Classroom 2.0 LIVE Webinar with Featured Teacher, Kathy Cassidy

September 27, 2014

00:00 - Peggy George
what are your organizational patterns @stidmama?

00:14 - Peggy George
We are so excited to have Kathy sharing with us today!!

00:24 - Peggy George
Hi Clarissa and Shelly! Great to see you!

00:39 - Dejan Keculj

00:39 - stidmama
I put things in categories and pages, "chunking" information for quick scanning rather than streaming.

00:39 - Peggy George
Hi Jane Z! Welcome!!

00:55 - Clarissa (@careeson)
Thanks, I'm glad to be participating this morning.

00:59 - Jane Z

01:05 - Peggy George
aha @stidmama :-) thanks.

01:23 - Shelly Moses
Good morning from sunny San Diego everyone..

01:38 - Peggy George
Kathy was one of the very first teachers I started following when she presented at the K12 Online Conference :-)

02:08 - Dejan Keculj
good evening from Europe :)

02:41 - Peggy George
Kathy is our show #222!!! We've been doing this since 2009 and Kathy was one of our very first guests!!

02:42 - Dejan Keculj
Hi Nenad!

02:50 - Peggy George
Welcome Nenad!

02:54 - Nenad Đpić

03:18 - Dejan Keculj
Now is 3 from Serbia ;)

03:19 - Peggy George
I couldn't believe that we could actually interact on the web when web 2.0 first started up! and it was FREE!

03:29 - Nenad Đpić

03:33 - Peggy George
is that 3:00am Dejan????

03:52 - Dejan Keculj

03:56 - Peggy George
the "read/write" web has changed things dramatically!

03:56 - Nenad Đpić
Here is 6pm

03:59 - Silvia Mazzoni
same time in italy

04:17 - Peggy George
you are dedicated teachers!!!! Thank you so much for joining us!

04:23 - Silvia Mazzoni

04:24 - Peggy George
Welcome Daryl and Christi!!

05:07 - Shelly Moses
It's a Serbian invasion! :)

05:09 - Daryl
Connecting the classroom makes learning REAL.

05:10 - Peggy George
It has been so much fun watching Kathy develop her strategies for globally connecting over the years!! She is such an inspiration!

05:12 - Suzana
developing language skills

05:18 - @jackiegerstein
Awareness, empathy, and global stewardship

05:18 - Toni Plourde
I think that the children get an audience that is authentic

05:19 - Silvia Mazzoni
because the world is much bigger than our classoroms...!

05:37 - Richard
Real world and creativity

05:39 - Fern K.
Connecting provides more opportunities for exchanging information, resources, points of view between participants--without the teacher necessarily taking the lead.

05:40 - Jane Z
Broadens students experiences. Prepares them for real life.

05:41 - Shelly Moses
We live in a wide world, and our students need to know how we are all the same, even though we're different.

05:42 - Sharon Gullett
ties classroom learning to real world

05:42 - Dejan Keculj
Peggy, 3 participants from Serbia and 1 from Montenegro

05:43 - Nenad Đpić
By connecting we can record lecture.

05:44 - Christi
This is our children's world and they need to be connected to it

05:44 - Peggy George
students need to learn there are many diverse perspectives around the world far beyond their own classroom/school

05:45 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
opening the world and minds

05:48 - Patti R
our students need to understand that they are part of something much larger than just what is in their close circle and they all have something worth sharing

05:51 - Clarissa (@careeson)
I think it's important for my students discover the worlsd is a big place

05:52 - A Walter
littles are watching their parents/gaurdians using "connections" all the time, so why not let them join in.

05:54 - Eileen
It helps my students see how other students are learning and share this vast knowledge

05:54 - stidmama
I teach in a small town school in a rural, less well-off part of the state. Many of them have not been out of the state and don't have a wide variety of experiences. I want them to be able to experience things to hang their learning on!

06:31 - Peggy George
amen!!! digital is here to stay!!! and being able to connect with people in other states/countries is so important!!

07:05 - Peggy George
Skype and Google Hangouts have made it possible for grandparents to stay connected with grandkids even when they move far away :-)

07:07 - Toni Plourde
internet as a place to learn! love this

07:17 - Dejan Keculj

07:18 - Peggy George
Hi Teri and Tiziana!! So great to see you!

07:38 - Toni Plourde
We use skype to stay in touch with our grandkids as well!

Sorry I am late but I had problems with the internet connection. Great to be here and watch the WEBMINAR

08:20 - Peggy George
that is such an important point for young learners! they don't have to be able to write to communicate over Skype :-)

08:37 - Silvia Mazzoni
nice picture

08:58 - Clarissa (@careeson)
My students get so excited when we use Skype to find out about others.

