Removing the walls of your classroom

Happy Friday!

I was fortunate enough to work with Joe Weinmeister and an  elementary group of 2nd- 5th graders this week using the tool FlipGrid that I highlighted last week.  The students were discussing how technology changes the way that they learn.  We used my twitter account (Students do not have access to twitter) to tweet FlipGrid and asked them about their tool.  We were lucky enough that the Founder  of flipgrid posted to our  flipgrid wall and interacted with our students. He gave us a tour of their office  and got many of their coders and designers to speak to our students.
We also had a few Instructional Designers at UGA post and respond to our students.  What started off as a task  for the members of the class   turned into a global task with insight from professionals in our community and also from the professionals in Minnesotta  who actually built the tool. This  interaction happend with us simply because we asked.  There are several ways for you to be able to find experts to interact with your class. I began with people I knew  personally, then I looked at Programs such as Skype in the Classroom and Google+ Hangout Communities to find teachers, students, and professionals who would interact with our students at CCSD.  If you have questions about any of these programs please let me know and I will be glad to help
Some of our Interactions from Flip Grid

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