Thursday, December 27, 2018

Skype in the Classroom Events for 2019! Start Planning Today, Friends!

When I saw this tweet from Skype in the Classroom today, I got so excited to think about all of the Skype events we did in 2018 and all of the events coming up in 2019.

This year we have Skyped with classrooms, librarians and teachers around the world,  authors, illustrators, publishers, educational and digital tool creators like Buncee, Kidblog, Blabberize, Bloxels and StoryboardThat, 3D Bear, Merge, CoSpaces, MakeyMakey and many more! 

The events that Skype sets up throughout the year on the Skype in the Classroom Calendar are a wonderful way to get involved with amazing global connections too.
As we get ready to kick off another year of Skype in the Classroom and for several author and illustrator Skype's in January as we work our way up to LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day on February 1, 2019,
I am going to be using these Skype Student Bingo Cards with our students.
By downloading and printing off the bingo cards (there are 30 different ones), your students will be able to track the awesome learning that takes places during each Skype.  This is also a great way to keep your learners engaged during the Skype's.
I love the idea of students all having different cards or even having the same one.  They will LOVE Skype Bingo!
With World Read Aloud Day on February 1, 2019, Skype celebrated literacy in February by.... 
...connecting us with all kinds of authors, storytellers and literacy events for all age and grade levels.  I refer to this page all year long, as it connects us to so many special literacy celebrations and opportunities. 

Take a look at what happens after February through.....
....July with all kinds of events each month!  

I love that Skype in the Classroom brings these special events together for all of us.  It gives us a place to not only connect our students to amazing events, it gives us a place to connect them to others. 

It gives us a place to take down the walls and let the world in!  

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