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Teacher Appreciation – Tip #15: Show Your Gratitude with a Video Conference

Get tips and ideas every day in May for Teacher Appreciation Month on how you can thank your favorite teachers — and support them throughout the year!

May 15, 2012
Credit: Illustration by Walter C. Baumann
Tip #15: Show Your Gratitude with a Video Conference

Setting up a video conference is a great way to say thank you -- live on camera -- using some fun educational technology.

If you're a parent, gather your kids together to do a video conference with a former teacher they really loved, so the teacher can see how they've changed.

If you're a teacher, have your students say thanks a teacher in a room down the hall -- or a teacher in another part of the world! You can reach out to other educators in Edutopia’s Community to find a classroom to partner with, or find like-minded educators at Skype in the classroom. Your class can sing, do a play, or just yell “THANK YOU” to the teacher on the other end.

Check out Skype or Google+ Hangouts for free video conferencing services.

"Every Day in May"

Every day in May we'll be offering up a new way to appreciate teachers.

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