The planning began at a #1stchat, the Sunday night twitter chat for first grade teachers. We decided to collaborate and do some a few things together for Dr. Seuss and Read Across America. One thing we wanted to achieve was Reader's Theater via a Google Hangout. One Wednesday that happened. Green Eggs and Ham in Florida, Iowa and Kansas!
I also collaborated with my own team of teachers at school. We gathered together for a Skype session with author Natasha Wing. She was awesome and engaging.
Seuss photos were a must!
The collaboration was amazing during the week. We took Read Across America to a whole new level. We tweeted our comments and pictures using #1stseuss. We kept a google document going, sharing ideas and making plans. We had a Seuss padlet where students could post their favorite Seuss book. But the biggest celebration happened today. 7 teachers from Illinois, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, and Michigan came together on Google Hangout. By sharing the screen we were all able to play a game of Kahoot together featuring Seuss characters. It was so much fun!
This is all new learning to me. This last summer I opened the doors to twitter, and it has taken me to places I never knew before. I am growing as an educator and I am able to connect my students to the world. I am collaborating with amazing educators and able to bring that back to colleagues in my building. Every door that opens has ten more to follow.
Oh, the Places We Can Go.........