Halo, Mrs. Wilson's Kindergarten Embarks on a Global Learning Experience!
Posted on 03/28/2014
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Leveraging applications like ePals and Skype for Education, Mrs. Wilson along with C. Richard Applegate's Technology Integration Coordinator, Mr. Falgares, designed a safe digital collaboration environment that was centered around meaningful content and experiences.  After receiving a response from a class in Bali, Indonesia, both teachers strategized together to plan out a unit filled with meaningful experiences.  Then, the kindergarten class in Bali sent Mrs. Wilson's class a  five minute introduction video.  After watching the video, Mrs. Wilson's students developed responses categorized in five different areas:  location & language, foods, activities, favorite school songs and additional questions.  The responses were organized into a video reply which was sent back to Indonesia.  Both videos are available below and we are excited to share them with the community.  Students were required to use their skills in teamwork, digital literacy, higher-level thinking and communication when sharing globally with other classes.  By engaging in authentic learning experiences about their culture, language, customs, foods and activities students were able to strengthen core learning while motivating each other and building self-confidence skills necessary for future careers.   This is the first of three different exchanges which will occur over the unit.  We hope you enjoy taking part in our learning experience.  

Mrs. Wilson, Kindergarten Teacher Mr. Falgares, Technology Integration Coordinator

 

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