First off, I would like to say â€œThank youâ€ to Wes Fryer for trusting me with his blog over the next few days. Anything said in the next few days are my thoughts and observations only â€“ and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the original blog owner!! (Smiles â€“ I had to say that!!)
I love collaborating and always have â€“ though in the past I had had different names for it. Pen pals, class buddies, round tables, and a variety of other ways I met and conversed with teachers (and classrooms) outside of my own 4 classroom walls. You might have some other examples â€“ but hopefully you see my thought pattern.
The availability of collaboration tools (blogs, wikis, skype, podcasts, email, Google apps, web pages, photoshares, and more) has grown immensely in the last 12 months and if you havenâ€™t embraced the chance of collaborating with another classroom(s) you are missing many MANY opportunities of bringing some fantastic and valuable teaching moments into your classroom.
There are a variety of websites that are offering collaboration ideas for you â€“ so please take the time to visit:
Susan Silvermanâ€™s Projects
Elementary Age Projects, LadyBugs registering NOW!
Clarence Fisher Project
International Teen Life, Using Wikis, Podcasts, & More
Global Schoolhouse Project Registry
59 projects available NOW to join, Ages PreK – 12th Grade
A “DROP OF LIFE” project begins on May 29th
Connect with over 7 million students and teachers from 191 countries in a safe online environment.
Global Collaboration Workshop Links
List of 30 project sites compiled by Naomi Harm
O.R.E.O. Project will celebrate its NINTH year this October, “Salute To Seuss” Project begins in August 2007, plus many more!
Please add your project link lists to the comment area and if you have participated in an online collaboration â€“ please tell us about it, and provide a link to showcase your involvement!
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On this day..
- QR Codes on Conference Bookmark Handout - 2012
- Thank You Teachers (Teacher Appreciation Week Message) - 2011
- Visually Capturing Stress in the White House During SEAL Operations Against Bin Laden - 2011
- Ning announces new pricing structure - Implications for Storychasers - 2010
- Quickly publish student writing with WordPress and iPadio (no-edit podcasts) - 2010
- Podcast314: An Innovative Partnership Supporting Families with Autistic Children in Central Oklahoma (Developing play skills, sharing resources, reducing isolation) - 2009
- Online science activities - 2006
- Just say no to fear - 2006