Skype in the Classroom. You'll find hundreds of lessons already created that you can participate in. Choose by subject area, age group, country, etc. Don't find what you're looking for? No problem. Create your own content. That's what first grade teachers did this year.
Shortly after it was posted, the responses started to come in. Several teachers were interested in this project. Eventually, Ms. Mireya and Ms. Claudia joined forces and contacted Ms. Christine Reischling, a first grade teacher from Ross School in San Francisco, California.
After several conversations, the teachers agreed on a date to have the classes meet each other. What an exciting experience! Both parties prepared questions to ask each other. Watch this video to see parts of the Skype session.
The students learned about differences and similarities between both schools. ASFM students had gathered more information about what makes an ideal school and were ready to design their final project. Swipe through the slideshow to see the final projects for each of the first grade classrooms.
With the Holiday Season just around the corner, you might be interested in global projects that focus on Christmas as the topic for discussion. Here are a few that are currently open: