I had the opportunity to work with students in Indonesia on their English skills and then learn about a teacher’s trip in Nepal in just 2 hours!
The teacher in Indonesia is Endang Palupi, an ESL teacher at a school district in Pekalongan. She contacted me via Skype to see if I could talk with her students. I was happy to accept and asked my own children, Danny (11) and Meghan (14) to speak with them, too. We found out they love Justin Bieber! They like to eat, megono rice, a traditional food in their city. They also taught us a phrase, selamat malam, which means Good Evening or Good Night. I showed them the snow in our backyard. They liked that because they only have 2 seasons in Indonesia and do not get snow. We spoke for over a half hour and I hope they enjoyed our conversation!
Another teacher and director of SAV School from Nepal, Govinda, contacted me via Skype and wanted me to view his slide show of his trip to visit relatives in his country, Nepal. We used the presentation tool, Discovere, which is low bandwith and free.
These type of connections make me realize the world is truly flat and ultimately good. There are good things happening and I am fortunate to know these wonderful people in all parts of the world.