The Global Classroom Project 2011-12 (#GlobalEd11)


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  • global organising team developed through engagement with PLN provide opportuniteis for people to get invovled in global proejcts for the very first time, etc
  • The Global Classroom Project 2011-12 (#GlobalEd11)

    1. 1. Deb Frazier (@frazierde ) Global Classroom Founder Ohio, USA Michael Graffin ( @mgraffin ) Global Classroom Coordinator Perth, Western Australia [email_address] Blog: Wiki: The Global Classroom Project: 2011-12 A Global Learning Community is Born Global Education Conference November 15, 2011
    2. 2. Aims of the Session <ul><ul><li>To explore the history, philosophy, and community goals for Global Classroom: 2011-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To explain how teachers can connect, share, and collaborate globally via the #globalclassroom community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To explore the #globalclassroom stories and projects, shared by teachers and students around the world.  </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Our History <ul><li>&quot;While sharing new learning about India, Puja, whose family is from India, commented “My dad says that’s not really true.”  </li></ul><ul><li>From there we knew we needed more than books . We needed to talk with people i n other cultures to discover the ways in which they meet their needs.“ </li></ul><ul><li>A Global Learning Community Is Born (23/9/2011) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through the power of a single blog post, Primary Perspective, and a single Tweet, GlobalClassroom came to be. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VoiceThread extended our classroom walls, opened our ears, and shared our voices to the world. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. We're building a  Global Learning Community Did you know?   The  Global Classroom Manifesto was written by 40 teachers from 15 countries?  
    5. 6. Connecting Teachers  &quot;We're building the online spaces where teachers can connect & engage in global conversations with teachers around the world&quot; “ This is SOOooooo cool to be sitting here talking with people around the world I would NEVER have connected with – thank you all for existing and being here!”  – Launch Webinar Comment &quot;My students are thrilled to connect to children from all over the world. This provides an authentic learning platform.&quot; Cristina Milos, Romania
    6. 7. Connecting Students We're building the projects & online spaces where &quot;kids can talk to kids&quot; 
    7. 8. We’re Flattening Our Classroom Walls
    8. 9. How Can I Get Involved? &quot;Global Classroom is about encouraging global connections and conversations between teachers and students around the world&quot; <ul><li>You could:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join an existing project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise Flat Stanley Exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish global connections via blogging, penpal, or skype exchanges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share and build  your  global project ideas  </li></ul></ul>Sign Up Here:  Teacher Registration Forms
    9. 10. Our Current & Ongoing Projects  The global conversations and the learning have begun... We are running projects for K-12.  You can join at any time - most run through to June 2012; but please  register  with  Global Classroom  first!  Do you have a project idea to share? We'd love to hear about it! (Particularly for Grades 7-12)
    10. 11. &quot;Kids Speak&quot;  (K-3 Project) <ul><li>Goals of the Project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To increase awareness of others in our world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To gain an awareness of the similarities among cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To provide students an opportunity to develop global awareness in the ways cultures meet their needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To give students a global audience and learning community. </li></ul></ul>Students around the globe will work collaboratively in ONE VoiceThread to share and learn about the ways others live.   Deb Frazier (@frazierde ) Ohio, USA DM @frazierde /  email to join Participants from Italy, Romania, Guatemala, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and more...
    11. 12. Seasons Around the World ( K-3 Project) Students will work collaboratively in one Voicethread to share and compare observations about seasons around the world. <ul><li>Goals of the Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will observe and share changes in one tree throughout the seasons. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will explore what causes the seasons and begin to develop an understanding of seasonal change around the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will collect and share data; including sunrise, sunset, amount of daylight and temperatures. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Debra Rosenquist </li></ul><ul><li>New York, USA </li></ul><ul><li>@DebraRosenquist </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    12. 13. Pen Pals - Edmodo Style 3 Separate Groups - Ages 5-14 <ul><li>Use  to communicate with children around the globe and discuss different aspects of their lives.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe, online communication tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics are provided to guide the chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to appreciate and respect the opinions and cultures of others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Nice job writing! We in America don't exactly spell things the way you do. Like, we write favorite instead of favourite. Thank you for sharing! &quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;We live in Australia. Where we come from it doesn't snow. It does about 6 hours away!&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;We wear uniforms.  We have 20 kids in our class.  How many are in your class?  Do you have hot lunch?  We do 2 times a week.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>                      (Sample discussions from our groups) </li></ul>Tina Schmidt Pennsylvania, USA @MrsSchmidtB4 See the wiki  for more information
    13. 14. The Global Lunch Table <ul><ul><li>Global Lunchboxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations of school lunch around the world.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do we eat? Why do we eat as we do? Healthy food or not? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just add photos and descriptions to your class blog or wiki and comment on others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>(For All Grades) Stefan Nielsen Denmark @snskole
    14. 15. <ul><li>A Glimpse Around the World A global classroom photo project for 8 to 11 year olds </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Using photography as a medium to reflect upon and understand culture, community, and environments at home and  around the world. <ul><ul><li>Monthly theme suggested by students.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos taken by students.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly slide shows. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of a book as a final project. </li></ul></ul>DM @sarah_wg or join the discussion over on the Grades 4-6 Google group.
