Leka and I met over a google hang out and worked through all the details. We decided to modify Eric Carle's book from the Very Hungry Caterpillar, to the Very Hungry Student. Our goal was to have each student in our classes illustrate, add text, and voice record a page for one of six books. Leka and I put the pages together and create books. Here's how we made it happen.
On the first day of the Global Read Aloud our two grade one classes met through a Skype call. We had some curiousity questions for them and they had some for us. We also had some technical difficulties but we didn't let that stop us. We also read the original Eric Carle story together over Skype.
Mrs. DeGroot's Class - Ryker, Benson, Preston, Sam
Ms. Lirenman's Class - Camron, Natasha, Jessica, Amaan
The books, made in iMovie on the laptop using the page curl transition to make it look like the turning of a page, were then created. I had to be careful that the entire images were shown (I'm not a fan on the ken burns affect when creating books in iMovie). A few items that we shared with one another had issues too so it was a bit of time before all the pages were ready to create the books. Once everything was in order both Leka and I shared our books on YouTube.