One of my favorite teaching and learning opportunities is networking and providing social and cultural opportunities that extend my classroom walls.

My American students and I skyped with a class in Ghana.

May 2011 RECIHS

Materials needed:

  1. Internet access
  2. Personal laptop to access Skype
  3. Skype
  4. Smart board or projector for whole class viewing 


  1. Teachers schedule Skype session with Time Zone differences in mind
  2. Students view teacher introduction which include: name, school, grade and subject taught
  3. Students volunteer to introduce themselves and ask questions
  4. Pre-written questions can be written and discussed prior to Skype session


  1. Coming of Age
  2. Choices
  3. Identity
  4. Travel
  5. Shopping and Souks
  6. Communication
  7. 21st century technology
  8. Culture
  9. Adventure

Sample Activities:

  1. Poetry share
  2. Book talk
  3. Critical quotes
  4. Class goals and achievements 

If you’re interested in scheduling a Skype session with Me and my UAE students in Abu Dhabi for the 2015-2016 school year, feel free to email me.

I’m also looking to organize ePals (e-mail pen pals for my students).

USA meets Ghana in English Class


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