#globalclassroom Twitter Chat Archive - December 10-11, 2011

edtechdunny
3:00 PM
Welcome to #globalclassroom chat! I'm tweeting from Northern Virginia where it is sunny but chilly!
KathrynTrask
3:02 PM
@edtechdunny Hello I'm tweeting from New Zealand and in this part it is warm and cloudy! #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:03 PM
Today we hope to talk a bit about how to get past the tip of the iceberg, the cultural iceberg #globalclassroom chat
espanateacher
3:04 PM
@edtechdunny I'm joining you from warm and sunny Arizona, USA! #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:05 PM
@KathrynTrask Welcome to #globalclassroom chat - What are some global projects you are doing or are interested in?
valruckes
3:05 PM
@edtechdunny I'm tweeting from Michigan & it's cold and sunny here too. #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:06 PM
@espanateacher Sounds great! It's been chilly there tho, no? How are your global projects going? #globalclassroom
espanateacher
3:07 PM
@edtechdunny Today was our first warm day in a while. Glimpse around the World has its first theme of pictures up. #globalclassroom
KathrynTrask
3:08 PM
@edtechdunny I am on Edmodo, am going to participate in hero project, and flickr photos, but mch has got lost in end yr. #globalclassroom
espanateacher
3:08 PM
December/Janurary theme for the Glimpse around the World is holidays! http://t.co/tQ63VnAz #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:08 PM
Just stumbled across #globalclassroom chat! Hello everyone-I'm Elle tweeting from Mississippi (USA).
edtechdunny
3:09 PM
@valruckes #globalclassroom at least it's sunny! when i lived in MI I rarely saw the sun - what kinds of global projects r u interested in?
KathrynTrask
3:09 PM
In this chat I hope to get myself focused for next year. As are on holidays for rest of Dec and January will wait to Feb. #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:10 PM
@Elle_Gifted welcome! #globalclassroom tell us about your global interests!
AkelaSilkman
3:10 PM
@edtechdunny @espanateacher Popping in from Haines Alaska. Cold and snowy here! #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:10 PM
@KathrynTrask #globalclassroom when do you come back to school?
Elle_Gifted
3:10 PM
@edtechdunny My favorite project that I'm following is Our World, Our Stories. http://t.co/wcHonu9p #globalclassroom
valruckes
3:11 PM
Focus has been classroom blog & making connections w/others classrooms around the world Not very familiar w/other projects #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:11 PM
@espanateacher #globalclassroom how has the glimpse project been going? are students getting "below the tip of the iceberg"?
Elle_Gifted
3:11 PM
@edtechdunny Would like to mimic for elem #gifted classes for spring. Have about 12 classes interested already! #globalclassroom
KathrynTrask
3:11 PM
@edtechdunny We are back right at beginning of February here in NZ. They are our summer hols. #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:12 PM
@valruckes I use my class blog to connect. Let me know if u would like to collaborate! http://t.co/nO0VHon2 #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:13 PM
We recently did an Around the World w/Skype Project. Check it out! http://t.co/JoHjvN2Y #globalclassroom
valruckes
3:13 PM
@Elle_Gifted Would love that. I teach 1st grade but grade level doesn't matter:) #globalclassroom
espanateacher
3:14 PM
@edtechdunny The Glimpse project seems to be taking off, but we'd love to have more countries. #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:14 PM
@edtechdunny Like your mention of below the tip of iceberg metaphor. Use that to introduce culture in my gifted classes. #globalclassroom
LennaWagner
3:14 PM
In Social Studies we've been doing country studies to (hopefully) foster cultural awareness #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:15 PM
@valruckes My 2nd graders can work w/your 1st graders. #globalclassroom
valruckes
3:15 PM
@espanateacher What is Glimpse project? #globalclassroom
espanateacher
3:15 PM
@Elle_Gifted My students use Skype across America last year. I wish we could do more video. They like that the most. #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:16 PM
@espanateacher neat! #globalclassroom
LesLinks
3:16 PM
RT @Elle_Gifted: We recently did an Around the World w/Skype Project. Check it out! http://t.co/JoHjvN2Y #globalclassroom
KathrynTrask
3:16 PM
@espanateacher have not contributed yet .But intend getting to the Glimpse project in February. #globalclassroom
valruckes
3:17 PM
I do an Explorations Project w/my first graders.They take home a book & related activity which explores various cultures #globalclassroom.
edtechdunny
3:17 PM
anyone interested in grades 6-12 collaboration for #globalclassroom?
espanateacher
3:18 PM
@valruckes Glimpse has student take pictures of different areas of culture in their community. #globalclassroom
valruckes
3:19 PM
@espanateacher Wow! I could get into that! #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:19 PM
@espanateacher @valruckes #globalclassroom wondering how to help get you more countries?
