminary credentials.@LisaTeachesTech- Lisa DeLapo, MAEdDirector of Technology - St. Joseph
Lorraine Leo - Jackson School Newton, MASkype to Connect with Mentors, Experts,and Global Friends
Notre Dame Academy Kindergarten Skypeproject highlights● International Math activities with Mr. Steve of Living Maths,South Africa.● "Visiting" a friend in China to find out about Chinese NewYear.● Community Helper Mr. Knauss shares his experiences as acoast guard pilot.● Reading circles with Pre-K students.● Sharing experiences with students in Austria.Bernice Leonard - Duluth, Georgia
Ms. Lirenmans Grade One Class inSurrey, BC, Canada Skypes to...Learn magic.Teach others aboutHanukkah.Share acollaborativeproject.Discuss afavourite book.Provide surveydata for a mathclass.Learn from aprofessional.Share ideas onpeace.
Skyping to Learn Spanish andArgentinian CultureListeningLearningInquiringNote taking5th graders They learnedlearned about a lot!Argentinawith Ms. Maria.Theresa Allen - Joliet, Illinois
Skype whenever possibleSkype breaks down cultural and geographicalisolation, brings in experts and students as mentors. Itprovides teachable moments, facilitates amazingconnections and ongoing learning.Anne Mirtschin Hawkesdale P12 College, AustraliaAustralian year 4/5s learn how to useScratch from a year 6 student in BostonMrs Lorraine Leo from Boston (on an iPad)becomes a mobile teacher , helping year 7scomplete their Scratch projects.Lunch with an authorfrom New York,Christopher Herzhelping secondarystudents improve theirstory writing over 10weeksIndonesian classroom connectionsThailand linkup
From Mrs. Morgans Students:I think it is fun and we get to learn about other peoples states and towns. ~ QuentonI like to travel around the world and learn. ~ TyraWe can connect with other classes around the world and hear how they talk and have fun skyping withthem. ~ Leslie
Why We UseSkype in the ClassroomEducators share why and how they use Skypein the classroom on this collaborative GoogleDoc created by David Karnoscak,Chicago,Illinois:https://docs.google.com/document/d/14JQDBBAl0fAM2Tj4y_RoirXTe6oXlBtpUn3TmPGQSUk/edit
Texas Essential Knowledge and SkillsEnglish Language Arts and Reading Grade 2(28) Listening and Speaking/Listening. Students use comprehension skills to listen attentivelyto others in formal and informal settings. Students continue to apply earlier standards withgreater complexity. Students are expected to:(A) listen attentively to speakers and ask relevant questions to clarify information; and(B) follow, restate, and give oral instructions that involve a short related sequence of actions.(29) Listening and Speaking/Speaking. Students speak clearly and to the point, using theconventions of language. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity.Students are expected to share information and ideas that focus on the topic under discussion,speaking clearly at an appropriate pace, using the conventions of language.(30) Listening and Speaking/Teamwork. Students work productively with others in teams.Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected tofollow agreed-upon rules for discussion, including listening to others, speaking whenrecognized, and making appropriate contributions.
Texas Essential Knowledge and SkillsSocial Studies, Grade 2(5) Geography. The student uses simple geographic tools such as maps and globes. The student is expectedto:(A) interpret information on maps and globes using basic map elements such as title, orientation (north,south, east, west), and legend/map keys; and(B) create maps to show places and routes within the home, school, and community.(6) Geography. The student understands the locations and characteristics of places and regions in thecommunity, state, and nation. The student is expected to:(A) identify major landforms and bodies of water, including each of the continents and each of the oceans,on maps and globes;(B) locate places of significance, including the local community, Texas, the state capital, the U.S. capital,major cities in Texas, the coast of Texas, Canada, Mexico, and the United States on maps and globes; and(16) Culture. The student understands ethnic and/or cultural celebrations. The student is expected to:(A) identify the significance of various ethnic and/or cultural celebrations; and(B) compare ethnic and/or cultural celebrations.(17) Science, technology, and society. The student understands how science and technology have affectedlife, past and present. The student is expected to:(A) describe how science and technology change communication, transportation, and recreation; and(B) explain how science and technology change the ways in which people meet basic needs.(18) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use informationacquired from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:(A) obtain information about a topic using a variety of valid oral sources such as conversations, interviews,and music;(B) obtain information about a topic using a variety of valid visual sources such as pictures, maps,electronic sources, literature, reference sources, and artifacts;
Texas Essential Knowledge and SkillsTechnology Applications - Grade 2(1) Creativity and innovation. The student uses creative thinking and innovative processes toconstruct knowledge and develop digital products. The student is expected to:(A) apply prior knowledge to develop new ideas, products, and processes;(2) Communication and collaboration. The student collaborates and communicates bothlocally and globally using digital tools and resources to reinforce and promote learning. Thestudent is expected to:(A) use communication tools that allow for anytime, anywhere access to interact, collaborate,or publish with peers locally and globally;(B) participate in digital environments to develop cultural understanding by interacting withlearners of multiple cultures;(5) Digital citizenship. The student practices safe, responsible, legal, and ethical behaviorwhile using digital tools and resources. The student is expected to:(A) adhere to acceptable use policies reflecting appropriate behavior in a digital environment;(B) comply with acceptable digital safety rules, fair use guidelines, and copyright laws; and(C) practice the responsible use of digital information regarding intellectual property,including software, text, images, audio, and video.
CreditsSkype in the Classroomhttps://education.skype.com/Global Classroom Project - Mystery Skypehttp://globalclassroom2012-13.wikispaces.com/Mystery+skypeMrs. Morgans class bloghttp://mrsmorgansstars.edublogs.org/Lin-Lin Tan - Kaohsiung, Taiwanhttp://www.workonlittledreams.blogspot.tw/Paula Naugle - New Orleans, LAClass Blog: http://pnaugle.blogspot.com/Professional Blog: http://plnaugle.blogspot.com/Juliet Revell - Napier, NZhttp://maraekakahoschool2.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/is-that-intelligent-question.html