Tuesday, March 4, 2014

1:1 (2:2) Skype with students from Colegio Decroly (Madrid, Spain)

Today, 26 Country Day World School students skyped 2:2 with 24 students from Colegio Decroly in Madrid, Spain. This was their second time communicating with these students, but the first time ever that they skyped in a 1:1 format (usually we do a whole classroom Skype). It was much more personal, and our students felt like they got to know the Spanish students better in this format. Angela C. said, "This felt more personal. The other Skypes are a bit more scripted because of the format the teachers impose with the Mystery Skype." During the Skype, CDWS students gave their Spanish partners a virtual tour of our school by walking around with their iPad; they worked for a bit on their lyrics for their Happy Song parodies (within Google Docs); and exchanged contact information. Even Mr. V. and Miss Probst connected with two English teachers from Colegio Decroly (Mr. V. took his teacher partners out for a walk to show them the Florida sunshine and palm trees!) Everyone is in agreement that they cannot wait to see their new friends in Madrid in less than a week!