Who does your students’ learning network include?
Getting Started – Involve Parents First
- Parental Permission — Form my school division uses for permissions
- Show parents what you want to do
- Offer options – such as no images, pseudonyms
- Download Skype for your computer or an app for your device
- Skype “How To” Guide
- Setting up Google Hangouts
- Meeting Planner – Find the best time to connect with other time zones (or just search on Google)
- Google Hangout tutorial
Using Video Conferencing in the Classroom
- Skype an Author (scroll down for the picture book authors)
- Mystery Skype, Mystery Number Skype for six-year-olds
- One year worth of connecting my classroom
- 50 Ways to use Skype in the classroom
- Connected Classrooms community on Google+
- Sign up for Twitter
- Twitter FAQ
- Storify Lets you aggregate tweets with a certain hashtag in one place.
- Unofficial index of educational hashtags
- Weekly Twitter chats
Using Twitter in the Classroom
- Other classes that tweet! Check this list of classes ordered by grade level. (Then add your class here.)
- List of primary classrooms that tweet.
- Using Twitter to Guess My Number
- Eight Twitter Accounts for Kids to Follow
- Using Twitter as a Backchannel
- Using hashtags with other classes – 100th Day Example
- Authors on Twitter
- Ways to Use Twitter in Your Classroom
- My classroom blog
- Primary (age 3 – 8) blogs sorted by blogging tool
- Elementary (age 8 – 12) blogs sorted by blogging tool
- More Blog examples (grades 2 and up)
- Edublogs and Edublogs Help
- See Saw (See Saw examples by grade level and help section)
- EasyBlog (Example and support page)
Using Blogging With Your Class
- Sign up for Skype in the Classroom and find other similarly-minded teachers there.
- Try one of the Projects by Jen.
- Make an ePals account. Sign up for someone’s project or create your own.
- The Global Read Aloud