The goal of this project is to learn how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Students will be able to see the differences and similarities between themselves and others around the world. Teachers and students can add to the VoiceThread by uploading photos and videos. They can also leave comments and ask questions.
On Friday November 2nd , we did a “Mystery Skype” with Lin Lin Tan. she gave us clues, and the students were able to us their map skills and figure out that she lives in Taiwan! The students also asked Lin Lin questions about where she lives, what kind of toys they have, and her friends.
I met Lin Lin through the Hello Little World Skyper group and the Global Classoom Project. It is a large group of educators from all over the world who collaborate and work together to bring the world to our students.
A big THANK YOU you to Lin Lin for staying up late to Skype with us!
What a fun day we had Skyping with a 3rd grade class in suburban Chicago. My students read their reader’s theater excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the other class shared some of their writing. Afterwards, the students asked each other questions. We learned that a Chicago Dog has a bunch of stuff most second graders don’t like and that deep dish pizza sounds really good. My students shared their favorite sports teams and their ancestral heritage. During the call we also discovered that both classes have blogs so we made a plan to read and comment on each others’ blogs! My students really enjoyed the experience and asked if we could do it again!
One of the primary goals of The Global Classroom Project blog is to share our teachers’ and students’ stories as they engage in our various projects & activities.
Today, we are happy to share Mrs Louise Morgan’s (Texas, USA) Global Classroom Map, an idea which we hope will inspire similar maps all over the world!
A Hallway Display to be Proud Of!
I just created this Global Classroom Project map on the wall outside our room. We are hoping to add more schools from other countries soon!
So far we have one international contact – A cupcake greeting from Mrs. Harrison’s class in Belfast, Northern Ireland!
Our contacts in the U.S. include students sharing on Edmodo in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New York. We are also working on a seasons project with a school on Long Island, NY and a Voice Thread project with a school in Ohio!