Last week was Microsoft’s Skype-a-Thon. The Skype-a-Thon was a two day event aimed at bringing awareness to a teacher’s ability to connect with experts and educators all over the world and virtually bring them into their classroom for engaging lessons and collaboration. After everything was said and done, educators from all over the world traveled more than three million virtual miles during the Skype-a-Thon, which shattered Skype’s goal of a million virtual miles. Our district was responsible for about 20,000 of those virtual miles.
The highlight of our district’s Skype-a-Thon was when one of our third grade classes Skyped with Skype! We were lucky to have Ross Smith, Director of Customer Engineering at Skype, and Amrita Ray, Senior Data Scientist at Skype, talk to our students about what they do and the important role technology will play in their futures. It was one of the most enjoyable Skypes I’ve ever taken part in.
I made sure I captured this Skype for our latest installment of Kid Vision, the project where we take a look at engaging lessons through the eyes of our students. Enjoy the latest Kid Vision!
Until Next Time,
cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher
Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom. Read more at Teched Up Teacher.