GlobalizationJenna Midkiff, Arley Johnson II, Caitlin Burke, Shelby Hawthorne
Globalization is the process by which the experience ofeveryday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities andideas, is becoming standardized around the world.Globalization makes the world more accessible to allpeople.What is Globalization?Characteristics• Connectivity• Borderless Globe• Free trade• Cultural Diversity• Mobility• Information Technology changes
Importance of Globalization andRoles in the 21st centuryGlobalization is important because it opens many doors of variousfields of study. It broadens the educational horizons for students.Technology in the world today has made it easier for students to findmore in depth information that they are looking for to use foreducational purposes. Students can also learn more about othercountries because of the impact of globalization.
Implementing Technology tools to promoteGlobalization• Facebook- The ability to communicate with people all over the world.• Skype (video chatting)- The ability to have a live visual meeting with people allover the world.• Twitter- The ability to communicate and share information with people all overthe world.• WikiSpaces- The ability to share ideas, thoughts and images with people all overthe world.• Phones- The ability to verbally and/or visually communicate with people all overthe world.• Microsoft Office- The ability to verbally and visually communicate with peoplethrough a office setting through email, live chat and instant messaging.• WebQuest- Teachers can create a WebQuest for students to participate in aneducational journey on various topics while using the world wide web.• Podcast- Teachers can create a podcast for students to listen to using media.Teachers can use this for creating assignments and students can listen to thepodcast as many times as they want.
Using Technology to Promote GlobalizationEmailThe students can use email to communicate with:• Students in other countries• People and/or businesses in the community• Pen-Pals (examples: service men and women, elderly, ill)• Organizations, Companies and Corporations all over the world• Teachers and Peers
ConclusionThere are many different technological uses that promoteglobalization. As you can see from the examples given,technology is a big part of changing the way peoplecommunicate and learn in the world today. People arestarting to rely on technology more and more tocommunicate globally instead of traveling to places that arefar away. Places that used to seem worlds away are nowwithin reach by the click of a button.
Works Cited• http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globalization• https://sites.google.com/site/accessissues/characteristics• http://www.preservearticles.com/2011100314528/what-are-the-characteristics-of-globalization.html