The collated slides from our 2012-13 Closing Webinars. The sessions were attended by about 30 people from about 8 countries (over two webinars). See the slides for the links to the video / Blackboard Collaborate recordings
The Global Classroom 2012-13 Closing Webinars were held on July 27, 2013,
and recorded in Blackboard Collaborate.
Webinar 1 (Australia, Europe)
Webinar 2 (Americas / Europe)
• Note: Webinar 2 (slides and audio) are also available on YouTube at
We’d like to thank @Edublogs and @WarwickLanguage for the use of their Blackboard
Cathedral of St. Raymond School
Theresa Allen (@tdallen5)
Christmas Around the World - Gr. 3
Edmodo Pen Pal Project 2-3 Chats - Monthly themes
Crazy Crazes - Gr. 4
Mystery Skype - Gr. 5
Flat Classroom Projects - Gr. K, 3, 7
Learning with Technology @ the SAV School, Nepal
An introduction to the Internet Google Hangout with Mars Science
Laboratory (Curiosity) Engineer
Connecting with the World via Skype
Govinda P. Panthy, SAV School,
I've found the Global Classroom project very much beneficial to bring the
whole world to the classroom. Many new people, many new projects,
many new ideas, great assistance in learning; fun and worthy. More than
that I've opportunity to learn to integrate EdTech in teaching. It gives
opportunity to have direct contact to the teachers and students. Lucky
the EdTech users!
GC project is a great tool to integrate students into global education and
enrich our teaching experiences with the help of dedicated teachers
across the globe.
Find Out More:
•To educate the children of South Africa and the rest of the world about these beautiful creatures.
•To raise awareness among the children of the world as to the plight of these gentle giants.
•To unite the voices of the children of the world in asking the powers that be i.e. governments,
organisations, institutions etc. to take IMMEDIATE action.
•To try to make a difference in our world and in the future existence of the rhinos, for the future of
REAL WORLD PROBLEM - PROBLEM BASED LEARNING
...AND SO MUCH
MORE!REAL WORLD PROBLEM - PROBLEM BASED LEARNING
Mrs. Thiessen's Class Goes Global
Mystery Skyping Travelling Rhinos Project
GRA12-The One and Only Ivan
Flatclass-AWL 12-2 Mrs. Thiessen created the
Skyping with Experts: chatting with
Dr. Jean Pennycook in Antarctica!
An amazing year of connected learning and building relationships!
The Global Genius Hour Project
This year I thought about how I could contribute to
the Global Classroom Project community.
I wondered how I could share my passion for
Genius Hour with others and provide an
opportunity for students and educators to share
I created this space for others to learn and share
with each other! To date there are over 40 classes
Robyn Thiessen, Canada
St Thomas More Catholic Primary School
@KerryMuste, Western Australia
2013 Travelling Rhinos Project –Yrs 4 and 5
2013 9-to-9 Skype
Marathon – Yr 6
With Ms Gartside
2012 Crazy Crazes – Yr 2
Mrs Karen Stadler
What have I gained from my first foray into Global projects over the last year?
• Twitter is an amazingly powerful tool for connecting educators across the world . I have made
amazing connections such as Karen and Katy and feel honoured to work with them.
• The children sense the ‘realness’ of the activities and are excited to make connections with
children from other countries.
• The projects are a springboard for learning about new ways to present information in a digital,
• Participating in projects changes your point of view when planning your own activities – you
can never go back!
I am thrilled to be part of this community and I look forward to participating in other innovative
A truly unforgettable year of
• A truly unforgettable year of teaching and learning, I made so many friends!
• I participated in several of the projects and made many connections over
the past two years
• My school is part of the Microsoft Partners in learning Innovative Schools
program – we’ve been learning so much about 21st Century Learning
Design – I’m really excited to meet like-minded educators which whom I can
collaborate with on a Global scale! You are all amazing!
• I presented a workshop at one of our conferences that everyone contributed
to, thanks so much! I am hoping to attract more teachers this coming school
• Global classroom projects can incorporate so many of the new ideas: PBL,
Genius Hours, Flipped Classroom
• A year I will never forget. So much learning took place – myself included!
• I wish my colleagues would embrace this too – learning beyond the
• I have moderated many #globalclassroom chats and made so many great
What did our students learn?
• “They enjoyed meeting kids from all over the
world and learning about other places.”
• “My students learned that they had so much
in common with everyone all over the globe.
More similarities than differences! Learning
about others is key to world peace!”
Honorary Awards 2013
Endang Palupi, Indonesia
Ashley Bowman, USA
As nominated by @gcoporganisers and the Global Classroom online community.
Many thanks to:
Aimee Gale (@aimee_gale)
Anne Mirtschin (@murcha)
Betsye Sargent (@PhoenixSchool)
Brenda Hallowes (@bhallowes)
Clive Elsmore (@clivesir)
David Potter (@iEARNUSA)
Derek Bartels (@derekbartels)
Donna Roman (@donnaroman)
Jason Graham (@jasongraham)
Jennifer Fenton (@jennysfen)
Julia Skinner (@TheHeadsOffice)
Karen Stadler (@ICT_Integrator)
Kimberley Rivett (@krivett1)
Laurie Renton (@RentonL)
Louise Morgan (@frugalteacher)
Mardelle Sauerborn @learningmurd
Margaret Powers (@mpowers3)
Maria Coloussa (@mariacolussa)
Mark Jotter (@markjotter)
Michelle Hiebert (@MauiMickey)
Patty Johnson (@tori1074)
Robyn Thiessen (@RobynThiessen)
Tasha Cowdy @tashacowdy)
Theresa Allen (@tdallen5)
Theresa Mackinnon (@WarwickLanguage)