After months of failed attempts at establishing a connection this past week I was able to link up with Robert and Joel at the National Museum of Australia’s Robot telepresence education program. After fighting firewall issues at the Museum, G20-related tech issues in Brisbane last year, local server plug-in problems and finally -cleaners unplugging power cords and forgetting to replace them (leading to a dead robot at our scheduled meeting time) we succeeded with our trial run. This whole… Continue
Added by Bonnie Hermawan on March 31, 2015 at 1:53am —
In my work I engage with teachers of all different levels across all different learning areas. I want to know how they engage their students already and how they would like to take that learning to a higher level… Continue
Added by Bonnie Hermawan on March 31, 2015 at 1:44am —
Why should an educator become a connected learner? How does connecting with the world change teaching and learning?
Among the most fulfilling aspects of being a teacher in 2015 are the many diverse resources and experiences available that facilitate my efforts to be a lifelong learner. I love learning something new about my content area and growing skills that I am teaching each and every day. My students teach me, I teach myself, and… Continue
Added by Louisa on March 31, 2015 at 12:59am —
Today is the first day of my vacation but I can’t seem to relax! I am trying to leave my class behind for two weeks but I also want to plan my technology projects that I am weaving into my curriculum for the spring. I need suggestions from experienced teachers that have successfully tried projects similar to mine. I would love tips or strategies on how to be successful with the three projects I plan to do:
1.) Skype with another 5th grade class to share…
Added by Katrina Conde on March 17, 2015 at 2:59am —
Added by Katrina Conde on March 15, 2015 at 3:26am —
Greetings for 2015. We've just returned to school and my ESL Year 11 students have just made their 'Handshake' videos.
I recently had a question from AISSA about Flat Connections on my blog. Here is the question and my response.
Hi Ann- collaborating on a global network must really transform the learning experience for your… Continue
Added by Ann Rooney on February 7, 2015 at 4:41pm —
Hello Global Educators!
Welcome to another semester where global collaboration supports and enhances and in fact is an integral part of your class curriculum. Global competency, international mindedness,… Continue
Added by Julie Lindsay on January 24, 2015 at 12:56pm —
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Handshakes are an important way for participants in a global project to introduce themselves and set the tone for the project. The Cultural Artifact handshake serves both those purposes for the Who Am I? Project.
Students find some object to express what is special about them. They photograph… Continue
Added by Julie Carey on December 20, 2014 at 3:06am —
Global Whale Project: handshake activity
Added by Ann Rooney on December 17, 2014 at 5:00pm —
Celebrating a shared achievement in the school newsletter.
A public celebration
As students completed their co-created videos for the Flat Connections Global Project (… Continue
Added by Ann Rooney on December 11, 2014 at 5:06pm —
This post is about some links and resources that are useful for global collaboration.
- The Google Hangouts could be used in our individual projects.…
Added by Ann Rooney on December 4, 2014 at 9:30am —
For the past few months I have been working with a group of educators globally as we fine tune our learning about being connected educators in a global setting. One way of coping as an online learner involved setting up a page on my SandBox Wiki and dumping all the links that flew at me. This included any contact information and all the important… Continue
Added by Sonya Van Schaijik on November 30, 2014 at 3:55am —
- Flat Connections Rushton Hurley Key Note Presentation and discussion
Flat Connections Global Project: creating opportunities for authentic communication.
Participating in the student … Continue
Added by Ann Rooney on November 22, 2014 at 7:30am —
Twitter is a great tool to gather professional learning resources, broaden learning networks and as a platform to 'push' information out to your networks. Twitter Chats are forums to engage people in your networks and beyond on specific topics and enquiry questions of interest.
As part of our work at the Asia Education Foundation we engage educators and PLCs in a range of topical Twitter Chats. You can find information about AEF Twitter chats here… Continue
Added by Bonnie Hermawan on November 15, 2014 at 10:14am —
"Although technology is used in communication, digital citizenship is still squarely about relating to people."
Lindsay, Vicki Davis Julie (2012-02-08). Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds: Move to Global Collaboration One Step at a Time (Pearson Resources for 21st Century Learning) (Page 99). Pearson HE, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
When embarking on a journey of global… Continue
Added by Bonnie Hermawan on November 15, 2014 at 7:30am —
Here is my Quadblogging assignment
I had 5x feedback and over 500 views. To date this has been my most successful post.…
Added by Sonya Van Schaijik on November 14, 2014 at 8:40pm —
I have just completed my outsourced video co-creation with Bonnie.
The topic is Wearable Technology: impact on society and global community. I used PowToons to organise my information and to sequence ideas. This is the first time I have used Powtoons and I found the timing of headings and images quite challenging. I also wanted to learn how to do an interactive YouTube so I have added more depth to my presentation by linking to relevant videos. Bonnie provided an outsourced YouTube… Continue
Added by Ann Rooney on November 14, 2014 at 12:27pm —
This is a cross-blog from The Possibility Posts
- Accessing Information by Clint Hamada shared on Flickr CC .Quote from Embracing Wikipedia.
How to distill… Continue
Added by Ann Rooney on November 12, 2014 at 10:20am —