Apr 19, 2012

Skype an Author

Looking for a way to add new dimension to your student's reading? Consider a conversation with the author!

Children's author Kate Messner has compiled a thorough list of authors who are willing to Skype with your class. Most authors are willing to chat with your class using the Skype platform for 20 minutes, at no cost. That is plenty of time to learn about the author, discover what inspires their writing, find out what they are reading, and all those other questions your students may have.

Technology to consider:
  • Free Skype software downloaded and installed to your classroom computer
  • Free Skype account
  • Interactive board or other means of projecting the computer screen for class viewing
  • Webcam and microphone

Other resources for setting up a virtual author visit:

For assistance in arranging a virtual visit or setting up Skype, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Bond.