One way to move learning beyond the walls of the classroom is to make connections with real people elsewhere in the world. The prospect of finding a partner school in another country seems overwhelming for some teachers, but Skype is trying to make that task easier.
A few weeks ago, Skype in the Classroom launched – a database of over 11,000 international teachers looking to connect with other classrooms to collaborate and communicate. Want to talk for free with someone in Australia who uses the Nintendo Wii to decrease absences and tardies? Interested in swapping graphic arts images with a middle school in Sweden?