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Eric Cole presentation at WorldView October 20, 2010

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Worldview fall

  1. 1. http://www. icjpeace .org/links/ First Contact! Eric Cole October, 2010 outputfilter. [email_address]
  2. 2.          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 HOW SCARY IS THIS?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Why Globalize? </li></ul><ul><li>Shouldn’t I be afraid it will change my culture? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not TESTED on the EOCs / EOGs…. </li></ul><ul><li>We’re in different time zones… </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>It can be overwhelming… </li></ul><ul><li>We will look at tools </li></ul><ul><li>We will talk about ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Hopefully you will leave with an idea </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Step one is to examine your course. What Global Outreach would fit your curriculum, your timeframe, your classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Some things to consider… </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to learn about another culture or actively participate in a cultural exchange? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have something to offer? </li></ul><ul><li>If you envision a project with your class, what would be your desired outcome. </li></ul><ul><li>Will a failure to complete a project deter you from trying again next year? </li></ul>
  6. 6. And this was almost five years ago! Staggering !
  7. 7. Enough with the lecture already… Tools to get started..
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  9. 9. The fact that our world is now so connected makes cultural exchange easier than ever before
  10. 10. <ul><li>&quot;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.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Andrews </li></ul><ul><li>Manager, Intel U.S. Teach Program </li></ul>
  11. 11. The World is Open
  12. 12. Dr. Bonk’s Blog
  13. 13. The Flat Classroom Project
  14. 14. Global Schools Network
  15. 18. Google Tools for Educators
  16. 22. <ul><li>SKYPE in Schools – worldwide listing of educators broken down in categories </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Skype in the Classroom – The EduSkypers Phonebook </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Guide for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The Twitter4Teachers Wiki </li></ul>
  17. 25. <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>40+ Free Blog Hosts </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sites - Free websites and wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces - Wikispaces - For – Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Educational workspaces | Pbworks </li></ul><ul><li>Photosharing </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread - Group conversations around images, documents, and videos </li></ul>
  18. 26. <ul><li>A myriad of tools, mostly free, await you. Envision an idea: a way to connect your curriculum and your kids to their global counterparts…then simply do a search. Try SKYPE, try Twitter, find like minded people who have ideas to share. Most importantly, ask your kids how it could be done. That takes learning to a new level. </li></ul>
  19. 27. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  20. 28. <ul><li>How about exchanging cultural stories with students from another country and together publishing a book. </li></ul><ul><li>Self Publishing - </li></ul>http://www. icjpeace . org/powerpoint-gallery/