The Caretta-Caretta Global Project- a new and exciting awareness idea

Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta-caretta)

Hi everyone! We are so excited to launch The Caretta-Caretta Global Project!

Aim
The aim of the project is to help raise global awareness on the serious threat the loggerhead turtle is facing. Our little turtle, Neptune the Caretta2, will travel around the world along with its diary to inform everyone of its plight. At the same time, the issue of plastic garbage thrown in beaches or discarded at sea will also be discussed as it’s one of the threats for the caretta-caretta turtle (and not only!).

Ages
Any age

The project
– Share your school details in the project participant form https://goo.gl/NDbUO9
-The participant classes will in turn get the project package, which will eventually travel around the globe, by mail.
-The package will contain Neptune the Caretta2 the progect diary and QR codes for a great informative video and spreadshhets for class and home discussion.
-After learning Neptne’s history and his species plight, the class can help him by spreading the wold in the local community any way they can imagine. A lot of great ideas have been discussed. Make a street demonstation with banners, create a video and show it to the other school classes, create banners and go from class to class to inform on the Caretta-Caretta plight….not even the sky is the limit to our innovative ideas!
– Each class will have a page in the project wiki, https://caretta2globalproject.wikispaces.com/
where they can share all their exciting ideas, photos, videos, etc
-Neptune the Caretta2 and the project diary will stay with each class for 2 weeks, during which time they can contributeideas, drawings, etc.

Let’s all link hands to save Neptune the Caretta2 and his family and make our home a better place!

Global Green-Screen Project #globalGSP

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Greenscreen with Brad

CONNECT STUDENTS TO A COLLABORATIVE VIDEO PROJECT #GlobalGSP

Do you remember being a student in elementary school and creating a shared story with your classmates?  The idea was simple…a teacher started by writing down a sentence on a sheet of notebook paper.

The teacher would then pass the paper to a student seated near the front of the class, and that student would add a sentence.  After that, the story would be passed to the next student who would also add a sentence.  The key was to build off each other’s writing to create a cohesive plot.  It was wildly creative and tons of fun!

The Global Green-Screen Project is essentially the same thing.  Instead of adding a sentence to a story your class is adding a 20-30 second video created in green-screen.  This is an opportunity for students to practice creativity, collaboration, digital leadership and more!

OPTION #1: DIRECTIONS

  1. Sign-up…

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Global Math Task Twitter Exchange

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As the year comes to a close I look back at all the global connections and collaboration opportunities my students have had through making connections through Skype, Twitter, blog, and GAFE. One of the ways we have connected during math this year was through our weekly math exchange of a math problem or math task with Heidi Samuelson‘s second graders in Tennessee. Every Tuesday we would take turns tweeting out a math task for the other class to figure out and tweet back the answer.

The students were so engaged we often tweeted out more than one problem each day. Which would often lead to more classes tweeting and asking questions as well.

Toward the end of the year we often had other classes joining in on the fun and tweeting problems to us as well. One week we had other so classes tweeting math problems with us my students took it as a challenge…

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