What a great idea!

The Global Classroom Project

This year, we’re doing something different. We’re working to build better connections & participation in the #globalclassroom community through the launch of “The Handshake Space” for K-3, 4-6, and 7-12.

What is it? 

For those unfamiliar with the concept, a “digital handshake” is an opportunity for teachers and students to join our online project spaces (find out more here) andintroduce themselves to the community.

Traditionally, these handshakes feature individual students or whole classes; however, in Global Classroom 2012-13, we are experimenting with a mix of classroom AND individual teacher handshakes.

We regard this as an essential ‘first step’ for successful engagement in our global projects. (Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds)

How can I get involved? 

The #globalclassroom handshake has three distinct parts. Teachers and students are welcome to contribute to one, or all components.

1) The introductory voicethread.

Teachers, we hope you will take this opportunity to…

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