#collaboreyes Project

Yes, you heard correctly, the shades project lives on. Thanks to the generosity and collaboration of some great folks at Collaborize Classroom we will be introducing the #collaboreyes project formerly known as #googleshades. The goal of the project will remain the same in that we want to see the world through the eyes of the kids living in it. The shades or sunglasses will be our “prop” as well and we are working on finalizing what they will look like. As this appears to be a reality now, I have attempted to formalize the goal and outcomes of this project a bit more.

Goal: Connect kids around the world through the power of storytelling and images.

Task: Send one pair of #collaboreyes shades to a willing classroom. Teacher sends home shades with a student to take a picture in a significant or unique place. The picture should include not only the place but also the student wearing their #collaboreyes shades. Student returns with picture and writes a short paragraph about their location and why they chose it. Pictures and write-ups will then be uploaded to a website (site to be determined) that will house pictures and stories from around the world. For some examples please check out the original blog started for the #googleshades project. 

Outcome: A collection of stories and pictures from around the world with insight and perspective far beyond the reaches of a textbook. It will essentially be a network of connected classrooms and kids collaborating to learn more about themselves and each other.

If you would like to get on our already growing list of classrooms interested in participating in this global collaboration project please fill out the PARTICIPATION FORM. If you had already filled in the form for the Google Shades project that data was transferred over so you need not fill it out again. We will tweet, email, and blog about our progress as we…well progress. If you have any questions drop us an email at collaboreyes@gmail.com

18 comments:

Maureen Devlin said...

Thanks for offering this project--I'm in. I've been looking for a fun, global project for my fourth grade students. Did you think of asking a sunglass company to donate the shades? What fun and learning too.

Mrs. Tenkely said...

yes! We want in :)

Shana Ray said...

Thank you Josh and the rest of the #educrew for letting Collaborize Classroom contribute to this project. I cannot wait to read the stories and adventures through the eyes of students around the world.

Christine (a.k.a. Snowteacher) said...

Yeah!

MyersMusings said...

Sounds wonderful! I'm in.

MyersMusings said...

Looks Great! I'm in!

Cri said...

I already completed the form!
@surreallyno

Brian Bennett said...

This is awesome. I sent the link to some friends in Seoul that would be interested in collaborating. Hopefully they'll join in.

mary said...

Can't wait to connect my students to the global classroom community! :) Educating for the future ... time marches on.

Kristin Thomsen said...

Wonderful! My 6th grade would love to participate!

Mrs. Coats said...

Sounds like fun!

Mrs M said...

Awesome! My Year Two's will love being part of this!

Lorette said...

I am excited to be a part of this! I am new to blogging with my students so will there be a place to ask questions if I'm not sure what to do?

Mr. Heil said...

My high school digital media class here in seoul would like to jump in on this! We ready!

Mr. Heil said...

My high school digital media class here in seoul would like to jump in on this! We ready! @mouseflip

Anonymous said...

We'd love to be a part of this!

Josh Stumpenhorst said...

Thanks for all the great comments! We are pumped about this. Just make sure you have signed up on the form and more information will be coming out soon...

Tas said...

It is a brilliant idea and I wish you luck and success in getting a response from other schools around the country and globally. While you are working on getting the word out, consider this opportunity and the link I have attached to see if you can turn this into a winning project with a purpose. Good luck with the endeavor.

http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsndoors/aglance.cfm

Here is the overview : The U. S. Department of State sponsors the "Doors to Diplomacy" educational challenge - to encourage middle school and high school students around the world to produce web projects that teach others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy. “Doors to Diplomacy” Award team receives a $2,000 scholarship, and the winning coaches’ schools each receive a $500 cash award.