Anne Mirtschin
Secondary IT/Acounting Teacher
Lorraine Leo
K - 6 Tech Integration Teacher
Where we met!
One of our first class linkups
Josh' blog post
Hi Josh,
Thanks very much for the post about my presentation to your class. I
really enjoyed meeting with all of you and a...
A true global classroom - a student
from Australia, USA, 2 from China
and 2 from Thailand learn about the
eye from an Opti...
What it looks like in the classroom!
Historical Figures
Day
Hi Lorraine,
We found our koala again in some gum
trees in the front paddock not far from our
house.
I have attached a pho...
Second graders use Voicethread to ask questions to
students in Hawkesdale, AU. Students in
Hawkesdale respond.
Global Handwashing Day
More from the students.....
Yesterday we talked to jean pennycook in antarcta, on ross
island she studies adelie penguins ...
Antarctica Talk
Yesterday lots of grades went onto a virtual
world. Jean Pennycook told us about
penguins. I learnt that t...
10:29 AM Do the kids do anything there for Halloween?
I'm going to talk about Halloween here, but want to know whether
the...
2nd Post
blogs
How we connect and communicate!
Keys to Success!
Find someone with similar interests. We share the passion of
connecting students with others across the g...
Tips and Hints
• Start small.
• Test the software and hardware before using it with
students.
• Be patient, keep experimen...
Challenges
• technology
• time zones
• age group differences
• infrastructure
• family expectations
Trialing google chat video
Why connect and collaborate globally?
• Authentic learning
• Project based learning
• It is fun!
• Learn different ways, c...
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  1. 1. Anne Mirtschin Secondary IT/Acounting Teacher Lorraine Leo K - 6 Tech Integration Teacher
  2. 2. Where we met!
  3. 3. One of our first class linkups
  4. 4. Josh' blog post
  5. 5. Hi Josh, Thanks very much for the post about my presentation to your class. I really enjoyed meeting with all of you and appreciated your comments in the text chat. I have never been to Australia so it is always exciting to have the chance to visiti there virtually and to speak with young people there. I enjoyed learning about Hawkesdale too. It is interesting that both of our schools have under 400 students. I learned that students in your school like days when they can dress out of uniform just like the students here. I was amazed at some of the wildlife that you have around you. I’ve only seen kangaroos in a zoo and I’ve never seen a koala–ever!! The other fascinating thing about Australia is that even though we are thousands of miles away, we speak the same language (with different accents). I like the Australian accent. I was reading through some of the posts on your blog and was interested in learning about these little cartoons that you are creating. I haven’t seen that website so right after I write to you, I’m going to check it out. Thanks again for sharing. I hope that as I end my day here, you have a terrific start to yours’.
  6. 6. A true global classroom - a student from Australia, USA, 2 from China and 2 from Thailand learn about the eye from an Optician
  7. 7. What it looks like in the classroom!
  8. 8. Historical Figures Day
  9. 9. Hi Lorraine, We found our koala again in some gum trees in the front paddock not far from our house. I have attached a photo Anne
  10. 10. Second graders use Voicethread to ask questions to students in Hawkesdale, AU. Students in Hawkesdale respond.
  11. 11. Global Handwashing Day
  12. 12. More from the students..... Yesterday we talked to jean pennycook in antarcta, on ross island she studies adelie penguins . adelie penguins lay two eggs each year, and they can’t swim until they have there adult feathers. Jean lives in a tent and she sleeps in abig sleping bag. SHE DOSEN’T HAVE A TOILET!!! Well its a bucket, and they have to take there ...... home with them! And they only have a shower every three or four weeks! Yesterday we were in a virtual classroom with a woman called Jean that is studying penguins in Antarctica. You may not know what I mean. She is actually in Antarctica. She has been there since October and she will leave on April the third. The things I learnt is that it takes 50 days for a chick to get their feathers. The penguins I’m talking about are Adelie Penguins. The Adelie Penguins only have two eggs. Kiri
  13. 13. Antarctica Talk Yesterday lots of grades went onto a virtual world. Jean Pennycook told us about penguins. I learnt that the size of a penguin egg is the size of a big duck egg! A penguin leaves its babies if its hungry. I learnt that there were 24 hours of daylight. Jingzy 1.I learnt that they have a phone. 2. I learnt there is all day of day light. 3. It takes 50 days for the little penguins to grow their feters Turf (Chris) On Thursday the 11/12/08 we had a live talk with about 17 participants. We talked to Jean Pennycook always from Australia (jean was in Antarctica)
  14. 14. 10:29 AM Do the kids do anything there for Halloween? I'm going to talk about Halloween here, but want to know whether they do any of the typical things or if it is or is not familiar to them. 10:48 AM me: Oh fantastic Lorraine We dont really do anything. It is not usually done in Australia although some of the supermarkets are selling Halloween type things now 10:49 AM Lorraine: so trick or treating is not something that they do but they've heard about..? me: they will love to hear about Halloween. How opportune right near the date Lorraine: it is not something that 15 - 16 year olds do here...but at least it might be of interest to them to hear about it. me: They have heard of it cos they love American TV shows but we dont do it
  15. 15. 2nd Post
  16. 16. blogs How we connect and communicate!
  17. 17. Keys to Success! Find someone with similar interests. We share the passion of connecting students with others across the globe. Keep in contact throughout the year. Share news and photos of current and future projects with the partner teacher. Always look at possibilities rather than limitations. We teach students in different grade levels in different time zones. We've found ways to make our collaboration work. Reflect on projects when they are complete. Discuss what worked and what didn't. Be willing to try things again.
  18. 18. Tips and Hints • Start small. • Test the software and hardware before using it with students. • Be patient, keep experimenting and working at success! • Practice using the software with students before any 'live event.' • Be flexible. Always have an alternate plan to fall back on. • Be willing to take some risks and learn from them. • Always have a back up plan should technology fail. • Find someone who has similar interests. Start small. Be willing to take some risks and make some mistakes Test
  19. 19. Challenges • technology • time zones • age group differences • infrastructure • family expectations
  20. 20. Trialing google chat video
  21. 21. Why connect and collaborate globally? • Authentic learning • Project based learning • It is fun! • Learn different ways, cultures • Reflect on their own culture in greater depth

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