This fantastic presentation by Dyane Smokorowski (Mrs. Smoke) was shared at the PodStock 2009 conference in Wichita, Kansas, on May 1, 2009. Dyane is an instructional technology coach in Andover, Kansas, and is one of the most enthusiastic advocates for telecollaboration in the classroom you’ll likely ever hear! The official description for this Podstock09 session was: Telecollaboration refers to the activity of engaging learners in intercultural exchange with students from other countries through the use of online learning. The learning outcomes of these exchanges can be both powerful and enlightening with an amazing potential for language, data collection, and global awareness. The best part of these projects is they are easier than ever to implement with the use of Web 2.0 tools. Here we’ll explore different collaborative projects and how your classroom can open the door to global learning.

Show Notes:

  1. Dyane’s SlideShare for this session
  2. Dyane’s Wiki links for Telecollaboration
  3. Making Teachers Nerdy: The blog of Dyane Smokorowski
  4. Dyane (Mrs. Smoke) on Twitter
  5. Dyane’s delicious social bookmarks
  6. My blogged text notes from this session
  7. PodStock Ning
  8. Dr. Judi Harris’ Virtual Architecture’s web home
  9. My wiki resources for educational collaboration
  10. ESSDACK: The host of Podstock09!

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