Archive of June #GlobalClassroom Chat #3 - Monday June 18th, 2012 22:00 - 23:00 UTC

Building partnerships with schools in developing countries


danielle6849
22:58
#globalclassroom Chat in 2 minutes! Topic: Building collaborations with developing countries. #njed #globaled
MicheleHarris3
22:59
RT @danielle6849: #globalclassroom Chat in 2 minutes! Topic: Building collaborations with developing countries. #globaled #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:00
Good Evening #globalclassroom! Please take a minute to introduce yourselves and tell where you are from.
MicheleHarris3
23:01
Hello from Catlettsburg, Kentucky, USA :) #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:01
Hello Kentucky! I just adopted a kitten from you all. ;) #globalclassroom
MicheleHarris3
23:02
@danielle6849 aww, sweet! #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:02
RT @danielle6849: #globalclassroom Chat in 2 minutes! Topic: Building collaborations with developing countries. #njed #globaled
danielle6849
23:02
She is. We named her Katniss Everdeen. #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:03
Dave from San Francisco joining #globalclassroom Chat for the next hour! Great topic. #globaled
MicheleHarris3
23:04
@danielle6849 oh! My daughters and students LOVE those books and the movie! Our English tchr did a middle sch study. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:04
Hello Dave! Nice to meet you. #globalclassroom Let's just give a minute or two for everyone to get here.
danielle6849
23:04
I love those books and the movie! Haha. My kids didn't want that name. #globalclassroom
connectaschool
23:04
RT @iEARNUSA: Dave from San Francisco joining #globalclassroom Chat for the next hour! Great topic. #globaled12 #pblworld #edchat
MicheleHarris3
23:05
@danielle6849 I still need to read the last 2 books in the series. Loved the first :) #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:05
Q1: How can we connect with and build collaborative partnerships with schools in developing countries? #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:06
RT @danielle6849: Q1: How can we connect with and build collaborative partnerships with schools in developing countries? #globalclassroom
connectaschool
23:06
RT @danielle6849: Q1: How can we connect with and build collaborative partnerships with schools in developing countries? #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:06
Has anyone tried? I have worked with Sudan and Ghana on a few occasions. #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:07
Love to hear more about Sudan! @danielle6849: Has anyone tried? I have worked with Sudan and Ghana on a few occasions. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:08
It was last year. Neither one worked out well. One or two correspondences and then nothing. I think Tech is an issue. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:08
The kids were great though (a little inappropriate at times?) but funny! #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:09
Critical mass is hard to achieve sometimes @danielle6849: One or two correspondences and then nothing. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:09
I also worked with Chile this year. (is that considered developing?) which went better than Africa. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:10
@iEARNUSA That's true. #globalclassroom
MicheleHarris3
23:10
A1: Talking to missionaries we might know in those countries could be a good place to start. They could be our contact. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:11
Q2: How can we collaborate with schools which don't have electricity or an internet connections? #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:13
A1: We've enjoyed partnerships with Rotary, Peace Corps, Sister Cities and Fulbright. Excellent places to start #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:14
My favorite topic! @danielle6849: Q2: How can we collaborate with schools which don't have electricity or internet access? #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:14
What tools did you use? Was tech or tools an issue? #globalclassroom @iearnusa
MicheleHarris3
23:14
A2: How about snail mail? Send each other uncomplicated labs and/or recipes. Try them out, send pics and feedback. #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:15
Kites, Teddy Bears, murals, crayons.. @danielle6849: What tools did you use? Was tech or tools an issue? #globalclassroom @iearnusa
danielle6849
23:15
@iEARNUSA So you sent them through the mail? Any tech use at all? #globalclassroom
MicheleHarris3
23:16
Great ideas! RT @iEARNUSA: A1: Weve enjoyed partnerships with Rotary, Peace Corps, Sister Cities and Fulbright. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:17
@MicheleHarris3 @iearnusa What do you mean by peace corps? Did you use them to send messages? The volunteers? #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:17
@danielle6849 @MicheleHarris3 Cultural Boxes are a great start http://t.co/kPkdnFKR #globalclassroom
markjotter
23:17
RT @GCPorganisers: Final June #globalclassroom chat @ 8PM EST (New York) - Tonight! This is 8AM Tuesday in Sydney http://t.co/klTBg7sa
iEARNUSA
23:18
Follow-up using tech, but keep "texpectations" low @danielle6849: So you sent them through the mail? Any tech use at all? #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:18
That is a GREAT idea. Do you discourage using edible products? #globalclassroom @iearnusa
MicheleHarris3
23:19
Awesome! Thanks :) RT @iEARNUSA: @danielle6849 @MicheleHarris3 Cultural Boxes are a great start http://t.co/f1IMOsJi #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:19
I just think of how much food represents our cultures. Recipes would work too. #globalclassroom #IEARNUSA
iEARNUSA
23:19
Chocolate = own universal language @danielle6849: That is a GREAT idea. Do you discourage using edible products? #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:20
Mmmmm....chocolate. I'd like to work with Switzerland or Germany on that project! #globalclassroom @iearnusa
MicheleHarris3
23:20
@danielle6849 We exchanged recipes w/Poland. I graded as chemistry, she as English. Then, we skyped. Great project :) #globalclassroom
MicheleHarris3
23:21
@danielle6849 haha! We exchanged chocolate w/Germany. LOTS of great chocolate :) #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:21
@MicheleHarris3 How did you work out Skype with time zones? I've only had successful Skypes within the USA. #globalclassroom.
