High school geography students met up with some old friends in new places last week when Billy and Laurie Drum spent the day discussing with students what life is like in Peru via Skype. The Drums, former Navasota teachers, have lived in Peru for nearly two years and agreed to spend some time with students in each of Keith Brown's geography classes. Discussions topics included daily life, education, health care, food, language and the weather. Students were able to have a real-time, video conversation with the Drums and ask questions. Each session lasted about 20-minutes and followed an introduction to the Drum's experiences in Peru through their Web site. A Lesson on Peru
Skype is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classrooms and expose students to a world way beyond their campus. With Skype, students can connect with other cultures and expand their knowledge in amazing ways (50 Awesome Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom).