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Sometimes the Technology Doesn’t Work!


Yesterday was our first Mystery Skype of the year.
My class was hyped!
Earlier, I tested my webcam, and everything was in order.
It did cross my mind to contact the teacher and do a practice run, but that thought went out of my head as quickly as it went in. (Note to self:Always do a practice run!) READ MORE


Popular Posts of 2013!

Honestly, I have reached that age where I can’t even remember what happened in 2013. Life has become a blur. The years are whizzing by! 

One of the highlights of 2013  was having the governor of Delaware visit our class to start American Education Week. We had a Mystery Skype and he LOVED it! We need to show our politicians what we can do besides test!! READ MORE…

“Skype in the Classroom” Presentation (Updated)


Seeing as how SlideRocket is closing down, and I was presenting Skype in the Classroom at a tech conference, I decided to update my little presentation. Words of wisdom, take advantage of the Skype in the classroom site, it offers amazing opportunities for your students to engage in some “real world” learning!! READ MORE…

Increase Student Engagement with Skype in the Classroom!


This was a Guest Post written July 2012 on Free Technology for Teachers.

It’s always amazing to me how educators, can grab hold of something that wasn’t developed with us in mind, and make it our own. We have a knack for doing that, and we’ve done it with Skype. With Skype, educators are knocking down classroom walls,allowing our students the chance to hear from experts, and creating global learners. READ MORE…



Mystery Skype!:Connecting Our Classrooms One Skype at a Time!


My students and I had our first Mystery Skype with Ms.Young’s, (@flourishingkids), class from the state of ____________________. I can’t tell you, that’s the mystery. 🙂

The Mystery Skype project is when each class tries to determine where the other class is located. The benefits of this activity are endless, global connections, geography, integrating tech, communicating effectively, the list is endless!READ MORE

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