    15. 16. &quot;Happy Days for You and Me&quot; Celebrations Around The World <ul><li>Rawya Shatila   </li></ul><ul><li>Beiruit, Lebanon </li></ul><ul><li>A global exploration of global culture and religion through sharing our &quot;special days&quot; around the world.  </li></ul><ul><li>The &quot;Happy Days for You and Me&quot; is a place for students and teachers to share kids' drawings, photos, videos, or slideshows  </li></ul><ul><li>To join, please contact Rawya Shatila ( [email_address] ), or join the wiki: / </li></ul><ul><li>This is a Grades 1-6 project.  </li></ul>
    16. 17. Global Hero  Voicethread Project <ul><li>November 2011 - June 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 2-12 (ages 7-18) </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread link </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students research the definition of a hero, how one becomes a hero, and think about what type of person comes to mind.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They will describe the qualities and deeds the hero possesses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  After writing a narration, they will upload a photo for the  Voicethread and narrate.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At the end, students will listen to a compilation of heroes around the world.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directions found here </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Theresa Allen  @tdallen5 </li></ul>
    17. 18. Flat Friends Project For Children of All Ages!           <ul><li>Goals of the Project: </li></ul><ul><li>* to share information about one’s own community and culture with students from other cultures and communities </li></ul><ul><li>* to learn about places around the world by monitoring the adventures of flat friends’ visits to participating classrooms  </li></ul><ul><li>* to develop an understanding of maps and to identify other places on a map </li></ul><ul><li>How it Works: </li></ul><ul><li>* Each classroom is responsible for sending at least one flat friend to another participating school. </li></ul><ul><li>* Participants have the option of sending one or more flat dolls or a 3D stuffed representative of their school. </li></ul><ul><li>INFORMATION: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    18. 19. We have Flat Friends visiting the U.S.A., Europe,  China and  Africa so far... Canadian students preparing for Flat Friends adventures
    19. 20. Mrs. Schmidt's class - The USA -  Mrs. Milos's class - Romania - Joint wiki: Flat Stanley Travels
    20. 21. We share videos VoiceThread comments and audio recordings!
    21. 22. Authentic Global Voices Grades 7-12 Project <ul><li>&quot;I like your poem because it shows how someone (you) changes in life. It also shows how you changed your attitude from good to bad. This stands out because a lot of people go through changes from bad to good or from greedy to generous.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>- New York City student in response to a composition from a student in Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Goals of this project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to provide adolescents with a global writing community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to give students an authentic audience for their writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to offer opportunities for students to practice giving meaningful feedback to other authors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to learn about cultures and communities different from one’s own </li></ul></ul>Kyle Dunbar @edtechdunny Alexandria, Virginia Authentic Global Voices Wiki:  Changes Poem
    22. 23. Authentic Global Voices (7-12 Project) <ul><li>Topics and Themes: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>My life -- Change </li></ul><ul><li>Family -- Friends -- Choices </li></ul><ul><li>Fairness -- Courage -- Survival </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to become a part of Authentic Global Voices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen and read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul></ul>By db Photography | Demi-Brooke By John LeGear Join the conversation!
    23. 24. The Global Hello Project (All Grade Levels) <ul><li>Goals of the project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students use web 2.0 multimedia tools to connect on a wikispace, saying &quot;hello&quot; in their unique and creative way.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students connect in a simple way with many places around the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participating schools have added the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom blogs or websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prezi presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voicethreads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshows </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Join us! </li></ul><ul><li>Join the wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Jen Smith ( @hthehippo ) & David Harris ( @grnngold ) </li></ul>
    24. 25. Quick Links <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>