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Empower
Students
to Change
the World
MIEE US Forum
Denver 2016
Mike Soskil
@msoskil
Does the learning in classrooms matter to
students?
Photo Credit:
Flickr/cristic • Long-term learning cannot
take place wi...
STEM is not Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics.
It is a culture of problem solving in
which all of these di...
Growth Mindset
Why Global Learning?
• Cultural Understanding
• Emotional Experiences
• Communication,
Collaboration, Critical
Thinking, C...
It’s hard to change the world when you
don’t know much about it.
South Elementary Global Connections
• Song/Cultural Exchanges
• Virtual Valentines
• Exchange Skype/YT Video
Messages
• Da...
Distance Teaching Project
distanceteaching.weebly.com
Project LINC
http://projectlinc.clubefl.gr/
Kansas Students – Microsoft Video
Students are never too
young to change the
world.
Hanif and Gethera Video by the Ms. Heidemann & the Cushkins
HIP Academy - Mukuyuni Bridge Project
How do I get started?
edtechchatnchew.weebly.com
Virtual Valentine Project
virtualvalentines.weebly.com
#k12Valentines
KidWish Project
kidwish2016.weebly.com/
Global Video Exchange
hnyctt.me/videxchange
awesomesquiggles.weebly.com
Mystery Skype
• Similar to "20 Questions"
• Each class takes turns
asking Yes/No questions to
figure out location of the
o...
MysterySkypeOneNote.com
Overcoming Time Zone Issues
The 5 Clue
Challenge
• Use Skype Video Message or
YouTube to leave 5 clues for
partner class to guess
location, animal, et...
5 Clue Challenge – Mystery Location #1
5 Clue Challenge – Mystery Animal #1
5 Clue Challenge – Mystery Animal #2
Mystery Location – Denver
Let’s make a 5 clue challenge video for
Denver!
Project Kakuma – Koen Timmers
Virtual Field Trips
• Skype in the Classroom: education.skype.com
• Discovery Education: discoveryeducation.com/featured-p...
Finding Global Connections
• MSFT Ed Community
• Twitter/Tweetdeck
• Have students contact
experts
• Facebook
• Friends/Fa...
Every problem in the world has a solution
trapped inside our students’ passions.
Helping them see the connection
is our jo...
Connect with Me
Twitter: @msoskil
Website: michaelsoskil.com
Email: mrsoskil@gmail.com
USMIEE Denver 2016 - Empower Students To Change the World
USMIEE Denver 2016 - Empower Students To Change the World
USMIEE Denver 2016 - Empower Students To Change the World
USMIEE Denver 2016 - Empower Students To Change the World
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USMIEE Denver 2016 - Empower Students To Change the World

  1. 1. Empower Students to Change the World MIEE US Forum Denver 2016 Mike Soskil @msoskil
  2. 2. Does the learning in classrooms matter to students? Photo Credit: Flickr/cristic • Long-term learning cannot take place without emotional connection with content • Extrinsic v. Intrinsic Motivation • Empathy correlates with both happiness and success in life
  3. 3. STEM is not Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is a culture of problem solving in which all of these disciplines are used in conjunction to make the world better.
  4. 4. Growth Mindset
  5. 5. Why Global Learning? • Cultural Understanding • Emotional Experiences • Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity
  6. 6. It’s hard to change the world when you don’t know much about it.
  7. 7. South Elementary Global Connections • Song/Cultural Exchanges • Virtual Valentines • Exchange Skype/YT Video Messages • Data Collection in Collaborative Spreadsheets • Quadblogging • Slow Twitter Chat • Collaborative PBL Projects • Mystery Skype • Skype Teacher Exchange (guest teacher from another location) • Digital Post Cards
  8. 8. Distance Teaching Project distanceteaching.weebly.com
  9. 9. Project LINC http://projectlinc.clubefl.gr/ Kansas Students – Microsoft Video
  10. 10. Students are never too young to change the world. Hanif and Gethera Video by the Ms. Heidemann & the Cushkins
  11. 11. HIP Academy - Mukuyuni Bridge Project
  12. 12. How do I get started?
  13. 13. edtechchatnchew.weebly.com
  14. 14. Virtual Valentine Project virtualvalentines.weebly.com #k12Valentines
  15. 15. KidWish Project kidwish2016.weebly.com/
  16. 16. Global Video Exchange hnyctt.me/videxchange
  17. 17. awesomesquiggles.weebly.com
  18. 18. Mystery Skype • Similar to "20 Questions" • Each class takes turns asking Yes/No questions to figure out location of the other class. • Variations: animals, numbers, elements, occupations, etc. instead of locations. • Builds critical thinking skills and content knowledge. • Creates opportunities to connect with other locations to have Q&A sessions about culture. Mystery Skype Video: youtu.be/OrV8KxSr5gA
  19. 19. MysterySkypeOneNote.com
  20. 20. Overcoming Time Zone Issues
  21. 21. The 5 Clue Challenge • Use Skype Video Message or YouTube to leave 5 clues for partner class to guess location, animal, etc. • After each clue, students will pause video, do research, and take a guess. • 5cluechallenge.weebly.com
  22. 22. 5 Clue Challenge – Mystery Location #1
  23. 23. 5 Clue Challenge – Mystery Animal #1
  24. 24. 5 Clue Challenge – Mystery Animal #2
  25. 25. Mystery Location – Denver Let’s make a 5 clue challenge video for Denver!
  26. 26. Project Kakuma – Koen Timmers
  27. 27. Virtual Field Trips • Skype in the Classroom: education.skype.com • Discovery Education: discoveryeducation.com/featured-programs • Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants: exploringbytheseat.com • JASON Learning: jason.org • LivingMaths: livingmaths.com
  28. 28. Finding Global Connections • MSFT Ed Community • Twitter/Tweetdeck • Have students contact experts • Facebook • Friends/Family Twitter for Global Connections #SkypeMT - Skype Master Teachers #GlobalLearning @SkypeClassroom #GlobalClassroom #Skype2Learn #MysterySkype
  29. 29. Every problem in the world has a solution trapped inside our students’ passions. Helping them see the connection is our job as teachers.
  30. 30. Connect with Me Twitter: @msoskil Website: michaelsoskil.com Email: mrsoskil@gmail.com

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