Thursday, November 7, 2013

Authors Who Skype -- concurrent session at #AASL13

With rising travel costs and shrinking budgets, schools are experimenting with ways to connect students with authors through Skype and other video conferencing. At AASL's 2013 National Conference next week, there will be a fantastic panel of authors sharing their experience Skyping with classrooms.

I'm excited to listen to this panel of authors talk about their experiences Skyping with elementary, middle and high schools. I'm curious to see how they establish a rapport with kids, even when the video gets blurry. Do kids feel like they're really connecting the with author? How do they show visuals?

I'm sure librarians will be interested in whether authors charge, how they go about setting up video conferences, and what type of technology authors have preferred.

Come listen to this great group of authors, as they share their experiences and learn from one another:
Here are the details:
Authors Who Skype
AASL National Conference
Friday, 8:00 am - 9:15 am
room F1-MC
Follow along the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #aasl13 on Friday morning!

©2013 Mary Ann Scheuer, Great Kid Books

1 comment:

  1. This is great, Mary Ann :) I'm sure you'll enjoy it. And my friend, Ame Dyckman, does a LOT of skype visits with classrooms, in case you wanted to know :) I have no idea what or if she charges, but I know she's very generous with SWAG lol