I’m helping facilitate a wonderful series of video conferences this week and next in my school district, and I wanted to share a little bit of the excitement as students in Michigan connect with others in Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, Oklahoma, and many other states! Read Around the Planet is a huge collaboration in celebration of reading that happens alongside many other celebrations in the U.S. and schools for “March is Reading Month”.
Students get to work on real world presentation skills, public speaking, and share their love of literature with their peers in the next school over, the next city down the road, or the neighboring state or country! I created a Storify to share what we’ve experienced thus far in our district, and if you can’t see it below, I encourage you to check it out here. If you’re participating in Read Around the Planet as well, please consider sharing on Twitter using the #rap13 hashtag so we can all enjoy!
Celebrating reading, writing, and literature by connecting classrooms through video.
Thanks for sharing with us such a information..some great examples, and I look forward to reading your blog and finding out more about this project.
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