What started as a simple idea took on a life of its own; one book to connect the world. More than 30 schools around the globe participated through Twitter, Skype, blogs, wikis and email. This year, I promise it will only be better. Through the power of one shared read aloud, I hope to facilitate connections between students throughout the world. You decide how much time the project will take for you, the choices are many: comment on other blogs, create slideshows, skype with other classrooms, tweet out comments; the sky is the limit.
So join me as I embark on another Global Read Aloud September 19th through October 14th. The book has yet to be determined by all of us, but I promise more collaboration, more ways to introduce technology, and more students being connected throughout the world.
This year we will have weekly project suggestions, as well as suggested lesson-plans for introducing technology. We will also utilize Edmodo more to give students a voice even in their free time.
Join us here, make sure you follow the hashtag #glread11 on Twitter, and contact me with any questions.