While you can post to Our Edmodo Groups in order to find a connection, you can also fill out this form. The results of the form for you to browse to find a connection, can be viewed here
Tuesday, August 26, 2014Posted by
Pernille Ripp Labels:
It is not every day you get an email from one of your favorite authors asking you if you want to give away a copy of her new book. In fact, I don't think it has ever happened to me before. But Jenni Holm, author of the GRA selected book The Fourteenth Goldfish did just that since not only is she super excited about the release of the book (we have been counting down the days), but also being a Global Read Aloud author!
"I'm so touched that THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH" was chosen as a read-aloud. Part of the reason I am a writer today was because my second grade teacher read aloud to my class. To this day, when I think of THE BOXCAR CHILDREN, I think of my teacher. She sparked a lifetime love of reading in me--and a lot of other children. Reading aloud makes a difference."
But here is the best part, she is not just giving away one copy, not even two. She is letting me give away 15 hardcover copies and 5 audio books! Wow! Do indicate whether you would prefer one or the other in your entry, but know that it is not guaranteed. The winners will be drawn randomly.
So what do you need to do to enter? Leave a comment, with your email or other way of getting a hold of you, telling us why you joined the Global Read Aloud. I am telling you, you will love this book for the discussions it will create and the connections you will make. The contest ends Friday night, the 29th at 9 PM CST.
So for now happy reading and happy book birthday to you!
This contest is now closed, winners will be notified soon.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014Posted by
Pernille Ripp Labels:
Every year as the Global Read Aloud grows, new exciting ways to connect present themselves. And while I always encourage people to connect in whichever way that works for them, sometimes a new way emerges that deserves a highlight. This is one of those times.
I first heard of Tackk, last year as a few people shared what they had created during the GRA. And I was impressed, after all, a lot of time had definitely been put into it and it must have been hard to do. So I didn’t investigate any further, I simply moved on, thinking this tool would not work for my students and the precious time we have. I should have dug a little deeper.
Tackk is an easy, free way to create simple pages on the web. Teachers use Tackk everyday for lessons, projects and creativity in the classroom. Tackk’s content widgets (text, photos, GIFs, video, music, maps, media, etc.) allow for simple and fun creation which can be shared on social channels like Edmodo, Twitter and Google+.
To help support GRA14, Tackk has created GRA templates to make creation, sharing and collaboration easy for students, teachers and classrooms. Teachers can use Tackk to create and share GRA lessons, assign student book reviews and assessments, capture photos and video during the program and interact along the way.
Get more Tackk ideas and follow GRA’s Tackk profile here: https://tackk.com/@globalreadaloud.
Find out more about Tackk here: https://tackk.com/gratemplates
Again, the Global Read Aloud does not tell you which tools to use, but I do like to share good ones. I am excited to use Tackk with my 7th graders to further our global connections.
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