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Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Different Kind of Class Exchange....





I love connecting with other classrooms and giving kids an idea that there is a whole world out there beyond their little bubbles. With postcard exchanges, my big 'ole state of Texas is usually the first one taken and I've seen other cute ideas, like the alphabet one with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom but I never seem to get in on it in time.

I want to start a different kind of exchange-one that will even save you the expense of postage. :)  Each class would digitally record a song, poem or story that they love and would upload it (still figuring out the details of how and where) and we could all easily view the recordings. The kids could even give some details about their state/country/school. It could even be a listening station activity. I think it would be really fun and could lead to many lessons of comparing and contrasting classes from other locations.

If your class is interested please e-mail me or leave a comment and let me know. Pass the word on to anyone you think may be interested. I'm not going to limit it to one person per state, etc.--we'll take anyone who wants to participate-any location, any grade. I'll do a master list and give everyone the final info before school starts. I'm so excited-I really wanted to incorporate technology better this year and this seems like one way to do it! I know the kids would love to connect with other classes too. :)




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7 comments :

  1. I'm not a teacher, but will check w/ my younger son's 2nd grade teachers-both reg.ed & gifted teachers. BTW, they start back on July 30th! Such a great idea:)

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    1. Great! Wow-they go back early. I'm aiming to have the site set up and have figured out where we'll upload everything probably mid-August.

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  2. I don't have a blog, but I love yours and stalk it often. I teach Kindergarten near Chicago and would love to do this with your class! It's a great idea.

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  3. Yeah-I'm so glad!!!! Just e-mail me at some point so I have your info and I can send you the instructions when we get everything set up! :)

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  4. That's a neat idea! I might be interested. I'm your newest follower.
    --Chrissy
    Firstgradefoundme.blogspot.com

    Email: firstgradefoundme@gmail.com

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  5. Awesome! What is your email? I don't have outlook, so it won't let me see your email when I click on it on your profile page. Sorry!!

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  6. No problem: jtrayers@sbcglobal.net

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