Some girls from Robert Clack School in Dagenham Essex, where I teach presented their experiences of our subject ICT in a short video. They talked about what they enjoyed in these lessons and what they would like to do more of, they also asked questions of the students in the USA.
7 and 8th Graders from the Community Public Charter School in Virginia watched the video and asked questions through our chat window:
Kim Wilkens: we just watched the video and they created a response video - I'll post it later
me: Ok, do they have any questions while the girls are here?
as we have to leave at 5pm
4:37 PM which is in 20 mins
The girls say good morning!
Kim Wilkens: where is the school?
4:38 PM was it 15 or 50 minutes of ICT a week?
me: school is in East London in a place called Dagenham
it's on google maps
50 minutes a week
4:41 PM Kim Wilkens: is that close to bellingham?
what kind of things do you make with the software you use?
me: make websites, photoshop images, presentations, documents
4:42 PM Kim Wilkens: are you able to take what you learn in ICT and use it for other classes?
me: all for different subjects like english maths or history
yes students use their ict skills for other lessons
create many presentations for science
Kim Wilkens: what is their favorite subject?
me: Lara says English
4:43 PM Sonakshi says Science!
Miss Philbin says IT!
Kim Wilkens: nice!
4:46 PM we're talking food here - what's your favorite? Kian says his fav food is English - shepherds pie, treacle pudding (sp?) & custard
4:47 PM me: We like Chinese food, Nigerian food, chicken, chocolate
we had shepard's pie on the menu at lunch in school canteen
Kim Wilkens: jealous
4:48 PM me: never heard anyone saying they were jealous of our canteen lunches before!
now you are making us hungry as it is nearly dinner time
Kim Wilkens: thank you all so much for sharing - tech challenges and all!
me: we are going to have to say good bye soon, if you have any questions the girls would be happy to email your students
4:49 PM Kim Wilkens: I'll e-mail you a video link later today (I hope;-)The female students enjoyed this opportunity to share with students in another country, and they can't wait for their video response (which I have seen, and they are going to love!) Next time we will get a video conference link working and do it in real time.
I'd really like to thank Kim, and Chad Sansing (whose class we interrupted) for sharing in this experience.