I was at a table talking with @pattigrayson and she shared a cool geography project she does with her fourth grade students. They do a mystery skype with a class in another state, but the students do not know in which state the other class is located. The students ask (mostly) geographical questions which must be in yes/no format and need to figure it out as they go along. They use maps in the process, building map skills throughout. It struck me as a cool way to understand geography. Her colleague (name eludes me, sorry) showed me how he had his fifth graders Skype with a shark expert in South Africa. He shared that the trick in setting up a Skype session with busy professionals is to say it will only last 20 minutes, thus allowing for a small time commitment with big benefits. This #Educon conference promises to continue in its tradition of excellence.
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