Elle_Gifted
3:19 PM
@valruckes Like your Explorations Project. We host a Culture Day Celebration. http://t.co/315Jet3s #globalclassroom
valruckes
3:21 PM
@Elle_Gifted Is your Culture Day a school wide event? #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:21 PM
@edtechdunny I rely on Ed Skype site, Twitter, & my professional blog to get participation. http://t.co/Ux6UR44w #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:21 PM
@valruckes It is, check out the link I sent (blog post). #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
3:21 PM
RT @Elle_Gifted: We recently did an Around the World w/Skype Project. Check it out! http://t.co/JoHjvN2Y #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:22 PM
@Elle_Gifted We had kids create boards on culture/countries (tri fold boards), dress up, & enjoy our performances! #globalclassroom
espanateacher
3:22 PM
@edtechdunny I was very proactive in finding states in our Skype Across America project. #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:23 PM
Please vote! #globalclassroom proud that Global Classroom 2011-12: was Nominated for Best Educational Wiki http://t.co/DSRfcdk4
Elle_Gifted
3:23 PM
RT @edtechdunny: Please vote! #globalclassroom proud that Global Classroom 2011-12: was Nominated for Best Educational Wiki http://t.co/DSRfcdk4
CliveSir
3:24 PM
For long-term relationships with Sri Lankan schools/ cultural exchanges see http://t.co/bRbD3aig #globalclassroom
espanateacher
3:24 PM
@edtechdunny I'd like to search for countries with the same rigor, but can people still join? #globalclassroom
valruckes
3:25 PM
@Elle_Gifted Thanks for the link. Looks very engaging and informative. #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:26 PM
@valruckes It was so much fun! I'm hoping to get our local univ involved (dance/orchestra depts). #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:27 PM
@CliveSir Welcome to #globalclassroom chat! Thanks for sharing your link!
edtechdunny
3:28 PM
another site to try for partners: http://t.co/URuctXcU it is for IB but teachers don't have to be IB to register and join #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:28 PM
Lost in all of the links to such incredible projects! #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:29 PM
So excited to start incorporating more tech into our penpal correspondence. #globalclassroom
valruckes
3:29 PM
@edtechdunny Just voted. Looked at the Wiki earlier and loved it! #globalclassroom
TheDreamFairies
3:30 PM
RT @AkelaSilkman: So excited to start incorporating more tech into our penpal correspondence. #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:30 PM
@LennaWagner Check out my Culture Day Celebration. Great for exposure & exploration! http://t.co/315Jet3s #globalclassroom
CliveSir
3:30 PM
@edtechdunny Thank you! AdoptSriLanka is where I volunteered for 12months. Excellent org :) #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:30 PM
teacher I know is working w/ @global_nomads & teleconferencing w/ students in Afghanistan - first topic is media #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:31 PM
@valruckes Would love more info on how you do this! #globalclassroom
valruckes
3:32 PM
I would love that. Thanks! RT @Elle_Gifted: @valruckes My 2nd graders can work w/your 1st graders. #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:32 PM
I would like to Skype with our penpals in Qatar but not sure what to do about the time difference? #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:32 PM
@AkelaSilkman thanks for joining us! #globalclassroom it can be overwhelming - what do u like about your penpal project?
espanateacher
3:32 PM
@edtechdunny That's wonderful! What program do they use for teleconferencing? #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:33 PM
@espanateacher #globalclassroom this project uses Tandberg
Elle_Gifted
3:33 PM
@AkelaSilkman Is there a way for your students to stay afterschool or do it after a PTA meeting? #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:34 PM
PenPal project allows students to interact beyond the tip of the iceberg. #globalclassroom
CliveSir
3:35 PM
@AkelaSilkman What is the time difference? They 12hrs or so ahead of you? #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:35 PM
@AkelaSilkman If you can't Skype, you can always use Voicethreads or post videos for them on class blog. #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:35 PM
@AkelaSilkman #globalclassroom have you considered @voicethread? it would be asynchronous, but students could still see video of each other
familysimpson
3:35 PM
RT @Elle_Gifted: We recently did an Around the World w/Skype Project. Check it out! http://t.co/JoHjvN2Y #globalclassroom
espanateacher
3:35 PM
@AkelaSilkman I'm having a similar issue. I'm looking for methods to record a Skype call. #edtech #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:35 PM
They ask and answer ?'s that are most relevant to them. Organic comparison of daily life: camels, heat, moose, snow #globalclassroom
espanateacher
3:36 PM
@Elle_Gifted I do like the idea of @voicethread. They seem wonderful! #globalclassroom
valruckes
3:37 PM
@AkelaSilkman I will DM you more info about my Explorations Project. #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:37 PM
@espanateacher @Elle_Gifted @voicethread #globalclassroom we did a project last year where some "experts" commented on the kids' work
AkelaSilkman
3:37 PM
Just learning about Voicethread and it's capabilities. Great tool to enhance penpal experience! #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:37 PM
@espanateacher Here is a link of tech tools/apps to record #Skype calls http://t.co/MNGA0XhB #edtech #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:38 PM
Qatar penpals were curious about recess in the snow. Currently trying to create podcast w/pics about recess in the snow. #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:38 PM
RT @edtechdunny: #globalclassroom we did a project last year where some "experts" commented on the kids' work> Will borrow that idea!
