I wrote the book Connected from the Start to help teachers who want to connect their classroom with classes and people beyond the four walls of their school.
I wrote it for teachers who want to use technology in meaningful ways and who want to help students to learn online safety and etiquette by doing and not just by listening. I’ve been so pleased with the feedback from teachers who have read the book and have started to link their classrooms to the world beyond.
Together, we’ve seen the powerful learning that can take place.
This course is for those who want to learn more about the benefits of connecting their classroom, who want to start connecting their classroom in meaningful ways beyond their curriculum, and who want to start creating the responsible digital citizens of tomorrow.
Specific topics to be covered in the weekly content include:
Welcome & Why
For this lesson, we’ll look at why you would want to have a connected classroom and start thinking about doing it safely.
How can you use Skype to create a global learning environment while you work on curricular outcomes?
Blogging & Blogs as Digital Portfolios
In this lesson, we’ll look at classroom blogs and at student blogs and the power and potential they have.
Twitter? In the classroom? Let’s look at why and how to make it an incredible learning tool.
Other Possibilities for Connecting
We’ll look at other tools that can make your classroom a globally connected one.
Getting Started Connecting
So many options. Where do I start? In this lesson we’ll look at some practical ways to begin.
Connected from the Start eBook
Bonus: Get a free copy of Connected from the Start, my digital book that has helped hundreds of teachers connect their classrooms beyond the four walls of their school.
Access to a Private Chat Group
Learn, chat, and share with me as well as other educators taking the course in a private chat group. Share resources, compare notes, collaborate on ideas, and more.
Turn your classroom into a global classroom.
Teach digital citizenship, provide your students with an authentic audience and engage your learners.
Get expert guidance from primary grades educator and author Kathy Cassidy.
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About The Instructor
Course InstructorKathy Cassidy has been teaching for more than 20 years and is currently a grade one teacher in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada. Since 2005, her classroom has been connecting with the world through a classroom blog, student blogs, Skype, Twitter and other means. Outside of school, Kathy speaks internationally and maintains a professional blog. Her first book is Connected From the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades. Kathy has won several awards, including the Canadian Innovative Teacher Award from Microsoft, the Canadian Regional Award for Reading and Technology from the ILA and the Kay L. Bitter Award from ISTE. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator.
I love helping teachers to connect their students and I cant wait to see you as part of this course, and see you and your students will get Connected from the Start.
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Look at the why and how of using tools such as blogs, Twitter and Skype to make a shift possible in your K-5 classroom.
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