Learning without Borders

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Learning without Borders

  1. 1. Learning without Borders Donna Farren & Laura Skolny
  2. 2. Who Said This or When Was It Said? <ul><li>“ A nation, like a person, has a mind – a mind that must be kept informed and alert, that must know itself, that understands the hopes and needs of its neighbors – all the other nations that live within the narrowing circle of the world.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Road Map <ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Finding (and Posting) Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for Success </li></ul><ul><li>Is it Worth It? </li></ul><ul><li>If you have questions – please ask along the way! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting Started <ul><li>Choose Curricular Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Establish Criteria for Project </li></ul><ul><li>Determine Specific Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment & Evaluation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Projects <ul><li>Interpersonal Exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Information Collection & Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>(Judi Harris, 2005) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Interpersonal Exchanges <ul><li>Key Pals </li></ul><ul><li>Global Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Ask an Expert </li></ul><ul><li>Impersonations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Information Collection & Analysis <ul><li>Information Exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Fieldtrips </li></ul><ul><li>Pooled Data Analysis </li></ul>
  8. 8. Problem Solving Examples <ul><li>Information Searches </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Feedback Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Social Action Projects </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where to Find (and Post) <ul><li>CILC * </li></ul><ul><li>Global School Net * </li></ul><ul><li>ePals * </li></ul><ul><li>CIESE </li></ul><ul><li>iEARN </li></ul><ul><li>Jenuine Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Global Nomads Group </li></ul>
  10. 10. Participation Projects <ul><li>eIditarod </li></ul><ul><li>Sites Alive! </li></ul><ul><li>The JASON Project </li></ul>
  11. 11. What to Include & Look for in Projects <ul><li>Goals & Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Levels </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Person </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline & Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>What Will Be Done with Responses </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tips for Success <ul><li>Join an Existing Project </li></ul><ul><li>Network with More than One Class </li></ul><ul><li>Well Defined Project with a Timeline and a Real Project </li></ul><ul><li>Meet Deadlines and Timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a Journal or Scrapbook </li></ul>
  13. 13. Is It Worth It? <ul><li>Fits a Curricular Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic </li></ul><ul><li>Real Audience </li></ul><ul><li>At-Risk Students Experience Success </li></ul><ul><li>Less Dependent on Teacher as Source of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Passive Students More Involved </li></ul><ul><li>Student-Centered Classroom </li></ul>
  14. 14. Thank-You! nyscate.wikispaces.org

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