Global Connectedness
Anne Mirtschin
@twitter
http://www.murcha.wordpress.com
http://bit.ly/1l2BPww
Multitude of Reasons to Connect Globally
See http://bit.ly/1rpaYfA
What does global connectedness look like?
The Global Backchannel
Backchannel in Blackboard Collaborate –
synchronous virtual classroom with Malay and Australian stu...
#Cheer On For Reshma
wow.. didnt know that
this is a fun room
i remember last time how we were talking about
Exo and Shaol...
Backchannel – backchannelchat
Year 3/4 Australia and Prep/One Indonesia
Backchannelchat
International Peace Day with a Special School
Using Skype to bring in virtual special students from Russia
Interactive whiteboard in virtual classroom
with students/educators, families from
USA, Japan, Australia
Regular lunchtime classes with Christopher
Herz an author in New York!
Lana from Boston
teaches Australian
years 3/4 how to
created sprites in
Scratch using skype.
Resultant sprites for World Friends
project on World Museum site
Mobile teaching and learning using skype.
Lorraine Leo, Boston, uses reverse camera
to solve student coding problems
ghangouts
Learning a song
using a video
recording by
Boston students
• Handshakes
• Network and socialize on a ning site
• Collaborate and create wiki pages
• Request an outsourced clip
• Com...
The Flat Connection Projects –
K-2 Building Bridges
Thai Skype Linkup
Sharing Scratch projects
Making the Impossible Possible
Skyping with Cheery School Students
in largest slum in Kenya
Examples of Global Communities
Tools for collaborating
• Voicethread – eg Moving on
• Padlet – eg Peace Wall,
Outside my window
Use globally interactive apps- eg Toontastic
Tweet Chats #globalclassroom
http://theglobalclassroomchats.wikispaces.com/
Maintaining the Community
Challenges
Tips for overcoming challenges
• Learn from and with each other
• Timeanddate
• Interpreters
• Alternative communication f...
Use an interpreter!
Be flexible with tools – eg
Chinese people like using QQ
Use Google translate or Bing Translate
Requirements for success
• Passion
• Flexibility
• Ownership of ideas and projects
• Connections - networking
• Communicat...
eFind Me
mirtschin@gmail.com
Twitter: http:www.twitter.com/murcha
My blog: http://murcha.wordpress.com
Class blog: http://...
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This was a presentation prepared for the Flat Connections Conference in Sydney, 2014. It looked at some of the following questions:- What is a global community? Some examples of global communities. Where can educators start to connect with the world? What are some of the most popular networking tools to build a community? How can a global community be successfully maintained. Let’s take a look at some of the challenges and tips to overcome the challenges.

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  1. 1. Global Connectedness Anne Mirtschin @twitter http://www.murcha.wordpress.com http://bit.ly/1l2BPww
  2. 2. Multitude of Reasons to Connect Globally See http://bit.ly/1rpaYfA
  3. 3. What does global connectedness look like?
  4. 4. The Global Backchannel Backchannel in Blackboard Collaborate – synchronous virtual classroom with Malay and Australian students Kar Wai i kinda shiver sometimes when talking in front of people Georgina yeah same
  5. 5. #Cheer On For Reshma wow.. didnt know that this is a fun room i remember last time how we were talking about Exo and Shaolin soccer :P Good conversations :)
  6. 6. Backchannel – backchannelchat Year 3/4 Australia and Prep/One Indonesia
  7. 7. Backchannelchat
  8. 8. International Peace Day with a Special School Using Skype to bring in virtual special students from Russia
  9. 9. Interactive whiteboard in virtual classroom with students/educators, families from USA, Japan, Australia
  10. 10. Regular lunchtime classes with Christopher Herz an author in New York!
  11. 11. Lana from Boston teaches Australian years 3/4 how to created sprites in Scratch using skype.
  12. 12. Resultant sprites for World Friends project on World Museum site
  13. 13. Mobile teaching and learning using skype. Lorraine Leo, Boston, uses reverse camera to solve student coding problems
  14. 14. ghangouts
  15. 15. Learning a song using a video recording by Boston students
  16. 16. • Handshakes • Network and socialize on a ning site • Collaborate and create wiki pages • Request an outsourced clip • Complete a movie • Create an eBook • Student Summits Flat Connections Projects
  17. 17. The Flat Connection Projects – K-2 Building Bridges
  18. 18. Thai Skype Linkup
  19. 19. Sharing Scratch projects
  20. 20. Making the Impossible Possible Skyping with Cheery School Students in largest slum in Kenya
  21. 21. Examples of Global Communities
  22. 22. Tools for collaborating • Voicethread – eg Moving on • Padlet – eg Peace Wall, Outside my window
  23. 23. Use globally interactive apps- eg Toontastic
  24. 24. Tweet Chats #globalclassroom http://theglobalclassroomchats.wikispaces.com/
  25. 25. Maintaining the Community
  26. 26. Challenges
  27. 27. Tips for overcoming challenges • Learn from and with each other • Timeanddate • Interpreters • Alternative communication forms – images, videos, sign language, symbols etc
  28. 28. Use an interpreter!
  29. 29. Be flexible with tools – eg Chinese people like using QQ
  30. 30. Use Google translate or Bing Translate
  31. 31. Requirements for success • Passion • Flexibility • Ownership of ideas and projects • Connections - networking • Communication • Take risks • Determination • Pre-testing of tools for connection • Maintain a sense of humour! • Work through all issues • Do not judge!
  32. 32. eFind Me mirtschin@gmail.com Twitter: http:www.twitter.com/murcha My blog: http://murcha.wordpress.com Class blog: http://murch.global2.vic.edu.au Tech Talk Tuesdays: http://techtalktuesdays.global2.vic.edu.au

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