2011 global education conference

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2011 global education conference

  1. 1. Althea Penn, m.ed.adm. Educational Consultant Using Technology to Promote Global Awareness in the Early Childhood Classroom oCreate enriched learning environments that provide the opportunity for preschool-2nd grade students to develop both academic and 21st century skills oIdentify ways to expand the classroom beyond its four walls into the global community oIdentify resources which develop globally competent citizens, workers, and leaders by equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed oIdentify technology tools which enhance a child’s passion for learning and engage all learners
  2. 2. 21st Century Student Outcomes and Support Systems Core Subjects (3R’s) Life and Career skills Learning and Innovation Skills (4C’s) Information, Media, and Technology Skills Learning Environments Professional Development Curriculum and Instruction Standards and Assessments
  3. 3. Develop Global Awareness •Using 21st century skills •Learning from and working collaboratively with others •Understanding other nations and cultures
  4. 4. Apply Technology Effectively •Research, organize, evaluate and communicate information •Access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy •Understand the safety, ethical and legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies
  5. 5. 1. Smart board 2. Desktop PC 3. Laptop PC 4. Flip Video camcorders 5. Digital Camera 6. Smart slate
  6. 6. 1.Projects 2.Digital storytelling 3.Interpersonal communications 4.Web based research 5.Collaborative projects 6.Virtual fieldtrips 7.Multimedia presentations Promoting Global Awareness through Technology
  7. 7. • Connect and collaborate with classrooms around the world • Participate in standards-based projects • Share your thoughts and ideas on the forums http://www.epals.com/ 1. Select a project 2. Find a classroom 3. Start collaborating Projects
  8. 8. Essential Questions 1.Why do people celebrate? 2.What special traditions and rituals surround holidays and festivals? 3.What holidays and festivals are important parts of your culture? 4.What holidays and festivals are important in other cultures? 5.What do celebrations around the world have in common? 6.What is a symbol? How are symbols used in celebrations and holidays? Holidays and Festivals Around the World-Topic: people and cultures
  9. 9. http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/2009/11/christmas-map-interactive?msc=mediariver The World of Christmas Click on the interactive map to see celebrations in 16 cities around the world. National Geographic Traveler Magazine online resources http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com
  10. 10. http://www.collaborizeclassroom.com/ A free collaborative education platform for students and teachers
  11. 11. http://sciencespot.net/Pages/kdztech.html Rainbow arching over the Eiffel Tower Paris, France
  12. 12. http://www.brainpop.com/ Brain pop and Brainpop, Jr. • GPS Help! We’re Lost • Global Warming • Earth’s Fossil Fuels • Earth Awareness Project based lesson plans and resources http://www.pbs.org/teachers Search “global awareness” Classroom resources or lesson plans
  13. 13. Digital Storytelling and File Sharing http://wordpress.com Draw or write stories or essays Upload photos Share with other classes Post comments
  14. 14. Tips for making videos to share http://www.4kids.org/videos/ http://store.theflip.com/en-us/
  15. 15. http://livebinders.com/ Skype in the Classroom Resources and Ideas for Using Skype in the Classroom to Build Global Connections If its not Free Its not for Me! Safety on the Internet
  16. 16. Interpersonal Communications Develop literacy skills Publish your student’s work in an online book http://www.storyjumper.com/
  17. 17. http://www.studentreasures.com Topic Ideas Writing Activities Writing, Editing & Illustrating Tips Parent Involvement & Publishing Party Ideas
  18. 18. http://education.skype.com/ Collaborate on projects Connect with other teachers
  19. 19. Web based research http://www.timeforkids.com/ http://school.discovery.com/index.html http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/ http://www.kids.gov/
  20. 20. • Teacher Learning Community • Student Core Curriculum • Virtual Field Trips • Student Internet Safety Curriculum www. http://simplek12.com/ Virtual Field Trips www.classroom20.com
  21. 21. http://curiosityintheclassroom.com/teachers.cfm Multimedia Presentations http://www.discoveryeducation.com Free resources Lesson plans Technology webinars
  22. 22. www.wikispaces.com/ www.weebly.com Create webpages for group editing
  23. 23. Maria Knee, NH kindergarten teacher and winner of the International Society for Technology in Education Award for Excellence in Technology PK-2 Education http://mariak.edublogs.org/ http://classblogmeister.com http://dcskinderkids.wikispaces.com/Welcome+Parents http://www.blogger.com/profile/11083942869900267879
  24. 24. http://sacanet.com/Digital_Learning_Environment.html Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy 2:1 iPodtouch and MacBook Resource Page
  25. 25. http://playingwithmedia.com/ Wesley Fryer, Playing with Media Ebook Workshop slideshow
  26. 26. • http://mightybook.com/ • http://www.starfall.com/ More interactive literacy websites Share book reviews
  27. 27. National Education Technology Plan 2010 United States Department of Education Office of Educational Technology http://www.edpubs.gov/ Erates and other exemplary programs Transforming American Education Learning Powered by Technology
  28. 28. 1.Projects 2.Digital storytelling 3.Interpersonal communications 4.Web based research 5.Collaborative projects 6.Virtual fieldtrips 7.Multimedia presentations Promoting Global Awareness through Technology
  29. 29. Promoting Global Awareness • Developing 21st century skills • Learning and working collaboratively with other cultures Integrating Technology • Research, organize, evaluate and communicate information • Access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy Using Technology to Promote Global Awareness in the Early Childhood Classroom penntraining@yahoo.com http://pennconsulting.tripod.com

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