Who does your students’ learning network include? Add your answers to this Padlet.
Ways to connect and expand your students’ learning networks.
- Options include Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime…
- Finding contacts to use video conferencing with:
- Check Skype for Educators to find other teachers/classes/experts to connect with via Skype.
- Skype an Author (authors listed by age group)
- Check out the Connected Classrooms community on Google+
- Skype with a friend’s classroom or find another class on Twitter (use a hashtag for your grade level such as #kinderchat, #1stchat etc).
- Check out “experts” with the Nature Conservancy of Canada
- Other resources
- Sign up for Twitter
- Twitter FAQ – Introduction to what Twitter is about
- Twitter Checklist – A list of steps to help you learn how to make the most of Twitter.
- Who should your class follow?
- What should my class tweet about?
- Check this list of current primary classrooms that tweet. What did you learn?
- Primary Blogs/Portfolios Sorted by Host
- Participant-made chart comparing hosts.
- Parental Permission–form my school division uses
- Show parents examples of what you want to do
- Offer options such as no images, pseudonyms
- For young students doing portfolios, make sure you check out these short, quality videos about how to take better pictures/videos.
- Sign up for Skype in the Classroom and check the other similar classes.
- Try one of the Projects by Jen.
- Make an ePals account. Sign up for someone’s project or create your own.
- Connect with like-minded educators through a Twitter chat.