Friday, September 08, 2017

Case Study 3.7: Global Read Aloud - Pernille Ripp

The Global Educator - Case Study 3.7

Global Read Aloud - Pernille Ripp

We are jumping into section 3 of the book which is specifically about 'Online Global Collaboration'. Case studies featured in this section feature educators who are building and/or participating in collaborative projects that are changing the paradigm of learning.

Pernille Ripp won the ISTE Award for Innovation in Global Collaboration, 2015 for Global Read Aloud (see pic of Julie and Pernille at ISTE). Before and since then the project has continued to grow, attracting participants from across the world. As Pernille states on the website:
The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 2,000,000 students having participated.
Pernille has a canny insight into why global collaboration is so important in education, and once again on the GRA website she states:
Global collaboration is necessary to show students that they are part of something bigger than them. That the world needs to be protected and that we need to care for all people. You can show them pictures of kids in other countries but why not have them speak to each other? Then the caring can begin.
Connect with Pernille and Global Read Aloud
Twitter:  @pernilleripp 
Website: Pernille Ripp
Global Read Aloud:

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In Pernille's words....

Pernille has authored a new book, "Passionate readers: The art of reaching and engaging every child" - this book is getting excellent reviews and provides guidance and support for many educators, as well as parents.

The Global Read Aloud project kicks off again in October, as it has for the past 6 years - and the sign up form is located right on the front page of the GRA website. Maybe it's time you and your students jumped into this project? You will be put into a small group opf classrooms (4-5), and then communicate with them, reading the chosen book at the same pace across the 6-week project time. Activities such as Skype calls between classrooms, online blogging and other ways to build empathy amd understanding are suggested ways of moving through the project. 


This is the ninth post in what will be a 36-week series featuring the 36 case studies from my book, 'The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching'. This book was published by the International Society for Technology in Education in July 2016. The book contains contributions from over 100 educators and case studies featuring over 50 educators.

Read more about The Global Educator and find out where to purchase the hard copy and eBook/ePub versions.

Julie Lindsay is the author of The Global Educator, and of this blog. 
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