Flat Connections Global News
Online global collaboration in education - May 2018
Another successful semester of projects!
Right now Flat Connections is finishing off another successful semester of global collaborative projects. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 11 have connected and co-created understanding about the world through various platforms and around various themes.
It is now time to PLAN, PLAN, PLAN for the next semester!
Flat Connections global projects start up again in August.
Did you miss the last few newsletters?
Building Bridges to Tomorrow - K-2 Project
Our youngest students have been global collaborators for the past few months. Students as young a 4 years old have learned to use Flipgrid. We have exchanged pictures of the view out our windows and made videos in which we talk about how we play, the weather in our countries and various holiday celebrations. We are gathering data about our pets and have planned a fashion show to show how we dress for seasons and celebrations. The students have become Flipgrid experts and at the same time learned about being good digital citizens. The teachers enjoyed learning about their partner schools and sharing great ideas for classroom activities. Both the intentional and unexpected outcomes of this Building Bridges project have made all participants world class citizens.
Lynn Koresh, Project Manager
Windows to the World - Grades 3-6
This week Nepal and Thailand joined for a summit in the virtual meeting room. In small groups of 2-3 students came to the computer and microphone and talked about their journey through the project. They discussed what was fun, what was hard, and why they loved collaborating with others no in their school and not in their country.
One boy shared that he thought the other students would be a lot different to him and his friends and then he found out there were some differences but mostly they were the same. As teachers, when you hear that your heart and head know this is one of the best learning experiences you can provide for your students. See the picture above of a classroom display based on project collaborations.
Chris Trimnell, Project Manager
Below are pics from the summit featuring teachers and students from Nepal and Thailand!
Chris Trimnell - Why we should be doing global projects!
Core EdTalks Interview with Julie Lindsay
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