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China to Bedford

September 23, 2009 · 2 Comments

Today Mrs Lerra’s grade 5 class received pen-pal letters from students in China.  This is part of our attempt to raise our students’ global awareness.  Hopefully, we can begin communicating with them online to speed up the communication since using the post office is not that efficient.  But for now we will write back with good ‘ol pencil and paper.

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If all goes well I would like each classroom to have opportunities to collaborate with peers across the globe on projects that are relevant to student learning.  It would be pretty cool  to have students from China and Bedford working on a bully prevention video or collecting data on precipitation in their region. But for now, we are taking baby steps.

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2 responses so far ↓

  •   Lariza Panagiotou // Oct 9th 2009 at 5:32 am

    That’s a good idea, but why not use a country that speaks French or Spanish and have the kids practice their foreign language learnings in their letters?

  •   Val // Oct 12th 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I think communicating with peers that speak Chinese, French, and Spanish are all good ideas, when the students have enough language proficiency (or do teachers help?). Maybe one language per class, and then classes could compare notes?
    Does Bedford have any sister cities?

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