AkelaSilkman
3:39 PM
@valruckes Fantastic! Thank you! So important to broaden student's perspective in isolated Alaska!!! #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:39 PM
@edtechdunny @espanateacher @Elle_Gifted @voicethread #globalclassroom here's the link http://t.co/erkHU49G pretty motivating for kids
hahvenjarvi
3:40 PM
RT @Elle_Gifted: @espanateacher Here is a link of tech tools/apps to record #Skype calls http://t.co/MNGA0XhB #edtech #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:40 PM
If you have a minute please vote 4 our Math Poster Contest! We will tally votes on Monday. TIA http://t.co/SbUbLipU #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:40 PM
@AkelaSilkman #globalclassroom I wish my daughter's school in VA would do recess in the snow :( below 32 degress and they won't go outside!
Elle_Gifted
3:40 PM
@edtechdunny Thanks for sharing the link! #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:42 PM
I've considered an evening or afterschool session. We have strong parent involv. most students would likely show. #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:42 PM
@chrislehmann join us for #globalclassroom chat right now! how does SLA get kids to think about the world?
AkelaSilkman
3:42 PM
@CliveSir Yes I believe that they are about 12 hrs ahead. #globalclassroom
espanateacher
3:43 PM
RT @Elle_Gifted: If you have a minute please vote 4 our Math Poster Contest! We will tally votes on Monday. TIA http://t.co/SbUbLipU #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:43 PM
RT @Elle_Gifted: If you have a minute please vote 4 our Math Poster Contest! We will tally votes on Monday. TIA http://t.co/SbUbLipU #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:44 PM
@Elle_Gifted love this - will vote after #globalclassroom chat is archived!
Elle_Gifted
3:44 PM
@edtechdunny Thank you! My kids loving having a global audience! #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:45 PM
#globalclassroom if anyone knows a grades 6-12 teacher that would be interested, please share: http://t.co/b77As2pV our kids want feedback!
Elle_Gifted
3:45 PM
RT @edtechdunny: #globalclassroom if anyone knows a grades 6-12 teacher that would be interested, please share: http://t.co/b77As2pV our kids want feedback!
AkelaSilkman
3:46 PM
@Elle_Gifted I LOVE this project! So So So powerful! #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:47 PM
#globalclassroom new project just posted http://t.co/fYJqFgMT about learning from the holocaust please share! @MsKCherry
Elle_Gifted
3:48 PM
Thank you all for stopping by my class blog! I wish my students could see our Revolver Map right now! #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:48 PM
Authentic student led correspondence brings us beyond the tip of the iceberg to a deeper level of understanding #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:49 PM
#globalclassroom would u awesome teachers say your kids are making "authentic, personal" connections thru ur projects? (today's chat topic)
AkelaSilkman
3:49 PM
@Elle_Gifted Love the revolver map! So exciting even for me to see Haines AK go round the globe. #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:49 PM
@edtechdunny Most definitely! Once it's global, it's authentic and eye opening. #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:50 PM
@AkelaSilkman so true! how do you get the students to lead the correspondence? #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:51 PM
@edtechdunny A picture is worth a thousand words. Tech projects take it a step further and make it real. #globalclassroom
espanateacher
3:52 PM
I see authenticity when I watch my students walk up to a world map and point out countries they they work with. #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:52 PM
Penpal correspondence is personal but not as real as actually seeing and hearing from other 7 yo around the world. #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:53 PM
RT @espanateacher: I see authenticity when I watch my students walk up to a world map and point out countries they they work with. #globalclassroom
CliveSir
3:53 PM
Do you explain to yr kids that the 3rd world schools they r skyping with are not typical of those countries? #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:53 PM
(one more shameless plug) Global Classroom 2011-12: Nominated for Best Educational Wiki http://t.co/DSRfcdk4 Please vote!!! #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:53 PM
RT @AkelaSilkman: @edtechdunny A picture is worth a thousand words. Tech projects take it a step further and make it real. #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:54 PM
@edtechdunny So true! #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:54 PM
RT @espanateacher: I see authenticity when I watch my students walk up to a world map and point out countries they they work with. #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:54 PM
RT @AkelaSilkman: @edtechdunny A picture is worth a thousand words. Tech projects take it a step further and make it real. #globalclassroom
espanateacher
3:54 PM
