Skype in the Classroom
Last year, I discovered Skype in the Classroom. (What an AWESOME experience!) Recently our 2nd graders read a story about an astronaut's day in space. We skyped with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and it was a fabulous experience. The leader of the skype talked on the kids level and showed them the Intrepid ship, models of the space modules, and the model of the Space Shuttle Enterprise. It was great and really held our 2nd graders' attention! Last year, we skyped with the Turtle Hospital and with a shark expert. Both of those trips were equally as amazing! I still have yet to try a mystery skype (I haven't seen one in person so am a little uncomfortable with the unknown!), but have read that those are also great experiences. Any suggestions to making a mystery skype successful would be appreciated!