Using Technology to Flatten the World and Enhance Multi-Cultural Education Picture from Yahoo Images By Lauren Luffy
“Shrinking Planet” <ul><li>Picture from Yahoo Images </li></ul>This is the term used for describing how the rest of the wo...
The Questions Remain… <ul><li>Pictures from Yahoo Images </li></ul>How can educators address this accelerating globalizati...
Answer <ul><li>Use technology to bring intercultural units to life through use of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video  </li></ul>...
Why Should We Teach About Different Cultures? <ul><li>American businesses have become increasingly international, which me...
Our Students Might… <ul><ul><ul><li>Enter in foreign services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assume overseas military...
Our Economy <ul><li>Our economy is now global with events in other parts of the world, which is now affecting the financia...
Edinboro News Magazine <ul><li>Dr. Jeremy D. Brown speaks of international initiative at Edinbobo University: </li></ul><u...
Welcome to the 21 st  Century  <ul><li>Instead of real travel, schools can take advantage of technology to convey what a t...
Videos <ul><ul><li>Films and videos of real footage from other lands can provide a vicarious experience through culture. <...
The World Wide Web <ul><li>Websites with many pictures and sounds can also communicate a sense of another country </li></u...
Internet <ul><ul><li>Virtual Travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AdventureOnline  (adventureonline.com) </li></ul></ul><...
KeyPal http://www.keypal.com/ Make New friends world wide! No registration!
Kidworld Keypals http://www.bconnex.net/~kidworld/keypals4.htm Kidworld helps kids from all over the world to write to one...
ePals http://www.epals.com/ Safely connect, collaborate and learn using the leading protected email and blog solutions for...
KIDLINK http://www.kidlink.org/kidspace/index.php Is an organization in Sweden, that helps children understand their possi...
Video-Based Exchanges <ul><li>The Palace  ( www.thepalace.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat based software with a graphic i...
Technology: Flattening the World and Enhancing Multi-Cultural Education Daily <ul><li>“ The new technologies provide innum...
References <ul><li>Amidon, Mary.  Edinboro News  July-Aug. 2009: 3-5. Print.  </li></ul><ul><li>Tiene, Drew, and Albert In...
References Continued <ul><li>KidLink. 4 Aug. 2009.  www.kidlink.org/kidspace/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>Kidscom.com. 5 Au...
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  1. 1. Using Technology to Flatten the World and Enhance Multi-Cultural Education Picture from Yahoo Images By Lauren Luffy
  2. 2. “Shrinking Planet” <ul><li>Picture from Yahoo Images </li></ul>This is the term used for describing how the rest of the world is becoming a more accessible, and familiar place. The globalization of American culture continues to accelerate. Picture from Yahoo Images
  3. 3. The Questions Remain… <ul><li>Pictures from Yahoo Images </li></ul>How can educators address this accelerating globalization of our society? How can we effectively raise international awareness? How can we interest our students in other cultures that they may have never heard of? Pictures from Yahoo Images
  4. 4. Answer <ul><li>Use technology to bring intercultural units to life through use of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Multimedia resources on compact disc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul>Picture from Dell.com
  5. 5. Why Should We Teach About Different Cultures? <ul><li>American businesses have become increasingly international, which means our 21 st century learners may have jobs in these upcoming fields. </li></ul>Picture from Google Images
  6. 6. Our Students Might… <ul><ul><ul><li>Enter in foreign services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assume overseas military post </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work for international assistance organizations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be involved in humanitarian efforts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work for multi-national corporations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Travel to other countries on business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work overseas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How these travelers interact with foreigners will ultimately influence how others perceive the U.S. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Picture from Google Images
  7. 7. Our Economy <ul><li>Our economy is now global with events in other parts of the world, which is now affecting the financial fortunes of every American. </li></ul>Picture from Google Images
  8. 8. Edinboro News Magazine <ul><li>Dr. Jeremy D. Brown speaks of international initiative at Edinbobo University: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wants his students, faculty, to visit, teach, and learn in other cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global students to participate alongside Edinboro students in the virtual classrooms </li></ul></ul>Picture from Google Images
  9. 9. Welcome to the 21 st Century <ul><li>Instead of real travel, schools can take advantage of technology to convey what a trip to a foreign country would be like. </li></ul>Picture from Google Images
  10. 10. Videos <ul><ul><li>Films and videos of real footage from other lands can provide a vicarious experience through culture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TeacherTube / YouTube / United Streaming </li></ul></ul></ul>Video from Youtube
  11. 11. The World Wide Web <ul><li>Websites with many pictures and sounds can also communicate a sense of another country </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites on Pictures and Sounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>China Today </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Greatest Places Sounds </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Internet <ul><ul><li>Virtual Travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AdventureOnline (adventureonline.com) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Field Trip </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tramline Field Trips </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Jason Project ( www.jasonproject.org ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global Schoolnet ( www.gsn.org ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sites Alive! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentaries- China- Olympic Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Wide Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compact Disc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic mail </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. KeyPal http://www.keypal.com/ Make New friends world wide! No registration!
