Students in 208 will be participating in The Global Read Aloud which starts Monday, October 5th. We will be reading Fish in a Tree. We will be conecting with 2 classes in Canada and one in New York. Please see video below which gives us a better understanding of how AMAZING the global read aloud is for our students.
The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. Each teacher decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be. Some people choose to connect with just one class, while others go for as many as possible. The scope and depth of the project is up to you. In the past we have used Twitter, Skype, Edmodo, our wiki, email, regular mail, Kidblog, Tackk, and any other tools we can think of to make these connections. Teachers get a community of other educators to do a global project with, hopefully inspiring them to continue these connections through the year.