The site functions like a match.com for classrooms. Browse around and you’ll find Yellowstone Park Rangers offering to Skype with classrooms about geology and ecology; a Greek school looking to talk to students around the world about what kids eat for lunch; and a London grade school teacher looking to have a global chat about the Olympics.
the comments there and it’s pretty amazing – educators from Brazil,
India, Australia, Denmark, and the US all collaborated on a program back
in January that I can only imagine is coming to life this very week.
obviously this is a great resource for teachers (and I might just share
it with ours next year, should they be interested in getting involved),
it made me think about how we might schedule a regular chat with
cousins or friends’ children in other parts of the world around a topic.
While “video pal” doesn’t have the alliteration of pen pal, I think it’s pretty awesome. –Liz