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Welcome to ‘Our Global Classroom’. This website is a way for myself and my class to communicate with each other and the global world.

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G’day Everyone,

I am a classroom teacher located in Traralgon, Australia. I call myself a teaching workaholic, always looking for new ideas to inspire the students in my classroom. My passion is globalising classrooms and connecting with educators all over the world, to develop initiatives to inspire teachers to follow my lead. I have been extremely lucky to have travelled the world sharing my classroom and this website with teachers globally. Cultural diversity and intercultural relationships are a vital part of teaching students about the world.  I love the above picture where I was lucky enough to meet amazing young teachers in Qatar at the iEARN conference. You will find lesson ideas, global concepts and my own critical thinking ‘Look to Learn’ lessons on the website. Explore the categories and bring the world into your classroom.

Who is 3/4J?

  • 3/4J are a class of 21 third and fourth grade students. They can be found at Liddiard Rd Primary School in Traralgon, Victoria.

  • This group of students are part of a Middle Unit Team that consists of 4 grade groups.

  • 3/4J are currently increasing their ICT skills working with Web 2.0 tools, blogs, google hangouts, Mystery Skype, iEARN Projects and very closely with schools around the world.

  • Weekly learning consists of engaging with Literacy, Maths and Inquiry approaches of learning. The class participates in three specialist sessions a week: Physical Education, Art and ICT.

  • Our classroom teacher Mrs Joyce has visited countries such as China, Qatar, UAE, NZ, India and Argentina and Brazil over past years, she will help our grade begin their learning journey about Studies of Asia and the world.

  • The grade displays a love for learning and are extremely enthusiastic about using ICT to integrate globalization into our learning.

Welcome to Our Global Classroom!

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  1. RILEY.F
    July 20, 2012 at 12:41 am

    I thirnk this is good for people who have relitaves who are in different countrys for them to see us! thank you Mrs Joyce!!

  2. Sheila Whitehead
    July 28, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I think that the learning that is going on in 5/6J is awesome. I really enjoy the days when I get to teach in your room because you really do teach me heaps. Learning is exploring new things and this grade certainly does that!

  3. Anneliese
    August 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I love how we are learning new ways to use ICT and the blog is a fantastic way to explore more and more of the world! Thank you Mrs Joyce for being the best teacher I’ve ever had! 🙂

  4. August 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

    This is a great way for people to know use because they might not know what this is all about or who we are.

  5. Chelsea
    February 10, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Hello Mrs Joyce and class 5/6. Wow l just love coming onto your blog regularly and seeing what you guys are up to. Learning about the world the way you are is just so great and having such an enthusiastic teacher to do it with is even better. I am in NZ so if anyone wants to know more about this country you can contact me anytime. Have a great year! Chelsea ( Mrs Joyce’s sister) P.S. I am very jealous of my sister (Mrs Joyce) because l love to travel too and she is getting these fantastic trips away and contacts is such amazing places!!!! I want to join her maybe l can sneak in to her bag next time!!!!

  6. Rennae
    February 12, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I think that the learning that is going on in 5/6J is awesome. Learning is exploring new things and this grade certainly does that!

  7. Heidie :)
    February 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I think it is great to introuduce is on the blog because what if anonamous when on our blog? We need to tell them who we are of course! 5/6J is a smart, ready to learn class and whom might make it special? MRS JOYCE OF COURSE! We will learn new thing and try our best in this grade because it is an awesome grade more better than the others. Everyone else better AGREE!

  8. Natashae
    July 15, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I think it was a great idea to introduce our class to the world and unit our grade is ready to learn.

  9. Natashae
    July 15, 2013 at 12:02 am

    With that I mean our grade is always ready to learn.

  10. August 18, 2013 at 5:57 am

    G’day 56J and students,

    Thanks for registering for the September 2013 blogging challenge. Make sure you visit the blog every week starting 8th September, when the first challenge is published.

    If you want a reminder sent to your email each week, use the “Subscribe by email” on the right sidebar of the challenge blog.

    Also make sure you visit blogs from other classes around the world with similar ages – see list in blog header.

    Feel free to add the 2013 badge to your blog.

    Miss W or tasteach – challenge organizer

  11. October 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Hi, Grade’s 5/6 Class. Greetings from India! I look forward to reading your entries. I think that having a classroom blog is an awesome idea to stay connected not only to kids around the world, but to adults as well. I know I’ll learn a lot from your insights and ideas!

  12. Kati Varela
    October 3, 2014 at 4:09 am

    How great your are communicating with people all over the world! Keep showing us all your learning as we will be following you!

