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Published on September 9, 2008

Author: mscofino



A presentation for the Learning 2.008 Conference in Shanghai in September 2008. Focuses on how to implement globally collaborative projects in the K-12 classroom.

presented by Kim Cofino professional blog: presentation resources: Connecting Across Continents




anatomy step-by-step keys to success

anatomy part 1

explore existing networks

connect yourself

to connect your class

feed yourself

jump in!

3 steps to a global classroom

How do your students connect?

step-by-step part 2

define project goals

identify standards

understandings develop enduring

develop authentic assessments

plan activities construct understandings construct understandings

explicit expectations

task breakdown

communication & technology requirements

create a home base

mix & match

communication structure

protection levels

Determine assessments

stages & deadlines organize & set


design matters

keys to success part 3

start small


remove barriers

open communication

one tool at a time

a good fit

anatomy step-by-step keys to success

presented by Kim Cofino Professional blog: Q & A

Image Sources (Creative Commons License) in slide order: 1. Earth at night: 3. Wired cover: 4. T-shirt map: 5 & 39. anatomy: 5 & 13 & 39. stairs: 5 & 30 & 39. key: 6. red flower: Image from: 7. alone on beach: Image from: 8. sunrise jump: Image from: 9. sushi: 10. lake: 11. 3 steps: 13. eye: 14. dart: 15. telescope: 16. thinker: 17. pole vault: 18. construct: 19. clock: 20. food prep: 21. birds telephone wire: 22. window: Image from: 23. candy: 24. phone: 25. barbed wire: 26. tape measure: 27. calendar: 28. magnifying glass: 29. baby running: 31. flower in light: 32. window shopping: 33. green path: 35. people stepped out of cars: 36. chopsticks: 37. puzzle:

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