This post explains how I used to team teach in the primary classroom and a modified model that works well with four classes in one open learning environment. Includes an infographic with team teaching tips!
Teaming Up For International Dot Day
International Dot Day is coming up around September 15. Find out how you can get involved with your students and learn what I’m doing to connect and celebrate the day. I also share 5 steps to starting your own team blogging project.
Join Me For The Student Blogging Challenge!
Want your students to learn about blogging while connecting with others around the globe? You might want to join me for the next 10 week Student Blogging Challenge beginning October 7. It’s free and it’s fun!
How To Connect with Other Classes Around the World Through Blogging
Global competency is a must for our students! This post outlines dos and don’ts for teachers looking to connect their students with other classes around the world through blogging.
Making Educational Blogging Work for You
Originally published as a guest post on Free Technology for Teachers. I was introduced to educational blogging in 2008. A twenty minute tutorial by a Department of Education staff member was enough to ignite my interest and, four years on, blogging is something that really works in my classroom. When I look back at how I […]
ISTE 2012 – What an Experience!
Six weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to win the Victorian Teachers Mutual Bank Outstanding Primary Teacher Award. This award has partially allowed me to attend the ISTE conference in San Diego, California and meet some of my international blogging buddies face to face. Meeting Mrs Yollis! When I arrived in the USA, my long term blogging […]
Students Learning From Their Blogging Buddies
I seem to be continually uncovering more and more benefits to educational blogging. Aside from the advantages that I’ve shared here and here, having your class involved in the educational blogging community allows students to learn from and with their peers from all around the world. In my class we often use our blogging buddies’ posts as inspiration for classroom activities, […]
Fun and Games
So many rewards can come out of connections made through blogging and global collaboration. I love watching my students learn about literacy, maths, geography, technology, history and all sorts of things about life around the world with their blogging buddies. It is such an authentic and memorable way to learn. Last November when we were […]
Reflection on Our World, Our Stories
The Our World, Our Stories project has come to an end this week. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of 2011 for my class. My grade two students worked with classes in the USA, Canada, Belize, New Zealand and Ghana to share their stories and learn about how others live. We used […]
QuadBlogging is something I have blogged about here earlier this year. The term QuadBlogging was coined by David Mitchell. The concept: four blogging classes come together and learn about one another one week at a time. Each week a different blog in the quad is the focus and the other three classes take the time […]
Start Your Own Global Project: A 10 Step Guide
Like the idea of connecting with classes overseas? This 10 step guide shows you how to easily set up your own global project so your students can learn from and with others from all corners of the globe.
Our World, Our Stories
Next week, my class will be joining in with many of their “blogging buddies” from around the world in a new global project. This project is called Our World, Our Stories and the blog http://ourworldourstories.edublogs.org/ will be our central meeting place. After months of planning, we look forward to launching this seven week project on […]
RSCON3 – Collaborating with Global Blogging Buddies
Want to learn about how my students and I have connected with blogging buddies around the world? As I have blogged about here, RSCON3 is the third Reform Symposium e-conference for educators. It is 100% free and is scheduled to be held on July 30th – August 1st, 2011. My presentation – Connecting with Global […]
Skype in the Classroom
As I have blogged about many times in the past I love to flatten my classroom walls and collaborate globally with my students. I have found Skype to be a wonderful tool for collaboration. It is easy, free and has countless uses. Skyping can bring learning to life! In my grade two class we have […]
Update: David Mitchell launched the official QuadBlogging site in June 2011. Click here to find it. This is the place to go to sign up for quad blogging and find out all about it. **** If you’re on Twitter you may have heard the term QuadBlogging being thrown around lately. I first heard about it […]