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Making Global Connections

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  1. 1. Let’s Go Global! Making Connections Online Collaborative Learning Projects
  2. 2. We need globally-minded educators Skills and Competency-building Models and inspiration Why Go Global?
  3. 3. Global Projects begin.....
  4. 4. ...with Globally-Minded Educators
  5. 5. Where to begin? Making connections outside of ourselves
  6. 6. “When you shake another’s hand, that is the time you truly feel your own.” - Martin Buber
  7. 7. At 59 million, teachers are the largest professionally-trained group in the world 100 million children do not go to school, 66% - girls 850 million illiterate adults HIV-AIDS infections, domestic violence, the sex trade, military gangs are dominated by the undereducated …and the key to social and economic development
  8. 8. Getting Connected Skills Built Relevance Engagement Cool Tools Award-winning examples from ordinary teachers Project Opportunities and Portals
  9. 9. What did this globally-minded student have to say? From a Neveh Channah student after receiving peer review from a student from LCC: quot;Thank you for taking the time to read my paper. I was touched by your warm words and the gentle criticism.Yes, some of the spelling should be edited and I didn't want to burden the reader with too many details and information.... I would love to host you here in Jerusalem and to join you personally on a walking tour through the streets of Nachlaot.quot;
  10. 10. Getting (and Keeping) Globally Connected iGoogle - RSS feeds Skype Webcasting Podcasts Blogging Twitter
  11. 11. Skills Built Multiple Literacies: digital, cultural, media Cross-cultural communication Critical thinking Synthesis and summary Info literacy, research, validation, authentication of facts Negotiation and collaboration
  12. 12. Whereas previous generations value loyalty, seniority, security and authority, the NetGen’s norms reflect a desire for creativity, social connectivity, fun, freedom, speed, and diversity in their workplaces. (Tapscott)
  13. 13. Cool Tools & Online Social Spaces Wikis Skype - Webcasting - Podcasting Blogs Google Docs Content-Learning Management Systems Personal Learning Environments Full descriptions
  14. 14. Award-winning Global Projects • GVCVirtual Classroom Web Design(2007 Silver Award Global Team 06 Wikispace - Contest) • From Jerusalem to Montréal - ( ISTE SigTEL ) 2007 Silver Award • Flat Classroom Project - (2007 Gold Award ISTE SigTEL) • Technospud Projects (2006 Global Schoolnet Award)
  15. 15. Karen Guth - teacher at Neveh Channah School in Etzion Bloc, Israel: quot;I would say that this became a project that engaged the minds, skills, and hearts of our students. It turned the English Bagrut project into an international research, writing, thinking, and teaching opportunity.quot;
  16. 16. quot;From all of the work that we have done with other students, I have learned how to look over other people's work and let them edit my own.”
  17. 17. Other Portals • Global Virtual Classroom • Global SchoolNet • iEARN • Taking IT Global • Teachers Without Borders
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  19. 19. Books of Influence The World is Flat - 3rd ed. (Thomas Friedman) Wikinomics - (Don Tapscott & Anthony Williams) A Whole New Mind (Daniel Pink) Knowing Knowledge (George Siemens) Three Cups of Tea - (By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin)
  20. 20. Global Projects begin..... ...with Globally-Minded Educators Sharon Peters