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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dorothy Taker Nov 5, 2010. 22 Replies

My split gr.3 & 4 class is looking for international classes to send Quackers - our travelling duck. Is anyone interested in being our travel buddy?DorothyContinue


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I am a split 3-4 teacher on the Magdalen Islands, Quebec. I am looking for any great ideas to use in my classroom. I am also looking for another gr. 3 or 4 class that can be skype buddies with us.

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At 1:31pm on November 10, 2010, Kim.R said…
No worries I'll use yours :)
I thought perhaps our systems might be similar where the kids are alll given an email adddress at school.
I've been off with a cold for a few days, so when I get back I'll look into Skype and also let the kids know about Quackers. I'll email you as soon as he arrives :)
At 5:02pm on November 9, 2010, Kim.R said…
Hi Dorothy,

If we can't get a video conference going between our classes (which now that I think of it might be very difficult with the time difference) perhaps the kids can email each other?
Does your class have their own email addresses? If not we could use my school account and perhaps swap some photos and letters while quackers is on holidays with us.
At 2:01pm on November 7, 2010, Kim.R said…
That should work out fine, it will give us a couple of weeks to show him around the school and perhaps he can do some sightseeing on the weekends.
Here is the mailing details and I'll look into Skype, I'm not sure if we can use it.

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Punchbowl Public School
1333 Canterbury Road
Punchbowl, NSW
At 1:28pm on November 5, 2010, Kim.R said…
Hi Dorothy

We only have a few weeks left of school, we finish up around mid December, but if Quackers can make it here in time to spend a couple of weeks we'd be happy to have him.
As our school years run from Feb to Dec, Quackers would be able to join in with the end of year activities. Ket me know if he can make a flight by then :)
At 4:44am on March 16, 2010, Dr. Rita Oates said…
Hi, Dorothy, it's terrific that you have such "global sense" and are trying to impart that to your students at such a young age!
If you wanted to have collaborators from many other countries, try joining the ePals Global Community. It's free to join, and it's free to use the SchoolMail (teacher monitored) and Forums (monitored by ePals staff). We have lots of different "mascot exchanges" across the world with different classes. Students and teachers in 200 countries participate.
Also, you might want to look under the "focus area" called "Storytelling" to see some student work in telling stories, retelling clasic myths, rewriting fairy tales, or viewing original student digital stories. It's another fascinating way to "travel the world" from the comfort of your internet browser!
If you have time before the school year ends, your students could create a digital story and share it with other students across the globe too.
At 8:28am on December 16, 2009, suehellman said…
Hi Dorothy--

It's great to find more Canucks in here in CR 2.0. You might want to join a group called "Canadians Mashup". If you join, please use the Welcome forum at to introduce yourself, and then add me as a Colleague.

The summer before my first teaching year (1974) I visited the Magdalen Islands. What a beautiful place!

-Sue in Surrey, BC


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