When the students get excited about a project, we run with it! Their excitement is the biggest motivator. #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:54 PM
@CliveSir So true! #globalclassroom
valruckes
3:54 PM
@edtechdunny Yes, and they are so engaged. They start to look beyond the here and now. Parents see it too. #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:54 PM
Penpal letters=personal, student led correspondence. They ask and answer ?'s and conversation plays out. #globalclassroom
Globicate
3:55 PM
Thumbs up! REACH Rocketeers: Around the World with Skype http://t.co/EzCd4BJX #globalclassroom #globaled
espanateacher
3:55 PM
@CliveSir We've talked about that. We saw the same affect in the US with lack of technology in some areas. #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:55 PM
@Globicate Thank you! #globalclassroom #globaled
edtechdunny
3:55 PM
RT @espanateacher: When the students get excited about a project, we run with it! Their excitement is the biggest motivator. #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:56 PM
Things that are real to both of them and that they find they have in common #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:56 PM
My kids are amazed to find out that many of the schools in Spanish speaking countries learn/speak in 2 or more languages! #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:56 PM
Conversation goes beyond camels, fishing, holidays, desert. They ask ?'s about recess, video games, sports. #globalclassroom
espanateacher
3:57 PM
Students love a goal. We collect "stamps" in "passports" after learn a new country. They can't wait to add more! #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:57 PM
Or at least the ones we have Skyped with do. #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:57 PM
love this "They start to look beyond the here and now." w/ #globalclassroom @valruckes
Elle_Gifted
3:58 PM
@espanateacher We have passports too! I even make mine fill out an actual passport application first. They love it! #globalclassroom
AkelaSilkman
3:58 PM
Roll with their excitement and ideas.Expand on student ideas for projects. #globalclassroom
CliveSir
3:58 PM
@espanateacher Some schools dont have electricity, let alone tech! #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
3:58 PM
@AkelaSilkman After Skype calls, my sts realize we have more in common with our new global friends. #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:59 PM
RT @AkelaSilkman: Conversation goes beyond camels, fishing, holidays, desert. They ask ?'s about recess, video games, sports. #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
3:59 PM
RT @Elle_Gifted: @AkelaSilkman After Skype calls, my sts realize we have more in common with our new global friends. #globalclassroom
renzii
3:59 PM
Making connections through Skype & blogs lets my students recognise that so many things are universal http://t.co/zgryRNBX #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
4:00 PM
RT @renzii: Making connections through Skype & blogs lets my students recognise that so many things are universal http://t.co/zgryRNBX #globalclassroom
CliveSir
4:00 PM
Recommend @whatedsaid 's blog for examples of value of the #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
4:01 PM
loving #globalclassroom chat but my doorbell just rang bringing neighborhood kids to decorate cookies!
renzii
4:01 PM
@espanateacher Passport stamps! That is so clever... can we borrow it for our blog http://t.co/zgryRNBX ? #globalclassroom
espanateacher
4:02 PM
It's time for me to sign off as well. Thanks for a great chat! #globalclassroom
edtechdunny
4:02 PM
archive of chat will be posted here: http://t.co/83glyMly #globalclassroom keep connecting all!
Elle_Gifted
4:02 PM
RT @edtechdunny: archive of chat will be posted here: http://t.co/83glyMly #globalclassroom keep connecting all!
whatedsaid
4:02 PM
@CliveSir Thanks for mention. Still learning and finding ways to grow it in meaningful way that starts from the learning! #globalclassroom
valruckes
4:02 PM
It was nice connecting with all of you. My daughter is getting impatient-More holiday stuff to do:) #globalclassroom
anitasantiago
4:02 PM
RT @Elle_Gifted: My kids are amazed to find out that many of the schools in Spanish speaking countries learn/speak in 2 or more languages! #globalclassroom
espanateacher
4:03 PM
@renzii Of course! We'd love to Skype with you again, too! #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
4:03 PM
@renzii I have an actual template of passport "stamps" if you want. Just DM your email. #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
4:03 PM
@edtechdunny Happy decorating/baking! Yummy! #globalclassroom
danielle6849
4:04 PM
How did I miss this? Darn time zones! I thought it was tomorrow morning! #globalclassroom
Elle_Gifted
4:04 PM
Thanks for a great chat everyone! Glad I found you all! #globalclassroom
Christdenoel
4:05 PM
RT @danielle6849: How did I miss this? Darn time zones! I thought it was tomorrow morning #globalclassroom <=The same hapnd with #edfocus
AkelaSilkman
4:08 PM
Encouraged and inspired! Anxious to expand global learning in my classroom w/ engaging tech integration! #globalclassroom