A couple of projects


You know, it doesn’t make any sense to have a “connected classroom” (whatever that means) unless you’re connected to something.

I’ve seen a couple of projects fly by on Twitter the past couple of days that look interesting and are worth your time for a second look.


Virtual Valentines: Melting the Miles between Classrooms

Notification of this project came via a Twitter message from Stacey Wallwin.  It looks like some schools from Superior-Greenstone are already in.

The map which displays the classrooms involved in the project does indeed let you know that this project could meet its goal of “circumnavigating the globe”.


What RESONATES with you?

Peter Cameron’s class is heavily vested in adventure and is looking for partners.  Here’s the message that caught my attention.

Are you interested in bringing this sort of excitement to your classroom?  Drop Peter a note and see how you can get involved with their next adventure.  The more the merrier.


Of course, there are common threads to both of these opportunities. 

  • You’ve got to be connected in a meaningful way.  If you’re involved, you need to be committed.  I’ve seen so many projects fail because there’s the initial buy-in but no follow-through;
  • There’s the geographic bit.  Oddly enough, both Stacey and Peter call northern Ontario home and yet the connections are at considerable distance from there.  The excitement and enthusiasm could come from anywhere though.

So, are you and your students up for a new project for the upcoming year?  Check these two as possible candidates.

OTR Links 01/24/2016


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