Here’s our first interaction, the Q & A, commentary later:
On Friday, Mrs. Murray and I had our second and third skype sessions. We again had meaningful conversations between classrooms and plan on having another session on Friday in which we will be sharing lessons learned. I am also planning on having a skype session with a new member to the site, Mr. Edwards. I have realized many strengths to using this technology but also many possibilities for improvement. I hope to continue to implement the program into the future, and I hope to find new interactions soon and global ones as well.
It was a wondeful exepreicne to have my first skype videoconference session on Thursday with my class and Mrs. Colleen Murray’s in NJ. We met here on the site and started collaborating via e-mail and videoconferencing. I was really excited as I introduced the idea to my class. Then, we tried to follow the model that is on the site of pre-skype, skyping, and post skyping. I had my students post questions to our www.edmodo.com group. The next day we made note cards, assigned roles and got ready for the session. The following day, we had a notetaker, elcetronic and pen, a camera person, and someone videorecording the session. The students from both sides loved it. My students reflected later on Edmodo how much they learned about students in NJ and generalized about high school students everywhere. It was truly a fun experience. Next, Mrs. Murray and I will continue our collaborations and continue to seek others out. I know we are both excited for the next session next Friday. Please, join in by conatcting either one of us.
Today, just now, I made my first skype call! This is exciting. I skyped another teacher via a connection made through this site. We are only just beginning to plan for our classes, but already, I see new ways to expand the classroom. I hope others will communicate and videoconference as well. It is so important as teachers to seek new ways to improve our students’ learning experience but also our expression of the material.