One of the fun things about blogging is that we can exchange ideas with other students in other parts of the world. For a couple of years now, Mr. Webb of New Zealand has had his students visit us in Texas, and we here in Austin have enjoyed our visits to their town in South Taranaki.
Here’s a funny conversation we had about those visits this week:
@Kriese7thELA I think you might be surprised – I think its the afternoon of the day before when you were online – we were in class watching!
— Myles Webb (@NZWaikato) October 19, 2015
Sure enough, we did some investigating and found out that New Zealand is so far ahead of us in time (is there a better way to say that?) that when we are in 7th period class, it is already the next day there! As we blogged at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, Oct. 19, it was about 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Mr. Webb’s class. Wow!
I think we need to have a Skype session soon to get our students talking “face to face”!
Meanwhile, we’ll explore the Taranaki region of New Zealand by browsing this website.