Friday, January 13, 2012

VSR44: A World of Difference

Michael Graffin is a young relief teacher from near Perth, Western Australia who has never had his own classroom but has still managed to discover the joys of working across the Internet on global projects. In this episode, Michael is joined by one of his collaboration partners Theresa Allen from Chicago, and also Lisa Parisi from New York, as we discuss the wonders of learning using online collaborative projects.




Michael Graffin - @mgraffin mgraffin.edublogs.org
Theresa Allen  - @tdallen5  techcsrn.edublogs.org
Lisa Parisi  - @LParisi  www.thelisaparisi.com

The Global Classroom Project: 2011-12
Blog - http://theglobalclassroomproject.wordpress.com
Wiki - http://globalclassroom2011-12.wikispaces.com
Email - globalclassroomorganisers@gmail.com
Edmodo:  Global Classroom 11-12 Teacher
Skype Group - contact mgraffin on skype
Facebook - facebook.com/groups/globalclassroom

Global Classroom Contacts
Deb Frazier - @frazierde (Global Classroom Creator)
Michael Graffin - @mgraffin (Global Classroom Coordinator)

Theresa’s Global Projects presentation:  http://bit.ly/projectsglobal (over 15 projects)
Theresa’s project in Global Classroom wiki:  http://globalclassroom2011-12.wikispaces.com/Hero+Voicethread+Project

Global Collaboration survey answers:  https://docs.google.com/a/csrn.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ahfh6ZcGBvi-dFFlQUJIenFOQnZXRDl3eGVGQ00wN0E&hl=en_US#gid=0

Some examples of projects from Lisa
http://poetrycollaboration.wikispaces.com/ - won award
http://timezoneexperiences.wikispaces.com/ - won award
http://energizingenergy.wikispaces.com/
http://geographyandus.wikispaces.com/
http://readacrosstheglobe.wikispaces.com/
http://pointofviewwritingproject.wikispaces.com/ - This one is just starting
http://comparinghemispheres.wikispaces.com/ - won award
http://historymysteries.wikispaces.com/
http://classroombooktalk.wikispaces.com/Mysteries+of+Harris+Burdick- won award
http://virtualusa.wikispaces.com/ - in progress and still taking participants - really about the globe not the US
http://westernhemisphere.wikispaces.com/
http://energizingenergy.wikispaces.com/