I'm very gung-ho on trying to establish some working projects with like-minded primary teachers around the world, and esp. Kindergarten teachers. If you're interested, post something here so we can flesh out some ideas.
Hi! Our school is doing an exciting project called "World Willage" where we'll be connecting with students across the globe using Ning,wikis, Skype, Yackpack and others. Check out our wiki at http://worldvillage.wikispaces.com. I am also interested in other connections beyond this, perhaps even with students across the United States. I'm willing and open to ideas. I teach grade 2 in Maryland, USA.
Hi Mrs Archer,
Yes sure. I'd love to collaborate with you.
Can we work out some collaborative projects on festive topics like New Years around the world, Happy Easter, etc.?
Looking forward to heraing from you soon.
Hi Peter - this certainly sounds interesting - a European Project that we are involved in is called Play to Learn and is targeted at looking for similarities and difference s between the way children play both in school and at home - communication via blogs, skype and podcasting - but I think that using Voicethread could be really good for a project like this. I look forward to your thoughts .... we are in South Wales UK btw
I'm in a tiny school in southern England - have a whole ks2 class (ages 7-11) and would definately like to do more international collaboration. New to wikis, voicethread and no idea what a yackpack is but very keen to learn (and play)
I am looking for someone to collaborate on a project that involves trees in our community. Basically we share information about trees with each other 3 times a year and learn about living things across the globe. http://worldtrees.ning.com/profiles/blogs/trees-around-the-world
This is new for me as well. Come and try it out. I teach K but the primary age group is fine.
I am Sally working with different grade students.
I have some interesting festive topics for collaborative projects with you all. They include:
1. New Years around the world
2. Happy Easter
3. Dragon Boat Festival
The collaborative projects are very flexible for any kinds of web2.0 tools such as voicethread, google doc, etc.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Hi there, I am new to this site and very interested in working on collaborative K-2 projects. I have classes in each of these grade levels who would like to collaborate on projects and join already established projects.
I am a K teacher in St. Louis. At the present time we are working on a project entitled Making Connections with the Earth. It is a study of rocks, sand and soil with connections being made to plants, food and nutrition. This fits in with a school wide theme of sustainability. I will post some notes on topics we are covering and perhaps you can see something that might fit into what you are looking for in terms of collaboration.
We recently came across information about Inuksuks and they have been a hot topic the last few weeks. We have been building our own in the classroom (thanks to a generous donation of stone and rock by a local material supplier) and writing stories about what our Inuksuk is communicating. I noted the Inuksuk is the official symbol of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Toronto. And would be interested to know if there was any local information you might share? I've added some pictures of the kids picking out stones for the Inuksuk building and a few under-construction shots.
We have been collecting sand from various areas, rivers, beaches and are looking closely at and documenting the differences we notice. Some connections are being made with sand and the production of glass and we are thinking about which directions to move this discovery.