Flattening Classroom Walls: Connecting with Cadiz, Spain using Skype

As the classroom teacher in Bettendorf, Iowa stated

The Skype session in Spanish and English was able to bridge the cultural gap between students in Spain and the U.S. The session provided the students a “why?”, to explain why we do the things we do in class on a daily basis. Student engagement and motivation has also improved, since the live interaction between Spanish and American students using Skype technology. Students are taking more ownership of their own learning, especially in regards to how language impacts their ability to communicate cross-culturally with students from around the world.
You can check out the two sessions here if interested in watching the students connect and talk to each other in both English and Spanish

 

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