Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Skyping school visits

Last week, I reviewed a book illustrated by one of my favorite illustrators, Cyd Moore. Being a huge fan of skype (it has been invaluable now that my husband is deployed in Afghanistan) I love seeing how it can be used in productive ways. Check out this youtube by Cyd. She is offering school visits via skyping and I think it is a fabulous idea. There is nothing like a one on one school visit but what a marvelous tool for schools to adopt. It's cost effective and opens so many opportunities to have your favorite authors and illustrators visit from across the globe.

Technology is way cool. =o)


3 comments:

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

This is great Rozzie! Thanks for posting this.I really enjoyed watching her.

I recently read that Jarrett also does Skype school visits. Here is the link if you want to see. http://thejjkblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/now-offering-virtual-author-visits.html

roz said...

Thanks, Ali. It is such a neat idea, isn't it? Thanks for the link to Jarrett's as well!

Julissa said...

Thanks for sharing Roz :) It was fun watching, she has such a cute and fun personality.