Global Read Aloud in the New National Education Technology Plan

I really don’t have a lot of words for this other than; wow.  Today The White House released their new National Education Technology Plan which encapsulates their hopes for how we use technology in education.  And lo and behold, one of the 5 ways that technology can improve and enhance learning is through a project like the Global Read Aloud!

Here is what was said

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3. Technology can help learning move beyond the classroom and take advantage of learning opportunities available in museums, libraries, and other out-of-school settings.Coordinated events such as the Global Read Aloud allow classrooms from all over the world to come together through literacy. One book is chosen, and participating classrooms have six weeks in which teachers read the book aloud to students and then connect their classrooms to other participants across the world. Although the book is the same for each student, the interpretation, thoughts, and connections are different. This setting helps support learners through the shared experience of reading and builds a perception of learners as existing within a world of readers. The shared experience of connecting globally to read can lead to deeper understanding of not only the literature but also of their peers with whom students are learning.

I don’t know what else to say, other than, how would have thought that a little idea like this could grow so big?

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7 thoughts on “Global Read Aloud in the New National Education Technology Plan

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am so glad that my class for the first time was a part of the Global Read Aloud. This is a program that I will continue to use in my class.

  2. Tammy Null says:

    This was my first year participating and it was the most rewarding experience for my students and I! The connections made with other students were amazing. My students were more focused on reading, because they cared about the discussion with others outside of our four classroom walls. I am so glad that others feel the same way! I look forward to the next Global Read!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Awesome! Thank You Pernille! I am so proud to be a part of Global Read Aloud! And my students LOVED being a part as well! THANK YOU!

  4. Stacey Brown says:

    Absolutely wonderful! I am so glad that my class of 1st/2nd graders got to experience GRA15 this year! It was an amazing experience and we look forward to next year!

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