|2011-2012 Edmodo Account for my class|
2.Skype: username: angelabuegeler
I use Skype with my family but haven't used it in the classroom. I just downloaded Skype onto my classroom computer. I will be unable to use it on my classroom computer because it doesn't have a built in webcam but the IPads have the built in webcams. This past year I did participate in a Skype with John O'Flahaven. It was great having the opportunity to have a face to face discussion with him. My students also wanted to Skype a student in our class that moved to Canada. We were unable to do it. This year I look forward to using this tool with my class. We can have a class Skype session with an author, another class within our district or another location within the US or another country, scientist, etc. I also would like to use this during book club time. When students have completed a book club, they could set up a Skype session with the author. I feel the students would thoroughly enjoy this. Two years ago, our librarian Lisa Branon, set up a Skype session with Wendy Mass. The students were excited to do this. The only draw back was too many students at one time.