Earlier this month, my students and I finished up a new global project called If You Learned Here. There were 77 schools from 21 countries who took part. Each week for 4 weeks, the students created short videos to answer specific questions that were posted on the project blog. We used a great new digital tool called FlipGrid to do that. FlipGrid does have a monthly fee to use it, but since the project creators subscribed to it and set it up, there was no cost to us to leave our video reply. I separated my students into 4 groups of 6 students and each group was in charge of a different video. We shared information about our school, community, curriculum, books that we like to read, etc. As an added bonus, if classrooms had extra time, they could also post photos to Padlets that were set up on different topics. Please visit the If You Learned Here Blog to see our FlipGrids and Padlets. My classroom posted to the blue cohort. As a culminating activity, we created a Global ebook. Each classroom was invited to create 2 pages for the book. All of the pages were compiled into one book using Book Creator. The Global ebook can also be viewed and downloaded from the project blog. My students and I had just as much fun reading the global book as we had taking part in the project. Click this link to see our last FlipGrid submission which was a reflection about what we liked the most in this project. We had a great time and I look forward to doing it again next year if it is offered. Not only did we make connections and learn a lot about different countries, but I also enjoyed using new technologies as well. Thanks so much to Mary Morgan Ryan and Carolyn Skibba for running a top notch project! My students and I greatly appreciate all of your hard work!
Photo is the cover of our ebook and was made by the creators.