We'll begin with a teacher networking and project countdown week -- we call it "Week 0". During that week, you'll can practice using our two main communication tools -- Flipgrid and Padlet -- before you dive in with your students. These online collaboration tools are easy to use, and we'll provide tutorials and support along the way. We'll also have an online launch party via Google Hangout to meet each other and answer any questions.
Weeks 1-4 will be the Explore & Share phase. Each week, you and your students will respond to a focus question in two ways: by recording a 90-second video on our Flipgrid, and by posting images and text to a Padlet. These are the tools through which we will get to know one another and learn about each others' schools. Seeing kids and classrooms from around the world will spark endless questions and discoveries for your students. For those of you who want to dig a little deeper, we'll offer optional ideas for extending this project through mini-inquiry, collaboration with an art teacher, and more!
Next, we'll enter the Write & Publish phase, during which your school will create two pages for an eBook we will publish together. We'll all use Book Creator for iOS or Android to create our pages using a common template. We've allowed three weeks on the calendar to provide flexibility and accommodate spring holidays.
Finally, it will be time to Reflect & Celebrate. We'll publish the ebook for all to download and enjoy, and we'll share our closing discoveries, thoughts, and questions.
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