We Skyped with another 3rd grade classroom, and we didn’t have enough time for all our questions. This time we had 2 of our students doing a new job we call the “Data Pilot.” #1 looked up facts about Jacksonville on a computer, and #2 looked up facts about Pleasant Hill, Missouri – the location of the other 3rd grade class. Even will all that information at our finger tips, the coolest part was hearing from the students, themselves, as they told us about who they were and where they lived. There’s a National Weather Center there that tracks tornadoes (they’ve only had one come close – so far), and about a third of the students lived on farms. As the Skypportunity came to a close, many of our students were disappointed, since they had more questions. We agreed to Skype again, before reluctantly signing off.
So, tell us: - What did you learn this time, Kitah Gimmel? Where is Pleasant Hill, anyway? And – What are you going to ask them, the next time we connect for a Skypportunity?