Kristen Wideen @mrswideen
Learn to incorporate global collaborative projects with your primary students. Discover strategies and resources for engaging students in all curriculum strands with authentic student examples.This presentation will highlight resources for facilitating learning through global collaboration. Student blogging, global read alouds and collaborative projects will be explored in depth.
Support notes from Kristen
Thank you so much for attending my session. If you have any questions or comments you can find me online in a lot of places. Listed below are some of the ways you can get a hold of me:
Class Twitter: @mrswideensclass
Professional Blog: Mrs. Wideen’s Blog
Here are a few ways to connect with other classrooms.
Download Skype Here: http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/
Skype In The Classroom: https://education.skype.com
Mystery Number: Here
Twitter: Download Here
Index of Twitter Chats: Here
Blog post about activities you can do with your class on Twitter: I Created A Class Twitter Account, Now What?
Download Kidblog Here.
Download Edublogs Here.
Primary Blogging Community Here.
Projects By Jen http://projectsbyjen.com
Skype or Google Hangout
Mystery Skype – skype to someone and you have to figure out where they live. Students ask questions to the Skype connection
Mystery number – using Skype or Twitter – one class chooses a number the other class tries to figure it out.
Sharing an inquiry – any question can be explored between classes
Primary Blogging Community – project linking up classrooms to blog together – now has 80 classrooms working together K-4
What is the Primary Blogging Community?
Here is a Flat Stanley blog
A key point for blogging – kids need an audience! If you close your blog the students have no audience and they will lose interest. Consider the potential of teaching other students around the world. Kids need the feedback and comments.
Example of a project that connects – ePals