Skype Connections

I am so excited! As mentioned in a previoius blog I want to use Skype to create WebPals with students from another classroom in another part of the world. I have had this idea for at least 5 years (I know it is not original, but it is not common place yet, either) and have been stuck on finding another classroom with the right technology. I even got my district to give me special access to Skype (of course the site is blocked to everyone else).

One of the first blogs I read was an article on Sue Waters’ Edublog about tips for Skype users Quick start tips for new Skype users.
I asked about connecting with others and she created a part of her blog just for this: Skype other classrooms

She even tags me in this article! I can’t believe how fast my question turned into a resource on one of the leading education blogs! I am also so excited to see the WebPals idea about to become a reality for my students!

2 thoughts on “Skype Connections

  1. Sue Waters

    Glad you have found my post on Skype and the class list helpful.

    I have a question(s) for you. Hope that is okay?

    I’m interested to know more about how you became involved with the 23 Things program and how you are finding it?

  2. kax

    I don’t know if you already know what 23 things is or not but it is an on-line class on Web 2.o that is offered for free through our intermediate school district. A teacher who I did not even know sent an e-mail to everyone in the district recommending it. It peeked my interest so I signed up.

    I am loving this class! It has opened up a whole new world view on education. I have so many things I want to do with this information starting with my class, then my building and then the district.

    I do plan to sign up for the Skype users on your blog.

    I am curious on how you found my blog posting? hrough RSS?

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