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January 25, 2013
by Denise Krebs

We Are Connecting and Learning Outside of Our Classroom

My geography students are busy researching about a Canadian province or territory. They’ve used Brittanica Online, books from the library, Provincial web pages, and now we are using Twitter.

Yesterday we tweeted asking other classes or teachers in Canada to Skype with us. Author Joanne Levy retweeted our message.

Sierra, realizing that she is from Ontario, the province she is studying, asked Joanne a question.

Joanne sent a resource to Sierra.

MaKenna, studying Nunuvut, asked @NunavutWatch about transportation and received a comprehensive, albeit 140-character, reply. We all learned about a new boat, an umiak.

Thank you to Joanne Levy, Anne-Marie Middleton (who asked if I was writing a blog post) and our other northern neighbors for helping us learn about Canada.

Would anyone like to Skype?

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