*How might this work? *How might thisbenefit my students?*How might this add to my instruction?
Global Awareness, according toThe Partnership for 21st Century Skills, includes: Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues. Learning from and working collaboratively with individuals representing diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles in a spirit of mutual respect and open dialogue in personal, work and community contexts. Understanding other nations and cultures, including the use of non-English languages.
Global awareness isnecessary because:Students can no longer live isolatedfrom the world.Students need to be global citizens.Students must learn about diversity,languages, cultures, traditions andpoints of view from others.
ConnectionsMake connections with othereducators, near and far
Role of thecollaborative learner: Greeter Question asker Photographer Videographer Scheduler *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
Role of thecollaborative learner:Backchannel Info StationwritersLive Bloggers TimerGoogle Earth Data writerMapper *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
Roles Live GoogleBlogging Earth & Google Maps Back Channel Interviewers
RolesInformation Station Scheduler Question Asker Greeter
RolesGreeter ~ Greets the partner school. Makes initial introduction.Question asker ~ Asks specific questions for data collection.Photographer ~ Responsible for documenting connection with stillimages.Videographer ~ Responsible for documenting connection with video.Scheduler ~Responsible for adding Date & Time of planned Skypeconnection to embedded Google Calendar. *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
RolesBackchannel writers ~ Documenting conversation, questions,answers and classroom happenings during the connection on abackchannel chat.Live Bloggers ~ Blogs Skype call live to classroom blog.Google Earth ~ Finds location of Skype partner and measuresdistance in miles & kilometers.Mapper ~ Responsible for adding placemark of Skype partner’slocation to embedded Google Map on classroom blog.Info Station ~Responsible to search for any data question on thespot. Verifies any questionable information as well.Timer ~ Responsible for noting time Skype call started and ended aswell as calculating elapsed time. *adapted from Silvia Tolisano
RolesData Entry ~ Responsible for adding data collected into embeddedGoogle form on classroom blog. Ex. distance miles/km, temperature inF/C.Word Problem Creator ~ Creates a math word problemfrom data, questions and answers collected during Skype call.Backchannel Cleanup ~ Responsible to save backchannelchat as a word document and cleaning up duplicate comments and markquestionable statements to be verified. *adapted from Silvia Tolisano