Skyping in the new school year
Today two periods Skyped with Brian Mull. He is a teacher in New Orleans, LA. Today was the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. After viewing a few images on the event...we called him in New Orleans and he described the events from the perspective of someone who lived in Slidell, LA right across Lake Pontchartrain. He shared images of the I-10 Bridge and explained how his family and friends traveled to Fl to escape New Orleans. He told us a great deal about this event from someone who really lived it. Thanks Brian. He also sent this link of the first visit back to his grandparents house in New Orleans (about 5 weeks later). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBoy5CdB0do
Jackie (Sat ITApps UA)
9/21/2011 01:45:20 pm
Very cool. Skyping is a way to open up the world to students, for free! I cannot wait to try it in my future classroom. Even working with students in another country that we are learning about during social studies.
10/4/2011 01:55:33 am
That video is unbelievable. It left me speechless because I've never seen a specific home that was so destroyed by the storm. Wow. Being able to Skype and communicate instantly around the world literally opens up doors for opportunities that are very valuable for us and the students. Definitely useful for my classroom in the future!
2/4/2014 03:44:02 am
This sounds like it was a really cool experience. To think that 10 years ago this wouldn't have even been possible is mind blowing. The advances that have come along in even the past 5 years is amazing. Utilizing Skype in the classroom can be a very fun and educational tool. Skype opens up a lot of different doors in the education field. When viewing the video, I was just amazed at how destroyed this home had become during the storm.
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