Step 2: Communication

Discussion questions for meeting:

1. What are the characteristics of teachers who are able to collaborate globally over an extended period of time? What are common mistakes that teachers make when beginning to collaborate?
2. How does teachersourcing compare to outsourcing? Why is it important for projects?
3. How can teachers facilitate development of student communities of practice that help a project succeed?
4. How's your PLN shaping up? Have you been sharing with us by retweeting?

Optional Challenges:

1. Continue to develop your PLN through Twitter

  • Check your twitter 15 minutes a day. Add and subtract who you follow as you learn about what people post. Find matches to your interests.
  • Post something
  • Retweet something
  • Search using a #hashtag try #flatclass #globalclassroom #globaled

Here are those links again:


2. Continue to develop your PLN with your RSS

  • Look for new blogs to follow. Add and subtract as you learn.
  • Consider starting your own blog

"When Socrates was asked where he came from, he said that he was a citizen of the world. He regarded himself as a citizen of the universe."
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

"For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us."
~ Donald Williams

The desire to be understood is core to being human... if we don't exert effort to understand and to be understood, connection, and therefore true collaboration, isn't possible.