Have you ever wanted to collaborate with someone in a different country? Share ideas, student projects, products or have an International buddy? If so, use this thread to make those connections. Post your Skype or any other VOIP application information so that others who are interested can contact you and make those educational collaborative connections. Don't forget to include your country, grade/subject area and any other important information about your future educational project. Also share any informaton about your class or project that you are willing to work on with another class.
JoAnn did a wonderful job of creating a google spreadsheet for us to collect our connections around the globe. Complete the spreadsheet and then come back to this thread and share your experience. See you in Cyberspace.
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Lina Petrova - Shumen, Bulgaria
My name is Lina. I teach English as a foreign language to 8-9 graders.
My skype name is: Lina Milcheva (lina_milcheva)
Facebook (email) firstname.lastname@example.org Lina Petrova
I would be glad if you contact me
Hi! I am Kristine Torres. I teach 6th grade social studies. I teach about ancient cultures: Mesopotamia, India, China, England, Greece, Rome, Egypt. etc. And I love it. If I couyld skyoe with someone who lived in one of these cultures . . . AWESOME!
My skype name is Kristine.Torres and I live in Missouri, at the moment!
Hi. i am Diane Sidoroff
I am currently teaching math and technology at Garza Independence HS in Austin, TX (United States)
My Skype name is dsidoroff
Feel free to contact me! Would love to discuss any project.
Can possibly help you connect with other teachers at my school in various subjects.
My name is Gail Laubenthal and I am a Pre-Kindergarten teacher in Austin, Texas. I am looking for other 4-6 year old children to skype with. My interests are varied, but I use science topics as my key themes throughout the year. I also find ways to integrate technology using digital microscopes and cameras, iPads, iPods, computers, and the Mimio Interactive tools (IWB). My Skype address is gaillaubenthal.
My email address is email@example.com and my skype address is sallyonnen. I will set up another account for my class, but I'd love to hear what others are doing in their classes.
I teach fifth grade in Austin, Texas. Our school has grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th and we will begin August 23 this year.
I look forward to hearing from other teachers. Please email me first so I know to turn on Skype:)
My name is Eric Roth. I teach math and science to fourth graders at Clayton Elementary in Austin, TX.
My skype name is barutzky and my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am open to a variety of different projects. One thing I would like to do is share cultural information to broaden my students' understanding of others.
I am a Kindergarten Teacher in Austin, Texas and I Skyped with a class in New York last year and my students and I loved it! I would love to connect with another Kindergarten Class abroad. My skype name is: Jackietotten
I would love to communicate ideas prior to joining our classrooms together. My email address is Jtotten@austinisd.org
I would love to connect with another first grade class and share ideas. Contact me at email@example.com to discuss any projects we could work on. I would like to connect prior to getting the classes together. Look forward to hearing from a class abroad.
I'm Michael Armstrong and I teach 5th grade science in Austin, Texas. I'm interested in doing various types of science related projects and cultural projects.
My Skype name is michael.armstrong1051 and you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi everyone. I am a 4th grade teacher in Austin, Texas, USA. I would love to Skype with a class that has students around the same ages
as mine. They are about 10 years old and we study Science and Language Arts, in my class. I was hoping to have our students share some of their "personal narratives" with each other. Our new school year starts in mid August, so I will be ready to roll in around October.
My Skype name is alicialteach. Thanks!!
Vanessa, this is a great idea. I am wondering if there is a way that we could create a chart where people could fill in info on grade level they teach and areas and age they are interested in connecting with and their skype name etc and people could update it possibly in a google doc or if there is a way to do it within the engage community. It can be time consuming to scroll through everyone but if you could search it by grade level, location etc. it might be easier. Not sure if there is a tool in the community that we can use.
JoAnn created this spreadsheet to allow us to collect our global connections.
My name is Veselina Petrova from Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
I'm teaching English in Academician Kiril Popov High School of Mathematics - Plovdiv.
My email is: email@example.com
My skype is: vassillisa
Now that the majority of schools are embarking on a new year, let's get those global connections started. Don't forget in addition to completing the spreadsheet, make those first contacts. Be the first to contact someone to start a global project. I can't wait to hear about them.
I want to share the following project that I did last year and have just registered for this year. It is open to all grade levels from all over the world. The neat thing is that we have a common project and can Skype/collaborate with others about our findings. It is interesting to have the students compare what they found in their one square meter of earth. Vanessa thought this might be a project that this group could do.
Square of Life: Studies in Local and Global Environments is an Internet-based collaborative project in which students will investigate their local environment and share that information with other students from around the country and the world. Participants will:
I want to share the following project that my District trainer did with her nursery class students. They used online resources with the help of teacher by creating wiki.
If you are interested to work with me so that our students can collaborate and interact with a larger audience other than their own classmates, drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School: Crescent Girls' School
Geographical Location: Singapore
Ages of Students: 13-16
Subject Areas: English and Mathematics
You can also add me as a friend via FaceBook: Look for Richard Koh (I am the one with the purple glasses
I am Eileen, a Mathematics teacher from Crescent Girls' School, Singapore.
I am interested in collaborating with teachers outside my school and for my students to collaborate with other students as well.
Do drop me a mail at email@example.com
I've added a column for input of email in the google spreadsheet so you might want to insert your email there.
Hi, my name is Lisa and I teach a 2nd grade class in Kernersville, North Carolina.
If anyone is interested in getting together to email (firstname.lastname@example.org or skype-haven't set it up yet)
please email and maybe we could set up something! Thanks.
CILC and CAPspace have lists of collaborative projects for all grades and subjects so you may want to check them out as well.
Hi, my name is Caroline and I teach Geography to the upper secondary students at a local girls' school in Singapore. The Secondary 3 and 4 levels here would be equivalent to the 10th and 11th Grades in the high school system in places such as the Unites States.
I was just wondering if there are chances for any collaboration with my students on projects involving global issues such as climate change, deforestation, development, globalisation, tourism, geography of health and disease, GM food etc.
We are just starting a collaboration with a school in the Czech Republic through video conferencing and a companion website for asynchronous communication. If you are interested, please let me know. Some of our fifth graders are planning a presentation on the types of schools you can find in the United States in a few weeks. We would love to have others join in.
Hi my name is aqsa i am an Telecom Engineer and i am teaching computer and maths in The City School Senior Branch . I want to join you people and my email ID is email@example.com . Please reply me soon i am waiting for your reply .
HI my name is chandra prabha bhatia and i am from india.I teach social sciences to classes 8to 10
My skype name is chandra.prabha.bhatia and my mail id --firstname.lastname@example.org