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Launching Global Classroom: 2011-12

Slide notes for the Official Launch of The Global Classroom Project: 2011-12.

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Launching Global Classroom: 2011-12

  1. 1. Deb Frazier (@frazierde ) Global Classroom Creator Ohio, USA Michael Graffin ( @mgraffin ) Global Classroom Coordinator Perth, Western Australia Launch Webinar September 30 / October 1, 2011 [email_address]
  2. 2. Aims of the Session <ul><ul><li>To explore our history, philosophy, and community goals for Global Classroom 2011-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To explain how you can join & participate in our online community & discussion platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To provide an opportunity to connect, share, and talk with other teachers around the world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To celebrate the launch of our very first global projects! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Poll: Where are we at?  <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>B  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul><ul><li>D </li></ul>I've just heard about the Global Classroom Project , and I'm here to learn more about it! I've signed up, but I'm wondering where to start. I'm keen to start making connections & collaborate with other teachers and classes around the world!  I'm familiar with global projects, and can't wait to share my project ideas with my fellow teachers!
  4. 4. 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.&quot; </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>
  5. 5. We're building a  Global Learning Community Did you know?   The  Global Classroom Manifesto was written by 40 teachers from 15 countries?  
  6. 6. Getting Involved In Global Classroom 2011-12 &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>Participate in a mascot / Flat Stanley Exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish connections with teachers and classes in other countries 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
  7. 7. Global Classroom - Web 2.0 <ul><li>The Global Classroom Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest news and projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest posts from experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place to share your stories, projects, photos, and learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global Classroom 2011-12 Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Overviews  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Pages  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Pages, Videos, Photos, Writing, etc </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Global Classroom  Teachers' Communities &quot;We're building the online spaces where teachers can engage in global conversations with teachers around the world&quot; We also provide Contact Directories for our K-3, Grades 4-6, and Grades 7-12 Groups (shared via email)
  9. 9. Edmodo &  Global Classroom  2011-12 <ul><li>What is Edmodo? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>benefits for teachers/students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started/User Info   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher/Student Set Up                       </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moderation       </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grouping  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Classroom Teacher  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>      Group - Code di7r4m                                                      </li></ul><ul><li>                                                                             </li></ul>Theresa Allen Edmodo Manager Illinois, USA @tdallen5 [email_address] Tina Schmidt Edmodo Manager Pennsylvania, USA @MrsSchmidtB4 [email_address]
  10. 10. Our First Projects!  Let the conversations and the learning begin ...
  11. 11. &quot;Kids Speak&quot;  (K-3 Project) <ul><li>Goals of the Project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To allow students to create authentic work that represents the thoughts of and voices of children around the world. </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
  12. 12. <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.
  13. 13. 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.” </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
  14. 14. 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!
  15. 15. Questions? Feedback?  <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  16. 16. Quick Links  <ul><li>Sign Up:  Teacher Registration Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://theglobalclassroomproject.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki: http://globalclassroom2011-12.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Please read our  Global Classroom Participant's Guide (shared in our Welcome Email ) for further details and links to our (members-only)  Contact Directories .   </li></ul>

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