Our 8th grade class skypes with Karen, a retired graphic artist to discuss photography, how to take a good picture and rule of thirds with an introduction to photoshop elements for a technology digital media class. Karen has a website at alibony.com, and creates step by step videos for using photoshop elements.
That is awesome. I was looking at your blog and loving it. Way to go! That is a very meaningful way to get kids to start thinking about what they would like to do as a career. I would love to connect with you and share my profession with your students. It is definitely a 21st century career. You can check it out at http://www.wix.com/jbkaminski/tutoring I also have a blog chronicling how I volunteer in classrooms around the world
- Videoconferencing in the Classroom with Skype.
- Field trips. If students aren’t able to participate in a field trip due to factors such as budgetary or distance constraints, use Skype to bring the field trip into the classroom.
- Use Skype in language courses because you could have native peoples demonstrating to the class.
Skyping in Mike Artell- Illustrator & Author. This inspirational lesson has an illustrator working directly with 6th graders to work on the art of illustrating and story creation.
- After school help. Use Skype as a tool to provide after school help to students needing extra attention. Tutors, teachers, or librarians can be available at set times in the afternoons for student access.
-Interviews. Whether you have students conducting interviews or your class is interviewed, Skype facilitates the interview process. Individual students can interview other teachers or school staff, sending the Skype feed to the classroom for all to watch.
-Guest lecturers. Have guest lecturers come to your classroom via Skype.