Inviting a guest speaker to join your class for some informed conversation can be a valuable and engaging experience.
Back in September, I noticed from my Google Alerts that students from the University of South Alabama were blogging about posts I had written on podcasting. Intrigued, I got in contact with their tutor Dr John Strange via Twitter and suggested I took part in a Skype call with them so they could ask me some questions directly and we could learn more about each other.
Below is an audio compilation of the best bits of the three calls we made on the day and here is the link to the unedited video.
Hope you find the conversation interesting.
Here are some further ideas on using Skype in the classroom:
- All Schools should Skype
- Using Skype to Connect ESOL Students with Foreign Language Students
- 50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom
- Create flexible speaking and listening opportunities with Skype
- Virtual Vikings on real-time rampage
- Tech in the foreign language classroom
- Skype in the K-12 classroom
- Ednam Skype with French school
- Singapore interviews via Skype
- Questioning the potential value of Skype and video-conferencing in the classroom
- Using Skype class to class
- Etherpad and Skype perfect together
- An interview with Enza Antenos Conforti