Connecting and Collaborating in the Classroom and with the World

Want to harness the power of free online tools to promote collaborations and connections within your classroom? See how tools such as blogs, social media, and interactive websites motivate students to show, share, and engage with other learners. Discover how to use these tools to step out of your room and connect with classrooms within your region and around the world. Learn about global projects that address a variety of curriculum areas for various grades. Participants will be able to see classroom examples of tools and projects that met a variety of academic goals and learner needs.

Contact me: kim_gill@wrdsb.on.ca
Twitter: @Gill_Ville

Resources:

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Twitter in the Classroom

http://twitter.com
Classroom Example: http://twitter.com/gill_villeans

Additional resources found on the web:

http://www.teachhub.com/50-ways-use-twitter-classroom

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1K0y4vIDtDEpJiNBq2lWpOUQQydHZac1VmTcOvkIwLrY/embed?hl=en&size=s&slide=id.p
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Blogging with Students

http://kidblog.org
Classroom Example: http://kidblog.org/gill-ville2013

Additional resources found on the web:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtRujlH4ibg
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EDMODO - social network for schools

http://edmodo.com

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Global Read Aloud Project


http://www.globalreadaloud.com


http://globalreadaloud.wikispaces.com
Examples of past involvement:

http://globalreadaloudproject.wikispaces.com

http://www.globalreadaloud.com/2010/11/connected-by-book-gill-ville-goes.html
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Projects By Jen

http://www.projectsbyjen.com
OREO project sample:
http://animoto.com/play/MupmwRiTpqaqYpDUNf50eg

Holiday Card Exchange sample using Bill Atkinson's Photocard App:
http://blogs.wrdsb.ca/gillk/2011/11/28/an-early-start-to-the-season/

Picture It! sample:
https://twitter.com/Gill_Ville/status/334374076292403200
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Mystery Skype & Skype in the Classroom

https://education.skype.com/mysteryskype
http://langwitches.org/blog/2010/04/11/skype-jobs-for-students/
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Travelling Mascots & Characters

http://www.langwitches.org/blog/travel/teddybearsaroundtheworld/


http://www.flatstanleyproject.com
Classroom Example:
http://gillthegoldfishgoesglobal.wikispaces.com
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Digital Pen Pals

http://penpalnews.com

http://epals.com

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Quadblogging

http://quadblogging.net

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Past Projects (Ideas and Inspiration)

Write On Progressive Story Writing:
http://writeyourstory.wikispaces.com

Teapot Project:
http://animoto.com/play/G2YqAVIwr71oFd2nWCJRmg

Global Art Show:
http://globalartshow.pbworks.com/w/page/60005878/FrontPage
Other Global Projects and Resources:

Rock Our Word: http://www.rockourworld.org

Flat Connections:
http://www.flatconnections.com/flat-projects.html