The World is My Classroom

Presenter: Anne Mirtschin
Location: Hawkesdale, Victoria, Australia
@murcha

Presentation Title: The World is My Classroom

Presentation Description: Learn how a virtual, global, and culturally-blended classroom is not just a dream, it’s a reality. Listen to stories from classrooms in a small rural P12 school that is isolated culturally and geographically where innovative technology is used to engage students allowing them to connect, communicate and collaborate with students/classrooms across the globe. This is a big classroom where:

  • blended classrooms may be global in nature
  • learning is 24/7/365
  • Experts and students of all ages learn together – learning is vertical and horizontal
  • learning goes beyond physical walls
  • global projects are encouraged
  • learning can be ‘messy’ but the learning outcomes amazing!

Listen to classroom stories, learn of favourite online tools to use and ways to use them. Explore different ways to get connected to others, join projects and how to have your students take initiative.

Presentation:

iPod videomp3 audio

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://murcha.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/the-world-is-my-classroom-presentation-for-the-k12-online-conference/

Additional Information:
Teacher blog
Class blog

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23 Responses to “The World is My Classroom”

  1. Heather says:

    Great job, Anne. It never ceases to amaze me what you have accomplished over the past few years with the challenges you face. As usual, you are my hero.

  2. Thanks Heather for your supportive comments. You are such a valuable part of my learning network and as such, have supported me to take on risks and continue to experiment with the amazing power that technology can bring to the classroom.

  3. Veronica Woo says:

    Hi! Anne
    The power of Web 2.0 tools and technology is here to stay! And the best is that you have been a great part of it, always ever willing to share your knowledge and skills with those who come into contact with you! I’m proud to have a friend like you! Thanks a million!

  4. Anne
    I love how you articulate the rationale behind why we can extend our classroom walls beyond the physical space and engage our students on the global stage.
    Kevin

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  6. Kadidia Doumbia says:

    The web 2.0 is such a wonderful tool in this global world.
    One cannot be isolated and globalization is the key. Very good presentation.

  7. @Kevin, thank you for your response.I really appreciate your comment as you were amongst my first network connections and I can still remember the Language global project we did together and the movies that students created on “My dream…” That must have been three or four years ago now. Your “Day in a Sentence” was also a fabulous idea for further connections and global communication. So thank you for inspiring me and helping me to connect to many others.

  8. @kadida I appreciate your feedback and thank you for your positive response. You are so right, I am no longer isolated, nor are my students. In fact they are now the centre of the globe!

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