I am writing curriculum for our new text (Deutsch Aktuell) and use the SmartBoard daily in the classroom. I would be interested in finding anyone interested in directly sharing resources, writing chapter lessons or brainstorming SmartBoard activities. I primarily teach German 2 and 3, and use the DA1 and DA2 texts.
The project is about creating lessons together. I will provide an opensource learning platform where teachers and students can work with.
The project is in a testfase with schools from Spain, Italy, France, Turkey and Belgium.
Next topic will be: LLT about Paris, France
The Multilingual video project allows teachers to bring their own children to narrate the same video in their own language and for it to be placed on the Internet. The project will interweave, languages and technology to motivate and engage children. Children will be able to view the different language versions of the video and understand the words in different languages.
More information can be seen on the Kindersite at: http://www.kindersite.org/Videos.htm
You can see the video on the Kindersite or directly on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RkqLfW8Akw
The translation template and guide is available at: http://globaleducation.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=717180%3AUp...
Since it is "that time of year," I think a great way to introduce kids to the concept of collaboration is to share first day of school experiences around the country and around the globe. My first thought was to do Animoto videos, but I am sure there are many other great ways to connect. Ultimately, it would be great to create a web site or wiki with all of our experiences in one place. I would foresee us talking about traditions, fears, hopes, etc. I think staying with the ages of around 7-11 would be best. This could be a really excellent project!
Students on Twitter is a project designed to connect preK-2 classrooms around the world through Twitter. Microblogging is a great way for young classrooms to become e-pals with other classrooms.
More info can be found here. http://studenttweet.wikispaces.com/Welcome
Please join us as we embark on this new venture!