Sandy from Soaring Through Second
Kay from A Little Tech
We were only at the conference for two days, but we attended several fantastic sessions on technology integration in the classroom.
The first time I used Skype in the classroom was a couple years ago when we Skyped with a friend's class and took turns reading the Pourquoi Tales that we had written. It was a wonderful experience and my students loved it, however we hadn't Skyped with another class since then! After attending this conference I was determined to start connecting with other classes and with other professionals through "mystery skypes." We did a mystery number Skype with Sandy's class on Friday and our students had a blast! We have a "mystery career" Skype set up for Monday which they are really excited for as well!
I'm working on more blog posts that go into our class twitter account, Kidblog, and Mystery Skype sessions in more detail, but hopefully this gets you inspired to check out these amazing resources for creating connections beyond your classroom!