*How might this work? *How might t hisbenef it my st udent s?*How might t his add t o my inst ruct ion?
Global Awareness, according t oThe Part nership f or 21st Cent ury Skills, includes: Using 21st cent ury skills t o underst and and address global issues. Learning f rom and working collaborat ively wit h individuals represent ing diverse cult ures, religions and lif est yles in a spirit of mut ual respect and open dialogue in personal, work and communit y cont ext s. Underst anding ot her nat ions and cult ures, including t he use of non- English languages.
Global awareness isnecessary because:St udent s can no longer live isolat ed f romt he world.St udent s need t o be global cit iz ens.St udent s must learn about diversit y,languages, cult ures, t radit ions and point sof view f rom ot hers.
Connect ionsMake connect ions wit h ot hereducat ors, near and f ar
Role of t hecollaborat ive learner:Greet erQuest ion askerPhot ographerVideographerScheduler *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
Role of t he collaborat ive learner: Backchannel writ ers I nf o St at ion Live Bloggers Timer Google Eart h Data writer Mapper *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
Roles Live GoogleBlogging Eart h & Google Maps Back Channel I nt erviewers
RolesI nf ormat ion St at ion Scheduler Quest ion Asker Greet er
Roles• Greet er ~ Greet s t he part ner school. Makes init ial int roduct ion.• Quest ion asker ~ Asks specif ic quest ions f or dat a collect ion.• Phot ographer ~ Responsible f or document ing connect ion wit h st ill images.• Videographer ~ Responsible f or document ing connect ion wit h video.• Scheduler ~ Responsible f or adding Dat e & Time of planned Skype connect ion t o embedded Google Calendar. *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
Roles• Backchannel writ ers ~ Documenting conversation, questions, answers and classroom happenings during the connection on a backchannel chat.• Live Bloggers ~ Blogs Skype call live to classroom blog.• Google Eart h ~ Finds location of Skype partner and measures distance in miles & kilometers.• Mapper ~ Responsible for adding placemark of Skype partner’s location to embedded Google Map on classroom blog.• I nf o St at ion ~Responsible to search for any data question on the spot. Verifies any questionable information as well.• Timer ~ Responsible for noting time Skype call started and ended as well as calculating elapsed time. *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
Roles• Dat a Ent ry ~ Responsible for adding data collected into embedded Google form on classroom blog. Ex. distance miles/km, temperature in F/C.• Word Problem Creat or ~ Creates a math word problem from data, questions and answers collected during Skype call.• Backchannel Cleanup ~ Responsible to save backchannel chat as a word document and cleaning up duplicate comments and mark questionable statements to be verified. *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
Collaborat ive Proj ect s t o Get You St art ed