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DigiLit Sunday: Community


On Sundays I try to join my friend Margaret to share interesting digital things I've been doing.

I'm building community in ways I hadn't really intended. Recently I remembered the Global Read Aloud created by Pernille Ripp.

I ordered Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and prepared to read it with my grades 3-5 gifted and talented students.
As I was googling ideas for enriching the book, I saw that some of my online friends were having a Voxer group about the reading of the book.
I was intrigued because I had not been a part of a Voxer group before. So I asked to join. As the teachers and students started adding their voice to the reading, I found myself waiting impatiently for the next Voxer to pop up. The ideas that other teachers shared about how they front loaded information and got their kids digitally involved inspired me. My students are so motivated to read this book because there is a new audience in town. They are writing on their Kidblogs, talking on Voxer, and sharing ideas on Padlet all with students from across the country.

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  1. Love the voxer convos happening for FIAT. This is such a great initiative and glad we are trying it together :)

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