and the students from Notre Dame de Sion High School, Kansas City, Missoury, the USA started the Skype session at 4.p.m. Ukrainian time,
8.a.m Kansas City time on 11 May 2012.
And the session lasted 55 minutes, 10 minutes longer than it had been planned
because the students wanted to ask more and more questions.
And what was the beginning like? The chair in the photo is waiting for the first presenter, but there is a problem:
we cannot see the American students, though they can see us.
Soon the American teacher Lesa Childers repaired the video connection and our students were rewarded with an open dialogue with the American students. Here are some of the topics the American students asked about: what careers our students would like to pursue, favourite food, summer plans, final exams, dating, partying, professional sport, prejudice etc.
I am sure that my students will come back to the Gymnasium on Monday with bright impressions after the session
having got the answers to their questions about different aspects of life in the American school, about special places in Kansas City,
new technologies and projects in education, foreign languages as a means of communication, etc.
And I expect them to write about their feelings in the comments.
On Monday we are also waiting for the video recording of the Skype session.
In the photo below you can see the moment when our students are waiting for 1 minute while the American students are discussing the possible answer to one of the questions
(That was a must for each team to discuss the answer first)
Katya in the photo is waiting for the answer to her question and Nikita (on the right) is waiting for the moment to continue taking the video.
Thank you very much to our American partners from Notre Dame de Sion High School,
to the students and their teacher Lesa Childers, for collaboration and
for this unique opportunity to communicate through the Skype.