Transforming learning through global collaboration
Hi all,Here's a question I hope you can help me think through. As our system begins to reculture, there are a few staff who have become very keen to try new things in order to meet the needs of their…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Balen Dec 6, 2012.
I actually started this journey in the winter of 2010 when I was working as a high school English teacher, who knew then that something had to change in the teaching-learning process. I stumbled upon Flat Classroom and it seemed like a fantasy to me. You know, one of those things that other people do, and you just read about them? But over the next few months, I warmed up to the idea; that is, I decided that my students and I could and should do the Flat Classroom project. I got excited. I…Continue
Posted on January 13, 2013 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment
Pitching a global project is actually a multi-step process; that is, if you are serious about implementing it.
Once the project is designed, you will present it at F.L.A.Ts (Future Learning Action Talks), which is really good. However, in my experience (limited to one presentation and viewing two other presentations) there is not much of an 'outside' audience. So you must persist. The next step would be to grow your project in the …Continue
Posted on January 13, 2013 at 8:44pm — 1 Comment
Why plan and integrate global projects into your curriculum?
The move towards individualized learning is happening (see Horizon Report 2011: K-12 Edition), but along the way educators will and do struggle with getting themselves ready. How do I manage a class of 25 students each on his or her own learning path? We know we can no longer stand and deliver. We know we need to engage…Continue
Posted on January 13, 2013 at 7:17pm — 4 Comments
During the fall of 2012, I worked closely with two teachers as they participated in the Global Read Aloud (GRA) for the first time. We were all beginners in reaching out to other classrooms-in our schools and beyond our schools-in using various web 2.0 tools, and in thinking through this kind of teaching and learning. The GRA 2012 ran the month of October, but our celebration happened in December because the teachers integrate other subject areas with the novel and expanded and extended the…Continue
Posted on December 31, 2012 at 12:00pm