photo by kmevansOften during #Langchat, a question will come up about how those of us who have collaborating schools in target-language countries found these schools. I found two of ours through Twitter and the other through my school’s accrediting agency’s website. This week on #Langchat, we devoted the entire hour to discussing how we can best collaborate with teachers and classrooms locally, globally, and internationally. The summary of the chat is full of great resources and tips for getting ourselves and our students outside the classroom (many times without leaving the classroom!)
Here are three websites I’ve recently come across (through Twitter, of course) that may help you give your students one of the best, most motivating things you can offer: an authentic audience.Skype recently launched Skype in the Classroom to connect schools all over the world.Connect All Schools may also help you find a collaborating school.My colleague @mundaysa has had great success using The Mixxer.Good luck and have fun!