Category Archives: Video Conference

Transfer of Modern Skills, Literacies, Fluency & Independence 4th Grade Style

I am currently in Argentina getting ready to work with a cohort of teachers at a German school here in Buenos Aires. Andrea Hernandez, a former colleague of mine and…

Skype Translator Opens the Classroom to the World

Microsoft launched a preview of its Skype Translator service, a real time translation service supporting over 40 languages. The preview was filmed at Colegios Peterson in Mexico City, an AASSA…

Be the Fly on the Wall: Mystery Skype

There can never be enough examples from the classroom to share. The benefits are many, from creating a ripple effect  of digitally documenting and sharing to a glimpse in someone else’s classroom by…

Amplifying Learning Opportunities- Part III of Literature Circles

In Part 1 of Literature Circle Discussions, I shared 6th Grade Humanities teacher, Emily Vallillo‘s well structured and organized Literature Circle lesson. In Part 2, I shared the upgrade of…

Thinking Differently about Learning- Bringing in an Expert

I am working hard at being a “connector” at my new school. I want to help shift the culture to thinking differently about learning. Bringing in experts from around the…