The idea came from Nurbol Bekbaganbetov, a teacher from Aktobe, Kazakhstan. We came in touch through one of the most wonderful tools I know: EDMODO, an educational socialnetwork. Wonderful to share, learn and engage with Ss.
Together we scheduled a set of skype sessions with his students in Aktobe and mine here in Porto, Portugal. It was great. the plan was:
1# Ss had to gather all sort of information about their country including pictures, films and objects.
2# then, when time came, they had to take a Kazakh student skype address and initialize the conversation
3# the sessions were scheduled considering timezone and Ss’ age
4# they could use any sort of device: PC, laptop, tablet or mobile
We had about 5 different sessions and although the connection was not perfect the kids enjoyed and, as far as I know, some of them still keep in touch every now and then. In those sessions appart from talking they shared pictures with each other and showed objects depicting their national culture. It was awesome!
This session took place in the ICT room
Showing their images
My colleague from Aktobe
It works with mobiles!
And wherever you feel confortable
They were thrilled to observe the uniforms
A session with the younger ones
Did their homework!
I guess some of my boys were in love! 🙂
The girls live from Kazakhstan
Francisco delighted to meet older, foreign girls.