Webcams in the Classroom, Part II

In the midst of computer deployment, I was able to catch Mrs. Fitts’ 6th grade social studies class using laptops to tour the world in 80 clicks!  I wish I had my camera at the time.  These students were so excited!  They were literally jumping up and down in their seats as they watched ships traveling through the Panama Canal.  They discussed why it would be dark in Tokyo when it was daylight here in North Carolina.  They learned how to decipher 24 hour (military) time.  The room was literally buzzing with learning opportunities! 

Her students also placed some very interesting comments on the school blog entries “Kid Nation” and “Favorite Activities.”

Kudos to Mrs. Fitts’ for bringing this experience to life with her students.  Next time, I’m bringing my camera!

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