iEARNUSA
23:22
Many Peace Corps volunteers are English teachers, during & after their programs they support #globalclassroom @danielle6849:@MicheleHarris3
iEARNUSA
23:22
RT @MicheleHarris3: @danielle6849 haha! We exchanged chocolate w/Germany. LOTS of great chocolate :) #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:22
@iEARNUSA I know! I teach English, and I did Americorps., that's why I was curious. #globalclassroom
MicheleHarris3
23:22
@danielle6849 For us it was 8:30 am, for them it was 2:30 pm. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:23
@MicheleHarris3 That's nice. I've tried so many times to find a common time, but it was near impossible. #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:23
@danielle6849 World Wise Schools is a place to start http://t.co/BDwPkDwC #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:23
RT @iEARNUSA: @danielle6849 World Wise Schools is a place to start http://t.co/dRJ5Ix7e #globalclassroom Awesome!
MrsSchmidtB4
23:23
Hi! Joining in a bit late to the chat! #globalclassroom
connectaschool
23:24
RT @danielle6849: RT @iEARNUSA: @danielle6849 World Wise Schools is a place to start http://t.co/dRJ5Ix7e #globalclassroom Awesome!
MicheleHarris3
23:24
@danielle6849 Yeah, it can be difficult.... #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:24
@MrsSchmidtB4 Welcome! #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:25
Q3: How can we identify or tap into the hidden potential of schools in developing countries? #globalclassroom
MrsSchmidtB4
23:26
We exchanged native stuffed animals with a school in New Zealand. Each child took him home and wrote about what they did. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:26
@MrsSchmidtB4 Great idea. What age group? Like a Flat Stanley? #globalclassroom
MrsSchmidtB4
23:27
We used a blog to share stories but stories could be mailed back if limited technology available. #globalclassroom
MicheleHarris3
23:27
@MrsSchmidtB4 The exchange of native stuffed animals is a great idea! What grade did this? #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:27
RT @MrsSchmidtB4: We used a blog to share stories but stories could be mailed back if limited technology available. #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:27
RT @MicheleHarris3: @MrsSchmidtB4 The exchange of native stuffed animals is a great idea! What grade did this? #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:27
@MrsSchmidtB4 I like how you mixed the tangible with the intangible. What did your class send to represent? #globalclassroom
MrsSchmidtB4
23:27
3rd grade..We also included photos of our area #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:27
RT @danielle6849: Q3: How can we identify or tap into the hidden potential of schools in developing countries? #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:28
@MrsSchmidtB4 Did the kids love it? #globalclassroom
MicheleHarris3
23:29
A3: I think we have to just start w/a contact from the school. We have one w/school in Zimbabwa. He teaches us abt the sch #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:29
A key to success. @danielle6849: @MrsSchmidtB4 I like how you mixed the tangible with the intangible. #globalclassroom
MrsSchmidtB4
23:29
We sent a chipmunk and they sent us a fantail bird..it was fun for all!
MrsSchmidtB4
23:30
http://t.co/Gsesg9QF and http://t.co/qHVyUYI4 #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:30
RT @MrsSchmidtB4: http://t.co/Gsesg9QF and http://t.co/qHVyUYI4 #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:30
RT @MrsSchmidtB4: We sent a chipmunk and they sent us a fantail bird..it was fun for all!
