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Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
Using Technology to connect Students Worldwide K-12
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  • 1. Asia Society: Partnership for Global Learning Using Technology to Connect Students Worldwide K-12 Christine Robinson, Global Nomads Group
  • 2. MISSION foster dialogue and understanding among the world's youth. To serve as a vehicle for awareness, bridging the boundaries of cultural misconception and instilling in our audience a heightened appreciation and comprehension of the world in which we live.
  • 3. STRATEGY to engage and empower young people worldwide using media including; live-interactive videoconferencing, streaming video, social networking, documentaries and participatory filmmaking. Through the use of these media tools, GNG creates opportunities for global collaboration and communication.
  • 4. GNG PROGRAMS  Assist teachers by innovating their civics, geography, global studies, science and social studies curricula with interactive technologies and project-based learning lesson plans  Contribute to the cultural literacy and global awareness of young people, and are therefore an effective tool for 21st century teaching and learning  Address national and state educational standards in the teaching of geography, science and social studies  Increase students’ active interest in international affairs and empowers youth with the tools to create movements of change  Provide an educational framework in which students can become active global leaders in their own education
  • 5. GNG THEMATIC PROGRAMS • Arts, Culture and Media • Conflict and Human Rights • Earth Science • Environment and Climate Change • Faith and Society • Global Development • Global Politics • Health and Well-Being • HIV/AIDS • Sustainable Communities http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdOp65wML0s
  • 6. • Highlights: Global Economic Crisis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtuI- OYSEig&feature=channel_page • CARE Afghanistan Program http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFrPW6NQWi4&feature=channel_p age • Inauguration Program http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRygzhwmNuk&feature=PlayList&p =9C33588A0C5275D7&index=14 • Antarctica Program http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mTYN_j1fj4&feature=PlayList&p= 784AEFDDCC29470F&index=6
  • 7. Christine Robinson Partnership and Program Development Manager Email: christine@gng.org Website: www.gng.org
  • 8. Using Technology to Connect K-12 Students Worldwide: ePals Rita Oates, PhD VP, Education Markets ePals Inc. roates@corp.epals.com
  • 9. Web 0.0-> Web 1.0-> Web 2.0 • Web 0.0: search for information in a printed book • Web 1.0: search for information online, webquests • Web 2.0: contribute information, collaborate and interact
  • 10. Sometimes….things are mixed! • 60th Anniversary of Declaration of Human Rights • Student viewpoints shared on ePals…contribute, rate work of others…web 2.0 • Selected student entries published in book by National Geographic with some photos…web 0.0
  • 11. What collaborations do you have now? • Within school? • Within district? • Within state? • Within U.S.? • Outside U.S. borders? • How do you find partners? • How do you communicate? • Any ePals users here?
  • 12. • Connecting 700,000 classrooms in 200 countries & territories • 2,500 new schools/month • Policy managed & Teacher supervised • Trusted pipeline to the world’s classrooms • TRUSTe certification
  • 13. ePals Brings Next-Generation Solutions to Schools free – teachers and students locate, connect with and work collaboratively on projects with another class down the street and around the world. free – a secure way for students, parents, teachers and administrators to communicate online, with instant translation in 58 languages. Allows administrators to establish school-safe usage policies, especially for children younger than age 13. A virtual workspace supporting collaborative learning through social media tools, access to high-quality content, digital storage areas and ePals SchoolMail™, all with industry-leading safety and security needed for K-12 schools.
  • 14. Recent Partnerships National Geographic Microsoft One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) (on all desktops, third world countries) Intel Classmate PC (designed for K-6 students, widely used in Portugal and other countries) STEM eMentoring Platform (14K mentors / mentees), secondary activity funded by IBM Foundation Ministry of Education, Kenya 6,000 classrooms in Thailand Worldwide IB (starting July 2010)
  • 15. ¿Habla español? • Eduteka joins ePals, bringing Spanish- language content and a Spanish-speaking community of 35,000 educators – Spanish teachers can have pen pals for their classes: write emails and postcards, share podcasts, digital videos, artifacts. – Do you want high school classes to collaborate with southern hemisphere classes? (in school from March-December) – Many technology and business classes for high school, also ESL classes are available
  • 16. We'd like you to meet our ePals from Brazil Mrs. Russell's First Grade Glenwood Elementary Vestal, NY
  • 17. Hello From Sao Paolo, Brazil School: EMEIF "Terezinha do Menino Jesus Porto Wuó" Town: Santa Branca State: Sao Paolo Country: Brazil
  • 18. The School in Brazil
  • 19. Our square is being rebuilt. See how our town is a hilly place!
  • 20. Collaboration across the Digital Divide: New York Students and their ePals in Botswana A story of global connections that transcend socio- economic status, culture and
  • 21. Students from the Guangxi School, China A story that embraces shared language and cultural awareness.
  • 22. Collaborating with Their California ePals……… These teachers have worked together for eight years….some projects are just a few weeks or months!
  • 23. Check Projects on ePals
  • 24. Clear Plan for Email Exchanges in the Project
  • 25. Brief Lesson Plans Examples hyperlinked to show sample outcome desired
  • 26. Digital story from Senegal http://www.epals.com/media/p/196629.aspx
  • 27. Key Teaching Elements
  • 28. Student Work Posted to Worldwide Audience
  • 29. Great teacher-created projects
  • 30. ePals Teacher Ambassador Contest Winners
  • 31. ePals Forums (also free) • Student Forums – We mediate the forums, so you don’t have to read and approve postings. – Your students can collaborate with other students safely, over the weekend. – Your students can search and read student postings to see what others have said, a great way to practice authentic reading and writing! • Project Forums make it easier to find matches for ePals projects • Teacher Forums for topics you generate • Parent Forums to help parents learn from other parents • Adults can post in adult forums; students in Student Forum
  • 32. Student Forums
  • 33. Student Forum: Social Issues
  • 34. Student viewpoints: Turkey, USA
  • 35. Additional resources on technology and global learning • Global Education from ISTE • The World is Open

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