Founders: Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis
Goal: Global Citizenship, Collaboration, Education
From the Website:
• The Digiteen™ Project is a global hands-on project for middle and early high school
students, (typically Grade 6-9, 11-15 year old) which was founded by Julie Lindsay (now in
Beijing, China) and Vicki Davis (Camilla, GA USA) in 2008.
• This project studies digital citizenship with students researching current topics, writing a
collaborative report on a wiki, and performing and documenting offline action educational
projects to promote effective digital citizenship at their local schools.
• The purpose of the project is to educate on and promote effective Digital Citizenship and
responsible online choices as well as immersing students into an educational community for
learning and collaborating.
Project runs Sept - Dec and Feb - May
A Week in the Life
Founders: Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis
•To join Elementary School classrooms globally with a view to exploring what
life is like in each country through discussion, sharing and collecting
multimedia to create final products together. (Julie Lindsay)
Students will be in small teams taking pictures and videos of what life is
like. They will share photos and experiences on Edmodo and wiki.
Teachers and students will create a final project using a Web 2.0 tool that
Founder: Bonnie Thurber
Purpose: To share and build engaging projects and activities for their
students using Google’s Web 2.0 tools and resources and Moodle's
management system in a safe, private environment.
• Scariest Stories and Fall Poetry (Oct)
• What I Am Thankful For (Nov)
• A Day in Our Neighborhood (Jan)
• Poetry Sharing (Apr)
• Moon Over Us (Oct.)
The Global Monster Project
(with 4th grade teachers and Art teacher)
Founder: Terry Smith
Runs in October
• Elementary classes from the United States and around the world collaborate in
this standards based project.
• After choosing a Monster part, each class writes a description of that part.
• After all descriptions have been sent in, each class builds its
own MONSTER using everyone's descriptions from a table. Kids get deliberate
practice in collaboration to construct their class MONSTER.
1. ARMS - Jenny Kopp's Class, Miriam School, St. Louis, Missouri: Right: bony 2ft arm;
Left: shorter, chunky 1ft arm. Right arm has a bracelet made of skulls and cross bones. Both tie-
dyed, sharp pointed, funky spiraled tattoos, bendable, hairy, slimy scars.
2010 2011 2012
Marta LaVista and Alejandra Quaglia
What type of person comes to mind when you hear
someone talk about a"Hero"?
What qualities do they possess?
What deeds have they done?
How do you think one becomes a Hero?
Students write about a hero and share in the Voicethread.
iEARN Learning Circles
About: iEARN Learning Circles projects are highly interactive, project-based
partnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world.
• Computer Chronicles
• Places and Perspectives
• My Hero
Coordinator: Theresa Allen
About: In a small group, create a family vacation that includes one
destination and at least two attractions.
• Google Docs
• Google Maps/Earth
Coordinator: Sasha Barab
About: "Atlantis Remixed (ARX) is an international learning and teaching
project that uses a 3D multi-user environment to immerse children ages 9-16
in educational tasks. ARX combines strategies used in commercial games
with lessons from educational research on learning and motivation."
•engage children in a form of transformational play
•online and off-line learning activities
•storyline inspiring social action
2011-2012: More Projects!
• Edublogs PLN Challenge
• Global Read Aloud
• Mystery Skyping
• Landmarks Game
• Student Blogging Challenge
• K-2 Building Bridges Project
• The Global Classroom Project
• The Writers Club
• Diamond Poetry Project
Edublogs PLN Challenge
(Personal Learning Network):
• making connections
• building relationships
• sharing expertise
• available 24/7
• global network of educators, administrators, professional
Global Read Aloud
(with 2nd-3rd grade teachers)
Goal of Project: To share the read aloud with other students
Teachers and students read the story during the same time.
Students use Edmodo to share what they've learned and
connect with other students.
Teachers use email and skype to communicate with other classrooms.
Who runs the program:
Oldschoolteacher jyk730 MarilynP Chris Francik Gill-Ville Mrs Ripp aka @pernilleripp
Grades 1-3 read Flat Stanley and Grades 4-7 read Tuck Everlasting. The project ran
from Sept 19-Oct 14, 2011.
Mystery Skype Project
(with 5th grade teachers)
Coordinators: Caren @Easyedtech@gmail.com, Patti @firstname.lastname@example.org
• Ongoing project
• Teachers sign up and find other teachers to skype
• Students create clues about their state; varying levels
• During skype call, students ask questions or share information about their state -
• Quick, easy
The Landmark Game
(with 5th and 7th grade teachers)
Coordinator: Terry Smith
• Classes select 9 clues of a specific landmark and send to coordinator.
• Clues given out 3 at a time for 3 weeks.
• Students use clues to find landmark from classrooms over the world.
Begins: February, each year
Student Blogging Challenge
Coordinators: Sue Wyatt, Sue Waters and Ronnie Burt
Purpose: "The challenge is about getting students to blog and
develop a world wide audience while doing so rather than
just their teacher and classmates." (Miss W)
All ages/grades K-12
Founder: David Mitchell
• Four schools would work together focusing on one blog each week. Three of the
schools will comment on one blog and then move to the other group's blog the
next week until all four blogs have been visited.
Global Classroom Project
(with 2nd and 3rd grade teachers)
Founders: Michael Graffin and Deb Frazier
About: Vibrant online collaborative space
and global network. Helping teachers and
students explore new ways to connect,
share, learn and collaborate globally.
(with Language Arts teacher)
Founder: Rob Sbaglia
About: Students have own blogs where they can post and
share. They can join and create groups, make
connections, and participate in discussions.
Diamond Poetry Project
Students draw something they like and create a diamond poem for the image.
They upload and share their work and they comment on other students'
works from around the world.
They soar high above the world.
(with Art teacher)
of their face,
like to do.
Hi my name is Abby I am a girl.I
have blue eyes that are round,I also
have big eyes. My hair is dirty
blonde and straight,it is a little wavy
at the bottom, and ends at my
shoulder.I have no bangs and my
hair is parted in the middle. My
eyebrows are normal and dirty
blonde and my eyelashes are long.
My teeth are straight.I wear no
jewelry and no braces.My ears are
small but normal.I love to play
volleyball. My favorite color is
Portrait drawn by a student from Russia
o Presentation Link
• One Computer Classroom
• The Global Classroom 2011
• EVPD Workshops
• Global Collaboration
• GEC Presentation
- Hello Little World Skypers group
- Global Classroom Project group
- Mystery Skypers group
- Kidlink groups
- Flat Classroom Project group
- EVPD group
- local Joliet Tech teachers
What is a Global PLN?
How do I meet these teachers?
How to Build Up Your
• Skype groups
• Google Hangouts
• Podcasts (http://goo.gl/wdesL)
• Virtual Conferences
•Find Your Passion
•Try Something NEW
•Take a Leap!
Places for Global Projects
• Flat Classroom Project
• Global Classroom Project
Examples of Projects
• Landmark Games
• Mystery Skype
• A Week in the Life Project
• K-2 Building Bridges
• Virtual Vacation
• Quest Atlantis
• Crazy Crazes Project
• Edmodo Pen Pal Project
• Christmas Around the
• Global Read Aloud
• Diamond Poem Project
• Global Monster Project
• Moon Over Us Project
• Hero Voicethread Project
• Digiteen Project
• Student Blogging
• iEARN Learning Circles
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Pillars of a global classroom
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