Sunday, March 01, 2009

Shared Experiences: Some of Our Closest Friends Live on the Other Side of the World

New Zealand Pt. England Primary was featured on television last week. Not on our local television, not even on our national channels. Pt. England was featured on television in New Zealand. The reason why I am blogging about it is we follow Mrs. She's class blog Little Voices, Little Scholars. The news story talks about how they use technology in their school. This school should be a model for our schools in the United States. Here is a link to the video of the story.

During our live streaming of career day, I was back channeling through Twitter. One of the people that came to watch the video on the blog was Piers, age eight, who lives in New Zealand. Piers has a blog, My Web World, which I discovered through Mr. Webb's new blog Room 8 @ Melville Intermediate School. If you remember, Mr. Webb was the teacher we created the Samoan Slap Dance for last October.

We are very fortunate to have these friends to share our experiences with. The fact that they are 8,000 miles away no longer makes a difference!


Little Voices, Little Scholars. said...

Thank you Mr Chamberlain for sharing our experience with your class and other people. The whole of Pt England School will be pleased to know we are now known to you and other people who are on the other side of the world.
Thank you once again!
Mrs She Pt England School Auckland New Zealand.

The Other Boy said...

Your Blog is really cool!!! Mr Woody is my teacher. We are doing a lot of cool blogging for class and stuff. I am really enjoying it. If you read my blog, you will know that I am trying to get views from as many places as I can round the world. How did you get so many? Is there a trick to it, or do you just take it to a lot of conferences and stuff? I would really like an answer, if you have the time to, you could comment on my blog, or email me at, just looking for some advice. If you are too busy, no worries.
PS: I really like all the widgets you have put up the sides of your page.

My Web World said...

Thanks Mr C for sharing my blog site with your class. I am enjoying blogging and liked watching your speakers. I thought the underwater welder was the best.
I love to see visitors on my blog from all over the world.
Thank you
from Piers

Anonymous said...

Wow, television? That sound so cool! I myself have been on TV or at least I don't think so. But that is certainly special.

Anonymous said...

Mr C. Thank you once again for the kind words and another wonderful post. One of the most special things for my class and myself as an ICT teacher has been the networking. Through the contact that we've had our students have grown and it much appreciated. It's my wish at some point to make my way to Noel, Missouri and I may just one day walk into your classroom.
Many thanks once again.
Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.

jkmcclung said...

Thank you so much for this post. I find so many great blogs and resources through what you do on here, just wanted to let you know I appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr C
Thank you very much for mentioning our blog and our school on this blog. We have enjoyed discovering your blog and the kind comments people have written about us.
WE really enjoyed talking to the TV reporter when she came to our school. She was really interested in all the things we do here and let Leoden (in our class) act as the reporter when she visited our class.
WE have two blogs in our class.
One is Korero Pt England (which you have already found. That is where we publish the podcasts all the senior kids make.
The other is our class sharing blog where we post our movies we make and news and stuff. We will leave a link to that when we sign out.
Oh, and some of our class have their own blogs too! We are quite into blogging at Pt England.
Ka kite ano
Room 18