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Steps to Building Connections in Your Classroom …

Steps to Building Connections in Your Classroom

A presentation given at Ensworth School in Nashville, TN on August 11.

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  • The traditional human orientation to neighborhood- and village-based groups is moving towards communities that are oriented around geographically dispersed social networks. People communicate and maneuver in these networks rather than being bound up in one solidary community. Yet people’s networks continue to have substantial numbers of relatives and neighbors — the traditional bases of community — as well as friends and workmates.
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    • 1. Global Education Programs Steps to Building Connections in Your Classroom Alecia Berman-Dry Global Partnerships Director World Leadership School
    • 2. Step One: Know Where You’re Going
    • 3. Step Two: Set an Intention
    • 4. Step Three: Choose Your Adventure
    • 5. Step Four: Make New Friends
    • 6. Step One: Know Where You’re Going
    • 7.
      • Why go global?
      • How is Ensworth going global?
      • What kinds of activities can I do?
      • How can I find a partner or project?
    • 8. A Dangerous Gap From High Noon by J.F. Richard
    • 9. The World As It Was…
    • 10. The World As It Is… http://xkcd.com/256/
    • 11. Is this really connectedness ?
    • 12.  
    • 13. The Research
      • Pew Internet and American Life Project
      • Jeffrey Boase, John B. Horrigan, Barry Wellman, Barry, and Lee Rainie.
      • The Strength of Internet Ties.
      • January 2006
    • 14. The News So Far…
      • The number of significant ties has a greater positive effect on one’s access to help than the number of core ties.
    • 15. “ Glocalization”
      • The Web connects distant friends
      • and relatives, yet it also
      • connects those who
      • live nearby.
      • It does not seduce people away from in-person and phone contact.
    • 16. Neighborhood to Network
    • 17. For example….
      • Ross Wehner
      • Founder of World Leadership School
      • Author of Moon Peru and hundreds of other news and magazine articles
    • 18. Step Two: Set an Intention
    • 19. How Is Ensworth Going Global?
      • Teacher Travel
      • Student Travel
      • Global Education Partnerships Program
    • 20. Ensworth Global Service Learning
    • 21. Middle and High School Partnerships
      • Anna
      • Chelsy
    • 22. Step Three: Choose Your Adventure
    • 23. Activity Types
      • Interpersonal Exchanges
      • Information Collections
      • Problem Solving Projects
      Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Domains, Updated
    • 24. Interpersonal Exchanges
    • 25.
      • Keypals
      • Global Classrooms
        • Belize US
        • French US
        • India US
      • Electronic Appearances
      • Impersonations
      Interpersonal Exchanges
    • 26. C O L L E C T I O N
    • 27.
      • Information exchanges
      • Database creation
      • Electronic publishing
      • Tele-Field Trips
      • Pooled Data Analysis
      Information Collection
    • 28. Problem Solving Projects
    • 29.
      • Information searches
      • Parallel problem solving
        • Scientifically Based , again
        • Mathematically Based , elementary
      • Electronic Process Writing
      • Serial Creations
        • Tennis Ball
      • Simulations
      • Social Action Projects
        • Challenge 20/20 NAIS
      Problem Solving
    • 30.  
    • 31. Google Earth
      • Google Lit Trips
      • Overlays
      • Follow the Journey
      • Save the files and share
    • 32.  
    • 33.  
    • 34. Step Four: Make New Friends
    • 35. Globally-Minded Project Sites
      • Epals
      • Global Schoolhouse
      • Skype In Schools
      • Ning
        • Global Ed Collaborative
        • Classroom 2.0
        • Independent Schools
    • 36. Steps to Building Connections in Your Classroom
    • 37. Step One: Know Where You’re Going
    • 38. Step Two: Set an Intention
    • 39. Step Three: Choose Your Adventure
    • 40. Step Four: Make New Friends
    • 41. Step Five: Repeat
    • 42. Action Items for Teachers
      • Consider using Google Earth activity to teach Three Cups of Tea
      • Revisit the Activity Types and consider using a few
      • Visit Epals, Global SchoolNet or Skype in Schools and join a project
      • Join a Ning
      • Read a blog
    • 43. Photo Credits In Order
      • www.flickr.com/photos/clearfo/452453361/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/livinginacity/2423991638/sizes/l/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhf/2665897465/sizes/l/
      • http://www.unc.edu/awmc/awmcmap48.html
      • http://xkcd.com/256
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lazyousuf/3112028635/sizes/l/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/willbakker/3726226778/sizes/m/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/bass_nroll/2534055766/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/livinginacity/3068514485/sizes/m/
      • http://www.learnnc.org/lp/media/misc/2008/blooms_new.png http://www.flickr.com/photos/lushpup/3321655795/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenilio/1509637652/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/pieterouwerkerk/698620325/sizes/l/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/visbeek/2313265752/sizes/m/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/minebilder/350687732/sizes/o/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/asv/2509441834/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/12861589@N03/2795302494/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/haberlea/374455421/sizes/o/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/amma_maw/2170048949/sizes/o/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/uncut/97291648/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/279625345/sizes/l/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/metropol2/149294506/sizes/o/
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/cayusa/2051756510/sizes/l/
      • http://temp.alexandermetalsinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/ehs1.jpg
    • 44. Video Around the World