“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” – Socrates
I strongly believe in global communication and make this apart of my curriculum, because I believe students need to develop important skills in collaborating and problem solving with peers worldwide. When you begin a new project online and invite teachers and their students to participate, you begin to widen your perspective. Below is a slide presentation and various bookmarks to get you started connecting!
Incredible Global Projects to Give You Ideas
These are some fantastic examples of global projects. Some are no longer active, but they provide you with an idea of projects:
- Read Aloud to the World
- Young Clovers– children send a teddy bear on adventures to other schools.
- Around the World with 80 Schools by Langwitches
- Write Your Story
- The Monster Project
- The Global Read Aloud
- The Lunchbox Project
- The Global Hello Project
- Coffee Chug Wiki
- The Odyssey World Trek
- Glogsters From the World Wiki
Where to Find Classes Worldwide to Connect
- The Skype for Educators Community is full of current global projects and allows you to post an invitation for your project or join Mystery Skypes and more!
- The Epals Global Community– With classrooms in 200 countries and territories, ePals makes it easy to connect learners locally, nationally or internationally.
- The Global Classroom Projects Wiki accepts new projects each year. This incredible community hosts various projects for teachers like Edmodo penpals, digital scrapbooks, and mystery locations.
Resources to Get You Started
- Acceptable Use Policies bookmarks
- Prezi: Using Skype, blogs, and more to start a global project
- Goal 7: Make a Global Connection
- Goal 9: Make a Global Connection
- Do Our Students Realize They Live in the World?
- Getting Children Involved with Edtech and Voicethread
- Learning Beyond Walls: 21 Skype Resources
Get your students started on a global collaboration project!
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