Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sr. Wooly Skype - YES!!!

Yes - that's Sr. Wooly himself in a virtual visit to our classroom!
My students LOVE Sr. Wooly songs. They LOVE Sr. Wooly. In fact, at times I suspect they wish he were their Spanish teacher. So, I wanted to do something special for the students in relation to Sr. Wooly.

Last fall I contacted Sr. Wooly about the possibility of skyping with my Spanish 4+ class.  At the time he was busy working on upgrading his website and adding lots of cool features and in the following months, he was diligently working on filming and editing "Ya Está Muerto", which was released in January 2016. (Seriously, if you haven't seen it yet, you need to subscribe to his website and check it out, along with many other songs and activities available on his site, even a video game that I haven't tried out yet.) He is one busy man, but he told me to ask him again a few weeks into the new year.

Front row seat for asking questions to Sr. Wooly
After exchanging a few more emails and dealing with a little glitch of my school blocking Google Hangout, we agreed to have a Skype session on April 6. The students prepared for the Skype session by writing several questions in English and Spanish that they wanted to know about Sr. Wooly and his songs.

When the students arrived on April 6, I had the computer hooked up to the smart board and chairs placed in an arc so he could view the entire class.  At 11:10, on the dot, we received his Skype call and the fun started.

Students asked which was his favorite video, which was the hardest video to make, why he wanted to be a Spanish teacher, if he misses teaching, what
That's a BIG personality on a little screen.
inspires his songs, future plans, etc. One student even asked why I'm not in any of his videos and I promise you, I had nothing to do with that question.  

I wanted to make sure en ended our session at the agreed upon time. Sr. Wooly said later, in an email, that if we would have had more time he would have sung a song for the students. Wow, can you imagine how the students would have reacted to that!?!

There are two other Spanish teachers at my school and both were able to stop in for a little and listen to the conversation.

I owe a big THANK YOU to Sr. Wooly. That's one Spanish class my students will not forget.  


  1. It was an absolute pleasure. You have a wonderful class. Please say hi to them for me.

  2. Thank you so much for this! I will definitely look into doing something similar with my class.