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) in Melbourne, Australia. She blogs at What Ed Said.
Here is the link to join this session.