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Here are the notes we took on this topic at the NW Vita-Learn meeting:

Global Connections:

Get *yourself *connected - http://edconnectr.connectededucators.org/

Educator’s PLN - http://edupln.ning.com/

St. Albans -

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   got a grant for making Global connections - Around the world in 180 days
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   Connected with a teacher in India, Japan, Canada, and US
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   Make sure you make the project about everybody and not just your
   students to get people interested and wanting to connect
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   Taking a book that students are reading and try to connect with
   teachers/school in an area the book is about


Burlington-

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   What does my day look like from 4-9 (After-school project)


Everyone

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   UVM has an exchange program to check into to find places to connect
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   Edmodo has a lot to connect with
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   Flat Classroom Project - $65-70 a class for half a year
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   Flat Classroom Book
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   Make connections through the Peace Corps
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   Make connections in Google+
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   International ....... - something in Colchester - can’t remember the
   name.  They bring speakers in
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   Skype in the Classroom  https://education.skype.com/
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Williston-

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   Flat Classroom Project
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   Global Read Aloud - http://www.globalreadaloud.com/
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   Using Twitter, Google+, Edmodo to make connections
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   Mystery Skype
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   Students blogging, quad-blogging with other classrooms
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   Skype in the Classroom  https://education.skype.com/
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   Connect with a class in each state to ask questions and learn what you
   can’t learn from searching on the web. Build a website, maps, info, etc.


CESU:

written it into 2nd, 5th, and 7th grade social studies study of culture
units:
“They have to connect digitally with a classroom in another culture.” - new
Tech GE required.

Bonnie Birdsall
Technology Integration Specialist
Williston School District
Williston, VT 05495

New phone: 802-871-6024
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Twitter: @bonniebird


On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Lauren Parren <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Bonnie et al, at the last VITA-NW meeting we took notes on this subject.
>  I haven't looked, but wonder if those are posted?  Of course, you neatly
> summarized the key points here, but there might be more pointers there.
>  Thanks to everyone who contributed here!
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 2:39 PM, Bonnie Birdsall <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> I second Joanne- use Edmodo to connect with other classes, Comments4Kids
>> along with Kidblog, Skype in the Classroom and ePals.
>>
>> We have 8 teachers participating in the Flat Classroom Projects that are
>> underway. There's another round getting started in January/February. There
>> is a cost, but it's minimal and the experience is well worth it, thus far!
>>
>>
>>
>> Bonnie Birdsall
>> Technology Integration Specialist
>> Williston School District
>> Williston, VT 05495
>>
>> New phone: 802-871-6024
>> [log in to unmask]
>> Twitter: @bonniebird
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Finnegan, Joanne <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Addition to my former post ...
>>>
>>> Sharing work can be done on Google Apps. Edmodo is a watered down LMS
>>> and a closed environment with a variety of ways to share primarily
>>> discussion forum (but, I'm not totally familiar with all the options in
>>> there), ePals allows for exchanges between the "pals," but the classes
>>> using it have used Google Apps/Drive for sharing things like video.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Matthew Allen <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello!
>>>>
>>>> I have a 1st-3rd grade team that is interested in making global
>>>> connections, but I'm struggling to find the best platform for this.
>>>>
>>>> The City School students have some topics they want to cover with
>>>> different classes from around the world. They'd like multimedia responses
>>>> that can be hosted someplace for others to view. So, they want synchronous
>>>> communication throughout the project, but they would like to have an
>>>> asynchronous meeting to wrap it up.
>>>>
>>>> I have some ideas, but I want to hear what suggestions you have.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Matt Allen
>>>> Innovation Specialist
>>>> St. Albans City School
>>>> St. Albans, VT 05478
>>>>
>>>> Twitter: @mrallen5
>>>> Blog: mrallenslearning.blogspot.com
>>>> (802) 393-8081
>>>>
>>>>
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