Not your ordinary field trip
Original post made on Jan 24, 2014
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on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:22 pm
There is no reason that class-to-class and student-to-student communications can not made via Skype. At the moment, the Chinese Communist government does not allow its citizens to use Youtube, there are Chinese equivalents where both Chinese and American students could upload videos that would allow each group to exchange ideas, and interact in a somewhat less "interactive" way as they would via Skype, but the recordings would be more permanent.
Given the cost, and who knows what other issues that might pop up visiting China -- a better way to facilitate two-way, face-to-face, student-to-student communications would be via Skype, or some other video-sharing tools.
Will be interesting to see if the PAUSD can make that happen.
on Jan 26, 2014 at 1:08 pm
"A local Chinese educator who helped to organize the exchange said many of the visiting students are the children of Chinese government officials and frequently travel abroad."
Is part of the PRC's Ministry of Education department of the government(Hanban)?
on Jan 26, 2014 at 2:37 pm
@Just Wondering - you are a wise person. I agree with you.
The naivete of some other persons is staggering. I worry for the future of our country. I worry about human rights abuses in certain other countries (anyone checked the news lately?)