09:00 - Toni Plourde
so neat to see their rapt attention and engagement

09:10 - Peggy George
and you can record those Skype interviews so they can be viewed by a much wider audience when you get to connect with experts :-)

09:14 - Silvia Mazzoni
@toni that's the point

09:18 - Peggy George
they are totally engaged!!!

09:32 - Toni Plourde
Silivia, so true just love this!

10:09 - Silvia Mazzoni

10:23 - Peggy George
these pictures are so great!!! they really tell the story!

10:53 - @jackiegerstein
love that - anyone is an expert to 6 and 7 year olds :)

11:05 - Eileen
Arranging to Skype with an author us cost effective!

11:11 - Silvia Mazzoni
you can tap to parent's skills maybe

11:18 - Sava Kovacevic
How have students in your class? We have them in 33 Working with skjpe is very interesting!

11:19 - Peggy George
students need to believe that they are "experts" and that they are all "geniuses" according to Angela Maiers :-)

11:40 - Peggy George
Authors who Skype with Classrooms for Free

11:56 - Toni Plourde
In Kathy's class her first lessons are how all are learners and TEACHERS

12:10 - Peggy George
all of the links Kathy will be sharing are in our Livebinder for today :-)

12:37 - Clarissa (@careeson)
It's also a great way for kids to learn their multiplication facts with a senior citizen on Skype.

12:46 - Peggy George
that is such a fun way to use Skype! look at all of that thinking that is going on!

12:55 - Peggy George
great idea Clarissa!

12:57 - Silvia Mazzoni
how simple and how clever...!

13:15 - Sava Kovacevic
I'm in my classes include peer education. Vršjai from out of town doing mini presentations!

13:40 - Peggy George
Karen Lirenman was one of our former Featured Teachers and she is amazing!!

13:44 - Toni Plourde
Kathy's beginning lessons with students All are Learners and Teachers

13:47 - Peggy George
Hi Virginia! Welcome!

13:56 - Peggy George
Thanks Toni!

13:59 - Shelly Moses
We've done mystery location calls, but love the mystery number idea.

14:07 - Peggy George (Kathy Cassidy’ blog, Primary Preoccupation)

14:16 - Peggy George (Ms. Cassidy’ Classroom Blog)

14:19 - @jackiegerstein
the bottom line is that to do connected learning activities with all students is possible and not all that difficult

14:55 - Dejan Keculj
Hi Duda!

14:57 - Peggy George (Skype in Our Classroom)

15:01 - Duda

15:13 - Peggy George
Kathy has shared several of her videos in our Livebinder for today so you can view them later

15:18 - Eileen
Great idea - geography awareness!

15:28 - Peggy George
Hi Duda! Welcome!

15:56 - Peggy George (Kathy Cassidy’ videos on YouTube)

16:08 - Silvia Mazzoni
that's effective indeed

16:10 - Peggy George
love seeing all of those red dots!!!

16:13 - Peggy George

16:14 - @jackiegerstein
I agree - I tell all of my college students who are teachers that I think all students (including them) should blog -

16:29 - @jackiegerstein
The kids love seeing all of the red dots, too!

16:31 - Peggy George (Our Blogs)

16:59 - Peggy George (Links to resources for using Skype, Twitter and Blogging in the Classroom)

17:12 - Dejan Keculj
This is my blog

17:20 - Silvia Mazzoni

17:34 - Peggy George
It's so much fun to watch the students' writing progress across the year as they blog!! Amazing!

18:06 - Peggy George (K12 Online Conference LAN Party where participants could view Kathy’ 2009 presentation “e Like Our Blogging Buddies”nd discuss it with her via the backchannel)

18:16 - Toni Plourde
Thanks for the link, Dejan!

18:18 - Peggy George (Blogging4Kids: fantastic resources for student blogging)

18:52 - Clarissa (@careeson)

19:00 - Peggy George
if any of you have links you'd like to share of your classroom blogs please add them to the chat and I'll add them to the Livebinder after the show

19:09 - Patti R
I used to do that flickr upload routine on our previous blog but now on kidblog the kids can put in their own images.

19:26 - Peggy George
so true!!! if 6 year olds can do it anyone can :-)

19:27 - Toni Plourde
Yeah for KidBlog!

19:51 - Peggy George (Kathy Cassidy’ original classroom blog on Classblogmeister)

19:57 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Classblog for 8th grade just starting this year's group

20:07 - Eileen
How do you convince parents about opening these blogs to anyone?

