Skype in the Classroom offers some neat opportunities to bring expert speakers into your classroom. One of the opportunities that I just learned about from Kevin Honeycutt allows you to have a Yellowstone Park ranger Skype with your students. The Skype session can help students learn more about the geology, ecology, and cultural history of Yellowstone. Embedded below is a video of a classroom in Maine Skyping with a Yellowstone ranger.
Do you have Moose? Skype Conversation with Yellowstone Parkranger Beth Tyler from Anna Leijon-Guth on Vimeo.
Applications for Education
One of the things that you may have noticed in the video above is that the ranger was helping students compare the ecology of their home area with that of the Yellowstone.
Another neat opportunity for Skyping an expert is this opportunity to Skype with Mark Wood on an Everest expedition.