Engage in conversations across the world.
Creating a global classroom
Topics that will be covered
- How can you connect your classroom to the rest of the world?
- Explore these tools, Skype, Twitter and blog
- Choose one or two you want to try
- Further collaboration, comment on this post if you want to connect with another teacher at the workshop.
Websites to visit
- Skype in the classroom, you have to log on to use this.
- Twitter, you probably have an account, if not go here. TweetDeck is my choice.
- Blog, I use WordPress, start your blog here. Good advice “Starting or reflecting on a blog” Doug Peterson
- Visualize where your visitors are from with Clustrmaps or Revolvermap
- Want to find schools to work with – try Quadblogging
- Try eTwinning.
- Make a presentation here MySimpleShow
- Hashtags to follow; #teacher flippedclassroom, #SkypeClassroom, #mysteryskype
Examples of projects for your students
- How to spot fake news. Have your students comment on the Padlet and on the students’ blogs.
- Global challenges – climate change. Sharing their opinion on global warming and the climate. Have your students comment on the Padlet and on the students’ blogs
- Join the Kiva project and discuss challenges with starting up business in different parts of the world
- Letter to the Minister of Education. Compare the thoughts from the Norwegian students with how you think the schools should look like today.