Make the most of today’s technology to give your students a more interactive, authentic, global learning experience! Connecting Your Students with the Virtual World shows you how to plan themed projects for every season, embark on virtual field trips, and get students in touch with other classrooms worldwide. This updated edition includes a key new chapter on taking video conferencing to the next level for optimal student engagement and collaboration, as well as new chapters on connecting through games and esports and connecting with parents. The book includes a wide variety of standards-based, step-by-step activities you can implement immediately.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book 1. Connecting Your Students in 2021 and Beyond 2. Taking Video Conferencing to the Next Level 3. The Practical Guide to a Mystery Location Call 2.0 4. Fall and Winter Projects 5. Spring and Summer Projects 6. Virtual Field Trips Revisited 7. Connecting through Games and Esports 8. Connecting With Parents 9. How Will You Connect? Glossary Appendix: Flat Stanley Lesson Plan Resources
Billy Krakower is an educator and a national speaker and consultant. He is also the author of Getting Started with STEM: Practical Strategies for the K-8 Classroom. He can be found at www.billykrakower.com and on Twitter @wkrakower.
Jerry Blumengarten, also known as Cybrary Man, is a constant learner who is a champion of front-line educators who do their best to facilitate the learning of all students. Jerry taught for 32 years in the New York City school system. He can be found at https://www.cybraryman.com and on Twitter @cybraryman1.