Learning Beyond the News

How wonderful it is that we can make great global connections. One such special colleague of mine is Lorraine Leo who is an innovative, generous and well connected educator from Massachusetts. Lorraine took a video outside her window of the wind as Hurricane Sandy approached. Immediately following the recent Hurricane Sandy, her son Chris, of New York, took some photographs of his area with the mobile phone, added them to voicethread, giving my students and others across the world an opportunity to ask further questions of someone who had experienced this natural disaster.

You can see the result in the voicethread. Thanks Chris for sharing with us and ‘making the news real’.

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