Nothing terribly earth-shattering happened the first time elementary teacherKrissy Venosdale used Skype to connect her Missouri students with children in another state. "It was kind of awkward at first," she admits, recalling their first attempt at video conferencing. "Everyone was new to it and kind of nervous."
Nonetheless, she knew she had found a digital tool she would use again and again to take learning deeper in her inquiry-based classroom. "When we hung up, my students said, wow --we just talked with kids in another state. And I realized, here was a way to open our classroom to the world," she recalls thinking."