Saturday - July 31, 2004


8:00 - 8:30 Why are we here??? -
Welcome, introductions, setting goals -
My goals for you: Handout 1
Setting your goals: Handout 2
8:30 - 9:00 What is a global classroom?
  1. It looks like - views of Patti's computer lab
  2. More views of the lab
  3. Friends Half a World Away! - an ISTE SIGTel Online Learning Award winner, 2004 - PowerPoint presentation
  4. Online Friends in Canada - PowerPoint Presentation
  5. What does it sound and feel like? Watch short videos from students in Japan, Canada and Taiwan
  6. Handout 3
9:00 - 10:15 See how students interact in a global classroom - Sit back and enjoy the tour! [Questions are encouraged!]

Introduction to Kidlink and KidSpace - PowerPoint presentation: highlights from online projects

10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:15 Making connections through Kidlink's online learning community:
  1. Youth can register to get a login and password for Kidlink and KidSpace.
  2. Teachers can begin their tour of Kidlink at the Kidlink Teacher's portal, join the KidSpace-coord mailing list to see what's happening in the project area and/or read more about how to join.
11:15 - 12:00 More options in the global classroom:

  1. Keypals - The Keypal Experience: Adding Depth and Direction - going beyond the typical keypal exchange that isn't focused on educational topics.
  2. Experts joining projects: - from Patti's globalclassroom
  3. Online "Expert" resources:
  4. Online videos to spark discussions
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Tools for a global classroom
  1. How Far Is It? - finding the distance between two cities. Also gives latitude and longitude
  2. Astro Atlas - for locating latitude and longitude of cities
  3. - What time is it where online friends live?
  4. Currency Converter - What is the currency called where online friends live? How does it compare to the US dollar?
  5. Weights and Measures - Fahrenheit/Celsius and Pounds/Kilograms
  6. Weather Underground - What is the weather where online friends live?
Looking at your standards-based units...
  1. How might a "global classroom" connection enhance learning, spark big questions, lead to new insights and generate enduring understandings for your students? Begin to make a plan for reaching out to the global community of learners. Handout 4 and Handout 5
  2. Handout 6: 3-2-1 Reflection


Patti Weeg
July 24, 2004