October 22, 2009. Marissa Cassese’s grade 6 Digital Literacy class connected with students at the John Marshall Middle School – Wichita Public Schools in Kansas, heart of Tornado Alley. Marissa posted a collaboration request on CAPSPACE (Collaborations Around the Planet)
“Our 6th grade class has been researching catastrophic natural disasters in the United States. We would like to video conference with a class of approximately the same grade level to ask them questions about hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, hailstorms, lightning storms, etc., that they have experienced.”
David Clark, science teacher at John Marshall, responded. Suffern students created a list of questions which Mr. Clark’s students answered. The discussion between the schools provided an authentic primary resource for our students who are researching Natural Disasters. We thank Mr. Clark’s students for their time and we look forward to future communication between our schools.