14 February 2013

Long Distance Learning

Year 2 have been doing lots of learning based on the subject of 'Toys'. They wanted to know an=bout some of the toys that children played with in the past.  In their search for 'experts' they contacted Annabel's grandmother. She could remember lots about the toys she played with when she was young, and as she's in her 70s, that was a very long time ago.

Using the amazing power of Skype, she was not only able to tell the children what she remembered, but she even showed them old fashioned toys that she had kept from her childhood. The children were also able to ask questions that they had planned beforehand.

What a great example of using technology to connect children to learning opportunities far beyond the confines of the classroom. 

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