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Collaborations!

Page history last edited by Sharon E. Davison 2 years, 4 months ago

Welcome To The Collaborations Page!

 


 

SKYPE is a great tool that we use to make connections and collaborate with others.

 

This is where you come to read about the collaborations happening with your children outside of our school. Together we are learning about the world through a variety of digital platforms.

A child collaborating at home with her dolls!  This child created this at home after we introduced the word/meaning of collaborate in kindergarten!

 

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Collaborations: @vermontkkids123 2018-2019

 

1. Learning Buddies with Mrs. McCormack's Class!(Wednesday afternoons)

 We will be collaborating with students in Mrs. McCormack’s classroom.  Our collaboration will focus on sharing and communicating face to face as well as through Twitter.  We will be meeting biweekly to read books, connect with our learning and other meaningful collaborations, and to explore mystery science.  

 

Presently we are meeting every Wednesday afternoon in either Kindergarten or Mrs. McCormack's classroom. We will be connecting, collaborating and reading together...

Goals:

 1. To connect students using a variety of technologies to communicate and connect

2. To collaborate on learning experiences and themes explored within and outside of our classrooms 

3. To enjoy a variety of texts, being read to and sharing the joy of reading. 

4. Practice and experience "how to" use a variety of reading strategies we learn to become an independent reader.

5. Use oral language to help us practice speaking and sharing about text and what we notice.

6. Engage in science inquiry through making predictions about what we learn from Mystery Science.

 

2. Global Postcard Exchange:

Goals:

1. Share what is unique about where we live with a larger audience and learn from others.

2. Broaden our perspective of the world.

3. Use a variety of platforms to describe things about where we live.

4. Develop an awareness of the world and how we can learn from each other.

5. Exploring digital citizenship, making connections.

 

 

3. Global Read Aloud:

Goals:

1. Share what is unique about where we live with a larger audience and learn from others.

2. Broaden our perspective of the world.

3. Use a variety of platforms to describe ideas and connections we make with the text we read.

4. Become stronger readers and writers through our experiences and ability to talk about the stories we read.

5. Exploring digital citizenship, making connections.

 

 

4. #Looking2020 Project:

 

 

 

 

 

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Collaborations:@vermontkkids123 2017-2018

 

1. Reading Buddies with Mrs. McCormack's Class!(Wednesday afternoons)

 We will be collaborating with students in Mrs. McCormack’s classroom.  Our collaboration will focus on sharing and communicating face to face as well as through Twitter.  We will be meeting biweekly to read books, connect with our learning and other meaningful collaborations.  

 

Presently we are meeting every Wednesday afternoon in either Kindergarten or Mrs. McCormack's classroom. We will be connecting, collaborating and reading together...

Goals:

 1. To connect students using a variety of technologies to communicate and connect

2. To collaborate on learning experiences and themes explored within and outside of our classrooms 

3. To enjoy a variety of texts, being read to and sharing the joy of reading. 

4. Practice and experience "how to" use a variety of reading strategies we learn to become an independent reader.

5. Use oral language to help us practice speaking and sharing about text and what we notice.

 

 

 

2. Global Collaboration Day!

On September 21st. We share how Twitter helps us share our ideas globally.  Thinking about how we can all be inspired when we share our ideas.


 

3. Global Postcard Exchange

This year we are participating in the Global Postcard Exchange.  We are sharing postcards with schools globally.  We will be updating our classroom map as we get cards!  Click here to read more..

 


 

Goals:

1. Share what is unique about where we live with a larger audience and learn from others.

2. Broaden our perspective of the world.

3. Use a variety of platforms to describe things about where we live.

4. Become stronger readers and writers through our experiences.

5. Exploring digital citizenship, making connections.

 

4. Buncee Buddies: Be The Change

 

This year we are exploring Buncee as a way to connect and learn about others who live in a different part of the world.  Please look here to read more about this project.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Collaborations: 2015-2016

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I am most excited to share that we will be connecting with another educator and students in Peru.  This is a very exciting opportunity to connect, engage and have conversations around our culture, education and what it is like being a student in Peru/Vermont.  I have listed some goals below and also a link to a blog I have created where I will be reflecting on my experience and celebrating what it is like being a NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow.

