What’s Your Story? – #globalclassroom chats – Saturday, May 16, 2015

We are delighted to announce the return of the #globalclassroom chats for 2015, in partnership with VIF International Education … just in time to celebrate the fourth anniversary of The Global Classroom Project!

It is hard to believe, but four years ago this month, Deb Frazier and Michael Graffin connected their classes with classes in the USA, Romania, Guatemala, Australia, and New Zealand to create a shared VoiceThread, focussing on children’s questions about life and schooling around the world. They may not know it, but there are hundreds of teachers and thousands of students around the world who owe a debt to a little boy questioning a textbook about life in India.

In May 2015, as we look forward to sharing our stories at ISTE, we’d like to invite the #globalclassroom and #globaled community to reflect on what they’ve learned, and where they’re heading as global educators.

It’s time to share your story … through the #globalclassroom chats.


Q1: Why do you connect with colleagues and classes around the world?

Q2: What’s your story? How did you begin your #globalclassroom journey?

Q3: What lessons have you learned as a global educator?

Q4: What would you like to learn or explore next on your #globalclassroom journey?


Based on past experience with the #globalclassroom chats, we are trialling an adjusted chat timetable, with two (rather than three) chats (typically) starting on the second Saturday of the month.

Chat 1 ~ Saturday May 16    10:00 UTC (Europe/Asia/Australia)

  • 6:00 North Carolina, 11:00 London, 12:00 (noon) Cape Town, 15:30 New Delhi, 18:00 Perth, 20:00 Sydney, 22:00 Auckland
  • Click here to find out when this is in YOUR timezone.


Chat 2: Saturday May 16    23:00 UTC (Americas/Asia/Australia).

  • Saturday night USA – 16:00 Los Angeles, 19:00 New York and North Carolina
  • Sunday morning – – 07:00 Perth, 9:00 Sydney, 11:00 Auckland
  • Click here to find out when this is in YOUR timezone

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