Three elementary schools interacted with students around the world when as part of their annual Read Across America Campaign the students Skyped with each other across an ocean
Three elementary schools used Skype to read and interact with students in Great Britain, Canada and Kenya.
“We strive to prepare global citizens so we wanted to expand our horizons to include other countries,” said Judy Warmath, coordinator of Elementary Education for Madison City Schools. “Through innovative exercises like Skyping with schools abroad and having guest readers from other countries, our teachers are making reading more fun while also broadening our students’ knowledge and awareness of other countries.”
Students at Heritage Elementary took turns reading “The Gruffaloe” with middle schoolers outside of London via Skype. The Heritage students enjoyed the story, and the British pronunciations. After the story they exchanged questions and ideas about everyday life.