Global Educator, Leader and Innovator. Educational technology consultant
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Global educator originally from Australia. Co-founder of Flat Classroom Projects and Flat Classroom Conference and Live Events Inc.
Member of Global Education Conference 2011 and 2012 Leadership team and Intl Advisory Board
ISTE International Board Member
The Global Education Conference (GEC) is on for the third consecutive year and is bigger and better than ever. Over 400 presentations, including Keynotes, will be delivered across 5 days, 24 hours of the day. Thanks to…
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As the northern hemisphere academic year comes to an end and some us look forward to some down time I want to share with you our plans for flat classroom projects and events over the next 12 months. I encourage teachers to consider when they can embed…Continue
With you amazing qualifications and experience, I've decided to direct my inquiry in your direction. I'm an EFL teacher at a GEPS primary school in Vienna. GEPS is an acronym for Global Education Primary School. Sadly, though, the school is far from global and that is my mission. I'm working on a global education handbook for the whole GEPS program and I want to include a section on international school partnerships/links. Recently a couple of progressive Austrian teachers at my school have asked me to organize, help them with finding a school to collaborate with. However, I'm embarrassed to say, the computers at our school desparately need an upgrade (we have no IT/Media Specialist) - at the moment our browers are slow that YouTube is not available! Anyway, my question for you. What basic tools/software/equipment would a school need in order to be able to collaborate with other schools globally? Each classroom has 2 computers.
Also, could you recommend a website/resource which offers definitions/a lexicon about the seemingly plethora of IT words/apps? Nobody in my school has a clue as to what most of these terms mean:
Web.2.0, Flatclassroom, widget, PLE, Google Apps for Education, VoiceThread, NIng, wiki.......etc.
If this is all too much for you, just say so. Any recommendations are appreciated. Thank you!
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