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
MEGA Fall Event
November 4, 2010
Find it here…
It’s not TESTED on the
EOCs / EOGs….
We’re in different time
I don’t have a webcam…
My kids don’t have
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
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 ?
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
How Scary Is This?
And this was
Staggering Amount of Information Available
WE MUST USE THEM ALL!!!!
Where to begin….
IT CAN BE OVERWHELMING…
•WE WILL LOOK AT TOOLS
•WE WILL TALK ABOUT IDEAS
•HOPEFULLY YOU WILL LEAVE WITH AN
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 ?
realize it than
"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
Manager, Intel U.S.
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
Growing Up Global
Things your school can do right now……..
1. Teachers can take a fresh look at their curriculum and their physical
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
6. After-school programs for everyone, not just children from affluent
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.
Groups for Educators
SKYPE in Schools –
worldwide listing of
down in categories
Skype in the Classroom
– The EduSkypers
Twitter Guide for
My LiveBinder that I constantly update…..
40+ Free Blog Hosts
• Google Sites - Free websites and wikis
•Wikispaces - Wikispaces - For – Teachers
•Educational workspaces | PBWorks
•Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing
•Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at
•VoiceThread - Group conversations around images,
documents, and videos
Use the computer
in your classroom
or your media
center to reach out
to the world. Show
your kids the safe
way to do it.
them hear the
stories with students
from another country
publishing a book.
Self Publishing -