Summary Kids e-Talking to Kids

Edna Sackson (<a href=”http://whatedsaid.wordpress.com/”>whatedsaid</a>) 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 <a href=”https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2011-03-14.2232.M.A1F553B3463D536430DCD0A691A34F.vcr&amp;sid=2007026″>link to the recording.</a>
From the chat came the following:-
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<li>Peggy George): it shows that they could really listen to the others without worrying so much about what people might think of them</li>
<li>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</li>
<li>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 :-)</li>
<li><a href=”http://whatedsaid.wordpress.com/2011/01/11/10-ways-to-create-global-connections/”>10 ways to create global connections</a></li>
<li>start with the learning and then think about the tools and how they can contribute to the learning</li>
<li><a href=”http://voicethread.com/share/1530609/”>Voicethread sample 1</a> and <a href=”http://voicethread.com/share/1088459/”>sample 2</a></li>
<li>Voicethread have added some new features</li>
<li><a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLj6KpaJs7A”>Edna’s class connecting</a></li>
<li>very 2 way–they aren’t just the recipients of the connections but they are contributing in authentic meaningful ways</li>
<li>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.</li>
</ul>
Further stories from Edna’s classrooms
<ol>
<li>http://bit.ly/by_ed</li>
<li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL81Cto8xxQ</li>
<li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmeqJRq9-kQ</li>
<li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOsIbw5msdg</li>
<li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLj6KpaJs7A</li>
</ol>

whatedsaid

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

  1. http://bit.ly/by_ed
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL81Cto8xxQ
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmeqJRq9-kQ
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOsIbw5msdg
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLj6KpaJs7A

Kids eTalking to Kids

When: Tuesday, March 15th 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11)

The presentation: Technology has enabled us to break down physical barriers and connect face-to-face with others around the world. Such connections can lead to global collaboration and mutual understanding.
What could be more engaging than kids talking to kids across the world? What better way to encourage intercultural understanding,  international-mindedness and global awareness.
The session will include examples of exciting collaborations which have enabled the ‘flattening of classroom walls’, allowing students to learn from and with people around the world. It will explore the ways learning can be enhanced through such interactions. It will highlight what we have learned, challenges and successes, and effective ways such connections can be established.
Our guest presenter is Edna Sackson (@whatedsaid) a well known online identity. See Edna’s great blog which was shortlisted for several edublogs awards in 2010.

About Edna:– Edna Sackson is the Teaching and Learning Coordinator at an IB PYP School (Primary Years Program)100_1802-2_bigger in Melbourne, Australia. She blogs at What Ed Said.
Here is the link to join this session.