Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mystery Skype and Guest Storyteller

Today was a fun day in Integrated Technology. Students experienced their first Skypes.  In 5th hour, students had a special surprise guest speaker: Ms. Levinson from Miami, FL.  Ms. Levinson is a library media specialist and a storyteller who Skypes stories with students every Tuesday.  Today she read us
Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!: The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear (The Other Side of the Story) by Nancy Loewen.  Students were entertained by the fractured fairytale where Goldilocks takes selfies while jumping on Baby Bear's bed and scares the bears when they arrive home and find her sleeping in the bed.  What a great way first Skype this was!

In 6th hour, students experienced their first Mystery Skype.  We used Google Maps to narrow the location of our mystery class.  What did we learn?  We were speaking with a group of fourth graders from Maplewood, MN.  Ms. Joseph's class did an excellent job asking questions and guessing that we were actually in a neighboring state.  At the end we shared a little information about our respective cities and even had some time to share what we were currently reading.

Students did such a great job today.  Stay tuned to find out who we will be Mystery Skyping with tomorrow.

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