To Teach Is To Learn

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Last night I read a fantastic blog post about the benefits of #Mysteryskype by my colleague Jennifer entitled Exploring the World: One Skype at a Time and another by a member of my PLN Devon Caldwell  on Differentiating with Skype. Both these posts highlight what an amazing tool Skype can be in the classroom.

My own adventures with using Skype in the classroom started with jumping into the Global Read a Loud Project in October (2nd month of teaching career). Since then we have participated in over 10 #Mysteryskypes with classrooms around Canada and the United States.

Through these experiences I have noticed and begun to appreciate a few things:

  • Despite being in rural Manitoba, Skype has enabled me to bring the world into my classroom. We have been able to ask questions and learn about places that my students may never get…

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