Great idea! Students globally can connect and discuss/review books on-line via Wiki & Twitter. Ah, if only we could access Twitter in Ed Qld! Add this to the list of GOOD reasons WHY Ed Qld should un-block the Internet at schools and WHY teachers should embrace this type of learning/teaching.
If you have not heard of the Global Read Aloud, well, you should look into it! This is a wonderful opportunity for students and teachers from around the world to come together to read, share, and discuss books!
There are four different titles being explored with the Global Read Aloud this year:
The Kindergarten students are going to be exploring various books by author Eric Carle.
The students in Grades 1-3 will be reading Marty McGuire by Kate Messner.
Those in Grades 4-7 are exploring the book Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper.
High School students will be reading Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach.
I recently read Out of My Mind and I must say, I can’t wait to see what discussions and revelations will emerge as a result of so many people reading this wonderfully inspiring book.
Without giving much away, I just want to say…
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