Global Classroom 2013-14: Stories & Project Launch (#globaled13)


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We officially launched Global Classroom 2013-14 at the Global Education Conference on November 22, 2013.

Featuring 16 speakers from 9 countries (across two sessions), this was an amazing presentation, sharing stories and global project ideas from around the world.

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Global Classroom 2013-14: Stories & Project Launch (#globaled13)

  1. 1. Webinar Recordings Global Classroom 2013-14 was officially launched at the Global Education Conference on November 22, 2013 with a repeat session on November 23. Project Links The session recordings can be accessed via the #globalclassroom wiki, and a YouTube recording of Webinar 2 is embedded at the end of this presentation.
  2. 2. #GlobalClassroom Partnerships We‟re collaborating with other #globaled institutions and education charities to help enable and empower teachers, students, and schools around the world. We look forward to developing these partnerships through 2013/14 and beyond.
  3. 3. @mpowers3, USA
  4. 4. @crimsonnz, New Zealand
  5. 5. Passion Projects We invite you to join us in a project bringing passion into the classroom! Yes, that's right: passion! We learn about, teach others, and talk - about that for which we have a passion. Why not cultivate such passion in our students? What passions do you already have? • • • How does that passion inspire you when things are tough? In what ways can your passion inspire others? Can you be inspired to learn more about another's passion? Janet Barnstable, Global Virtual Classroom Program Manager & HLW / Louise Morgan, Global Classroom Project Management Team & HLW / Steve Sherman, LivingMaths Founder & HLW / Katherine Zublatnik, Founder of HLW Skypers / Lorraine Leo, K-8 educator,, HLW / Andrew Ezzell, Founder and President of Give Something Back International
  6. 6. ● Students will work together as teams to complete the GeoGuesser Challenge using map skills and geography skills. ● All participants will receive certificates; highest winners will receive special award certificates. So even if you know others have a higher score, participate! Reinhard Marx, Germany, HLW Janet Barnstable, Global Virtual Classroom Program Manager
  7. 7. Mystery Location / Mystery Skype • • Students will use map skills to find the location of the mystery classroom Students will use communication and critical thinking skills to ask questions to help them find the mystery location. • Classes communicate with other classrooms via Skype or Google+ Hangouts. • Students will learn to respect and appreciate the cultures and customs of others. • Students will be able to see the differences and similarities between themselves and others around the world. HLW Skypers: Janet Barnstable, David Karnoscak, Betsey Dixon, Armando Vezza, Louise Morgan
  8. 8. Global Olympic Hero Project • • • Research an Olympian (native or from another country) who possesses qualities of a hero. Describe qualities and deeds Upload image to Voicethread and narrate image with description ● Check out results list ● Add your name, school, and hero to survey ● Research, Describe, and Upload! Theresa Allen, @tdallen5 or
  9. 9. Global Community Instagram Project @ZBettess, Canada
  10. 10. The Global Mock Newbery Where Kid‟s Choice Counts! Why? „cause talking about books breaks barriers and creates bonds! Plus, it encourages reading and writing, because it‟s social and purposeful.
  11. 11. Edmodo Pen Pal Project • • • Connect with other classrooms in different states and countries using the Edmodo social learning platform Engage in discussions about hobbies, local area, school, weather, holidays, etc Appreciate the similarities and differences between between themselves and others Tina Schmidt @MrsSchmidtB4
  12. 12. Using Data to Make Sense of the World makingsenseoftheworld.wikispaces.c om Essential Questions 1. What contributes to differences around the world? 2. How does analyzing data help us understand? Participation 1. Collect monthly data in your area: Temp, daylight, precipitation 2. General data about people and culture 3. Investigate topics with photos: animals, landforms, food, etc. 4. Review and discuss with other classes
  13. 13. Global Digital Scrapbook Full details on #globalclassroom wiki.
  14. 14. GDSP2013 Project Coordinator: @katieann_76, USA We currently have 75 international schools participating in the project. The project is to help share stories. • • • • • Video tour of your school. Video tour of your town. Information about your culture. Slideshow of Photos. History of your country, town, school, and etc... • • Fun facts about your area. Pictures and information about landmarks in your area. • • • • • • • • • • Spain New Zealand India United States Australia Ghana Indonesia Philippines Honduras Trinidad & Tobago
  15. 15. Global Writing Workshop The goal of this project is to encourage and actively engage students in the writing craft by encouraging them to construct collaborative text, post their original writing, and give and receive thoughtful response that challenges writers to revise and grow. Dorothy C. Suskind, Ph.D.
  16. 16. Global Wonderings For this project, this students will respond to weekly questions about their everyday experiences and wonderings. Through the wiki, students across grade levels and continents will see the responses of their peers. Through this interactive sharing, students will learn about the life and questions of children across the globe while at the same time understand our innate sameness. Dorothy C. Suskind, Ph.D.
  17. 17. Project Coordinator: @emmerw, New Zealand Link: project starts early 2014)
  18. 18. @Maria Colussa, Argentina “My learning journey started with a Twitter conversation, which although I didn‟t know it, would have a huge impact in the way I approached teaching from then on. I started collaborating with teachers who I‟d never met … Answering calls for Mystery Skype Sessions, leaving comments in their classroom blogs … have become part of my daily routine. I went from being an isolated teacher of English as a foreign language to a valid reference to teachers who need to expose their students to other voices from around the world. I have become more confident, and I have learnt a lot about their countries, customs, and way of life.”
  19. 19. Flat Charlotte Visits Mrs. Morgan’s Class Flat Friends and Mascot Exchange - Julie Simmons @BJacketsFan Mrs. Morgan’s Class
  20. 20. Traveling Rhinos Inspire Texas Students The Traveling Rhinos Project - Karen Stadler @ICT_Integrator Mrs. Morgan’s Class
  21. 21. The Global Classroom Project 2013-14 in Taiwan Lin-Lin Tan, Taiwan For Students: It enables students to have distinct direct contact with peers/teachers of other nations in order to gain new perspective about the world they live in. Involved In: Mystery Skype The Malala Project Puppet Exchange Project Todd’s Postcard Swap Project • • • •
  22. 22. It provides teachers with various choices of projects in order to integrate students into international education and enriches our teaching experiences. Teachers around the world in the group are dedicated and help one another in the platform. This creates a sense of belonging. The Global Classroom bring us an access to explore the world with wonderful friends among nations.
  23. 23. Cranes 4 Peace Peace Crane Project Students decorated paper with messages of peace and folded them into cranes. We then exchanged our cranes with schools in different states & countries. Tina Schmidt, USA
  24. 24. Feedback • “So many ideas – where to jump in?” • “A connected learner understands that learning can happen anywhere, anytime, and with anyone around the world” • “Inspirational, exciting possibilities for global education” • “The world is at our students‟ fingertips” • “Interconnectedness, inspiration, passion, a ction, compassion”