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ERIC Number: EJ922983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
An Author in Every Classroom: Kids Connecting with Authors via Skype. It's the next Best Thing to Being There
Messner, Kate
School Library Journal, v56 n9 p42-44 Sep 2010
This article discusses how Skype and other video-conferencing software have become a staple for teachers, librarians, and authors who want to get kids excited about reading. The past year has brought a huge increase in the number of schools and libraries using Skype to connect classrooms and bring in experts to talk with kids. And with cuts in school funding limiting traditional author visits, meetups via Skype have grown even more popular. All of the authors interviewed in this article agree on one point: it's important for teachers and librarians to prepare students for a Skype visit in advance. Reading at least one of the author's books, either together or as a read-aloud, is a must, and kids who prepare questions in advance are generally more comfortable speaking on the day of the visit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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