It’s incredible how technology is growing in and out of the classroom. It sure is different having a child showing the teacher how to use something. It is actually funny to watch the roles switch every once in a while. I think using technology such as skyping is a great idea! It allows the students to become more interested and involved in the lesson. I’m sure if you walked around you would see most children are already using technology at a young age so why not bring it into the classroom too?!
In the article “The Skyping Renaissance” I didn’t find anything that I was taken back by or surprised by but I found several interesting things. One thing that caught my eye was the “mystery skypes” I think that is a wonderful idea! It could help introduce so many different lessons and get the students excited about the next lesson.
In my future classroom I would love to have skype visits. Not only from authors but really anyone. I think it would be something different than what most students expect from normal classrooms and give them something to look forward to and remember in the future.
My dream author to invite into my classroom in person or through skype would have to be Mo Willems. I could name many others I’d love to have but Mo Willems just seems so fun and entertaining. I guarantee my future students will be reading Mo Willems books sometime, most likely multiple times.
The world is changing so much today, we need to realize ways to change with it. Skyping in the classroom is just one way to do exactly that.