Monday, November 12, 2012

Good Morning Indonesia! Goodnight Texas!

I was just finishing up a session on GlobalEdCon and contemplating going to bed, when I got a message from one of my Skype contacts in Indonesia. It was morning there and her class wanted to Mystery Skype! I started out by giving them the clue that I was located in the Western Hemisphere. They quickly guessed Europe and Africa, but when I told them to go west, they guessed America! Unfortunately, they were unable to locate my state because they ran out of time.  Hopefully, we will be able to finish our session later this week!

I love that no matter what time of the day, there is always conversation and collaboration happening on the Global Classroom and Hello Little World Skype Instant Message board. The contacts I have made there have truly opened the world to not only my students, but also to me. I am not a world traveler, but over the past two years I have learned so much about other cultures and have come to appreciate global education in a way that I could never have fully understood without having involved myself in this global community of educators.