Students Skyping with Experts

This morning I’m listening in on the Classroom 2.0 session with Wes Fryer on using Skype in the classroom. I thought I’d add the video we recorded last year when our students were able to chat with Sheldon Posen, curator at the Canadian Musuem of Civilization.

My students loved this conversation because it demonstrated the deep historical understanding they had developed.  For Sheldon to understand or ‘unpack’ the students panels, he had to do extra research. My kids loved that they had learned more  than the PhD in Canadian History!

As a side note I used this Skype recorder to capture this conversation.

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3 Responses to Students Skyping with Experts

  1. Jane Krauss on January 6, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Your project is very interesting! It reminds me of a project I've learned about where students create tiny dressers that holds likely (significant) items that would have belonged to great authors.
    Might we talk sometime? I'd like to discuss the possibility of having you speak about your project to other teachers.

  2. Neil Stephenson on January 6, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Hi Jane – I'd love to explore the possibilities of working with your teachers. I'd added you on twitter – lets continues the conversation there.

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