Skype in the Classroom- Bringing London Zoo to you
Digital Explorer has teamed up with Skype to provide a better educational experience. We can bring the world to your classroom.
One of our most recent Digital Explorer and Skype collaborations was broadcast from the Zoological Society London. In the depths of the rainforest enclosure at 7am there was one of Digital Explorers good friends Ollie Steeds, and the zoo keeper Lucy. Ollie was discussing the rainforest and his experiences as an explorer. Lucy told the class about her experiences with the animals and talked about adaption. This lesson was being held in a classroom 17000 Km’s away near Melbourne. The students at St Agatha’s primary were able to ask questions and engage with educators from across the world.
Skype has the ability to connect the world and therefore goes hand in hand with Digital Explorers mission to educate young people on global issues. St Agatha’s primary school near Melbourne had the opportunity to connect with experts that they may not have had the chance of meeting without the use of Skype.
Skype has the ability to create real world links.
If you would like to book a speaker for your school you can do it on the Skype in the classroom website, where there are many of Digital Explorer’s friends. There are accompanying resources available on our website.
We would like to say a big thank you to the Zoological Society London, St Agatha’s, Skype and Ollie.