The Global Digital Scrapbook Project

The Global Digital Scrapbook Project

Project Founder & Coordinator - Katie Ann Wilson - @katieann_76

Project Goals:

Teachers and students will engage in discussions with others during the project about their country, school, hobbies, favorite activities, etc.
Students will learn to respect and appreciate the opinions, cultures and customs of others.
Students will be able to see the differences and similarities between themselves and others around the world.

Duration: 2013-2014 School year.



Targeted Grade Levels/Age Groups: All ages.

How This Project Works:

Teachers and students will use Edmodo to communicate with the others in our group. Edmodo is a social network that allows students and teachers to create groups that are closed to the public.

Guidelines:

Please make sure your students are using proper grammar and spelling and not using “texting” language. This is an educational group. Teachers should moderate all comments in the group. If you see anything anything inappropriate, take a screenshot of it and then delete it. Share the screenshot with that students' teacher and use it as a "teachable moment" to explain what postings should look like.

Please be committed to commenting in the group about once a week. It is not fair to the other group members when classrooms don’t follow through after signing up for a project.

Students and teachers will each need to create their own individual Edmodo account with a username and a password. After you sign up I will send you an email with the group's URL so that you can join. You will also receive an email from Weebly inviting you to join.

Here is the link to the Home Page gdsp2013.weebly.com

For further information
DM @katieann_76

12 comments:

  1. Katie this is awesome. Our class will join. I was just talking with my teaching partner about setting up a project like this using Edmodo. Thanks for posting this!

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  2. Awesome! Welcome to the project!

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  3. I would love to join as well. My name is Shay Whetstone and my email is whetstos@usd385.org. I have 6th graders and live in Andover, Kansas. What do I need to do?

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    1. We are already actively using Edmodo so this would be perfect. I would love to have a school from Egypt, China, India, Greece, or Rome!

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  4. My name is Mary A. Milan. I teacher 11th and 12th graders in Miami, FL. My email is mmilan@dadeschools.net. What do I need to do to join?

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  5. Mary I am so glad you want to join us. I do need you to fill out the sign up form.

    http://gdsp2013.weebly.com/sign-up-form.html

    I will email you some more information.

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  6. Hi Katie Ann, Our school year in New Zealand starts in February but I don't suppose that really matters. I have posted your project in the VLN (virtual learning network) in New Zealand and hope you get uptake for your project from there. I will keep it in mind as I travel to different schools suggesting ways to make globbal connections. Thanks for your work. Good luck with the project.
    http://www.vln.school.nz/groups/profile/829877/global-connections

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  7. That is AWESOME, Thank YOU. The project will be active until May so if you want to join in when school resumes I would love to have you.

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  8. Hi, Katie Ann. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project. I am managing a Ning platform at http://ticsenelaula.ning.com/, where I gather EFL teachers from all over Argentina, as I retired from classroom teaching a couple years ago, to devote my time to helping teachers in my area adopt and adapt Internet tools and integrate them into language learning. I will post your project in this online platform for teachers to see it and hopefully join you, as it's a valuable opportunity for intercultural learning.
    All my very best,
    Rita

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  9. That is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing it!

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  10. Wow it's really nice...Beautiful layout. Excellent work you did. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Keep sharing more.
    Scrapbooking

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