My Students and Blogging

Sunday I was lucky enough to receive a grant for an iPad for the students to use in the classroom.  here is what I said at the acceptance:

270,490
That’s the number of unique visitors my students and their blog has had since they started letting the world in 3 years ago.  From discussing field trips with students in Egypt, explaining Thanksgiving to students in London, England, to sharing book recommendations with students in Singapore, my students personify what we mean when we say we want to create global citizens.  

With the addition of this iPad they can continue on their quest to bring the world into to our little learning universe while further exploring the world.  They often take these connections for granted, which means I have done my job.  Global connections are no longer the exception to the rule, but the rule under which they live.  I am grateful that I get to be a part of their global collaboration every day.

2 thoughts on “My Students and Blogging

  1. Congrats! I love what you're doing and have been devouring your blog during my breaks from teaching today. Question for you- where/how are you finding classrooms around the world to connect with? I did a mystery skype last year, and it was quite a challenge to find a partner, even with a bazillion friends on Facebook. I'd love to hear your thoughts-Thanks,Alison

  2. The easiest way for me to find people has been through Twitter. I also use connections I make during the Global Read Aloud every fall and use them throughout the year. But hands down; Twitter is the easiest way to connect with other teachers and find people to Mystery Skype with or other collaborations. Are you on Twitter?

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