Skype connects students worldwide Video
Skype connects students worldwide Video Transcript
-One classroom. -[unk] -Connecting with another, one continent and four time zones away. -Well, so computers are like the San Francisco Giants and they won the World Series. -The teachers at Montclair Elementary School in Northern California and Via Maria Academy in Santiago, Chile, are enrolled in the program "Skype in the Classroom." -It brings other knowledge to the students that I don't have. -Eat burgers with 3 countries. -For teachers, getting started is free and easy. -Teachers can go online, register for free, add in their contact details, where their school's located, what their interests are. A laptop and a projector and that's it. We didn't have to buy any special equipment, it was all just in here. -And for the students, it's a chance to learn about other cultures. -You have uniforms? -This is the uniform. It's a jumper and we use color ties. -Skype in the Classroom launched at the end of March and, so far, more than 9000 teachers worldwide have registered their classes to take part in this program. -It's a great day of interacting with other kids and look at their cultures, Skype video has been able to expand the physical boundaries of the classroom. -[unk] -Who wants to go visit California? -And maybe someday, they will. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.
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