Kim Sivick
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Enhancing and extending classroom learning through video conferencing
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Your Name and Title: Lauren Murphy, Fifth grade teacher School or Organization Name: Springside Chestnut Hill AcademyCo-Presenter Name(s): My 5th grade studentsArea of the World from Which You Will Present: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.Language…Continue

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Coordinator of Lower School Technology
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Pennsylvania, US
About Me or Reason for Joining the GEC:
Dedicated to virtually breaking down school walls and promoting global connections for students.
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tech coordinator
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I currently am working on two projects.
1) My 4th grade students have a country/culture studies blog. The students blog using kidblog . I embedded the blog onto a webpage so I could add a visitor map. Last year's blog had visitors form over 25 countries and this year we are well on our way topping that number. The blog itself is a simple representation of the work done by the 4th grade students. What makes this project amazing in the connections made across the globe. I tweet out the link during class and these 10 year old children jump in delight as they realize their website/blog is being viewed around the world. It's been a great project which demonstrates the power of social media and how one voice can be heard across the globe.
2) I have a website that includes a blog written by myself and a teacher in Bududa, Uganda. I have completed a Challenge 20/20 project with the Bududa Vocational Institute and Chestnut Hill Academy.The Ugandan teacher and I frequently Skype and chat with each others students. Communicating with someone in a developing country brings a new level of understanding to my students.
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