This is the second week of our collaborative project.
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☆☆The Techie Kids have some goals for their blog. They’d like to receive comments from 10 different countries by November 19th. They would also like to have 50 new, unique visitors. Our ClustrMap is so close to 10,000! Please help us reach our goals!☆☆
Please take a look around. We hope you find some interesting things.
**** The Quad Blog concept was created by Mr. Mitchell in England. He thought this would be a good way for classes to connect and learn more about each other. The students will be able to learn more about 3 different locations in a very fun way. Our hope is that we will have many meaningful conversations that will help flatten our classroom walls. We think this is a wonderful idea and are excited to be a part of it.
This is the first week of our collaborative project.
* Mrs. Webb-Scheers and 4WS have some goals for their blog. They’d like to reach 1,560 comments by December 23rd, 2011. They would also like to have 5,285 visitors. Let’s help them reach their goals! So, instead of leaving a quality comment here, let’s head on over to The Classroom Connection and visit our Quad Blogging friends! Don’t forget to let them know you’re a Techie Kid!
This week, the Techie Kids were able to learn about New Brunswick, Canada from some very special friends. We were so excited to meet our Quad Blogging Buddies in The Classroom Connection! This was a super-exciting experience for our 52 fourth graders. It was their first time using Skype!
We asked 4WS to teach us about the jobs they have when they prepare for a Skype session. We read about all of their expertise and thought it would be important to hear what they have to say.
Here is some of the information that The Classroom Connection think is important to research before Skyping with a class:
What is the main language spoken by the other class?
What is the weather like where they live?
They create 3 questions to ask the other class that cannot be answered by “yes” or “no.”
They never share the name of their school for Internet Safety.
They also shared with us that they have a local sports team called the Slammers.
We found out that they do have special classes like Music, Physical Education, Technology, and Art just like we do. Mrs. Moore thought it was great that they talked about using “21st Century Technology.”
We found out that they eat “poutine.” The Techie Kids had never heard of that food before. 4WS shared that is was French fries with gravy and cheese. Yum!
Take a look at some of the pictures our student photographers took…
Skyping with The Classroom Connection on PhotoPeach
Thank you so much to our Canadian friends and Mrs. Webb-Scheers for helping us learn globally! I would also like to thank Mrs. Johns and Mr. Mittelstadt for letting me bring their classes back into the technology lab during their regular instruction time!
Tell me something you learned that you did not know before.
What do you think is the most important part about preparing for a Skype call?
Do you have any questions that were not asked during our time together?
We are so happy to be a part of the Postcard Project! This fabulous idea was created by Miss Leakey in New Zealand. We have received 6 Postcards so far. The Techie Kidslove looking at the pictures on the cards and reading your messages.
Each new postcard helps us learn more about our world.
We’ve been making connectionsto our own experiences. We also have many questions. Because of our questions, we decided to create a Linoit board to track our wonderings.
If you can help us answer our questions or share more information that we can connect with, please add to our wall by leaving a sticky note.
Here is a tutorial for anyone who is unfamiliar with the Linoit tool.