Technology at its finest.
I thought that this concept of Skyping with authors is such a neat idea. It is a way to get students excited about reading and meeting “famous people.”
One thing about this article that I found fascinating was the section titled “All The World’s a Stage.” What a cool concept! I would have loved to learn geography via Skype when I was a kid. It is definitely an idea that I would use if I become an upper elementary classroom teacher. I didn’t travel much as a kid but I was always fascinated with the idea of traveling and I’ve always loved learning about other cultures and other places. I think that it is so true that this would be an excellent opportunity for students to learn when they are unable to travel. This “Skyping Renaissance” is a great movement and I think that it is such a great tool for the classroom.
I have a list a mile long of authors I would want to meet. Some of them are no longer alive, yet they are still blessing us with their work. I would definitely be honored to meet William Faulkner. Roald Dahl, Jane Austen, Robert Frost, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, and the list goes on. Since many of them would be impossible to meet, I would settle for any of them. I would be honored to be able to pick the brain of any author though. I would not be picky and I would love it no matter who it was!!