Tell Your Story of Global Collaboration

We are sending this message out through our networks, but want to make sure that all of you who are collaborating on a global basis have this invitation to share your story.  This is the email we're sending out today.

Consider this an invitation to tell your story!  Thank you!

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Hi everyone!

We're so excited to be publishing a book with Pearson Publishing teaching how to connect classrooms on a global basis and we want your stories!

Please share your story of collaboration by emailing it to story@flatclassroombook.com!  If your story is selected, we will email you with a permission form and confirmation of the text selected for the book (whether it has been edited or not!)

Has global collaboration changed your view of the world? Improved some area of your life? Established friendships that you still maintain?

Was it a positive experience? Negative? What lesson did you learn from the project?

Please share — we want to know!

Thank you everyone!

Also, if you'd rather tell your story below in the comments – feel free! That is fine too! (just make sure you put your email in disqus so I can contact you for permission.)

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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9 comments

Dianne Murray July 31, 2010 - 5:49 pm

I am thrilled that you have a book deal in the works. I’d love to be able to post this invitation on my blog http://motherof35.net (Motherof35: Lessons in Global Understanding) if I might. Best Wishes on this work!!
Dianne Murray
http://motherof35.net

afowles July 31, 2010 - 11:46 pm

I did a project with my ESL classroom in Memphis, TN and a classroom in Poznan, Poland. The project took on an increased degree of relevance after the plane crash that killed the president and cabinet. We ended up making banners and sending them over. The banners were posted in the school’s library. We concluded the project with a Skype chat.

http://pozmem.wikispaces.com

Alejandra Quaglia August 3, 2010 - 11:29 pm

I’m very enthused about this idea of writing a story about global collaboration. I would like to know if there is a deadline to send it. I’m a Language Arts teacher in a bilingual school in Buenos Aires, Argentina and we have been working collaboratively for a year.
I would like to share the story with you!
Thank you
Alejandra Quaglia
http://yearsixale.blogspot.com

Britt Gow August 4, 2010 - 9:57 am

My first global project was with two teachers in New York and Philadelphia, whose students worked together on an on-line science fair – each student chose their own project and made comments on other people’s research and conclusions. I still keep in contact with both teachers and value them as fellow middle-school science teachers. As a teacher from a small, rural school, I rarely get the opportunity to network with other science teachers and it is exciting to be able to share the successes of our students, compare our teaching ideas and collaborate.
The on-line science fair wiki is at http://onlinesciencefair.wikispaces.com/
Blog at technoscience (http://brittgow.globalteacher.org.au) is where teachers have made contact with me.

Mens Suits September 4, 2010 - 4:05 pm

nice sharing of toughts, ideas and experiences in life..hope to read your stories when i come back!

Oriental Rug Cleaning Kendall October 29, 2010 - 7:37 am

great post thanks a lot. enjoyed reading it!

Grout Repair April 13, 2011 - 4:21 am

very interesting information shared.

Robin Ricketts May 4, 2011 - 11:26 pm

I am working on a collaborative project with my second grade students. My project is based on The Square of Life Project at this link.
http://k12science.org/curriculum/squareproj/index.htm
I missed the sign-up deadline to collaborate with other classes around the world, but we went ahead and tried it anyway. My three science classes collaborated through our second grade wiki. The project integrates technology, science, math, and language arts skills. I adapted it to suit seven and eight year olds. The students worked in groups of three to explore a square meter of our campus. They had to record their findings and then do research, online and with books, to identify the animals, plants, and non-living matter in their square. The groups had to write a summary of their findings and post it on our second grade wiki. I found that they were much more engaged in this project than with previous writing or science projects that were not collaborative or did not include a technology component.

coolcatteacher May 4, 2011 - 11:56 pm

Wonderful story! That is a wonderful story! Collaborating between your own classes is a wonderful place to start!

Vicki Davis
http://www.coolcatteacher.com
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