Students in the Milton Area School District traveled over 38,000 miles visiting classrooms, experts, and even penguins during the Global Skype-a-Thon sponsored by Microsoft.
We have the honor of meeting Anthony Salcito, the Vice President of Worldwide Education for Microsoft. He shared with some of our 1st graders at Baugher about learning adventures taking place in classrooms around the world. Our little scholars asked him questions and sang, It’s a Grand Old Flag.
4th & 5th graders at Montandon had an exciting call as gaming expert, Stephen Reid traveled from Scotland to share unique ways that he sees gaming, including Minecraft, changing the way students learn in the classroom.
At Baugher two classes met a professional Rugby player along with Mr. Westermark’s class across the ocean in Wales, United Kingdom. Both groups compared similarities and differences between Rugby and American Football. The students had great questions and answers for each other. They even got to pass the football in the library!
Students in Mrs. Waltman’s 2nd grade at Baugher enjoyed their call to Maseru, Africa. Teacher, Thejane Malakane, met his students in the village and used his device to connect with us. Teams of students gathered around and excitedly answered our questions. This amazing connection will leave a lasting impression on all the young scholars that participated. Our students went back to their classroom to write notes for their new friends. We look forward to partnering with Julie Hembree and the Books to Africa program for these students.
The farthest distance traveled was to Antarctica with Ms. Badman’s 3rd graders at Baugher, 8,735 miles! We are thankful for Rob Inglis for documenting this call in the Daily Item Newspaper! Click on the blue link to read the full article.
Montandon Elementary – Nov. 29th 9,985 miles total
3rd Grade – Mrs. Blough – Seattle, WA 2,656 miles
2nd Grade – Mrs. Spring-Winters – Port Talbot, Wales 3,411 miles
4th & 5th Grades– Mr. Manotti & Mr. Marshall – Minecraft Expert Stephen Reid – Edinburgh, Scotland 3,352 miles
1st Grade – Mr. Balliet- Digital Citizenship Institute Glastonbury, CT 283 miles
Kindergarten – Ms. Martin Digital Citizenship Institute Glastonbury, CT 283 miles
Baugher Elementary – Nov. 30th 28,079 miles total
4th & 2nd – Ms. Ferguson & Mrs. Waltman – Compare Rugby & American Football with Mr. Westermark’s students and professional Rugby players Wales 3,411 miles
2nd Grade – Mrs. Waltman – Maseru, Africa 8,229 miles
1st Grade – Mrs. Wertz – Birmingham, England 3,473 miles
1st Grade – Mrs. Trudnak – Redmond, Washington 2,687 miles with Anthony Salcito Vice President of Worldwide Education for Microsoft
3rd Grade – Ms. Badman – Antarctica 8,735 miles
2nd Grade – Mrs. Pawling – Montgomery, Texas 1,544 miles