Saturday, November 7, 2009

Blog of a former GVC Teacher from 1999

The following link is from a blog of a former GVC Teacher from 1999. He is writing about the GVC program and has a great video interview of his Australian students that participated in the GVC Contest.

Check it out and learn what it takes to be successful in the GVC Program.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our newly designed GVC website!  We hope you will have time to visit the site often and discover the new content, news, tips, and resources!

Explore the new Resources section:  we have included many informative, compelling, and free online resources to assist students with research on a broad array of topics.  We have also provided a robust listing of web design and technology tools to enable students to prepare podcasts, incorporate animation into their sites, creatively develop original art, edit photos, and much, much more!  The resource listings includes descriptions and links to each resource.

And, there’s more!  We have incorporated blogs to facilitate sharing among the GVC community. For example, the “Cool Tools” blog is focused on providing information and tutorials that will be helpful as you work on your GVC projects.  We will add new resources frequently and encourage you to post your ideas and input as well!

Additionally, please contribute summaries of your wonderful “helping focus” activities.  It is so gratifying to see so many students “give back” by helping others and engaging in service learning projects.  We love to hear from you!

Monday, August 10, 2009

New GVC Program Manager

We would like to welcome Charles Elsey as the new GVC Program Manager starting on August 1.

Charles has extensive experience both as a K-12 classroom educator as well as an Instructional Technology Trainer for the Sarasota County, Florida school system. Most recently, he has trained multiple levels of staff on the use of district technology to enhance instruction in the classrooms.

He has a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology with a K-12 Technology Endorsement from the University of Akron, Ohio.

Please welcome Charles to the Global Virtual Classroom program.

GVC New Online Applications

GVC is pleased to announce a new online registration process for the GVC Contest and GVC Clubhouse. These new online forms are quick and easy to use. Sign up today for either program at:

GVC Contest (our website design contest)

GVC Clubhouse (our collaborative education programs)

Find out more information about these programs on our website at:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Global Virtual Classroom Programs

We are in the process of creating and redesigning a new website for the Global Virtual Classroom program to be ready for the next school year. We are receiving help and support for this project from Janet Barnstable and other GVC teachers and supporters.

We have also created three new GVC Blogs which will help update students, teachers and supporters of the program. The first is called GVC NEWS & Notes (that you are now viewing), the second is the GVC COOL TOOLS, and the third is the GVC Helping Focus.