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This was a presentation prepared for the Flat Connections Conference in Sydney, 2014. It looked at some of the following questions:- What is a global community? Some examples of global communities.......

This was a presentation prepared for the Flat Connections Conference in Sydney, 2014. It looked at some of the following questions:- What is a global community? Some examples of global communities. Where can educators start to connect with the world? What are some of the most popular networking tools to build a community? How can a global community be successfully maintained. Let’s take a look at some of the challenges and tips to overcome the challenges.

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  • 1. Global Connectedness Anne Mirtschin @twitter http://www.murcha.wordpress.com http://bit.ly/1l2BPww
  • 2. Multitude of Reasons to Connect Globally See http://bit.ly/1rpaYfA
  • 3. What does global connectedness look like?
  • 4. The Global Backchannel Backchannel in Blackboard Collaborate – synchronous virtual classroom with Malay and Australian students Kar Wai i kinda shiver sometimes when talking in front of people Georgina yeah same
  • 5. #Cheer On For Reshma wow.. didnt know that this is a fun room i remember last time how we were talking about Exo and Shaolin soccer :P Good conversations :)
  • 6. Backchannel – backchannelchat Year 3/4 Australia and Prep/One Indonesia
  • 7. Backchannelchat
  • 8. International Peace Day with a Special School Using Skype to bring in virtual special students from Russia
  • 9. Interactive whiteboard in virtual classroom with students/educators, families from USA, Japan, Australia
  • 10. Regular lunchtime classes with Christopher Herz an author in New York!
  • 11. Lana from Boston teaches Australian years 3/4 how to created sprites in Scratch using skype.
  • 12. Resultant sprites for World Friends project on World Museum site
  • 13. Mobile teaching and learning using skype. Lorraine Leo, Boston, uses reverse camera to solve student coding problems
  • 14. ghangouts
  • 15. Learning a song using a video recording by Boston students
  • 16. • Handshakes • Network and socialize on a ning site • Collaborate and create wiki pages • Request an outsourced clip • Complete a movie • Create an eBook • Student Summits Flat Connections Projects
  • 17. The Flat Connection Projects – K-2 Building Bridges
  • 18. Thai Skype Linkup
  • 19. Sharing Scratch projects
  • 20. Making the Impossible Possible Skyping with Cheery School Students in largest slum in Kenya
  • 21. Examples of Global Communities
  • 22. Tools for collaborating • Voicethread – eg Moving on • Padlet – eg Peace Wall, Outside my window
  • 23. Use globally interactive apps- eg Toontastic
  • 24. Tweet Chats #globalclassroom http://theglobalclassroomchats.wikispaces.com/
  • 25. Maintaining the Community
  • 26. Challenges
  • 27. Tips for overcoming challenges • Learn from and with each other • Timeanddate • Interpreters • Alternative communication forms – images, videos, sign language, symbols etc
  • 28. Use an interpreter!
  • 29. Be flexible with tools – eg Chinese people like using QQ
  • 30. Use Google translate or Bing Translate
  • 31. Requirements for success • Passion • Flexibility • Ownership of ideas and projects • Connections - networking • Communication • Take risks • Determination • Pre-testing of tools for connection • Maintain a sense of humour! • Work through all issues • Do not judge!
  • 32. eFind Me mirtschin@gmail.com Twitter: http:www.twitter.com/murcha My blog: http://murcha.wordpress.com Class blog: http://murch.global2.vic.edu.au Tech Talk Tuesdays: http://techtalktuesdays.global2.vic.edu.au