Between the months of August and December, McDowell Media participated in the Student Blogging Challenge. The Student Blogging challenge led us to a lot of fun activities and awesome opportunities. One of those awesome opportunities included a Skype call to Kathleen Morris! If you didn’t know, Kathleen Morris is the leader of the Student Blogging Challenge. Kathleen is also a tech coach in a new Australian school. McDowell Media’s writers were given an opportunity to Skype with Kathleen and her 1st grade class in Australia. During that Skype call, we asked questions back and forth. We learned that Australian students, during our winter break, would be on their summer break. We also learned that the government in Australia allows them to play educational Mine craft during the school day. While we were learning new things about each other we were also having an amazing time. McDowell Media would be delighted to have another opportunity like this one.
Down below are some pictures of McDowell Media during the Skype call.