Skype Celebrates Literacy
Just make sure the Skype is unblocked in your school and that your Internet connection is strong and reliable. And, have a back up plan just in case the Skype session goes down in the middle of your session! Hey, it's technology and you know it's as fickle as the Blizzard of 2015 that missed New Jersey this week.
Here's how you can get involved:
1) Invite a guest speaker: authors, illustrators and storytellers will be available to join your classrooms via Skype. To make it easy to find and schedule a speaker to inspire your students, Skype created a way to quickly schedule these calls. These conversations can be scheduled via Skype in the Classroom beginning February 9th.
2) Participate in World Read Aloud Day events: schedule a call on World Read Aloud Day or World Book Day (both the week of 2nd March) to celebrate the art of reading and writing. There will be a wide range of partner-provided content, tools, and resources to help with traditional reading and writing, including digital literacy and internet safety content too.
3) Literacy projects: Skype will have some very exciting literacy-related partner organizations including School in the Cloud, Microsoft, Safer Internet Day/ChildNet, and some very special guest speakers through those partnerships all coming soon.