The Largest Online Gathering of K-5 Students Ever!

On Friday, October 30, 2015, K-5 teachers from across North America and beyond will click on a simple link and be joined together online for a free live-streamed participatory event that will also make history!

Noted performer and teaching artist Dave Ruch will appear on screen, live from his home studio in Buffalo NY, and lead K-5 students from around the world in an interactive singalong!

Get ready to move, think, laugh, learn, respond to questions and enjoy a shared experience with classrooms just like yours!

More info & free registration here!

Global Collaboration Day September 17, 2015

Celebrate Global Collaboration Day (GCD) on September 17, 2015! Companies, non-profits, and schools will be coming together in a global demonstration of global collaboration. To date there are over 196 schools in over 34 countries participating. There are activities available for individuals and for classrooms. If you browse the site for Global Collaboration Day, there is something for everyone!

  • To get started, take a look at their overview page.
  • The organizers also have new videos that will help you understand the event.
  • Activities are posted in their calendars and event directory. More will be posted soon.
  • It is NOT too late to host a simple collaboration online for participants. Check out the GCD host page for details.
  • The GCD organizers are sending out updates via text and email using the free Remind app. Sign up here.
  • A few GlobalEdCon (their November online conference) keynotes will be announced on Thursday! Stay tuned!

New items for GCD include:

Finally, many, many thanks to the event sponsors for making this day possible:

Looking forward to September 17th! Hope you can join us!

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World Read Aloud Day is Coming March 4th, 2015!

world read aloud dayWorld Read Aloud Day is an awareness day advocating for literacy as a right that belongs to all people, celebrated around the world annually on the first Wednesday in March.

World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another.

By raising our voices together on this day, we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world. (http://worldreadaloudday.org/)

How will you engage your students in reading on March 6th, 2015? Why not try something new and connect with a Digital Human Library meBook expert? There are over 30 best-selling authors registered with the dHL waiting to connect with you and your students.

Or visit Global Connections for Teachers and Students and learn how to connect with kids living in a different country. Wouldn’t it be fun to share stories from different cultures and connect your students with a global audience?

The possibilities are endless . .

Happy Reading!