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Become a Member

Become a Member of AroundTheWorldwith80schools.net by filling out form on "join Us" tab. Wait for Approval e-mail with username and password, then login to site. Log in

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Fill out your Profile Information

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Once you logged in, please fill out your Profile information to make it easier for other members to contact you
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Don't be shy, join groups and post that you are available to Skype, add friends and feel free to directly contact another Member

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Remember your students are your School's (and Country's) Ambassadors. Remind them that they need to not act Silly, disrespectful and be aware of their Body Movements in front of the camera.

Prepare your Students

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It is the perfect time to practice with your students (maybe by dividing the class into two groups and have them practice): -Speaking Loudly & Clearly -Speaking with Confidence -Show Engagement

Prepare your Students

Take Turns when Speaking in Front of the Camera

Be Aware of Slang: Remind them that Your Skype Partners might not understand their Regional Slang or their English, if Skyping with Other Second Language Learners.

Prepare your Students

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Confirm

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E-mail the teacher you will be connecting with at least 24 hrs ahead of time to confirm Skype call. If possible set up a Test Skype Call, without Students, to test equipment, sound and video as well as confirm Time Zone Difference.

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•Familiarize with geographic location, language, culture, age group, etc. •KWHALQ •Information Literacy (locate) •Google Earth (distance) •Google Maps (Street view) •Formulate questions •Distribute job responsibilities

•Interview •Q & A •Image & Video recording •Blog (summarize) •Backchannel •Data Collection •Present •Share

•Debrief as a group (backchannel log) •Information Literacy (evaluate, analyze, categorize) •Create documentary (video clip) •Photo Slideshow •Blog post (reflective) •Embed images and video •Share with parents •Present to larger audience

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• Responsible for adding Date & Time of planned Skype connection to shard & embedded Google Calendar. • Older Students can email and coordinate Date and Time for the call with Connection Partners

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• • Greets the partner school. Makes initial introduction.Talks about Geographic location.

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• Shares something special about class, school, city, state or country. • Could be song, dance, souvenir, project, sports team, etc.

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• • • Asks specific questions for data collection. Answers questions from Connection Partner Responsible for keeping conversation fluid

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• Responsible for documenting connection with still images.

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• Responsible for documenting connection with Video.

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• Documenting conversation, questions, answers and classroomhappenings during the connection on a backchannel chat • (Ex.Today’s Meet.com)

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• Responsible to save backchannel chat as a Word Document • cleaning up duplicate comments and mark questionable statements to be verified.

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• Blogs skype call live to classroom blog

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• Creates a Math word problem from data, questions and answers collected during skype call • Adds Word Problem to Classroom Blog

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• Finds location of skype partner and measures distance in miles & kilometers.

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• Responsible for adding placemark of Skype partner’s location to embedded Google Map on classroom blog.

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• • Responsible to search for any data question on the spot. Verifies any questionable information as well.

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• • Responsible for adding data collected into embedded google form on classroom blog. Ex. distance miles/km, temperature in F/C.

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• Responsible for noting time Skype call started and ended as well as calculating elapsed time.

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The Above job descriptions are just samples and could serve as inspiration for customized jobs in your own classroom. Job responsibilities will develop organically in your classroom. Let your Students get creative how they would like to contribute to the Skype experience.

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Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano ~ GloballyConnectedLearning.com

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* Around The World with 80 Schools Sitehttp://aroundtheworldwith80schools.net/ * Around The World With 80 Schools Video Presentationhttp://vimeo.com/10333367 * Around The World with 80 Schools Student Impressionshttp://vimeo.com/9917168 * Langwitcheshttp://langwitches.org/blog/category/aww80s/ * Langwitches Blog Video Conference categoryhttp://langwitches.org/blog/category/video-conference/ * 50 Awesome ways to use Skype in the Classroomhttp://www.teachingdegree.org/2009/06/30/50-awesome-ways-to-use-skypein-the-classroom/ * Chrissy’ Hellyer’s Room 202 Skype Tipshttp://room202.edublogs.org/skype-tips/ * Kim Cofino’s 4 Steps to a Skype-tastic Video Conferencehttp://mscofino.edublogs.org/2007/05/07/4-steps-to-a-skype-tastic-videoconference/ * Anne Mirtschin- Using Skype in the classroomhttp://murcha.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/using-skype-in-education/ * Sue Wyatt- Improving our Skype Callshttp://wyatt67.edublogs.org/2008/12/20/improving-our-skype-calls/ * Bill Ferriter’s Digitally Speaking:Handouts, Checklists for successful video conferencing http://digitallyspeaking.pbworks.com/w/page/17791583/Videoconferencing

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