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2011 2011-Team Captains

The World is My Classroom

Presenter: Anne Mirtschin
Location: Hawkesdale, Victoria, Australia

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 “┬śmessy’ 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.


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Additional Information:
Teacher blog
Class blog


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  2. Anne Mirtschin

    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

    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!

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  5. Kadidia Doumbia

    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.

  6. Anne Mirtschin

    @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.

  7. Anne Mirtschin

    @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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