• Blogging
  • Fun and Games

    So many rewards can come out of connections made through blogging and global collaboration. I love watching my students learn about literacy, maths, geography, technology, history and all sorts of things about life around the world with their blogging buddies. It is such an authentic and memorable way to learn. Last November when we were […]

  • Blogging
  • QuadBlogging Video

    QuadBlogging is something I have blogged about here earlier this year. The term QuadBlogging was coined by David Mitchell. The concept: four blogging classes come together and learn about one another one week at a time. Each week a different blog in the quad is the focus and the other three classes take the time […]

  • Blogging
  • Our World, Our Stories

    Next week, my class will be joining in with many of their “blogging buddies” from around the world in a new global project. This project is called Our World, Our Stories and the blog  http://ourworldourstories.edublogs.org/ will be our central meeting place. After months of planning, we look forward to launching this seven week project on […]

  • Collaboration
  • Skype in the Classroom

    As I have blogged about many times in the past I love to flatten my classroom walls and collaborate globally with my students. I have found Skype to be a wonderful tool for collaboration. It is easy, free and has countless uses. Skyping can bring learning to life! In my grade two class we have […]

  • Blogging
  • QuadBlogging

    Update: David Mitchell launched the official QuadBlogging site in June 2011. Click here to find it. This is the place to go to sign up for quad blogging and find out all about it. **** If you’re on Twitter you may have heard the term QuadBlogging being thrown around lately. I first heard about it […]

  • Blogging
  • 2011 School Year Begins

    Today was the first day back at school for teachers in Victorian Government Schools. All schools are spending the first three days on professional development and planning. This year my school is focussing on in-house professional development. Each Monday night teachers will be presenting on Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. I am in charge of ICT […]

  • Collaboration
  • Global Education Conference Presentation

    This week (Thursday/Friday), Linda Yollis will be presenting about our Ugandan Global Project at the Global Education Conference. This is a free online conference for anyone around the world. The session is held in Elluminate. The goal of the conference is to help everyone make connections with other educators and students in order to increase […]

  • Blogging
  • Ugandan Global Project: Part Two

    Last week, I blogged about the Ugandan Global Project which we launched today. Read the Part One post here. Mrs Yollis and her students made this fantastic video to launch the project. Mission To raise the social conscience and global awareness of our students through fundraising for The ABC Divine Foundation Primary School in Mutundwe, […]