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  • 1. Leveraging Technology to Connect to the World Chicago International Education Conference November 9, 2012 Lucy Gray Lucy Gray Consulting 1
  • 2. Slides available at: 2
  • 3. Social Media Review “Online technologies and practices that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives with each other.” “Social media are works of user-created video, audio, text or multimedia that are published and shared in a social environment, such as a blog, wiki or video hosting site.” 3
  • 4. Why Tech? Take charge of your own professional development and model learning for colleagues and students. By developing a PLN, you can investigate best practices and target your needs and interests. Anytime, anywhere. You’ll be able to find opportunities for global collaboration. Our students are networking and we need to understand the spaces created by social media as well as how to engage kids. We need to see ourselves as curators and creators of content. 4
  • 5. The Highly Connected Educator 5
  • 6. 21st Century Students & Teachers New Connections Connected Individuals New Communities Virtual Communities New Content Collaborative Communities Connected in innovative and new ways 6
  • 7. Millennials Want to Learn… With technology With one another Online In their time In their place Doing things that matter 7
  • 8. “The Highly Connected Teacher” 8
  • 9. The New Media Consortium The K12 Horizon Report 9
  • 10. Creating Innovators 10
  • 11. Partnership for 21st Century Skills 11
  • 12. Flat Classroom Project® & Book Julie Lindsay & Vicki Davis Steps to Flattening Your Classroom Project Development PD Toolkit 12
  • 13. Additional Resources 13 Esther Wojcicki and Michael Levine Teaching for a Shared Future: American Educators Need to Think Globally EdWeek: Global Learning blog by Tony Jackson
  • 14. Example Projects 14
  • 15. Earth Day Groceries ProjectMark Ahlness 15
  • 16. Projects By Jen 16 Jen Wagner
  • 17. Around the World with 80 Schools Silvia Tolisano 17
  • 18. 18 The Writer’s ClubRob Sbaglia
  • 19. Google Lit TripsJerome Burg 19
  • 20. Sample VideoValerie Becker 20
  • 21. A Whole New MindKarl Fisch 21
  • 22. WikiValerie Becker 22
  • 23. 23 MyThologyMatt Cauthron
  • 24. The iEARN Project Book 24
  • 25. The Classroom Teacher’s Toolkit 25
  • 26. Apple Inc. Tools of the Trade Photobooth (photos, video, greenscreening) iChat AV (videoconferencing, desktop sharing recording) Garageband (recording, podcasting) iPod, iPod Touch, iPad - apps 26
  • 27. Global Collaboration, Exploration & Innovation on iTunes U 27
  • 28. Generic Toolkit Still or video camera - Kodak cameras Web cam - Logitech Chat client - Skype (free) Digital recording device or web site Collaborative workspace - (Thinkquest), Google Sites, Wikispaces Networks - Twitter, iEARN, ePals, TakingITGlobal, Global Ed ning Web 2.0 Tools - VoiceThread, Voki, Google Docs (Forms), Google Maps & Earth 28
  • 29. Starting Points ePals Buck Institute for Education iEARN-USA International Baccalaureate Facing the Future Flat Classroom Project Global Nomads One World Education Primary Source Rock Our World Roots & Shoots TakingITGlobal Voices Education Project World Savvy 29
  • 30. Recommendations Learn to network; network to learn Keep it authentic Start small and design very structured projects Join an existing group project Develop a customized vision of 21st century learning for your classroom, school and district 30
  • 31. Slides with clickable links available at 31
  • 32. Let’s Practice 32 Join the Global Education Conference and explore conference opportunities: Join Twitter and start following people on Lucy’s global education list: Join Skype in Schools and explore potential projects Join Apple’s Challenge Based Learning Community and identify interesting projects:
  • 33. Contact Info 33 Username: elemenous On Skype, Twitter, YouTube, Diigo, Flickr, Delicious