#ChristmasAroundTheWorld Launch at #LitShedConf

In planning for the Literacy Shed Conference, I really wanted to do something special. I decided to organise a launch for the #ChristmasAroundTheWorld project I started last month. To read more about the project and sign up click this image -


I was so grateful to have a number of schools willing to take part -

The plan was to do a Google Hangout at the beginning of the day to introduce ourselves and set a challenge for the children to work through and then share at the end of the day. The work would be shared with the 100+ delegates at the conference. Here is the initial Google Hangout to introduce each other -


Unfortunately, due to a slight technical error we weren't able to broadcast the other video at the end of the day. Every teacher in the conference was amazed by the work each class had created.

We loved seeing the Christmas tree the Year 3 class at Flowery Field created for their topic linked to Christmas in Spain. We also enjoyed listening to the song!


Year 2 at Hotspur also treated us to a lovely song and created this video- 


Ravensfield prepared a fantastic presentation which was performed brilliantly to the teachers at the conference. They have also created some fantastic videos that you can watch here -

My school, Davyhulme, blogged all their ideas! Click the pictures to read all their work - 

Thank you so much to all the schools for taking part, I hope you found it useful and know every teacher at the conference was blown away by all your fantastic work!

FOR EVERYONE ELSE, PLEASE VISIT THEIR BLOG AND COMMENT ON ALL THE WORK THEY HAVE PRODUCED!

I have already had tweets about other hangouts and connections being made through the project! I hope this is the start of something amazing! Please share anything you do linked to Christmas in your school on this Padlet wall -


This week with my Year 3 class, we used a variety of apps to created this interactive Christmas Around the World Map -




Finally, I would just like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who came to the #LitShedConf today! The fact we were trending with so many fantastic tweets just proved how many enthusiastic teachers we had!

I hope you found the day useful and got a lot of inspiration from my presentations!

Thanks to @RedgieRob for all his help and organisation! It was a great day!



Here are all the tweets from the day -


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