We managed our second video conference with De Rank school in the Netherlands today. Sandaig Otters blog entry.
Due to technical wizardry, which includes a bridge by Learning and Teaching Scotland. Glasgow cannot allow IP dialling outside the network and ISDN all the way to Holland would be too expensive (as I understand it).
The De Rank children taught us some Dutch via large bits of card held up to the camera. Sandaig Children told the Dutch class about various Easter activities, using a wee slide show on the smartboard. The Glasgow accent is a little difficult for the Dutch children, I think we need to figure out a less vocal way of communicating. Less talk more pictures, or maybe some sort of mime to take advantage of the video?
A very motivating activity for the children involved, the whole class very positive about the experience.