Today was a cool day! Today I met in “skype-person” Chris Craftand his lovely family and they got to meet mine. My kids thought that it was so cool speaking to someone who was still in yesterday! If ever I had a reason to improve my Spanish beyond Level 1 Basics …… I have an authentic one now! We talked about the logistics of our classes meeting skype-face to face, time differences and some technical problems we may have with the audio. If you have any ideas about the audio difficulties of skyping with 30 odd students so that they can all hear what’s being said then can you please go over to Chris’ blog – he explains the difficulties a little bit better than I do!
I worked on my Cross-Curricula Ideas with a Digital Weather Station wikispace today. I didn’t think I’d achieved much because I know I kind of procrastinated and stalled starting work on it BUT by the time I’d had enough of sitting at my laptop I was pretty pleased with what had been accomplished. The Powerpoint / Interwrite presentation is coming along nicely and I’m no longer panicking that there won’t be enough in the presentation for 1 ½ hours. I hope and pray that people won’t be bored, or disappointed. There are some amazing people presenting this year at the Conference and I can’t wait to hear David Warlick’s keynote speech. Poor man has been living out of his suitcase for a while now judging by all his conference postings – I sure hope he gets to rest at home for a few days at least before he flies out to New Zealand!
So yes. It was a good day. I can’t wait to share the skype news with my class.
I also watched this. www.teachermovie.com
You need to watch it too if you haven’t already. And you’ll need a tissue!