I had a staff meeting this morning – but one with a difference.
Chairperson: Vincent Mespoulet from France and creator of Schools Beyond the Walls
Topic of discussion: The Vendee Gobe Project
Time: 7am Australian EST,Friday, Thursday evening for others.
Present: 8 educationalists from France, Lithuania, Portugal, Sth America, USA and Australia
Location: Elluminate room (link to be advised)
1.How to manage the group ?
2. How to use the network to introduce our schools between them ?
3. Les outils du web 2.0 que l’on utilisera / Which tools and how to use web 2.0 tools for this project ? (voicethreads, videos, vokis…)
It still never ceases to amaze me how the world is becoming flatter, and that I can now meet with staff all over the world, despite time zone problems and the our students will be able to work with students of similar ages with students on many continents.
The Vendee Globe Project commences in November and it is hoped that interested teachers and students can connect with schools across the globe in this exciting endeavour. Those who follow this project will broaden their knowledge of global issues affecting us all and in particular:-
- oceanology and the fragility of oceans
- global warming
- interact with the sailors whilst on board the yachts, learning about life at sea