Once connected, students had to use critical thinking skills to identify each other's locations. To do this, students were assigned different roles. Some students were responsible for asking yes or no questions, others recorded answers, and a separate team used Google Maps to identify the mystery location. Eventually Ms. Harcrow's class discovered they were talking to students in Birmingham, Great Britain, a city in England. After some general "getting to know you" discussion, the students shared some of their favorite original writings and published work with each other. According to Ms. Harcrow, they may continue to connect with their new found friends from across the pond later in the year. By using varied learning strategies like promoting an inquiry-based classroom and student collaboration, Ms. Harcrow is helping leading the way toward Personalized Learning in Fulton County.
KSU iTeach Instructional Technology Coach
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Kennesaw, GA 30144