Saint Margaret of Cortona participates in Skype project

Fourth-graders from Saint Margaret of Cortona used the online video conferencing service as a vehicle to connect with students from other schools. (1/29/14)

THE BRONX - In honor of Catholic School Week, one school in the borough participated in a "mystery" Skype project.

Fourth-graders from Saint Margaret of Cortona used the online video conferencing service as a vehicle to connect with students from other schools.  

Students were not told the other school's location, and had to ask a series of questions to help determine where in the world the partner school was based.

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School officials say the project encourages students to develop map reading and geography skills while using technology.

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