In this commercial, two iteach students are collaborating on a classroom lesson about stem and leaf plots via FaceTime. The iPad opens up the classroom to the outside world, allowing both the teacher and students to collaborate and learn from outside sources. In this particular example, two teachers are able to work together to plan for their students without having to physically be in the same room.
Ideas for Facetime in the Classroom
- Teacher to teacher collaboration when planning or discussing lessons and the teaching profession.
- Bringing in outside specialists or experts to speak to the class from all areas of the community, country, or world. For example, if students were studying Alaskan weather, they could FaceTime a meteorologist from that region to speak to the class and answer any questions the students may have.
- Connecting to another classroom. Many times classrooms from different parts of the world work together by exchanging letters and writing pieces. FaceTime allows these classes to be connected one step further giving students the opportunity to speak directly to one another. By doing this, students will be able to experience a new culture instead of simply study it.
- Students could experience virtual tours in the comfort of their own classrooms.