My 8th grade students shared their digital children’s book projects with Mr. Crosby’s class of 5th graders in Reno, Nevada today. His students watched our movies before the Skype video conference, and prepared questions about our project.Mr. Crosby’s students asked some great questions. One student asked why the characters in Magic Pond, say NOOOOOOoooooooo at the end of the movie. Great question.
His 5th grade students talked about some of their weblog writing topics. They also answered questions from us about a movie they made, entitled INCLUSION. INCLUSION is a short movie Mr. Crosby’s students made about their experiences using Skype with a classmate at home.
Each class is going to do a post on their weblogs about our video conference today. Then, we’re going to read the reactions on our classroom weblogs. It will be interesting to read what my 8th graders, and Mr. Crosby’s 5th graders, thought about our video conference today.
It’s amazing what you can do with a $40 dollar webcam and Skype. Crazy world we live in. Thanks to Mr. Crosby and his cool 5th grade students out in Reno for letting us share our movies with them!