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Globally Connected Learning
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
http://globallyconnectedlearning.com
http://langwitches.wikispaces.com
http://langwitches.org/blog
@langwitches http://twitter.com/langwitches
What does a globally connected educator look like?
 
 
 
Google Docs
It’s about the skills our students will need for THEIR future. How can we best prepare them?
The illiterate of the 21st Century, will not be the ones who cannot read and write,  but those who cannot  learn, unlearn ...
Change is not  necessary... ...Survival is optional...
 
Gardner’s  Multiple Intelligences
 
 
Ignorance of HOW our  Country fits into a Wider World
Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map
20% of young Americans think  Sudan is in Asia
50% can’t find New York on a U.S. map
6 in 10 young Americans don't speak a  foreign language fluently.
Young people in the USA are unprepared for an increasingly global & interconnected future.
9 in 10 (89%) do not correspond regularly  with anyone outside the US.
In an era of ubiquitous interconnection, global awareness does not mean simply learning about other cultures,  foods and h...
 
21 st  Century Teachers & Learners  recognize that everything is connected
 
 
It’s NOT About the Tools! It’s About the Tools!
 
Investigate the World
Recognize Perspective
Communicate Ideas
 
 
 
 
What does it mean to globalize the classroom?
How can I prepare my students for THEIR future?
 
Global Issues and News
 
Be Web Literate:  Add Global Perspective to your Searches Add Global Perspective to your Searches
Use Translation Tools
Offer Collaboration & Help
Don’t be a Wallflower
Don’t Shout out into the World
Upgrade
Seek Collaboration Partners
Connect, Trust & Share
Participate in Global Conferences
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
http://langwitches.org/blog/travel/teddybearsaroundtheworld
http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.net
Flat Classroom Projects http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/
Global Awareness Projects & Reflections http://langwitches.org/blog/category/global-learning/
Student Blogging Challenge http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/
http://www.c21hub.com/globalpartnership/
 
 
 
 
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  • Iceberg Concept of Culture 90 % of culture below the surface Above: Food, Games, dress, music, visual arts dance, literature, language, celebrations Below: courtesy , concepts of time, personal space, rules of conduct, facial expressions, non verbal communication, patterns, notions of modesty, ideals of child rearing, attitude towards elders, tolerance of physical pain, concept of past & future, concept of “self”, problem solving roles in relationship to age, sex, class, occupation, kinship
  • Global education, awareness, project, skills, collaboration, citizenship, competency, fluency, intelligence, issues, resources
  • Vicki Davis: Global collaboration is “not talking ABOUT the world, but talking TO the world”
  • Global Collaboration as a Skill, not only to talk and create content, but also to know HOW to work collaborative technology tools It is NOT about the tools, but it is about the tools. Teachers and students NEED to know how to use a wiki, how to skype and work other collaboration tools in order to make global collaboration even possible.
  • Global Competence is the Capacity and Disposition to Understand and Act on Issues of Global Significance. Asia Society in “Preparing our Youth to Engage the World”
  • Investigate issues of global significance
  • Recognize your own and others’ perspectives
  • Communicate your ideas, views and position on issues in an effective way.
  • Learn to identify opportunities for productive action Develop and carry out informed plans
  • How?
  • What does if mean to globalize the classroom?
  • How can I prepare my students for the future?
  • How can I become a globally connected educator?
  • Global Issues and News
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  • Use translation tools
  • Offer Collaboration & Help
  • Don’t be a Wallflower
  • Don’t shout out into the world
  • Upgrade
  • Seek Collaboration Partners
  • Connect, trust & Share
  • Participate in Global Conferences
  • Build a network
  • Resources
  • Wikispaces
  • VoiceThread
  • Around the World with 80 Schools
  • Flat Classroom Project
  • Global Awareness Projects & Reflections Langwitches Blog
  • Student Blogging Challenge
  • Global Partnership Site
  • Transcript of "Globally Connected Learning"

    1. 1. Globally Connected Learning
    2. 2. Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
    3. 3. http://globallyconnectedlearning.com
    4. 4. http://langwitches.wikispaces.com
    5. 5. http://langwitches.org/blog
    6. 6. @langwitches http://twitter.com/langwitches
    7. 7. What does a globally connected educator look like?
    8. 10.
    9. 11.
    10. 13.
    11. 14. Google Docs
    12. 15. It’s about the skills our students will need for THEIR future. How can we best prepare them?
    13. 16. The illiterate of the 21st Century, will not be the ones who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. Alvin Toffler
    14. 17. Change is not necessary... ...Survival is optional...
    15. 19. Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
    16. 22. Ignorance of HOW our Country fits into a Wider World
    17. 23. Only 37% of young Americans can find Iraq on a map
    18. 24. 20% of young Americans think Sudan is in Asia
    19. 25. 50% can’t find New York on a U.S. map
    20. 26. 6 in 10 young Americans don't speak a foreign language fluently.
    21. 27. Young people in the USA are unprepared for an increasingly global & interconnected future.
    22. 28. 9 in 10 (89%) do not correspond regularly with anyone outside the US.
    23. 29. In an era of ubiquitous interconnection, global awareness does not mean simply learning about other cultures, foods and holidays. Scott McLoud
    24. 31. 21 st Century Teachers & Learners recognize that everything is connected
    25. 34. It’s NOT About the Tools! It’s About the Tools!
    26. 36. Investigate the World
    27. 37. Recognize Perspective
    28. 38. Communicate Ideas
    29. 43. What does it mean to globalize the classroom?
    30. 44. How can I prepare my students for THEIR future?
    31. 46. Global Issues and News
    32. 48. Be Web Literate: Add Global Perspective to your Searches Add Global Perspective to your Searches
    33. 49. Use Translation Tools
    34. 50. Offer Collaboration & Help
    35. 51. Don’t be a Wallflower
    36. 52. Don’t Shout out into the World
    37. 53. Upgrade
    38. 54. Seek Collaboration Partners
    39. 55. Connect, Trust & Share
    40. 56. Participate in Global Conferences
    41. 58. Resources
    42. 64. http://langwitches.org/blog/travel/teddybearsaroundtheworld
    43. 65. http://aroundtheworldwith80schools.net
    44. 66. Flat Classroom Projects http://www.flatclassroomproject.org/
    45. 67. Global Awareness Projects & Reflections http://langwitches.org/blog/category/global-learning/
    46. 68. Student Blogging Challenge http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/
    47. 69. http://www.c21hub.com/globalpartnership/

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