Sunday, January 22, 2012

What is the Global Read Aloud?

The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world.  Now with two years under our belt and more than 2,000 connections made, we realize we are on to something larger than us so we look forward to continuing the global connections.


The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 4-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible.  Each teacher decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be.  Some people choose to connect with just one class, while others go for as many as possible.  The scope and depth of the project is up to you.  In the past we have used Twitter, Skype, Edmodo, our wiki, email, regular mail, Kidblog, and any other tools we can think of to make these connections.  Teachers get a community of other educators to do a global project with, hopefully inspiring them to continue these connections through the year.  


So sign up if you would like more information or if you think this project is for you.  This has proven to be a wonderful way for teachers to introduce technology as well as to make global connections.  Welcome!

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