noun /ˌserənˈdipitē/The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way
Many wonderful opportunities lie latent in our connected world.
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting two other educators (Tania Sheko from Australia and Sinikka Laakio-Whybrow from Finland) via the Flickr online community. Participating in a daily photo submission, we were sharing perceptions and thoughts which eventually led to our own photography/writing project with students called Through Global Lenses.
Once again, I stumbled upon a conversation in Facebook (yes, it can and is used professionally among some of us!) between my two global colleagues who were planning a blog post/comment interaction for their classes. Since this class is also blogging and discussing in online groups, EME 2040 students will have the unique opportunity to experience this blogging project by participating in the comment role. Serendipity at its best!
|Photo Credit to Mario on Flickr|
- Kaarina Senior High School, Finland - Express Yourself in English
- Melbourne High School, Australia - Year 9 English MHS
Please provide a respectful and meaningful comment to the student blogs that you visit. The focus for them is peer interaction and the focus for you, as a prospective e-teacher, is to see how technology is seamlessly used to enhance learning in the traditional classroom...with the bonus of doing so across the world!
However, since these high school students 'may' visit your blog as well, please post your introduction (with a high school visitor in mind) and include a photograph that is not of you, but represents you (using a Creative Commons licensed image with appropriate attribution).