20:09 - Peggy George
such great conversations!!

20:10 - Toni Plourde
Thanks, Cheri

20:11 - Dejan Keculj
Also, a fable for children about bees

20:23 - Clarissa (@careeson)
Do you oversee all comments before they are posted?

20:27 - @jackiegerstein
that's cool

20:33 - Toni Plourde
  • THanks, Sheri :)

20:41 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Kidblogs for 5 6 7 again -- just started this week

20:46 - Clarissa (@careeson)
Do you edit student writing before a post?

20:51 - Peggy George
thanks for your links Dejan! I'll have to use Google Translate to read them :-)

21:05 - Dejan Keculj

21:05 - Patti R
@Clarissa, educational blog sites always offer moderation by the teacher

21:28 - Peggy George
Lorie is saving your questions and she'll ask Kathy during Q/A

21:40 - Clarissa (@careeson)

21:41 - Toni Plourde
Do you use the ipad and a stylus to do drawings or do you take a photo of the physical drawings?

21:50 - Shelly Moses will set you up with three other classes from around the world in a blogging rotation.

21:59 - Patti R
@Clarissa depending on age students can use kidspeak or older ones can use spell check

22:20 - Clarissa (@careeson)
Thanks Patti

22:21 - Peggy George
thanks Shelly!! We definitely need to add quadblogging to the Livebinder!

22:46 - Sava Kovacevic
Blog of my classes!

22:59 - Peggy George
all great points about assessment! blogs make it so easy to see their writing growth over time!

23:09 - Christi
Have you taught them ahead of time how to use various apps and ways to show their learning?

23:16 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
on sidebar "Please remember we are all learning. Neither my words nor those of my students represent our school district, and our words belong to each of us as we strive to become better learners."

23:33 - Toni Plourde
nice quote from the blog

23:48 - Peggy George
great quote Sheri!!!

24:20 - stidmama
Dejan, the bee post was interesting, but Google translate had some "issues" with phrasing! I wish I could read your writing more directly.

25:32 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Another good phrase: " I am a learner; please be patient with me."

25:43 - Peggy George Awesome site for inviting comments on student blogs!

26:05 - stidmama
So many great resources!

26:11 - Clarissa (@careeson)
Thanks for sharing Sheri.

26:41 - Peggy George
these tips are great for students of any age who are just getting started with social media

27:17 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
We use pseudonyms -- "code names" made up of their names. so Jason Frank might have a code name "Sonfra"

27:46 - stidmama
Love the idea of pseudonyms

27:56 - Peggy George
amazing that parents haven't objected in Kathy's classroom over 10 years! just shows what a fabulous job she is about communicating with her parents and following safe practices!! :-)

28:08 - Patti R
I ask adults to sign with mom or dad, or Grandma, rather than first and last name. Non family members can use their name

28:24 - Peggy George
I love the way she uses her class twitter account!

28:38 - Peggy George
interesting idea Patti!!

29:12 - Peggy George (Ms. Cassidy’ Class Twitter Account)

29:22 - Peggy George (Kathy’ Professional Twitter Account)

29:42 - Peggy George
video from Kathy's class: (Twitter in Our Classroom)

30:10 - Peggy George
love those tweets!

30:21 - Shelly Moses
Great video, by kids, for "how to write a quality comment" on a blog by Linda Yollis. Search what is in the quotes on YouTube. For some reason I can't paste the link here.

30:38 - Toni Plourde
Tweets by primary grades are so wonderful

30:58 - Peggy George
so cute!!!

31:20 - stidmama
Love the creative spelling of your kids!

31:30 - Peggy George
what a great idea to share riddles on Twitter!!

31:52 - Peggy George

32:47 - Peggy George
good point!! need time to DO things and then try to find time to tweet :-)

32:56 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Linda Yollis blog post with videos on how to comment

33:22 - Peggy George
it's great to see the examples in many subject areas--it's not just about writing :-)

33:27 - @jackiegerstein

33:37 - Peggy George
thanks Jackie and Sheri!

34:10 - Peggy George
Linda Yollis's video by her students on how to write good comments is the best I've ever seen!!

34:27 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Agree Peggy!

34:51 - Peggy George
Skype in the Classroom

35:12 - Toni Plourde
I never knew about this, Thanks for the link!

35:18 - Peggy George
they make it really easy to find classes/grades/topics to collaborate on

35:24 - Silvia Mazzoni
neither I

35:48 - Peggy George
Authors who Skype with Classrooms for Free

35:57 - stidmama
I have signed up Skype in the classroom... but still need school permission and some basic "infrastructure" like a camera. So excited to try this!

