A recent headline cross-posted on Tech&Learning caught my attention. It's amazing how technology--when used effectively--can create so much opportunity for collaboration in the classroom. WI educator Pernille Ripp sums up how she is effectively using Skype in her classroom with this statement:
Skype simply makes what we are doing better. It gives us audiences, authors, experts. It connects us with places around the world and gives my students a way to change the world.
Students speak to author Adam Gidwitz.
Check out Ripp's blog, specifically the A Few Ideas for Using Skype in the Classroom article to spark this same collaboration in your classroom. Looking for more inspiration? Log in and check out the Atomic Learning training: Skype in the Classroom and Mystery Skype. Not a subscriber? Learn more.