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Global Classroom 2012 13: "Looking Forwards, Looking Back" Closing Webinar Presentation


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The collated slides from our 2012-13 Closing Webinars. The sessions were attended by about 30 people from about 8 countries (over two webinars). See the slides for the links to the video / Blackboard …

The collated slides from our 2012-13 Closing Webinars. The sessions were attended by about 30 people from about 8 countries (over two webinars). See the slides for the links to the video / Blackboard Collaborate recordings

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  • 1. Recordings The Global Classroom 2012-13 Closing Webinars were held on July 27, 2013, and recorded in Blackboard Collaborate. Webinar 1 (Australia, Europe) • Webinar 2 (Americas / Europe) • • Note: Webinar 2 (slides and audio) are also available on YouTube at We’d like to thank @Edublogs and @WarwickLanguage for the use of their Blackboard Rooms.
  • 2. Via @dukelyer New Zealand
  • 3. Multilingual Classroom with GlogsterEdu Rositsa Mineva (@sunrise651) Communicate create inspire Make a T-shirt project
  • 4. #multilingualclassroom
  • 5. Cathedral of St. Raymond School Theresa Allen (@tdallen5) Participated in: Christmas Around the World - Gr. 3 Edmodo Pen Pal Project 2-3 Chats - Monthly themes Crazy Crazes - Gr. 4 Mystery Skype - Gr. 5 Flat Classroom Projects - Gr. K, 3, 7
  • 6. Learning with Technology @ the SAV School, Nepal An introduction to the Internet Google Hangout with Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) Engineer Connecting with the World via Skype CONNECT Skype: govinda_prasad_panthy Twitter: @SAVSchool Email: Facebook: www.facebook/gpanthy
  • 7. Govinda P. Panthy, SAV School, Nepal I've found the Global Classroom project very much beneficial to bring the whole world to the classroom. Many new people, many new projects, many new ideas, great assistance in learning; fun and worthy. More than that I've opportunity to learn to integrate EdTech in teaching. It gives opportunity to have direct contact to the teachers and students. Lucky the EdTech users! GC project is a great tool to integrate students into global education and enrich our teaching experiences with the help of dedicated teachers across the globe. Find Out More:
  • 8. Kyle Dunbar @edtechdunny, USA
  • 9. @HeidiHutchinson, USA
  • 10. Karen Lirenman, Canada @KLirenman
  • 11. THE TRAVELLING RHINOS PROJECT @travellingrhino Karen Stadler @ICT_Integrator
  • 12. PROJECT OBJECTIVES •To educate the children of South Africa and the rest of the world about these beautiful creatures. •To raise awareness among the children of the world as to the plight of these gentle giants. •To unite the voices of the children of the world in asking the powers that be i.e. governments, organisations, institutions etc. to take IMMEDIATE action. •To try to make a difference in our world and in the future existence of the rhinos, for the future of
  • 15. Mrs. Thiessen's Class Goes Global Mystery Skyping Travelling Rhinos Project GRA12-The One and Only Ivan Flatclass-AWL 12-2 Mrs. Thiessen created the GGH project! Skyping with Experts: chatting with Dr. Jean Pennycook in Antarctica! An amazing year of connected learning and building relationships!
  • 16. The Global Genius Hour Project This year I thought about how I could contribute to the Global Classroom Project community. I wondered how I could share my passion for Genius Hour with others and provide an opportunity for students and educators to share their genius! I created this space for others to learn and share with each other! To date there are over 40 classes participating!! Robyn Thiessen, Canada @RobynThiessen
  • 17. St Thomas More Catholic Primary School @KerryMuste, Western Australia 2013 Travelling Rhinos Project –Yrs 4 and 5 2013 9-to-9 Skype Marathon – Yr 6 With Ms Gartside @KatyGartside 2012 Crazy Crazes – Yr 2 Projects with Mrs Karen Stadler @ICT_Integrator What have I gained from my first foray into Global projects over the last year? • Twitter is an amazingly powerful tool for connecting educators across the world . I have made amazing connections such as Karen and Katy and feel honoured to work with them. • The children sense the ‘realness’ of the activities and are excited to make connections with children from other countries. • The projects are a springboard for learning about new ways to present information in a digital, global classroom. • Participating in projects changes your point of view when planning your own activities – you can never go back! I am thrilled to be part of this community and I look forward to participating in other innovative projects.
  • 18. A truly unforgettable year of Feedback • A truly unforgettable year of teaching and learning, I made so many friends! • I participated in several of the projects and made many connections over the past two years • My school is part of the Microsoft Partners in learning Innovative Schools program – we’ve been learning so much about 21st Century Learning Design – I’m really excited to meet like-minded educators which whom I can collaborate with on a Global scale! You are all amazing! • I presented a workshop at one of our conferences that everyone contributed to, thanks so much! I am hoping to attract more teachers this coming school year.
  • 19. Feedback • Global classroom projects can incorporate so many of the new ideas: PBL, Genius Hours, Flipped Classroom • A year I will never forget. So much learning took place – myself included! • I wish my colleagues would embrace this too – learning beyond the classroom walls. • I have moderated many #globalclassroom chats and made so many great connections.
  • 20. What did our students learn? • “They enjoyed meeting kids from all over the world and learning about other places.” • “My students learned that they had so much in common with everyone all over the globe. More similarities than differences! Learning about others is key to world peace!”
  • 21. Australia Anne Mirtschin Kerry Muste Pru Thomas Canada Cathy Beach Karen Lirenman Laurie Renton Robyn Thiessen Sarah Thompson Denmark Stefan Nielsen Japan Tasha Cowdy South Korea Nick Corben Lebanon Rawya Shatila New Zealand Luke Dyer South Africa Brenda Hallowes Karen Stadler USA David Karnosack Donna Roman Heidi Hutchinson Kyle Dunbar Louise Morgan Lisa Parisi Theresa Allen Tina Schmidt Honorary Awards 2013 Endang Palupi, Indonesia Ashley Bowman, USA As nominated by @gcoporganisers and the Global Classroom online community.
  • 22. Many thanks to: Aimee Gale (@aimee_gale) Anne Mirtschin (@murcha) Betsye Sargent (@PhoenixSchool) Brenda Hallowes (@bhallowes) Clive Elsmore (@clivesir) David Potter (@iEARNUSA) Derek Bartels (@derekbartels) Donna Roman (@donnaroman) Jason Graham (@jasongraham) Jennifer Fenton (@jennysfen) Julia Skinner (@TheHeadsOffice) Karen Stadler (@ICT_Integrator) Kimberley Rivett (@krivett1) Laurie Renton (@RentonL) Louise Morgan (@frugalteacher) Mardelle Sauerborn @learningmurd Margaret Powers (@mpowers3) Maria Coloussa (@mariacolussa) Mark Jotter (@markjotter) Michelle Hiebert (@MauiMickey) Patty Johnson (@tori1074) Robyn Thiessen (@RobynThiessen) Sonya (@vanschaijik) Tasha Cowdy @tashacowdy) Theresa Allen (@tdallen5) Theresa Mackinnon (@WarwickLanguage)
  • 23. @gcporganisers #globalclassroom