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Connected
Classrooms
and the
New World
of Learning
Teachers Leading:
Bridging Theory &
Practice
Chicago, 2016
Mike Soskil
...
Does the learning in classrooms matter to
students?
Photo Credit:
Flickr/cristic • Long-term learning cannot
take place wi...
How do I get started?
Why Global Learning?
• Cultural Understanding
• Emotional Experiences
• Communication,
Collaboration, Critical
Thinking, C...
It’s hard to change the world when you
don’t know much about it.
South Elementary Global Connections
• Song/Cultural Exchanges
• Virtual Valentines
• Exchange Skype/YT Video
Messages
• Da...
Distance Teaching Project
distanceteaching.weebly.com
Project LINC
http://projectlinc.clubefl.gr/
Kansas Students – Microsoft Video
Students are never too
young to change the
world.
Hanif and Gethera Video by the Ms. Heidemann & the Cushkins
HIP Academy - Mukuyuni Bridge Project
That’s great for your
students.
But, how do I do that?
Growth Mindset
edtechchatnchew.weebly.com
EdTech Chat ‘n Chew Projects
Easy global projects where we make the
connections for you
• Global Kidwish Project (December...
Virtual Field Trips
• Skype in the Classroom: education.skype.com
• Discovery Education: discoveryeducation.com/featured-p...
Mystery Skype
• Similar to "20 Questions"
• Each class takes turns
asking Yes/No questions to
figure out location of the
o...
Overcoming Time Zone Issues
The 5 Clue
Challenge
• Use Skype Video Message or
YouTube to leave 5 clues for
partner class to guess
location, animal, et...
5 Clue Challenge – Mystery Location #1
5 Clue Challenge – Mystery Location #2
5 Clue Challenge – Mystery Animal #1
Mystery Location – Chicago
Let’s make a 5 clue challenge video for
Chicago!
Twitter
Not Just for Donald Trump Anymore!
• As of a year ago, over 4.2 million tweets per day were
related to education, ...
A Few Educational Hashtags
#SciChat #MysterySkype
#MathChat #GlobalEd
#SSChat #ArtsEd
#EngChat #EdTech
#GTChat #EdChat
#Sp...
Tweetdeck.com
Finding Global Connections
• Twitter/Tweetdeck
• Have students contact
experts
• Facebook
• Friends/Family
Twitter for Glo...
Every problem in the world has a solution
trapped inside our students’ passions.
Helping them see the connection
is our jo...
Connect with Me
Twitter: @msoskil
Website: michaelsoskil.com
Email: mrsoskil@gmail.com
NNSTOY 16 - Connected Classrooms and the New World of Learning
NNSTOY 16 - Connected Classrooms and the New World of Learning
NNSTOY 16 - Connected Classrooms and the New World of Learning
NNSTOY 16 - Connected Classrooms and the New World of Learning
NNSTOY 16 - Connected Classrooms and the New World of Learning
NNSTOY 16 - Connected Classrooms and the New World of Learning
NNSTOY 16 - Connected Classrooms and the New World of Learning
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Presentation to National Network of State Teachers of the Year. Chicago, Illinois. July 2016.

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NNSTOY 16 - Connected Classrooms and the New World of Learning

  1. 1. Connected Classrooms and the New World of Learning Teachers Leading: Bridging Theory & Practice Chicago, 2016 Mike Soskil @msoskil
  2. 2. Does the learning in classrooms matter to students? Photo Credit: Flickr/cristic • Long-term learning cannot take place without emotional connection with content • Extrinsic v. Intrinsic Motivation • Empathy correlates with both happiness and success in life
  3. 3. How do I get started?
  4. 4. Why Global Learning? • Cultural Understanding • Emotional Experiences • Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity • Student Empowerment
  5. 5. It’s hard to change the world when you don’t know much about it.
  6. 6. South Elementary Global Connections • Song/Cultural Exchanges • Virtual Valentines • Exchange Skype/YT Video Messages • Data Collection in Collaborative Spreadsheets • Quadblogging • Slow Twitter Chat • Collaborative PBL Projects • Mystery Skype • Skype Teacher Exchange (guest teacher from another location) • Digital Post Cards
  7. 7. Distance Teaching Project distanceteaching.weebly.com
  8. 8. Project LINC http://projectlinc.clubefl.gr/ Kansas Students – Microsoft Video
  9. 9. Students are never too young to change the world. Hanif and Gethera Video by the Ms. Heidemann & the Cushkins
  10. 10. HIP Academy - Mukuyuni Bridge Project
  11. 11. That’s great for your students. But, how do I do that?
  12. 12. Growth Mindset
  13. 13. edtechchatnchew.weebly.com
  14. 14. EdTech Chat ‘n Chew Projects Easy global projects where we make the connections for you • Global Kidwish Project (December) • Virtual Valentines Project (February) • Global Video Exchange (September-October) • Awesome Squiggles (April) EdTechChatNChew.Weebly.com
  15. 15. Virtual Field Trips • Skype in the Classroom: education.skype.com • Discovery Education: discoveryeducation.com/featured-programs • Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants: exploringbytheseat.com • JASON Learning: jason.org • LivingMaths: livingmaths.com
  16. 16. Mystery Skype • Similar to "20 Questions" • Each class takes turns asking Yes/No questions to figure out location of the other class. • Variations: animals, numbers, elements, occupations, etc. instead of locations. • Builds critical thinking skills and content knowledge. • Creates opportunities to connect with other locations to have Q&A sessions about culture. Resource to get started: MysterySkypeOneNote.com
  17. 17. Overcoming Time Zone Issues
  18. 18. The 5 Clue Challenge • Use Skype Video Message or YouTube to leave 5 clues for partner class to guess location, animal, etc. • After each clue, students will pause video, do research, and take a guess. • 5cluechallenge.weebly.com
  19. 19. 5 Clue Challenge – Mystery Location #1
  20. 20. 5 Clue Challenge – Mystery Location #2
  21. 21. 5 Clue Challenge – Mystery Animal #1
  22. 22. Mystery Location – Chicago Let’s make a 5 clue challenge video for Chicago!
  23. 23. Twitter Not Just for Donald Trump Anymore! • As of a year ago, over 4.2 million tweets per day were related to education, most by educators • Hashtags allow you to curate and organize what you see • There is an educational hashtag for almost every content area, grade level, and educational interest area
  24. 24. A Few Educational Hashtags #SciChat #MysterySkype #MathChat #GlobalEd #SSChat #ArtsEd #EngChat #EdTech #GTChat #EdChat #SpEdChat #21stEdChat #TeachersMatter #EdCamp #TeachersLeading #Education #KinderChat #STEM #1stChat #CompSci #2ndChat #MusicEd #3rdChat #ElemChat #4thChat #MakerEd #5thChat #DigCit Most states have their own hashtag (ie - #PAedChat)
  25. 25. Tweetdeck.com
  26. 26. Finding Global Connections • Twitter/Tweetdeck • Have students contact experts • Facebook • Friends/Family Twitter for Global Connections #SkypeMT - Skype Master Teachers #GlobalLearning @SkypeClassroom #GlobalClassroom #Skype2Learn #MysterySkype
  27. 27. Every problem in the world has a solution trapped inside our students’ passions. Helping them see the connection is our job as teachers.
  28. 28. Connect with Me Twitter: @msoskil Website: michaelsoskil.com Email: mrsoskil@gmail.com

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