What is a Virtual Book Club?
A virtual book club is one in which readers come together to discuss a text using a web-based platform. Readers connect by logging onto a website in which they can be active learners and collaborators. The virtual room allows readers to speak, listen, chat and read about what others think about the text. All participants need is a web link, a computer with access to the Internet (and preferably a working microphone) and thoughts and ideas about the reading. It is like a book club but you can stay home and be in your pajamas!
What book will we be reading?
We will be reading the text Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds
by Julie Lindsay
and Vicki Davis
. This book is co-written by classroom teachers that have transformed learning in their classrooms by communicating and collaborating with other classrooms around the world. Learn more about how global learning provides authentic literacy experiences, gets students engaged in their learning and opens up numerous opportunities for differentiation.
When will we be meeting?
We will be meeting on Tuesdays at 00:30GMT (Mondays at 7:30pm EST)
(find the time in your country/time zone here)
on the following dates:
January 7th – Meet the Flat Classroom, Chapters 1 & 2
January 21st – Connection and Communication, Chapters 3 & 4
February 4th – Citizenship, Contribution and Collaboration, Chapters 5 & 6
February 18th – Choice and Creation, Chapters 7 & 8
March 4th – Celebrating, Designing, Managing a Global Project, Chapters 9 & 10
March 18th – Rock the World
If you are interested and reading this before our first session (January 7th), please complete this quick form so that I know you are interested and I’ll get back to you with information about our first meeting. If you are reading this after January 7th, 2012, please use this form to contact me and let me know you would be interested in another session of a Virtual Book Club!