Overwhelmed teachers who want to collaborate globally are going to love Connecting Your Students with the World. This book designed especially for grades K-8 classrooms. I’m excited to review this book.
My favorite thing: The book organizes by month! You’ll see all the opportunities by month with links and information about the project. You’ll learn how to take part. There are tons of links and resources to get you started.
I knew when I saw this book several months ago that it was going to help lots of teachers and their students connect. Connecting isn’t always easy. Teachers are busy and don’t have time to ferret out what they need to do. This book makes it easier.
The authors of this book are often seen at conferences. (Sometimes one of them even wears a cape. 😉 Here we have (L-R) Billy Krakower, Jerry Blumengarten (the two pics in the middle) and Paula Naugle (right.) They are quite a team and have written a great book for teachers, Connecting Your Students to the World.
Mystery Location Calling How -To Guide
Some people call it Mystery Skype. Others call it Mystery FaceTime. They’re right, we should take the tool out of the name of the practice. We can connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Mystery Location Calling is the best way to get started. They’ve broken it down by how you get prepared. What you’ll do to connect. And the roles for all the students (including many I’d never thought of but make such sense.)
It is worth the book just to have this handy guide.
Connecting Your Students to the World on Amazon
Monthly Projects and Activities
Connect your classroom! A child’s worldview will change. Everything changes. You can connect with the world much easier than you think possible.
With this book, you can plan your whole year. Although I teach high school, I’m going to use this book just to keep up with what is when.
And yes, the standards correlations for Common Core and ISTE are in there. So, if you need to meet a standard and want to do it with global collaboration (why not?), you can do it too.
My Book Review
Connecting Your Students with the World (K-8) is a must-purchase for all teachers in grades K-8 who want to collaborate globally. (Add it to your shelf along with Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds. Flattening Classrooms teaches you how to plan and construct your projects!)
This book has:
- The practicality of Paula Naugle,
- The zest and energy of Billy Krakower and the
- Incredible curation superpower of everyone’s favorite cybrary man, Jerry Blumengarten.
I hope this fantastic team cranks out some more books as helpful as this one.
I recommend this book for:
- Elementary and middle school teachers (K-8)
- Anyone who wants to do Mystery Location Calls
- Curriculum directors
- Anyone responsible for planning school-wide events and calendars. (Many principals do this job!)
Connecting Your Students with the World is a practical, useful book for teachers. I highly recommend it.
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