 

 

 

Click here to read and follow my global teacher blog. 

 

Goals:

By developing a relationship with a class in another part of the world, participating students will:

1.  Compare and contrast their own daily lives with those of other students around the world

2.  See themselves as part of a larger, international community of Kindergarten-aged children

3.  Develop an awareness of and appreciation for other cultures

4.  Reflect on their own school lives and daily experiences

5.  Explore the use of technology as a tool to communicate and build relationships

6. Learn about the language/speak some Spanish

7. Connect with others in our community/middle school as a way to partner and share our journey.  This will be a nice way for community service opportunities to arise within our school also.

 

NGSS Standards:

 

Click here to see Kindergarten standards.

 

I will be sharing more soon....

 

 

 

ISTE Standards: International Society For Educational Technology

Students:

1. Communication and Collaboration

2. Creativity and Innovation

3. Critical Thinking

4. Digital Citizenship

5. Research and Information

6. Technology Operations

 

 

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2. Reading Buddies with Mrs. McCormack's Class!(Thursday Afternoon)

 We will be collaborating with students in Mrs. McCormack’s classroom.  Our collaboration will focus on sharing and communicating face to face as well as through Twitter.  We will be meeting biweekly to read books, connect with our learning and other meaningful collaborations.  

 

Presently we are meeting every Wednesday afternoon in September and then every other Wednesday moving forward..  We will be connecting, collaborating and reading together...

Goals:

 1. To connect students using a variety of technologies to communicate and connect

2. To collaborate on learning experiences and themes explored within and outside of our classrooms

3. To enjoy a variety of texts, being read to and sharing the joy of reading. 

4. Practice and experience "how to" use a variety of reading strategies we learn to become an independent reader.

5. Use oral language to help us practice speaking and sharing about text and what we notice.

 

 

 

 

3. Global Collaboration Day!


On Monday, September 19th we will be recognizing Global Collaboration Day!  Click here to read more about this.  This is a wonderful way for us to begin to share and experience what it means to connect and work alongside others outside of our classroom.

 

In Kindergarten we will be: 

1. Tweeting:

One way we model 'how to" have conversations with others as well as learn alongside them!

 

 2. Kidblog

We will post something that we like inside our classroom to share with the world.

 

We will also be using Google Hangout/Skype as well to say hello!

Please sign up below if you would like to use either platform to say hello!(Please indicate Skype or Google Hangout)

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3. Helen Knauf Visits From Germany!  Click here to read about her visit.  Helen will be sharing her culture with us.  Stay tuned for more details later on.

Goals:

1. Learn about what it means to be a safe, kind, responsible digital citizen.

2. Connect with others using synchronous tools as a way to have a conversation.

3. Sharing/experiencing how we can use a variety of digital tools to share, connect and communicate with others globally.

4. Model how through our global connections we can collaborate through similar ideas and experiences. Sharing what we are learning.

5. Use oral language as a way to express our ideas and share what we understand.

 

4. International Dot Day!


We are celebrating creativity and innovation alongside others globally to share the value of being curious and pursuing ideas that we have.  See our Celebration Page for more details.

Project Goals:

1.Connect students to the world using a variety of digital tools as a way to share their voice.

 2. Promote, offer opportunities for my students to connect with others globally.

3. Promote reading aloud as a way to engage and reflect on a story.

4. Connect a variety of comprehension strategies during our author study of Peter Reynolds.

5. Sharing our ideas around"making our mark" using podcasts, Kidblog, Seesaw Journals for reflection, commenting.(oral language)

 

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Presently we are involved in 2 collaborations.(2013-2014)

1. Learning Buddies with Mrs. McCormack's class

 2. Flat Classrooms

 

 

Learning Buddies:

 

This year I have created a kidblog called;”Learning Buddies.”  We will be collaborating with students in Mrs. McCormack’s classroom.  Our collaboration will focus on sharing and communicating face to face as well as through our kidblogs.  We will be meeting biweekly to read books, connect with our learning and other meaningful collaborations.  Feel free to go to the class blog and read the page tab called;” Learning Buddies” to see some of the learning opportunities we will be involved in.

