EDISON — Third grade Spanish students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison used Skype software to communicate with Prepa Tec in Guadalajara, Mexico to learn more about the Day of the Dead. This activity had been planned to be on the actual “Day of the Dead” on Nov. 2, but due to Hurricane Sandy the session had to be postponed until Nov. 9.
The first plan was to be able to see the altars the Mexican students had prepared but since they removed them after the celebration, they sent a video of all their activities. The Wardlaw-Hartridge third graders had prepared some questions for them to ask the Prepa Tec students during the videoconference. The Mexican students had the opportunity to practice their English and the Wardlaw-Hartridge students had the chance to learn more about their culture from their own perspective using technology. (Photo courtesy of The Wardlaw-Hartridge School)