Have you heard of Connected Classrooms yet? The tool which allows you to connect your students via video with students in other Jesuit schools around the world? A number of schools have begun using this more frequently and some schools are just beginning to explore Connected Classes. It gives students an opportunity to interact virtually with their peers in other countries and cultures who they may not have the pleasure of speaking to otherwise. It helps to broaden students’ (and teachers’) horizons and offers a global experience without even leaving the classroom!
We have compiled a list of Connected Classroom invites posted by teachers from the community who are looking to connect their students with others over the coming weeks and months.
Why not have a look and see if any of these invites interest you?! If they do please leave a comment in the Connected Class you are interested in participating in.
For Primary School Students:
- [Culture] Georgina in St. Mary’s Hall in the UK is looking to connect her 5 and 6-year old students with other English-speaking students to share about their local area, culture and traditions and learn from your students! Read more here
- [Culture] Caroline in Colégio Sao Luis in Brazil is looking to connect her 4 and 5-year old students with other English or Portuguese-speaking students to share information about their food, games, school, etc. and learn from your students! Read more here
- [Books] Sophie in St. Mary’s Hall in the UK is looking to connect her primary school students (5-11 years) with students in another country to celebrate World Book Day on April 23rd by sharing their favourite stories and characters. Read more here
- [Farming] Sophie is also looking to connect her 7-year old students with students in another part of the world where agriculture is the main source of income or a country where bananas are grown and exported to find out about growing and farming outside the UK. Read more here
For Secondary School Students:
- [Scripture] Kelli in Cheverus High School in the US is looking to connect her 16 and 17-year old students with other students to explore the ways Jesus/the New Testament radically calls us to a different way of being. Read More here
- [Literature] Kelli is also looking to connect her 17 and 18-year old students with other students to explore and discuss the theme of social justice in “Under the Feet of Jesus” or another similar text. Kelli is open to suggestions! Read More here
- [World Religions] Chris in Loyola Academy in the US is looking to connect his 17-year old students with students from other cultural or religious milieu to share experiences, challenges and perspectives. Read More here
- [Climate Justice] Beth in Arrupe Jesuit High School is looking to connect her 15 and 16-year old students with students in another school to share meaningful ways to take action for climate justice and learn from their peers. Read more here
If you have any questions about any of these Connect Classroom invites or would like to know more about Connected Classrooms in general please leave a comment below this article or email us at [email protected]
We look forward to hearing about your experiences of connecting your students with their peers in other cities, countries and cultures 😊