 

Presently we are meeting every other Wednesday afternoon.  We will be connecting, collaborating and focusing on "How To" be digital citizens through a variety of text, web 2.0 tools and face to face conversations.  Please check our class blog for updates.

 

Goals:

 1. To connect students using a variety of technologies to communicate and connect

2. To learn about and experience"how to" be a digital citizen

3. To collaborate on learning experiences and themes explored within and outside of our classrooms  

 

Flat Classrooms:

 


Visit Flat Classrooms

 

This is a new adventure for me and the students this year!  We will be connecting and collaborating with 2-3 other classrooms from around the world.  The project will run from October to December.  Please click on the link http://www.flatclassroomproject.net/   to read more about Flat Classroom.  Also you can follow Flat Classroom on twitter @ #flatclassroom We will be tweeting our discoveries and explorations there too!

 

Goals of Flat Classroom:(These are just some of the big ideas)

 

1. To connect globally with others 

2. To collaborate with others on a common idea and interest

3. To begin to experience "how to" be a safe, kind and responsible digital citizen

4. To become aware of how technology can enrich, enhance and connect with a larger audience in regards to learning.

 

ISTE Standards: International Society For Educational Technology

Students:

1. Communication and Collaboration

2. Creativity and Innovation

3. Critical Thinking

4. Digital Citizenship

5. Research and Information

6. Technology Operations

 

 

 

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Presently we are involved in 3 collaborations outside of our school.(2012-2013)

 

1.  Kindergarten Around The World Project

2.  Kindergarten Post Card Exchange

3.  The Play Project

 

Read on to see what is involved.

 

Collaborations:

 

1.  Kindergarten Around The World Project: 


I signed the class up for this exciting collaboration through twitter!  Kindergarten Around The World is a project based out of Calgary French and International School (www.cfis.com)  The coordinator is Amy Murray (@happycampergirl)  Amy has done a wonderful job organizing this project as well as helping Kindergarten teachers connect to find ways to connect globally. The goals of the project are listed below.  These were created by Amy.  Click http://www.kinderchat123.net/2011/10/kindergarten-around-world-2011-12.html  for more information.

 

Goals:

By developing a relationship with a kindergarten class in another part of the world, participating students will:

1.  Compare and contrast their own daily lives with those of other students around the world

2.  See themselves as part of a larger, international community of Kindergarten-aged children

3.  Develop an awareness of and appreciation for other cultures

4.  Reflect on their own school lives and daily experiences

5.  Explore the use of technology as a tool to communicate and build relationships

 

Our Connection is with Stacey Garrioch who teaches kindergarten in Agassiz, BC at the Kent Elementary School.  Click here to see their school website.  Ms. Garrioch and I are collaborating through twitter and Google Docs presently to organize our plans for our collaboration.  I have also set up a Google map that I will be using with the children.  The map will show where the people are in the world that we make connections with. 
View Kindergarten Connections! in a larger mapto see the map.

 

2. Kindergarten Postcard Exchange    Click here to read more about it.


The Kindergarten postcard exchange now only runs from September through December 2012.   We will be exchanging postcards with 5 other kindergarten classes that are in our group.  They are from Canada and Washington D.C.

 

The children may be exchanging a SKYPE call to say hello and share something we are doing in class as well as a snail mail card.  I will also be adding our connections here to our kindergarten map so the children can visually see where we live in relation to where others live that we are connecting with.

 

Goals:

 

1. model and experience "how to" be a safe, kind and responsible digital citizen

2.  make connections with others who live in other parts of the world

3. experience the use of technologies that can enhance our connections and learning with others

4.  promote the importance of how we can learn from others who live in different places in the world

 

3.  Kindergarten Play Project

 

Click here to read about this project!

 

Goals:

 

1.  make connections with others who live outside of Vermont

2.  experiencing "how to" be a safe, kind and responsible digital user.

3.  explore SKYPE as a tool to help build connections and relationships with others globally

4.  to play and share how play enhances our minds and gives us opportunities to think critically

 

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