Global Read Aloud 2011 Dates Set!

It’s a new year and even though we still have half of  a school year let, my mind is starting to wander back to the global read aloud.  So welcome, if this is your first time here, and welcome back if you were part of the first Global Read Aloud.

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.

One Week and Counting

As the official start of the project approaches, I am getting incredibly excited.  Welcome each and everyone to this project!

I thought it would be fitting if anyone wanted to submit a guest blog or have their class do one to just let me know.  That way this will become our blog and not just mine.  So if before, during, or after the project you want to share your thoughts, experiences, please let me know via email, comment, or twitter and I will put up your post.

Thank you once again for joining me on this adventure.  We plan on doing our first read aloud part next Monday and students will be drawing their own versions of a snake swallowing an elephant to be scanned into the wiki page.  We will also be predicting and sharing those predictions.  Remember no contribution is too little or too big so share whatever you feel like.

Good luck and welcome onboard!