Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The World is Flat

Last week at one of my low socio-economic schools we connected interactively to a Japanese classroom using a program called Skype. Students prepared questions about each others culture and the lesson culminated with each class teaching the other class how to count to ten in their respective language. Skype is free download that connects users via the Internet using a webcam and computer speakers to make a video conference call for free. (The paid version allows you to call telephones anywhere in the world for a fraction of the price)

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Here is the equipment that we used...

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