Our Skype Interview

It was an exciting morning on Thursday as we were expecting our first Skype phone call and interview.

Our Inquiry Unit is looking at ‘How schools have changed from the past?’
So we took the opportunity to interview Grandparents about their memories and accounts of school in the past.

Before our Skype Interview we needed to organise and think of some questions. We worked in groups to come up with as many questions we could think of. As a class we bundled these questions looking at common themes emerging such as punishment/dress code/transport and the school curriculum.

Before our Sykpe session we also assigned some special roles to students.

Thomas started the session by introducing the class and asking the first question.

Ella was our typist and recorded all the answers.

Jessica filmed the session.

Our Sykpe Interview

Watch our video below

14 thoughts on “Our Skype Interview

  1. We interviewed Thomas’ Grandfather on skype. We had to ask him questions about how schools have changed. They used to use desks and on the desks they had a little bottle of ink. How did schools look like then?

  2. Hello Aiden,

    Thank you so much for your comment. I really enjoyed the interview too. We learnt so much about school life in the past.
    What was the most interesting fact you discovered?

    Ms Woodward

  3. Dear 1/2W,

    I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk to you about my school days; indeed, it was a privilege to answer your questions. I could have talked to you all morning, unfortunately time was limited.

    I was very impressed by how well you read out your questions,and also by everyones’ enthusiasm about the assignment. Ms Woodward must be very proud of you all. Keep up the great work.

    Stephen and Di

  4. Hello 1/2w

    I learned that they rode horses to school in the olden days.
    I also learnt that the teaches are the same as they were.
    Why were there punishments?


  5. On skype we interviewed Thomas’ Grandparents, Stephen and Diane,
    I learnt that we could talk through the computer.
    Schools in the old days had no coloured chairs.
    What did you do at art?

  6. Wow- what a great SKYPE interview from 1/2 W! I had forgottren Steve and Di- that the girls were not allowed to wear pants or play with the boys too- things really have changed! Thanks for sharing the interview with me- Mrs Costello

  7. Hi ms woodward

    i learnt that the boys got the strap and girls got the ruler and that we are life learns everyday.

    How have schools changed?

  8. Hi miss woodward

    I learnt that the people had ink on there table and everything has changed from the past.

    What did they do in art?

  9. Hi Shakayla,

    Thanks for your comment. I’m glad to see you are busy on the weekend looking at the blog 🙂

    It was a great interview. We must organise some more Skype sessions.

    What would you suggest that we interview someone about.

    Ms Woodward

  10. Hi Miss Wood ward

    I like what you wrote back to me. I loved the interview too, it was my first time to interview someone.

    In the morning can you read my skype interview commet out to the class?

    from shakayla

  11. You are so lucky to be using Skye the way you do. My class will have to try that.

  12. Hi there,

    We learnt so much.

    How to interview others from far away and how to Skype.

    We hope to find others who are willing to be interviewed.

    Thanks for your comments

    Ms Woodward

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