Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: A teacher wants her students to engage in project-based learning (PBL) and also demonstrate their learning. So at the end of a chapter or unit, she assigns them to research a topic, collect some images and present their slideshows to the class…
Since 2012 I've worked with refugees in the Salt Lake area, a destination point where about 60,000 displaced people currently live. My work with the refugee population has ranged from hosting story times, participating in outreach, teaching adults how to use computers and, most recently,…
Topics: Global collaboration
It's time for my students to make a guess: Where is the class they are meeting for the first time via Skype?
"Is it North Carolina?"
There is silence in the classroom as my fifth graders crane their necks toward the screen.
"No!" shouts a voice from the computer speakers…