My daughter & I had an asynchronous video conversation with a 3rd grade teacher in California. Mrs. Yollis posted a welcome back video for her students,
One thing we forgot to do was remove the “related videos” from the embed code. It was a simple fix that Mrs. Yollis guided me through. You never know what kind of stuff YouTube will suggest as a related video, so it’s better to turn that feature off. I wish YouTube would give us some better controls over sharing content for children.
I don’t see any reason why classrooms full of kids couldn’t do video conversations such as these between classes around the world. Doing a live Skype conversation is more problematic because of time zone differences, but an asynchronous (not live) conversation like this is completely doable provided the technology is available to the students.
What are some of the reasons that might stand in the way of classes sharing video postcards back and forth on a regular basis?