I am amazed at the wealth of knowledge that is at our fingertips. We can call anyone around the world and have access to heaps of things that once weren't even imaginable. One simple feature on our phones that is often forgotten about is FaceTime.
Last Friday, my students took a "trip" to the US Airforce base in California. My students got to see the inside of a KC-10 Extender, which is an in flight refueler. We got to practice our speaking and listening skills by talking to members of the US Airforce that work on these planes. HOW AMAZING! I am extremely thankful to these members who took time out of their days off to share such an amazing experience with my kindergarten students.
Just imagine where FaceTime can take you! There are so many groups out there that focus on mystery skypes, virtual penpals, etc. The world is literally at our fingertips. Think of people you already know, and think of how it could fit into your lesson plans.
Are you interested in connecting your class to other classes around the world? Right now Skype-a-thon is going on! Click HERE to register.
How can I use FaceTime/Skype in the classroom?