Author Skype in Turkey
On October 19th, 2018, I did an author Skype with two 4th grade classes at an international school in Ankara, Turkey. Everything was set. However, technology failed, and the teacher (my friend) had to resort to using her smartphone! The classes were extremely well behaved and quiet. Each child, who wanted to, came up to the camera and asked me a question. I had also prepared some slides of photos. Per the teacher's request, I shared how God gave me a passion to write and care for North Koreans. Mrs. Woo, their teacher, did an excellent follow-up by having the students write their reflections or letter to me. I'm happy that some girls decided to be a writer! And some Muslim students started reading the Bible!
Below are some of the letters + photos in a slideshow. Technology aside, they and I had a blast! Thanks, Mrs. Woo & Mrs. Gestring at Oasis International School!
And thank you, to the "Create Engaging School Visits" Facebook group for great advice for author Skypes! If you're an author, be sure to join that group if you want to present at schools.
10/30/2018 09:45:48 am
The students said it was more than just a wonderful experience. Many of them decided to be a writer after meeting you via Skype. Thank you again for being a blessing to us!
10/30/2018 11:12:42 am
Oh what a lovely class. Sounds like they had a lot of fun with you, Tina.
10/30/2018 11:49:17 am
What an inspiration you are, Tina! I'm so glad you could do that visit with the class in Turkey.
10/30/2018 01:55:19 pm
Oh my, Tina, how wonderful that you were able to share about God through your amazing book. And that young Muslim girls have started to read the Bible. PTL!
10/30/2018 03:39:36 pm
Wow-wee! The world is getting smaller all the time. This was lovely to read about and see.
10/31/2018 05:43:20 pm
It's a good thing you were able to be flexible! It sounds like you had a very fun and successful author visit.
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Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!