I recently wrote about Thinking About Learning Differently- Talking to Strangers, where I mentioned our third graders journey of skyping around the world to learn about different communities.
The goal is not to only collect cold data, but to:
make connections between the different locations and communities
learn about geography
talk “to strangers”, practicing speaking skills and conversation skills, be aware of body language…
reflect on how and what we are learning
invite a global audience (including parents and grandparents) to continue a conversation via the classroom blog
See on langwitches.org