Global Youth Debates
Round 2 Kickoff Meeting
February 4th, 5:30 p.m. EST/ February 5th, 2014 9:30 a.m. AEDT
Eva Brown – Project Manager
Julie Lindsay – Flat Connections
S Join the Edmodo Community!
S Website Resources
S To Do Now!
S Judges Wanted!
Global Youth Debates
opens eyes and hearts
as students debate on
an issue that will bring
together diverse ideas,
skills and create
http://globalyouthdebates.com | http://flatconnections.com
Vienna IS, Austria
International School of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo. Japan
What IS Global Youth
S Researched, authoritative
debate for Gr 4-12
S Global themes and debate
topics – Teams are
encouraged to take a global
S Debate that leads to
ACTION – make plans to
change the world
Semester 2 is here!
S TO DO
Find the TIMELINE info under
DEBATE menu on the website
Prelim. Debate #2 - Feb 10 28
Judging - March 1 – 7
Debate Round 2 - March 10 28
Judging Round 2 - March 29 April 4
S April –May
S Debate Semi-Finals - April 7
S Judging April 26 - May 2
S Debate Finals - Live online
sometime between May 5 9
S Celebration of Semester 2
- around May 13
Find the EDMODO info under
COLLABORATION menu on the
S SHARING IDEAS –
Find the RESEARCH info under
RESEARCH menu on the website
S TAG DICTIONARY
How to use Diigo Resources
Social bookmarking as Research Tool a la Diigo
Social Bookmarking Annotation Checklist
Shared annotation Directions for Students
Diigo Directions for Students
Reflecting on Diigo BookMarks
S Google Spreadsheet shared with you to connect directly
S Google group – teacher messages via email
S Edmodo teacher group
S Contribute, reliable global learning based on effective
S Voicethreads, vibrant debates based on research, globally
minded and competent students and teachers
Badges -Teachers & Students
Flat Connections will
introduce ‘Badges’ this
More information coming
TO DO NOW
Strategies for successful debating!
S Connect Teams
S Live ‘meet up’
Teachers connect and arrange a
via Skype, Google Hangout, or
other tool - Students connect and
share culture, etc.
S Prepare for Debate
Bookmark findings in Diigo
Prepare Debate Points and script
S THEME & TOPIC
S INFO for SCHOOLS – Teacher Guide and Welcome
S DEBATE INFO – teams, voicethreads, Brackets and
S MEETING RECORDINGS & BOOTCAMPS
S Read all about being a JUDGE for Global Youth
S Training provided
S Each school asked to provide ONE or more judges
for each round
A word about:
Teams and Time Management
S A TEAM = 3 students
S A SUPPORT GROUP– can be an activity group or a
S Each debate can have different students in the TEAM
S You are asked to observe the DEBATE PROTOCOLS
and DEBATE FORMAT – this is important!
S Remember – Simulated LIVE debate using an asynchronous
S Use of technology – we know things can go wrong – some
practice and patience needed
S ELEVEN A debate round between two teams will be judged
and scored if it is complete only. An incomplete debate
round (1 or more missing responses) will have judges
comments but no scores attributed.
S TWELVE If one or both teams are unable to continue, the
opposing team does not 'win' by default. In this case the
team able to continue will be acknowledged and both
teams added to the 'play it again' debates in the next
ONE ‘LAST’ REQUEST
S Please send pictures!
S Please send videos!
S Please send greetings to the world!
We want to feature these on the website!
Contact Eva Brown or Julie Lindsay
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Theme for the
Flat Connections Conference
Sydney, June 2014
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