Today we had a wonderful Share & Compare session with two classes. One class lived in Nebraska, and one class lived in New York. We went from the west coast, across the plains, to the east coast of the United States! These teachers first connected at the Google Teacher Academy!
Yesterday, @MsJennyKirsch tweeted out a photo of her fifth grade New Yorkers preparing for the HangOut.
This morning, @catlett1 Brent Catlett tweeted out this picture so we could get a sense of what the day looked like in Nebraska. It was cold out on the plains today! Freezing is 32˚F! How many degrees above freezing was it in Nebraska?
What do you call people from Nebraska?
He also tweeted out this picture and asked, "How many snowmen do you see on the playground?" Look carefully!
In the spirit of sharing, we went outside with our thermometers and measured the temperature. It was quite a bit hotter here in sunny California. It was 81˚F at 10:00! As you can see, the Californians are wearing shorts and tank tops!
Here are some photos from the informative Google HangOut!
Share & Compare GoogleHangout on PhotoPeach
During the Share & Compare, students entered state data on a Google doc. The chart made it very easy to compare the three states, the three communities, and the three schools. It was also fun to watch everyone entering data from across the United States at the same time!
Thank you, Shayna, for being our class photographer!
What did you learn?
If it was 11:00 A.M. in Los Angeles (Pacific Standard Time),
what time was it in Nebraska and New York?
What are their time zones?
Please include any questions you have for our friends so we can answer them in a follow-up session!