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2008 2008 - Kicking It Up a Notch

Kicking it up a NotchConnecting Classrooms Across Continents: Planning and Implementing Globally Collaborative Projects

Kim Cofino Bangkok, Thailand & Jen Wagner California, USA

Blog:http://mscofino.edublogs.org  & http://jenuinetech.com/blog/

Bio: https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Kim+Cofino & https://k12online08presenters.wikispaces.com/Jen+Wagner

Bio: Jennifer Wagner: Online Project Coordinator since 1999 of over 50 projects involving over 350,000 students. She makes participating in projects seem easy for elementary teachers of all ages. Jen currently works as an IT/Help Desk at a private K12 school in California. She is also the founder of Women of Web 2 and enjoys traveling to schools and conferences to share her passion for internet tools.

Kim Cofino: Born in the US, Kim has been teaching overseas for 9 years. She is currently the 21st Century Literacy Specialist at the International School Bangkok, linking technology and the library by helping teachers utilize web 2.0 tools in the classroom. Kim works with teachers worldwide on projects that authentically engage students, creating effective 21st century learners, collaborators and creators.

Presentation Description: Globally collaborative projects are an exciting way to engage your students in authentic learning across continents. Combining a variety of web 2.0 tools can remove the barriers of time and distance to connect your class internationally. Learning to collaborate in an online and inter-cultural environment will clearly be a critical skill for their future. Learn how to develop a successful global collaboration and participate in a real time project with Kim and Jennifer! Although aimed at elementary school, teachers of all levels will find inspiration and practical ideas throughout this video!


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  1. Kim Cofino

    So glad the presentation was useful for you! Thank you so much for your positive feedback! Looking forward to seeing some of your teachers join The Reading Connection project đŸ™‚

  2. Silvia Tolisano

    Kim and Jen,

    Thank you for spelling it out in this video. Our school is starting to collaborate across the world. We are learning as we go along, but your step by step instructions and tips are their weight in gold. I will be working on a “template” (based on your recommendations) for teachers to look over and work with during a collaboration as they embark on collaborative projects across continents.
    Great work and as always THANK YOU for sharing your experience with the rest of us.

  3. Kim Cofino


    I love the idea of setting up a template – no need to reinvent the wheel every time, right? Can’t wait to see what you come up with! Thank you so much for your feedback!

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  6. Robin Schmidt

    I just wanted to thank you for expanding my horizons. I am a new teacher to the public schools and will be student teaching this fall. I want to incorporate technology into my classroom, and I am so grateful for your guidance in doing so.

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