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  • Roxanne Toma
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lisa.branon replied to Paula Rushia's discussion Collaboration in the group K-2 2012 Building Bridges Team 1
"I think real time collaboration is a worthy goal for the Building Bridges project. Having the students bouncing conversation, problem solving, and creating with each other really cements this global connection we are trying to make. There are…"
Oct 25, 2012
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K-2 2012 Building Bridges Team 1

Paula, Tasha, Lisa, Stephanie and Roxanne creating AMAZING feats of technological brilliance, alongside our wonderful and creative students. See More
Oct 25, 2012
Roxanne Toma left a comment for lisa.branon
"Hi Team 1 members!  After the online meeting for the 'Asian' side of the world tonight, Tasha and I have been a bit proactive in stepping forward with our Team 1 project.  Thanks to Paula and Tasha for getting the handshakes up…"
Oct 16, 2012
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Oct 15, 2012
lisa.branon replied to Julie Lindsay's discussion Teachers in the K-2 12-2 project September 2012 - Please introduce yourself via reply in the group K-2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow
"Hi! I am Lisa Branon from Houston, Texas. I am the librarian and teacher of Primary Gifted Program at Frostwood Elementary School. This year I see 13 students in the gifted program. We are very excited to make global connections with other schools…"
Oct 9, 2012
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K-2 Building Bridges to Tomorrow

A group for teachers in the K-2 Flat Classroom Project called 'Building Bridges to Tomorrow'. This project was a pilot in early 2012. It is now run twice a year. Full information available on the K-2 New Teacher Guide.See More
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Oct 3, 2012

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Lisa Branon
About Me:
I am a librarian at Frostwood Elementary. I also teach GT students in a pull out group for grades K-2. We use depth and complexity strategies for our students and look forward to connecting with those around the world for our students to work in a true "flat classroom."
Interest in Flat Connections
I am interested in having my students make connections around the world as they will have the opportunity to build bridges to others.

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At 9:38pm on October 16, 2012, Roxanne Toma said…

Hi Team 1 members! 

After the online meeting for the 'Asian' side of the world tonight, Tasha and I have been a bit proactive in stepping forward with our Team 1 project. 

Thanks to Paula and Tasha for getting the handshakes up so quickly, they look great! 

We are proposing that each class in Team 1 does a voicethread about a game that is popular in your country or area or school. That way, our kids can add their own comments or thoughts or questions to the thread and collaborate that way. 

Then, we will go ahead with the 'Play Storm.' Where ALL of our students work in groups of 2 or 3 and are given exactly the same materials. (Not sure what they are just yet. We can discuss that later.) The students will have to make up their own game with those materials and we can collaborate on sharing and playing each others games! 

Tasha and I also thought we'd avoid the confusion of so many platforms to communicate. Let's just send each other messages in here. I have created a group for Team 1 and will invite you all in once it's approved. 

We decided we should post everything on the wiki and the ning as the ning provides a more global experience (for anyone in the Flat Classroom project). 

Tasha and I also talked about Skyping with each other, being in a relatively friendly timezone. I don't know if that's something the US people might be interesting in organising? Just a thought!

I hope this give you a bit of insight. Please keep an eye out for message on here from each other. Look forward to finishing my handshake in the next day or two and posting as well! 

Good luck and we'll talk soon! 



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