Global Classroom chat

This July was the first time which I had heard about Global Classroom chats on Twitter. These are a series of chats which are hosted at times appropriate to the various timezones around the world. The first chat I participated in was Canada, USA and UK and the topic was ‘Blogging as a Vehicle for Global Inquiry’. It was brilliant to hear about the different ways people were using blogging within their classrooms and to make connections with other teachers passionate about using blogs and partnering with other schools globally.

I also found out about #comments4kids which is a blog and hashtag designed to ensure children get comments on their posts to encourage them to continue. This can be really useful as it can be hard to establish your head in the beginning before it has collected a dedicated group of followers.

The next day I participated in another global classroom chat this time appropriate for Australia. We discussed why we blogged, the impact which is had had on global awareness within our children and how the Never Seconds blog had inspired the children (see blogpost here: Everyone had positive things to say about the impact of blogging on their classes and being able to share how other people managed their blogs and the content they included is always interesting.

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  • Martin Bullock

    February 10, 2013 6:11 pm

    Hi Sway, This is perfect for our workshop next week! Thanks for the tip. Martin

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