|Photo by Lyndsay Craven|
I am really excited about this opportunity for many of our teachers to take their first dip into this type of global collaboration with their students. Lisa Condran, Library Media Specialist at Lincoln Elementary is quite tech savvy, but she has taken on the new challenge for her of connecting about half of the teachers in the school with different classrooms around the world using a variety of collaborative tools and reading a variety of books. The classroom teachers will read the books in class and Lisa and Tech Instructional Assistant Mark Johnson will make the connections with tech in both the library and the lab. Students will be connecting with students across the country in Canada and even as far away as Indonesia. Deena Franklin, 3rd grade teacher extraordinaire at Jefferson, is doing what great teachers do. She is modeling new learning to her students and continuing to challenge herself and grow as a teacher. Tech is a scary word for her, but she is facing her fears head on with support from her peers. Her students will be connecting with a class in Wisconsin via Edmodo and sharing with tools such as Padlet. As the project continues, I hope to be able to share how this project is impacting our students across the district as they join together and learn from students and teachers around the world.
For more information about this project and to follow along visit the Global Read Aloud Project.
To explore some of the tools that teachers will use to connect and share visit these sites.
Edmodo.com (MountVernon.Edmodo.com within our district)
Skype in the Classroom
Twitter for Educators Pin It Now!