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Tools and strategies to become a Global Educator

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  • 1. M A K I N G T H O S E F I R S T G L O B A L C O N N E C T I O N S Reaching Out… Eric Cole MEGA Fall Event November 4, 2010 Find it here…
  • 2. Why Globalize? It’s not TESTED on the EOCs / EOGs…. We’re in different time zones… I don’t have a webcam… My kids don’t have email… I don’t have time to learn new technology… I’m the content expert, shouldn’t I be the one deciding what’s best for my subject..
  • 3. S H O U L D N ’ T I B E A F R A I D I T W I L L C H A N G E M Y C U L T U R E ? Why Globalize?
  • 4. Sun Oct 17, 11:50 AM ET German Chancellor Angela Merkel, pictured in Potsdam on Saturday at a conference of younger members her Christian Democratic Union party, told the meeting that Germany's attempts to create a multi-cultural society in which people from various cultural backgrounds live together peacefully have failed. (AFP/Bernd Settnik) Angela Merkel Says German Multiculturalism has Failed members/photo//101017/photos_ts_wl_afp/e7b70ad53c28f8a2fc003e123cd59069/print How Scary Is This?
  • 5. 2.0-concept.jpg And this was almost five years ago! Staggering Amount of Information Available
  • 8. Where To Begin… S T E P O N E I S T O E X A M I N E Y O U R C O U R S E . W H A T G L O B A L O U T R E A C H W O U L D F I T Y O U R C U R R I C U L U M , Y O U R T I M E F R A M E , Y O U R C L A S S E S . S O M E T H I N G S T O C O N S I D E R … 1 . D O Y O U W A N T T O L E A R N A B O U T A N O T H E R C U L T U R E O R A C T I V E L Y P A R T I C I P A T E I N A C U L T U R A L E X C H A N G E ? 2 . D O Y O U H A V E S O M E T H I N G T O O F F E R ? 3 . I F Y O U E N V I S I O N A P R O J E C T W I T H Y O U R C L A S S , W H A T W O U L D B E Y O U R D E S I R E D O U T C O M E . 4 . W I L L A F A I L U R E T O C O M P L E T E A P R O J E C T D E T E R Y O U F R O M T R Y I N G A G A I N N E X T Y E A R ?
  • 9. The fact that our world is now so connected makes cultural exchange easier than ever before
  • 10. We’re already Globally connected…. It’s just taking some longer to realize it than others "China, India, South Korea, and Japan have invested in making sure that their kids have access to the technology and the literacy skills that they see as a key to their economic future." Steve Andrews Manager, Intel U.S. Teach Program
  • 11. T H E W O R L D ’ S W I N D O W I N T O T H E H E A R T S A N D M I N D S O F T H E P E O P L E . Blogs & Specialized Sites
  • 12. WorldView
  • 13. Asia Society
  • 14. The World is Open
  • 15. Dr. Bonk’s Blog Dr. Bonk’s Blog
  • 16. Growing Up Global
  • 17. Growing Up Global Things your school can do right now…….. 1. Teachers can take a fresh look at their curriculum and their physical classroom. 2. Take advantage of the experiences and perspectives of parent volunteers, international families and staff. 3. Use tele-conferencing to “meet” children in different countries. 4. Find a partner school. 5. Discuss the origins and trading routes of products you use on a daily basis. 6. After-school programs for everyone, not just children from affluent families. 7. Public school districts, of varying funding capacities, can launch their own international schools, in partnership with the community. 8. Build up your library’s resources – and go an extra mile. 9. Use outside expertise to help you.
  • 18. The Flat Classroom Project
  • 19. Global Schools Network
  • 20. Global Education Conference
  • 21. WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom Exploring a Curriculum that is International
  • 22. The Global Education Collaborative Helping Teachers and Students Reach the World
  • 23. Ning in Education
  • 24. The Globe Program
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  • 27. iEARN Learning with the world, not just about it ..
  • 28. Global Nomads Group
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  • 31. Google Tools for Educators
  • 32. Twitter & Google Maps
  • 33. Communication, Collaboration and Culture: Connecting your World Language Class with the World
  • 34. Skype
  • 35. Groups for Educators SKYPE in Schools – worldwide listing of educators broken down in categories Skype in the Classroom – The EduSkypers Phonebook Twitter Guide for Teachers http://www.soyouwanttoteach.c om/twitter-guide-for- teachers/ The Twitter4Teachers Wiki
  • 36. Check for School Provided Services
  • 37. My LiveBinder that I constantly update….. Blogs 40+ Free Blog Hosts Wikis • Google Sites - Free websites and wikis •Wikispaces - Wikispaces - For – Teachers •Educational workspaces | PBWorks Photo sharing •Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing •Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket •VoiceThread - Group conversations around images, documents, and videos Tool Links
  • 38. Links About Global Education
  • 39. The Internet has opened many windows to the world…begin by picking one.
  • 40. Be the Networked Teacher… Use the computer in your classroom or your media center to reach out to the world. Show your kids the safe and responsible way to do it.
  • 41. Give your kids voice… and help them hear the voice of people so different yet so similar. How about exchanging cultural stories with students from another country and together publishing a book. Self Publishing -