Friday, April 22, 2011

Skype allows students to gain a deeper understanding of memoir

Maine School makes the news with technology - courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

Educators at a Maine middle school used Skype to help students gain a deeper understanding of a memoir by an Afghan refugee that was read as part of their study of world citizenship. The students connected with one of the book's prominent figures, who answered questions about her experiences working with the memoir's author. Allowing students to make direct connections to the subjects they are studying improves learning, the school's literacy specialist said. The Times Record (Brunswick, Maine) (4/20)

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