Skyping with Mrs. Webb-Scheers and The Classroom Connection!

This week, the Techie Kids were able to learn about New Brunswick, Canada from some very special friends. We were so excited to meet our Quad Blogging Buddies in The Classroom Connection! This was a super-exciting experience for our 52 fourth graders. It was their first time using Skype!

We asked 4WS to teach us about the jobs they have when they prepare for a Skype session. We read about all of their expertise and thought it would be important to hear what they have to say.

Click here to read about their jobs.

We found out that both of our classes were using posters created by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano. I found out about her fantastic resources through Langwitches. Mrs. Webb-Scheers found out about them through Around the World in 80 Skypes.

Here is some of the information that The Classroom Connection think is important to research before Skyping with a class:

What is the main language spoken by the other class?

What is the weather like where they live?

They create 3 questions to ask the other class that cannot be answered by “yes” or “no.”

They never share the name of their school for Internet Safety.

They also shared with us that they have a local sports team called the Slammers.

We found out that they do have special classes like Music, Physical Education, Technology, and Art just like we do. Mrs. Moore thought it was great that they talked about using “21st Century Technology.”

We found out that they eat “poutine.” The Techie Kids had never heard of that food before. 4WS shared that is was French fries with gravy and cheese. Yum!

Image by Joe Shlabotnik . Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Take a look at some of the pictures our student photographers took…

Skyping with The Classroom Connection on PhotoPeach

Thank you so much to our Canadian friends and Mrs. Webb-Scheers for helping us learn globally! I would also like to thank Mrs. Johns and Mr. Mittelstadt for letting me bring their classes back into the technology lab during their regular instruction time!

Tell me something you learned that you did not know before.

What do you think is the most important part about preparing for a Skype call?

Do you have any questions that were not asked during our time together?

Welcome Back Everyone!

With this brand new year comes a brand new building and 400 brand new, smiling faces! I have moved from Sugarbush to Lottie Elementary. This means I’ll be greeted by 400 brand new students, who I’m sure, will be excited to learn about the wonderful world of blogging.

As we venture into September, we will begin with a very important area of Technology, Internet Safety. Remember to visit the  Blogging Guidlines page to see our rules and expectations. Visit the NetSmartz Kids website to practice what we are learning.  Have fun exploring this site and learn how to be safer on the Internet. Watch out for the Webville Outlaws and WizzyWigs! Parents can visit for additional information.




You can also listen to the super cool song, “Surf the Net” by Keep Safety Roo Teen. Enjoy!




What do you think is the most important thing to remember about Internet Safety?

Do you have any other good Internet Safety Websites to share?



Being Computer Safe


Hi people! Kaylee here. Remember being computer safe is important!!! Don’t give your full name on any website not even yours!!! People may try to steal your identity!!! That’s bad!!! Many people online say to trust them but don’t!!! They can cause troubles!!! If you’re AN ADULT you can decide to put personal information on a website!!! Remember your COMPUTER SAFETY!!!

Your friend,