Thursday, May 5, 2016

Skype to Learn

As grade 4 students continue their study of the regions of the USA we reached out to Karen Wright-Balbier, Instructional Technology Specialist, from the El Paso School District in Texas through skype in the classroom. Karen connected us with Mrs Coppinger from White Elementary School.

These two fourth grade classrooms became experts of their own region or state. They each created a google doc with facts based on their research. Once these were shared, the other class generated a list of follow up questions that they wanted more information about. 

Our skype session which we called "Skype to Learn" was Mrs. Coppinger's first experience using skype and making a global connection. 

The experts each asked and answered questions as both classes became more knowledgeable about another part of the United States. we even had time to share a little about our schools. We look forward to visiting Texas and Mrs. Coppinger's Class again soon.

Click HERE to see the worksheet from the northeast region.
Click HERE to see the worksheet from Texas.

Mrs. Murphy's  Class Topsfield, MA

Mrs. Coppinger's Class El Paso, Texas

Tech Tip:
The document was created as a google doc and saved to become the original template.
A copy was made and shared with students.
Students working in small groups completed the section they were the expert on.

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