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Agenda for today: 1. Introductions: WHO We are and WHY we are here 2. Snowblog's History - Gal Springman 3. Supervisors and the participants 4. Expectations and Outcomes 5. Web 2.0 tools to employ Snowblog CT Netcity 2010
A little bit of History… Qu Ying Shanghai China, Mainland
Language Connections Key Milestones <ul><li>1999-2000 founding Language Connections Non profit Org. </li></ul><ul><li>2003 Presenting the multicultural dialog model and its implementation at UNESCO (United Nations Educations Science Culture Organization) international conference on intercultural education, Finland </li></ul><ul><li>2003 -2004 Implementations of several pilot projects partially sponsored by the Belgium government. </li></ul><ul><li>2005 participating as consultants in EU three- year INTCULTNET Project, connecting university students from five European countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Dialog model international workshop in Tel Aviv for teachers from the Czech Republic, Finland and Serbia. </li></ul>
Snowblog a web-based intercultural gated social community of learners By Language Connections Coordinated by Gal Springman Gal Springmam, All Rights Reserved, 2009
2004 – 2007 participating in Apple sponsored international educational online project with 17 classes from all over the world. (going on for the fourth year) 2006 - 2007 Online presentation of the dialog model to Kita City board of education (Japan). Beginning a series of online meetings and video conferences with students and teachers from Japan, China, Peru, USA, Germany, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Dialog model workshop in Assykkala Finland with Finnish, Czech, Serbian, Israeli (both Jewish and Arab) and Palestinian teachers. Two high-school classes from Finland join Language Connections project.
October 2007 - 2008 Gal Springman participates as an invited speaker in MIT LINC Conference in Amman, on the Middle East e-learning initiative, together with Palestinian students participating in Language Connections’ project. Launching Language Connections’ Jerusalem CTnetCity project, connecting Muslim high school students from Jabel Mukkaber with Jewish high school students from West Jerusalem. A school from Kita City , Japan, joins Language Connections activities, A school from Hong Kong and a class of university students from the Academy in China, both join Language Connections’ Snowblog program.
Social reporting: popular sports in the spirit of the Olympics Finland, Japan, China, Israel Gal Springmam, All Rights Reserved, 2009
Social reporting: Urban / rural landscapes Finland, Ramallah, Israel, Gaza Gal Springmam, All Rights Reserved, 2009
Social reporting: living by the water Israel, Gaza, Finland Gal Springmam, All Rights Reserved, 2009
Different activities in SnowBlog face to face meetings China, Finland, Israel, Ramallah Gal Springmam, All Rights Reserved, 2009
A social meeting of learners Gal Springmam, All Rights Reserved, 2009
Undergraduate students of Mykolayiv State University named after Sukhomlinskyi Facilitator: Tatyana Zubenko, Ph.D Associate Professor of Education
Dr. Smirnova and the Students of Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
Web 2.0 Tools for Snowblog Project <ul><ul><li>Gmail + google Applications for Education http://sites.google.com/site/sdusdgoo/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image capturing, re-sizing tools: Pixresizer http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr, Picasa(Google), FastStone Capture http://www.faststone.org/FSCapture Detail.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vimeo, Blip.tv, Youtube, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital story tools: Voicethread, Photostory 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From speech to movie Xtranormal </li></ul></ul>Good Luck to us all!