4.27.2006

Homestead Students Teach French to 1st Graders

First graders in Bonnie Wainwright's Aboite Elementary (Fort Wayne, Indiana) class have been learning French from high school students this spring with the help of 21st century communications technology. They have a videoconferencing unit in their room connected to Mrs. Ferkel’s classroom at Homestead High School.

Mrs. Ferkel's French 111 students prepare and send lessons for the first graders each week. Mrs. Wainwright's class receives the materials and interacts with the high school French students via distance technology. Students have been learning the French alphabet, numbers, colors, school items, body parts and more.

This collaboration is supported by the ACELINK project and district administration. The two classrooms in Southwest Allen County Schools connect via IP point-to-point with their Tandberg equipment, saving the cost and time of travel between buildings. Congratulations to all involved in this innovative and exciting collaboration! Posted by Picasa

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