Edna Sackson (whatedsaid) impressed participants with the innovative and amazing work that she is doing with her students. With the aid of some fabulous slides that showed Edna’s creative skills and web tours, Edna shared stories from her classroom, with some fantastic samples of student reflections and examples of rich learning that takes place when kids can talk to other kids online. Her linkups with students in India made for powerful sharing. She also shared some great resources and tips/hints. Here is the link to the recording.
From the chat came the following:-
- Peggy George): it shows that they could really listen to the others without worrying so much about what people might think of them
- hihelen18 1: Another thing that I found is that the students went from being self centred to not sure what the word is but they were not just hung up about their own lives but the lives of others and at the same time learnt that their own lives have value and interest as well
- Peggy George (on the image of Indian students sitting outside on the ground completing exams): it’s very interesting–they are sitting in rows even though they are sitting on the ground 🙂
- 10 ways to create global connections
- start with the learning and then think about the tools and how they can contribute to the learning
- Voicethread sample 1 and sample 2
- Voicethread have added some new features
- Edna’s class connecting
- very 2 way–they aren’t just the recipients of the connections but they are contributing in authentic meaningful ways
- Steff Hann 1: It is a great way for kids to see that the internet is not just a spot to visit to find something out but a 2 way connection.
Further stories from Edna’s classrooms