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Making Global Connections

Making Global Connections

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  • 1. Let’s Go Global! Making Connections Online Collaborative Learning Projects
  • 2. We need globally-minded educators Skills and Competency-building Models and inspiration Why Go Global?
  • 3. Global Projects begin.....
  • 4. ...with Globally-Minded Educators
  • 5. Where to begin? Making connections outside of ourselves
  • 6. “When you shake another’s hand, that is the time you truly feel your own.” - Martin Buber
  • 7. At 59 million, teachers are the largest professionally-trained group in the world 100 million children do not go to school, 66% - girls 850 million illiterate adults HIV-AIDS infections, domestic violence, the sex trade, military gangs are dominated by the undereducated …and the key to social and economic development
  • 8. Getting Connected Skills Built Relevance Engagement Cool Tools Award-winning examples from ordinary teachers Project Opportunities and Portals
  • 9. What did this globally-minded student have to say? From a Neveh Channah student after receiving peer review from a student from LCC: quot;Thank you for taking the time to read my paper. I was touched by your warm words and the gentle criticism.Yes, some of the spelling should be edited and I didn't want to burden the reader with too many details and information.... I would love to host you here in Jerusalem and to join you personally on a walking tour through the streets of Nachlaot.quot;
  • 10. Getting (and Keeping) Globally Connected iGoogle - RSS feeds Skype Webcasting Podcasts Blogging Twitter
  • 11. Skills Built Multiple Literacies: digital, cultural, media Cross-cultural communication Critical thinking Synthesis and summary Info literacy, research, validation, authentication of facts Negotiation and collaboration
  • 12. Whereas previous generations value loyalty, seniority, security and authority, the NetGen’s norms reflect a desire for creativity, social connectivity, fun, freedom, speed, and diversity in their workplaces. (Tapscott)
  • 13. Cool Tools & Online Social Spaces Wikis Skype - Webcasting - Podcasting Blogs Google Docs Content-Learning Management Systems Personal Learning Environments Full descriptions
  • 14. Award-winning Global Projects • GVCVirtual Classroom Web Design(2007 Silver Award Global Team 06 Wikispace - Contest) • From Jerusalem to Montréal - ( ISTE SigTEL ) 2007 Silver Award • Flat Classroom Project - (2007 Gold Award ISTE SigTEL) • Technospud Projects (2006 Global Schoolnet Award)
  • 15. Karen Guth - teacher at Neveh Channah School in Etzion Bloc, Israel: quot;I would say that this became a project that engaged the minds, skills, and hearts of our students. It turned the English Bagrut project into an international research, writing, thinking, and teaching opportunity.quot;
  • 16. quot;From all of the work that we have done with other students, I have learned how to look over other people's work and let them edit my own.”
  • 17. Other Portals • Global Virtual Classroom • Global SchoolNet • iEARN • Taking IT Global • Teachers Without Borders
  • 18. takingitglobal.org
  • 19. Books of Influence The World is Flat - 3rd ed. (Thomas Friedman) Wikinomics - (Don Tapscott & Anthony Williams) A Whole New Mind (Daniel Pink) Knowing Knowledge (George Siemens) Three Cups of Tea - (By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin)
  • 20. Global Projects begin..... ...with Globally-Minded Educators Sharon Peters sharonpeters@gmail.com mtl-peters.net/blog