My current role is to lead the integration of technology school wide. One part of my role is to work with teachers to help engage their students in creative and exciting ways. One of these ways is through global connectivity.
This week I have been working with our Foundation team of teachers. They teach students who are 5-6 years old and form the first ‘official’ year of school, bridging the gap between preschool and junior school. The students at this age are inquiring thinkers and LOVE to learn!
This term they are learning about people around the world. They are investigating the differences (and similarities) in people and have come up with questions that they want your help with. Their aim is to connect with classrooms in every corner of the globe.
Here is my challenge to you:
Create a short video with your students answering the following questions and send the link to me via email email@example.com or via Twitter @mrkempnz – we will then craft a response and connect with you, no matter what our time difference is!
You could upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, or upload the video to dropbox or Google Drive and then send me the link. If possible we will organise a live Skype as well.
So …… do you accept the challenge to help my young learners connect with children all over the globe? Please forward this to every educator you know, create a video and RT this to support the love of learning in my community.
Your students can be of any age and you can be situated anywhere around the world …. Let’s see what we can do … Let’s test the power of a PLN and the power of global connectivity.
My aim = 15 video responses within the next 10 days (before the 1st May)
The students questions are:
- What grade are you in?
- How many children are in your school?
- What do you wear to school?
- How many people are in your families?
- What do you do when you get home from school?
- Who does the cooking in your family? What do they like to cook?
- Who does the cleaning in your family?
- What do you do on the weekend?
- What type of house do you live in?
- What’s an important celebration you do with your family?