My friend Jen Wagner a Technospud and conference speaker from California has initiated many global school projects. Yesterday she helped a school in NYC participate in a simultaneous-global choral reading. Students and teachers rallied to read at noon. They all began with “Greetings and salutations…” Around the world in 28 different countries over 540,000 students read the same passage from the book Charlotte’s Web. This may become a new world record. Listen to the audio clip. The 2nd grade voices in the background are precious and will remind you of Charlotte’s babies when they parachuted out into a new world. This heartwarming and student affirming activity took under five minutes but the impact of the event will stay with the children a lifetime.
540,000 readers from around the globe!