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This morning, Room 231 had their very first “official” skype connection with another class of Year 7’s (Grade 6) and their teacher Lois Smethurst in Warragul, Melbourne, Australia. We took turns to introduce ourselves and talk a little about ourselves, our school life and life in our country. Then we used some time to discuss […]

On March 19th, 2009 at 10:52am Room202 skyped with Spring Gully Primary School in Bendigo, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This part of Australia is four hours ahead of us, so it was 2:52pm for them. We had technical difficulties in the beginning, and we had to call three times before we could hear Spring Gully Primary […]

Tonight 9 students from Room 202 came back to school (yes, that’s right – came back to school) at 6.45pm to get ready to make connection #8 in our Aroundtheworldwith80schools skype project. At 7pm, March 4, 2009 Bangkok, Thailand connected 14 530.08 kilometres away with Benton City, Benton, Tennessee USA, their time 7am, March 4, […]

Our last skype connection for the week was with 6th Graders from Berwick Lodge Primary School in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  Australia is 3 hours ahead of us so it was 9.15am our time, 12.15pm their time on Friday 27 February 2009. We thought that the Australian accent was really strong and we were surprised to […]

Continuing our day with connections around the world, we went onto connect with my good friend Mr Brian Crosby and some of his 6th Graders from Agnes Risley School. It was 6.15pm their time Wednesday 25th February (they were at a showcase event for technology and showing off skype to people) 9.15am our time, Thursday, […]

Thursday 26 February was a busy connection day for us.  At 7.45am in Bangkok, Thailand and 7.45pm Wednesday 25 February in Newton, MA, we logged into a virtual classroom to chat with #5 in our quest to connect aroundtheworldwith80schools.  Although it wasn’t a skype call, we connected with each other and shared information about our […]

(cross-posted at TeachingSagittarian) We’re involved in Silvia Tolisano’s short, simple yet so powerful Skype project AroundTheWorldwith80Schools.  In just two short weeks we have connected with seven different classrooms in four parts of the world.  And we’re not stopping there!  By the end of our school year, I hope to share with you that we managed […]

Dear Room 202 Students I’m really interested to know what you are thinking about all these skype connections we are making with different students and classrooms around the world. Could you please think about these questions and leave a comment on this post. How do you feel stopping for 5-10 minutes, to skype with a […]

This morning we were fortunate enough to skype and connect with Busan Foreign School in Busan, South Korea as part of the AroundTheWorldwith80Schools skype project.  We connected just after our morning recess – can you tell it was pretty hot outside this morning?  This was especially exciting for three students in our class as they […]

With skype – anything is possible.  Even working around awful timezone differences! Thanks to the skype conference call facility, five Room 202 students:  Shania, Ink, Alexa, Hollie, Joe and their teacher Ms H, were able to skype into the technology class of Ms Gina Graziani at Anderson Elementary School, Wilmington, North Carolina. It was 8.15pm, […]

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