MrsMorgansClass
23:31
Hello! #globalclassroom
MrsMorgansClass
23:31
Join me for a #globalclassroom TweetChat in progess at: http://t.co/jjTye5qj #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:31
@MrsMorgansClass Hi! #globalclassroom
MrsSchmidtB4
23:31
@MrsMorgansClass Hi! #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:31
@MrsSchmidtB4 This is fantastic! Great idea! #globalclassroom
MicheleHarris3
23:31
@MrsSchmidtB4 That is the cutest project! I'll have to pass it on to our elem teachers :) #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:32
We did some animotos that show mixing tech w/hands-on global collab, like Daffodil and Tulips http://t.co/PTNWjaLO #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:32
Q4: Think we covered this: Examples of real educational projects teachers can join that don't require internet: #globalclassroom
MrsSchmidtB4
23:33
Thanks! Got idea from Miss W when she traveled from Tasmania to USA with Davo http://t.co/H2VyKjLk #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:34
Has anyone actually used snail mail for the correspondence? Did kids lose interest? #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:34
@MrsSchmidtB4 Great idea. #globalclassroom
MrsMorgansClass
23:34
I exchange cupcake cards with a class in Ireland after reading "If You give a Cat a Cupcake". #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:35
Talking Kites is a "universal" project, too. Even if you have no wind, you use balloons! http://t.co/OzlXEudF #globalclassroom
MicheleHarris3
23:35
@danielle6849 My Ss had been working w/Honduras. We made them Flat Stanleys and snail mailed. Skyped when received. #globalclassroom
MrsMorgansClass
23:35
@danielle6849 It is very exciting to get an envelope addressed to the class with a postmark from a different place. #globalclassroom
MrsSchmidtB4
23:35
We use to have snail mail pen pals in a different state up until a few years ago. Kids still like getting mail. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:36
@MrsSchmidtB4 I would imagine the younger ones especially. #globalclassroom
MrsMorgansClass
23:36
After sharing our MLK readers theater w/a class in Maine they sent us other scripts and "Maine" pencils. Very exciting! #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:37
My toughest students still get excited when they open their email and have a few in their inbox. #Awesome! #globalclassroom
MrsSchmidtB4
23:37
Projects by Jen does a Holiday card exchange every yearhttp://www.projectsbyjen.com/calendar.htm. #globalclassroom
MrsMorgansClass
23:37
Having something tangible to share as a result of collaborating is very powerful. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:38
@MrsMorgansClass @MrsSchmidtB4 Great idea! #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:38
For the little ones, try starting w/their names. Simple, meaningful lo-tech, no-tech #globalclassroom project http://t.co/8wzDx7g0
MrsSchmidtB4
23:38
RT @MrsMorgansClass: Having something tangible to share as a result of collaborating is very powerful. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:38
@MrsMorgansClass I agree. I always have a map with pins on the bulletin board, plus post student emails. #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:38
+1 @MrsSchmidtB4: RT @MrsMorgansClass: Having something tangible to share as a result of collaborating is very powerful. #globalclassroom
connectaschool
23:39
RT @MrsSchmidtB4: RT @MrsMorgansClass: Having something tangible to share as a result of collaborating is very powerful. #globalclassroom
MicheleHarris3
23:39
memories+learning=win RT @MrsMorgansClass:Having something tangible to share as a result of collaborating is very powerful #globalclassroom
MrsMorgansClass
23:39
@danielle6849 I talked my principal into allowing me to keep our map up. I plan to continue with most of the same contacts. #globalclassroom
MrsSchmidtB4
23:40
@iEARNUSA That name projects looks like fun! #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:40
@MrsSchmidtB4 To make it "tangibble" #globalclassroom. We also send a movie to our epals: http://t.co/LJW9P7b1
MrsMorgansClass
23:40
Right on! @MicheleHarris3 memories+learning=win #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:41
@MrsMorgansClass I've worked several times with one teacher from Romania and another from Spain.Good to know your contact. #globalclassroom
MrsMorgansClass
23:41
@danielle6849 Awesome! #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:43
T5: The critical role of @IEARN network in facilitating global access to schools and partners in developing countries. #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:43
And, yes, all these projects meet #CommonCore standards. E.g. Teddy Bear: http://t.co/H0rFsGWB #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:43
@iEARNUSA What standards do you use? #globalclassroom We are writing #ccss curriculum right now.
