TEDgerton Literacy Talk of the Week
Skype in the Classroom!
Connect Globally and Encourage Oral Fluency!
Skype in the Classroom is a free site that allows you to sign up for virtual field trips, guest speakers and Mystery Skypes across the globe. Some of the guest speakers are authors and experts in the field of wherever he/she works. The Mystery Skypes involve students asking yes/no questions to other classrooms via Skype of where they live (i.e. Is your city in a state that borders Canada?). I think it is a great way to encourage oral fluency AND enhance your curriculum, since students have to practice asking questions to the person you are Skyping with and the guest speakers are generally great.
If you'd like some support on how to get started - let me know, I'd be happy to come in and conduct a session with you! Click HERE to sign up for free and schedule a session! Have a great week!!