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Early Childhood Reflections (May #globalclassroom Archives)

Totally agree with @robynthiessen “Once you go flat, you never go back!!”Power of authentic audience and purpose #globalclassroom — Tasha Cowdy (@tashacowdy) May 12, 2013 Children love to learn from other kids. That is where I have seen the power

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Connecting & Collaborating in Early Childhood (May #globalclassroom Chat)

To celebrate the publication of our first Global Classroom Project feature article, in the K-3 Class Ideas magazine here in Australia, this month’s #globalclassroom chat is dedicated to exploring the possibilities for global connections and collaboration in Early Childhood (K-3).

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KNOCK Those Classroom Walls DOWN!

WAIT a minute … before you take that TOO seriously, PLEASE continue reading. Put that sledge hammer down … we’re not talking demolition … we’re talking global connections! That’s right … you can’t BUILD global connections without FLATTENING those CLASSROOM

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January #globalclassroom Chat Reflections: a HUGE Celebration of Collaboration and Community!

#globalclassroom Vision: to uphold our new class motto: we learn WITH the world, not just ABOUT the world. — brette lockyer (@brettelockyer) January 13, 2013 It’s hard to believe that the January #globalclassroom chats have already come and gone! The

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Global Perspectives in Inquiry – #globalclassroom Chat (November 2012)

This month marks the ONE YEAR anniversary of the #globalclassroom chats. From humble beginnings, these chats have become a major monthly event on the global education calendar, and truly taken on a life of their own. This month’s chat sees a slew

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Getting a global project started … Where do you begin, and how do you make it meaningful and sustainable?

The May #globalclassroom chats are upon us, and this month’s question and discussion post comes to us courtesy of Laurie Renton, a Grade Three teacher working in Alberta, Canada. (@RentonL) In her own words … this is how her global

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Archives for February #globalclassroom chats

The February #globalclassroom chat archives are now available on our wiki. Direct Link: February Archive Thankyou to @iEARNUSA and @murcha for moderating the lively discussions! Due to unforeseen circumstances, the February 14 chat did not run as planned. We look

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“Visualising Global Collaboration” ~ February #globalclassroom Chat

Well, it’s time to announce the topic for the next #globalclassroom chats! Our February topic comes to use courtesy of @iEARNUSA, and promises to be our most visually engaging chat yet. How do teachers use visual aids to share and

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Links & Archive for the January #globalclassroom Chats

The January Twitter Chat Archives are now available on the #globalclassroom wiki. The monthly #globalclassroom discussions are becoming a valuable means for teachers around the world to connect, share, learn, and find partners for collaborative projects; and our recent January

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Enabling Student Collaboration: January #globalclassroom chat

Here’s some food for thought … How can we create authentic opportunities for our students to talk, share, learn and collaborate with their classmates and other students around the world? How can we enable our students to learn, communicate, and

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The #globalclassroom Twitter Chats

Do you enjoy meeting teachers around the world? Are you interested in global education or global collaboration? Have you heard about global projects, but don’t know where to start?Would you like your students to have opportunities to practice their language

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New Project Announcement: Learning About the Holocaust through Children’s Literature (Grade 5) 2 – 6 January 2012

Miss Cherry, a teacher from Virginia, USA, will be teaching her fifth-grade (ages 10-11) class about the Holocaust using children’s literature, including the book, Number the Stars, in the first week of January 2012. She would love her students to

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“Below the Tip of the Iceberg” #globalclassroom Chat – December 2011

As teachers engaged in global projects, we are opening up our classrooms to the world; and exposing our students to different lives and cultures around the world. We are building opportunities for kids to talk to kids, to learn from

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Announcing the Inaugural #globalclassroom Twitter Chats

Well, we are finally in a position to announce our inaugural Global Classroom Project Twitter Chats. Thankyou to everyone who voted in our Twitter polls! We will be running two monthly chats using the #globalclassroom hashtag. These chats will be

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Please Support the “Hana’s Suitcase” Twitter Chat (Nov 10)

This important, upcoming event came to us via Heidi Siwak (@HeidiSiwak) in Canada; and we’d love to see some of our #globalclassroom teachers & students contribute to this amazing initiative! Heidi Siwak’s Grade 6 class, @class62siwak, is preparing to host

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