Web Helps Classroom Go Worldwide
The following excerpt comes from the The Journal News in Hillsboro, Illinois and was originally published on April 2, 2012.
“Chelsea Hand, a Peace Corps volunteer currently serving in Tanzania, recently spoke "face-to-face" with Reonna Hand's seventh and eighth grade class at St. Louis School in Nokomis on Tuesday, March 27, through the use of the internet and the Skype program.
Hand has partnered with her mother's class through the Peace Corps in order to help the students learn about the culture of the Tanzanian people, and to share her experiences of living and working with them.
Although the students have been corresponding with Hand throughout the school year by written letter, email and cards, this was the first time they have been able to make use of technology because Hand does not have internet access or electricity in her village. She was attending a two week training session in a city where internet access was available, which allowed her to communicate with the students via computer.”
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