Welcome to our online community focused on globally connected teaching and learning. Contribute ideas, resources, and inspiration!

Translate

Latest Activity

Glynnis Moore posted a discussion
Thursday
Nayun Eom posted a discussion
Wednesday
Julie Lindsay's discussion was featured
Wednesday
Shelbee R. NguyenVoges posted a discussion
Wednesday
Julie Lindsay posted a discussion
Wednesday
sumbal shaffi posted a discussion
Tuesday

iEARN
BLANCA ESTELA GALICIA ROSALES posted a video

LEON FERRARI

Un artista contemporáneo que realiza obras de arte a partir de la interpretación de los hechos que ocurren en el contexto cultural y su transformación en fen...
Tuesday
Landy M. Hilger's discussion was featured
Sunday
Landy M. Hilger posted a discussion
Aug 12
Connie Rensink's discussion was featured
Aug 11
Ali Said AL-Matari posted videos
Aug 4
Ali Said AL-Matari posted a discussion
Aug 4
Bryan L. Miller posted a discussion
Aug 3
Connie Rensink posted a discussion
Aug 3
Lucy Gray's video was featured

2017 Global Education Day at #ISTE17

Here's the recording of our Facebook Live stream from the sixth annual Global Education Day at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference.
Aug 2
Lucy Gray posted a video

2017 Global Education Day at #ISTE17

Here's the recording of our Facebook Live stream from the sixth annual Global Education Day at the International Society for Technology in Education Conferen...
Aug 2

iEARN
Dana Nistor left a comment for Emilia Dan
Aug 1

iEARN
Dana Nistor left a comment for Helen
Jul 30
Kathleen Reardon posted discussions
Jul 29
JOAN ROEHRE posted a discussion
Jul 28

Connecting through Architecture: Minecraft in the Language Classroom


Your Name and Title: Kathleen Reardon, Connecting Through Architecture: Minecraft in the Language Classroom

School or Organization Name: Dedham Country Day School

Co-Presenter Name(s): 

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Massachusetts, USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Teachers

Short Session Description (one line): Learn how architecture conveys stories of culture and history as our Mandarin and Latin language students study, draw, and digitally reconstruct in Minecraft buildings from their cultures of study.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Our middle school Mandarin and Latin students engage in a yearlong thematic study of architecture. At the start of the year, each student researches a building related to the culture and language of study. Over the course of the year, students develop three projects that demonstrate how architecture conveys stories of culture & history. In the fall, students engage in research about architecture and write a short research paper addressing how architecture connects cultures and history. In the winter, students construct a blueprint of the building to scale with collaboration from the Math Department. In the spring, these blueprints are digitally reconstructed using MinecraftEdu, through collaboration with the Tech Department. Students then screencast tours of their digital reconstructions, guiding the audience through their buildings while telling the stories conveyed by the architecture.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussion about the learning goals, view examples of student work, and hear student testimonials about the learning experience. Presenters will also explain how the yearlong project addresses 21st Century Skills, cultural understanding, digital literacy & citizenship, and best practices in developing global citizenship curriculum.


Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: www.doctiloqua.com, www.minecraftedu.com

Views: 18

Reply to This

© 2017   Created by Lucy Gray.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service