Monday, April 29, 2013

Skyping to the Top of the World

Thanks to the initiative of their teacher, Mrs. Cindy Massey, our 6th graders just finished Skyping with social entrepreneur, adventurer, and filmmaker Elia Saikaly who is half way up Mt. Everest.  The opportunity was brought about by ePals, an organization that uses technology to link students across the globe and one that our 6th graders know quite well.  Though they have spoken before with students on remote islands and in orphanages in Africa, this was the first time our students spoke to someone who was in negative 40 degree weather, half-way up the tallest mountain in the world.

Curious to know how Mr. Saikaly got internet access at Base Camp of Mt. Everest in the Himalayas? So were our students.  Watch the videos below and find out...

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