Today I did my first presentation at a major event, Global Education Conference. This is a week-long conference entirely held online, using Blackboard Collaborate, with sessions all day and all night long, 24/7, from Monday to Thursday. The title of my session was Natural Wonders – Engaging students through global video conferencing about nature. All the participants could understand a little more about this incredible project, and they gave amazing feedback, including suggestions to enhance the project. You can see the set of slides used in the presentation below.
Hoje fiz minha primeira apresentação em um grande evento global, a Conferência Global de Educação. Esse evento é uma conferência feita inteiramente online, com duração de uma semana. A ferramenta usada para as palestras é o Blackboard Collaborate, e há sessões o dia inteiro, todo dia, de Segunda à Quinta. O título da minha apresentação foi Maravilhas Naturais - Cativando os alunos através de videoconferências globais sobre a natureza. Todos os participantes puderam entender um pouco mais sobre esse projeto incrível, dando sugestões importantes para que o projeto continue melhorando. Veja abaixo os slides usados na apresentação.
In June 24th, 2015, I had the privilege of watching the second presentation of Natural Wonders. This time, a class from Ontario, Canada, presented about 5 Natural Wonders of Canada:
1. Bay of Fundy - Nova Scotia
2. Niagara Falls - Ontario
3. Canadian Rockies - Alberta
4. Aurora Borealis - Territories
5. Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland
And here is the recording.
A big thank you to Ms. Karen Zimmer, these students' wonderful teacher, and to the students themselves that did an amazing job with the presentations.
For those who don’t know me, I am an English teacher from Brazil. I teach small classes of teenagers and adults. If we haven’t connected yet, I hope we do so in a near future.
This year, I started teaching my students about the Natural Wonders of the World, and we all fell in love with our awesome planet. That’s why we thought it would be incredible if we talked about the Natural Wonders that let us amazed. My students are willing to connect with you and/or your class to share some knowledge about our Brazilian Natural Wonders, and we would like to get to know the Wonders in your country too. We can do it either via video conference or recording videos to each other.
Moreover, I would like to add all the videos together in a website/blog, so as to have videos about Natural Wonders from all over the world by the end of 2015. What do you think? Would you like to participate? If so, please, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to share this information with people in your PLN.
Our first presentation is going to be this Thursday, June 04th, at 12:00 noon UTC (which is 9 am in Brazil, and 8 am EDT). If you would like to meet our students and attend to our presentation (with or without your students), join us at the link: https://zoom.us/j/170971157 (yeah, you’d have to download Zoom, but it’s totally worth it).
The presentation of each Natural Wonder is supposed to take only 5 minutes. My students have prepared 3 of them, so I guess it won’t take more than 30 minutes (Q&A session included).
Even if you can’t attend to this first presentation, but would like to get involved, contact me, because we would like to have as many videos/presentations as possible, throughout the year.
Thank you very much for all the support.
GLOBAL English Course
I am an English teacher from Brazil. I love global connections and that's why I love teaching English. Global collaboration between classes allows everyone to learn so much more and broaden our horizons. Feel free to share and comment any ideas.