Welcome to our online community focused on globally connected teaching and learning. Contribute ideas, resources, and inspiration!

Translate

Latest Activity

Profile Icon via Twitter
4 myths (and 4 truths) about empowered learners https://t.co/hMS10HesHy
Twitter2 hours ago · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
5 educator-tested tips for strengthening digital citizenship in your classroom https://t.co/l3R7fJA4MW
Twitter14 hours ago · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Connect to the World on September 21st - Tackk https://t.co/1EO4yG0PHe
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Girls Who Code releases 13-book series with Penguin - girlswhocode https://t.co/0ioy1X0Ihb
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @nakedjuice: Post a selfie with fruits or veggies, add #DrinkGoodDoGood and we’ll donate 10lbs to communities in need. https://t.co/AGvi
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @TeachSDGs: When we share great #TeachSDGs PD like this new #SDG5 @MicrosoftEDU course, we spread the movement. @SkypeAmy https://t.co/B
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @goproject: Examine the effects of #drought and environmental change on small towns in America. https://t.co/El89dsoLRC #socsci
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
The 2017 Global Education Conference https://t.co/inaCw84UhH
TwitterTuesday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Register for the free, online Global Education Conference taking place in November! https://t.co/gh9JOdPMJ8 #globaledchat #ISTEglobalPLN
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
It’s like yoga for your educational practice https://t.co/BnxCISTwWi
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Register for the online Global Education Fair: Best #GlobalEd Resources for Your School https://t.co/R8Sa7Fy9SW #edleadership #edtechleader
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Register for the Global Education Fair: Find the Best #GlobalEd Resource for Your School 9/21 https://t.co/ho5FqBQY0E #edchat #globaledchat
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
I liked a @YouTube video https://t.co/ch4kWQF0QM Jackson WY Town Square - https://t.co/X9g7RjhtNy
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
I liked a @YouTube video https://t.co/0WOucyOTwL Solar Eclipse: Live from Adler Planetarium's Doane Observatory! 08.21.2017
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Everything you need to know about the solar eclipse happening across North America today!... https://t.co/eTEM8YhcWf
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
I liked a @YouTube video https://t.co/yjEVa4ezTm NASA Braille Book Lets Everyone Get a Feel for the 2017 Solar Eclipse
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
I liked a @YouTube video https://t.co/kp5iycPsi7 Flying Saddle Resort Live Eclipse Webcam
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Register for Global Collaboration Day - free & online on 9/21 https://t.co/gTTytSHeHN #edchat #edtech #Skype #TeachSDGs #ISTE17 #SDGs
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet

 

It's been a little while since I have blogged anything, but it has been a very busy time for me on a couple of fronts.

Something I've been grappling with has been the future of the Writers' Club. The community has been more successful than I ever could have imagined. It began as an offshoot for work I was doing for Castlemaine North Primary School, known locally asThe North School, which is where the address thenorthschool.com comes from.

However, the hosting plan for thenorthschool.com is somewhat limited in terms of its ability to cater for one thousand writers. I needed to make a decision as to whether I was going to downsize the community or aim higher and take it to the next level. I chose the latter, and registered the site theglobalschool.net.

This site has a more generous hosting plan, and will enable me to create communities not just for writers, but for any global learning. Importantly, it will enable the Writers' Club to grow and evolve. Rather than shifting the existing community to theglobalschool.net, I have created a twin community, ready for population, at http://theglobalschool.net/writersclub. I intend to launch the community at tomorrow's Global Education Conference.

Any new schools signing up will go to this new site. The more appropriate web address as well as the extra space should be more appealing to new schools. Schools currently using thenorthschool.com's site can continue to do so indefinitely; schools that wish to move over to the new site can email me at writersclub@theglobalschool.netand I will recreate the accounts within the new community.

There will be one significant difference between the new community and the old. After much thought, I have decided to deactivate the option for students to use private messaging. My concern is that much of the activity that occurs on the site is in the form of private messaging, which doesn't add to the community as a whole, while adding much to the demands of keeping an eye on the site. While private messages are monitored, and that should disuade students from using the feature inappropriately, I feel that the message isn't being absorbed by the students themselves, leading to some unfortunate use by students. Members will still be able to public message other members.

If you'd like to join us on the new site, once again, we're looking for members. Join us.

 

Views: 113

Comment

You need to be a member of The Global Education Conference Network to add comments!

Join The Global Education Conference Network

Comment by Rob Sbaglia on January 18, 2013 at 5:30pm

Thanks Anupam! We hope to have your students involved soon!

Comment by Anupam on January 18, 2013 at 12:51pm
Hello Rob, I hope that your site brings together many students globally to learn and share through writing, which means real understanding can be cultivated well.I would love to have my students blogging and writing too.
Cheers!!

© 2017   Created by Lucy Gray.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service