Teaching third graders poses a challenge sometimes with technology. Many cannot type well, so it takes them quite awhile to communicate this way. However, there some ways I think Skype would be beneficial for them.
· Meet the Author: There are many authors that will chat with students via Skype. Students will have the capabilities to ask questions in real time.
· Virtual Field Trips: Once again, there are many organizations that work with schools to provide virtual field trips that go with the curriculum being taught
· Student Collaboration: Collaborate with other classes on projects
· Teacher Collaboration: Teachers collaborate and gather ideas from other teachers around the world