Your Name and Title: Theresa Allen, Educator Virtual PD Series
School, Library, or Organization Name: Hello Little World Skypers Group, Global Educators
Co-Presenter Name(s): TBA - unknown at this time
Country from Which You Will Present: USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators, students, etc.): Teachers
Short Session Description (one line): Virtual professional development presented by teachers around the world to help foster global collaboration for other classroom teachers.
Full Session Description (one paragraph minimum): A live workshop was developed over the summer to present over 10 tools teachers have used effectively in the classroom for teachers' PLN and help foster global collaboration. The teachers who presented are globally connected educators who shared their time and talent in the 3-hour workshop in August. This workshop was presented through a Google Hangout and follow up sessions are presented monthly through Blackboard Collaborate and Google Hangout. The educators regularly communicate through their skype group, Hello Little World Skypers and teach or have taught in K-12 schools around the world.
This group of connected educators share similar values and passions: to connect themselves and their students globally, and to model and foster global digital citizenship. Their goal is to prepare their students for 21st century productivity and are willing to show other educators how they do this in the classroom.
The tools presented were: Edmodo, Socrative, Google Sites, Skype in the Classroom, Twitter, Google Earth, Google Forms, Google Sketchup, IWB Resources and Khan Academy. A recorded session on ThingLink was also available. To date, two follow up sessions were presented for Edmodo and Socrative in September and Google Sites and Skype in October. More presentations will be scheduled in the months ahead. These tools help foster communication and collaboration on a global basis.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: http://educatorvirtualpd.wikispaces.com