Skype has never been so cool!

In class this week, I thought it was so cool using Skype with people who have had such experience using Web 2.0, twitter, and Facebook within their classrooms. This gave me new insight and ideas for my future teaching that I have not realized before this point. I never knew twitter and Facebook could be used in such innovative ways within lesson plans for students. To be completely honest, I thought it would feel awkward or strange to talk to someone you have never met in person, but I felt quite comfortable and at ease with this use of technology once we got started. I learned so much from this experience in class and hope to do this again sometime because this way of teaching truly catered to my learning style!!

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2 thoughts on “Skype has never been so cool!

  1. Angela, I felt the same way about talking to someone we have never met about something so new like using Facebook and Twitter in the classroom, but both callers were so informative that I even asked Aviva a question. I got some really great ideas from both caller about using blogging to enhance writing and cross-cultural communication and using Facebook and Twitter to help stop bullying! I would love to learn more about how Principal Sheninger used Facebook and Twitter to such a great advantage to his school community.

  2. I’m so glad that you found this small experience helpful! I try to practice what I preach as much as possible, and in this regard, bringing my own personal learning network (PLN) into class just makes sense. Whether it’s Skype or any other communication/collaboration tool, there are so many passionate, knowledgeable, helpful educators out there that we can connect with in ways that we just never could before. For those that are connected, it opens doors to new opportunities and ideas like never before, too.

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