#140WC Here

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A Poem In Columns and Rows: Here Hear!

Skyped with teachers around the world tonight to plan a project for our classes. The important thing is we were here, in my home, and theirs together at the same time, listening and considering ideas  — learning about each other’s classes and planning something that would engage students and build cultural understanding.

“Here.”  It started on Twitter — one of us invited people to a Google Doc about an idea; the word spread on Twitter and teachers signed up.

“Here.” On a Google doc we added ideas and offered suggestions to bring the idea into reality.

“Here. Hear” The Skype call allowed us to fine-tune and visualize what could happen based on each others’ needs. There will be a variety of ways to accomplish the task. We considered and communicated needs, learning what was possible.

“Here.” Back on Twitter to connect and plan.

When we say, “Here,” it can be anywhere — and yet we are connected.

I find this amazing.

More about the project later.

WC: 172

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