Author Interview using Skype (Facetime)
Your iPad can bring the outside world into your classroom. The iPad is capable of bringing Literature to life by connecting with authors.
Using an iPad with the Skype App connect a VGA adapter to your iPad. This will allow you to connect to an LCD projector. You can now place your iPad in the front of the room with the screen behind it (if your VGA Cable is long enough to reach). Students are not gathered around a small screen, but are now able to watch on a big screen for a full experience.
Don't forget to plug the sound in if you have a media center or get a portable speaker that you can attach to the iPad.
The student leading the discussion is able to sit up front at the iPad and facilitate the interview.
Author: Alison Gaylin (Twitter: @alisongaylin / Website: www.alisongaylin.com )