Branstad-Reynolds administration’s blueprint unveils vision for Iowa’s education remodel
Mr. Stoltzfus and the students have submitted questions to the governor's office but will also have an opportunity to ask questions that come to mind during the session.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Skype, it is a free product that allows you to video conference through the Internet with people in different locations. Governor Branstad will be able to see and hear the students here, while they will be able to see and hear him. This is such a wonderful way for our students to use technology to learn about something that will impact them directly. Other departments in our district have used Skype successfully to check out the weather in other parts of the country, to hear from educational experts from distant places, to conduct interviews, and to collaborate with students in other classrooms. It is a good EdTech tool to have in one's toolbox.
It's also a great way to stay in contact with relatives who are far away!