  13. Mali Bickley
    November 2, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Hi Friends! We have started our scrapbook and will continue this week. We want to ship it to you by the end of the week so you can learn about Canada. We are all so excited to be learning with you!

  14. Jake
    December 4, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Hey butt

  15. Xbraidz
    December 5, 2014 at 1:51 am

    read this: There are three children sitting on a log near a stream. One of them looks up at the sky and says “Hey! What is that?” It was a green square shaped ring. Another child said “Its falling!” They all screamed. “AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH” 5 seconds later the ring had reached the earth. It clamped over the whole of earth as a cube. Then it had absorbed itself into the earth. Suddenly a giant screen came out of the ground. It read: GREETINGS. THIS IS THE IFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY. I HAVE COME TO INFORM YOU THAT YOU HAVE NOW ENTERED THE CYBER LAND. HOWEVER, YOU NOW HAVE LOST CONTACT WITH: THE WORLD. GOODBYE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW PLANET. The screen went blank. The children looked around. Their world had now become a flat green plain that had no hills or valleys. All that they noticed was 3 cubes that had been joined together with 3 square poles…

  16. May 13, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Hi there!
    Greetings from Sweden… We send greetings to our Teddies as well… How do they feel in Australia?
    http://www.waldorfostersund.se

  17. October 21, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Saying hello on behalf of Kutoa! It’s amazing to watch you learn through this blog. I’d love to see you as our first featured education blog on the Kutoa website so you can grow your global impact!

    https://www.kutoa.org/supportingblogs

  18. January 3, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Hello from Sudan – I’ll keep coming back!
    – Zach

  19. Emmi
    January 29, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Thanks you for being such a great teacher Mrs Joyce! It has been two years since I was in your class but I still remember all the exiting things we did with people from all around the world!
    From Emmi Gould, Peeramon, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland.😀

  20. cailin
    March 20, 2017 at 1:05 am

    .2 In Southern Asia, only 74 girls were enrolled in primary school for every 100 boys in 1990. By 2012, the enrolment ratios were the same for girls as for boys.
    .4 Women in Northern Africa hold less than one in five paid jobs in the non-agricultural sector. The proportion of women in paid employment outside the agriculture sector has increased from 35 per cent in 1990 to 41 per cent in 2015
    .
    .5 In 46 countries, women now hold more than 30 per cent of seats in national parliament in at least one chamber.

    from Cailin Jyde Ratcliffe 🙂 😀 😉 😄

  21. March 20, 2017 at 1:11 am

    7. affortable and clean energy
    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
    .•One in five people still lacks access to modern electricity
    .•3 billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating.
    .•Reducing the carbon intensity of energy is a key objective in long-term climate goals.

  22. March 20, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Goal 7: AFFORDABLE AND CLAEN ENERGY

    •One in five people still lacks access to modern electricity

  23. Ambrose
    March 20, 2017 at 1:11 am

    •836 million people still live in extreme poverty
    •About one in five persons in developing regions lives on less than $1.25 per day
    •The overwhelming majority of people living on less than $1.25 a day belong to two regions: Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa
    •High poverty rates are often found in small, fragile and conflict-affected countries

  24. sam
    March 20, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
    Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages•

    17,000 fewer children die each day than in 1990, but more than six million children still die before their fifth birthday each year.

    •Since 2000, measles vaccines have averted nearly 15.6 million deaths.• Despite determined global progress, an increasing proportion of child deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Four out of every five deaths of children under age five occur in these regions. ( : (:

  25. morgan
    March 20, 2017 at 2:10 am

    5. Gender Equality

    Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
    •About two thirds of countries in the developing regions have achieved gender parity in primary education
    •In sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania and Western Asia, girls still face barriers to entering both primary and secondary school.
    •Women in Northern Africa hold less than one in five paid jobs in the non-agricultural sector. The proportion of women in paid employment outside the agriculture sector has increased from 35 per cent in 1990 to 41 per cent in 2015

  26. Dacoda
    March 20, 2017 at 2:12 am

    6. Clean Water and Sanitation

    Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
    Learn More ›

    1•Each day,nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation-related diarrhoeal diseases

    2•Each day ,
    nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation-related diarrhoeal diseases

    3•Each day , nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation-related diarrhoeal diseases

  27. Branden
    March 20, 2017 at 2:14 am

    16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
    facts
    •Take advantage of your right to elect the leaders in your country and local community.

    •Know your rights. In order to access justice knowing what you are entitled to will go a long way.

    •Make your community aware of their rights. Together you can demand peaceful and just conditions.

  28. kodi
    March 20, 2017 at 2:16 am

    13. Climate Action

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

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