Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Our First Skype Session and What We Learned

My students sharing an excerpt from MLK's "I Have a Dream " speech while the other class watches and listens via Skype.

What a fun day we had Skyping with a 3rd grade class in suburban Chicago. My students read their reader's theater excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and the other class shared some of their writing. Afterwards, the students asked each other questions. We learned that a Chicago Dog has a bunch of stuff most second graders don't like and that deep dish pizza sounds really good. My students shared their favorite sports teams and their ancestral heritage. During the call we also discovered that both classes have blogs so we made a plan to read and comment on each others' blogs! My students really enjoyed the experience and asked if we could do it again!