Hi Kim. I just posted a vociethread project that features my 8th and 6th grade general music students. Take a look when you get a chance and, if you're interested, have your students add their comments - text, audio, or video. Voicethread is extremely easy to use and facilitates conversations across distances and time zones! This link will take you to our "Hello, world!" project: http://voicethread.com/#u406170.b674819.i3567443
This link will take you to Voicethread's tutorial video: http://voicethread.com/#u406170.b409.i848804
The curricular goals for this ongoing project include exploring world cultures through the use of technology (web applications), discovering what we have in common with each other, and broadening our global perspective through meaningful conversations and engaging collaborations.
Hope to hear from you. Ken
Hi Kim. Thanks for responding. I will be putting up a voicethread with video of my students introducing themselves to "the world" and sharing a few things about themselves, their school, and their city. The idea is to facilitate a cultural exchange, or global greeting, with students from other countries that may lead to future collaborations. My students were excited to learn that I have been communicating with teachers from around the world and are looking forward to developing new relationships. Let me know if you are interested and I will contact you when I post the voicethread - it will be ready tomorrow. Ken
Hello Kim. I am a general music teacher in Memphis, TN, and new to Classroom 2.0. I found your page while browsing the members area and wanted to invite you to participate in an online classroom/cultural exchange - your students and my students communicating with each other, sharing their work and developing a global relationship (for lack of a better term). My students would love to learn about life in Bangkok. Please let me know if you would like to try this. It has proven to be a successful way for students to develop their communication skills and strengthen their appreciation for other cultures - nationally and internationally. I have a Voicethread posted on my page if you want to have a look - this would be an easy way for our students to communicate. You can also check out my students' projects on our music web page at http://web.me.com/knrgreene/RMSMusicMediaNetwork/Welcome.html. Hope to hear from you!
I'm doing some blog research and I read that you use Edublogs . . . I've only played around a little with their tool and it has seemed really slow. Is this your expereince as well? Are yous till using it? Any insight you could provide would be very helpful. Thanks!
Hey Kim, I just added a group that I think you might be interested in, “Educational Technologists.” http://www.classroom20.com/group/instructionaltechnologists I am hoping this group can grow and we will be able to support each other and collaborate so that we can better support our colleagues.
Kim :) How exciting, I feel like I know you already. When I was setting up my husband and my teaching blogs (resume, tech philosophy) and needed some guidelines so I did a Google search for "teacher blogs" and yours came up :) Your site is great and was very helpful in the design and layout of ours.
Considering the problems in Thailand at present I hope you are safe and well.