Need Skype Partner Class – 8th Grade Social Studies

Help! Can anyone help me find another 8th grade social studies class? Here’s what my teacher wants to do:

Dates: February 22 – March 4 (M-F) (negotiable)
10:40 – 11:25 a.m. EST

A Southwestern, rural Michigan eighth grade class, studying the Great Depression, would like to connect through Skype, with a class from a different region in the United States (or elsewhere in the world). The students are interested in finding out how a different region of the United States (or the world) experienced the Great Depression. The Michigan students will PowerPoint to present discussion on the effects of the Great Depression in this part of Michigan.

Even if you could connect and listen to our class presentation it would be great. Please help!

Contact: Arlene Bailey at

About Janine Lim

Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the campus infrastructure support of online learning. Her department also provides educational technology and Moodle support for faculty and students. In addition, Janine is responsible for the faculty and courses of the Consortium of Adventist Colleges and Universities. Janine has taught over 15 unique graduate educational technology classes online numerous times over the past 15 years, with some classes attracting participants from all over the world. Her undergraduate teaching includes social media courses for communication and digital media majors. Janine has served on the board of the United States Distance Learning Association since April 2015. Prior to her work at Andrews University, Janine coordinated distance education for 22 K12 school districts in southwest Michigan for 14 years. In that position, as one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K12 Videoconferencing Organization, Janine has spearheaded popular international K12 videoconference projects such as Read Around the Planet and MysteryQuest. While still serving on the board of TWICE, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the CAPspace website for collaborative videoconference projects. Janine also served on a team of Michigan educational technology trainers providing a workshop called ATA Technology Academy. Her current online learning research interests include successful teacher behaviors, quality online discussions, and student activity patterns in self-paced courses.
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2 Responses to Need Skype Partner Class – 8th Grade Social Studies

  1. Hi Arlene,

    I think we may be able to help you out. I am an IT Consultant for the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union and this fits with some projects we are implementing.

    Our schools are on break ATM, but I will float this at our Middle School ASAP next week and let you know.



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