Why I LOVE Skype & YOU Might Too.

Skype with Miss Zapp's 2ndsI’ve just returned from visiting 22 schools all over the world in twelve days.

1,000+ kids–all levels and cultures–and boy did we have fun!

IMG_1886 It was not the most direct route, mind you. 

California (Los Altos Hills) –> Illinois –> New Hampshire –> Texas (Fort Worth) –>

Malaysia –> Pakistan –>

U.A.E /Dubai (Kinders and then 5th) –> Connecticut –>

California (Santa Cruz)  –> Maryland –> Texas (San Antonio) –>

California (Orange –> Paso Robles –>  Sacramento –> San Gabriel) –>

Malaysia –> Florida –> Australia –> Ohio –> Pennsylvania –> Texas (Houston) –>

and I NEVER left home!

skype map My #WRAD15 turned into a World Read Aloud MARATHON!

WHY DO I LOVE SKYPE?

Let me count the ways….

  • Not just because the teachers who Skype are curious, innovative, and LOVE offering  a variety of learning adventures to their students.
  •  Not just because today’s children are CITIZENS OF THE WORLD and it’s thrilling to be a part of their lives.
  • Not just because it’s a remarkable way to share my love of words, and writing, and books.

It’s because: (All of the above, plus–)

THE WORLD IS OUR CLASSROOM!

IMG_1888Kids ask wonderful questions!

Amy Bright's classAnd our love of words makes a difference.

“[One of my students] was a reluctant writer until we hit poetry where his creative side just took off. He was clearly excited to meet you and this drips through his blog post…”   IS Kuala Lumpur

Amy Bright 3“Thanks for taking the time to share your passion and love of writing/reading with the young people. It’s such an important investment that we do as a community to raise these kids.

You were so engaging and interactive with the vocab game. I hope you continue to spread this joy of Reading to everyone!”        Mr. Pham / USA

Why do I love Skype?

What’s not to love?

THANK YOU to all the teachers who helped make my adventure possible.

SPECIAL THANKS to

@SkypeClassroom. for helping to connect kids with WORDS,

and to Mrs. Morgan’s class for the cool video!

You’re the best!

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