iEARNUSA
23:45
We work with awesome .@BIEPBL and US teachers, who write our #ccss integration plans @danielle6849 #globalclassroom
MrsMorgansClass
23:45
The #globalclassroom momento project is a traveling "tangible" #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:45
RT @MrsMorgansClass: The #globalclassroom momento project is a traveling "tangible" #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:46
@iEARNUSA Are they on your website? Love to see how we can include GC in the new curriculum. #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:48
TY! @danielle6849 iEARN is just drop in bucket of # of ready to connect now! iEARN helped show it works. And, it does! #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:49
@danielle6849 Try starting here for #CCSS plans http://t.co/m3vLWhze #globalclassroom
connectaschool
23:49
RT @iEARNUSA: We work with awesome .@BIEPBL and US teachers, who write our #ccss integration plans @danielle6849 #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:49
@iEARNUSA Good to hear. I added a collaboration to our Sophomore World Lit class, but no other place. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:50
@iEARNUSA Thx. We will be purchasing @IEARNUSA for this coming school year.#globalclassroom
MrsMorgansClass
23:51
The Global Classroom Memento Project - http://t.co/I8fBCBeJ #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:53
Well, everyone, thanks for a great #globalclassroom chat! Look forward to doing it again next month!
KinderChat123
23:53
@iEARNUSA @danielle6849 #Kinderchat is grateful to iEARN for so many wonderful #globaled projects. Excited 2b part of the #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:53
@danielle6849 I love global math collaboration. One day, @KhanAcademy is going to connect Vi Harts worldwide! Awesome! #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:53
RT @KinderChat123: #Kinderchat is grateful to iEARN for so many wonderful #globaled projects. Excited 2b part of the #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:54
RT @iEARNUSA: I love global math collaboration. One day, @KhanAcademy is going to connect Vi Harts worldwide! Awesome! #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
23:54
So kind! @KinderChat123 @danielle6849 #Kinderchat is grateful to iEARN for so many wonderful #globaled projects #globalclassroom
MrsMorgansClass
23:56
@danielle6849 Thanks! Great job moderating! #globalclassroom
mgraffin
23:56
@danielle6849 @iearnusa someone did this ... Its on our blog somewhere #globalclassroom
MicheleHarris3
23:56
When is the next chat?
mgraffin
23:57
RT @iEARNUSA: Many Peace Corps volunteers are English teachers, during & after their programs they support #globalclassroom @danielle6849:@MicheleHarris3
iEARNUSA
23:57
@mgraffin: @iEARNUSA fulbright? ,+ Fulbirght Teacher exchangees are amazing #globaled partners. http://t.co/ZQIbluHF #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:57
@MicheleHarris3 In one month. #globalclassroom
mgraffin
23:57
RT @MrsSchmidtB4: http://t.co/Gsesg9QF and http://t.co/qHVyUYI4 #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:57
@MrsMorgansClass Thanks! #globalclassroom
mgraffin
23:58
RT @MrsSchmidtB4: Thanks! Got idea from Miss W when she traveled from Tasmania to USA with Davo http://t.co/H2VyKjLk #globalclassroom
MicheleHarris3
23:58
@danielle6849 Thank you! Great job moderating, love the topic and questions :) #globalclassroom
mgraffin
23:58
Like a scrapbook RT @MrsMorgansClass Having something tangible to share as a result of collaborating is very powerful. #globalclassroom
danielle6849
23:58
Thanks for a great chat! Have to get my son to practice before my @edcampnj meeting at 7:30! #globalclassroom
mgraffin
00:01
.@iEARNUSA @danielle6849 @KhanAcademy @Mathsiscool is already doing this ... Skyping maths worldwide #globalclassroom
iEARNUSA
00:01
Final thought re: #globalclassroom w/developing countries: ask your peers what will meet their needs. Simple respect, but many forget to ask
iEARNUSA
00:02
RT @mgraffin: .@iEARNUSA @danielle6849 @KhanAcademy @Mathsiscool is already doing this ... Skyping maths worldwide #globalclassroom
Noohazz
00:02
RT @iEARNUSA: Final thought re: #globalclassroom w/developing countries: ask your peers what will meet their needs. Simple respect, but many forget to ask
mgraffin
00:03
RT @iEARNUSA: Final thought re: #globalclassroom w/developing countries: ask your peers what will meet their needs. Simple respect, but many forget to ask
connectaschool
00:03
RT @iEARNUSA: Final thought re: #globalclassroom w/developing countries: ask your peers what will meet their needs. Simple respect, but many forget to ask
iEARNUSA
00:05
Thanks for the chat! @danielle6849 @KinderChat123 @MrsMorgansClass @MicheleHarris3 @mgraffin @MrsSchmidtB4 #globalclassroom
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