Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Collaboration Focused on Kindness

In celebration of Digital Learning Day my Kindergarten students are collaborating with Ms. Weegar’s 3rd and 4th graders in a mission to share and connect with others in world about kindness.  This is part of a whole school initiative supported and inspired by our Technology Integration Specialist, Bonnie Birdsall.  The idea is for teachers and students at one school site, to connect with a class at our other school site in celebration of Digital Learning Day using technology.  So the collaborating begins!

Ms. Weegar starts with the idea of focusing on kindness and we begin to develop her idea.  We created a kindness wall on wallwisher.  We are talking and sharing with our students about the idea of a kindness wall, tweeting it out to our students, their families and our PLN’s as well!  Our students will begin to experience the value of how small the world can be!100_0282

Just by posting stickies of how we are kind, our students will be collaborating and sharing their ideas with others and the world.  We look forward to reading what others will be posting and sharing how our ideas are similar.

This is a wonderful way to connect and work with others in a positive, meaningful way.  Our focus is universal in that we could all, always use a little more kindness.  Our students are exploring the importance of what it means to be a safe, kind and responsible digital citizen. ImageToday we started posting stickies about how we are kind each day.  Our SMART board is a great way for everyone to see what we are posting and how to post as well.

Last week we began by saying hello using Skype!  This was a wonderful way for us to share acts of kindness in our school, home and community.  Our students experience the value of using technology in a meaningful way.  100_0280

Our students make new connections with others and share what they are experiencing.  Ms. Weegar and I continue to connect using Gmail, facebook, Google circles and twitter to share our ideas.  Our students also use twitter, Skype and wallwisher to collaborate about kindness.  Click here to add to our kindness wall!

All it takes is an idea……..  Ms. Weegar, you had a great one!