We use google hangouts often to connect with others beyond our classroom walls! Last week, our first graders collaborated with another first grade class in roselle using Google Hangouts! this time was different because each individual student was able to connect with their own buddy to chat based on a story that both classes read.
students asked and answered questions with their buddies--about each other and about the shared text! the first graders blew the teachers away with their ability to communicate! what a powerful learning experience for everyone involved!
a special thanks to our tech department and the roselle staff and students for making all of this work!