The idea of Kids Cafe is to get more children teaching each other. I wanted to take down the four walls of our classroom, distance and time barriers. So I started connecting with teachers via Twitter. Soon a bunch of enthusiastic teachers came on board and were excited about giving Kids Cafe a go. There are quite a few teachers from different parts of NZ, as well as a teacher in Canada and one in Malaysia. Kids Cafe is an awesome opportunity for children to share what they're passionate about through literacy and connect with other classes on a global level.
Kids Cafe runs on a four week cycle.
Week 1 - children contribute their ideas for presentations to a Google doc.
Week 2 and 3 - children create their presentations. This could be an eBook like we did, a YouTube clip, Google Presentation etc.
Week 4 - Each class to run their own Kids Cafe Day in their class where children learn from other children all over the world, directly via the presentations. Note: these are all uploaded to a Google Presentation. They're either embedded or a link is provided.
To find out more about Kids Cafe you can visit the blog - http://kidscafenz.blogspot.co.nz/