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Global Projects

  1. 1. Connecting Flat Classrooms Second Language Instruction through Global Collaborative Projects Jeff Whipple Technology Learning Mentor Nashwaaksis Middle School Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada St. George’s School Providence, RI January 2010
  2. 2. Today’s Objectives: <ul><li>Why Global Collaborative Projects? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Today’s Objectives: <ul><li>How to begin? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Today’s Objectives: <ul><li>What tools can I use? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Today’s Objectives: <ul><li>Overcoming Obstacles </li></ul>
  6. 6. Today’s Objectives: <ul><li>What can these projects look like? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Today’s Objectives: <ul><li>Where can we get connected? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why Global Collaborative Projects?
  9. 9. My Mom
  10. 10. Matt Sokhouen (Cambodia)
  11. 11. Matt Sokhouen … to be human together
  12. 12. Cause these guys will control conversations if our students don’t…
  13. 13. 21st Century Learning <ul><li>Three Essential Questions for all educators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are we doing EVERYDAY to support students… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>information literacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>develop learning networks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>digital footprint / personal brand </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Making The Shift <ul><li>1 in every 3 kids in Kindergarten will live and work OUTSIDE of NORTH AMERICA as an adult. </li></ul>
  15. 15. The story comes later…
  16. 16. How are on-line collaborative projects easier? <ul><li>access </li></ul><ul><li>web as an operating system </li></ul><ul><li>read / write web - web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>partnering opportunities </li></ul>
  17. 17. Available Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>wikis </li></ul><ul><li>blogs </li></ul><ul><li>google docs </li></ul><ul><li>podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>webcasts, skype, IM </li></ul><ul><li>screenshare </li></ul><ul><li>video </li></ul>
  18. 18. Obstacles <ul><li>technology access </li></ul><ul><li>technology know-how </li></ul><ul><li>time shifts </li></ul><ul><li>uncommitted teachers </li></ul>
  19. 19. The story…
  20. 20. whipple-web20.wikispaces.com

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