Transforming learning through global collaboration
Congratulations to the 8 teachers who shared their global project ideas in the past week.
Added by Julie Lindsay on December 13, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
This is my pitch for my global project: Scratch: Coding ConnectionsContinue
Added by Maureen Tumenas on December 7, 2013 at 6:53am — No Comments
I had an interesting couple of hours at SHORE School, Sydney as part of my trip into the 'big smoke' this week. SHORE is just as Cameron Paterson described it - especially the part about views to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.…Continue
Added by Julie Lindsay on November 28, 2013 at 11:06pm — No Comments
I am using Google+ to connect my 10th grade visual art students with other classrooms around the world. This project is just getting off the ground. I am in contact with teachers in Australia, Mexico, and the U.S. through the Flat Classroom cohort that I am currently involved with. I am making connections with teachers in Google+ Connected Classrooms. This project has been in the making for months yet is
just now starting to be put into the public…Continue
To write about the celebration task means an explanation of the project. My students are 9th and 10th graders in visual arts. The idea is to start a community page within Google+ and have other classes from inside and outside the school link to the page. Once that has begun; students will be sharing instructional information about what they are learning in class. This info could be in the form of in class videos, podcasts, screenshots, photos, and/or a…Continue
I received the notification that I was accepted to the Google Teacher Academy in Stockholm this December. I am very excited and honored. I almost missed out however in the weirdest way. A couple of my friends congratulated the new appointees on Google + for the academy on the 27th of Oct. I did not get a notification that I was accepted so I believed that I was turned down. About three days later I was talking to a friend who said that one of his friends was accepted. The weird thing…Continue
Have you ever had a week (actually it is turning into a month) where there is never enough time to complete the business for the day? I am having one of those weeks (month's). Actually, not complaining here because I have realized that it is these types of weeks that force new connections, ideas and overall "flow". I believe that these flat classroom classes are paramount to improving my classes and outlook into education. To look outside of one's class for help, resolve, and even…Continue
Added by Charles Pawlik on November 5, 2013 at 12:17am — No Comments
My celebration activity is geared towards students in the 8-10 year old age range. Once we finish a global project, I like to conclude it by having the students look at ALL of the media outcomes that were compiled, not just the parts that we worked on, and write notes about what they learned. We then have a class discussion to share what we learned that was new and interesting. One of our favorite ways to conclude an activity is to have a Skype…Continue
My video was on Cloud Computing and how it has changed teaching and learning in schools. As I was attending the Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Summit in Melbourne in early October, I decided to ask some educators there about how Cloud Computing had changed their teaching and learning. What I appreciated was how willing they were to share their stories, and the depth of their reflections.
It was a good experience for me in this course as the deadline made me get it done quickly. Too…Continue
Since our school has begun using iPads, we have a lot of teachers that assign students to make video projects. I believe we should celebrate the integration of student created movies into curriculum by having a "movie night." I think we would all benefit from viewing the videos made by other students. We would get a glimpse of the changing abilities between grade levels and see some projects done in other classrooms.
Since I have a "PowToons" account, I wanted to figure out how…Continue
I posted my Flat Classroom Project Video tonight. I made the entire movie on my iPad, which even included making graphics to be used within my project. It was a very time consuming project. There are still some small things I would like to change, but I can't afford to spend any more time on that project. Have to get started on the next assignment. (It is also the end of the grading period at my school and I need to do grades for 150 students). I feel a sense of accomplishment, but…Continue
Project Celebration Plan
Purpose: To celebrate the school participation of both students and teachers for their collaborative work on this project. Stakeholders not only include students and teachers but parents, administration and the community at large.
This celebration would include both live…Continue
Cross-posted from my blog: http://learningshore.edublogs.org/2013/10/25/celebration-design-task/
Some people are really good at celebrating learning journeys and some of the people I work with are particularly good at ensuring that milestones are celebrated.
I think that it is as important to celebrate the process as the destination. Philosopher R.S.Peters stated that, “Education is not a…Continue
FC Challenge #8: Collaborate and Communicate involved working with classmates to collaborate on a wiki project in the FC online community. I must admit my initial thoughts were, "This will be so easy!" and "This will get done in no time so there's no need to rush." You just do some research and slap up some text and video. Boy was I wrong! Working with teachers and students everyday at school had me thinking I had collaboration in the bag no matter the circumstances.
Manners and personal safety are a subject usually taught by both parents and teachers. However, when it comes to digital manners and online safety the onus usually falls on the teacher and/or computer specialist. The expectations are similar but take place in different environments, face-to-face and online. Like face-to-face citizenship, online citizenship issues are plentiful and daunting for those who are unfamiliar with them. In my ICT classes I break it down into 4 simple…Continue
Added by Jennifer Simon on October 26, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments
For FC Challenge #7: Empower Digital Citizenship Action, I will be facilitating the creation of PSA (Public "School" Announcement) videos. Grade 4 students will be choosing topics regarding digital citizenship as well as other school issues, assembling teams, assigning project roles, storyboarding, scripting and filming using their BYOD program devices. Video and audio clips will then be assembled using …Continue
Added by Jennifer Simon on October 26, 2013 at 11:50am — No Comments
This week I had my students help me make my outsourced video. The students had an opportunity to do some acting, and really loved it. Each student had the opportunity to play the same role.
It was fun to see how the students progressively got better after watching the first student, then the second etc. After we reviewed the videos that we made, we had to vote on which video to submit. The students unanimously agree that the last actor did the best job because he learned from the…Continue
Added by Lynn Koresh on October 25, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments
At the start of this academic year, I quickly noticed that I have a few students who finish their projects, and then become a distraction to the other students, or even worse, never attempt to do their projects even though they could easily accomplish them.
Several year ago I heard a keynote speaker comment that if kids are not engaged, it is because the work is too easy. Remembering that idea encouraged me to be a teacherpreneur in personalized learning.…Continue