  14. 14. Kidworld Keypals http://www.bconnex.net/~kidworld/keypals4.htm Kidworld helps kids from all over the world to write to one another.
  15. 15. ePals http://www.epals.com/ Safely connect, collaborate and learn using the leading protected email and blog solutions for schools and districts
  16. 16. KIDLINK http://www.kidlink.org/kidspace/index.php Is an organization in Sweden, that helps children understand their possibilities, set goals for life, and develop life-skills. Its free educational programs motivate learning by helping teachers relate local curriculum guidelines to students' personal interests and goals.
  17. 17. Video-Based Exchanges <ul><li>The Palace ( www.thepalace.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat based software with a graphic interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids Com.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CU- SeeME , CamFrog , Skype </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two classes connect through the internet- video chatting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global Schoolnet </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global SchoolNet's mission is to support 21st century learning by engaging teachers and students in meaningful project learning exchanges with people around the world. </li></ul></ul></ul>Picture from Kidscom.com Picture from Global Schoolnet.org
  18. 18. Technology: Flattening the World and Enhancing Multi-Cultural Education Daily <ul><li>“ The new technologies provide innumerable exciting opportunities to transcend the distance between countries and explore the great variety of cultures around the shrinking planet.” (Tiene, Ingram, 2001) </li></ul>Picture from Yahoo Images
  19. 19. References <ul><li>Amidon, Mary. Edinboro News July-Aug. 2009: 3-5. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Tiene, Drew, and Albert Ingram. Exploring Current Issues in Educational Technology . New York: McGraw Hill, 2001. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Adventure online. 5 Aug. 2009. www.adventureonline.com/login.asp </li></ul><ul><li>CamFrog. 11 Aug. 2009. www.camfrog.com </li></ul><ul><li>China Olympic Games. 4 Aug. 2009. http://en.beijing2008.cn/ </li></ul><ul><li>ChinaToday.Web. 6 Aug. 2009. www. chinatoday.com. </li></ul><ul><li>CU-Seeme. 9 Aug.2009. http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/Letsnet/noframes/bigideas/b9/b9u3l2.html </li></ul><ul><li>Dell . Web. 7 Aug. 2009. <www.dell.com>. </li></ul><ul><li>Education Record World. 11 Aug 2009. www.erckids.com/summary.asp?media=5 </li></ul><ul><li>ePals. 4 Aug. 2009. www.epals.com </li></ul><ul><li>Global SchoolNet. 4 Aug. 2009. www.globalschoolnet.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Google . Web. 7 Aug. 2009. <www.google.com>. </li></ul><ul><li>Jason Project. 4 Aug. 2009. www.jason.org/public/home.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Keypals. 4 Aug. 2009. http:// www.keypal.com / </li></ul>
  20. 20. References Continued <ul><li>KidLink. 4 Aug. 2009. www.kidlink.org/kidspace/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>Kidscom.com. 5 Aug. 2009. www.kidscom.com </li></ul><ul><li>KidWorld Keypals. 4 Aug. 2009. http://www.bconnex.net/~kidworld/keypals4.html </li></ul><ul><li>Skype. 10 Aug. 2009. www.skype.com/welcomeback/ </li></ul><ul><li>Sites Alive. 4 Aug. 2009. http:// vg.sitesalive.com / </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube . Web. 9 Aug. 2009. <www.teachertube.com>. </li></ul><ul><li>The Greatest Places Sounds. 5 Aug. 2009. www.greatestplaces.org/medias/media_html/sounds.html </li></ul><ul><li>The Palace. 5 Aug. 2009. www.thepalace.com </li></ul><ul><li>Tramline Field Trips. 4 Aug. 2009. www.field-trips.org/trips.htm </li></ul><ul><li>UnitedStreaming.Web.9 Aug. 2009. www.streamingdiscoveryeducation.com . </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Field Trip. 4 Aug. 2009. www.uen.org/utahlink/tours / </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Web. 8 Aug. 2009. <http://ww.yahoo.com>. </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube.Web.9 Aug. 2009. www.youtube.com . </li></ul>
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