Global Virtual Classroom Contest Timeline

No one alone can create what we accomplish together!
Registration and Wiki

Registration opens in July. When you register you will receive an invitation to join this Wiki. {If you participated last year, you are already a Wiki member.}
Use the time to get acquainted with other teachers.
Aug. 29 - Sept 1 you can suggest ONE partner (the other will be assigned.)

Teams Announced & Edmodo rooms assigned
Teachers will already have joined our Edmodo Teacher's lounge and will not receive team spaces.
September 15.

Introduction period September 15-30.
Use this time to get acquainted with your partners. Share photos, hobbies, likes, dislikes, family, whatever with help you to know a little more about those you will work with during this time. Also start discussing topics for your collaboration.

Official Beginning of the Contest Work Period Sept 15.
Gather ideas, discuss within your own school and share with partner schools. Agree on a topic and begin work!
Your team will be assigned a GVC Google Sites space. All schools will have access, but only those with gmail accounts (or Google for Education accounts) will be assigned 'owner rights'.

Mid Contest December 15.
Take a look at ideas and work done to date. Research should be finished or nearly finished. If you have not yet started the creative aspects of work, it's time to begin. If you break for holidays, be sure your partners know!

Web Site Design January 15.
If not yet started with web site design, begin! You should already have been posting monthly updates on your team's journal, which is a link on your website.

Check, Fix, Publicize (Between March 1 and March 21.
Good idea to strive to finish within 2 weeks of contest close. That gives you time to check work, make sure all the links work, and invite others to view, comment, suggest things that need doing... Every year there are some who ignore this suggestion, with the result that last minute uploads have mistakes or missing files.

Contest Ends - March 21
April 1-30 -Sites are Judged by our panel of judges.

Winners Announced May 1-4.

Image: [CC, by Frits Ahlefeldt]