Brick or Click

Technology is Changing the Way We Learn

12 notes

High School Students Learning by Skype

Students from Brad Peach’s ninth grade World Geography class in McKinney, Texas, gathered in their high school classroom on a Sunday night. On a screen in front of them, teenagers in Siberia dished to their Texan peers about life in eastern Russia.

Seeing the faces of students across the globe and learning about a culture firsthand brought his students to life, Peach says.

[Read more about technology in the classroom.]

"They wanted to sit right in front [and] be right in the camera; they wanted to really interact," Peach notes. "This thing is drawing kids out who might be a little wallflowerish."

The students chatted about sports, school, and food using Skype, a Web-based phone and video service. Skype started in 2003 as a voice service and quickly expanded to include video calls and mobile apps. The service now averages 145 million users worldwide each month.

(Continue Reading: http://education.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/education/high-schools/articles/2011/10/11/high-school-students-learning-by-skype)

Filed under high school skype distance learning elearning online education

  1. studyboost reblogged this from brickorclick and added:
    Students from Brad Peach’s ninth grade World Geography class in McKinney, Texas, gathered in their high school classroom...
  2. caughtinsisteract2 reblogged this from brickorclick
  3. brickorclick posted this