Global Projects Ways to Flatten Your Classroom Theresa Allen Technology Teacher and Coordinator Cathedral of St. Raymond School, JolietWays to Connect*5 Phases of FlatteningYour Classroom:1. Intra Connections - your own class2. Inter Connections - within the school district3. Managed Global Connection - more teacher focus4. Student to Student - with teacher management5. Student to Student - with student management(*Vicki Davis, http://www.slideshare.net/coolcatteacher/7steps-flatten-classroom)Tools to Use for Global ConnectionsSkypeGoogle DocsTypewith.meVoicethreadEdmodoWikiBlogs - Edublogs, Kidblog, BloggerVideo of Google Docs and Skype
Global Read AloudGoal of Project: To share the read aloud with other studentsTeachers and students read the story during the same time.Students use Edmodo to share what theyve learned andconnect with other students.Teachers use email and skype to communicate with other classrooms.Blog: globalreadaloud.blogspot.comWiki: http://globalreadaloud.wikispaces.com/Who runs the program: Oldschoolteacher jyk730 MarilynP Chris Francik Gill-Ville Mrs Ripp aka @pernillerippGrades 1-3 read Flat Stanley and Grades 4-7 read Tuck Everlasting. The project ranfrom Sept 19-Oct 14, 2011.The Global Classroom Project October 2011-June 2012The Global Classroom Project is a space for teachers and students around theworld to share, learn, and collaborate across international borders.(Founders: Deb Frazier Michael Graffin)Several projects will be hosted on this site. Projects now: A Glimpse Around the World (8-10yr) Authentic Global Voices (12-18yr) Edmodo Pen Pal Project (K-3, 4-6, 7-8th) Flat Stanley (Flat Kids) (primary) Kids Speak (5-9yr) Seasons Around the World (5-9yr)Wiki: http://globalclassroom2011-12.wikispaces.com/Blog: http://theglobalclassroomproject.wordpress.com/The Global Monster ProjectFounder: Terry SmithWebsite: http://www.smithclass.org/proj/Monsters/ ● 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 everyones descriptions from a table. Kids get deliberate practice in collaboration to construct their class MONSTER.1. ARMS - Jenny Kopps 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.2. HANDS - Mr. Simonsens 4th Grade, Indian Wells, California: Right hand -rectangular prism, left hand - roughly spherical. One hand has eye in middle of palm. Eye has hornsfor eyelashes, and eyebrows of flesh-eating worms. Snails emerging from tear-ducts in the eye. Otherhand has a toothy, menacing mouth in center of palm
Moon Over Us Project ● Ongoing project ● "Students aged 10-16 and their teachers from around the world share information about the moon and discuss this information by commenting on each others web pages. ● This project is a collaboration with schools in Beijing, USA and Brasil." (Bonnie Thurber)Founder: Bonnie ThurberWebsite: http://www.kidlink.org/kidspace/start.php?HoldNode=29210&HoldNav=29209A Kidlink and iCollaboratory projectHero VoicethreadProjectFounders: (Argentina)Marta LaVista and Alejandra QuagliaWhat type of person comes to mind when you hearsomeone 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.Website: https://sites.google.com/a/sanandres.esc.edu.ar/myhero/Digiteen ProjectWebsite: http://www.digiteen.org/Founders: Julie Lindsay and Vicki DavisGoal: Global Citizenship, Collaboration, EducationFrom 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.
iCollaboratoryFounder: Bonnie ThurberWebsite: http://www.icollaboratory.org/Purpose: To share and build engaging projects and activitiesfor their students using Google’s Web 2.0 tools and resourcesand Moodles management system in a safe, privateenvironment.Some Projects: ● Scariest Stories and Fall Poetry ● What I Am Thankful For ● A Day in Our Neighborhood ● Poetry SharingQuadbloggingFounder: David MitchellWebsite: http://quadblogging.net/Purpose: ● 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 groups blog the next week until all four blogs have been visited.Student Blogging ChallengeCoordinators: Sue Wyatt, Sue Waters and Ronnie BurtWebsite: http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/about/info-for-first-time-visitors/Purpose: "The challenge is about getting students to blog anddevelop a world wide audience while doing so rather than justtheir teacher and classmates." (Miss W)
iEARN Learning CirclesWebsite: http://www.iearn.org/circles/About: iEARN Learning Circles projects are highly interactive, project-basedpartnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world.Projects: ● Computer Chronicles ● Places and Perspectives ● My Herohttp://www.iearn.org/circles/2011session1/index.htmThe Landmark GameWebsite: http://www.kidlink.org/kidspace/start.php?HoldNode=28295Coordinator: Terry SmithAbout: ● 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 yearMystery StateSkype ProjectWebsite: http://mysterystate.wikispaces.com/Coordinators: Caren @ Easyedtech@gmail.com and Patti @ firstname.lastname@example.orgAbout: ● 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 - guess after ● Quick, easy
A Week in the LifeWebsite: http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/a-week-in-the-life-project.htmlFounders: Julie Lindsay and Vicki DavisPurpose: ● 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 islike. They will share photos and experiences on Edmodo and wiki.Teachers and students will create a final project using a Web 2.0 tool thatcombines all media.PresentationVirtual VacationWebsite: http://virtual-vacation.wikispaces.com/Coordinator: Theresa AllenAbout: In a small group, create a family vacation that includes onedestination and at least two attractions.Tools Used: ● Google Docs ● Skype ● Google Maps/EarthVideoAbout Me ● tdallen5 (twitter and skype id) ● My Blogs: ○ Professional ○ Tumblr ○ Classroom ○ Student ● Technology Teacher/Coordinator for Cathedral of St. Raymond School in Joliet, IL ● Technology Teacher of the Year, March, 2011 ● Flat Classroom Certified Teacher ● Kidlink and iCollaboratory Board Member ● Flattened My Classroom with Many Global ProjectsLink to presentation: http://tinyurl.com/3kygjp3