Kimberly Cofino, who teaches in Kuala Lumpur, linked up her IT class with students in NZ, and everyone was very excited about it.
Thanks to our lovely new iMacs (with iSight built in), and Skype, we were able to video conference with our new partner class in NZ this morning.
For many of our students this was the first time they had ever participated in a video conference – and certainly the first time they have ever done so as part of a school project.
This group will be collaborating together to create a multimedia presentation – here in KL we will be using iMovie, the students in NZ will be using Movie Maker. Part of their responsibility will be to teach each other how to use the software they are learning about. I love the idea that students in an all Mac school can learn how to use Movie Maker, and vice versa!
I can’t recall how I found NextGenTeachers (probably it found me), but I’m subscribed via Google Reader. When I click on the “show original item” link, I always get taken, not to the NextGenTeachers blog site which is what I expect, but straight to the contributor’s blog where the original entry was written. For a while, I had the odd sensation that the NextGenTeachers blog site doesn’t actually exist, but is merely the name of the RSS feed. (NextGenTeachers does exist here). Still…
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