36:22 - Peggy George
We talked about Kate Messner last week too with Pernille Ripp and her Global Read Aloud Project :-) Fantastic resources!

36:42 - Clarissa (@careeson)
Her projects are so fun!

36:45 - Peggy George
Projects by Jen

36:46 - @jackiegerstein
love Projects by Jen

36:57 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Teach2Blog community; mostly for middle school;

37:10 - Peggy George
I love her projects and even though I don't have a class it's so much fun to see what the classes are doing when they blog about it

37:46 - Peggy George
Jen's projects are so inviting for students!! very kid-centered and fun!

37:55 - Peggy George

Thanks for the weblinks: it is a new world!!!

38:35 - Silvia Mazzoni
@tiziana are you from Italy?

38:42 - Eileen
STEM projects

38:47 - Peggy George
:-) I always learn so much from Kathy!

yes, I teach English and German in secondary school

39:22 - Peggy George
I love this interview with Kathy! (Podcast interview with Kathy Cassidy: You’e Never Too Young to Go Global)

39:30 - Peggy George
Kathy's book is fantastic!

39:39 - Peggy George
we have a prize!!!!!

39:40 - Silvia Mazzoni
Language teachers are always one step forward... ;)

40:02 - Peggy George
if you'd like to have a chance to win raise your hand and keep it raised :-)

40:10 - Silvia Mazzoni
already read it: gorgeous reading

40:21 - Peggy George
I have her book on my Kindle and can take it with me anywhere :-)

40:30 - Christi
I do

40:40 - Toni Plourde
I love this book, the videos and photos and the content

40:41 - Peggy George
ok--watch for the winning number

40:46 - Christi
I can't raise my hand

40:50 - Teri 1
I have this book! It is wonderful!

40:54 - Shelly Moses
Come on number 3!

40:56 - Peggy George
good luck!

41:02 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Mystery Calls:

41:12 - Shelly Moses
Yay Jackie!

41:20 - Peggy George
congratulations #9!!!!! Jackie Gerstein!!!!

41:24 - stidmama
:-D kindle version it is, for me!

41:28 - Toni Plourde
Congrats Jackie!

41:36 - @jackiegerstein
Nice - I never win - that's cool!

41:46 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Is there a kindle version?

41:47 - Peggy George
email Kathy for instructions

41:48 - Clarissa (@careeson)
How can we order the book?

41:48 - Silvia Mazzoni
@sheri you're always precious in this kind of web meetings!

41:50 - @jackiegerstein
Thanks, Kathy

42:01 - @jackiegerstein
appreciate it!

42:08 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Thank you.

42:12 - Peggy George (Kathy Cassidy’ book: Connected from the Start-Global Learning in the Primary Grades)

42:30 - Peggy George (Interview with Kathy Cassidy about her book)

42:40 - Peggy George
yes quite a few questions :-)

43:06 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Googles Connected Classroom Community:

43:11 - @jackiegerstein
30 first graders - not good

43:22 - Toni Plourde
Kathy love the way that you make connecting for the classroom such a "do-able" project.

44:18 - Christi
Do you teach ways to show learning with technology as you go

44:22 - Peggy George
if anyone would like to take the mic to ask a question or share your comments please raise your hand :-)

44:23 - Bobby Song
Did your school district go 1 to 1 iPads?

44:48 - Peggy George
it's really helpful to share blogs of successful teachers with your parents

45:09 - Peggy George
these practical tips are so valuable!!

46:11 - Peggy George (Literacy Means New Vocabulary)

46:15 - Clarissa (@careeson)
Do you give students a personal email?

47:38 - Silvia Mazzoni
do they blog only fron their class I presume..

47:47 - Peggy George
I love the way Kathy maintains balance between hands-on, real life experience and technology!!! She really knows how to use technology when it's important and it's not important for everything

48:05 - Clarissa (@careeson)
Do your students use your email to post comments?

48:54 - Clarissa (@careeson)
What do you use for your blog and student blogs

48:58 - Nenad Đpić
Did you tried google classroom? Is it suitable for young students?

49:01 - Peggy George
can you say more about what you include in your student digital portfolios?

49:07 - Peggy George (Why My 6-year-olds have digital portfolios)

49:42 - Peggy George
EasyBlog Jr and EasyBlogger Jr

50:00 - Silvia Mazzoni
did you ever try edmodo? What do you think about it, if

50:20 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Easy Blog Jr

50:49 - Peggy George

51:06 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Easy blogger jr

51:21 - Peggy George
how do your students decide what to put in their eportfolios? are they doing the choosing?

