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Connecting Your Class To The World


Tips for connecting your classroom to the world for the purpose of project collaboration.

Tips for connecting your classroom to the world for the purpose of project collaboration.

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  • 1. Connecting Your Class to the World
  • 2. First, Sharpen Your Technology Skills
  • 3. Locate Others in Your School Interested in International Collaboration
  • 4. Encourage Students to Find Global Peers
  • 5. Find a Mentor Join a Network
  • 6. Find a Project
  • 7. Take Time…Learn about • Culture • Language • Country • Region • History • Politics • Religion
  • 8. Make No Assumptions • Slang • Age, sex, socio-economic status • Emotions • Abbreviations • Complex words
  • 9. International • Metric system • 24 hour clock • What season?
  • 10. Why is International Collaboration Important?
  • 11. Helps to Create Multicultural Awareness of Human Experiences Blended Across and Between all Content Areas
  • 12. Issues • School firewalls, blocking software, school policies • Lack of school student email accounts • Conflict in international school calendars
  • 13. Issues • Length of project • Grading of project • Student/teacher project management • Number of participants
  • 14. Ensure Success! • Write and enforce Netiquette policy • Students copy teachers on all email • Contact partner teachers weekly • Create realistic goals and timelines
  • 15. Ensure Success! • Projects no longer than three months • Join projects already in progress • Join projects with two or more schools
  • 16. Websites – Where to Start • Teacher’s Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet (best place to start) • E Pals • Global School Net • Global Gateway http:// • IEarn (international) • IEarn (U.S.)
  • 17. Attribution • Music: Yiourgh by DoKashiteru from; used in compliance with Creative Commons license