Tonight I was on the computer late at night, trying to get organized for my two days in Melbourne, when a foreign language popped up on my screen, from my skype window. However, the text was in English and my first name was used. I quickly realised that this must be my newly acquired friend from classroom20 who was looking for schools to videoconference with. It was Ekaterina Zhdanova from Russia. How exciting is that!
She had just bought a webcam and was testing it out. How fortunate that I was online.
We will be videoconferencing with her classes in the first week in December. English is their second language so we will need to be very patient. Their city has millions living in it and is close to the European border. However, the school only has 150 students. Her class is about to go to Prague for 10 days, to sit some exams.The audio of skype only dropped a couple of times, otherwise all was crystal clear. The video was perfect.
Ekaterina, if you read this, we really look forward to working with you.

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Comment by ddeubel on November 16, 2008 at 4:30pm
Wow! Isn't it amazing what technology can facilitate. To me , "connecting" students with others is the core of the new technologies..... You might also try the new google video chat . Really easy and integrated with gmail. I use skype but if enough of my contacts use this -- I'll be achanging...

David
http://eflclassroom.ning.com
Comment by Robin E.Ruiz on November 8, 2009 at 12:18pm
Oh This is wonderful!
rruiz

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