51:31 - @jackiegerstein
What technologies have you tried that didn't quite work (supports that educators can try new things and it's okay if it doesn't quite work with students)

51:31 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
My middle school students love Edmodo

52:12 - Sava Kovacevic
Edmodo I use with my students! It is an excellent and very practical. Still use Facebook as a tool for learning and very efficient!

52:19 - Peggy George
when they create drawings they want to add to their portfolios do you scan them or take photos of them?

52:21 - Duda
my primary school too love Moodle

52:26 - Duda
and Edmodo

52:33 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri

52:49 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri

52:54 - Silvia Mazzoni
wow, my students found Moodle much harder than Edmodo

53:16 - Silvia Mazzoni
well, less user-friendly

53:16 - Peggy George
great tip! let them choose the tool to use for their sharing but the teacher can suggest/direct what she wants them to include

53:18 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri

53:22 - Sava Kovacevic
Moodle is exelent tool!

53:40 - Peggy George
ipads make it so easy to take photos of student work :-)

53:55 - @jackiegerstein

53:55 - Peggy George
I agree Sava! Moodle is great if teachers have access to it.

53:57 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
also free is collaborize classroom

54:00 - Dejan Keculj

54:38 - Peggy George

54:44 - @jackiegerstein

54:53 - Toni Plourde
That is so funny!

54:57 - Silvia Mazzoni
same all over the world I guess

55:13 - Peggy George
what a great story!!! remember students the world is watching you...

55:28 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
another quote for the sidebar!

55:33 - Toni Plourde
"Remember children the world is watching you!" love that tweet about digital citizenship!

55:33 - Peggy George
Thank you so much Kathy!!!!

55:35 - @jackiegerstein
thanks Kathy!

55:50 - Duda
thanks Kathy!

55:50 - Silvia Mazzoni
thank you Kathy

55:50 - Christi
Thank you!

55:52 - Sava Kovacevic
Thanks Kathy!

55:55 - Toni Plourde
Thank you so much, Kathy! You're the best.:D

56:03 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
Thank you! Very informative with lots of ideas for primary classrooms and more

56:05 - Kathy Cassidy
This has been a great group. Thanks for your awesome question.

56:12 - Patti R
thank you, Kathy

56:24 - Clarissa (@careeson)
Thanks for your time Kathy, Peggy, and Lori! I enjoyed today's lesson and snagged some great ideas.

56:31 - Sheri Edwards @grammasheri
edWeb is awesome

56:49 - Peggy George
The show next week with Michael Fricano (joining us from Hawaii) is going to be fabulous! He will be sharing and demonstrating many Google tools for student research including elementary tips.

56:50 - stidmama
Thanks for this session! I have been surfing some of the links already -- so excited to have some resources for moving ahead with this!

57:00 - Teri 1
Thank you so much Kathy! You have made such a difference to teachers and their students!

57:01 - Peggy George (The Learning Revolution Network created by Steve Hargadon. We now have Host Your Own Webinars again! If you would like to schedule a free public webinar on Blackboard Collaborate sign up on this site.) (Host Your Own Webinar details)

THANK YOU:) I will continue following these great webminars. I love the way you work and the experiences you are sharing with us.

57:18 - Dejan Keculj
Thank you

57:20 - Shelly Moses
Thanks for sharing everyone .

57:27 - Peggy George
We need more nominations for Featured Teachers!!!! Please take a minute to submit your recommendation!!

57:33 - Suzana

57:37 - Peggy George

57:39 - Silvia Mazzoni
see next time Tiziana

57:45 - Silvia Mazzoni
see you

57:48 - Peggy George

58:20 - Peggy George
try to complete your survey as soon as you log out if you want a certificate because they get sent out within a couple of hours after the show

to SILVIA: see you next week on this great website

58:54 - Peggy George
our process is more automated now :-) Thanks to Amy Brinkley!!!

58:56 - Peggy George

58:59 - Virginia McGregor
Wish I were in this class. Thanks

59:04 - Silvia Mazzoni
@tiziana (y)

59:21 - Peggy George
both audio and video are available on iTunesU so you can view/listen on your mobile devices while you exercise :-)

59:33 - Peggy George
Archives for all recordings:

59:37 - Nenad Đpić
Thank you.

59:44 - stidmama
Thanks again!

59:48 - Peggy George
our recording and chat log will be posted later this afternoon :-)

59:52 - Toni Plourde
Thank you Lorie! Great job again!