Face – to – Face !
I had the pleasure of skyping with Mindy who is also an elementary teacher. We were able to share some thoughts on how we liked skype along with discussing our coursework for our individual masters degree. Through this discussion questions came up and Mindy provided me with much welcoming information!
I think that I could use skype with my older students in the form of “pen pals” even with the other elementary school in my district. I know that one of my faculty members had to sell hard the idea of skyping with another school on a social studies item. I also would need to get my administration on board with the usefulness of this Web 2.0 tool.
I also think that as a faculty member in need of time, that skype would be useful in the collaboration of grade level teams for planning purposes and brainstorming. Skype could be used endlessly if used right! My hope for using skype is to open the eyes of my students to new tools they have never used; and for myself to efficiently develop lessons that help my students.