Tuesday, June 12, 2007

** Skyping into AETC07 Conference with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach**
I happened to be on Skype recently in school chatting with teachers in Europe, when I received a hello message from Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach.
Sheryl as many will know is a Keynote Speaker at conferences around the globe, and is a leading light of K12Online07.
Sheryl is presenting workshops at the AET Conference 2007 on the uses of Web 2.0 tools in the classroom, to Alabama Educators in Birmingham Alabama, on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th June. Sheryl very politely asked if I was free at around 3.45pm (9.45am Alabama) on Wednesday to take a call, and to explain the ways in which we at Cefn Fforest Primary School have been using Skype as a means of global communication. I said yes, before really realising the full implications of speaking via video skype to a conference in the US!!!! from my small classroom in Wales.
(It is strange that very like a certain Terry Freedman, Sheryl has a very chatty way of getting people to agree to things which on the surface seem so 'matter of fact' but are quite 'out of the ordinary').
The result of this is that at the end of the teaching day on Wednesday, I shall be sitting in my classroom awaiting a call from 4,000 miles away in Birmingham, Alabama....

Today Tuesday 12th June Sheryl is going to be chatting to Jane Nicholls (ICTUCAN) from Dunedin New Zealand also via a Skype call.
Here is the recording of the conversation with Sheryl and her colleagues in Birmingham, Alabama play

1 comment:

Durff said...

Sheryl has a way, doesn't she? I am enjoying the podcast now. I became a fan with the summer account. The school year has a different account. Have you seen the work of Brian Crosby in WA, USA? He included a student, Celest, in his classroom with Skypevideo. Such potential!!

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