Christmas Message exchange – Advent Calendar

ccGlobal ChristmasThe #ccGlobal Christmas Greetings exchange project has really captured the imagination and creativity of kids around the world. The excitement starts with the creation of the greeting that is mailed around the world and then continues with the eager anticipation of receiving greetings from their peers from wherever they may be.

An Advent Calendar has been created in the QRChristmas wiki to allow the greetings to be viewed online by a greater audience. The wiki contains pages for each participating school. An image from the class page together with the URL for the Christmas Greeting forms the content of the daily broadcasts during Advent. The Social Media broadcasts are carried out via:

  1. via Twitter. Check the #ccGlobal stream.
  2. via Facebook with an Advent Calendar photo album. Images and message URLs posted every day of Advent
  3. via Google Plus with an Advent Calendar photo album. Images and message URLs posted every day of Advent

Kids in the #ccGlobal are doing their bit to spread a bit of festive cheer these holidays so please add a favourable coment or two to let them realise how important their role is this exciting project.

Next G+ Hangouts for #ccGlobal

Following on from our successful first introductory link-up last week-end, we will have our next Google+ hangouts this Friday (22nd July) and Saturday (23rd July) at the following times globally:

  • 7am – Iowa
  • 8am – EST
  • 1pm – Ireland/UK
  • 3pm – Finland
  • 8pm – Western Australia
  • 10pm – Sydney
Since there is a limit of 10 connections in G+ hangouts, please feel free to pop in and out at times that suit over Friday and Saturday. I created the Mindmeister mind-map to share with all #ccGlobal folk so that we can take the project to the next level.

#ccGlobal hangout on GooglePlus

#ccGlobal has had a lot of on Twitter and will hangout on G+ to have an informal chat about how to transform the enthusiasm into real authentic collaborative learning projects.

The following post was published on G+ to introduce everyone to the #ccGlobal circle.

#ccGlobal folk, in the absence of a feature to share a circle, I am posting the list of members in my ccGlobal circle here. I will update this post with any new members as they join. You may want to create a similar circle.
+Ann Leaness +Becky Fisher +Chris Woldhuis +Corrie Kelly +Fred Boss+Henrietta Miller +Ira Socol +Lee Ann Spillane +Mary Ann Reilly +Matt Esterman +Meenoo Rami +Melissa Techman +Michael Craddock+Michael Thornton +Nick Jackson +Pam Moran +Pam O Brien +Shannon Miller +Steve Bunce +Summer Charlesworth +Timo Ilomäki Tomaz Lasic and maybe also from NBCS +Jen Exton +Chantelle Morrison +Stephen Collis
Reminder: Our introductory G+ hangout chat is scheduled for Fri 15th and Sat 16th at 10pm-AEST; 8am-EST; 7am-Iowa; 1pm-Ireland/UK; 3pm-Finland. There are 2 Hangouts scheduled as the limit is 10 connections to a hangout. Feel free to pop in and say hello and share some ideas about how to manage the enthusiasm for connecting with so many schools all over the world. I will post a list of current resources in a separate post.
Here is a Google Calendar event for the hangout:

TeachMeet Sydney North

The TeachMeet pecha kulcha unconference was a great success on Tuesday 14th. A survey sent out by Matt Esterman and the presentation by Liam resulted in five Sydney schools and a UK school joining the team of collaborators wishing to connect.

Check the schools page for a full list of schools or individually for the latest schools to join: Sydney Schools – Brigidine College St Ives; Northern Beaches Christian School; Ravenswood School for GirlsRoseville College; and Pymble Ladies’ College. We also have a new country which merits a special welcome: Fulford School in York, UK.